What do you think of when you hear the words, “Summer Lovin’”? Does the phrase conjure up fond memories of that cute guy…the one who manned the fry basket at the fast food joint where you worked during your college summer breaks? Maybe you think of John Travolta hitting the high notes in Grease, or Justin Timberlake singing Summer Love.
I think back to those days fondly, and to be honest I miss them. The days weren’t always carefree and full of fun. Sometimes they were filled with angst, love, pain, drama and even sex! Really, really great sex where we were just learning about our bodies! The best thing about being a writer is we can go back to those times through words, and using our experiences we can recreate everything we felt, loved and hated.
When I, along with five other authors decided to do a project together, we started brainstorming ideas. In no time at all we found ourselves swapping some really fun stories about our own lives. Perhaps not surprisingly, most of those stories took place during our respective college years…those summers when we were on our own for the first time, exploring what it meant to be an independent adult.
Those magical summers during college have a really specific feel and fit perfectly with our Summer Lovin’ theme, so we decided to make all six books in the series New Adult contemporary novels. Each story takes place over the same summer, at the same vacation resort in Canada, so there’s quite a bit of fun character overlap!
So tell me, what are some of your fondest memories from your twenties?
To learn more about the Summer Lovin’ series, check out our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SummerLovinNewAdultRomance
We’re releasing a book every two weeks starting July 7th, starting with Cathryn Fox’s Crashing Down.
Each couple’s story is unique, emotional, and as hot as the summer temps!
The Summer Lovin’ authors are also hosting a giveaway!
To learn more about each book on Goodreads:
July 7: Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox
July 21: Losing It by Audra North
Aug 4: Loving Lies by Renee Field
Aug 19: Surviving Nikki by Lilly Cain
Sept 1: Taming Tess by Jan Meredith
Sept 15: Saving Sullivan by Sara Hubbard
Tubing down the Apple River with a group of friends. There were 4 girls and 1 guy. We ran into another group with the same odds, hooked our tubes together and the guys starting referring to us as their harems. There was so much laughter, sun, and good times. I would love to go back and do that again with the same group (but only if I had the same body).
My 20’s are a blur (could it be because I’m 51 now?) probably because I went to school full time and worked full time for part of it. I was then in the hotel business which delights in making it’s management work 6 day weeks and over 8 hours a day.
I think I took my first cruise around 28 or 29. It was a nightmare (the cruise line went bankrupt shortly after), but it started 2 decades of traveling around the world on ships with my mother.
I worked full time, was married and had a child. Definitely a blur. I’m 71 now so all that seems like a dream.
My fondest memories…..ahhhh…. College, my wedding, my 1st graphic arts job (loved my art director) . ….he was fabulous!!!), and the birth of my 1st son…… 😉