Friday, May 25, 2012

Guest Post: Joanne DeMaio, author of Whole Latte Life

I am excited for two reasons today.  First, I am happy to have Joanne DeMaio, author of Whole Latte Life, here to talk about the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend.  Secondly, I am excited to go to the beach this weekend; Memorial Day Weekend is my favorite holiday...hands down.  Joanne DeMaio is going to get us in a summertime mood. I hope you enjoy it!


Summer is the perfect time to straggle, isn’t it?  We linger at the beach or lake, not wanting to end a perfect day.  Double-scoop cones and popsicles from the ice cream truck are indulged with a smile.  We lounge in sun-bleached sand chairs, reading and chatting with friends.  Walks come leisurely, dipping our feet into the sea at the water’s edge.  There’s a slower pace to summer living.  And it is this pace that has one of my main characters, Rachel, question her own future.  Because isn’t summer the perfect time to contemplate life in those moments of straggling, when we’re at ease with all around us?  In my debut novel Whole Latte Life, Rachel must learn if the summer living she finds at the water’s edge, beneath summer stars, as the tide rises and falls, can help her make critical decisions in her life.  Does fate lie in the summer stars?

So as we get ready for the unofficial kickoff of summer, Memorial Day, remember to take time this season to do like Rachel does … Skim stones, walk the water’s edge, and make a special wish on a summer star.  Celebrate summer, and the life you find in its leisure.


I LOVE Joanne's post and I plan on taking some time to "skim stones, walk the water's edge, and make a special wish on a summer star" this weekend at the beach. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Whole Latte Life this summer.  Also, check out the Whole Latte Life Webisode: Sea-renity. If it doesn't get you in the mood for summer, I don't know what will!

To learn more about Joanne DeMaio's debut novel, Whole Latte Life, check out her website or buy Whole Latte Life for only $2.99 if you have a Kindle.  What a great deal! Thanks for stopping by, Joanne, and to everyone else, Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you have a great one. I can't wait to get back on the beach with a good book in hand.


  1. Sounds so good. I love the cover too. For some reason I had no idea this was a summer tale. Thanks for the post.

    1. I love the cover too. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was a summer book as well. Thanks for stopping by, Juju!

  2. What I wouldn't give to be at my parent's house on Lake Michigan this weekend! It's the perfect place to just relax and breathe. But instead I'm in landlocked Ohio. Bummer. Guess I'll just have to live vicariously through Joanne's book!

    1. Your parent's house sounds amazing. I hope you can get there this summer. Thanks for stopping by, Jenny!


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