Saturday, November 30, 2013

Buried Leads by LynDee Walker

When an Armani-clad corpse turns up in the woods, crime reporter Nichelle Clarke smells a scoop. A little digging, and Nichelle uncovers a web of corruption that stretches all the way to Washington, D.C. Politics. Murder. And a dead lobbyist. It's everything Nichelle's ever dreamed of.
The cops are playing it close, the feds even closer, and Nichelle’s afraid her boss will assign the story to the political desk any day. Richmond’s new ATF SuperCop makes an arrest before she can say “Louboutin,” but Nichelle’s gut says he’s got the wrong guy.
Her sexy Mafia boss friend warns her off the case, her TV rival is hot on her designer heels, an ambitious copy editor wants her beat, and victims are piling up faster than she can track them down. As Nichelle zeroes in on the truth, it’ll take some fancy footwork to nab this headline before the killer nabs her.

January 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

January 7 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review 

January 8 – Annabel & Alice – Review

January 9 – Evolved Books – Review & Excerpt

January 10 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 10 – Tlassy Beyond Belief – Review

January 13 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Buried Leads before  January 13 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

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

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 from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, LynDee traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in High Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds.
LynDee is a member of Sisters in Crime and James River Writers. BURIED LEADS is the second novel in her Headlines in High Heels mystery series. Her debut, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon and Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller. Nichelle Clarke’s next adventure, SMALL TOWN SPIN, will be on sale April 8, 2014.

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.
Connect with LynDee!

Twitter: @LynDeeWalker
Facebook: LynDee Walker
Goodreads: LynDee Walker
Amazon author page: LynDee Walker

Buy the Books!

FRONT PAGE FATALITY: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, available now)
BURIED LEADS: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, available now)
HEARTACHE MOTEL: Three Interconnected Mystery Novellas (Henery Press, available now)
SMALL TOWN SPIN: A Headlines in High Heels Mystery (Henery Press, April 2014)
Get a signed copy and support a wonderful independent bookshop: Fountain Bookstore

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Life in Plan B by Jennifer Vessells

When twenty-eight year old Haley Simpson, a sales associate for her best friend’s clothing boutique in Columbus, Ohio, begins a secret affair with the boutique’s potential New York City business partner, she digs a cavernous hole of deception that not only threatens to end her blossoming career, but to destroy a life-long friendship. 

Jennifer Vessells's debut novel, LIFE IN PLAN B, encompasses everything classic chick lit should: the dynamics of friendship, the nuances of high-reaching career aspirations, and the struggles – both usual and unique – presented by romantic and familial relationships. An entertaining story at every turn, LIFE IN PLAN B is identifiable for readers of any age. In short, Ms. Vessells hits her debut novel out of the park!

January 20 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

January 21 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

January 22 – Annabel & Alice – Review

January 23 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 24 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 27 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

January 28 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 29 – Change the Word – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 29 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 30 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A

January 31 – Never Too Fond of Books – Review

January 31 – Bookshipper – Novel Spotlight


After practicing law for nearly three years, Jennifer Vessells decided to leave the practice to pursue her dream of being a novelist. After an intensive year and a half of writing, Ms. Vessells is proud to finally present her debut novel to the world - a story that's been marinating since her early college days.

Passionate about women's fiction and children's chapter books, Ms. Vessells plans to enjoy a long writing career. Keep your eye out for more exciting publications from this author in the future!

Connect with Jennifer!

Twitter Account: @JVessells

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story.

But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she's not a survivor.

Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh.

Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again.

January 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

January 8 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

January 9 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

January 13 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

January 14 – The Book Fetish – Review

January 14 - The Book Fetish - Excerpt 

January 15 – Books Etc – Review

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

January 17 – The Ultimate Late Bloomer – Q&A 

January 20 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 21 – Traveling With T – Guest Post

January 22 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 22 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 22 – Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt 

January 23 – Book Reviews by Dee – Review

January 24 – Chrissy McBookNerd – Review 

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Holdout before  January 24 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

Author Bio:

 Laurel Osterkamp's award winning novels have been hailed as funny, intelligent, snarky and poignant. She is the author of four novels and two novellas, including the November Surprise series, which, like The Holdout, features the Bricker family. Laurel was recently on a federal jury, and she loves watching Survivor.

