Love a Tree, Read an Ebook! Bloghops

Wel­come! You’re on one of the amaz­ing JustRomance.Me blog hops! If you’re just hap­pen­ing along my post, just click the ban­ner above to get on the guid­ed tour bus that will take you through a pletho­ra of romance author’s blogs.

Before we get start­ed, have you ever won­dered how read­ing ebooks can off­set your car­bon foot­print?

Check out this page at where they do the math: 

Okay, so the week we’ve had here in the USA is enough to make a per­son wish there was anoth­er big beau­ti­ful Earth we could escape to, where there isn’t any­one out there try­ing to hurt oth­ers. Well, we’ve only got this one, and sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly, we’re pret­ty damn lucky that all the cos­mos aligned so pre­cise­ly to give us life of all kinds. So I’ll list for you some of my favorite things about our home plan­et, and the wild and won­der­ful set­ting of a few books, includ­ing Treat (Free Read!) Retreat, and Wyoming Solace, which comes out in paper­back on May 5th!



The scenery:

The books are set in the fic­tion­al V-Bar Ranch, which is based off the very real Vee Bar Guest Ranch, which is nes­tled against the Snowy Range Moun­tains. As the name sug­gests, the high alti­tude main­tains snow­pack year round. Though it’s pret­ty crisp in the spring, the mod­er­ate tem­per­a­tures in the sum­mer are gor­geous.

The Flo­ra:

This is the Indi­an Paint­brush, or more pre­cise­ly, the Castille­ja mini­a­ta, a native wild­flower, and the Wyoming State Flower. The Native Amer­i­cans used these to make their hair shine, and also for med­i­c­i­nal uses such as an immune sys­tem boost, treat­ment for rheuma­tism, and also to treat sex­u­al­ly trans­mit­ted dis­eases.
The fau­na:
Okay, so not the most majes­tic look­ing ani­mal in the state, but this is the Wyoming Toad, or Bufo (Anaxyrus) bax­teri which was placed on the endan­gered species list in the 1970s, and assumed to be extinct by 1980. In 1987 a pre­cious few were redis­cov­ered. Now this lit­tle three-inch guy is only sur­viv­ing in cap­tiv­i­ty in a wildlife refuge near the Snowy Range Moun­tains.

To get you start­ed on your appre­ci­a­tion for Wyoming, you can down­load a zipped fold­er with sev­er­al Earth-friend­ly for­mats of my book Treat. Just click Treat — All For­mats to down­load. Also look out for Wyoming Solace in stores on May 7th!

Hap­py Earth Day Earth­lings! See you at our End-of-Hop Chat on Sun­day evening at 7:00 pm EST.

20 thoughts on “Love a Tree, Read an Ebook!

  1. Thanks for the link who knew I was reduc­ing my car­bon foot print so much LOL! Love the pic­tures of Wyoming it makes me miss the West some­thing awful. Thanks for tak­ing part in the hop. Carin
    maw­mom at gmail dot com

  2. I not only got Treat, but I got the oth­er free reads from your web­site too. Thank you for the “treats” LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Awe­some pics of Wyoming! I can just see myself on that hill­side under a tree on a blan­ket relax­ing and reading…sigh! So peace­ful…

    It’s nice to know I’m doing my part in keep­ing this plan­et a lit­tle green­er. I am a true ebook fan! Too cool!

    Thanks for the oppor­tu­ni­ty.

    Belin­da G
    bel­gre AT com­cast DOT net

  4. Thanks for the great infor­ma­tive pics. It adds more depth to the sto­ry you are paint­ing. Look­ing for­ward to check­ing out your sto­ries!

  5. Thank you for the gor­geous post and for the awe­some Treat, Alan­na! Hope you’re hav­ing a joy­ful week­end, too!

  6. Thank you for being part of the hop… My sis­ter lives in WY and i am amazed at the beau­ti­ful pic­tures she takes of the nature life and out­doors there. Tru­ly beau­ti­ful state.…

  7. One day I hope to be able to life in the mid­dle of a coun­try set­ting where my neigh­bors will be deers, bears, and oth­er non-talk­ing visitors…LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  8. Great pic­tures! There beau­ti­ful! And the cute! Thanks for shar­ing!

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