Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

Summer Lovin’: In Which I Get All Mushy Because of the Heat

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Crescent Moon Press authors are ready for summer! We’ll be blogging about our summer loves, our romances, and how much we love summer! Have you ever had a summer fling? Do you have a favorite book about summer? What’s on your summer reading list? What are some great beach reads? We’re blogging about all of it!

 

Visit our blogs below and enter to win some great prizes between June 14 -17.

 

Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite & some of our eBooks to read on it!

 

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This is just some of the awesome swag!

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Drop by our blogs between June 14 & 17 and enter the rafflecopter!

 

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Okay, here’s my summer lovin’ post!

 

Schooooooooool’s out for summer! But that’s not the only reason I love this time of year. Sure, I have more time to catch up on life and I can write until my fingertips are bloody, but summer fills me with smiles for other reasons, too. The soaring temperatures, the freedom to do whatever I want, the excited stir in my stomach – it all reminds me of one summer long ago when love grabbed me around the waist and hasn’t let go since.

 

Yes, the ewey, gooey love stuff is about to begin, but you can handle it.

 

One summer in high school, my crush had a birthday party and invited me. After some high-pitched squeezing, I went, of course, and I sat next to a guy from out of town who I’d never met before. He was the drummer in my crush’s band, but that was all I knew. As we sat there, he kept showing me pictures of recent concerts he’d gone to and cracking me up with every bizarre thing that fell out of his mouth. He was strange in a just-like-me sort of way, and he had the prettiest green eyes I’d ever seen. And that smile…wow. I was a total goner. (He must’ve been a goner, too, because he’s sitting just a few feet away as I type this, many years after this happened.)

 

But anyway, he lived out of town, about six hours away to be exact. So, I would only get to see him during summers when he came to visit his dad (who happened to live in town) and to visit and practice with his band. Summers became the best time ever for that exact reason.

 

In between summers, we wrote letters back and forth. Real letters with paper and pencil since these were the pre-email and pre-texting days. If you guessed that I’m at least five hundred years old, you’re absolutely right!

 

I still have all the letters he sent me. He’d write about random things he was doing or planning to do, school projects, or odd things he’d seen. He would illustrate his letters with funny drawings in the margins. Getting one of his letters in the mail was almost as great as summer.

 

I graduated high school and went to college where he lived, and then we didn’t have to rely on summers or letters anymore after that. We had the rest of our lives.

 

Your turn! What’s your favorite summer memory? Leave your answer with your name and email for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the bookstore of your choice!

 

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Shawna Romkey Author blog
Constance Phillips, A Writer’s Musings
Katie O’Sullivan;
Summer Lovin’ – On Olympus…
Kate’s Blog
Kary Rader
Lindsey R. Loucks
Summer Lovin’, postcards, and maybe bookmarks
Jody A Kessler Summer Lovin’ Mountain Style
Official Website of Maer Wilson
Author Jean Murray ~ Wicked Romance Blog
Summer Lovin’ Heat
Hildie McQueen’ s Author Site
Loni Lynne’s Blog Site
Author Avery Olive Blog
Wendy S. Russo
Cindy Young-Turner
Michelle Clay – The Darkside of Romance
the Marvelous Misadventures of Mrs. t
Shannon Eckrich

14 Comments

  1. Awwww, sweet story! Mine is about the pre-Facebook loves too, but didn’t end up as well as yours. 🙂

  2. Aw. Long distance and letters…man, that’s romantic. XD

  3. Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Love that you have real, pen and paper love letters from your sweetie. What a wonderful keepsake.

  5. Thanks for being part of the tour! 🙂
    My favorite summer memory, let’s see… That would be the time I spent with my highschool friends just chilling on the beach. We had so much fun doing all sorts of crazy things! 🙂

    – Diana

  6. Thanks for sharing your summer memory, such a great one.
    My favorite summer memory, was heading to the lake for a couple of weeks.
    Jean
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  7. Awww what a sweet story! As much as I wish I had such a sweet story mine is when I went to Vietnam with my family during the summer. It was soo hot and I rode on a bunch of motorcycles so I can’t complain 😀
    -Katherina
    pinklemonade793 (at) gmail (dot) come

  8. Such a sweet story! My hubby and I used to write letters also and I still have them somewhere. There’s just something about getting a letter in the mail.

  9. I love that you are still together with your sweetie. Thanks for sharing and have a great summer!

  10. What an awesome story, like a John Hughes movie – go to the party with a crush on one boy and meet another boy who turns out to be your soul mate. Love it!

    I didn’t meet my husband until we were both graduated from college and working in Boston, so there were never any letters or long distance. But after we’d been dating for a year, he sent me a fax that I still have. Does anyone remember continuous fax paper that came in rolls? He sent me a fax of three or four dozen long stemmed roses – individual pictures of roses lined up one after the other with space in between – that stretched on and on and on, piling into a giant puddle on the floor of the mailroom. I ended up pinning the long fax along two walls of my cubicle and they stayed there for the rest of the time I worked at that ad agency. I still have them in a box somewhere, although I’m sure the paper has started to age and turn black as old fax paper tends to do. But the memory is still crisp 😉

  11. Dragging 3rd and Main from the Sonic to the DQ was all the rage in the small western Oklahoma town I lived in as a 16-17 year old. My friend and I broke the rules and spent many hours doing so one Friday night during the summer. I ended up meeting a guy who was a few years older than me and him, my friend and his friend ended up going to the lake and hanging out. When we returned to where I had parked my car (we took his truck) my mom and half of the city police had been looking for us. Yeah, I ended up grounded but my guy stuck around for me until my restriction was over. It was a summer romance–we broke up by mid fall. Still, he was one of my firsts that I was allowed to actually date! 😉

  12. Hi! One of my favorite memories is my cousins coming over. We went to the drive in, then we all slept outside in tents and my moms huge van! I loved it! We snuck out and went to the park. It was so fun and freeing! Thanks for being apart of this great hop!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Looks like a lot of fun:)

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