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Month: June 2012

Spring Fever, the Latest from Mary Kay Andrews, Available Today!

It’s June 5th…are you at your local book store yet? We are, and we are just TOO excited! If you didn’t already know, Mermaid Cottages’ favorite author, Mary Kay Andrews, has a new book coming out today! That’s right, today is the day you can run out and pick up your copy of Spring Fever,  Mary Kay Andrews’ latest novel! Here’s what Mary Kay Andrews’ website has to say about this wonderful new addition to her already amazing book line up:

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.

Pick up your copy of Spring Fever TODAY!

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless.  They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history.  She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.  But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance.  Maybe everything happens for a reason.  And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.  But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town.  On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone.  Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.”

We can’t wait to add Spring Fever to our summer reading list! You can even pick up your copy during a meet and greet book signing TODAY. If you’re going to be in the Atlanta area, don’t miss seeing Mary Kay Andrews at the Barnes & Noble on Peachtree Road, 7:00 p.m.! It’s sure to be a fun time for sure. If you just can’t make it though, you can get your very own copy of Spring Fever at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, or Indy Bound today!

Mermaid Cottages Blogging Moniker

Rip Tide ~

Hello to all of Mermaid Cottages readers. Diane has expressed concern over my Rip Tide blogger ID. While I realize how dangerous rip currents are this was to wonderful to resist for my non food related blog posts. The “Rip tide” was a bar which a dubious reputation in the town I grew up in. After struggling with an oceanic theme, a list of ocean lore related buzz words was given to me. There were words that triggered a childhood memory and Rip Tide was born. I was just concerned that you may think I was being flip or in anyway disrespectful. Be assure that is not the case. In the recent conversation with Diane Neptune’s Fork Developed as the food posts Moniker. Just so you know that both are coming from me.

Best to all, Bill Hulsman

2012 Beach Bum Biscuits Dog Contest

Beach Bum Biscuits/mermaidcottages.comOur most wonderful artist friend with a Parisian flair, Fifi Flowers, is ready to round-up a new Wag Pack of precious pooches for her 2012 Beach Bum Biscuits Dog Contest!

Fifi is inviting our pet guests and their well-behaved humans to submit one photo or one link to a photo if you’d like your dog to be considered for inclusion in Fifi’s next frameable notecard series and calendar collection.  The photos will then be posted online Monday, June 11 for the voting to begin.  You will be able to Vote once for the dog you would like to see painted and there will be six dogs chosen for the new collection.

If your dog is chosen, Fifi will create a custom painting of your dog.  Winners will each receive a set of notecards and also receive a special rate if you would like to purchase your Fifi Flowers original painting.

Email your photo or a link to a photo to: fifi@atelierdefifi.com or you may post a link to your photo in the comments section on Fifi’s website no later than noon (Pacific time) on Friday, June 8, 2012.  This way, Fifi will have time to organize the photos and get them posted to her site.  Voting will last for two days and the winners will be announced on Friday, June 15th.

Fifi’s Mermaid Cottages calendars and note card collections may be purchased at Seaside Sisters on Tybee Island.  Mermaid Cottages is proud to sponsor service dogs through the sales of our Beach Bum Biscuits and Fifi’s notecard collections and through our pet-friendly vacation rentals.

Mermaid Cottages has the coziest and cutest homes away from home on Tybee Island, as we all agree, but we’re more than vacation rentals.  We’re part of a community! We’re active with the local community, including people and local organizations we love. We also contribute to  larger organizations with a wider reach. We even promote Voluntourism events, making it possible for your Tybee vacation to include volunteering with a local good cause.

Fifi’s waiting, so get those photos in!  Now, that’s something to bark about!