Thursday, April 07, 2016

Authors in Bloom!


Hello, and thank you for stopping by! I hope you’re enjoying the Authors in Bloom blog hop. 

I've released three medievals in my Wars of the Roses Brides series. 

And my May release, MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE, starts a new medieval Arthurian series: Unsung Knights of the Round Table. 

When a lady on the run aids an immortal knight in peril, can love flourish?

As you can see, I take a lot of flower pictures...with my cell phone. My tip is to appreciate and share the results of your gardening efforts with pictures. Choose interesting angles and close-ups that accentuate details and will look great on social media. 

Wide shots of gardens and flower beds usually don't stand out as much as closeups, especially when viewed in small or thumbnail sizes. Also check the background to make sure it's visually appealing and not distracting.

Another idea is to create a calendar using your best shots, via a site such as Vistaprint (which often has discounts up to 50%) and give them as gifts. I've gotten many compliments from family, friends and clients (I'm also an on-camera and voiceover talent).

My favorite flower is the peony, because I love how they look and smell. I need to take some peony pictures! What's your favorite flower and why

I'll be giving away an ebook of AT HIS COMMAND to three people who comment below and leave their contact email so you can be reached if you win. 

And anyone who signs up on my website for my occasional newsletter will receive another entry to win a copy of AT HIS COMMAND.

Other authors participating in the blog hop:




24 comments:

throuthehaze said...

My favorite flowers are peonies too! I think they are so pretty.

Beautiful Disaster said...

I enjoy the purple iris. They smell and look so pretty when in bloom.

Taylor Zanotti said...

Favorite flower is a white rose. Simple and elegant

Anne said...

I like pansies because I think they're really pretty. Wish they had a scent though.

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savannah said...

I like roses, I think they are pretty and I dunno I just like their classic beauty :) I always have fresh roses in my kitchen :)

Amber Ag said...

My favorite flower is the tulip because it comes in so many different colors. Thank you :)

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cchant said...

I love taking pictures with my phone now that I have Instagram. I have quite a few the garden. My favorite flower is the lily-of-the-valley because of its fragrance and the delicate bell-shaped blossoms.

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Alisha S. said...

My favorite flower is the tulip because they are one of the first flowers and they come in a bunch of different colors.
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Tia Dalley said...

My favorite flower is a yellow rose because that was my Uncle's favorite and they remind me of him

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Michele Hayes said...
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Michele Hayes said...

I love all flowers, but especially lily of the valley, roses and lilacs because they smell so good.
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Jackie Wisherd said...

My favorite flower is the lilac because I remember my grandmother grew them on her farm in Colorado and whenever we would visit they were so pretty and smelled good. They have stayed with me in color and smell...a true memory from my childhood.
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Jeanna Massman said...

My favorite flowers are lilacs. They smell so great and the colors are beautiful.
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Ruth Kaufman said...

Thank you, everyone, for the great comments! I also love lily of the valley, they grew near my childhood home. And we had a lilac tree in our front yard. No one has mentioned magnolias yet...they're another favorite. Just the scents bring back memories! I just joined Instagram and am posting more of my flower pictures: @ruthjkchi if anyone is interested.

Michelle said...

The peony is a very beautiful flower. I'm a huge fan of love-in-a-mist (so easy to grow and they self seed like crazy) and dahlias.

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bn100 said...

rose for the smell
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Richard Brandt said...

My favorite flower is the Tropicana rose because it looks and smells just like sweet potatoes.

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Debby said...

I'm with you on the Peony! They are so pretty!

Happy Spring!

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E.L. F. said...

I tend to like carnations, both because of the scent and because they last for awhile...but I am always thrilled when my finicky African violets bloom! I have some double-headed iris that give me joy every year when they bloom as well. I am impressed by the pictures you get from your cell phone (of course, since I don't have one, that would be one of the reasons I can't do that, lol).

Thanks for the giveaway and the lovely pictures!

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amy bowens said...

I love Peonies they are so pretty .Love the pictures that you took. Thanks for sharing. amybowens34(at)yahoo(dot)com

Book Attict said...

I love night blooming jasmine because the scent totally relaxes me.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Ruth Kaufman said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I'll post the winners of the three copies of AT HIS COMMAND tomorrow!

Ruth Kaufman said...

Congratulations to Book Attict, Michele Hayes and Anne! You've won an ebook of AT HIS COMMAND. I'll send them today! Hope all of you enjoy it.

Michele Hayes said...

Ruth, thank you very much, I look forward to reading it. And congratulations to Anne.