Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ready for a Spring Fling?

Hmmm … nothing more delicious than a rejuvenation of life! Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop, which was perfect timing since today’s also the release of my new erotic paranormal romance, Her Wolf Ménage.

There’s a reason why the Spring Equinox was chosen as release day. The “Spring Awakening” plays a role in the novel. If you have time, join my FB party on Thursday, March 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST for additional fun.

To celebrate, here are the top 5 things I love about Spring:

5). The daffodils – With our warmer temperatures, they’ve already started to bloom.

4). The weather – People think of SoCal as being hot all year round. For us, it definitely gets cold in the winter. Often, we refer to the June Gloom with its overcast murky skies. But spring is perfect.

3). Monarch butterflies – They are pure magic, and a sign that fairies exist. We plant milkweed, which attracts the Monarch caterpillars, so spring equals flying beauty.

2). Spring break – Do you remember that feeling? Having a full week off from school, when you don’t have to think about anything? Oh, it’s bliss. It’s not too bad as a professor, either. (And students think we live to be on campus 24/7. BTW, I like working with students. I’m not one of those jaded professors. But home time is good, too).

1). Making out in the park or on the beach or under the boardwalk – How come as adults, we don’t seem to make out in the public quite as much anymore? Oh, maybe because we have homes (privacy).

Tell me: What’s you favorite thing about Spring? You’ll be entered into my drawing for this lovely goody prize (U.S. shipping only. If it’s an international winner, I’ll give away a $15 Amazon gift card and eat the cookies myself!) Remember to leave a valid email address. (Winner will be chosen on the 24th).

To enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter box and press enter! (One entry per person!) Jane Wakely will choose the winners on Monday, March 24 using! Once the winners are chosen, she will email you the results, post them on the blog and email the winners!


*Special THANKS goes out to Blushing Books and authors Sue Lyndon, Patty Devlin and Cara Bristol for their contributions to the Grand Prizes!!

Here’s the Grand Prize list:
1 Kindle Fire (Donated by Blushing Books)
1 $75 Amazon (or B&N) Gift Card
1 $25 Starbucks Gift Card (Donated by Sue)
1 $25 Blushing Books Gift Card (Donated by Patty)
1 $25 Loose Id Gift Card (Donated by Cara)

 Remember to visit the other authors on the hop: Hops with Heart.

Here's a look at The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: Her Wolf Ménage
She seeks adventure

What’s the use of living in a wolf pack when one isn’t a shifter? Jana strikes out from Louisiana’s national forest to New Orleans to find herself, only to discover more questions.

They want the same woman

The moment Jana steps into the French Quarter, Andre pursues the naïve beauty. An artist, he senses the hidden wolf beneath the surface, and her nature calls to him. It’s not until she leaves that long-time friend Dominick realizes what he wants. The two alpha weres must battle it out or learn to share to reach their happy ending.

Available via Amazon, Ravenous, ARe & B&N.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My favorite part about spring is that winter is gone i hate winter this year we had a very bad cold spell in Michigan and the snow fall amount was horrible as well. josephhawkshaw (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. I love being able to take my daughter out to the park and not worry about her getting sick from the cold. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!


  3. I love seeing all the freesias in bloom!


  4. The Gulf waters are warming in preparation for a long summer at the beach!

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  5. like the flowers
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Definitely love the weather.
    Thanks for sharing!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  7. The greening of the earth is my favorite part of spring.

  8. My favorite part is the flowers and the tree coming alive, Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. My favorite part of spring is watching my lilac start to grow again! Lilacs are hands down my favorite smell!

  10. I love so many things about spring! The warmer weather, opening the windows for fresh air and then hearing the birds chirping! The planting of flowers and last years flowers starting to pop up! Thanks so much for sharing ! Have a great day and Happy Spring to you!

  11. My favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather, especially this year!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  12. my favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather and wearing less clothing.fill so free with out all the clothing I have to wear in the winter.
    sasluvbooks at

  13. Love your list, Louisa! I'd love to make out under a boardwalk during Spring Break, surrounded by flowers and butterflies. *happy sigh* But my favorite thing about spring is the way the air smells...not quite like flowers, but definitely lighter and sweeter than in winter. :)

    Happy Spring!
    c.descoteauxwrites AT

  14. I Live on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain so I think our weather is about the same. The temperature Just perfect.

  15. Spring means we can get back to doing things outdoors. So exciting! What a fun hop. Thank you for the chance to win.
    writeforward at yahoo dot com

  16. All the spring color clothes.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  17. My favorite thing about spring is the flowers start bloomin, the grass is greener,.. everything is bright & beautiful!! And the weather is great,.. not to hot & not too cold!! =)

    Oh man, u have oreo's in that prize pack!!! If I win that, u so will become my new best friend hahaha!! Oreo's are one of my weaknesses lol.

    Thank you for having this giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  18. Spring means snow drops coming out, the sun shinning for longer in the day time and a feeling of joy that spring is finally here.

  19. For me, Spring means seeing the green grass shoots pushing through the ground, the flowers in my garden opening up with their myriad of colors and being able to sit on my deck and soak up some rays. Being able to go outside without being bundled up to the gills and finally my car being free of salt and dirt. Thank you so much for participating in this Hop. I love finding new authors each and every time.

  20. My favorite thing is the beautiful weather and the flowers and grass starting to grow!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  21. My Birthday is in Spring and I love the the weather is beautiful !

    gemiinii90 (at)

  22. I live in Florida where there is no Spring…but I like the longer days!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  23. fresh fruit and veggies at farmer markets!


  24. I love spring! My favorite part is all the colors! I love flowers. Fields of wild flowers are my favorite! All the colors, the smells, the happiness that just radiates from it all! Thank you! Happy Spring!

  25. My favorite thing about spring - nature's changes. The weather is warmer, birds are chirping, and the trees have leaves. My favorite spring time activity is reading on my front porch.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win.

    Happy Spring!

    skeeterlee63 [at]

  26. I live in Fl, so we don't really have a spring season. When I was younger and lived up north, it was the smell and the flowers blooming. :)
    Love your reasons!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

    1. Tina -- You were the official winner. I'm going to email you shortly to arrange delivery!

    2. Thank you so much, Louisa!

  27. We don't have spring here in the Philippines, where we enjoy tropical climate. But I do love spring, because many people enjoy it and feel rejuvenated. Spring comes, and suddenly everyone is so lively. It's a season that brings colour and life and a promise of great things. Like my winning this giveaway. And you will want me to win. Because you get to keep the cookies. (Haha. I'm kidding. Kinda.)

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Happy Spring!

    kanoko.han @

  28. My favorite thing is wearing heels and flats without my feet freezing! Thanks for the giveaway!
    prettylittlepages @ gmail . com