Saturday, May 14, 2011

TRIP AROUND THE WORLD MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP: TICKET TO PARADISE (MAY 16-23)


WELCOME ABOARD TO THE
VACATION OF YOUR LIFETIME!

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 ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT 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!


YOUR DESTINATION IS:
GREECE



GREECE: Beautiful and deeply historical, this magical and mythical place has always been known as the world's epi-center for culture, sports, medicine, philosphy, and for its brilliant architecture. Its mystery holds a bounty of treasure from its beaches, archaeological structures, exotic wines and foods, the haunting echoes of its music, to its carnal, sensual pleasures. 

This land bred a social class of people who excelled in discovery and innovation, and from its loins created a society of minds that brought knowledge, intelligence, and enlightenment ages ahead of its time. No place else could have bred a majesty of skilled, brave warriors that still rock the transcripts of time and history......I welcome you to one place in particular. Although fallen and left in sacred ruins, the heart and soul of glorious Sparta will never, ever die!





SPARTAN HEART:
LOSING IT ALL PLACES YOU
IN A POSITION TO GAIN EVERYTHING.

TIME MEANS NOTHING WHEN THE ONE DESTINED TO LOVE YOUR HEART HAS WAITED CENTURIES!


Sent away to college in America, Evangeline swore she would never return to England. Anger loses its value when tragedy forces her home to assume ownership of the family's beloved Greco-Roman museum.

Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.

Falling in love is dangerous, especially when it's with a man who has already been claimed by the bitter oracle Demona. From the moment of her kiss, Evangeline is swept into Dorien's world of mystery, danger, and passion. The Oracle's fury only mounts as they unravel Demona's darkest secrets, but not before Demona finds out about their unborn half-breed immortal twins.

Demona uses her knowledge of the future to manipulate, but sometimes love has a will, and a heart...of its own.


About the Author:
Kristine Cheney is 39, and is a published author with Astraea Press. She is currently writing the Spartan Heart Saga series and has released Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two. She is currently writing the next book in the series, Spartan Surrender, which is expected to be released this Summer 2011. Three more books are planned to follow. 

An Arizona native, Kristine lives in Surprise and has been married 21 years to her high school sweetheart Brett. She is the mother of Taryn, Brett, and Zackary, and is a young Grammy to Parker, Ivy, and baby Evely'nn. A huge labrador lover, she is also mom to yellow lab Magnus and to the very naughty (and huge) white Labra-doodle puppy Brody.

Hobbies include writing passionate love stories that involve chivalrous characters, dashing adventure, forked humor, and the ever-true good vs. evil dilemma. Her favorite place to relax is anywhere within close proximity to a beach or wooded lake. A huge history buff, she plans to one day make a trek across the US to get her fill of American wonder (with hubby, labs, and lap top in tow). She loves a good hot cup of coffee with Creme Brulee liquid creamer and sugar. A maestro with a bag of frosting, Wilton cake decorating lessons only fueled her artistic fire. She is pretty darn awesome at crankin' out a deluxe wedding, baby shower, or themed birthday cake that will make your toes curl.
*Please look to the left of this blog and add all of my links!* 

SPARTAN HEART CONTEST:

1)  Please click "Follow" on this blog! (I will follow back!)

2)  Leave me a question or a comment here at my blog below. Please also leave your email address so I can notify you in case you are a winner!

3)  Go to my fan page at www.facebook.com/AuthorKristineCheney and leave a brief comment letting me know you're favorite romance genre(paranormal, contemporary, time-travel, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.). If you like what you see, please "Like" my page. 

4)  Come back to my blog and click the link posted below to hop to the next blog contest!

PRIZES FOR THIS CONTEST:

1) Grand Prize: A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, plus one Spartan Heart coffee mug, and two autographed bookmarks!!!

2) First Place Prize: A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, plus two autographed bookmarks!!!

3) Second Place Prizes:  Multiple winners will be chosen to receive A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, plus one autographed bookmark!!!

4) Third Place Prizes: Multiple winners will be chosen to receive an autographed bookmark!!!



Thank you for visiting my blog destination!
I hope you had a fabulous trip!

