Sunday, July 17, 2011

TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS:MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (July 18-25) Pirate Booty!

First let's get the tour rules out of the way eh? ;-)


TOUR RULES:

1)  HAVE FUN!!!

2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, July 18 and ends July 25.

4)  MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY 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 ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. 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 GOOOOOOOOOOOO!


Now when we first started talking about this blog hop I immediately thought ohhhh Pirate Booty! Yep you know where my mind went! How well you know me! hehehe ^-^ And then I felt a tad bad. When I was a child pirates meant treasure chests
and adventures:

It meant a cooler game than cowboys and indians, because even girls could be bad ass!
And now instead of the adventures outside, where porches were planks to be walked and areas of unmowed yard were possible hiding places from enemies all I could think of was one movie with a particular hawtie! ^-^

And when I asked my husband and his friends? *snicker*



*shakes head* See what I mean? *snicker* our youthful thoughts turned to areas we use to ewwwwwww at. Our adventures turned more toward internal than external....unless we turned them in a more...sensual direction. lol. At least that's what I thought for a while. Then my teen (of all people) reminded me while I was bemoaning the lost bits of childhood adventure "Oh no Momma! You STILL go on treasure hunts! You and Daddy go geocaching. Remember? You drug us kids around all day through the woods looking little, itty bitty hidden....stuff!"

And with those words I realized my husband had indeed gotten me started in adventures. He had brought a part of my childhood back with an adult adventure that didn't involve the bedroom. One that I enjoyed...even if I bemoaned it in the beginning. I mean as adults we are "serious" in most aspects of our lives. And really who of us thinks that moving around in the woods with a GPS looking for a film container or pill bottle will be fun?

But surprisingly when we actually manage to worm our way through the tall weeds that scrape our legs (that we once thought of as great hiding places), trees that tangle and pull out hair (which we climbed and jumped out of thinking it such fun), and climb through muddy ditches (that we way back when would enjoy trundling through) to find that small thing that holds a tiny pencil and piece of paper for us to add our names to the list of those lucky(or dumb) enough to go through all of that a spark ignites and we are eager to go on to the next treasure. And despite all of that I smiled. Because you know what? It was fun. It was an adult version of hide and seek mixed with Treasure chest. Instead of a map we have GPS (its not as easy as you think) and instead of treasures of toys, it is a treasure that you did it. You managed to find that small bottle, that many color to match the surroundings. You didn't give up. :D

Now thinking of that, I wonder. What do you do that is semi-childhood fun? What adventures do you go on? Are they mental? Physical? How do you have fun and stay young?

The contest part of this is comment below. Tell me what you think, how you play.

You can also friend me on FACEBOOK for an extra entry!

I will pick a winner of an electronic copy of Snow's Heat with the help of random.org at the end of the hop! ^-^ And so that you know what you are trying to win I am adding the blurb below. :)

BLURB:

When your husband declares you aren’t enough after ten years, don’t get mad… Get a Bic and start a bonfire!

When Sabrina’s husband decides to move on to greener, and freer pastures, she knows she has to move on herself. Wounded and alone, she escapes to a friend’s cabin to think about her future…and burn her past. Literally.

Can she rise from the ashes of her marriage a new woman, or did she lose too much trying to salvage an illusion? Dealing with the heartache of her new reality, she meets a mystery man in the backwoods. One that makes her burn with desire.

Once just a soldier, now Travis is something…more. His last tour changed him in more ways than one. Can he come to terms with what he is, while dealing with the mixture of lust and possessiveness Bree brings out in him? Or is her past too much for him to handle?

Now don't forget to comment below and if you would like an extra entry friend me on FACEBOOK and return here to let me know! 

And the next stop on the tour is HERE with Randi Alexander!!!

46 comments:

  1. Much cooler post than mine! And congrats to your lucky winner because Snow's Heat is AWESOME!

    Huggles,
    Gracen

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  2. Thank you Kim! :D It was a lot of fun remembering fantasies played out in my childhood! ;-)

    LOL Thank you Gracen, but you have an actual treasure HUNT! That is cool!

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  3. Love this post! We love to treasure hunt with the kids, especially with big birthday presents...we like to see them hunt for it.

    Already your friend on Facebook ;)

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  4. Lovely post :) I still go trasure hunting with my friends or family :)
    nathielgold@gmail.com

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  5. Wow what a surprising reply I love that you all still do treasure hunts! :D I think that is beyond awesome!

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  6. Loved the post:)
    I like going up in the moutains! You can find all kinds of stuff up there. But a lake is fun as well. Tueasure hunts are quit fun:):)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Did you really "You **drug** us kids around all day through the woods looking little, itty bitty hidden....stuff!"
    Great post.

    sherrygloag @gmail .com

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  8. LOL yes I really did drag them around, with all of them griping btw, until we got to the point of looking for the itty bitty thing ^-^

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  9. WOW, this read looks awesome. FB friend request sent. :-)

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  10. OMG! lol i used to dress myself of a lot of things, mermaids, pirates, police woman, like a sailor moon or a power ranger with my brothers!! they were good times!! =)

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  11. I have a 3 & 5 yr old so I do a lot of childhood fun everyday. Tea parties, dress up, hide n go seek you name it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  12. Nice post, Nicole! Love the pictures.

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  13. =D I've added you as a friend on facebook

    iluvkimi_220@hotmail.co.uk

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  14. Great post! It really made me think, but I would say the most fun I have, that I had when I was young, is going to the zoo with my kids! I always have such a good time when we do that!

