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Life's a Beach #Giveaway Hop #Giftcard #Sports #Romance

Welcome to the Life's a Beach Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.


The beach is one of my favorite locations! As a former college swimmer, I like to swim 30 minutes in one direction then turn around and head back to my starting point. Sometimes a fear of sharks gets lodged in my mind, but overall it's more fun than swimming in a pool.

In addition to a gift card, I'm giving away an ebook of my college swimming romance STREAMLINE, set at the beaches of Pensacola, Florida.


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Hop over to these beachy blogs to win more stuff!

Blurb Blast! SPIKED (Blocked #3) Has a Blurb #NA #Sports #Romance

If you want authors to shudder with fear and revulsion, ask them to write a BLURB.



What's a blurb? It's a brief summary of a story. The best blurbs hook the reader without giving away too much.

We writers are a verbose bunch and it's tough for us to pack our narrative into a pithy punch. This is where critique partners and editors come in handy!

What characterizes your favorite blurbs? I've been drawn to starting with a sentence or two from the first person point of view. However, I wrote the blurbs for my first two books in the Blocked series in the third person, and wanted to stay consistent for book three.

I found a compromise for SPIKED (Blocked #3) by adding song lyrics to the blurb to capture the first person perspective of the hero Mateo, who's a singer / songwriter.



SPIKED (Blocked #3)

They say University is the time To find yourself But I don’t need to find myself Just want to find you
After watching his older siblings find their love matches at Highbanks University,…

#IWSG Pinterinspiration #Pinterest #Writing #Inspiration

Happy May, writers. Time to discuss our hopes and fears. Join us at Alex Cavanaugh's blog. The amazing co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG will beStephen Tremp,Fundy Blue,MJ Fifield,Loni Townsend,Bish Denham,Susan Gourley,andStephanie Faris!


We writers find inspiration in the strangest places. For me, Pinterest is top on my list. I'm addicted to Pinterest, I must admit.

I like to create a Pinterest board when writing to collect images and websites that relate to the story.

For my work in progress SPIKED (Blocked #3), I've pinned these images:

1) Volleyball T-shirts (the heroine from Blocked has quite a collection)




2) Bad pickup lines (How Mateo gets Jessica to laugh)




What inspires YOUR writing? What's the worst pickup line you've heard?