What makes a book a beach read? A steamy romance, a bone-chilling thriller, a heartfelt, emotional roller coaster? Yes, yes, and yes.
To me, “beach reads” simply means a book you want to devour, which honestly, is ANY book. The difference is, if you are anything like me and your reading time is relegated to the ten minutes before you fall asleep each night, beach time is the only time you get to read a book in long, uninterrupted stretches, which is the ideal way to read anything.
I love the beach, the sand, the ocean, the calming sounds and breezes, but truly, the reason why I love my summer days at the beach and my winter-time beach vacations (which have been too few of late!) is because they mark the only time I get days of pure, continuous reading.
In honor of my favorite time of year, and because so much of BECOMING JINN is set at the beach, I’m running an exclusive summer promotion.
If you buy BECOMING JINN in any form (hardcopy, ebook, newly released audio!), simply send me a copy of the receipt at SummerOfJinn@icloud.com and you’ll receive free, bracelet temporary tattoos. And for those who buy the hard copy, I’ll toss in a signed bookplate.
The perfect beach accessory–jewelry that won’t fall off in the sand or the ocean, letting you bring the bling even to the beach!
Summer Blog Tour
Plus, I’m heading off on a Summer of Jinn Blog Tour, swinging by a bunch of fantastic blogs talking about beach reads, summer, Azra’s favorite beachy things, and more.
And at each stop, you have the chance to enter to win goodies, including a gift card for, of course, books, and even a copy of the recently released audiobook of BECOMING JINN, now available on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Click to hear a sample.
SUMMER OF JINN BLOG TOUR
Check out all the blog tour stops as they go live and enter to win the Summer of Jinn Blog Tour grand prize!
July 2: B&N Teen Blog: My Favorite 2015 Debut Beach Reads
July 6: Fangirlish: Exclusive Chapter Reveal
July 7: Dark Faerie Tales: Q&A, Special Announcement, and Exclusive Giveaway
July 8: Adventures in YA Publishing: A BECOMING JINN Debut Lesson: The Trouble with Measuring Success
July 9: Patchwork Press: Write All Year Pep Talk: Breaking the Rules
July 10: YA Books Central: Exclusive BECOMING JINN excerpt with a signed book giveaway!
July 10: Fangirlish: 2 for 1 Friday
July 13: Comfort Books: Q&A
July 15: Freshman Fifteens: The 15ers share their favorite beach reads
July 16: Children’s Book Review: All-Time Favorite Beach Reads
July 16: Bewitched Bookworms: Azra and Henry’s Favorite Beach Reads
July 17: Katie’s Book Blog: Guest Writing Post: Overcoming the Stubborn Gene: A Revision Lesson
Be sure to check out each post where you will be able to enter to win the grand prize blog tour giveaway for bookstore gift cards so you can pick out your very own beach read! (Open internationally.)