Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m Macy Beckett, the new kid on the blog, and I’m thrilled to join my Casa Sisters in discussing our favorite summer pastimes.
As you probably guessed from the title, we’re going to talk about this:
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Oh, yeah, baby! Bring on the fruity firewater!
Alcohol has many names—booze, hooch, alky, sauce, spirits, social lube—but no matter what you call it, a cool libation is one of my favorite summertime pleasures. Why have literal sex on the beach, (sand…ouch!), when you can experience it in liquid form?
How about one of these Parrot Bay frozen daiquiri pouches? Just throw ‘em in the freezer for a couple hours and viola—a tropical vacay in your mouth! One of my friends calls these "Capri Sun for parents."
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Another personal favorite is the TGI Friday's Orange Dream mix. Just pour it in the blender, add ice, and in minutes, you're sipping a grownup version of the Creamsicles we all loved as children.
|On vacation with my BFF, Heather, who prefers Cabernet to Orange Dream. (Crazy, I know.)|
Watching your figure? (If so, I don't understand why, because you look AWESOME!) When I'm trying to cut back on calories, but the kids are driving me to...well, drink...I mix flavored vodka with Diet Sprite. It's surprisingly tasty and doesn't leave me feeling weighed down like a frozen cocktail.
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It probably won't shock you to hear that alcohol plays an important roll in my debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST. In this contemporary romance, an Austin bar owner is forced to return to her tiny Texas hometown for a month of community service...under the supervision of her first love and ex-best friend.
And if that weren't awkward enough, she's stuck in A DRY COUNTY!
Here's a photo of me on the back porch swing, cuddled up with a cool drink and an advance reader copy of my very own book. Okay, so that's not really booze in my glass, but cut me some slack. It was ten in the morning!
|It's a REAL BOOK! Squeee!|
Now it's your turn! What's your favorite summer libation? Teetotalers, I want to hear from you, too!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound and several other online retailers. SULTRY WITH A TWIST releases October 1st, followed by two more Sultry Springs novels in 2013. Macy loves to keep in touch with readers on Facebook and Twitter, so stop by and say hello!