Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trip Around the World Mega Author Blog Hop

Welcome to Santa Cruz, California for this stop in the Trip Around the World Blog Hop. I assume you've just came from The Emerald Isle with Heather McAlendin, which is quite ironic since the book I'm offering for the giveaway is called The Emerald Talisman.

So now it's time to shed your coat from Ireland, take off your shoes and walk up the beach or enjoy some funnel cake at the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk...oh...and bring a good book... how about one centered in Santa Cruz?

For those who are fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade and Twilight, The Emerald Talisman is right up your alley. And if you don't win it here, it's only $0.99 on Kindle/Nook right now!

When Julia Parker, a sixteen-year-old with the paranormal ability to read people's emotions, accidentally falls prey to a vampire, she becomes aware that sometimes animals and people aren't who they seem. To survive, she must rely on her psychic abilities to help her decide who to trust and who to love.

I'm giving away:
1 signed copy with matching bookmark.

To enter: please comment and leave your email address. I just ask you also are a Google Follower.

Extra points: 
+1 Facebook Follower 
+1 Twitter Follower @brendapandos

There are 35 authors in the hop! Here's where the hop starts

The next hop spot after me is Wellington, New Zealand with Bronwen Evans.

TOUR RULES:1) Have fun!2) Invite all your friends! Have fun!!!3) Tour Starts: Monday, May 16, at Midnight (Arizona Time)Tour Ends: Monday, May 23, at Midnight (Arizona Time)4) Meet and mingle with all authors. Experience a new destination at every stop. Your participation in every blog contest gives you more chances to win! 5) T Participation at every blog is recommended in order to win prizes. Every author is waiting to meet and interact with you, so please be sure to show some author love! (All winners will be verified to have visited AND participated at EVERY blog, so please make sure you participated at ALL blogs on the tour!)
6) Did we mention have fun? 

Hugs, Brenda


  1. Thanks for sharing ifo about Santa Cruz and good luck with your book.

  2. Love California!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    GFC Shannon Johnson

  3. Love the blog. Have been to Santa Cruz hundred years ago or so lol. I'm a food reads friend, twitter(slstandish) and fb. Sharonramoa2(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks

  4. Thanks for the contest. I know I will love this book.
    +1 GFC
    +1 Twitter


  5. Ohhh... would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 goodreads
    +1 twitter (@fadeintofantasy)
    +1 liked on fb


  6. I'm a follower but already own Books 1 and 2 that you have written :D Enjoyed #1 so much I bought #2. :D Have yet to read it, it's on the list.

  7. this contest is so neat...all these new books...

  8. I'm a follower!!

    Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for joining the Hop.

    tsteinerid (

  9. I have your book as a to-read on Good Reads! Thank you so much for this giveaway, it's so exciting :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson twitter follower: Icecream1891 fb follower: Lindsay Ann

  10. I love this book and really want a signed copy! Thank you! I am a goodreads, facebook, and twitter follower.

  11. Sounds interesting. Like the picture.


  12. Thanks for the tour. Love your book! Gotta read me some more. Already liked you on FB, was google follower, followed on Twitter alread but just now fan of on goodreads! Thanks

  13. Looks gorgeous. So happy I have another chance to win this book :)
    I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer
    +1 follow on Goodreads Brittany Gale
    +1 follow on Twitter @quixoticweetzie


  14. Thank you for sharing. I would love to win a copy of this book.
    GFC follower: June M.
    follow on fb: June Manning
    follow on goodreads: June Manning
    follow on twitter: @JuneAnnM

  15. Thanks for sharing! I would love to win.

    GFC follower: Loreal L

    follow on goodreads: Loreal


  16. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  17. Twitter follower


    GFC follower

  18. Santa Cruiz looks like a place Id love to visit !!! Lovley pics btw !!!
    I follow you on goodreads as me !!
    Twitter I am run_with_wolves and have retrwwweeettee for you !
    I follow your blog and the Tallisman on facebook ;) thanks for the fab giveaway !! Id love to read this !! have written down in my little black book ;)

  19. Thank you for this chance!
    I;ve never been to California but it sounds awesome! The pictures you posted were awesome!

