Saturday, March 30, 2013

Second Two Year Anniversary Giveaway Winners

Too celebrate the Two Year Anniversary of my blog and Facebook page I hosted TWO GIVEAWAYS!!!

The first giveaway ended on Tuesday, March 26. There were 6 winners. I am still waiting to hear from the sixth winner. Lora Winship if you are reading this please email me your address so I can send you your ornament. You have 48 hours to email me. If I don't hear from you then I will be choosing another winner. You have until 10pm EST on Monday, April 1st to claim your prize.

Now for the second giveaway!!! I held another drawing and chose 3 winners to receive an autographed copy of Breathless by Scott Prussing.

The three winners are.....

# 35 - Shannon DeMonti
#26 - Amber Doe-Doe Cutsinger
#3 - Donna Krueger

Please email me the NAME you would like personalized in the book as well as your address where I can send the book. :)

If you didn't win a copy of Breathless but would like to check out this great series by Scott Prussing you can order his books from his website or download the e-books from Amazon. It's a fangtastic series and I just love it!! I recommend you check it out!!!! It will leave you breathless. 

Scott has also written several other books outside of the Blue Fire Saga and most recently Letting Go and  Falling which I just downloaded and can't wait to read!!

Check out Scott's book on his website

Congratulations to all our winners from both giveaways and thank you to EVERYONE who entered. Also BIG THANK YOU for all your support and interaction on the blog over these past two years. I sincerely appreciate it!!! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and HAPPY EASTER!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Another Two Year Anniversary Giveaway

I announced last night that I would be having another Two Year Anniversary Giveaway!!!

Congratulations to the six winners of the first giveaway. I have heard from five out of the six winners so those five your ornaments are already on their way to you!!! :)

This giveaway I am excited about. My author friend, Scott Prussing, contacted me last night and he wants to celebrate Twilighters Dream Anniversary by giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED copies of his book Breathless.  

If you're not familiar with Breathless than you should be!!!! It's a great series and so far there are 5 books in the Blue Fire Saga and I love them all!! I am even a member of the Golden Circle. :) Breathless is the first book in the series. Once you read it you will be hooked!!! BELIEVE ME!

Read  my synopsis of Breathless

Now for the giveaway details.....

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is COMMENT "I'm #KeepinTheSparkleAlive" on the Breathless picture that is posted and pinned to the top of the Twilighters Dream Facebook Page.

Everyone who comments will be assigned a number. Only one entry per person.

This weekend I will be doing a drawing and choosing THREE WINNERS to receive an autograph copy. The drawing will be on Saturday, March 30. Time to be announced....but you have at least 3 days to enter. 

Head over to Twilighters Dream now on Facebook to enter!!!

Good Luck and Thank You for Keepin The Sparkle Alive with me for the past 2 years! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Two Year Anniversary Giveaway Winners

To celebrate the Two Year Anniversary of my blog and Facebook Page I hosted a giveaway!!!

Originally I had announced that two winners would receive an "Edward and Bella Wedding" 2012 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament each.

However I am all about KEEPIN THE SPARKLE ALIVE so I had a surprise in store for you all and I gave away four more ornaments!!!!

That's a total of SIX WINNERS!!!

Our winners of the drawing which was held on Monday, March 26 at 9pm EST were as follows.....

#55 Maria Jackson
#84 Jasmine Patterson

Bonus Winners
#18 Karen Walker
#68 Jeannie Frunk-Stout
#22 Laurie Whitlock
#40 Lora Winship (Unclaimed)

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who entered. Also thank you for all your support and interaction on the blog over these past two years. I sincerely appreciate it!!!

Remember to always Keep the Sparkle Alive!!!

Twilighters Dream is #KeepinTheSparkleAlive

Winners please email your address to
so I can send you your ornament.

I'd also like to give a special shout out to those pages that showed me some love and shared the giveaway with their fans. If you haven't already checked out their pages please do so!!! 


If you missed out the ornament
giveaway tonight check back tomorrow
Wednesday, March 27 for a 

YAY! :)


Updated - 4/1/13

I was unable to make contact with one of the winners from the Two Year Anniversay Giveaway. I have re-drawn another winner for the "Edward and Bella's Wedding" ornament. Congratulations to #60 - Christina Twimom Gholson!! Please email me at your address so I can send you your ornament.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Two Year Anniversary Giveaway

On Tuesday, March 26, I will be celebrating
the Two Year Anniversary of my

In celebration of this momentous occasion I am having a GIVEAWAY!!! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than that!!

