Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Unexpecting by Lori Verni Fogarsi

Shelley and David are a couple of almost-empty-nesters preparing to embark on the next stage of their life. They've just ordered white furniture and are planning the vacation they've waited their entire lives to take.

Their lives are catapulted in a completely different direction when Alexandra, seventeen and pregnant, shows up on their doorstep and announces that she's the daughter they never knew they had! Their life becomes filled with dilemmas as they add not only another child, but also a baby to a household that was just about to become serene.

Shelley feels like she no longer fits in anywhere and to top it off, having two teenaged girls suddenly plunged into being sisters and school mates is not exactly warm and fuzzy. When Alexandra's behavior becomes erratic, the couple is faced with even tougher decisions to make.

Hold on for an emotional yet witty ride as you join this family of characters in a story of love, loyalty, heartbreak, and humor that will stay with you long after you turn the last page!

April 29 – Lavender & Camomile Press – Excerpt

April 29 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

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

May 1 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Book Reviews – Q&A & Excerpt

May 3 – Notes from a Rumbly Cottage – Review

May 4 - Chick Lit Plus - Promo Blast

May 6 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Excerpt

May 6 – The Book Bag – Review & Excerpt

May 7- The Book Bag – Guest Post

May 8 – Create on the Side – Q&A

May 9 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

May 10 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

May 13 – Chick Lit Plus – Review 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Unexpecting before May 13 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is BN100. Please email me to confirm your prize!** 

Author Bio:

Lori Verni-Fogarsi has been an author, speaker, and
small business consultant since 1995. She has been
featured in major media including Lifetime Women’s
Network, the My Carolina Today Show, and Boston
Globe Forums Live.

Her public speaking has occurred at many
prestigious venues including North Carolina State
University, Nassau Community College, and many

She has received two awards for her novel,
Momnesia, and her nonfiction, Everything You Need to
Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs,
continues to be one of the most highly recommended in
its genre since 2005.

Lori is a happy married mom of two, step mom of
two more, and has two cats, both rotten. Originally a
native New Yorker, she now divides her time between
Raleigh, NC, and Lake Gaston, VA.

She is very excited about the release of
Unexpecting, and looks forward to her book tour,
interviews, launch parties, and other festivities!

Connect with Lori!

• Lori’s Website: http://www.LoriTheAuthor.com



  1. I'm so excited for my CLP Blog Tour and I hope everyone will visit all the stops to enjoy the excerpts, interviews, reviews, etc! Plus, good luck with the giveaway everyone! Hope you enjoy learning about my new book and that if you choose to use your valuable free time to read it, that you'll enjoy it!

  2. Sounds interesting, I am wondering how they never knew they had her? I guess I will have to follow along with the tour and figure it all out. Thanks for sharing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Shannon: You can get more of an idea of how Alexandra came along with the free first chapter! It's at www.LoriTheAuthor.com/Chapter. Hope you enjoy the book if you decide to read the whole thing, too! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting... and for hosting your tour stop too!

  4. This sounds like a fun book, but one that's emotionally indelible as well! I can't wait to follow some of the interviews—would love to learn more about the author and novel.

    Karielle Stephanie @ Books à la Mode

    1. whoops! forgot my email: thestephanieloves AT gmail DOT com

    2. Karielle: Thanks for your interest and for taking the time to comment! If you do decide to read "Unexpecting," I hope you'll enjoy it!

  5. This is on my TR list!
    Going through the blog Tour...love all the reviews so far.

    1. Thanks... I feel very honored about all the nice reviews too! Hope you'll enjoy it when it comes time on your list!

  6. I am looking forward to this tour. Thank you for sharing, I would love to read the book too
    jsididia (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Thanks for visiting, Jessica! Hope you enjoy the book if/when you do read it!

  7. I agree...How is there a daughter they never knew they had? There must be an interesting twist there.

    I also have rotten (spoiled rotten) cats...4 of them. We'll never be empty-nesters as long as we have them. They're as demanding as children!

  8. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    1. Thanks, Kathy. Hope you enjoy it!

    2. karmaforlifechickMay 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

      I did for sure!

  9. Loved being on this tour! Fabulous story! I love Lori's wisdom and sense of humor.

    1. Your tour stop is fabulous! I am definitely a loyal follower after seeing what great features you do! Thanks for the kind words!

  10. Sounds nice

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. So excited to see your comment here... at another of my tour stops! Keeping my fingers crossed that you win something, as you've been such a great supporter. Thank you!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Natasha! Hope you'll enjoy the book if you do decide to read it!

  12. I am so looking forward to reading this one! Thank you for the great tour celebration and all the chances to win!

    1. Woo hoo! Yay you!... I just finished addressing the envelope with the copy of "Unexpecting" you won via one of my other tour stops. Good luck winning the $20 gift card too! Thanks so much for all your interest and support!

  13. I am so glad I heard about about this book. One more to add to my TBR pile. Congrats to the author for the release :)

    sweetsindy93 at gmail dot com

  14. Thanks for visiting, everyone... and good luck with the giveaway too! If you decide to read it, I hope you'll enjoy "Unexpecting!"


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