Rites of Spring Blog Hop 2013

Rites of Spring blog hop

Welcome to the Rites of Spring blog hop! If you follow the links below, you will be treated to a whole bunch of author’s posts about the *first time* for their characters. Mine is about the first time Max sees Violet in Sweet Cravings:

Cream Puff Closeup

Cream Puff Closeup

The first time Max saw Violet she stood across the dining room of the Olympian Hotel wearing a little black dress that accentuated all her curves. He’d wanted to drool, but with so many people milling around it wouldn’t have been proper. So he’d watched from afar as she picked up one of his cream puffs and cradled it lovingly. Seeing the way she treated it like a baby warmed his heart. He loved to see women who loved food – especially when it was his.

Her face glowed when she gazed upon his puff and his heart warmed with pride. But the breath caught in his throat when she moved her gaze to him. Full of hunger, brimming with desire, it hit him with force and knocked him for a loop. Not many women were so open with their needs, but he could read them all on her face. And he immediately loved them.

For him, the relationship between women and food and sex had never been a mystery. He enjoyed full-figured women with healthy appetites who knew what they wanted. He loved to satisfy their needs. Trouble was, not many had come his way lately.

Wait. What was this? She was coming toward him! Good lord, those hips! That mouth! Those eyes! Could he get so lucky? Could it be true?

Given the chance to satisfy her needs, he might never stop. Now all he had to do was convince her…

We have TWO Grand Prizes for this hop.

1st Grand Prize

Kindle Fire (international)

2nd Grand Prize

$50 Amazon.com gift certificate

a Rafflecopter giveaway sign into Rafflecopter with your Facebook account at the link to enter

In addition, I am offering a prize on my blog as well:

(1) free copy of Sweet Cravings


To enter my contest, leave a comment below with your email address in the comment (so we can notify you). For more chances to win, visit the blogs of the rest of the participating authors:


For the rafflecopter draw:




For the participants list:


Click here to find the rest of the participants in the Rites of Spring blog hop!

Good luck! And happy spring!



16 thoughts on “Rites of Spring Blog Hop 2013

  1. Woo! This one had me first at the picture and again at the words cream puff! This book sounds like it would be perfect in so many ways. I have got to add this to my need list, no not want, want has nothing to do with it, it’s a need. It sounds great and looks great!

    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.

  2. That picture is mouth-watering! I love pastries. Actually, in the spring we go for walks to bakeries on the other end of town and indulge so this is a fitting post for spring for me

  3. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. I love discovering new-to-me authors and blogs…and I love “food-themed” books.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. Happy Spring!
    Cream puffs look delicious. Would love to win a copy of Sweet Cravings. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Good day!

    Thank you all for participating in the Rites of Spring blog hop!

    The winners of the Grand Prize draws have been announced. Here they are:

    1st Place: Kindle Fire

    Entry #4 – Karl

    2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate

    Entry #187 – Chum B.

    Congratulations everyone!

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