Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last Diner Standing by Terri L. Austin

Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her friend is arrested for attempted murder, her sexy bad guy crush is marked by a hit man, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. Determined to save those she loves, Rose embarks on an investigation more tangled than a box of last year's tree lights. With her eclectic gang at the ready, Rose stumbles across dead bodies, ex-cons, chop shops, jealous girlfriends, jilted lovers, and a gaggle of strippers in a battle for freedom she might not survive.

Visit all the blogs below for a review of the book!

September 23 – Chick Lit Plus

September 26 - Samantha March - EXCERPT 

September 30 – Ai Love Books

October 1 - Mary Castillo

October 3 – Dr. Pepper Diva - SPOTLIGHT

October 8 – Evolved Word

October 10 – Traveling With T

October 14 – Brooke Blogs

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Last Diner Standing before  October 14 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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

Author Bio:

As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she’d outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she’s made a career of it. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Missouri. She loves to hear from readers. Find her on,Goodreads and Henery Press.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Everybody's Got a Story by Heather Wardell

Both personally and professionally, Alexa knows all too well the power of words. Two years after her boyfriend Christophe's vicious attack, she's still trying to see herself as more than simply 'his victim', still trying to figure out her own story.

After his trial, she moves from New York City to Toronto in an attempt to start over, but his words cling to her and even in a new country she can't see how to move into relationships with the new people in her life while hiding the secret of Christophe's worst offense.

She can't hide that secret from her coworker Jake, though, because the news buff has recognized her from the coverage of the assault and trial and knows every word she can't bring herself to say about her ordeal.

With Jake's help, can Alexa reclaim her story and her life?

October 14 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

October 15 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post & Excerpt

October 16 – The Book Fetish – Review & Q&A

October 18 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

October 18 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

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

October 25 – Michelle’s Book Nook – Review

October 25 - Michelle's Book Nook- Guest Post

October 28 – Musings and Ramblings – Q&A & Excerpt 

October 30 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

November 1 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

November 4 – 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 Everybody's Got a Story before  November 4 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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

Author Bio:

Growing up, I was an avid (rabid?) reader. I am a natural speed reader, regularly clocked at about 1200 wpm (I read Harry Potter 5 in just under three hours), and always have several books on the go, nearly all in e-book form on my Kindle.
I have always made up stories in my head, but never considered becoming a writer. Instead, I intended to be a high school music teacher. I was sidetracked by my enjoyment of my psychology courses in university, and ended up with a psychology degree with a concentration in computer science.
This took me to a major Canadian bank as a software developer. I stayed there for just over four years, and then went back to school to become an elementary school teacher. After four years teaching elementary school computer science, I took up the National Novel Writing Month challenge and attempted to write a novel in a month.
I succeeded, and the first draft of "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" was the result. I realized I love writing. I left teaching, and I haven't looked back since!

In my non-writing time, I read, run, swim, crochet, take care of my 55 gallon aquarium and my cat Trinity, and play drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.

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Buy the Book! (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (for their nook reader)
Kobo (ePub format) (variety of formats)
Sony (for their ebook readers)
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: August 2013

Both a coming-of-age love story and a sharp look at changing Dublin, this is a brilliant debut from a talented new voice in Irish contemporary storytelling. Each September, thousands of students walk through the doors of University College and Trinity College, Dublin. This year, Olive and Tom will be among them. Eighteen-year-old Olive is fresh from the country, and her eyes are opened wide by the big-city goings on of her new friends. When she starts to be pursued by Tom, the scruffy maverick who's seduced half the girls she's met, she's adamant he's not for her. But when a tragedy befalls her family, it's Tom who proves her best friend -- until that is, she discovers his real motivations. Tom has never thought further than the next party, the next girl, the next drink. But now, with his own broken family about to cast him off and his social habits spinning out of control, he seems to have destroyed his relationship with Olive. What started out as a stupid dare metamorphoses into something much more serious.

Set against the backdrop of youth on the brink of adulthood, and capturing the contrasts of the haves versus the have-nots, the worldly versus the innocent, Emily Gillmor Murphy's You and I is an assured debut that will transport readers straight to the rollercoaster experience of growing up and falling in love.

I am giving away my print copy of  You & I by Emily Gillmor Murphy to one blogger who participates in an August tour.  If you are involved in Patricia Mann, Becky Monson, Tamara Lee Dorris, Bethany Ramos, Christine Warner, or Susan Blexrud's tour,  you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The Fantastic Blogger for August is Brooke @ Brooke Blogs!**

Monday, August 19, 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.

October 7 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 9 – Nana Prah’s Blog – Guest Post

October 11- As the Page Turns - Q&A & Excerpt 

October 11 – Everything Books and Authors- Excerpt

October 14 – The East Village – Review

October 15 – Ai Love Books – Excerpt

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

October 21- Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

October 24 – Monique McDonnell – Guest Post & Q&A 

October 25 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

October 28 – Author and Readers Book Corner – Novel Spotlight

October 28 - Authors and Readers Book Corner - Guest Post

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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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Riverstar by Tess Thompson

After ending a dysfunctional affair with a powerful movie producer, feisty Hollywood makeup artist Bella Webber finds herself back in the quaint Oregon town of River Valley, the location of a famous director’s latest film. Despite trying to distract herself with work, Bella is unnerved by the proximity of Benjamin Fleck – a man she fell instantly in love with during a chance encounter at her brother’s home. Unfortunately, he sees her as nothing more than a heartbreak waiting to happen.

When an actress is found murdered after she’s seen leaving the restaurant Riversong with Ben, he is accused of the crime and arrested. Convinced of his innocence, the River Valley friends band together to find the real killer, and Bella must face her biggest fear to ensure the truth is revealed.

Romantic, suspenseful, and engaging, bestselling author Tess Thompson’s third novel in the River Valley Collection delivers another tribute to the power of community and the bonds of friendship.

September 2 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

September 3 – Authors to Watch – Review

September 4 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review

September 4 – Ai Love Books – Review

September 5 – A Novel Review – Review

September 6 – Forget the Housework I’m Reading – Review

September 9 – Mommasez – Review

September 9 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

Author Bio:

 Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2011, she released her first novel, Riversong, which subsequently became a bestseller. Like the characters in the River Valley collection, Tess is from a small town in Oregon. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella, where she is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.

Buy Links:

·       Riversong - AmazonBarnes and NobleiTunes, Kobo
·       Caramel and Magnolias AmazonBarnes and Noble, iTunesKobo
·       The River Valley Collection- AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, iTunes
·       Riverbend AmazoniTunesKoboBarnes and Noble
·       Riverstar - Amazon
Riverstar- Nook
Riverstar- Kobo