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7 Days–Summertime Contest Countdown!
Monday, June 29th, 2009

Psst! Be sure to post. I’m giving away something tomorrow and will look at the posts since the last giveaway to find my winner! And I’m not telling you ahead of time what it will be!

Okay, the date of release is wrong on the banner above, but it’s still pretty, isn’t it?

I’m a little tired so I’m being as lazy as possible today. The red-headed hellion and her hubby needed a little intervention late last night. I’m the person they called. (Don’t laugh!)

She’s volatile. He’s reserved. When they argue, he wants to roll his eyes and run to his office to shut the door because she gets really loud. I blame it on her Irish genes. I’m mostly German, so of course, I’m logical and get to the point of any argument. In the middle of the night I made a trip to their house. We drank coffee. I dried tears (no, I wasn’t all cozy and warm about it because someday she needs to grow up), but by the end of the night everyone was calm and grinning sheepishly. A mom’s job is never done. Take heed!

So, I’ll leave you with a couple of photos of the park that inspired the climbing scenes.

The fortress, this first photo is the cliff she finds herself stranded on in that first opening scene I shared.

A scene I won’t share (because goodness, y’all have to get the book to satisfy your full curiosity!) involves a climb up a hoodoo. Nope I didn’t mistype. See the cylindrical spires at the top of this cliff? Those are hoodoos.

30 comments to “7 Days–Summertime Contest Countdown!”

  1. Cheryl McInnis
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Is it just me, or do those hoodoos look like two penises rubbing together? :razz:
    Now, that would make a great scene in your next book, huh?



  2. Fedora
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:15 am · Link

    Gorgeous photos, Delilah! And good work, Mom! Hooray for you!



  3. Chris
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:17 am · Link

    LOL at Cheryl’s comment because… I was thinking something similar.



  4. booklover1335
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:32 am · Link

    Who knew what a hoodoo was…. almost sounds like a Dr. Seuss line. Bet you never thought that Dr. Seuss and Delilah Devlin would be put together in the same sentance :grin:

    not me, but then again I am from the midwest which is pretty much flat. Great pics though, but still isn’t as good as those excerpts were :sad:



  5. Lexie C.
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:42 am · Link

    :D its funny I do the exact opposite for my mom and younger sister when they fight–i’m the oldest daughter and so they both call me (usually at the same time) and expect me to make the other see sense.



  6. Roberta Harwell
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:46 am · Link

    Loved the pictures. Great reference for when I read the book. Have a great day.



  7. Heather Brewer
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 11:55 am · Link

    I feel your pain. You meet my hellion Saturday.

    Gotta love your kids. They definitely have to grow up but it’s still hard to see them make mistakes sometimes.



  8. Jody F.
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Those are beautiful pictures! So serene and colorful.

    And to Cheryl, I don’t think I’ll ever look at a mountain the same way again you naughty girl.



  9. CrystalGB
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 12:18 pm · Link

    Beautiful photos. :grin:



  10. Brandy Walker
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 12:44 pm · Link

    Love the photos and thanks to Cheryl I now only see penises. For shame Cheryl. :wink:

    You will be happy to know that I hunted down Darkness Burning. Oh damn I better look to see what I have pre-ordered already. Just thought of that. Later.



  11. Karin
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link

    Great pictures. They remind me a bit of Colorado National Monument outside of Grand Junction. Very pretty.



  12. Jane
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Glad everything is fine. Awesome pics.



  13. Terri W.
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Gorgeous pics and I also have to LOL at Cheryl’s comment.



  14. Eva S
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Great photos! Now I’ll have to read the book!



  15. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Cheryl! Even me, with my dirty mind, didn’t see that! :lol:

    Fedora! Thanks.

    Chris! Such a dirty mind…

    Booklover! You’re in a good mood! Dr Seuss and Delilah Devlin. The sky is going to open and I’m gonna be struck by a thunderbolt!



  16. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Lexie! And I bet they think you’re missing the emotion gene too!

    Roberta! Thank you!

    Heather! I did meet your hellion. She seemed sweet!!

    Jody and Crystal! Thanks so much!



  17. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Brandy! I can’t take credit for the photos. I did a google search on the canyon. And you found DB?! I hope you enjoy it!!

    Karin, Jane and Terri! I’m glad I’m “setting the setting” in your minds.

    Eva! That’s the whole point! :twisted:



  18. sara hurt
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm · Link

    hmmmmmmmm penis shaped mountains. I do believe I have a whole new outlook on the sport of mountain climbing.

    Nice pics and thanks for the visuals here Delilah.



  19. Donna S
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Awesome photos and I do love that banner, wrong date and all.



  20. Susan
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who saw penises! :lol:



  21. Estella
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Beautiful pics!



  22. Jennifer G
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Those pictures are beautiful. I would love to see them in person I am sure they do not do the real thing justice!



  23. Carol Luciano
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm · Link

    The oictures are beautiful. So much sky in there too. Here on the East Coast, it doesn’t look like that. I’m ready to read “Tempted By A Cowboy”. nice cover too.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com



  24. Amy S.
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Awesome pics!



  25. Pamk
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 8:48 pm · Link

    sorry you were up late. and hoodoo hum sounds kind of kinky. I was wondering about that good thing you had pics lol.



  26. Caffey
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Beautiful pics!! Wow. Did you take yourself the pics or find those?

    Hey our mom job never ends! I don’t think I would want it to (even tho some days I say ‘again?!’ LOL. You sound like a fab mom DD!



  27. Caffey
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      · June 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm · Link

    Ah, you did take pics! I just saw last post (my computer blew yesterday so I’m doing some catching up on a loaner) Wow on all these pics!



  28. kh
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      · June 30th, 2009 at 12:41 am · Link

    nic pisc

    wt winnners



  29. Delilah
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      · June 30th, 2009 at 8:19 am · Link

    I didn’t take those pictures. Wish I had. Haven’t been to Palo Duro canyon yet, but it’s on my bucket list. I scoured the web for photos and stories about climbing in the park and floods. And I called the park service there to find out what a ranger’s life is like.



  30. Pam S
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      · July 2nd, 2009 at 2:56 pm · Link

    awesome photos!