Thanks guys for all the wonderful travel ideas. I got goosebumps just thinking of how much fun it'd be to go to all those places. As for myself, I've been around the US a bit and to Malaysia a couple times, but I'd really love to go to Australia. IF I were to get my butt in gear I could maybe go there next year for work, but that's a huge IF. Anywho, I know you're dying to find out the winner of the contest, but I just want to say that if you didn't win, do yourself a favor and find a copy of this book - it is one of my faves!! And be sure to check out Kirsten Hubbard's blog while you're reading it. She has a lot of pictures of the places in the book and it really helps to visualize it all. Now for the winner!!
Congrats to SHARI!!!
Thanks to everyone for entering! And waves a big hello to new followers! :)
I did a mini-review of this a while back and absolutely loved it. So in honor of Wanderlove's book birthday I've decided to do a contest! Rules are simple, just leave a comment telling me what place you'd most like to visit and you're in to win a copy! Also, please let me know how to get in touch with you, cuz that makes my life easier. :)
An abbreviated summary of Wanderlove: 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be a global vagabond. In a quest for independence, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America— one filled with middle-aged tourists and fanny packs. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says.
Contest ends March 24th. Open anywhere Amazon or The Book Depository will ship.
Haven't done one of these in a long time, but I got a request from a good friend for more teasers, so here we go. This is our MC from Rum Runners describing the girl he has a crush on. Also keep in mind, the time period is 1956.
Jessica is in a word, delectable. She never wears makeup, never poofs or rats her hair. Her beauty is au natural, and no matter what those cosmetics commercials imply, let me tell you, guys really dig that. Every shmuck I know wants to date Jessica Hughes. Every one of us imagines what it would be like to run his hands over that olive skin and tangle his fingers in those dark tresses. But as far as I know, no one dates Jessica Hughes.
The list is never ending.
She sets them up with a curl of her lips, then knocks them out of the sky like clay pigeons. Tommy claims she’s waiting for someone, and his wink implies that we both know who that someone is. More likely she already knows what everyone else does – that no horny seventeen-year old boy, whether he wears a letterman’s sweater or is president of the Christian Youth Society, is going to get past her father, retired war hero, General Major Roger Hughes. But Tommy can inflate my ego if he wants to – that’s what best friends are for.
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