Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death Island Style dubbed eccentric and fun

I just got a fab review in from Romantic Times for Death, Island Style which releases March 7, 2012. They rate books up to 4 ½ stars. DIS got 4 stars.

 Here’s the review: "This extremely intriguing story goes well beyond normal cozy plotlines. The beautiful beach scenes and the well-thought-out descriptions make the coastal background come to life. Eccentric and fun, this book is definitely worth a read. "– Amy Lignor, Romantic Times. March 2012, Issue # 337, p. 70.

There's lots of happy dancing in coastal Georgia today!

What's especially wonderful is that my love for the beach translated so well through the pages. Now that I'm in sun avoidance mode, I don't get to the beach very often, but for years, being at the beach was my most favorite thing to do in the whole world.

I'd watch the waves curl and spill, hear the roar of the surf crashing on the beach, and smell that wonderful salt air. Truly heaven on earth for me. I'd sit there and extend my gaze to the horizon, wondering where all that water had been and where it was headed next. We have the Gulf Stream off the coast of Georgia, so the current most likely shifts the water north and a bit east.

But still it was fun to imagine where the water came from. Had it at one time been groundwater far under the soil? Had it rained down out of the sky? Had it wintered in the Caribbean?

The nice thing about the seashore is there is always something to watch. The natural ecosystem of birds, crabs, shells, and marine life all provide interest to me. And then there's people. Hard not to people watch at the beach.

I like to see what people have on and wonder about their backstories. What were they doing that morning? Were they escaping housework to be here? Did they know how badly they were sunburned?

Oh well, you can see how my mind drifts and flows, much like the tides. I'm super excited about the RT review and hope many readers and librarians clamor for this FUN book. Read an excerpt at

Maggie Toussaint
a fun author!


  1. Congratulations, Maggie, on the terrific review! Good for you!! :-)

  2. Maggie,
    A fabulous and well deserved review! *Hugs* I'm thrilled for you!!! I love the ocean as well, and enjoy taking my notebook down to write new scenes as waves crash ashore. Sigh. :) Take care, and I wish you continued success!

  3. Maggie--next to our families, this is what we live for, I guess! The reviewer wrote a wonderful report,so you know she read it and truly enjoyed it. Congratulations!

  4. Maggie--I'm so proud of you and so glad you received that glowing review. I live on the beach and have plotted many of my scenes while walking on the sands. Congratulations.

  5. Maggie, congratulations! That's a great review, and I know you are thrilled!

  6. Thanks for your wonderful and supportive comments Kathy, Diana, Celia, Mona, and Cheryl. You ladies rock!

  7. What a fantastic review, Maggie! I can't wait for the book to be released.

  8. Great review from RT, Maggie. I know you must be thrilled. I am for you.

  9. Fab review, Maggie! Well done! Hard not dream up a story or two, people-watching on the beach. Huge good luck, sweetie! :)

  10. Thanks Cindy, Polly, Linda R, and Sheryl! I'm feeling the love.

  11. Maggie congrats on a great review from RT! That's awesome and I love the cover - how it captures the ambience of the beach and invokes the mystery within. Well done, my friend.


  12. Maggie,
    Congrats on a wonderful review. The beach is one of my favorite places.

  13. Two great books releasing within days of one another! How cool is that? Congratulations, Maggie. Heather


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