Since it’s March, I’ll tell you a little about March Hares. The snows of winter thaw in spring and it’s the time of new birth and life. There’s perhaps no better symbol of life and fertility than the March hare. They are quick on their feet, lively and boisterous, and may even be a little mad, like the one in Alice in Wonderland who’s always having tea.
March hares have been associated with witches and other spritely female spirits because of their “dancing” behavior or as some supposed, fighting off male suitors. Fertile females will cavort and then run away from males. If any catch her, she’ll turn on him, striking him and trying to fend him off. She’s bigger and stronger and runs the show. Their dancing is wild, boxing and lunging at each other, until she accepts him as her mate.
Fun fact: Did you know a female hare can get impregnated while pregnant? The new embryos move into the womb when the previous litter vacates. Quite efficient. No wonder hares and rabbits are honored as symbols of fertility.
In honor of the feminist March hare, I hereby declare March as Bad Boy month. I have a new giveaway for you! A bad boy named Liam Donovan who has to fend off an impersonator while chasing Marisa Monroe from the streets of Dublin to the wilderness of the Burrens for his shot at landing her heart.
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Rachelle Ayala is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.
Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award, Christmas Stray received a 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award, and Playing for the Save got the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in Realistic Fiction.
She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.