Daring to Love, in Lincoln City
One of my all-time favorite places on earth is Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. I love it so much, I made it the setting for my latest book, Daring to Love.
Lincoln City is home to 7.5 miles of beaches, a broad range of accommodations, great food, fabulous shopping, and the friendliest laidback atmosphere you could ask for.
My very own hero and I love staying at the Nordic Oceanfront Inn. It’s simple, clean, reasonably priced, and every room has a fabulous ocean view.
We walk through the door and there it is—the Pacific—roaring at us through a broad expanse of glass. And best of all, the windows slide open so you can sit together at the little table, with the fireplace warming your toes, and feel and even taste the briny mist as it wafts up from the beach below.
Whether you’re an antique buff, a hound for knick-knacks, or interested in arts and crafts, you’ll find shops to intrigue you. And there’s an awesome outlet mall as well. Did I mention there’s no sales tax?
Food choices range from a major grocery store with an extensive deli, to pub fare, elegant dining, and of course over-the-top fish and chips.
What’s to do when you’re not eating, shopping or snuggling by the fire? Well, for starters, there’s the most fabulous beach you can imagine—for walking, running, kite-flying or just plunking down, leaning on each other and taking in the power and majesty of the great ocean waves.
From October through May (our favorite time of year to visit), glass floats are put on the beach each day (weather permitting) for someone to discover!
If you’re not lucky enough to find one of those gorgeous pieces of art, you can always attend a local teaching studio and make your own.
And if you need something to do after the sun goes down, there’s a great casino resort where you can play the night away or take in live entertainment and events.
So next time you want a romantic vacation—or a fabulous getaway alone, or with the girls—take a drive down the scenic Oregon Coast and… dance with magical ocean foam as it creeps up the beach toward you.
Sparks and innuendos fly when two Etcetera agents with a sizzling romantic history and extra sensory gifts are forced to work together.
Liz has barely recovered from a soul destroying rescue mission when a child’s telepathic cry for help rocks her world. Having the ugliness of her past exposed, being obligated to work with a man she’s kicked to the curb, and discovering her scam-artist mother’s involvement in the case, are just a few of the complications slamming her up-side the head.
Galen is a man of many talents. His special method of interrogation could give them all the answers, but will drive the infuriating love of his life further away.
Liz and Galen will do whatever has to be done to find the missing child, but they both have their own agendas—which may or may not include daring to love.
The Intrepid Women Series is a collection of books about women who do. In gumboots or stilettos, astride a horse or an ATV, aboard jeeps, limos or helicopters, they do what needs to be done, like it or not. They’re survivors. And so are the men who dare to love them.