Last week you were able to learn a bit about this month’s Featured Author, Deirdre Roirdan Hall. This week you will get to see a little bit about the books behind the author! Don’t forget to check back next week for a little tease!
Fresh out of college and newly married, twenty-something Kira plans the perfect future with a house in the suburbs, ski getaways, and fancy dinners. When her husband Jeremy dies in a car accident, loss casts her adrift, but her heart cracks wide open when she uncovers the secrets he left behind.
Despite her dislike for the ocean with the whipping wind and itchy sand, Kira seeks solace in salt: tears, sweat, and the sea, helping her move beyond the myth of perfection, and guiding her toward the truth of who she really is.
She takes surf lessons to overcome her fear of the water and her well of grief. In the local surf scene, she meets sultry Jamie, with a hot Australian accent. He’s eager to spend time with her, but mostly between the sheets. Then there’s soulful Ian, her surf instructor, who helps her get on her feet and ride the waves.
During a transformative trip to South Africa on surfari, she learns the best way to be loved, yet when she returns to the shores of New England, grief continues to haunt her. She must let go, but how? Torn between the tides, Kira discovers strength and courage, navigates loss, lust, and love, taking readers along for the plunge.
Surfaced (Follow Your Bliss, #1.5 )
Companion Novel for To the Sea
By eighteen, Jamie Burke was a pro surfer capturing the hearts of surf fans everywhere.
By twenty, he broke just as many hearts trading his prowess on the waves for sultry nights spent between the sheets.
By twenty-two, he lamented losing the woman who changed him. Then he disappeared.
When Jamie surfaces in his hometown in Australia, he discovers his high school sweetheart has moved on, but that doesn’t stop him from believing that she’s the one. He’ll do whatever is necessary to win her back, even compete in a surf-off against tough Mik Tanaka, aka Tank.
Awash on the shore, Jamie also finds pieces of his broken family—a father who took off, his disappointed mother, and a brother who has a secret—and it’s up to him to help put them back together. As he reunites with familiar faces, rallying around him, he might just have to redefine what family means.
Jamie spent years chasing a dream all over the world and doesn’t expect the waves to carry him right back to where he started. Only he can claim the treasures his return home by the sea offers: love, family, and truth. But as he fights temptation, sinks to the depths of despair, and struggles to open up, his biggest adventure will be dropping anchor.
This fresh follow-up novella, for the new adult novel To the Sea, takes readers back to the beach with Kira’s hot fling, Jamie. Book Two in the Follow your Bliss Series, Surfaced can be read after To the Sea, or as a stand-alone, quick beach read filled with romance, surfing, and transformation.
Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of upper young adult and new adult fiction. She spends her days with her family, writing (what else?!) at the custom-made desk her husband crafted, or seaside, pretending she’s a mermaid. For a full biography you can go HERE.
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Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/deirdreriordanhall *Discover ocean & fiction inspired treasures based on the novel To the Sea.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DeirdreRiordanHall *Let’s share our fave books.
I mentioned that Deirdre is also a talented crafter! That being said she has a fabulous Etsy store, which she is giveaway one item from along with a copy of To the Sea or Surfaced– your choice!