Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday photo and Castaway Cove Teaser Tuesday winner!

Since it's going to be 64 degrees (my personal perfect temperature), and only partly cloudy, with sunbreaks, we're off to take our three rescued dogs to the beach to chase seagulls, run in the surf, and dig holes in wet sand today.  I belatedly realized, when they came home all spiffy and clean from the groomer's this afternoon that my timing leaves a bit to be desired.

But since my mind's on beaches, here's another shot of my beloved Oregon Coast.  One of the things many people don't know about the sea stacks you see here is that they used to be part of the continent, but were broken away by wind, water, and even perhaps earthquakes. (Sweetie's grandmother's cottage on the coast actually eventually fell off the cliff into the ocean.  Thankfully after she'd passed on and no one was living in it!) 

 Looking at this photo, I'm sure you'll see why I also love the western Irish coast, which is very similar.  Which is why I made Shelter Bay a sister city to Castlelough, where my Irish trilogy is set.  

Also, I want to thank all of you who took the time to visit and comment on the Teaser Tuesday blog. Finally, Castaway Cove's August 6th pub date is getting within reach!  In fact, I received my first author's copy today from my editor and it looks so pretty. I love Mac and Annie together and hope readers will enjoy their story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

The winner, chosen by, from the people who commented, will receive an autographed copy of any one of my Shelter Bay books, or A Woman's Heart, the first book in my multi-award winning Irish trilogy, and where Mary, from Moonshell Beach, first appeared as a rebellious teenager.  Winner's choice!  And the winner is -- ta dah -- Peaces of Me! 

If you'll email me at joann (at) joannross (dot) com and let me know which book you'd like, along with your post office mailing address, we'll get it out to you! And if you didn't win, don't worry, July's a long month and there are still three more Tuesday Teasers before Castaway Cove comes out, which is when I'll be announcing a fun grand contest and giveaway!

Also, there are still a few days until the July 15th giveaway of an Advance Reading copy of Castaway Cove on Goodreads.  Remember, you can't win if you don't enter by clicking here.  

Have a super weekend and happy reading!

1 comment:

Peaces of Me said...

I emailed you, Joann! Thank you! I LOVE your photos! We saw those sea stacks, they ate so neat! The Oregon coast is beautiful!