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Friday, March 11, 2022

The Nantucket Beachfront Inn by Ainsley Keaton - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Ainsley Keaton and her new book, “The Nantucket Beachfront Inn,” which is Book One of her exciting new “Sconset Beach Book Series,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Ainsley and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Nantucket Beachfront Inn

Sconset Beach Book Series

Book One

by Ainsley Keaton


GENRE: Women’s Fiction



She's 54, broken-hearted, and starting over....

High-powered New York attorney Ava Flynn finds herself without a job or a future. Unemployable at her age, and broken-hearted by a husband who left her in the lurch, she desperately needs a Plan B. Her prayers are answered when a wealthy benefactor wills her a large house in the 'Sconset Beach area of Nantucket. She heads out to the picturesque New England island with her two best friends, Luna and Mila, going along for the ride.

One catch...her estranged daughter also lives there. Charlotte Killeen, Ava's daughter, is battling a crisis of her own. Her new husband, Matthew, wants a divorce, even though the couple have a newborn baby. Charlotte needs her mother more than ever, but the two have never seen eye to eye. Her marriage on the rocks and with few prospects for income, Charlotte is near the end of her rope. Then a life-threatening illness brings into focus what's important after all.

Ava's other daughter, Samantha, also lives on Nantucket Island, with her best friend and roommate, Grayson. Samantha suffers from a lack of direction in her life, and longs to meet a rich prince charming who will sweep her off her feet. When she meets the man of her dreams, she's leaving behind the one man who loves her unconditionally - Grayson.

Jackson, Ava's son, is an aspiring actor in Hollywood. Everything has always come easy to him, that is until Willow, Matthew's cousin, shows up. Free-spirited Willow is just the kind of girl to break Jackson's heart, which is difficult to do, as Jackson is always the heartbreaker.

And speaking of Willow...she's a feminist island witch and artist. She and Jackson have been through many, many lifetimes together. Yet, Willow wants nothing to do with Jackson in this lifetime. She has no desire to give up even an ounce of her power, not even for her soul mate. Willow also is hiding a devastating secret from Jackson. A secret that is guaranteed to upend his life for good.

Mila, Ava's best friend, is battling a devastating illness, information that she hasn't shared with Ava and Luna. She never wants to be a burden, so she just doesn't ask for help. But she's going to need all the support she can get. She finds this support in a very surprising place, and, in doing so, gets closer to her own destiny.

Ava busies herself with fixing up her beautiful new beach home, so that she can open up a bed and breakfast. Contractor Deacon Cromwell, whom Ava hires to do the renovation, is the man who might thaw Ava's cold heart, if only she'll let him. However, he's almost 20 years her junior and, Ava believes, out of her league. Can Ava overcome her insecurities and allow herself to love again?

In this feel-good beach read with a touch of magick, Ava and her friends and family will become your best friends. Come and share their joys and heartbreaks, their tragedies and triumphs. For fans of Susan Mallery, Jude Devereaux Nantucket Bride series and Elin Hilderbrand!



As Willow Killeen worked on a painting that she had to have completed for her show tonight, she also thought about her other "job." Well, it wasn't really a job so much as a calling, one that she refused to charge for. It was against her creed as a witch to make money off of her gifts.

She sometimes wished that she could charge for her services, as working as an artist wasn't much of a living, it turned out. She was good at her art but not good enough. At least, her art wasn't good enough to sustain her in 'Sconset beach, the very expensive village she chose to call home. True, she lived in a guest house on a piece of property that was owned by her aunt, who only charged her $1000 a month, which, for Nantucket, was a steal - but there were months that she couldn't hardly come up with that rent and still afford to eat.

Still, she was fortunate that she didn't really need to leave her house to earn money, and she knew it. And, to keep her creative juices flowing, she found that the more she helped people out in the world, the better she did with her art. So, she kept a steady stream of clients who came to her for spell work, herbal remedies, crystal healing and chakra balancing, all of which she specialized in. Willow was a healer first, artist second, and that was how she preferred it.

She looked out her window and saw a young girl coming up the dirt path that led to her guest house, and she groaned. "Not her," she muttered under her breath. The painting that she was working on, which was a brightly colored portrait of a beautiful couple she'd seen at the Farmer's Market - she tended towards riotous colors throughout her subjects' faces and hair, like Henri Matisse's famous portrait of his wife - was forgotten.



How I Handle Negative Criticism

I’ll never forget the first time I received a one star. It’s personally burned in my brain. I was at the San Diego County fair with a couple of friends, and checking my sales on my first book because I was addicted and had to keep checking while I went from exhibit halls to pig races to stands that sold fried Oreos. And there it was – boom! A one star. And I remember that while this reviewer criticized my spelling errors, the review said that my book needed “editting” really bad.

Since then, I ‘ve received many more one star reviews. I’ve received a few on my current book, even though it’s not even out yet, except for on NetGalley. And I actually love these reviews! They show me where my weaknesses are, what is tripping up readers, what’s not working. It’s been especially helpful in this process, as the reviews are coming in before the book is out, so I have an ideal chance to change my novel before it launches. I think that these reviews, and my responses to them, will strengthen my novel immeasurably. I feel like these reviews are goldmines.

The best bad reviews pinpoint what went wrong. They don’t just make blanket statements like “this writer writes like a third grader,” because I can’t help that. My writing style is my writing style, and for every bad review that complains about my writing, I get at least five other reviews that compliment it. But I’ve been getting reviews that complain about choppiness of the story, too many characters, elements that stopped them in their tracks, elements that don’t seem realistic, reviews that complain that I don’t feature Nantucket enough, etc. And I’ve been going back to the drawing board with my novel in response to all these reviews.

I love bad reviews even more than good ones, because the poor reviews help me grow as a writer.



Ainsley Keaton lives in Southern California with her husband and two fur-babies, Bella and Annie. When she’s not binge-watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Downton Abbey and Succession, she’s reading historical and women’s fiction or scouring the beach for sea glass and sand dollars.









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  1. This sounds like a great read.

  2. Fantastic excerpt, The Nantucket Beachfront Inn sounds like a captivating read and I can't wait to visit! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific TGIF!

  3. Happy Friday! Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?

    1. Hi! Sorry I didn't get back before!!!! I generally try to visit the Farmer's Market on the weekend, and maybe go to the beach of dog park, but I'm pretty chill. :)

  4. Do you have a favorite beach you like to visit?

  5. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Pretty cover!

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and the author guest post. Thanks!