I have a confession to make. Spring is my least favorite season. Sure I love warm days filled with flowers as much as the next person, it’s just not my personal favorite. I’m an autumn girl at heart. The rich colors of fall as the leaves turn the from emerald green to ruby red, roaring fires to roast marshmallows over, the crisp smell in the night air, the need to start running the fire place at night—that’s more my preference. I also love the extremes of winter with everything coated in glittery white snow, and the baking heat of summer, filled with endless glasses of iced tea and the scent of BBQ in the air.
Part of it may be that I live in New England. We have amazing fall leaves, sparkling icy winters and summer heat that makes it seem unthinkable that a snow flake ever fell. For us spring is known, affectionately, as “mud season”. Tons of rain. Melt off of the steep piles of snow left behind by winter. It’s messy. It’s buggy. The only thing I like about it is the sense that it’s ushering in a new beginning. New beginnings are always exciting to me. They’re filled with hope and promise. New years. First days of school. Or the spark of a new relationship.
My next release, an erotic romance titled Marry Me, is all about new beginnings. The characters are both pretty convinced that they’ll never fall in love again, until they meet each other. Together they begin again. I love that, and for that reason I’m glad I have a spring release date for this book. It fits. And it’s a reason for me to like spring a little bit more than usual this year.
So, it’s your turn to confess, what’s your LEAST favorite season? Leave your comment below and you’ll have a chance to win not only a digital copy of Marry Me (which is due out in May/June 2012) but also your choice of my previous titles (Always You or Long-Distance Lovers). Winner will be selected using random.org on 4/30. Please fill out the form at the end of this post.
Long Distance Lovers Blurb:
British musician Tim Wentworth trades his London flat for an apartment in NYC so he can record with a promising American band, but he arrives in Manhattan to learn the gig has been canceled. With no job and a two-month stay in the States, he wonders if the trip has been a waste of time, until he meets charming and talented jewelry designer Jenna Bradford.
Unlike the groupies who throw themselves at Tim after shows, Jenna couldn’t be less impressed by his music credentials. Bad experiences have led her to have a strict “no musicians” policy. But when Tim rescues Jenna from an obnoxious drunk, she bends her rules and they embark on a sensuous courtship filled with steamy, passionate nights and intense, unexpected emotions. While they try to find a way to prolong their time together, a family tragedy forces Tim to return to England. Jenna and Tim must each decide how far they’re willing to go to see if their whirlwind romance can lead to a lifetime of love