MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR – Yer in Wyoming now…and it’s time for a good old-fashioned hoedown, pardner! So kick off those strappy party sandals and tug on a pair of these here boots! Hope you’ve got some energy left after visiting Valerie Maarten. Look for the pink heel at the end of this page to find your next stop.
HISTORY OF THE BARN DANCE: Barn dancing originated in the 1860s in England and Scotland, when peasants gathered to recreate the atmosphere of glamor and celebration found in the ballrooms of the upper class. European immigrants brought their traditions to America; among these, the barn dance. Since few peasants knew the correct steps, the dances were often rowdier, more energetic versions of their ballroom counterparts, and the position of “caller” was created to help keep the dances organized. Line dances, reels, square dances, and circle dances are all part of the barn dance tradition. Barn dances are still a community-wide celebration for such things as barn raisings, weddings, birthdays, town anniversaries, or just to have a party.
To celebrate the engagement of Sean McGee and Melanie Mitchell, The McGee Family is hosting a Barn Dance! I hear the music now. Let’s take a peek inside… Oops! You’ll want to be dressed for the occasion! You’re gonna fetch yourself a cowboy in no time in one of these fine dresses.
May I have this dance?
Mechanical Bull Riding Contest:
Pick a number between 1 and 8 and leave it in the comment section. I’ll use a random number generator for EACH POSTER to see how long they actually ride the bull. If you pick the right number, you’ll win a PDF of Lifeline Echoes. One commenter will also win PDF copies of both Lifeline Echoes and Elusive Echoes, due out in June 2011, for more of those McGee boys. For a taste of Lifeline Echoes, click on the Home tab above and check out Ryan McGee’s Despair.
NEXT STOP: Dominique Eastwick
GOTTA FOLLOW THE TOUR RULES:
2) Invite all of your friends!!! Spread the word!!!
3) TOUR ST
ARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! ***
4) Meet and mingle with all the authors. Experience a NEW PARTY 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!!
5) Participation at all blogs is RECOMMENDED but NOT REQUIRED. Remember, the more blogs you hop, the better your chances of winning prizes. Every author is waiting to meet and interact with you, so please be sure to show every author some love!
6) Did I mention have fun? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR VISITING.