Friday, March 28, 2014

Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley

Meet Sophie Stone, a thirty-something serial procrastinator. Tesco knickers, Take That and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much.
But when her boyfriend dumps her on Valentine’s Day and a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is a catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen.
With interference from an evil boss, bickering flat mates, warring parents and a sexy ex-boyfriend, Sophie has plenty to contend with without an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth.
She will have to face the past and learn some uncomfortable home truths before she can finally build a future on her own terms.

April 28 – Shelf Pleasure – Guest Post 

April 28 – The East Village – Review

April 29 – Novel Escapes – Q&A

April 30 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

April 30 – Confessions of the Unfaithful Widow– Guest Post & Excerpt

May 1 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

May 1- Annabel & Alice – Review

May 5 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

May 5 – Book Referees – Review

May 5 - Book Referees - Guest Post

May 5- Book Referees - Interview

Author Bio:

Cathy Bramley is a British author of women’s feel-good fiction. Conditional Love, a romantic comedy is her debut novel. Her new title, Ivy Lane is being serialized as four ebooks this year and will be released as a paperback in 2015.
Cathy has spent most of her working career in the crazy world of marketing. After graduating from University in Nottingham, she plunged herself into corporate world, working on high-powered projects such as testing the firing range of SuperSoaker water guns and perfecting the weeing action of Tiny Tears. In 1995  she set up her own marketing agency, Apples & Pears Marketing, but now most of her marketing activities involve promoting her books.
She lives in an idyllic Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pearl.

Connect with Cathy!

Twitter @cathybramley

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Fantastic Blogger Giveaway: March 2014

The first in a brand new series introduces Kiki Carlow, a woman on a mission to create her perfect wedding.

Kiki Carlow is shocked but delighted when boyfriend Thom proposes. Planning a wedding is easy, right? That’s as long as you ignore:

1. The utterly bankrupting price of the only dress you’ll ever truly love.
2. Your suddenly pregnant sister – surprise!
3. The celebrity wedding you’re covering for work which is devouring your every waking thought.
4. The Mother of the Bride. Entirely.

Kiki soon discovers that planning the perfect wedding might just bring total chaos to the rest of her life. Can she stop being a Bridezilla in time to marry the man she loves?

Heart-warming and hilarious, The Wedding Diaries will make you laugh, cry, and want to watch Bridesmaids all over again…

I am giving away my ARC print copy of The Wedding Diaries by Sam Binnie to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in a March tour! If you are involved in Tima Maria Lacoba, Traci Andrighetti, K Baskett, WA Tyson, Faerl Marie, Michaela Thompson or Jessica Gordon's   tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Thank you for all you do for CLP Blog Tours! 

**The winner is Laura Lee @ Sweets Books!**

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Long Shadows by Cecilia Dominic

Being unique isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
The Lycanthropy Files, Book 2
By day, Lonna Marconi’s busy career keeps her mind off the fact she was turned werewolf against her will. By night, a dose of wolfsbane lets her inner wolf out to play while her physical body stays safe at home.
When an overheard phone call at work warns her a trap is about to be sprung, she turns from hunter to hunted in the blink of an eye.
She finds refuge with the Ozarks pack she never claimed as her own. Upon discovering a family secret that explains why she’s unique among her own kind, Lonna finds heat in the arms of Max, who’s the one thing she cannot trust—a wizard.
Another kidnapping attempt sends her navigating the treacherous metaphysical borders of a centuries-old war, pursued by rogue sorcerers, a band of ghostly wolves, and repressed memories that prevent her from reclaiming her heritage. All the while, trusting her back to a wizard who demands the price of her heart…and who may not have the luxury of giving his in return.
Warning: Some sexy scenes, adult language, and alcohol consumption. Also descriptions of Italian food that might offend carbophobes.

