Vacations, snow cones, iced tea, picnics, ice cream cones, and trips to the beach.
If you're lucky enough to live near a lake or an ocean, you're probably already shopping for this year's swimsuit.
A trip to the beach was a vacation for me when the kids were young. I could lie back and keep an eye on them while they built sand castles, played in the waves, laughed, and screamed using their outdoor voice.
Oh, those were fun times. Another great thing about spending a day at the beach was reading. Whoopee!
Last summer, I created a fictional beach called Last Chance Beach, located in an island of your imagination. I said, Last Chance Beach was where dreams go to live again. I published a box set of 14 short stories under the title, Last Chance Beach: Summer's End.
My friend Caroline Clemmons wrote The Man in Gull Cottage for the box set. The embedded link takes you to her story on Amazon Kindle.
There was such an amazing response to that island setting in each book that I worked on the concept with some author friends so Last Chance Beach could "grow" to enable us to write single title romance novels using that setting. The result is Last Chance Beach Romance, a series of full-length romance novels united by the setting of Last Chance Beach. A new Last Chance Beach Romance will be published every 6-8 weeks.Deceptively Yours is the first Last Chance Beach Romance, and it's available for pre-order now. This is a steamy Romantic Suspense about lost love, second chances, and redemption.
Blurbing the BookTatiana was twelve when her mother died, leaving her alone in the world. Her cousin took her in. What seemed like an act of kindness was a scheme to use her artistic talent to cheat wealthy men who were least likely to display art they thought had been obtained illegally.
For six years, her life offered nothing but fear and danger—then she met Declan. He gave her love, passion, and hope for a future together.
In an act of breathtaking courage, she defied her cousin. He responded with a vicious assault. A chance meeting with an elderly man saved her and gave her a second chance at life.
Ten years later, Tatiana has done everything in her power to repay her benefactor, to prove she’s worthy of the care and fatherly love he’s given her, and to become a better person.
Declan knows a devastating secret lies at the heart of Tatiana’s refusal to accept him. He patiently waits for her to tell him the truth about what happened ten years ago, but his patience ends when he suspects she’s in danger. Will what he discovers kill his love for her?