Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and a Giveaway!




Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word Easter comes to us from the Norsemen's Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar, and the pagan goddess Eostre, all of which involve the season of the growing sun and new birth. 



The Easter Bunny arose originally as a symbol of fertility, due to the rapid reproduction habits of the hare and rabbit. Many of the families even tell their children that the Easter Hare or Bunny has hidden chocolate eggs and they race to find them round the house or garden. Children in other countries decorate hard-boiled eggs at Easter time by painting or dyeing them.



In some countries such as the United States egg rolling is a popular Easter game. This is usually done with colored eggs. One of the most well known events is held in America on the White House lawn. Children and parents push the eggs along through the grass with wooden spoons.



Where did the colored eggs, cute little bunnies, baby chicks, leg of lamb dinners, and lilies come from? They are all symbols of rebirth and the lamb was a traditional religious sacrifice.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, lol. That's all well and good! Now for the fun part. I'm doing a giveaway. One person will get to choose from one of the following ebooks:


~The Harvest;Taken
Blurb:
In the year 2050, humanity finds out they are indeed not alone.

Massive space ships appear without warning above the capital cities of all major nations. The planet Tah'Nar is dying. Chemical warfare has reduced the once-intersexed warrior race to sterility. They need fresh DNA in order to reproduce and have an idea for a harvesting program... and so they turn to Earth.

Earth governments negotiate a lottery, and Dale Michael assumes he's safe since he's under the Harvest age limit. How wrong he is. He's illegally harvested and claimed by Tah'Narian starship captain Keyno Shou. From the moment Keyno sees Dale, he knows he must claim the spirited human male for his own. What he doesn’t expect is a spitfire with a mind of his own—and a deadly disease that will require a risky procedure to cure.








                                                                                                         ~Shadows in the Night
Blurb:                                                                    
When Chip Riley's beloved granny passes away, she leaves him all her money, her land, and a house that needs some tender love and care. She never mentioned the legacy comes with a Native American shifter who intends to claim Chip as his mate.

Jason Sky has lived since buffalo roamed the land. When his totem spirit, a black cougar, saves a little girl, he doesn’t realize that generations later, her grandson will become his mate, leaving him to take on a modern man with modern ideas. But that’s the least of his problems.

Garon, another shifter with a long-held hatred for Jason, plots to kidnap Chip and lure Jason to his death. Soon Chip finds himself in an untenable position between a rock and a hard place. A leap of faith may be the only way to save himself and the man he’s learned to love.






~Wrapped in Leather

Blurb:
To celebrate his decision to take the next step with his boyfriend Ian, Toshi Baylor plans a romantic evening at their favorite steak house. Toshi starts the special weekend with a bang by surprising Ian at home with lunch. There’s a bang all right, but it’s between Ian and another guy.

Jase Taylor’s auto repair shop and the BDSM club, Wrapped Up, keep him busy while he waits for Mr. Right, instead of Mr. Right Now. He’s a Dom, but playing with the club’s submissives isn’t providing the usual stress release. After a day from hell, he deserves a good meal at his favorite steak house.

Toshi and Jase find a mix-up with their reservations: a table for Baylor, not Taylor. When Toshi invites Jase to dine with him, they discover a mutual affection for leather and a shared belief that trust must be earned.

Before they can explore their common interests, Toshi suffers a series of attacks by vandals. Jase’s protective instincts kick in, but both wonder if it can lead to anything permanent.





Contest ends Friday. Please make sure to leave an email addy for me. Since this is an ebooks, it's open to everyone!

~M  

26 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Happy Easter to you too. I love your stories. I have been following you from Literotica.
    madhga@gmail.com

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  2. Happy Easter to you too. I have been following you from Literotica and love your stories. Congrats on all the books you got published. Buni.69@hotmail.com

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  3. Happy Easter!! Hope you get to have fun watching the family have fun on this day. Hopefully no rain!! If it rains today it will rain for seven straight Sundays. Can't wait for Harvest: book 2.

    witchinreader@gmail.com

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  4. Happy Easter. Love your stories and have for a while. Also waiting for Harvest 2,
    shhp61@aol,com


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  5. Happy Easter to you and to your family!!! Hoping you're having a great day and time with them...

    maria_lhaine@yahoo.com

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  6. Happy Easter! I love all your stories.

    petite_laydi19@yahoo.com

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  7. Hi!! Happy Easter to you and your family. Shadows in the Night looks FANTASTIC! After I read The Harvest: Taken, I became a huge fan of your writing. I like the idea of someone destined for every one of us!

    Hugs!
    Jim
    lakeviewfella@yahoo.com

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  8. Happy Easter!
    Mzkway88@gmail

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  9. Happy Easter! I'm not doing much this year. Love your stories.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  10. Happy Easter. Please count me in
    Kcnjdc04@gmail.com

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  11. Love your stories! Can't wait to see what you write next! Keep up the great stories!
    Much love!
    one2tweet4u1atgmaildotcom

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  12. Happy Easter!
    Dandatins at yahoo.com

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  13. Happy,Happy Hop Day! Thanks ever so much for another giveaway. I really want Shadow, so please count me in.
    Kathy C.
    katcleve25@gmail.com

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  14. Happy Easter! I also love your stories. <3 oneoflifesjewels@hotmail.com

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  15. Happy Easter! Love your stories :-)

    kathilienchen@hotmail.de

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  16. Happy Easter!
    What a lovely difficult choice for the winner.
    Cryt05@hotmail

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  17. Happy Easter. I love your books.
    lisapickelsimer@yahoo.com

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  18. I have always read your blog and love all your stories. I don't know how you still have ideas in your head.

    Jay
    xxjsc929xx@yahoo.com

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  19. Happy Easter!!
    I've read The Harvest: Taken and really hope it has a sequel
    please count me in for the giveaway

    leetee2007@hotmail.com

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  20. Ohmygosh, that last picture. It amuses me so much. I'd love a copy of The Harvest. I've followed it since LE. Bahgera@outlook.com

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  21. Happy Easter, MA! I hope you had a fantastic day! Thanks for the giveaway.

    sabrinasmadrina@gmail.com

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  22. nice easter pic! lol and Happy Easter!
    lori
    loriwarwick220@yahoo.com

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  23. Oh shiny. A pic of a cute bunny and potential free happiness. :)
    lauren_177@msn.com

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  24. Happy Easter.... a day late! In my household, it was official Bunny Holiday yesterday, and all our buns got fresh pineapple. A happy day for all. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. Happy Easter... love all your stories... hope to read soon the next generation of the Harvest

    atenea.ct79@yahoo.com

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  26. Happy Belated Easter, M! I hope you had fun Sunday. I know I did!

    You know I love your writings/stories/books/AWESOMENESS!!! (The Harvest will always be my favorite, though. :P )

    angelofcin88@hotmail.com

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