I’m thrilled to be working on book six of the bestselling Kissed by the Bay series, All About That Kiss. Janine has been such a sweet and fun character throughout the series and I’m so glad she’s getting her own story.
In order to celebrate the upcoming arrival of All About That Kiss, I’m going to be posting about the series over the next weeks. For example, one thing that’s hugely special about this series is the Kissed by the Bay legend, which is essential in each novel.
As a fun reminder of the legend loved by Blue Moon Bay visitors and residents, here’s the story embossed on the bronze plaque by the ocean at the historic Inn at Blue Moon Bay:
Kissed by the Bay
One kiss, right here, under a blue moon will lead to love that lasts forever…
Know the history of two young people, the daughter of locals and the son of summer guests, who fell helplessly in love at this very beach. When their parents discovered their relationship, they were forbidden to see each other. His parents felt the working girl was beneath their son and her parents feared the scandal could ruin their business.
But the night before the family was to return home, the son got a note to his sweetheart and they met here under the stars. He pleaded with her to wait a year for him to turn eighteen and become a man – that until then they could write to each other in secret and he’d find a way for them to be together. The young girl knew their parents would never allow that to happen, though. She’d always obeyed her parents and wasn’t strong enough to go against their wishes, even for the perfect love she shared with him.
So, with broken hearts, they said goodbye to each other right here at this very spot. A blue moon hung in the night sky, illuminating their final kiss and they promised to love each other always. Then they vowed that everyone who kissed at this exact point by the bay, under a blue moon, would be in love forever – and would never separate as they tragically had.
The characters in the series treasure the legend and I hope you do, too. Happy reading!!
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