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Welcome to the 2016 Life’s A Beach Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Life’s A Beach

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I am super excited to be teaming up once again with Becky and Amanda over at The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It to bring you yet another super exciting giveaway filled with fabulously fun prizes. I could not wait for this beach giveaway to get started. I LOVE going to the beach even if the trip only lasts for a day. Need some great bathing suit ideas, then head over to this Crush Craves article.


First, we have some pretty fabulous beach images we’re showcasing throughout the article (cuz LiWBF exists to keep you inspired :D). And then, we have some super cool prizes associated with this giveaway. I’ve had so many folks write to me and ask about the books I’ve written. The Musical Interlude Series, a Contemporary Romantic Suspense Story set in Italy, became my first Internationally best-selling series. Hundreds of dedicated readers helped me spread the word and it was exciting to watch the magic happen. Good romance always makes a great beach read, right? It certainly does for me.

Which lead up to some books I’ll be taking along with me to the beach this summer. Now, I’m an eclectic reader which means there’s a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction in this group. Fearless and Fabulous, On the Island (will be my third time reading), Memoirs of A Geisha (2nd time around) and the Color Purple (2nd time around). I’ve collected tons of ebooks throughout the years. However, I’m truly looking forward to reading the second installment of Deborah Harkness’s literary Gothic Romance series called Shadow of Night. The first book A Discovery of Witches was a really big book, but also a ton of fun to read. Along with the Musical Interlude package, you’ll also get to choose an ebook of your choice up to $5.99 in value.


Finally, what would beach life be without a visit to Macy’s or Kohls in order to find the perfect suit? So you’ve already purchased your bathing suits? No worries. You can use the $20.00 gift card to buy other beachy things such as towels, sunscreen, umbrellas, beach hats (so sexy with the high-waist suits)… the list is endless. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the LiWBF Fab Five, our bi-weekly newsletter that contains fashion tips, crafty projects, blogging tips, travel goodies, news on my upcoming books, new subscription box service and so much more.

On to the prizes: A $40.00 value beach package to help you get started on/motivated for your beach trip!

1) The complete Musical Interlude collection by KaSonndra Leigh… aka your bloggerly host (a $15 value)

2) Your Choice of one Beach-theme ebook (up to $5.99)

3) E-Gift Card from Macy’s OR Kohls $20.00 (No cash substitutions will be given)

**Winner will be announced in the 1st June newsletter**

Good Luck!

94 Comments on Welcome to the 2016 Life’s A Beach Giveaway

  1. What a bunch of amazing prizes! I had no idea that you wrote novels. So cool! Have a terrific week KaSonndra!

  2. Who Do You Love, by Jennifer Weiner
    The Guest Cottage, by Nancy Thayer
    Country, by Danielle Steel

  3. ladymagnolia99 // May 24, 2016 at 12:59 pm // Reply

    I read a book by wendy Wax a while back and thought of everyone asking about beach reads. It was titled Ten Beach Road and I enjoyed it. I read and enjoy Wendy Wax’s books.

    Judy Cox

  4. I love to ready harry potter in the summer.

  5. Deanna Sallee // May 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm // Reply

    Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St James. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. I love to re-read The Little Prince. 🙂

  7. It doesn’t matter where I am, I like to read memoirs.

  8. I love to read books by Emily Giffin in the summer.

  9. steve weber // May 24, 2016 at 7:59 pm // Reply

    Anything by Janet Evanovich

  10. Christopher Mason // May 24, 2016 at 8:24 pm // Reply

    Jane Eyre

  11. Hope Mitchner // May 24, 2016 at 9:32 pm // Reply

    I usually read mysteries. Something that I don’t have to concentrate on much.

  12. Will Griesmer // May 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm // Reply

    A nice mystery.

  13. Angelica Cassandra Dimeo // May 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm // Reply

    I love reading Pride and Prejudice

  14. I love to re-read Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson!

  15. I’ve been wanting to read Brooklyn.

  16. Kim Henrichs // May 25, 2016 at 12:00 am // Reply

    Anything by Paolo Coelho!!

  17. I love to read any kind of book in the summer, I don’t really have a favorite.

  18. Dan Dykstra // May 25, 2016 at 2:05 am // Reply

    I love to read sci fi.

  19. I like Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie.

  20. The newest YA horror or suspense read!

  21. I like to reread A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  22. Ann Fantom // May 25, 2016 at 10:54 am // Reply

    I’d like to reread The Gold Coast on the beach

  23. Good luck to everyone entering the giveaways! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  24. I love anything by Sophie Kinsella for the beach

  25. Emily Benzing // May 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm // Reply

    I would love to read the new bio that holly madison just put out – a sequel to her first book down the rabbit hole. It would be fun to read at the beach! -emily ann benzing

  26. Melissa C // May 26, 2016 at 7:05 am // Reply

    I have never actually read at the beach before but I could definitely see myself rereading on of the books from the Eternal Guardian Series by Elizabeth Naughton.

  27. Donna Hufman Warrington // May 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm // Reply

    Have you read Claire Cook? She has many many beach theme books.

    • Hi Donna. I haven’t read Claire Cook but will head over to Amazon after I’m done updating the blog to check her out. Thank you for the recommedation! 😀

  28. I love the beach, when I have not missed for a holiday vacation to the beach

  29. I love Charlene Harris, her books are delightful to read on the beach!

  30. I love history novels maybe gone with the wind

  31. My favorite read at the beach is JAWS. I get some odd looks.

  32. On the beach, I would love to read books I have never read before!

  33. I like to read.harry potter in the summer

  34. I am always reading and browsing Cookbooks. I like all types of those. This is a good giveaway as I like Kohl’s and Macy’s.

