Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summertime Blues & The Miracle Girl by T.B. Markinson

I'm over at Untethered Realms today talking about my hatred of summer and how that played a role in the development of my novel Polar Day. I know I'm in the minority when it comes to summer, but I really don't like it at all. By the time we pass the July 4th holiday all I can think about is how anxious I am for autumn to arrive. Anyone else with me or am I totally alone when it comes to the summer season? I have a feeling I'm alone and that's okay, I can take it. :D

Please visit me here at Untethered Realms and check out all the fantastic books by my fellow group members while you are there.

I'm also helping to spread the word about the new release from T.B. Markinson, The Miracle Girl. Congratulations, T.B.! Here's all the scoop on the book, along with a short excerpt:

Tagline: To secure a loving future, she must shed an addicting past.
Newspaper publisher and world traveler JJ Cavendish continually feels pressured to live up to her Miracle Girl nickname. Not many people know she’s living a carefully crafted lie. She may not hide ties to the LGBT community, but she does hide past struggles with addiction.
When the Colorado native is handpicked to take the helm at a dying Denver newspaper, she ends up reconnecting with her long lost love in this contemporary lesbian romance. Only there’s a catch. If JJ fires the most belligerent editor at the paper, she risks losing the love of her life.
Mid-afternoon office romps abound in this romantic comedy while also focusing on what it takes for a newspaper to remain relevant in this age of social media.
Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?
Praise for The Miracle Girl:

“The Miracle Girl is phenomenal!” Christine

“The best one yet.” Shellie

“I don't often give 5 stars to books, but I loved this book.” Heidi

“Impossible to put down.”  Windowwasher

“I was hooked by the first sentence.” Cheryll


Maybe it was best to make a clean break. College was over. Like she said, time to grow up.  
         I wiped my eyes, determined to be strong. A small object by the door caught my attention. It took me a second or two to finally figure out what it was. Claire’s matching friendship bracelet, the one we made our first summer together when we were co-counselors for a day camp. Since the day we had made them, neither one of us had taken them off. That was her parting gift: a clean break.
         I snatched her bracelet from the floor and then yanked mine off. While rolling both of them in my fingers, I made a decision.
         Yes, it was time for me to grow up. Leave my college love behind. Move on with my life.
         The next morning I boarded a plane and never intended to see Claire again. It wasn’t until the plane took off that I realized I had made a terrible mistake, but it was too late. Or so I thought.
         Running was easier.

Buy Links:

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Author bio:

T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Congratulations, TB!
    I'm with you on summer. Don't like heat and humidity. Give me a cold winter day anytime.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! And I'm with you, summer is fun for a day or so and then I want cooler temps. Now that I live in London, summer is much easier since we only get a few days of really hot days.

  3. I basically just try to get through summer here in FL, make the most of the cooler periods like early mornings, and look forward to walking on the beach in the winter. :)

  4. I hate summer too, Julie. It's way too hot! I stay indoors as much as possible during this time of the year.

    Congratulations to TB! The Miracle Girl is sure to be another successful book. :)

  5. @Alex, amen to that.

    @TB, maybe I should move to London LOL. You're welcome!

    @Madeline, I couldn't bear summer in FL, I'd probably just keel over LOL.

    @Chrys, yay, another summer hater! I honestly didn't think anyone would agree with me LOL.

  6. Congrats to T.B! And Julie, I don't care for summer either and I live in Florida all year round. Its just too hot anymore.

  7. Congrats TB-Sounds like your book is a winner! I am not for summer. If it would be a non-humid 75 then I am OK with that but when I feel like parts of me are melting and I can't breathe then forget it! I am menopausal too so add that to the mix and I am one ornery broad

  8. Unfortunately, I can't join your summertime sentiments. Up here in the north, we only have about three months of warmth where I can wear short sleeves. Don't get me wrong. There are days (like yesterday) when I'm practically melting, but the winters are way too long here to complain about a little heat.

    So happy for TB! Love the looks and sound of this.

  9. Grats TB! I'm seeing you everywhere!

  10. @shelly, I'd never manage in Florida LOL.

    @Birgit, I could totally go with the non-humid 75. That's close to perfect as far as I'm concerned.

    @SA. you are in the majority I know LOL.

    @Loni, yeah, I hope the release is a big hit.

  11. We'll make a new majority then. I like the bright mornings, but otherwise don't care for summer either. Anything over 78 makes me unhappy.

  12. Congrats, TB! And sorry, but I love summer. Maybe it's the kid in me - even though I have to work, it always feel like summer vacation!

  13. Holy Cats. Another Summer-hater. We need to stick together since there are so few of us, LOL.

    You have an award over at my blog if you care to check it out. *GRIN*


  14. @Mary, I do like the sun in the morning, that's one bright spot for me during the summer, I agree.

    @Liz, LOL I'm sure more people are in your camp than in mine!

    @Huntress, hooray, another kindred spirit! Thanks for the award, I will be over!

  15. Love the cover and the excerpt is super interesting. Good luck TB.

  16. Great to read the except! Good luck and hurray for the great job.

  17. I'm not a fan of summer either, unless it's in Alaska. Here it's too hot, too humid and I'm confined in the house because of it. I love spring and fall, perfect weather to do everything. Winter is all right but summer, no thank you. This year has been particularly humid too!

    Love TB's book, can't wait to read it!

  18. It's not that I hate summer, it's more like hot days get boring as there's only so much one can do. My favorite times are early spring and early fall. The rejuvenation of the former fires me up; the gorgeous colors of the latter inspire me.

  19. @Rachna and Lee, I agree, very happy for TB.

    @Yolanda, I feel confined because of the humidity too, I just hate it.

    @Kittie, agree completely. :)


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