Friday, November 9, 2012

Falling for the Season

Welcome to the Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop. We've got some fun planned over this long weekend.

When thinking about Autumn, and my favorite thing about it, of course the first person who comes to mind is my daughter, who happens to turn 10 this Saturday -- right over the Blog Hop weekend. Having a daughter in double digits is something else.

While writing my latest book The Wolfe Pack, I wanted to feature a fall holiday that wasn't Halloween or Christmas. The good thing about being a writer is you can make up pretty much what you want. So I created the Fall Festival. One activity is stringing together the magnificently colored foliage and making a variety of necklaces, crowns and other wearable items. 

During the festival, the members of the Wolfe Pack also pair up for the winter season in order to stay warm in those cold months (and to start on those springtime babies).

The idea of making necklaces of leaves, similar to stringing popcorn, intrigues me, and when my family heads to the mountains for Thanksgiving I just may need to try it. I imagine one must be extremely soft with the leaves since they can crumble easily.

Here's a look at my upcoming release from Ravenous Romance. Book 4 in my The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf erotic paranormal series.

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf 4: The Wolfe Pack

by Louisa Bacio
Silver Ashe can’t let go of the desire to find her birth father and the urge to join a pack. Against the wishes of her brother, Trevor, and her vampire-lover, Nick, Silver leaves New Orleans for the woods of Louisiana.
As the guard and a dominant member of the Wolfe Pack, Viktor isn’t too sure of the city-dwelling stranger who comes trespassing. With the lack of female werewolves, Viktor soon sees Silver as a potential mate. Too bad she’s already spoken for by a bloodsucker.
             Trapped between worlds, Silver’s faced with choosing between the lover she’s known most of her life, and the budding relationship with Viktor, where her future may lay. It’ll take some sweet talking and a whole lot of loving for Silver to find her place within the pack.

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What's up for Grabs?

Personally, I'm giving away a small box of See's Candy (it's a 4-piece), with a special edition pumpkin spice lollipop, and some swag, along with the winner's choice of one book from my backlist. (Shipping is for U.S. only. If the winner is international, the prize will be a $10 gift certificate to either Amazon or Nook.

The Hop has THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter more than 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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! 
(U.S. only for shipping.)

Tell Me: What do you think of that leaves craft I described? Make sure to leave a comment and valid email address in order to enter the contests. 


  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'm intrigued by your craft idea, but I still don't see how to string leaves together without them crumbling. I do string popcorn so I understand the concept.


  2. The idea is very interesting. Just make sure the leaves don't break apart. But it would make for a great experiment.


  3. Maybe you should laminate them or press them in wax paper before stringing them? So beautiful!!


  4. Autumn is my favorite season! Loved your post! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I think that would be pretty cool, I never seen a necklace made out of leaves before.


  6. It's an interesting idea. I actually made my youngest (who is turning 10 in January) a pile of leaves Halloween costume. I didn't use real leaves so I didn't have to worry about the leaves falling apart. But I sewed all those silk leaves, I'm thinking necklaces would be a lot easier.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  7. It sounds good in theory but I don't think piercing them in any way would work too well. Maybe attaching to something with glue?

  8. I'm not sure I'd wear a necklace of actual leaves, like the craft you described, but I love necklaces that are designed based on leaves (made out of metal and such.)


  9. I think it sounds really cool. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  10. 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!

  11. Thank you for the chance! I'm international.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. 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!

  13. Happy birthday to your daughter! I love autumn's changing colors, cooler weather, and treats! I'm in the US.


  14. I like the idea of stringing leaves. That would be very colorful. Wouldn't last tooo long though.

  15. I love this idea :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  17. That sounds like a gorgeous way to enjoy the fall colors. I do wonder about the practical side though. Does anyone's leaf apparel ever fall apart at an inopportune moment?

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  18. Yes, the leaves are perfect, as they're probably the most representative symbols of this season.

    muggled at gmx dot com

  19. i love evrything that autumn has to offer its my favorite time of year i love the leaves the hot coco the hot cider and i love all the changes that comes along thanks for the chane to win

  20. The leaves craft sounds like a great idea.


  21. I think the foilage necklaces and crowns sound great!
    I love the fall because of football games and tailgating!

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

  23. The necklace of leaves sounds good but maybe choose some wilted ones instead of dry so it will last longer.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  24. I like it. I've seen leaves crafted into wreaths, but not necklaces. I think that would be pretty.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  25. I think the leaf garlands would be beautiful - but eventually you would have to compost them :) Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOt com

  26. Leaf garlands sound really interesting!
    I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Thanks for the chance!

  27. 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

  28. It sounds awesome, but I live in Florida now, so the most I can hope for in Autumn is cooler weather!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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

  30. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder. Leaf crafts sound cool

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  31. 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.

  32. Your craft idea sounds really cool. Knowing me I'd probably end up crushing all the leaves trying to make a necklace...LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Your ideas sound interesting and sound familar to the ones I do with my 3 and 11 year olds where you glue the leaves and mums to construction paper rings/empty crown as we call them. (the 13 and 17 year old one, say "thats a lame activity" enjoy them while they are young)

    Happy Birthday to your double digit midget...


  34. It sounds interesting.
    I love the colors in Autumn. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  35. I like the idea, although I'm not crafty at all so it would probably be an epic fail if I tried to do it.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  36. Since the leaves change into so many beautiful colors, I'm sure that the necklaces would look cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. I love the fall colors.. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  38. I really like the changing colors.
    Thanks for sharing! Its a fun hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  39. Thanks everyone for entering. The contest is officially over. I used a random number generator to choose #9, Natasha. You should be getting an email from me shortly.