Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Undiscovered Novelist by Sarah Bridgeton

Twenty-seven-year-old Jordyn Simmons has almost everything she’s ever wanted—a sexy live-in boyfriend, an adorable son, and a finished novel she plans to publish. The only two things missing from her life are a publisher for her book and a relationship with her estranged mother, Debra. As Jordyn pursues her novelist ambitions, her world collides with Debra’s, and both women are forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever.

September 10- Books Etc- Review

September 11- Books Etc- Guest Post

September 12- Nothing Better Than a Book – Review & Excerpt

September 13- Chick Lit Club Connect- Guest Post & Excerpt

September 14- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

September 15- eBook Addict- Review & Q&A

September 16- Lost in Literature- Review

September 17- Chick Lit Plus- Review

September 17- The East Village- Review

Author Bio:

Sarah Bridgeton never thought she would become a novelist. She has always loved books, but in college she majored in Economics. After college, she held a variety of jobs in the insurance and health care industries. She left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom when her daughter was born. When her daughter started preschool, she decided to write a novel. 

She currently resides in Tampa with her husband, daughter, and two cats. When she’s not reading, writing, or taking care of her family, she likes to exercise.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons by Denise Grover Swank

When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it. Or is there? As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons, and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away.

July 16- The Reading Nook – Review

July 17- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 20- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Book Reviews – Guest Post & Excerpt

July 21- Lost in Literature – Review

July 23- The East Village- Review

July 25- Lost in Literature- Guest Post

July 27- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review

July 27- Amie Louellen – Q&A

July 28- eBook Addict – Review & Q&A

July 29- Amie Louellen- Review

July 30- Change the Word- Review

July 30- Change the Word- Excerpt 

July 31- Change the Word – Guest Post

August 1- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 2- The Book Bag – Review

August 3- The Book Bag- Guest Post

August 4- Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

August 5- The Winey Mommy- Review & Q&A

August 6- Chick Lit Plus- Review 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons before August 6 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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Author Bio:

Denise Grover Swank lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.
You can find out more about Denise and her other books at or email her at

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Pickin' Tomatoes by JW Bull

Maggie Malone wants a new life. Who aspires to be a single, forty-year-old, jobless new mother? Driven by the need for an income, Maggie decides to enter a writing contest. Cooking and Women Magazine is seeking a columnist who can compare finding “Mister Right” to cooking. To qualify, an entrant must be single and an experienced chef. Maggie is neither – she can’t even cook. But desperation turns white lies into tasty morsels that whet her creative appetite and she whips up an article comparing finding “Mister Right” to picking the right tomato for her homemade salsa. She wins the contest, is dubbed The Chef of Hearts, and her new life, although a bit shaky, is launched.

Women across America write to her about loneliness, infidelity, insomnia – even to complain about a boyfriend’s snoring. Maggie dissects their problems with a single stroke of her pen, all the while struggling with her own issues. She dishes out therapy in recipes and funny stories and becomes an instant celebrity. As she balances learning how to cook, being a mother and writing a column, her dual lives begin to spin out of control. On the back burner, subterfuge sizzles in the skillet, threatening Maggie’s new recipe for success and she finds herself in the same stew as many of her readers – lost and alone. It’s only when Maggie comes clean with all her lies that she realizes pickin’ the right tomato might not be simply about finding “Mister Right” – sometimes it’s about making the right choices.

Pickin Tomatoes serves up a three-course meal of mayhem, motherhood and middle age flavored with dashes of irony, wit, and wisdom. Throw in a liberal sprinkling of recipes geared towards those who don’t cook, and Pickin’ Tomatoes becomes a must read for anyone who has searched for “Mister Right” but, most of all, wants to find herself.

July 9- The East Village- Review

July 11- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Guest Post

July 13- Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 14- Lost in Literature- Guest Post & Excerpt

July 17- The Whiney Mommy- Review

July 18- Second Bookshelf on the Right- Excerpt

July 23- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt

July 26- Hannah Shelton- Review

July 27- Never Too Fond of Books – Novel Spotlight

July 28- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 28- Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Guest Post

July 30 –Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Pickin' Tomatoes before July 30 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Nancy - please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio: 

 J. W. Bull lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two sons. Although she has worked as a sous chef for Lavande Restaurant, she currently is a private violin teacher and a member of The Georgia Symphony. She is also finishing another novel, Musical Chairs, a mystery involving Maggie’s cousin—Molly Malone, plucky part-time symphony player and fulltime Irish fiddler. It’s a hilarious spoof on symphonies, Irish fiddling, and mysteries that continues the Malone saga. 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Way by Kristen Wolf

Anna is a fiery tomboy living in ancient Palestine whose androgynous appearance provokes ridicule from the people around her and doubt within her own heart. When tragedy strikes her family, and Anna's father—disguising her as a boy—sells her to a band of shepherds, she is captured by a mystical and secret society of women hiding in the desert. At first Anna is tempted to escape, but she soon finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her.

