Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Blasphemy Box by Mandy Behbehani



"You know that nightmare you've always had? The one where you wake up one day to find yourself fat, frumpy, fifty and alone? I'm living it."
Maddy Nelson has an idyllic existence: a handsome husband, great kids, a comfortable lifestyle. One morning soon after she turns fifty, however, she wakes up in her San Francisco home to find her husband Steven announcing that he's leaving her for a woman half her age. And half her size.
Ouch!
Feeling totally unmoored and grieving for her married life and husband, Maddy finds herself thrust into an unfamiliar and uncomfortable world of middle-aged singledom. There, she must come to terms with her situation and embark on her new life: divorce proceedings, single parenting, internet dating, and trying to earn a living. It's enough to drive her over the brink.
To help her cope, she shares her struggles in a smart, wry blog named The Blasphemy Box, after her ex-husband's obnoxious habit of having her drop a quarter into a wooden box every time she said something off color. Her madcap middle-aged adventures find her devoted readers who identify with her challenges.
In time, Maddy creates herself and finds happiness in the arms of a good man, and a fulfilling new career as a novelist.

June 10 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

June 11- eBook Addict – Guest Post

June 13 – Musings and Ramblings – Excerpt

June 14 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review


June 19 – eBook Addict – Q&A

June 20- Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

June 24 – The East Village – Review

June 25 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

June 26 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

June 27 – Rom Com and Cupcakes – Guest Post & Q&A

June 28 – Read Baby Read – Review & Q&A

July 1 – Karma For Life Chick – Review 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of  The Blasphemy Box before  July 1 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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


Author Bio:



Mandy Behbehani grew up and was educated in England. Her first short story was published when she was twelve and she has been scribbling away ever since, as a journalist and now a novelist. She holds a degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and, over her career, served as West Coast correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and W magazine, as an on-air reporter at KTVU-TV and, for a decade, as the fashion editor and features writer for the Hearst San Francisco Examiner where she won awards for feature writing. Her work has been published in a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Town & County magazine, the San Jose Mercury News and Travel & Leisure magazine.
She lives in California, and, when she's not in front of her computer, she can be found reading a good book, and hiking the open space that surrounds her home with her yellow Lab, Lalou.
  
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twitter handle: @mandyscribeista

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meltdown by Tara Thompson



NYSSA, internationally renown supermodel, is accustomed to turning heads. As a young girl, her flawless face attracted the wrong kind of attention. She escaped an abusive father and successfully navigated life’s seedy underbelly to become a runway renegade, although not without leaving her share of enemies behind. Lately she’s caught the eye of....

STEVE, handsome hometown hero and soon-to-be Governor of Texas. Unfortunately he’s already married. As Steve publicly dumps his perfect, former Miss Texas wife for Hollywood’s latest ‘It’ girl, his state faces the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Will he be able to turn things around, or is he too embroiled in his political sex scandal? His good friend and business partner....

DEMETRI, sexy hedge fund manager, is at the top of his professional game and tries to save his friend from near financial ruin. Yet he’s distracted by Steve’s new girlfriend, who just happens to be Demetri’s old flame. Years ago, Nyssa ran from him and he’s never forgotten her. But why is he still interested? Demetri’s dating....

AISLINN, a woman as brilliant as she is beautiful. Enjoying all the perks of having a billionaire boyfriend, she’s falling fast for Demetri and has no idea that she might be the one getting played. Although she bets big on Wall Street, the largest casino in the world, nothing is more risky than giving her heart away.

In this fun, juicy, glamorous novel, no one is exactly who they appear to be...
And all of them are heading for a MELTDOWN.

Who will rise from the ashes?

