Monday, May 23, 2011

Trip Around the World: Mega Author Blog Hop: Ticket to Paradise

TOUR RULES:
1) Have fun!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, May 16, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, May 23, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!
5) PARTICIPATION AT EVERY BLOG IS RECOMMENDED. BUT REMEMBER: THE MORE YOU HOP THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE TO WIN EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GO!

DESTINATION: ORLANDO, FLORIDA USA

Hello Guests!  I'd like to welcome you to Sunny Orlando, Florida where the days are balmy and the nights are breezy.  But today you will be visiting one of the most famous  attractions in the world...
SEA WORLD!


Our first visit will be to see Shamu in action.  If you're sitting in the first few rows, don't forget to put on your rain gear...this show will leave you all wet.  SPLASH!


Since you're already soaked through, we may as well visit the Manta on our next visit.  Don't forget to buckle your seat-belts.  This ride is a doozy.  
EEEEEEEEK!

After all the excitement for the day, we'll catch one more show before we head back to the Hotel.  The Blue Horizons is a wonderful show that deserves all of its bragging rights.  
YAAAAAY!


~Whew~  Now that hubby and the kids have crashed for the day, it's time for some Mommy time.  So, kick back, relax and read a great book on your eReader.  ~Aaah~  Life is good!
"Now what shall I read?  Hmmm."

Well, here's a tip.  You have a chance to win free ebooks.  Follow the instructions below for your chance to win copies of my Contemporary Romantic Suspense "Second Chances" and "The Gift of Joy" and for you Mystery/Thriller fans, you can also win free copies of "The Gift" by Linda Prather.  Note: Up to 5 participants have a chance to win this terrific bundle of ebooks.

1. Leave a comment on my Facebook Page telling me your best vacation EVER! (Optional)

OR...

2. Leave a comment on my Facebook Page telling me where your dream vacation would be. (Optional)

OR...

3. Tell at least 2 friends to join in on the fun.  There are multiple trips and authors with numerous opportunities to win.

AND...

4. You must leave a comment on this blog stating which one of the tasks you have done for your chance to be entered into the drawing.  (Be sure to leave a way in the blog comments, in which you can be contacted if you're the lucky winner!) - Come back to my blog to go to the next HOT destination!


Second Chances













Amazon UK

Synopsis
Kadi Crowe has spent her entire life believing in her father's innocence, even after he's served his 20 year sentence. But when another young girl is discovered brutally murdered shortly after his release, her father is the prime suspect. She knows he's innocent, but can she prove it?

Dain McKnight waited for the day when he could finally wield his own brand of justice on the man who was convicted of murdering his sister, 20 years ealier. It will be the only justice befitting a cold-blooded killer.

Then a chance meeting with Kadi slowly begins to sow the seeds of doubt in his mind. But, is Dain's growing feelings for Kadi stronger than his hatred for her father? Or will his disdain deny any of them the hope of second chances?



The Gift of Joy

Amazon UK
Amazon DE
B&N
Smashwords


Synopsis
When Joy Tate was just a na├»ve, little girl that still believed in dreams and wishes, she had only one wish for Santa Claus. It was a selfish hope that caused her to lose the most important person in her life. Now all she wishes for is…THE GIFT OF REDEMPTION

Gabriel Hawthorne spent his entire childhood ignoring the sad, lonely girl from across the street, but could never fully keep her from his thoughts. But after reuniting with her, he’s impressed with the strong, fierce advocate she’s become. And when he’s with her, she gives him the greatest gift of all…THE GIFT OF JOY











Synopsis

Tortured. . . raped. . . executed. . .

No matter how much he drank, Gavin McAllister couldn't get the headline out of his head. Just words. He was a writer, made his living with words. The impact of the words directly correlated to the emotions of the reader. Words could be twisted, knives to open up wounds long hidden. Maneuvered to evoke buried nightmares. Bare the soul, expose the wound, and you had a best seller. Make them laugh. Make them cry. Above all, make them feel something. He was an expert at manipulating words for emotion.

But he'd seen the body.

It wasn't a story this time. This time it was personal. The demon of his nightmares had no name, but now he knew where to look for him. Glade Springs had secrets. And no one uncovered secrets better than Jacody Ives.


NEXT STOP - CHICAGO!!!  ANNIE NICHOLAS BLOG  Hot stuff over there!  You will not want to miss this trip!

And the tour starts here: Kristine Cheney

47 comments:

  1. Those are the most awesome displays I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Left my favorite vacation on your facebook page! Thanks for the giveaway!

    fadeintofantasy(at)live(dot)com

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  3. I LOVE SEAWORLD TOO!!! I live so close I can see the fireworks at night. AWESOME!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their tours.

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  4. OMG Florida rocks! We've had the best time Sea World, and Bush Gardens. Our fav holiday destination so far, in the States! It's great because you can do all the mad theme parks for the kids, then take a week chilling on an island somewhere that feels completely tropical :) LOVE IT!

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  5. I agree Florida rocks. I just saw the shuttle launch from my back yard! Love Sea World.

