Saturday, August 18, 2012

Special Thanks to our Volunteers!

As the co-coordinator of this event, I'd like to say thanks to L.C. Giroux, Alicia Street, Tamara Ward and Cate Dean for helping me get the ball rolling. In addition, the authors participating each contributed in some way to make it a wonderful success, and thanks go out to all of them, too. True teams are only as good as the sum of all their parts and you guys are great!

But we also had a few authors without a new release who pitched in as if their books were 'on the line.' In appreciation of their hard work, we'd like to share some of their books with you and give them an extra special THANK YOU! Their help was essential in pulling this event off.

Kristine Cayne had to pull out of the launch when the release date for her anthology was delayed, yet she still pitched in by throwing an awesome Facebook Party with Shelia Seabrook and adding books to our Prize List. Find her at:  Website   Facebook   Twitter

Check out her 4.5 star rated romantic suspense...
Deadly Obsession
by Kristine Cayne

On sale now! $0.99 (regular price $3.99)

AmazonUS / UK/ Print, BN Nook, Kobo, Apple iTunes, Diesel,ARe, Smashwords,Sony

"Stock up on ice cubes because this is definitely one sizzling debut. Readers will be hooked from the first sentence - on the book and on Nic! As rich as a white chocolate cheesecake, Cayne's entrance into the suspense genre is invigorating, explosive and simply intoxicating." - RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars Top Pick)

When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer…

Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy’s perfect life. But it’s a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he’s always wanted—if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.

A Hollywood dream…

Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant—and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare

But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what’s happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who’ll stop at nothing—not even murder—to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.


Greg Carrico also experienced a delay in his release but it didn't stop him from donating to the prize list and pitching in with gusto! You can find Greg at: Website Facebook Twitter 

He keeps us smiling in this group (just read his BBB promo post), but his 5 Star rated Apocalypstick will have you squirming in your seat and still wanting more.
by Greg Carrico

Amazon, BN, Smashwords, Kobo
Behind every inexplicable action a man takes, you will find his warped perception of a woman.
Immerse yourself the minds and lives of two extraordinary men who did it all for the women they love.

Story 1. Finding Home
See the world through the eyes of a deeply troubled man as he quests for his twisted idea of a perfect home, a perfect woman, and a perfect life. Whether you are a casual reader or like to explore subtext, this very creepy jaunt will make your skin crawl.

Story 2. Killing Tiffany Hudson
Is there any line you wouldn't cross to save the life of a loved one? Is there any price you wouldn't pay? A young man battles the consequences of his answers in this Post-apocalyptic short fiction, where right masquerades as wrong, weakness as strength, and deadly monsters as... camels? Well, sometimes, yes.

Rhonda Hopkins is hard at work on her upcoming debut Illusion of Safety and yet she's gone way above and beyond in her support of this event. We invite you to check out her website and blog, Where Reality and Fiction Collide. Then follow her on Facebook or Twitter so that you can be the first to know when her book is available for your reading pleasure.

Rhonda writes non-fiction and fiction and in her words "I write suspense/thrillers, romantic suspense and horror. I may throw a little paranormal in some day. In the fiction world, I try to use the knowledge and expertise obtained in nearly 20 years of conducting investigations for the State of Texas and for the Family Courts to bring realism to my novels. But, I also want to share what I’ve learned through the years with those who may need the help while in the midst of custody litigation. I hope I can benefit others in this small way."


Lastly we must give a HUGE shout out to best-selling author D.D. Scott of the WG2E and the RG2E for opening the doors of both her blogs to the Beach Book Blast authors for posting and sharing with all you wonderful readers. Not only that, but she's been gifting copies of our new releases over at the RG2E for the duration of the event and even a few days beforehand. Talk about Above and Beyond! She lives the WG2E motto: Writers helping writers reach readers.

10 Years and 24 Hours to Indie Epublishing Success is one of the featured BBB Summer Launch Event books, and you can find her other books at the super-fab fun D.D. Scottville
On behalf of all the Summer Launch Event authors

Thank you!!!


  1. Thank you so much for the mention, Stacey! It was my pleasure helping out and I loved doing the blog posts. It was great getting to know everyone a little better. Great books too! Now I need more time to read. :-)

  2. Thank you all for making this event a special one. All the authors appreciate it. xx

  3. Thanks, everyone! It's a great event and I so appreciate everyone's work, time and money invested.

  4. Thank you for the mention, my BBB friends! I had a great time working with all of you on this book launch event, and especially the Facebook party :) I'm looking forward to next time.