Monday, September 30, 2013

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: September 2013

Anita Mostyn feels the need to take a holiday from her life. As a child, she was dismissed by her parents in favour of her self-confident brothers, and as an adult, her choices are disapproved of -- the small art gallery she works for, the friends she makes, the men she sees. Mossy -- lumbered with a childhood nickname that stuck -- is never the 'fixed point'; not for her most recent lover, Nick Halsey, or for the mother whose approval she craves. Instead, she lives on the edges of things. On a whim, she takes up an offer to scout for holiday properties in Bulgaria, escaping the impending second wedding of her perfect brother -- and a horrifying episode in her past.
 
Poignant, and absurd, sharp and wry, Janet Davey's luminous prose charts the complications of family relationships with insight and extraordinary tenderness. As Anita navigates difficult waters, we begin to understand her past, and, little by little, see her emerge anew.

I am giving away my print copy of By Battersea Bridge to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a September tour. If you are involved in Susan Boyer, Terri L Austin, Renee Swindle, Roje Augustin or Wendy Tyson's tour you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours!

**The winner is Judith @ Musings and Rambling!**

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Mountain's Shadow by Cecilia Dominic

Some mistakes can literally come back to bite you.
The Lycanthropy Files, Book 1
First it was ADD. Then pediatric bipolar. Now the hot behavioral disorder in children is CLS, or Chronic Lycanthropy Syndrome. Public health researcher Joanie Fisher was closing in on the cause in hopes of finding a treatment until a lab fire and an affair with her boss left her without a job.
When her grandfather leaves her his multimillion-dollar estate in the Ozarks, though, she figures her luck is turning around. Except her inheritance comes with complications: town children who disappear during full moons, an irresistible butler, and a pack of werewolves who can’t seem to decide whether to frighten her or flirt with her.
Joanie’s research is the key to unraveling the mysteries of Wolfsbane Manor. However, resuming her work means facing painful truths about her childhood, which could result in the loss of love, friendship, and the only true family she has left.

October 28 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 31- Traveling With T – Guest Post

October 31- Traveling With T –  Excerpt

November 1 – Ink and Paper – Guest Post

November 4 – Authors & Readers Book Corner – Novel Spotlight

November 5 – Authors to Watch – Review

November 6 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

November 7 – Ms. Nose is a Book – Review & Excerpt

November 8 – Escape Into a Book – Review

November 11- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

November 11- Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

Author Bio:

Cecilia Dominic wrote her first story when she was two years old and has always had a much more interesting life inside her head than outside of it. She became a clinical psychologist because she's fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn't stop writing fiction. The first draft of her dissertation, while not fiction, was still criticized by her major professor for being written in too entertaining a style. She made it through graduate school and got her PhD, started her own practice, and by day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction she hopes will keep her readers turning the pages all night. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she's been told, is a good number of each.

You can find her at:
Web page:  www.ceciliadominic.com
Wine blog:  www.randomoenophile.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/CeciliaDominicAuthor
Twitter: @RandomOenophile

To buy her books, you can get them in all ebook formats from Samhain Publishing: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/mountains-shadow-p-73020.html

From Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Mountains-Shadow-Lycanthropy-Files-ebook/dp/B00DUB24O6

From Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mountains-shadow-cecilia-dominic/1116010910?ean=9781619218109

It's also available from Apple, Sony, and anywhere else ebooks are sold.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Three Month Plan by Kimberley Patterson

Kelly Callahan had everything going for her. Everything that is, except for a relationship. It wasn’t for the lack of trying, it just seemed like she was a magnet for all the wrong ones. But all of that was about to change the minute she laid eyes on Jake. 
On a dare from her close friend, Michelle, Kelly accepts a challenge to date and become Jake’s girlfriend within three months. The consequence of losing is global humiliation, and she refuses to lose. 

