Friday, November 9, 2012

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face. ~John Donne

I'm happy to be part of the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop!

The spectacular colors of fall, the crisp air, yummy apple cider donuts, spooky Halloween, and my favorite holiday Thanksgiving are all reasons to love Autumn.

But my number one reason to love Autumn is football season!
So in love with the game that when I decided to write romance I decided to write about a football player and I couldn't resist writing this scene in Playing For Keeps....

      Ryan lifted her off the grass and they tumbled into the soft pile. Before she could catch her breath their lips met. The sound of leaves crinkling and cracking as he pressed his body against hers surrounded him. They sunk deeper into the pile. He lifted his head and licked his lips. “Mmm, you taste like cinnamon and apples.”
     “I sneaked a piece of apple pie.”
     “Bad girl.” He knew he should get up, but, damn, she felt so good beneath him. Damn good. “I’ve
worked up an appetite out here, I could use another taste.”

     What do you like about Autumn? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Playing For Keeps (print or eBook) and a set of my romance trading cards.

     THEN Go to to find other authors participating in the Autumn Blog Hop AND how to WIN:
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!

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I love riding in the mountains in the fall, and I love the colors. I also love a chance to win!

  2. I forgot!

  3. It's my favorite season -- love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!


  4. I love the leaves changing colors, hot cocoa and snuggling with the one I love.


  5. 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!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. I love the changing colors and the smell of a campfire and I agree that football is a great time too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  7. 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!

  8. My favorite things about it are the crisp clean air, the changing of the leaves, and just how wonderful this time of year is :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

  10. I like autumn for the cooler temperature, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  11. I love the cooler weather and the changing leaves!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that winter break is approaching.


  13. Hello, Liz! Great sneak excerpt! Another book I'm working toward on my endless list.

    staceyjoynetzel at

  14. i love the aautumn cause of the leaves and changing of colors thanks for the chance to win

  15. I love the cooler weather, all the pumpkin stuff and Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  16. Just stopped by to wave at ya!


  17. i love the cooler weather, all the festivities, the beautiful colors of fall.

  18. The best thing about autumn is . . .apples! I love them and all the things they are in, applesauce, apple pie, apple fritters! YUM!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  19. I love the cooler weather after a very hot summer.


  20. The changing leaves and the weather definitely. Also, Halloween!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  21. I love the cooler weather and baking everything pumpkin!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  22. 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!


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

  23. I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book...
    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  24. Love the cooler weather.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  25. All things made edible with pumpkin! LOVE and the leaves changing!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  26. the foliage and shorter days - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  27. I love that Autumn is the start of great holidays. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Changing colors of the trees.
    More baking happens
    Canning fruits and veggies
    Seeing family that you only get to see during thanksgiving

    Happy Holidays


  29. where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.

  30. I love the burst of colors! The fall earth tone colors are very festive and beautiful. I am lucky to live where you can see the seasons change. I love reading any time so the season doesn’t matter.

    Thanks for the opportunity for both of us to share!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT Comcast DOT net

  31. I like the cooler weather to curl up with a good book.
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  32. My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  33. I love the holiday spirits. How the houses start to dress up for chritmas, the stores starts to buzz with big sales, people start to make family plans and I make my huge book wishlist for my family members.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

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

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  35. I love everything about Fall--the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch (of the cool air). I especially love that the tourists are gone from my area, the lovely deserted beaches, and "sweater weather." I am the queen of sweater twin sets!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  36. 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.

  37. My favorite things about autumn is the changing colours of the leaves, Halloween and my birthday!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

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

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  39. I love the comfort foods, crisp cool air and cuddling up with a good book.

  40. Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
    My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can't do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.

  41. I love the changing leaves in Autumn.
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  42. I love the holidays! Where I live, we don't really have changing of seasons. I do enjoy football as well. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at

  43. Football is great, just wish I had a winning team! Oh well, I can still enjoy the bonfires, weiner roast, and beer.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  44. Thanks to all who stopped to share their love of Autumn! I found myself going - oh yeah I love that too!

    Anyway the winners are...

    Kaci Verdun and Isabelle Werneck!
    I'll be email the winners tonight.