Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tiara Trouble by Lane Buckman

What happens when Dynasty meets Honey BooBoo, they have a baby, and that baby is raised by Charlie’s Angels? You get TIARA TROUBLE, a bedazzled cozy mystery full of gritty glitz. 

One foreign policy question five years ago sent Destinee Faith Miller’s dreams of being Miss American Universe up in flames and landed her back in her hometown of Phenix City, Alabama, with her tail between her legs. But like the mythological bird that her hometown is misspelled after, she rose from the ashes to create Destinee’s Dolls, a thriving pageant consulting business knee-deep in pink, prints and tulle. 

A death at the local level of a national event lands her the job of pageant emcee, and Destinee dares to dream of bigger things—maybe even a reality TV show! But when judges start dropping like flies, she has her hands full keeping herself alive long enough to see those dreams come true. Contending with catfights, car bombs, and the camouflage-colored funeral of a redneck’s dream, Destinee gets a little help from her friends, family, and a pit bull named Clarabelle.

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**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Tiara Trouble before  November 18 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Meghan. Please email me to confirm your prize!**
Author Bio:

 Lane Buckman is a former beauty queen from Phenix City, Alabama. Growing up, she wanted to be Miss America, a criminal lawyer, a super model, the President, a Bond girl, a brain surgeon, a journalist, a back-up singer for Duran Duran, and a college professor of Medieval Literature. In order to fulfill those dreams, she became a writer. She lives in Texas with her family, and enjoys every miserably hot second of it.

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  1. Oh my...Dynasty mixed with Honey Boo Boo! I don't know WHAT to think :D Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Now there is an interesting combo. Sounds like it is going to be a fun ride

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  3. It all sounds like a great story, but I have to say that I love Lane Buckman's bio the most. Now I want to read everything she will ever write just because she and I wanted all the same things growing up… I just became a visual artists instead (Oh, and no one would ever accuse me of being a beauty queen)!

  4. This fun story sounds like one I would love!

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  5. This sounds super cute! The cover is totes adorbs!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  6. I am in LOVE with this cover!!

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  7. Lane...You're a former Phenix City beauty queen? Can we assume that there's some personal experience fueling this book? Honestly, the idea of Dynasty meeting Honey BooBoo is imprinted on my brain and is very frightening! LOL.

  8. I absolutely LOVE the cover! :)

  9. This book sounds so fun!

  10. I remember Dynasty! But that Honey Boo Boo--SCARY. That's why I stick to books!


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