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Love in Bloom

As a gardener, I love anything with the word bloom in it. As a romance author Love in Bloom takes it one step further. :)

This month I’ve joined the Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop to feature my latest release, Ladd Springs. Perfect for the YA crowd, this contemporary novel is part mystery, part romance, and 100% Tennessee. It’s also Book #1 in a series of 5 set for release THIS year!

“I really enjoyed the fun of this book. There was a bit of steam & intensity but nothing a teen couldn’t handle. It really was a bit suspense, a bit romance, and a bit western — but completely a perfect mix! What I didn’t like: Sorry, nothing!”

~ Regina Hott, Amazon review

Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest.  Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions.  But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is adamantly opposed to them both.

Felicity Wilkins, Delaney’s daughter, deserves to inherit her family’s legacy, but neighbor Clem Sweeney is working against her, ingratiating himself with Ernie Ladd.  Clem is also harboring a secret that will make him a very wealthy man—unless the others stop him before he can bring it to fruition.

Complicating matters is Annie Owens.  Ex-girlfriend to Jeremiah Ladd, Ernie’s estranged son living in Atlanta, she declares her daughter Casey is Jeremiah’s, making Casey every bit as entitled to the property as Felicity—only Annie hasn’t proven this claim.  Yet.

All are fighting to get the property, but only one will walk away with the gold.  Which will it be?  Find out in the first installment of Ladd Springs…

 As part of the Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop, I’m puttin a $20 gift card up for grabs ~ reader’s choice, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  To enter, simply leave a comment and register your email in the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Speaking of Love in Bloom…my award-winning debut novel, Jennifer’s Garden is FREE for ereaders!

“Frame by frame, Venetta’s easy prose tells of a storybook romance woven into the joys and heartbreak of everyday life.  From the glamour of the art world to the tension of the operating room to the glories of nature, this novel resonates on every level.”  ~ 4 1/2 stars RT Book Reviews, May 2012

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111 thoughts on “Love in Bloom

  1. Barbara says:

    Looking forward to the new release!
    I have been busy working in my gardens, looking forward to some great color.

  2. Dianne says:

    You and me both! :)

  3. Satchmo says:

    Just at home, really :)

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I like visiting San Francisco, but it would be fun to tour eastern Canada someday…

  5. Patricia says:

    My favourite summer destination is Mar del Plata, a seaside city in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s the most fascinating vity I’ve ever been!

  6. Lindsey V. says:

    To a fishing cabin my family and I try to go each summer. So fun.

    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway! I love Amazon, so fingers crossed. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

  7. denise Fick says:

    I love going down to Mission Beach in San Diego Ca!

  8. Ana says:

    My fav summer destination would be Turkey! I went there 4 years ago and LOVED it.

  9. Mile says:

    I would say Greece, awesome weather, great parties and beaches. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Erin S says:

    Myrtle Beach, SC

  11. Sarah says:

    I love going to Colorado to visit my cousins :)

  12. Cali W. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like going to the beach in California. :)

  13. Denise says:

    Walt Disney World!

  14. Corinne says:

    Outer Banks North Carolina!

  15. nurmawati djuhawan says:

    fave summer destination ? of course BALI (indonesia)
    what a wonderful beach!!!

    thx 4 the giveaway :)

  16. Mayla M says:

    We have a tradition of driving to Tillamook and buying ice cream and squeaky cheese.

  17. Bea Tejano says:

    The beach!:)

  18. Stacey says:

    Now a days it’s Michigan to get home and out of the desert! I also love Yellowstone in the summer :)

  19. Tabitha S. says:

    I kind of just like to stay home and spend time with family and friends during the summer!

