Book Giveaway!


We’re approaching Launch Day for TEN GOOD REASONS (just 5 more weeks!), and I’m so excited! My publisher is giving away 25 early copies of the book through a Goodreads giveaway, so if you’re a Goodreads kind of gal or guy, this is the thing for you!

For the link to the Goodreads giveaway, click here.

(And when you’re done, you can click “All Giveaways” in the top right corner and see what else you might win!)

Good luck!

‘Door Prize’ Winner!

And the winner is...

The winner of “The Red Bikini Book Club” door prize is …

Phyllis Wenzel!

Congrats, Phyllis! Email me at with your snail-mail address, and I’ll get that out to you!

I had a great time at my first-ever online book club! I’m not sure how long the event page will stay live, but for now, if you want to scroll through some of the fun answers, it should be here.

We Have Giveaway Winners!

And the winners are...


(who won the cover-reveal newsletter-subscriber giveaway on Aug. 26)



(who won the cover-reveal blog giveaway held from Aug. 29-Sept 2)

You both won an Amazon gift card to buy two new books and a Sandy Cove souvenir pack in blue to match and celebrate my pretty new cover!


I’ve already contacted Benita, and I’m reaching out to Pat today. (Pat, if you don’t see my email, contact me at with your snail-mail addresses and I’ll get that prize out to you!)




It’s here, it’s here! And I luuuuuurve this new cover! The designers really nailed how Lia and Evan look in my mind. I love how she’s looking at him in that feisty way of hers, and I love how he looks so reluctant. I can’t wait for you all to meet these two!

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Ten good reasons aren’t enough to keep them apart…

With a crazy eighty-hour-a-week job, an almost-boyfriend who’s left her for Bora Bora, and way too many terrible bridesmaid dresses in her future, Lia McCabe needs a change of pace before the imminent crush of the big 3-0.

First up, Lia is determined to help make sure her friend Drew’s whale-watching business takes off. But when an accident leaves him unable to man the boat, Lia’s only option is to convince Drew’s brooding, sexy brother to captain the ship (and save her butt).

For the last two years, Evan Betancourt has been sailing around the world to avoid the ghosts of his past. But when he pulls into Sandy Cove for a brief stop, Lia makes him an offer she won’t let him refuse.

And as these two opposites figure out how to work together, the murky waters between denial and attraction are creeping up fast…


So are you ready to order?!?! This second book in the Sandy Cove trilogy is already available for preorder from! What do preorders mean? That means if you click “preorder” for the paperback now, you won’t be charged until release day (April 7), but your book will be shipped promptly so you’ll have it as close to launch day as possible. (The Kindle version from Amazon should be available soon, as well as the Nook edition from Barnes and Noble.)

You can currently preorder here: Ten Good Reasons on Amazon.

If you’re not ready to preorder yet, you can always click on “Want to Read” in Goodreads to give yourself a reminder! The book is making its Goodreads debut here: Ten Good Reasons on Goodreads.

I’m so excited to share TEN GOOD REASONS with you all!

To celebrate my gorgeous new cover, I wanted to do a giveaway for a $15 Amazon gift card and a Sandy Cove souvenir pack in BLUE for the new book.

All you have to do is comment below on your favorite shade of blue! (Mine is “robin’s egg blue”!)

I’ll randomly draw a comment after Labor Day — on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8 a.m. Pacific — so you have until then to enter as many times as you wish! Come back next week to see who won!


Two Days Left for Penguin Books Giveaway!

There are two days left for the Penguin Beach Bag Giveaway!

My publisher, Berkley-Penguin, is giving away a Penguin tote bag, a Penguin water bottle, sunscreen, a copy of Lorelie Brown’s RIDING THE WAVE (also a surfer story!), and a copy of my THE RED BIKINI.

(Now are those all the fixings for a perfect day at the beach, or what?)

Four lucky winners will each win!

So how do you play? You can come to any of these places where Lorelie and I are blogging together and enter at any spot any time:

  • Top 10 surfer movies — Lorelie and I are listing our Top 10 surfer movies and which ones inspired our heroes Fin and Tanner on The Delighted Reader blog here. There’s one surf film that we both picked — can you guess which one it is?
  • Interview with the Gals – Come learn more about Lorelie and I at The Book Reading Gals blog. We talk about what inspired us to write about surfers and who we based Tanner Wright and Fin Hensen on. That interview is here.
  • “California Dreamin’” playlists – Lorelie and I will be on A Bookish Escape sharing the playlists we used to write the sun and surf of California. That post is here.
  • Five Favorite Beaches — Lorelie and I count down our five favorite beaches each. I named all Orange County beaches that are my favorites. (OC peeps, did I forget some key ones? It was hard to name just five!) That post is here.
  • Interview Between Characters Fin and Tanner — Our characters from THE RED BIKINI and RIDING THE WAVE — Fin Hensen and Tanner Wright — shoot the breeze over Coronas while discussing waves and women. (I think this might be my personal favorite post!) That post is here.

Good luck in the Penguin giveaway! (Of course I hope you all win!) 🙂

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