Secrets and Palm Trees on MAUI!!

Today on the Beach, we are happy to welcome the Bestselling Amazon Author of THE DREAM JUMPER'S PROMISE, Kim Hornsby. Rumor has it, you've written the prequel to the Award-Winning Suspense/Romance about a man who can enter dreams. Tell us more, Kim...

I'm thrilled to release the love story, GIRL OF HIS DREAM, the book that will explain how Jamey and Tina originally met and why there was a ten year gap in their relationship. These two people have big secrets!
And they guard them well. Both masters of playing their cards close to their chests, the thirty-two-year old James and the twenty-five-year old Kristina approach each other cautiously when they meet for the first time in Lahaina, Maui, the charming historic town on West Maui where anything can happen and does. Having lived in Lahaina for 11 years,
I wrote this story from the background of a scuba instructor and someone who enjoyed her single girl days on this amazing island. I even have to visit Maui regularly to do research like below, where I dove Kapalua Bay in 2015.

Here's the premise:

James Dunn is a loner, always has been, ever since he discovered at age 8 that he has the gift of hyper-intuition and can slip into other people's dreams. Finding himself on Maui between jobs with the Seattle Police Department, James hires Kristina Greene, a scuba instructor, to certify him as a Deep Diver. Over the 5 day course, things heat up and James breaks down Kristina's hard and fast rule about not dating students. It doesn't take long before the charmingly sexy James and the feisty and resistant Kristina fall into bed together. Driven by her anger towards her parents and the tension of keeping a dark secret, Kristina lets wild abandon take over. More than once James calls Kristina a "tiger" in bed and is happy to match her enthusiasm. (Reader, be warned that they are like any couple at the beginning of a love affair when they can't get enough of each other.) They each have a secret that must be guarded and kept, especially from each other. As they get closer, emotionally, keeping these secrets becomes almost impossible and both are put to the ultimate test until James enters a dream of Kristina's that changes everything.

If you have read the DREAM JUMPER series, you know that this story does not end well for James and Kristina and that is the premise for the next book. Second Warning.

I invite you to pick up a copy of Girl of his Dream, drink a Corona with James, feel the ocean breeze, smell the plumeria flowers and experience the magic of Maui.

The Girl of his Dream
Available Now...
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Kim Hornsby is an Award-Winning, Bestselling Author of The Dream Jumper's Promise, a permanently free book on AMAZON.

Indie Author Day 2016

I am pleased to be part of the special Indie Author Day event being hosted by the King County Library System on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the KCLS Service Center in Issaquah.

Readers and authors are encouraged to attend the free event, which will include workshops and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including:
  • Pathways to publication
  • Book marketing
  • Industry information and resources
  • Accessing Amazon services
  • Self-e, a platform that connects libraries and indie authors
Several notable industry leaders will be participating in the event: Jon Fine, Robin Cutler, Kiera Parrott, Jim Blanton and L. Penelope.

There will also be 25 authors on hand to share their books and personal experiences: Ksenia Anske, Rachel Barnard, D.K. Cassidy, Kristine Cayne, Jennifer Conner, Deborah O’Neill Cordes, Jacki Delecki, Emily Dietrich, Toddie Downs, Susan Griner, Julianna Hinckley, SaraLynn Hoyt, Claire Luana, Sonya Rhen, Rebecca Ross, Sandy McCormack, Sibelle Stone, Susan Schreyer, Neal Starkman, Marcella Van Oel, Shawna Walls, Lisa Earl Wilson, Allen Wolf, Amy Wolf, Sabrina York.

If you've ever considered writing a book or simply enjoy meeting local authors, don't miss Indie Author Day 2016. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with authors from all genres while learning about the exciting innovations in today's publishing industry. Be sure to look for me and say hello! Save

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you follow social media, you may have noticed that Pumpkin Spice Latte has become synonymous with autumn. Starbucks may have started the trend, but several other chains have jumped on the #PSL bandwagon, including McDonalds and Dunkin' Donuts. There are even memes poking fun at the seasonal phenomenon.

