Friday, October 29, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway - Sand, Salt, and Spirits: Last Chance Beach Romance by Kathryn Hills

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Sand, Salt, and Spirits by Kathryn Hills. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Sand, Salt, and Spirits: Last Chance Beach Romance
Author: Kathryn Hills
Publication Date: September 26th 2021
Print Length: 194 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Can a weekend visit to Last Chance Beach undo decades of brokenhearted memories? Conjuring up some island magic might just be their trick. Or treat!

Kyle Worthington hasn’t returned to Last Chance Beach in years. He’s worked hard to prove himself to his overbearing father and the rest of the world. Now it’s October, and the vacation island paradise is celebrating the season with an island-wide Fall Festival. Family obligation demands he participate. Everyone will be there, including the ghost that haunts his grandparents’ B&B.

The running joke that Kyle never sticks with anything—not a career or a woman—will continue to plague him. Unless he brings a knockout of a date to the weekend-long event. Cassandra Corwin fits the bill perfectly. Kyle’s had his eye on his brilliant, beautiful coworker since day one. But Cassie is an enigma, a loner. There’s no room in her life for anyone except Odin, her goofball of a Great Dane.

Will this woman of mystery agree to Kyle’s scheme to impress his family? Can two near strangers from opposite worlds survive family gatherings and back-to-back Halloween events while pretending to be a couple? Kyle’s father seems hell-bent on derailing everything before they even shout “Boo!”

Or will the island’s magic prove too powerful for them to resist?

**The eBook is only $0.99!**

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EXCERPT:
Kyle’s brain screamed, okay…time to fess up. “Cassie…before we go any further, there’s something I must confess. Please don’t get mad.”

Her smile evaporated. “Oh, that’s never good.”

“Hang on…it’s not good, but it’s not terrible, either.”

“Yet to be determined.” She crossed her arms and leveled a hard stare on him. “Spill it.”

“I may have…Okay, I definitely said…you’re my girlfriend.” Kyle cringed in anticipation of her reaction.

“You said what?” Her voice spiked.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what came over me.”

“A death wish?” she accused with a scowl. “Who did you say this to?”

“Not many. Just my sister, Kat.” He swallowed hard and took a step back. “She told my grandmother.”

“No?” Her tone went dangerously low.

“…who then told my mother when she called to say she wasn’t sure if she was coming. Who, in turn, told Kendall, my younger sister. Who really isn’t coming, by the way. So, that part’s good.”

“Is it now, Kyle? Really?” Cassie demanded with an infuriated huff.

“Yeah…except Kat told her boyfriend, Ben. Now I’m done. I think. Maybe not. News travels fast on Last Chance Beach.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of KATHRYN’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories include ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, this best-selling author is reading, researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband, daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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GIVEAWAY:
Kathryn Hills will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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64 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading, Slehan! Happy Halloween!

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    1. I've had this book in my head since 2020, when I was writing my first Last Chance Book, Secondhand Hearts. So, I'll say it's been "in process" for over a year now. It was a super-fun book to write though. Exactly how I'd love to spend Halloween. :D

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  3. I love the cover and look forward to reading the book

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I hope you enjoy this fun in the sun Halloween romance!

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  4. Your book cover makes me want to feel the beach sand in between my toes.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. I ALWAYS love the beach! But it was fun to couple that feeling with a Halloween love story. My imagination was on overdrive. LOL

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  5. Romance is a favorite genre of mine.
    And I love the fun cover!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I adore this cover, created by artist Kristian Norris. It was a challenge, I'm sure, to meet my request for a Halloween romance set on a vacation island paradise. But she did it, and I'm oh so glad. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Thank you for hosting me on your lovely blog today! I'm excited to introduce your readers to Halloween on Last Chance Beach! :D

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  7. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  8. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. Seen this earlier, seems interesting!

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  11. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. David HollingsworthOctober 30, 2021 at 1:27 AM

    Congrats on the book!

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  13. As I look at this beach book cover, I can almost hear the sea waves lapping at the shore!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. great cover, sounds like a wonderful book

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  15. Looks like a great beach read. Good work,

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  16. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  17. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  18. With this book in hand, you could almost feel the sea breeze blowing in your hair!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. This is going on my to read soon list.

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  20. You are a new author for me- this book looks like the one for me to start with

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  21. What did you do for Halloween night?

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  22. Did you dress up for Halloween?

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  23. David HollingsworthNovember 1, 2021 at 1:34 AM

    Sounds like a great story.

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  24. I love this cover & what I have read about the book.

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  25. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  26. Thanks for the great excerpt! The book sounds very interesting, and I have it on my reading list.

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  27. David HollingsworthNovember 2, 2021 at 2:19 AM

    What was the best advice you've ever received?

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  28. Do you back up your files daily?

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  29. Where do you get your inspiration?

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  30. David HollingsworthNovember 3, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Do you enjoy being an author?

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  31. I could read this in one sitting!!

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  32. sounds like a fun one

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  33. What's crazy court case you've ever heard of?

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  34. Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?

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  35. Kyle is going to do it! Last Chance Beach would be the best place to be!

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  36. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  37. Odin is a great name for a dog character

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  38. About how many books do you write in a year?

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  39. David HollingsworthNovember 5, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    How many books have you written?

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  40. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  41. Have you ever punched someone straight in the face?

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