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Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop!
March 20-23

Here in Michigan I'm really saying we need to fling into spring fast because all this snow and cold weather is really getting me down.  When I think spring, I picture blooming flowers and green grass but out my window this morning, a fresh coating of snow.  Really?   I think our seasons are confused lol, shifting somehow because the way Michigan is going, we won't see green grass till June!  I just realized I still have winter on my website too so I think that will get a spring overhaul today too!

Don't forget to visit the rafflecopter below too because there are some awesome prizes for this hop !!

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

1 Kindle Fire (Donated by Blushing Books)
1 $75 Amazon (or B&N) Gift Card
1 $25 Starbucks Gift Card (Donated by Sue Lyndon)
1 $25 Blushing Books Gift Card (Donated by Patty Devlin)
1 $25 Loose Id Gift Card (Donated by Cara Bristol)

And, in keeping with hoping Spring comes soon, I am going to give away a spring goodie bag and an ecopy of an anthology I have a story in.

Summer Shorts Anthology

Excerpt from Surf's Up:
Kylee couldn‟t take much more of watching this poor guy wipe out every time he stood up. It just looked painful. She didn‟t know how to surf herself but after watching him, she wasn‟t about to try either. Even if she did know how, she wouldn‟t help. She was hiding out at her Grammy‟s winter home on the gulf coast for a reason; mending a broken heart, not meeting another guy. Technically she was over Roger. There was really nothing left to get over so it was hardly a breakup. They hadn‟t seen much of each other the last couple months. His secretary was way more accommodating to his, ah…needs anyway. Kylee had always been good with numbers which made her good at her job but it also made Roger think she could do his job too.
 He was dating her to use her. She needed someone more her own speed, a guy more lively and self thinking; someone to let her be herself—if one of those even existed. This would most definitely be the last flip today—she felt a bit like a lobster at this point. She didn‟t get to do much sunbathing in Michigan what with the long winters and her day job. If anything, she had to go to a fake n‟ bake to get some color. She wanted to savor this little slice of heaven as long as she could. If there weren‟t so many people around she would have lain nude, no tan lines that way.
For the love of Pete, there she went again, flipping over for the opposite side of her body. Without his glasses he couldn‟t be totally sure but both sides looked equally as tempting from his vantage point. Ugh…time to call it a day. She was gonna be the death of him. No way would he ever make any progress when all he could focus on was her. He‟d be on vacation for several more days yet so maybe he‟d have better luck tomorrow. Worse came to worse, he could always pay for lessons. Might be considered cheating to some but he would still be achieving the ultimate goal and he was okay with that.
After washing up on shore, too tired to paddle out again, Benji grabbed his sandals and the towel he‟d wrapped them in to hide his keys and he muscled his board to the rented pickup. The beach access he‟d found was only a block from his brother‟s condo where he was staying and he remembered seeing a pub somewhere around where he could probably get some food. He wasn‟t in the mood to cook- not that there was anything to make anyway. His brother hadn‟t stocked up before he left for vacation with his fianc√©. Zach and Kelly would still be gone when Benji headed back to Michigan next week so no point in getting a bunch of stuff to leave there either.

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  1. Book looks great i understand from Michigan as well i hate the winter and spring all it does is rain so i feel your pain.

  2. This has been a long winter, and continues to be winter here in NJ. We'll get a day or two of warmth that helps melt the snow, then it's back to freezing and windy. Last night we had out first thunderstorm, but I notice the snow is still outside, so it can't be that warm. This winter's mix of heavy snow, freezing temps and sleet made hiking impossible. So Jess and I are really looking forward to getting out in the woods soon.

  3. Texas is bipolar, some days we get the right kind of weather. Sending warm thoughts your way!


  4. Southwest Florida girl here!!! Just waiting on the Gulf to warm up a little and then it's beach days ahead :)

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  5. I live in Georgia and we go back and forth and also have yellow pollen everywhere for some time.

  6. I am lucky to line in the midsouth its beginnng to warm up now. cathybrockmanromance

  7. here is California spring is just a few days then it will fill like summer.and we really could yous the rain.
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

  8. My favorite thing about spring is the grass getting greener & the blooming flowers! Hope things warm up for you soon! I'm in Massachusetts & it's still a bit cold here,... and then we get thrown a day where it's almost 60 & then the next day it's right back to the 20's/teens! ugh!! =(

    Thanks for the book excerpt, it looks like a great read!! And thank you for having this giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  9. I from Chicago so I feel your pain. The other day it got up to 43° and honest to God I was giddy. That was a definite sign that this winter has made me cuckoo. Some of my favorite signs of Spring are when you see the green grass shoots coming out of the cold ground and then looking in my garden and seeing my flowers start to bloom with their myriad of colors. Thank you for participating in the Hop. I love "meeting" new authors.

  10. I live in colorado so I no!! We love the lake so waiting for warm weather!! ♥ your books look great thank u

  11. I live in Florida where there is no Spring just "Hot" and "Hella Hot"…but I like the longer days!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Oh I love winter...I am sad to see all the snow melt!



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