March 20, 2013

Spring Is In the Air Blog Hop!

Yes Spring is finally here!  And for most it means the end of cold weather and the beginning of lawn mowing season!  

We usually associate it is a time of rebirth and the awakening of the world from a long winter slumber.  Many cultures often associated this time of year with fertility or mating rituals associated with a hope for a bountiful future harvest.  

Not such a bad thing if you are a farmer.  Or a bird or animal looking for a mate.  The hard part about finding a mate is getting the right one to look your way.  

In the animal kingdom, generally its the male who exhibits all the fancy behavior and beautiful plumage in his constant attempt to ensure the passage of his genetic signature to the next generation.  

Do you like his plumage?

But we females, as the bearer of the offspring, have an important role in not only choosing the right mate but showing them we have not only the looks but the strength to make it as a potential mate and/or bearer of offspring.  

Often our choice in a mate is subconscious one.  From the look of their eyes, to the shape of their body to the gentle tickle of their scent against our nose.  It all tells us about the genes that our suitor carries.  

Did you even know the human penis has been selected through sperm competition. It has been selected to displace seminal fluids that were implanted within the female reproductive tract by a rival male.  The thrusting action which occurs during sexual intercourse manually removes seminal fluid out of the cervix area from a previous mating.

Okay so what if you haven't gotten that far?  And you see the man of your dreams and you want him but you don't know if you can have him?  Not to mention the fact that he has a habit of seeing you when you look like hell in a world where you're treated like dirt?  

That's what Caitlin Driskoll encounters when she Lt. Col. Medoro Keegan.

In my book Cold Warriors

Caitlin Driskoll is left in cryogenic stasis for nearly a century.  Awakened and drafted into a war she knows nothing about.  She is expected to defend a world where her kind is despised and expendable.  Too her surprise, she discovers love and respect from the one man who can’t be associated with her.

Lieutenant Colonel Medoro Keegan has spent a lifetime in the Marines. With no family to speak of, the Corps and his ship, the USS Blanchard, are all the loved ones he needs…until Caitlin sparks a fire within, that threatens to consume him if he doesn’t walk away.

Will he choose a life of certainty in the only world he knows or give it all to Caitlin and run the risk of losing someone, yet again?

Available with Decadent Publishing.

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Hey don't go away now! 

Comment and enter a chance to win a free copy of my Paranormal Romance Zenward's Magic.

And by commenting you are automatically signed up to win the Grand Prize.

All you have to do is include your e-mail address to be eligible for the grand prize!  You will be contacted via it if you win!

Don't forget to stop by the others and up your chances to win!

Happy Spring to you all!  And happy reading!


  1. Great post, very interesting. We are doing genetics now in my class. I wonder if I could use any of that with my middle school students. Nah!!!!!!
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I've read the research on smells and pheromones as to why we attract each other, but I think that today we are just as susceptible to looks as the next person!


  3. Wow! Interesting post, Claire.And oh yes, I LOVE his plumage, lol!


  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Spring is in the air, but unfortunately living in Upstate NY, it is not even close to arriving. It snowed again at my house just tonight. I'm looking forward to the warm weather and longer days though. Spring is the time of love and my favorite romance novel is entitled "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. It's not strictly a romance novel as it's found in the literature section of a bookstore, but it has strong romantic elements. Jamie Fraser is my favorite romantic hero as he's strong, sensitive, honorable and slightly flawed. Sometimes his pride gets in the way of making the right decision, but in the end, he'd do anything for Claire.
    I love this giveaway hop! And, I plan to keep on hopping!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Interesting post. Reminds me of how the Spartans looked at it.
    Thanks for being part of the hop.

  7. Great post! Reminds me of how the SPartans viewed it.
    Thanks for being part of the hop.

  8. Happy Spring to you, too.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  9. I am loving the brown ladies on your covers! Thanks so much for the giveaway!


    nayjf at yahoo dot com

  10. What an interesting post... and informative... Didn't know that about penises lol. Thanks for being part of the hop. The keeping warm in winter and spring has been good hubby and I have boys born in October and December lol

  11. Very interesting post! And thanks for the mancandy!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!! Happy spring!!
    Ashley A

  12. Debby, I think you should try. Assuming they are college aged!! ;-)

    Melissa I agree! I know I am a sucker for a hot looking guy!

    Jay I hoped you'd like his plumage! I know I sure do!

    Meghan I believe love comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. From the smallest to the largest in emphasis it all counts!

    Youre welcome Cassandra!

    Antane! Got to represent the Ladies of Color too! Glad you like them!

    Ashley-- Hope you have a sweet tooth!

    Thank you all for posting. I'll be picking a winner in a couple of days! Good luck to you all!

  13. Jeannee I aim to entertain and inform, I think it balances things out. ;-)

    Can't tell you some of the smutty/scientific stuff I know. Anyway thanks for commenting! And keep warm with your hubby!

  14. Thanks for chance to win. Rhonda

  15. I DO love the plumage of mr. hottie;) I also enjoy Spring for the baby animals and tiny green shoots coming up from the ground. And the fact that my dogs will actually go outside again instead of using the doggy pads, sigh. Today I got all four of them into the backyard!!!


  16. Great post! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Krysta B.


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