Pepper Anthony

January 2014 Book Reviews

Vampire Masquerade

Vampire Masquerade by Olivia Starke received

4 kisses from Lipstick Lesbian Reviews
"Once you open this book there is no setting it down!"

4 stars from The Author and The Adventurer
"The characters really bring the life to story, and each one of them were fun to read about."

Arranged Love

Arranged Love by Lacey Wolfe received

5 stars from Intriguing Reads
"This book was really really good."

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"… a good weekend read"

Delphina Reads Too Much says:
"Arranged Love was such fun and at times funny, a sweet romance with heat."

5 stars from Miriam Smith
"…delightful novel about finding love in the most unexpected of places in the most unexpected of ways."

4.5 stars from Crystal Donahue
"…a good book that's worth picking up! I recommend!"

Find Me

Find Me by Ella Jade received

5 stars from Mommy's a Book Whore
"…masterfully well written…"

Delphina Reads Too Much says:
"I found it very difficult to put this book down. I really hope Ella continues to explore the paranormal. This one was fun, different, intelligent, and yes, yummy."

A TiffyFit's Reading Corner says:
"What a delightful, romantic read!"

Booklover Sue says:
"This is a fantastic romance and I highly recommend it."

Sarah Says Read Romance says:
"I promise you, you won’t be disappointed when you read this story…"

5 stars from Bethany-Kris Writes
"…kept me captivated from start to finish."

4 stars from Kiru Taye
"…intriguing story…"

S.J. Maylee says:
"Completely entertaining. I really enjoyed this story"

A Week In Milan

A Week in Milan by Aimée Duffy received

5 stars from Guardian's Hangout
"Sexy hot, emotional from page one, you’re going to fall in love all over again…"

4.5 stars from Escaping Reality One Book at a Time
"I absolutely loved this book."

4 stars from Luv Books Galore
"This is a well written, buttery hot, steamy book and I think you should give it a read!"

Brooke Blogs says:
"The story is hot, hot, hot. If you are looking for a quick, steamy read to escape into for the afternoon, this is it. The author does a great job building the characters and providing delicious descriptive details."

Best Fake Day

Best Fake Day by Tracey Rogers received

A rating of 5 from Wanderlust Book Reviews
"Oh, how I loved this book!"

4.7 stars from Renee Entress's Blog
"I recommend this book."

4 stars from Escaping Reality One Book at a Time
"….I absolutely adore this book"

4 stars from What's Beyond Forks
"This was enjoyable from start to finish!"

4 stars from Reading Bliss
"I will look for more titles by this author."

4 stars from Crossroad Readers
"This is a book that will keep you interested and turning the page to read more about Izzy and Jack. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about childhood friends who end up becoming lovers."

4 stars from Racing to Read
"…a very enjoyable story.."

4 stars from Queen of the Night Reviews
"I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Rogers’ work."

A rating of 4 from Book Freak
"I had fun reading this novel"

4 stars from Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
"I am definitely going to be looking for more from Ms. Rogers, I enjoyed her storytelling and the beautiful tale she wove!"

Not Everyone's Mama says:
"It was a fun read!"

Booklover Sue says:
"If you enjoy a friends to strangers to lovers romance, this is a great story for you!"

I am, Indeed says:
"Cleverly plotted and quickly paced, Tracey Rogers has added humor, dreams, love, pain and drama to this novella and come up with a winning formula."

Snarky Mom Reads says:
"Great story, will grab your heart and some tears, making this a nice, easy read for a cold winter’s day!"

Romance Bookworm says:
"…this was a fabulous story."

Pages of Comfort says:
"…This one didn't disappoint! Some funny parts and some sad, this was a really good book!"

Book Bitches Blog says:
"I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something that is lighthearted and drama free. But still has some steam and is a love story that will leave you smiling in the end."

Storm Goddess Book Reviews says:
"Best Fake Day is a cute, fun contemporary romance that brings together two people that never expected to find a happily ever after with each other."

