Trip Around the World to Paradise Blog Hop- Egypt

Hi and Welcome to my stop on the Trip around the World to Paradise Blog Hop I’m stop #21

Before I let you go off on your tour of paradise, we need to cover a few rules.



1)  Have fun!!!

2)  Invite all of your friends! Spread the word!

3)  This tour starts:  Monday, May 16, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

     This tour ends: Monday, May 23, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

4)  Meet and mingle with all the authors. Experience a new destination at every stop. Participate in every blog contest and be entered for chances to win multiple prizes! Every blog visited is another opportunity to win!! You must leave a comment to be entered in contests. Please include an email address or check back May 24 to see if you were a winner.

5) Participation at every blog is recommended. But remember: the more you hop, the more chances you have to win. Every author is waiting to meet and interact with you, so please be sure to show every author some love.

6) Did I mention to have fun?  WHOO! HOO!! 


My contest and prize are down below and so is the link to the next stop on your tour. First…what you’ll find here in Paradise.

Where have you dreamed of going?

I’ve Dreamed of Egypt, visiting the tombs, the pyramids and breathing in the desert heat. I’ve been intrigued by the stories of the Pharoh’s for as long as I can remember and recently have been catching the new discovery of mummies on Nat’l Geographic transfixed by the dna testing they’re doing to match the family tree of the Queens and Kings so carefully preserved.

Here’s what you have to do to be entered to win a copy of my latest release -Burn Me if You can…A story taking place in the exotic Caribbean.

Comment with your email address here

A special local soap makers chocolate raspberry bar or tutti fruit bar of soap will be awarded to another chosen commenter.
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A 1 Night Stand Story

Working for the Wichita Tribune is the best thing that’s ever happened to Rebekah Shayne, until she takes an assignment aimed to take down a prestigious matchmaking firm. She’s determined to ferret out the falsities, schemes, and swindling companies manipulating lonely souls.

Ashton Foster doesn’t believe in on line dating. When his mother takes charge of his personal life, he knows it’s useless to fight her and would rather go through a few dates with strangers than let her push the unending stream of locals down his throat vying for his pocketbook. In this he finds the perfect opportunity to downplay who he is and become a regular type of guy.


If she’d thought she suffered from butterflies coming into the establishment, entering the Aqua Lounge was much worse. She cast a surreptitious glance at the bar, her eyes widening at the sublime man chatting easily with the bartender. It was all Bekah could do not to fall over or drool. He presented a side pose, his relaxed shirt fitting the contours of his broad shoulders and back. Land sakes, when he stood up, she got the most delicious view of his ass. And what an ass it was—nice, round, and muscular. He stuck his hand in his pocket and shrugged at something the bartender said. She eyeballed him for all she was worth, getting the ogling out of the way. One glance was all she wrote. She hadn’t expected her date to be ultra hot. If not for her drenched panties, gravity would’ve pulled her cream along the inner seam of her thighs. The décor of the lounge fell away. Honed in on her date, she sashayed her way across the floor, adding a little bounce to her step, her breasts jiggling. The stool next to him remained unoccupied. She smoothed her kimono-style sundress to mid-thigh.

“Ashton.” Where did her normal voice go, and when did she start speaking in such an earthy tone. Hands clasped ladylike in her front of her, holding onto her pocketbook. Her breath came out in a swoosh when he turned to face her. A burning warmth filled the sexiest eyes, and not just any brown, but the color of milk chocolate, a shade lighter than her skin tone.

“Bekah, we finally meet,” He extended his hand to take hers. She accepted his hand and let out a startled sound of surprise, ill prepared for the jolt of awareness humming from such brief contact.

“Yes, we did…do.” She fell over her tongue, color rising in her cheeks. Boy, did she feel hot. He broke out in the sexiest smile—lordy above, a perfect smile—and her name all but purred from his mouth. He could call her Bekah anytime.

“You okay?”

“Peachy keen.” She licked her lips and studied him from under her lashes.

“Would you like a cocktail?”

“Can we just go straight to shots?”


His teasing demeanor made him all the more attractive. His manners pleased her, as well, when he stood, showing her his height, and pulled out her barstool. She sat, and he returned to his position on the stool next to her, his gaze never leaving hers, until she had to break eye contact to gather her thoughts. He inspired instant hot, naked, orgasmic fantasies. A flicker of question crossed his features, pulling her back to the present. Fantasy in check she smiled. “Very.”

“Me too,” Ashton said, motioning for the bartender.

“Really? You have such confidence about you.” She found herself relaxing, and hoped her mic caught all their byplay. When he leaned over to whisper in her ear, her first reaction was to pull back, but his warm hand settled over hers, brushing in gentle sweeps. She gulped in anticipation.

“I half thought you would run the other way when you entered.” The bartender approached and wiped her hands on a towel. “Two shots of coconut rum.” Ashton kept his eyes on Bekah while he ordered, pinning her with his gaze.

“The thought did cross my mind.” She didn’t admit the gravitational pull demanded she park her ass right next to him. “Being paired with you astonished me. I wasn’t expecting the full package, you could say.” Bekah took the shot of rum and raised it to his. “To new people.”


They tossed their shots, and Bekah licked a drop that lingered on her lips. Her date’s nostrils flared as he watched. She inhaled in a shallow breath and fought to clear the fog hazing her self-control. Seduction at that moment wasn’t planned. Yet, as his face descended toward hers, she didn’t pull away but leaned forward to meet his lips. Awareness spiked to new levels as he kissed her with masterful control, easing her mouth apart to taste her. Under his spell, she drowned and placed her hands on his shoulders for an anchor. He tasted of whiskey. Just as she got used to his delicious invasion,he broke the kiss with an abrupt halt. Shaken, she witnessed him rein himself in. Had he lost control with just a kiss? Hell, she was stuck for words her damn self. Flushed with arousal, she brought her eyes level with his.

