Monday, April 1, 2013


Welcome to the Blooming Love Spring Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy all the different perspectives on love, find exciting new books, learn about new authors, and of course, take advantage of all the giveaways.  

Sometimes love hits hard and fast. Other times love sneaks up and takes hold of your heart before you realize what’s happening, much the same way a bud on a flower’s stem slowly opens to reveal a beautiful spring blossom. 

I write romantic adventures and suspense, and they generally follow the blooming love rather than the exploding romance formula (there are plenty of other explosions in my stories).  As the hero and heroine struggle to survive whatever predicament they find themselves in, they inevitable come to rely on each other and reassess how they view themselves and their relationships.  Even in real life, when people face a challenging or terrifying situation together the experience has the potential to tear them apart or bring them together by forging an unbreakable bond through shared sacrifice.  

My most recent novel, Big Horn Storm, is a contemporary western romantic adventure set in rugged mountain country. The story combines a too-close-to-home military crisis, a traumatic accident, a terrifying bear encounter, hold-your-breath horseback escapes and an attempt to reconcile the past in an action-packed thriller.  To survive an aggressive invasion by ruthless foreign soldiers, the sheepherder’s granddaughter must test her horse’s strength and her own will to do whatever it takes to stay alive and protect those she loves, including the rugged rancher who has always held her heart.  

As dramatic as that sounds, how far would you go for love, especially if you didn’t understand your emotions completely or know if your feelings will be reciprocated? In Desperate Dreams, America has become a safe, orderly, predictable place for the majority of the citizenship, but to a few, like Nyla and Ethan, it has become a prison. Inseparable since childhood, but now faced with being torn apart, they are determined to change the course of their future. As Nyla struggles to understand her deepening feelings for Ethan, they embark on a desperate journey for freedom through the inhospitable Big Bend region of Texas. But, is the cost of freedom and forbidden love too high? 

In some adventures the situation is just too dangerous for the hero and heroines to recognize the signs of falling in love or access the costs. While fighting for their lives, love is the last thing on their mind, and surviving a treacherous experience will inevitably change the most well-defined priorities. In Marked in Mexico an idyllic Caribbean vacation turns deadly when hostages are taken at one of Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins. The kidnappers believe the abduction will be a simple way to negotiate the release of a colleague from a Texas prison, but matters become complicated and the stakes much higher when they realize one of their hostages is the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator and another is an ex-Army Ranger who has no intention of playing by the rules. While trying to stay alive in the unforgiving jungle will they forge a bond to last a lifetime or push the terrifying memories, and each other far away?  

For a chance to receive your choice of a free autographed copy or a download of Big Horn Storm, Desperate Dreams or Marked in Mexico, just sign up to follow this blog or leave a comment. An email address is needed in order to contact the recipient who will be chosen randomly from all new followers and comments received through midnight on April 15, 2013.  Now, hop along with us for more stories of blooming love and great giveaways.



  1. Thanks for the giveaway!! sharper0609 (at) gmail (dot) (com)

  2. I love your blog name!! A little adventure is good for everyone :)

  3. Love finding new blogs! Just joined via GFC. Brittany -

  4. Great giveaway! :) Love your blog!

    I followed GFC: Alicia Batista

  5. GFC: Debra Funk
    This is a really great blog! Thank you!

  6. Hi! Sorry to bother you, but is it possible to change Divergent Gryffindor's(#40) link to this link?

    I accidentally deleted the original post.. Thanks in advance :)

  7. Thanks for the giveaway

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Love the side comment here:

    "I write romantic adventures and suspense, and they generally follow the blooming love rather than the exploding romance formula (there are plenty of other explosions in my stories)."

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

    rachelanniramos AT gmail DOT com

  9. Marked in Mexico sounds thrilling! greeniejoey at gmail dot com

  10. What a fun thing to do this weekend! Thanks for being part of this, Kim. -Carlene

  11. Your books look great, Kim! Enjoy the blog hop! :-)

  12. Great blog. Marked in Mexico was great!

  13. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  14. gfc follower--cynthia clubbs


    THANKS and Happy Spring AND opening day at our ballpark!!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    GFC follower: Dita Škarste


  16. Your book sounds really good. Would love to read it.

  17. It's finally spring and I can tell you, living in Upstate NY, that I'm happy to be enjoying some warmer weather. I can already tell I have an extra spring to my step. As far as love blooming, I'm sure with people feeling better, love will come. I love romance novels with my very favorites being "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon, "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire and the "Dark Lover" series by JR Ward. They're all so good in different ways!
    Happy Spring and thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  18. Thanks for your giveaway! Following on GFC, sarah perry. :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  19. Big Horn Storm sounds like a very exciting read. Thanks for the great giveaway!