Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FALLING FOR THE FIRST TIME: RITES OF SPRING BLOG HOP





Starting March 20, visit the participating authors and bloggers to learn more about current titles and upcoming releases, and for your chance to WIN print books, ebooks, gift certificates, book swag, or other goodies.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW!

1st Place: Kindle Fire

2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate





Happy Spring everyone!  The winter is over, even thought there's still a chill in the air, but it's official!

It's the time of year when things change. Buds appear in our yards, birds chirp outside of our windows, and during this wonderful time of year, love blossoms. 

Falling for the first time is a wonderful experience. It doesn't matter if you are young or older, the first time you get butterflies in the pit of your stomach when you meet the man of your dreams is a memorable event. Do you remember your first kiss with someone special...first date...first time he said I love you?  These are the moments we cherish. We can hold the precious memories deep inside our hearts as we grow in the relationship. 

My contemporary romance, A Summer's Journey is coming soon to Rebel Ink Press.  




UNEDITED BLURB


Savannah Mason fought for independence since she was a young girl, smothered by a controlling father who  insisted she take over his medical practice one day.  Now, at thirty, alienated from her father, the career minded journalist spends long hours at her job, hoping to take the spot as anchor.

 The last thing she wants is a relationship, especially one with a divorced doctor who has two small children.

 On her darkest day twelve years ago, she agreed to give her own baby up for adoption, and never even had the chance to hold her.  Now, on her daughter’s birthday, a chance encounter gives Savannah an opportunity to explore a corner of her heart she thought was lost forever.

Rob Sinclair is a renowned surgeon and a NY Times best-selling author. He meets with Savannah's boss to set up a promo spot on their television show, The News Stop.  When Savannah gets the interview, over the senior reporter, a door opens to her future.  However, first she must face the sorrow of her past and cast away the agony of guilt, before she is free to accept love.

A man, who seems all wrong for her, slowly weaves himself into her heart.  Will he accept her when he learns about her past?

Rob’s commitment to climb the ladder of success and provide a good life for his family, keeps him on the road.  He is determined to push forward, despite the heartache of a broken marriage.  His deepest fear is being an absent parent.  When he meets Savannah Mason, desire and passion awaken his broken spirit.  Will he ever be able to trust another woman?


Savannah and Rob’s strong attraction to one another is undeniable. Together, they follow the path to a place where an honest, forgiving heart, can open their eyes, and help guide them both home.  Will it be enough to last a lifetime? 


 UNEDITED EXCERPT   FIRST KISS

Rob slowly approached her.  The look in his eyes told her he had more than the view on his mind. Savannah started to turn away…afraid of what was to come next.  Before she could stop him, they were too close for comfort. An electric energy surged between them.  With one swift movement, Rob reached for her and gently placed his lips on hers.  He cradled her head in his hands as if she was a precious jewel.  The warmth of his touch, sent shivers down her spine. The world stood still… When Rob’s hands moved slowly across her back, her body went limp, and it took her to a level of arousal she never expected.  It all happened so quickly, she didn’t have time to react.  She found herself spellbound by the feel of his rock hard body pressed up against her chest.  All of the emotions she had kept inside, emerged when Rob held her tight. When they finally parted, Savannah stood frozen in shock… her heart pounding…and her ears ringing. 


One of you will win a 20.00 gift card to Amazon, and an ebook copy of A Summer's Journey when it is released.  Make a comment to be added to my contest, and you can enter to be included in the contest for the GRAND PRIZE below. 

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43 comments:

Nikki said...

Sounds like a great read!! I follow you on Facebook: Nikki McCarver
Twitter@Mc_Carver and GFC Nikki!!!

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Jessica Subject said...

Thanks for participating, Kathleen! :)

laurie said...

Thanks for participating, Kathleen! :)

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Danielle Hoover said...

Thanks for the hop!! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

becky nichols said...

