Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chasing China by Kay Bratt

Mia is beautiful, talented and has the world at her fingertips. But what makes her different than the average college student who juggles a heavy workload and a rat of a boyfriend? Many years ago she was born to an unknown family in China but soon discarded to fend for herself in a busy train station.  Fate stepped in when Mia was taken to the local orphanage and adopted at the age of four by her American family. Life has been good for her, or at least as much as she has allowed it to be while pushing her deep feelings of abandonment to the back of her mind. Finally she has decided that in order to move forward, she must confront her past. Mia takes a journey to the mysterious land of her birth and embarks on a mission to find answers. As she follows the invisible red thread back through her motherland, she is enamored by the history and culture of her heritage--strengthening her resolve to get to the truth, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried. With her unwavering spirit of determination, Mia battles the forces stacked against her and faces mystery, danger, a dash of romance, and finally a conclusion that will change her life.

February 14- Bundle of Contradictions- Review

February 16- The East Village- Review

February 18- Chick Lit Plus- Novel Spotlight & Giveaway

February 19- Lost in Literature- Review

February 21- Books Etc- Guest Post

February 23- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

February 23- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Q&A

February 24- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Guest Post

February 25- Samantha March- Review

February 27- Booksie’s Blog- Review

February 29- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 1- Elsie Loves Fiction- Review & Q&A

March 3- Samantha March- Guest Post

March 4- Change the Word- Review

March 5- Change the Word- Guest Post

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Chasing China before March 5 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Melissa Scott!**

Author Bio:  

Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author, residing near the base of Wacau Mountain, in the rolling hills of Georgia with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. In addition to coordinating small projects for the children of China, Kay is an active volunteer for An Orphans Wish (AOW). Kay lived in China for over four years and because of her experiences working with orphans, she strives to be the voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. Kay kicked off her career as an author with her best selling memoir titled Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. Since that time she has been writing material to entertain readers while raising awareness of world issues. Kay is the author of The Bridge, Mei Li and The Wise Laoshi, and an upcoming novel titled A Thread Unbroken.


Connect with Kay!

Website: http://kaybratt.com/
 
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kay-Bratt/112957968144

Twitter: twitter.com/kaybratt

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Your Eight O'Clock is Dead by Kat Jorgensen

Becca Reynolds is having a bad day. Her grandfather's lecture (#405: Eat a Healthy Diet or Die Not Trying) makes her late for her job at Daley and Palmer, the psychiatrists' office where she works as the office manager--her title, not theirs. Then her sausage and egg breakfast biscuit creates an oil slick that takes out half her desk, along with that day's patient files. But she knows the day has taken a really bad turn when she discovers the firm's eight o'clock patient dead with Dr. Dick Daley's letter opener opening the patient instead of the mail.

With the fledgling firm in danger of an early demise, Becca appoints herself the unofficial investigator since the police seem to be looking in all the wrong places and doing a half-assed job of solving the crime. She begins a journey to find the killer, keep the practice afloat and with it, her job. In the course of her interfere--er, investigation--she finds a virtual cast of characters who could have done it, including the fancy side piece of the murder victim, his wife, his business partner, and even his psychiatrist.

The case takes Becca from the sordid depths of the Russian mob, to the upscale West End of Richmond, Virginia (known locally as River City), and even to her own backyard. In the course of the story she finds herself in hot water, hot danger, and with dreams of hot men.

March 19- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 20- The Winey Mommy- Review

March 21- Amie Louellen- Review & Q&A

March 22- Amie Louellen- Guest Post

March 22- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Review & Q&A


March 24- My Life, My Randomness- Novel Spotlight


March 26- Turning the Pages- Novel Spotlight & Guest Post

Author Bio:


A notorious daydreamer, Kat knew it was only a matter of time before she became a writer. She learned to read by age four and had her first library card before her fifth birthday. To this day, she can lose herself for hours among the books at her local library or neighborhood bookstore. Ebooks and online ordering have made it really easy for her to keep her To Be Read pile from ever going down. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Kat is married with children and has a cranky tuxedo cat named Ben. 
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Write from the Heart by Heather Hummel

Journals are a woman's best friend... When Samantha Sounder quits her office manager job the day after yet another boyfriend breaks up with her, the emotional havoc of these two events launches the beginning of her new life. Samantha dives into therapy with Ragnar Axel, a traditional therapist who explores her failed relationships and sends her on a wild goose chase through her old journals to rediscover herself. Despite the unsettling reactions of her best friend, Amanda, and Ragnar, Samantha decides to walk away from the corporate world and follow her dream as a novelist. She sets out to craft her first novel, Winter's Truth. Hesitantly, she accepts the unexpected guidance from Craig, an unlikely man she meets at the coffee shop. Along her journey, Samantha picks up a new journal and titles it her "Positive Journal," declaring to only write positive thoughts in it. Samantha's life transforms from one of despair and loss to hope and faith as she navigates through new territory and explores the possibility of finding love over lattes.