The Revolving Bookcase says:
"…an enjoyable read…"

Good Books & Good Coffee says:
"Best Fake Day is the story about a fake wedding between two former friends, also is a tale about friendship, dreams, family and a little inspirational dreams."

Amber's Fantasy

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

a "B" from Interracial Romance Book Reviews
"…a cute little love story"

Sarah Says Read Romance says:
"This story taps in to the fantasy of many of us girls, having two men at once. From just the thought, to the flirting, to the actual act, this book takes you through every step and you feel every ounce of anticipation Amber and Ray both feel."

An Archangels Promise

An Archangel's Promise by Jess Buffett

Our Families Adventure says:
"…the book was well written, the story flowed easily, and it kept you wanting to know and read more."

Project Terminal Devils Virus

Project Terminal: Devil's Virus by Olivia Starke received

4 stars from Manic Readers
"…an ebook you can’t put down."

December 2013 Book Reviews

An Archangels Promise

An Archangel's Promise by Jess Buffett received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Good character development and strong story line keeps the book moving with graphic love scenes, strong romantic bond and a little bit of comedy from the strong heroine."

A Week In Milan

A Week in Milan by Aimée Duffy

Review from Blogcritics
"It's packed full of the realistic emotions and problems people face, as well as an intriguing storyline and lots of hot sex! It's also very well-written, plucks at your heart-strings, and has secondary characters you'll want to know more about. So if you're looking for a hot erotic romance novella to read, then I'd recommend picking this one up."

Best Fake Day

Best Fake Day by Tracey Rogers received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"Good quick read with wonderful character development and strong leads."

4.5 stars from Contemporary Romance Reviews
"I highly recommend this read for anyone looking for a sweet, passionate, sensually charged romance read."

3.5 stars from Manic Readers
"I really liked this book. It was a nice fun read to have curled up on your couch with a blanket."

Amber's Fantasy

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

5 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"…well written…"

Review from Blogcritics:
"…this well-written, romantic and steamy story is definitely worth a read for erotic romance fans, especially if they're partial to ménage."

Counter Balance

Counter Balance by Patricia Bates received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"…a great alpha man with a strong alpha female."

A Bar In Paris

A Bar in Paris by Imogene Nix received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene
"This is a wonderful short story…"

Review from Blogcritics:
"This is a fun short story. The characterisation, particularly for such a short piece, is good. The storyline is interesting, the dialogue witty, and the sex is super hot."

Velvet Fletcher says:
"If you're looking for a sweet romantic read, with a liberal dash of sex, this is perfect."

November 2013 Book Reviews

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony received

4.3 stars at Renee Entress's Blog
"Very hot and sexy read!! Can't wait for Pepper's next book."

4 cocktails from Cocktails and Books
"Ms Anthony is definitely talented at writing great love scenes. The chemistry between Ray and Amber was electric."

4 stars from Guardian's Hangout
"The story is well written with likable characters, which are true to life. I give Ms. Anthony four beautiful stars and look forward to reading her next tale."

4 leaves from Falling in Fall
"…this is a wonderful read and I will without a doubt read more books by this author!"

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess says:
"From beginning to end this was a well-written story that flowed at a nice pace. The characters are likable with issues dealt with realistically. This was my first time reading Ms. Anthony but won't be my last."

Illustrious Illusions says:
"Amber's Fantasy is the first book I've read by Pepper Anthony but I don't think it will be my last. Ms. Anthony creates a world that is relatable and realistic to the reader. The characters have flaws and quirks that make you feel like you just might meet them on the street one day."

Snarky Mom Reads says: "This is a smexily hot read"

I am a Book Addict…and Proud of it says: "Amber's Fantasy was a scorching hot, quick read with a great HEA!"

Taming the Hunted by Larisa Anderson received

4 hearts from Romance Book Scene

Mary's Men by Stephanie Beck

I am a Book Addict…and Proud of it says: "I really enjoyed this book, please take the time to check it out for yourself."

Craves the Angst says: "I'm all about the spice but this one also had a great story to go along with the sexy."

