Sunday, June 30, 2013

Love On The Beach Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me here for Beachwalk Press's Love On The Beach Blog Hop!

I'm from Toronto, Canada and our summer is always cause for celebration considering how damn cold our winters can get! Sometimes, it feels like we're giving Russia a run for their money! We're so desperate for summer that as soon as the temperature gets above 0 degrees Celsius many will break out the flip flops!

But everyone knows, summer doesn't really start until you hear that one thing… that one thing that you've been waiting for since the temperatures starting dropping in September, and didn't start rising again until March, (sometimes April!)

The sound of the ice cream truck.

I heard it for the first time a few weeks ago and my heart filled with glee! Slushies, banana splits, chocolate dipped, chocolate/vanilla twists, snow cones!

I'm partial to the chocolate/vanilla twist myself. We've just spent six months suffering through a god awful winter and what's the first thing we run towards as soon as we can? The ice cream truck. Lol! Because as brutal as the winters get, that's how blistering our summers get.

Our beaches open up, but only a few of them are actually used for swimming because of environmental concerns which is sad, but after suffering through October to April, we're more than happy to just sit there and revel in the sun…while eating our ice cream.

As a part of the hop, I'm giving away a mini author swag pack that includes an ebook copy of my contemporary erotic romance with Beachwalk Press, Strawberry Wine along with a small E. Jamie tote bag and a bookmark. I'd first heard of Beachwalk Press after seeing their ad in a copy of RT magazine and I fell in love with their covers! I knew many of their authors online and heard so many wonderful stories about BWP that I knew I wanted them to be the home for Strawberry Wine.

Can these ex-lovers work together to save New York City's children?

Caleb and Laura were teenage sweethearts, poised on the edge of a beautiful future, then without explanation, Laura walked out. Now both are cops and have been partnered up to bring down a notorious criminal who is exploiting New York City's innocent children. Can they put aside old hurts to save the children, and will the flames of rekindled passion be enough to give their love a second chance?

Along with my prize, The grand prize is a Kindle Paperlight!
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)

Every entry at a participating blog is an entry for the grand prize so make sure to hit everyone's blogs listed here between July 1st to the 14th:
and comment WITH your e-maill addy to be entered to win not only the grand prize, but that individual author's prize too at their blog!

To win my author swag pack, leave me a comment with your email addy and tell me what your favourite ice cream flavour is! And if you happen to not like ice cream… (yes those people do exist!) What's your favourite summertime treat?


Unknown said...

I love eating gelati in the summer


Unknown said...

Love this giveaway with this awesome group of authors. TY for the chance I get gelati everyday at my work we make it fresh

Jessica said...

Awesome giveaway! THANKS! jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com

my fave icecream is mint chocolate chip

Chynarey said...

Rum & Ameretto


Anonymous said...

I like chocolate/vanilla twist cones.

TwiMom22580 said...
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TwiMom22580 said...

Dairy Queen is my favorite summer time treat.

The concept of this story has caught my attention!

E. Jamie said...

@Jessica H I haven't had gelato yet! Must try!

@Lorie I'm jealous!!!

@Jessica Definitely yummy!

@Chynarey I'm intrigued!

@angieia You and me both!

@TwiMom Thanks very much!

Jennifer Mathis said...

rocky road with peanuts instead of almonds

mertime said...

pretty much anything with chocolate, our bonnie brae has triple death chocolate that is to die for! Thanks for the great giveaway!

books4me said...

My absolutely favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip ice cream. But my FIRST favorite ice cream flavor was blue moon ice cream which I can't find anymore...sob!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

donnas said...

Mint, but I cant eat ice cream too often.

Love the cover.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Unknown said...

thanks for an awesome giveaway! email herveya85 at gmail dot com

my go to ice cream flavor is red velvet cake!

Unknown said...

I love the ice cream truck!! I think the one that goes around our neighborhood knows exactly when the kids are home. They can even hear the song in the house. My favorite flavor is actually from Baskin Robins..Baseball Nut. YUM!!
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Steph Destiny said...

I love strawberry Ice cream and also vanilla with caramel ice cream. Basically if it is sweet I would love it!!!! :D

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

stephaniedestiny at yahoo dot com

Juana said...

My favorite is Amaretto ice cream.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

E. Jamie, I loved The Arrangement and the Affair in the Resistance series. I am anxious to hear more about Friedrich and Elsa.

