Archive - June 2014

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Coppertone – The Perfect Cologne
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Spinning Tales
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ENTER TO WIN!
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The Ex Lottery – Now Available
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Life on the Riverfront

Coppertone – The Perfect Cologne

I love the Low Country beaches of South Carolina.  There is just something about the salt air and the sound of the surf that makes me happy.  When I develop writer’s block, I hop in the car and drive non-stop to the beach.  My car is like a horse headed to the barn when I point it east.

My husband often says that the beach heals me.  What can I say?  The beach is my heaven on earth.  The tingle of dried sea salt on my skin, warm sand beneath my toes, and a splash of Coppertone to mingle with the ocean breeze.  Heaven.  A simple walk on the beach and I’m writing again.

Spinning Tales

Have you ever wondered how an author comes up with story ideas?  For me it’s a simple observation.  I see or hear something, and a tale begins spinning in my head.  What if?  I love that question.  I was sitting on my porch trying to plot my next romantic suspense and feeling stuck.  I knew I needed to write a sequel to Shades of Gray.  I love writing suspense.  But I was distracted.

I reached for one of my reference books and noticed I’d used a losing lottery ticket as a bookmark – I believe in recycling.  Studying the ticket, I thought about a conversation I’d had with my daughter the previous night.  She was giving up on men – dogs were more reliable.  She was buying her own home and returning for a second graduate degree.  What if?

I stared at the lottery ticket and wondered what her life would be like if she won the millions for a dollar investment.  And The Ex Lottery was created.  I’m happy to say the book itself has nothing to do with her life, but I thank her for her frustration that day because it sparked my imagination.

The Ex Lottery – Now Available

The Ex Lottery is now available for your Kindle or in paperback.

The Ex Lottery by Kim Sanders

THREE EX-BOYFRIENDS, ONE GORGEOUS IRISHMAN, AND A CASTLE. From the author of “Shades of Gray” comes the story of a lonely art teacher who is unlucky in love but lucky in numbers. In Kim Sanders’ new contemporary romance, “The Ex Lottery,” art teacher Tory Adams has loved three times—and been dumped three times. On a whim, she buys a lottery ticket using the dates her ex-boyfriends dumped her. And wins. With her newfound pot of gold, Tory travels to Ireland determined to buy a new home and a new beginning. Growing up, Tory listened to her grandmother spin magical tales of an Irish castle on Dragon’s Isle. Tory decides to buy in that very castle. But with money, comes complications and a new chance at love. Tory soon finds romance at every turn. First, a handsome Irishman appears followed by a trio of men all vying for her love. All Tory has ever wanted is love, home, and family. But now she must decide—do the men love her or are they simply romancing the numbers?

Life on the Riverfront

Life on the RiverfrontIn June, I was honored by being featured on the cover of the South Carolina magazine Life on the Riverfront. My home in North Augusta borders the Savannah River. The city has created nature trails along the river and through beautiful woodland areas. It’s a wonderful place for combining exercise with creativity.

 

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