Saturday, August 20, 2011

SULTRY SUMMER NIGHTS: IGNITE YOUR PASSIONS BLOG HOP TOUR (AUGUST 22-29)

WELCOME TO THE
SWEETEST TWANGS OF SUMMER!


IMMERSE YOURSELF IN

SULTRY SUMMER NIGHTS:
IGNITE YOUR PASSIONS BLOG HOP TOUR
(AUGUST 22-29)


TOUR RULES:
1) HAVE FUN!!!

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

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, August 22, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, August 29, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted August 30th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS AND BOOK PAGES! 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 AND BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERYONE SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

WELCOME TO:
THE LAZY, BASHFUL DAYS OF SUMMER 


THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SUMMER: Okay, it's really as sweltering hot as Hades...and there's quite a few flying, pesky bugs buzzing around, and man that wretched humidity can smother a mortal where they stand. But still, there are quite a few things about summertime that we must never fail to forget.



Have you ever witnessed the way the sun melts when it extinguishes its flame in the coolness of the ocean? What about the bloom of a perfect, English rose? Then there's the refreshing taste of an ice cold mint julep, a juicy sno-cone, or a bright colored popsicle whetting our whistle. You can't forget the slices of watermelon, the BBQ's and strand lit barn dances, with plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, and Grandma's famous macaroni salad to pass around.

And then there's love...young, sweet ripe kisses by the bushelful. The feel of the one you love pressed against you in a lover's tender embrace. The wedding march down an aisle in the last week of June. Cincada's twanging their secret storm songs, bringing the promises of whooshing winds and pouring rain. 



SPARTAN HEART SAGA:
WHERE TIME-TRAVEL
PARANORMAL ROMANCE
MEETS HISTORY AND DESTINY


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 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 before the end of 2011. Three more books are planned to follow. She is also currently writing Guilty of Innocence, a single-title release expected in Fall 2011.

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.

*Take a peek at the left side of this blog and check out my links!*

SPARTAN HEART CONTEST!

1) Click "Follow" on the upper left side of this blog! (I 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 say hello. If you like what you see, become a fan by "Liking" my page and adding me to your favorites. If you would like to also add me as a personal friend, feel free to send your friend request to www.facebook.com/KristineCheney.

4) If you Tweet, click on my Twitter link and follow me at: www.twitter.com/SpartanHrtBooks

5) If you have a Goodreads account, follow me at: http://www.goodreads.com/authorkristinecheney.

PRIZES FOR THIS CONTEST:
1) Grand Prize: A .pdf e-book of Spartan Heart, Part One, and Spartan Heart, Part Two, and your choice of four other Astraea Press .pdf e-books below, plus two autographed bookmarks!!!

2) First Place Prize: One winner will be chosen to receive 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 their choice of .pdf e-book Spartan Heart, Part One, or Spartan Heart, Part Two, plus an autographed bookmark!!!

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




GRAND PRIZE WINNER ALSO CHOOSES ANY 4 ASTRAEA PRESS BOOKS BELOW:

1) A Deal with the Devil, Part One, by J. Gunnar Grey
2) Lifeline Echoes by Kay Springsteen
3) Heartsight by Kay Springsteen
4) The Keepers by Monique O'Connor James
5) Tinsel Town by Stephanie Taylor
6) Through the Rabbit Hole by Lisa Kumar
7) The Perfect Rose by Felicia Rogers
8) A New Dream by Elaine Cantrell
9) Lizzie and the Rebel by Stephy Smith
10) Wayward Soul by Kim Bowman
11) The Picture by Stephanie Taylor
12) Lucky for Her by Stephanie Taylor
13) Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights by Jean Joachim
*and a few more titles may be be announced

SPARTAN HEART:
DESTINY IS ALWAYS ETERNAL


IN CASE YOU'RE LOST
AND NEED TO GET BACK
TO THE BLOG HOP LINKY LIST,
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

42 comments:

  1. Fun blog hop! Your suggestions take me back to childhood :)

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  2. Summer is my favorite season. I live in Michigan where it's cold 75% of the year. (Cold, to me, is anything less than 70 degrees--I swear I was born to be tropical so how I ended up in Michigan is still beyond me.) :)
    I'm an old follower of the blog, I follow you on Goodreads, and have you fanned on FB.

