Sunday, July 11, 2010

Guest Post: Shelena Shorts (And giveaway!)

This Saturday our guest is Shelena Shorts, the author of The Pace, released last year. Its sequel, The Broken Lake, is being released in August. So, today Shelena shares her thoughts regarding summer and books with all of us.

Perfect Summer Book: SOS!
Reading on the beach, listening to waves crash. Ahh... oh how I wish I was there right now. It's neck and neck to curling up by a fire in the winters with a good book. And actually, if I had to choose which one I preferred, I don't think I could. Good thing nature is choosing for me! It's 95 degrees in Virginia and a trip to the beach is right around the corner! Yes, yes, and yes!!

But now I have a dilemma of what books to take. It's getting harder and harder to choose, because I have kids and those quiet hours on the beach, listening to waves crashing are getting replaced by, "Mommy look at me. Mommy, come swim. Mommy, watch this:D!"

That means lots of interruptions, but I do still get time to read! I just can't pick ones where I know they'll be page turners or highly intense, because it's not fun to read a little here or there when you have to stop, and the whole time, you're itching to find out what happens back on those pages. It can make a vacation more stressful LOL!

So for me, right now, the perfect beach read is a love story, but not a suspenseful one. One where the characters have great chemistry, they have an obstacle to climb that's not sad, and one that I can walk away from and pick back up feeling just as content as when I left off. Those are hard to find, but when you do....it's peerrrffecttt! Right?

Giveaway

Besides doing a guest post for our Challenge, Shelena is also donating a super-cool The Pace Summer Prize Pack! There will be only ONE winner, who will receive a Beach bag, a Beach towel, a signed copy of The Pace and The Pace bookmarks. The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.

- It's not required to be a follower of this blog, but you will only be entered once you have signed up for the Challenge. Done that, leave a comment here with your email address.

- Extra entries? Spread the word about the Beach Reads Summer Challenge and leave the link here on the comments.

- Like all the others Beach Reads Summer Challenge giveaways, this one will end on August 30th and the winner will be announced on August 31st.
Good luck, y'all!

25 comments:

  1. Mandy Porto

    mandybeckham@hotmail.com

    Divulguei no twitter: http://twitter.com/mandyyporto/status/18299331968


    :DDDD

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  2. Great!!

    magabygc AT gmail.com

    tweet: http://twitter.com/magabygc/status/18302671810

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  3. Great!

    itzel_library@hotmail.com

    Cheers!

    Yelania

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  4. Oooh, definitely entering this!

    carabee14@gmail.com

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  5. oh yeah, gonna enter for sure!

    miranda_lynn2001@live.com

    http://myelclecticbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-summer-beach-reads-challenge.html

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  6. Opa! *-*

    nayazinha_12@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/Na_Paiva/status/18310919868

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  7. I have the challenge button on my sidebar: http://theprairielibrary.blogspot.com/

    theprairielibrary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. please enter me
    I follow and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lilblupixie

    wanda f
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  9. Oh my, I love summer because I get to read all day long! And I'd have to agree with the perfect beach read being a love story. What is better than being all giggly and hopeful on a summer day? :)

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  10. Yay!

    Jillian
    randomramblings2010@gmail.com

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  12. Wow! Already signed up for the challenge!
    Extra entries-
    Added the contest to my right sidebar under 'Contests'(http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/)
    Tweeted-http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/18336402108
    Facebook post-http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000126953872&v=wall&story_fbid=131773140195384
    Live Journal post-http://bookaholic-d.livejournal.com/7908.html

    *fingers crossed*
    frndz.debas@gmail.com

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  13. I would like to enter this contest.

    I am a GFC follower.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I sighed up!

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  15. hellsonearth@gmail.com

    :) thanks

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  16. Kynha

    talktomyhand@live.com

    http://twitter.com/Kweird/status/19766248335

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  17. Me! Carol,

    garotaquele(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Aline Goncalves
    alinegon_bh arroba yahoo.com.br

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  19. Letícia Bersot

    leticiabersot_pbi@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/leticiabersot/status/21109689721

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  20. I signed up for the challenge.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  21. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/21143667952

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  22. Elena
    elenasalvatore95@gmail.com

    I'm signed up for the challenge.

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  24. Sue
    suellencoletta@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/omgimbleeding_/status/22452186956
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=737978088#!/profile.php?id=737978088&v=wall&story_fbid=149918108366777&ref=mf

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