Beach Book Bonanza — Last Week!

BeachOk, everyone, this is it! This is the final week of my Beach Book Bonanza. So, it’s the last chance for you to enter to win an ecopy of a book by one of this week’s featured authors. It’s also the last week to enter my giveaway of a cool beach tote filled with goodies. How do you enter? All you need to do is leave a comment about the books, authors or just tell me who you’d like to go to the beach with. It’s that easy! (Sorry, but these giveaways are limited to US residents. And, as always, if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you have to go to my blog and comment in order to be entered into my giveaways.)

Laura Drake

51Qp4kUsYvLLaura Drake grew up in Detroit thrilling neighborhood kids with her ghost stories. But her fascination with Texas, rodeos and cowboys led the RITA Award winner to write novels set in the west, but she also writes women’s fiction. Her latest book, Days Made of Glass, is a tale of family and friendship, trust and truth. Harlie and her sister, Angel, are orphans on the run. Social services wants to  put Angel in an institution. To  stop it, Harlie needs money, and when an opportunity to be the first woman bullfighter with the Pro Bull Riding Circuit presents its self, she takes it. But she must learn to trust–her partner as well as her self, and learn to let go of what’s not hers to save.

1) What do you look for in a great beach read?

A book to escape into. I’m a ‘doer’ not a ‘relaxer’ – so it takes a lot to suck me into a story. It has to have a special something to get my head out of the lists I’ve made in my head.

2) What’s the last great beach book you read?

DrakeThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. The blending of philosophy, magical elements and the normal world just captivated me.

3) What’s one ocean creature you’d hate to come face to face with?

You’re going to laugh…crabs. I have arachnophobia, and it’s the jointed legs that makes my flesh crawl. Legs like on crabs and lobsters. And no, in case you’re wondering – I don’t eat them.

 Maggie McGinnis

McGinnusMaggie McGinnis is a USA Today bestselling author and Golden Heart Finalist who lives in New England, vastly outnumbered by both children and cats. She writes sweet romances set in Montana and Vermont, and feels extremely fortunate that through her books, she gets to fall in love every single day. In Maggie’s newest book, A Heart Like Mine, Delaney Blair loves her job at Echo Lake’s Mercy Hospital, where she’s developed a reputation for being smart, fair, and driven. When she’s assigned to cut funding and go toe-to-toe with Dr. Joshua Mackenzie, his killer smile and rock-star body are distractions Delaney could do without. But Josh is too busy caring for sick kids to talk numbers with the sexy, stiletto-clad Delaney. Every time they talk business, tensions run high…but so does a powerful attraction neither of them can ignore.


1) What do you look for in a great beach read?

My favorite beach reads have to completely suck me in and take me away for a few hours. I love vivid characters, laughter, and gut-wrenching emotion—and if I can get all of those in the same book, I’ll fan-girl over that author forevermore. My favorite books are the ones where I realize there are only twenty pages left, and I try my hardest to slow down so they don’t end.

2) What’s the last great beach book you read?

MaggieMcGinnis_AuthorPhoto2Oh, jeez. I don’t think I could possibly pick just one. Christie Craig is always a go-to for me, along with Kristan Higgins, Emily Giffin, and Julia Quinn. I have a whole pile of new-to-me authors I’m dying to try this summer, so my TBR shelf is groaning. I might need a bigger beach bag.

3) What’s your favorite beach drink?

Since my beach days usually involve keeping track of three small heads in the lake, I tend to stick to sparkling water with lime. But if it was just me, a hammock, and some palm trees, a frozen margarita would be ju-ust right.