I follow you on FB Becky Carter Nichols becky25053@Gmail.Com :) thanks for the giveaway :)

Jean MP said...

Thanks for being part of this great blog hop.
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Stacey Price said...

Savannah and Rob's story sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing and participating!

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Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for taking part in this hop.

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi everyone! I hope you're having fun! I'm glad you stopped by today. Thanks so much!

Happy hopping:)

susanmp said...

This book reading will need a tissue from the sounds of it, I love those kinds of stories!

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BLHmistress said...

Sounds like a awesome read, thanks for sharing.

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Ingeborg said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

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JanD said...

Nice first kiss.
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Mary Frances Roya said...

I remember my first date with my husband. Butterfly in my stomach, how thrilling it was to see him walk up to my door. Sigh!!!


Loved the tease. Keep writing so I can keep reading.
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veRONIca said...

That (what I'm assuming first kiss) was so sweet!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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I also follow on Twitter @PinhoRoni

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Hi everyone!

I'm enjoying the comments. Thanks so much for stopping by, Don't forget to hop on over to the next blog.

Happy reading!

Mary Preston said...

That first kiss is all important.

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Sheri Vidal said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sounds like a really good read!!
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Missie1 said...

First kisses are almost always amazing...lol Great excerpt. :D
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celina k said...

The book sounds wonderful, thank you!

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BookLady said...

Congratulations on your new book! Sounds like a lovely read.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy Spring!
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magic5905 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I like the sound of this book.
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Ana Smith said...

The first romance book I read - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. An all time favorite for me - the book that got me hooked on romance novels. :D

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


It looks like everyone is having a great time! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Good Luck, everyone!

Happy Spring!

radefranco.com said...

I love what you wrote about falling in love for the first time. Wishing you many sales!

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

Book sounds really good.
Spring is so full of very wonderful veggies and flowers.
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bn100 said...

Very nice excerpt. Thanks for participating.

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Mimi Smith said...
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Mimi Smith said...

Forgot to leave my email address
Thanks for the giveaway!
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scott wilcox said...

I will always remember my first love. I think as women, it is a very special time for us. I also remember my first kiss, although that isn't the best memory. :) Your book sounds great. I love love that is hard to get to. When it is too easy in books, it just doesn't seem realistic to me. I cannot wait to read it.

Best wishes,
Marlena
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Daniel M said...

liked the excerpt thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Mer said...

That was a great first kiss. Thanks for sharing!

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


I'm so happy and grateful for all of your comments! Thanks so much for making this blog hop a great experience!

Kirsten! said...

Lovely excerpt, I'm excited for the book's release :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Swordlily said...

Your book looks interesting ;)
and thank you for the giveaway :)
Karina
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Cindi said...

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What a sweet story:) I always love the stories of hope and redemption!

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Catherine Lee said...

I have never had a first kiss like that. I do think they only happen in romance novels!
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Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

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Tina B said...

I remember meeting my husband for the first time. I was at a company Christmas party with my mom, who also worked there and was friends with my husband. We were dancing, my mom and I, when my husband and a few of his friends walked over to talk to my mom. He asked me to dance and we had an amazing time. It took him 2 years to ask me out, but he eventually did and we are very happy! :)
Congrats on your upcoming release, Kathleen! It sounds like a great read.
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Kyla Whitley said...

Thank you for sharing in the rites of spring! :)

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

I'm amazed at how many wonderful comments I received. I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog.

I'll notify the winner of my giveaway tomorrow. The hosts of The Rites of Spring Blog Hop will contact the Grand Prize winner.

Good luck! Hugs...

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Congratulations! The Grand Prize winner have been announced. Here they are! he winners of the Grand Prize draws have already been announced. Here they are:

1st Place: Kindle Fire

Entry #4 – Karl

2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate

Entry #187 – Chum B.

The WINNER OF MY CONTEST IS SHERI VIDAL!

I hope to see you all again soon!