Thursday, June 21, 2012

Midsummer Madness, SFR style

I almost missed Midsummer this year. Not an easy feat for someone who used to host an annual Midsummer Night's Fairy Revel. This year, however, the dates blurred. School is out at last, and let me tell you, for a homeschooling Mom that is more reason to celebrate even than it is for the children.  I started my revel early this year. I reveled in the extra time to write, to clean, to play ridiculous internet games that do absolutely nothing to further my housecleaning or word count goals.

It's good to play from time to time.
With that in mind, I invite you all to another sort of revel. The details are below, and in addition to the fun and prizes to be had on the hop, one commenter here will be drawn for a free ebook of their choice as well. So before you hop off, drop me a little note and tell me how you're spending your Midsummer break.

Thanks to everyone involved, and thank heavens for summer!



Hello there! On Friday 22nd June (Pacific Time) the SFR Brigade will be holding its first ever Blog Hop to celebrate Midsummer. 36 fabulous science fiction romance authors will be telling you mystical or scientific stories related to the event, and they'll each be giving away a prize - books, gift cards, swag bags...and lots more! Plus there's TWO GRAND PRIZES! 1st Prize - a Kindle Touch or Nook Touch 2nd Prize -a library of science fiction romance titles from over 20 authors (these will be mostly ebooks with one print anthology), and an Anabanana Gift Card. All you need to do to enter is pop along to the blogs listed below and comment on as many as you want (only ONE comment per site will count as an entry). Each time you comment at a stop, you'll earn one entry into the grand prize - so the more sites you visit, the greater your chances of winning. The winners will be drawn at random on the 24th June and announced on this site. The list of participating authors can be found below this post. Spread the news!

36 comments:

joannie said...

Hi i don't have much to do this summer but read and spinned a little time with my grandchildren and great grandson. Since i am disable i don't get to do much but read so i could use a Reader to bring to all the Dr.Appt. that would be great. Goodluck everyone. Joannie. jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com

Pippa Jay said...

Frances, I LOVE the idea of a Midsummer Night's Fairy Revel! Enjoy your time out.

JC Jones said...

I am way past kids getting out of school for the summer but I do remember loving all the summer activities we used to do. A Midsummer NIght activity was never one we did though.

D L Jackson said...

Whoo hoo! Vacation.
Boo hoo! Laid up waiting for knee surgery. However you all manage to keep me entertained and I'm having a blast visiting all the posts and seeing what all of you have to say.

Best,

Dawn

MELISSE AIRES said...

The Fairy Revel sounds so fun! I always wanted to dress up like a woodland fairy with greenery!

Arlene said...

Cant say I ever wanted to dress up with wings and glitter, but I sure love to watch those who do. My summer break involves less work (run a flower shop and thank god for no holidays) and more time to read posts like these. Thank for sharing.

Pauline B Jones said...

Don't you sometimes long for those long summer days spent reading in the shade? We used to stay out until it was dark, so we loved the longest day. :-)

LJ Garland said...

Wow! A Fairy Revel? Wings, glitter, magic. Awesome. :)

Debra A. Soles said...

Fairy Revel? I'll have to look that one up. Sounds very interesting.
Today is the last day of school for my guy, so off to the wars over to much TV, junk food and why he can't eat, sleep and breath his video games. :)

Diana said...

Actually I didn't do something special. It was a common day for me.
Thank you for the giveaways!
Artemis

artgiote at gmail dot com

Liana Brooks said...

Midsummer break? How do I qualify for one of those?

katsrus said...

I usually like to go to the zoo or take a nice drive to one of the state parks. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
Sue B
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Frances Pauli said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by already! You definitely get up earlier than I do. ;)
If I can find pictures of the last revel we did, I will post them today. And yes, wings, glitter, and OH so much dancing!

...maybe next year.

Rae Lori said...

Time is zipping by so fast, isn't it? :-)

I hadn't heard of the Fairy Revel but being a fae fan, I'll definitely research that. Hope you have a relaxing and cool summer soon, Frances!

Miss Kitty Roads said...

Have to agree with Pippa, a Midsummer Night's Fairy Revel doe sound fun.

Shadow said...

Summer is so fun! I love spending time with family and friends, having cookouts, laying beneath the stars, having water fights, etc. Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

VanillaOrchids said...

I'll be sending a good bit of my time reading. Got a lot of catching up to do. :) Well, reading and yard work that is. But the yard work isn't that fun. LOL

Thanks for opportunity to win an ebook.

Pam
vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Subject said...

My kids are still in school for another week, but it has been crazy with field trips and recitals lately.

All the best!
Jess
jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Gardening! Summer's the only time we have enough light up here in Alaska. Sadly, it decreased from here on.

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott/Kate Davison said...

I think I'm addicted to Bejeweled and Mah Jongg so I feel your pain on the internet games.

BookAttict said...

I read. A lot. At the beach!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Hywela Lyn said...

A fairy Revel sounds like a whole lot of fun. I didn't do anything very special this year, but then over here in the UK, we didn't even see the sun, for the rainclouds!

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Susan W. said...

I'm spending my summer break catching up on reading. Thanks for the giveaway!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

bookworm said...

It is interesting seeing this blog hop. Midsummer is not (in my circles, anyway) celebrated in the United States, where I live. My sister in law would love a Fairy Revel. This blog hop has been fun.

Cheryl Corbin said...

I'm really enjoying "meeting" so many new-to-me authors through the blog hop. For Midsummer, I'm doing more than ever - writing, decluttering, fixing up my house, and starting a new diet and exercise program. I think I need a vacation. :)

Cheryl
cheryl(at)cherylcorbin(dot)com

Kimber Shook said...

Reading, reading, reading and a little of writing.

TK Anthony + www.scotianrealm.com said...

My husband and I both come from large tribes. July weekend schedule reads: reunion, his side; wedding, his side; wedding, my side; reunion, my side. I'm pretty sure the fifth weekend will be taken up by "collapse"!

bn100 said...

I'd like to go to the beach.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kayelle Allen said...

My summer is pretty much like my winter, but with more sun and more grandchildren (who are out of school). And I do plan at least a few trips to the pool!

fairytail said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

LisaC said...

I will be reveling at the pool! Thanks for the fun hop. Lisacordes (at) yah00 (d0t) c0m

Drmgrl99 - Dawn said...

I love dressing up!! I even have a few fairy costumes I have made :) i think making the wings was the funnest part of the costume. Thanks for the great giveaway chance and being part of the hop.
Dawn
drmgrl99atyahoodotcom

Liz S. said...

Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much to everyone who came by and to all the authors in the SFR for the great posts and prizes.

Look for the winners of the main prizes to be announced on the SFR Brigade blog tomorrow. :)

For my prize here, Sue B, has one her choice of ebooks!
Congrats Sue, I'll be emailing you for your selection.

Frances

Kyndra Hatch said...

Enjoy your time off! I don't have many summer-like plans, per se. Archaeology tends to take up most of my time, whether it's Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer. But, there is family visiting for the 4th of July. That will be summer fun. :)