Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata

After an accident, one she shouldn’t have walked away from, Lexi’s life finally begins. She meets Dez, a new student with the most beautiful eyes she’s ever seen. And since gazing into them, Lexi has had vivid waking dreams that pull her back through time, and into the warm embrace of a mysterious stranger—a stranger who becomes all too familiar. When offering an explanation for her detailed visions, Dez changes her world forever with two simple words: Soul mates. For the first time in her life, Lexi feels safe and complete. But lingering in the shadows is the embodiment of evil, coveting the light within her. He’s a threat to Lexi’s very existence, and to a love that has transcended time.

March 12- The Autumn Review- Review

March 13- To Be Thode- Review

March 14- To Be Thode- Guest Post

March 15- The Book Bag- Review

March 16- The Book Bag- Guest Post

March 17- Bundle of Contradictions- Review & Guest Post

March 18- My Life, My Randomness – Novel Spotlight

March 21- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 22-Nina Reads- Novel Spotlight

March 23- Nina Reads- Guest Post


March 27- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Guest Post & Q&A

March 28- Book Briefs- Review & Guest Post

March 30- Turning the Pages- Review

March 31- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review

April 1- Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

April 1- Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post

April 2- Amie Louellen –  Guest Post & Giveaway

April 3- Amie Louellen - Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Amber Eyes before April 2 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Michelle @ Michelle's Book Nook!**

Author Bio:


 Jolyn’s writing career began in 2009 when she looked across the sea of cubicles at work, and thought, “I was meant for something more than this.” That thought was immediately followed by, “I wonder if I can write a novel.” Four novels and one novella later, that question has been answered. She started with Amber Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy – Book One), a young adult paranormal romance. They always say, with the first book, you write about what you know. And she certainly did! Drawing off her teenage years in Oshkosh, WI, Jolyn incorporated her high school and favorite haunts. She even pulled out her favorite music from back then to help recapture the teenager within.
Jolyn has absolutely no qualifications whatsoever to be a writer, other than a knack and a passion. The knack she worked hard for through betas, critique partners, writer sites, editors, etc, but the passion she’s had since she was in middle school.
Being married, and mother to one very precocious six-year-old, doesn’t leave her with a whole heckofalot of time to write – not to mention working full-time – but that is where lack of sleep comes in very handy. Jolyn has a gift of functioning on minimal sleep when totally absorbed by a writing project…although she crashes like dead weight when it’s fully completed/edited (usually 2-3 months later).
Her current listing of published books includes:
·      Amber Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy – Book One) – young adult paranormal romance
·      Connected (Twists of Fate #1) – paranormal romance
·      A Modern Love Story – contemporary / romantic suspense
Random information and quirks about Jolyn (because everyone has them):
·      She likes to listen to loud music. Period. But especially when she has a headache (helps to drown it out).
·      When she's overtired, she gets slaphappy. (Heaven help those around her.)
·      She titles a book before she writes it, because she's anal enough to where that would bother her.
·      She can't walk into a Barnes and Noble without buying a book. Even if she has a pile of unread books at home (which she does), it just doesn't feel right to leave empty-handed.

Links to Jolyn’s world:

           


 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Favorable Conditions by Kathleen Kole

Can you imagine being forty-five, your last child has moved on to college and the time is ripe for you to blaze a new trail into your future?  Pat Keegan can.  Well, except for the tiny detail that all her preconceived notions about how that future was going to shape up are completely out the window.

Pat was under the impression that once her child rearing years were complete she and her husband would walk hand in hand toward a rose colored future.  Fat chance.  Before their daughter had even been accepted by a College, he was blathering about needing space to rediscover himself and made quick strides to the nearest exit.

Suddenly, Pat is divorced, rattling around her large house and asking the empty rooms, “What now?”  She knows she has to carve out new dreams - after all, forty-five is a far cry from the end of the line - But how?

Join Pat as she jumps feet first back into the world outside her door, takes on a new business venture, is pursued by a much younger man and has to muddle her way through more emotions than she knew she had - all to finally attain her goal of rediscovering who she is and what she wants from the next phase of her life.
March 5- A Buckeye Girl Reads- Review

March 6- A Buckeye Girl Reads- Guest Post

March 7- Change the Word- Review

March 8- Change the Word- Q&A

March 11- Tea and Scribbles – Review

March 12- Books Etc- Review

March 14- Chick Lit Bee- Review

March 15- Books Etc- Guest Post

March 16- Amie Louellen- Review

March 19- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review

March 20- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

March 20- Chick Lit Goddess- Q&A

March 20- The East Village- Review

March 21- Chick Lit Plus - Review

March 23- Turning the Pages- Review

March 25- Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

March 26- Jersey Girl Book Reviews-  Review

March 26- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Q&A 


**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Favorable Conditions before March 26 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

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

Born in Edmonton AB, Kathleen began storytelling in grade school.  She has many fond memories of passing summer afternoons, out on the swings in her backyard, creating tales that entertained her neighborhood friends.



