Friday Fascination

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve had Spring Fever for about two months. Give me sunshine with a spattering of rain showers, the smell of freshly mowed grass and a rainbow of flowers. And romance, of course. I asked Kalila and Lydon, the main characters of Wonderfully Wicked, their thoughts on Spring.

CJ: Kalila, if you could go anywhere with your true love in Spring, where would you go?

Kalila:  First off, true love? Don’t think so. Romance really isn’t my thing, which is for the best, believe me. As far as places go, I freakin’ love those green fields with herds of pure-as-the-driven-snow lambs. Make me hungry for Gyros. And hillsides of daffodils are awesome. Did you know daffodil bulbs are toxic? Good fact to remember in case of emergencies. If I actually had some dude I’d want to go someplace with–purely fantasy here, got it?–I’d head off to the Maldives Islands. Maybe an ocean of starlight would keep my nightmares at bay for a while. Hey, a girl can dream.

Photo by Will Ho
Photo by Will Ho

CJ:  Okay then. On to Lydon. What’s your favorite thing about Spring?

Lydon: I prefer winter. Darker days, darker dreams. Spring brings out the feel-good bubblies in humans. Happy people don’t have many nightmares, and when you need nightmares to survive…yeah. This Spring might be different, though. I found this feisty dreamcaster who isn’t afraid to play, and her nightmares might be just what I need. Maybe she’ll become my favorite thing about Spring.

What’s your favorite thing about Spring?

Blog hop commands (in case you hadn’t heard):  To win the grand prize, a $70 gift card to either Barnes & Noble or Amazon, comment (be sure to leave your email addy!) and enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

photo (1)But don’t limit yourself to one prize! Every hop stop has goodies, so go for them all, people! My giveaway is this super-awesome Edgar Allan Poe journal (Kalila has a fondness for Poe) – use it to document your dreams, your thoughts, keep track of people on your black list…it’s totally your call.
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1. Bitten by Romance 19. Sherri @ Urban Girl Reader 37. Elise Hepner
2. Lisa Jung 20. Mina Khan 38. Rayna Noire
3. A.L. Kessler 21. Catharina Shields 39. Morgan K Wyatt
4. Lusty Penguin Reviews 22. Joleene Naylor 40. Dawn Marie Hamilton Writes
5. Mia Bishop 23. Matthew Alan Thyer 41. Taking Time for Mommy
6. Lisa Chalmers 24. Allison Merritt (US) 42. Jeanine McAdam
7. I Smell Sheep 25. Krystal Shannan 43. Tawdra Kandle
8. Karen Cino 26. Carolyn Gibbs 44. Mama Knows Books
9. Liana Brooks 27. Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears 45. Holley Trent
10. Booked & Loaded 28. Catherine Stine 46. Renee Luke
11. Dianne Hartsock 29. Susan Arden~ Bad Boys 47. Ambrielle Kirk
12. Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust (US) 30. Reading Between the Wines 48. MYTHICAL BOOKS(INT)
13. Madison Sevier 31. Rhi Reading 49. Tista Ray
14. Donna Augustine 32. Christina Irelan 50. Natasha Blackthorne
15. CJ Burright 33. Lacey Leigh 51. Between The Pages
16. Harper A. Brooks 34. E. S. P. 52. Natalie- Nicole Bates
17. Just Jeannie’s Books & Bling 35. Sedona Venez
18. Dani Harper, Paranormal Author 36. Gretchen Roberts





  1. Love the Poe journal! Girl, you are SO creative.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      It’s going to be a struggle to give it up because it’s so freakin’ cool! I’m going to have to buy one for myself, get my black list on paper. 🙂

  2. Missy Morrison Goodsell says:

    My favorite thing about spring is all the new life that is coming up all around me… the new plants & foliage ( even though my allergies don’t much like it LOL), all the new birds & other animals that wander through my property for to watch.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I have to agree with you, Missy…except the deer get a little too pushy and think they can just waltz in and eat my roses and vegetables. They’re cute until they destroy my garden. Then, it’s war.

  3. Lori H says:

    All the beautiful flowers 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Can’t go wrong with flowers, no matter what season it is. Nice to “see” you, Lori! 🙂

  4. Piroska says:

    My favourite thing about spring is gardening. Flowers. Daffodils.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Yep, yep, and yep. Now, if only I had enough time to tackle all my weeds and get my veggie garden planted. Thanks for popping in!

  5. Rachel D. says:

    My favorite thing about spring is hearing all the birdsongs.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Unless it’s that extremely obnoxious bird outside my window at the break of dawn…I need a scarecrow or something. 🙂

  6. vennie martinisi says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the birds chirping and the smell of newly cut grass and flowers!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      The fresh-cut grass always makes me itch to play softball…not that I’ve played for years, but I still miss it. Thanks for dropping in!

  7. My favorite thing about spring is the flowers 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Yep, all those colors are hard to beat! They inspire me to get out and destroy all the weeds surrounding the flowers. Hope it’s a fabulous, sunny spring day in your neck of the woods, Joleene. 🙂

  8. Madison Sevier says:

    Everything about Spring is my favorite…especially that it leads to hot, Summer nights when anything can happen <3

    Fabulous post and thank you so much for the chance to win <3

    Happy Spring <3

    madisonsevier at yahoo dot com

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Oh, so you just want to skip over Spring and get on to the good stuff, huh? 🙂 I do love my summer nights too! Thanks for coming by, Madison!

