Thursday, May 31, 2012

What a Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight


Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.
Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?
Sensuality Level: Sensual

July 23- Change the Word- Review

July 24- Change the Word- Guest Post

July 25- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 25- Storm Goddess Book Reviews - Q&A

July 26- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

July 26- Chick Lit Goddess-  Q&A

July 27- Chick Lit Plus- Review

July 28- Reviews by Molly- Review & Excerpt

July 29- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 30 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police—no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Happily ever after. 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fatty Patty by Kathleen Irene Paterka


Small towns, long memories. Everyone in the exclusive summer resort of James Bay, Michigan remembers FATTY PATTY, the chubby little girl with the round face and wild red curls. All grown up now, Patty Perreault teaches at the same elementary school where the painful playground memories still taunt her. She hasn’t forgotten the cruel nickname—plus she still hasn’t lost those extra pounds. Convinced her weight is the biggest reason why she’s a four time loser in the semi-finals for Teacher of the Year, Patty resolves to make some changes in her body and her life.

Sam Curtis, an overweight accountant she meets at the community pool, swims into Patty’s life with romance on his mind. But as their friendship grows, Patty finds it hard to see beyond his extra pounds. She’s torn as Sam refuses to deal with his own overweight issues. Her heart tells her one thing, but her eyes see another. She’s not interested in an overweight boyfriend. When it comes to winning the Grand Prize in life and love, Patty has some hard lessons to learn. Will she be able to confront her fears about the kind of woman she yearns to be? Will she be able to put down the fork and give her heart a try?
August 6- Bookshipper- Review

August 9- Samantha March - Q&A & Excerpt 

August 10- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Q&A

August 12- Lost in Literature- Review

August 13- The East Village- Review

August 13- The Reading Nook - Review

August 14- The Book Bag- Review

August 15- The Book Bag- Guest Post

August 17- eBook Addict- Review & Q&A

August 20- Chick Lit Club Connect- Guest Post & Excerpt

August 22- Chick Lit Plus- Review

August 25- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

August 26- Reviews by Molly – Novel Spotlight

August 27- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Fatty Patty before August 27 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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

Author Bio:


Kathleen Irene Paterka fell in love with writing (and food) at a very young age. By the time she graduated high school, she’d completed her first manuscript and she weighed 300 lbs. Though the extra pounds have long since disappeared, Kathleen still carries the emotional scars of being a former fatty. FATTY PATTY was born from the cruel teasing she endured on the school playground. Kathleen is the author of numerous novels which embrace universal themes of home, family life and love, including the Women's Fiction series, "The James Bay Novels". Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, published in 2012. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Kathleen loves hearing from readers. You can contact her via her website at http://www.kathleenirenepaterka.com or follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KathleenIrenePaterka.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Viewer Discretion Advised by Cindy Roesel


LIVE FROM MIAMI! The sensationalism shown on television can only be topped by the drama that happens behind the camera! After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene "Charley" Thomas moves to sizzling Miami and begins working as news director at a local television station. While getting used to her new gig, Charley wakes up to the fact that her station manager, Jonathan Lefton, is the boss from hell who will do anything for a story no matter who gets hurt in the process. When nude pictures of noon anchor, Miranda Andrews, are discovered in the men's room of a Key West bar, all hell breaks loose. They end up on Lefton's desk and he promotes her over the main anchor, sparking off a firestorm. Miranda's quickly thrown into the mix and assigned special reports. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death all for rating and Emmys! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED is a modern day "Sex and the City" meets "Broadcast News."

July 30- Chick Lit Plus- Review

July 31- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 3- Stitch Read Cook- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 5- Lost in Literature- Review & Guest Post

August 6- Change the Word- Review

August 7- Change the Word- Q&A

August 9- Books Etc – Review

August 12- Books Etc- Guest Post

August 13-  Mrs MommyBooknerd’s Book Reviews- Q&A & Excerpt

August 14- The Whiney Mommy- Review & Excerpt

August 15- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt

August 17- Amie Louellen – Review & Q&A

August 18- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

August 19- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 20- The East Village – Review 

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

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

Author Bio:

CINDY ROESEL is an Emmy Award winning television broadcast journalist. After working for twenty years in newsrooms filled with ambitious backbiting adrenalin junkies, she's turning her experiences into novels.  Cindy lives in Miami with her shih tzu, Sassy.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Showbiz by Ruby Preston



After four years in Manhattan, slaving away as the under-appreciated apprentice to the brilliant but ruthless “King of Broadway,” Scarlett Savoy is finally on her way to becoming a Broadway producer in her own right. A chance meeting with an influential gossip columnist sparks romance – but can he be trusted? A shocking suicide turns Broadway on its head and Scarlett finds herself at the center of the storm as everything she thought she knew about the business of Broadway begins to unravel.

