Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dream Destination Blog Hop!

Lexa and Julie are celebrating the release of their books by having an awesome bloghop! 

Lexa's book is Soul Cutter: 

Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.

In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan's only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.

When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake.

Élan is fighting for her very soul.

Julie's book is The Ghost of Aquinnah: 

A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.

She shakes her head.

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.

Why? ...

Who is she? ...

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?

Hannah finds out.

But, it’s not at all what she expects ...

Hannah unravels a century old murder.

Now for my Dream Destination! 

I didn't have to think long and hard on this. My dream destination would have been England, but I am  going there in May, so I get to choose the place that's been on my mind for a while: GREECE!! 

Yep. My dream destination is Greece! 

Pics? Yes, please!!
Here's a link to some beautiful pics:

Visiting Olympia would be amazing, probably equivalent of visiting the Roman Forum in Italy. I love to see places I've read about in history or in literature. I love to imagine what it was like all those years ago (it was pretty astounding while in the colosseum). 

Have you ever been to Greece? Italy? or England? Lol. 

Don't forget to enter Lexa and Julia's giveaway! Go by their page and enter the rafflecopter! 


  1. Ashley, those pictures are lovely and Greece sounds heavenly.

  2. I've been to Italy, and I loved seeing the art that I had only read about or seen on slides. Seeing it in person was amazing!

  3. I've been to England and loved it. I hope you have a great trip there!!

    The architecture in Greece is so stunning! I just love these white buildings. Gorgeous pictures and a great choice for the hop. Thanks so much for participating!

  4. Greece looks gorgeous and there is so much history there. I've never been, but one day....

  5. Greece is a great choice! I've been to England a couple of times. But not Greece. I'd love to see it!

  6. I've been to Israel thrice so far, and technically was in Austria, though I never got off the plane. I'd love to go on a grand tour of Europe someday, particularly to visit all the places I've written about.

  7. Greece never was on my list, but it is now! Talk about beautiful!

  8. Any of the places that ooze history, like Greece does, would make for a wonderful destination. No, I've never been to Greece... or Italy... or England. The most exotic place I've visited is Hawaii. (But I've been to the grocery store thousands of times!)

    Nice to meetcha. Count me in as your newest groupie.

  9. So many wonderful places! I'd love to visit Greece some day and explore the culture and history.

  10. With all the white buildings, it's certainly beautiful. Lived in England a while but never made it over to Greece.

  11. Sigh, So many gorgeous places to visit in the world. England and Greece are definitely in my top ten! Hope you take lots of pictures in May and post them here to make me insanely jealous! lol!

  12. Your pictures of Greece make me want to pack my bags!

  13. Greece is a wonderful choice. I went there about eighteen years ago and loved every minute. If you ever do go, Santorini and Mykonos were my favorites. Athens was cool, but the islands were AMAZING!

  14. I'd love to visit Greece someday. The closest I've ever come to it was to go to Greektown here in Chicago. And the books sound interesting too!

  15. My mum's first foreign holiday was Greece (in her early forties, over twenty years ago). She learned the language before going, she was so excited. And she went every year thereafter for years. She adored it. I've never been, but would love to.

  16. Beautiful! Greece is definitely in my dream destinations list. :)

  17. Greece sounds absolutely wonderful! The historical value alone would make the trip worth going!

  18. I enjoyed this post, and I think you've persuaded everyone to go to Greece! The pics are stunning! Thanks for sharing and being part of the hop - and I hope you have a fabulous time in the UK! :-)

  19. I thought of Greece too. It's up there on my list.
    Those pictures are heavenly.
    Have a nice weekend.

  20. I hadn't thought of Greece but these pictures could change my mind.

  21. The beautiful Greek Isles, lovely choice. My son is dating a Greek girl and he vacationed there last year to visit her family. He said it was gorgeous.

  22. The photos of Greece are stunning! I hope you get there. And have fun in the UK!

  23. Absolutely beautiful country, would love to be there right now because it's a lot more warmer than here in Austria :)

    Great post!

  24. Greece is lovely, and seems like a lively and warm place. Plus, the food is good!

    The Warrior Muse

  25. The photos of the white buildings with blue roofs, so lovely. And it's freezing here so yes, I'd love to go to Greece. Or even the UK. It's 20 degrees warmer in London than it is right now in Arkansas. :(

  26. Greece has so much amazing history. Definitely see why it was your pick and the pictures are great.

  27. Are you looking for a travel partner? We could do the trip together...
    Writer In Transit

  28. great pics! ive always wanted to go to greece since i studied classical lit in uni! still on my to-do list :(