Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Author Interview & Giveaway: Forever on the Bay by Lee Tobin McClain

Forever on the Bay JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Forever on the Bay by Lee Tobin McClain, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Forever on the Bay

Title: Forever on the Bay 
Series: The Off Season #6
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Publisher: HQN
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Clean & Wholesome

Safe harbor and new beginnings await on the Chesapeake Bay… 

Pleasant Shores cop Evan Stone has worked hard to become a man of his word, overcoming the alcoholism that sent him down the wrong path in his youth. So when his late best friend’s sister asks for his help, he doesn’t hesitate. He promised he’d watch out for Cassie, and the cottage next to his will be a perfect short-term refuge for her and her dog. The other half of that promise—to stay away from Cassie romantically—is harder to keep. 

Sheltered for years because of a childhood illness, Cassie is ready to reach for what she wants. And despite her family’s warnings and her own fears, Cassie’s heart wants Evan. As the return of his estranged son puts his sobriety to the test, Cassie and Evan are drawn together, finding strength through what they’ve each weathered. She knows Evan would risk anything to protect her, but are they willing to risk the price of loving, now and forever?

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Lee Tobin McClain 

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble. Learn more about her books at www.leetobinmcclain.com.

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Q: What was the inspiration behind Forever on the Bay?

Lee: So many different inspirations! The Chesapeake Bay in all its beauty was primary. I also love the “best friend’s younger sister” trope, and I thought it would work perfectly for my hero, Evan Stone, a small town police officer from previous books in the series. My characters tend to have complicated histories. Evan has struggled with alcoholism. Cassie, the heroine, had a childhood illness that kept her somewhat isolated, which in turn made her a creative person—she makes dolls for children with chronic illnesses.

Q: How long did it take you to write this novel?

Lee: About three months, although the book was stewing in my head for quite awhile before I started writing.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote from this novel? 

Lee: Here’s a quote from early in the novel, and an image that shows what inspired it: I have a dog who loves adventures and stands up like a person, too!

Ace, her big apricot-colored labradoodle, jumped his front paws to the windowsill beside her, standing like a person to look out.

“We’re going on an adventure,” she whispered into Ace’s shaggy ear, and he nudged her with his nose as if to say he was excited, too.

Q: What do you hope readers take away from Forever on the Bay?

Lee: That it’s possible to overcome troubles and trauma in the past, build a new life, and find love.

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Lee: Even though I write about the Chesapeake Bay, I suffer from motion sickness, so I’m very cautious about taking a boat trip as research.

Q: What are you reading now?

Lee: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. It’s the start of a new mystery series and takes place in 1920s India. It’s fascinating.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home?

Lee: Just three, but they’re overflowing.

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Lee: Walking my goldendoodle on local trails, spending time with my college-student daughter, and, of course, reading!


(1) winner will receive a copy of the first five books in The Off Season series and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Forever on the Bay JustRead Giveaway 

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  1. Thank you for sharing the author's interview and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading this book and series

  2. Love the cover.

  3. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  4. This is just the kind of book I enjoy!

  5. what a beautiful dog! thanks for being part of the tour, Jolene! :)

  6. I'm jealous of your bookcases, I haven't been able to make room for one in our house. The book sounds great

  7. I like how Cassie has turned her childhood illness into good by making making dolls for children with chronic illnesses.