I adore summer! If only the warmth and relaxed pace of summer lasted all year! Here are my top thirteen reasons to love summer:

1. Lazy days at the beach

2. The smell of the ocean

3. Getting lost in a great book

4. Fresh tomatoes

5. Flip flops

6. Camping on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

7. Time to catch up with old friends

8. Digging through my To-Be-Read pile- actually, the books are digital now, but you know what I mean 🙂

9. Corn on the cob

10. Escaping into a pirate novel while the waves crash against the shore

11. Kayaking

12. Early morning bike rides

13. Fresh flowers from the garden


Tara Kingston savors summer days at the beach when she's not glued to her computer writing about pirates and adventurers. Tara's Claimed by the Captain is available through Ellora's Cave, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other great retailers.

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