Saturday, August 11, 2012

November Surprise by Laurel Osterkamp

Twenty years
Six presidential elections
Two brothers
One consuming love affair

For Lucy Jones, the distinction between love and politics is hazy at best. Both can be all-consuming, and either can lead to a heart-breaking loss or an exhilarating win. Whatever the case, if you're seen as a loser, you probably are one. Lucy first learns this lesson in 1988, when she's a shy girl, battling a high school bully and rooting for Dukakis. Through the years Lucy will experience stunning victories and agonizing defeats as she makes the choices that define her. Meanwhile, she also struggles to define her relationship with Monty, who comes in and out of her life like the changes in public opinion. Is Monty simply a one-night stand, a kindred spirit, or the love of her life? And by 2008, can he offer her a change to believe in?

Over the course of twenty years and six presidential elections, Lucy grows and adjusts with the times. Filled with snarky political and pop-culture references, November Surprise is about the journey we take to believe in a candidate, in love, and in ourselves.

November Surprise is a companion piece to Campaign Promises, which is free on Amazon. They can be read in either order.

October 22- Change the Word – Review

October 22- Change the Word- Excerpt

October 23- Change the Word – Q&A

October 24- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

October 25- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

October 29- Books Etc – Guest Post

October 31- Chick Lit Plus – Review

November 2 – The Book Fetish – Review

November 2- The Book Fetish- Q&A

November 4- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Q&A

November 5- Tlassy Beyond Belief – Review

November 6- Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review

November 7 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

November 8 – Chick Lit Plus – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 11 – So Many Books, Here’s Mine – Review

November 12- Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews – Review & Guest Post

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of November Surprise before November 12 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**     

**The winner is Mrs. Mommy Booknerd. Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Laurel Osterkamp was a comedy writer in Minneapolis before she began writing novels. Her first novel, Following My Toes, has been a Kindle best seller and won the 2008 Indie Excellence Award for Chick Lit. Starring in the Movie of My Life received honors in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards for Chick Lit, and in the 2011 International Book Awards for Women's Fiction and Young Adult Lit. Both books are indie approved at She currently teaches high school, and is working on her next book, which is inspired by her recent jury duty.

Connect with Laurel! - blog written by "Lucy" that continues the story of November Surprise, about the 2012 campaign

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  1. I love the concept of following the politics and her love life throughout the decades, sounds like a really fun read

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  2. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.


  3. Sounds great!



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