  20. Shelly Hammond says:

    Happy hopefully nice weather to you all! It’s only about 59 degrees here right now but I won’t complain! It’s trying to be warm most days now :D

    I love the ocean (which of course means I live in the mountains!) so I am hoping against hope that at some point this summer to get the chance to go to a beach, any beach with any ocean will do just fine with me. Ladd Springs sure sounds nice though, not an ocean, but not the mountains like the mountains here. It sounds so very different from my mountains (up way above the Poconos in PA) so it would likely be a great place to be!!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and have a wonderful day!
    Shelly H

  21. Krista says:

    If I had a choice, I would go to England. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Hannah Peasha says:

    I love going to Hat Creek in CA.

  23. Dianne says:

    You all are making me want to travel!!!! Can’t wait for summer and all the great summer reads… :)

  24. Dawna Newman says:

    Any beach if not there, Greece or Scotland

  25. Rebekah M says:

    Ah! That’s hard. But it would be either Florida or Arizona!

  26. DeeDee Griffin says:

    We go to Gatlinburg every other summer and a new place in the other years. My favorite has been Savannah.

  27. gloria lancia says:

    anywhere south! i want to travel the world! see differt places so i dont have a favorite place yet!!!

  28. Nara says:

    Anywhere with a beach :) I really like Singapore as well!

  29. Renee G says:

    I love the ocean.

  30. Ashfa Anwer says:

    Anywhere close to the beach.

  31. miki says:

    swizterland even if i didn’t go for years i miss the fresh air

  32. Sarah Meral says:

    I love our garden in the summer or gióing somewhere with water :-)

  33. Susan Smith says:

    Any beach in Florida

  34. Marissa says:

    It’s def. Maui, Hawaii :)

  35. I live in a city near the sea so I stay here every summer. Not a fan of the beach but it’s still nice to leave near the sea.

  36. Lisa Mandina says:

    Well, I love when my family goes to Branson on Memorial Day weekend every year. And now that my sister lives in NYC, that is cool too!

  37. Melinda Dartmann says:

    Has to be Louisiana. I love the ocean breezes, the shrimp boats all the seafood and music and dancing and all the great Cajun culture!

  38. Brynna says:

    Hmmm… we don’t travel much, so can I just say State Parks? We have quite a few around where I live, and it’s fun to go swimming and picnicking and occasionally camping.

  39. Aly P says:

    I love going to the seaside.

  40. Carol L says:

    I love relaxing at home and the down the shore at the beach. But I’d love to go to Scotland for the summer.
    Carol L

  41. Dena says:

    There is a lake that my family would go to when I was a child. That is still my favorite vacation spot.

  42. Jen Haile says:

    Anywhere on the California coast!

  43. Melissa says:

    the beach!

  44. Veronica says:

    Anywhere with a beach!

  45. Amanda D says:

    My favorite is the pool.

  46. melinda medina says:

    the beach!!!!

  47. Kristia says:

    I live near the sea so I wouldn’t change my hometown in Cyprus for anything in the summer :)

  48. Anna Memphis says:

    I’d love to go back to the north of England — cooler!

  49. Natasha says:

    Outside at home with a good book!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Céline G. says:

    Italy, love it! Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  51. Allie L says:

    Disneyland :D

  52. Beth Gallinger says:

    My backyard is my favourite summer destination.

  53. Linda Kish says:

    San Diego

  54. Krysta B. says:

    I love going to Virginia Beach :)

  55. BookLady says:

    My favorite summer destination is the California coast.

  56. Erika says:

    Anywhere I can relax and read, like the beach! Thanks!

  57. Mer says:

    The beach!

  58. Jacklin Updegraft says:

    I would have to say the beach!

  59. Cali says:

    I actually like travelling to the mountains in summer, to escape the heat and explore.

  60. Tiffany Drew says:

    The beach of course! I love to sit and read for hours. Thank you!

  61. Bri S. says:

    A few years ago my boyfriend and I went to Ogunquit, Maine for vacation and we absolutely loved it.

  62. Stacy Renee says:

    I live in Florida so you’d think it would be the beach but it’s actually the clean, clear, freezing cold, fresh-water springs we have everywhere. They are the best place to swim and can sometimes spot a manatee! :)

  63. Joy F says:

    Home. It’s too hot to go anywhere.

