SUMMER VACATION

When I was young, my family didn’t take summer vacations. Fall, winter, and spring vacations weren’t on the list either. My dad worked super hard to provide for his family, and that’s pretty much what I remember about him as a kid. He worked a lot.

Growing up in the Midwest means I was land locked and hundreds of miles from the ocean. The first time I remember seeing the ocean was a Christmas trip to Galveston, TX my senior year of high school. It was chilly, but I thought it was the most gorgeous, amazing thing I’d ever seen. The first time I actually saw the ocean, I don’t remember it. It was another Christmas vacation to Galveston and I recall getting a cowboy hat and touring the battleship Texas, and loads of kids sleeping on the floor of my aunt and uncle’s house.

The sound of ocean waves rushing the beach is an instant relaxer for me. Water has that effect on me in general, but sitting on a beach listening to the friction between the wind and the surface of the water create hypnotic music. I’ve always been drawn to water. The cliffs in Summer’s End … that was a real place I enjoyed as a teenager.  Fox Creek is actually a small creek not far from where I grew up (I don’t know the real name of the creek).

One summer, some friends and I cruised the countryside on 4-wheeler ATVs. We spent all day driving around. At one point we drove alongside that creek and found a deep pool of water (the current is very mild) and jumped in with our shoes and clothes on to cool off. It was a blast.

Summer is my favorite time of year.  The heat and the long sunny days are what I like most. But, I also love to hear frogs of all kinds, cicadas, the smell of fresh cut hay and grass, the smell of mature wheat being harvested, and the taste of tall field corn in the air at the height of humidity. If you haven’t experienced the Midwest countryside in the summer, you really have missed out.

I’ve already shared a couple video clips on Facebook and Instagram of my families summer vacation, so go on over there and check them out and make sure you say hi!

What’s your favorite Summer Vacation?

KINDLE or CASH Your Choice

Sally Henson
June 26, 2017

THE vampires vs. werewolves GIVEAWAY

Cast your vote for #TeamVampires or #TeamWerewolves and get a chance to win a Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or $100 CASH.

PLUS I’m giving away Kindle versions of my books SUMMER’S END and KISS ME ALREADY to one lucky winner. Tap on the Vampires above to begin!

Remember to like and comment on ALL the pages not just those for your chosen team!

Whether you stalk the night or howl at the moon … we all have our little quirks. But there’s one really important thing I bet we all have in common: WE LOVE BOOKS! And you know what? Winning prizes rocks too. So, hey there, welcome to LitRing’s Vampires Vs. Werewolves Giveaway! We’ve assembled a team of 50 authors, brave enough to take a stance on such a divisive issue. What’s more, by picking sides and entering our giveaway, you could win prizes for yourself AND a pretty awesome promo pack for your fave author too!

Here’s the deal: Visit the participating authors’ Facebook pages and leave a comment on their team posts. Doing so will score you bonus entries and you’ll be able to collect bonus prizes from participating authors too! Check out our handy-dandy giveaway widget to lead you through the hop and give you even more points for participating. You’ll also be asked to bravely pick a team.

If at the end of the week, YOUR TEAM WINS, someone from the team will get first pick of a new Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or up to $100 in cold hard cash! The other team (no losers here!) will win the remaining prize. AND as an added bonus, one author from the winning team will win a special promo prize pack from LitRing, and–trust me–they’d really like to win, so be sure to support your favorite authors and spread the word far and wide.

Whether you delight in the night or hide from fear of the moon, be sure to show some team spirit. GO TEAM!

Remember to like and comment on ALL the pages not just those for your chosen team!

New Release Title Reveal

Sally Henson
June 8, 2017

This YA/teen, sweet, coming-of-age, romance is worth the wait. If you’ve read Summer’s End, you should recognize the title of book two.  Kiss Me Already picks up exactly where Summer’s End left off.  I know the ending of Summer’s End was risky, but you’ll thank me when you turn the pages of Kiss Me Already to chapter one.

  • What happens when college begins?
  • Will Regan be able to keep her secret?
  • Will Lane and Regan’s friendship last?

If you haven’t read Summer’s End, what are you waiting for?

This swoon-worthy read is COMING SOON.

(This series should be read in numerical order for the benefit of the reader.)

 

DAY 9 — THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES

Sally Henson
October 2, 2016

Countdown to Release

Number 9

Our countdown continues.  Nine more days to the live release of Summer’s End  Did you enjoy yesterday’s quote?  Take a bite of this snip-it from Chapter 3 . . .

He takes my hand and clasps his fingers through mine,
melding our hands together. Tobi revs the engine beneath
us. He raises our entangled hands high in the air, arches
back, and lets out a raw, animalistic howl. Tobi and I join
him. Exhilarated, I look up at him, my mouth wide, heartbeat
increasing, eyes anticipating movement of the vehicle.

Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. . . . and tune in tomorrow for more excerpts from Summer’s End.