May 3, 2017

Beach Read Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thank you for your participation!

Ready for some Starbucks and good books? 

There's nothing more fun in the blogosphere than joining blog hops (giveaways), where readers can surf the web for all kinds of good posts and great prizes. This merry month of May, I've teamed up with The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island to bring you some early summer fun and escapes. In other words, prizes. 

At The Balanced Writer, this means books!

Win a $10 Starbucks gift card and an autographed copy of pirate treasure ship adventure, By Heart and Compass, and its historical prequel, The Privateer right here. For free. Today. Like Now! (Actually, you have two weeks, so share the news.)

You know what a Starbucks gift card gets ya--coffee, smoothies, frappuccinos, pastries--but what are the books about? 

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When Lacey Whitman buys a restored Victorian home, she never dreams discovering an antique diary will lead her back to sea and into the arms of the dive bum she’d rather forget. Her habit of living in the past comes to a screeching halt as diver Max Bertrand and the diary of his ancestor take Lacey on the quest of a lifetime: To discover and raise the privateer ship, Specter, and bring the treasure and legacy of a true hero home again. 
 But will finding it cost her heart?
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The reign of piracy is over in the Caribbean, or so it’s believed, until diamonds are discovered in Brazil. Despite the cover-up, Captain Julius Bertrand begins to hear whispers. Distracted by an avaricious woman he could never love and the beautiful Kate O’Connell who doesn’t need him, he tries to untangle the web of mysterious cargo someone in the New World wants kept secret. When Bertrand’s pirating past returns with the explosive force of a sweeping broadside, he finds he must sacrifice everything his respectable life has brought him, in order to save what matters most.

Both of these books are full of beaches and horizons, with romance and adventure on the side. I think you'll find them perfect for poolside, the bomb for the beach, and a lifesaver for long car trips or airline flights.

Jump in on this great opportunity for free beverages and books. 
All you have to do is:

~*~*~*Life's a Beach Giveaway*~*~*~


1. Follow this blog. (See Follow Me at the top left-hand side of this page.)

2. Comment to win. 

3. Include a contact email or other resource in your comment.

4. Feel free to visit many more giveaways at the Linky List below.

Good luck and stay balanced!

~Danielle Thorne~


Donna N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway, subbed with this same email to contact me with


Judy said...

Thanks for your participation in this huge hop.

Followed by email:

Judy Cox

Marianne Sciucco said...

The books look intriguing and the coffee looks hot. Thanks for the invite! Marianne

Mary Preston said...

The books look great and keep the coffee coming thank you.


Laura Fabiani said...

I've been wanting to read your books! Thanks for the giveaway.
breezagirl at gmail dot com

Regine Karpel said...

Thank you.

Candice said...

I follow on Google Plus.

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susan1215 said...

I follow you on Google Plus Susan Smith

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Edye Nicole said...

Follow you on Google+ : Edye Nicole

Thanks for the giveaway.


Linda Herold said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Kathryn Morris said...

I'm following with this email-

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Emily Benzing said...

The book looks amazing and I love Starbucks! I love getting a caramel iced coffee. Thanks for the opportunity -

CindyWindy2003 said...

Thank you for the giveaway and the interesting post about the book. I am a subscriber of yours, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

Starbucks and a good book-my 2 favorite things. signed up for newsletter

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Jeanna Massman said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Teresa Thompson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Email subscriber

A. B. said...

I am following via email/FeedBurner subscription, with aac0142[at]gmail[dot]com.

I'm intrigued by the synopsis of "By Heart and Compass"! A "dive bum," an antique diary, a restored Victorian home... It sounds, well... dreamy, and drifty, like one might want to read it in a boat rocking gently on the open water. (Or, I could be entirely off-base with that. :p )

Thank you,
(Can be reached-- hopefully! it's a messy Inbox...-- via the same email address as above.)

Margaret Appel said...

Subscribed,, Thanks for the awesome giveaway & the chance to win, love reading pirate adventures & dreaming of finding their lost or hidden treasure. By Heart and Compass along with The Privateer sound like really great reads!

Katrina Brockavich said...

This sounds like the recipe for a perfect afternoon! Coffee and a good book! Mrsbrockavich48(at) gmail (dot) com

Molli Taylor said...

i am following via email

loving your blog, thanks!