Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!!

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Hello and welcome to the 5th Annual Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Over the next 10 days you can visit over 57 authors who will share gardening tips, recipes, great giveaways and one amazing Grand prize: Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a 2nd prize of $25 gift card.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each author’s blog with your EMAIL (so we can contact you if you win-email will never be used for spam or other purposes other than to notify of winnings) and you will automatically be entered to win!! That’s over 57chances!!

P.S. Tour ends April 16th at 11:59pm EST. I will announce my winners by April 18th. Winners will be posted on both the first (Dianne Venetta) and last
(BloominThyme) websites and here on my blog.

For my gift I am giving away an e-book copy of the first book in my SEAL Team Alpha series, A SEAL’s Song, to 2 lucky commenters so be sure to leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!! And if you sign up for my newsletter you will get an extra entry’s for the Grand prizes and my giveaways-not to mention you get a FREE copy of my short story, Taking Chances, just for signing up!

I’m so excited for spring! Aren’t you? One of my favorite parts is going to farmer’s markets for fresh produce. I always look for fresh raspberries, blackberries and strawberries to make freezer jam with. Then, I make our favorite Fruit Pizza. Yum! I’ve included a great gardening tip for you gardeners out there, and my recipe for Fruit Pizza so you can enjoy those fresh fruits of summer too! And after that I have a fun interview with my characters, Jack and Darci, from A SEAL’s Song along with buy links– in case you don’t want to wait for the giveaway 🙂 Enjoy!

Gardening Tip:

Does anyone use Pinterest? I love it! I found this tip on there and thought I’d share my455082c454680089a5bd79506e988505 Jennifer’s Pinterest Page and the tip with you-feel free to follow me, I’ll follow back! Here’s the awesome tip I found: Sprinkle cinnamon on the soil after seeds are planted or when fungus or mold is detected on the seedling or plant to kill the fungus or mold. Awesome, right?

Fruit Pizza

16-18 ounce refrigerated sugar cookie dough

8 ounce cream cheese, softened

¼ c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberriesRada Cutlery peeling paring knife with fruit pizza (picture credit:Knightia13 at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons)

-Press dough into a 9×13 baking dish

-Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

-Cool completely

-Mix cream cheese, powder sugar, and vanilla until smooth

-Spread over cooled crust

-Decorate with fruit

JenniferLowery_ASealsSong200Interview with Jack and Darci from A SEAL’s Song:

Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?

Jack: Hell, no.

Darci: No, but it’s flattering.

What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?

Darci: *smiles* The romance. I already know what Jack is going to say.

Jack: *grins* Sorry, hun. The action. And the sex.

*Darci rolls her eyes*

What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?

Jack: Take my sailboat out deep sea fishing.

Darci: I’m not much for fishing, that’s Jack’s thing. I’m usually in my studio writing and composing songs. But, when he gets home… *she smiles at Jack who grins back*

Do you like the way the book ended?

Jack and Darci in unison: Yes.

Would you be interested in a sequel, if your writer was so inclined?

Jack: Not if it means putting Darci in more danger.

Darci: Agreed. Although, with Jack at my side, I wouldn’t be as afraid of what Jennifer threw at us. *leans in and whispers* She likes to torment us.

What do you do for a living?

Darci: *laces her fingers through Jacks* Jack is a Navy SEAL and the bravest, strongest man I know. I’m a singer.

What is your most prized possession?

Darci: A Celtic necklace given to me by my grandmother. Had it not been for that necklace, I never would have met Jack.

What do you like most about where you live?

Jack: Darci approved of my house. That’s all that matters to me.

Darci: He lives in this cute gingerbread house on the ocean. I adore it.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy Sunday?

Jack: *grins* Stay in bed.

Darci: *nods* Definitely.

What is your least favorite word?

Darci: Classified.

What sound or noise do you love?

Jack: Sorry, that’s between me and my wife. *an intimate look passes between Jack and Darci*

What other profession would you like to try?

Darci: I’ve considered becoming a music teacher. Jack, he’s right where he was meant to be.

Jack: *nods*

Blurb for A SEAL’s Song:

Navy SEAL Jack Taggart’s plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O’Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other’s arms?

Buy A SEAL’s Song:



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Happy Spring!



50 thoughts on “Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!!

  1. That fruit pizza is stunning. Will pin this for later this summer.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. Years ago, I won a recipe contest at work with a fruit pizza recipe! I used fat free cream cheese since it was health and fitness related. Signing up for your newsletter! dede12812 at hotmail dot com. Excited for the blog hop!

  3. I have never heard that about cinnamon, but that is good to know. There is so much on Pinterest.

    Judy Cox

  4. I signed up for your email 🙂 Thanks for the fruit pizza recipe. It looks delicious 🙂
    kissedbymidnight AT

  5. Great post. Thanks for the tips and the recipe. It’s an awesome giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol ( dot) com

  6. I am quite the pinterest fan, sadly I am best known for my pinterest fails lol. At least I have fun trying to recreate stuff 🙂

  7. Loved the interview, sounds like a great couple. Following on pinterest and already subscribe. mybeach52 at yahoo dot com

  8. Thank you all for coming out today! I really appreciate the support! And thank you, Authors in Bloom, for being such a wonderful host.
    It’s time to draw the winner of an e-book copy of A SEAL’s Song-yay! (drawn by
    And the winner is…drum roll, please…BookAttic and davisbk121!!! Congrats!! Look for an email from me so you can redeem your gift!
    Thank you again, everyone!
    Have a wonderful day!

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