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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop here on 11 9-12

Last weekend, I went to visit a friend who had moved to her new home in the spring. My journey took me from the big metropolis I live in to the country and I found myself looking for Autumn's colors. The red, gold, yellow, rust leaves.

And I found them.

The squirrels are scurrying. The nuts have fallen. The leaves are changing. All leading to one thing--THANKSGIVING!!

Pie, cake, smoked turkey, fixings, and more pie! And I can't wait.

So if your holiday journey takes you into this world's beauty, rejoice. And once with family and friends, and enjoying your time with them, remember pie.

What's your favorite?

At the end of the hop,
I'm giving away a handbag!
To qualify, leave your name and
EMAIL address in the comment section.
Happy Hopping!

Starting on Friday and ending on Nov 12th, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have 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 over 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!


Anonymous said...

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!


laurie said...

It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. i have a lot i love


Barbara B. said...

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is being with my family. It's always been a big family time for our family, and that's the best part for me.


SD Bancroft said...

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday! It's great fun to gather family and friends and chat the day away. Some gather in the living room for football, while others gather in the dining room and kitchen to chat. And, as some might think, it isn't the men watching football while the women chat. Everyone seems to migrate back and forth between the rooms.
I hope all of you have a GREAT Thanksgiving holiday!



Carla said...

I don't have a go to autumn romance book, but I love that it's finally cold enough that I am not roasting my family with all my baking.


Kelsey Summer said...

I was never a big fan of pie when growing up, but I think that's because they were always store bought. Now that I bake my own, I have many kinds that I love and that make Thanksgiving really great. Plus it's great to see the kids with their cousins.


Constance Phillips said...

Despite the holdiays, this time of year slows down. Or maybe it's that we do more quiet, inside things like reading.


Jinni James said...

I love baking my own Apple Pies because well 1) They taste amazing and 2) My entire house smells like Autumn! I love it! Great stop!


Julie said...

I love all the food that is pumpkin-flavored! Coffee, ice cream, muffins, and pumpkin pie!!

Great blog hop :)

~Julie K

Ingeborg said...

I love Thanksgiving when all the family gets together.


Cassandra said...

I love Thanksgiving & Christmas. My family all gathers and I love it :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

kipha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
I love the autumn!! Don't have a specific book to read during the autumn season. Just which ever books that come out during this time of year that I buy would be it.


crystaley73 said...

My fave thing about Thanksgiving is having my family altogether this year especailly because my Dad had two heartattacks with the last year and my 16 year old nephew has heart problems. Thanks for the chance to win.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

BLHmistress said...

I love Fall, the leaves changing I hate Winter though. My fave types of reads during the Fall are Paranormal and Historical Romances


Sassy Chassy said...

Fall is my favorite season! I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires


Veronika said...

Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

susanmp said...

I don't have a go to Autumn romance book, I read whatever my favorite authors or any book that caught my eye is out! I love Turkey and fall is the only time we ever really get to eat it! YUMMY!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Urb said...

My favorite pie: homemade sweet potato. Nothing comes close, although pear cobbler is a almost as good.

For reading, I like spooky paranormals when it gets dark early!

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

JanD said...

My favorite part of autumn is the cooler temperature, the colorful leaves, and pumpkin pie.
bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Liese2 said...

I don't really have a go to autumn book, but it's the perfect reading season!

Kym said...

my favorite pie is pumpkin :)

I love that thanksgiving is ALL about family, no expectations..just time spent together :)

thanks for the blog hop fun !


Jyl22075 said...

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is of course, all the yummy food and being with my family. Also, the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special.

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

Kim Lemear said...

I love Autumn--cool crisp air, changing colors and the yummy taste of pumpkin treats. Thanks for participating in the hop and the chance to win. kim starsia_70@yahoo.com

Catherine Lee said...

My favorite local bakery is having a special on pumpkin chiffon pie. How great does that sound? It can become my new favorite!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Allyson said...

I just excited:) my favorites things books, autumn and handbags:) I love all 3! I love the colors, the leaves changing, being able to curl up with a cozy blanket, a good book, a hot cup of coffee and sweets! I love getting ready for the holidays, the smells and of course the food( which I always eat way too much of)! I love being able to spend the extra time with my family! Ok now as far as pie thats hard to only pick one...I guess pumpkin pie with whip cream...yummy! Thank you for the great giveaway! Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!


Hi, Angelheart: I'm with you on the hot hero part. I like my heroes to be ordinary guys thrown into unusual circumstanes. With the DST gone, daylight goes early and what could be better than getting an early start on winter time reading. Thanks for stopping!

