Friday, November 9, 2012

What's the Flavor of Autumn, Can you Taste It?

What do you love about Autumn? We authors are ready to share our favorite Autumn stories with you. Starting on Friday and ending on Nov 12th, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love. 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.
Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those grand prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Note: Everything but the Swag prize is international. Swag gift (tons of books and goodies) is only available for shipment in the U.S. due to mailing costs.

Leave a comment here and be entered to win the prizes above and a $15 Subway gift card from me as a celebration of the Fall Harvest and a digital copy of one of my Historical Romances, readers choice (Dark Hero or Some Enchanted Waltz).

My newest Release "The Rock Star Next Door" is free Sunday only on It's my gift to you. Here is the link to the Amazon Page: Link

Lily's Thoughts
The most memorable thing when I think of Autumn is the taste of the Harvest Season. Every year, my husband and I drive to Door County. We buy freshly pressed Apple Cider from the Orchard Store. We also pick up some hot and spicy cherry salsa. There's usually a couple of bottles of wine and some cheese curds tossed in the bag, too. Cherry wine, because Door County is Cherry Land. My husband and I have a tradition of going for a romantic picnic to Door County in Mid-October, just before the leaves fall. We stop at the orchard, get our annual goodies and take a leisurely drive along the back roads to view the exquisite foliage, just the two of us. It's our romantic get away. We stop at a little hideaway diner for lunch. We click pictures of the fall landscape. And each year, we repeat the romantic tradition.

So when I think of fall, it's romance and rare harvest foods that come to mind: Hot Apple Cider and my mother's Pumpkin Bars. To me, those two foods paired together are the essence of the season. Those bars are so rich and fulfilling, they aren't typical bars but more like a rich pumpkin cake. I've included the recipe in the pages sidebar in the upper right hand corner, (See Mom's Pumpkin Bars and click) so that you, too, can experience the rich, lush, sweet and spicy taste of Autumn. As I sit before a fire with a cup of hot apple cider and a pumpkin bar, I like to lose myself in a good historical romance.

My favorite fall romance is It Happened One Autumn, by Lisa Kleypas. This is set in Regency England at a country manor house, the big party with guests, a ball, traditional fox hunting and would-be lovers who annoy the you know what out of each other! I love Marcus because he's the take charge type of alpha male. Throughout the book, one thing is made clear; he's in charge. It gets better. Marcus is also rich, handsome, powerful, sexy, a peer of the realm--and well--pretty darned arrogant and full of himself, too. It takes a really unique heroine to bring him down to earth. Lillian is just the woman to do it. She's headstrong and outspoken. She has the chops to stand up to Marcus, something no one else does because he's that much of an alpha male. Lisa Kleypas is my favorite historical romance author. She has given me some pretty sexy, sinful and dangerous heroes to love but Marcus is Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Manor in It Happened One Autumn. Marcus is the traditional and yet new Regency hero, an alpha male all the way. He hunts, he rides well, he fights well, and he cleans up nice for the ballroom and never fails to excite in the bedroom.

Have a favorite flavor of hero? What's your favorite fall read? Share it with me below in the comments section and be entered to win a  $15 Subway gift card and a free romance on me. 

And keep hopping, visit the other blogs, each time you leave a comment you're entered to win the grand

To find the other 200+ authors and enter to win more prizes, click HERE!


Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Lily, a man in the fall wearing workbooks, jeans, T-shirt, flannel shirt over with sleeves rolled to reveal muscular forearms while swinging an ax to split wood, nothing sexier! :) That's my flavor--and my husband.

Isabelle Werneck said...

My flavor... really a man working with wood works for fall. lol
But if I had to pick just one book it should be Nora Roberts, Montana Sky. It's about family, love and tradition. :)

christina said...

Pumpkin bars? Now those sound yummy. I have to get the receipe I am not sure I have a fav fall book, at least I can not think of any. But Fall is my fav time of year here in New England.


e. said...

Hmm -- not sure what my favorite fall read is but right now I'm reading Devoured by Emily Snow and it's super good! I can't wait to keep reading it!


Veronika said...

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

Deborah said...

I love the weather and the beautiful colors of the leaves in the fall. I also love wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.

BLHmistress said...

I love the Broody Hero but with a hidden heart of gold. As for fall I love seeing the colors of the leaves change.


laurie said...

I love the Broody Hero but with a hidden heart of gold. As for fall I love seeing the colors of the leaves change.

mariehahn13 said...

