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THE DELANEYS OF SANDPIPER BEACH: A family business with room to grow.


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So many frogs. So few princes.


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Eloisa loves a Cinderella twist in her stories, and three short stories with this theme are digitally publishing in one volume!


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Marie Bostwick weaves together the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever…


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When someone attempts to assassinate a Saudi Prince on U.S. soil, FBI Agent Kord Davidson and CIA Operative Monica Alden head up a task force to keep the Prince safe and find those responsible to avoid an international incident that could have devastating consequences.


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Working late has its rewards



Hearts and Love, great reads in February


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Hope Ramsay's Watermelon’s Galore July Giveaway



When I was a little girl, I spent my summers in the midlands of South Carolina about as far away from civilization as you could get. We didn't get any television, and I remember my aunt had one black rotary telephone on a party line.

We had to find fun for ourselves. This often involved sneaking into the big ol' watermelon field across the street from my aunt’s house where we’d snitch a watermelon. We had no intention of eating this watermelon. Watermelon carnage was more like it. My big brother would carve a hole in the end of the melon and stick in a bunch of cherry bombs. And then he’d light the fuse.

I gotta tell you blowing up a watermelon is fun! Dangerous, but fun.

Watermelons were an everyday part of our summertime. My uncle worked as a boss for a watermelon picking crew, and we had dozens of watermelons lined up in the shade behind my aunt’s house. Every day at 4:00 pm we’d have a watermelon break the way some folks have tea.

And then there was the Hampton County watermelon festival, which was about as much fun as a kid could have.

So it’s no surprise that I've given my fictitious South Carolina town a watermelon festival. I first introduced my readers to this event in the book LAST CHANCE BEAUTY QUEEN, which follows the travails of a former watermelon queen as she tries to live down the experience. In August, I’ll have a short story out in e-format, LAST CHANCE SUMMER that features a whole day at the Allenberg County Watermelon Festival. So keep an eye out for that.

But for now, I’m celebrating July, which is prime time for watermelon, with a watermelon tote giveaway along with an autographed copy of LAST CHANCE BEAUTY QUEEN. For the record I made the watermelon tote myself.

I hope y’all are having a fun summer filled with watermelon breaks. Because there just isn’t anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than a slice of melon.

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