    Saph
    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hi I am a new follower and you are a new author to me. Liked your FB page, following on Twitter and Goodreads. Your book sounds really good. Adding it to my reading pile. Wonderful blog hop.
    Sue B(katsrus)
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful prizes. I like the FB page, I'm a fan on Goodreads, and I follow on Twitter - bfees2

    alison.fees@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for another chance to win some great prizes. I love the cover of your new book!!

    GFC follower
    Tweeter follower @ladymagnolia99
    fan of Goodreads

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  6. Hi Kristine! I can't wait for Spartan Surrender to come out, chop chop mama! xD Please tell us when you have an official date for when it's going to come out, super excited! (: Congratulations on SH Part 1 and 2 coming out in paperback by the way! Thank you for the giveaway! (:

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Hi, I would have to say my fav season is Fall I love all that color. I follow on

    GFC- Brandyz Books aka brandlwyne
    Twitter @brandlwyne
    Goodreads- Brandy B****
    FB Brandy U***-B***

    ~Brandy
    brandyzbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Blog follower, fb fan, twitter follower and goodreads. I have read part one and I loved it. Thanks for the fun blog hop.
    Kydirtgirl68ATgmailDOTcom

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  9. I have read part one and loved it and won't to read part 2. GFC follower, facebook fan, goodreads friend. Chris Bails
    thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  10. Hi! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My favorite season is fall. I hate winter and summer on most days. Fall is a nice in between. :)
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    fb- shadow kohler
    goodreads- shadow kohler
    shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. HIP HOP, JUST LIKE A BUNNY RABBIT AND I STILL WANT TO SMACK DAT CAT!! WOOF WOOF!!

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  12. Great giveaway! Thanks!

    GFC follower-areeths
    Facebook liked
    Follow on Twitter- annereeths
    Following on goodreads

    Areeths @ new DOT rr DOT com

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I always love blog hops!

    GFC follower amanda romano
    facebook liked and friended Amanda nobles romano
    follower on twitter @amelno79
    follower on goodreads Amanda Romano

    amelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Awesome post, Kristine! Can't wait to read your book. It sounds great!

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  15. Your books look great!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. Trying again, Kristine! I thought since I was already stalking you everywhere else, this would be an easy entry..just post and go LOL. Shows what I get for doing my own thinking. Thanks for the blogger help :) And thanks for the chance to win more books. As a friend said on FB today, "A room with no books is like a body with no soul." Awesome quote, huh?!?!

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  17. You've listed many of the things that make summer bearable. LOL! I am not a fan of heat. Got you on FB and Goodreads! The blog hop is off to a great start!!

    Amanda

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  18. GFC follower Patti P
    Facebook I liked and friended Patti Conn Paonessa Pusateri
    I became a fan and friended on Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3848116-patti

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  19. Fun Blog hop! I follow you or I am friends with you already. Thanks for doing this again! :-)

    email:casper131979@hotmail.com

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  20. I love the premise of your books. Very cool.
    I'm a follower on GFC as MJB or Mara.
    I am going to go to Goodreads and follow you there, as well.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DONT com

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  21. Hi Kristine :) I follow you everywhere ^^ On facebook I'm Melissa Sanchez Dempsey
    On twitter: MelissaDempsey1
    On goodreads: Nathielgold
    And on blogger: Nathiel
    Thanks for the awsome giveaway :)
    nathielgold@gmail.com

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  22. Hi! I've heard about you through Rachel and I'm now following you! I like you already on FB but I don't have a twitter account...My sister is trying to get me to get one, but so far I'm out of the loop! Your book looks amazing. Great cover art! Awesome Giveaway, I hope I win!!

    Kristinkatjoyceatgmaidotcom

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  23. Great contest, haven't heard of you before but I am always looking for new pnr authors. Following on fb and goodreads
    sugerlady@aol.com

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  24. Exciting giveaways & so many. I love your generosity! Hope all goes well for you and I hope I am winner. I would love to have your book.

