Book Discovery, Day 8: Ocean City Lowdown
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Day 8: Ocean City Lowdown by Kim Kash

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Ocean City Lowdown introduces Eastern Shore Maryland reporter Jamie August, who has a talent for unearthing more than her editor wants and a weakness for Ravens jerseys and sparkly underwear. Jamie’s tenacity, smarts, and sheer recklessness\u2014plus some smokin\u2019 striptease dance moves\u2014can get her out of some tight spots, but are they enough to save her from a psychopathic arsonist and two generations of corrupt real estate tycoons? 

At the end of this Discover Authors tour, one lucky guy or girl will walk away with a free copy of Ocean City Lowdown! For real. How? It’s so easy. Just email me at [email protected] to let me know you’re interested, and keep your fingers crossed! 

Meanwhile, here’s a teeny free sample to whet your appetite: 

Donald leaned forward earnestly. \u201CBayview\nPreserve is the biggest and most high-end of all the Ivory projects. It will\nhave its own main street, with a Reynauld\u2019s Steakhouse, a sushi bar, a\nStarbucks and some retail gallery space with artists\u2019 lofts above them. This\nestablishes Ocean City as an upscale place for people from Washington, Baltimore,\nPhiladelphia, and even New York, to own a beach home,\u201D he said. \u201CIt\u2019s going to\nchange the way the world looks at Ocean City! Coastal Life magazine is going to be featuring Bayview Preserve in\nan upcoming issue, and of course, the opening is going to be front-page news in\nthe Weekly Breeze.\u201D

I envisioned a pod of plywood houses sprouting\nout of the reeds of Assawoman Bay, within earshot of a dinosaur-themed\nmini-golf course and a teen nightclub in a metal agricultural warehouse. I\nexamined Donald\u2019s face, and didn\u2019t see any hint of sarcasm. Hmm.

\u201COkay, so what kind of coverage do you want?\nShould I look at the history of the company? Market trends for bayside\ndevelopment? I could talk to the engineers who figured out how to fill in the\nmarshland\u2026\u201D

\u201CWe\u2019re going to devote most of Lifestyles to Bayview Preserve, and\nyou\u2019ll actually need to do a couple of stories,\u201D Donald said. \u201CSo, sure, talk\nabout the real estate trends and maybe a little about the engineering if\nthere\u2019s a story there, but we are not doing an expose on the big, bad\ndevelopers, okay? Forget it. This is a Beach\u2019n\u2019Bay\nLifestyles feature.\u201D

\u201CGot it.\u201D

\u201CI\u2019m serious, Jamie. There is nothing to\ninvestigate here.\u201D

\u201COkay. No investigating. I promise.\u201D I held up my\nhand, Girl Scout style.

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Ocean City Lowdown introduces Eastern Shore Maryland reporter Jamie August, who has a talent for unearthing more than her editor wants and a weakness for Ravens jerseys and sparkly underwear. Jamie’s tenacity, smarts, and sheer recklessness—plus some smokin’ dance moves—can get her out of some tight spots, but are they enough to save her from a psychopathic arsonist and two generations of corrupt real estate tycoons? 
At the end of this Discover Authors tour, one lucky guy or girl will walk away with a free copy of Ocean City Lowdown! For real. How? It’s so easy. Just email me at [email protected] to let me know you’re interested, and keep your fingers crossed! 
Meanwhile, here’s a teeny free sample to whet your appetite: 
Donald leaned forward earnestly. “Bayview Preserve is the biggest and most high-end of all the Ivory projects. It will have its own main street, with a Reynauld’s Steakhouse, a sushi bar, a Starbucks and some retail gallery space with artists’ lofts above them. This establishes Ocean City as an upscale place for people from Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and even New York, to own a beach home,” he said. “It’s going to change the way the world looks at Ocean City! Coastal Life magazine is going to be featuring Bayview Preserve in an upcoming issue, and of course, the opening is going to be front-page news in the Weekly Breeze.”
I envisioned a pod of plywood houses sprouting out of the reeds of Assawoman Bay, within earshot of a dinosaur-themed mini-golf course and a teen nightclub in a metal agricultural warehouse. I examined Donald’s face, and didn’t see any hint of sarcasm. Hmm.
“Okay, so what kind of coverage do you want? Should I look at the history of the company? Market trends for bayside development? I could talk to the engineers who figured out how to fill in the marshland…”
“We’re going to devote most of Lifestyles to Bayview Preserve, and you’ll actually need to do a couple of stories,” Donald said. “So, sure, talk about the real estate trends and maybe a little about the engineering if there’s a story there, but we are not doing an expose on the big, bad developers, okay? Forget it. This is a Beach’n’Bay Lifestyles feature.”
“Got it.”
“I’m serious, Jamie. There is nothing to investigate here.”
“Okay. No investigating. I promise.” I held up my hand, Girl Scout style.

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