February 27- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 28- Samantha March - Q&A

March 1- The Book Bag- Review

March 2- The Book Bag- Guest Post

March 4- Lost in Literature- Review

March 6- Amie Louellen- Review

March 7- Amie Louellen- Q&A

March 9- Tea and Scribbles- Review

March 11- A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews- Guest Post

March 12- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 12- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

March 13- Change the Word- Review

March 14- Change the Word- Q&A

March 17- The East Village- Review

March 18- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

March 19- Michelle's Book Nook- Q&A

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Write from the Heart before March 19 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Grace! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:


Heather Hummel is a "photonovelist" who blends her love for photography with her award-winning career as an author. Her published works include:
Journals from the Heart Series:
Whispers from the Heart (2011)
Write from the Heart (2011)
Nonfiction
GO BIKE & Other Signs from the Universe (2011)
Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw-Hill, 2008),
Essays:
Messages of Hope and Healing ( Sunpiper Media, 2006)
Blue Ridge Anthology (Cedar Creek, 2007) with David Baldacci and Rita Mae Brown
Awards:
2009 Mature Media Awards, Merit Award
2009 New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention

Heather's books have appeared in newspapers such as: Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Health, Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 15 million. A graduate with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, Heather holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in English and Secondary Education. She is currently earning a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Sciences.
 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Waitlisted by Laurel Gans

Kacey Barlow had no idea it would be this hard to get into grad school. Her well-to-do family has been attending UI for generations, and admissions had been recruiting her since high school! She was a shoo-in—that is, until they gave her the boot.

She can’t tell her parents, and can’t stand the thought of her friends going off to grad school without her. Her grades are slipping. Her professors can’t remember her name, and her tutor, Taylor, won’t stop hitting on her when they’re supposed to be studying.

Okay, maybe that last one isn’t so bad. But it’s not going to help get her a seat in another school...and applications are due in two weeks...

January 30- Bookshipper- Review

February 1- Booksessed- Review & Guest Post

February 2- Oodles of Books- Review

February 3- Turning the Pages- Review

February 6- Reviews by Molly- Review

February 9 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Q&A & Guest Post

February 10- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review

February 11- Amie Louellen- Review

February 12- Change the Word- Review

February 13- Change the Word- Q&A

February 15- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 17- Samantha March – Review

February 18- Samantha March – Guest Post

February 19- Writers Corner- Review

February 19- Writers Corner- Q&A

February 20- The East Village- Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Waitlisted before February 20 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Anne Marie Rogan! Please email me to claim your prize!**

Author Bio:
 
Laurel Gans is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she studied Spanish. She is currently a dental student at The Ohio State University with her twin sister, Stephanie. She enjoys writing, water sports and spending time with her family and friends. 

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

One Pink Line by Dina Silver

Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver’s tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women’s fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love. This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is. Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-read for anyone who craves a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

 February 13- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 15- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Guest Post

February 17- Kim the Bookworm- Review

February 18- Hannah Shelton- Review

February 19- Change the Word- Review

February 20- Change the Word- Guest Post

February 21- Turning the Pages- Review

February 22- Amie Louellen- Review

February 24- The Reading Nook- Review

February 26- Lost in Literature- Review

February 27- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

February 28- Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post

March 2- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 2- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

March 4- The East Village- Review

March 5- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of One Pink Line before March 5 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Pascale Poitras!**

Author Bio:


A graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her husband and son in suburban Chicago, where she is working on her next book. Inspired by a true story, One Pink Line is Dina’s debut novel. 

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Twitter: @DinaSilver


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Princess of Park Avenue by Daniella Brodsky

How far would you go to forget Mr. Wrong?