Cynthia Southern

This is a great giveaway!

Melissa Keir said...

I love any type of ice cream...but the drumstix cones are my favorite.


Unknown said...

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Thanks for the giveaway
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

LhasaLuma said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! My favorite ice cream is cake batter ice cream from Coldstone Creamery :D YUM! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

bn100 said...

chocolate chip

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

Chocolate is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Karen H said...

Being a Michigan native, my favorite ice cream flavor is Ryba's Mackinaw Island Fudge. Haven't had it for years....haven't had any Ryba's Fudge for years either. Gotta do something about that soon.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

E. Jamie said...

@JenniferMathis You know, I've never had Rocky Road. I feel deprived!

@mertime That would sure be a fun way to go! Lol!

@books4me Bluemoon? Was it blueberry?

@donnas Well, no, not every day. Lol!

@amanda There's red velvet ice cream??? I did not know this!

@Mel I don't think we ever outgrow the excitement when we hear that sound!

Stephy You and me both!

@Juana Amaretto sounds verrrry interesting!

@Unknown Thanks for the wonderful compliment! I hope to start polishing up book 3 soon!

@Melissa Oh gosh, yes! Those are so yummy!

@Crystal Chocolate Mint seems to be a running favorite!

@Lhasa Cake Batter? I think we've moved waaaay past 31 flavors these days. Lol!

@bn100 Yummy!

@Theresa A classic for sure!

@Karen Mmm, fudge ice cream sounds delish!

Froggy said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and excerpt! favorite ice cream is mint choc chip and ben and jerrys vanilla fudge carmel


Unknown said...

Thanks for the awesome blog hop! =) I'd have to say my favourite is pistachio!!

laurie said...

mine is chocolate mint

Katherina said...

Chocolate definitely :) yummm now I want some...

Unknown said...

I like to keep my ice cream flavors simple, so I can appreciate the taste, and the creamy texture. I usually reach for real vanilla bean or chocolate.

ELF said...

Wow, I never realized how lucky I was, we tend to hear the ice cream truck throughout the year. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.

Thanks for participating in the hop!

elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have to admit Sonic's Ice Cream Blasts are my favorite! I love the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or the Oreos...ooohhh...and mix those two flavors...OMG!!!

Thank you so much for this giveaway!

JanD said...

My favorite ice cream is Rocky Road or anything chocolate really.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Bailey68 said...

I love anything with chocolate and nuts in it. Though I have got sidetracked by Butter Pecan before.

Cathy said...

Anything that has chocolate icecream as base!

Sue Sattler said...

My favorite right now is chocolate chip cookie dough, but that might change with all the new flavors they keep putting out.


Unknown said...

I love Cherry Garcia ice cream. Can't eat alot of it but I love it all the same.

Unknown said...

My favorite flavor is chocolate raspberry truffle, although pretzels and salty caramel are giving CRT a run for its money this summer!

Unknown said...

I like chocolate chip. Not cookie dough.
leighannecrisp @ yahoo dot com

Tara said...

I'm sad to say...I'm lactose intolerant, so I'm one of those weird and rare people who doesn't eat ice cream. LOL. BUT I didn't always used to be this way. Before the LI thing hit me, I loved this place called Dairy Queen (not sure you have em up there?) and they had this like, shake but not runny enough to drink, with m&ms and stuff on top. It was called a blizzard. tchevrestt(at)

Anonymous said...

I like Cookie and Cream. Thanks for the giveaway.


E. Jamie said...

@Froggy Thanks for piping in! That sounds so good!

@Helena I still need to try pistachio

@laurie YUM!

@Katherina Definitely want some too!

@sexywriter Sometimes simple is best!

@Elf2060 That IS lucky...though in the middle of February if we saw the ice cream truck we'd probably throw rocks at it! Lol!

@Terry That sounds like an insanely good combination!

@JanD Yummy!

@Bailey68 Oh goodness, yes!

@Cathy Oooh, me too!

@Sue They keep coming out with new ones!!

@Becky Have to try that one!

@Sandy Pretzels and salty caramel??? Oh my goodness!

@melissa Yummy!

@Tara Oh goodness, I could cry for you! Yep, we have Dairy Queen too!

E. Jamie said...

Thanks so much to all of you who dropped by my blog!! I hope you continue to drop by anytime! The winner of the E. Jamie prize pack is Karen H! I shall get your prizes out to you asap!