Down to Earth Romance

Have you read a good book lately?

Daybreak_GoodMorning_

Contest Winners! Contest Winners!

Many thanks to everyone who followed HER IMMORTAL VIKING during the book blog tour and got the word out through tweets, Google Plus, and Facebook shares. Your enthusiasm for the story is greatly appreciated. If you picked up a copy, read the book, and enjoyed it, I’d also be grateful for your review on Amazon and Goodreads. Don’t have your copy yet? HER IMMORTAL VIKING is available at all major ebook retailers.

Her Immortal Viking - Tour Banner

Rafflecopter selected the following people for contest prizes. I will contact each winner individually via email. Thank you again for your participation! I hope you enjoy your gifts.

Winners:

$10 Starbucks Gift Card

  • Winner – Deb P
Kindle gift copies of NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs
  • Winner – Alan S
  • Winner – Kellie C-S
  • Winner – Juana E

Kindle gift copies of KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs

  • Winner – Melissa C
  • Winner – Gabrielle C
  • Winner – Heather T

Her Immortal Viking_cover

Happy Spring!

After the horrible, terrible, long and miserably cold winter we had, including the surprise snow storm on March 20, the first official day of spring, I couldn’t be happier to see the seasons change. The sun is out in Pennsylvania! To celebrate, I thought I’d share some of my favorite springtime photos, taken with my Fuji digital camera.

Enjoy! Carpe Diem!

LongwoodGardensOrangeBlooms

LGdaffodils1 copy

LongwoodGardensBOP

LongwoodGardensLillies

(Original photos copyright Adele Downs.)

Cinderella

If you’ve been on the fence about going to the movies to see the new Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, here’s my unbiased, purely subjective opinion: get off the fence and go. I loved it, and I think you will, too. Everything about this film is sumptuous and beautiful, and even though we know the story by heart and can follow along, this version makes the tale feel fresh. The gorgeous costuming, outstanding acting, and stunning visual effects are nothing short of magical.

As a romance author, I’m naturally drawn to fairy tales, but I particularly wanted to see this movie because it stars Kate Blanchett, arguably one of the greatest actors of our time. (If you missed her Best Actress, Academy Award winning performance in Blue Jasmine, rent the film. She’s amazing!) Blanchett is fabulously evil as Cinderella’s stepmother, though one of the things I liked best about her character was the glimpse of Lady Tremaine’s backstory and motivation. Maybe someone in Hollywood will write a script for her, because I think the stepmother’s story could be the most interesting of all the Cinderella characters.

The mean stepsisters, Drizella and Anatasia, played by Sophie Mc Shera and Holliday Grainger, were both terrific in their roles, as was Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. The leads—Cinderella, played by Lily James, and Prince Charming, played by Richard Madden, were both so breathtakingly beautiful it became impossible to look away, especially when they waltzed at the ball. Both characters brought tears to my eyes during their scenes with their dying parents. Screenwriters Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna added strokes of emotional depth with these touching goodbyes. And the wedding scene—wow! Major kudos to the costume designer and the superb hair and makeup designs. I see Academy Awards in their immediate future.

Cinderella 2015 is a story for everyone, young and old, male or female. I went to see the film at the local IMAX theater with my husband, my Prince Charming of nearly 30 years, and we didn’t feel the least out of place. We did hold hands through much of the film, though. Cinderella and her prince had that effect on us.

CinderellaStepmother

HER IMMORTAL VIKING blog tour wraps up this week with multiple reviews and many opportunities to win prizes via Rafflecopter.

Visit the following blog hosts and enter to win a free Starbucks gift card or copies of NATURALLY YOURS or KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs. You can also buy your copy of HER IMMORTAL VIKING from any of the digital book retailers listed below.

HerImmortalVikingPromo2

March 13:

*Lanie’s Book Thoughts  Review

*The Hoarding Readers Corner  Review

March 16:

Muffy Wilson Literotica

*Life With Two Boys  Review

*Kimi’s Medieval Author Interview Blog  Review

*Harlie’s Books Review

Ravyn Rayne

Inner Goddess Forum

Queen of The Night Reviews

March 17:

*Words, Words, Words Review

*Wanda Loves Books  Review

*Girl With Pen  Review 

*Cat’s Reviews  Review

*girlygirlbookreviews  Review

*The Beanie Brain Reader Review

Her Immortal Viking_cover

Alfheim, the place between Heaven and Earth, in the west beyond the seas, and the celestial home of Gunnar, the hero of HER IMMORTAL VIKING, has its roots in Norse mythology.

What does Alfheim (Elf Land) look like? My imagination sees it this way.

Here are some original photographs taken with my Fuji digital camera. Enjoy!

longwoodgardensfountain

LongwoodGardensYellowTree copy

LongwoodGardensTopiary2

LongwoodGardensPinkFlowers

LongwoodGardensBeds

Her Immortal Viking_cover

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5 Stars! ~Girl With Pen

Buy HER IMMORTAL VIKING on Amazon!

Buy the Book on Apple iTunes!

Also available on Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

For More Information: Boroughs Publishing

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5★! ~Girl With Pen

Celebrating new release HER IMMORTAL VIKING with giveaways that include a Starbucks gift card and several free books by Adele Downs. Follow along, join the fun, and enter to win!

Her Immortal Viking - Tour Banner

The following book bloggers are my gracious hosts for the tour:

March 8: (Pre-Tour Kick-Off)

Romance Books 4 Us  Guest Post

March 9:

Here is What I Read

Inspire To Read

March 10:

Smile Somebody Loves You

First Page to Last

March 11:

Mythical Books

A Dirty Book Affair

Author Sandra Love

March 12:

Here Is What I Read

In The Pages of a Good Book

March 13:

Padme’s Library

*Lanie’s Book Thoughts  Review

Romantic Reads and Such

*The Hoarding Readers Corner  Review

March 14:

My Family’s Heart

March 15:

My Family’s Heart Blog

March 16:

Muffy Wilson Literotica

*Life With Two Boys  Review

*girlygirlbookreviews  Review

*Kimi’s Medieval Author Interview Blog  Review

Harlie’s Book Blog  Review

Ravyn Rayne

Inner Goddess Forum

March 17:

*Words, Words, Words Review

*Wanda Loves Books  Review

*Girl With Pen  Review (reposted)

*Cat’s Reviews  Review

The Book Nuts

Her Immortal Viking_cover

Buy HER IMMORTAL VIKING on Amazon!

Buy the book on Apple iTunes!

Also available on Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

For More Information: Boroughs Publishing

Tag Cloud

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 740 other followers

%d bloggers like this: