Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Lies That Save Us by JL Redington

Alexa is beautiful, smart and alone in the world, a result of devastating losses in her life. She purchased a diner in the quiet out of the way town of Startup, Washington and hired employees to help run it. She’s just beginning to feel secure in her loneliness. 
Suddenly her world is jolted awake by Cayman, a handsome young stranger that enters her diner seemingly from nowhere. Event’s happen quickly, and soon Alexa is deep into secret lives, deception and desire. 
Will she figure out the riddle of her father’s death? Will she be able to resist the temptation to fall in love with Cayman in spite of her suspicions? Will she live to tell the tale?

February 17 – Traveling With T – Excerpt

February 18 – Wonderland Avenue – Review 

February 19 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

February 20 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

February 21 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

February 24 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

February 25 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

February 26 – Authors to Watch – Review

March 3 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 5 – Never Too Fond of Books – Excerpt

March 6 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Q&A & Excerpt

March 7 – Book Suburbia – Guest Post

March 9 - Storm Goddess Book Reviews - Review

March 10 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

Author Bio:

JL Redington lives Juneau, AK,  with her husband Terry and puppy, Shelby.  Together they are the parents of 6 grown children and 19 grandchildren.   She loves to read, camp, cook and be with her friends and family.    In writing this romance series, JL has found a new love in her life, and that is writing books.    JL has always felt books are a way to take us out of the everyday and into a place we can relax, be entertained and enjoy a different world for a period of time.   Happy reading!

Connect with JL!

Facebook:  Authorjlredington 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hard Hats and Doormats by Laura Chapman

Lexi Burke has always been a stickler for following rules and procedures. As a human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company, it’s her job to make sure everyone else falls in line, too. 

But after losing out on a big promotion–-because her boss sees her as too much of a yes-woman––Lexi adopts a new policy of following her heart instead of the fine print. And her heart knows what it wants: Jason Beaumont, a workplace crush who is off limits based on her previous protocol. 

While navigating a new romance and interoffice politics, Lexi must find the confidence to stand on her own or face a lifetime of following someone else’s orders. 

Who says nice girls have to finish last?

January 27 – eBook Addict – Q&A

January 28 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

January 29 – eBook Addict – Excerpt

January 30 –Books Etc – Review

January 30 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

January 31 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

February 3 – Books Etc – Guest Post

February 4 – The Book Bag – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

February 5 – Books Etc – Q&A

February 6 – Cat Lavoie – Excerpt

February 7 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

February 10 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

Author Bio:
Laura Chapman found a way to mix her love of romance and humor as a women’s fiction author and blogger. A 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Laura studied journalism, English and history. She traveled across the United States as a writer/photographer before settling into a career in communications. She also maintains Change the Word, a blog devoted to promoting women’s fiction and documenting her experiences as a writer.

Born and raised in Nebraska – in a city, not on a farm – she is a devoted fan of football, British period drama, writing in bars and her cats, Jane and Bingley.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh by Timothe Davis

 When our friends make choices we don't like, what do we do? And when those choices threaten our friendships, how far will we go to protect our friends? Jordan Spencer is thirty-six and hasn't had a relationships that's lasted more than six months. He's fine with that, though. He's got space issues. And what difference does it make anyway? He has his two best friends - Gabby and Chris - for happy hours, clubs, and weekend hangouts. But Gabby is falling for a guy that Jordan doesn't like and Chris-the-sex-machine is having a phallic-crisis.

Jordan thought that their friendship would last forever. But with each day, they drift further apart. Should he fight for the friends who have become his family? Or has the season of their friendship past?

Set to the soundtrack of his life, Jordan Spencer will learn that in a world full of sex, lies, and drag queens, that even the best of friends occasionally lie to each other. Sometimes they cry for each other. But in the end, sometimes ya just gotta laugh."

February 17 – Wonderland Avenue – Review

February 18 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

February 19 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

February 24 – The Book Fetish Blog – Review & Q&A

February 25 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Excerpt

February 27 – Sweets Books – Q&A

February 27 - Sweets Books -  Excerpt

February 28 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

March 3 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Timothe Davis is a music-loving, martini-drinking, night owl. He spends his days confined within the walls of corporate America but (not so) secretly harbors dreams of writing best-sellers and getting books adapted to movies. Thank God he's wise enough to have a 401K plan.

You can find him wandering around his loft most times of the night. His friends say his sarcasm belies a warm heart and he's tried not once but twice.

“Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh” is his first novel. It's a fictional story of love, friendship, acceptance, and the journey we take to make ourselves better each day. He hopes that those who purchase it will enjoy reading it as much as he enjoyed writing it.

Connect with Timothe:

Twitter: @timothedavis
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mounting the Whale by Colleen McCarty

"Cartel got me, tell mom" 

The siblings, drowning in their own problems, are forced to focus on the task at hand: a half-cocked rescue mission that involves a borrowed yacht, a favor from a notorious drug kingpin, and a shocking reunion none of them expected. 

