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Monday, April 17, 2017

My Favorite Things Event with Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of several young and new adult romances, including recent bestsellers The Hard Count and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger's other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. She has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for pretty much ever. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

My Favorite "Go-To, Make-Me-Feel-Happy" Things

Sometimes, ya just have an off day. Or maybe an off week. Too many bills, too much drama, you're sick with the flu, parenting is tough, or you just feel like no matter what, you can't seem to climb over that peek to the sunshine side. I get that way sometimes. And I have a few things that are guaranteed to perk me up, even if just a little. Here's my magic formula - the top three. Feel free to borrow it - maybe I'll run into you at one of my places ;-)

1. Grocery store visits are the bomb! Specifically, for me, it is my Sprouts grocery store. I love their produce and deli and bakery, but it's more than that. They play the best music. Just last week I walked in during Otis Redding and shopped to Bill Haley and the Comets. By the time I left, we were all singing Firework with Katy Perry. Plus, Sprouts is a huge autism supporter, often hiring people on the spectrum to work in their stores, and that hits right at the center of my heart. This place is THE place. I swear.

2. Dirty Dancing. Not doing it, although with the right partner... No matter where the movie is in the story, if I find it on, I stop and watch through to the end. It's Swayze. It's denim shorts and a perm that I tried to replicate once (okay, more than once). It's a kick-ass soundtrack that never gets old. It's bunny hops and Adirondack chairs and the Catskills and the sixties and oh my god, the best love story ever!

3. Okay, don't judge. You're going to think this one is strange. But here it is...hose water. Yep. Hose water. Specifically, the SMELL of hose water. There is something about it that makes me feel warm grass on my toes, a kick in my heart and a curve on my lips. It reminds me to breathe, and to remember the simple things.

They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.

Book 2 in the duet - A GIRL LIKE ME - releases May 26, 2017.

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  1. I'm the same way with Dirty Dancing! Love that movie. And drinking from a garden brings back memories of growing up, running around outside and stopping at the hose for some water.

  2. Sprouts sounds like my kind of place. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. It's seriously the heaven of food LOL

  3. Love your grocery store. Sounds like a fun place to shop. I agree about the hose water. There is something about the smell and taste that takes me back to my childhood.

    1. Me, too. I remember having my dad kink the hose so it wouldn't spray up my nose :)

  4. I agree with the hose water, it reminds me of my childhood.

    1. I'm sure we all have lead poisoning LOL

  5. I'd love to visit Sprouts. It sounds like the cool, happenin' store.

    1. It is! Sometimes I even write at their sandwich counter :)

  6. I heard they are remaking Dirty Dancing. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Its perfection as it is.
    --Carrie J

    1. It's going to be an ABC TV movie - the cast is really good. It's more musical - like the stage show. I saw the stage version and it was way fun. The original is perfection, though - you are right.

    2. PS - the movie airs May 24. I'm a little obsessed ;-)

  7. I do two out of your three so I guess I'm doing good.

  8. I do enjoy grocery shopping. It's peaceful and usually I think of recipes to make while I'm shopping.

  9. I love grocery shopping. I love shopping to the music

  10. Sounds like an awesome read! I'm currently reading This is Falling and I just love it; thanks for the giveaway!