  35. I love almost anything by Meg Cabot! Also, any suspense novel (like Girl on the Train) is great for the beach.

  36. Kristen Johansen // May 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm // Reply

    Home From the Sea by Mercedes Lackey would make a great beach read!

  37. How Stella got groove back, now that reminds me of love, sand, sun and the beach!

  38. I just want something rom-com

  39. I don’t know what a “beach read” is. I love reading mysteries and horror so any Stephen King book would be great to read and re-read 🙂

    • A beach read is anything you truly enjoy hun. For example, I love ghost romance stories. So I’m currently reading the Visitant by Megan Chance and LOVING it. Perfect beach read for me. I also love Stephen King so he would be in my beach bag too. 🙂

  40. The Fireflies in December series by Jennifer Valent.

  41. Mary Cloud // May 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm // Reply

    I would want to re-read Confessions of a Shopaholic – the book was so much better than the movie

  42. I’m a fan of anything Nicholas Sparks! Love all of his books 🙂 I also enjoy Danielle Steel books too!

  43. I would like to reread Prince Of Tides

  44. Reading at the beach? Yes, please! I’ll read almost anything I can get my hands on. 🙂

  45. Sara Theissen // May 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm // Reply

    I have read Desperation by Stephen King many times!

  46. Robin Abrams // May 31, 2016 at 7:12 pm // Reply

    Any book by Danielle Steel would be my read

  47. I prefer to read weeklies like people magazine

  48. Dawn Keenan // June 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    My beachy read would be one of the Lillian Jackson Brown “Cat’s who” books.

  49. I enjoy Nicholas Sparks books at the beach.

  50. Daryl Walsh // June 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm // Reply

    Usually read whatever new book arrives in my email, I do not have a favorite go to book.

  51. I like to read Sophie Kinsella at the beach – Shopaholic!

  52. I love to read historical romance novels by Mary Balogh at the beach.

  53. Any Danielle Steele book would be a good beach read for me.

  54. Dawn Monroe // June 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm // Reply

    I can read historical romance anywhere!

  55. Susan Smith // June 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm // Reply

    I love reading Pride and Prejudice at the beach.

  56. Amanda Frank // June 5, 2016 at 2:56 am // Reply

    I don’t know what would be classified as a “beachy book” and where I live there isn’t many good beaches to go to; lakes to fish at sure beaches not so much. I can always reread Pride & Prejudice though and am now starting to read retellings and variations of it which have been pretty great as well.

    • Hi Amanda… A beachy book would be considered anything that feels good to read. Honestly that could be anything, anywhere and at anytime. I’ve yet to reread Pride and Prejudice yet. However considering the last time in read it was during my college days then I’d say it’s long overdue. LoL Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the contest.

      All the best

      • Amanda Frank // June 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm // Reply

        If that’s the case then every fiction book I read is a beach book because I refuse to read anything that’s going to leave me sad in the end or bring me to tears. Also you have to reread P&P soon. You won’t regret it.

  57. subscribe email: slehan at excite dot com

  58. Jerry Marquardt // June 5, 2016 at 7:48 am // Reply

    My favorite beach read is to read a book about the place I am visiting. It is too bright to enjoy a novel.

  59. elizabeth miller // June 5, 2016 at 4:56 pm // Reply

    I love to read the VC Andrews series. I am really behind on them from so many activities with kids so summer at the beach is my catch up spot.

  60. I don’t really have any beachy reads, I just kind of read what I am reading, whenever and wherever.

  61. don’t have a fav whatever i got that i haven’t read yet

  62. sherry1969 // June 6, 2016 at 3:01 am // Reply

    I reread my Jayne Ann Krentz and Linda Howard books all of the time.

  63. I would read anything pretty lighthearted and fun.

  64. I love to read the Outlander series on the beach.

  65. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

  66. Andrea Darst // June 6, 2016 at 2:36 pm // Reply

    I’ve read and re-read the Twilight series several times and would re-read it again!

  67. Jessica miller // June 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm // Reply

    Harry potter books or a mystery

  68. Sam Stamp // June 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm // Reply

    I enjoy rereading the last book in the Twilight Saga!

  69. Mystery thriller books are the best.

  70. Jessica Cox // June 7, 2016 at 12:58 am // Reply

    I love to reread the Until series by Aurora Rose Reynolds I love all the characters

  71. My favorite reads right now are travel brochures! I love dreaming! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)

  72. amanda whitley // June 7, 2016 at 3:09 am // Reply

    i like short stories for the beach .i bring a lot of the chicken soup for the soul books.

  73. jenny stratton // June 7, 2016 at 3:29 am // Reply

    I don’t have a favorite beach read but anything that is set on the beach would be perfect.

  74. Tina Ivanisevic // June 7, 2016 at 10:44 am // Reply

    S. King novels

  75. Nicole Carter (Weasley) // June 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    It’s not a beachy read but right now I’m reading Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

  76. Farrah Shumway // June 7, 2016 at 10:53 pm // Reply

    I love to read, re-read the Fablehaven series

  77. Carolyn Daley // June 7, 2016 at 11:58 pm // Reply

    I would love to read the Undine trilogy by Penni Russon.

  78. I love to read suspenseful books.

  79. I love reading books by Elin Hilderbrand at the beach since they’re set at the beach!

  80. Melanie Montgomery // June 8, 2016 at 2:31 am // Reply

    Hmm… I love anything by Katie McGarry.

  81. I reread the Harry Potter books

  82. Seyma Shabbir // June 8, 2016 at 2:59 am // Reply

    I love horror books or zombie books. Maybe being on the beach makes me feel safe so the scary books don’t scare me so much! LOL

  83. Great great give away. I didn’t know you wrote books and I’m just about ready to curl up and get reading. Very interesting. And of course, life’s a beach! Have a fantastic weekend.

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