When the family decides to sneak into Mexico, mother Cybil is forced to deal with a rival CEO whom she's developed feelings for in secret. Her only son, Tom, is willing to risk bodily harm to save Janine while his other sisters, Carlyle and Valerie, suspect that the kidnapping is less than legitimate. 

The long sea voyage tests the limits of the family's already frail bonds. Dark secrets of infertility, drugs, gambling and extreme taxidermy begin to float to the surface. But nothing compares to what they begin to learn about their missing sister. 

If they're going to make it out alive, they have to recognize they're fighting the same battles and facing life's greatest challenges: love, loneliness, and the struggle to find a place in the world. 

Amidst all the chaos, the Pierce family is brought face-to-face with the ugliness of Janine's addictions, the truth about their mother's fortune and the most terrifying question of all: Can you really save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

January 20 – Wonderland Avenue – Review

January 20- Wonderland Avenue - Q&A

January 21 – Jess’s Book Blog – Q&A & Excerpt

January 22- A Blue Million Books – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 23 – Books and Writing – Review & Excerpt

January 24 – Ai Love Books – Q&A & Excerpt

January 27 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

January 28 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 28 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Q&A

January 29 - Authors and Readers Book Corner - Review

January 29 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

January 30 – Book Suburbia – Guest Post

January 31 – Little Red’s Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight

Author Bio:

Colleen McCarty is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and an entrepreneur. She and her husband own Tulsa restaurant Mod's Coffee and Crepes. She's been featured on, and in the Wall Street Journal. This is her first novel. Though Colleen has ghostwritten books for CEOs and New York Times Bestsellers, this is her first foray into publishing her own work. Colleen lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband, daughter and two large dogs. Follow her writing at

Connect with Colleen!
Twitter: @colleen_mccarty

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December 2013 Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning

Meet Ellie Cohen, one of the most perfect girls in London.

Ellie manages a swank Mayfair gallery, but it’s her life that’s a real work of art. Great job, really good hair, loyal friends, loving family. It’s only her succession of lame duck boyfriends that ruin the picture.

Oh, and the world-famous rock-star father she’s never met, who won’t even acknowledge her existence.

Then Ellie’s perfect life is smashed to pieces when her secret is sold to the highest bidder and her name, face (and pictures of her bottom) are splashed across the tabloids. Suddenly everyone thinks she’s a gold-digging, sex-crazy, famewhore.

Enter David Gold. Charming and handsome David Gold. On paper he’s even more perfect than Ellie, if only he wasn’t her father’s ruthlessly ambitious lawyer whose job is to manage the crisis – and her. He certainly doesn’t think that Ellie’s the innocent party and she doesn’t trust him at all. So why is it that every time they’re alone together, damage limitation is the last thing on their minds?

I am giving away my ARC copy of It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a December tour. If you are involved in Tamara Lee Dorris, Samaire Provost, Rosemary Harris, Karoline Barrett, Julie Moffett, Stacey Kade or Kerry Peresta's tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Kathleen @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews!**

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not by D.S. McKnight

We live. We die. Is there anything more? Jenna Barton is about to find out. After moving to the coastal North Carolina town of Parson's Cove, Jenna has unwittingly stepped into the middle of a mystery involving a missing child. Unfortunately, the predator is still on the loose and Jenna has become his new obsession. With a little luck and a bit of paranormal help, Jenna might survive.

January 20 – The Book Bag – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 20 – Annabel & Alice – Review

January 22- Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

January 23- The Gothic Ballerina – Guest Post

January 23 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review, GP & Excerpt

January 23 – Authors and Readers Book Corner –  Q&A

January 24- Authors and Readers Book Corner - Review

January 24 – Bookish – Review

January 24 – Avid Readers Musings – Review & Excerpt

January 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 27 – Step Into Fiction – Review

Author Bio:

When I was a little girl, I was afraid of my shadow - seriously afraid - running and screaming afraid. Perhaps I've always been a victim of an over-active imagination and maybe that explains the monsters hiding under my bed, the ghosts lurking in my closet, and the Shadow that inspired my first novel – Of Dreams and Shadow:  Forget Me Not.  I have always loved to write.  While in school, I dreamed of being a reporter, parachuting into war-torn places and getting "the story."  In reality I’m afraid of heights and would never jump out of a perfectly good flying machine.   I have been fortunate enough to have had a varied career - from working as a DJ for a small radio station to serving as the president and part owner of a marina.  I am married, have three sons and live in coastal North Carolina.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

New Beginnings by Mary Metcalfe

Workaholic real estate agent Carol Brock can't seem to find a good man. Her first husband cheated with a law clerk less than half his age. Then she found herself in a string of bad relationships with unscrupulous men, including a con man and art thief, who shredded her professional reputation and strained her relationship with her college-age children. Carol has sworn off men and is determined to reclaim her life and career on her terms. But, when Boston’s most eligible bachelor, restoration specialist Devin Elliott, puts in an offer on a charming Victorian, Carol admits she’s attracted. Devin’s offer unwittingly unleashes a psychopathic rage in an ex-girlfriend that spills into Carol’s life. As she and Devin try to stay one step ahead of violence, Carol must decide whether she's ready to risk her heart again.