Anyone can see Lorraine Machuchi is no ordinary Brooklyn girl. Anyone except for Lorraine, that is. She’s been too busy obsessing over Tommy Lupo to notice. Living day to day on his confusing midnight phone calls and big-haired memories of their relationship in the early nineties, she’s given up any opportunity of leaving Brooklyn. And though she never saw the home she loves as a failure, there are lots of folks she’s pissed off by staying put—her mother, her dead grandmother’s ghost, not to mention the old Italian ladies who shake their heads at her in the pork store. And what’s worse, the very guy she tossed everything away for just told her he’ll never wind up with her—a girl who’s not going anywhere.

…Okay, so you might disapprove of her motive—changing for a guy. But then you probably haven’t seen Tommy with three shirt buttons undone. Besides, when Lorraine crosses the bridge to Manhattan she begins to realize she’s got a lot to offer. She starts coloring hair at a swank salon where they actually appreciate a little talent, even if you have to bend some rules to use it. She gets a fabulous Park Avenue sublet, even if it does involve chasing around a dog/horse named Pooh-Pooh. She meets a guy who’s actually…perfect, even if she might be too hung up on Mr. Wrong to notice. She’s asked to become the newest member of the Princesses, an elite group of Park Avenue’s most powerful socialites, even if the reasoning behind it might be a little fishy. Sure, their $400 cashmere sweaters, charity balls for poor girls with small boobs, and ‘sexy’ yoga are a bit over-the-top, but a Brooklyn girl can learn a lot by discovering her own inner princess…
 
January 16- Chick Lit Plus- Review

January 17- Chick Lit Bee- Review

January 18- Change the Word- Review

January 21- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

January 22- Lost in Literature- Review

January 24- A Novel Review- Review

January 26- Psychotic State Book Reviews- Review

January 27- Psychotic State Book Reviews- Guest Post

January 28- My Life, My Randomness- Review

January 30- Turning the Pages- Review

January 31- A Cozy Reader Corner Reviews- Review & Q&A

February 1- Amie’s Reviews- Review

February 3- Rosie Brown Eyes- Review & Q&A

February 5- Tea and Scribbles- Review

February 6- Rosie Brown Eyes- Guest Post

February 6- The Reading Nook - Review



Daniella Bio:


Daniella Brodsky is the author of six novels published by Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster, one of which has been adapted by Disney as the film, Beauty & The Briefcase, starring Hilary Duff.
Daniella teaches at ANU’s CCE and at her Captain Cook Studio. A native New Yorker, she lives in Canberra, where she is writing her next novel, The Book Code, which has been awarded a 2012 Varuna fellowship.


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**The winner is JoAnne! Please email me with your email address - thank you to everyone who entered!**


Mad About the Boy by Suzan Battah

Julia Mendoza is driven by the success of her business. Since her husband Carlos passed away at such a young age, her business By Design is her number one priority. In her late twenties she works too hard and doesn’t take time out for fun. Annoyance with a pesky ex-friend has her begging one of the local surfer’s with a cheeky smile in the grocery store to pretend he’s her boyfriend. Suddenly, life takes a sudden detour from her business plan; much to the delight of her boisterous Latin American family. Christophe Augustine is groomed to take over his father’s successful chain of luxurious hotels. With a wealthy French-American background, Chris has been given privileges that not many have. He works hard, plays harder but seeks approval and recognition above all else. Family is a top priority for him as he fights for custody of his young brother. His parent’s divorce has not diminished his faith in romance. When a gorgeous Latino woman changes one boring morning into an interesting game of role play, though reluctant to help at first, he soon realises she’s not like the string of other women he’s known. A romantic first date ending dramatically doesn’t stop Chris from wanting to know Julia more. And for Julia, she’s all for a bit of fun but when things get too serious she’s running the other way. Too alike, in some ways and complete opposites, in other ways, Julia and Chris fumble through fun moments, annoying confrontations, passionate times and heartbreaking revelations. Love has no boundaries when soul-mates meet but when one is ready to love and the other one isn’t….
 
