Friday, October 25, 2013

Aloha to Theresa Romain and SEASON FOR SCANDAL


The crisp weather in Maryland marks the arrival of the Season of Leaves .... I love the vibrant colors of the trees.   Its a great time to snuggle up indoors with Theresa Romain's SEASON FOR SCANDAL:

Unladylike Risk

Jane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting—and a daring taste for gambling. But all the daring in the world can't help with the cards fixed against her.

And when Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick, unwittingly spoils her chance to win a fortune, her reputation is ruined too. Or so she thinks, until he suggests a surprising mode of escape: a hasty marriage. To him.

On the surface, their wedding would satisfy all the demands of proper society, but as the Yuletide approaches, secrets and scandals turn this proper marriage into a very improper affair.




I am giving away a print copy of SEASON FOR SCANDAL to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about the Season of Leaves - do you decorate for Halloween and/or Thanksgiving?


2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.


3.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 26, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 27.


Mahalo,


Kim in Baltimore

Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Theresa and her books, check out her website at theresaromain.com.






37 comments:

  1. No I really do not decorate for any holiday anymore. The only decorating I do it cut a pumpkin for the son.

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  2. Not for Halloween. Minimal for thanksgiving. But over board crazy beautiful fun for Christmas. Looking forward to it. :-)

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  3. I don't, no. Which is a shame, because I always grin when I see other people decorating!

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  4. I do some for Halloween - carved pumpkins and some decorations. Not so much Thanksgiving but then on to Christmas.

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  5. I did when I was still in my house. But now that I'm in a condo there is no where to store the decoration so I do a lot less. I miss it too.

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  6. We always make a nature table display at our cottage. My mom has made some gorgeous dolls representing pinecones, acorns, leaves etc. We place them together with natures bounty, colored fabric, candles & maybe some pretty cards. It's not specificly for Halloween or Thanksgiving, but it's definitely for Fall :)

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  7. No Halloween or Thanksgiving here, so it's straight on to Christmas.

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  8. At work we decorate for Halloween. At home, as early as August, we already have our Christmas Tree set up and other Christmas decorations.

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  9. No, neither is celebrated in my country. Halloween sounds like lots of fun for the kids!

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  10. I have my decorations up for Halloween, than after Thanksgiving comes Christmas

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  11. I didn't before... but once my daughters got a bit better and can talk, they demand Halloween fun...

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  12. I decorate for both. I love holidays.

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  13. I used to decorate for the these holidays but I don't anymore!

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  14. I don't. Mainly from laziness and also since I live in an apartment, I don't have the space to store the decorations. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I have some wooden figures for Thanksgiving tablescape, but I could decorate 5 houses for Christmas with the 30 plus years of living with a Christmas nut.

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  16. I don't decorate for the holidays anymore. It seems that every Halloween there are fewer and fewer children that come, and since my DH passed away from cancer on August 1st, I don't have the will to spruce up for the holidays since it's just me. I go to relatives or friends house to share in the holiday celebrations and take a dish or two.

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  17. Hi Kim,
    Yes every year I go out and collect different leaves I use them for Thanksgiving and Halloween as a center piece on the table. We also get pine cones and acorns for the table at Christmas time too. I love this time of year. Theressa's new book sounds really good I loved the first 2.
    Penney

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  18. I decorate for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Halloween is all about pumpkins, ghost, skeletons and bats...along with autumn leaves and witches. Fun for trick o' treaters, not scary. Thanksgiving is also about autumn leaves, cornucopia, and most of all about giving thanks for all that we have. Fall is our fave season around here in Sacramento, CA...it's not so hot anymore for a few months! Yea! jdh2690@gmail.com

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  19. No; I don't decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving. I thinks it's great when people do, but it takes so much time and effort.

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  20. I put fall decorations out to cover both Halloween and Thanksgiving.

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  21. I usually decorate for Halloween on Halloween and leave some up thru Thanksgiving. Then it's on to Christmas. I love driving down the road and looking at decorated houses.

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  22. I still love Halloween, its the children I enjoy watching coming to my door for a special treat.

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  23. Kim, thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! So very kind of you.

    I don't decorate much for fall holidays, though we do usually carve a pumpkin and set it outside on Halloween. But everything's different this year, because I'll be out of state over Halloween for my brother's wedding a few days later! I'll definitely get my decorating fix if I help to set up for the reception.

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  24. Elizabeth SchroedleOctober 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I don't decorate anymore for the holidays. However, I will decorate the top of the cabinet next to my desk at work.

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  25. I don't decorate for Thanksgiving, but I do for Halloween. I have a few things I take to work for my desk and then some things I put outside the house. I like to have at least a few decorations up for all the trick or treaters we get in my neighborhood.

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  26. I change out the summer sunflower wreath on the door for one with acorns and leaves, and swap the candles in my house for autumn colors; that's it. But the day after Thanksgiving, when others are fighting in stores, it's decorating-palooza at my house - jingle all the way.

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  27. I've never decorated for either holiday. Mostly, I save my decorating for Christmas.

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  28. No, I'm not much for decorating! Wish I were

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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  29. I have a few things to put out for each - at least this year it looks like we'll have a Halloween - storms have cancelled the last two. Looks like Thanksgiving will be at my house this year so I'll make a special effort to get some of my things out of the attic.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  30. We don't decorate for Halloween as my boys are teens and don't get excited about it anymore. As long as they can get some candy 50% off the next day they're good. LOL

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. I love to decorate for all holidays. I have a giant inflatable Scooby Doo in a witches costume for the front yard for Halloween. Carving pumpkins is a family event, even though the kids are all grown up they still come and join in.

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  32. At this point, I have a wreath with fall colored silk flowers on the door. I have a couple of little stuffed chipmunks & squirrels holding acorns that I put on my desk at work. LOL!

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  33. My daughter decorates for me, Dried corn stalks around the lamp post, Lighted spider web on the front window, lots of lit pumpkins, a Pooh with pumpkin wind flag and small lighted pumpkins around the yard. My daughter decorates for all of the holidays!

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  34. My husband likes to decorate for Halloween and we give the children some treats!

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  35. I decorate more for Fall rather than specifically for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Since the cats relocated to Arizona with my daughter, I'm able to do more inside the house without worrying about what they will chew on.

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  36. I don't decorate anymore. I downsized and there is no room for excess storage.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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