Sunshine State Stories Blog Hop



It’s summertime… in Florida… and I’m a native Floridian who LOVES this time of year!!! I also love books and authors who manage to incorporate the Sunshine State into their stories. This week, I thought I’d showcase a few authors who are doing just that.

This little blog hop will happen in two parts each day this week. HERE, at Books Make Me Happy, I’ll be posting an excerpt from a story, offered up by that days’ featured author. On the same day, the author will be posting a blog on their OWN site. Each of them has something different planned. Some will be doing character interviews, some will be telling personal stories, some will talk book inspiration… but all will still have a Florida theme.

And what’s a good, summertime blog event without some awesome prizes??? Each of the author’s posts will have the rafflecopter link so you can enter to win a GRAND PRIZE OF CRAZY GOODNESS!!! The prize pack includes books and novelties from each of the authors, and a little sumthin sumthin from myself. Some of the authors may also offer individual site prizes, in addition to the overall event prize, so be sure to check each day’s Featured Author post.


Monday, Aug 4th – Tawdra Kandle

Tuesday, Aug 5thK C Burn

Wednesday, Aug 6thArmand Rosamilia

Thursday, Aug 7thHeather Allen

Friday, Aug 8thChristy Fifield


As for ME… I’ve got a mini Florida-themed stationary prize pack for one commenter during this week’s event. This starts today and ends on Saturday (4th-9th). Winner will be chosen and notified on the 10th. To enter… tell me what your favorite summertime story is. Is it set in Florida? By a beach? (I happen to love Kristen Painter’s House of Comarré series, set in a fictional “New Florida”.)

So… I’m anxious to hear about YOUR favorite Florida themed/summertime themed stories, and I’m so happy to be able to share a bit from these other fantastic authors.


  1. Comment by bn100:

    Rosemary series by Abbi Glines set near the beach

  2. Comment by Donna Ippoliti:

    Tawdra Kanndle’s King Series.

  3. Comment by Jennifer:

    That’s cool… I didn’t realize that!!

  4. Comment by Jennifer:

    I DID know about that one… did you see Tawdra’s post here… ??

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