Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Merry & Bright Anthology Review Blitz

About the Book

Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a Christmas wish. Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie by authors Isabella Louise Anderson, Cindy Arora, Laura Chapman, Lauren Clark, Libby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano. From sunny Los Angeles to the Rocky Mountains to the Deep South, Merry & Bright will take you on a heartwarming adventure you’ll love to visit again and again. Wrap yourself in holiday mirth and prepare to be swept off your feet.

December 8 – Polished and Bubbly

December 8 - The Book Bag

December 9 - Writer in a Wheelchair



December 11 - Chick Lit Plus

December 11 - The Little Reading Cabin               
 
December 12 - Winey Mommy 

December 15 - Corazones Literarios

December 15 - Reecas Pieces

Monday, November 17, 2014

Believing in Bigfoot by JC Miller

Reeling from his failed comeback and ruined marriage, washed-out actor Ian James (née Isaac Janowitz) flees Los Angeles for a two-week respite in Northern California’s remote Marble Mountains—Bigfoot country. His time alone in the wilderness begins to peel away the layers of his Hollywood persona. After a fateful meeting with a beguiling woman, Ian begins to question his heart. In a moment of clarity, Isaac ditches his publicist and finds himself in Redding, living with invisibility at the Vagabond Motel. 

Professor Ruth Hill is burnt out teaching photography at Redding’s Shasta College, eager for her upcoming retirement. But for unexplained reasons, despite weekly therapy sessions, her panic attacks have escalated. Her artistic slump persists. Looking back, she regrets a life without risk; looking forward, she dreads a meaningless future. Going over her proof sheets one morning, she stumbles upon a series of striking thumbnails, reigniting her passion and creativity. 

Readers will root for Isaac and Ruth as they grapple with their chance encounter on the mountain and search for meaning in their repellent, yet intense attraction. Their paths do cross again, but when confronted with the possibility of enduring love, Ruth’s cynicism creeps in; Isaac’s self-defeating beliefs take hold. For these two damaged souls, it just may be too late.

December 8 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

December 9 - Samantha March – Excerpt

December 10 - Corazones Literarios – Excerpt

December 12 - Reecas Pieces- Excerpt

December 15 - The World as I See it- Review

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Blitz: Milked by Lisa Doyle

About the Book

By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning? 

It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all? 

A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, MILKED is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness.

November 21 - Corazones Literarios- Excerpt

November 24 - ThePhantom Paragrapher – Excerpt

November 25 - Authorsand Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

November 26 - Doorflower- Guest Post

November 26 - Chick Lit Club Connect- Guest Post

December 1 - The Outside Lane – Excerpt

December 2 - Book Suburbia – Excerpt

December 3 - Reecas Pieces- Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

December 4 - Novel Escapes- Q&A

December 4 - eBook Addict- Excerpt

December 5 - Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt  


Author Bio:


Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York. For more about Lisa, please visit her website.
Twitter: @bylisadoyle 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pursuit of Happiness by Melissa Rae Madison

About the Book

Tay Bellagio, a former tomboy from rural Pennsylvania, has finally achieved the life of her dreams, or so she thinks. She’s a successful lawyer for a top law firm in Philadelphia, making more money that she ever imagined. She has a group of dear friends and a loving extended family, and the attractive bartender at the local Irish pub has just asked her on a date. She has everything she wants, except happiness. 

Why is Tay so miserable? Maybe it’s her boss, a power-hungry partner at her firm who thrives on humiliating his subordinates. Maybe it’s her friends, who are getting fed up with her diva attitude, or her family, who thinks she’s pulling away from them. Maybe it's the bartender, who thinks she’s shallow. Or maybe it’s because the life of her dreams is becoming a nightmare. 

When family obligations and an ethical dilemma at work crumble Tay’s carefully constructed world, she has to take another look at her dreams and ambitions and decide what she wants out of life. And to her surprise, it may not be what she’d planned. 

