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Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop & Giveaway! Great Blogs, Great Prizes!

Oh, me – oh, my! You’re gonna LOVE this blog hop. There’s so many great prizes that I can’t even name them all. We have over 200 participating bloggers and each one is hosting a giveaway in addition to the the awesome 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!


Here’s how it works . . .Tell us your favorite Autumn stories and we’ll tell you ours.  Starting on Friday and ending on Nov 12th, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about the fall of the year . . . or perhaps share a note about who we like to snuggle with on a chilly night.

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.
But that’s not all….We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to each blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. That means you can enter over TWO HUNDRED times!!!
CLICK HERE for a list of participating sites. You have four days to visit each of them!

I’m personally giving away a $25 VISA gift card. To enter my giveaway, just leave a comment and tell me what you like most about Autumn and why.

What do I enjoy most about the Fall of the year?
Unlike most people who say they feel invigorated and renewed during the Spring, I feel that same sense of exhilaration  at the end of September. It usually lasts until the first snowfall.

I love the crisp Autumn air, the crinkling of leaves beneath my feet, the vast array of colors in vibrant shades of red, orange and russet. Autumn is when I’m itching to hike mountain trails with the sun warming my back. Building a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Sipping from a mug of steaming hot chocolate or aromatic Apple cider. Cooking big meals, opening the doors and windows during the day and closing them as nightfall adds a nip to the air. Wearing bulky sweaters. Rosy cheeks. Boots! I love boots . . . and warm jackets with big pockets. And scarves tied loosely around my neck. Long, hot bubble baths and soft, flannel jammies.

But most of all, I love crawling in bed next to my hubby and putting my cold feet on his legs because he’s like a human space heater. He snuggles pretty good, too!

It’s your turn. What do you like most about Autumn? Leave a comment for the $25 Visa GC at my site and make sure to visit the other participants for more great opportunities to win Swag!

Win SWAG during BBT’s “Gladiator” Book Tour!

This is my favorite kind of book tour….the kind that includes a chance to win great prizes! I’m the lady in line for lottery tickets each week so that should tell you how much I love entering any type of giveaway or contest. Your chances of winning in this drawing are much higher than the lottery so I encourage you to take advantage. Swag includes:

  • 5 E-copies of GLADIATOR by Kate Lynd
  • A short story prize pack of EBooks including No Ordinary Love, Another Way To Die and Set Fire To The Rain
  • Halloween Trick or Treat mystery prize basket

Enter by clicking HERE or copy/paste this link: http://www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com/2012/10/now-on-tour-gladiator-by-kate-lynd.html

You can also find the dates and tour stops for the remainder of Gladiator’s tour.


“What is it you want, Veronica?”

She leaned in close and whispered seductively, “Why, you know I only want you, Tristan.”

He snatched her up by her throat, pinned her against the wall and kissed her passionately, brutally, and without clemency. When he pulled away she was smiling with a darkness that made him angry. She was a power-hungry mongrel who played on her husband’s weaknesses and jealousies. Tristan hated her. And he hated himself for f***ing her. But this was his life. He let go of her and walked away.

“Is my poor Gladiator jealous? There’s really no need for that, is there? You know you’re my favorite.”

“What is it you really want, Veronica?”

She came up behind him and seductively began to ease off his armor. He was covered in sweat and blood and he felt her shiver against his body. And as always there was a twinge of nausea that would precede the raw animal aggression.

She turned him around. He looked at her. There was no doubt about it; she was beautiful. But she was poisonous—a rattlesnake with crystal green eyes and flaming red hair. Her father had promised peace and a return to normalcy and democracy in the wake of economic and nuclear disaster, and instead this was what had become of the world. And she was no doubt always enjoining her father to maintain her life in this fashion. He loathed her. He detested her. And every time he had sex with her his intense hatred for himself deepened a little bit more.

