What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? What about reading? Do you think it's a good subject to read? Tell us your favorite Autumn stories! Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Autumn stories and why we love snuggling in the cold. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that's not all....
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, e-books, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Blog Hop creator and main host -Carrie Ann Ryan
My favorite thing about Autumn is remembering what it felt like as a child to build that perfect pile of leaves and launch myself into the very middle of it sending leaves flying everywhere. Then you start all over again rake and launch, until mom or dad comes out to yell about the mess.
One of my all time favorite books has a scene like that, but it is so much better than a little kid plying alone. In the book The Face on the Milk Carton By: Caroline B. Cooney.
To easily find a copy go to Amazon- Link here-
We have a girl named Janie who was kidnapped from the mall when she was just three years old. The main theme is about her kidnapping, but there is also a love story mixed in. Janie has a crush on her next door neighbor Reid.
With young love comes that first stolen kiss. Being sent out to rack was the last thing Janie wanted to do, but it became a lot more fun when Reid walked over to help. There was more playing and goofing off than actual racking going on. When they fall into the leaves laughing, it happens, that sweet, perfect first kiss.
That scene was one of the reasons I fell in love with romance stories. If you haven't read it or scene the movie I highly recommend it. I have both the book and DVD. I still use both from time to time when the mood strikes.
Now that I'm all grown up leaves are more of a nuisances and just really great exercise to clean. Now my favorite thing about Autumn is watching the critters on my morning walk around the lake. Besides the number of birds, ducks and geese that go by, there are also the furry variety.
I found that this picture with an interesting article at-http://stagandeagle.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/acorns-lore-and-uses/
We have the beautiful fuzzy fellow the squirrel who stills our bird feed and curses at me in his little squirrel language if I dare shoo him away. There are a number of sets of twins in the neighborhood and I love watching them run and play tag together. Too Cute!
We also have a number of Chipmunks along the way. I love when they run back and forth with their pouches so full their faces are like little balloons.
The one thing I love the most about them though is how they will climb up on rocks or flower boxes and stuff. They will stand there and watch you until you make a sudden move and scare them away. They are just the most curious and playful things.
To find interesting info on local Chipmunks in New England area check out. http://www.sharonfoc.org/sightings/chipmunk1.html
As a matter of fact, we have two who come up on the back porch. They will wait until they see the cat peeping out of the door, then they will run back and forth in front of the cat just to tease him. He is a funny sight to see with his tail flopping back and forth, while he makes the most pitiful tiny meow noises.
I don't have a book particularly about Autumn, but when I think of Autumn I think of the reflection of leaves on the water of the lake. So to celebrate the last few warm days I'll share not the lake, but the whole ocean with you.
My book One Wish is a pirate time-travel romance. To one of my blog followers who leaves me a comment and their e-mail address, I will be giving away a copy of One Wish. So, sign up, leave me a comment any time between November 9th and the 12th and tell we what Autumn read you would recommend.
As she looked quickly from side to side and happened to catch a small glance of Nero swinging his sword wildly, taking out one man. But there was another advancing on him quickly from behind. Knowing he would never hear her over the roar of the battle, she had one of two choices do something or stand here and watch him die. She choose to do something.
A quick survey around and above her gave her the perfect idea. Near by she climbed a pole, grabbed one of the many ropes holding up their sail and jumped, propelling her weight through the air. Holding on for dear life, grinning for all she was worth, she thrilled at this new adventure. Well I did dream of being an acrobat as a child. She laughed to herself.
Something must have alerted the Captain, because he looked up in time to see her fly by him and watched as her shoe landed right in the face of the man only a foot behind him now. Melanie knocked the man over and jumped down.
Instantly she whorled around and sunk her short sword through the man’s chest, shocked at her own behavior, yet some how extremely ecstatic by doing something totally out of character and so wild. “What the hell do you...” Nero started to yell at her, but she cut him off, by swinging around him and taking out yet another enemy.
“Pay attention damn it, unless you want to end up dead.” Melanie yelled back.
“Fine, but we will talk about this later.” He said, swinging his sword in the opposite direction, taking out another man. They stood back to back, for what seemed like hours fighting, but was only mere minutes. They killed one man after another, never stepping more than a few inches away from each other. But no matter how many men they killed, there always seemed to be ten more to replace the one that had just fallen.
What happened next, Melanie didn’t know, everything just stopped. They were surrounded by at least thirty men, but none attacked them. They just stood there, waiting and watching them. Melanie took a look around, there didn’t seem to be any of their crew left, and finally the truth dawned on her.
They had lost the battle.
But why don’t they just kill us and take the ship? What is the hold up? Her heart pounded along with her thoughts, before she could get the nerve to whisper to Nero. “Why didn’t they just kill us?”
Resigned he sighed and let his sword fall to the deck in front of him, making a loud clanging noise in the total silence, “They want us alive. We are to be a trophy for their Captain.”
For your chance to win a copy of One Wish, leave me a comment with your e-mail address and follow my blog. And since I made a little timing error, I am participating in two blog hops right now. Leave a comment on both for a chance to win both a copy of One Wish and Ancient Enemies.