Monday, April 21, 2014

SRRING FLING BLOG HOP ~ APRIL 21- MAY 2




Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.


Spring is a wonderful time of year. It offers a chance to start over. The buds on the trees and flowers signify a new beginning. It's a time to embark on a journey to  your heart's desire. The sun rejuvenates your spirit and energizes your soul. I love long walks in the park, relaxing in my garden, or a stroll along a sandy beach, are some of the ways I unwind after a busy week.

This year I can't wait to see my husband's new design for our garden. He does the backyard over every couple of years. Here's a few pics of the way it looked in previous years.







 One of my favorite things to do in my garden is to get lost in a romance novel. Night Magic is book 1 in the Moonlight and Jasmine series. It involves stories surrounding the love lives of some of the witches of the White Mountain Region in New Hampshire.

 


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Night Magic ~ Blurb

The beautiful but lonely owner of a bath and body shop, Krista Winter is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after being shunned for being a witch.

Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.

His mother, who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.

A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however, he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts linger between the love-struck couple.

How will Jon’s mother find eternal rest so he can move on with his life? Is he bound to a life of hell on earth?

Will Krista fit into his world when he learns about her past?  Could she be hiding a bigger secret? Is it possible for them to open their hearts to love? Could a touch of Night Magic be just what this couple needs?

The music for Night Magic is set to a beautiful and haunting melody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E252lk3jvI
 
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I'm giving away three hand=made jeweled bookmarks to one of you.  Make a comment to be entered. One random winner will be chosen on April 25. Don't forget to leave your email address in the comment. Do you believe in magic?

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29 comments:

Joanne C. Berroa said...

Hi Kathleen. Your garden photos are beautiful. Your husband is a genius with a green thumb! Spring is a wonderful time of year. Congrats on your new release!!!

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



Hi Joanne,

Thanks so much! He's already started on his master plan. Have fun at the hop.

joye said...

The flowers in your yard are beautiful.
Living here in the Arizona desert, most of my backyard flowers are wildflowers in the red, yellows and orange hues.
Thanks for the hop.
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Leslie D. Soule said...

Gorgeous pics of the yard!!!

And I've read this story and it's awesome, everyone! Well worth the read!

-Leslie D. Soule

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

Hi Joye,

It must be beautiful in the Arizona desert. I love the pink and purple flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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

Hi Leslie,

This is one of my favorite times of year. I love summer, but spring is on the top of my list.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy you enjoyed Night Magic.

Life Without Frank said...

Wow, your yard is beautiful! I'm great with vegetables but not so good with flowers.

Shannon
sabai30705(at)yahoo(dot)com

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



Hi Shannon!

My husband does all of the gardening. I wish I could do it, but I only get in the way. I let him enjoy his domain. It's an escape for him.

Thanks for commenting. Good Luck

Kristin Linehan said...

Happy Spring Fling - Thanks for the opportunity

Kris Linehan
simondex68@gmail.com

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


Hi Kris,

It's nice to see you join us today. Have a great time at the hop. Thanks for visiting.

Nicole Laverdure said...

Congratulations for the release of your new book Night Magic! nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

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

Hi Nicole! It's wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to join us. Hope you enjoy the hop!

bn100 said...

Nice pics and blurb

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Mydurango618 said...

OMG....I have a pond area your husband can come and design for me any day!

angelheart618@gmail.com

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



Hi Angel Heart! I love a yard with a pond. We had one, but with two dogs, and one white pup, it doesn't work for us. I love one with a bridge to cross above it. So enchanting.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie Counts said...

Beautiful garden. I believe that there is magic in everything so I have to say yes I do believe in magic
Countsjulie@hotmail.com

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


It's so nice to hear from you, Julie. I agree. Magic is all around us, if we open our eyes to it.

Thank you for stopping by.

Alina P said...

Such lovely pictures! Your garden looks amazing!
I don't really believe :)

alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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


Hi Alina! Thank you. I love sitting outside in the morning. It's a quiet time, and I can relax while I listen to the birds chirp.

I'm glad you stopped by.

Mary Preston said...

I believe there is magic all around us - in a beautiful garden for example.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Brandi said...

Your pics of your garden are very lovely! Thank you for sharing them with us,... & thank you for this giveaway! =)

I hope you have a great week!

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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


Hi Mary! Magic takes many forms. I hope your having fun at the hope.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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


Hi Brandi, It's nice to hear from you. My garden is my place to dream. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have fun at the Spring Fling Blog Hop.

jessica said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop. I do believe in magic. I haven't seen it or anything but I like to give benefit of the doubt. I hope that you have a great week!
jessangil at gmail dot com

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



Hi Jessica!

I love reading the comments. Magic gives us hope of something out of the ordinary in our everyday lives.

I hope you have fun at the hop!
Thank you!

BookLady said...

What beautiful gardens and a fascinating book! I do believe in magic. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway.
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

Hi BookLady! I can't wait to see my garden in full bloom. It's a magical moment when it happens.

Thank you for joining us today.
Happy Hopping!

Skeeter Lee said...

I decided not to plant a garden this year. Your post makes me want to change my mind.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I love finding new authors to read. Fingers crossed to win.

Happy Spring!

skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

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

Hi Sketter Lee!

A beautiful garden is a great place to get lost in a book.

Thanks for stopping by.

Congratulations! You won my private giveaway. I'll email you for details on the bookmarks. The rafflecopter winner will be announced by the host of the blog hop, Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains.