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Monday, July 18, 2011

TREASURE QUEST: DISCOVERY LIES BETWEEN THE COVERS:MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR


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!


***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***


Treasure comes in all shapes and sizes.  To a pirate, treasure is plundered from another ship and buried for later generations to drool over.  To an archaeologist, treasure is finding a long lost tomb filled with golden relics of a legendary king.  To a mother, treasure is her new baby safe in her arms.  To a writer, treasure is writing something so compelling that readers send emails begging him/her to hurry up and write another book. 

Since I’m an author, you know where my heart lies.  My latest release is titled A New Dream.  I worked on it for a long time before I was satisfied with it, and so I count it as one of my treasures.  Here’s an excerpt from A New Dream.  I do hope you enjoy it!

Prologue

The red convertible cut a path through the moonlight, its headlights dancing along the arched limbs of the trees above the road.

“Oh, Matt, it’s such a beautiful night,” Stacey declared with a sigh. “I’m going to miss you when you leave tomorrow.”

Matt reached for her hand and brought it to his lips. “I’ll miss you too, but if I don’t report on time, I’m in trouble with the coach.”

“That’s what I get for falling in love with a pro football player,” Stacey teased, her blonde hair turned to frosted silver by the light of the full moon above them.

Matt squeezed her hand that wore his engagement ring. “It’s too late to back out now,” he teased. “You’re mine.”

“Mmm, do I like the sound of that!”

The car rounded a curve, and without warning a deer bounded across the road.

“Look out!” Stacey screamed.

Matt braked sharply to avoid the animal. The tires slid on a patch of loose gravel in the road, and he lost control of the convertible. It fishtailed and started to spin in the road.

Matt hauled the steering wheel to correct the slide, but it was useless. The car turned around once more and skidded backwards for a short distance before it charged off the road. It jumped a steep ditch and went airborne. All Matt could see was a blur of trees and darkness as the car careened into the woods. It made a lazy turn in the air and came to rest bottom side up.

The last thing he remembered was the sound of Stacey’s screams.

Okay, what am I giving away?  How about a pdf copy of A New Dream and a pair of handmade earrings from Lucy O?  To win, follow this blog.  The button for doing so is in the left sidebar underneath my picture.  It’s blue.  After you follow, leave a comment telling me that you did so.  ALSO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDDRESS.  If you already follow, tell me so and leave your email. 

Don’t forget that I’ve started a new feature at my blog.  It’s called Fashionista Friday.  All you fashioinistas out there won’t want to miss it. 

A New Dream is available at http://www.astraeapress.com or at Amazon.

Your next stop is Rachel Van Dyken

29 comments:

Kim Bowman Author said...

Nice post, Elaine:)

Temperance said...

Im a new follower:)
Loved the post
Thank you for the giveaway!

elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

Margaret said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you for the giveaway!

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

Sherry Gloag said...

Well! That was a surprise, I thought I'd been 'following' you for ages, but seem not.
I am now :-) LOL
Best wishes with your new book, you know I love your writing.

sherrygloag 'gmail. .com

Nathiel said...

Hi lovely post :) Thanks for the giveaway
I'm following you now^^
nathielgold@gmail.com
Nathiel/The Wolfs Library
http://thewolfslibrary.blogspot.com/

Jean P said...

Great post!
GFC follower JeanP

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

Thanks for the great post, and the intriguing prologue, but after having read it I am now compelled to read your book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

I am already a follower, and have been for a while!

jwitt33 at live dot com

Jennifer Mathis said...

gfc follower - jennifer mathis
meandi09@yahoo.com

heather said...

Great excerpt, can't wait to see what happens next :) GFC follower

chamblinh@gmail.com

iluvkimi220 said...

Thanks for the giveaway

I just started following your blog whilst making my way through the blog hop =)

iluvkimi_220@hotmail.co.uk

Sandy Ruth said...

Nice post. Good luck on the blog hop.

Robin said...

Oh no! What happens next in the story? I joined as a follower under robindpdx (at) gmail (dot) com

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

shadowestr said...

I followed!

Shadowe or Storm via yahoo...


and my email is shadowestr@aol.com

Emma said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you for the giveaway!
augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com .

Lisa Vaughn said...

Hi Elaine!
Just joined your page..and will follow u on twitter too! (@thegiftedones)
Great page...good luck w/ the hop!
If I see your tweets I will for sure RT!

rhonda said...

wow this book sounds exciting! I definately want to read it. Thanks for the small teaser ;) I am an old follower and glad to be back!
heltondexter@yahoo.com

inga said...

Thanks for the prologue and giveaway! Loved the excerpt!

I follow your blog, GFC inga.
My email is inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

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

Katrina W said...

:O) Im an old follower and cant wait to read this one , the excerpt has me intrigued ;)

Thanks for the giveaway ;)
kat
kittee_cat@bigpond.com

Michele said...

New Follower by GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

j. barrett said...

please enter my name into the contest, thanks
jbarrett5 at cox.net

mike draper said...

I'm a follower and fan.
Mike
mikedraper1042@yahoo.com

Krystal said...

I already followed as Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom Thank you for the great contest!

Diana said...

The excerpt from A New Dream is great.
Old GFC follower as Diana
Thank you for the giveaway and blog hop tour!

artgiote at gmail dot com

June M. said...

I follow as: June M.
Thank you for the great giveaway!

manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Nikki said...

I followed as Nikki! Your book sounds awesome!
viajeradelmar@aol.com

jennifertalli said...

Very nice post Elaine!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


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

shadow_kohler said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Im an old follower. Name- shadow_kohler
shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

rhonda said...

hi hon, I am an old follower.
FB follower. Thanks for the chance to win!
heltondexter@yahoo.com