Connect with Laurel:

Facebook page:

Twitter: @laurelosterkamp
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: November 2013

The end of an affair may be only the beginning. . .
Over the course of one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker confirmed her suspicions about her husband's affair, confronted his mistress, Stephanie, and saved her marriage. She and Robert have eighteen years, two teenagers, and a film production business between them--plus a bond that Kathy has no intention of giving up on. Yet though Robert is contrite, Kathy can't quite silence her doubts.
While Robert reels from his wife's ultimatum and his mistress's rejection, Stephanie makes a discovery: she's pregnant. Her resolve to stay away from Robert wavers now that they could make a real family together. And in the days that follow, Stephanie, Robert, and Kathy must each reckon with the intricate realities of desire, the repercussions of betrayal, and the secrets that, once revealed, ripple through lives and relationships in thoroughly unexpected ways.

I am giving away my ARC copy of The Consequences by Colette Freedman to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a November tour. If you are involved in Jayne Denker, Lane Buckman, Heidi Joy Tretheway, Larissa Reinhart, Meredith Schorr, Terri L AustinQuanie Miller, Annie Wood, Caroline Mickelson or Cat Lavoie's  tour you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Nikki @ Storm Goddess Book Reviews!**

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Champagne Diet by Cara Alwill Leyba

This book is for the woman who wants to feel good about herself and her body, and learn how to start incorporating healthy habits into her life. It's for the woman who doesn't want to trade in her champagne for skinny jeans. It's for the woman who is done with dieting, and ready to start paying attention to her health before that number on the scale. It's for the woman who is ready to stop letting her weight define her, and is ready to understand why it always did. This is not a diet book. This is a lifestyle guide. This book will change the way you view your weight and yourself forever. You will walk away feeling empowered, inspired, and downright sexy (and probably craving a glass of bubbly). You will learn how to celebrate yourself and your body. You will learn to make your health a priority, always. And most importantly – you will learn to love yourself, exactly as you are. So get ready to embark on a complete dieting and lifestyle overhaul, sister. You are now on The Champagne Diet! 

December 30 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review

December 30 – Bookish – Review

December 31 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

January 2 – Brooke Blogs – Review

January 2 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Guest Post 

January 3 – Whirlwindbooks – Review

January 6 – Regina May Ross – Novel Spotlight 

January 6 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

January 6 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Cara Alwill Leyba is a best selling author and life coach from New York City who encourages women to live their most effervescent lives and celebrate themselves. She runs an international private coaching practice where she works with women who are ready to make their happiness a priority. Through loving guidance, support and an expert perspective, Cara empowers women to be the change agent in their lives.
Her blog, has been featured in Glamour, Shape, Marie Claire UK, Cosmopolitan South Africa, and a host of other publications worldwide. Cara's writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, xoJane, Mind Body Green, and many other sites.
Cara is the author of two books: Sparkle: The Girl's Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life, which was a #1 Amazon best seller in the Happiness and Self-Esteem categories, and The Champagne Diet: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body, which was a #2 Amazon best seller in Self-Esteem.

When she’s not popping bubbly and blogging, Cara spends her days leading a digital advertising team at MTV Networks. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and dog.


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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Hunting by Kerry Peresta

Isabelle Lewis, top advertising salesperson at the Chatbrook Springs Sentinel newspaper, 
has a habit of falling in and out of marriage. After her last divorce, she shoved the 
emotional pain into a compartment in her brain to deal with later. With three teenagers 
to raise, bills to pay, and sales quotas to meet, introspection was a luxury she couldn't 
afford. Her mind needed a happy place. 

When Isabelle (Izzy) discovered online dating, it immediately became her favorite stress 
reliever and best friend. Often, she'd steal into the night after her kids were asleep to meet 
someone new. One fateful evening, the hunt for the perfect guy took a sinister turn when 
the mystery man she met turned out to be her worst nightmare! Reluctantly pulled into 
a web of lies, Izzy is forced to confront her demons. 

