Hi everyone! I am so excited to welcome author Lex Chase to the blog today! Lex is here as part of the Beach Read Bonanza to talk to us about her book, Americana Fairy Tale. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!  

Life is a Beach! By Lex Chase

BeachReadBonanza_FBpostHello Internet! I’m Lex Chase coming to you live from the Dreamspinner Beach Bonanza here at Joyfully Jay!

Today, I’m joined by my dear dude princess Taylor Hatfield of Americana Fairy Tale as we take you on a tour of the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Those of you from other parts of the world (or even the US) Florida beaches are the only place in the country you will find white sand.

Pensacola Beach, Florida | Photo: Lex Chase

Pensacola Beach, Florida | Photo: Lex Chase

I mean, look at it this stuff! Tourists actually buy jars of Pensacola Beach sand.

Sun and Sand | Photo: Lex Chase

Over the years, many hurricanes have come and gone over the sugary shores. We even perservered through a catastrophic oil spill. But Pensacola Beach remains a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Taylor himself enjoys the Pensacola Peir.

Taylor on Pensacola Pier | Photo: Lex Chase

Taylor on Pensacola Pier | Photo: Lex Chase

It’s also one of his favorite places to watch the surfers brave the waves. Admittedly, our waves aren’t at all impressive. But the surfers are still a nice piece of eye candy!

Taylor takes in the surfers | Photo: Lex Chase

Taylor takes in the surfers | Photo: Lex Chase

But not only that, on a really quiet day is a great place for taking in a book or two.

Taylor's beach read | Photo: Lex Chase

Taylor’s beach read | Photo: Lex Chase

Some prefer Debbie Macomber, but Taylor has a thing for high fantasy horror. Did someone say effeminate gender fluid cannibals? Say that three times fast!

Chasing Sunrise | Photo: Lex Chase

Chasing Sunrise | Photo: Lex Chase

If you want to get up close and personal with the Gulf of Mexico, let the tide wash over your toes. But watch for jellyfish! Thankfully, this was a no jellyfish day.

Gulf Tides | Photo: Lex Chase

Even Taylor can’t resist the siren call of going for a dip. Don’t mind me as I keep his stuff company.

Americana Fairy Tale and Chasing Sunrise | Photo: Lex Chase

Americana Fairy Tale and Chasing Sunrise | Photo: Lex Chase

After a swim, Taylor’s having some munchies. So we’re headed down the street to Flounder’s. Be sure to try the Triple Decker Key Lime Pie! And bring your appetite, you’ll need it.

But before we pulled out of the parking lot, we had to get a shot of the iconic Pensacola Beach Ball.

Pensacola Beach Ball | Photo: Lex Chase

Pensacola Beach Ball | Photo: Lex Chase

Now that Taylor and I are stuffed on burgers, fries, and pie (omg so much pie. *dead*) all good things must come to an end but not before checking out this amazing sunset.

Sunset on the Beach | Photo: Lex Chase

From us to you, thank you for coming along on our little tour! If you’re looking for a sweet summer getaway, bring your books and lounge in the sun and sand of my quaint little town and one of the best kept secrets in Florida.


Photo Credit: Lex Chase
Taylor Cosplayer: Mae Wynn Talley


Photo courtesy of Madison Parker Photography.

Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, ìWeíre all going to die, Iím just trying to make it a little more interesting.î She knew then she wanted to make the world a little more interesting too.

Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure and epic loveóand depending on how she feels that dayóLex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. She loves tales of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. She believes if youíre going to going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.

Lex is a pop culture diva and her DVR is constantly backlogged. She wouldnít last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is incredibly sentimental, to the point that she gets choked up at holiday commercials. But like the lovers driven to extreme measures to get home for the holidays, Lex believes everyone deserves a happy ending.

Lex also has a knack for sarcasm, never takes herself seriously, and has been nicknamed ìThe Next Alan Mooreî by her friends for all the pain and suffering she inflicts on her characters. She is a Damned Yankee hailing from the frozen backwoods of Maine now residing in the burbs of Northwest Florida, where it could be 80F and sheíd still be a popsicle.


Giveaway

Lex is here as part of our Beach Read Bonanza! Leave a comment on any or all of the posts for your chance to win a great prize bag from Dreamspinner Press, including a Kindle! Full contest rules and information about entering (and a picture of the great prize) can be found here!

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