Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

It’s more or less the end of Spring here in the Atlanta area. Planting season (according to friends who plant stuff – I have the black thumb of death) is just about over as it will soon be too hot for new plants to survive. But there are plenty of flowers in bloom right now. And the trees are all fully leafed out, turning the view from our kitchen table back into the treehouse perspective that we bought this house for.

What about where you live? Is everything in bloom, or are there flowers you are still waiting to see this late-Spring? Answer in the rafflecopter for your chance at either a $10 Gift Card from Amazon (more seeds or other gardening stuff) or a $10 Book from the Book Depository (more gardening books, perhaps?)

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Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

Everything is in bloom around here. We get our profusion of flowers in the Spring, because by Summer it is just too darn hot. Even the grass turns brown.

I love to receive flowers, but I also have cats. Usually one or more of the resident felines loves to eat the flowers. Erasmus used to get a whole rose petal in his mouth, and then let it kind of dribble out, slightly damp. He was a dear, sweet, dim cat, and he never quite got the point. My very first furbaby, Licorice, used to just knock the vase over and consume the flowers. And then, of course, “give” them back to me.

Freddie the Fredinator hasn’t had much exposure to flowers yet. As much of a bundle of energetic destruction as he is, I expect him to accidentally knock the vase over and then run away from the mess. One of these days soon we’ll see.

For your chance at a $10 Gift Card or $10 Book, tell us your favorite flower, or your favorite pets and flowers story via the Rafflecopter below.

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And be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop for more blooming chances at bookish prizes!

Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop, hosted by BookHounds.

Spring is sprung,
Fall is fell,
Here comes Summer and it’s
Hotter than…last year.

Of course, if you believe in Global Warming or Climate Change, that is literally true. It is warmer than last year. Which was warmer than the year before that.

But unlike my year before that, even if it is warmer here in Atlanta than it was in Seattle, at least we have air conditioning.

But speaking of warmer weather, it is already summer here in Atlanta. Spring was probably back in February. I love the winters here, but the summers are beastly. And I miss my favorite flowers from the Midwest in the Spring.

The hopeful rising of the daffodils and the tulips, and the big bright profusion of luscious smelling peonies. As much as I love to get roses, peonies are my favorite flower.

So what’s your favorite flower? Or your favorite flower or gardening themed romance? My friend Amy is in the middle of reviewing Nora Roberts In the Garden trilogy. Her review of Blue Dahlia has already posted and Black Rose is scheduled for next month.

My current favorite gardening-themed series is Marty Wingate’s Potting Shed series, starting with The Garden Plot. They may not be romances but romance certainly happens to her gardening and sleuthing heroine in the course of the story.

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