Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt

Thanks for your participation, everyone! Loved reading favorite places to read! This giveaway is now over. Congrats T Star! Jennifer will be contacting you shortly! 

16th - 19th July 2014

The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect all of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORMYou can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

My Five favorite summertime places to read.

1)   The park. My kids are getting older, but they still like going to the park. I like to take my book so I can read and bask in the sun—maybe even lie back in the grass—while they play.
2)   My yard, under the awning, during a rainstorm. I love, LOVE, reading outside when it’s raining. My hubby hates it, because he’s sure I’m going to get hit by lightning. But I stick close to the house with the roof to keep me and my book dry, inhaling the rain.
3)   The beach. I used to live in California, and one thing I constantly miss is going to the beach, laying out in the sunshine, toes in the sand, and reading. When it gets hot, about 7 minutes on each side, a quick dip in the water cools you down, and then it’s time to flip to your other side and keep reading. HEAVEN!
4)   The pool. Same idea as the beach. Whenever I travel in the summer, I look for hotels with nice pools to camp out by and read.

5)   BBQ. If you’re playing host to people, it’s trickier, but if it’s just me and the family, I like to throw the food on the grill and read while it’s cooking, an icy Mountain Dew on the table by me.

The swag giveaway I'm hosting is from Jennifer Comeaux, author of Life on the Edge. Comment with your favorite place to read in the summer for your chance to win a $10 gift card to Amazon from Jennifer! 

Next stop: Laney McMann

Or, if you have all of your numbers and are ready to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Mean Girl Apologies

My friend Stephanie Monahan's book, THE MEAN GIRL APOLOGIES is out now! I just wanted to show off the cover & share a little about the book. I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a guy with a guitar! Bring on the swooning!

Sometimes the song on the radio really is about you.

You know that catchy song you keep hearing on the radio?
It’s about you.

Natalie Jamison has spent five years trying to forget the girl she was in high school: popular, pretty…and, okay, mean. Now in her twenties and living once again in her small town, she’s right back where she was: following Queen Bee Amber and keeping secrets from her best friend, Sarah.

Secrets like Jack Moreland.

Everyone knows Jack Moreland—his new album, Good Enough, is everywhere. He’s famous. Impossibly handsome. Completely untouchable. But what none of Natalie’s old clique knows is that in high school, Natalie and Jack fell in love. And their secret relationship was incredible, painful—and earth-shattering enough to inspire an entire album.

Facing friends and enemies isn’t easy, but Natalie will go to great lengths to prove she is good enough—to her friends, to herself, and most of all, to the small-town boy turned worldwide heartthrob she never forgot.