Batteries Not Included

Rites of Spring Blog Hop


Welcome to Spring.
The Rites of Spring Bloghop is all about firsts, so I thought I’d list a few of mine.
My first published book, Finally, My Love, was released 6/18/2010. It was about the first time I met my husband. Loosely.
My first book in the 1Night Stand Series, The Virgin and the Playboy was released 3/18/2011. It was the first of five (so far) Virgin stories…all of them about firsts.
My first visits to Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington have all been since then and all because of the stories I write and the readers who are kind enough to read them.
My first time teaching (despite the fact that I have had a teaching degree for a very long time) was a workshop last year. Also…because of my writing

Sometimes I wonder what I did before I wrote books, and whatever it was…it didn’t make me this happy! Happy Spring to my readers, my fellow authors, my publishers and everyone. Remember it’s never too late in life for firsts, and they are what keeps the sparkle in our eyes and the spring in our steps. I was fifty when I published that first book, BTW.

The many happy authors are giving away a Kindle Fire and $50.00 gift card and you may enter here. a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am offering a copy of your choice of the Virgin series…just leave a comment and I will have one of my minions draw a winner at random. Be sure to visit every one of the authors’ sites and see what goodies they have to give away. Happy Spring!

22 responses

  1. Jessica Subject

    Thanks for participating, Kate!! 🙂

    March 20, 2013 at 4:37 am

  2. thanks for the giveaway. i really do hope i win…your books look really good and i haven’t any of your works as yet

    March 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

  3. Thanks for incluidng me, Jessica and thanks for stopping by Paris, I hope you visit the whoe gang, there are so many chances to win!

    March 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

  4. JeanMP

    Look forward to reading your books, they sound great.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    March 20, 2013 at 7:46 am

  5. Thanks for participating in the hop!!!

    March 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

  6. susan platt

    Happy Spring!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

    March 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

  7. Veronica

    Hope your first day of spring was better than ours (it snowed a lot where I live)

    March 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

  8. Mary Roya

    What I love about Spring are the flowers. I love planting them and watching them bloom.

    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

    March 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  9. rubyswan

    I’m so haPpy that Spring is here..longer nites & more Readzzzz! thanQ

    March 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  10. Very pretty pretty flowers. I’m so excited for Spring!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

    March 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  11. Natasha

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I love the nice weather in Spring.
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    March 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  12. Hey everyone! Happy Spring!

    March 21, 2013 at 7:41 am

  13. I love your page. 😀 Thanks for the giveaway & hop. I love these because I get intruduced to new authors I have never read like you 🙂 Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

    March 21, 2013 at 7:49 am

  14. Joy F

    I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

    March 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

  15. Hi Kate. You are a new author to me and I look forward to reading your books.
    Spring is a chance to get back to healthier habits and a fresher smelling house.
    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

    March 21, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  16. bn100

    Thanks for participating.


    March 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  17. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    lovely picture 🙂

    March 23, 2013 at 5:13 am

  18. Thank you. We’re into the last day!

    March 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

  19. Catherine

    OOOHHH….You’re so lucky to have minions. I’ve always wanted some!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    March 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

  20. I’d love a book from the Virgin series;) Thanks!!!!!


    March 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

  21. Tina B

    I love firsts. It sounds like you have had a lot in the last few years.
    I have really enjoyed the 1Night Stand stories that I have read so far.
    Glad you are happy now! 🙂
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    trb0917 at

    March 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  22. thank you for your generous addition the blog hop! With springs warmer weather, I can sit outside on the patio, drinking coffee and reading a good book!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

    March 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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