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Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Kicks Off!!!

Welcome to my stop on the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt, taking place from July 16th - 19th 

Not sure what the scavenger hunt is all about? Here are the important deets, including prize info:

The Deets:
The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect ALL of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORM. You can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. 

And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

The fun doesn't end there. My TOP FIVE list (and highlighted number) is below, along with this a special giveaway just for stopping by!

Let's begin:

My Top Five Places for Summertime Reading
  1. THE BEACH! - I am a total beach fiend. Any excuse is my reason for hanging out, smelling the ocean air, and reading a total escapist romance!
  2. THE POOL! - If I can't make it to the beach, the pool is clearly the next best thing, right? Of course it is. Since I read on my iPad a lot, I just need a little protection from the water and the glare.
  3. My Local Coffee Shop (Yeah, that would be Starbucks!) - Anyone who knows me knows that I am a serious LOVER of LATTES! That should probably be in my tagline somewhere. LOL! And in the summer, I love to not only work (write) at my local coffee place, but read. Especially my more serious, thrillers. IDK, something about a thriller and know?
  4. Curled up in my favorite chair at home - when in doubt, my favorite comfy chair is always an amazing place to read. Especially when it's late at night and I don't want to disturb my hubby - which happens a lot since I get obsessed over books. LOL!!
  5. Amusement Parks - I know, that sounds strange right? But, honestly, I can read anywhere and everywhere. So when my kids say, "Mom, drive us to Disneyland or SeaWorld" I am much more inclined to say "sure" if I have a great book or two or FIVE cued up and ready to read. 

That's my top five list. What is yours? Leave me a comment and enter the giveaway to win the ebook CRUX by Julie Reece. Here is the scoop on Crux:

She should have run. Now, she'll have to fight. Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she's surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she'll be able to buy dinner that night. In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone's viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn't bring them all together. Her heritage did. Now, with only twenty-one days left, she's got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she's only just met.

Entering the giveaway is EASY! Just complete the rafflecopter form below. I will pick a winner on 6/20.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for this stop. Time for you to hop on over to the NEXT stop in the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt. Head on over to Susan Kaye Quinn's blog next!



  1. (This is so weird! I've never ever been the first to comment before!)
    My favorite place to read is the staircase, or a comfy chair too. I would like to say the beach but....(this is where people look at me funny) I've never been to a beach, or even seen the ocean. The downside to living in the Midwest, I guess.

    1. I can't imagine not seeing the beach. But then, I've always lived near the ocean...

  2. My favorite spot to read is curled up on my couch, preferably under a blanket (I like to be cool), with my dogs snuggled around me. :)

    1. Oooh, that sounds nice! Not in 100 degree heat, but still...nice

  3. My favorite place to read is in my bed lol

  4. Favorite is on the porch, early morning, since PA humidity is disgusting, with COFFEE!!!!

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    1. I do too - as long as I have a GREAT pillow!

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  7. I can pretty much read anywhere :)

  8. I can read anywhere, but my favorite place to curl up with a good book is in the chair in the corner of my room. I also like to lie down on my bed and read.

    1. I think many of us are liking the curl up in a chair thing!

  9. My favorite reading spot is sitting by the pool!

  10. Wow this book sounds so interesting!! I hope I get a chance to read it out on my balcony, it's one of my favorite places to sit and read!

    1. Balcony - nice. And Julie's book is GREAT

  11. In the summer I like to read out on the porch in the shade, or in my air conditioned room if it's too hot. =)

  12. My favorite places to read during the summer are:
    - In our garden, underneath the apple tree.
    - When it's raining, on my bed so I can hear the raindrops falling against my skyview window.
    - When on vacation either the beach or the poolside.

  13. My shady patio with a large cold drink.

  14. Either somewhere outside and shady or inside and air conditioned... But without loads of people which makes the inside part difficult!

  15. My favorite reading spot is my couch

  16. My favorite place to read is on my grandma's roof. They live in the country, and have that old fashioned shingle roof.

  17. I love reading outside in my garden, or inside if the weather is bad. Or in my bed, when I´m tired.. LOL I love reading everywhere!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

    1. Happy Friday to you! And yay for reading ANYWHERE

  18. I love reading on my big hand made swing under our hickory tree. It provides the perfect shade and scenery.

  19. My hammock gets my vote for first choice, but a beach is definitely second.

  20. I have already read SO many books... I just really need to get to the reviews! I love reading at my local library, they have a park like thing right outside with fountains for the kids to jump through the mist is just enough in the air to cool off but not enough to ruin my book or kindle!

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