Today contemporary romance author, Kate Meader, brings summer vacation to your back door for the next stop on our BOOKCATION!
Bring that Summer Vacay to a Patio Near You
by Kate Meader, author of Feel the Heat
Blameless blue skies, warm ocean breezes, golden sand between
your toes…that’s what pops into my head when I think of summer vacation, but to be honest, I can’t remember the last time my summer vacation turned out that way. I’ve never been a sun, sand, and surf kind of girl. I’m too citified, too pale. Too Irish. Nowthat I live in Chicago, I might get a blue sky if I wait a few minutes. The warm breeze might ruffle my hair but more likely the humidity will mushroom it into something that terrifies small dogs and children. And Lake Michigan, while sparkly gorgeous to look at, ain’t inviting enough for a pleasure dip. That’s just a horror movie waiting to happen.
There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to get away to the ocean: you’re overworked, overscheduled, over your credit card limit. Or maybe like my vampiric self, that’s just not your thing.So what are your options? For me, summer vacation is a state of mind. I can sit on my back yard patio with a mojito and my Kindle, and my summer vacation comes to me even if it’s just a few hours on week nights or a couple of days at the weekend. Steps away, my husband fires up the grill, and throws on a steak and some corn, giving me the double benefit of a great meal and a hot-man-in-apron. (The view is very, very nice.)The sounds of the city surround me but that’s okay—it’s what I signed on for! I might not be able to get away from it all but I’ve got fictional boyfriends on the e-reader, a good-looking guy on deck, and an adult beverage in my hand.
Need a (fictional) man who knows how to satisfy in the kitchen and other rooms in the house? Then spare a thought for Jack Kilroy, the jaded celebrity chef hero of FEEL THE HEAT, the first in my Hot in the Kitchen series about an Italian restaurant-owning family and the sexy, sizzling chefs who love them. Now available at all fine e-tailers for $2.99!
Kate is giving away a fun foodie swag pack of heart-shaped measuring spoons, a “Grate Love” cheese grater, a pizza cutter, a Feel the Heat fridge magnet, and a few other tasty items. To enter:
1. Leave a comment about a stay-cation you took (a vacation at home) and if/why it was awesome.
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