Snarky, suspense-filled, and real, “The Hunting” is an exquisite entwining of the crippling 
emotional fallout of divorce with the quest for a healthy, fulfilling relationship. This 
inspirational story rivets! 

December 16 – The Book Tart – Guest Post

December 17 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

December 18 – Fiction Dreams – Excerpt

December 19 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

December 23 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post & Excerpt

December 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

December 30 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

December 31 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

January 2 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight

January 3 – Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt

January 6- Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review

January 6 – Me, Bookshelf & I – Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Hunting before  January 6 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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

Author Bio:

Kerry Peresta's publishing credits include a popular newspaper and e-zine humor column, "The Lighter Side," short stories in the published anthology, "That One Left Shoe," and her debut novel, recently released by Pen-L Publishing, "The Hunting," contemporary women's fiction. She spent twenty-five years in advertising as an account manager, creative director, and copywriter before deciding to devote more of her time to writing. She is currently working on her second novel, participating in writing conferences, and serving on the leadership team of the Maryland Writers' Association. Kerry was a single mother for many years to four great kids, all grown and successfully carving out their own unique paths. She and her husband live in the Baltimore metro area. Learn more about Kerry at

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vegas to Varanasi by Shelly Hickman

Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard. 

Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her. 

In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”

January 14 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 15 – Nana Prah’s Blog – Excerpt

January 16 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

January 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 17 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

January 20 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

January 22- Change the Word – Guest Post & Excerpt

January 23 – The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog – Novel Spotlight & Excerpt

January 24 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

January 27 – Chick Lit Plus- Review

Author Bio:

Living in Las Vegas since she was two, Shelly Hickman has witnessed many changes in the city over the years. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Art in 1990, and in her early twenties worked as an illustrator for a contractor for the Nevada Test Site. In the mid-90s, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches computer applications and multimedia at a middle school in Las Vegas. She loves to write about people, examining their flaws, their humor, spirituality, and personal growth. Shelly lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Frankie.

Connect with Shelly!

Twitter: @shellyhickman

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Driving Me To You by Julie Farrell

When Sam meets her sister’s sexy mechanic, Verlaine, she instantly falls for those gorgeous brown eyes and rugged charms, and a secret romance begins. Unfortunately, there’s unfinished business between Sam and her monstrous childhood nemesis. No, not her sister Gemma, but her late-father’s beloved Bentley.
Gemma is struggling to save the family vintage-car business, and it doesn’t help that little sis has just swanned back home, with no intention of helping. Gemma knows the only solution is to involve Sam’s old flame, the charismatic venture capitalist, Marcus Priestley. But Marcus is compelled to win Sam back, and he certainly won’t let the hired help muscle-in.
Verlaine is Gemma’s sexy mechanic, who’s trying to blag it as a chauffeur. But he’s so bad at tying his necktie, he looks like a stripper at a hen night. Working with Gemma’s vintage cars is his dream job, but things get complicated when he falls for the boss’s sister and sets himself up as rival to Marcus. Then the road trip adventure from London to Brighton beach begins!
Who will Sam choose in the love triangle? The penniless new love or the wealthy ex? And how will she tame the Bentley, to become the strong and powerful woman that she’s always known she could be?
This charming comedy covers modern issues for modern women, such as dating, relationships, careers, friendship, and, of course, love.

December 30 –  JerseyGirl Book Reviews - Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

December 30 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

December 31 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight 

January 2 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

January 2 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

January 6 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review

January 6 – Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt 

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered  to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Driving Me To You before  January 6 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

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

Author Bio:

I spent my twenties losing myself in light-hearted romantic fiction novels, which sparked my imagination with a desire to write my own stories. I'm happiest when I'm creating plots, characters, and dialogue - it's like watching my very own Richard Curtis film inside my head, and I get to control the action and outcome!

My books are uplifting and empowering, character-driven contemporary romances. Lose yourself in a Julie Farrell romance, and find yourself transformed forever! Inside, you’ll discover everyday characters reconnecting with the joys of life, the joys of themselves, and of each other.

Connect with Julie!

My website where you can sign up to my newsletter
My Facebook page

Buy the Book!

Driving Me to You on Amazon USA
Driving Me to You on Amazon: UK