Authors/Writers, giveaway

Spring For Love Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 darcy flynn, joy dent, cynthia gail Soul Mate Publishing Author’s             Spring For Love Blog Hop!

With a Rafflecopter giveaway and twenty-six participating authors!


Spring! I absolutely love it! I think of my mother, who taught me how to garden anddarcy flynn, joy dent, strawberry pots how to prepare the soil. Peat moss and pretty garden gloves shared equal space on her garden bench. I owe my passion for gardening to both my parents. My father taught me how to grow vegetables, but the flowers, the annuals and perennials, are gifts from my mother. I spent years watching her tend her roses and her flower beds on what she called, “her little piece of America.” Gardening was more than a hobby, it was a way of life.


But, enough about me…

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to fellow Soul Mate Author, Amanda L. V. Shalaby! Her passion for all things Jane Austen was inspired by her mother and grandmother.  She now writes her own historical romantic mysteries. Amanda’s previously published works, Rhianna and Audra, both were nominated for the prestigious InD’Tale Magazine RONE Award.  Her latest novel, Bleddyn Hall, was released on February 11, 2015.

Darcy: Amanda, what’s one thing you like about Spring?

Amanda: One thing I love about Spring is Cadbury Egg chocolate candies! They only come out this time of year!

Darcy: Ooo, yum! I agree!

Amanda Shalaby - BleddynHall_600Here is Amanda’s wonderful book blurb and cover for Bleddyn Hall! *sigh*

After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham  Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy.  When his father passes away suddenly, however, his period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s  younger, twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund.

After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn  Hall, Tresham  seems an entirely different man than the one she fell in love with in London.  Not only that, but all is not well within the walls of Bleddyn  Hall. The house’s dark secrets lead to murder, mystery, and a gruesome discovery.

Was Isabel’s happy future with Tresham  nothing more than an illusion?  What is more, will she survive her stay at Bleddyn Hall?

Purchase Bleddyn Hall here!

Amanda’s Links!


To enter, follow Amanda’s FaceBook Page!

Click HERE for Rafflecopter. To follow the full tour, click HERE.




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Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop!

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Welcome to Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop!

In addition to the Blog Hop, Clean Indie Reads is also having a Book Sale this week! My latest release, Hawke’s Nest – the first book in my Like No Other Series is one of the books in the sale. It’s 99 Cents on Amazon this week so be sure to grab your copy! Here’s the gorgeous book cover and blurb!

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Running away is nothing new for Annie Dell, aka high-fashion model Anna Delany. With the paparazzi hot on her trail, an out of town wedding couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. What better place to hide out than the quaint Florida beach town Liddy’s told her so much about. But a delayed flight, mix up with the car rental, then a speeding ticket from the local Sheriff of Nottingham, her getaway is looking anything but relaxing.

Franklin County Sheriff, Levi Hawke, is tired of the spoiled, out-of-control students on fall break, who think they can speed through his county without consequence. After giving a ticket to a beautiful young woman he assumes is just another daddy’s girl looking for some fun in the sun, he discovers she’s his weekend date at his best friend’s wedding.

 Through gritted teeth, masked by a half-hearted truce, they survive the weekend, only to find themselves stranded alone in the middle of a hurricane. You can discover a lot about a person while spending thirty-six hours without the comforts of electricity and modern conveniences. When circumstances further extend her stay in town, Levi pries deeper to find out what Annie’s running from. He knows when someone is haunted by their past. As the saying goes … it takes one to know one.

Make sure you enter the giveaway by clicking on the link below for your chance to win the Grand Prize! 25 ebooks!

To Enter – click the link below!

The books in the Grand Prize can be seen at … Grand Prize!

Here’s the link to the other blogs!

And here are the links to my books on Amazon.

Sealed With a Kiss   Keeper of My Heart   Rogue’s Son   Hawke’s Nest

I would love to keep up with you on social media!

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Welcome Authors, Patricia Kiyono and Stephanie Michels!

I’m so happy to have Patricia and Stephanie as my guests today! Co-authors of The Friendship Star Quilt, the second book in their series, A Stitching Post Romance. I absolutely love the cover!

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It might have been Cinderella’s fault that “stepmother” became paired with the word “wicked” and stepparents in general got a bad rap. Learning to live with a new spouse is a major adjustment, but getting a new parent or child often presents a long, rocky road to family harmony. Still, many couples and their children make it work, and in some cases they find themselves richer for the experience.

Anne Brown longs for a family of her own, but believes she’ll never have one. She’s running from her abusive ex-husband and is afraid of putting Brad and his daughter Angie in danger. She doesn’t want to tie herself to the community she’s grown to love, and where she’s started to feel valued. What she doesn’t realize is that this gentle man offers her greater protection and security than she could ever provide for herself. Family, especially one with close ties like Brad’s, give one strength in rough times.

The Stitching Post Quilt Shop is the setting for the weekly gathering of a group of women who come to sew, but leave with lasting friendships. The first book in the series, The Calico Heart, was nominated for a RONE award for Best Contemporary Book of 2013. Patricia Kiyono and Stephanie Michels are pleased to announce the release of the second book in the series, The Friendship Star Quilt.



Anne Brown loves her job at The Stitching Post Quilt Shop in Grandville, Michigan, but she keeps a suitcase packed so she can leave at a moment’s notice. Living under the radar, she longs for a normal life, but settles for listening to family stories told by the friendly ladies of the quilting club who meet at the shop on Tuesday evenings. When she meets Brad, the handsome band director of an area high school and his adorable daughter, Anne begins to hope for a happily ever after of her own. But someone has far different plans.

