Summer of Magic – The Beach

Summer of Magic Blog Hop


Summertime is full of laughter and splashing water. Growing up, all I wanted to do was spend the day at the pool. Cool water under the full sun and friends rough housing. I greatly disliked the ten minutes every hour we had to stop playing for the adults to have a swim.  Now, as the adult, I appreciate those few minutes I can actually swim in the pool and not be bumped or splashed by kids.

My favorite thing about summer is taking a beach trip and swimming in the ocean. I lived in a landlocked mountain state as a child. The beach was a mystical place of flat, sandy beaches and warm water that surrounded you in a cocoon. I didn’t get to visit very often but I harbored a secret dream of owning a beach house so I could swim every day.

Beach Shoreline

I don’t have that beach house but I married a man who loves the beach like I do. We try to go every year or two and the kids love hanging out at the hotel. They don’t want to walk on the sand or be in ocean, but they like the hotel pool.  At least they like swimming.

My current work-in-progress is the third novella in my Paranormals of Arilase series. It features a mermaid heroine who lives and draws power from the deepest waters of the seven seas. She’ll discover love on an uncharted island, fight mutated creatures and help her people defeat a powerful land-dwelling sorcerer. I’m almost finished with the rough draft and hope to have the release in late fall.

Explore the forests of Arilase in Healer’s Fate and Enchantress’ Destiny.

MarkYourHeart-Freedom2What’s your favorite ocean animal?

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59 thoughts on “Summer of Magic – The Beach

  1. Lisa Brown

    My favorite ocean animal is the dolphin, thanks for the chance 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

    • BethCaudill

      I love dolphins too.

  2. Leslie Rodriguez
    • BethCaudill

      Thank you for stopping by Leslie.

  3. michele gardner

    My favorite ocean animal is the manatee. Never saw one until I moved to Florida. But those beasties are pretty cool and endangered from what I understand.

    • BethCaudill

      Interesting choice. I’ve not seen one yet.

  4. bn100

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • BethCaudill

      Love dolphins.

  5. clynsg

    My favorites are dolphins and whales, especially the really large, majestic ones. Orcas are beautiful animals, but I think the huge ones are amazing.

    • BethCaudill

      Whales are interesting. Love the size of the Humpback.

  6. Dotty J Boucher

    This is beautiful! and thanks for the chance 🙂 Happy 4th of July

    • BethCaudill

      Thank you for stopping by Dotty.

  7. Sea dragon.

    • BethCaudill

      Great choice.

  8. Melanie B

    Dolphins for sure, they’re wonderfully friendly and very smart! Thanks for the chance!

    • BethCaudill

      Love how smart dolphins are too.

  9. Mary Stewart

    Whales, although dolphins are amazing too!

    • BethCaudill

      Whales are so big. I would like to go whale watching at some point.

  10. Angie Fournier

    I’ve always been fascinated with the orca. Something so big and yet can move so graceful.

    • BethCaudill

      Agree, Angie.

  11. Nancy Burgess

    I love dolphins but I think the starfish is a beautiful thing.

    • BethCaudill

      I like that starfish will regrow a limb. Nice.

  12. Melissa Quintanilla

    I am so in love with dolphins!! Thanks for the chance!!

    • BethCaudill

      Dolphins are really popular.

  13. I love any kind of salt water fish. So colorful and bright!

    • BethCaudill

      It interesting that even deep water fish are colorful despite a lack of sunlight.

  14. BookAttict

    I really don’t have a favorite ocean animal per se…but I love deep-sea creatures that are bioluminescent or just bizarre looking.

    • BethCaudill

      Bioluminescent fish are interesting.

  15. Shadow

    I love turtles! There so pretty and unique. Theres something about them that just catches the eye! There colors, styles, designs. How small they start out and how big they can get. There by far my favorite. Thank you for the awesome hop! Happy 4th!

    • BethCaudill

      Turtles are great. I love how long lived they are.

  16. Christina Gonzalez

    I love dolphins. They are so smart.

    • BethCaudill

      Dolphins are great.

  17. Katie R

    My favorite ocean animal that comes to my mind right away is a starfish. This is probably because I have been able to get near them. Dolphins and wales and otters and turtles are so cute and many of the fish are adorable as well.

    • BethCaudill

      There are lots of interesting animals in the sea. It’s so hard to choose just one.

  18. My favorite ocean animal is otters! So cute!

    • BethCaudill

      I love otters. We saw several in San Francisco when we were there. Great choice.

  19. Ashley Martinez

    I love octopi they are so cool looking!

    • BethCaudill

      Octopus kinda swig me out. They feel so slippery. But having 8 legs would be cool. Easier to get things done.

  20. clojo9372

    My favorite ocean animal is the whale. They are truly one of the most magnificent creatures to behold…

    • BethCaudill

      Very big but so nice in the water.

  21. Sarah Phillips

    My favorite ocean animal would either have to be Dolphins or Sea Turtles…I really can’t say which one wins out for me! I love them both! I can’t wait to read the 3rd installment of the Paranormals of Arilase series. I absolutely adore anything to do with mermaids!

    • BethCaudill

      It is hard to choose between Dolphins and Turtles. Thanks, I’m hoping for a November release for the 3rd book. Depends on how my edits go.

  22. karen chappell

    I luv when we go to the beach for vacation. The last time we went we learned about sea turtles. We got to witness them at nite when they come ashore to lay their eggs. It was a great lesson in the life of turtles. So i appreciate them greatly. It was sad to find a washed up dead shell of one early one morning. My husband helped the beach patrol
    Load it up for them to study.

    • BethCaudill

      That sounds like a great vacation. I’d love to see when the turtle eggs hatch.

  23. Liz

    I love manatees

    • BethCaudill

      Sounds good. Thanks for stopping by.

  24. cheryl johnson

    Angel Fish are beautiful creatures. great giveaway.

    • BethCaudill

      Cute fish. I love the extra long streamers on them.

  25. Pamk

    Hands down Dolphins

    • BethCaudill

      Dolphins are cool. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Gracie

    A sea lion just lounging in the sun being all lazy & loud

    • BethCaudill

      Oh, a sea lion. Big and lazy. I wanna be one.

  27. Tara Woods

    Dolphins are my favorite ocean animals. Something about them makes my heart happy.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

    • BethCaudill

      I think they are the most popular. Must have been those Flipper tv shows.

  28. Michelle Bledsoe

    I think stingrays are awesome. Don’t know why, but the just appeal to me.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

    • BethCaudill

      I love to watch them swim. They just seem to glide.

  29. Cynthia Powers

    Sea horses. I smile every time I see one. blueirishmoon at Hotmail dot com

    • BethCaudill

      Small but cute little suckers. I like how they curl around things and hang out.

  30. BethCaudill

    Giveaway has ended and the winner will be announced shortly.

    Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful summer.

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