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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017 and nominated for the RONE Award 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Springtastic blog tour - Spring Procrastination!

Welcome to the Springtastic Blog Tour. A group of 'Highway Cafe' Authors have got together to bring you a reading extravaganza with prizes to be won Yep, I knew that would get your attention. Several authors are giving individual prizes and there is also a grand prize of a basketful of Ebooks to be won - including mine, which is my fantasy novella, Dancing with Fate.  More details at the end of this post.

Now, I hear you ask - where does the spring procrastination come in?

Well, I don't have to tell you what spring means, do I? daffodils and bluebells,



little lambs in the fields, and there's that strange bright light in the sky - the sun is out.  


My horses are pleased to have their rugs off at last, needing lots of brushing to get all that winter hair off and of course I want to spend as much time with them as I can -


and meanwhile my little dog is raring to go on longer 'walkies'...








...and I  have a whole lot of new seedlings that need planting if we're to have any flowers in the garden this summer!

All this means I am very behind in writing my next novel - hence the
'procrastination'! *Sigh* it's not that I don't want to write - I do, but there are just so many things that demand my time in spring. Can anyone tell me how to get another eight hours into the day?


Anyway, what you really want to know is how to win a basket of books, don't you!
The Easter Bunny lost some eggs during his delivery, and he needs your help to find them! Today, April, 25th, and 26th, visit the participating Highway Cafe members’ sites to find the missing eggs. There are some hidden on this blog. when you find them, just leave a comment to let me know, then visit the Highway Cafe Blog Site: http://transcanadaromancewriters.blogspot.ca/2017/04/spring-tastic-tour.html  to find the other members taking part and visit their blogs too. When you've finished egg hunting, go back to the Highway Cafe Blog site and leave a comment listing the blogs where you found the eggs and commented.

I'm also 'full of the joys' of spring because the third book in the 'Destiny' Trilogy' is nominated for the RONE Awards in the SF/Fantasy category. I've already mentioned this in a previous post but in case you haven't come across this book before, although it's the third book in the series, each book is intended to be read as a 'stand alone', although of course I hope if you read one, you'll enjoy meeting up with some of the characters in the other two. Here's the blurb:

Blurb:
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.


Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

PURCHASE AT AMAZON:

AND...Be sure to visit The Highway Cafe’s blog for the list of other participants in the Spring ‘Tastic Tour, as well as enter our grand prize giveaway of a Spring ‘Tastic Basket of FIFTEEN eBooks!









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17 comments:

  1. Thanks Anita, did you find the eggs?

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  2. Love the photos, Lyn! Your horses and dog are beautiful. I know what you mean about so much to do this time of year, yet so little time, lol. Don't fret too much, it will all get done eventually :)

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    1. Thanks Darlene - and kudos for organising this 'hop' and Easter Egg hunt, such fun!

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  3. Wonderful to see all you furry babies enjoying the welcome arrival of spring.

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  4. Hi Gini, thanks for visiting, yes ther furbabies have been enjoying some much needed sunshine!

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  5. Hi Lyn, if you discover where to find the extra 8 hours, let me know. The little buggers have evaded me for years!! Love your post and very much enjoyed the pictures!

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  6. Hi Tena - thanks so much for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the pictures - and I'm still looking for those pesky 8 hours! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, I am SO jealous! Convincing my parents to retire to a farm so I get to enjoy it without all the hard work. So many cute faces!

    P.s - Love the cover! Good luck!!

    P.p.s - Found those eggies on your sidebar!

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  8. Hi Ruby - no need to be jealous. Unfortunately I don't have a farm either, although I do live in the country, but my horses have to be kept quite a long way from where I live as we rent the land they're on so it's about a half hour's journey each way every day to get to them - but I live in hopes that one day I'll have a windfall and be able to buy a little farm of my own. Animals are a lot of hard work, but they're worth it! Thanks for the kind comments on my cover, I love it too. It was designed by Rae Monet!

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    1. ooh, forgot to say, good luck in the contest, glad you found the eggs!

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  9. Oh how I envy you having horses! But the rest of it (about so much to do) is very familiar. I don't think there's an answer :( but let's enjoy it anyway :) M. S.

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    1. Hi MS. Yes, I consider myself very lucky to be able to have my two equine furbabies, although they mean sacrificing things like vacations and meals out, but they're worth it. I've been crazy about horses for as long as I can remember and it took me five years to save for my first one when I left school! I think you're right, there's no answer to everything that spring calls us to do, I think sometimes we just have to say 'For the next hour I'm going to write!' and stick to it. :)

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  10. Your days do sound full. Congratulations on your title finagling in the RONE contest.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Yes, I never have time to be bored, that's for sure! Thanks also for the congrats, I'd love to get through to the next round so I'm just hoping folks will be kind enough to vote for me next week.

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  11. Procrastination is my middle name in the spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, despair is my middle name, but that's another story. So many wonderful things to do in the spring even though I love to write. I'm behind, too. Good luck to us both as we try to meet those deadlines.

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  12. Hi Sorcha

    Phew - I'm glad I'm not the only one. Yes, good luck, let's hope we can beat this procrastination thing! :)

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