Hi, Laurie! Thank you for hopping over to hbw. I agree with you--there's lots of good stuff out there to read.

Hi, Barb: Isn't family fun the best? My sister and I learned how to play mah jongg and we can't wait to get together and play a few hands. Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi, Annie! I know!! women folk togethr, men and sports. Food and especially pie. I hope you enjoy yours.

Hi, Carla: I'm so jealous you are baking. Make something good and share. Thanks for hopping

Hi, Kelsey! Here's my confession, and it's a biggie--I'm not a pumpkin pie fan. Give me cranberry, cherry, apple...You get the idea.

Hi, Constance! Days on the sofa with a soft blankie, sweet kitty, nice drink, and yes! a great book--there's nothing better. Dream away.

Hi, Jinni! apple pie rocks and I wish I could have a taste of your homemade one. I bet it is deliciousl. I'm so glad you like HBW. Come back again soon.

Hi, Julie! You are going to have fun with all that pumpkin. Enjoy!

Hi, Kit! I hope you have a special time with your family. Here's some Thanksgiving wishes coming your way.

Hi, Cassandra! You are so welcome. Thank you for visiting with me. Happy holidays.

Hi, Kysha! I'm like you-if the cover and blurb intrigue me, I'm in. Happy reading!

Hi, Crystal: You do have special blessings this year. Rejoice and sending extra hugs your way.

Hi, Vampire Mistress! I love fall colors. The rust, dark red, brilliant yellow. Beautiful. I
ll take your word on the paranormal with fall, but I
m in on the historical. Have you tried Elizabeth Essex?

Hi, Sassy! My mom always said sassy was bad, but she was wrong. Sassy is fun! lol. MMMM, I can
t bet enough of cider either. Cheers!

Hi, Veronika! It's blustery where I am today. The wind just moved in and snow is predicted. Goodbye, summer; hello winter. Bundle up!

Hi, Susan! Do you have a specific recipe for your turkey? We get a super smoked one and I just love it, especially for sandwishes. For years, Handsome favored turducken. Enjoy yours!

Hi, Bren! Handsome likes sweet potato pie. And I'v never tried pear cobbler. Have you tried tomato cake? Interested? Email me for the recipe.

Hi, Jan! You joined the fan club. Have a wonderful day.

Hi, Liese! It is a good reading season. In fact, it's jammy time and I'm ready to indulge myself. Happy reading to you!

Hi, Kym! There seems to be a conscenous on the pumpking pie. Do you have a large dab of whipped cream with yours?

Hi, JYL! I love Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and especially the Christmas special when they all sing Hark the Herald Angels Sing. I sing along and get weepy.

Hi, Catherine! Pumpkin chiffon pie--I'm betting Handsome would like to try that. Send some my way!


Hi, Allyson! You mentioned my favorite accessory--HANDBAGS!!! I have my winter ones all lined up for a holiday blog coming on 11/20. Come check them out. Thanks for hopping.


Hi, Kim: Sounds like you're a dessert person too. I get a small piece of my favorites. Have you eaten cranberry crunch? I'll gladly share the recipe if you are interested.

Angels Cove said...

hi vikki that is very generous of your to give away a handbag i love handbags that go great with all of your favorite outfits thanks for the chance to win angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

Belinda G said...

I love the burst of colors! The fall earth tone colors are very festive and beautiful. I am lucky to live where you can see the seasons change. I love reading any time so the season doesn’t matter.

Thanks for the opportunity to share and know you better. Take care.

Belinda G

Kayley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.


Molly said...

My Go-To-Autumn book is most definitely any werewolf novel...something about the wolves and woods just go with Fall. Thanks for the giveaway!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com


Hi, Belinda: you are so lucky to have that burst of color every year to view. Mine is dependent on water and the snap at the perfect moment. Since the drought last summer, our biggest trees are still in recovery. Have a wonderful holiday.

Hi, Kayley! Spring is so neat. A flowering quince outside my office window is always my first indicator spring is coming. Then the bees move in. I hope your winter is short so spring can come soon.

Hi, Molly! Werewolves and autumn do seem to go together. I don't read much in this genre. Have fun indulging.

Adila Mammadova said...

Unfortunately, participating here only to win one of 2 main prizes. As a foreigner I can't win the bag. :(

Thanks anyway,

Tobi said...

