GUEST AUTHOR: MEREDITH SHAYNE #mmromance #mmholidayspirit #giveaways





Today my guest is Meredith Shayne. She put a big smile on my face when she shared a Christmas song

Don’t forget to check out the giveaways, including the chance to win one of Meredith’s books.


What’s the best gift (Christmas or otherwise) you’ve ever received?

A Fender Stratocaster electric guitar for my 21st birthday. I’ve been told that it’s a vintage guitar now *is old*

I’m vintage too 🙂 What’s your biggest gift giving success?

Buying my mum a trip to New York City. Buying myself a puppy this year was also a good move on my part.

Both sound like wonderful gifts! If you could be granted one special gift for the world for the holiday season, what would it be?

For everyone to stop being so bloody awful to each other all the time.

Christmas carols. Yes or no?

Little Drummer Boy: yes. Everything else: no. I don’t know why I like Little Drummer Boy so much, but I do.

Do you watch Christmas movies? If so, what’s your favourite all time holiday movie?

Not really, but as kids we used to religiously watch Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer (the 1964 version, because like I said, I’m old – every single year. I would watch that now if they still played it.

I love sharing YouTube clips of holiday songs. Do you have a favourite to share?

I’m not sure if this is really considered a proper Christmas song, but it includes a young Simon Le Bon, so merry Christmas to me is all I can say! 🙂


Meredith is giving away an ebook of the winner’s choice from her back list.

To enter just comment on this post and a winner will be randomly chosen after 21st December.


Click here to enter the Rafflecopter. The winners will be drawn at the end of the blog tour.

1st prize: $20 Amazon GC, 2nd Prize: $15 Amazon GC (courtesy of Meg Bawden), $10 ARe GC (courtesy of Beany Sparks), and 4th Prize is a bundle of 4 ebooks (1 back list title from Renae Kaye, Penny Brandon’s “His Heart’s Desire”, LJ Harris’ “The Haunting of Angus MacGregor”, and a backlist title from N.J. Nielsen)

About the author

sunrise-avatarMeredith loves music, swearing, a good laugh, and writing about people falling in love. A scientist in a past life, these days Meredith Shayne mainly uses her scientific training to poke holes in television pseudoscience. Originally from Australia, she moved to New Zealand to start a new life a few years ago and hasn’t regretted it for one minute, even if she frequently wishes that the New Zealand weather was a little better; if she’s forced, she’ll admit that the refreshing lack of animals that can kill you in New Zealand makes up for a little rain. Meredith travels a lot, so much so that she has developed a shameful love of airplane food and knows her passport number by heart. When she is at home, she enjoys baking, horrible music from the 1980s, reality television, and gloating any time Australia thrashes the living daylights out of New Zealand on the sporting field.





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17 thoughts on “GUEST AUTHOR: MEREDITH SHAYNE #mmromance #mmholidayspirit #giveaways

  1. Hi Meredith, thank you for the interview. For me ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ is definitely a Christmas song. One of my favorites. The 1984 version that is.

  2. For everyone to stop being so bloody awful to each other all the time.

    THIS!! THIS!!! I honestly wish that everyone will embrace the “Agree to Disagree” rather than “My Way or Highway” attitude

  3. Hi Meredith great interview and I totally agree with your wish “For everyone to stop being so bloody awful to each other all the time.” the world would be a better place.

  4. I Love DoThey Know It’s Christmas? and i consider it a Christmas song. I was a big fan of Duran Duran in the eighties so i loved it that they were in this single.
    But the part that that Bono (U2) sings: “Well tonight thank God it’s them, instead of you” that line is so powerful, i never forget the feelinig when hearing it for the first time.
    Happy Holidays.

    • I also was a big fan of Duran Duran around that time (Simon <3) so I was also delighted with anything they were in. It's such a great song as a whole though, and the sentiment behind it is really something.

      Happy holidays to you too!

  5. Great interview, Meredith – I share with your sentiment on wishing people be nice to each other. And I love that youtube clip, bring back memories… 🙂

  6. Thank you for the interview and video. I do consider it to be a Christmas song and most radio stations too since I always hearing it played frequently during the holiday.

  7. The winner of Meredith’s prize is Angela. Congratulations! Meredith will be in touch shortly to arrange to get you your prize. 🙂

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