Friday, 9 November 2012

Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop


Welcome to my little corner of this great blog hop. I love Autumn. It is one of my favourite seasons, and always has been. I grew up on a tree lined street in Germany, and every Autumn there was an abundance of leaves, and conkers. So Autumn meant play time. I have very fond memories of hunting for conkers, and then spending hours at the kitchen table, creating little men and women out of those conkers, with matchsticks arms and legs.
Leaves made beds and houses, and those little conker people used to go on grand adventures. I guess even back then  I was spinning stories :-)
And do you know how much fun a little girl can have diving into piles of leaves, taller than her? I did mention there were lots of trees, didn't I? So many treasures to discover, so many ways to get into trouble...
Leaves dry and they catch fire very easily and when you play cowboys and indians, you need a fire to send your smoke signals, right?

Yeees, that was the day my gran made sure the only matchsticks I was allowed to use were used ones. As an adult now I dread to  think what could have happened, but with a child's fascination I was drawn to fire like a moth to the flame.

A bit like my heroine, Neeve in Masks Of A Tiger which releases November 16th.



Neeve doesn't understand why any normal person would choose to wear a collar, like a common house pet. So, the collaring ceremony of her best friend's sister in law is the last place she wants to be, even if the hot men watching her send her insides aflame.
Never one for missing the opportunity to teach a bratty sub manners, Grisha intends to show the fiery little redhead the error of her ways. He doesn't expect to see her drawn to the flame like the proverbial moth. When she hurts herself in ways that even a Dom of his experience finds hard to witness, he knows he needs to help her.
Will their sexual chemistry be enough to chase away their demons and burn away their masks? Or is the submission Grisha demands too much for Neeve to accept?

For a scorching hot excerpt click HERE.

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Unfortunately for Neeve she didn't have a gran watching over her to ensure she didn't get into trouble as a child with some tragic and long lasting consequences. Will Grisha succeed in helping her? What do you think? Let me know in the comments, please.

In his words...

"I get the whole need to mark skin thing, but you need to do it in a safe manner. I leave marks that fade, never scar. Marks that tease, and arouse, and get you so damn turned on, you'll have the hottest sex you ever had. Marks that will proclaim I own you, at least whilst in a scene. Think on that, sweetheart, next time you stare into the flame."

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Now for the fun part of this blog hop. I am giving away a copy of Masks Of Her Tiger to one lucky commenter on release day, and two runners up can chose a book from my back list. Check it out by clicking on the My Books tab above or by visiting my Website

And that is not all, of course.


We have THREE grand prizes on this blog hop. 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, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

*Please note that the Swag Pack is a US only Giveaway. The rest of the prices are of course international*

Please also make sure to leave your e-mail address when you comment, so we can contact you.

Good Luck and enjoy this season. I know I will, because with the days drawing in and the evenings getting darker and the  nights longer, now is the perfect time to get lost in a good book, or two ... or three...
You will find lots of other great books on the rest of the stops, so hop away.

*grins*






76 comments:

  1. It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. When I think real hard about it, I would have to say it has a sexy, strong, determined male that when it comes to love is just lost. Then there has to be a woman who is usually in need of help or needs to know what love and family is. Together they heal each other and love turns out to be their greatest gift. I also love a happy ending at this time of year, usually where the epilogue has them starting their own family to love and cherish. Oh….and definitely HOT loving too!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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    1. Ah yes, I love those kind of books too :-)

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  2. I love this time of year for reading - problem is, I'll happily stop what I'm doing, book or kindle in one hand, coffee in the other and go snuggle with a cat to do to!

    Loved your post and how it worked into your story... very intriguing as always and I can't wait to find the time to read it! Maybe I'll go snuggle up soon with that kindle and coffee ;) x

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    1. Lol, I hear you, Xandra. Once Nano is over I intend to have a long, good old catch up with my Kindle!

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  3. Wow, Doris, THAT was a hot exert! I loved your anecdotes of your childhood and autumn, very cosy! X

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    1. Thanks, Samantha, and yeah those tigers are Hawt, lol.

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  4. It’s my favorite season so I love hearing about your memories — love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. This would be one area that I don't really have any knowledge of the hurting of one's own body, I know people do it but it's not for me, not in the permanant way. The marking that Grisha talks about is in my comfort zone.
    Z
    Seawitch reviews @ yahoo (dot) com

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  6. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. Fall and Spring are my two favorite seasons, I love they usually aren't too hot or cold. I love drinking Hot Cocoa. And snuggling with the one I love.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh yes, how could I forget Hot Chocolate :-)

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  8. Wow, Doris, THAT was a hot exert! I loved your anecdotes of your childhood and autumn, very cosy!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  9. I love you story about your childhood. I love autumn and as I kid I remember playing outside an then coming in and my Mom would make Hot Chocolate and Mini donuts. I also love campfires.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I'm having a lot of fun with this blog hop!

