Summer Lovin’ at the Solstice

Summer Lovin' Blog Hop buttonThe Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop, sponsored by Jane Wakely runs from June 20-23 and winners will be announced by Wednesday, June 25! Join 60+ romance authors as we celebrate summer romance.

The Grand Prizes will be:

One $75 Amazon Gift Card
One $25 Starbucks Gift Card (Donated by Sue Lyndon)
One $25 Amazon (or Barnes and Noble) Gift Card (Donated by Denisea Kampe)

Read below for the rules.

Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, the first official day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been the occasion of celebrations for millennia with bonfires burning during the night. And of course, there was a lot of hanky-panky going on in the shadows. Though originally a pagan holiday, midsummer’s night was continued by the Christians as St. Johns Eve. Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Eve, is one of my favorite plays.
Ilohna's Wolf thumbnail cover
Pagan traditions fascinate me, so I adopted some for the Medieval-style fantasy setting I created for my shapeshifter romances, Ilona’s Wolf and Tova’s Dragon. In the kingdom called Velosia, magic is openly practiced, the old Roman gods and goddesses are still worshipped, dragonshifters have been hunted to near extinction, and werewolves struggle to conceal their existence. I hope you’ll check out the book pages if you have time.

But now back to the hop. Here are the rules for the grand prizes:

1. Enter the Rafflecopter once for a chance to win the Grand Prize! (Winner will be chosen at random by and everyone who enters once is eligible!)

2. Visit all the stops on the hop and enter each stop’s personal giveaway—of course this step isn’t mandatory, but it’s fun! LOL! (The winner of each blog stop is decided by the author at their discretion—all decisions are final!)

3. Have fun!

My gift is a $15.00 Starbucks e-gift card, because there’s nothing like an ice cold drink on a summer day. What’s your preferred summer beverage? Mine is iced coffee.

Leave a comment to enter my drawing. Subscribe to the receive the blog for another chance to win (let me know in your comment) and then click on the names in the list below to keep hopping.

I hope you’ll stop back to see what else the blog has to offer. Have a good summer!

Linda / Lyndi

33 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’ at the Solstice

  1. I have never been to Starbucks, but my niece goes all the time. They closed the one that was here in my area.

  2. I have a serious obsession with iced lattes. I have my Starbucks order memorized. Vanilla tall skinny iced latte. That shot of espresso is just what I need! And I subscribed to the blog (prettylittlepages[at]gmail[dot]com). Thanks for the giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

  3. hot coffee is my first choice of a beverage for any season. Starbucks is the first place that has ever served me a decent iced coffee! My teen LOVES Starbucks!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  4. I love the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and the Iced Black Tea Lemonade.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. Definitely iced tea 🙂 Or a vanilla bean frap.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Cameran cammminbookland(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  6. Ohhhhhhh I love a mocha frap! Thanks for participating in the hop. I find so many new authors this way. Kris. Simondex68 at

    • LOL, I see there are lots of frappacinno fans out there. (Not sure I’m spelling that right.)

      Cameran and Kris, thanks for dropping by. Hope everyone is enjoying the hop.

  7. If it’s in the evening, and it’s one of those rare times when I feel like an adult beverage, I crave top shelf potato vodka with Koolaid made with Splenda. The rest of the time, it’s iced tea. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

  8. Iced Mocha coffee with whipped cream would be my choice.
    I’ve subscribed at html-2 at hotmail dot com. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  9. I drink water all the time, but you can’t go wrong with a nice cold Iced Tea in the summer, especially a freshly made one!

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