I don't have a go to romance! I get moody! Especially if I'm in the mood for cowboy romance nothing else will do. LOL I LOVE all types of romance.
Thanks for the giveaway!
tobihelton at gmail dot com


Hi, Adila! I'm so sorry about the bag thingy. I hope you do enjoy bags like I do. Thank you for stopping and spreading cheer.

Hi, Tobi: cowboy romance has really grown lately. There are some really good authors out there. Typically, my guys are accountant/financial types. Oh yea, Handsome grew up farming. Maybe that counts? Happy blogging.


Hi, Angels Cove: I adore handbags. They fit better than shoes for me. I have narrow feet. So cross fingers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki, I'm crazy for handbags, as well as shoes. There can never be too many of none of them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving, like Christmas, is a so-so event for me, I'm afraid. No so much fun when you have no kids.
Thanks for the hop

Jo said...

Never forget the pie! My Go-to autiumn read would be anything from KIm Harrison's The Hollows series.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Eva said...

I love love love pie! Trying some new ones this year including pumpkin ginger crumble and a pecan-chocolate!

latishajean said...

I really love christmas which is my favorite! Thank you for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
tishajean@ charter.net

Elie said...

Hmmm, something with a paranormal twist. this seems to be the time when things go bump in the night.

Elie said...

probably something with a paranormal twist. This is the time of year when things go bump in the night.

Shar Simms said...

Autumn is my favorite season. Love the cool weather and colorful leaves.

Thanks for the giveaway!



Hi, Tessa! handbags come in so many shapes and sizes-squee. Check out my FB page for a sample of mine. lol

Hi, Charlene! When my sissies married and grew families, they began trading holidays. It really is more fun with than without. Hugs!

Hi, Jo! I don't knowthe Hollow series, but shall check it out.

Hi, Latisha! Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the decorating (I'm slow!) Thanks for hopping by.

Hi, Elie! Maybe paranormal works in the fall because of Halloween & spooky? vbg

Hi, Shar! Cool and leaves. MMMM I just saw an amazing red-orangy berry bush. Gorgeous.

Natasha said...

I love all the pumkin stuff!
Fall is my favorite.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


Hi, Natasha! Thanks for stopping.

Mer said...

Pie (and the chance to share it with loved ones, so long as it is a very big pie) is definitely one of my favorite things about fall. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie...
dancingcelt [at] gmail [dot] com


Hi, Mer! Mmmmm pie. I just ate a keylime meringue tart. Pie...mmmm

K. April Holgate said...

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!

Joy said...

I love the cooler weather.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

I love Autumn because it's the start of great holidays.


cheralyn said...

I love autumn because of the beautiful leaves,pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Thanks for the great giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com


Hi, April! It is sweater weather time and a birthday too-my oh my you are busy. I hope you have found new books to check out and - maybe - mine is one!

Hi, Joy! Stay warm!!

Hi, Vanessa! seems like school starts, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and - BAM! Time flies by.

Hi, Cheralyn! You are so welcome and thank you for hopping by me.

books4me said...

Thanksgiving has always been about family although we now spend it alone with the three of us as those who spent the holiday with us have all passed away. We have created our own family memories, though, and it's still about family!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Beckey said...

These holidays are the only time that we see some of the family during the course of a year ...


Miriam Whitewolf said...

where i live i love to watch the mountains changing. thanks for joining the hop. Miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

LEENA7 said...

pies,,,oh wow..I can't wait for that pumpkin custard one coming my way soon. Love filling the kitchen with great smells when it is cold out.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Love this time of year :) Can't wait for the first pecan pie to come out :)


Anonymous said...

I have so many favorite things about fall that it is hard to pick one thing. I would say Thanksgiving though just because the whole family comes together and it is a fun day!

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and a PURSE as a giveaway? That is so amazing! :)

Best wishes,

Dovile said...

Autumn is always cold and wet over here, so what I like the best about it is my birthday:) It's next week!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I like that tourist season is over and I'm laid off so that I can devote my days to writing again. Summers are too hectic to get much done. Now I'm back on ME time. Love it.

Anonymous said...

I don't really have one. New follower! Thanks for the giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Of course I neglected to leave my email address. terrimuhich(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Isabelle Werneck said...

Oh, my favorite pie would be pumpkin with coconut. ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!


Melissa Haggerty said...

My favorite season is winter for the snow, but I love the holiday season. All the great food, spending time with family, the awesome movies. I love it all!



Hi, Books 4 me! Sending hugs your way. Losing loved ones is never easy, yet, their memories stay with us. Take care.

Hi, Beckey! once a year to see family isn't always enough, but is better than the other-not at all. Enjoy your day!

