Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt!

July 16 to July 19, 2014

The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect all of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORM. You can find more information on how the stop works here: All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

One of those signed paperbacks is a copy of my STORM GLASS!  And keep reading this post as I'm hosting a swag give away on my blog (see below) and you'll be able to win super rare swag from ME over on author Jonathan Lister's blog at:

MY TOP 5 SUMMER READS (so far): 
  • The Last Stormlord, by Glenda Larke - a wonderful epic fantasy.
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak - a must read for ALL!
  • Fate's Edge, by Ilona Andrews - book 3 of one of my favorite fantasy series - I'd recommend them all.
  • Snapped, by Laura Griffin - a romantic suspense that's perfect for beach reading.
  • I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak - a lovely story - worth the time

I'm hosting the beautiful Terri Rochenski. Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with the fantasy genre. 

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her two young daughters allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found on her back patio in the boondocks of New Hampshire, book or pencil in hand.

Terri is giving away signed bookmarks from her books (see picture):
Please leave a comment telling me what you indulge in during your "me" moment in order to be entered to win the swag. Also please leave an email addy so I can contact you. For an added entry, like Terri and my Facebook pages: 



Victoria Michaels 


if you have all of your numbers and are ready to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.


  1. A library with a huge spiral staircase and wheelie ladders, a comfy chair, and a good lamp.

  2. what i wouldn't do for a copy of storm glass^^;; hat i do when i havce some time for me? reads... it's simple but i can't take care of myself so each time i get a few time just for me it's to read


  3. During the summer, for "me" time, I try to float in our pool, ALONE for some much earned peace and quiet. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  4. I love to catch up on all the shows I missed during the fall/spring that are now on netflix during my me time.

  5. Whenever I have the chance, I love the hunker down with some music and a good book. I especially enjoy re-reading my favorite parts of books that I have already read.

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  7. I usually just read and listen to some music. If I can get away with it I will take a bubble bath, read, and listen to music :)

  8. A cup of coffee on the deck with a good book in my hand. Thank you for the giveaway.
    tambrewer35 at msn dot com

  9. My favorite thing to do for "me" time is find the closest outdoor shaded place, and read a good "summer" book (romances and historical fictions usually) and listen to some "summer" music (country). But as a college student "me" time only comes around once in a blue moon so I cherish it whenever I get it!

  10. I like to read a good book or walk wandering as my mind ponders thoughts of life and going where my feet takes me.

  11. Just give me a pile of books and good food that would be a great "me" time!

    1. Congrats you WON! I'll send your email to Terri and she will contact you regarding a mailing address.

  12. What I indulge in during my me moment is ice cream(Chocolate chip cookie dough, mmmm lol). I just love it & it's the perfect summer treat to go with my book reading. =)

    I liked both of you FB pages(I'm Brandi Dagwan on FB) =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Take care & I hope you have a great day!

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  13. 'me' time includes a lot of things. Hiding in a good book is the biggest one. A bubble bath to relax, or looking at the starry sky from my skyview window while just letting my thoughts drift, are also things that I enjoy. :)

    Your Study series is among one of my favourites, it was given to me by Lente and I devoured them. I cannot wait until the new Yelena and Valek series is out.

    Thank you for participating in this scavenger hunt!

    Kind regards,


  14. I like to read books! cohlesguerra at gmail dot com

  15. I indulge in reading of course. :)


  16. I indulge in reading, writing, and drawing! (and sometimes netflix...)

  17. Reading is what I indulge in...well that and dark chocolate!

    Thank so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  18. chocolate

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  19. The perfect me time is a good book & a lemon treat of any kind. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway, love your blog layout by the way.

  20. I read during my 'me' time,which is actually all the time ;)

  21. I really like to cook. I love making big pots of soup, home-made bread, gigantic batches of summery pasta salad, and etc. Then settling in with a good book in a cozy spot... sigh

  22. Thanks for all the great comments. I sense a theme here - books and food as the perfect "me" time combination. I agree as I enjoy drinking a glass of wine and reading in bed as my "me" time.

    Congrats to Carmel who won Terri's swag - I'll be contacting you shortly!