My own brand of March Madness


I have to confess I am not a basketball fan, so that’s not what my March Madness blog is about. What I am is stuck up here in the Great White North where March Madness has totally different connotations. For me, March signifies that winter’s back has been broken. Oh, it’ll probably take one or two more swipes at us before the vernal equinox on March 20—St. Patrick’s Day snow storm, anyone?—but we’re almost there!


For the second year in a row, I am preparing to take a two-week April holiday in the Caribbean.  As I prepare to slough off the winter clothes in favor of beachwear, the “madness” part of March takes over. Must lose weight! Must try to tone up a little bit! Must start using that artificial tanner so I don’t gleam fish-belly white under my 30 SPF sunscreen!


Then there’s the search for just the right books to read on holiday. I probably have 400 books on my Kindle that I have yet to read, but I’ll need to acquire that special one or maybe two titles that I’ve been dying to read but somehow summoned enough discipline not to buy and devour.


What about you? What does “March Madness” mean for you? Is it all about the basketball? Is it about indulging in something just for you while your spouse is absorbed with basketball? Something else? Please tell me in the comment section below, and your name will be entered in a draw to win one of two prizes:


  1. $10 gift certificate from the online bookstore of your choice (e.g., Amazon, B&N, iTunes);
  2. Your choice of either Guarding Suzannah (the first book in my Serve and Protect romantic suspense series) or The Merzetti Effect (the first book in my Vampire Romance series), in the electronic version of your choice.




Thanks for stopping by. When you’ve commented to enter my draw, please make your way back to the Linky List on the March Madness Hop host site to keep hopping, and also to enter the fabulous grand prizes.


Good luck to you!

13 Responses to “My own brand of March Madness”

  • I am trying to change what March Madness means to me. When I first hear it, it brings to mind that torturously long month of boring basketball. I am trying to replace it with something I enjoy…like March Madness of Mega book downloads or March Madness of Marvelous Meals. Anything but the B word!


  • Rhonda:

    I love to win a copy of Guarding Suzannah. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Rhonda:

    I don’t watch sports so march madness is the anticipation of spring for me! I would love to win a copy of Guarding Suzannah. Thanks for the chance!

  • I love March and love March Madness…but only if UCLA makes it to the finals. Otherwise, you will find me buried in a book!

  • Lola:

    I use to love to watch March madness on TV, the Yankee’s, and hockey with my Dad but after he passed my Mom prefers not to watch sports of any kind; which is fine, because I love to read! LOL!
    So, my March madness is reading even more than usual to help get through some sad memories.
    Thank you for the contest!
    bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

    • Lola:

      Please forgive me for commenting again; but I failed to include the logo previously
      Thank You
      bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

  • Renee B:

    I am a football and basketball fan. I flow from football season right into basketball season. I am a die-hard Lakers fan and after the Superbowl, I follow them faithfully. I follow college football at the same time as the pros. I love the excitement of the March Madness tournaments. I usually root for the underdogs in the tournament, unless my favorite team (UCLA) is playing.
    I got a chance to go to an NBA finals game. It was the Boston Celtics playing the Houston Rockets in Houston. I was visiting my dad and a good friend of mine was very good friends with one of the Boston players. He got us court side seats. Woohoo!!! I got to sit under the basket and watch the game from there. I got to meet some of the players after the game and went to a club with them in the limo. I also flirted with them a lot! (I was single at that time) I had sooooo much fun that night. It was one of the best times of my life.
    Thanks for being part of the #MarchMadnessHop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • bn100:

    Not a huge sports fan. Thanks for participating in #marchmadness.

  • Shirley J.:

    I look forward to lots of reading time as I’m not into the March Madness of Sports. Thanks for the opportunity to get some good books to enjoy during the month

  • Elaine carmona:

    March Madness no necessary mean (to me) basketball. It’s convention time in my business and maybe little vacation with my family.

  • Alyssa:

    I don’t really watch basketball least not college. I’m more of a football girl.

  • Veronica:

    March Madness is not really a thing in our house because we don’t like basketball. But when soccer has championships, the men folk go crazy and we lose them for a few weeks


  • Aly P:

    Thank you!
    I’m not from the USA so we don’t have the March Madness thingie 😀

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