February 13- Review by Molly- Review

February 14- Writers Corner- Review

February 14- Writers Corner- Guest Post

February 15- Madsheep Reading- Review & Guest Post

February 17- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 19- Tlassy- Review

February 20- Books Etc- Review

February 21- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

February 23- Books Etc- Guest Post

February 24- Amie’s Reviews- Review

February 26- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

February 26- Jersey Girl Book Reviews -  Guest Post

February 27- Booksessed- Review

February 28-Turning the Pages- Review

February 29- Change the Word- Review

March 1- Change the Word- Q&A

March 4- Rea Book Review- Review

March 5- Reviews by Molly- Q&A

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Mad About the Boy before March 5 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Susan - The Book Bag!**

Author Bio:


Suzan Battah is a proud Australian born author who has loved to write since her teenage years. In 2011 she published her first novel a contemporary multicultural romance - Mad About the Boy. In her spare time she weaves magical tales to entertain. Suzan writes YA Fiction - Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, Regency Romance and Contemporary Romance. Other fun things you can find her doing is training at the gym and Latin/Ballroom dancing. Suzan is afraid of heights, loves most things that are sweet, has no clue about fashion and one day hopes to speak Spanish fluently. Her second novel a YA Urban Fantasy Adventure - BaSatai: Outside In will be released on the 14th of April 2012.

Connect with Suzan:
@suzanbattah

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Blank Slate Kate by Heather Wardell

Waking up with a strange man is scary. Realizing you lost fifteen years of your life overnight? That's terrifying. With her memories from seventeen to thirty-two gone, Kate has no idea who she is and where she belongs. As she begins to fall for the man who found her, she wonders if she forgot those years for a reason. Should she keep trying to retrieve her original self, or start a new life?

  January 23- The East Village- Review

January 23- Amie Louellen- Review

January 24- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review

January 25- Change the Word- Review

January 26- Turning the Pages- Review

January 27- Lost in Lit- Review

January 27- Chick Lit Plus- Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Blank Slate Kate before January 27 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Melissa Amster!**

Author Bio:

Growing up, I was an avid (rabid?) reader. I am a natural speed reader, regularly clocked at about 1200 wpm (I read Harry Potter 5 in just under three hours).

After careers as a software developer and elementary school computer science teacher, in 2005 I took up the National Novel Writing Month challenge and attempted to write a novel in a month. I succeeded, and the first draft of my first novel "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" was the result. I realized I love writing. I left teaching, and I haven't looked back since!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thank You For Flying Air Zoe by Erik Atwell

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fasten Seat Belt sign has been turned on, but feel free to ignore it, because sometimes life is best lived on its dizzy edges. Your cruising altitude today will be sky high, and you will be flying at staggering speeds as you travel alongside Zoe Tisdale, former Valley Girl and rock star turned bored butter saleswoman.

On the heels of a brush with mortality, Zoe concludes that she’s been letting time pass her by. Realizing she needs to awaken her life’s tired refrains, Zoe vows to recapture the one chapter of her life that truly mattered to her – her days as drummer for The Flip-Flops, a spirited, sassy all-girl garage band that almost hit the big time back in 1987. But reuniting the band won’t be easy. The girls who were once the whiz kid guitarist, the prom queen bass player, and the hippie lead singer grew up and became women who are now a reclusive dog trainer, a wealthy socialite, and a sociopathic environmentalist. Will Zoe bring the band back together and give The Flip-Flops a second chance at stardom? Is it possible to fully reclaim the urgent energy of youth?

As you follow this wild flight path, please know that your destination could be anywhere at all, complimentary oxygen is provided upon request, and baggage flies free. We hope you enjoy the ride, and Thank You For Flying Air Zoe.
 
January 30- Reviews by Molly- Review

February 1- Hannah Shelton- Review

February 2- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

February 4- The Book Fetish- Review

February 5- Change the Word- Review

February 6- Change the Word- Q&A

February 7- Turning the Pages- Review

February 10- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 15- Tlassy- Review

February 16- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

February 17- Amie Louellen- Review

February 19- Ali’s Bookshelf Reviews- Review

February 19- Jersey Girl Books Reviews- Review

February 19- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

February 20- Reviews by Molly- Guest Post

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Thank You For Flying Air Zoe before February 20 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Emily @ Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews**

Author Bio:

Erik Atwell started his writing career in grammar school, when a one page history class assignment ballooned into a forty page fictional account of a politically controversial silversmith in Boston circa 1776. From there, he wrote short stories while living in New Hampshire, screenplays upon moving to Los Angeles, then finally novels when he ultimately landed in Seattle. He now lives in Seattle with his rock star wife and his six-month-old son, whose only musical claim to fame thus far is sleeping through an entire Go-Go's concert. But in his defense, he was three weeks old, and the stage was a quarter-mile away. "Thank You For Flying Air Zoe" is his first novel, and he hopes to write a second novel before the little guy treks off to college.






