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Summer Splash Blog Hop

July 26, 2013


Welcome to the 2013 Summer Splash Blog Hop, brought to you by the writers of Indie Writers Unite.  There’s all kinds of swag to be won as well as some amazing grand prizes (see below for grand prize information)

Each writer will be hosting their own giveaway on their blogs and offering their own prizes in addition to the grand prizes.  Click HERE to start hopping the author pages. You can also check out the IWU authors by visiting my Authors Blog Hop page to find out a bit about the participating authors and their latest releases.

Want a teaser of some of the items up for grabs on the author pages? Click HERE

As the for the grand prizes, there are 6.  What are they?

#1 Kindle Fire 8.9 HD

#2 $100 Amazon Gift Card

#3 $50 Amazon Gift Card

#4 15 paperbacks personally signed by our authors

#5 38 Ebooks gifted to you from our authors

#6 38 eBooks (yep, we’re doing this not once, but twice)!



It’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before July 31st on this site.


Tweets MUST include:

1. The hashtag #splashwithus (This is how we track them)
2. A link to the blog hop.

You may tweet as much as you like throughout the hop.

More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!

***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***

Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:

WIN a $300 Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards & more at the #bloghop http://ow.ly/nfebP #giveaway #win #freekindle #splashwithus #amreading

WIN FREE SWAG at the author #bloghop http://ow.ly/nfeCh prizes include a kindle fire! #freekindle #free #giveaway #win #splashwithus

ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE at the author blog hop http://ow.ly/nfeRZ #kindlefree #free #lovebooks #win #giveaway #splashwithus #win

WIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 50 prizes including a kindle fire HD! http://ow.ly/nffyV #kindlefire #amwriting #splashwithus


To enter to win the free signed paperback books and the free books for your kindle, you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running.  Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.

Here at my stop, I’ll be giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card and 4 ebooks. To enter just obey the rafflecopter below:
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  • Cheryl Bradshaw July 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Saying hello :)

    • Alyssa July 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Sarah M July 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    My favorite author/book of the year… that’s a tough one. I really like the last books in Lindsay Buroker’s The Emperor’s Edge series (last book was split in two with how lengthy it’d be).

    Haaaappy Friday! :-)

  • Valerie Rhodes July 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Wow..thats really hard there is SOOOOO many.. I’ve enjoyed reading Rage by Kimberly A Bettes.. it was an eye opener.

  • Alan Tucker July 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Just hopping through, visiting all the great sites!

  • Naomi Shank July 26, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    My favorite book so far this year would have to be Yasmine Galenorn’s Haunted Moon.

  • Alyssa July 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks everyone for stopping by. Hadn’t read any of those. Will definitely have to add them on my TBR list.

  • Donna B. McNicol [@dbmcnicol] July 27, 2013 at 12:39 am

    My favorite author for this year is Toby W. Neal and her Lei series, set in Hawaii.

  • Denise Z July 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I have read a couple real treats recently; one titled Paradigm by Helen Stringer and another Sacrificed in Shadow by SM Reine, both were wonderful reads :) Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop.

  • Mary Endersbe July 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Alyssa, thanks for the fun blog hop. I am having a blast discovering new authors. My favorite is John Locke- he is a doll in person and I love his writing too.

  • Savannah miller July 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Its really hard to pick a favorite right now I’m loving Lisa Kleypas’s books and Shelly laurenston has always been a favorite :)

  • Alyssa July 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I know. It’s kind of picking a favorite child. My favorites tend to change depending upon whatever I’m reading at that moment. I’m so glad you all shared all of these I will definitely be checking them out. :)

  • Janice Hougland July 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    My favorite book so far this year was Exposed by Laura Griffin. It was a romantic suspense story and really kept me going all the way through. Good writing. Thanks, Alyssa, for participating in this Summer Splash Blog Hop. It’s a fun thing for Summer!

  • Tara Woods July 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    So far, my favorite book this year is Sanctuary by Kris Kramer.

  • olga cabral July 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for joining the hop!

  • Crystal C. July 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My favorite author is Jillian Dodd. :) I don’t really have a favorite book though hehe.

  • Melissa Balentine July 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    My favorite author is Colleen Hoover.

  • Eleni Papanou July 28, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Stopping over to say hello!

  • Mel Comley July 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Fellow hopper dropping by. :-)

  • Kimberly Mayberry July 28, 2013 at 10:27 am

    My favorite author is Ann Rice. Thank you for being a part of the hop and for the awesome contest!

  • Juana Esparza July 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

    My favorite author is Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  • Tina M July 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Right now it’s Jennifer James. Thanks for this great hop..

  • Katie Amanda July 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The Eternity Cure is my favorite book of 2013.

  • Adrienne Thompson July 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    James Patterson is my favorite author. Dream Girl Awakened by Stacy Campbell is my favorite book of the year so far.

  • Lynsey Peterson July 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    My favorite author is Julia Quinn. Her stories are funny and heartfelt and keep the reader entwined!

  • Valerie Rhodes July 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    A wonderful experience thank you so much for doing these hops. The introduction to so many books and newer authors has been awesome.

  • Ginger July 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    One of my favorite authors is Lisa Jackson. One of my favorite books of the year is “Bonnie” by Iris Johansen because I finally found out what happened to Bonnie.

  • Deborah Nam-Krane July 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Alyssa! Looks like your hop is a success!

  • Terry Trahan July 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    My favorite author is Carmen DeSousa, I have read all of her books and her latest, Split Decisions sent me for a ride!!! LOVED IT!

    Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop

  • BookLady July 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    My favorite author is Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love her Dark Hunter series. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Shadow July 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Hi! Oh! What an unfair question! I always feel like im cheating on authors when im naming a favorite. Its always so hard to choose just one! Tho, my favorite, i think, is Diana Palmer. I adore her books! I have most in paperback and ebook. lol Thank you for participating in this awesome hop! Im having a blast! Thank you the fantastic giveaways too! :)

  • Ellen Thompson July 29, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Some of my favorite authors are Catherine Anderson, Diana Palmer, Lisa Kleypas, Julie Garwood, Julia Quinn, Bella Andre, and Sabrina Jeffries. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  • Mary Endersbe July 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Having a blast hopping from one author site to another. Thanks for the fun opportunity to find new authors!

  • Sadie July 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

    My fave author that I have discovered this year is Moira Young… The dustlands trilogy

  • anthonyjrapino July 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for doing this. Awesome contest! Cheers!

  • Carol Davis Luce July 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Just checking into your Summer Splash Hop from a fellow hopper!

  • Brandy Blackerby July 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    That’s a tough question….so I’ll have to Say my favorite genre is paranormal just because I’m always finding great new authors & great books!

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