The Weekend Proposition by Ella Jade received

5 hearts from The Romance Studio
"The Weekend Proposition had an absolutely great plot and from the beginning had me keep turning the pages until I was all the way at the end"

Daring to Wish by Tracey Rogers received

an "A" from Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess
"This was a quick read with surprising emotional depth. It was steamy at times yet fun, flirty, and ultimately inspiring. This is the kind of read that is uplifting yet entertaining and has me wanting to read more from this author."

4 stars from Craves the Angst
"This was a sweet, sexy, thrilling little read with a wonderful story and fun characters."

4 cups from Book Freak
"This book – is a total adrenaline rush! I love the thrill and excitement of every activity they do together. It was a short, sweet, steamy read that will make you want to swallow your fear and jump into love."

4 smiley faces from Save Your Money For Books
"I read this entire book in one sitting and after I turned the last page I made a little dreamy sigh and smiled."

Stories About Love says: "This is a fun book and I thoroughly recommend it!"

All Romance Reviews calls it: "…a fun story with lots of adventure and hot sex"

It's Just Love by Kate Richards received

5 books from For the Love of Bookends
"I highly recommend this story from Ms. Richards, she combines magic, love and a bit of steam to give the perfect love story."

5 stars from Reading Bliss
"…I think that everyone should read this book!"

4 stars from Racing to Read
"I liked this story. It is a quick read but has a wonderful plot."

Booklover Sue says: "I really enjoyed this fun, sexy story!"

Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell

Single Titles says it's: "Another entertaining read from Kaylie Newell."

Project Terminal: Legacy by Olivia Starke

Mammasez.. says it's: "…just an overall enjoyable read"

Project Terminal: Devil's Virus by Olivia Starke

The Romance Studio says:
"This exciting story has all the elements of the paranormal genre. Roaming undead, a virus on the verge of an outbreak, and people scrambling to save lives that puts you in the middle of the chaos. Olivia Starke creates a well written romantic tale that peeks your interest with every page."

New Releases 11/18/13


Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance/Interracial Romance/Ménage
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

If you had the chance to act out your secret fantasy, would you dare?

Ray Ferris is the first person to discover Amber Jackson's naughty secret desires. While helping her move some boxes, he stumbles on her stash of erotic romances featuring ménages. Despite a strict company policy prohibiting co-workers from dating, Amber finds herself inexorably drawn to Ray. She's never been attracted to a white man before, but his intriguing invitation to actually have sex with two men at one time captivates her imagination. When the barriers to their relationship are swept away, will Amber have the courage to finally act out her forbidden fantasy? And if she does, will the experience open doors to a whole new world, or cost her a chance at true love?

Content Warning: contains scenes of explicit sexual activity

Click HERE for more information

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Counter Balance by Patricia Bates
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Length: Novella
Price: $3.99

A woman with secrets. A man with honor. Can love survive?

When an unknown foe kidnaps Alex Caden, her rescue comes at the hands of an elite Navy SEAL team. But there are secrets that will keep those who want her dead on her trail.

Slade Lake has dedicated his life to keeping civilians safe. When he saves Alex, he knows as soon as he sees her that they're meant to be together. With killers dogging their every step and secrets unfolding can they find love or will the enemies from the shadows destroy everything?

Click HERE for more information

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Taming the Hunted by Larisa Anderson
The Hunters Series, Book 1
Genre(s): Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Hunting just got hotter.

Marian is a hunter of night creatures. She stalks and stakes vampires, isn't afraid of the odd silver bullet if a werewolf turns rogue, and is perfectly content with her complete lack of social life.

When a staking goes wrong, a handsome, mesmerizing man comes to Marian's rescue. But Gabriel isn't what he seems to be. After Marian loses consciousness she awakes to find herself in a house filled with werewolves.

If she can survive the night she might discover that sometimes opposites attract in the best ways. Now if she could just silence that irritating little voice in the back of her mind that keeps reminding her that hunters are supposed to kill creatures of the night, not date them.