This is my way of saying THANK YOU for allowing me to share my love of all things Twilight with you. I truly appreciate all your comments, emails, postings and interactions that you have shared with me as well over these past two years.

I am so lucky and thankful to be apart of such a great fandom. I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and look forward to what the future brings.....NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY!!!

To enter into the giveaway all you have to do is COMMENT "I'm #KeepinTheSparkleAlive" on the 2 Year Anniversary picture that is posted and pinned to the top of the Twilighters Dream Facebook Page.

Everyone who comments will be assigned a number. Only one entry per person.

On Tuesday, March 26th at 9pm EST I will be doing a drawing and choosing TWO WINNERS!

Each winner will receive a "Edward & Bella Wedding" 2012 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. 

This giveaway is open to EVERYONE!!! US and International entries will be accepted. You have until Tuesday, March 26 at 9pm EST to enter. 

Good Luck and Thank You again for all your support over these past two years!!!

I'm #KeepinTheSparkleAlive

Monday, March 18, 2013

Forever in Forks and Stephenie Meyer Day Team Up for Charity

STEPHENIE MEYER DAY AND FOREVER IN FORKS PARTNER FOR FUNDRAISING EVENT Organizations aim to raise $5,000 in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer during Stephenie Meyer Day 2013

FORKS, WA – In November 2012, Forever in Forks raised $2,500 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand at their annual Forever Party with the help of TWILIGHT talent like Gil Birmingham, Tracey Heggins, Ayanna Berkshire and more. Now, Stephenie Meyer Day and Forever in Forks are coming together to raise $5,000 in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer. The 2013 Forever Party will be taking place during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which runs Sept. 12-15, and will feature the event’s official TWILIGHT lookalikes, the Olympic Coven.
“Partnering with Forever in Forks is a natural fit for Stephenie Meyer Day and the Olympic Coven,” said Staci Chastain, organizer of Stephenie Meyer Day 2013. “Like us, they’re committed to providing the best fan experience possible, and we’re thrilled that 100 per cent of the party’s proceeds will be benefiting Stand Up 2 Cancer.
The Forever in Forks party is being held at The Round House on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. – midnight. The party will feature a buffet dinner catered by Self Catering of Forks; an open bar; free photo booths; a silent auction and raffle of signed TWILIGHT merchandise; and a special surprise that’s guaranteed to top last year’s party in Los Angeles. While Forever in Forks can’t confirm the attendance of celebrity guests at this time, the Olympic Coven will be on hand for photo opportunities and to interact with guests.
“Having the Olympic Coven attend our party this year will provide a whole new level of fun and interaction for our party-goers,” said Sharon Lottes, founder and event planner of Forever in Forks. “They’ll get to hang out and take photos with their favorite TWILIGHT characters come to life – what could be better than that?”
There are two ticket packages available for purchase. For $200, fans gain access to all of the Forever in Forks events during Stephenie Meyer Day weekend, which includes a catered welcome breakfast at Tilicum Park and picnic at First Beach on Friday; viewings of BREAKING DAWN: PART I and II on Saturday morning; entrance to the Forever in Forks party on Saturday evening; and a catered farewell breakfast at Tilicum Park on Sunday. For $125, fans can purchase a ticket to the Forever in Forks party. To purchase tickets or learn more about the packages and events, please visit

Forever in Forks is an annual gathering for TWILIGHT fans to come together in support of a good cause. Each year, a Forever Party is held in a TWILIGHT-related city, with proceeds going toward a chosen charity. In 2012, Forever in Forks raised $2,500 in Los Angeles for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. To learn more about Forever in Forks, please visit

Stephenie Meyer Day is an annual celebration of the world-renowned author of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, held in the series’ setting of Forks, Washington. Designed to coincide with the September 13 birthday of Bella Swan, the series’ heroine, Stephenie Meyer Day has grown to include an entire weekend of festivities. An estimated 100,000 TWILIGHT fans have visited Forks per year since the surge in popularity of THE TWILIGHT SAGA. To learn more about SMD 2013, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Lottes, Forever in Forks

Staci Chastain, Stephenie Meyer Day

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Tennyson

Have you ever wondered what Bella is reading to Renesmee as her bedtime story? 

