Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop

Fancy seeing you kids here again! Hope everyone is having a good time hopping around from blog to blog. So our subject for this hop is AUTUMN.

And I do believe I'm going to keep this short and simple. The short of it is, I love Autumn! Living along the Gulf Coast, the humidity makes it feel like Satan's breeding grounds 80% of the year. Lower temperatures and less humidity are things I look forward to each year. I like to think of myself as a polar bear. My abundance of stored body fat serves me just fine in cooler climates. Just saying.

Plus, once Autumn arrives, Christmas is just around the corner. And that's my favorite holiday! Apparently, it's my kitty's too. :) 

Hmm.. Instead of asking what you love about Autumn, because I'll assume you love it as much as I do, perhaps you can tell me a really great book you've read lately. I'm always on the hunt for new books and I'm open to recommendations. :)

Now for prize details - On my blog I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card. I'll use to select one commenter. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you later. :)

You'll also be entering for the Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop Grand Prizes when you comment. No email = no entry. Bear that in mind, kiddos.

The prizes are:
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! (3rd prize is only open to US entries)

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! Continue hopping along with the links posted below. 

Happy Autumn! Have fun and good luck!! :)


  1. Stopping in from the hop!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. 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!

  3. I have no go-to autumn romance. I think that a call needs to go out for authors to create and release autumn themed books so I can have a go-to read.

  4. I am currently reading Iced by Karen Marie Moning and it really great. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  5. I'm currently reading a book written by my crit partner that is totally blowing me away!! I mean this book is sooooo good that she's going to stand the publishing world on its ear! A strong sensitive man, a damsel in distress but has a mind of her own. Great combinations that punch a powerful story in her book.
    LOL @ satan's breeding ground...

  6. Hi Melissa! Your cat is adorable. Almost as much as mine...hahaha! I love Brenda Dyer's Love's Prophecy! Excellent, sexy read.

  7. I recently read Annabel Joseph's Command Performance (the last in the Comfort Series) and I loved it.


  8. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    AWW that picture it just adorable!

  9. I like Autumn just because it is no longer so dang hot and I have much cuter clothes for colder weather. I had a kitty that looked so much like yours :( Thanks for being a part of the hop, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  10. I just read Losing It by Cora Carmack and it was amazing!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. My favorite so far has been The Immortalis Series by Katie Salidas


  12. Love the cat - not liking the fall! Fun post, Melissa.

  13. Recently read Immortal Surrender by Claire Ashgrove.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  14. I know this hop is about Autunm but I love this book: Being Santa Claus; What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas by Sal Lizard. The book is about the years of him being Santa Claus it's a wonderful book.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  15. I have read a quite a bit lately and depending on what you like depends on my recommendation...
    Really enjoyed the
    Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
    The Librarian by Belle Logan
    Carassed by the Moonlight by Amanda Green

    I have read a good bit daily ...


  16. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Love your Christmas picture--that just got me even more in the Christmasy spirit!!
    Fall is beautiful. Everything about it.

    As for good books I've read lately, has to be The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and The Mockingjay. These books still haunt me.
    Did Haymitch stay a drunk? All alone...

  18. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  19. I recently read A Discovery of Witches & Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. SO good!!

  20. I look forward to autumn so I can bake, and I just love Christmas too ! Your kitty is cute :)

    thanks for the blog hop fun !


  21. I agree with you on the lower humidity thing, but I can't stand the cold!

    I just started Accidental SEAL by Sharon Hamilton and I am enjoying it :).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  22. love the autumn u love the puicture of your cat by the christmas tre sometimes cats and christmas trees dont mix one of my cats loves to sit under my tree right next to the manger siometimes i cant find himoh well thats a cat for you thanks for the chance to win

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


  24. Hmm...

    For YA, I didn't expect to like My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (but I did).