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR
NEXT HOLIDAY AT
AUTHOR JESSICA KNAUSS' DESTINATION?
BETTER START RUNNING...I THINK I SEE SOME BULLS STAMPEDING BEHIND YOU!YOU'RE HEADING TO SPAIN! *CLAPS*

CLICK HERE: 



82 comments:

  1. Hi, honey! I'm stopping by to visit and check everything out:) Lookin' good sweet cheeks:)

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  2. Great giveaway! Your books sound like very good reads. :) I'm already a facebook fan and am now following your blog.

    fadeintofantasy@live.com

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  3. What was it about this era of history that caught your attention, when you plainly want to travel and learn more about the history of your own country?
    And (blush) how do I link to you?
    Fabulous pics and interesting blog.

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  4. WOW...amazing images of Greece -- It's on my bucket list... one day I'll get there :)

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  5. I love the sound of this book!! Well I love Greece but it is like Sleeping Beauty meets a genie in a bottle!!! What fun!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson
    FB Shannon Johnson
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I enjoyed the magic you weaved with your words. Makes me want to visit the place as well as read the book!

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  7. I've always wanted to visit Greece. Great post.

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  8. I wanna go to Greece. Love all the mythology connected to it. =D

    My fav genre romantic or otherwise is Paranormal and it will always be. Lol

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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  9. That's awesome! I'm from Greece. Welcome to my country.
    GFC follower as Diana
    FB fan as Demitra Giote
    Very beautiful post and thanks for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  10. Cool contest.

    Carole
    carole720@msn.com

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  12. Hi Kristine, I'm already following you on Facebook and have just signed up to follow your blog. The giveaway is awesome. I would love one of your autographed bookmarks.
    Kind regards Vanessa Milton

    vanessam.milton@gmail.com

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  13. awesome giveaway Krisine! you can't go wrong with Spartan Heart part one or two! I LOVE those books♥ but I would REALLY REALLY REALLY adore that coffee mug :O thanks for the chance to win! Good luck everyone!
    tfalick(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. So if I kiss a statue....LOL! love the idea!
    Kleah921(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I 'liked' you, 'followed' you and hope to win these! They sound really good. cmselfridge@gmail.com

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  16. OMG...I sooooo totally love paranormal, time travel romances. AND you pulled in Greek mythology...I'm in heaven!!! I can't wait to read Spartan Heart part one and two...the only downside I see, the whole series isn't out and I'll have to wait for the rest!!!

    Oh, you've been "liked" and I'm following your blog so I'll know all the latest updates on your books! Yes, I'm a new huge fan, but I'm only mildly stalkerish...you asked me to follow you! =D

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I've always loved Greek history, mythology and the Spartans, so I've already got your books on my list to get (so many books, so little time LOL). They look so interesting.
    mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Completely awesome hop!!! WTG! Many hugs to u!
    Question: What is your favourite FAN memory?

    Leanne109(leanneG.)
    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. Spartan Heart sounds like a great book! I'd love to go to Greece, but I think the only way that's gonna happen is in a book :) Good luck to everyone!

    GFC betty l
    bessieinthewell@yahoo.com

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  20. Hi sweetheart! I have already had the honor of reading Spartan Heart 1 & Spartan Heart 2. They were fantastic! A must read. I just wanted to follow my trips around the blogs! good luck to everyone ;)
    This is one SPICY book!

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  21. Hi Kristine! Your books sound great! Did you use Gerard as inspiration for your hero? ;) Very nice blog post!

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  22. I can't wait to read the book - love all the promo stuff.

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  23. Wow! Nice prizes... and this is so much fun! :)

    Lisa Greer

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  24. Hi!

    I love Greece! Been there for several times and it is one of my favorite places to go in Europe!

    These prizes are awesome!!!

    I'm following your blog now and laos FB page!

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

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com

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  25. Hi Dearest I likey you all the time
    amandawoodward1976@yahoo.com

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  26. Great giveaways, great pictures, great place. Well done!

    Best,
    Allure

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  27. *gasp* I want the coffee cup!!!!! And part 2!!!!! Thank you!

    shygrumpychica1@hotmail.com

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  28. Oooo exciting :D Great post and thanks for the giveaway

    I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Ooooo I love the look of Greece thanks for the gorgeous pics. :) I have Spartan Heart P1 & P2 but I wanted to visit Greece. Those mugs look amazing Kristine :)

    Stacey
    s_l_a_s_c69@hotmail.com

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  30. Thank you all for visiting. I am so happy to meet you all! I hope you are enjoying the hop. xoxoxoxoxo
    Kristine Cheney

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  31. i would LOVE to go to greece. thank you for letting me visit with my imagination :)
    alice priday i follow on your blog and facebook :)
    danielsangel101@yahoo.co.uk

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  32. this book looks great. have seen for review and on different blogs. would love to win so please choose me.

