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The Top Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Summer–and a Giveaway! (from Diana Quincy, author of ENGAGING THE EARL)

I’d be hard pressed to come up with a better list than this!

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Diana Quincy’s Top 10 Reasons to Look Forward to This Summer



There’s something very liberating about wearing this ultimate summer shoe.


Once your feet come out of hibernation and into public view, neat trim toenails are a must. Plus, the foot massage and general pampering make this summer ritual one of my favorites.


It’s time to let loose and take a break from your routine, revisiting favorite destinations or exploring new ones with your loved ones.  



What’s not to love about a little more daylight? That’s more time to be outside, whether it’s at the beach, pool, swinging in the hammock or at a cookout.


Speaking of cookouts, I love the laidback relaxed vibe that comes with throwing some hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and inviting the neighbors over.


Who doesn’t enjoy the welcome break from making school lunches, dragging sleepy kids out of bed in the morning and pushing to get them to the bus stop on time? Plus we get a welcome break from nagging them about their homework and studying for tests.


#4  MY “ME” WEEK

I adore my husband and our two sons but I’m not going to lie. I LOVE the one week each summer when my husband takes the kids to an amusement park while I stay home to write. I savor those few precious days alone.



My favorite way to spend these is on my screened-in porch with a glass of ice tea and a book I can totally get lost in.



And blasting the air conditioner while you watch a marathon of movies on TV.


There is nothing like bringing your book baby to market! You’ve obsessed over the sentences and nurtured the story as best you can and now is the time to finally share your story with readers.


Book Title: Engaging the Earl
Author:  Diana Quincy
Release Date:  June 9, 2014
Genre:  Historical Romance



Book Synopsis:

Vivacious Lady Katherine Granville is the toast of the ton, but society’s most eligible miss secretly yearns for her childhood love, an untitled loner who vanished long ago after her father forbade their marriage.

After years abroad, the dark and brooding Edward Stanhope returns to England a changed man. No longer a second son with no prospects, his battlefield strategies have won him an earldom. His return should be a victorious one, but the new Earl of Randolph is battling secret demons that no one can discover. Least of all, Kat.

When the man she can’t forget reappears at her betrothal ball, Kat’s perfectly arranged future is thrown into tumult. Edward remains cold and distant, hoping she’ll marry a man worthy of her. But nothing is settled when Kat sets out to win back her first love. Can the new Earl of Randolph resist the woman he’s loved for so many years?

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Author Bio:

Diana Quincy is an award-winning television journalist who decided she’d rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed.

Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana explored many countries before settling down in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with  laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows.

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June 9

Book featured at Deea’s Book Blog

June 10

Book reviewed and Interviewed at Acting Balanced

June 11

Interviewed at Review From Here

June 12

Book featured at Romantic Reads and Such

Book reviewed at Always a Booklover

June 13

Guest blogging at Becky on Books…and Quilts

Book featured at Romance for Every World

June 16

Book featured at First Page to the Last

June 17

Book featured at Book Nook Nuts

June 18

Interviewed at Literal Exposure

June 19

Book featured at What I’m Reading

Guest blogging at Ex Libris

Guest blogging at Book Reviews and More by Kathy

June 20

Book reviewed at Talking Books Blog

Book featured at Lisa Loves Books

Book reviewed at Written Love

Guest blogging at Theresa M. Cole

Book reviewed at Imagine a World

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