Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Melissa Chambers, author of Seaside Sweets, shares her dream beach destinations

Posted June 22nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Excerpts, Giveaways, Guest Posts / 0 Comments

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Melissa Chambers, author of Seaside Sweets, shares her dream beach destinations

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Melissa Chambers, author of Seaside Sweets! We previously featured the series when we revealed the covers for all three books, all of which are available now, and through Kindle Unlimited no less. Melissa was also here when releasing one of her YA romances to talk about discovering the romance genre.

Today, Melissa will be sharing the beaches on her to-visit list. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end.


The beaches I’d like to vist

Hello readers of Love in a time of Feminism! Are you having a good summer so far? Are you headed to the beach? If so, which one?

I’m spending my summer vacation at Seagrove Beach, which is one of the beautiful communities in South Walton, Florida along the quaint and unique Highway 30A where my new Love Along Hwy 30 novels are set!

I spent my mid-twenties visiting as many beaches as I could while I was still single and without too many responsibilities la sigh. I hit Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cancun, and as many towns in Florida as I could get to including Destin, West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Clearwater, Fort Meyers, and Sanibel, where I honeymooned.

But there are way too many beaches I’ve never been to! Here’s a few I hope to make it to someday…sooner rather than later!

The Greek Isles

I saw this movie when I was a teenager that was filmed there. I remember the movie being slow and boring, but I will never forget it. All those beautiful houses set on that cliff overlooking the ocean? I thought (and still think) that’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.


Or New Zealand, really, I’m not picky. The pictures of these two countries are always so breathtaking. And once again, I was suckered in by one of my all-time favorite movies, Muriel’s Wedding.

Key West

I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never been. And technically, I don’t think there’s much of a beach there! But I love the feel of the colorful, laid back town, at least from what I’ve seen in pictures. And I’m a HUGE fan of their pie!

One of those resorts with houses on stilts in the ocean.

I keep seeing pictures of these, different ones around the world. I’d go to any of them. I want to wake up IN the ocean…like literally. I’ve seen some of these that have swings you can sit on that hover over the ocean. Can you imagine?


I’m a Southern girl who has only made it up north a handful of times. As far as the coast goes, I’ve not been past NYC! But my family and I are dying to make it up to Maine. We’ve talked about it a lot and almost planned this summer’s trip there. But it’s super expensive to get there from the south, and after immersing myself in the beaches of South Walton while writing this Love Along Hwy 30A series, I’m itching to get back there!

If you’d like to experience these beaches and unique communities that are hands-down my favorite beaches in the world, pick up your copy of book one in the series, Seaside Sweets, today!

♥ Melissa



An M83 song came over the speakers, electronic dance music’s answer to the slow dance. She tilted her head to the side, lifting an eyebrow. “After that Chicken Dance, you got this one in the bag.”

He huffed a laugh, trying to hold back his grin, but not doing a good job of it. She hadn’t seen him smile this much the whole time she knew him. He pulled her to him, resting his hands on her hips. She eased her hands up to his shoulders, her stomach alive with a nervous flutter. She had always been fairly confident around men. It had been the rare bird who could put her insides into a tizzy. But there was something about Blake’s quiet cool, the fact that he seemed to listen when she talked and actually care about what she said. He wasn’t one of those straight guys where she felt she had a good thirty seconds then needed to wrap it up.

But more than anything, it was the way he looked at her—his blue eyes boring into hers like he knew her…like he was curious about her. And she wanted to know more about him—anything he’d be willing to share. He lifted his chin, seeming ten feet tall so close to her, sending her heartbeat up a step. She looked away, breaking under his gaze.

She leaned into his chest, as he pulled her there. She wasn’t sure who had made the move—maybe both of them at the same time. She breathed in the scent of his skin and lifted her chin to get a good whiff of his neck. The subtlest hint of his body wash lingered, causing her to close her eyes and drink him in.

Her hands wanted to wander down Blake’s back toward his ass—his perfectly proportioned, round ass. Tonight, it was covered by his blazer, but Halloween costume material was thin and cheap. If she could get her hands down there tonight, she could get a good squeeze in. He pulled back from her. “What are you smiling about?”



About the book

Seaside Sweets

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway: Melissa Chambers, author of Seaside Sweets, shares her dream beach destinations
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Author: Melissa Chambers
Series: Love Along Hwy 30A #1
Release date: June 19th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Add to TBR: Goodreads

After her ex runs up her credit card, clears her bank account, and gets her fired, Seanna Perry makes her escape to the quaint beach town of Seaside, Florida. The houses are pastel, the ocean air heaven, and the men hot as the Gulf Coast sun…one in particular. But while paying the price, literally, for the last man she trusted with her heart, she’s not interested in any sort of beach romance, or so she keeps reminding herself.

Living in the idyllic coastal paradise of the 30A area hasn’t eased Blake Evans’ guilt over what went down three years ago. He can’t stop blaming himself, and certainly none of his wonderful friends can ever find out what happened. Blake’s done a good job of keeping romantic feelings toward any women at bay, and he needs to keep it that way. But when Seanna begins to show him how to live again, he finds himself struggling to keep his guard up.

Seaside Sweets is book one in the Love Along Highway 30A series, which features beautiful beach communities, a circle of unique and amazing friends, and romances that will have you cheering on the couples and fanning yourself from the heat. All books are standalone and can be enjoyed in or out of order.



About Melissa Chambers

Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as the president elect for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of The Summer Before Forever and Falling for Forever (Entangled Teen).



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