Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Ah...Spring...When Love and Hope Spring Eternal...Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by!

Look at this list of prizes!
One Kindle Fire---Donated by Blushing Books
One $75 Gift Cared to Amazon (or Barnes and Noble) ---Donated by Jane Wakely
One $25 Starbucks Gift Card----Donated by Sue Lyndon
One $25 Gift Card to Blushing Books---Donated by Patty Devlin
One $25 Gift Card to Loose Id---Donated by Cara Bristol

 In addition I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter.

Spring is a time for new things...and for me, that means a new book. 

Be on the lookout for Becoming Lady Amherst coming to major ebook retailers soon. 

When Miss Sarah McLean causes a scandal in Boston, her father takes her to London in search of a husband.
At her first party, Sarah insults Lord Amherst who takes her over his knee to spank some manners into her. When his actions come to light, Sarah's father offers him a choice: Marry Sarah or send her back to America where she has no prospects for a husband.
Intrigued by the spirited Yankee Girl, Lord Amherst proposes.
Despite the circumstances of their marriage, Sarah and Jeffrey form a bond and appear headed for a bright future.
That is, until Sarah pretends to be someone she's not.

I'm trying to pretend that my life is as calm and serene as the tea party pictured here: 
But, in addition to publishing a new book, I am also in the process of moving. be entered in my drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card please leave a comment with some advice for a hassle free move. Include your email address with your comment. Thanks! I need all the help I can get! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Click here to go to the link to the other Spring Fling Hoppers 


  1. I'm very much looking forward to 'Becoming Lady Amhurst' you've had some great snippets. As for moving my best advice is DON'T! Okay poor advice, because moving is great for purging so much 'stuff', but the idea is way too overwhelming for me.

  2. I love the snippet and although the title you picked wasn't my favorite, I'm looking forward to the read.

    Moving sucks (not very lady like language). Hope it's over for you soon. Stay calm and don't spill any of that tea all over.

  3. Moved several times and need to again - like PK said, to purge! But no plans. Looking forward to Lady Amhurst! Happy Spring!

  4. Happy Spring!! Thanks for the giveaway! Don't pack your drawers.... just put a towel over them to keep dust off your clothes then take them out to move the dresser to the truck and just put the drawers back in.... saves time and makes the dresser lighter to pick up too.
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

  5. Sharpies! Label every box for what room it will be going in that way as your unloading them you can put them where they need to go!

  6. I'd say chart out a system and stick to it, and be sure to have enough boxes so you don't overfill them!


  7. I agree about purging. The less you have the easier it is. Then let the movers do it (I say that, but I never could trust them to). The last time I moved I had a 7 year old, a 5 year old, and an infant. I don't want to do it again anytime soon.


  8. Wow Celeste, you've gotten some great answers and I'd consider them all in the "top ten". Here is what has worked for me through two major out of state moves: drink plenty of wine and delegate, delegate, delegate. Amazingly enough, this works!
    Good luck and thanks for participating in the hop.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  9. Label everything! And get rid of anything you forgot you had,.. You obviously don't need it ;)

  10. There is almost nothing worst then the trauma of moving. We moved out of the country and then moved to Florida. This move we sold or gave away most of our stuff. Label boxes and delegate as much as possible. Have a stuff drink, it won't help but you won't mind it as much.

  11. A hassle free move? I don't know that such a thing exists but definitely planning ahead, starting early and labeling boxes helps to make it less of a hassle. Also getting rid of things you don't really need.

  12. lot's of boxes and write on them so thay go to the right part of the house.and a lot of strong man always helps!

  13. Less is more, quality tape to close up the boxes, and lots of markers to label. Good luck!

  14. Keep calm and carry on. You'll be done soon.

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  15. Labelling the boxes is already mentioned. Also, the more stuff you throw away, the less you'll have to pack and unpack. Anything breakable should be wrapped in bubble wrap, or at least in spare towels or paper. and if you have any pets, they'd better be moved last, especially cats, as they hate changing their environment.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  16. Get rid of the stuff you haven't used in more then 2 years, if you haven't touched it in that long it's a good idea you won't ever again :D


  17. It's been a long time since I've moved. I'd say be sure to label all your boxes with their contents and what room they should be put in.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  18. I wish I could have had a hassle free move not even sure what that is lol! Maybe just try to stay organized and calm!

