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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#SRScavHunt Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway: Top 5 Summer FAILS

Top 5 Summer FAILS
Why Chicagoans stay inside in August.

I'm now having monkeys-in-water nightmares.

How my boys think the cats would enjoy summer.

Me, trying to find that elusive hour to write uninterrupted in the summer.

When I finally max the AC and just pray for Fall.

Onward to the Scavenger Hunt!
The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on Saturday (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.
a signed paper copy of Third Daughter is one of the prizes!
steampunk fantasy romance
(if you can't wait to win it, it's on sale for 99cents here)

How It Works
  1. Enter to win swag from Delsheree Gladden (rafflecopter below) -canvas book bag with a variety of paper bookmarks, a bracelet, and an Invisible themed ribbon book mark
  2. Grab the magick number: 62 - you will need this to enter for the grand prize
  3. Hop to the next blog (Cindy M. Hogan,, pick up the next number, and so on... until you have all the numbers to add up and enter for the grand prize... or if you have all of your numbers and are read to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. i'm sorry but it wasn't precised if the giveaway for the swag was open to international or not . i entered what i could ( becaus eonly open mind is free for international sadly) but if it's for US only please don't count my entry


  2. OMG those summer fails are hilarious! I'm in so cal, and even we don't hit 775 degrees.

  3. Love those summer fails, and I may be able to relate to some of them.