Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Beached Ones by Colleen M Story

Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 11, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Beached Ones by Colleen M. Story
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  354 pages
GenreParanormal, Literary, Ghost, Fantasy
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  June 14, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: The book does explore suicide, and there is one scene indicating potential sexual abuse (that is stopped before it starts). There is the occasional swear word, but they are not frequent.


Book Description:


Daniel and his younger brother grew up in an abusive home. Daniel escaped. Now an established stunt rider, he intends to go back to rescue his brother. But then one jump goes horribly wrong . . .

He recovers to find himself in Iowa, unscathed, yet his life has drastically changed. His best friend won’t answer his calls. Even his girlfriend is hiding something. Increasingly terrified, he clings to the one thing he knows: He must pick up his brother in San Francisco. In five days.

​From the isolating fields of Iowa to the crowded streets of San Francisco, Daniel must fight his way through a fog of disjointed memories and supernatural encounters to face the truth and pay a debt he didn’t know he owed.

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Meet the Author:

Colleen M. Story is a novelist, freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker who loves animals, music, and the great Pacific Northwest.

Her novel, Loreena’s Gift, was a Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, among others. Her next novel, The Beached Ones is forthcoming from CamCat Books on June 14, 2022.

Colleen has written three books to help writers succeed. "Your Writing Matters" helps writers overcome self-doubt and determine once and for all where writing fits in their lives.

Her previous release, Writer Get Noticed!, was a gold-medal winner in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and a first-place winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards. Overwhelmed Writer Rescue was named Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book in 2018 and was an Amazon best seller.

With over 20 years as a professional in the creative industry, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like “Healthline” and “Women’s Health;” worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg’s; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. She continues to work as a full-time freelance writer, helping clients create informative and inspiring communications in a variety of media formats.

Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader, writing coach, and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers.

Go to Colleen's website for free chapters of her books.

connect with the author: website ~twitter ~ goodreads ~ bookbub
Tour Schedule:

June 14 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 14 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
June 15 – Amy's Bookshelf Reviews – book review
June 15 - The Official Blog of Amy Shannon – book spotlight / author interview
June 16 –  Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
June 17 - @twilight_reader – book review
June 20 – Review Thick And Thin – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 - Ravenz Reviewz – book review / giveaway
June 22 - Kam's Place – book review
June 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
June 27 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 27 - My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
June 28 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
June 29 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
June 30 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 1 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
July 5 – My Fictional Oasis – book review
July 6 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
July 7 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 7 - From the Book Reviewer's Desk – book review / author interview
July 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 8 - Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
July 11 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview

Enter the Giveaway:

THE BEACHED ONES Book Tour Giveaway


 My Review: 

The Beached Ones is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by the talented writer, Colleen M Story. I found it to be an interesting and intriguing read. It is not from my go to genre, however, I thought it was  refreshing to read something that has a unique storyline and different writing style. It has a few twists and turns that I did not see coming and had no way of predicting. I had to keep reading to see what was going to happen to Daniel next. It was interesting how the author used his flashbacks to tell his story. Though there were a few scenes I did not understand at first, I quickly was able to catch on and continue reading. All through the book, there was a lot going on: adventure, action, mystery and suspense. Overall, it was a great read for me that kept me entertained for a few hours on a cold and rainy day.  I liked it. 

I am giving The Beached Ones four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading paranormal and fantasy adult fiction. I will be looking for more books by the talented author Colleen M Story in the future and hope there will be more like this, as well. 

I received a paperback copy of The Beached Ones from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Thanks so much for the review, Amy! The book is available on Amazon now (Kindle) if you have a moment to copy/paste there. All the best!

  2. Sounds so good! I’d love to read this!

  3. Sounds so good! I’d love to read this!