    I'm a GFC follower BTW.

  20. thx for the giveaway :)) your book looks amazing ! xD
    gfc : cinimiksa

  21. Your book sounds good. The cover is lovely!

  22. Your book sounds amazing!

  23. The cover is gorgeous. I loved Buffy!
    GFC follower

  24. Haha, I grew up in California... I'm from the Bay Area, so Santa Cruz is a second home to me... Downtown SC is FUN! East Meets West, The SC Bookshop... Gods I miss it!

    email is shadowestr @ aol . com

  25. Hi Brenda!
    I'm following you as IngaSilberg in Twitter and Goodreads and also in FB.

    Never been to US yet. Would love to see all these wonderful places.


    inga from

    P.S. I'll send you the questions for interview soon!

  26. I'd love to win your book!

  27. Yep this book is right up my ally. Can't wait to read!

  28. I love barefeet and the beach. Too bad I live nowhere close to one LOL.

  29. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower - Memrie

    +1 Goodreads - Memrie
    +1 Facebook - Memrie Harris
    +1 Twitter - @darkangel231988


  30. Oh, great! The Emerald Talisman has been on my radar for a while now, this would be a great opportunity to read it already!
    As for Santa Cruz...*dreamy sigh* It seems perfect, it's one of the locations I mention when people ask me where would I like to go on my next vacation.

    Anyway... thank you for the giveaway!
    Now I also follow you on Twitter (@DeeutzAs), Facebook and Goodreads (Deea Andreea).


  31. Thak you so much for the giveaway!! I am HUGE fan of this books!


    +1 goodreads friend:

    +1 Facebook:

    +1 twitter:!/Annettemeli

  32. Hello There
    Awesome I'm an hr away from Santa Cruz I'm in Union City :)~ I love the CA beaches. I'm now a fan on goodreads as well as fb :)~ my email is reannabartley(at)gmail(.)com I have a fb page as well its its for the quilts I make :)~ Hope you enjoy..

  33. my daughter loves you and your books! I am a google follower as well as FB

  34. I've never been to Santa Cruz, but I do so love funnel cake! =D And OMG your cover is gorgeous! My daughter and I can't wait to read The Emerald Talisman! Thanks for the giveaway...

    +1 Goodreads
    +1 FB
    +1 Twitter
    GFF follower =D


  35. Maybe we can make a sand castle :)
    GFC follower- Krysta Banco
    follower and friend on Goodreads- Krysta Banco
    Follow on FB- Krysta Banc0
    Follow on Twitter- @YearofTiger86


  36. Love the cover for The Emerald Talisman! Thank you for sharing Santa Cruz...oh, for a beautiful sandy beach instead of rain right now!


    galeminchew (at) yahoo (dot) com

  37. The book has very beautiful cover!
    GFC follower as Diana
    Goodreads as Diana
    FB as Demitra Giote
    Twitter as @ artdem83
    Thank you!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  38. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    GFC follower
    +1 Goodreads Meredith M
    +1 Facebook Meredith M
    +1 Twitter @tessaa99

  39. Santa cruz seems like a lovely place to visits, Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Added you on my Twitter and on FB too. And following you here too, of course!

    Thanks for the giveaway, your book sounds great, I would love to read it!

  40. Thanks for the contest!! I sounds like a wonderfull place!! I've been to California before but not there!!
    thanks for the givaway!!
    I follow you on facebook, twitter and goodreads!!

  41. Love the pictures:) The book your giveing away looks really good:)
    Im follower on here and goodreads!!


  42. Thanks for the chance!

    GFC follower
    twitter follower - @donnas1
    GoodReads follower
    FB follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  43. Hey I'm a GFC follower - Stacey Clifford and also FB liker under the same name. Great giveaway. :)