  19. Pack a "day after" box with stuff you need for the morning you wake up in your new house: coffee pot, mugs, coffee, toilet paper, paper towels, any documents you might need, cell phone charger, paper plates, etc. My sympathies. Moving never gets easy.

  20. Make sure you label all the boxes and make sure the important items are marked clearly on the boxs.

  21. I can't give you any hassle free suggestions. I've hated every move even though I only moved three times in my life.


  22. Pack in advance if you can. Pack a little every day until the moving day and try to distribute the heavier things in with the light stuff (i.e. pak one or two books among clothes or other light stuff).

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  23. pack essentials and take them in the car with you so you have sheets, towels and whatever else you need first night right at hand

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Sounds like my kind of book. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  25. I love the cover for Becoming Lady Amherst...yay for a new release soon! :)

  26. Hassel free move? Not possible,but I find if you pay someone else to move most of your stuff it goes so much better.
    Thank you for the giveaway. Your book sounds like a lot of fun! :)
    writeforward at yahoo dot com

  27. Label everything really well. Not just what is in it but what room it goes into. Looking forward to the new book. Love the title and cover.

  28. I have never heard of a hassle free move. I don't think it's possible. Chin up, and dig in.

  29. Lots of boxes & label what they are & what room they go in,... throw away stuff you dont really need,... dont procrastinate, just jump right to it,.... and get some nice guys to move all your stuff for you fast lol. Yeah, I know it's easier said than done. Good luck with your move!!

    Thank you for having this giveaway! I hope you have a great weekend! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  30. Are you on Crack? I have never heard of anyone having a hassle-free move. Just kidding. I know - see if you can call Cinderella up and ask her if her fairy Godmother or those mice friends of hers are available. Other then that I'm out of options. Sorry! I can't wait to read this. Thanks so much for being in the Hop even though you have a million, billion things to do.

  31. Lists, lists, and more lists! Bring in lots of friends or family to help or better yet hire movers! Good luck with your move Celeste!

  32. Label everything and try to set it in the room it is going in.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  33. Label everything with contents/Room it's going in. Hire a company to do all the heavy lifting....but honestly, a hassle-free move is kinda like a "paper-free" office -- total fiction!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  34. This sounds like a wonderful read! :D
    Good luck on the move! I have yet to find a way to make moving hassle free, but one of the things that I always do is write on the boxes which rooms they belong in and sometimes what the box contains. This way, it is easier to put things away. I am sure that most people already do this though. :)
    You can also go through your things and get rid of anything that you don't need, such as clothing that doesn't fit, items that you want to give away, etc. Less to move is always good.
    I hope you have a great week, Celeste!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  35. Don't use extra large boxes. They are hard to carry.

    Label everything by the room it is going to be placed in to save time on sorting.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win.

    Happy spring and good luck with your move!

    skeeterlee63 [at]

  36. Sounds like a great book!! Good luck with the moving! My advice? Label boxes! Oh! And make sure the boxes are taped real good! I dont know how many times the bottom of a box collapsed and things went everywhere and broke. Yikes! Thank you for sharing!

  37. When you're packing, sort through your stuff thoroughly! Donate, keep, and trash. It'll leave you with less stuff to worry about moving to the new house AND putting away!
    prettylittlepages @ gmail . com

  38. Make a physical list! You may think your brain is enough to get everything, but it's really not. ;) Re-evaluate your stuff: what to keep, what to donate, what to let go and trash. Label your boxes clearly to be more organised and tape them securely. (Personally, I'd add a "do everything yourself" because the men in life just get in the way of packing! Haha.)

    Thank you for the giveaway. I'm not sure you'll be successful in having a hassle-free move, but I hope everything goes well anyway. :)

    kanoko.han @


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