Monday Magic presents Romance Author Ann Montclair

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Callie:I’m happy to have romance author, Ann Montclair visiting with us today. She has a treat for us, a little bit of information on places she’s visited.  Take it away, Ann.

TOP TEN SUMMER HOT-SPOTS by Ann Montclair

I’ve traveled quite a bit over the years, although pretty exclusively in the United States.  Where have you gone?  Maybe you’ll agree with my picks or want to add your own!

  1. San Diego, California: Sun and surf and rarely too hot to enjoy the beach.  The zoo there is world class and Sea World is fun, too.
  2. Redwood National Park, Humboldt County, California.  Nearly half of all old-growth redwoods live in this park. Some are even taller than the Empire State building in NYC.  The word awesome was probably invented at the foot of one of these beauties.
  3. Austin, Texas. It’s hot, but seeing the bats swoop out from under Congress Avenue Bridge is spectacular.  Then listen to some music and eat the best Tex-Mex on the planet!
  4. Sedona, Arizona.  Swanky, spiritual, natural, and other-worldly.  Sedona is like stepping onto another planet where a traveler can find great spas and restaurants.
  5. Fairbanks, Alaska. 70 degrees and twenty hours of sunshine?  Get it in June and July in Fairbanks. It’s near Denali National Park where you can fish for salmon or watch grizzly bears do it! (Fish for salmon, that is.)
  6. Mackinac Island, Michigan. Step back in time and visit a town replete with Victorian charm and a lifestyle seemingly untouched by modernity.  Everyone walks, bikes, or rides in horse drawn buggies. Surrounded by lakes, Mackinac feels seaside but is pure Great Lake fun.
  7. Kennebunkport, Maine.  Cool ocean breezes, lobster and clam bakes, whale watching, antiquing, and art galleries.  Need I say more?
  8. Adirondacks, Upstate New York. What can be better than snuggling up with your sweetheart under a starlit sky on top of a mountain you hiked that day? Or maybe you’d rather canoe alone on a lake as clean and clear as one you’d find in untouched Canada. The largest state park in the country with enough lakes to rival Minnesota, the Adirondacks are simply stunning any time of year.
  9. Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  See the wild ponies that still roam this pristine island. They actually swim in the ocean! Watch a spectacular sunset and attend a blueberry festival. July is perfection in this sleepy little Virginian gem..
  10. Savannah, Georgia.  Sexy, sultry, sweet Savannah—it provides the setting for my latest romance novel.

One Wet Summer

Questioning her life plans and risking her heart to the hotelier and his motherless daughter weren’t on the vacationing teacher’s to do list—funny how things can change in a heartbeat.

Maura Fields loves her uncomplicated, independent, single life, but things quickly change when a summer vacation opens the door to an unexpected world of passion and desire. Wealthy Savannah hotelier Ben Driscoll had his playboy lifestyle upended when his ex-wife died, entrusting him to care for their daughter—a child he sequesters and vows to protect from future heartache and disappointment. Can the wall Ben has built around his heart withstand the assault from the intriguing, beguiling Maura, or will it crumble, leaving him vulnerable to the undeniable attraction and unbridled need to make her his own?

Available now at Musa Publishing: http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=285

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/One-Wet-Summer-ebook/dp/B008600R6S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337956948&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-wet-summer-ann-montclair/1111101446?ean=2940014389808

All Romance ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-onewetsummer-796361-149.html

Learn more about Ann Montclair and her books at http:www.annmontclair.com. Check out Ann on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AnnMontclairFanPage) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/AnnMontclair), too.

One lucky commenter will win an electronic copy of One Wet Summer.

Callie:  Thanks for being with us, Ann.  I love your ten top spots. I have a couple of my own, in particular Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Bar in Jamaica.  Spent a fantastic afternoon there a couple of years ago. Also love Key West, Florida.

As Ann said, what is your favorite place?

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25 Responses to Monday Magic presents Romance Author Ann Montclair

  1. Thanks for having me, Callie. :)

  2. What a great post! I love hearing about other people’s favorite vacation spots.

    As for mine, it depends on how much money and time I have. If neither were any object, I’d say my favorite place in the world is Prague, Czech Republic. A completely awesome city–dramatic, gothic, and very, very cool (followed closely by Ediburgh, Scotland, for similar reasons).