December 1 - Chick Lit Plus - Kickoff

December 2 - Fiction Dreams – Excerpt

December 4 - Doorflower- Guest Post

December 5 - Ai Love Books – Excerpt

December 8 - Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

December 9 - eBook Addict- Excerpt

December 11 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

December 12 - The Little Reading Cabin - Review

December 15 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

December 15 - Ski-Wee’s Book Corner   - Review



Friday, November 7, 2014

Release Day Blitz: A Fairytale for Mothers by Leslie Gibbons

A Fairytale for Mothers by Leslie Gibbons
Illustrated Gift Book
Illustrated by Elese Morris
Release Day: November 18


When Leslie Gibbons’ daughter was expecting her first baby, she despaired over the lack of mothers and mother-figures in fairytales.  She begged Leslie to write a story with a living, loving mother that she could share with her family.  That’s how A Fairytale for Mothers was born.
Robyn Lane Books is proud to present this 32-page, full color gift book for mothers, mother-figures, and their children everywhere.  It is the story of a mother bird’s love for her chicks, and the generous gift she shares with each one as it is his, or her turn to leave the nest.  More, it is the story of how those adult chicks return to share gifts of their own.  It is a story you will treasure for years to come, beautifully illustrated in water color.


ChickLit Plus     
·         Curling Up With a GoodBook

Author Bio

Leslie Gibbons was born in the United States, brought up in England and settled in Canada when she was 13 years old.  She lives on the North Shore of Vancouver in the shadow of Hollyburn Mountain and a minute’s walk to the sea.  There, she shares a little house with her husband, Maurice, two cats and a dog.  Between them, they have eight children, who frequently occupy the dining room table with their own families.
About the Artist

Elese Morris is a native of North Carolina, transplanted to the Southwest, where she lives with her small family in a house filled with her son’s art.  Her best work is usually (and literally) found hidden in her son’s closet, where he hoards all the pictures he likes best.





Purchase Links
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**Giveaway!**

Anyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a signed print copy of A Fairytale for Mothers! Please note this is open to US/CA residents only. Three winners will be announced.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Miss Spelled by Sarah Belle

Magic realism mixes with romantic comedy in this new novel from Sarah Belle about the dangers of internet shopping – and using magic to solve real world problems.
Lou’s life is perfect. She loves her job, her renovated house, and most of all, her gorgeous fiancé, Aidan. But when her old flame and Aidan’s school yard nemesis turn out to be the same person, Hunter Wincott, Lou’s life is blown apart. She must divulge her secret past, or have Hunter give it away. Either way, she runs the real risk of losing Aidan.
In desperation, she turns to Google. A quick search turns up Majique, the Internet Witch, and a spell that will delete herself from Hunter’s memory. But something goes wrong in the casting process, and Lou deletes much more than just a memory. She deletes herself from her life completely.
Luckily, there’s a one-week window for Lou to get back to the life she loved. One week to win back Aidan, before he walks down the aisle with the wrong woman, and damns everyone to a lifetime of misery. It would be easy, if only Aidan had any idea who Lou actually is. 

November 17 - The PhantomParagrapher- Review

November 18 - StormGoddess Book Reviews – Review

November 19 - BookSuburbia   - Spotlight

November 20 - Chick LitPlus – Review

November 21 - EveryFree Chance Book Reviews – Spotlight

November 24 - Polished and Bubbly – Review

November 25 - Fiction Dreams – Spotlight

November 26 - Karma For Life Chick – Spotlight

November 28 - Two Children and a Migraine – Review

December 1Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Spotlight

About Sarah:

Sarah Belle started her professional life in the hospitality industry, working in some of the roughest hotels in Melbourne in the late Eighties, surrounded by drug dealers, prostitutes, pimps, and undercover police. Tiring of the inherent dangers of her working environment, Sarah completed a business degree and went on to work in the recruitment industry and the Department of Defence, where she met and married the man of her dreams: a dashing, Army Blackhawk pilot. 
They have four young sons and live on the beautiful Queensland coast, where Sarah's days are spent being a frazzled mum, writer, Bikram Yoga devotee and the only woman in a house of five males. 
Sarah is a proud member of the Romance Writers of Australia and the Australian Romance Readers Association. She is also an RWA volunteer and writes the Author Spotlight for the RWA Blog.