She is reading lines from The Lotos-Eaters by Alfred Tennyson. You can read the full poem below.

 "There is sweet music here that softer falls
Than petals from blown roses on the grass,
Or night-dews on still waters between walls
Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass;
Music that brings sweet sleep down
from the blissful skies."

The Lotos-Eaters
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron (1809–92)
“COURAGE!” he said, and pointed toward the land,
“This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.”
In the afternoon they came unto a land
In which it seemed always afternoon.
All round the coast the languid air did swoon,        5
Breathing like one that hath a weary dream.
Full-faced above the valley stood the moon;
And like a downward smoke, the slender stream
Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem.
A land of streams! some, like a downward smoke,        10
Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go;
And some thro’ wavering lights and shadows broke,
Rolling a slumbrous sheet of foam below.
They saw the gleaming river seaward flow
From the inner land: far off, three mountain-tops,        15
Three silent pinnacles of aged snow,
Stood sunset-flush’d: and, dew’d with showery drops,
Up-clomb the shadowy pine above the woven copse.
The charmed sunset linger’d low adown
In the red West: thro’ mountain clefts the dale        20
Was seen far inland, and the yellow down
Border’d with palm, and many a winding vale
And meadow, set with slender galingale;
A land where all things always seem’d the same!
And round about the keel with faces pale,        25
Dark faces pale against that rosy flame,
The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters came.
Branches they bore of that enchanted stem,
Laden with flower and fruit, whereof they gave
To each, but whose did receive of them,        30
And taste, to him the gushing of the wave
Far far away did seem to mourn and rave
On alien shores; and if his fellow spake,
His voice was thin, as voices from the grave;
And deep-asleep he seem’d, yet all awake,        35
And music in his ears his beating heart did make.
They sat them down upon the yellow sand,
Between the sun and moon upon the shore;
And sweet it was to dream of Fatherland,
Of child, and wife, and slave; but evermore        40
Most weary seem’d the sea, weary the oar,
Weary the wandering fields of barren foam.
Then some one said, “We will return no more;”
And all at once they sang, “Our island home
Is far beyond the wave; we will no longer roam.”        45