    Happy Reading and Writing,
    Laurielu
    bonafidereflections@gmail.com

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  25. YAY, love love the blog! hehhehehe I am following u EVERYWHERE i am stalking u really!! :)))) bella;))


    Coastiecolellas@hotmail..com

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  26. A long time follower and Fan Kristine!!!! Would love to win your amazing prizes <3 yah

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  27. I like the blog hop and enjoyed the summer memories. Popsicles and watermelon are alwasy great in the heat.
    GFC follower - Andrea I
    Follow on twitter - @lillieblue613
    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Hello, everyone!

    Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate all of your new friendships and am thankful for the faithful return of you existing fans. As always, I am looking forward to getting to know you more.

    I hope you all are enjoying the blog hop! Best of luck and wishes for winning lost of great loot!

    Hugs and Smoochies!
    xoxoxoxoxo

    Kristine Cheney

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  29. New follower here as well!! Can't wait to read your book!! I love love love the cover!! Christine

    uscoastiewife20@aol.com

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  30. justw anna show some love and ty for the books and this hop too you rock

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  31. Old follower of your blog, Goodreads: Krystal Carson, fb Lindsay Ann (both friended and liked), I would love to win, thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  32. Following on GFC, GoodReads, FB and Friend FB ~ Mary Reiss

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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  33. Yaaaaay!!! This sounds awesome Kristine!!! Thank you so much for this giveaway!!!

    I'm following your blog, a fan on Facebook, your FRIEND on Facebook(=D), follow you on Twitter and Goodreads!!

    My e-mail is BeneaththeDay@yahoo.com

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  34. Hi, Kristine! I've joined your blog here if you want to follow my please so do at feliciarogersauthor.webs.com! Thanks.

    This is an awesome giveaway! I do so love being involved in the hop. Thanks for all your hard work.

    feliciarogersauthor@yahoo.com

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  35. HELLO FRIENDS...HERE ARE THE WINNERS!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO:

    1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER: PamM

    2) FIRST PRIZE WINNER: Betty

    3) SECOND PLACE WINNERS: Jennifer Lowery Kamptner, Judy, Jean Vallesteros, Anne R, Patti P, Msmjb65, Eden Bridgman, Tamara, Andrea, Uscoastiewife

    4) THIRD PLACE WINNERS: Alison, Katsrus, Brandy b aka Brandlwyne, Chrisbails, Megan, Robin, iarvd, Bonafide Reflections, Mary, Jana

    Congratulations to all of my winners. For those of you who did not win, we will be having another blog hop in late September.

    For those of you who would like to purchase the e-books Spartan Heart Part One, and/or Spartan Heart Part Two, my direct links are located on the left side of this blog.

    I am pleased to announce that both books have been put together in ONE BOOK, and is AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!!! SPARTAN HEART is 458 pages of pure bliss at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Heart-Kristine-Cheney/dp/146351283X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1311353661&sr=8-4

    Thank you all for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed the hop. Thank you for your valued friendship. I look forward to getting to know you.

    xoxoxoxo

    Kristine Cheney

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  36. Yay thank you so so so much!

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  37. I can't wait to get my bookmark :) Thank you so much!

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  38. Can't see how to contact you? I am second prize winner, did not receive an e-mail and can't find contact info here on the site. please let me know what I need to do.
    Thanks!
    Tamara Hoffa

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  39. im so excited! I would l love to get the Sowetan Heart book one. let me know if u need anything else from me. I can't wait to start reading the book.
    mjb
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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  40. Sorry, girls! Please send me a private message at www.facebook.com/KristineCheney with your full name, full mailing address, and if you won an e-book for the 2nd Place prize, please specify if you would like SH1 or SH2.

    PamM, in your message, please specify which four AP e-books you would like from the list above.

    Thank you all so much! Xoxoxo

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  41. OMG. I won first place!! It took me forever to type that much cuz I'm so excited I kept making typos LOL. Thank you sooooo much Kristine..you ROCK!! But then..I already knew that:) Thank God my elec came back on last night so I could check and see that I won!

    Geez...every other word had a typo I had to fix lol. Now here's hoping blogger likes me enough to let this go through today. Then off to FB to mssg you.

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  42. Message sent. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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