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Unscripted by Natalie Aaron and Marla Schwartz

 As a producer on a reality dating show, Abby Edwards knows that true love is a myth. Her career and her friends are all she needs. Right?
When her screenwriter ex makes a hit movie based on their relationship, Abby's faults are projected on screens across the country. Suddenly the fact that her job depends on orchestrating hot tub hook-ups doesn't seem so impressive.

Her friends rally to help. Zoƫ thinks she needs to meet a guy. Stephanie suggests an attitude adjustment. Nancy wants her to get in touch with her inner Goddess. Abby knows they mean well, but she prefers to focus on her work. Unfortunately, she's already embarrassed herself in front of her new boss, Will Harper, who she would find totally crush-worthy if he weren't so irritating.

Abby's about to be reminded that life doesn't follow a script—and good things happen when you least expect it...

January 9- The Book Chick- Review

January 11- The Book Scoop- Review

January 13- Chick Lit Plus- Review

January 15- Change the Word- Review

January 16- Change the Word- Q&A

January 18- Chick Lit Central- Q&A & Giveaway

January 18- Booksessed- Review

January 19- Amie’s Reviews- Review

January 20- Turning the Pages- Review

January 25- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review

January 26- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Q&A & Guest Post

January 27- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

January 27- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

January 30- Tlassy- Review

Author Bios: 


NATALIE AARON was born in Kansas, moved to L.A. and based solely on her astrological sign, was hired as a PA on commercials and music videos - only confirming what she’d heard about L.A. was true.  Natalie went on to such critically acclaimed shows as Taxicab Confessions, Behind the Music and Movies That Shook the World, where she learned how to coax interviews from reluctant celebrities. Her recent producing credits include The Judds, Ruby, Sweet Home Alabama and Little People, Big World.  Natalie lives in L.A. and hardly ever wonders how she wound up doing this for a living.
MARLA SCHWARTZ was born in L.A. but moved to England to pursue a graduate degree in Medieval Studies.  After working as Head Researcher for both Dreamworks Animation and writer/director Andrew Niccol, she began working as a television producer. Marla’s producing credits include Blind DateStarting Over, Making the BandBad Girls ClubDane Cook’s Tourgasm, and Wanted:  Ted or Alive, an assignment that required her to screen footage of a deer being shot, gutted, and cooked.  Marla lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and hardly ever wonders how she wound up doing this for a living.

Connect with Natalie and Marla!

Visit their website at www.unscriptedbook.com 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Unscripted before January 30 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries**

**The winner is Stephanie Haefner!**


 


5 Stages of Grief by Bethany Ramos


  Danielle thinks that the worst is behind her, but she couldn’t have been more wrong... As a beauty editor of Denver's hot new High Life magazine, Danielle Starkey didn’t have becoming a widow on her to-do list. Then nine months after her husband’s death, she discovers he booked a vacation with another woman. Suddenly, Danielle sees Adam’s death in a whole new light and has to get over it - for the second time. Hit with the truth when she least expects it, Danielle brings a fresh, funny, and honest approach to the grieving process as she struggles through online dating, stalking her dead husband’s mistress, and, hopefully, finding the man of her dreams. With her stubborn and sassy best friend April by her side. Danielle refuses to let sleeping dogs lie. Will she finally face the truth about herself and her marriage? Or will she succumb to one of the five stages of grief?

January 23- The Reading Nook- Review

January 24- Chick Lit Plus- Review

January 25- Books Etc- Review

January 26- Amie Louellen- Review

January 27- Books Etc- Guest Post

January 29- Tea and Scribbles- Review

January 30- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

January 30- Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Guest Post

February 1- Chick Lit = The New Black – Review

February 2- Unabridged Andra- Review

February 3- Unabridged Andra- Guest Post

February 4- Unabridged Andra- Q&A

February 5- The East Village- Review

February 6- Bookshipper- Review

Author Bio:

Bethany Ramos is a chick lit author that is passionate about the fun, witty, and clever dynamic that can be found in a good chick lit novel. Her chick lit novel 5 Stages of Grief was published by Black Opal Books in 2011. She has also written a children’s book called Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti that is under contract to be published through 4RV Publishing in 2015.


Bethany works full time as a freelance ghostwriter through Elance.com, specializing in Internet marketing, social media marketing, and SEO. She also co-owns her own website with her husband at The Coffee Bump. Bethany can be reached for further information about her writing services at bethany_ramos83[at]yahoo[dot]com or follow her on Twitter.

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