May 12 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

May 13 – Fiction Dreams - Q&A & Excerpt

May 14 – Sweets Books – Excerpt

May 15 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

May 16 – Wonderland Avenue – Review 

May 20 – Wendi Kay – Review

May 21 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

May 22 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Excerpt

May 23 – The Fandom Chick – Q&A & Excerpt

May 23 - The Fandom Chick - Guest Post

May 26 – Chick Lit Plus – Review 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win 1 eBook copy of Long Shadows and 1 Long Shadows T-shirt (pictured left). Sizes are L or XL and will be available to US residents only!**

**The winner is Catherine Lee!**

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.

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Twitter: @RandomOenophile

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Monday, March 17, 2014

A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March

Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself. 

A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.

April 7 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

April 8 –Confessions of the Unfaithful Widow –  Guest Post & Excerpt

April 8 –Arline’s Cozy Corner – Review

April 9 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

April 10 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

April 11- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 11 – The Book Bag – Review & Excerpt

April 14 – Cat Lavoie – Excerpt

April 14 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

April 15 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Review & Guest Post

April 16 – Book Mama Blog – Q&A 

April 16 – Crooks on Books – Review, Guest Post & Q&A 

April 17 – eBook Addict – Q&A

April 21 – eBook Addict – Review

April 21 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 21 – Sara Palacios – Review

Author Bio:

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has three published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Love Illusion by Chineka Williams

Lucy is a confident PR professional, who is fearful of her troubled ex-boyfriend Charles. He is in denial about their breakup. With issues of alcoholism and abandonment, he spirals out of control. 

Meanwhile, Lucy’s best friend Jade has found love and is about to get married. She is a loyal friend who is there for Lucy every step of the way. 

Feeling trapped, Lucy is determined to fight back against Charles, but it won’t be without complication. After great debate, she optimistically accepts a new job offer miles away. Lucy soon embarks on an uncertain journey all connected to love. 

April 14 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

April 14 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 14 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Q&A

April 15 – Ai Love Books – Review & Q&A

April 16 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

April 17 – Everything Books and Authors – Excerpt

April 17 – Jess’s Book Blog – Review

April 18 – Christy’s Written Word Love – Review

April 22 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

April 23 – Sweets Books – Q&A 

April 24 – The Book Bag – Review & Guest Post

Author Bio:

Chineka Williams found a love of reading and writing early on as a child. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Books and Stilettos is the blog that she maintains for all things women's fiction and writing updates. Outside of reading, her hobbies include baking, playing the clarinet, photography, and DIY. She can always be seen with a cup of tea close by. Love Illusion is her debut novel.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The New Ever After by Julie Farley

The sequel to Tripped Up Love is here! After becoming a widow with three small children, Heather Meadows is starting a new life. She has a sexy new husband, newborn twins, and a blossoming career as a writer. But with the advent of summer comes an avalanche of worries about doing it all and being enough. In her quirky style that drew readers to Tripped Up Love, Heather works through her new challenges and surprises with the fortitude she found she had when her first husband died. Only this time, her strength is put to the ultimate test as she faces losing not only her best friend but her new happily ever after as well.

April 7 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight

April 8 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

April 9 – The One With the Fairytales – Novel Spotlight & Excerpt 

April 11 – The East Village – Review

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

April 14 – Reviews by Molly –  Excerpt

April 14 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

Author Bio:

Julie Farley is the author of Tripped Up Love and The New Ever After.  She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, four rarely quiet children and her 50 pound lap dog. Julie spends her days writing and teaching preschool. She chronicles her adventures on her blog and is working on the next book in The New Ever After Series. 

Connect with Julie!

 twitter: juliefarley1

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann

What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie? 

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.  

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents' estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn't expect to find was Saint, whose reputation is as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brings them together is the same thing that keeps them emotionally caged.

With Saint's scars so deep and Drew's so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

March 31 – Agents of Romance – Review & Excerpt

April 1- Chick Lit Plus – Review

April 2- Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

April 3 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

April 4 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 7 – Samantha March – Q&A  & Excerpt

About Marni Mann

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of
Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking
When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

When Girlfriends Take Chances by Savannah Page

A novel about exploring love and life's path, and taking chances along the way.

