August 19, 2013

Blog Hop: Summer of Spice and Everything Nice Giveaway Hop

Summer of Spice

Summer of Spice and Everything Nice Giveaway Hop

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August 19th - 23rd

While I've read a great deal of books this summer there is one book that is always on the forefront of my mind and that's The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I had so much fun reading this book and I absolutely adored the characters in it!

So take a look at one of my favorite scenes from the book below and then enter both rafflecopter giveaways below to win a paperback copy of The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy and 6" Kindle!


I turned when I heard some loud whistling. “Delta Mu’s looking hot!”

“Be nice, boys!” Jana yelled at a group of guys walking by. They were all huge—as in giant-muscles-I-wouldn’t-want-to-meet-you-in-a-dark-alley huge.

One guy yelled back, “We are being nice. See you in a few.”
“Wait, those guys are going to be at laser tag?” My jaw dropped.

“Usually we’d have the whole place rented out, but the owners double booked. We’ll be sharing with the Kappas.”

“This is going to be interesting.” Mallory laughed.

“Sisterly bonding with frat guys…right,” I mumbled.

Jana turned toward me. “What was that?”

I smiled. “Nothing.”
“Their bark is bigger than their bite. They’re actually really nice,” Jana assured us.

“I’m sure.” I stepped up onto the bus and took a seat. Cara slid in next to me, and Mallory sat with Jana across from us. I looked out the window, watching a crowd of guys. I’m sure they were some frat’s new pledge class.

“This place is hot guy central. I don’t even know where to start.” Cara ogled the guys.

“I agree.” I did, but the only guy on campus I was really looking for was Dylan.

The ride went quickly as we learned some sorority songs. I hate to admit it, but they were kind of catchy. Before I knew it, we pulled into the lot of the laser tag place. It was located in a strip mall, the kind of place where you went for groceries or frozen yogurt. It must be the cheapest kind of rental space because that’s where laser tag always was.

Inside, we geared up. It was a really funny sight to see a bunch of sorority girls wearing electronic vests and holding guns. We were about ready to go into the game room when the door opened, and the Kappa guys flowed in.
The pledges all wore black t-shirts that read “An offer you can’t refuse.” The shirts weren’t particularly original, but who doesn’t like a Godfather reference?

We listened as a middle-aged guy read off a list of instructions. Pretty much, we weren’t supposed to hurt each other or the equipment. After we grumbled our agreement, we were allowed in. It was just like any other laser tag place I’d been to. The neon lights and fog made it feel like we were stuck in Tron.

I wasn’t going to lose easily. Most of the girls were done within minutes, giggling as Kappas took them out. Cara, Mallory, and I set off together, but we got separated when a group of guys came at us Rambo style.

The guy leading the pack wore a backward baseball cap. I hoped he was doing it to be funny. Not that I would have questioned it. He was giant, at least 6’4” or 6’5”, and a solid wall of muscle.

I hid behind a blockade, determined to wait out baseball cap guy. There was no way he was taking me down. I waited and waited, and finally I saw him turn the corner. I pointed my gun, aimed, and hit him straight in the back.

“Damn it.” As his vest lit up and buzzed, he searched for the culprit.

I smiled and winked at him. “Better luck next time.”

“That wasn’t very lady like.”

“Who said I was a lady?”

An active sister I was pretty sure was named Dana walked past us. Her vest blinked. “You’re a Delta Mu. Of course, you’re a lady.”
I resisted the urge to stick my tongue out at her. “This has been fun and all, but I’m still alive.” I gestured to my vest.

Baseball cap guy smiled. “Yeah, yeah. Go kill some more men, Annie.”


“Yup, see you around.” He nodded before disappearing into the man-made fog.

I moved back into my hiding spot, but before I could even look for my next victim, the lights flashed, and the game was over. I reluctantly walked toward the exit. Maybe laser tag was more fun than I’d remembered. 

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  1. My absolute most favorite book I've read so far this summer is The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simoms.

    1. Ohhhh, I haven't heard of that one! Thanks so much for the rec!

  2. I would say it has to be a tie between A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin & Winger by Andrew Smith. :)

    1. I'll have to check both of those out! Thanks for the recs! :)

  3. I enjoyed ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James.

    1. Ohhh sounds interesting. Definitely going to look that one up! Thanks! :)

  4. I'm going to say "Who He Is" by Shanora Williams.

    1. I haven't heard of this one either! Yay for new books to look into. :)

  5. I have to say the Imdalind Series has been my favorite so far this summer.

    1. Ohh I'll have to check that one out too! :)


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