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Weekend Writing Warriors – Hot as Blazes: Needing a Change of Luck

WWWOn this week’s Weekend Writing Warriors, I’m continuing this week with a snippet from my newest release Hot as Blazes.

After some trouble in California, Jo Mercer’s pro surfing career has tanked. She has just arrived home at the oceanfront beach house where she grew up. Ray, her brother’s best friend, and her secret crush has returned from surfing and is racking his board. Last week we ended with: She poked the firefighter seal over his rock hard pectoral. “So what’s this?”

“I thought Bobby told you?” He smiled lazily, running a hand over his close-cropped hair. “Couldn’t play lifeguard forever.”

She might be if her luck didn’t change. Nobody had told her Ray became a firefighter. Guess he didn’t want to worry her after he made it back from Iraq. The same reason she didn’t tell him about her trouble in California. “Awesome, Cappy would have been so proud.”

At her father’s nickname, hurt flashed over his handsome face. He flipped her sunglasses to the top of her head. “I was beginning to think I’d never see you again.”

“Me too.” She avoided his gaze as tears welled.

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14 Local Secrets Every New OBX Traveler Should Know

As a life long vacationer to OBX, the place is like my second home and these secrets are true! Great post by Twiddy & Co!

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Don’t buy your seafood at the supermarket. The beaches never close. Deflate your tires if you’re going to drive on the 4×4 beaches.

Some of these things may seem like no-brainers, but for a newbie to the Outer Banks, they could be game changers. Here are 14 excellent tips from folks that have lived here on the OBX for long enough to tell the tale:

14. Don’t buy your seafood at the supermarket:


Our Seafood markets get their fish right here on the OBX from Wanchese, the third largest seafood distribution center in the nation. It’s fresher, safer, more cost-effective, and more environmentally-friendly than buying from the supermarket.  Definitely don’t miss out the crabs, oysters, mahi, and tuna!

13. It’s 100% legal to have beer and wine on the beach:


Just remember we have family friendly beaches here so avoid glass, be nice, and clean up after yourself!  Don’t forget to pack some water in your cooler so you don’t…

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