Brad Carmichael is juggling the demands of his job as band director at Rivertown High School with trying to be a better father to his daughter. When Brad is late picking Jennie up from a birthday party, the pretty young clerk from the local quilt shop comes to his rescue. Kind-hearted and talented, Anne becomes a vital part of Brad and Jennie’s lives. But her past threatens to destroy their relationship.


About the Authors

Patricia Kiyono retired from public school teaching, and is now an adjunct faculty Patricia Kiyono.jpg - Version 2member at Grand Valley State University, where she instructs future teachers. Born in Japan, she lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from their five children and nine grandchildren. In addition to writing, she enjoys sewing, scrapbooking, playing in local bands and orchestras, and taking care of grandchildren.



darcy flynn, joy dent, stephanie michelsStephanie Michels considers herself a “Jill of All Trades.” During her corporate career, she worked as a computer trainer, advertising copywriter, personnel agent, radio DJ, magazine columnist, and a financial planner among other things. She recently left those behind in order to focus on writing full time.

Raised in Michigan, she lived in South Carolina, Missouri, and Germany, before returning to the Mitten State to raise her family. When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her reading or spending time with family, friends, and Beta Sigma Phi sisters.

The Friendship Star Quilt is her second novel with writing partner, Patricia Kiyono.



The Friendship Star Quilt is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords, as well as other ebook outlets.



Stephanie Michels is giving away a $5 Amazon gift card at each stop of our blog tour to a random commenter. To win, please leave a comment about how important family ties are to you! And to increase your chances, visit author Diane Burton’s blog tomorrow!

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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!

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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?

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                                                    . . . 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!



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Spa Basket

Hi Friends,

joy dent, darcy flynn, darcyflynnromancesI’m putting together items for a Spa Basket that I’m donating to my local author group as a giveaway at our winter retreat. For the next two weeks, I’ll be taking  your ideas on what needs to go in the basket. I welcome all suggestions, from the obvious to the unexpected.

By the way, this is not the basket, but I wanted you to have something to “fill”! 🙂 I’m planning on buying a white basket and when I find it, I’ll post it.

Also, I’ll be giving away a copy of one of my ebooks to one lucky commenter. I just need two things from you:

1.  Leave your suggestion in the comment section.

2. Subscribe to my newsletter! [The button is in the right column. 🙂 See it?]

You can check out my ebooks below.

Sealed With a Kiss: Prequel to Keeper of My Heart

Keeper of My Heart

Rogue’s Son

Thanks for your help, feel free to share this post and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Authors in Bloom Hop

April 10th – April 19th 2013

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

Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

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How it will work:

Authors participating will post their giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both on their website, beginning April 10th and leaving their contest open through the 19th.  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.

My winner, (continental US, only) will receive an autographed copy of my sweet contemporary romance, Keeper of My darcy flynn, www.darcyflynnromances.comHeart, and some surprise swag.

Outside the continental US, I will give the winner, an e-book copy of Keeper of My Heart.


1. Leave a comment. Make sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if you win!

2. Follow/subscribe to my blog/website.

3. Like my Facebook page.

Number 2. and 3. above is easily accessed from this page! 🙂

                                                Perennial Herb Garden

Perennial Herb Garden
Perennial Herb Garden

Fresh herbs can be expensive so why not plant a small garden of your own. Herbs are very easy to grow and also do well in pots. Plant in full sun, water and enjoy. Perennials will take off the second year. Make the round bed 3′ to 4′ in diameter. This plan shows only perennials but you can substitute annuals where desired. Some annuals to consider are: Basil, Rosemary, Parsley and Marjoram.

Harvest in the morning or early evening as the heat of the sun drives the oils/flavor in the leaves to the base of the plant. 🙂

                                                       Chive Vinegar


Fill a tall decorative clear glass bottle (Pier 1 has a nice selection) with white vinegar. Cut a handful of fresh chives while in bloom (the bloom is round and purple) and add to the vinegar. Set in your pantry or kitchen cabinet for one week. The vinegar will take on the pale lavender of the bloom and the subtle scent of onion. Serve the chive vinegar with olive oil on your favorite summer salads.

You can use most any cooking herb to make vinegars. Tarragon and Rosemary are good choices. For variety add green and black peppercorns for extra spice and flavor.

Congrats to Sharma Darby, winner of an autographed copy of Keeper of My Heart! Thanks, Sharma for participating in this years Authors in Bloom Hop!

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My Question is up today!!!

                                  TRR Year-End Splash (Yes!) Party

My question is up today. It’s #10. If you’ve read Keeper of My Heart, log in and answer for a chance to win!

More than 400 Prizes up for grabs during the entire event! Grand prize is a $100 Gift Certificate!

You need to register and be logged in at TRR before you can play the game.


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I’m giving away an e-book copy of my sweet contemporary romance, Keeper Of My Heart and 5 Vintage Harlequin Romance Novels from my personal collection!

Contest: From May 10th – June 10th!

To enter:

1) Subscribe to my web site! Just click on the ‘Sign Up’ box!

2) ‘Like’ my Darcy Flynn Facebook page!

3) Leave a comment right here on my blog, Tea Time Talks! Make sure you include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!

Due to the cost of overseas postage, this contest is limited to the U.S.