Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer is NOT over

Happy Monday, all!

Everybody around me keeps talking about summer as if it's in the past. "This was a weird summer", "Summer went by so fast", "It's getting cooler out summer is over".'s early August, people. Summer is not over.

Besides,  I'm in no rush to see it go or start the new school year. I find now that I'm getting older, I don't like to rush these things. (Because that means I AM GETTING OLDER)
And we can't have that. LOL

The hubby plans on "cheating" this week from work a few days so we do some biking around town, spend some time on the beach, and even go out to breakfast and lunch a few days. It'll be like having a stay-cation. :)

I plan on maximizing the most out of these last few weeks of August and enjoying the rest of the summer.


In other news, Entangled Publishing is having a celebration.


Entangled's Bliss line has released over 20 titles (one of them being mine) and have plenty in store for you all going forward. 
They want to say thank you and welcome to new readers with a month filled with special events.

 Here is the lowdown for the #BlissBall celebration:
  • #BlissBall Twitter Party: Wednesday, August 7, 9-10pm EST: Join 10 of our Bliss authors for a Twitter party and be ready to win some #BlissBall bling!
  • Pin It to Win It Pinterest giveaway: Sunday, August 11: We will be kicking off Pinterest giveaway showcasing which Bliss books you can’t wait to read.  Follow Bliss Entangled and stop by to find out the details on Sunday.
  • Blogger Love: August 19-30: Of course we think Bliss books are so sweet and sassy that readers can’t help but love ‘em but don’t just take our word for it. Fans will be posting why they love Bliss books and readers will have a chance to win a “Sweet” grand prize package.
  • Bliss Ball Facebook Parties: Join us for not one but two Facebook parties with the lovely Bliss authors.  August 27 and August 29 from 8-10pm EST we will be chatting with our authors, readers and there will be more great prizes to win!
**I actually will be participating on one of the parties August 29th and will be giving away a $10 Amazon GC. So I hope you'll stop by to chat.

Also, if you go to their BLOG, they're having a really cool rafflecopter giveaway. It will be running for the entire celebration and is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Among the goodies will be chocolate truffles, decadent Ghiradelli brownie mix, cookies, a gorgeous apron for the sassy baker and more.  In case we missed anything it will also include a $25 Amazon gift card to purchase your own personal craving.  To top it off the winner will get the ebooks of our first three titles-Sugar Rush, Three River Ranch and Lucky Break.

Nice, huh? You should go enter. Just saying.


One last thing.  I was on the beach yesterday with my family and we see like five guys walking down the beach in different color speedos. To top it off, they were holding shaker weights (I kid you not) and it said "bootylicious" on their rump.

I started cracking up. (I'm sure they were doing it on a dare or joke) so naturally I HAD to take a picture.

The things you see on the Jersey shore...

And I think that's about enough from me.

Is your summer over or are you still enjoying?


Sandra Orchard said...

Yay, love your title! This week I'm going to a cottage on a beach with writing friends. All romance writers. I'm sure seeing those guys on our beach would inspire a few story twists. LOL

Terri Tiffany said...

I too hate to think of summer as over! We're building a house--we need warm weather as long as we can! Love the picture BTW. It had to be a dare:))

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I would've laughed at those five guys, too!

We still have three weeks of summer. Maybe more.

Linda G. said...

LOL! Now, that's some, um, interesting scenery you have there.

Hold onto summer for as long as you can! :)

Maria Zannini said...

Not that I want to rush the year, but I could do without August. The heat is brutal in Texas this time of year.

But a staycation sounds like a great way to end the summer.

Janet Johnson said...

Alas, for us, school starts on Wednesday, so summer is pretty much over (though there ARE plusses to that). And AWESOME picture of the bootylicious band. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I know people get frustrated but I just go by what it's doing outside. And we've had leaves falling since July 17th. And today is very fall-like too. But I love the fall, so I'm okay with it.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Carol Kilgore said...

Love your photo! I would've loved to see that in the flesh (pun intended)!

Wendy Ewurum said...

The beach pic has compelled me to comment and this is it: Oh My!I dont think they'll live that down in this lifetime.
On the rest of the post. Officially here in South Africa we only have the rest of this month as winter. The birds are already chirpping...YOOHOOOO

Karen Jones Gowen said...

People who make these comments have got to be moms with kids going to school. Because once the kids go back to school, summer is officially over LOL.

Linda Kage said...

LOL!!! I love the booty shorts. I hope it was a dare.

I'm not ready for summer to be over yet either. I don't care how close the end might be coming!

Have fun on your stay-cation, and thanks for the Bliss link!