June 24 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 26 – Amie’s Reviews – Review

June 26 – Bite My Book – Guest Post & Excerpt

June 27 – Michelle’s Book Nook – Guest Post

June 28 – Step Into Fiction –  Guest Post

June 28 - Amie's Reviews - Guest Post

July 1 – Keep Calm & Blog On – Review

July 2 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 6 - Karma For Life Chick – Review

July 7 – Lavender & Camomile Press – Excerpt

July 8 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

July 11 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review

July 15 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt 


**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of  Meltdown before  July 15 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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

Author Bio:



I am a married thirty-something with three awesome kids and a sweet, workaholic husband.  We had two dogs but about the time I was feeling completely overwhelmed, they abandoned my chaotic house for doggie heaven (for their sakes, I hope no children are chasing them anymore).  In my former life I attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before giving up on both.  I thoroughly enjoyed my twenties and am quite content settling down to a much quieter life in Suburbia, USA.  For me, writing is a much welcome respite from the reality of running to the bus stop, pediatrician, food store, gym, soccer games, tennis lessons, etc. etc etc.  My family and I recently moved from Garden City, Long Island to Wilton, Connecticut and couldn’t be happier.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Crime and Passion by Chantel Rhondeau



A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.

Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.

Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.

Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.

The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.

June 17 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 18 – Samantha March – Q&A  & Excerpt

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

June 19 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

June 20 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

June 21- Dr. Pepper Diva – Guest Post

June 24 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A


Author Bio:



Chantel once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but her passion is in the blissful hours she spends with her characters in the evenings.

Chantel lives in the western United States. When she isn’t writing, she loves playing cards with her family, bowling, or snuggling with her lazy kitties.
 
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: April



Meet Merlin. He's Lucy's bright, beautiful son -- who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father left them in the lurch shortly after his diagnosis, Lucy has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her eccentrically adorable yet challenging child, (if only Merlin came with operating instructions) Lucy doesn't have room for any other man in her life.

By the time Merlin turns ten, Lucy is seriously worried that the Pope might start ringing her up for tips on celibacy, so resolves to dip a poorly pedicured toe back into the world of dating. Thanks to Merlin's candour and quirkiness, things don't go quite to plan... Then, just when Lucy's resigned to a life of singledom once more, Archie -- the most imperfectly perfect man for her and her son -- lands on her doorstep. But then, so does Merlin's father, begging for forgiveness and a second chance. Does Lucy need a real father for Merlin -- or a real partner for herself?

I am giving away my print copy of The Boy Who Fell to Earth by Kathy Lette to one blogger who participates in an April tour.  If you are involved in Savannah Page, Catherine Lavender, Kathy Lynn Harris, Jenn Flynn-Shon, Di Jones, Priya Narendran, Pauline Wiles, or Leigh Bennett’s tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva!**

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Eleusis by Genevieve Fairbrother





Macy needs a break to sort out her life. Her parents are dead and now a moody trespasser has set up camp on the property she has inherited. When the stranger confesses himself to be an ageless sea-god and tells Macy she has been guarding a secret she never knew existed, her simple life takes a drastic turn. Just when she thinks it can’t get any stranger,  a back door to the Underworld opens up and it’s time to run like hell.

This fast-paced adventure romance novel explodes as the dark forces tracking Macy surface to capture her. In the transatlantic chase that follows, she learns of her forgotten past and an ancient connection to the sea-god who helps her escape.

As events challenge Macy, she must come to grips with her past, determine what she wants in life, and become a force in her own right. Family betrayal, sinister plot twists, and unlikely friends fill this exhilarating story of one woman’s journey to forge her own path as she learns her true identity.

She soon realizes that to gain real freedom and become legend, she must reject her assigned place in history and risk everything in the process.

June 3 - Forget the Housework, I’m Reading – Review & Guest Post

June 4- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

June 5 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

June 6 – Amie’s Reviews – Review & Guest Post

June 7 – Ai Love Books – Review & Guest Post

June 10- Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight, Guest Post & Excerpt

June 11 – Curling Up with a Good Book – Q&A

June 12 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Guest Post

June 13 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 13 – Bounds by Words – Novel Spotlight & Excerpt

June 14 – Books and Insomnia – Review & Excerpt


**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of Eleusis before  June 17 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Emily Lewis! Please email me to confirm your prize!**
Author Bio:


The author lives in Atlanta with her husband and two teenagers. She attended Wellesley. 

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Twitter:@FairbrotherGen