    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  33. Your Spartan Heart Sagas sound like good reading. Thanks for the mini-tour of Greece. Beautiful!

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  34. Already following you in both places!

    Have you ever been to Greece?

    My email is breaessex(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I'm getting exhausted with all this travel. Greece is on my list of places to visit. The food, scenery, food, history, food. Oh, did I mention the food.
    email-lindsay at lindsaydowns dot com

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  36. Greece sounds like an amazing place to go, especially with all the history of the area. I'd love to read Spartan Heart, I haven't read many books with Spartans, so It'd be really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  37. I wanna go to Greece !!!!!!! Mabye if I kissed a statue Id meet mY Spartan !!! Your books rock Kristine !! love your stories !! and your hot Spartans !! Follower on facebook, here and whereever you are Im their !! Love the pics for the holiday !!! Great giveaways !!! Mugs look Mega funtastic !! and bookmarks !! wooohooooo. !!!

    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  38. awesome destination! Greece is an amazing place! and your bookmarks looks great! :)

    camilleanne_angel@yahoo.com.ph

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  39. ooooh! Greece! A place I've been wanting to go to since I was a kid. The place just seems so extraordinary. <3

    claudine_princess@yahoo.com.ph

    PS: I followed you here and liked you on facebook ;)

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  40. Well Im certainly jet lagged !!! been round the world !! Visited all the blogs and have some fantastic reads to look for ;) lots of great new authors and many new blogs to follow ! Thanks so much lovley it has been a real treat !! and a adventure Im sure we wont forget in a hurry ** ** Drags suitcase into room ** ;) sigh !!! Off to bed jetlagged !!! but had a great time

    kat ;)
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  41. Hi, I'm a new follower :) and I'm glad I came across your site. Your book sounds amazing, and love the pictures!

    JessicaLiegel@yahoo.com

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  42. I'm a new follower here. Popped over from the Goodreads group. :) I'd sure love to get to Greece one day. Your book sounds great, I'd love to read and review it. I love a good romance. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Aimee
    http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

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  43. Hi, Kristine!

    I've already read parts one and two, they were fabulous, but I'd still love a chance to win a signed bookmark! (The mug is really cool, too!)

    What inspired you to write this story? Where did you get your ideas? Did you have to do any research?

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  44. greece is always lovely would love to travel there...but these books look very interesting can't wait to read them..

    velvetbear72@yahoo.com

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  45. Sounds like an intriguing story! I am always looking for a new clean romance...thanks for the tour!
    lardchar@live.com

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  46. Hi!! I follow your blog and on facebook and twitter, your books sound great and it's great that you take your time to speak with your fans!!
    Do you think your books ever going to come out in spanish?
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

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  47. WOw... I love your books! Well I ahven't read them yet! BUt still!
    How did you come up with the idea for Spartan Heart?

    email is shadowestr @ aol . com

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  48. Oh your book sounds great! I can not wait to get one... I did all of your follows and look forward to chating soon....

    sharonramos2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I would love to go to Greece someday to see all the old buildings and ruins and museaums. your books sound great. Love the paranormal aspects.

    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  50. Terrific idea for a virtual book tour! Greece, Spartan Heart...great place to start!
    galeminchew AT yahoo DOT com

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  51. Hello, Everyone! I do not have the ability to make individual responses, so I will leave responses in new posts soon! Thank you all for visiting! I am so happy to meet you!!! :)

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  52. My question is: What is your favorite , owned article of clothing? And why?

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  53. Hi! Your books sound really interesting!
    Mara How did you come up with this idea?
    marajbrandon@earthlink.net

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  54. Hi! OMG! Greece!! Such an amazing place and a rich culture, my question: How do you became so interested in Greece history? History and Arts were one of your favorites courses in college? tell us the first place you'll like to see in a trip to Greece! and favorite mythological heroe!? Im so curious!! ;)

    GFC: Gisele Alvarado
    Goodreads: Giss Alvarado
    FB: Ileana Alvarado
    email: ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  55. well my darlin you know i follow you here and fb already. my question to you is where can i find a spartan statue to bestow a kiss and hope he comes to life in all his sexy glory to ravish my body?

