Summer officially rolled in this week. Although if you live in my neck of the woods (north Florida) it’s been summer weather for the past 3 months. Summer means kids home from school, vacation, suncreen, cookouts, The Fourth of July and lots of lazy time spent trying to stay in the shade. It also means beach reads!
We hear this expression a lot but what exactly is a “beach read?” I know what I think a beach read is, but I had to look it up and see what everyone else thought too. I think this definition from the Urban Dictionary sums it up best.
“The beach book is easily digestible, designed to be guzzled down from a cramped airline seat or reclining poolside chair. Comforting, happy endings are assured; every couple who ought to end up walking into the sunset together does (although the best of the genre have you doubting that destiny in the middle chapters.) They’re not the novels you proudly display on your shelves so that guests may marvel at your intellectual prowess, but frankly, it’s too hot out for Tolstoy.” – Kim Rollins
I confess to writing beach reads and I’m proud of it. I can’t write dark. I can’t write sad. I have to write happily-ever-after and I strive to put a smile on my readers faces. So that said, I’m proud and happy to be givng away one of my own beach reads, Bunco Babes Gone Wild (if the title doesn’t scream beach read, then I don’t know what does!) I’ll also be giving away this terrific bag with my own personal motto “Reading will get you everywhere.” You can use it as book bag, for your groceries, or better yet, take it to the beach!
Bunco Babes Gone Wild
Georgia Meyer needs some time to think—and what better place to get her head on straight than Whispering Bay, Florida, in the company of her sister Frida and her sister’s Bunco friends, better known as the Bunco Babes? Georgia’s boyfriend—and boss—Spencer Moody made a slight miscalculation in the romance department and gave her a calculator instead of an engagement ring. So she needs some sisterly advice, in between rolling dice and drinking frozen margaritas, as to her next move.
While considering subtracting Spencer, Georgia meets the very handsome Dave Hernandez. Unfortunately when a Bunco night gets a little out of hand, Georgia reveals more of herself to Dave than she intended. Now, as she helps the Babes prepare for a Bunco Black Tie fundraiser, she needs to search her heart—and keep her shirt on—long enough to decide if a love affair with Dave might be a dream come true or just a flash in the pan.
Leave a comment telling me what you have planned to read this summer and you’ll have a chance to win a free autographed copy of Bunco Babes Gone Wild and one of my book bags. Comments will be open till Monday two am. EST. Winner will be notified by email. Good luck and stay cool!