Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dream Destination Winners & Country Tallies


I had the best time going to all the blogs on the hop!  Everyone picked awesome places and shared great stories and photos.  It seems many of us want to see a castle, visit one, stay in one, or have one for our very own (me, me, me!!).  And some of you picked the same place and are kindred spirits.
   



Here are the tallies!
(for those who chose more than one place, I took the first one mentioned)

Winner -- The United States
(9)
US (Alaska) - Magaly Guerrero
US (Alaska) - Yolanda Renee
US (Boston/Red Sox 2013 World Series win) - L.D. Masterson
US (Famous horror sites) - Emma Yardis
US (Genealogy in Eastern US) - Beverly Stowe McClure
US (Las Vegas) - Rhissanna (with lots of fabulous castle pictures!)
US (National landmarks) - M.J. Joachim
US (San Luis Obispo, San Franciso, & Illinois white squirrels!) - Julie Kemp Pick
US (Western US) - Julie Flanders

(5) Scotland - Beverly Fox (& Ireland),  Bish DenhamEmilyann GirdnerNarrator,  Lexa Cain

(4) Italy - Cecilia Robert (Venice),  Enchantress (Rome),  Madeline Mora-SummonteNicki Elson (Venice)

(3) Canada - Tyrean MartinsonKim GraffKittie Howard
(3) France - EllaMichelle Wallace (& Greece),  Suzi (& Castles in Germany, Scotland, Spain)
(3) Japan - Kestril TrueseekerLoni TownsendVanessa's Traveling Cats (Kyushu)
(3) New Zealand - Alex CavanaughNutschellPK Hrezo
 

(2) Australia - DaniMaynard Morrissey (& Oregon, California, Colorado, UK)
(2) Egypt - J.L. CampbellKate Larkindale
(2) Greece - Ashley NixonSamantha Redstreake Geary (Samothrace)
(2) Norway - L.G. SmithTania Walsh
(2) Peru - Jeremy Bates (Machu Picchu),  Shannon Lawrence
(2) UK - Chemist KenChristine Rains 

The Unique Picks:
A cozy cabin in the snow - Linda King
A galaxy far, far away - C.Lee McKenzie
Anywhere with a loved one to travel with - Susan Flett Swiderski
Amsterdam, Holland - Kim Van Sickler
Aruba - Hilary Grossman
Austria (Vienna) - Alexis Lantgen
Blogging friends - Ms Misantropia
Bora Bora - Sherry Ellis
Cayman Islands - Debra McKellan
Croatia - Kim Lajevardi
Dominica Island - SB Stewart-Laing
Fantasy Island - Robyn Alana Engel  (Her post was so funny!)
Formentera - Vanessa Morgan 
Iran - Carrie-Anne Brownian
Jordan (Petra) - Rhonda Albom
Maldives - Medeia Sharif
Namibia - T.B. Markinson
North Korea - Royme2
Phuket, Thailand - Shah Wharton 
Sumer and Mesopotamia - Mary Pax (& Iraq, NYC, Hawaii, space plane)
Tibet - Sydney Aaliyah


Julie and I wanted to give EVERYONE this award,  but we had to choose.
Winner: Nutschell (New Zealand)

Runner-up: Magaly Guerrero (US -Alaska)

Both of you will receive ebooks of:
The Ghosts of Aquinnah and Soul Cutter


Before I get to the winners,  I have to give a shout out to Julie Flanders.  I couldn't have done this hop without her.  She's such a kind and generous person -- truly a beautiful soul.  
THANK YOU JULIE!!


DREAM DESTINATION BLOG-HOP
WINNERS

Soul Cutter (ebook) by Lexa Cain  --  Crystal Hicken Collier
The Ghosts of Aquinnah (ebook) by Julie Flanders  --  Sheri Larsen
5-page Critique from agent Michelle Johnson  --  Christine Rains
Query Critique from agent Michelle Johnson  --  Magaly Guerrero
5-page Critique from C. Lee McKenzie  --  Michael Di Gesu
An ebook Bundle from Ink Smith Publishing  --  C.Lee McKenzie
Champion in the Darkness (ebook) by Tyrean Martinson  --  Susan Flett Swiderski
The 13th Floor Complete Collection (ebook) by Christine Rains  --  Kim Graff
Drowned Sorrow (ebook) by Vanessa Morgan  --  Beverly Fox
Winner's Choice of an ebook by M. Pax  --  Cathy Keaton
BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. (Kindle ebook) by Medeia Shariff  --  Suzi
Winner's Choice of Three Daves, Divine Temptation or Hans & Greta (ebook) by Nicki Elson  --  Tania Miclau
The People We Used To Be (Kindle ebook) by Madeline Mora-Summonte  --  Beverly Stowe McClure
Marionette (Kindle ebook) by T.B. Markinson  --  Samantha Geary Jones
2 ebooks 
Memories of Murder/Murder, Madness and Love by Yolanda Renee  --  Shah Wharton
2 ebooks Memories of Murder/Murder, Madness and Love by Yolanda Renee  --  Alex Cavanaugh
Dangled Carat (Kindle ebook) by Hilary Grossman  --  Diane Burton
AlmaMia Cienfuegos and Other Stories (ebook) by Magaly Guerrero  --  Hilary Grossman



** Julie and I are informing the donors
and they will contact the winners directly **
-----
If a winner doesn't hear anything for a week,  
please contact Julie or me.


