Friday, November 09, 2012

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

Autumn to me is October and November, russet leaves, a chilly wind and red noses. But when my family and I moved to Australia several years ago, we had to get used to suddenly having all the seasons upside down.

September is the start of spring down here, and even after fourteen years I just can't get used to it! It feels so wrong when it gets to October and November and the weather is heating up, the sun is shining and the roses are blooming. My internal clock insists that the nearer we get to Christmas I should be piling on the layers whenever I set foot outside the door, or turning up the central heating and curling up on the sofa with a fabulous romance.

Well, although I now have to peel off the layers and turn on the air conditioning, one thing hasn't changed. I still love curling up on the sofa with a fabulous romance :-)


There's only three and a half weeks until the release of Archangel of Mercy, written under my pen name of Christina Ashcroft, and I'm getting pretty excited! This is the first book in a new series of fallen Archangels and the women who capture their hearts, coming on 4th December from Berkley Heat.

Over 18s Only Please!

Destined to fall... destined to love...

When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.
After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.
As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them.

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Archangel of Mercy by Christina Ashcroft

Archangel of Mercy

by Christina Ashcroft

Giveaway ends December 02, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


I'm giving away an e-copy of my erotic paranormal romance, Foretaste of Forever, plus some gorgeous Archangel swag, for one person who leaves a comment on my blog!




Foretaste of Forever

Powerful witch Elyesha finally finds the only man she's ever loved, the man who deserted her countless years before. But Ben is torn between desire and despair when Elyesha, his only love, discovers his retreat. He abandoned her to save her but how can he resist her seductive embrace when she offers him everything his shattered soul craves?

He knows what she wants. But the price is too high. He'll take what she offers for one last night - but as their erotic encounter unfolds so too does the devastating truth.

Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous authors, reviewers and bloggers participating in this Hop! You can find a list of them at Carrie Ann's Autumn's Harvest Hop.

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!

Remember to leave your email addy so you can be contacted if you're a winner!

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!

All prizes are international except for the Swag Pack
  

Have you ever experienced upside down seasons? If so, what did you think, love it, hate it? If not, is it something you'd like to experience?

35 comments:

Mydurango618 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!

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laurie said...

last winter for me was an upside down season. it was warm all the way thru and snowed only twice! but i LOVED it

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

D'Ann said...

I live in SW Colorado, so no, I have no experienced upsidedown seasons, although I did grow up in Arizona...does that count?

D'Ann
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D'Ann said...
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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!

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BLHmistress said...

Last year but didn't mind so much that we didn't have a bad winter and it was warmer than normal. Now if it happened in the summer I might not like it so much.

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crystaley73 said...

I am not sure but last winter we had alot less snow and it didn't get as cold as usual. It was nice and I would love for it to happen this year but I am afraid that it won't happen this year .
Thanks for the Giveaway.
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Cassandra said...

I don't believe I have lol
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Christina Phillips said...

Another thing I miss is snow! I never thought I would say that :-) But there is something so magical about looking out of the window and seeing the world covered in a gorgeous covering of untouched snow!

Sassy Chassy said...

I have never experienced upside down seasons. It would take a lot to get used to!

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JanD said...

I haven't experienced an upside down season. I did grow up part of the time in a tropical country where I only worried about whether it was sunny or raining. Then I moved where there's 4 distinct seasons and I still don't like winter.
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Liese2 said...

No I never have. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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Angels Cove said...

i dont think i have experinced a upside down season but who knows i may thanks for the chane to win and i love everything about autumn angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

Eva said...

the only upside down season i wouldn't mind is a winter with slightly less snow, which has happened but in general i like the changing seasons!!

Thank you for the giveaway!!

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Natasha said...

No, I haven't. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail 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!

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

Jo said...

I never have - although I have lived in places with much more pronounced changes in season.

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Joy said...

Love the cooler weather.
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Mer said...

No upside down seasons for me. I think it would be an interesting experience, but I'd get tired of it. It's just not fall without cool breezes and colorful leaves!

Mer said...

No upside down seasons for me. I think it would be an interesting experience, but I'd get tired of it. It's just not fall without cool breezes and colorful leaves!

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Beckey said...

Upside down weather as in snow in lower PA on Halloween... Mother Nature gave us a treat (strange cause snow doesn't occur until late Nov)

Happy Holidays

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Miriam Whitewolf said...

where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop. Miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

Tobi said...

It drives me nuts when warm weather hits in the Fall! And this year we went from winter to summer weather BLEH. I love Fall and Spring b/c of the in between temps!
Thanks for the giveaway!
tobihelton at gmail dot com

Elf2060 said...
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Elf2060 said...

Sorry, never remember the e-address...although I am a little confused by the time stamp since it is 2:23 in the afternoon where I am!


My poor plants are a bit confused...but I did get an extra bloom out of my roses this year since the weather stayed warm much longer than usual. I don't usually deal with upside down seasons except when I am chatting online with other people who are across the globe from me!

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Isabelle Werneck said...

Oh, I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I kind only got one season here. Maybe two: hot or really hot. lol
Did I mention with lots of humidity?
But an upside down season would be when it rains too much unexpected and disasters happen.

Thanks for the giveaway, I really liked your book covers. :)

morebooksthanlivros@gmail.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.

Gail djgandyfan@gmail.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.

Gail djgandyfan@gmail.com

SheriV said...

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

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Kaci Verdun said...

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

kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

Christine Jensen said...

I have never experienced upside down seasons, I have lived in the western US all of my life, but I would love to travel and try it out :)

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

donnas said...

I have not and think it would be odd.

Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

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LEENA7 said...

I? haven't experienced any, however one year in Colo we had snow for Easter and it was sunny on Christmas.I didn;\;t like it. I want fires burning around Christmas and for it to seem new and warm at Easter.
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LisaRayns said...

Yes. Love the covers! lisarayns at gmail dot com

Mel Bourn said...

We get upside down seasons often here in the midwest. One year will be 60 at Christmas, the next could be ice and snow. Definitely makes for a great time.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com