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

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

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

  1. Heather says:

    This is going to be so much fun! What a fantastic giveaway. I’ll definitely be hopping around. My paradise is any tropical beach! St Lucia is one of the best!

    hmccorkle (at) wildblue (dot) net

  2. awesome giveaway! I can’t refuse!

  3. My favorite sliver of paradise would have to be warm sunshine on my face. It doesn’t matter where I am, if I can close my eyes and feel the sun warming my face, I’m happy!

  4. Christi says:

    My sliver of paradise…any tropical beach, sitting and soaking up the sun. I’m not particular LOL

  5. LOVE your prize pack:)

  6. IandSsmom says:

    Oh WOW I loved that trailer!!! WOW!! *fanning myself off*!!! 🙂
    My sliver of paradise is wherever my children are and watching the world through their eyes!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson

  7. Sharon says:

    What a great prize pack. Anywhere quite where I can curl up with a book.

  8. rhonda says:

    wow. This is on my to-read list, I can`t wait to get my hands on it, there is so much stuff in this. someone will be very happy!
    My sliver of Paradise is in Pigeon Forge, Tn in a cabin up on the mountain! I was blessed to go there for my 10 yr anniversary for the first time this past April.

  9. Vivien says:

    Any beach, I love the water!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  10. Kerry says:

    My great escape is to our cabin in the mountains of northern NH. Thank for the great giveaway!!

  11. Aydrea says:

    What a great giveaway & tour idea! My sliver of paradise is sitting by the water & reading! Of course I wish I could go to Hawaii more often because I love it there!


  12. Leanne109 says:

    Paradise to me would be a spa, a great spa lol Your giveaway prize is SUPER!!! I want it lol


    leanne109 GFC follower

  13. My favourite slice of paradise? ANYWHERE with a good book!

  14. inga says:

    This is awesome! Would love to get signed books! :)) These pictures made me dream…

    GFC inga


    inga from

  15. merriedth says:

    this contest is letting me see many new books that i cannot wait to read….thanks

  16. Toni says:

    GFC – Toni Steiner

    Great giveaway!! My sliver of paradise would be an nice warm island with my own personal cabana boy (man thank you very much)!!

    tsteinerid (

  17. Thank you for the great giveaway! I have the ebooks and LOVE them but would love to have signed copies!

  18. Felicia says:

    Nice set of prizes. I’m now a follower! Thanks for the great travel location. So far I’ve not went to my destination as I would have to say I wish to see Scotland and do a hop around Europe.


  19. Sassy says:

    Love, love, LOVE the trailer. It’s a shame i live international the prize pack looks amazing! I love the sunset it’s just gorgeous and Tristen woooo *fans face* damn he’s fine!! *winks* Thanks for giving us a glimpse of Paradise. 🙂

  20. I loved your beautiful trailer. Just gorgeous. These days, my sliver of paradise actually is Paradise on Mount Rainier, WA, but I spent quite a few weekends at Sanibel, Captiva, and elsewhere on Florida’s sugar-white west coast beaches.

  21. BrittanyGale says:

    Too bad I’m Canadian that is an awesome giveaway. I’ll enter for the Ebook though.
    I haven’t been far so my paradise would pretty much be any beach. I love the water.
    I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer


  22. June M. says:

    Anywhere with sun, water, and where I can read is a paradise to me. Thank you so much for the wonderful prize pack. I do live in the US, hint-hint! Lol.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  23. Katrina W says:

    Loved the trailor !!!! What a wonderful prizes !! paradise is anywhere serine !! beaches, sand !! surf… and tranquility !!!


  24. Your pictures look amazing !!! My perfect paradise would be a B & B overlooking a lake… somewhere beautiful and quiet the perfect place for reading 🙂


  25. I visited Venice, Florida several years ago. Such a beautiful location! The beaches were definitely my idea of paradise! And, I got to see dolphins! Gorgeous! Beautiful photos! I’d love to go back!