    Sassychassy333@gmail.com

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  11. I like autumn for the cooler temperature, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  12. Fall is my favorite time of year :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. Yes, something magical about this time of year :-)

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  13. Fall is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  14. I love the cooler weather in Autumn, great to get a good sleep. Have read about conkers, but living in Australia something that we do not see. annpa@gmail.com

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    1. You don't get conkers?!? Maaaan, lol. They are so much fun!

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  15. I'm so glad your Gran took away your matches. Dry Autumn leaves are fun though.

    I'm looking forward to reading MASKS OF A TIGER to see how Neeve fares.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Yes they are :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. i love everything that autumn has to offer thanks for the chance to win i love your book cover angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  17. I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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    1. The colours are beautiful. Good luck in the hop :-)

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  18. My favorite thing about Autumn is the changing color of the leaves. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to sit by the fire and read a great romance book. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Good luck and thanks for stopping by :-)

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  19. I love Autumn because it finally cools down from being so blasted miserable. Also I have much cuter clothes for winter than for summer.
    I loved the excerpt I think that someone who has never felt the urge/need to hurt themselves can understand why you do that, I look forward to see how it is delt with from the excerpt it sounds like you do a great job. Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Carin. It was tough writing some of this, that's for sure.

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  20. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail(dot)com

    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

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    1. *big grin* Yes hops are great for that, aren't they :-) Thanks for stopping on by.

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  21. The gorgous colors of the change leaves, pumpkin lattes from Starbuck, and getting to see the family that you may not see at other times of the year....
    Happy Holidays
    BeckeywhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  22. Love the cooler weather.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  23. Grisha sounds hot. Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Grisha is hot ;-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. I love all things pumkiny to eat and drink! Thanks for the excerpt and being part of the hop!

    tobihelton at gmail dot com

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  25. I love pumpkin pie, decorating my house with my kids, thinking about family gifts, making wishlists, writing cards, many things related to the holidays.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

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  26. My favorite things about autumn is the changing colours of the leaves, Halloween and my birthday!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

    DarkBloodyVamp

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    1. Birthdays are always good ;-) Thanks for commenting.

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  27. I love autumn with all the brilliant colors: oranges, yellows and reds of leaves. I love crisp, cool mornings where the sky is so blue it looks endless and the air is so fresh in your lungs. I love snuggling up in a warm throw on a cold autumn day with a good book. Of course, I love snuggling up with a good book about anytime of the year. I love Thanksgiving because it is a time to remember all the many blessings in my life and express thanks. I love baking spicy pumpkin pies with dollops of cream.

    I like stories of the unexpected. I also love the steamy passion but I hate mentioning favorite authors because the list is long. I appreciate the many styles authors use to weave stories of mystery, love, intrigue, preternatural and inspiration. I love reading because I can go anywhere, any time in my mind and imagine indescribable things.

    Thank you for this contest and the opportunity to be introduced to new authors.

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    1. That was lovely! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  28. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  29. I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Ooooh that campfire sounds fun. Thanks for hopping :-)

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  30. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  31. I have really enjoyed this blog hop..I am remembering all the great things of falls past and finding new books by new authors. There are even a few ?I normally wouldnt have tried until now. Thank you and time to get back to snugging my fav fall thing, smilz
    peach_hugs@yahoo.com

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  32. All of your books look great. Glad I found you on this Hop. And thanks for the giveaway.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Glad you found me too :-) Good luck in the hop!

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  33. Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
    My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can't do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for commenting, and you make me wanna bake something now!

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  34. I love autumn because it's perfect with a hot drink and equallly hot book. And the crisp, cool air, i so love it! Thanks so much for this great bloghop.
    tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

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    1. Yes, I love all those things too. Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  35. I love the colors in Autumn! Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  36. I love everything about autumn including: the beautiful leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween, scary movies, and stories, Thanksgiving, and my birthday. Thanks for the giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  37. I used to LOVE jumping in the leaves as a child! The smell of the air and leaves and the crunch. :)
    Ahh...memories!
    I am excited for Grisha's story! Thank you for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  38. I still love jumping in the leaves! My boys make it their mission to make the biggest one in the neighborhood. We have a blast!

    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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