August 20- Mrs Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

August 21- Chick Lit Club Connect- Guest Post


August 23- Tea and Scribbles- Guest Post

August 24- Tea and Scribbles- Review

August 25- Every Free Chance Book Reviews- Review & Q&A

August 28- Harley Bear Book Reviews-  Guest Post

August 29- Chick Lit Plus- Review

August 31- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

September 1- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

September 2 - Chick Lit Plus - Novel Spotlight

September 2- The East Village - Review 

September 3- Booksessed- Review & Guest Post

Author Bio:
Ruby Preston is an up and coming Broadway producer currently working on several new musicals on the Great White Way. She couldn’t be more thrilled to be living her dreams in the Times Square trenches of Manhattan. Ruby loves hearing from readers and Broadway fans so feel free to drop her note via email ruby (@) rubypreston (dot) com or twitter @Broadwayruby.

Connect with Ruby!
My website: www.rubypreston.com
My publisher Dress Circle Publishing: www.dresscirclepublishing.com
Twitter @BroadwayRuby


Buy the Book!
http://www.amazon.com/Showbiz-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B007V59IZU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344990438&sr=8-2&keywords=showbiz+a+novel
And on Barnes & Noble's Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/showbiz-a-novel-ruby-preston/1110479015?ean=2940033232789
And on iTunes.
  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Cowboy Singer by Paula Tiberius


April Connors figured her love life was on hold indefinitely now that she was about to have a baby while temporarily staying at her grandmother’s house (what a turn-on!). Meeting infamous country singer Jimmy Wick may have made her giant belly flip, but she was filing him under a big “as if.” No man in his right mind would fall for a gal this pregnant, and besides, she needed to focus on herself and the baby. James Warwick (a.k.a. Jimmy Wick) was not in his right mind. His ex-wife was petitioning for full custody of the only thing that made him happy besides playing music, his four-year-old princess, Summer, and the thought of losing her had him crazier than an outhouse rat. His saving grace was his new ‘friend’ April who he was falling head over heels for. The only problem was, April had just been knocked up, dumped and stranded by the last guy she was with and was in no mood to go down that road again. She was hellbent on getting her life back on track just as James was watching his fall apart, leaving them both caught off guard by the unstoppable romance that would sweep them off their feet.
July 2- Chick Lit Plus - Novel Spotlight

July 3- The East Village- Review

July 5- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 6- Second Bookshelf on the Right- Excerpt

July 7- Sophie Sansregret- Review & Excerpt

July 7- Sophie Sansregret - Guest Post

July 7- Sophie Sansregret - Q&A

July 8- Lost in Literature- Review

July 9- Jersey Girl Books Reviews- Review

July 9 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post & Excerpt

July 10 – Nose in a Book Blog- Review

July 10- Nose in a Book Blog- Q&A

July 12- Chick Lit Goddess- Guest Post

July 12- Nose in a Book Blog - Excerpt

July 12- Nose in a Book Blog- Guest Post

July 16- Change the Word- Review

July 17- Change the Word- Q&A

July 19- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 21- A Bundle of Contradictions- Review

July 23- 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 The Cowboy Singer before July 23 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Mandy! Please email me ton confirm your prize**

Author Bio:


Paula Tiberius is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and mom living in North Hollywood, California with her musician husband Richard, their daughter Violet, and their German Shepherd, Jackson. Paula wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Goldirocks in Toronto, which came out theatrically in 2004, played on Pay TV and Cable in Canada and is currently available on Netflix, distributed by R Squared Films. To learn more about Goldirocks, visit www.goldirocks.com You can read more from Paula Tiberius at her website  www.paulatiberius.com/blog, where you’ll find lots of thought-provoking blogs, vegetarian recipes and more. The Cowboy Singer is her first novel.

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brownie Fix by Ellen Cardona


Chocolate. Love. Sex. Really, what else could a woman want in life? For Persey, the heroine of Brownie Fix, her days are fun-filled until what is normally one of life’s most fulfilling experiences, the birth of her son, leads her straight into a dark state of postpartum depression. Wandering in her own postpartum hell, Persey meets people that are absurd, like the swinging neighbors who want a little more than a cup of sugar and a group of mothers who become whipped up in worship to a climactic furor. On top of the madness, she keeps seeing a yellow-toothed old man who acts like he wants to breastfeed from her. Or is it her imagination? Add the voices in her head that become louder and louder, and it's little wonder that Persey reaches for brownie mix to soothe her insanity. Buckling under the pressure and lack of sleep from motherhood, Persey experiences the five stages of grief that lead her to uncover a buried secret, and gradually she begins to heal with the help of her family, friends, and, of course, brownies.

