Monday, July 1, 2013


Two years ago this month Beachwalk Press released our first books. To celebrate, we're hosting a Love on the Beach blog hop. This will run from July 1st through July 14th. Over 20 Beachwalk Press authors are participating and we have some fabulous prizes to give away.

The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!

Additional prizes include:
* A beach tote bag filled with Beachwalk Press print books (winner's choice of 5 print titles)
* Two gift certificates of $25 each (winners' choice of GC from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks)

Also, each author will be giving away an additional prize of their choosing.
That's almost 30 prizes in total!
To be entered into the drawings just click on the authors' names listed below to visit their blog, then leave a comment with your email address included.

Each author will be posting a spotlight on one of their Beachwalk Press books (or a spotlight on a series they have with Beachwalk Press), and they will also be sharing what drew them to publish with us. Warning: You'll be seeing some great books, so expect your 'I want to read it' list to increase :)

~Southern Embrace~

Can a long lost love mend a grieving heart?

Widowed at twenty-three, Savannah Grant is devastated and consumed with grief, a grief that she can't seem to move past. When her high school sweetheart, Lance Peterson, re-enters her life, Savannah struggles with the feeling that she would be betraying her deceased husband by moving on. Plus, she can't forget the way Lance broke her heart all those years ago.

Lance never stopped loving Savannah. He wants a second chance, and he's willing to do anything it takes to convince her to give him one. Will she give in and let Lance love her, showing her a passion beyond anything she thought possible?

Content Warning: adult language, explicit sexual situations, anal play


It was a beautiful Friday afternoon. Van grabbed her purse and headed out to the mall. Nikki's shower was the following weekend, and Nikki had been on her to get a new dress for days, threatening to drag her shopping kicking and screaming if she didn't go herself.

Once at the mall, Van picked up some last minute gifts for Nikki. After trying on a few dresses, she found a knee-length, strapless coral dress. She purchased it and was off in search of a pair of shoes. When she found the perfect pair of coral and silver heels, Van concluded the trip to the mall a complete success.

Her cellphone rang as she was leaving the shoe store. She dug around in her bag to find it. With her head down and her steps brisk, she ran right into someone.

"I'm so sorry. I'm such a klutz," she said as she looked up into the brown eyes of her first love. She gasped and took a step back, surveying him. His light brown hair was a little shorter and he was built like a man now, not the boy she used to know. She stood frozen in place, staring at him. This can't be happening. A tidal wave of emotions rushed through her at once. Anger, resentment, hatred, but mainly pain…so much pain.


"Lance? Oh my God!" She took another step back. "How?"

"I-I talked to Nikki. She told me you would be here. I needed to see you. When I heard what happened…" He paused. "I knew I couldn't stay away any longer. I'm so sorry."

The more he talked, the more Van's anger flared. Who does he think he is? He left me! Turned his back on me when he cut all ties!

"What exactly are you sorry for, Lance? That my husband died or that you broke my heart all those years ago?" The words she spoke were full of acid. "You have a lot of nerve just showing up here like nothing ever happened. Go away." She turned to leave.

"Please, Van, just talk to me. Give me a chance to explain," he begged as he reached for her hand.

"Don't you dare touch me," she said through gritted teeth, yanking her hand away. "What do you want from me?" She stared at him while plotting all the ways she was going to torture Nikki for her betrayal.

She seethed as he looked around. "Calm down, Van. People are starting to stare. Please, can we go somewhere more private and talk? There is so much I need to tell you."

"What could you possibly have to say to me that would make up for what you did? I mean, I know you had to move, but you cut all ties with me. Like the three years we spent together meant nothing to you, like I meant nothing to you. Damn you, Lance, you didn't even try to make it work."

"Please, Savannah. Give me a chance to explain."

"Give me one reason why I should."

"Because I still love you. I. Never. Stopped. I cut all ties with you because I had to. Long distance relationships never work out. I was afraid you would wake up one day and resent me. Being apart from you was killing me. I thought this way we would both be able to move on. But I was wrong, I never was able to move on. I let the love I have for you consume me. I wanted to come back sooner, but then I heard you'd gotten married. When I found out what had happened, I wanted to rush here and be by your side, but I figured you would need some time."

His words shocked and confused her. After she took a few moments to process everything, she shook her head. "I can't do this." She turned and walked away, then stopped. "Go back to wherever it was you came from and leave me alone."

"I won't give up on you. I won't stop trying, and I most definitely won't ever leave you again."

"Just go away, Lance. You're good at that," she snarled before she walked away. She didn't dare turn around because looking at him as he begged her to give him a chance to explain would certainly weaken her. Van needed to focus on how she was going to kill her so-called best friend.

Buy links:  Beachwalk  Press       Barnes & Noble      Amazon

Watch the Trailer:

What drew me to Beachwalk Press?

My debut Novella Obsession was contracted by another publisher but they closed their doors before they released their first book. A dear friend of mine, Ella Jade, who already had a release with Beachwalk told me to send it to them. I was over joyed when I received the contract! I currently have three novellas with Beachwalk: Obsession, Naughty Little Bedtime Stories, and Southern Embrace. 

Beachwalk Press is an amazing publisher and I'm very proud to be one of their authors. As for my future, I do have a few stories started and I plan on staying right where I am… on the Beach!

My Giveaway:

I'm giving away a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card! 

Again just leave a comment on THIS post with your name along with your email address so we can contact you if you win!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other author participating in this hop! 


  1. Second chance stories are always interesting reads


  2. Love this giveaway with this awesome group of authors. TY for the chance

  3. This book is definitely on my TBR pile.

  4. Thanks for joining the hop...


  5. Thanks so much!


  6. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  7. thanks for the chance

  8. What a great giveaway, thank you so much! Fingers crossed I win :)

  9. Sounds like 'the beach' is a great place to be! Thank you for the giveaway.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  10. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! herveya85 at gmail dot com

  12. Thank goodness for you second chance as well! I have heard so many good things about Beachwalk. I am excited to be finding so many new authors.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  13. Thanks for participating on the hop :)
    This si a great giveaway!!!! :D

    stephaniedestiny (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Thanks for the chance! I enjoyed both the excerpt and the the trailer.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  15. Hi Tam! I love your books!


  16. Both books sound great Thanks for the chance to win
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  17. Thanks so much for the giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  18. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  19. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  20. Your books sound really good. I'll be giving them a closer look. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and excerpt!


  22. Thanks for the awesome blog hop! =)

  23. Thanks for the hop! Helena Ferrell

  24. HAWT excerpt!!! Thank you! Also, love the Blog Hop! Thank you for participating in the giveaway!

  25. I like the trailer.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  26. Awesome Giveaway...thank you :)

  27. Another great book I can't wait to read. My list is getting so long! :D


  28. Like the sound of that one.
    leighannecrisp @ yahoo dot com

  29. Love your video trailers! tchevrestt(at)