THERE is sweet music here that softer falls
Than petals from blown roses on the grass,
Or night-dews on still waters between walls
Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass;
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies,        50
Than tir’d eyelids upon tir’d eyes;
Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful skies.
Here are cool mosses deep,
And thro’ the moss the ivies creep,
And in the stream the long-leav’d flowers weep,        55
And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep.
Why are we weigh’d upon with heaviness,
And utterly consum’d with sharp distress,
While all things else have rest from weariness?
All things have rest: why should we toil alone,        60
We only toil, who are the first of things,
And make perpetual moan,
Still from one sorrow to another thrown:
Nor never fold our wings,
And cease from wanderings,        65
Nor steep our brows in slumber’s holy balm;
Nor harken what the inner spirit sings,
“There is no joy but calm!”
Why should we only toil, the roof and crown of things?
Lo! in the middle of the wood,
The folded leaf is wooed from out the bud
With winds upon the branch, and there
Grows green and broad, and takes no care,
Sun-steep’d at noon, and in the moon
Nightly dew-fed; and turning yellow        75
Falls, and floats adown the air.
Lo! sweeten’d with the summer light,
The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow,
Drops in a silent autumn night.
All its allotted length of days,        80
The flower ripens in its place,
Ripens and fades, and falls, and hath no toil,
Fast-rooted in the fruitful soil.
Hateful is the dark-blue sky,
Vaulted o’er the dark-blue sea.        85
Death is the end of life; ah, why
Should life all labor be?
Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb.
Let us alone. What is it that will last?        90
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past.
Let us alone. What pleasure can we have
To war with evil? Is there any peace
In ever climbing up the climbing wave?        95
All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave
In silence; ripen, fall, and cease:
Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.
How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream,
With half-shut eyes ever to seem        100
Falling asleep in a half-dream!
To dream and dream, like yonder amber light,
Which will not leave the myrrh-bush on the height;
To hear each other’s whisper’d speech;
Eating the Lotos day by day,        105
To watch the crisping ripples on the beach,
And tender curving lines of creamy spray;
To lend our hearts and spirits wholly
To the influence of mild-minded melancholy;
To muse and brood and live again in memory,        110
With those old faces of our infancy
Heap’d over with a mound of grass,
Two handfuls of white dust, shut in an urn of brass!
Dear is the memory of our wedded lives,
And dear the last embraces of our wives        115
And their warm tears: but all hath suffer’d change:
For surely now our household hearths are cold:
Our sons inherit us: our looks are strange:
And we should come like ghosts to trouble joy.
Or else the island princes over-bold        120
Have eat our substance, and the minstrel sings
Before them of the ten years’ war in Troy,
And our great deeds, as half-forgotten things.
Is there confusion in the little isle?
Let what is broken so remain.        125
The Gods are hard to reconcile:
’T is hard to settle order once again.
There is confusion worse than death,
Trouble on trouble, pain on pain,
Long labor unto aged breath,        130
Sore task to hearts worn out by many wars
And eyes grown dim with gazing on the pilot-stars.
But propp’d on beds of amaranth and moly,
How sweet (while warm airs lull us, blowing lowly)
With half-dropp’d eyelid still,        135
Beneath a heaven dark and holy,
To watch the long bright river drawing slowly
His waters from the purple hill—
To hear the dewy echoes calling
From cave to cave thro’ the thick-twin’d vine—        140
To watch the emerald-color’d water falling
Thro’ many a wov’n acanthus-wreath divine!
Only to hear and see the far-off sparkling brine,
Only to hear were sweet, stretch’d out beneath the pine.
The Lotos blooms below the barren peak:
The Lotos blows by every winding creek:
All day the wind breathes low with mellower tone:
Thro’ every hollow cave and alley lone
Round and round the spicy downs the yellow Lotos-dust is blown.
We have had enough of action, and of motion we,        150
Roll’d to starboard, roll’d to larboard, when the surge was seething free,
Where the wallowing monster spouted his foam-fountains in the sea.
Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind,
In the hollow Lotos-land to live and lie reclin’d
On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind.        155
For they lie beside their nectar, and the bolts are hurl’d
Far below them in the valleys, and the clouds are lightly curl’d
Round their golden houses, girdled with the gleaming world:
Where they smile in secret, looking over wasted lands,
Blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps and fiery sands,        160
Clanging fights, and flaming towns, and sinking ships, and praying hands.
But they smile, they find a music centred in a doleful song
Steaming up, a lamentation and an ancient tale of wrong,
Like a tale of little meaning tho’ the words are strong;
Chanted from an ill-us’d race of men that cleave the soil,        165
Sow the seed, and reap the harvest with enduring toil,
Storing yearly little dues of wheat, and wine and oil;
Till they perish and they suffer—some, ’t is whisper’d—down in hell
Suffer endless anguish, others in Elysian valleys dwell,
Resting weary limbs at last on beds of asphodel.        170
Surely, surely, slumber is more sweet than toil, the shore
Than labor in the deep mid-ocean, wind and wave and oar;
Oh rest ye, brother mariners, we will not wander more.

Thank you to Cristal Poirrier for inquring about what Bella was reading. :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Midnight Release

I went to Walmart last night for the Midnight DVD Release Party. They served cupcakes with Edward, Bella and Jacob rings on them. Plus when you purchased your DVD there you got a mini poster set of all 5 movie posters. Yay!!!! I was so happy because I called 3 Walmart's last night and they said they weren't doing anything. When I got there they had the posters so I was a happy Twilighter!

I picked up the Breaking Dawn Two Movie Set with the extended edition of Part 1 and the Breaking Dawn Part 2 Two Disc DVD!!

Today it's off to Barnes & Noble so I can get another copy that comes with a free

framed picture or Edward & Bella from Part 2. This will match the picture I got last year from F.Y.E. of them in Part 1.

After that it's off to Best Buy to check out the Twilight Saga Boxed Set. Not sure if I will get that yet or wait and see if another one comes out later. The website didn't show a very pretty box like the UK got. I want their's! LOL

Hopefully the mail will arrive today with my Target 3-disc set and poster! I can't wait to see that!!

There are so many DVDs I have to have them all. LOL #KeepintheSparkleAlive


Friday, March 1, 2013

The Host Live Q&A Videos

To help me pass the time until the Midnight DVD Release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 I uploaded some videos that I took during the Live Q&A after The Host Movie Pre-screen in Miami, FL on 2/18/13.

I still can't believe we were able to make this trip, watch the movie and meet Stephenie, Max & Jake!!! It was such an amazing moment that I will never forget. Truly awesome!!!