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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Lazy Days of Summer Book Fair #IARTG #Romance

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Need to fill your Kindle with romances to make the bookworm in you swoon this summer? Want to laze poolside or on the sand with books that’ll heat you up, sizzle your skin, and melt your heart? We’ve got 45+ FREE and bargain $0.99 romances to get you through the rest of summer. From sexy or sweet contemporaries to romantic comedy, historical, paranormal, romantic suspense, erotica, women’s fiction, and Urban fantasy/Sci-fi/fantasy – we’ve got you covered.

My contribution is Reformed Bad Girl. Make sure you grab your free copy.

Go here before the sale ends:  http://traceyalvarez.com/summer-sale/

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Sizzling Summer Book Blast #IARTG #99c

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One day only! A 99c sale of paranormal romances.

My book My Cat Burglar is available for 99c (usually $3.99)

To check out the books in the sale visit Paranormal Romance Lovers

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Yosemite National Park, US #travel

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United States has some beautiful national parks, and this is one of my favorites — Yosemite National Park. It’s also a favorite with the locals since every time I’ve visited it has been very busy. This is a view of the granite cliffs of El Capitan with summer flowers in the forefront. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Yosemite National Park was first protected in 1864 and is known for its many waterfalls.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Baldwin Street, World’s Steepest Street #travel

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Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand is recognized by Guinness World Records as the steepest street in the world. It is 350 meters in length. The lower end of the street is covered in asphalt while the steepest and top end of the street is concrete instead of asphalt. During hot summer days the road used to melt and run down the hill. Concrete proved a better solution. It is a residential street and a mecca for tourists. The locals must get tired of tourists wandering across the street!

Baldwin Street and its steepness came about by accident. The street plan for Dunedin was developed in London, England with no regard for the terrain or consultation with those living in the area. The world’s steepest street is the result.

Each year a local confectionary company drops round candies at the top of the hill, racing them to the bottom as a fundraising event. A girl died after attempting to race down in a wheelie bin. Other stunts have been attempted over the years, some resulting in arrests.

With limited time, I walked halfway up. That was enough for me. Smile

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Goat Island Marine Reserve, New Zealand #travel

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The Goat Island Marine Reserve is a popular destination with locals, especially during the summer months. It’s north of Auckland and is the closest place for divers and snorkelers to experience marine life. The reserve, which is 518 hectares in size, was created in 1975 and officially opened in 1977. New Zealanders are keen on fishing and stocks were becoming depleted but the numbers have bounced back due to the reserve. Now, big schools of snapper swim close to the shore. The day I visited, the snapper swam around our legs. There are dozens of other species, including my favorites, the pretty blue maumau.

For those who don’t wish to scuba or snorkel, there is a glass bottom boat that takes tourists out and around part of the island.

The island, known as Goat Island, was called this because sailors left goats there as a source of food. The goats have long gone and the island is now the domain of birds.

If you’re in the area, take a picnic lunch, pack your togs and go for the day, or better yet, stop at the Matakana Farmers’ market for some lunch supplies.

A visit to Goat Island Marine Reserve is a fun day out.

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
A Nepalese Market #travel

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The Thamel area of Kathmandu, the main city in Nepal, is a shopper’s paradise. There are so many interesting things to look at and food to try. It’s a feast for the senses and a real treat for a photographer.

We purchased a Gurkha knife, much like one of the selection in the photo. A Gurkha knife or a kukri has a curved blade and is used as both a handy implement and a weapon in Nepal. A Swiss Army Knife for the Nepalese people! The Nepalese army soldiers use a kukri as part of their weapon arsenal.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa #travel

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This is a photo of Victoria Falls from the air. During our visit, we saw the magnificent falls from all angles. The flight over was spectacular, but my favorite place to see the falls was from the various view points. You can hear the rumble of the falls from miles away. We also did a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river while my intrepid hubby went white water rafting.

During our visit to the area, I discovered the best T-shirts. I purchased about four and have only one left, which is very thin! I also practiced my Stanley quotes. “Doctor Livingstone, I presume?” *grin*

We were on a budget holiday and stayed at the campground, but we couldn’t resist a visit to the Victoria Falls Hotel, which was built in 1904 and was a first hotel in the area. Following in the footsteps of many famous people, we went a couple of times and had a traditional afternoon tea on the verandah.

