Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring is in the Air


By Mahalia Levey
Spring is in the air….Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
I’m all for cuddle time during the cold winter storms, but what is up with all of these late winter storms? The time for hot cocoa with whipped cream and small candy canes saved over from Christmas time as stirrers is almost behind us. Cuddling with a good book on the couch or snuggled under the covers gives way to sitting at the pool, basking in the sun and enjoying our free time.
With the doom and gloom of winter nearly over we can rush headlong into spring and all the new life the changing season brings. Spring is my favorite of all seasons, it’s not too cold or too hot but just perfect. I love the smell of fresh rain. Here in the Midwest, preferably to the city air of New York. There is just something about the months of spring that inspire me and make me more optimistic than I already am.
Everyone seems to procreate during this time of year. *Waggles brows*
Love is in the air along with Japanese Cherry Blossoms; well that’s how I see it! I think that spring inspires hope, and rejuvenates us with the great weather and sunny days.
What are your favorite parts of spring?
I love the rock concerts, lovers walking down beaches, being able to feel the sun on my face without melting! Dancing in the rain, kissing in the rain and mud volleyball!

Burn Me if You Can 
 Working for the Wichita Tribune is the best thing that’s ever happened to Rebekah Shayne, until she takes an assignment aimed to take down a prestigious matchmaking firm. She’s determined to ferret out the falsities, schemes, and swindling companies manipulating lonely souls.
Ashton Foster doesn’t believe in on line dating. When his mother takes charge of his personal life, he knows it’s useless to fight her and would rather go through a few dates with strangers than let her push the unending stream of locals down his throat vying for his pocketbook. In this he finds the perfect opportunity to downplay who he is and become a regular type of guy.

Tell Me No Lies
Dancing isn’t easy. Four nights a week Caileigh disappears into the persona of ‘Autumn’ to make a decent buck. The foster care system didn’t prepare her for what happens after turning twenty-one. Armed with only a high school diploma and forty bucks, she’s thrust on the hard cold streets, where she takes the only job a young girl with no prospects can get. Selling small pieces of herself to strangers isn’t the life she wishes for. Deep down she aches for a better life.
A scant piece of paper gives Orias the name of a seedy business and a photograph to keep vigil over his newest target. To find such beauty among the dredges of society wrecks every ounce of intelligence he possesses. For once, despite his being fallen, Orias thinks to disobey a direct order—never touch the protected. The way she moves on stage entrances him, but the sadness hidden underneath a facade of sexual promise makes him want to battle all her demons. Underneath his dark soul, he craves her light and the warmth of love. Will Fate allow them a life together? 

Coming Soon!
Trading Up

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  1. My favorite part is everything waking up, amusement parks, and fostering kittens. :)

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  2. being able to hike again once the ground's no longer muddy!

  3. Great post! I love the longer days, the birds singing outside my window, and the hope of a new beginning.

    Love the blurbs! Huge congrats on your upcoming release!

  4. I love the fresh smell of spring. The rain washes away all of the gravel and such that has collected in the snow banks. I also love being able to get out for walks without having to worry about slipping on ice or walking through slush puddles. All the best! :-)

  5. I love the colors and opening the windows and letting in the fresh air. lisagk(at)yahoo

  6. i love spring too, one of my favorite seasons. My birthday is in the spring(3-12),all my favorite flowers are starting to come up (Jonquils,crocus,pansys,roses etc.etc.),new books and new lighter fashions to wear; what's not to like?

    Also there is the great Auntie Tammy Treasure tea held on Easter or close to. i get all the neices and nephews and cousins and ihave them do a treasure hunt all based on a book(different each time). they find the clues and little prizes at each stop, then the first one to solve the riddle win the big basket stuffed full of junk their parents will hate(noise toys,candy ,jacks,etc.) LOL!
    after that we all sit down and have "tea",they drink lemonade or soda and the adults drink what the choose, the food is every where. there are green salad with strawberry mandarin oranges and blueberry/pomagranete dressing with candied pecans if wanted; sandwhiches of all kinds.
    frog eye salad and a watermelon cake(Ice Cream),tons of finger foods and cookies and brownies and then the big dessert of somekind. last time i think it was a homemade ice cream.

    sorry for the rambling post. got excited about subject.
    tammy ramey

  7. I like seeing the blush of green on the hillsides, and I'm ever so thankful when we no longer have to wear mud boots to walk from the house to the car or mailbox because spring rains and thawing snow is over. Also, since we live in a very rural area all the farmers have foals, calves, and baby goats and sheep in the fields. Me and the kids get the biggest giggles out of seeing them jump and kick up their hooves when they're close to the fences and you startled them asnyou drive by.