When she finally decided to venture from her backyard, Kathleen pursued a career in storytelling.  She graduated from college with a Diploma in Radio and Television Arts and traveled the path of freelance writing for numerous local newspapers.


Many years later, too many to talk about without seeming rude and nosey, Kathleen has channeled her imagination to the pages of her novels.  She hopes that you enjoy her tales and encourages you to feel free to read her stories on the swing set in your own backyard.


Kathleen has traveled from Edmonton, to a new backyard with a lovely mountain view. She spends time there with her beloved husband, adored son and silly dog. They let her tell them stories and always laugh in all of the correct places. She’s lucky, and she knows it.

Connect with Kathleen!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

She Tells All by Judah Lee Davis


After finding a pair of magic stilettos that transform her into the ultimate hot goddess, Madison Miller is certain she will get lucky tonight.  But in her quest to find the ultimate hottie, she finds something so unexpected.

Now, as she takes a good, hard look at her life, she relives the past that transformed her into a vainglory vixen and realizes an important lesson about why she should NEVER sleep with strangers.

March 19- The East Village – Review

March 19- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight

March 20- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 20- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

March 22- Tea and Scribbles- Review

March 22- Forever Book Lover- Review & Q&A

March 23- Cici's Theories-Review

March 23- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Guest Post & Q&A

March 26- Chick Lit Plus- Review


Author Bio:

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Auburn University in 2001, Judah Lee Davis has furthered her career as a corporate writer for the past decade. As a result of her training in media writing, her non-traditional writing style is simple, easy-to-read, and accessible to adult readers at all education levels.

Her debut novel, She Tells All, is written from the hilarious collage of ideas that could only come from living in a small town. From strong Pentecostal undertones to vulgarity of the crudest nature, Davis contrasts the war between good and evil as she chronicles the struggles of a promiscuous girl looking for love, (or something similar) in a sleepy southern town.

Her sequel, Every Woman's Hero, keeps the funny coming with even more laughter, more fun, and an even bigger dose of can't-put-it-down humor.  The final book of the trilogy, the Diary of Dion, tells the entire story from another character's point of view.  It is a weighty look at the problems in the church that ostracize so many and make outsiders feel as if they are not part of the Jesus Country Club.

While Davis is hoping to make waves in the world of fiction with her sexy, hilarious, and thought provoking series, she currently enjoys lavishing her two kittens with an unreasonable amount of affection, spending time with her family, and keeping up with her day job.
 

From the Author:

 At 21, I thought I had it all figured out. Despite my love for writing, I chose a field that was more lucrative, and I was poised to apply for medical school that fall. I had a serious boyfriend, and I could easily wear my size seven CK jeans.

Two months later, my boyfriend dumped me and I gained fifteen pounds worth of jelly roll that poured out over the button of my once-so-friendly jeans. Throwing my hands up in the air, I canceled my plans for graduation, took a good long look at the jelly roll in the mirror, and began to notice some important truths about myself.

I realized that deep down inside, I had strong desire to tip the couch over in search of change for the rest of my life. I wanted to live off of Ramen noodles and take toilet paper from the gas station. I wanted to be that person who came back for a free refill six hours later, but yet wrote stories for a living and could maybe even be considered happy. So I became an author.




Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Fantastic Blogger Giveaway

Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At thirty, she's living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes. 

As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog, Carlene is smitten not just by the town's beguiling mix of ancient and modern, but by the welcome she receives. In this small town near Galway Bay, strife is no stranger, strangers are family, and no one is ever too busy for a cup of tea or a pint. And though her new job presents challenges—from a meddling neighbor to the pub's colorful regulars—there are compensations galore. Like the freedom to sing, joke, and tell stories, and in doing so, find her own voice. And in her flirtation with Ronan McBride, the pub's charming, reckless former owner, she just may find the freedom to follow where impulse leads and trust her heart—and her luck—for the very first time. . .

I will be giving away my paperback ARC of The Pub Across the Pond by Mary Carter to one Fantastic Blogger that participates in a January tour. If you are involved in Lauren Clark, Natalie Aaron and MarlaSchwartz, Nancy Volkers, Romi Moondi, Daniella Brodsky, Heather Wardell, or Bethany Ramos’ 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 Tuesday, January 31. Thank you for all your hard work in making these tours a success!