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED THE BLOG-HOP!


31 comments:

Ms Misantropia said...

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you guys for hosting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to all winners! And I won some books - very cool. Thanks for throwing the blogfest.

Rhonda Albom said...

This was really fun. Congratulations to all the winners :)

Hilary said...

This is so exciting - I am a winner and a donor! You had some job tallying up the destinations… this was such a great hop, thanks for letting me participate!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice choices. There are so many wonderful places to visit, I do not know if I can settle on just one.

L.G. Smith said...

It was a really fun blog hop. Saw so many interesting places I want to visit now. Congrats to both you and Julie on your novels. Wishing you much success. :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh my! Look at all the goodies. My coffee is beginning to taste better. And very few things can improve the yumminess of hot, sweet French vanilla coffee. Thanks sooo much for hosting and for the tales about to come my way ;-)

Chris Fries said...

Congratulations to the winners!

My schedule has been so erratic lately that I did not sign up for the blog-fest, but I did enjoy reading the posts that I managed to get to.

DogsMom said...

Congratulations to wll the winners!
You are a very generous hostess. Thank you for writing this tally - up post too.
I have not made it to all the entries yet and now I have a map!

Kelly Hashway said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Stephen Hayes said...

Congratulations to the winners. I know they'll enjoy these fine prizes.

Kate Larkindale said...

Congrats to the winners! It was a really fun blogfest.

Dani said...

Congrats to the winners! This was fun!

DMS said...

What a fun hop! It was exciting to see where everyone's dream destination was! So many fabulous pictures too! Congrats to the winners! :)
~Jess

Ava Quinn said...

What a fantastic time with so many cool places and prizes!! You should be really proud of yourself, Lexa. This was a great hop!!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You ladies rocked blogland with this one. I admit, I didn't know how much fun it would be. (When I first read about it, I thought I'd get depressed about all the places I'll likely never be able to travel to.) Instead, it was a blast. And I'm hopeful I'll make it to some of those destinations. At least, I can always get to fantasy isle.

Thanks so much, and for the unique pick shoutout, Lexa and Julie. You're both wonderful.

xoRobyn

Julie Flanders said...

Aww, you're so awesome, Lexa! I'm so glad I got to host this hop with you!

This was such a great idea to tally up the responses. I love reading through the lists and remembering the posts. Robyn's was the funniest no doubt LOL. :D

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thanks for the fun, Lexa and Julie. I met a lot of nice bloggers and saw some beautiful places. And I won an ebook. Yay! Looking forward to reading it. Best of luck with your novels, ladies.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to the winners. I'm glad I made it as a unique pick and that there's a winner for my book.

nutschell said...

Yay!!! I'm sooooooo happy to have won. That glow worm cave really did rock. One day, I hope we all get to visit it in person. Thanks again for your super awesome giveaway!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Cathy Keaton said...

Hey, I won!

Congrats to all the other winners. There were a lot and that's great....;)

Maynard Morrissey said...

Congrats to everyone, and thanks for having me. 't was fun! :)

Denise Covey said...

Whar a fun bloghop. Congrats to all the winners. Well I'm actually IN my dream destination at the moment...Paris....lol! Living the dream! So if Dani and Maynard Morrissey, the two who chose Australia want to contact me I'll be happy to help with any questions.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, people had so many fun choices for this blog hop! Congrats to all the winners!

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome!! That was so much fun. And I totally agree that Nutshell had the best pictures!!! Congrats again to both you and Julie!

Catherine Stine said...

Wow, that's an impressive list of INTERNATIONAL winners. Go, girl!

Jess said...

Loved reading through the dream destinations~ congrats to the winners!

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Scotland is my dream location, where my ancestors, the Carmichaels came from. And Stonehenge also. No ancestors but very cool nonetheless.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to all the winners! It was such a great way to celebrate your mutual releases. Thanks for allowing me to join in the fun. :)

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to all the winners! It was such a great way to celebrate your mutual releases. Thanks for allowing me to join in the fun. :)

Enchantress said...

Congratz to the Winners....It was such a great way to bring us all together :)

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