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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Vacation at Last Chance Beach by @JoanReeves #SmartGirlsReadRomance


I've spent the last two months enduring a Learning Experience! The end result is shown above. Yes, my friends and I who are part of the blog group, Romance Gems, have our first Romance Collection up for pre-release.

We're proud of this box set of Short Story Romances because the 14 of us in the gorup have worked tirelessly to bring this vision into reality.

This is a Limited Time Edition. You can have Last Chance Beach: Summer's End, 14 all-new, never-before-published Romance Short Stories from a group of authors inlcuding NYTimes and USA Today bestsellers—for only 99¢.

That's right! Just 99 pennies (before tax). Check it out now. I think you'll love these stories.

Here's Your Ticket to Last Chance Beach

LAST CHANCE BEACH is the island paradise where Dreams go to live again, and Wishes may come true.

It's Summer's End on the island, and the cottages, condos, hotels, and bungalows are filled to capacity.

There's plenty of time left to find summer fun and summer love, new romances and second chances, hot alpha males and heartwarming heroes, love at first sight and romantic delight, enemies to lovers and opposites attract.

Throw a log on the beach bonfire tonight and celebrate LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End, a special romance collection of 14 all-new short stories from bestselling and award-winning authors.

These summer stories—created especially for this collection—will thrill the hopeful romantic in you.

Some are humorous; some are serious. All the stories will make you sigh! Some are sweet: some are sizzling!

Want to escape from our current reality? Book a vacation to LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer's End.

The island of legend and love, the place where soul mates find each other, love is given second chances,  and love at first sight happens all the time!

Hot August Night by Joan Reeves, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
When they met, it was hate at first sight. Now they're stuck in the same overbooked beach cottage—and horrified to discover they have the hots for each other!

Something New by Liz Flaherty, USA Today Bestselling Author
Their lives are planned out...until they're not! Are they in love or just stuck in a habit?

I Do...Again by Nancy Fraser, Top 100 Bestselling Author
At a high school reunion; old flames meet again. Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?

The Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons, Top 100 Bestselling Author
She faces a hard decision; he encourages her to choose with her heart.

Will the solution drive them apart or into one another's arms?

That One Summer by Maddie James, Top 100 Bestselling Author
It's the typical annual week on the beach with the girls—until her summer fling from 20 years back shows up. He's the one who got away. She's the one who couldn't commit.

Romancing the Spouse by Jan Scarbrough, National Bestselling Author
The kids are grown; her husband has an important career, and she wonders if she still loves him, and if he loves her. Can she turn back the clock to save her marriage?

Blue Sky Summer by Kathleen Lawless, National Bestselling Author
Of all the beaches on the coast, who shows up on her beach? Him! A former competitive surfer runs into her former lover, and revisits all the reasons things didn't work out for them before.

Hangover Husband by Bonnie Edwards, National Bestselling Author
She wants divorce—he doesn't. What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas!

One Last Shot by Marcia King-Gamble, National Bestselling Author
She's hiding from the paparazzi after a scandal. He's the guy next door, an amateur photographer. Will he accept tabloid money for pictures of her? Or will he choose love over jumpstarting his career?

Secondhand Hearts by Kathryn Hills, Award Winning Author
Kat must convince her Gran to move to the mainland, but Gran—and hunky neighbor Ben—want Kat to take over the B&B and antique shop. What will it take for Kat to stay? Some of Gran’s special island magic?

Paradise Perfume by Connie Vines, Award Winning Author
She returns to Last Chance Beach to begin a new life. He's a single dad on vacation with his pre-teen daughter. He's worried his daughter may become too attached to her, but maybe he's the one whose heart is at risk.

Dreams of the Past by Laura Hunsaker, Award Winning Author
Can dreams of the future erase her nightmares of the past?

She's looking for a fresh start, but he’s rented the same beach cottage. One bed, two people? Whatever will they do?

Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes by Nora LeDuc, Popular Author
He's handsome and in town for only 2 weeks. She wants someone interested in a fling. He wants someone interested in a ring.

Can't Buy Me Love by Hannah RowanPopular Author
She won the big lottery, but doesn't want anyone to know.

He's a fixer-upper specialist, but things aren't always what they seem.

Love and Romance await. Book your ticket now.

Only 99¢ for a vacation from dreary reality.



  1. I had fun writing my story for the box set.

  2. I'm so excited to be part of this set! Thank you, Smart Girls, for helping us get the word out.

  3. Great post, as always. Looking forward to enjoying all the stories in this set.

  4. I'm excited about this box set! I love the way you presented it, Joan.

  5. Taking the ferry over. Beach chair check. Umbrella check. Beverage check. Need an escape from reality. Last Chance Beach here I come. I just might stay forever.

  6. Your boxed set looks like a great read. However, now you've made me yearning to visit the beach again. Best of luck with sales, promotion, and your writing.

    1. Thanks, Judy Ann. So many of us want to have some beach time which is how I came up with this concept. So grab a box set and a cold drink and dive into the fun at LAST CHANCE BEACH!


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