Camping Season is Here! Have You Made Reservations?

Welcome to the Spring ‘Tastic Blog Tour. Thanks for stopping by! At the bottom of this post are links for visiting the other blogs and info on the grand prize.  So sit back and learn why you should be camping!

It’s here, finally here. I’ve looked forward all winter to packing up the fifth wheel and camping!  Yes, we have to de-winterize it first, details, details. LOL I love the scent of a campfire, roasting marshmallows, s’mores, and steaks cooked on an open campfire are the best.  Don’t you think?

Hiking, kayaking, relaxing, unwinding from the daily routine of life and napping, oh yes, napping is a must when camping. The fresh mountain air wafting over you in the comfy lounge chair in front of the fifth wheel, trailer or tent, nothing better.  Relaxing with a good book after a nice hike is a great way to hit the reset button on the stressors in your world.  Many an idea for my books I attribute to camping trips.  What do I write? Paranormal Romance, thanks for asking. My fifth book, A Warlock’s Secrets releases June 14, 2017, it’s second in the Demon’s Witch Series, and one you’ll want to take camping. For a list of all my books, click here.   Now back to your regularly scheduled post.

Sleep may come a little easier in the fresh mountain air and under the starry skies.  A new report from the University of Colorado (yep, I live in Colorado) backs up what I’ve known all along. Camping is good for you!  Even a weekend trip, can make a difference in the rise and fall of the hormone melatonin which regulates our biological clock. Couple that with spending quality time with family, friends and pets (yep, our dog, parrot, and box turtle go camping too) and you have a recipe for recharging your mental and physical batteries.  We spend our weekends camping as often as possible from spring through fall, when the honey-do list allows. Heck, sometimes when it doesn’t. LOL

According to Kenneth P. Wright, a sleep researcher and author of a study published in the journal Cell, “Living in our modern environments can significantly delay our circadian timing, and late circadian timing is associated with many health consequences.” Gotta go camping for my health!

Okay, enough with the scientific stuff. I’ve given you plenty of reasons to get out there and enjoy nature. What are you waiting for?  Fresh mountain air, wildlife, kayaking, hiking & biking trails are calling you.

Where you ask? Let’s start with the fantastic National Parks,  https://www.nps.gov/index.htm. Rocky Mountain National is a favorite of ours as are Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and several others. Then you have the wonderful Colorado State Parks, http://cpw.state.co.us/   Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and Mueller State Park are just a few of our favorites.  Come play outside and take a gook book with you!

Here is a sneak peek at my upcoming book, A Warlock’s Secrets, releasing June 14th, second book in Demon’s Witch Series. 

Years ago a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven, turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps to a profession shrouded in secrets. Now his skills as an enforcer for the Demon Overlord are second to none. But dangerous secrets he harbors are a liability he can no longer afford.

A chance meeting with a woman he finds irresistible flips Tristian’s world upside down. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own. Bad boys never appealed to her until Tristian, who changes everything. In his darkest hours she is dragged into his magical world. If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock? Or will their secrets destroy them?

If you haven’t read the book that started it all, A Demon’s Witch, its available at Amazon.com, KoboThe Wild Rose Press. and Barnes & Noble. Then watch for A Warlock’s Secrets, June 14th, pre-orders coming soon!

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Valentine’s Day – Hearts Abound!

Magic hearts

This week I am joining the Awesome Bewitching Authors Valentine Hop February 6 – 14th.  Lots of giveaways, and a chance to win $50.00 GC in the Rafflecopter below.  Don’t forget to enter!

What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s Day?  A romantic getaway? A dozen long-stemmed roses in her favorite color? Jewelry, you know diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

What about the everyday love.  Day in and day out you and your significant other forge a bond together.  Through hard times, no one escapes these.  Great times, there are always a number of these. And regular comfortable times when it’s enough to watch a football game, enjoy a movie and popcorn with your best friend and soul mate.

Sometimes I wonder if all the hype on Valentine’s day wouldn’t best be served with a moment of reflection on that person that makes you happy and what special thing would hearts backgroundreturn the favor.  Don’t get me wrong, candy, cards and flowers are nice, but when they are all gone, that special moment you created will last forever.

Keep reading for a chance at my giveaway.

A few fun Valentine’s Day Facts.

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

Did you know that approximately one billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.  Ok, I admit that I’m one of those people. But your pet’s unconditional love everyday of the year is worth it.  Don’t you think?IMG_0241

Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes are favorite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day.

As you know, I am a paranormal romance and cozy mystery writer    For me crafting a romance is all about RESPECT, TRUST and LOVE, always with a touch of magic. I want to create a memorable love story with spice and adventure.  Characters that will grab hold of your heart and hang on long after you’ve read the last word and closed the book with a satisfied sigh, sorry to see the story end.

This year will see my fifth book published, A Warlock’s Secrets, second in my Demon’s Witch series. My romance novels spin adventures of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.

perf5.000x8.000.indd40% off sale.  Limited time! Looking for a fun and flirty romance for this Valentine’s Day, try Charm Me, my Candy Hearts Romance. Sparks fly when a retired Navy SEAL, Devlin Sawyer who now owns a state of the art gun club meets  Summer Riley, a yoga instructor.  She signs up for a women’s gun class but gets more than she bargains for.  Their attraction is immediate, but both have dark secrets they’d rather not share. Will love find a way on Valentine’s Day?  40% Off at The Wild Rose Press

For a chance to win an e-book of one of my books, your choice, leave a comment about your best Valentine’s Day. UPDATE, Judith Sterling is the winner of an ecopy of A Witch’s Journey!

Now hop on over to the other Awesome Bewitching Authors sites listed below.  Have Fun!

 

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1. The Perfect Time For Love ~ Casi McLean 2. Spunk & Hunks ~ Anna Durand
3. Love in the Month of February ~ Mary Morgan 4. Love Potions and Charms ~ Sorchia Dubois
5. He said he wasn’t the romantic kind of guy, but… ~ Peggy Jaeger 6. Love and War ~ Gini Rifkin
7. Sexy Chocolate Cakes ~ Kayden Claremont 8. 50 Great Date Ideas ~ Devon Mckay
9. Hearts Abound ~ Tena Stetler 10. Love Every Day ~ Darlene Fredette
11. Importance of Valentines Day ~ Maureen Bonatch 12. Souls Forever Bound ~ Judith Sterling
13. Mysterious Origins of Valentine’s Day ~ Barbara Bettis 14. A Romantic Valentine Dinner ~ Jana Richards
15. Steamy Romance Meets Spooky Suspense ~ Kathryn Knight 16. Book Bling ~ Elizabeth Alsobrooks
17. Sweet Romances ~ Katherine McDermott 18. Historical Heartbeats ~ Brenda B. Taylor
19. An Awesome Bewitching Author Valentines Day ~ Lisa Voisin 20. Idea City ~ Kitsy Clare/Catherine Stine
21. Welcome to the ABA Valentine Hop ~ Linda Nightingale 22. Bridie Hall YA Author ~ Bridie Hall
23. A Time For Love Valentine Blog Hop ~ Amber Daulton 24. ‘Out Of This World’ Romance ~ Hywela Lyn
25. Time Travel For Love ~ Karen Michelle Nutt 26. Valentine’s Day – A Family Tradition ~ Holland Rae
27. Historical Heartbeats

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