  26. stina6891 says:

    What a fantastic pack of prizes! 🙂 The book trailer was really good!

    I haven’t traveled much, but I would definintely say Ireland was my paradise. Everything was so beautiful. The weather was just right and everything was so green!

  27. My sliver of paradise… a book, a glass (chilled bottle nearby for top ups) of Chardonnay, a view of the ocean at sunset, and the hubby inside, making me dinner 🙂 That sounds wonderful!

    Florida is just a beautiful State, one of my favorite holiday destinations. Sannibel island is a perfect spot to listen to the dolphins at sunset 🙂

  28. Kristi says:

    loving it getting me ready for the beach.
    Your book sounds amazing!

  29. shadowestr says:

    THis is so much fun!
    I need to double check I got my email in everyones comments that I need to check I got everyone!

    shadowestr @ aol . com

  30. My paradise is my bedroom where I can snuggle up in quiet and read a good book. I don’t need to go anywhere to relax as long as I can read a book…LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  31. Genna Sarnak says:

    I love this theme for the giveaway! I may be weird, and most people will disagree with me, but my idea of a perfect paradise is actually somewhere cold. I like places where I can make a fire and cuddle up with a lovely book [and/or with a boy]! I love seeing snow-capped trees and I think there’s nothing quite as beautiful as the silence of snow-covered villas in winter!

    Beaches are fun too, but usually too populated for me! If it was a remote beach, then I could go along with that too! Haha 😀

    Thanks for the awesome prize pack! 🙂
    gsarnak410 (at) gmail (dot) com

  32. mmbourassa says:

    After winter here, that would be paradise – sand, sun, Tristan – yep.

  33. Reanna says:

    Awesome Giveaway can’t wait to read your books :)~ email is Reannabartley(at)gmail(.)com

  34. krysykat says:

    My sliver of paradise has to be backyard. Every season changes my view from full lush woods to a sea of oranges and red, followed by leafless tress covered in snow and then budding trees can be seen.
    gfc follower- Krysta Banco


  35. I wrote a comment before, but I’m not sure it got posted so I’m writing a new one, sorry.

    My sliver of paradise would be Natal, Brazil. I think its one of the most magical places on Earth.

    Since I live in Switzerland I can only hope to get the 2nd place, but its worthy, both of your books seem great! Following you right away! And I added you on my FB too, hope its okay, hehe, my name is Alexandra Roxana Garcia-Tena Coquis.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Melissa says:

    So my silver of paradise would probably be Ireland I love the green sceneary and everything else^^ Allthough sometimes I wish I lived in the US. But as I live in spain I can only get the second one^^ Oh well it sounds great to!!
    thanks for the giveaway!!

  37. Di says:

    I’m starting this tour late, but maybe I can make it all around & I love reading about new books! Love any beach, anywhere!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  38. donnas says:

    Mine is anyplace I can relax for a bit and unwind.

    GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  39. LOVED this series…LOVE LOVE LOVE…I would love to win the swag as I already have the book. Consolation prize? hehe….

    Thank you!!


  40. Crystal Cook says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win. 🙂 I guess my favorite slice of paradise would be the beach with my husband. Or horseback riding in the mountains. Or just a really great book, like Promise 🙂 I’m almost finished with it and am REALLY enjoying it.

    I’ve been a follower for a while and here’s my email.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. LRAtRandom says:

    My sliver of paradise would be a gorgeous lake where I can kayak and hike!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  42. Alba says:

    well here I am!! hehe I think my answer would be either a really nice tropical beach or a very hot cabin in a really cold mountain with lots and lots of books to loose myself!:D
    thx for the giveaway:D


  43. Shelby says:

    Holy Crow that is a hot trailer! LOL! My sliver of paradise would be a cabin in the woods. Up in the mountains on a beautiful fall day. Sigh… Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Hope to get the chance to win!

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