Enlisting the help of her childhood friend and confidant, Brian, Kelly manages to catch Jakes attention. She also unknowingly hooks Brian who tries to sabotage the plan. Kelly finds herself with a dilemma; take the final step with Jake and win the plan or follow her heart and reveal her feelings for Brian.

October 21 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight

October 22 – Change the Word – Guest Post & Excerpt

October 24 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 24- Living in a Book World – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

October 29 – Bookish – Review

October 31 - Samantha March - Novel Spotlight & Excerpt 

November 4 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

November 4 – Traveling With T – Excerpt

November 5 – Once Upon a YA Book – Review

November 5 - Forget the Housework I'm Reading - Review

November 6 – Book Suburbia – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 8 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post  & Excerpt

November 11 – Reader Girls – Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Three Month Plan before  November 11 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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


Author Bio:

Horses were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released August 2013.
Other Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if there weren't zoning restrictions. I’m always trying something new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?


To read more about Kimberley or to purchase her books please visit the following links:

http://kimberleypatterson.wordpress.com

http://kimberleyskincare.wordpress.com

www.thethreemonthplan.com

www.kimberleypatterson.com



Friday, September 20, 2013

Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out. A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads—and pages—a cross the land. It’s also popped into Kim’s inbox—for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.

November 4 – The Little Black Book Blog – Review 

November 5 – Book Mama – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

November 6 – Books in the Burbs – Review & Excerpt

November 7 – The Gothic Ballerina – Guest Post

November 11 – The Outside Lane – Review & Q&A

November 12 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

November 18 – Bee’s Knees Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

November 19- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

November 20- Leigh Bennett – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

November 22 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

November 25 – 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 Blogger Girl before  November 25 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

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



Author Bio:

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to, and was famous among her friends for writing witty birthday cards. After trying her hand writing children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing "real chick lit for real chicks."  When she is not hard at work on her current work in progress, Meredith spends her days as a trademark paralegal.  She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner.  Meredith is the author of three published novels, Just Friends with Benefits, A State of Jane and Blogger Girl

Connect with Meredith!



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**Blogger Girl is now only 99 cents!**


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Won't Last Long by Heidi Joy Tretheway - Excerpt Tour

Can two people who are totally wrong for each other ever be right? 

She's a feisty, sly marketing exec intent on hiding her small-town roots. He’s a laid-back engineer with a shaggy mutt and a pushy ex. 

When Joshua asks Melina out, she asks what kind of car he drives. She’ll do drinks, not dinner. She’s always in control. But with Joshua’s easy confidence and sharp wit, Melina is soon breaking the dating rules she made for herself.

Opposites attract—but friends think Melina and Joshua can’t possibly last. When crisis throws their world off its axis, Melina must confront her childhood family, the people she’s come to care about, and the destruction of her pristine image.

Visit the blogs below for an excerpt from the book!


October 8 – Jen Duffey

October 9 – D.S. McNight

October 10 – Chick Lit Plus

October 11 – Change the Word

October 14 – Chick Lit Goddess

October 15 – Vincent Morrone


October 17 – Livia Ellis

October 21 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews

Author bio: 

Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

She loves to hear from readers via messages at 
facebook.com/author.heidi.

Find Heidi here:

·         Website: heidijoytretheway.com
·         Facebook.com/author.heidi
·         Amazon.com/author/heidi
·         Goodreads.com/heidi.tretheway

·         Twitter.com/heiditretheway

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Unscripted by Jayne Denker

One of Hollywood’s hardest working women is about to discover there's a lot more drama behind the camera than in front of it...
Faith “Freakin’” Sinclair probably shouldn’t have called her boss a perv…or grabbed his “privates.” But as creator of the hit dramedy Modern Women she’d had enough of his sexist insults. Now she’s untouchable in the industry—not in a good way. The only way to redeem herself is to convince Alex the wildly popular wildly demanding former star of her show to come back. But there’s one obstacle in her way—one very handsome broad-shouldered obstacle…
Professor Mason Mitchell is head of the theater department where Alex is studying “real” acting. The only way he’ll let Faith anywhere near Alex is if she agrees to co-teach a class. It’s an offer she can’t refuse—and as it turns out the professor just might end up teaching Faith that there’s more to life than work—and that real-life love scenes are way more fun than fake ones….