While the chain drinks are delicious, they are also expensive and tend to be high in sugar and calories. Here's a quick and easy recipe to whip up your own Pumpkin Spice Latte...and this one has real pumpkin in it!

1 cup milk
2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee
Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

Combine the first five ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until hot. You can also use a small saucepan. Whisk vigorously until the mixture is foamy. Pour coffee or espresso in large mug and add the milk mixture. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.

Click here for a Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.

What's your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin? Share your suggestions and recipes with other #PSL fans.

Labor Day Giveaway

Goodbye summer, hello autumn! Labor Day, which was established as a federal holiday in 1894 to honor achievements of American workers, unofficially marks the end of summer and start of fall. One of my favorite fall treats is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte so I'm celebrating by giving away a $25 Starbucks gift card and To Be Read pile of signed romance novels from different authors.

Visit my Facebook page and comment with what you love most about autumn for a chance to win. One lucky winner will be announced Monday, September 5.

This autumn holds lots of tricks and treats so visit my website, sign up for my newsletter, or connect with me on social media at Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to watch for the upcoming release of A Cantata of Love on audiobook this fall. You can preview the story, narrated by Pearl Hewitt, here.

#amreading #amwriting #amlistening

5 Ways to celebrate Romance Awareness Month, including 5 romantic reads

Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month? I love the idea of "raising awareness" about romance. I don't think people intentionally become lackadaisical about romance, but life gets busy. Between work, family and other obligations, it's easy for romance to get bumped to the bottom of the list. Everyone needs a little romance in their lives. Your marital status doesn't matter. Whether you are single, married or it's complicated, you can celebrate Romance Awareness Month.

If you aren't sure what I mean by romance, let's look at the definition for a moment:

Here are five ways to infuse excitement, glamour, mystery, passion, love and romance in your life. Feel free to share your own ideas by comment on this blog post or visiting on Facebook.

Flirt a little.

Buy something silky, slinky, sensuous or sexy. It could be a new pair of shoes, lounging pajamas or lingerie.

Say I Love You to everyone you love, including your furry friends.

Indulge in a decadent treat, something that will make your palate say "OMG". Luscious chocolates, a gooey dessert, a bottle of wine or a meal at your favorite "special occasion" restaurant.

Curl up with a romance novel.

A Cantata of Love audiobook in production

I'm excited to announce that Pearl Hewitt, the talented voice actor who narrated the other three titles in the Code Breakers series, will also narrate Michael and Gabrielle's story. A Cantata of Love will be available on audio in mid-September. Click HERE for an audio sample.

To celebrate this addition to the Code Breakers audiobook series, I'm giving away three sets to three lucky winners. Enter the Triple Play Giveaway by vising me on Facebook and simply Liking, Sharing or Comment on my post.

#amlistening #amreading

The 20 Second REVIEW

Did you love the book? Leave a review!

On AmazonBooks, Find the title, Drop down and Click on Write a Customer Review
Then, simply Copy the whole message below (between the stars) and Paste it into the review box. Next, delete extra words and add your unique words (if you like.)
This process takes less than 20 seconds!

Titles Can Be Simple

Loved it!

Page Turner!

Excellent Read

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I enjoyed/loved/liked this book because it was suspenseful/funny/compelling . The author did a great job with the characters/the plot/the ending/the narrative.
The book will especially appeal to teens/women/men.


Don't Copy This Part

On behalf of authors, whose careers depend on good reviews, I thank you for taking 20 seconds to help. And remember, mean reviews are not necessary. A lack of reviews already speaks volumes to the public.
This is one of my favorite recent reviews:

on August 7, 2016
Excellent book. I was completely engrossed in the story line.

Authors: Feel free to add this link at the end of your books to help your readers leave a quick review!

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Kim Hornsby
Bestselling Author of The Dream Jumper Series