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What is it about August? There are some pretty fascinating holidays spread throughout August  but the three that jump out at me are
August 5th is National Underwear Day. Did you know…
Carrie Fisher never wore underwear while filming Star Wars because George Lucas convinced her there is no underwear in outer space.

and
August 16th is National Rum Day (US) The picture I’ve attached is when DH and I hosted a Pirate Murder Mystery part. And yes rum was involved.
May your ANCHOR be tight,
Your CORK be loose,
Your RUM be spiced,
And your COMPASS be true.

And finally
August 20th is World Mosquito Day. 
Only female mosquitoes bite
This may surprise you and most people probably assume all mosquitoes bite, but no it is only the females that like to use us as a tasty snack. (I wonder what we could read into that?)

And now what you didn’t know about being an ARC reviewer. 

Q. What is an ARC reviewer?
A.  An ARC reader is the person who reads the book pre-publication and posts a review before or immediately after the publication date.

Q. How do I do that?
A. If you’re interested send me an email. Then, once the final edits are done on my book, I send you a copy at no charge. In return, you write a review.

Q.  I don’t know how to write a review.
A.  It doesn’t have to be long.  A sentence or two of what the story is about .ie for Rainbow Sprinkles it might say  A contemporary second chance romance in a small town.   Then what did you like?  What didn’t you like? Do you recommend it? Some sites let you give stars.

If you are on Goodreads or Bookbub (these are great reader sites.) they walk you through it. Here are the links
www.goodreads.com/
https://www.bookbub.com/

Congratulations to Suzanna and Dorothy July’s winners of D. V. Stone Limited edition T-Shirt Drawing. Drop me a note about your favorite camping trip or vacation and you may win one too! 

Not too much to speak about on the Author front.
I received my 1st round edits on 
Jazz House. Elf, my editor, made some suggestions that I agree with so I’ve worked on those, and sending it back in for another round. Many of you know but some don’t, that time spent editing and getting ready for publication is often longer than writing the actual story. If you’re interested in some tidbits I interviewed my editor and here’s the link
https://www.dvstoneauthor.com/httpswwwdvstoneauthorcomcampfire-blog/todays-campfire-guest-is-the-editor-elf

​Book Review s

🦉🦉🦉🦉🦉
A Witch’s Quandry
by 
Tena Stetler
* Steamy * 
Brewed together are love, betrayal, struggles for power, and family ties.
First, a disclaimer. *I receive a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review*
That said, I finished the book in two days. Captivating and engaging, it grabbed me from the start and held me with twists and turns.
The beginning starts with a broken-hearted Gale surrounded by her friends after a breakup. She pulls herself together and owns her decisions.
Dillion regrets his impulsive anger and ensuing behavior but can’t find a way back. His family is in trouble and counting on him to help.
I love that Gale is more potent than most of the other characters, including Dillon, who accepts it without blinking. The secondary cast is fun and engaging without stealing the story.
If you are looking for a magical love story, I highly recommend A Witch’s Quandary.
https://www.amazon.com/Witchs-Quandary-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B095291TGN
 
And in my TBR pile is
Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking
by
Linda Griffin 
Heat Level: Sweet
Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking

She wants to be friends. And he wants so much more.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09827RTP2/
or follow Linda at 
Web: https://www.lindagriffinauthor.com/love__death__and_the_art_of_cooking_.htm 
 
We’re heading out again this month so I hope you’ll come back for more stories of adventures on the road in 2HOOTS. Until then…
“Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible.”
— Alexander Eliot