Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Spring!

I know, I know! If you live in the Northeast at all, you're making nasty gestures about now. Spring? But Mother Nature just dumped two inches of snow on us! Arrgh!

Despite it all, Spring has arrived. Mother Nature can pull all the pranks she likes but it won't stop the temps from finally warming, the robins and the hummingbirds and the butterflies from returning.

March 20 is the official first day of Spring! To celebrate, I'm part of the Rites of Spring blog hop.  Thanks to Jessica E. Subject and Heather Long for putting it all together.

First anythings in a relationship can be so magical. For immortals, in more ways than one! For Death and Azrael, it took an eternity (well, almost) to finally have a first one-on-one conversation. Both so busy with their duties as soul gatherer and patron angel of the dead and dying, they never bothered to look past the other's exterior.

Not until Azrael's promotion put them in daily contact did he work up the nerve to ask her out for a drink at The Nethers, the inter-realm bar. He'd always had a thing for her - at a distance. Once he got up-close-and-personal, he was smitten forever.

Death always assumed because Azrael took his duties so seriously, and never took time to have fun, that he was a stuffed shirt. She mistook his shyness for aloofness, his professionalism for coldness.Their first personal conversation revealed a much different male than the persona he projected. It shattered all her assumptions. Once the walls between them came down, they saw each other for who they truly were. Just like mortals, all they needed to do was open up and communicate.


Winner's choice of either of my two 1NS releases:
- Tonight You Belong to Me (contemporary)

To enter: Leave a comment telling me what you love most about spring! Be sure to include your email address.


Kindle Fire (international)

$50 Amazon.com gift certificate

To enter: All you have to do is sign in (through Facebook or your email) to the link below (or if it's not showing, click here), and press the green enter button after you comment. That's it! Easy peasy - do that and you're entered.

Find the rest of the participants here:

http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=10037" a Rafflecopter giveaway target="_blank">Click here to find the rest of the participants in the Rites of Spring blog hop!
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a63a7d14/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


DMS said...

I love seeing everything blossom a little at a time. I try to take notice every day and pay attention to the little changes. I keep thinking it would be fun to do a time lapse video- but so far it has all been in my mind. Every day the world gets a little brighter.

For now- I am waiting for the snow to melt. :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

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Yolanda Renee said...

I come alive in the Spring! The green, the buds, the flowers, the sunshine, what isn't to love about Spring? And yes, falling in love all over again is the absolute best!

My favorite season, and all winter I count the days!

Nikki said...

Everything blooming and the warm weather rolling in! I love it1!!


Kaye Manro said...

Spring is a fantastic season. Even though the winter is holding on too long this year.

Heather Long said...

Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop

J Q Rose said...

I had to snicker at Death taking his work so seriously. Quite an intriguing story. Best wishes!

J.Q. Rose
jqrose02 at gmail dot com

Lisa J said...

It's great when the snow melts and the flowers start blooming. I'm just looking forward to some warm weather.

laurie said...

It's great when the snow melts and the flowers start blooming. I'm just looking forward to some warm weather.

Danielle Hoover said...

Stopping my for the hop! Thanks mikiajanai@yahoo.com

Lorrie said...

Most will say you can't smell spring in the air. I can. It seems the wind changes and brings a freshness that smells of new beginnings, new life. I wish it would stay spring all year round.

I read Death is a Bitch. A great story Cate. I enjoyed it immensely, as I have many of your other stories. Keep them coming.

Jean MP said...

Love seeing the blubs blooming, everything turning green.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

First day of spring and we're to be really cold the next few days. So weird!

Shelly Hammond said...

Ha, that book description is excellent and certainly one that I want to read! I am going to check out all the others as well when I finish typing this.
Oh the silly snow. It got me here as well for this fine spring day :| Well, maybe we will get a longer break before winter comes back? (It's a nice thought at least!)
My very favorite thing about spring is opening up the windows again. I am starting to miss the fresh air!
Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and happy spring everyone!
Shelly H.

L VanHorn said...

Your books sound excellent!

I love all of the possibilities of spring, like starting fresh all over again.

lilly vanhorn (at) gmail (dot) com

veRONIca said...

I love the warm weather and being able to go out and cycle again


Natasha D said...

I love the nice weather!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Missie1 said...

My favorite part of spring is finally getting warm weather and getting out of the house. I read both excerpts for your 1NS books. They both sound so delish. I have to admit though I am a Knight in shining armor type of gal...hehe So If I'd win I'd love to have "A Hard Day's Knight". Thanks for the giveaway & hop
Missie Jones
missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

magic5905 said...

I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Elf2060 said...

I love the mild weather and seeing the promise of new growth everywhere.

Thanks for the giveaway.

elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

Mary Frances Roya said...

I love Spring because of the flowers. Love planting them and watching them bloom.

Thanks for being in the blog hop.

Sheri Vidal said...

I love flowers! And the way the birds are out more.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

celina k said...

I absolutely love springtime! The flowers, the weather, the smells and colors, I love all of it.

dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

Swordlily said...

I love the smell of the spring, the green grass starting to show up and the brighter colors people wear :)

susanmp said...

I love that it is warmer and that the flowers are blooming.

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Catherine Lee said...

When I think Spring, I think of the haze of yellow pollen covering EVERYTHING (including the cats), seasonal allergies, tourists, crowds at my favorite restaurants, traffic jams, resuming pay-for-parking at the beach, even mosquitoes. It's not my favorite season! BUT, I do love the beautiful blooming forsythia, azaleas, cherry and pear trees.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Tina B said...

I live in SW Florida, so we don't really get Spring here. When I lived up north, I really enjoyed the warmth and the blossoming flowers. :)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
trb0917 at gmail.com