July 9 - Chick Lit Plus - Novel Spotlight

July 10- Books in the Burbs- Novel Spotlight

July 10- Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dave – Review

July 10 - Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dave - Guest Post

July 10- Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dave-  Excerpt

July 11- Change the Word- Review

July 12- Change the Word- Guest Post

July 13- One Little Girls Old Dream- Review

July 17- Jessa Russo Writes- Novel Spotlight

July 19- Amie Louellen- Q&A

July 20- Amie Louellen – Review

July 21- Ruby’s Books – Review

July 21- Ruby's Books -  Guest Post

July 22- Lost in Literature- Novel Spotlight

July 24- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 26- Chick Lit Plus- Review

July 27- Tlassy Beyond Belief- Review

July 29- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 30- The East Village- Review

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

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

 
Author Bio:
Ellen Cardona wrote Brownie Fix to help deal with the postpartum depression she experienced after one of her pregnancies. Through her writing, she found that postpartum depression was real but conquerable, especially when one has the help of some dark chocolate and even darker humor.

When Ellen is not writing, she teaches literature to college freshmen and attempts to help them understand the writing process, though they think she’s crazy because of her love for literature and writing.

Ellen graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a PhD in Humanities with a specialization in Literature. Even though she has published several academic works on Ezra Pound, she could not ignore her true passion as a fiction writer.

Ellen lives in Richardson, Texas and continues to learn daily from her husband and two children. In good times and bad, she still enjoys her brownies.


Connect with Ellen!
Website (AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER FREE!): http://www.ellencardona.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EllenCardona
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ellencardona <http://twitter.com/#%21/ellencardona>  <http://twitter.com/#%21/ellencardona>
Blog: http://ellencardona.com/blog/

Email: ellen (at)ellencardona(dot)com
 

Buy the Book!

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IC38EU/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=ellencardonac-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B005IC38EU&adid=1AR1GXZZAECEWZJEMZMT&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fellencardona.com%2F

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brownie-fix-ellen-cardona/1105068099?ean=2940013043732&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-plecO0ACyhE-_-2%3a2940013043732&

Paperback at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brownie-Fix-Ellen-Cardona/dp/1466221518/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1341330305&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=ellen+cardona

 


 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kat Fight by Dina Silver


Readers everywhere will revel in this sharp-witted, well-meaning whirlwind in author Dina Silver’s hilarious new novel, Kat Fight. In her quest for love, Kat makes every wrong turn, juggling two men, one best friend, and her own deeply confused heart’s desires. Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her. Though she’s no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he'll make the right decision when faced with losing her. He doesn't. With radio silence from Marc, Kat’s lifelong dream of finding a husband and forging a family is decidedly on the skids. That’s when her childhood friend Julie steps in, forcing Kat on a blind date to help her move beyond the break-up. Not only does Kat botch the setup, she instead finds herself in hot pursuit of Julie’s love interest, Ryan Sullivan. A man who, in addition to literally taking her breath away, is the living, breathing personification of everything Kat wants in a husband. Can Kat connect with the man of her dreams without hurting two of the people she cares most about? At the same time, she must also contend with the quips of her beloved catty coworker Adam, her bi-polar boss Brooke, and a string of comic, unpredictable plot twists. All the while, Kat’s cheeky perspective and generous heart will leave readers adoring every moment of her journey while chuckling and cheering for the ever cute, razor-sharp Kat as she fights to land the love of a lifetime.

July 16- Ladies Who Critique-  Guest Post

July 17- Chick Lit Club Connect- Guest Post & Excerpt

July 18- Winey Mommy- Review & Excerpt

July 19- Forget the Housework, I'm Reading – Review & Guest Post

July 20 – Tea and Scribbles- Review

July 21- The Book Bag- Review

July 22- The Book Bag- Guest Post

July 25- Chick Lit Plus- Review

July 26- eBook Addict- Review& Q&A

July 29 – Lost in Literature- Review & Guest Post

July 30 – The East Village- Review

August 1- Shelly Bell- Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 3- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

August 5- Never Too Fond of Books – Review

August 6- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Kat Fight before August 6 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: 

Dina Silver is a writer, red wine drinker, cheese fry lover, and future cat hoarder. She currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago. Inspired by how she met her husband, Kat Fight is Dina’s second novel.

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TWITTER:
@DinaSilver

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: May


Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.

I will be giving away a paperback copy of The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a May blog tour. If you are involved in Andrea Murray, Marie Astor, Toni Aleo, Erica Manfred, Samantha Hoffman, Carol Tibaldi, Pepper Phillips, or Monica Marlowe’s blog tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Please let me know if you would not like to be considered for the prize. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, May 31. Thank you for all your hard work in making these tours a success!

**The winner is Kat @ Forever Book Lover!**