Sunday, April 8, 2012

Authors in Bloom GIVEAWAY HOP

What do you send your favorite author to celebrate the launch of her/his new book?

Why, flowers and candy, of course!

The only way to top that would be candy flowers, which I’ve always wanted to make. 

This is how Paula Deen (love her!) does it, so it’s probably the recipe I’ll go with:

50-75 petals (depending on size) from organically grown roses
2 egg whites, broken up with a fork
2 cups sugar

Directions (Prepare Sugared Rose Petals one day in advance):
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Using a craft paint brush, gently brush all sides of each rose petal with the egg whites and dip each one into the sugar completely coating the petal. Place on lined baking sheet. Repeat until all rose petals are covered. Allow to dry at room temperature overnight.

Now, Paula uses her petals to then decorate a cake, but I can’t do that because…I don’t like cake. 

Yes, I’ll wait while you gasp, choke, and call me names. 

Now, where was I? Right, cake. Cheesecake I’m okay with, and occasionally a carrot cake if it’s nutty, but traditional ol’ cakey-cake with frosting is just not my thing. Oh, why sugar coat it? (Pun kinda sorta intended ;)

I hate cake! But I don’t hate comments – those I love!  So if you’ve ever candied petals, please leave a comment below telling me how it went and offering any tips you have. Or if you want to comment about something else entirely, feel free to do that instead. :) Either one will enter you to win:

A Signed Copy of either:
 "Solid" (Solid Series Book #1) or "Settling" (Solid #2)

To enter to win, just follow this blog
and leave a comment/question, along with a way to contact you.

Optional Extra Entries:
+1 Follow on Twitter
+1 Like Solid Series on Facebook 
+1 Add series to your to-read list on Goodreads

Giveaway runs from April 9th to April 18th; last day to enter is Wed., April 18th.

Next, return to to enter the GRAND PRIZE:
an eReader (Nook or Kindle — your choice) and $25 gift card!!!

You will need to hop to all of the participating blogs to collect lines from a selection;
Here are mine:

Line 92: From the sensual to the erotic.
Line 93: It happens with the one you love. 

And visit the other 70+ authors participating in this hop for the remaining
lines and also to enter their individual giveaways!
So many stops, so many prizes - get hopping!

1.Dianne Venetta2.YA Author PJ Sharon
3.Vickie Taylor4.Alexa Grace
5.Marilyn Brant6.Celebrating Spring
7.Diana Layne Blog8.*lizzie starr
9.Darcy Flynn10.Off Kilter
11.Marci Baun12.Amber Kallyn
13.Sarah Gilman14.Renee Pace
15.A Cozy Reader's Corner16.Children's Author Maria Dismondy
17.Indie Author How-To18.Deb Sanders
19.Fresh Start Stories with Beverly Nault20.Aris Whittier
21.Darcyholic Diversions22.Once Upon a Time: world of symbols
23.Nuayma Jeggels24.YA author Katharina Gerlach
25.Chick Lit (Bridget Jones's Diary meets The Office)26.Beate Boeker
27.Jessica Chambers: Straight From The Heart28.Gotta Have YA
29.Karl Fields30.Sally Clements
31.Dina Silver32.Sybil Nelson
33.Priscilla the Great34.Nina Benneton
35.Caron Rider, YA Author of Silver Knight36.Tara Woolpy
37.J.M. Kelley38.Susan Mallery Cooks
39.J.L. Campbell 40.Amy Saunders
41.Kaira Rouda42.Michael Scott Miller
43.Samantha March44.Marika Christian
45.Elena Aitken46.No Hope for Gomez!
47.Nearly Brilliant48.WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER
49.Amy Lignor - Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles50.Jolene Perry - Night Sky
51.ShaynaGier.com52.DeeSWhite-Author, Inspirational Speaker, Vocalist
53.Tracy Marchini - Hot Ticket54.STAY TUNED - Lauren Clark
55.TwoCanDo Books Mary Laudien's Website- Follow the Blog!56.Maria Geraci
57.Patti Callahan Henry - Wildflower Wishes App58.Pandora Poikilos - Peace from Pieces
59.Christina Wible60.ALMOST HUMAN - venomous vampire series
61.Walking with Justice62.Author Darien Gee and the Friendship Bread Kitchen
63.K.E. Saxon64.Cynthia Vespia Author of Thrills and Chills
65.Kristina McMorris66.Louisa Mack - Cooking Up Trouble
67.Cheryl - Books, Products and More!68.Sloane Wolf - Margay Leah Justice
69.Daddy, Come & Get Me70.Author Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners)
71.Welcome to the Woods72.More Than Words-S.Carol Crovo


  1. Thanks for doing the blog hop!!!! I'm enjoying discovering all the authors!!!

    here is my blog

    or my email

  2. I followed you on twitter number 1035 I think

  3. And added both your books to my to read list! You are only the 2nd to ask for that ! LOVE IT
    btw are there recipes for the popcorn down the sides here? It's making me very hungry

  4. I follow you via GFC: Doodle

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love finding new authors.

  5. Following you on Twitter: @erencich

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  6. Liked you on FB: Emily Rencich

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

  7. Both books are on my TBR list on Goodreads: Emily AKA Doodle

    doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com

    Thanks again for the giveaway!

  8. thanks for the giveway and then love to read and blog
    on the books all over

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  9. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  10. Well, the authors are still blooming, but the contest has now ended.
    Thank you again to Tiffany and Dianne for putting so much work and thought into organizing this event and to all of you who made it far enough down the list to find me! has selected TOBI as the winner here at BWATE?; to find out if you're the winner of the grand prize, though, you'll have to return to the main hop site.
    Happy Spring ;)
    Shelley W.