Summer Kick Off Hoppity

The CataNetwork sites are co-hosting a Summer Kick Off Blog Hop and we hope you’ll join in the fun. We’ll be giving away Big ‘Ol Boxes of books. One box per site. Pictures coming soon.

 Summertime is definitely here. Warm weather, kids home from school.

Family vacations 🙂

How about a trip to the beach? And what’s a great way to hang out with the wind in your hair and the sounds of waves crashing in the background?


In honor of summer and re-opening, I’ll be giving away 2 $5 Amazon gift cards to lucky commenters. Just answer the following question (and make sure you leave an email where I can contact you 🙂

Q4U: What is your dream summer destination? Why?

The giveaway ends on June 10th at Midnight, winners will be drawn on the 11th. Good luck and have a great summer!

And don’t forget to check the blogs of the other participating authors 🙂

About Amber Kallyn

Amber Kallyn is the author of paranormal erotic romances and urban fantasy.

Posted on June 5, 2012, in Blog Hops, Contests, Giveaways and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Candy Bezner

    My dream destination is Hawaii. I have never been off of mainland US and I would love to see a live volcano!


    My dream location is the Isle of Capri off the coast of Italy. QI’ve visited it a couple of times and love the food, the people and the scenery

  3. Andie Wardlow

    My vacation destination would by Italy… because I would love to see where my momma was born and meet the relatives there…I also have a half sister from my dads first marriage I would like to meet.

  4. Ooh, Candy,
    Love it. I’ve never been off the continent either, LOL. Heck, I’ve barely been out of state 🙂

  5. Hey JWIsley,
    Italy, yum.

  6. Hi Andie,
    Another Italy. I’d love to visit there too, especially the historic sites.

  7. I live in my Summer dream destination — Florida! Bunches of beaches (Gulf & Atlantic), hot & sunny every day, and every place else is TOTALLY air-conditioned!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. Tuscany, definitely, to walk the countryside and drink the best wine in the world!

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    I’ve never been to Florida (or much anywhere, LOL) but it’s at the top of my list 🙂 I want to take the kids to Disney World, then go to the Harry Potter park!

  10. Hi Helen,
    *Tips my glass of wine to you from Arizona* 😉

  11. Italy because of the food.

  12. My dream summer destination would be to Spain. I’ve heard they have beautiful beaches and a great culture 🙂

  13. Mine is Hawai, it’s sunny, has wonderfull beaches and big waves, well who doesn’t want to go to Hawai?

  14. would love to go to Canada. My daughter moved there last year and I miss her so much! Gale

  15. Leelia Mendoza

    I would love to go to England lol, I’m setting my hopes high lol.

    Btw Amber, I love your blog.
    In your summer reads I wanted to tell you to maybe take a moment and check out this author I just found.

    I know that you post other authors, and do interviews ect, but I wanted to know if you do fan based recommendation stuff too lol?

    I just wanted to let you know about this author I’ve been reading, Alexandria Infante, author of Teaching between Midnight and dawn. I think she is a talented author (her book came out last year, but I only just found it), and the fact that she is Latina in this genre is awesome. In the paranormal field, you don’t see many Latinas, and the ones that you do see, don’t seem to get the reconiztion that they should.

    Her book is somewhere between Twilight, Underworld and Interview with the vampire; all based off of Egyptian myths.

    I love the fresh new characters, and the fact that her main female character is Latina. I would say to everyone out there, check out her books and her site too. Don’t be put off by the fact that she’s a minority, her work is amazing!

    leelia Mendoza

  16. Home. I do not do well in really hot weather and strong sunlight (I do have Transylvanian ancestors ;-0). I prefer to vacation in spring or fall. Of course, when I do travel then, it’s always during an unusual heatwave. England and Ireland in the mid ’80s?!? Yup, that’s when I’m there in May. Juneau in the 90’s…yup, that’s when I was there.

