#GIVEAWAY & #FREEBIES for National S’Mores Day @Kate_Willoughby

I often joke that for me, camping is staying in a Motel 6.  If people were thinking of those they think of as high maintenance, I really don’t think I’d readily pop into their minds… but I gotta say – I LIKE MY AIR CONDITIONING!  Plus, I am a BUG MAGNET.  I was just outside earlier today for about 30 minutes in the yard, and have been busy applying Benadryl spray to my legs tonight because I have so many mosquito bites I’m about to go out of my mind.  Needless to say, camping isn’t high on my “To Do” list.  I spent my years in Girl Scouts and I smile and wave happily when The Man and Little Dude drive off to go to Cub Scout campouts.  

The most popular campfire treat is recognized each year on August 10th during National S’mores Day.  This delicious, gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States.

S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.   Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925.  Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores”.  It is unclear when the name was shortened to “S’mores”.

Today there are many variations on the original s’more. Try spreading peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the other ingredients. Substitute peanut butter cups in place of the chocolate bar. Replace the graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies.


When Jane Merrifield hears about the Grease-themed week at Camp Firefly Falls, she can’t sign up fast enough. The list of camp activities reads like her ideal vacation and she expects campfire sing-alongs, pajama parties, and hand-jive contests. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with the guy who broke her heart when she was seventeen.

Booth MacDonald is one of the top goalies in the NHL, in part because he’s able to move past his mistakes and focus on the moment, but breaking up with Jane is the one mistake he’s never been able to put behind him. He needs a second chance and if that means he has to submit to a makeover orchestrated by the all-male Pink Ladies so he can sing and dance like a prize idiot, so be it, because he and Jane belong together—chang chang changitty chang she bop, wah-oooh, yeah.

This book is a standalone set within the Camp Firefly Falls world. It features characters from Kate Willoughby’s In the Zone hockey romance world. 


COMMENT on any/all of the following questions below TO ENTER:   Do you camp?  What do you like / dislike about it?  What’s your favorite way to make S’Mores?  (I’ve heard of people letting Peeps marshmallows get stale & using them – and I typically purchase Special Dark Hershey bars to use on ours!)  What’s your favorite song from Grease?  


  • I love to camp & fish, I haven’t been able to do it this year yet. The bugs are my least favorite thing about camping. I make smores the traditional way. Hopeless Devoted is my favorite song.

  • I am not a cam unless it would be in a hotel ..lol

  • no but I always wanted to

  • I don’t do camping. My husband wants to go camping so I told him he can drop me off at a 5 Star hotel and he can go sleep in a tent. lol

  • Forgot my favorite song from Grease. I like Greased Lightning and You’re the One That I Want.

  • Nope. I don’t really camp. I did with the girl scout troops a long time ago but I don’t like bugs. I love any kind of S’mores. My favorite song from Grease is Summer Nights. My second favorite is Born to Hand Jive.

  • I like to camp with a tent tall enough to stand in the center and if I can use my cot as I can’t get up from the ground.

  • GAYLE, “Alexa” picked your number as the winner! Check your email for your prize book 🙂 !!