Thursday, May 10, 2012

Friday Fun: Meet Author Abbey MacInnis + Give*Away!

Hi everyone! Please help me welcome the talented ABBEY MACINNIS to the blog. Abbey is one of my blog -mates on the History Ink Blogspot. I don't know about you ladies, but I LOVE this cover for HIS FIFTH AVENUE THIEF.
You can find out more about ABBEY and her writing at her Website
But come on back, because she's giving away a copy of HIS FIFTH AVENUE THIEF to one lucky winner;)

Thanks for being here today, ABBEY!

Thanks to Jennifer for having me here! I’m happy to meet all of you!
In my part of the world, Spring has finally sprung. I love going outdoors to walk my dog or just sit on my patio with a glass of ice tea or coffee, a good book, or my laptop. Annuals are flourishing and birds singing. I love hearing children running around laughing and playing. My new home is cozy and private, the chimes on my gate ring musically in the warm breeze. I get the urge to open windows and clear away the dust and let in fresh air and sunlight. I even love it when it rains. There’s just something about how the air smells after it storms. So clean, so cool.
There’s just something about this season that clears away the cobwebs of Winter. It’s easier to ease into Summer after having such a great Spring. I’m more creative, more energized during this time of year. I eat better too. There’s more fresh fruit that’s becoming available. And since I’m leaving on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas in a few weeks, that’s something I’m definitely looking forward to indulging in. Might just get my serving of fruit in a nice little drink or two, but heh, why not. It’s my first cruise ever! I can’t wait. I’m loading up my Kindle, so I’ll be prepared for days on the deck working on my tan, or doing my best to not get burnt to a crisp. LOL
My Springs are crammed full of fun events that I look forward to each year because I see good friends and family I only meet up with once a year. there are church festivals to attend, holiday weekends with family out at our lake cottage relaxing and enjoying the water. Barbeques with family, laughter, a little beer and, always, fun. And nights before a fire pit roasting marshmellows, making s’mores and sharing family stories is such an awesome way to create new ones and memories with those you love.
So what about you? With the new season, what are you looking forward to? What festival or event do you enjoy attending during this time of year? I’ll give away a copy of my Historical novella, His Fifth Avenue Thief to one commenter. Don’t forget to leave your email so I can contact you. I’ll draw a winner on Saturday.
Abbey MacInnis is a published author of Contemporary Western romance. Along with Contemporary, she writes Historical, Paranormal and erotic romance. Whether a Medieval knight, regency rake, or cowboy or cop, her heroes are always strong men who’ll love their women unconditionally.
On most days, Abbey can be found at her computer, penning her latest tale. A tale where love, respect, and passion combine to create a satisfying and happy ending. She invites you to step in to the pages of her romances, to leave your worries behind and get swept up in her world.
His Fifth Avenue Thief blurb:
Two years prior, Irishman Aaron O’Connel took his life from rags to riches. Chance and wits have kept him alive in 1850’S New York City. But no amount of money or success can bring his love Cathlene back from the dead. When a thief sneaks her way into his mansion, the last woman he expects to find absconding with his belongings is his long lost wife.
Abandoned on New York’s shores, a widowed, penniless, and ruined Cathlene O'Connel was left to fend for herself in an unfamiliar world. Fear and circumstance drove her to a life of thieving in order to survive, but her heart risks the biggest danger of all when Aaron hands her a scandalous proposition: A son in exchange for her freedom.
Now that he has her back, Aaron doesn't intend to let Cathlene slip between his fingers. He'll do whatever it takes to regain her trust and love. But when an enemy from Cathlene's past resurfaces, Aaron not only faces battling for Cathlene's heart, but also her life.

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  1. I'm looking forward to all the blooming flowers. I don't attend festivals. The book sounds good.


  2. Wow. Now I want to go into my garden and layout by the pond. My daughter is graduating highschool this year, so that's a party all summer. Country Western Festival, Jazz Feast and the African Festival. Night walks with my hubby.
    What a nice post. Thanks, Abby. Think I'll step out and take a deep breath of fresh air.
    Great book as well.:-))

    Cora Blu

    1. Cora, congratulations to your daughter for graduating. :)
      There are quite a few festivals here in the Detroit area, one being the Ho Down. :) I haven't been yet, but it always looks like so much fun. :)
      Enjoy your walks with your hubby and your pond. :)

  3. I love the cover of your book. It is finally going to be warm enough here so I will be laying outside this weekend with my Kindle too.

    1. Thanks, Jackie. :) I love reading outside too. :)
      Thanks for leaving a comment, all. :)

  4. I am moving from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California, in about 3 weeks, where I expect plenty more days to spend enjoying the sun shining on me as I read great books. And I must agree there is something about the freshness of the air and this beautiful smell that occurs when it rains. I look foward to checking out your books, Ms. Jakes always has great choices on her blog.
    Lovely to meet you!

    1. Hi Kelly, Good luck with your move! :) It'll probably be much warmer where your going, at least that's what I've heard from people who've been to California. :)
      Nice to meet you too, and thanks for commenting. :)
      Good luck!

  5. Hi Abbey, you make spring sounds so lovely in your part of the world! I'm in NZ and it's autumn here, though we've really had what we call an Indian summer - long warm days, beautifully clear skies. Now autumn has begun though the leaves are rich browns and reds, falling to a carpet at our feet. The fantails (birds) are back and they are so beautiful and flit everywhere. I like autumn because we get the relief from the heat/humidity! And yesterday we had our first fog. As i drove up the road to home, a fog coated the ground, swirling around the cows in the paddock. LOoked really eerie.


    1. OH Jane, you make autumn sound slo lovely too. :) Flowers and leaves carpeting the ground. Though i do agree with you that fog is quite erie. :)
      Thanks for commenting. :)

  6. Hi Abbey - your spring sounds lovely. I'm in Australia and we're deep into autumn, although since I live in beautiful Queensland it's still pretty mild. I live by the ocean and love hearing how the tide's change with the seasons. Great post :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Helen. :) I'm envious! I'd love to live near the ocean. :) I won't have long to wait until I'm on my cruise to take in the rays and waves. LOL

  7. Hi Abbey - I'm in Australia too. It's autumn here, but still very warm. I love festivals too. I attended one over Easter at beautiful Byron Bay on the New South Wales North Coast. It's called Bluesfest, and it's like a huge picnic in the middle of a field. Five stages, fantastic musicians from all over the world, everyone just chilling out, eating and having a few drinks under the Aussie sun.And dancing!!!

    1. Lee, sounds like my kind of festival. :) Fun. Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

  8. Thanks again for being here today, Abbey! And thanks ladies for your comments!
    See you all on Monday for some Man Candy ;)

  9. Yes, Jennifer. Thanks for having me here! It was so nice chatting with all of you.
    I'm late with announcing the winner of my book, but here it is...According to, Kelly Rae, you're the winner! :) Congrats, Kelli! :)
    If you could email me at and let me know where to send your copy, I'd appreciate it. :)