Monday, August 8, 2011

The End of Vacation

[Edited: Winner Announced! The winner of the complete Dark Days series signed is "Coast to Coast with Costina"! Please email me at jocelynnDOTdrakeATgmailDOTcom with your name and address so I can ship you your prize!

Thanks to everyone for all your comments! I loved reading them and dreaming about all the places that I need to visit now.]


My computer is calling.
My unwritten books are calling.
Characters that have been neglected too long are calling.

Sorry for the late post, but I'm slowly getting back from vacation in Hawaii and I'm trying to get myself behind my computer again. I don't have anything interesting to say in relation to writing or books or really much of anything. But wait.... There's still more.

While on vacation, I did the unexpected.

I got married. I was in Oahu with my fiance, and while there we were swept up in the beauty and wonderfulness of the island. And decided, what the heck! Let's get married.

So we did.

To celebrate my new marriage, the wonderfulness of vacation and summer, I am going to give away a signed set of the Dark Days series. That's Nightwalker, Dayhunter, Dawnbreaker, Pray for Dawn, Wait for Dusk, and the newest book, Burn the Night. All you need to do is tell me either where you had your honeymoon or where your dream honeymoon would take place. I will be announcing the winner on Thursday, August 11.

50 comments:

Helen Lowe said...

Jocelynn,

Congratulations on your wedding. What a way to make sure the holiday cup is full to the brim! :)

Coast to Coast with Costina said...

Congrats on your wedding! You looked beautiful.

My dream honeymoon with my dream future husband would be some tropical getaway like Hawaii or visiting the castles in England.

Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous books signed!

Calliope said...

I would love to take a cruise, preferably the Mediterranean to see the Old Old World or around Britain and France.

That being said, with my luck my one-day groom will probably suffer from severe sea-sickness. Because THAT is the sort of luck I have.

analiezel24 said...

Congratulations!

I would want a honeymoon in the city of romance... Paris!

analiezel24@aol.com

Unknown said...

My husband & I never got a honeymoon, but if I could pick any place to do a (very) late one, it would be GREECE! =)

AlbertaJenn said...

Oh, that is absolutely wonderful to hear, Jocelynn! I am so happy for you!

Haven't had a honeymoon (haven't found a groom yet). but I have always wanted to go to London. I think that it would be an awesome way to start married life: by exploring the city and discovering all the wonderful things there.

I wish you and your husband much happiness.

Carmen R said...

Congrats I wish you many years of happiness.

My honeymoon was in Sturgis South Dakota during the bike rally. It was one heck of a party.

hdtermite at yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

Congratulations! What a fun and spontaneous trip! I would love to honeymoon in Scotland, running around in the fog and green hills... yes! Then again, I live in the Pacific Northwest for that same, sun escaping reason. :-)

RebeccaM80 said...

My husband and I haven't been able to take our honeymoon yet, but I would love to go to the United Kingdom. Beautiful castles and Stonehenge. That is my dream honeymoon. :)

Sheree said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes! (traditionally, "Congratulations" is told to the groom and "Best Wishes" is told to the bride - go figure)

I would love to honeymoon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: Kona coffee, Kona Coast mac nuts, fresh fish, crystal clear water for snorkeling...

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

JenM said...

Hooray and Congrats to you. We actually got married on Kauai and honeymooned at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala coast of the Big Island. We are headed back there in Sept. to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Hawaii is such an amazing place to get married!

jen at delux dot com

llamannerdymom said...

That is so wonderfully sweet and romantic!! Congratulations and best wishes!! What a wonderful memory to share on your later anniversaries.

Na said...

Congratulations on your wedding! Wow, it must have been a very scenic one. How romantic. Wishing you and yours the best.

I would love a honeymoon in Scotland :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your romantic wedding!

My dream honeymoon would be a cruise of the Mediterranean, with visits in Spain, Italy and Greece. For me, there is nothing like the romance of the old country.

TheWilsonZoo said...

Congratulations on your marriage! My husband and I honeymooned in Panama City Beach. We were airmen in the Air Force at the time, and our respective offices took up a collection and found a room for us. Otherwise, there would have been NO honeymoon because we couldn't have afforded one! (Little did we know, it was spring break, but that's another story...)