Emily Saunders has never thought twice about grabbing her passport, rucksack, and camera and trekking across the globe. If there's an NGO, a study abroad program, or simply the travel itch, Emily's on the first plane out. Free-spirited, open-minded, and eager to explore, it's no wonder Emily's hardly in one spot (or relationship) for long.

For the past year and a half, though, Emily's found herself planted in her college hometown of Seattle. She's surrounded by her best friends, has steady work as a photographer and at her friend Sophie's café, and is certainly kept busy by the wild antics of her BFF Jackie. Life's enjoyable, but Emily's looking for something more. She's ready for a change, for adventure!

But when Emily tells her girlfriends she's ready for something new she does not expect Operation Blind Date!

Sure, Emily's single. Sure, she hopes to some day find true love. But being thrown into an insane challenge like this is not exactly the adventure she had in mind! Couldn't she just travel and focus on her photography? Or volunteer in Africa? Will a string of eligible bachelors lined up by her friends--a shot at finding a real and lasting love--really be that change she's searching for?

This is a spirited story about seeking adventure while being true to yourself, wherever you are in life. It's a story about love, risk, and self-discovery. About what happens when girlfriends take chances.

March 31 – Nana Prah’s Blog – Guest Post

April 2 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

April 4 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

April 8– The East Village – Review

April 8 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

April 11 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

April 14 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

April 16 – Sweets Books – Novel Spotlight

April 17 – Annabel & Alice – Review

April 18 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review

April 21 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

April 22 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 22 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

April 23 – Books Etc – Review

April 25 – Book Reviews by Molly – Review & Excerpt

April 25 – Bookish – Review

April 28 – Chick Lit Plus  - Review

Author Bio:

Savannah Page is the author of the continuing When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women's fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor. When she isn’t writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat. Currently she's working on the seventh and final When Girlfriends novel, and is cooking up something delicious for her next series.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman

Hilary had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship--why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready--and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

March 31 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

April 2 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

April 3- Fiction Dreams – Q&A & Excerpt

April 4 – Girl Tries Life- Review & Q&A

April 8 – Sweets Books – Excerpt

April 8 – A Right Brain Wannabe – Review

April 9 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

April 10 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

April 11 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

April 11 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Q&A

April 15 – Novel Escapes– Q&A

April 16 – Me, Bookshelf and I – Guest Post & Excerpt

April 18 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

April 22 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 22 – Annabel and Alice – Review

April 24 – Storybrook Reviews – Excerpt

April 28 – A Novel Thought – Review

Author Bio:

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.

Connect with Hilary!

twitter = @feelingbeachie

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Becoming Mrs. Walsh by Jessica Gordon

Shoshana Thompson is 26 years old, miles from home, and engaged to Andrew Walsh, the last single Walsh brother of one of Washington, D.C.'s wealthiest families. Throughout her engagement she becomes enamored with the Walsh lifestyle.

Life in the fast lane comes to a screeching halt when Shoshana develops feelings for another man. When she discovers the feelings may not be one-sided, things are about to get a lot more complicated. This man is not only part of her fancy new world, he is also completely off-limits.

March 24 – Book Crush – Review & Excerpt

March 25 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

March 26 – Sweets Books – Novel Spotlight

March 27 – Chick Lit Plus – Novel Spotlight

March 31 – The East Village – Review

April 1- Karen's Korner - Review 

April 3 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

April 4 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Q&A & Excerpt

April 4 - Wendi Kay - Review & Q&A 

April 7 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

Author Bio:

Jessica Gordon is a Johns Hopkins University alumna for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She takes her readers to the Washington, D.C. area where her characters navigate through the complex world of family, in-laws, and love. Jessica lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband.

For more information on the book, check out Feel free to contact Jessica at any time. She loves hearing from readers!

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Twitter @jessicabgordon

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