Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan M. Boyer

Liz Talbot thinks she's seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She's the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista's life has eerily mirrored the late starlet's--and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn's death will also be hers.

Before Liz can open a case file, Calista's life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she's besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy's devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.

With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista's life, but also her own.

September 16 – Lavender & Camomile Press – Excerpt

September 17 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 19 – Samantha March – Excerpt

September 23 – Steph the Bookworm – Review

September 24 – Authors & Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

September 24 – Musings and Ramblings – Review & Excerpt

September 27 – The Book Corner – Review

September 30 – Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and More – Excerpt

October 1 – Me, Bookshelf and I – Review & Excerpt

October 3 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Excerpt

October 7 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Lowcountry Bombshell before  October 7 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Herding Cats- Burning Soup! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:  

Susan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit, and they run away to the beach as often as possible.
Susan’s debut novel, LOWCOUNTRY BOIL is a USA Today Bestseller, an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a Macavity nominee for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist. Lowcountry Bombshell, the second Liz Talbot Mystery, was released September 3, 2013.
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Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: July 2013

Charley Summers doesn’t have a care in the world as she hands her gold-plated credit card over at the hair salon, where her wild curls have been transformed into a gleaming satin curtain. She lives in the lap of luxury, supported by a rich, successful husband and surrounded by a loyal group of friends.

Alarm bells don’t even start to ring when her card is declined twice. Some silly mistake, she thinks – and pays in cash. But it is no mistake. Charley’s world is about to collapse, as the business goes bust, the bank forecloses and bailiffs move in to take every one of their disposable possessions. Even her marriage cannot survive.

Charley has nothing – no house, no money, no qualifications. Just shame and sorrow – and the knowledge that she must get a job. Any job. And she must find somewhere to live – no matter how squalid and depressing. Then she must start repaying some of the money which her husband has so recklessly squandered.

But how on earth is she to do that?

I am giving away my print copy of The Desperate Wife's Survival Plan by Alison Sherlock to one blogger who participates in a July tour.  If you are involved in Denise Moncrief, LynDee Walker, Kathleen Irene Paterka, Amanda Cowen, or SL Morgan's tour,  you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Isabella @ Chick Lit Goddes!!**

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bachelor's Special by Christine Warner

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

August 19 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 20 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review & Guest Post

August 20 – Amie’s Reviews – Review & Guest Post

August 21 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

August 22 – As the Page Turns – Review

August 22 – Ai Love Books – Review

August 23 – Tlassy Beyond Belief – Review

August 23 - Tlassy Beyond Belief- Guest Post

August 23 – Bookish – Review

August 23 – Never Too Fond of Books – Review

August 26 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review  

A bit about Christine: 

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. 

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website.

Twitter under @ChristinesWords:!/ChristinesWords



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Secrets of a Spiritual Guru by Tamara Lee Dorris

Meet Melissa Murphy: wine-drinking real estate agent who finds herself "accidentally" assuming the role of a spiritual blogger when her boyfriend leaves her for his yoga teacher. Can she keep her role secret while trying to win her man back? If the lying doesn't kill her, the poses might!

Profound insight on human nature delivered in what seems like a yoga book (it's not), a real estate book (no way), but instead is a woman's fiction, humor tale that will keep readers smiling and longing for more.

August 14 – Books Are Fabulous – Review

August 16 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

August 21 – Book Reviews by Dee – Review & Guest Post

August 22 – Chrissy McBookNerd – Review

August 22 – Gin’s Book Notes –Guest Post

August 23 – Mommasez – Review & Excerpt

August 23 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 26 – Into the Land of Books – Q&A & Excerpt

August 28 – Tlassy Beyond Belief – Review

September 1 – Brooke Blogs – Review

September 2 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

September 2 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

Author Bio:

Tamara Lee Dorris has been a life-long fan of personal and spiritual development, and has written several books that fall under the category of "self-help." She wrote Secrets of a Spiritual Guru as a way of poking fun at how easy it is to become an online expert. Her other novels revolve around contemporary issues and spiritual enlightenment. Tamara is also an adjunct professor, radio host, and long time real estate professional who has gone crazy selling houses, loves yoga, drinks wine and is still as addicted as ever to personal development. She lives in Northern California with a bunch of annoying animals and her husband. She has four kids that she likes a lot and a mother that drives her nuts.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson

Julia Dorning is in a rut. She has lived in her parent's basement for ten years, been at the same mundane boring job for ten years and she has no self confidence. 
When handsome hunky Jared Moody is hired in HR at her company, her life begins to change in ways she never saw coming. Is Jared the catapult to get her moving again?

August 5 – Lavender & Camomile Press – Excerpt

August 6  – A Spoonful of Happy Endings – Review

August 6 - A Spoonful of Happy Endings -  Q&A

August 9 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 12 – Steph the Bookworm – Review

August 13 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

August 15 – Brooke Blogs – Review

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

August 20 – Leigh Bennett – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

August 20 - Read Baby Read - Guest Post

August 21 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 22 – Read Baby Read – Review & Excerpt

August 23 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

August 26 – Book Freak – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio:

By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last... but it probably won't. 

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker

Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner. Then an ordinary accident story turns extraordinary when evidence goes missing, a prosecutor vanishes, and a sexy Mafia boss shows up with the headline tip of a lifetime. As Nichelle gets closer to the truth, her story gets more dangerous. Armed with a notebook, a hunch, and her favorite stilettos, Nichelle races to splash these shady dealings across the front page before this deadline becomes her last.

Please visit the blogs below for an excerpt from the book!

July 22- The Book Bag

July 23 – Chick Lit Goddess

July 25 – Maria’s Bookshelf

July 29 – Ai Love Books

July 30 – Evolved World

July 31 - Chick Lit Plus 

August 2 – Mary Castillo

August 4 – Murder She Read

August 5 – Karma For Life Chick

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a prize pack, which includes a Headlines in Heels swag pack and a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Front Page Fatality before  August 5 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Susan @ The Book Bag!** 

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 pretty much from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, she traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. Her debut novel, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon new humor #1 bestseller. 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. You can visit her online at

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Twitter: @LynDeeWalker

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