Casey H said...

Congrats on your wedding!! I've never been on a honeymoon, but my dream honeymoon would have to be in Paris, France. That city is just so beautiful and romantic.

Ashleigh said...

If I had a dream honeymoon then I would love to got to London. Or have a honeymoon in Scotland. I've always loved that area of the world.

shimi714@yahoo.com

CYP said...

My dream honeymoon place is Paris of course! The city of love~

cypsays_hi@hotmail.com

Kimberley Jones said...

Congratulations :)
Is the contest open internationally? I would love to participate.
My dream honeymoon would be in Scotland, curled up under some blankets in a old castle, while the wind is howling outside. Visiting old ruins and meeting lovely little people in lovely little villages :)
Again, congratulations and a wonderful day :)
Greetings from Germany

Jackie S. said...

Congratulations!!! :)

We had our Honeymoon on Grenada in the Caribbean. It was fantastic! :)

Much love to you and your new husband! :)

Alicia0605 said...

Congrats on your marriage!!
My husband and I went to Italy on our honeymoon. It was the most magical experience!!

aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Angel said...

Congratulations on your marriage!
My dream honeymoon would be The Highlands of Scotland, in late summer, when the heather is in full bloom.

Cate said...

Congratulations on your wedding! My husband and I did not have a proper honeymon until 1 year later, we went also to Hawaii, to meet my in laws in Oahu. My husband showed me the whole Island. I think loved going to northshore seeing all the big waves and walking aling wakiki. You are rightbit is a wonderful place. I'm so happy for you for getting married there.

Kayko118(at)yahoo(dot)com

thatoneindiecindie said...

First, congratulations!!

Second, my dream honeymoon would be a trip around Europe. Castles and ruins make my heart happy and hopefully they will make his as well.

Thanks for the giveaway!

buffysfx@gmail.com

lingeorge said...

Since I got married in Reno, Nevada, what honeymoon I had was in the Reno Tahoe area. I would have loved to be able to afford to go to Vancover, Canada for such experience. Oh well, I made it there 38 years later (yes, still married to the same man, now 42 years)
linda at gordonvalley dot com

Reading Against All Odds said...

Congratulations on getting married :-)

My perfect honeymoon would be either in switzerland ( i looove snow) or in hawaii. I kind of always dreamt of going there :-)

BJ said...

Wow...and I mean WOW!!!
What a way to top off a Vacay!!!
Congratulations!!!!
So,the question at hand...my dream honeymoon.....a combo trip to Ireland and Scotland. Totally hands down. Until then I'll be happy with our little mini trips here and there. This last one was to a ranch in Montana...OMG!!!
I wish you both the best in the world :0)

beejee77 at comcast dot net

Barbara said...

Don't you love just getting swept up in the moment..the Beauty and the feeling of the perfect time.

My Husband and I honeymooned in California. Flew into San Fran..rented a car and drove down the coast highway. Stopping everywhere:)..Loooved Monterey, Carmel, Santa Barbara..finished up the honeymoon in L>A>...

Living in the Toronto, Ontario area going to CA in the fall was warm and wonderful.

bjkuhl@gmail.com

Barbara.

Onge said...

Congrats!! Sounds like a great place for a wedding and honeymoon. My dream honeymoon would be in Ireland or Scotland. I think the country is gorgeous. Thanks for the amazing giveaway. And congrats again. That's exciting.

Rebecca McCoy said...

My dream honeymoon would be in either Japan.I'm really into the culture. Japan would be lovely during the time of the Cherry blossoms festival. I think it'd be really special to go there with the one I love and take a walk among the Sakura trees, stay in a Ryokan, and maybe visit an Onsen, wear yukatas and elegant kimonos. Go to a few shows. Then after a few days of traditional, go to Tokyo and do some shopping and have some ramen. Do a bit of site seeing, visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima, maybe hit a concert or two. It'd truly be a honeymoon trip to remember. :)

Jim White said...

My wifey pooh and I had our honeymoon in Cancun, May of 1992! We met during Desert Storm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She was a flight nurse, and I was a firefighter. Both of us were engaged to other people at the time! Naughty!!!!hehehe. Cancun was awesome. Oh...do NOT buy body paint after drinking a bottle of Rum....just sayin.

elaing8 said...