Tracy Goodwin

Enticing-Eve-683x1024Tracy Goodwin is an international bestselling author of sweeping historical romances fraught with passion, hope, danger, and desire. Having created epic tales of happily-ever-afters since she was a little girl,  her imagination blossomed, so did Tracy’s stories of heroes and heroines. What is more romantic than stories of forbidden love and redemption with an epic romance and a happy ending? In Enticing Eve,Colin MacAlistair understands that the worst nightmares are conjured from truth. He is living proof of it. After learning a disturbing family secret, he flees England intending to amass enough wealth to prove himself worthy of his beloved’s devotion. But Eve Weston’s faith in Colin was shattered by his disappearance and her life turned upside down. When Colin returns at last, Eve is determined to remind him of what he so callously discarded by forsaking her and ensure he will regret it until his dying day. However, in this battle of wills, neither can deny the powerful passion between them.

1) What do you look for in a great beach read? 

I want something that sweeps me into the characters’ world and makes me never want to leave. Something romantic, endearing, emotional, and witty. A true page turner.

2) What’s the last great beach book you read?

10-31-2015 (36) - CopyLast summer, I re-read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I wanted to immerse myself in a familiar world and revisit characters I adore. Mr. Darcy is a wonderful companion anywhere and during any season! 😉

3) What’s the one thing, besides a book, that you never go to the beach without?

Sunscreen! It is a must.

Beach Tote Giveaway!

IMG_0379-susanSo, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed my Beach Book Bonanza this month. Again, be sure to leave a comment in order to be entered into my giveaways. You might just win this beach tote and all the signed books, swag, an Amazon gift card and beach essentials it contains. I’ll announce the winners from this week and the winner of the beach tote on Tuesday, August 2nd’s blog. Good luck!!




The winners from last week’s giveaways are Ruthey Rhodes, Marcia Berbeza, and Andrea Akers. Please email me at to claim you ebook, and don’t forget to tell me if you prefer the NOOK or Kindle format.

22 thoughts on “Beach Book Bonanza — Last Week!

  1. What I look for in a book varies according to my mood. I love strong woman in all my books, and have a problem with weak, simpering females. I look for a good story that I can crawl into, and that will keep me there. I read to escape!

    My favorite books are hard to pin down. I love Sharon Sale’s work. Her suspense novels are fast paced, and her characters believable! I also enjoy her lighter works such as her Blessings, Georgia series. I have never put down one of her books unfinished, intact I have reread almost all of them! Her books are at the top of my must read list!

  2. I’m going straight to the Beach option. If it were possible, I’d like to have Henry Cavill at the beach!!! He’s a little youn for me, but I could look! That’s enough said!

  3. I have had so much fun learning about authors I had not know about previously. I love going to the beach with my friends and family, I miss living near Galveston and being able to get to the water whenever.

  4. In a great beach read, I like Mystery, Romance with a little Laughter thrown in. If I am vacationing in the Carolinas, I like Nicholas Sparks books so I can smell the ocean and the flora and fauna! Thanks, Christie for writing such witty, romantic and mysterious books! I LOVE THEM! I

  5. Christie, I love your books! I like funny, engaging, smart, romantic books with a little mystery in them as well and your books fit the bill. I keep a book in my car, by my bed and on my nook/samsung tablet at all times!

  6. Hi Christie, love your books and for the beach option I just want a hunk to bring me Bloody Mary’s all day and turn the pages of the book I’m reading. LOL! Have a great day!

  7. I like funny entertaining beach reads. Thanks for highlighting a few authors I haven’t read before. I’ve been ordering their books. Classes end Aug 13th and for.the rest of the month and on my September cruise I enjoying all these new books

  8. Enjoyed the information about the authors and their books. I would go to the beach with my husband but I wouldn’t mind going with Tom Selleck or Mark Harmon (kind of tells my age).

  9. These are more new authors for me to try. As far as favorite books for me it depends on my mood. Love comedy, historicals westerns, suspense and some women’s fiction, just depends on what I want to read. Thanks for the great giveaways.

  10. My son don’t like crabs either. He will eat them though. I also can’t go to the beach without sunscreen!! Plus a big floppy hat.

  11. My son don’t like crabs either. He will eat them though. I also can’t go to the beach without sunscreen!! Plus a big floppy hat.
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