Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Last Kiss of Summer {+ Giveaway}

It’s fun to be a part of the Release Week Blitz for LAST KISS OF SUMMER by Marina Adair, the first installment in her Destiny Bay series.

In celebration of the release, Marina is sharing an excerpt from the book and hosting a tour-wide giveaway. You have the opportunity to win one of 10 mass market paperback copies of LAST KISS OF SUMMER being given away. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

Author: Marina Adair
Series: Destiny Bay, #1
On Sale: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $5.99
eBook: $5.99

He's one bad apple she just can't resist…
          Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her "Life's short so eat the icing first" list and start her life over from scratch. Her shop, Sweetie Pies, is famous for its hot, flaky apple turnovers and sinfully delicious deep dish pie. For Kennedy though, nothing is more enticing than the tall, strapping slice of temptation who keeps coming back for more.
          Luke Callahan is determined to make his hard cider business a success. With his beloved father's cider recipe and the opportunity of a lifetime in his grasp, he'll stop at nothing to get this deal done. There's just one catch: he needs Kennedy's apples. At first, he thinks it'll be as easy as pie to charm those apples right off her trees. But Kennedy isn't falling for his tender charms or his wicked ways. When the negotiations start heating up, so do the feelings they have for each other. And it takes just one kiss to seal the deal…

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Here’s an excerpt from LAST KISS OF SUMMER for your reading pleasure.

Kennedy rested her elbows on the counter and leaned forward. “You cook, clean, and make house calls? Be still, my heart.”
“I aim to please.” He dried off his hands and brought two steaming mugs of coffee to the counter. “Which is why I was trying to be quiet, so you could get another few minutes of sleep, before I surprised you in bed.” He grinned. It was a wicked grin. “Again.”
Luke had done more than surprise her last night; he’d spoiled her for other men. Sure, he was an incredible lover, but it was the tender moments in between that made her nervous.
This thing between them couldn’t last. She knew that. She also understood that if he was looking for something more permanent, she wouldn’t be the kind of woman to inspire that kind of commitment. She was unable to do it with her perfect match, or even her own mother. The one person who was supposed to love her unconditionally. Which left Kennedy painfully afraid that she was missing that elusive quality that led to forever.
Finding out that she was right, that she was unlovable, from a man who obviously had an incredible capacity to love, as she’d seen with his friends and family, would be too painful to survive. So she took the moment for what it was, committing to memory the warm aroma of the coffee, the way the sun cast a glassy haze over the kitchen, and the sleepy expression on his face that made him look softer. More relaxed. Like this was where he was supposed to be.
In this kitchen—with her.
Kennedy was becoming more attached—she could feel it. The way he treated her, the way he made her feel, even the way he looked at her, like right now, as if she were special. Which made her feel special.

Author Marina Adair
Marina Adair is a #1 National bestselling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series and her new Heroes of St Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive.

For more on Marina and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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This tour-wide giveaway is for ten (10) mass market paperback copies of LAST KISS OF SUMMER by Marina Adair.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today during Marina’s blitz celebration. Have you ever thought about owning your own pie shop? Are you a fan of apple cider?


  1. So make hard apple cider pies! I bet those would sell like crazy.
    Believe it or not, I'm really not a pie person. Prefer cookies.

  2. This books sounds delicious!!! I love apples--anything apples. Mulled cider is wonderful, and I have a recipe for Apple Cider Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze that is awesome! I'd love to have a bake shop, right on main street here in my little home town. We have a Fall Festival here every year, and there is cider and fried apple pies and lots of other treats!

  3. I grew up on a tiny farm and we had six varieties of apples. As many apple pies as my mother made, we could've opened our own pie shop.

    And I LOVE hot apple cider.

  4. I wish it was the last kiss of summer, but I hear we will be having an Indian summer this year!

  5. What a great context for a romance novel. And apples just seem to go with late summer/autumn, home, etc.. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  6. Love the excerpt! This seems like a great book to read as summer winds down.


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