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Summer is right around the corner – the glorious season of the sun. It’s the time of year we head outside, gathering with friends and family, eager to soak up as many rays of sunshine as possible.

To celebrate the SUN (and the release of a great new summer read – The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan!), I’ve created a round-up of summer items that represent my ideal summer day.

For me, the perfect summer day on our farm is spent outside with my kids and a great book. Does it get any better than relishing the warmth of the sun with your family and your favorite hobby?!

My Ideal Summer Day Checklist:

Book you can lose yourself in? Check!

Insulated water bottle to stay hydrated? Check!

Swimsuit (so you can run through the sprinkler with the kids?!) Check!

Tank Top? Check!

Big sunglasses? Check!

Favorite Hat? Check!

Towel to lay on? Check!

Soccer ball to kick around? Check!

What does YOUR ideal summer day look like? (You’ll have a chance to let me know if you enter to win the Trials of Apollo prize pack!)

For me, summer means LOTS of extra time to read. I love having a huge stack of books in my “to-read” pile – and think all of you will want to add the latest installment in the Trials of Apollo series to your “to-read” list!

Fans have eagerly awaited Book 2 – The Dark Prophecy – and now you can find Rick Riordan’s latest in stores and online. If you love YA, sci-fi/fantasy, or adventure stories – you’ll love The Dark Prophecy! 

About The Dark Prophecy

Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? 

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again—if it doesn’t kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo’s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies—some familiar, some new—from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride….

In his wonderfully quirky and captivating voice, author Rick Riordan once again reinvents classic mythology with delightful modern twists and turns. Fans of

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To celebrate the release of The Dark Prophecy, three different prize packs will be offered in giveaways across the web inspired by Apollo:– God of Music, God of Poetry, and God of the Sun. Collect them all!

 One lucky Chasing Supermom reader will win a God of the Sun Prize Pack. Get those entries in and don’t forget to check out The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan! Good luck!

God of the Sun Prize Pack

One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of The Dark Prophecy
  • Camp Half-Blood sunglasses
  • The Trials of Apollo beach mat

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