**The winner is Laura @ The Reading Nook! Thank you Fantastic Bloggers for all you do! **

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Death on Heels by Ellen Byerrum

When fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian moved to Washington, D.C., from rugged, small town Sagebrush, Colorado, she thought she’d never look back. But when her former boyfriend, cattle rancher Cole Tucker, is arrested for the murders of three women, Lacey digs her cowboy boots out of her closet and hops on the next plane.

She is certain of Tucker’s innocence, until he abducts her during a daring courthouse escape. Is Tucker capable of murder, too? Or is there a larger conspiracy in the small town? Lacey needs to rustle up all the help she can get for this case before her old flame is snuffed out for good...

March 12- Chick Lit Cafe- Review & Q&A

March 13- Ruby’s Books- Review & Guest Post

March 14- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 14- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

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

March 18- Change the Word- Review

March 19- Change the Word- Guest Post

March 21- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 24- East Village- Review

March 27- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

March 28- Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post




April 2- Turning the Pages- Review 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Death on Heels before April 2 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Kathleen @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews. Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Ellen Byerrum writes the popular Crime of Fashion mysteries, set in bustling Washington, D.C., The City That Fashion Forgot. Featuring style sleuth Lacey Smithsonian, who solves crimes with fashion clues, the eighth book, Death on Heels, takes Lacey out of her comfort zone and into the Wild West where she confronts her past and an old boyfriend who is accused of murder.  
                        
While researching fashion, Byerrum has collected her own assortment of 1940s vintage dresses and suits, and the occasional accessory, but laments her lack of closet space. She has been a D.C. news reporter in Washington, a playwright, and holds a Virginia P.I. registration. Although she currently resides in Denver, fashion reporter Lacey Smithsonian will continue to be based in Washington, D.C.

Byerrum is currently at work on the ninth book in the Crime of Fashion series, Veiled Revenge. You can find more about Ellen on her Web site or on Facebook.




 


Monday, January 9, 2012

Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx



Through the corridors of the Windy City’s criminal courts, single mother, Libby Tucker, doesn’t wonder how far she’s willing to go to save her son’s life from cancer. The undefeated defense attorney knows she’ll take her case all the way to the majors.

Libby pleads her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player, Banford Aidan Palowski, the man who discarded her at college graduation, begging him to live up to his biological duty. Libby’s worked her backside bare for everything she’s attained, while Band-Aid has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money. But helping her might jeopardize the only thing the jock worships: his baseball career.

If baseball imitates life, Aidan admits his appears to be silver-plated peanuts, until, an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that’s ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him. Libby reveals his son desperately needs him and it pricks open the wound he’s carried since he abandoned her.

All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA, but Band-Aid has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby’s a fateball right to the heart. When a six-year-old sage, and a hippy priestess step onto the field there’s more to settle between Libby and Aidan then heartache, redemption, and forgiveness.

March 12- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

March 15- Confessions of a Hungry Bibliophile- Novel Spotlight

March 17- One Girls Little Old Dream- Review

March 18- The Autumn Review- Guest Post

March 19- Turning the Pages- Novel Spotlight

March 20- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review

March 23- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 24- Hannah Shelton- Review

March 27- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

March 28- Madsheep Reading- Review

March 30- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 30- Jersey Girl Book Reviews-  Guest Post

March 31- My Life, My Randomness- Novel Spotlight

April 1- Lost in Literature- Review

April 2- 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 Binding Arbitration before April 2 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Lisa @ Lost in Literature! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Windy City writer Elizabeth Marx brings cosmopolitan flair to her fiction, which is a blend of romance and fast-paced Chicago living with a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer--not a decorator--which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match and measure things and can miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing.  

Elizabeth grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. 

Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.

Connect with Elizabeth!
 Facebook Elizabeth Marx  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Marx/294710950557778

 
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chasing Rainbows by Kathleen Long

Bernadette Murphy likes her life. Really, she does. What's wrong with carrying around an extra ten pounds from fertility treatments? Or having your dog kicked out of obedience school? Again? What's that saying about the devil you know? For Bernie, it's the devil she never expected that changes everything.

Her father's sudden death leaves a gaping void in her life and is one in a series of events that rock her world. Her husband leaves for another woman, and her best friend announces an unplanned pregnancy at the age of forty-one. Bernie's behavior goes from acting out to out-of-hand, and she finds herself in trouble at home, out of work and banned from the mall after a confrontation at the cosmetic counter.

When her mother discovers her father's book of cryptograms, Bernie realizes his encoded lessons in living might be exactly what she needs to survive. From dealing with her family's grief and bonding with her best friend's thirteen-year-old daughter, to dieting, dating and mindless almost-sex with the landscaper, Bernie discovers what her father always knew.