    I am a GFC follower and I sent you a friend request on Facebook, too :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  15. *bounces* I love you guys and the blog hops!

    shadowestr@aol.com is the email

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  16. Whooaw! Awesome post!!
    Well i dont think that someone does T. hunting in my country.. at least noone talked me about it yet, but we did something familiar with easter eggs, u could exchange every egg what u found for something, there were numbers on them and on the prizes too, so you got that prize wich number s matched with the egg's number you found.. it was fun :)

    And when me and my friends were kids, we made wood swords, actually we didnt play pirates more like Three Musketeers lol.
    I always wanted to sail with Sparrow..oh sry.. Captain Sparrow xD

    I've added you as a friend on facebook (Andrea Kozári)

    Thank you for the giveaway =)

    rea0903@gmail.com

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  17. OOOOWWW I feel very 'after hours' in here! hee hee... Just friended ya on FB...I'll see if I can twit ya too!
    Cool dark page u have created! :) For a cool author I'm sure!
    Have Fun...I'm hopping on now...
    Peace Out!
    Lisa Vaughn ~ (The Gifted Ones)

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  18. Hi Nicole! Hmm..I'm not sure how to answer this question, but I remember when I was a little kid, in elementary school, we would do Easter egg hunts, where Easter eggs are hidden everywhere in the school, then we would go and find them! (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

    Already a facebook friend of yours! (:

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  19. Hi Nicole, I have 4 kids 9 months, 20 months, 8 years old and the oldest 14. They keep me young :). This past weekend we took our chalk out to the driveway and drew pictures.

    I sent a friend request o FB name ( Barbara Hightower )

    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

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  20. Great post and pic's and the blurb was great (Sabrina and I would get along great, lol)

    chamblinh@gmail.com

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  21. I enjoyed your post. Good luck on the blog hop. I hope it brings you many new fans.

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  22. I sent a friend request under robind_pdx (at) yahoo (dot) com! I still get together and giggle with my good friends from school! Keeps us youthful!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  23. I grew up on a farm and sometimes mum (to get us out of the house) would hide 'treasure' and we'd have to find it using maps mum drew up. Usually it was lollies (sweets I think you call them).

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  24. When my husband proposed to me 3 years ago he sent me on a treasure hunt through our house and outside through our yard...it was so much fun. :)

    Saph
    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. What a great response!
    And may I say awwww Sapphyria!

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  26. you put a lot of work in to this. :)

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  27. My husband and I love to find "lost". We'll get in the car or go on his motorcycle and... just... go. It drives the kids nuts when they don't know where they're going, but WE love it. lol

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  28. Thank you for the giveaway!! I think with kids I relive my childhood through them with their adventures!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Nice to meet you! I found you through this blog hop!

    Well, before I go to your questions and answer them I loved the blurb. I am quite in the same situation in my life where your Sabrina is. the only difference is, that I haven't burned anything literally yet :) Your book sounds interesting and hot!

    Now to the answers: I have a semi-childish spirit, so doing something fun comes easy to me. I can organize treasure hunts to my friends for birthdays, I do not mind playing and fooling around with my friends, like singing my heart out in the middle of the night; I love reading children's books, especially Astrid Lindgren's ones; I have always had some friends who are much younger than me and they have kept me young, too! for Easter Holidays I hide eggs in my garden and make my family or friends finding them - the list is long!

    Of course, I always choose a right place and time for that :)

    I follow your blog with GFC inga.

    inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  30. I am an old GFC follower and an old friend on FB. I go back to my childhood when I color with my daughter, lol I love coloring, it is peaceful and relaxing! It has been our bonding thing since she was 3yrs old ;)
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  31. Welcome to the newcomers! It is always great to meet new people! I love these thoughts! It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who still has some of her childhood in her! ^-^

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  32. My dad always take me to the national parks -.- I enjoy it. I also friended you on fb as Lindsay Ann edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

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  33. I love to jump out and scare my kids...I do it all the time...but they still dont know when to expect it...I might scare them twice in a row...then not again for a month..it's totally hysterical!!! I would call it a mental game!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  34. What an awesome post. i loved it and the pictures just added a little extra to it. I'd love to get the extra entry but were already friends on f.b.

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  35. Hi, My kids keep me young. Sorry about the anonymous comment and not "Brandy B" but my google is being goofy.

    ~Brandy
    brandyzbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. No grandkids yet, but will definitely have to try a treasure hunt with them. Still love going to the local lake and feeding the ducks.


    caity_mack at yahoo dot com
    cathy m

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  37. My daughter and I do many things that I did when I was young...dancing..the beach..swimming..I relive my childhood everyday through her:) Especially reading her bedtime stories!
    I sent you a friend request under Sherri McCarver and my
    email is viajeradelmar@aol.com
    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. thank you for the give-a-way :)
    I sent you a friend request on Facebook :)
    dawnhagan18@yahoo.com

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  39. The book sounds yummy! Definitely on my tbr!

    As a child, I dressed up as just about anything. My cousins and I played the Incredible Hulk, and Star Wars. I was always the damsel in distress, or Princess Leia. (The fun times)

    Nowadays, I keep young using my imagination, and bring my own stories alive on the page.

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  40. Adventures--how about skinny dipping in the pool!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards
    Friended you on FB-Lisa Ann Richards

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hi, New follower.
    I would like to take those pirates please..lol
    I wish I looked that good in a pirate outfit. "~"
    Friend on FB

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  42. How great! Snow Heat sounds awesome! Thank you for the chance to win! Im a new gfc- shadow_kohler, friend on fb- shadow kohler
    shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

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