In the Fall and Winter I like to break out the classics, like Jane Austen. They just seem to go hand in hand with a fire, a glass of wine (or cocoa... lol) and all of the beautiful sights and smells of the season :)

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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!

Deanna said...

Beautiful blog! I love when the heat of the summer cools down to the crisp autumn days and the leaves hit their peak and light up the trees. Great days to go for long walks by the lake! sletten at paulbunyan dot net

crystaley73 said...

I don't really have a favorite fall read or fave flavor of hero. I like a good book to read with a cup of hot cocoa or tea and curl up in my favorite chair. I love fall because of the changing colors and campfires.
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Alyson LaBarge said...

Oh Ms. Lily...I think I just found me a new favorite author! Your books sound AWESOME! What fun. See, I love nothing better than a big, brawny Alpha Male (with baggage;) and I think that is exactly what I'm seeing in your novels! :giggle:

Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the Hop!

3girlzmama at

Kayley said...

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


Christine Jensen said...

My favorite fall romance is The Visions of Ransom Lake by Marcia Lynn McClure

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Natasha said...

I don't have a favorite fall read or favorite flavor of hero. Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Julie said...

I love that book, too! Actually, Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series is one of my favorite series and her spin-off series with the Hathaways - I can read them over and over! I love the scene where Lillian gets her finger stuck in the Brandy bottle trying to reach for the pear!

Thank you for the great giveaway!

~Julie K

Anonymous said...

I love all Lisa Kleypas's works. And I love fall, but here in Utah it's been snowing for two days.

Elie said...

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

Sassy Chassy said...

Fall is by far my favorite season! I love fall reading! I love curling up with a good paranormal romance or anything with a yummy alpha male!

JanD said...

I like the alpha hero with supernatural abilities. Thank you for the free read!
bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Josie Hink said...

Not sure about a fall read...but I love the hero to have a strong sense of family, protective nature and beyond sexy!!!

Liese2 said...

I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn.
Thanks for the chance to win!

K. April Holgate said...

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!


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

Ingeborg said...

I love a hero who is kind, caring and protective.


Mer said...

I like multifaceted heroes. Hotness and being in love with the heroine are necessary but not sufficient. He needs to have more going on.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Joy said...

Love the cooler weather.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Miriam Whitewolf said...

love watching the mountains change colors! thanks for joining the hop!

Jo said...

Thanks for the free e-book - I just downloaded it :) I like alpha-beta mixes for hero, and what I like about fall is the cooler weather, being able to wear sweaters again, and hot apple cider donuts!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

I love anything with apples and pumpkin in it.

Thanks for the book!

Flowerlady_23 (at) yahoo (dot) com

BookAttict said...

I like my heros Alpha, loyal, protective, intelligent, amusing, damaged and redeemable!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Urb said...

My favorite fall read is any hot romance with a happy ending. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

Nay Nay said...

My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa Haggerty said...

I love to read anything. I don't typically have a season that I read books in. Any good book and a cup of cocoa and I am set.


Beckey said...

It happened on Autumn was recommended to me to read from Kyplas and that started my enjoyment of reading from that Author...

I like to read most anything (with a good cup of herbal tea and comfy blanket on my lap)


Nancy Goldberg Levine said...

My favorite fall treats are hot apple cider and pumpkin or Dutch apple pie. Love the title of your book, "The Rock Star Next Door." Thanks for the blog and the giveaway.

Jyl22075 said...

I like all types of heroes. I don't have a favorite fall read yet, but I definitely want to check out your recommendation. I love Lisa Kleypas' contemporary books and would love to try a historical.

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

Kaci Verdun said...

Apple Cider!
I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

SheriV said...

I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder. I love bad boys and pumpkin pie

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Tobi said...

If I had only gone 3 more blogs last might! LOL I love all things pumpkin to eat and drink! The changing leaves here in the mountains! <3
Thanks for the giveaway!
tobihelton at gmail dot com

Carla said...

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.

HankLover said...

Favorite flavor of hero is definitely bad boy.

Thanks for the chance to win!

LovesGamble at gmail dot com

LisaRayns said...

I got my copy already. Can't wait to read it!

I love the colors in Autumn.
lisarayns at gmail dot com

Dita Škarste said...

In fall I usually like to read something by Anne Rice or Stephen King. And I totally love autumn ;)



donnas said...

Great hop! Thanks for sharing!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

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