Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck in Books!


I love, love, love hanging out on the beach reading romance novels. I haven’t actually made it to the beach this summer, but I just got back from the Romance Writers of American conference and came home with HUGE PILES of swag–including lots and lots of novels! I also came home to the official announcement that Entangled Publishing has picked up my three-book Hometown Heroes series in their Red-Hot Bliss line.

So for this giveaway hop, I am featuring my own romance novella, Taming the Country Star, and giving away a paperback copy of Avenge Me by Maisey Yates that I picked up at RWA. So check out the highlights of these two books below, leave a comment telling me what you love most about romance novels (it will be an entry on the Rafflecopter!), enter to win, then HOP to the rest of the blogs!

He’ll do anything to win her heart. She’ll do anything to keep him away.

Country star Cole Grayson is in town, and Kylie Andrews is less than thrilled. As if months of changing the radio station and tearing down his posters weren’t bad enough, now she has to deal with a town of fans swarming toward the man who deceived her the year before. But when Kylie’s eyes meet Cole’s again, she can’t deny the electric chemistry that drew her to him the first time around.

Cole Grayson is on a mission. Ever since Kylie left him, he hasn’t been able to forget her sweet country smile. After writing a song just for her, he sets off for her hometown to prove he’s not the player she thinks he is. But as much as Cole can’t forget her, Kylie wonders if she can forgive him…



Kylie Andrews’s Texas-themed gift shop, Cowbelles, sat on the very outer edge of Fort Worth’s Stockyards District, not far from Jimmy’s Honky Tonk. And much to her dismay, no matter how often she cleared it, the wall adjacent to her store remained covered with announcements for local events.

Like, for example, concerts.

She stared at the latest layer of advertisements.

From the topmost poster, Cole Grayson stared out at her, leaning against the edge of an old barn door, guitar at his feet. One booted foot was kicked up against the wooden wall behind him. His dark-blond hair curled around behind one ear and fell down across his eye on the other side. A cowboy hat rested on the ground next to the guitar.

Her hand drifted up toward the image, hovering several inches from the picture of his face. She glanced around. None of the other shopkeepers were outside. No one was watching.

“Bastard,” she whispered to herself, and ripped the poster off the wall.

At least, she tried to. It was thicker than she had expected, attached more firmly, and it resisted her pull.

Chewing on her lip, she took another look around, dropped her bag to the ground, and reached up to grasp the edge with both fists, jerking at it in opposite directions. A tiny tear opened up along the side, and she yanked harder. Finally, the poster ripped—right across Cole Grayson’s lying eyes.

She tugged at the image some more, glancing around surreptitiously every few moments and dropping ragged pieces of paper on the ground at her feet, until there was nothing left on the wall but a few fluttering strips.

Gathering the mutilated shreds together, she opened her bag and shoved them inside until they overflowed, bright ribbons of color in the morning light.

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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins is the author of contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them. She currently writes for Entangled’s Red-Hot Bliss line.


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I will be giving away one paperback copy:


Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York’s elite would never believe it—especially as his infamous philanthropic father is at its core! With everything he believed in shattered, how can Austin take down his father—risking his family name and those he loves—without any proof?

Until one earth-shattering night with Katy Michaels unlocks not only their deepest, most passionate desires but also the key to bringing Jason Treffen’s reign to an end. But with an intense sexual attraction that combines a heady mix of exquisite pleasure and sublime pain, will they satiate their thirst for revenge and each other…or lose themselves forever in the darkness?


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14 comments on “Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop!

  1. isisthe12th says:

    My favorite setting for a romance novel would be at the beach at sunset.

  2. ladymagnolia99 says:

    I like Romance novels that is set by any kind of water scenery. I find the water very romantic!!

    Judy Cox

  3. Cheryl Rogers says:

    My favorite setting for a book would be tropical or oceanfront.

  4. Mary Preston says:

    I like castles I must say.

  5. bn100 says:

    don’t really care about settings

  6. barniebad says:

    My favorite settings for a romance novel would be a the beach. The has a little of everything you need for romance like the stars, the sound of the waves and of course a blanket which you can sit on and stare endlessly at the waves.

  7. BookLady says:

    My favorite setting for a romance novel is a tropical island.

  8. Mai Tran says:

    My favorite setting for a romance novel is long distance love.

  9. I like a setting that has something paranormal about it, whether it’s the environment, the creatures, or the characters themselves (preferably the latter, if I must choose only one).

  10. lkish77123 says:

    I like small town settings.

  11. Jess says:

    Somewhere in the south!

  12. janicecrespo says:

    I love a good romance book set out in the West.

  13. Anita H. says:

    I love a good romance set with a majestic background like at a castle

  14. Daniel M says:

    don’t really have any fav setting, i’ll go with the flow

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