  17. Hi Lacey,
    Those beaches would be awesome to visit. Plus Spanish food 🙂

  18. Hopping by to thank you for supporting CataNetwork!

  19. Hey Lyra,
    I agree, and I’d love to go to Hawaii someday.

  20. Hi Gale,
    I’ve never thought much about Canada, mostly because when I picture it, I also picture snow and I don’t do so good with cold, LOL. I would like to visit it during a cruise, one where they travel up the US & to Canada to watch the whales migrating 🙂

  21. Hi Leelia,
    Scotland & Loch Ness are my #1 I gotta go someday 🙂

    Thank you so much for the book recommendation. I love finding new authors to read! I’ve never thought about doing fan based recommendations, but I think it’s an awesome idea.

    If you’d like to email me, we can figure out how to set that up together 😀

  22. Hey ACM,
    Home is where the heart is, right 🙂 For me, it’s also where the heat is, LOL.

  23. Leelia Mendoza

    omg! Thanks so much Amber! I’m so honored and excited. Will do that, ( as soon as I get back from my final lol)

  24. Leelia,
    I’ll look for it 🙂 And super good luck on your final!

  25. Hi Amber,
    My dream summer vacation would be St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. I have family there and haven’t been there since I was a teenager. If I go there now I can do all the things they WOULDN’T let me do when I was young. Like learning to parasail and or surf, go into the bars and have drinks while looking at the gorgeous views etc. LOL
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win!


  26. The North Shore of Oahu would be my choice. Venice, Italy is a close second. I’ve been to both places and they are gorgeous. The North Shore is closer so I choose that destination. Great people, food and weather.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  27. Prince Edward Island would be beautiful (though I guess I’d have to bring lots of mosquito repellent, from what I’ve heard).

  28. booklover0226

    My dream summer destination is Japan. I hope to travel there next year!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  29. Hi Amber,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. it’s hard to pick the dream get away for me because there are so many places i would love to go. i think if i had to choose just one it would be Transylvania (now part of Romania). i love the history and forlklore of the country and the people are some of the nicest you will meet any where. i worked for a couple that was from Romania and never met a kinder more care/tougher and harder working man. and then at another job i worked with a women that was from region just outside Transylvania and she said that it is the most beautiful place, she was a wonderful person. She once told me that she was not only proud to be a Romanian but that she was what we would call a gypsy as well. she was very nice and so sweet.

    tammy ramey

  30. Hi Amber! Thanks for being on the hop! If I get to pick my summer vacation, it would be to stay right here by a pool with a drink in one hand and a book in the other. And NO interruptions!! That would be a dream!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  31. My dream summer destination is Hawaii. I have family members and friends who have gone and everyone loves it!

  32. DREAM vacation…Australia. No doubt! Thx for the giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  33. Hi, Amber!! I hope you have a great summer!
    My dream vacation is probably The Bahamas. I have never been there and would love to visit, though Hawaii does sound lovely too. 😉
    I am looking forward to Hungerstorm!
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at

  34. Dream vacation? I may be a nerd but I would love to see NYC! The history, the shopping, the sites just all sound so stinkin’ amazing. 🙂 Anyone want a travel buddy?

    brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  35. My dream summer destination any tropical island. I want to get lost in the beauty and enjoy the sun with a good book or guy or both.

  36. Dream destination? I would love to go to Ireland.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  37. Hi! My dream destination would be to go to Ireland. The place is beautiful! Id love to explore the castles, travel the country, check out the men in kilts. lol Thanks for the fun hop and the great giveaway! You have a great night! 🙂

  38. My dream summer destination would have to be Australia. I would love to visit Australia because I love their accents and would love to see their wildlife and beautiful nature. Now if I had to stay in the US it would have to be the Grand Canyon. I would love to see the grand Canyon because I would love to hear the silence that I’ve heard it has and see the beauty.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  39. Thank you all so much for stopping by and sharing. One day, I’m going to have the time and the money to travel the world, LOL. Good luck to each of you getting to your dream destination, even if it’s right there at home!

    Congrats to the winners, drawn using like always.

    Winner #1 is Lacey T: You didn’t leave your email address, so please email me amberkallyn(@)gmail(.)com 🙂

    Winner #2 is Renee B. You’ll get an email from me today 🙂

    Congrats and thank you all. Have an awesome summer!!!

  40. Congrats to the winners! 🙂

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