Springtime in the Mountains

Welcome to my stop on the Highway Cafe Spring Tour!

Spring is hands down my favorite time of year. I live in rural West Virginia, in the US, and Spring is incredibly, blissfully green. Even the sunlight seems to reflect the greenness of the grass and budding leaves giving the air a refreshing quality.

I wanted to share a picture of typical West Virginia beauty. We get a bad rep in the media, but I won’t go into that. What we do have in spades is mountains, trees, flowers, creeks, and rivers.

This isn’t my view but it’s pretty damn close to what I see driving from my house to town on any given day. (Click either the picture above or the one to the left to get a full size view.)

I love my mountain home, but never more than in the Spring.

More about my novel, Infamous

Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?

Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.

They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.

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Win a copy, plus many more books!

You can check out the home page of the Spring Tour here. My book, Infamous, along with several others can be won by visiting that page. Mention that you spotted the Easter eggs on my site (you’ll have to look for them) in the comments there.

Win a ton of great books in the Highway Cafe Spring Tour and find out why I adore Spring in WV. Share on X

I said you’d have to look for them. I never said you’d have to look hard. ;-)



  1. What a lovely Virginia view, Lori!

  2. Beautiful scenery!

  3. Author

    Thank you so much, ladies. It is an inspiring view and it’s everywhere. I always say I never managed to escape the mountains, but the truth is I’m not sure I’d ever want to.

  4. Spring is a lovely time of year. Your pictures are beautiful. Good luck with your Blog Hop.

  5. Beautiful scenery, inspiring!. I too live near the mountains (Rocky Mountains in Colorado) and there is no better place to be. Pikes Peak is right out my front window each morning and I love it. Best of luck with Infamous!

  6. Beautiful and inspiring. Best of luck with Infamous.

  7. I LOVE West Virginia. Living in Virginia we would escape there–lots of wonderful visits, including to Tygart Lake and the town whose name I forget where Mother’s Day was born. A beautiful beautiful state. M. S.

  8. Author

    Thanks so much. It’s by Full Moon Graphics. I instantly fell in love with it.

  9. Author

    So glad you enjoyed your visits here. I also enjoy visiting Virginia. It’s a beautiful state as well.

  10. Author

    Thanks, CB. I didn’t take the picture. Just searched WV on pixabay.com. But that’s very representative of where I live.

  11. Author

    Thanks, Tena. I’ve never been fortunate enough to visit the Rocky Mountains. Hope to someday.

  12. Hi Lori, I’m trying to visit all the blogs in the hop before the posts disappear! What a beautiful scene – I love mountains and lakes – that picture reminds me of West Wales where I lived most of my life! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Author

    West Wales? That’s amazing that two places so far apart can look similar. Thanks for stopping by, Hywela!

  14. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to produce a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  15. you’ve got a fantastic blog right here! would you prefer to make some invite posts on my blog?

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