Monday, February 27, 2012

All the Difference by Kaira Rouda

From the bestselling author of HERE, HOME, HOPE, comes a novel of suspense and choices, with a nod to the best of Susan Isaacs's tales of suburban murder. Once again, everything isn't what it seems in the suburb of Grandville. ALL THE DIFFERENCE is the story of three Grandville women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals. Roommates Laura and Angie couldn't be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices. On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the story, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. With her signature mix of compassion and wit, Kaira Rouda once again takes readers on an entertaining journey into the heart of women’s lives in suburbia, this time with a dose of suspense.

April 9- Chick Lit Plus - Review

April 10- Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post & Excerpt

April 11- Reviews by Molly – Review

April 13- The East Village – Review

April 14- The Book Bag- Review

April 15- The Book Bag – Guest Post

April 16- A Pocket Full of Books – Review

April 18- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review

April 18- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

April 19- Books in the Burbs - Review

April 20- Chick Lit Central - Q&A & Giveaway

April 21- Samantha March – Excerpt & Q&A

April 23- A Cozy Readers Corner Reviews – Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of All the Difference before April 23 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Lisa Marie @ The Young Adult Connection! Please email me at Samantha (at) to claim your prize!**
Author Bio:

Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four kids and is at work on her next novel. She’s a social media addict and would love to connect with you on:

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris

A blue straggler is a star that has an anomalous blue color and appears to be disconnected from those stars that surround it.

But this is not a story about astronomy.

Bailey Miller is “disconnected” from the cluster of her rural south Texas family. She has never quite fit in and now in her early 30s, she finds herself struggling with inner turmoil and a series of bad choices in her life.

Bailey’s drinking too much (even for a member of her family), has a penchant to eat spoonfuls of Cool Whip, works in a job that bores her beyond description and can’t keep a relationship longer than it takes for milk to expire in her fridge.

Even with the help of her two outspoken friends, Texas gal Idamarie and her quirky college pal Rudy, she’s having a hard time.

So she packs up her Honda and heads out of Texas in search of herself and answers to secrets from her great-grandmother’s past. The novel takes readers on a journey from San Antonio, Texas, to a small mountain town in Colorado and back again, as Bailey uncovers not only the secrets of her great-grandmother’s life, but also some painful secrets of her own. All while finding love along the way.

If you have ever wondered why you got stuck with the family you did, what you are doing with your job and your life, or had a sudden desire to run off to the mountains, sit back and join Bailey for this laugh-out-loud, yet poignant ride. It’s women’s fiction at it’s best!

April 16- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

April 16- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

April 17- Chick Lit Plus – Review

April 19- Reviews by Molly- Review

April 19- Storm Goddess Book Reviews –Guest Post & Excerpt

April 21- Reading Nook – Guest Post

April 22- Lost in Literature- Review

April 24- Chick Lit Plus – Q&A

April 25- Change the Word – Review

April 25- Change the Word- Excerpt

April 27 – Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

April 27- Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post

April 29- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post & Q&A

April 30- 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 Blue Straggler before April 30 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Melissa! Please email me at Samantha (at) chicklitplus (dot) com to claim your prize!**

Author Bio:

Kathy grew up in rural South Texas — and comes from people who work hard, love the land and know how to have a good time on a Saturday night. As a writer, Kathy was lucky to have been surrounded by exceptional characters throughout her life, many of whom have lived their lives exactly the way they wanted. The rest of the world could take `em or leave `em! Inspiring, to say the least.

In 2001, Kathy made the move from Texas to the Colorado Rockies to focus on her writing and soak up All Things Mountain. She lives in an authentic log cabin near the southernmost glacier in North America, at 10,500 feet above sea level, with her husband and son, plus two fairly untrainable golden retriever mixes. It is there that she writes.

Read more from Kathy on her blog, You Can Take the Girl Out of Texas but...

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Blue Straggler is available on Amazon in eBook and paperback format now!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Fantastic Blogger Giveaway

In the steamy city of New Orleans in 1974, Amalise Catoir sees Phillip Sharp as a charming, magnetic artist, unlike any man she has known. A young lawyer herself, raised in a small town and on the brink of a career with a large firm, she is strong and successful, yet sometimes too trusting and whimsical. Ama's rash decision to marry Phillip proves to be a mistake as he becomes overly possessive, drawing his wife away from family, friends, and her faith. His insidious, dangerous behavior becomes her dark, inescapable secret.

In this lawyer's unraveling world, can grace survive Ama's fatal choice? What would you do when prayers seem to go unanswered, faith has slipped away, evil stalks, and you feel yourself forever dancing on shattered glass?

I will be giving away my paperback ARC of Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen to one Fantastic Blogger that participates in a February tour. If you are involved in Erik Atwell, Laurel Gans, Dina Silver, SuzanBattah, Kay Bratt, Trish McCallan or Kathleen Long’s blog tour, you will be automatically entered to win. Please let me know if you would not like to be considered for the prize. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, February 29. Thank you for all your hard work in making these tours a success!

**The winner is Molly - Reviews by Molly!**

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love by Design by Liz Matis

Design Intervention starts the second season with its own surprise makeover. Interior designer Victoria Bryce must break in her temporary co-host, Aussie Russ Rowland. Victoria, former socialite wild child hopes the reality show will give her the clout to launch her own design line without her family connections. Russ, former bad boy Australian TV star is using the show to launch his acting career in the States. Sparks fly on camera as they argue over paint colors and measurement mishaps leading to passions igniting behind the scenes. But when their pasts collide with the present will the foundation they built withstand the final reveal?

April 30- Change the Word- Review

April 30- Change the Word- Excerpt

May 1- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

May 1- Chick Lit Goddess- Q&A

May 2- The Autumn Review- Review

May 3- The Autumn Review- Guest Post & Excerpt

May 4- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt 

May 5- My Life, My Randomness – Novel Spotlight

May 6- Chick Lit Plus- Review 

May 7- The East Village – Excerpt

Author Bio:

Liz Matis is a mild manner accountant by day and by night a writer of fun, flirty, and fiery romps! She is a Kindle Best Seller and winner of the NECRWA First Kiss Contest. Married 26 years and counting she believes in happy ever afters.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Children of the Gods by Monica Millard

For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and her neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that has come to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran, keeping her head down, hoping not to be caught in their sights.

The only time she has ever been bold, tried to get what she wanted, a god, one more powerful, more dangerous than all others is watching.

March 19- To Be Thode- Review

March 20- Books Etc- Excerpt

March 22- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

March 25- Lost in Literature- Review

March 26- Peace Love Books- Novel Spotlight

March 28- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Q&A

March 29- Nina Reads- Excerpt

March 31 - Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Guest Post & Excerpt

April 1- Book Briefs- Giveaway

April 2- Ink Spots and Roses- Novel Spotlight

April 3- Ink Spots and Roses- Guest Post

April 4- Change the Word- Review

April 4- Change the Word- Excerpt

April 5- Change the Word- Q&A

April 6- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review, Q&A, & Excerpt 

April 7- Kindling the Fire- Review

April 9- 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 Children of the Gods before April 9 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Susan @ The Book Bag! Please email me to confirm your prize!**
Author Bio:
Monica was born and raised in Alaska. She doesn’t own a dog sled team, but has worked in a place where there are buildings with caged exterior doors to keep employees from being eaten by polar bears.
She lives in Wasilla, Alaska with all her critters, some four legged and others that stand on two. She writes Science fiction, fantasy, and Paranormal for young adults.

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