Welcome to Southwest Florida! AKA PARADISE!
Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time during your Trip Around the World Mega Author Blog Hop: Ticket to Paradise! Thirty-four (34!!!!) authors are participating in this hop Monday, 5/16 through Monday, 5/23. AND WE’RE ALL GIVING AWAY PRIZES!!! Sorry for the yelling and the !!!s, but it’s really exciting! And so much fun.

Before I let you go off on your tour of paradise, we need to cover a few 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!! You must leave a comment to be entered in contests. Please include an email address or check back May 24 to see if you were a winner.

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!! 

My contest and prize are down below and so is the link to the next stop on your tour. First…what you’ll find here in Paradise.

Beaches waiting for you to relax, soak up some Vitamin D, hunt for some of the world’s best seashells and swim with the dolphins.
If you like to fish, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to catch just about anything you can imagine, from freshwater to saltwater. And you might just hook a cute guy, too! 🙂
Or maybe a boat ride at sunset is more up your alley. Cruise the harbors, the thousands of barrier islands or the Gulf of Mexico.
As you’re driving around, don’t miss the beautiful flora the area has to offer. Among my favorites: the many legged banyan trees. That’s just one tree! Isn’t it cool?!
 I call Southwest Florida home, but so do…
Meet them and immerse yourself in paradise in the first book of the Soul Savers Series, Promise, then follow their story in the second book, Purpose. The third book releases early 2012 and a related novella comes out this fall.
Check out the trailer!

And now the details of my giveaway… Entry is simple. Just make sure you’re a follower and leave a comment about your favorite sliver of paradise, wherever it is to you. That’s it. Easy-peasy. Well, be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win. Comment by 11:59 p.m., Monday, 5/23.

What do you win? Well, to remember your stop in Southwest Florida, a beach bag, of course! Full of everything you need for the beach – towel, sunglasses, flip-flops and water bottle, etc.; Soul Savers Series swag; PLUS a signed copy of Promise AND Purpose! (U.S. winner only) 2nd place will win e-copies of both Promise and Purpose (open to international winner).

After you comment and enter, go on to the next tour stop:
Tonto National Park, Arizona, with Author Allure Van Sanz