Thursday, November 08, 2012

Do You Smell That? Autumn: Blog Hop

Up until a few days ago I despaired about this season ever making it to my side of the world. No, I'm not in some nameless, obscure country. I'm in the US. In CA. But I'm telling you, I could step outside without a jacket and work up a sweat if I stood in the sun too long. This is by far my favorite season. Summer lasts way too long where I live and I'm not a fan of hot. Spring and Winter lasts about a week. But Autumn is just...I don't think there's a word for it. So, as I'm wont to do when I can't encapsulate something in a few words...there's a list:


1.      Not quite Christmas, you can still willfully ignore all those damned commercials with happy people who are trying to part you with your money. For things you'll use for less than a week.

2.      I have a thing for fuzzy socks. I actually gasp and make an embarrassing noise when I see fuzzy socks in the store. Now, I'm saying this and I'm not a sock person. Yes, I know ewwww, but that's beside the point. But fuzzy socks, in the cold...hog heaven. They come in a million different colors and styles. They just feel wonderful against my feet. Fuzzy socks are the epitome of living.

3.      The leaves. How can I not talk about the color of leaves when I'm talking about autumn? Once, when I was flirting with the idea of being a photographer, I went out on the town and took pictures of leaves all over town. Red, light green, orange, yellow. Deep wonderful colors that's all nature...And, yeah, I might unleash my inner child to jump into a big pile of leaves every year. What?

4.      Tradition, which is another name for ritual. I don't know, it's so comforting to bring in a time of year with something you do every year. Fuzzy socks, jump into leaves, maybe a cup filled more with marshmallows than hot cocoa—happy sigh.

5.      Last but not least, it's not hotter than Hades or colder than a polar bears—well, I'll leave that to your imagination. It's just perfect weather to find any excuse to snuggle under the covers and read a book. And really, reading is my fav past time.

Tell me about your favorite season.
Don't forget to leave a comment with your email to get your name thrown into the Grand Prize hat. What are the prizes? There are  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, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Website to find more blogs in this hop:

Out of the comments I'll pick a commenter to win Down With Cupid, the follow up to Weekend Lover.
Sebastian Clark and Nicole Harrison hadn't shared details—no last names or what they did for a living during a weekend tryst. Unfortunately, one detail was tantamount—Sebastian Clark is a publicist and now he’s gunning for her job. They’ll have to work side by side and somehow ignore what feels like unfinished business.


Anonymous said...

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!

clivingston said...

great post! I like a little something about all the seasons but my favorite is Fall!
Christina Livingston mygirls01(@)

Carla said...

I love the winter and fall because I can have my oven putting out tons of deliciousness while I curl up with my favorite read.

kipha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
I love the autumn!! Favorite season out of the 4. Love the changing of the leaves and the beautiful colors. The smells and freshness of the air...just refreshing! Although getting an extra hour of sleep is great, having darker afternoons are not.


laurie said...

great post! I like a little something about all the seasons but my favorite is spring

Veronika said...

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

BLHmistress said...

I love Fall, because of the leaves changing and football.


Urb said...

Autumn is my favorite season. Leaves, leaves, leaves!! Plus, scarfs and boots without the need for a coat.

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

K. April Holgate said...

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!


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

Elie said...

I love reading about things that go bump in the night this time of year. Thanks for the fun!


Eva said...

Your book sounds great!

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


Cassandra said...

Fall is my favorite time of year :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Shar Simms said...

I love the cool weather and colorful leaves! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sassy Chassy said...

Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

BookAttict said...

I live in Florida now, so the most I can hope for in Autumn is cooler weather! I guess my fave is hot Summer days reading at the beach or by the pool!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Miriam Whitewolf said...

love watching the mountains change colors! thanks for joining the hop!

BookAttict said...

I live in Florida now, so the most I can hope for in Autumn is cooler weather!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

petula said...

Like you I live in a place with a long summer (Spain) the autumn is perfect for long walks or sitting outside in the sunshine to read.

Tobi said...

I love fall best happy middle temps, everything pumpkin, and beautiful leaves!
Thanks for the giveaway!
tobihelton at gmail dot com

Isabelle Werneck said...

My favorite season would be winter. I live in Brazil and it's always hot, so when is winter I can dream of 2 or three days wearing a jacket. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mer said...

I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book...ridiculous fuzzy socks are nice too. (Confession: I have a pair in a sock monkey design!)
dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Ingeborg said...

I love the cooler weather in the fall.


Anonymous said...

I like putting on big fleece6 over-shirts when I go outside. I like how my in-floor heat feels flowing under my feet and how it quietly radiates up through the house. I like the sound of the kettle again and all the tea and cocoa options sitting in a basket on the counter nearby, ready to go. terrimuhich(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Joy said...

Love the cooler weather.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

JanD said...

Fall is nice but my favorite season is spring because of the blooming flowers.

JanD said...

Forgot: bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Catherine Lee said...

I love everything about Fall--the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch (of the cool air). I especially love that the tourists are gone from my area, the lovely deserted beaches, and "sweater weather." I am the queen of sweater twin sets!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

My favorite things about autumn are cooler temps, sweaters, and hot apple cider. Thanks for being in the hop!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Liese2 said...

I love the cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Thanks for the chance!

Nay Nay said...

My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kaci Verdun said...

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

kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

SheriV said...

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

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

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.


Beckey said...

Changing Colors of the foliage
& The up coming holidays
are things that I enjoy during Autumn


LisaRayns said...

Spring is my favorite season because I love the rain.

Thanks for the giveaway!
lisarayns at gmail dot com

donnas said...

I really like the changing colors.
Thanks for sharing! Its a fun hop!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Melissa Blue said...

I just wanted to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment. Looks like autumn won the majority. Nice to see I'm not the only one who loves this season.