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content

Click HERE for more information

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A Bar in Paris by Imogene Nix
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: Short
Price: $2.99

Turning 30? All alone? A commitment-free weekend in Paris should help…shouldn't it?

What does a single woman do when she's turning thirty? She takes a weekend trip to Paris looking for commitment-free sex. Or that's what Davina Chandler does, anyway.

Enter Johnathon, a tall, charming Englishman. How can she possibly resist his magnetism and that sexy dimple?

What starts out as a lark quickly becomes so much more, but can one weekend turn into a lifetime? And will a lie of omission bring everything into jeopardy?

Click HERE for more information

November 2013 Blog Tours

Join authors Pepper Anthony, Patricia Bates, and Imogene Nix as they go on tour this month.

Pepper Anthony will be touring November 18th through November 29th.

Patricia Bates will be touring November 18th through December 4th.

Imogene Nix will be touring November 20th through December 6th

Click the graphics below for a listing of the dates and places where you can find them.

November 2013: Featured Sale

During the month of November you can purchase the ebook edition of Macy's Awakening by Pepper Anthony for just $0.99 – that's 75% off the regular price! Note: this book was a best-seller at both Amazon and All Romance Ebooks.


Macy's Awakening by Pepper Anthony
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary Romance/Interracial Romance/May-December Romance
Length: Novella
Formats: pdf (for Adobe Reader), lit (for Microsoft Reader), mobi (for Mobi and Kindle), epub (for Nook), and html.
Price: $3.99 $0.99

Can Macy and Jerrod overcome the differences in their age and race to find lasting love?

On Macy Wilson's first grown-up adventure to the big city, she inadvertently ends up in jail. Her father hires an old college friend, defense attorney Jerrod Preston, to get Macy out of trouble. Jerrod is more than willing to help out his buddy by representing the gorgeous young black woman, but finds he must first battle his intense attraction to her, especially when the judge puts Macy under his protective custody.

Still an innocent at the age of nineteen, Macy ignores the differences in their age and race and sees the opportunity to learn all about sex from the handsome older man. On her second night in his home, a naked midnight rendezvous at the hot tub proves too powerful for either to resist, and Macy is awakened to pleasure like nothing she could have imagined.

But the morning brings feelings of remorse on both their parts. Macy knows her father wouldn't approve, and Jerrod is convinced Macy should be with someone closer to her own age. They settle into an uneasy platonic relationship, both secretly longing for the love that now seems just beyond their grasp.

Then an unforeseen circumstance raises the stakes, and Macy must make the toughest decision of her life. When she lays claim to the man she can't forget, will Jerrod send her away, or dare to open his heart to love once more?

Content Warning: explicit sex

Click HERE for more information


 
And don't forget to check out Pepper's newest book, Amber's Fantasy, releasing on November 18, 2013


If you had the chance to act out your secret fantasy, would you dare?

Ray Ferris is the first person to discover Amber Jackson's naughty secret desires. While helping her move some boxes, he stumbles on her stash of erotic romances featuring ménages. Despite a strict company policy prohibiting co-workers from dating, Amber finds herself inexorably drawn to Ray. She's never been attracted to a white man before, but his intriguing invitation to actually have sex with two men at one time captivates her imagination. When the barriers to their relationship are swept away, will Amber have the courage to finally act out her forbidden fantasy? And if she does, will the experience open doors to a whole new world, or cost her a chance at true love?

Content Warning: contains scenes of explicit sexual activity

Click HERE for more information

Love on the Beach Blog Hop (July 1st – 14th)

Two years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To celebrate, we're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. This will run from July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.

The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:
* A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)
* Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.

That's almost 30 prizes in total!

To be entered into the drawings just click on the authors' names listed below to visit their blog, then leave a comment with your email address included.

