The Masters and Final Edits

Who is watching The Masters? I wonder if any of the golfers are taking any detours to have a little adventure off the course? I know Alec would. I’m happy to say that the final edits have been turned in for The Back Nine. Alec is over on my Facebook page celebrating. Feel free to join him.

Happy Reading,


Cover Reveal Party for The Back Nine

The big day is finally here for the Cover Reveal of The Back Nine. The final sliver has been revealed and you can feast your eyes on Alec and Brooke. What do you think?



A lot can happen on the back nine of a golf course, especially if your focus is not on the ball. Alec Marino has been building his clientele list in Cozumel’s most exclusive golf resorts while keeping his private life confidential.

Brooke Carmichael’s life revolves around one thing: her career. Her bed is like a permanent sand trap—depressing and empty. When a business trip leads Brooke to the sunny island where she is ready and willing to learn something new, she decides to take a swing at golf. Some temptations are too delicious to resist and one stroke from Alec sends Brooke’s entire world into a backspin.

Blinded by desire, Alec goes against his own rules and makes Brooke and offer she can’t refuse. As secrets begin to surface, Alec and Brooke must decide if they will let it drive them apart or if mixing work and pleasure will score a hole in one.

The Back Nine is currently available for pre-order and will be released to your eReader on April 14th!

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Grab a glass of champagne and let’s sit back and enjoy the view!


Please drop by and have a drink with one of these lovely ladies that are helping with the big cover reveal for The Back Nine:

Allie Burrow

Lynsey James

Holly Martin

Katie Oliver

Roe Valentine

Molly Ann Wishlade

Thanks for coming to my party, feel free to stay and mingle. Soon, I will post a story excerpt from The Back Nine.



Planning the Cover Reveal Party for The Back Nine

On April 7, 2015, the cover for The Back Nine will be revealed. I can’t wait to show it to everyone. It truly captures the relationship between Alec and Brooke.


For this cover reveal, I’d like to have as many participants as possible. Please contact me at giastonewriter @ if you would like to help reveal the cover for The Back Nine.

It is a black tie event, however it is one you can participate from home. Feel free to post your own pictures of what you might wear to this cover reveal soiree and if there is a certain type of hors d’oeuvres you would like to enjoy while viewing the big reveal. I’ll make sure to include them on the party page post and link back to your blog or Twitter account.

Along with the big reveal we will get to see what Brooke wears to the Cover Reveal Party. Maybe this dress?


“Kelly Brook in 2010” by LG전자 – LG ‘옵티머스원’, 글로벌 200만대 돌파. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

And what will Alec be wearing?


Portrait by Walterlan Papetti

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!


“Biggest champagne tower” by Filaos – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –



Behind the Scenes of The Back Nine

When I began writing The Back Nine, I knew immediately how the story would begin and end. But what I had to figure out was what happened in between those two scenes. A very important question needed to be answered. What brought Brooke and Alec to the initial golf course?

Let’s start with Alec Marino.


“2013 LCM – David Gandy by Simon McGill” by Simon McGill (@MySoulInsurance) – Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

He works at Playa del Azul in Cozumel as a golf instructor.


Ray Bodden from USAInside the Reef Uploaded by RaviC

This picture makes me want to book my ticket immediately. However, let’s return to the back story. Brooke is traveling from Texas with her boss on a business trip. We’ll talk about him later.


How do Alec and Brooke meet? What happens when these two worlds collide?



Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of The Back Nine, which is scheduled to be released on April 14, 2015.