In life, you either choose to sing a rainbow, or you don't.

For Bernie, the singing is about to begin.

February 20- Chick Lit Plus- Review

February 21- To Be Thode- Review

February 23- Chick Lit Plus- Q&A

February 26- The Winey Mommy- Review

February 26- Novel Escapes- Review

February 27- The Book Bag- Review

February 28- The Book Bag- Guest Post

March 1- Chick Lit Plus- Guest Post

March 4- The Book Fetish- Review

March 5- A Novel Review- Q&A


March 7- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Guest Post & Q&A

March 8- A Novel Review- Review

March 9- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review

March 9- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

March 10- Amie’s Reviews- Review & Q&A

March 12- The East Village- Review

March 12- Turning the Pages- Novel Spotlight

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Chasing Rainbows before March 12 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Sherry @ Sherry's Reviews. Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:


A long time ago, in an elementary school far, far away, a very young Kathleen scribbled a story idea in her journal. Then she wrote another, and another. She added several poems, the lyrics to a song or two, a love letter to David Cassidy, and so on and so on. While her early writings never saw the light of day, many of her later works did. And while she did not marry David Cassidy, Kathleen did marry her own Prince Charming. Together, they are raising one drama queen and one obedience-challenged border collie mix in a kingdom divided between suburban Philadelphia and the Jersey shore.

Kathleen is the RITA® nominated, RIO Award and two-time Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence winning author of fourteen novels of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Her additional honors include National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, and Booksellers Best award nominations.

She divides her time between plotting her next book, bribing her little one to pick up her toys, and begging the dog to heel. Life is good. Very, very good.

Connect with Kathleen!

Web: www.kathleenlong.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathleenlong
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KLWords

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Buy link for Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VHT1ZM
Buy link for Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-rainbows-kathleen-long/1106660600?ean=2940013295476&itm=1&usri=chasing%2brainbows
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

December Blogger Giveaway: Faking It by Elisa Lorello

What happens when a writing professor and a male escort become friends? Thirty-four-year old professor Andi Cutrone has broken up with her fiancĂ© in Massachusetts, moved back to her native New York, and wants to be a better lover. So after meeting Devin, a handsome, charming escort, she proposes an unusual arrangement: lessons about writing in exchange for lessons about sex. When Devin accepts Andi’s proposal, he draws up a contract in which the two are forbidden to see each other socially. There’s just one problem: Andi also wants Devin. Faking It is a witty, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching story about relationships, writing, and getting real.


I will be giving away my paperback copy of Faking It by Elisa Lorello to one Fantastic Blogger that participates in a December tour. If you are involved in Ella Slayne, Chandra Hoffman, Kimberly Lin, Denise Grover Swank, or Annie Bellet’s blog tour, you will be automatically entered to win. Please let me know if you would not like to be considred for the prize. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, December 31. Thank you for all your hard work in making these tours a success!

**The winner is Emily- Tea and Scribbles. Thank you to all the bloggers for all your hard work!**

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan

Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.

As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.
 
February 20- Rea Book Review- Review

February 22- Sugarbeat’s Books- Q&A

February 23- In the Name of Books- Review

February 24- In the Names of Books- Q&A

February 27- Books Are My Life- Review & Q&A

February 29- A Tale of Many Reviews- Guest Post

March 1- Amie’s Reviews- Review

March 2- Amie’s Reviews- Guest Post & Q&A

March 5- Chick Lit Plus- Review

March 6- Michelle's Book Nook- Review

March 7- Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post

March 8- Turning the Pages- Review

March 9- Obscured Vixen- Review

March 10- Reviews by Molly- Review

March 11- My Life, My Randomess- Review

March 12- Lost in Literature- Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of Forged in Fire before March 12 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

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

Author Bio: 

Trish McCallan has been writing for as long as she can remember. 

In grade school she wrote children’s stories, illustrating them with crayons and binding the sheets together with pencil-punched holes and red yarn.  She used to sell these masterpieces at her lemonade stand for a nickel a book. Surprisingly, people actually bought them. Like, all of them. Every night she would have to write a new batch for her basket.

As she got older her interest changed to boys and horses. The focus of her literary masterpieces followed this shift. Her first full length novel was written in seventh grade and featured a girl, a horse and a boy. At the end of the book the teenage heroine rode off into the sunset . . . with the horse.

These days she sticks to romantic suspense with hot alpha heroes and roller-coaster plots. Since she is a fan of all things bizarre, paranormal elements always seem to find a way into her fiction. Her current release, Forged in Fire, was the result of a Black Dagger Brotherhood reading binge, a cold, a bottle of NyQuil and a vivid dream.  
 Visit Trish's Website!