The Double D Ranch Tales

The Double D Ranch Tales ~ Fictional tales set on a fictional ranch and other locales in southern Nevada. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the authors' imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. ~ Happy Reading!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rites of Spring Bl0g H0p ~ A 1st for Cassie & Dakota #RitesofSpring

Welcome! This bl0g h0p is about character 'firsts' ~ first kiss, the first intimate moment, or some other positive first for a story's character. So be sure to visit all the blogs on this tour to discover a host of firsts!

There's more too...

There are grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog (list is below), comment with your name AND email address, and be entered to win one of them. Yep, you can enter a bunch of times! Now what are those prizes?
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*** 2nd Place: $50 Amazon gift certificate ***
Once you comment, then sign into Rafflecopter via the button under the list below and click the green button. This way your comment will be counted toward the grand prize.

This piece is from Wild West Weekend. Cassie is remembering the first time she and Dakota kissed when they had known each other as teenagers.
* A wave of liquid heat washed over her. “Sure. I’d like that, too.”
* He leaned forward, traced her mouth with his fingers, then placed his lips on her. He slid his hand to her thigh, while capturing her mouth in a kiss that made her nerves zing with desire. His thin but sensual lips played with hers, his tongue teased the opening. Warmth spread through her body. She parted her mouth. His tongue slipped in. He tasted of summertime—the sweet and tangy taste of lemonade and strawberries. Her lips and tongue brushed against his braces. She giggled into his mouth.
* He dragged his mouth away. “The braces, huh?”
* She nodded.
* “They’ll be gone by next summer. Promise.” He caressed the side of her face, pushed a wayward lock of hair behind her ear. His deep blue-eyed gaze peered into hers, touched her soul. “I can’t believe you’re mine. You’re my first love. You’re gonna be my only love. Tell me you love me.”
For more on Wild West Weekend, feel free to visit: Wild West Weekend at

C.R. Moss is also having a giveaway! One lucky winner will have their choice of a signed PDF of either Wild West Weekend or Sunset Desires & Sunset Seduction or Wild West Hauntings or Lovers and the Fiend. (Or if the winner so chooses they can be put on a list to receive either the next Double D Ranch Tale release or Sunset book release.) To be eligible for this blog prize, you need to answer this question: Where was your first kiss?
Me? My first kiss was at the 4-H Fair.
Looking forward to your answers! Thanks for stopping by & happy reading ~

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You can either visit the other blogs via the list above or go to Click here to find the list of the participants in the Rites of Spring blog hop!
Winners will be chosen & contacted on or about March 24. Good luck hopping!


  1. Thanks again for participating! :)

  2. Great blurb.
    My first kiss was at summer camp, sitting around a bonfire.
    Thanks for being part of this fun giveaway.
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  3. Thanks for the hop!

  4. I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
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  5. I don't remember my first kiss, guess it wasn't that great. But I do remember the first date 8/04/1990.

    I love spring, it's the flowers. I love planting them and watching them bloom.

  6. I was a latchkey kid--wore my key on a purple shoelace around my neck. When I was about 8 or 9, Eddie Madden grabbed my shoelace and pulled me in for a wet, sloppy kiss. It was not the kind of kiss you read about in romance novels! LOL.
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  7. my first kiss was back in 1st grade, quite a while ago. his parents were the owners of the trailer park my family lived in. cutest boy on the block. thank you for sharing in the hop. :)

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