    Elizabeth Loraine
    http://royalbloodchronciles.com

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  6. I did #1 and #2! Hawaii and Mt. Rushmore!! :) and who doesn't love Orlando!! so fun!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Your tour is so cool, thank you!

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  8. What fun. I would love to go there one day. Thank you!

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  9. I posted what great vacation would be on your facebook page...

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  10. I posted both my dream vacation-a tour of Great Britain and my favorite vacation so far-Orlando, on your FB page! Thank you for sharing!

    Kleah921(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm the one who got sick on the roller-coaster lol
    Thanks for the trip ;)
    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  12. I left a comment on your FB about my dream vacation. Florida looks like a blast. Great choice.

    tsteinerid (gmail.com)

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  13. I posted my dream vacation on FB. My daughter's is, of course, Orlando LOL.
    mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I posted a comment about my best vacation EVER on FB! Very nice blog! :)

    tricia@triciaschneider.com

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  15. I look forward to reading your books! I answered both questions on your FB. I also posted your info to my FB page.
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  16. I am so glad everyone is enjoying their tour of Seaworld. I've lived in Orlando for 25 years and there are still places I haven't seen. Can't wait for the next tour so I can take you all to some more fascinating places in Florida!

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  17. Orlando is a fun place!!

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  18. I posted on your facebook page about where my dream vacation is. Thanks so much for the tour.
    longlegs_browneyes@hotmail.com

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  19. Thanks for the free trip to Sea World! I've been to Disney and Universal, but this is my first visit to Sea World. What fun!!

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  20. I told the world how to get started on the hop! :) I'm one of the author's along the way. Thanks for the great post on Sea World. I hope to visit there one of these days.

    feliciarogersauthor (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. Looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing and good luck on the blog hop.

    All my best,
    Allure

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  22. What a fun post! I commented on FB about my favorite vacation!

    elena(at)elenagray(dot)com

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  23. What a fun post! I've been to Sea World, only it was in Cleveland or thereabouts.

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  24. Love Seaworld we have one here in Australia and it's so much fun!
    I commented on FB about where my dream vacation would be. :)

    Stacey
    s_l_a_s_c69@hotmail.com

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  25. Loved the video from seaworld ** lucky for me I had my raincoat and umbrella ** I was prepared !! Popped on over to Facebook and left my comment on where Id love to go GREECE !!!! Love the sounds of your books !! have written them in my lil black book tbr ;) thanks for the trip !!! This is a hoot !!
    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  26. I posted my dream vacation, my best vacation, a trip to Great Britain by myself, and I posted about the site on my webpage. And I'm going to do it again.

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  27. Valerie, you're an Angel. So, I guess now is not the time to say that I want to go to Great Britain with you LOL I'll let you mull that over in your head for a while ~grin~

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  28. I posted on your Facebook page where my fave vacation spot is. Loved the orca whale video from Sea World.

    Your cover models for "Second Chances" are the same ones I'm using to market my urban fantasty trilogy, BTW. That's awesome!

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  29. LOL...great choice Kendall. They're beautiful, aren't they? This pic was perfect for Second Chances. I can't wait to see your cover!

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  30. I'm loving it i left a comment on your facebook page about my dream vacation.
    Teamedward841(at)live(dot)com

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  31. Hi!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I answered to both questions on your FB page. Besides that I tweeted your post and I also linked it to my FB page.

    I love this blog hop!

    inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail.com

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

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  32. Okay posted on your FB, shared on Twitter and FB thanks for all the fun...

    Oh and added your book to my smashwords basket =)

    sharonramos2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Sea World would be a great family vacation. I posted on your facebook about my dream vacation.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I did option #2. Thanks so much for joining the blog tour.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I have only been to the California SEa Wrold, but I'd love to go to Flroida's!

    I posted my dream vacation on your FB page and am telling all my friends! =D

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I am so glad that I was asked to participate in this blog tour. It has been so much fun and I confess I've gone through them all at least twice. This is a blast!!!

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  37. just answered both dream vacation and best vacation and i shared the tour here on my page. this was real fun here and good questions.

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  38. I just left a comment under the dream vacation on FB, my name on FB is Krysta Banco.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. I have been dying to go to Sea World-left a comment on your fb as Lindsay Ann :) edysicecreamlover18@gmail.com

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  40. I have posted all 3 requirements and/or options ;) thanks for joining the hop!
    snnalways@insightbb.com

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  41. I am having a blast!!! I hope no one got wet from the big SPLASH and the motion sickness from Manta was kept to a minimum LOL

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  42. Hubby and I are talking about going to Fl this summer for vaca to DW and sea world.. I have told a few friends to travel on the blog hop :)~.. and commenting on your fb page..

    Reannabartley(at)gmail(.)com

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  43. I answered one of you questions in your FB page. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sontrei2000@yahoo.com.br

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  44. I left a comment on your facebook page about my best ever vacation
    amandawoodward1976@yahoo.com

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  45. Everyone has made this a wonderful trip to paradise. Wishing everyone luck with the awesome prizes...WooHoo!!!

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  46. I left a comment on your facebook^^ Thanks for the giveaway!! Good luck everyone!!
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

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