Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop: November 9-12th!



What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? What about reading? Do you think it's a good subject to read? Tell us your favorite Autumn stories!  Starting on Friday and ending on Nov 12th, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about Autumn!!!!

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

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 (US ONLY): A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Check out my giveaway, then use this link to get hopping to other sites!


What do I love about Autumn?
I love hanging out with my boys!

I love picking apples!

I love pumpkins!

I love football!

I love leaves!!!


And then after a long day of playing in the cool, crisp air with the lovely men in my life...

I like to cuddle up with a good book! I love cozy books...the book I loved curling up with this fall was....



Mare's NestMy review: First I am going to start by saying that I love Lesley Kagen, as a person and as an author. There is an authenticity to her writing that few can rival. She writes stories that grab your heart and keeps you turning pages. She has a talent that cannot be ignored.

Kagen opens herself up in her newest novel Mare's Nest. Mare's Nest is based on a true story that captures not only the complexities of mother/daughter relationships, but also a mothers desire to give to her child an experience better than her own. This story is really a universal story about parents undying love for their children. About every parent wanting what is best for their children, trying to avoid making the same mistakes their parents made. The Mare's Nest is simply...love.

Annie Bellamy is determined to do better than her parent did. Annie saw her childhood ruined by bankruptcy and her parents dissolved marriage, both due to horses. Although Annie loved horses she was going to shelter her daughter from the evils that horse world contains. She was not going to let her daughter Teddy ride. Period. But then Teddy fell in love with horses, just like Annie did years before. Annie tried to hang tough and keep to her no riding policy, but her desire to give her daughter the world quickly dissolved her resolve. Teddy was talented, she was in love with all things horses and was going to ride. If only the story was so trouble-free and happy. With villains, shameful horse practices, disappointments and heartbreaks this novel takes you on a journey of love, friendship and recovery. With Kagen's brilliant voice and great dialogue you find yourself once again engrossed in an amazing, well written story that is both emotional and exciting. Do not pass up reading this 5 STAR novel.



I am giving away a $10 gift card to Amazon in hopes you will pick up this fabulous book for yourself!

WINNER IS MARY ANN W.  entry #1, please email me at mrsmommybooknerdsbookreviews@gmail.com within 24 hours to claim your prize!

53 comments:

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  2. I forgot to add that I love hot apple cider and a great mystery!!!!

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  3. Autumn is my FAVORITE time of year!! My son was born in October, and our wedding anniversary is September! Plus it means the holidays are coming, which I just love so much!! Definitely the best season, by far! :)

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  4. I love pumpkin picking and apple picking in the fall, but I don't love the cold weather.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    I love the autumn!! Favorite season out of the 4. Love the changing of the leaves and the beautiful colors. The smells and freshness of the air...just refreshing!

    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. I love the changing colors of the leaves and having hot chocolate.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  8. 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!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. 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!

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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  10. I love to watch the leaves change color, football, hot cocoa and snuggling close with the one I love.

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Mare's Nest sounds like an interesting book - thanks for sharing. Love the colors in the fall and the cooler weather. Wish it lasted longer where we live! :-) sletten at paulbunyan dot net

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  12. I love mother nature's fire works the changing of the Leaves. And it's the season for those crazy leaf peepers. DebP
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  13. I love the changing colors and campfires and roasting marshmallows with my family and friends.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  14. 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

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.

    freshmankay[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. I love the weather because it's not so cold :)
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  17. 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

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  18. Autumn is always cold and wet over here, so what I like the best about it is my birthday:) It's next week!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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

    thanks for the fun!
    zenfoxflower ATyahooDOTcom

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  20. Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

    Sassychassy333@gmail.com

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  21. I love sweaters!

    songbird72180@aol.com

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  22. 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!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  23. I love the changing colors, cooler weather, and holiday treats!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I love the family time and holidays associated with autumn.

    mrs.hildebrand AT gmail.com

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  25. I love the cooler weather after a very hot summer.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@gmail.com

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  27. Hot chocolate and cold walks at night

    josiehink122026@gmail.com

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  28. I love the change of seasons, each one brings on new activities and familiar rituals.

    mreauow at gmail dot com

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!! My favourite thing about Autumn is the cooler tempertaures! jenni_bearz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book...great timing for a hop, as I'm finding lots of additions to my to read list!
    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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  31. Love the cooler weather.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  32. I love the leaves turning beautiful colors and the cooler weather :)
    Lacey T
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I love the fashion, the colors and the cool weather.

    bedsidelight at gmail dot com

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  34. I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful fall colors of the leaves and the excuse to stay indoors and read ;)

    Vanna.smythe@gmail.com

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  35. I love the leaves and the cooler weather. I love oak trees, and watching them change is lovely. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  36. Apple cider donuts from Linvilla Orchards - especially when they are hot!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. I love the fall because of the football games and tailgating! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to wina great giveaway!
    kacidesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    kacidesigns@yahoo.com

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  38. The changing leaves and the cooler weather.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

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

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  40. Beautiful photos of the children and husband. And beautiful review. I'm another blog host just checking out the other hosts.

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  41. There is several reason I like this season
    Pumpkins are in season
    Changing colors of the leaves
    & the upcoming holidays, seeing family that I only see at that time

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  42. I love the leaves changing colors as well as the cooler temps.
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

    thank you for the giveaway
    Tanya @kindlehooked

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

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  44. I love the cool weather and that I get to break out my comfy sweaters and fleece PJs. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  45. Everything pumpkiny to eat and drink! And trick or treating with my 3 boys! Who this year 5 year old was Batman and my 23 month old twins were things 1&2!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

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  46. 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

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  47. Autumn is like a cool, smooch on the cheek from Mother Nature, with a promise that spring will come again. It allows you express a gentle goodbye to summer. Autumn is riotous collage of red, orange and golden leaves floating, blowing, crunching everywhere in a kaleidoscope of intense of color. It’s the scent of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon in the air. Pumpkin bread. Succulent turkey. The taste of tangy crimson cranberry sauce.

    Autumn is the time to curl up with a good “who done it” book. Or maybe with a tender romance, or a powerful supernatural with the hard chiseled Vampire lead, I love all genres. It’s moving from the porch swing or from the window seat, relocating to my just “Febrezed” antiquated recliner that creaks and groans like my knees and back every time I sit in it. Fall is the lazy season of life.

    I want to thank all those who made the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop a success and also for the opportunity to discover new authors. Thank you!

    Gail djgandyfan@gmail.com

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

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  49. Golden Red beauty of Nature. Pumpkin to cook! :)

    Thanks,
    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

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  50. My favorite thing about Autumn is the holidays. Thanksgiving for the food, family, friends, shopping and the football. :)
    I love your pictures! ;)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  51. This time of the year is all about family for me. It's about eating pie with my husband and decorating the house with my kids. It's about choose gifts for family and writing Christmas cards. It's about bonding and creating lasting memories.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

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  52. Great hop! Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  53. Great Post, loved it will be waiting for your future posts,the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up!


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