Each author will be posting a spotlight on one of their Beachwalk Press books (or a spotlight on a series they have with Beachwalk Press), and they will also be sharing what drew them to publish with us. Warning: You'll be seeing some great books, so expect your 'I want to read it' list to increase :)

Participating authors:
Aimée Duffy
Ashlynn Monroe
Ciara Lake
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Elise Whyles
E. Jamie
Hazel Gower
Imogene Nix
Jaye Shields
Kaylie Newell
Lacey Wolfe
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Pepper Anthony
Patricia Bates
Samantha Darling
Stephanie Beck
Sidda Lee Tate
Tara Mills
Tamaria Soana
Theresa Stillwagon
Tracey Rogers
Tabitha Rayne

Free eBook – Holiday Kisses

We are happy to announce that Holiday Kisses is now available for free download!

Positively Holly by Pepper Anthony
When Holly and Evan run into each other at the Toy Palace the week before Christmas, the last thing on their minds is rekindling their failed love affair. After all, Holly is one of those wide-eyed optimists, and Evan is a man who deals in practicalities. Things would never work out between them. But two cups of coffee, a pair of shopping bags, and a touch of sexy Christmas magic just might help them find their common ground.

Hometown Miracles by Patricia Bates
The holidays hold little interest for Leanne Wilson, a single mother who receives devastating news mere days before heading home. Once she arrives, she runs into the one man who holds her heart. But she can’t reach out to him now…after all, this may be her very last Christmas. Jay Locke has loved Leanne for years. When she left town, he forced himself to move on, but now she's back with a darling little girl and a Christmas wish he just can't say no to.

Believe in Me by Aimée Duffy
Leona Sharp and Ryan Lee have been friends forever, it seems. Although there's an attraction between them, they've never acted on it. On New Year's Eve, Leona finally allows herself to give into the temptation, but she vows that it will only be for one night and as soon as the clock strikes midnight they will put it in the past and go on as if it never happened. Ryan, however, has other plans…

His Holiday Lifesaver by Hazel Gower
Brad isn't looking forward to Christmas dinner with his family as they are always trying to set him up with women. This year he has a plan involving Hailey, a female tourist he rescued at the beach, posing as his girlfriend for the next couple of weeks. The only problem with the plan is he didn't expect to fall in love with her.

Drawn To You by Tara Mills
If a picture's worth a thousand words, what does that make a series of sketches? Drawn to the same beach over and over again to secretly sketch this quiet, contemplative man, Rachel is about to find out.

Reunion by Ashlynn Monroe
Years ago, Shayla left her small hometown to pursue her dream. When she did, her family turned their back on her. Leaving also meant she had to forget about the boy she loved. When her mother dies, Shayla realizes that while some things change, other things are doomed to remain the same. She returns home, but doesn't feel very welcome until the boy who haunts her memories steps into her present. Luc is no longer the farm boy she'd fallen for—he's grown up, and quite nicely too. Can Shayla rekindle what she lost with the man she never stopped loving?

Winter Break by Kaylie Newell
Harper Smith is a horrible skier. She can't stand it, almost as much as she can't stand her irritatingly sexy ex-boyfriend, who also happens to be a member of the ski patrol. So when she finds herself in a life-or-death situation on a cold, dark mountain, she has mixed feelings when Justin Noble shows up to rescue her. Part of her would rather freeze to death than accept his help. The other part can't help but warm up at the sight of his messy, sun-bleached hair and cocky grin. Without her consent, Harper's heart tips dangerously close to falling for him again. But will this time be any different?

Mistletoe & Holly by Tamaria Soana
Zoey is going through the normal Christmas Eve ritual with her three-year-old twins. The only difference is that her husband Preston isn't there to share it with them. He's been deployed overseas and won't be home for the holidays. After Zoey tucks the kids in for the night, she places the gifts under the tree, snuggles on the sofa to watch It's a Wonderful Life, and falls asleep. She's startled awake by a loud noise. Is she dreaming, or is her Christmas wish standing under the mistletoe?

Katrina's Christmas by Sidda Lee Tate
Christmas has always been just another day to Katrina Bryant. She works hard and expects her employees to do the same. When her sexy assistant, Grant Ward, quits on Christmas Eve she becomes worried she will never see him again, and she wonders why that bothers her so much. To her surprise, he arrives at her home hours later and whisks her away for a Christmas she will never forget.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Todd by Elise Whyles
Recently widowed, Mary Todd isn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone. She's determined to keep a low profile during the madness—that is, until she meets her sexy neighbor, Walter. He seems intent on helping her get into the holiday spirit, and she just might let him.

