Sunday, September 18, 2011

ENCHANTED MUSE BLOG HOP TOURS PRESENTS; AUTUMN HARVEST: FALL BETWEEN THE PAGES BLOG HOP TOUR ( SEPT 19-26)






RULES

1) HAVEFUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, September 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, September 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
    Winners will be drawn and posted September 27th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors
& Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***







The changing of the seasons is a magical time. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. The temperature is warm enough to be outside and the days are still long.

 One of the most romantic things to do this time of year is to take a drive along a beautiful landscape to enjoy the foliage. If you have a long weekend, you can take a ride to explore nature and simple pleasures. You can find breathtaking scenery all along the New England States, especially in Autumn. If you are brave enough you can rent a lakeside cabin deep in the woods. The peaceful setting will allow you and your partner a chance to relax without the demands of everyday life. 

There is nothing like the scent of a blazing fire while you listen to the sounds of the forest. If you prefer not to stay in an isolated area, you can stay at a bed and breakfast.  However, I have to admit camping with your partner may be worth a try. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. If you have time to drive to Bar Harbor in Maine, you can enjoy a feast by the water.






Imagine a cozy fire with your partner cuddled up next to you.  A cinnamon spiced beverage, the soothing sound of a guitar solo in the background, along with the peaceful echoes of a brook. It doesn’t get more romantic then that girls! You may even convince him to give you a back rub.







After a glorious evening together, you may even convince your partner to browse through the antique shops and later stop at an orchard for a taste of a luscious pumpkin custard pie. If you have enough energy left over you can go for a hike along a mountain trail to enjoy a fantastic view.






I hope I’ve given you some ideas for a fun getaway. You may not want to come back to work on MondayJ


 Nat Griffin and Madeline Young from Echoes at Dawn met in the fall.

Echoes at Dawn was released by Decadent Publishing in paperback on August 28. It is also available as an e-book.

Echoes at Dawn, click here.   

 Blurb.

The strangely intertwined lives of a widowed woman, and a charismatic bachelor come together in order to show that in life, there are no coincidences…only destiny.

Waterfront restaurant chef Madeline Young adores her job. If only her love and family's lives were as successful as her career. With a teenage son, who spends time in the emergency room for alcohol poisoning and a dementia-plagued mother, Madeline doesn't know how much more she could handle. Then her mother enlists the help of her deceased twin sister, Mary, to guide Madeline to find happiness. An early dawn visit from the spirit directs Madeline to volunteer at the local hospitals center for addiction recovery, where she comes alive for the first time in many years under the attention of Nat Griffin.

Nathaniel Griffin, a part-time counselor and contractor, fascinates his clients with his lectures. In keeping with his philosophy of professionalism, Nat prefers to keep his personal life private. When attraction tests his beliefs, Nat must confront his marred past. Is he willing to face his demons or take the easier path and remain isolated?

Can unworldly ghosts save this couple from their own self-destructive behavior? Will they be able to accept change and move forward, or allow secrets to stand in the way?


Here’s an excerpt.

He whispered to me softly.  “Let’s go to the second floor balcony.  I want you to see where I mediate.  I think you’ll love the view.”

Nat took my hand, put out the candles, and slowly led me upstairs.  He told me to close my eyes and guided me outside.

“Okay, open your eyes now.”  He gently moved my shoulders and faced me in the right direction.

In front of me was picturesque scenery, with trees as far as the eye could see.  It was lovely and the stars sparkled in the sky.  “It’s amazing up here,” I said.
 Vintage lampposts in the corners gave an ambience of romance.  Trees with auburn tipped leaves mixed with tones of yellow and brown surrounded the area.  Tiny lights sparkled in between the winding trails.  The peaceful sound of a fountain trickled gracefully in the background.  It was a magical garden.

“I come up here to relax and just breathe,” he said.

“Oh Nat, this is amazing.”

He turned on the stereo upstairs.  Before I could realize it, we were slow dancing.  Nat gently placed his arms around me and held his cheek next to mine.  We danced under the stars, as our bodies connected on every beat.

I have wonderful giveaways up for grabs!

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First Prize. A paperback copy of Echoes at Dawn.

Second Prize.  Six Autumn scented votive Yankee Candles.

Third Prize. Signed postcard of Echoes at Dawn. Calendar magnet.




THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING TODAY!
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44 comments:

Molly said...

WOW! Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting this stop and making me wish I had the books right now to read :-)

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Molly said...