    The last non-YA book that I gave a high rating on Goodreads was To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.

    muggled @

  25. Love shorts posts. I don't have a long attention....oh there's a kitty.

  26. I just finished Devoured by Emily Snow -- sooooo good!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!


  27. Love reading and thinking of things that go bump in the night (with some romance of course)this time of year!


  28. I just finished reading Miranda Neville's first novella, The Second Seduction of a Lady. I enjoyed it very, very much. It totally sets the reader up for Neville's full length novel which is released in two weeks called, The Importance of Being Wicked.

    ~Julie K

  29. I recently read Sweet Enemy by Heather Snow, I enjoyed it very much.


  30. Thanks for the giveaway! Short posts are nice after longones!

    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  31. I just finished Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris and loved it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  32. Beauty and the Bounty Hunter by Lori Austin is a recent favorite of mine.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  33. Just finished THE HOT FLOOR by Josephine Myles--excellent!


  34. I just finished reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer and really enjoyed it.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  35. I'm reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer and enjoying it so far. Thanks for the giveaway!! jenni_bearz(at)hotmail(dot)com

  36. 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!

    I just finished Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

  37. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  38. I love books by Patricia Briggs and Laurann Dohner. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. i don't have a recommendation as i haven't read anything good lately, thanks for hopping! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  40. Any of the New Species by Laurann Dohner. They are so good! Always The Bridesmaid by Dakota Trace. I loved, loved, loved, this book!! Check it out.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!

    Belinda G

  41. love the new species series by laurann dohner im currently reading book 9 shadow, and i love it! where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.

  42. Reading "Devil's bride" by Stephanie Laurens, loveing it :D

  43. Autumn is always cold and wet over here, so what I like the best about it is my birthday:) It's next week!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  44. I just reread the Twilight Saga. Getting ready for the 15th lol
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  45. Cute picture of kitty and the Christmas tree! Mine would never sit like that--I think he's part magpie as he gets so distracted by shiny things.

    I'm currently in a bit of a classics mood, so in honor of Halloween I'm finishing up Northanger Abbey.

  46. 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

  47. Oh, a new author and a great series, book 1 and 2 out.
    Kenya Wright - Fire Baptized. (paranormal)

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  48. I recommend anything written by Jennifer Armentrout/J. Lynn!
    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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. I LOVE the Rescue Me series by Kallypso Masters.

    Thanks for the giveaway!



  52. Wow, I've purchased so many good books, I'm not sure which ones to pick first. I'm excited to read a few!

  53. I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. I just finished Iced by Karen Marie Moning! If you've read the Fever series, you definitely need to read Iced. If not, you should start that series! It's one of my favorites :)

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

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  56. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  57. I can totally relate to what you are saying about the heat,I am stuck here in Ca while my heart and body are both Colo read a lot, and am trying to open new areas to my kids. My son loves poetry and I seen this as an opportunity. I came across a book that was written in prose. When I seen the cover I thought i had made a mistake. However that book is possibly one of the best books I have ever read!!! Its about a 10 year old boy discovering America and things he has never winter snd snow. won't believe it until you read is awesome. It is called Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate,

  58. I just finished Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara (Chronicles of Elantra), Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane and Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  59. Hmm...a really great book that I read lately? I would say Blaze by Joan Swan! It was HOT! I also read Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover, which are extremely emotional YA contemporary (I guess). Wonderful reads, but had me crying. :)
    I am like you, in that I live on the Gulf. We don't really see too many changes in seasons, but I love the holidays also. ;)
    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!
    trb0917 at

  60. I recently read A Christmas Favour by Sascha Illyvich. It was a really sweet story about best friends who became star crossed lovers. I highly recommend it!


  61. I just read Those Violet Eyes by Vonnie Davis and it was wonderful!
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  62. I am currently reading Marooned in Miami by Sandra Bunino. I am loving it so far.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  63. Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  64. Thank you all for stopping by and participating. I've selected one random commenter with and have sent an email.

    Never fear, there will be more giveaways to come soon! :)