Five Things I’d Want with Me if I Were Marooned by Lucie Archer – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Hey everyone! This is the last stop on my blog tour for My Paradise Is You, and along the way I’ve asked people what they couldn’t live without if they were stranded on a deserted island. I’m not surprised most readers mentioned books or their Kindles, and a good portion said their family and pets. All excellent things to have, if you ask me, so I thought I’d wrap up the tour with five things I’d want with me if I ever get marooned. God forbid. (I’m going to exclude family, pets, and books since those are almost a given.)

1) My laptop

Maybe this is cheating a little, but without access to WiFi, I’d have so much time on my hands to write without that little time suck called the Internet. I’d settle for a pen and paper though, because batteries die, but really anything I could write with/on would do just fine.

2) A multi-tool

In any kind of survival situation, tools are going to come in extremely handy. I’d prefer something with a sturdy knife on it as well as various other gadgets I could use to crack open coconuts and fashion whatever I might need during my stay.

3) A fire starter

Fire is a necessity for cooking, purifying water, keeping warm, driving away mosquitos, and scaring any large predator that might be lurking around, so if I get stranded, I’m going to need one at some point. In fact, I’m not sure I would survive long without one, and since I have never been successful in my attempts to start a fire by rubbing sticks together, this is the next best thing.

4) Sunscreen/protection

I like to tell people I don’t get sunburned. Instead I blister. After receiving some very serious sunburns in my early teens, the sun is something I no longer like to mess with. I’m sure there would be lots of shade courtesy of beautiful palm trees, but a lot of people underestimate how powerful the reflection off the ocean can be. Better safe than sorry. But enough with my skin cancer PSA.

5) My bed

This might be asking too much, but I’m not the kind of person who falls asleep easily. And that’s compounded when I’m in a strange place. So if I ever get stranded on a deserted island, someone please ship me my bed!

How was that? Pretty reasonable I think. I’m a rather pragmatic person, and I’m very low maintenance, so I like to think I could get by without modern conveniences for a week or two. Any longer than that and I might be in trouble.

When two very different men are stranded on a deserted island, will opposites attract, or will they end up killing each other—if the elements don’t get them first?

Marc Reed is an expert scuba diver and leads underwater tours of the infamous shipwrecks scattered around Bermuda. When a robbery forces him and his boss’s son—a man he despises on principle—to take shelter on an uncharted island, he might have to reassess his opinion of the spoiled snob.

Ian Blythe-Darcy II lives a life most would envy. He’s a trust-fund kid being groomed to take over his father’s empire of hotels and resorts. But it’s not a life that matches what’s in his heart. He’s in the closet and engaged to a socialite he doesn’t love, but he’s about to get a crash course in being true to himself—and maybe learn money can’t buy happiness after all.

About the Author: Lucie Archer is a student of the universe who is obsessed with the stars, in love with beaches, and crazy about dudes falling in love. She tells stories of romance, love, and life, with a little bit of passion thrown in for good measure. Because what’s life without a little pop and sizzle?

When she’s not writing, she can be found tending to her garden, playing with her four-legged children, or procrastinating. Although, she spends a lot of time fending off random plot bunnies that threaten to derail her WIP’s.

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Blog tour:
February 23 – MM Good Book Reviews
March 1 – Dreamspinner Press Blog
March 3 – Love Bytes
March 6 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
March 7 – Sinfully Gay
March 8 – Long and Short Reviews


  1. Astilbe says:

    Ooh, sunscreen is a good answer. You definitely wouldn’t want to be dealing with a sunburn in that situation even if you’re only thinking of the short term consequences of it. The thought of sand getting into that kind of injury makes me wince.

  2. kim hansen says:

    A sun hat and a book.

  3. Rita Wray says:

    Matches and my toothbrush.

  4. My bible and water!

  5. Jenny Ham says:

    Family and friends


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