Hi, Miriam! Mountains changing are so pretty. Enjoy your view with your favorite beverage.

Hi, Leena! pumpkin custard, chiffon, with coconut-so many concoctions. MyoMy. PIE!

Hi, Herding Cats! Pecan is a favorite of mine too. Have you tried it with chocolate chips? I highly recommend doing so,

Hi, Marlena! What could be more fun than laughs and stories over food with family? Not much is. Have a rockin' good time.

Hi, Dovile! Happy birthday! May the rain rain go away for one bright and shiny birthday.

Hi, Tara! Oh, do enjoy your writing time. Tourist towns work so hard and you deserve a special time to indulge in your passion.

Hi, Mandee! I'm so glad you followed me. I get more followers at Plotting Princesses. Check out those gals too.

Hi, Isabelle! You must share the pumpking pie with coconut, please!

Hi, Melissa! I'm with you on the whole season. Food, friends, family, fun. The stuff of life. Happy day!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Homemade apple pie :)
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com


Hi, Wild n Mild! I love apple pie a big chunky one with lattice crust and a huge heap of vanilla ice cream. Who's in?

Nay Nay said...

My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves. 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


Hi, Nay ay! I didn't even think abut rakingleaves. Yikes. It is more fun to dowith a big group to help. We have just enough, the mower men get them. lol

Christine Jensen said...

my go-to autumn romance is a sweet romance by Marcia Lynn McClure called The VIsions of Ransom Lake


kissyjensen at gmail dot com


Hi, Christine! Thank you so much for the recommendation. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

I curl up with a good book no matter what the weather is like all year round. I don't really have a favorite. Too any to count. I love many different genres so many diferent authors. But what I do love most of all are series. I love the fact that before a new release comes out I cn reread the series & get swept away all over again.


Anonymous said...

I curl up with a good book no matter what the weather is like all year round. I don't really have a favorite. Too any to count. I love many different genres so many diferent authors. But what I do love most of all are series. I love the fact that before a new release comes out I cn reread the series & get swept away all over again.


BookAttict said...

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
GFC: BookAttict


Hi, Tammy! I'm with you on series; I go way back to Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden. The reoccurring characters are what appealed to me. And I like that anytime is a good time to curlup with a good book. Hope you are indulging today.

Hi, Elizabeth! I'm guessing you aren't freezing like some of the country. Just to have a bit of weather change is nice. And no high humidity. Thanks for hopping by.

SheriV said...

I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Tina B said...

I love Thanksgiving and the changing of the leaves. I also love the crunch of the leaves. :)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
trb0917 at gmail.com

Lona said...

Anything with some love in it, lol. Thx for the hop stop.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com


Hi, Sheri! I like books too. When I worked one job, I drove the same route every day and watching the big elms lining the parkway change from the seasons was a real nice treasure.

Hi, Tina! Once, my sisters, cousins, and I hid my youngest sister in a pile of leaves for hidengo seek. Fun!

Hi, Lona! Romance and love are such an interegal part of life. I can't imagine - or write - stories without them. Thanks for visiting with me.

donnas said...

Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Kaci Verdun said...

I love Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

LisaRayns said...

Pumpkin pie! lisarayns at gmail dot com


Hi, Donna! Welcome to HBW. Come visit again real soon.

Hi, Kaci! I ADORE roasted hotdogs. and smores. It's morning and I'm starving already. :)

Hi, Lisa! Enjoy your pie

HankLover said...

My favorite pie is Chocolate.

Thanks for the chance to win!

lovesgamble at gmail dot com


Hi, Hanklover! I adore chocolate meringue pie. Most any meringuey anything. lol. You are welcome. Come back.

Mel Bourn said...

I love all pie!! Especially if my mom makes it! my absolute favorite is Pecan Bourbon pie. So delicious.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

ellasmommy06 said...

I don't really have a favorite fall book, I just stock up on reading pretty much anything for the winter months. I do love a good paranormal story for halloween though!!
Thanks for participating in the blog hop! ~Amanda


Hi, Mel: I hope you save me a piece of the pecan pie. Enjoy your day!

Hi, Amanda! I'm seeing a theme about paranormal and Halloween. And maybe when hooked, the readers continue with that genre thru the fall. Perhaps you can check out a light Christmas fun, Twinkle Lights. Out December 5.


Congratulations to Wildnmild4u because you just won the Autumn Blog Hop.

Thank you all who visited and please come back for the next hops soon.

"Twinkle Lights" is available December 5.

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