October 28 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

October 29- Traveling With T – Guest Post

 October 29- Traveling With T – Excerpt

October 30 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

October 31 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Guest Post & Excerpt

November 4 – One More Chapter –  Q&A & Excerpt

November 5 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

November 6 – Brooke Blogs – Review & Excerpt

November 7 – Amie’s Reviews – Review

November 12 – Change the Word – Guest Post

November 12 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

November 13 – Ai Love Books – Review & Q&A

November 14 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

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

November 18- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post

Author Bio:

Jayne Denker is the author of three contemporary romantic comedies, By Design, Unscripted, and Down on Love, and is hard at work on a fourth. She lives in a small town in western New York, USA, with her husband, son, and one very sweet senior-citizen basement kitteh who loves nothing more than going outside, where she sits on the front walk and wonders why she begged to go outside. When Jayne’s not hard at work on another novel (or, rather, when she should be hard at work on another novel), she can usually be found frittering away stupid amounts of time online.

Connect with Jayne!

Twitter: @JDenkerAuthor 

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Hijack in Abstract by Larissa Reinhart

Cherry Tucker’s love life has shifted into neutral. And her siblings, Grandpa, and sort-of-ex-husband have flipped her personal life to greasy side up. But life in Halo, Georgia, isn’t all bad for the sassy, Southern artist. Her career has pushed into full throttle. A classical series sold. A portrait commissioned. Then Uncle Will, Forks County Sheriff, calls in a favor to have Cherry draw a composite sketch of a hijacker. Suddenly, life takes a hairpin when the composite leads to a related murder, her local card sharking buddy Max Avtaikin becomes bear bait, and her Amazonian nemesis labels the classical series “pervert art,” causing Cherry to be shunned by the town. 


Cherry’s jamming gears between trailer parks, Atlanta mansions, and trucker bars searching for the hijacker who left a widow and orphan destitute and Max Avtaikin in legal jeopardy. While she seeks to help the misfortunate and save her local reputation, Cherry’s hammer down attitude has her facing the headlights of an oncoming killer, ready to grind her gears for good.

November 4 – Mary Castillo – Q&A

November 5 – The Book Bag – Review & Excerpt

November 6 – Ink and Paper – Review & Q&A 

November 8 – Shelf Pleasure – Q&A

November 12 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

November 12 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Q&A & Excerpt

November 14 – Tlassy – Review

November 15 – Musings and Ramblings – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

November 18 – Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and More – Excerpt

November 19 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

November 22- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A  & Excerpt

November 25 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

Author Bio:

Growing up in a small town, Larissa Reinhart couldn’t wait to move to an exotic city far from corn fields. After moving around the US and Japan, now she loves to write about rough hewn characters that live near corn fields, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. HIJACK IN ABSTRACT is the third in the Cherry Tucker Mystery Series from Henery Press, following STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW (May 2013) and PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist. QUICK SKETCH, a Cherry Tucker prequel to PORTRAIT, is in the mystery anthology THE HEARTACHE MOTEL (December 2013). She lives near Atlanta with her minions and Cairn Terrier, Biscuit. Visit her website larissareinhart.com or find her chatting with the Little Read Hens on Facebook.

Connect with Larissa!

Facebook page: facebook.com/RisWrites
Publisher: henerypress.com

Buy links for Larissa's books!

HIJACK IN ABSTRACT:     

HEARTACHE MOTEL:
Amazon Kindle          B&N Nook      Kobo
Amazon Paperback   B&N Paperback

PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY:
Amazon Kindle     B&N Nook     Kobo
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW:
Amazon Kindle  B&N Nook              Kobo
Amazon Paperback    Barnes&Noble Paperback


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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 
Connect with Renee!
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