I’d love to do a return visit, although some friends stopped there and were disappointed with the amount of water going over the falls. I understand that a dam has reduced the flow.

Apart from the waterfall and the Zambezi river, visitors can see animals and birds, feed the adrenaline junkie within by rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, and hiking or indulge their love of culture by meeting the locals. There is something for everyone at Victoria Falls.

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Let’s All Do The Some Girls Like it Hot Facebook Hop! #IARTG #giveaway

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How would you like to win one of 100+ gift cards to start off your summer? Join me for the Some Girls Like It Hot Facebook from June 9-12. You can enter to win a gift card from every author on the hop! With gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $25 up for grabs, that’s over $1000 in prizes!

Mark your calendar and make my FB page your first stop on the hop — Shelley Munro Facebook where I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to some lucky visitor.

Or go to http://somegirlslikeithot.blogspot.com/p/the-hop_29.html for the complete list of authors and their Facebook links, plus info on a bonus giveaway. We’re awarding an Amazon Echo Dot of Kindle Fire to one lucky winner who enters every author’s giveaway on the hop.

Even more fun and chances to win…have you entered our two grand prize giveaways? That’s right, we’re running two big giveaways at the same time. Enter for your chance to win an Kindle Fire HD 10” tablet ($299), plus additional kindles and Amazon gift cards.

Giveaway #1

http://somegirlslikeithot.blogspot.com/p/the-hop.html

Giveaway #2

http://somegirlslikeithot.blogspot.com/p/june-9-12-giveaway.html

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Some Girls Like It Hot and We Do Too! #giveaway #books

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We’re treating romance readers to a hot, summertime giveaway. Enter for the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 10, Kindle Fire HD 8, Kindle Fire 7, Amazon Gift Cards & More!

Grand Prize Giveaway June 9-20
and Facebook Hop June 9-12

(Sponsored by the 52 authors listed below)

Allyson R Abbott • Amanda Uhl • Amy L. Gale • Angelica Kate • Ani Gonzalez • Arwilda Allshouse • Ashlee Price • Ashlyn Chase • Bailey James • Bianca D’Arc • Bree Dahlia • C.A. King • Calinda B • Catherine Banks • Connie Dave • Deb Marlowe • Elisabeth Barrett • Emory Gayle • Erica Lynn • Fanny West • Helen Scott • Holly Cortelyou • Hope Worthington • Isabella Thorne • Jacquie Rogers • JC Andrijeski • Josie Riviera • K.N. Lee • Katherine Lowry Logan • Kaye Blue • Lana Campbell • Lane McFarland • Laura Greenwood • Lauren Wood • Lila Felix • Lisa London • Lumi Daoi  • Melissa Belle • Mia Kayla • N.D. Jones • Nikki Lynn Barrett • P.G. Forte • Shaniel Watson • Sheila Seabrook • Shelique Lize • Shelley Munro • Tamra Lassiter • Tena Stetler • Vella Day • Veronica Blake • Victoria De La O • Whitley Cox

Enter the Giveaway Here

http://somegirlslikeithot.blogspot.com/p/june-9-12-giveaway.html

Be sure to join us for our Facebook Hop June 9-12, when we will have 100+ gift cards for you to enter to win. That’s a gift card at every stop! Plus a bonus giveaway for the winner’s choice of an Amazon Echo Dot or Kindle Fire.

Facebook Hop Starts Here on June 9

http://somegirlslikeithot.blogspot.com/p/the-hop_29.html

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland #travel

I’ve always wanted to visit the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Island. It is a mysterious place, full of myths and legends about Finn McCool an Irish giant who was at war with a Scottish giant called Benandonner. Some quick thinking by Finn McCool’s wife saved the day and the Scottish giant retreated back to Scotland. Here is a video showing the story of the two giants.

Giants Causeway Visitors Centre – The Myth of Finn McCool from The Pond Studio on Vimeo.

While I adored the legend about giants, the truth is more scientific with the hexagonal stones formed after a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Scientists say there were three distinct eruptions, which formed the Lower, Middle and Upper Basalts.

It is a fascinating place to explore and I enjoyed exploring the rock formations.

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A fascinating place to visit, especially if you pick a quiet time without many tourists.