Find Sarah:
Twitter: @SarahBelle44

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Petit Four Book Blitz

Cake is often a major part of life’s celebrations, both big and small. From birthdays to wedding days, cake, in all its delectable concoctions, marks joyous occasions with a sweetness that can’t be beat. But even better is the love that is shared when two people connect over a sweet confection. Maybe it’s a cute new guy wreaking havoc on a broken heart, or a beautiful woman testing the limits of love, or an old beau stirring up long lost desires. Whatever the circumstances, cake can always be relied upon to save the day when it comes to affairs of the heart. In this collection of short stories, cake is the delicious center around which each tale unfolds and romance blooms.
When single mom and journalist, Olivia, sets out to find romance in Cindy Arora’s “Cake Therapy,” she gets a little help from her friends and more than a few slices of cake to coax her off the couch and into the arms of a truly great love. Lucie Simone’s “Aprez Vous” finds success-driven Tara in Paris reminiscing of her long lost love, Jean Marc, and her niece bound and determined to reunite them. In “The Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam” by Sue Watson, cake enthusiast, Milly, meets her match in the kitchen, and other places, when new owners take over the tea rooms where she works and her talents and her heart are put to the test. And Scott, mayor of a small seaside community, flirts with political suicide in Joel Zlotnik’s “Her Charms” when he falls for new-in-town Nicole, an entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes, and whose latest venture proves a little too sexy for the sleepy beach town.
From San Francisco to Paris, from small towns to tea rooms, this anthology tempts readers with humor, style, romance, and the powerful aphrodisiac that is cake. Petit Four is four stories, frosted with love. 

November 10 - KarmaFor Life Chick- Spotlight & Excerpt

November 12 - Books Etc – Spotlight

November 13 - Books Etc – Q&A

November 14 - The Little Reading Cabin– Excerpt

November 17 - NovelEscapes - Q&A

November 18 - Two Children and a Migraine – Spotlight

November 19 - Chick LitPlus – Spotlight

November 20 - Chick Lit Goddess – Spotlight & Excerpt

November 21 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Spotlight & Guest Post

November 21 - Ski-Wee’sBook Corner  - Spotlight

Please visit Simon & Fig to purchase your copy!

http://www.simonandfig.com/

Author Bios:




Lucie Simone has a passion for travel, romance and all things chick lit. She also has a degree in Journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production. She is the author of novels, Hollywood Ending and Picture Perfect, both offering an insider’s take on life in the City of Angels. Her love of comedy (and living under the delusion that she might one day be an actress) resulted in a stint studying improvisation, which, ironically enough, taught her to be a better writer. She lives in Los Angeles (and loves it), but considers New York City her imaginary second home and visits the Big Apple as often as her bank account will allow. For more information on Lucie, please visit her website at www.luciesimone.com.

Cindy Arora was a staff writer at The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register and Sacramento Magazine. She’s been published in Saveur, Tasting Table, Orange Coast Magazine and Fodor’s. She’s also mama to an adorable little boy, a feminist, a whiskey enthusiast, and proud to call herself a Chick Lit author. She is the author of Heartbreak Cake, a delicious debut novel, and a contributor to the anthology, Merry & Bright, with her story, “Christmas at Mulberry Inn.” To learn more about Cindy, please visit www.cindyarora.com.

Sue Watson is a former BBC TV Producer who woke up one morning to the realisation that there was no such thing as 'having it all.' Marriage, motherhood and a full-time career were taking over her life and what she really wanted to do was stay home all day, bake and eat cake, watch reality TV and write... in that order. So she quit the day job, baked a year’s supply of cupcakes and chased the dream. What followed was a lot of cake and many hours in the company of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’  ‘The Biggest Loser,’ and ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’ During this, time Sue also managed to write a few books too:  Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes; Younger, Thinner, Blonder; Love, Lies and Lemon Cake; and her latest cake offering, Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake. Learn more about Sue by visiting www.suewatsonbooks.com.
 

Joel Zlotnik is a former Southern California journalist who was lucky enough to find a second career on the other side of the notepad, answering questions instead of asking them. He recently cancelled his cable so he would write more and quickly discovered online binge watching. You can find him living at the beach in South Orange County, where he listens to records, reads and watches the waves. Find some of his essays and short fiction at www.joelzlotnik.com.