Jill Sanders Signing

Sundog Books is delighted to welcome best-selling romance author Jill Sanders to our porch.  Join us beginning at 5:30pm July 17th to meet the author and check out her series set on the coast in Grayton Beach!

More about the author:

Jill Sanders is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, and Paranormal Romance novels. With over 55 books in eleven series, translations into several different languages, and audiobooks there’s plenty to choose from

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

89 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459
Last Resort (Grayton #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781507663233
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 21st, 2015

Cassey's life is crazy enough. The last thing she needs is some cocky rich boy trying to destroy her business. Normally immune to these vultures, she finds this brazen hottie especially difficult to refuse. Out to close the deal of a lifetime, Luke won't take no for an answer, and the intoxicating beauty standing in his way isn't going to go down easily.


Someday Beach (Grayton #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781942896609
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Published: Idealist LLC - March 6th, 2016

Shelly has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally sets out on her own and buys a run down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires a sexy, but annoying contractor to help her turn it into her dream boutique. What she hadn't counted on was finding herself slowly changing with her surroundings.


Rip Current (Grayton #3) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781942896616
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Published: Idealist LLC - March 6th, 2016

Cole is used to fame and has had his fill of women who fall at his feet, but the one woman he's desired the most shows nothing but discontent for him and his reckless ways.

Wendy can't stand Cole, at least not in her head. Her body and heart on the other hand desire him beyond any else.


In Too Deep (Grayton #4) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781942896623
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Published: Idealist LLC - March 6th, 2016

Roman has been searching for his long lost adopted sister, Marissa. When she disappeared shortly after her seventeenth birthday, he was the only one who had a clue why.

Now that he's finally found out where she's been hiding all these years, he would do anything to get the only woman he's ever loved back.


Swept Away (Grayton #5) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781942896630
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Published: Idealist LLC - March 6th, 2016

Willow has had a hard time trusting people, especially men, ever since her reckless father abandoned her at a young age for the romantic facade of life on the open road. After finally graduating from college, she's now enjoying her new job and carefree life on the beach.


High Tide (Grayton #6) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781981916924
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 20th, 2017

Grace was trying to recover from being left at the altar by the man who had been her best friend since grade school. The fact that Corey had ditched her for some bimbo he'd met during his bachelor party wasn't even the worst thing that had happened to her.


Sunset Dreams (Grayton #7) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781098688653
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Published: Independently Published - May 14th, 2019

Clara Cruz has spent the last five years on the run, most of the time hiding in plain sight, blending into the background as to not cause unwanted attention. Being invisible is necessary if she wants to survive, however the loneliness and isolation have proved more difficult than anticipated.


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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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