The Gift Beneath the Tree by Lacey Wolfe
Tara won't be spending Christmas with her family this year, but she's not entirely alone. Her roommate, Brad, who's currently single, is also at home with her. Tara goes to bed Christmas Eve with hopes Santa might bring her what she most desires. After hearing a loud crash, she goes to investigate, and underneath the tree, she finds the present she's been dying to unwrap.

Content Warning: some stories contain explicit sex

Click HERE to download the book

A Time to Give Thanks

For those of us in the United States, this week we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving, where we take time to give thanks for all the good things in our lives (and eat lots of food, and for one day we don't worry about how many calories those foods contain).

This year I'm very thankful for the growth and success of our company. I'm thankful for our wonderful authors, who write such great stories. And I'm thankful for our staff—the editors, the cover artists, etc—who work so hard on preparing those stories for publication. But I'm most thankful for you—our readers—because without you, Beachwalk Press wouldn't exist.

I've asked some of our authors to share what they're thankful for this year…

M. A. Stacie: I'm thankful for my hubby and three amazing boys. And my life would be boring without my magnificent friends.

Tamaria Soana: I'm thankful for family and friends!

Ashlynn Monroe: I'm thankful for my family, my friends, and the fact that I'm able to do something I love (writing). There's no better feeling than knowing the thing that makes me happy gives someone else an escape from their everyday worries.

Sidda Lee Tate: I'm thankful for the wonderful support I receive from my family.

Kaylie Newell: This season, I'm thankful for so many things. Family, wonderful friends, our health. I'm also thankful for my brand new writing career—something I've dreamed of since I was knee high to a grasshopper :) I'm thankful for my publisher and amazing editor. And I'm especially thankful for new readers who decided to take a chance and pick up a book by an unknown author this year. Not just my books, but all of my fellow new authors' stories. What a gift that is, and one I'm incredibly lucky to have.

Ella Jade: I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful, happy, and healthy children. My boys are my world, and I'm grateful to share my life with them. I'm also appreciative of the readers and friends I've picked up this year through my writing. My stories have always been a hobby. I've been getting lost in my plots and characters for years, but to finally be able to share my creations with all of you as an author is a dream come true. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Pepper Anthony: This year, I am particularly appreciative of my excellent health. Last year I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I went through surgery, five months of chemo, and some icky radiation treatments. While I did very well with most of the treatments, I did develop what is known as "chemo brain". My thought processes got foggy and my creative flow just kind of dried up. As an artist and writer, that was just about the most distressing part of the whole thing. I was afraid that I might be among the 40% of cancer patients who do not recover their full cognitive abilities following chemo. Happily, that has not been the case. Not only did my recent CT scans show "no evidence of disease", but my mind has fully recovered too. The human body is an amazing, resilient hunk of stuff. This Thanksgiving, celebrate your good health along with me!

Lacey Wolfe: What I'm thankful for has been on my mind a lot lately. And the one thing I keep coming back to is my husband. When we found out I was pregnant with my son (who is now 8), he agreed to let me stay home and raise our children. Both my children are now in school and instead of telling me to go get a job that brings in a steady paycheck, he still lets me stay home and write all day. He never says anything if the house is a mess or the laundry is washed but in dire need of being folded. He listens to me complain as well as gets excited about my accomplishments. I've been with my husband for 11 & 1/2 years and I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else.

Mary Wehr: Although I'm thankful for my good health and having a loving, thoughtful husband by my side for the past thirty-three years, this Thanksgiving is going to be very, very special. Beachwalk Press came into my life and my life-long dream of becoming a published author has come true. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Patricia Bates: Gosh, there's so many things I'm thankful for. My family—including my wonderful son. He's the biggest miracle in my life and a constant source of inspiration and joy. My writing—the ability to share some of my creativity with others. And the fact that I have amazing publishers. I've been truly blessed to have so many wonderful contacts in this industry and I'm extremely thankful for the chances I have.

