But this Labor Day will be a momentous occasion in the Mardis household. My first full-length novel, The Shore Thing, will be released this Monday, Sept. 1. My goal of being a published novelist has gone from distant dream to distinct possibility to, well, a sure thing. Technically, this will be my second published book because in July 2013, I self-published an e-novella titled Getting Her Money's Worth as a tribute to a close friend who lost her years long battle with cancer-related illnesses. It's the story of two friends, two fates and two little time.
As thrilled as I was to see that book listed on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and Smashwords, it doesn't compare to the excitement yet to come. And this is only the beginning. My second contemporary romance novel, Shore Feels Right, is scheduled for a Nov. 3 release.
Liquid Silver Books is publishing both Shore novels as part of my Gulf Shore series, and I'm busy writing the third installment, tentatively titled Shore to Please, as I type this. I hope as summer slides into fall in your part of the world, you'll travel vicariously to the land of perpetual summer and spread your beach blanket in the sugar sands of Gulf Shore. I'll be waiting for you with a pina colada and some sunscreen in hand.
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