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. Wow I love your blog, thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes :)
    I am a GFC follower- Krysta Banco
    liked and commented on FB- Krysta Banco

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. New follower Krystal Larson, fb follower and commenter Lindsay Ann. I love the look of your blog, you're so lucky to be part of this awesome blog tour. Thanks for the giveaway, keep up the good work! edysicecreamlover18ATgmail.com

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  58. Hi my daughter just loves you and your books.
    snnalways@insightbb.com

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  59. Love the pictures and what a great giveaway:)

    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. such a cool yet frightening time period! I would LOVE to get lost in this book. I WILL visit Greece someday. Always have wanted to. GREAT tour !! Than kyou!!!

    boo2bosh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. This looks great :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  62. Awesome giveaway I added you on fb and had already liked your fan page and am now following your blog :)~ I don't have a blog but here is my fb page for my quilts if you are interested in taking a look www.facebook.com/dragonflynight Can't wait to read your book it sounds amazing :)~ Reannabartley(at)gmail(.)com

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  63. I love paranormal romance!!

    This story sounds awesome

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  64. Hey Kristine! I've read part I but I haven't finished writing my review, Well actually I have a ton of reviews to finish. I'm horrible at writing them lol! When I finish writing them up I'll be able to start part II!

    Megan R.

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

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  65. Hi!
    I've been in love with Grecce and mythology since I can remember and I'm a huge fan of romance xD Your books sound the perfect matches for me, I will love to read them!
    And thanks for this amazing trip! Hugs^^

    sontrei2000@yahoo.com.br

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  66. Hi! Awesome! Amazing! So Cool! Just visiting!
    Email - jewels13162006@yahoo.com
    Julia

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  67. Your book sounds awesome!
    Email: megannflowers(at)hotmail.com

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  68. OMG! i can't believe i almost miss this great trip!! my email is lissette_125@hotmail .com i would love to read your books! =)

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  69. Not to be mean, but I never heard about your book before until a few minutes ago and I must say, you got me wanting to buy your book, I'll definitely be sure to check it out! (:

    -Ellen Trieu

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  70. Awesome contest! And wow your books sound amazing! Aways on the lookout for more good reads! yabooksunified@gmail.com

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  71. Hey lovley Just popped in to say hi your round the world blog hop was a fantastic idea !!!

    <3 kat

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  72. GREECE is my ultimate BEFORE I DIE destination. I may go there and never leave. I have always dreamed of going there. Thanks for reawakening my dream!!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Your book looks AMAZING!!!

    boo2bosh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I am so going to have to get your book and read it. Thanks for adding me as a friend as well!

    xoxox
    Sheri Callander.

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  74. Your book sounds great! I will have to check it out! Thanks! :D

    twilighter.jm@gmail.com

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  75. Awwww! You guys ROCK! I can hardly wait to draw my winners tomorrow! Thank you all for your fabulous comments and for embarking on this blog tour with us! We plan to have another bloghop tour in June, so please be ready and if you all will kindly add my site links to the left, you will find that i hold contests often. I look forward to getting to know you better. For anyone who wishes to buy my books, I have also provided these links on the left. Best of luck to all of you in the contest! *hugs* Kristine

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  76. I AM GOING TO CHOOSE MY WINNERS RIGHT NOW..................BEST OF LUCK!

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  77. Thank you all for participating in this blog hop.

    I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING WINNERS:

    THIRD PLACE:(6 winners)
    (Autographed Bookmarks)
    1)Merriedth
    2)Lindsay Downs
    3)Kristina Leigh
    4)Shadowestr
    5)Melissa Dempsey
    6)Meggerfly

    SECOND PLACE:(5 winners)
    (.pdf E-Book of SH1 and an Autographed Bookmark)
    1)Sheri Callander
    2)Galeminchew
    3)Christine Bails
    4)Betty
    5)Brea Essex

    FIRST PLACE:(1 winner)
    (.pdf E-Book of SH1+SH2 & Autographed Bookmark)
    1) Theresa-Fade Into Fantasy

    GRAND PRIZE:(1 winner)
    (.pdf E-Book of SH1+SH2, Autographed Bookmark, AND the Spartan Heart Coffee Mug)
    1) IandSsmom

    YAY! CONTRATS TO ALL OF MY WINNERS! PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESSES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

    For those of you who didn't win this time, but would still like to purchase Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, please finds the purchase links on the left hand side of this blog for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and for Astraea Press. You will love this Saga. Thank you all so much. xoxoxo

    Kristine Cheney

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  78. congrats to all the winners woohooo for you guys

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  79. Oh NOW it's working! Thanks so much! Is there an e-mail address that I can send my mailing address to?

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  80. Brea, send me your address and email address in a PM to my personal fb page. :)

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