Stephanie Beck: 2012 brought lots of challenges, but I'm more thankful than ever. This year, I'm especially grateful for:
* My nephew Noah–born five weeks early, but doing great and safe at home with his mama and daddy who love him
* Nine years with my wonderful husband
* My three beautiful, healthy, loving children
* An exciting year of writing–and ambition to make next year even better
* My home with space for my kiddos to grow
* My church family who welcome us every day and share their joys
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tabitha Rayne: I am thankful for the creativity of human beings—seeing or experiencing something that someone has made inspires, sustains, and moves me. I am even more thankful that they share it. I'm thankful for most everything—love, health, joy, and even for the hard times as they make the good times more precious. But most of all, I'm thankful for fizzy astro belts (a very special candy) and good coffee.

Tara Mills: I love Thanksgiving. That’s when my three boys come home for a visit. My husband makes the turkey (a buttery champagne basted, croissant stuffed bird to die for), and I have an excuse to pop the first cork early and make mimosas for breakfast too. We crank the tunes and dance around as soon as there are signs of life from the bedrooms. After two pots of coffee are polished off, someone will suggest playing a game; it could be darts, ping pong, or a lively board game. Later, we'll take a hike through the woods with the three dogs. This year we'll have our new grandson coming up too. He's just four months old now. There's always time for lounging in the living room with your nose in a book or your Nook. We're a family of readers. Or my daughter-in-law will start a crossword puzzle and call out to everyone for help. Finishing becomes a group effort. But our boys have to earn their delicious dinner, and the alcohol that follows, by splitting and stacking firewood first. I love their ruddy cheeks when they come back inside, carrying the fresh clean smell of autumn with them.

And now, we want to know what YOU are thankful for. Everyone who leaves a comment will have their name placed in a drawing. On November 30th we will randomly draw four names, and those people will win a Beachwalk Press eBook of their choice. So don’t be shy—tell us what you’re thankful for!

Pamela Tyner
Beachwalk Press, Publisher

Holiday Kisses!

In celebration of the upcoming holidays, some of the amazing authors of Beachwalk Press are doing a round-robin storytelling tour, and it starts today!

Just like with our previous At the Beach series, each author will be posting a short story at their own blog. This time the stories will feature a holiday setting. Once a week, over the next five weeks, they'll post a portion of the story until it is complete.

When all the stories are done, they'll be combined into a single download, which will be available for free here at the Beachwalk Press website.

The participating authors are listed below, along with the titles of their stories, the days they will be posting, and the links for where you can find the posts.

We hope you'll join our authors on this exciting adventure!

* Positively Holly by Pepper Anthony – will be posting on Mondays
http://www.pepperanthony.com

* Drawn To You by Tara Mills – will be posting on Mondays
http://www.taramillsromance.com/blog.html

* Katrina's Christmas by Sidda Lee Tate – will be posting on Tuesdays
http://www.siddaleetate.blogspot.com

* Hometown Miracles by Patricia Bates – will be posting on Tuesdays
http://www.ofinkandquille.blogspot.com

* Merry Christmas, Mrs. Todd by Elise Whyles – will be posting on Wednesdays
http://elisewhyles.blogspot.ca

* Believe in Me by Aimée Duffy – will be posting on Wednesdays
http://www.aimeeduffy.co.uk/

* Winter Break by Kaylie Newell – will be posting on Thursdays
http://www.kaylienewell.com

* The Gift Beneath the Tree by Lacey Wolfe – will be posting on Thursdays
http://www.laceywolfe.com/blog.html

* Reunion by Ashlynn Monroe – will be posting on Fridays
http://www.ashlynnmonroe.com/apps/blog/

* His Holiday Lifesaver by Hazel Gower – will be posting on Saturdays
http://spicyauthors.blogspot.com/

* Mistletoe & Holly by Tamaria Soana – will be posting on Sundays
http://tamariasoana.blogspot.com/