January 13 – The Latchkey Mom – Novel Spotlight

January 15 – Change the Word – Guest Post

January 16 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

January 17 – Everything Books and Authors – Guest Post

January 21 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

January 22 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

January 23 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 27 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Q&A

January 28 - Authors and Readers Book Corner - Review 

January 28 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

January 29 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

January 30 – Reader Girls – Excerpt

January 31 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of New Beginnings before  January 31 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

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

Author Bio:

Mary Metcalfe is the author of three published novels – Winds of Change, New Beginnings, Road to Tomorrow – and currently at work on her fourth. She and her long-time husband live in the foothills of the Laurentians in Quebec, Canada with a small herd of cats and a Canadian Eskimo dog. Their daughter is a published literary non-fiction author.


Twitter: @MetcalfeMary

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Buried Leads by LynDee Walker

When an Armani-clad corpse turns up in the woods, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke smells a scoop. A little digging, and Nichelle uncovers a web of corruption that stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. Politics. Murder. And a dead lobbyist. It's everything Nichelle's ever dreamed of.
The cops are playing it close, the feds even closer, and Nichelle’s afraid her boss will assign the story to the political desk any day. Richmond’s new ATF SuperCop makes an arrest before she can say “Louboutin,” but Nichelle’s gut says he’s got the wrong guy.
Her sexy Mafia boss friend warns her off the case, her TV rival is hot on her designer heels, an ambitious copy editor wants her beat, and victims are piling up faster than she can track them down. As Nichelle zeroes in on the truth, it’ll take some fancy footwork to nab this headline before the killer nabs her.

January 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

January 7 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review 

January 8 – Annabel & Alice – Review

January 9 – Evolved Books – Review & Excerpt

January 10 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 10 – Tlassy Beyond Belief – Review

January 13 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Buried Leads before  January 13 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

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

Author Bio:

LynDee Walker grew up in the land of stifling heat and amazing food most people call Texas, and wanted to be Lois Lane from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, LynDee traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in High Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds.
LynDee is a member of Sisters in Crime and James River Writers. BURIED LEADS is the second novel in her Headlines in High Heels mystery series. Her debut, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon and Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller. Nichelle Clarke’s next adventure, SMALL TOWN SPIN, will be on sale April 8, 2014.

LynDee adores her family, her readers, and enchiladas. She often works out tricky plot points while walking off the enchiladas. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is working on her next novel.
Connect with LynDee!

Twitter: @LynDeeWalker
Facebook: LynDee Walker
Goodreads: LynDee Walker
Amazon author page: LynDee Walker

Buy the Books!

FRONT PAGE FATALITY: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, available now)
BURIED LEADS: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, available now)
HEARTACHE MOTEL: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas (Henery Press, available now)
SMALL TOWN SPIN: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, April 2014)
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Life in Plan B by Jennifer Vessells

When twenty-eight year old Haley Simpson, a sales associate for her best friend’s clothing boutique in Columbus, Ohio, begins a secret affair with the boutique’s potential New York City business partner, she digs a cavernous hole of deception that not only threatens to end her blossoming career, but to destroy a life-long friendship. 

Jennifer Vessells's debut novel, LIFE IN PLAN B, encompasses everything classic chick lit should: the dynamics of friendship, the nuances of high-reaching career aspirations, and the struggles – both usual and unique – presented by romantic and familial relationships. An entertaining story at every turn, LIFE IN PLAN B is identifiable for readers of any age. In short, Ms. Vessells hits her debut novel out of the park!

January 20 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

January 21 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

January 22 – Annabel & Alice – Review

January 23 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 24 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 27 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

January 28 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 29 – Change the Word – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 29 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 30 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A

January 31 – Never Too Fond of Books – Review

January 31 – Bookshipper – Novel Spotlight


After practicing law for nearly three years, Jennifer Vessells decided to leave the practice to pursue her dream of being a novelist. After an intensive year and a half of writing, Ms. Vessells is proud to finally present her debut novel to the world - a story that's been marinating since her early college days.

Passionate about women's fiction and children's chapter books, Ms. Vessells plans to enjoy a long writing career. Keep your eye out for more exciting publications from this author in the future!

Connect with Jennifer!

Twitter Account: @JVessells

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story.

But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she's not a survivor.

Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh.

Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again.

January 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

January 8 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

January 9 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

January 13 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

January 14 – The Book Fetish – Review

January 14 - The Book Fetish - Excerpt 

January 15 – Books Etc – Review

January 16 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

January 17 – The Ultimate Late Bloomer – Q&A 

January 20 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 21 – Traveling With T – Guest Post

January 22 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 22 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 22 – Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt 

January 23 – Book Reviews by Dee – Review

January 24 – Chrissy McBookNerd – Review 

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Holdout before  January 24 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

Author Bio:

 Laurel Osterkamp's award winning novels have been hailed as funny, intelligent, snarky and poignant. She is the author of four novels and two novellas, including the November Surprise series, which, like The Holdout, features the Bricker family. Laurel was recently on a federal jury, and she loves watching Survivor.

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Twitter: @laurelosterkamp
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