Does summer put a smile on your face? If you’re like me, then there’s nothing you enjoy more than the blistering sun, a sandy shore, and the sound of crashing waves. Okay, maybe cake ranks a smidge higher on my “must have” list, but a day at the beach is a close second.
Hey, speaking of beaches, when you’re out and about this summer, the number one accessory to take with you is my debut suspense book, The Next Victim. Do you see what I did there?
Some may argue that drinking an ice cold beer is the best way to spend a hot day. I won’t argue. A Budweiser bottle can be quite refreshing in eighty-degree weather. But do you know what would really heighten the taste of that brew? Don’t make me say it; you already know the answer . . . or you should!
Since most beaches prohibited alcohol, consider putting something else in your beach bag this summer: a good murder mystery book. Or, more specifically, my murder mystery book. After all, you’ll need something to keep you distracted from the noise of other people’s brats kids.
I’d love to tell you that Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and Orlando Bloom will all be reading The Next Victim this summer, but my lawyer has advised me to stop spreading rumors, especially rumors that could potentially get me sued.
Besides, no one really cares who or what the aforementioned celebs are doing this summer. I’m sure I’d become a bestselling author if I could get Gwyneth Paltrow to endorse my work on her Goop site. But hell, how can I honestly expect Gwynie to call me back when Walmart won’t even give me the time of day?
It’s a rough, dog-eat-dog world, people. My advice is to spend as much relaxing time at the beach as you possibly can. And read. Read a Cutter Slagle book.