Monday, September 2, 2013

Shake Down the Stars by Renee Swindle

When you’re in trouble and sinking fast, whom do you call?

Piper Nelson is stuck. She can’t quite stay away from the husband she divorced. She isn’t always attentive to the high school students she teaches. And even she admits that she’s been drinking too much and seeking out unsuitable men. Piper’s mother, married to a celebrity evangelist, and her sister, who's immersed in plans to wed a professional football player and star in a reality TV show, are both too self-absorbed to sympathize with Piper’s angst. They tell her to get a grip. But how can Piper ever really recover from the blow she suffered five years ago, when a car accident took the life of her young daughter?

When Piper’s ex-husband announces that his new girlfriend is pregnant, Piper is forced to take stock. Realizing that it’s time for a change is one thing, but actually making it happen is quite another. And despite what she thinks, Piper can’t do it alone Lucky for her, a couple of crazy, funny new friends are ready to step in when she needs them most and show her how to live and laugh again.

September 23 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

September 25 – Everything Books and Authors – Guest Post

September 27 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

October 2 –Nana Prah’s Blog – Guest Post

October 3 – The Practice of Creativity – Review & Q&A

October 7 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

October 8 – Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

October 9 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

October 10 – Laura’s Little Book Blog – Q&A & Excerpt

October 11 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 

October 14 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

Author Bio:

Renee Swindle is the author of  Shake Down The Stars (NAL/Penguin) available now.
Her first novel, Please Please Please, was published by the Dial Press/Dell. Please Please Please was also published in Germany as Mehr Mehr Mehr and published in Japan.  Please Please Please was an Essence Magazine bestseller.

Renee Swindle earned her BA from UC Irvine and MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University. She lives in Oakland, California 
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  1. Sounds like a great story, I look forward to following the tour

  2. Looking forward to reading this one!

  3. The book sounds great! Congratulations!

  4. The book sounds great! Congratulations!

  5. Thanks for the Giveaway. Book looks great!

  6. I've been dying to read this book!

  7. Sounds like an amazing book to read right down my alley:) thx for the tour.

  8. I've read several positive reviews of this book - thanks for hosting!

  9. Thanks for all the support, everyone! And thanks for entering! :-) xo

  10. I want to read this book! - Suzy


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