Authors/Writers, contest

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

                                  April 7th – April 16th 2014

10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!

Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

joy dent, darcy flynn, authors in bloom blog hop, dianne venneta

How it will work:

Authors participating will post their giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both on their website, beginning April 7th and leaving their contest open through the 16th. You will have 10 days to enter each individual author contest and then submit your entry for the grand prize!! To WIN the GRAND PRIZE, you MUST visit EACH and EVERY author on the hop.

GRAND PRIZE: Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a $25 gift card for the same.

SECOND PRIZE: $25 gift card.

My winner, (continental US, only) will receive an autographed copy of my sweet contemporary romance, Keeper of My Heart and some cool swag.

My Winner, (outside the continental US,) will receive their choice of one of my e-books.

Sealed With a Kiss  –  Keeper of My HeartRogue’s Son


1. LEAVE A COMMENT. Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the comment section so we can contact you if you win!

2. SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER.  Just click on the words, Darcy’s Newsletter, in the side bar at the right. It’ll take you to the sign up page. 🙂

3. LIKE my Facebook AUTHOR PAGE.

That’s it!

Have fun!


                                      How do you go from this?

darcy flynn, joy dent,

                                                    . . . to this?

darcy flynn, joy dent,                          It’s easy. 🙂 And I didn’t plant a thing!

Okay, here’s what you need!

1. A one or two-hook hanging bird feeder. (I use the kind that sticks in the ground and hang two cylinder feeders off of it.

2. Wild bird seed – a mix of mostly sunflower seeds

Then: Put the hanging bird feeder in your garden or flower bed. Needs mostly sun. Fill the bird feeders with bird seed.

That’s it. Now sit back and enjoy the variety of birds that’ll come to your feeder. Seeds will naturally drop to the ground, germinate and soon little green shoots will appear. The sunflower seeds are fast growers and you’ll have these beautiful flowers through the fall. I do this every year and am rewarded with this glorious abundance of small sunflowers.


Follow This link to get to the other sites! The list of authors will be at the bottom of Dianne’s Page!



33 thoughts on “Authors in Bloom Blog Hop”

    1. Sam, it is easy, isn’t it? I love to garden but I realize there are many who don’t, so now there’s no excuse! LOL
      So happy you enjoyed Rogue’s Son! My next book is finished and is now with my editor and I’m working on the cover right now, as well. 🙂 I’ll be announcing the release date, soon! 🙂

    1. Leslie, I’ve heard of that and should try it because I usually end of ruining my nails! 🙂 I keep a bar of soap near my main hose and so that’ll be an easy tip for me to apply! Thanks!

  1. My mom always has flowers around her bird feeders too 🙂
    Last year I grab the wrong kind of sunflower and my plants were over 7 feet tall! My kids thought it was the greatest thing ever lol

  2. Thank you for sharing your tips with us! =)

    I signed up for your newsletter & Liked your Facebook page.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I hope you have a great day! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  3. Wow! Your sunflowers are gorgeous! I get a few sprouts around the bird feeder, but they never get very big. Probably not enough water in that part of the garden and the soil is pretty sandy. I do plant sunflowers purposefully, though, along the shed and they can get pretty tall! 🙂

    cchant86 @

  4. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    WordPress: BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Hyatt

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