Michelle Mankin’s Book Release ebook giveaway & five fun facts (+ pictures!!)

by Maryse on July 19, 2015 · 31 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

<— Congratulations to Michelle Mankin on her latest book release, Outside (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #1). It just went LIVE!!! Rock stars AND surfers? YES PLEASE!!! And guess what? Michelle is going to give away one ebook right here on the blog to one lucky commenter. Tell me this book doesn’t sound awesome!

Michelle’s surf instructor. Maverick master Conor.

Here are a few “fun facts” about it… I love an author that “lives” her books (even if just a little). ;) P.S. *waggles eyebrows at her hot instructor*

  1. I wasn’t planning on writing it. I was supposed to be working on the next book in my paranormal rock romance series with my dream falcon BUT inspiration struck and I had to write these characters.
  2. After I had the rough draft written I went on a 5 day whirlwind revisit of SoCal and walked out all the band’s footsteps etc…
  3. and of course I had to have a surf lesson. I stood up on the board on my first lesson.
  4. Here’s my instructor. Maverick master Conor.
  5. And I put my Havanese in the story…write what you know and all of that…

    Michelle’s adorable Havanese!

About the book?

When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.

But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.

It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either. Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense? Or does he have something more in mind? Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache? And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance at love?


Michelle Mankin and Maryse at RT 2015

Now for the giveaway:

Michelle is giving away and ebook copy of  Outside (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #1)!!

How to enter for a chance to win? Just leave a comment below, and by TONIGHT at 10pm, I will randomly select ONE winner for the prize above.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond verifying their email address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Open to everyone!

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

AngieG July 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Sounds like a fun book!

Cheryl July 19, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Rock stars and surfers?! Sounds like a sexy combination!!! ;)

Stacy wegner July 19, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Oooh surfing and rock stars!!!!!!! Yay!!!

Dawn Bush July 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Lived in CA for 10 yrs! Love surfers and Rockstars…and surfing Rockstars!!!

Rebecca Wescott July 19, 2015 at 12:48 PM

does the “inspirational” instructor surfer dude come with the book? : )

Jamie July 19, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Looks like a fun read! Loving all these recommendations!

Erin July 19, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Looks great

Teresa H. July 19, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Sounds good and who doesn’t love a guy with dimples.

MichelleS July 19, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Speaking of surfers, did you see that video of the surfer in South Africa attacked by a shark during a live competition? The whole thing on film. CRAZY. Anyhoo…. thanks for the chance to win this book!

Jennifer C. July 19, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Love surfers, grew up in a beach town so I know I will love this book!

Carrie Marie July 19, 2015 at 1:31 PM

Thanks for the chance! Michelle’s a great writer & pretty cool chick!! :)

bn100 July 19, 2015 at 2:03 PM

cute dog

Selenity Jade July 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Rock stars?! Wow, so neat! ^_^;

Corinne July 19, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Love Havanese dogs.

Laura J July 19, 2015 at 3:35 PM

I was just thinking about seeking out a surfer book after seeing the shark attack at the surfing competition in South Africa. I’m in!

Nancy Parken July 19, 2015 at 4:10 PM

I love new books!

Brenda July 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM

A book about a Rock Star….what could get any better?

Sonia July 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Thanks for the chance

Denise July 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Yay!! Thank you for the chance to,win this book. It would be a great read to take with me when we head to,the beach on Friday. Thank you again

Katie July 19, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Sounds Awesome!! Can’t wait to read

anna July 19, 2015 at 5:47 PM

love athletes books

Carrie July 19, 2015 at 5:49 PM

i just got back from the beach and would love to relive it through a good book, throw in rock stars and I am hooked!

Jennifer W July 19, 2015 at 7:26 PM

Ooh, this sounds good. Thank you for the giveaway! Good luck to all.

Jenn July 19, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Thanks for the giveaway……..

elizaduckie July 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Sounds like fun! :D

Elle July 20, 2015 at 4:56 AM

Congrats on this release! Looks like a nice read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy ;-)

Minha July 20, 2015 at 6:11 AM

Want to read!!! :)

Emilia Dias July 20, 2015 at 8:04 AM

Wow, Maryse! It sounds like an epic series!! Sure does have potential, now let’s read and see! :)

Julie July 20, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Oh I know I’ll be reading this one.

Cait July 20, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Ok so if I do win it il be buying it anyway! It has caught my attention!

Debra D July 20, 2015 at 9:41 PM

Thanks for the chance!!! The book sounds great!!!

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