Congratulations!!!!

My dream honeymoon would be in Hawaii.

intothenyght said...

My honeymoon was in Key West, FL. It was amazing, and wonderful, and everything I wanted it to be. :)

Barbara E. said...

Congrats, sounds like a great idea, since you were already there, why not, LOL
I honeymooned in Lake Tahoe, and I was too young to gamble. The lake was beautiful though and we still had a good time. My dream honeymoon would be to go on a trip to Great Britain, actually it's just my dream trip period, so a honeymoon would be a perfect excuse.

Nicole Murphy said...

Congratulations, Jocelynn! I hope it's the beginning of a lifetime of happiness and magic together ;)

SandyG265 said...

Congrats. My dream honeymoon would be Bermuda.

robinky42 said...

Congratulations on your wedding. My honeymoon would be either Scotland or New Orleans.

Juliana Stone said...

Congratulations! That is a great way to spend your vacation.

86752309 said...

Congrats, and hoping for lotsa love between you guys.

My Dream Honeymoon location would not matter to much as long as I got to spend it all with my sweetie and not need to worry about work or money in the duration.

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I think for my dream honeymoon I would like to go back to Italy! Went there on my senior spring break trip years ago and I would love to go back and be able to spend more time in the cities and museums!

Spav said...

My dream honeymoon would be New Zealand. It's a place I've always wanted to go.

Bonnie said...

Congrats!

My dream honeymoon would be in Maui.

Bonnie
Bonn1511@aol.com

Sara M said...

Congratulations!

I'm not a fan of the beach, so I think my dream honeymoon would be to Ireland. Maybe a few more European stops added it.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Johanna J said...

I'd like to add my congratulations and best wishes to you both.... And what a great give a way... As for where i would like to go on my honeymoon thats easy to a tropical deserted Island...
Johanna
jomjorg@yahoo.com

CrystalGB said...

Congratulations on your wedding. Wishing you many happy years together.
My dream honeymoon would be Hawaii. :)
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Chelsea B. said...

Congratulations!
My dream honeymoon would be in paris :-)

Amanda Arista said...

I love a good love story.
My hubby and I paid for the wedding ourselves, so we had to save up another year for the honeymoon. We went on a cruise, just 5 days (its all we could afford). He got sunburnt from snorkling and I ate ice cream for 5 days straight.
It was heaven.

cheesecake.thief59 said...

Congrats!!!
I haven't gone on a honeymoon yet, but I would love to go to Italy or Scotland.

cheesecake.thief59(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

I got married about a year and a half ago on New Year's Eve. I think we only got married because I had wanted a shiny engagement ring and then realised now we'd have to get married! :)

We had our honeymoon in Hawaii and it was our first overseas holiday. I absolutely loved it there. I'm from Australia and was blown away by how nice everyone was. We used The Bus nearly every day and the bus drivers were great in answering our "which bus goes here" questions. The bus drivers here at home would not be so nice.

We stayed in Waikiki and ventured all over Oahu. Did you get to go to the Polynesian Cultural Centre? I thought that was absolutely fantastic. I'd definitely go back to Hawaii to visit again in the future.

From a fellow Drake :)

selwyn_jp (at) hotmail (dot) com

Vanessa said...

Dear Jocelynn, my honeymoon story is crazy,a bit sad but with a happy end, just like Mira's love life.
I came to Germany from Ecuador to work, met a ultra-handsome german man and decided to stay in Germany with him. We wanted to get married in Ecuador in 2006 unfortunately the company I was working for made a mistake when renovating my working permit and realized it too late, so we had to change our plans and drive to Denmark (this is like Las Vegas in Europe) and get married very fast, completely alone and with an old couple we didn't know as witnesses!
Since then we always "planned" our honeymoon but kept cancelling it as we were focused on building our house, having a baby and so on. Finally, this year January, after seven years together, my husband went online, booked a cruise from Miami to Mexico and Jamaica! We will finally do it! I just hope we have good luck wiht the weather! It is planed for the hurricane season in Florida! But i don't care! We will finally do it!
Vanessa vavita79@yahoo.com
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