Sunday, August 4, 2013

Welcome to the Summer Loving Blog Hop!

Welcome Readers!
Have you ever wanted something so much, you were willing to risk about anything to get it? Well let me tell you a quick tale about hot summer fun on the beach in Florida.
It was the year Hurricane Andrew was headed to Miami and we were headed to Ft. Walton Beach, a permanent move. We knew very little about hurricanes, the ocean, or anything tropical. Driving there, we noticed all the cars were headed west and we were the only ones headed east. I remember laughing and saying maybe we should turn around, but no, Florida was where we were headed, and by darn, Florida was where we would end up at.
We were lucky that we didn't hit the hurricane, but settled in a nice little area in the panhandle. I think that was in August.
By December, even though most Floridians were wearing jackets, we were still wearing shorts and burning up.
We decided to go for a swim in the Gulf Coast waters. Yes, even in December, it was still hot enough to get in the water.
Hubby, being a big, brave man, dived into the water and took off. He was far enough out that I could hear what he was shouting at me, but I knew something was terribly wrong, because he was swimming like a mad man toward me. I swear, I thought he was going to walk on water for a few minutes there.
He finally got close enough I could hear him shouting, "Shark! Shark! Get out of the water!"
I barely had one foot in the ocean. I was too smart to jump in and just take off like a frightened rabbit.
Still I jumped back when I saw two fins headed straight toward us (by this time the hubs had reached me).
I started laughing when I saw the *sea monsters*. Two little baby dolphins had chased hubby all the way back to the chore. They zipped by us so fat. I know they were laughing at hubby. I was.
So there's just one of my tales about us and the hot summer fun in Florida.
I hope you'll enjoy the blurb and excerpt of my latest release. Leave a comment for a chance to win a pdf. copy of Send Him an Angel.

 
 
BLURB/SEND HIM AN ANGEL/ SHAY
 
 
 
In the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, a war rages between good and evil, between
angels and Satan’s three sons…
 Earth Angel —Elizabeth Bonner’s plans for her wedding dissolve when she discovers her fiancĂ© cheating. To escape the pain and humiliation, she flees to the rowdy mining town of Deadwood Gulch where one person stands between her and hell—Gabriel King.
 
Dark Angel —Gabriel is feared by most, but he meets his match with Elizabeth. 1876, Dakota Territory is no place for a lady whose innocence is tempting as sin. Toss in a couple of trouble-making cherubs, and the Old West will never be the same.
Elizabeth and Gabriel —more than one war is brewing in the Black Hills…
 
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28 comments:

Christina Phillips said...

LOL, I love the dolphin story! That happened to us soon after we moved to Australia from the UK. Have never been able to live it down!!

Samantha Holt said...

Great story, Tabby! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Tabitha Shay said...

TY, Christina,
It was quite funny and they were so cute too as they whizzed by us. My hubby, for a man who loves to be outside and hunt and fish is prone to accidents or these kinds of stories....always funny. Thx for stopping by...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Samantha,
Thx for dropping by. So glad u enjoyed my little tale....

Dana said...

What a great story, Tabitha - I'm having so much fun getting to know my fellow blog hoppers :)

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Tera Shanley - Writer said...

Ha! I bet you still give him heck about his terror-filled flight away from the baby dolphins ;) Great story!

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BLHmistress said...

LOL your poor hubby I think I probably would have done the same thing if I saw fins.

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Tabitha Shay said...

TY, Dana,
It was fun to write....I can't wait to read the stories from the other authors...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Tera,
Ur so right. I love to tell his flight from the dolphins.Thx for dropping by...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi BLHmistress,
I would have done the same thing too, but since I'm such a weak swimmer, I would never swim that far out in the first place...lol

chris said...

LOL, I can just picture that story, It is still hot enough in Dec to swim and I wish you were here to give it a try, sure do miss and love you guys.

laurie said...

Great story, Tabby! Thanks for taking part in the hop.


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magic5905 said...

I like the blurb. Thanks.
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Not Everyones Mama said...

I laughed at the dolphin story too. That was hilarious!!!! heather1974 at gmail dot com

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey, Miss Chris,
That happened when we first moved there...I wish we were still there too. Boy, could I share some funny hunting and fishing trips with you...Miss you and miss talking to you...

Tabitha Shay said...

Laurie,
Thx for dropping by...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Magic 5905.
Glad you liked the blurb. thx for stopping by...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Mama,
It's still funny to me too. I can still hear him yelling, "Shark! Shark!" Then see those two little babies, it was just adorable....TY for dropping by...

Mel Bourn said...

What a great story! I have never been there, but it sounds fun.
Mel
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Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Mel,
We had been to Florida one time about five years before we decided to move there. We sold everything we had except for the basics, didn't know a soul and only knew of Ft. Walton. So that's where went. I found a job the very next day. Being a nurse at the time I wasn't worried about finding a job, but it took us two weeks to find a place to live...I still love it there, but hubby wasn't getting ill and wanted to move back home.

K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for being part of the hop! I am finding so many awesome books!!!

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Pam said...

Great story! Thanks for participating in the hop.

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Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the great blurb and the giveaways. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com.

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi K. April,
Thx for dropping by...Hope ur enjoying the hop...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Pam,
So glad u could drop by....Thx for being a part of the hop...

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Eva,
Glad u enjoyed the blurb...and thx. for dropping by...

Jessi said...

Dolphins can be scary. Thanks for participating.

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Tabitha Shay said...

Yes, Jessi,
They sure can and I have to admit, those fins looked like shark fins. I would have been walking on water...lol...Thx for dropping by...