Thursday, November 8, 2012

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop

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. Starting on Friday and ending on Nov 12th, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about Autumn.

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, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

On top of that I will be giving away a $10 gift card to WCP or Freya's Bower on my blog. Leave a comment to enter to win! Follow my facebook author's page for a second chance to win. And tweet this blog for a third entry! Please be sure to include your e-mail address in your comments for you entry or we won't know how to contact you if you are the winner!

Autumn, cooler temperatures, the start of the holidays right around the corner, and of course the bronco ride on the edge of plastic to fill the stockings. Am I the only one who hates that Christmas has taken over everything—even earlier this year? Every ad on TV is filled with Christmas trees, gifts, and super early before black Friday sales already. So here are some thoughts on this time of year, the theme of what the retailers think we should be focused on.

On the first day of Autumn, I expected temperatures to fall. It was 101 under the trees.

On the second day of Autumn, I turned on my TV and political ads for the two who would run would not fly away.

On the third day of Autumn the three neighbor kids egged my house, it wasn’t even Halloween yet.

On the fourth day of Autumn four people in white coats came to my door, good lord we’ve been here before. The crazy person lives next door.

On the fifth day of Autumn five rolls of TP appeared in my trees. 

On the sixth day of Autumn my family gave to me six frozen turkeys and said see you for dinner on turkey day.

On the seventh day of Autumn I got stung by seven bees. When will these things go away?

On the eighth day of Autumn I drank eight homemade eggnogs, I think the milk was bad.

On the ninth day of Autumn I stayed in bed, pain dancing in my head.

On the tenth day of Autumn ten ads arrived in the mail, the mailman a leaping.

On the eleventh day of Autumn eleven piles of leaves and many more to go, why or why is there a burn ban?

On the twelfth day of Autumn I jumped twelve times naked into the leaves with glee. The men in little white coats have come again . . .

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Shannon Running Deer is American Indian by blood, he has forsaken his people's ancient ways to embrace the "modern" world as a wealthy, highly successful trauma surgeon.

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  1. great post!
    Christina Livingston mygirls01(@)

  2. Love crunching leaves.

  3. 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

  4. I miss the autumns up north, we have autumn here in central Texas, but it's not like the ones up north, with the crunch of leaves, and the crisp cool air. If only retailers didn't insist on shoving winter down our throats before fall has even gotten going.

  5. I love stories in which native Americans are locked in a primitive "traditional" past! I also love autumn foliage and cool crisp weather. Pashmina scarves, Doc Martens, and long-sleeved t-shirts.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

    1. You can scroll down to read an excerpt or go to my web site at!excerpts/c242 to read a sample.

  6. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons! cooler temps, leaves changing color, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie yum yum.

    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  7. My favourite thing about Autumn is the cooler temperatures!! jenni_bearz(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. It’s my favorite season-- love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!


  9. 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!

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


  11. I love everything about fall!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. BTW, I'm listed as April B. in the rafflecopter.

  14. Your post was hilarious. Maybe you should write some RS to give you ideas how to deal with the neighbors.

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

  16. My favorite thing about fall is football and tailgating!

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

  18. Thanks for your 12 Days of Autumn.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  19. I like fall for the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  20. Interesting little carol you have there - I can see why the men in the white coats came... The things I love about fall are cooler temps, sweaters, and hot apple cider donuts! Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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

  22. 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

  23. I love the crisp air as it wraps around you and adds that extra step

  24. 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

  25. 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.


  26. 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.

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

  28. Fall is my favorite time of year.

  29. Love the song! :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    trb0917 at

  30. Thanks for sharing! Its a fun hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com