Friday, March 27, 2015

The Denim Blue Sea by Joanne DeMaio

The Denim Blue Sea by Joanne DeMaioI’m delighted today to be participating in author Joanne DeMaio virtual book tour for her latest release, THE DENIM BLUE SEA.

Joanne, a fellow coffee lover, always brings such interesting characters to life in her stories. You can check out a brief synopsis of her latest book on Goodreads and I’m here to share my thoughts on it today.


Author Joanne DeMaio has a unique writing style that flows rhythmically drawing the reader deeper into the story with the turn of each page. Her latest release, THE DENIM BLUE SEA, is a perfect example of her writing method.

Friends gather at seaside Stony Point of Long Island South for the wedding of denim designer Maris Carrington and architect Jason Barlow. As with most weddings, all does not go smoothly. Maris and Jason are faced with tough choices as they draw closer to their wedding day. Several members of the wedding party are also confronted with their own problems prior to the wedding.

The family and friends come together to help the couple realize their dream. The ups and downs along the way to the alter makes for an even sweeter ending. A long-lost journal enhances the story through adding character depth and insight.

The author’s vivid descriptions and eye for detail places the reader in the middle of the activities. Readers can almost feel the sand under their feet as the story unfolds. An intriguing romance blended with bits of humor, suspense, and inspiration makes this a well-balanced story.

The characters are well-developed, likable and realistic. The mix of different careers and personalities makes for an engaging group that readers can relate to.

THE DENIM BLUE SEA is a feel-good story that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The ride will entertain, inspire and cause you to smile a time or two as you quickly turn the pages to discover what happens.

The Denim Blue Sea by Joanne DeMaio, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, @2015, ISBN: 978-1505650747, Paperback, 370 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Here’s a bit of background on the author for those who aren’t familiar with her.

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Her fifth novel, The Denim Blue Sea, was recently published. 

Currently at work on her next book, Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut. 

To learn more about the author, visit She also enjoys hearing from readers on her Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you find seaside communities relaxing and enjoyable? Do you think a wedding by the sea would be nice or would it be problem-riddled?

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  1. Hi Mason and Joanne - excellent to see another release by Joanne - she writes so descriptively ... and I'm sure the story line will take us along all those coves, beaches, sparkling seas - sounds glorious .. good luck - cheers Hilary

  2. I think that every wedding has its problems. It is how they are solved which is important...
    The Denim Blue Sea sounds really good - and reminds me that it is way too long since I have been to a beach. Any beach.

  3. No wedding goes off perfectly.
    From the description, I can see this becoming a movie.

  4. Impending weddings can be really stressful, and there's always heightened emotion. I think that's part of what makes them solid contexts for stories. And the setting sounds good too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Mason, thanks! Happened to come back and realized my book is in your sidebar. Thanks. (I'm updating my blogroll and having to copy every address again.)

  6. A wedding is always a good event to bring everyone together. Sounds like another one for my ever growing list.

  7. Wow, this is a name from the past. I met Joanne during a course we took on blogging back in 2009. Congrats to her and her successful writing career. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  8. The only bad thing about a wedding by the sea is that it is susceptible to weather. If you end up with a rainy/stormy day or it turns unseasonably cold, you're hosed! So you'd need a backup plan.

  9. such a lovely cover! I want to be there

  10. Congratulations to Joanne! Weddings are an amazing source of conflict, and therefore a perfect subject for a book. Plus, the cover's gorgeous. Life is better by the water.

    VR Barkowski


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