When danger befalls the caves in which the sisters have made their home, Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. Her daring quest and newfound destiny reveal, at last, the full truth of her identity—a shocking revelation that will spark as much controversy as it does celebration.

Anna’s story is one of transformation, betrayal, love, loss, deception, and above all, redemption. Readers will cheer for this unforgettable protagonist—and for debut novelist Kristen Wolf, whose beautifully written book both provokes and inspires. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.

August 6- Chick Lit Plus- Novel Spotlight

August 6- The East Village- Review

August 8- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Q&A & Excerpt

August 9- Every Free Chance Book Reviews- Guest Post & Excerpt

August 10- Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave- Guest Post

August 13- Amie Louellen – Review

August 13- Michelle’s Book Nook – Review & Guest Post

August 17- Chick Lit Plus - Guest Post

August 17-My Book Views- Review

 August 17 - My Book Views-  Guest Post

August 19- Lost in Literature- Novel Spotlight

August 20- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Way before August 20 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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Author Bio:
Kristen Wolf, 43, is a mother and writer living in the Rocky Mountains. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and holds an M.A. in creative writing and film from Hollins College where she was awarded a full scholarship.
As a child, Wolf grew up in a heavily forested suburb outside New York City with her parents, a younger brother, and an ever-changing menagerie of pet animals.
Both Wolf’s parents and grandparents passed onto her an avid love and respect for nature which explains the photos of Wolf posing with an ever-widening array of pets, including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, quail, two raccoons, chickens, even a squirrel that lived in her bedroom! Needless to say, hers wasn’t the average American family.
Later, Wolf’s family purchased land in upstate New York and on weekends and summers lived like a regular Swiss Family Robinson, clearing the land, building fences, barns and, eventually, raising and tending cattle, horses, pigs, goats, chickens etc. This led to a very unique life for Wolf and her brother as they lived like farmers on the weekends and students in a suburban public school during the week.
Wolf credits her unique childhood for providing her with keen powers of observation, a passion for living things, unlimited curiosity, and a strong independent streak.
As an adult, Wolf has worked primarily as filmmaker and writer.
THE WAY is her first novel - and will be out in paperback in November!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paula Takes a Risk by Randi M. Sherman

After thirty-four years of just letting life happen to her, Paula Tenenbaum's mundane existence was suddenly interrupted. It was bad enough to be fired from her job because she was "average", but on that same day, her boyfriend also dumped her for being "un-dynamic." Somehow, someway Paula needed to make a change. But before she could figure out what her first step should be, her scheming neighbor Larry tapped into her silent desperation and dreams and challenged everything that she believed about herself. At first Paula was skeptical and scared, but quickly, she realized that she had nothing to lose, as she donned the persona of the successful, and vibrant individual that she had always dreamed of being, navigating thru business, colorful personalities and the people that she had idolized from afar. Written with sharp humor, and huge personality, Paula Takes A Risk is the hilarious story about the metamorphosis of Paula Tenenbaum, who naively enters into an adventure that changes her life. This is a story certain to strike a chord in anyone who secretly desires change, but is afraid to make it.

July 16- Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

July 16- The East Village- Review

July 17- The Book Bag- Review

July 20- Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 21- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt

July 21- Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Guest Post

July 22- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 25- Amie Louellen- Review & Guest Post

July 26- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt

July 27- Change the Word- Review

July 28- Change the Word- Guest Post

July 30 - Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

Author Bio:
Randi Sherman, a native Californian, lives in San Francisco. With her tremendous grasp of the obvious, Randi has always had the ability to find humor in the mundane and share the laughter. She dares to examine and discuss everyday foibles, which obliges people to stop taking themselves too seriously.
Developing characters and writing have been a part of Randi’s life since she was a teenager, umm-mmum-mumm years ago. She spent time performing stand-up comedy at Los Angeles club amateur nights and studied Improvisation in the Bay Area. Realizing that she preferred having an income, living indoors and eating regularly, she reluctantly put her dreams on hold and entered the corporate world, yet never left behind her sense of humor and creative storytelling ability, skills which were not always appreciated during budget and strategy meetings.
Now, after living indoors for a while and eating, albeit too much, her book, Paula Takes a Risk is here. Randi’s unique wit, writing style and candor will surely make the reader sit up, stand up, roll over or assume an interested leaning position and take notice.
Randi would never claim to have a genius IQ, the body of a super model or always have the right thing to wear. However, she can spell the words, “smart” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Randi maintains a trim, well-toned body that is cleverly concealed beneath twenty pounds of soft protective layering and she has the appetite of a bird. (By “bird” I mean vulture.) Her entire wardrobe consists of black, black and varying degrees of black, except for those items that are covered with lint because she put them through the wash with a tissue.
Things that Randi cannot live without: people to laugh with, her car horn, a gym membership where there are chubby women who break into a sweat while putting on a jog bra, wine, waist capes, and her partner, Carol.
Randi does not like mean-spirited people, liver, left-overs, communal dressing rooms, tight underwear, and people who point.
Randi is five-foot-seven.

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