Friday, November 09, 2012

Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop


Autumn is one of my favorite seasons for a multitude of reasons.

The first reason I like Autumn has to do with the colors. The rich browns and reds and vibrant yellows and oranges of the leaves changing colors. Even the dying grasses turning pale green and tan make a wonderful contrast to the bright bushes and falling leaves.

The crisp air making my nose cold and giving me a reason to wear my snugly sweatshirts is another reason Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Along with the crisp air come the nose tingling aromas of fermenting apples and burning firewood.  

The crisp days and cold nights along with wind, rain, and some snow make perfect ambiance for writing and reading. This Fall I'm working on the second book of my Isabella Mumphrey action adventure series. The first book came out in August. Secrets of a Mayan Moon. The book is set in the Guatemalan jungle so there wasn't a chance to use any "Autumn ambiance" in the book. But it is a steamy jungle read that could warm the cool Autumn nights and days.  

Blurb:


Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.



Secrets of a Mayan Moon is available at Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords


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!

The prize to someone who comments on this blog is one of my books and other goodies.

You can find all the participating authors here: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

48 comments:

squiresj said...

Today is a very special day. My first born daughter turns 32. Where have the years gone. Now I have a grandson by her and another grandson due Jan. 3rd. I would not miss coming to your blog and you know that. God Bless.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

squiresj said...

I would have entered everyone but already discouraged - most are ebooks. I don't do ebooks. I read print books, review them, and share them.
Sorry
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Mydurango618 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!

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laurie said...

fantastic blog hop! and i loved looking around your blog...first time here!

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Paty Jager said...

squiresj, I'm glad you stopped in here. Congratulations on your daughter's birthday and your grandsons!

Angelheart, I like the way you think! ;0)

Roxy Boroughs said...

I find the Mayan culture fascinating and have several texts on the subject. What drew you to it?

Paty Jager said...

Hi Laurie. Glad you stopped in.

Hi Roxy, We briefly studied the Central and South American natives in school and when I decided to write an action adventure book and set it in Central America with an anthropologist as the heroine I thought it would be a good way to learn more about the Maya.

Allyson said...

I love autumn, the colors, the weather( actually I' m on the porch now while my little boy is playing in the leaves:)), I love romance books that curl up with a coxy blanket and nice hot cup of coffee and get lost in( even better when I get so caught up I can't put it down:)) I love how excited he got about halloween, the pumpkin patches, the fairs! Getting ready for the holidays, the wonderful food and smells! Ok I'm stopping now:) Your book sounds excellent! Hope you enjoy your weekend and Happy Holidays!
allysonbrann06@yahoo.com

Paty Jager said...

Allyson, Thank you for stopping in and giving me a brief walk in a fall filled with colorful leaves!

kipha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
The book sounds interesting, especially being undercovers and all. Get it?? LOL

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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!

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BLHmistress said...

I love watching leaves change, drinking hot cocoa and football.

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Paty Jager said...

kipha, I like your pun! LOL

Veronika, Thanks for participating in the hop.

Hi BLH, those are all great autumn activities.

Alyson LaBarge said...

Fall? I love it because it gets cooler meaning more time by the fireplace snuggling and cuddling!

Thanks for the giveaway!

3girlzmama at gmail.com

Caroline Clemmons said...

Paty, don't forget you're on my blog Wednesday, Nov. 14th. Great tour. Hope you sell a gazillion books. Like you blogsite's new look.

Paty Jager said...

Hi Alyson, that is a great reason to like Fall!

I'll be there, Caroline!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Your story sounds great. We always love the history channel where they explore these artifacts. How exciting your plot sounds. Good luck with lots of sales.

mlurso@comcast.net

laura troxel said...

Love the blog hop. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Paty! Didn't know you were doing a blog hop in addition to a tour. Wow, you must be swirling like the leaves dropping off the trees! Hope you generate lots of excitement for your new book!

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!

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I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

Elie said...

I love reading about things that go bump in the night (with a touch of romance) this time of year. thanks for the fun!

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Natasha said...

I love the cooler weather, all the pumpkin stuff and Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Eva said...

It’s my favorite season, I love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Cassandra said...

My favorite things about autumn are the crisp clean air, the changing of the leaves, and just how wonderful this time of year is :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Urb said...

I love autumn leave and curling up with a good book, too. Wish I had a fireplace!

Thanks for the excerpt and for participating in the blog hop.

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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.

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JanD said...

I like fall for the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
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Mer said...

That sounds like a great autumn read--I like to read about colorful far away places while stuck indoors on a grey day.

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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

Ingeborg said...

Love the cooler weather.

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Joy said...

Thanks for the great hop.
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Tessa said...

i love autumn and even more with a bloghop like this. So many fabulous authors. Thanks so much for participating!
tessa.bamberg@kolumbus.fi

Jo said...

Thanks for being in the hop! I've never really lived anywhere (like the Guatamalen jungle) where there aren't distinct seasons - I think I would miss the crispness of autumn - and the apple cider donuts!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Catherine Lee said...

I love everything about Fall--the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch (of the cool air). I especially love that the tourists are gone from my area, the lovely deserted beaches, and "sweater weather." I am the queen of sweater twin sets!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Liese2 said...

The book sounds great!
I love the cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves in the autumn.
Thanks for the chance!
sqwalker2@gmail.com

Nay Nay said...

My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. 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

Kaci Verdun said...

I love the 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

Miriam Whitewolf said...

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

Paty Jager said...

Wow! I run off to help a fellow writer with her Book Launch and look at all the guests I have! Fun! Fun! Thank you everyone for stopping in and your kind comments about Secrets of a Mayan Moon.

donnas said...

Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

SheriV said...

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

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Beckey said...

Thanks for sharing the blurb on the book, sounds like it'll be an interesting great read..
First time here
I like the warm colors that the leaves have during autumn, also...

BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

joye said...

Your book sounds really good. Thanks for the blog hop
JWIsley (at)aol(dot)com

Carla said...

Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can't do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.
planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

kittyb78 said...

Great excerpt!

I love the vibrant colors, cooler temps, and pumpkin pie. :)
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LisaRayns said...

I love the colors in Autumn! Thanks for the giveaway!
lisarayns at gmail dot com

Paty Jager said...

I'm enjoying hearing all the reasons you all love Autumn!

Shar Simms said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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