    But, since I’m not Paris Hilton and can’t swing by those places on a little vacay, my favorite place to go is Fort Brag, CA, or Crecent City, CA. It’s pretty cool, even in summer, but the state parks are fantastic, and it’s great good fun. And boy child is convinced, if he just looks close enough, he’ll see a Storm Trooper (he’s convinced it’s the Forest of Endorr).

  3. Meggan, What a coincidence that you’d choose CR as your favorite hot spot. Lucy, Ben’s lawyer (from OWS), has a brother who works there as an English teacher! Cool!
    Thanks for stopping! Love, Ann

  4. Callie says:

    Hey Ann,

    Happy to have you. Best of luck with One Wet Summer. I’m sure it will be a hit.

  5. Thanks, Callie. I truly love the story. It’s fun, sensual, and has high emotional stakes. I think lots of women can relate to Maura. :)

  6. Darcy Flynn says:

    Ann, My parents lived in Savannah, Ga as newlyweds! Whenever my mom talked about her time there, she’d put he hand over her heart and swoon! :) It’s one of my favorite places to visit! Can’t wait to read One Wet Summer!
    Best!

  7. Mandi says:

    Congrats on your release Ann! One Wet Summer sounds like a great read, can’t wait! Best of luck to you and all your writing adventures :)

  8. Calisa Rhose says:

    All your picks and Callie’s too sound like heaven! I love going to Red Rock Canyon here in OK. Said to have been a hideout for the Jesse James gang, there is just one way in and the same way out. There’s rock climbing, fishing and they have put in a modern pool for the kids. They’ve modernized the park quite a bit since I was a kid and my dad took us there each summer.

    There is one redwood in the forest you mentioned that has a tunnel through it big enough for a truck to drive through. If I remember right- the road was built through it.

    Your book sounds great and the cover is lovely.

    • Red Rock Canyon is cool. I lived for one year in Tulsa, and I saw quite a bit of the state.
      Yes, Redwood Park has a drive-thru tree. :)
      Thanks for commenting, Calisa.

  9. Fun post! I agree with many of your selections, especially Mackinac Island since I grew up in Michigan and we went there every year. My favorite place in the world is St. Petersburg, Russia, where they’re also having White Nights right now. A close second is Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Definitely my favorite beach location. Best of luck with One Wet Summer. It sounds fabulous!

    • You grew up in Mackinac, Ally? You have a gorgeous and peaceful hometown. I’ve never been to Russia. That would be an amazing vacation. I love all the southern beaches, and SC has a great coast. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Ally.

  10. Ceri Hebert says:

    Sadly I’ve only been to two of these destinations, Redwood Nat’l Park and Kennebunkport (the Bush home is fantastically huge-not that I got a chance to see it up close). Always wanted to go to Sedona and the Florida Keys.

    Great interview, ladies! Love the sound of your book, Ann!

  11. Callie says:

    Looks like you’ve been busy today, Ann. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. I love talking about vacations.

  12. Ceri, I hope you get a chance to travel to Arizona and Florida. Both are great destinations any time of year. I’m so happy you visited Callie’s terrific blog. :)

  13. Emma Lane says:

    I vote for YellowStone Nat’l Park. Sounds like a great romance in my home state, Ann. Good luck. Enjoyed your post.
    Emma

  14. Janna Shay says:

    Great post. I’ve been to a few of the same places as you, but never had the opportunity to visit the Adirondacks. It sounds so great. I’ll have to make a point of visiting there some day.
    Loved One Wet Summer. Couldn’t put it down until I read the whole book.

  15. BJ Scott says:

    Sorry I’m a day late. The digest email is good for some things, but not others.
    Great post!
    Good luck with One Wet Summer and all future books.

  16. Raven Raye says:

    Great post. I loved the Redwoods. I’m hoping to retire somewhere like Klamath. That was one of my favorite places. Good lick with One Wet Summer. It sounds really good. Can’t wait to get my own copy!

    Raven

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