Great July Beach Reads!
July is a great month to laze in the sun with a fun book. Here are some of my favorite new beach reads with links to excerpts and reviews. Three are from local authors, and two more are set in our area. Enjoy!
Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies by local author, Avery Flynn, is a fun read: “Avery Flynn leads us into a shimmering magical world with a sexy twist that is pure, unadulterated fun. I loved this story!” said NY Times bestseling author, Darynda Jones.
Fairy Godmother, Christy, must use every skill at her command—just not her magic—to thwart Cupid’s meddling and get Roark and Stephanie together without changing their free will or ruining her perfect record. All it takes is faith, trust, and fairy dust. A swift kick never hurts, either.
The clock was ticking…
A serial killer had made Darby Steele a pawn in a sick game, sending her photos of his targets with clocks counting down. As a part-time bomb technician, Detective Rafe Morgan was uniquely capable of keeping Darby safe. Usually psychologists rubbed Rafe the wrong way, but when it came to Darby, his urge to protect and serve went way beyond the badge.
When Jaxon James, a sexy rock star and struggling single-father, is invited to ditch California and spend Christmas in Tennessee with his estranged family, he hesitantly accepts for his young daughter’s sake. But his attraction to his best friend’s baby sister, Lily Elstone, threatens to unravel the bonds he’s made for his daughter. The honorable thing to do would be to give up Lily. But he knows she’s exactly the one who could bring light to his life and the missing fire to his bed.
Beautiful Miss Amelia Snow is not accustomed to being snubbed by the gentlemen of the ton. But when her mother dies unexpectedly, she quickly learns to play down her looks or risk losing her position. When her employers, decide to throw a country house party, she is determined to fade into the background. But how can she when the guest of honor is Lord Quentin Fortescue, the childhood friend who stole her heart?
Falsely accused of treason and executed, and stuck in ghostly limbo for 238 years, James Addison can’t move on to an afterlife. When Dr. April Branford accidentally touches him and brings him back to life they unravel the truth. But after falling in love and with time running out, it’s hard for April to believe in fate and a future where forever is now.
** Set in Maryland!
Accused of stealing artifacts from a five hundred year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s finally closing in on her goal, when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.
** Set in DC and the Thermo-Con House at Ft. Belvoir, VA.