Thursday, 6 November 2014

Annette Mardis...Gulf Shore Series!

Annette Mardis, fellow Liquid Silver Books author, has a wonderful series called the Gulf Shore series, one I can't wait to share with you. Please welcome her as she tells us about new release Shore Feels Right.

Thank you so much, Rosanna, for hosting me. Readers, do you believe in giving someone who has wronged you a second chance? Do you think self-centered individuals are capable of true concern and caring? How long should a repentant person be punished for her misbehavior?
Those questions are at the heart of Shore Feels Right, Book 2 in the Gulf Shore series.

Once a pariah among her coworkers, marine biologist Monica Sims has spent months reinventing herself as she seeks redemption. A history of failed relationships leaves her leery of romantic involvement until she meets Cosby Williams, the new co-owner of Nauti-Toys watercraft rentals.
As things heat up between them, Gulf Shore Aquarium responds to the stranding of a group of pilot whales. When a billionaire bachelor lends his private plane to the rescue effort, Monica catches his eye—and an obsession is born.
How will she cope with the unwanted attention? And will her past sins come back to doom her newfound happiness with Cosby?
When we first meet Monica in The Shore Thing, Gulf Shore Book 1, she’s the quintessential mean girl. She’s messed up her once-promising relationship with cameraman Evan Sanders so badly that he initially vows never again to date another coworker. And then, when it appears he’s finally met his match in aquarium education specialist Dani Davidson, Monica tries to torpedo their burgeoning romance.
Monica finally is called on her misbehavior and forced to face unflattering truths about herself. She promises to become a better woman, but some colleagues remain skeptical. She spends months trying to make amends and even admits that Dani and Evan are meant to be together.
When Shore Feels Right opens, Monica has made significant strides toward redemption. But there still are people around Gulf Shore—the town and the aquarium—who aren’t willing to forgive, let alone forget, what she’s done.  
We’ve all known people in our lives like Monica: golden girls and boys who get away with acting spoiled and entitled because of their looks, charm or advantages in life. Sometimes they get their comeuppance. But often they keep on acting like the world revolves around them.
In the first Gulf Shore book, I wanted readers to dislike Monica—but not hate her. Though flawed, she’s good at her job and truly loves the animals under her care. A few people recognize her redeeming qualities, but most can’t see beyond her misdeeds. The failure isn’t with them; it’s with Monica for making it so difficult to believe the best of her.
Then along comes a truly nice guy who wasn’t around when she reigned as the queen of mean. He’s so taken with the new and improved Monica that he has difficulty imagining her being any other way.
But is Cosby letting lust cloud his better judgment and setting himself up for disappointment? Can Monica resist the lure of her boss’ billionaire buddy, who may be too good to be true? Or will she revert back to the old Monica and choose a man based on what he can do for her professionally, financially, and socially?
What would you do if you were in Monica’s shoes? And Cosby’s?

To read an excerpt from Shore Feels Right, visit

About the Gulf Shore series
Gulf Shore is a fictional west-central Florida beach town where you’ll feel sugary white sand between your toes, the warm sun on your shoulders, and a sea breeze ruffling your hair.
       You’ll meet swoon-worthy alpha males who aren’t embarrassed to cuddle a rescued baby dolphin in their muscular arms, and accomplished women looking for an equal partner who thinks that smart is sexy.
      You’ll get up close and personal with sea life, join the “snipe and gripe” club for girls’ nights out, and fall in love with a talking parrot who acts like a little boy in a bird suit.
      You’ll go behind-the-scenes at the local aquarium and out to the beach to rescue marine animals in distress. And once you visit Gulf Shore, you just may find yourself wishing you could stay.

The Shore Thing, Book 1 in the Gulf Shore seriesDanielle “Dani” Davidson vows to just say no to workplace romances after her first post-college job is soured by a messy breakup with a manipulative coworker at a fish hatchery. That’s just one reason she doesn’t trust any man with her heart, let alone one who swims with sharks for a living. So why can’t she get cameraman Evan Sanders out of her mind? 
Evan is twice shy, too, after an alluring but self-absorbed colleague at Gulf Shore Aquarium takes a bite out of his heart. Thought he’s dead set against dating anyone else he works with, he’s intrigued by Dani’s shyness and tempted by her intelligence and low-key sexiness.
Sharks, a stingray and an orphaned baby dolphin help bring them together, but will Dani’s inhibitions and Evan’s career aspirations ultimately tear them apart?

Single titles

Getting Her Money’s Worth Life often has been unkind, and sometimes cruel, to Allie Charles, and she’s determined not to be shortchanged and to live in the moment whenever possible.
She and close pal Shelby Martin want many of the same things: romance, fun, good friends and satisfying work. After meeting on a softball field on a frigid fall evening, they enjoy many adventures together: watching the piranha feeding at the National Aquarium; overturning their canoe in the deepest, blackest part of a river; getting stuck thigh high in mud on a golf course water hazard; winning tacky prizes at skee ball machines in Ocean City, Md.
Only one woman will see her heart’s desires fulfilled, while the other faces the biggest challenge of her life. This touching, poignant and funny story will make you laugh, cry and go for the gusto in your own life. 

Annette’s bio:
 As a girl, Annette dreamed of being an astronaut, but she stank at science and math and became motion sick riding the bus home from school. So she went with her second choice—newspaper journalist—and stuck with it for more than three decades. After years of ignoring well-meaning people who said, “You should write a book,” she finally did. And then she wrote a few more. When she's not working, Annette usually has her nose in someone else’s novel or her gaze glued to sports on TV. She has three totally spoiled pets, enjoys being the designated sightseer on her husband’s Harley, and volunteers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of diva dolphins Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale films.
Connect with Annette
Twitter: @AnnetteMardis48

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