  64. my favorite summer vacation is anywhere that is not work…but preferably somewhere with a beach! =)

  65. Courtney Renee says:

    The beach or a campsite.

  66. Kim Pinch says:

    Cottage up north

  67. Ashley Morrow says:

    I love driving down to Myrtle Beach, SC every summer.

  68. donnas says:

    desert by the mountains

  69. Sweety says:

    Definitely someplace near Beach!!

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name – Rose Lennart

  70. Kim Reid says:

    North Georgia mountains, thanks!

  71. Jessica Snow says:

    I love going to Myrtle Beach!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! =)

  72. Chantelle I. says:

    Definitely a friend’s pool or the beach!

  73. Cindi Clubbs says:

    I haven’t had a vacation in years. ANYWHERE that isn’t work would be great. I’d be happy to sit in the backyard for a week with a book and a glass of sweet iced tea!! If I COULD go anywhere, maybe Florida.

  74. JanD says:

    the beach!

  75. Shamara Catama says:

    I’m not picky, as long as there is a beach somewhere in the vicinity I’m happy :)

  76. Katie Amanda says:

    the beach :)

  77. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    My backyard is my favorite summer vacation destination.

  78. Joan says:

    My favorite summer destination has to be Miami!

  79. Holly U says:

    Anywhere, really! I love travelling. But I especially love Mackinac Island; it’s one of my favorite vacation spots.

  80. Cynthia says:

    i love going to the North Carolina Outerbanks

  81. Daniel M says:

    we like going down to Cape Cod

  82. bn100 says:

    the beach

  83. Meghan Stith says:

    My family and I go to the mountains of the Adirondacks every summer. That’s nice.
    Thanks for participating in this hop! Summer is the perfect time for love to bloom! Probably my favorite love story is the book, “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser and Claire are epic! I also have enjoyed the books, “Courting Miss. Hattie” by Pamela Morsi and a more recent book, “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  84. michelle koerner says:

    Definitely the beach! I LOVE the water!

  85. Misha Kudo says:

    White sand beaches~<3

  86. Stephanie W. says:

    Anywhere with a nice beach! Preferably somewhere tropical…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Janie McGaugh says:


  88. Tiffany Horton says:

    Well this summer it’s going to be Europe!

  89. Renata S says:

    Brazilian beaches. Everybody should try at least once ;-)

  90. Tina says:

    I would have to say the beach definitely I love to swim and I love the water. Thank you for the most generous giveaway!

  91. Lisa P. says:

    Pensacola, Florida

  92. Nikki O says:

    Somewhere cold would be nice. Hong Kong etc just to escape the heat

  93. Dovile says:

    the beach

  94. Maria S says:

    Jamaica or Greece

  95. Lisa Vazquezanzua says:

    My favorite place to visit in the summer is Lake Havasu. I LOVE this place!! I always have fun when we go there. Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

  96. Teresa Thompson says:

    Fripp Island SC.

  97. Makaela says:

    I don’t really have one, but I’m excited to go to Cali for the first time this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Sarah L says:

    Mountains for me.
    Thanks for the contest.

  99. Karen Arrowood says:

    My favorite summer vacation spot is in the Rocky Mountains, in Wyoming. :-)

  100. Bonnie Hilligoss says:

    We usually don’t travel in the summer because the weather is great in MI then. We might take take a few days and drive up to Makinac Island and stay at the Grand Hotel. Thank you for joining this hop!

  101. Kelly M says:

    I love going to the beach with my fam!

  102. latisha depoortere says:

    I love Disney World one of my favorites!

  103. Cassie J says:

    I like staying home and just reading as many books as possible :)

  104. Dayna Janzen says:

    favorite summer destination is anywhere up north (i live in canada) we call it cottage country :)

  105. Shirley Zolenski says:

    Myrtle Beach SC

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