March 2nd, 2015
Home | Log in! or Register

Fresh Fiction
Todays_Pick
Fresh Pick
Criminal Confections
MEAN STREAKMEAN STREAK
On Top Shelf
Join Our mailing list:

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
She Crossed the Sea to Save a Legacy… Finding Love Was Not Part of Her Plan


slideshow image
She was the only woman ever to rock his world.


slideshow image
Sometimes you can come home again…


slideshow image
An unlikely hoyden saves a wary duke with her love but betrayal threatens to destroy them both.


slideshow image
Darkly gifted and dangerously skilled, to survive, they'll have to solve...the Phoenix Code.


slideshow image
The Sweet Magnolias



Perfect Books to welcome spring...March Reads


Barnes & Noble

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.

US / Canada Addresses only

Last Chance Summer

See A Larger Image of Prize

Contest ends: July 31, 2013


Enter Contest

* Required

E-Mail: *
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address:
Street Address:
City:
State/Province:
Zip/Postal Code: *
Country:
 

You will be added to the Hope Ramsay mailing list to receive occasional notices of interest. You'll also be added to the Fresh Fiction News. Unsubscribe options are available with each issue.
Privacy Notice

© 2003-2015 off-the-edge.net
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+