Now, I’m so thrilled to welcome Kim Boykin as she gives us a sneak peek into her little area of the world. And then we’ll take a look at her new book, as well as the newest from Erika Marks. Enjoy!
COLORFUL OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY?
Okay, sometimes it pays to get off the beaten path. The Isle of Palms is 3 hours door-to-door from where I live in Charlotte; we zip down I-77 and I-26 and we’re there. My husband heads there as often as possible to soak up the relaxed Lowcountry vibe; we load up our three dogs and count the minutes until we reach our little piece of heaven on earth.
Sometimes, the traffic on I-26 stinks. For years, we’ve stayed on the Interstate and waited for the way to clear. And waited. But lately when that’s happened, we’ve gotten off the crowded highway and headed back to Charlotte via the Hurricane Route that parallels the Interstate.
Sometimes, it’s good, and maybe even educational to get off the beaten path. I’ll let these pictures taken in Bowman, South Carolina Speak for themselves. What’s the best thing that you’ve found when you’ve taken the backroads?
Forty-year-old Tara Jordan’s first book, The Perfect Marriage in 30 Days, is at the top of the bestseller lists, and her publisher wants her on a book tour ASAP. Tara’s about to live her dream only there’s one problem. Her husband of 15 years has just walked out, leaving Tara on the brink of financial ruin with no choice but to promote a self-help book about marriage when hers is secretly in ruins.
Enter publicist Jake Randall, 30, who’s had it with hand holding newbie authors channeling their inner divas on their first book tours, until he meets Tara. Their instant attraction blossoms quickly into love. Tara thinks she has achieved her dreams and earned her license to thrive until her husband, Jim returns determined to win her back.
Kim Boykin is a women’s fiction author with a sassy Southern streak. She is the author of The Wisdom of Hair, Steal Me, Cowboy, and Palmetto Moon (Summer 2014.) While her heart is always in South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, 3 dogs, and 126 rose bushes. For more on Kim’s books, visit her website at http://kimboykin.com
Recently dumped by the man she’d planned to marry, no-nonsense attorney Thea Dunn has returned home to Magnolia Bay to mend her broken heart. But when she learns her new neighbor is Calder Frye, the bad boy who sets the pulse of every good girl at Magnolia Bay High racing, Thea’s verdict to swear off men is in danger of being overturned…
Fourteen years after graduation, Calder has traded his rebel lifestyle to become an ER doctor—but his sex appeal is every bit as powerful as Thea remembers. Could her short-term residence be the perfect chance to live out a teenage fantasy? Or could their reunion be a chance for something more?
Erika Marks is a women’s fiction writer and the author of LITTLE GALE GUMBO, THE MERMAID COLLECTOR, THE GUEST HOUSE and IT COMES IN WAVES (July, 2014). On the long and winding road to becoming published, she worked many different jobs, including carpenter, cake decorator, art director, and illustrator. But if pressed, she might say it was her brief tenure with a match-making service in Los Angeles after college that set her on the path to writing love stories (not that there isn’t romance in frosting or power tools!) A native New Englander, she now makes her home in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, a native New Orleanian who has taught her to make a wicked gumbo, and their two little mermaids. For more on Erika’s books, visit her website at http://www.erikamarksauthor.com
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