Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop 2013

Why hello there! Is it spring time already? You wouldn't know it with the crazy weather we've been having!

in any event it is that time of year again when the Authors in Bloom blog hop begins and you, dear visitor, reap the rewards. Not only do you get entered to win prizes like a Kindle Fire and a book giveaway, but you also get to explore new authors you may have not known about before. And we all appreciate that :)

So, let us get down to business.

I'm going to tell you a bit about me, then you tell me a bit about you in the comments section to be entered into the drawing for a free e-book and also the chance to win a Kindle Fire or a Nook.

As my bio reads I have many skills from personal trainer, mixologist, graphic designer, and so on. In the arts you do what you must to pay the bills. But I love to write and have been doing so since I was a little girl. I would hunt and peck with my index finger on my sister's typewriter and churn out short stories. Well I'm all grown up now (in body if not in mind!) and my latest short story is PHOENIX RISING.

Former army sniper John Phoenix has brought his work home with him. As a professional hitman he does very bad things to very bad people for very good reasons.
When Phoenix wakes in a pool of his own blood he finds himself entangled in a deadly plot of gun-running, headed by a former member of his unit.
This time the hit is on the hitman and Phoenix must use everything in his arsenal if he is to survive.
A full packed thriller in a convenient snack size!

Available on Smashwords, Amazon, BarnesandNoble or for FREE if you are chosen as my winner!

Just leave a comment below to enter :)

Do you like to garden? I don't. I've never been any good at it. But my mother used to tend a lovely garden. For those that enjoy gardening here is a tip from Paul James, host of Gardening by the Yard:

1. To prevent accumulating dirt under your fingernails while you work in the garden, draw your fingernails across a bar of soap and you'll effectively seal the undersides of your nails so dirt can't collect beneath them. Then, after you've finished in the garden, use a nailbrush to remove the soap and your nails will be sparkling clean.

I like that one because it could be used in a thriller. Have the killer use the soap trick so blood doesn't get under his nails.

Remember to enter a comment below for your prize opportunity. Blog Hop ends April 19th!

Here is a list of other great authors you can check out:

GRAND PRIZE: We are giving away a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) 
along with a $25 gift card for the same.


  1. Great tip about the soap! I never thought of that.

    I use surgical gloves when gardening. My husband who builds model airplanes taught me this. Unlike cloth gloves, the latex ones are thin enough so you can still 'feel' through them, pick up delicate things like seedlings (or in his case teenie tiny cockpit stuff), and keep your hands clean at the same time.

    Plus, spiders don't seem to like to hide out in the latex gloves. :-)

  2. i have my grandfathers old gardening gloves. he was a farmer by profession and i learned a lot from him

  3. How smart about the soap under the nails tip for hitmen. BTW, the blurb for your hitman book sounds very interesting!

  4. Thanks for the tip

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. The soap tip is a new one I hadn't heard before. I also like the tip from Catherine Chant about wearing latex gloves.

    rechelleowens at gmail dot com

  6. thanks for the soap tip as i have a veggie and flower garden. Sharma Darby

  7. Thank you for being part of the hop

  8. thank you for the soap tip... I hate when i get dirt under my nails... i have small hands so most gardening gloves even the "small" ones don't fit good.

  9. This a great tip!!! Lol and I like your idea of using it in a thriller :) Thanks for sharing!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  10. I don't have a garden but I've been thinking of starting one.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  11. Spring is bloom and I love the flowers that come along with it. The warm weather, the happy people, the blossoming of roses and sunflowers. Sunflowers have to be my favorite flowers. They are so happy reaching towards the sky. Their petals are like eyelids opening wide to look upon the great blue sky above. My mother makes the best cheesy cauliflower soup that I adore in the springtime. It's thick and creamy and I could easily eat gallons of it!
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  12. Now THAT'S a good tip! I didn't know to do that! Following you via GFC and I hope you'll stop by my post, too!

    ninette.swann at

  13. We should all only grow in body, not mind! Second thought, I don't really need my body to grow anymore either. ;)

  14. Great tip! I cant tell ya how many times ive gotten dirt under my nails and drove myself nuts trying to get it back out. Thank you! :) Thanks for sharing and being apart of this fantastic hop! :)

  15. Hi everyone, thank you for participating in the blog hop. I just realized the link to the other author blogs didn't work so my apologies for that.

    I'm choose a winner today for my prize and that winner is...drumroll please...

    Jeanette Platt! Congratulations Jeanette, your prize is on its way!