Monday, 21 April 2014

SPRING FLING BLOG HOP




Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.




Spring, that wonderful time of year when blossom pops out everywhere. I especially love the petals on my apple trees. Not only is it delicate and beautiful, but it holds determination and hope for the fruit the tree will bear. Year after year the trees produce these sweet flowers without ever giving up.

My heroine in Flynn's Kiss is like that blossom. No matter how many times she has been battered, Liberty continues to hold out hope for a future that bears the fruit of love.


“Flynn.”
She spoke softly, but in the quiet of the early evening, her voice carried clearly, emphasizing the slight wobble to betray her nervousness.
He turned his head and stared at her, his eyes direct and piercing, his chin lowered in what she recognized as a defensive gesture, designed to deter her advance. The dappled light from the fading sun gave his beautiful face an ethereal and almost sinister look, emphasized by his complete stillness, his silent watchfulness.
She took a hesitant step forward and stopped at the slightest movement of his chin raising. She wished she hadn’t come, wanted to run, but she’d trapped herself, and in all honesty, she hadn’t quite expected this response. They were both adults, for heaven’s sake, and one of them should take the initiative and make their meeting less uncomfortable.
She removed the Stetson from her head, no longer in peril of burning her skin as the sun lowered. His gaze flicked down to the pretty yellow hat as a few more of its feathers detached themselves and fluttered to the ground. His wicked eyebrow flicked up briefly, and then his expression returned to deadpan.
“I owe you an apology.”
Silence filled the gap until she huffed out a breath and tried again.
“You’ve been conspicuous by your absence lately. People are missing you and I feel…responsible.” Embarrassment coursed through her. She had no idea she would have to try so hard to reach him. Convinced she simply needed to see him again for everything to be all right, it came as a debasing shock to realize he had indeed been avoiding her.
She tried to keep her hands still, but her fingers seemed to have a mind of their own, twisting around the brim of her new hat. She saw his gaze flick down to stare at them and forced herself to drop them back down to her sides, holding her hat in one hand, aware of the shedding of yet more bright feathers. His attention centered on her again as she gave a small cough.
“The other night, when we…” She blew out a disgusted breath at her painful reticence. She was supposed to be the mature one here. “…when we had sex. I thought it was mutual. I know I took the lead and did all the seducing, but maybe I didn’t take into consideration you weren’t interested—you seemed interested at the time, you…” She swallowed a heavy lump in her throat.





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22 comments:

  1. lily for the smell

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. I love lilies. They have such an amazing smell. Thank you for dropping by.

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

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  3. Kanzan blossom. Remind me of Peonies (my favourite flowers) :)

    shona.mchugh06@gmail.com

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  4. I love peonies, such an old fashioned flower. Thank you for dropping by and good luck

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  5. Citrus blooms. I love spring when my Lemon and Grapefruit bloom, the bees polinating and the sweet smell, then the blossoms drop off for the fruit to grow. Nature is amazing.

    Kris Linehan
    simondex68@gmail dot com

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    1. I am always enthralled at nature processes. Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Lilacs... I love the smell and I think they're beautiful. I just learned today they come in a yellow color, too. I can't wait to get one.

    Loved the excerpt, by the way.

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    1. I didn't know about yellow - I'm going to look that up. We have alot of lilac here and with the very wet weather, it's self-set all over the garden. Thanks for dropping by. Good luck.

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  7. Cherry Blossoms, because they are very pretty. =)

    Thank you for this giveaway! =)

    I hope you have a great week!

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you for visiting. We have a new cherry tree in our orchard this year and are hoping for great things. Pretty blossom, I agree.

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  8. Magnolia for me. The white, pink tinged blossom is so beautiful and ethereal and a true sign of spring and more precious as it only lasts a short time. Tinawilliams1@outlook.com ot tinawilliams1@ntlworld.com

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  9. Thank you so much for dropping by. The more I hear, the more I realise I love all these blossoms. I used to have a lovely Magnolia, but there isn't one in my new garden - I need to get one. Good luck

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  10. I look forward to the Iris coming up every year, they smell so good! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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    1. I love iris. We brought some with us from our last house, but I think it won't be until next year that we see them now. Thank you for commenting and good luck

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  11. My favorite spring blossom is the iris. I have some lavender ones on the side of my house right now.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I love finding new authors to read. Fingers crossed to win.

    Happy Spring!

    skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment. Good luck with the competition.

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  12. i love lily's they have very pretty colors, badboatygirl@gmail.com thank you

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    1. They certainly do. I love them in the house, their scent is so pungent. Thank you and good luck.

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  13. My favorite spring blossom is the hyacinth because of its beautiful fragrance. Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy Spring!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I love hyacinth, but I am highly allergic to their bulbs. I cannot touch them at all they make me come out in a terrible rash. I buy them ready planted as the actual flower doesn't affect me. Thanks for dropping in and good luck

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