  9. I love seeing the tiny green shoots emerge from the brown limbs, finally giving us a burst of color. The flowers creeping through the frozen ground provide additional flashes of brightness, and though I know their lives may be cut short by frost and snow, I love them all the more for bringing a reminder that warm weather will soon scare the snow away for good.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I think you’re a poet, Michelle! Beautiful words. I like the buds on trees too, and the crocuses that sprout up through the snow, little reminders that winter is almost over. Nice to hear from you! 🙂

  10. Brandi says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather!!! I’m sick of the cold & ready to put the boots away! =)

    Thanks for having this giveaway! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I know, right? Ready to peel off the sweaters and replace ’em with some sandals, shorts, tank tops, summer dresses!

  11. Linda S Moore says:

    My favorite thing about Spring is the warmer weather, the beautiful blooms that start popping up everywhere and finally seeing the Sun again. Seems like this winter the Sun was in hiding just about every day.. Thank you for this awesome giveaway and good luck to everyone.. 🙂 Lsmoore43(@)yahoo(.)com

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ah, yes. The sun. I’m having trouble remembering what it looks like. 🙂 Thanks for dropping in, Linda!

  12. Denise Z says:

    My favorite thing about spring is generally the weather and of course the daffodils; they are only here once a year and make me so very happy 🙂 Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Thanks for popping by, Denise! I’m with you on the daffodils, although I wish they lasted longer. Happy Friday!

  13. Alisha sienkiel says:

    The warmer weather and the longer daylight hours!!!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Love longer days too…once I adjust to the time change. Argh! Hate those hour-earlier mornings!

  14. Tista Ray says:

    The GIVEAWAY PRIZE (the goodie) is quite an interesting one as I love Edgar Allan Poe’s poems a lot. I would love to WIN it.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Well, then I hope you win it! It is on the awesome side, not gonna lie. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Good luck!

  15. Melissa C. says:

    I love the weather,

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Since I’m in Oregon, we get an interesting mix of rain and sun, sometimes at the same time. I love the rain almost as much as I love the sun, so long as there’s some warm breaks in between the downpours. Happy Friday, Melissa!

  16. Donna Newman says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the warmer weather. I love that journal that is such a cool prize.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I’m needing some sunshine too. I think the winter has given me a Vitamin D deficiency. Happy Friday and thanks for swinging by, Donna! 🙂

  17. Courtney says:

    I love seeing the flowering trees blooming–especially the light pink ones.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Oh, me too! There’s something about those baby-pink blossoms that scream Spring. Happy Friday!

  18. JanD says:

    The warmer weather is the best part of spring.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Most definitely…laying in the grass with the sun on my face. Heaven. So long as the spiders keep away. Thanks for dropping in! 🙂

  19. BookLady says:

    I love the warm weather and beautiful Spring flowers.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      A sun and flower combo is pretty tough to beat. Have a great weekend!

  20. Katie Amanda says:

    I love being able to take my pup on long hikes on a beautiful day.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ooh, me too…well, the long hikes anyway. Not sure my dog would want to go along. He’s, er, special. Sweet, but special. Thanks for dropping in!

  21. Sunshine and warm breezes!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Oregon doesn’t get many warm breezes until summer time, but I’ll take the sunshine! Have a great weekend, Cahm! 🙂

  22. bn100 says:

    like Spring for the flowers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I think maybe my question should have been “what’s your favorite Spring flower?” – but you know, flowers are so amazing, their colors and scents and vibrancy. Nice to hear from you!

  23. Betul E. says:

    I love the flowers and the weather gets better!!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Sunshine and flowers seem to be the most popular Spring theme…and I have to agree. 🙂

  24. Amber Terry says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the warm weather 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I’m impatiently waiting for some warm weather…thanks for dropping in!

  25. Vanessa N. says:

    I love that it starts to get warmer.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      I finally cast off my sweater, but I’m still waiting for the sun. Happy Saturday!

  26. Daniel M says:

    the warmer temps so i can get outside and do something!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Yes! Getting out of the house, sucking in that fresh air, getting some sun on your face…I’m SO ready!

  27. My favorite thing about spring is Warmer weather and everything blooms and turns green again. Winter is so gloomy and grey. It’s so nice just to see bright green again 🙂 Thanks for sharing & Happy Reading! 🙂

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Ooh, yeah. I love the switch from gray to green! Thanks for stopping by!

  28. Stacey A Smith says:

    the weather is.not to cold or hot so spring and fall are my favorite season’s .
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Exactly–it’s that perfect weather for getting outdoors for hours at a time without freezing your toes off or being burnt to a crisp. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Stacey!

  29. Anna says:

    I love going to the park and looking at all the green and pretty flowers.

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Grass and blooms galore are wonderful (unless you have allergies, then not so much). 🙂

  30. Natasha says:

    The beautiful weather and longer days!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Good luck, and thanks for swinging in!

  31. Tina B says:

    When I lived up North, my favorite thing about Spring was the flowers blooming.
    Now that I live in Florida, it is all of the “snow birds” going home. Lol.
    I enjoy the tourists, but it gets a bit hectic while driving and shopping. 🙂
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      Great answer! I know I’d get sick of tourists if I had to share my world with them. Thanks for stopping in, Tina – good luck!

  32. Madison Sevier says:

    Thank you so very much <3 I forgot to mention that I absolutely LOVE your photo at the top. Gorgeous!!

    1. CJ Burright says:

      YAAAAAAY, MADISON! And I’m glad you like the picture – it pretty much captures my writing “brand.” Congrats!

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