Please visit stop Number 22 Monique O’Connor James – New Orleans, LA

UPPING THE STAKES! For every ROMANCE NOVEL FAN you send to my blog at who joins the blog hop, & participates on my blog & fb fan page, & continues the hop, just have them tell me you referred them & I will give YOU an additional entry for my page’s promotion for each referral! THE PEOPLE YOU REFER MUST BE ROMANCE NOVEL FANS!! NO CHILDREN! NO MALE FAMILY MEMBERS!
Here’s a list of all participants!

1. Kristine Cheney
2. Jessica Knauss
3. Kim Bowman
4. Kally Sten
5. Lisa Gree
6. Sue Brown
7. Kay Springsteen
8. Rachel Firasek
9. J. Gunnar Grey
10. Valerie Maarten
11. Annie Nicholas
12. Therese Gilardi
13. Gracen Miller
14. Lisa Kumar
15. Lindsay Downs
16. Ednah Walters
17. Felicia Rogers
18. Elaine Cantrell
19. Jodi Langston
20. Joselyn Vaughn
21. Mahalia Levey
22. Monique James
23. Tricia Schneider
24. Nell Dixon
25. Elizabeth Amber
26. Heather McAlendin
27. Brenda Pandos
28. Bronwen Evans
29. JoAnne Kenrick
30. Kristie Cook
31. Allure Van Sanz
32. Sherry Gloag


About mahalia2010

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Posted on May 16, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.

  1. Ohhhh Egypt! Bucket list destination, for sure! And I’m looking forward to reading your 1nightstand book xx

  2. I want to visit the Orient. I would love to tour the southern most areas of Vietnam. I think Japan would be amazing to visit. And, of course, The Great Wall of China. Congrats on your latest release!

  3. I’ve always dreamed of taking the PALACE ON WHEELS train trip through India or an Alaskan cruise.

    Your book sounds great. I enjoy stories about dating services/marriage bureaus. I like scented soaps too.

  4. I’m fascinated by Egypt, too! And, I love watching those documentaries! It’s amazing what they can do now, with science and with the computer graphics when they re-created what the cities looked like back then. Amazing!


  5. Excellent exerpt! 🙂 Egypt would definitely be a cool place to visit!

  6. Whoops! My email is :

  7. Lindsey Hutchison

    ive always had a fascination with Egypt since i was a little girl. we had to pick a project i would pick Egypt. it draws me for some reason.

  8. I had never thought about Egypt…but this has me changing my mind.

  9. Carlyn McKechnie

    I would love to visit the New Orleans. I live in Scotland and I have wanted to visit the french quarter for years!

  10. loving it want to visit someday soon for sure its on my bucket list now!

  11. Egypt, Rome, Venice in Carnivals, New Orleans, Greece… sigh so many places to visit!!

  12. Rhonda Helton

    Oh this looks spicy! I want to read this. it will have to go on my must reads! I want to visit Alaska. My dream is to go on a cruise to Alaska and see the whales.
    Thanks for joining!

  13. I spent two weeks in Egypt in March and I’m so grateful for that!
    I’d love to visit US though – never been there.

    Thanks for the giveaway and excerpt! Would love to read the full story 🙂


    inga from

  14. Egypt is one to the places that I want to visit someday! 🙂

  15. Oh I can’t wait!
    Everything looks great! ❤

  16. I love when I mistype!

  17. i’m pretty sure i didn’t get my email in here…. shadowestr @ aol . com

    or if i haven’t gotten you done… i can’t wait to read your books! this is awesome!

  18. Whoo Hooo I made it my last stop and it could not be more beautiful! Egypt….. Wow your book sounds amazing another to add to my very lengthy TBR list that I have now.. Thanks for the fun……


  19. I’ve always been fascinated by Egypt. I have no less than four WIPs set in Ancient Egypt. Oddly, I’ve yet to finish one of them. Partials aren’t going to get me too far, are they. LOL Thanks for the trip, and for the mention on your list of blog participants. You went the extra mile and it’s appreciated.

    All my best wishes for you,

  20. I love Egypt lol when i was little I would pretend to be an egyptian when my siblings and I played around..

    Thanks for sharing

  21. Michelle Bledsoe

    Ah Egypt. Land of Pharohs, Pyramids, and Camels. There is not place more exotic. Maybe one day I will get there…LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  22. I find Egypt very fascinating, too. I need to start traveling!


  23. shirley bell

    I would love to go to Egypt! I love the way this book sounds. It hits close to real life for alot of people

  24. Krysta Banco

    Egypt is on my list of dream vacation spots.


  25. Alexandra Garcia

    Egypt… what can I say? I0’ve been in love with that country and its History since always. Great choice! xD
    One day i’m gonna have to go there and see it myself, in the meantime, thanks for the trip.

    I liked your excerpt a lot, on my list now^^

  26. Amanda Woodward

    I want to go to Ireland and run away with an Irish Rogue.

  27. Oh i so want to go:) Love the pictures sooo much!!


  28. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  29. That picture is beautiful. I would love to have it as my desktop.

    Thre are 2 places on my bucket list…Egypt and Japan.

    I enjoyed the excerpt;; I can’t wait to read the book!

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  30. Teresa Kleeman


    I do love where you vacation would be. I always wanted to go to Cairo. I too love watching The Geographic on the digs of these new mummies. The new book above sounds good girlfriend. Wish you much luck with it.

    Teresa K.

  31. My winners are Melissa dempsey and Sharon Ramos thank you allfor participating! I hope to see you all again!

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