Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.



Spring is here, which means the flowers are blooming and we're already starting to think about our summer vacations. Maybe the beach?

Well, let me tell you about Tropical Paradise, a story about La Isla del Encanto.

Hopefully the Spanish title grabbed your attention and now you’re asking, what the hell? My new release takes place in beautiful Puerto Rico, where the sun, sand, and the sea are in abundance. And all the hot men too.
  
As a Latina, the island paradise is near and dear to my heart. Beautiful men and women grace the island’s beaches everyday soaking up the sun and looking for love. So, I decided, what better place than this scrumptious back drop for my 1Night Stand?

Writing Tropical Paradise was fun as I mapped the island in my mind, knowing that I had been there or could pinpoint any of the places. The drive from the airport in San Juan towards the coast, the sun shining brightly and the radio blaring. Every word written was a memory come to life and fueled my desire to tell Leo and Skyler’s story.

What you may find ironic is that out of everyone in my family, I am the least beachy-heat person. My family laughs as they ask, what kind of Puerto Rican are you, since you hate the heat and sand? What can I say- I may be Latina hot * put that in your pipe and smoke it Livvy* and have a Latin temper, but the heat is not my friend! I think is another life I was Eskimo and not Latina. Or better yet, I’m suited for a nudist colony.

I am my own oxymoron, but that’s what makes me unique and this Chica loves unique. I march to the beat of my own drum and make no apologies.

Writing Tropical Paradise was fun, and quite frankly if it’s not fun, then why do it?!

For a chance to win an Amazon GC and a copy of Tropical Paradise tell me what makes you unique or just say hi!

Also, don't forget the rafflecopter below for a chance to win other great prizes. Remember this is a hop so check out all the other great authors and bloggers. a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

  1. I don't really know what is unique about me. I love reading, always smiling even when I'm hurting, willing to help others that really need it. Thanks for the great giveaway!!!!
    kac_030@yahoo.com

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    1. Kimmy! I think your ability to make others smile makes you special and unique!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  2. I'm not sure what's unique about me. So I will just say hi, have a great week!

    anovelgathering2013(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Donna!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  3. Everyone is unique not one of us is the same. That is what makes us all special :) For me I would say my inner strength - even on days when I am down I know it isn't the end of the world, with all the world has thrown at me I am still here ready to face another day :)

    What a great stop in this hop - thanks so much for the opportunity - Tonya

    myfamhrtbookrvws@gmail.com

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    1. Tonya I love that all of you are different. Everyone in my family is too. We are not cookie cutters!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  4. I'm pretty compassionate, to the point where I can sometimes be taken advantage of.

    Shannon
    sabai30705(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Shannon- I would hate to think that someone would take advantage of you compassionate attitude.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  5. Well I have to say what makes me unique is my ability to get hurt with everyday items... Curling irons, butterknives, chairs, walls, hedgetrimers, stairs, trampolines, even wearing shoes is sometimes its own adventure. I have a list of things I am "not allowed to do, touch, or go on. My husband says I am an accident waiting to happen because I am so accident prone. After 15 years together he has quiet a list of things I got hurt with or on. Thank you for being part of the hop.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. Jeanette- OMG you must know my sister! She is the same way.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  6. Thanks for being of this blog hop!
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Probably my creativity, at least in my immediate family.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. I love creative people!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  8. Not sure what makes me unique. Thanks for taking part in the hop

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    1. We are all unique!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  9. Thanks for being part of the hop - this is fun. My mind makes me unique but I am not allowed to share what goes on in there as I am sure I will frighten, upset or offend someone.....it is a dark and mysterious place.

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    1. Now I'm intrigued! I love dark and mysterious...LOL
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Evelise

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  10. Love the post! I'm not a beachy heat person either, but that because i'm super white & I burn easily, & being in the heat too long makes me sick sometimes. It kinda sucks lol.

    I was once at a friends house & she had a family meeting because all her kids were fighting & she wanted it stopped. She had made everyone say something nice about another person in the room & she made me join the meeting lol. Well she had her son say something that was nice & good about me & he thought for a second & said "Brandi is unique". And afterwards I asked him why he chose that word for me, and he said that I wasn't like everyone else,...& I was funny & kind & did things my own way. Which is true! I do what I like & dont care what others think or say,... I dress how I want to with the stuff i'm comfortable in,... i'm funny, kind, helpful. And I've always lived by "Be a Leader, Not a Follower" & I never followed any crowds. In high school I wasn't in one clique, I knew everyone & didn't hate on anyone that was different, & i'm still the same way. And to alot of ppl I look like a little nerdy white girl, but try to pick on me or bully me & you'll see i'm not so weak at all. I had ppl try to bully me & then try to attack me after school when I was younger, & I shut everyone up when I kicked some ass,... cuz no one expected that lol. So i'm unique in alot of different ways,.. didn't mean to type so much but oh well lol. =)

    Thank you for this giveaway! =)

    I hope you have a great week!

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Brandi, I think we are twins separated at birth! I am the same way- march to my own drum, never follow the crowd- I lead! and always stand up for the weak. I appreciate all that you wrote because it's kind of nice to see another person like me out there.
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      Evellise

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  11. Hello! Thanks for being a part of the hop! I hope that you have a great week! We all have uniqueness. . . I'm not sure about mine but I do know that a lot of the times a key word or phrase will trigger my wanting to hear a song or reread a book. . not sure if that's unique.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  12. Unique? I once had a job as a Zelcro tester.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I love finding new authors to read. Fingers crossed to win.

    skeeterlee63 @ gmail.com

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  13. Sounds like a great read! I don't think that I've read one in Puerto Rico before. :)
    What makes me unique is probably my ability to make people feel awkward. It's not on purpose, but I always feel compelled to say what comes to mind, usually without thinking it through. Though I don't mean to offend people, but it tends to happen. I have learned over the years to try to not say much. I think that may be one of the reasons that I don't often drink. Lol.

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