Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rites of Spring Blog Hop & Giveaway

So excited to be a part of the
Rites of Spring blog hop
Falling for the First Time
Do you remember falling for the first time?  Your first kiss and your first love?  I've had a few firsts in my life and I will never forget the first time I kissed my husband.  Lots of things change over the years as we get older but some things still stay the same.    I remember feeling like I was on top of the world and I never wanted it to end and never wanted to let go of him and trust me, I never have :)

Well, I believe my heroine Ally had much the same feeling the first time she and our hero Matt connected.  Read this excerpt from my most recent release, Take Me Home, Cowboy and let me know what you think.

Oh God, what this man was doing to her senses. She couldn’t breathe, couldn’t think. She could only feel. Oh boy, and feel she did. The hardness of his thighs against hers, the heat pouring out of him, warming her throughout. This man was wreaking havoc on her sensibilities.

Sensibilities? What sensibilities? He had clearly knocked every sense from her with the first touch, and then his lips had found hers. Good Lord, no man had ever, ever kissed her this way—like he wouldn’t survive if he didn’t possess her mouth. And she let him.


Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?
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Whew !  Ok then :)   Now giveaway time...

I will be giving away an ebook copy of Take Me Home, Cowboy to 1 lucky winner plus a little extra spring-time giftbag so all you have to do is leave a comment below (with your email so I can contact you) telling me about a special first you had!

Thanks to our gracious sponsors for the Rites of Spring blog hop, there are also two Grand Prizes.

1st Grand Prize
Kindle Fire (international)

2nd Grand Prize
$50 gift certificate

So...make sure you also enter via the rafflecopter below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to visit this list of the other participating blogs and hop your way around for more great individual blog prizes and more chances at the Grand Prizes.


  1. Thanks for participating, Krista! :)

  2. Thanks for participating, Krista! :)

  3. Great blurb, definitely want to read this story.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. This book sounds really good. I love the blurb because it gives a clear idea of the style the book is written in, and I found myself really enjoying that. I will be adding this to my to read list. I think I need it!
    Hmm... my first kiss was boring, it was during a game of spin the bottle at my friend Carey's house in about 5th grade and it was this kid who I'd known my entire life, literally I think, at that time so he was all beet red and giggley and I was so freaking embarassed... it was over and done in a matter of about three seconds and although it was humiliating at the time, at least it was memorable!
    As for the spring thing, my very favorite thing about spring is opening up the windows again. I am starting to miss the fresh air!
    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and happy spring everyone!
    Shelly H.

  5. My most special first was holding my daughter when she was born! Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

  6. A special first I had was signing the rental lease for my first apartment


  7. My special first was my first date with my husband. He made it special

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  8. A special first I had was getting my guinea pig.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. My special first was getting married.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. My special first was the birth of my first child!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  11. I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  12. I don't remember my first kiss. So I guess it was that great if I don't remember it. But I do remember my first date with my hubby, 8/4.

    Thanks for being in the blog hop.

  13. first thing I cooked was pasta


  14. Hmm. A first. While I don't really remember my first kiss, I do remember the first time I kissed my husband, an it was amazing :)

  15. Forgot my email! And I hope I didnt comment twice!

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  16. never had any good firsts, thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  17. I was a latchkey kid--wore my key on a purple shoelace around my neck. When I was about 9 or 10, Eddie Madden grabbed my shoelace and pulled me in for a wet, sloppy kiss. It was not the kind of first kiss you read about in romance novels! LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  18. The first pregnancy and first child I had. I was so terrified that I would be in so much pain or die or something, lol. It was wonderful and beautiful, a real miracle:)


  19. i can still remember thinking how having a baby wasn't going to change my husband and my lifestyle. boy were we wrong. everything changes. for us it was for the better. first baby was a very special time. thank you for sharing in the hop. :)

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com