Email This Post HomeHumorChristmas in Pineapple Port, Big Giveaway and Steals and Deals Amy Vansant December 26, 2018 Humor 9 Comments Christmas in Pineapple Port Pineapple Port, the 55+ community featured in my Pineapple Port Mysteries is a real place with a different name and I spent Christmas there this year with my mother-in-law (aka Mariska). Yesterday we drove around the community to check out the decorations, because, what’s more Christmassy than that?! I thought I’d let you see what we saw, especially since I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with a scene in a book where Charlotte is checking out Pineapple Port’s decorations, and now you’ll REALLY be able to picture them. 🙂 I hope everyone had a great holiday! I’d say more but I’m still so full of food I can barely move! GIVEAWAY! Win 35+ eBooks and Fill Your New Reader! 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Amazon |Kobo Link|BN |Google|Apple iBooks Start Date: 12-26-2018End Date: 01-09-2019 The Vampire’s Mark 1: Dark Reign By Rachel Jonas Usual Price: Free Sale: FREE on Kindle Unlimited Four blood-sucking princes. A beautiful anarchist. One dangerous mistake. Amazon Start Date: 12-14-2018End Date: 12-31-2018 The Greatest Christmas Gift of All By Karine Saint Jacques Sale: New Release Whether wished for or not, the gift of true love may come from any places this holiday season.Forbidden love.Second chances.Healing from loss…Irene McKinlay wants to help her adult children unwrap the mysteries of true love, but her own love life isn’t exactly tied up neatly. Her fickle ex-husband wants her back. But is she willing to give him a second chance and risk getting hurt again?Even a magical Christmas in Manhattan may not be enough for Anthony, Jake, and Gloria McKinlay to find the gift of true love with all the pitfalls, secrets, and romantic surprises awaiting them. Embracing forbidden love and testing the limits of love’s power to heal wounded hearts might be thrilling, but can they forge the kind of love that lasts forever? Amazon |Kobo Link|BN Start Date: 11-30-2018End Date: 01-06-2019 Christmas in Venice By maria grazia swan Usual Price: 1.99 Sale: .99 Amanda finds she has to do more than pet-sitting over Christmas holidays when Matilda the tortoise goes missing. Soon the neighborhood rush to help, but no one with more enthusiasm than a mysterious body guard of the recluse romance writer next door Amazon |Kobo Link|BN|Apple iBooks Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Cover Reveal (again), Reading Poll + 4 ways to win a kindle - June 25, 2020 Why I shouldn’t be allowed to decorate cakes, book giveaways and deals! - June 16, 2020 New Series Cover and Synopsis Reveal, Big Beach Reads Giveaway & More Reads - June 10, 2020 9 Responses Ellie December 26, 2018 I am amazed at the decorations ! I live in a similiar housing area, and our houses aren’t decorated as nice as these !!! Thanks for sharing . 0 likes Reply Nancy December 26, 2018 Love the decorations. 1 likes Reply Jean Gill December 26, 2018 Love all the lights. Should have seen a couple of the RV parks we’ve stayed at over the Christmas New Years break. Folks can be so ingenious. 0 likes Reply Laura Prime December 27, 2018 I’m a bah humbug ! I’m afraid When I’m driving all the flashing lights get on my nerves , thinking they’re anbulances or police cars! I’m not a fan I’d rather just not have them but don’t mind if others enjoy them 👍 1 likes Reply Corinne December 27, 2018 Hope they’re all at least LEDs. 0 likes Reply Tanya December 27, 2018 What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your photos, they made my day. I’d love to be able to walk through the park myself in person. Looking forward to the next Pineapple 🍍 installment, Merry Christmas ❤️ 0 likes Reply Kit December 27, 2018 I also prefer light displays that do not flash, especially not flashing red, blue, or white since those are the colors most used by police and ambulance and fire vehicles or red or yellow where school buses run. But my biggest dislike is any lights NEAR THE ROAD where they can damage my night vision temporarily. In a few jurisdictions it is illegal to do this, but most places it is probably legal. However if there was an accident near your house as a result any party that did not recover money that covered all their damages could name you in a civil suit and might be successful or you might have to pay a lawyer to defend you. So even if it is legal to put the lights out to the edge of the road, please be considerate and keep the lights out of the ten or twenty feet nearest to the road and think carefully about flashing lights. Maybe if you feel that you must have some flashing lights you could settle for flashing green light pointing away from the road toward an evergreen tree decorated with white silver and gold ornaments. Keep the other lights out of the right of way and steady, not blinking. 0 likes Reply Kit December 27, 2018 I do like light displays as long as they are not really close to the road, and do not include lights that flash in colors used for emergency use. Unfortunately that is almost every color except green, since emergency flashers include red, yellow, blue, and white, which sometimes combine to produce orange or purple flashes as well. You would think that sometimes you would get green flashing too, but I have never seen that. Probably purple flashes would be fine in most situations, and even orange flashes in a few situations. But not colors that are intended to warn about emergency conditions. Not in outdoor displays. Either do not use those colors or do not include them with flashing lights. 0 likes Reply Janet March 3, 2019 Hard for a New Englander to get used to Christmas lights and decorations when it’s 80 degrees! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!