I friended you on Facebook

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Molly said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Molly said...

I follow your blog.

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kathleen said...

It's great to meet you, Molly! Thanks for visiting my blog:) Have fun on the tour!

Temperance said...

Great giveaway:)
thank you
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Temperance said...

Im a new follower and can't wait to check out your blog:):)
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Kathleen said...

Blog Tours are a great way to meet new people and have fun! Thank you for stopping by, Temperance:)

Scorpio1974 said...

I just love these blog hop things, such a great way to get to know different authors as well as new books!! =)
I'm a blog follower and I sent you an FB friend request too! =)

Valerie Long
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https://www.facebook.com/just.val.1974

Kathleen said...

I agree with you, Valerie. Blog Tours are wonderful. It's fun to jump to each new site. It's one big celebration!

Thank you for your comment. It's so nice to meet you:)

Dominique Eastwick said...

Ooohhh Bar Harbor is one of my favorite places on this planet :)

Great blog, we are already friends and I am now following your blog and tweets,.

Kathleen said...

Hi Dominique, My husband and I love to visit Maine in early October. I love the vibrant colors of fall.

Thanks for stopping by:)

kayla said...

Added you on facebook and followed the blog

kaylalovesandrew09@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Kayla! Glad to meet you:)

Sam S2 said...

Great Giveaway! Im a new follower :)

I would love to win.

Come check out my giveaway!

http://samsawesomness.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-harvest-blog-hop.html

Kathleen said...

It's a great tour. Glad you decided to join. Thanks for stopping by:)

I'd love to visit your blog!

Jennifer Mathis said...

great excerpt .

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terri_dion said...

great blog i am enjoying meeting new to me authors.
good luck to everyone!!

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Kathleen said...

Thank you, Jennifer! Enjoy the tour:)

Kathleen said...

It's always fun to meet new authors. I love it, too! Thanks for stopping by, Terri:)

Tricia Schneider said...

Oh, such beautiful pics! My husband and I talk about visiting New England for the fall foliage every year. Well, okay, I talk about it. He just nods and grunts. :)

tricia(at)triciaschneider(dot)com

Kathleen said...

There's still time to plan the trip before peak foliage. It's nice to see you here, Tricia! Have fun:)

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Loved all your photos and your book looks wonderful. So glad I join in on the blog hop.

1. GFC Follower: Ronda(Queentutt's World of Escapism)
2. Twitter: @QueentuttsWorld
3. FB: Ronda Tutt

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Kathkeen said...

I'm glad you joined the festivities, Ronda! Thank you for stopping at my place. Good Luck!

Kristina's Books & More said...

Thanks for being part of such an awesome blog hop! I really hope I win the postcard and magnet! I love swag!

GFC- Kristina Haecker
Twitter- @KristinaHaecker
We are already friends on FaceBook! :)

Kristina
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Sherry Gloag said...

Great giveaway, and I love the book cover. Best wishes with your book
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Julie Jansen said...

Hello Kathleen! So nice to meet you on this blog hop!

Julie Jansen
www.juliejansen.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Hi Kristina, I'm happy to be a part of this spectacular blog hop. Thanks for stopping by:)

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much, Sherry! Dara England did a great job with my cover. I love it, too!

Kathleen said...

Hi Julie, It's nice to meet you, too! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jean Vallesteros said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway my co-blogger. I'm just hoping along today. And Nice to meet you :)

Don't forget to enter mine:)

http://jeanbooknerd.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-harvest-blog-hop.html

my e-mail:
jeanbooknerd [at] gmail [dot] com

Kathleen said...

Hi Jean, It's great to meet you. Thanks for your support:) This is a fun hop! I'll visit your blog, too.

Nay Nay said...

Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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Kathleen said...

Your welcome, Renee! Thanks so much:)

Meg said...

What a gorgeous website! I love the restful pictures here of autumn. And I do love staying at Bed and Breakfasts... just stopping by, hope you're enjoying the blog hop!

Kathleen said...

Hi Meg, I'm having a wonderful time. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lori Z. said...

Great giveaway. I've followed the blog and sent a friend request.

Lori

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

TinaBuriedUnderBooks said...

Wow those pictures definitely make me want to getaway!
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Twitter follower: @TiDubb
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Ashley said...

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geschumann said...

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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I would love a chance to win.

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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I sent a friend request on facebook.
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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

i follow you on twitter - raynekitten@gmail.com

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

i follow you via gfc - ramblings of a part time druid.

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