10 Good Reasons to Read ‘TEN GOOD REASONS': Reason 10 — You Need Some Spring Ocean Breezes!

We’re starting our countdown to launch TEN GOOD REASONS in ten days. Here’s Reason 10 — You need some spring ocean breezes by now, don’t you?

TenGoodReasons_FINALIt’s been a long winter for a good portion of the country, but TEN GOOD REASONS provides just the antidote everyone needs: sunshine and a balmy Pacific ocean!

The story takes place in February and March, but in the story’s setting — Southern California — that feels like spring. There are lots of balmy boat trips, breezes blowing over the marina, sun sparkling off the ocean, and sunglasses to keep off the bright glare of the unfiltered February sun.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The catamaran picked up speed right on cue. … Lia pulled a few strands of hair out of her lip gloss and turned into the wind. The couple in the matching college sweatshirts leaned against the rail, taking pictures of the Sandy Cove coastline. The fifteen first-graders [on the field trip] were corralled along the starboard side, all holding hands in twos and threes, their eyes barely clearing the rail. … The sun bounced brightly off the whitecaps. …”

So preorder now, and be sure to enjoy some nice weather you deserve!


Available for preorder at:

Barnes and Noble (Nook or paperback)
Amazon (Kindle or paperback)
iBooks/ iTunes
Powells Books
Book Depository (free shipping outside the U.S.)

Want to read the first chapter, see some fun facts, and watch videos about this book? Check out the Ten Good Reasons book page on my website!


More Book Giveaways!


So who wants a copy of TEN GOOD REASONS?

(I’m telling you, nothing beats seeing this box on my doorstep, and dragging it into the house to open, and seeing all these pretty books. There’s even foil on the cover! Squeee!)

(It makes me so happy, I want to give some away!)

There are two big giveaways going on now:

Through my newsletter — This weekend I’ll select five newsletter subscribers and will give each a signed copy. You can sign up for my newsletter here. (And if you’re already signed up, you’re already entered! Whoo-hoo!)

Through Goodreads — The monthlong TEN GOOD REASONS Goodreads giveaway is still going strong, and you have the opportunity to enter there for another 8 days! My publisher is giving away 25 copies there, so be sure to enter! You can sign up for the Goodreads giveaway here.

Good luck!


Another 2-Book Deal!

Time for celebration!

*cue confetti and champagne corks*

My lovely agent Jill Marsal helped get me another 2-book deal! This one to Montlake Romance.

This series will start with the Grant sisters, Natalie and Paige. Their stories will take place on an island off the coast of California, which will be loosely based on Santa Catalina Island.

I’m so excited about this new series!

Here’s the official announcement that ran in Publisher’s Marketplace last week:

March 20– SOLD! Lauren Christopher’s LAWS OF ATTRACTION, in which a young woman having a quarter-century crisis goes on an island “mancation,” only to meet up with a Clark-Kent-nerd-type marine microbiologist who is nowhere near her type, and together they stumble upon a strange epidemic of beached island sea lions and learn all too much about true “chemistry” and animal attraction, to Maria Gomez at Montlake Romance, in a two-book deal, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).

Winner of Lady Vice

And the winner is...

I combined the comments I got from the blog post with the comments I got on Facebook, ran the random number generator, and the winner of Wendy LaCapra’s ebook giveaway of Lady Vice is … “Nadine”!

I contacted Nadine, and Wendy is whisking the ebook off to her now!

Thank you for playing! We’ll have more giveaways coming up soon.

A Book Giveaway!

It’s a book giveaway!

Today’s prize is an ebook copy of my friend Wendy LaCapra’s historical romance LADY VICE from the retailer of your choice: Amazon, B&N or iBooks.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below answering the following question:

“What’s your favorite vice: TV, coffee, shopping or wine?”

I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow!

Doesn’t Wendy’s book sound fabulous?


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