“My dear, sweet Gladiator, as much as I’d like to celebrate your victory with you tonight, my husband wishes me to share his bed. But fear not—I do have a consolation prize for you.”

His skin began to crawl. Veronica had a twisted way of looking at what constituted a consolation prize; it was usually just a groupie who wanted to watch what the queen did with the equivalent of rock stars of the former United States of America. And he usually did the dog and pony show. But sometimes Veronica required something to prove his loyalty to her. That would be more complicated.

“What is it this time?”

She smiled. His response had given her the mistaken impression that he cared.

“The rebels have been restless. And it seems there is a young woman we have in our prison whom they want terribly. Well, frankly, they are in two minds as to what to believe. It is rumored she is the mythical Healer. The one meant to find her soul mate, so together they will lead our Nation out of the so-called darkness into which it has plunged itself.”

“And what do you want me to do?”

“Oh Tristan, why are you being so defensive? I just want you to find out whether she really is the Healer, and report to me if she is.”

“And then, what?”

“And then you let me handle it,” Veronica said, sliding back into the evil skin that was her natural state. “The rebels have no idea what it takes to run a country.”

The image of his wife being raped and murdered flooded him and it was all he could do not to throttle the queen right then and there.

“So can I count on you to do this for me or do I need to find someone else who can?”

He was no one’s hero. But she had said young woman. And he couldn’t just allow his wife’s fate to be visited upon some other unsuspecting girl. “I’ll do what I can.”

Veronica ran her index finger down his cheek and whispered, “Good boy, Tristan,” she purred. “Guard! She’ll be delivered before the night is over. I don’t know when I’ll be able to return to you, but I expect that you’ll have had enough time to gain her trust by then.”

Tristan’s stomach churned. The Healer? In the beginning there had been whispers of it. But he had never believed in such a thing. It had been years since the crown had feared anything. And now this. He said nothing as the queen was escorted away. He was left to think about the young woman he might be forced to turn over in the end.


The Gladiator Chronicles, Book 1

Kate Lynd (Amy McCorkle)

Genre: Dystopian Erotic Romance

Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

ASIN: B0094JN30M

Number of pages: 122

Word Count:  37,774

Cover Artist: Delilah Stephans



Ten years ago Tristan Shane had failed to pick sides and he paid with the ultimate price—his family. Enslaved as a post-apocalyptic gladiator, he is now faced with a similar dilemma, serve the despot Queen and murder her innocent sister, or face certain death himself. What will he choose?

Tristan Shane was a moderate before the nuclear and economic crisis which plunged the world into darkness. While his sister Aidia ran off to fight the rebel’s war he desperately tried to hang onto normalcy and lost his wife and children in the process. Spending the next ten years as the Crown’s favored and the mob’s favorite Gladiator, he never expects to meet the Queen’s sister, Alexandra, a Healer.

She claims to be the much whispered about Savior sent to heal the wounded Earth and oceans, the one who would bring about her cruel sister’s dethroning. But is she? Or is she just a fraud? But he quickly learns her erotic touch has the power to heal his heart and his to save her life. But as the passion heightens and the danger increases will they have forever or will he have to give up everything to save the planet?


Amy McCorkle was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She has lived in New Mexico and Texas as well but she currently makes her home in Shepherdsville,KY.

An award winning blogger she is also a successful author in both the sci-fi erotic romance genre with No Ordinary Love and the upcoming release a dark romantic suspense tale Another Way To Die. She also has been contracted for GLADIATOR a Mad Max meets Gladiator series set to be a trilogy. She has placed second in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Readers Choice Poll for Best Short Romance Story. And semi-finaled with Another Way to Die in the 2012 Moondance International Film Festival.

From Hydra Publications, Set Fire to the Rain recently released and her first print novel, Bounty Hunter is due out in October. She is also contracted for the Gunpowder & Lead series she is co-authoring with Melissa Goodman.

Her work is flavored by her childhood heroes, pop culture, music, and the cinema as well as the writers she still enjoys reading today.