Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hold Her Down by Kathryn R Biel

Elizabeth Zurlo is lost. She's a wife, a mother, a teacher, a PTA volunteer—but somewhere along the way, she's lost herself. Depression and despair can lead to desperate measures and when she is pulled back from the brink of suicide, Elizabeth slowly tries to rebuild her marriage and reclaim her life. Just as she has finally started to put herself back together, a scandalous novel rocks her small town ... and costs Elizabeth her social standing, friendships and ultimately, her marriage. However, the man who seemingly destroyed Elizabeth's life, helps her realize who she is and what she needs to do to become the woman she's not only capable of being, but the woman she used to be.

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May 21 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post

May 22 – Authors to Watch – Review

May 26 – The East Village – Review

May 28 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews –  Excerpt

May 30 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Guest Post

May 30 – Books in the Burbs – Review

June 2 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

June 3 – Cupcake’s Book Cupboard – Review & Excerpt

June 3 - Cupcake's Book Cupboard - Guest Post & Q&A 

June 4 – Two Children and a Migraine – Excerpt

June 4 - Two Children and a Migraine- Guest Post

June 4- Two Children and a Migraine - Review

June 6 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Guest Post

June 9 – Chick Lit Plus – Review 

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Author Bio:

Kathryn Biel hails from Upstate New York and is a spouse and mother of two wonderful and energetic kids. In between being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage the government and insurance companies to fund her clients' needs and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Her debut novel, GOOD INTENTIONS, was released in 2013, and her second novel, HOLD HER DOWN was released in 2014. Her musings and rants can also be found on her personal blog, Biel Blather.

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  1. Reading the excerpt, it sounds like an interesting novel. I would love to read and review this one!

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think! I think it could hit close to home with lots of women.

  2. A school-based physical therapist? How interesting! NOW...I wonder if your co-workers know about and/or have read your writing? What were their reactions?

  3. Some co-workers have, while others have not. Most do know now (because I have a big mouth and not-so-subtly leave bookmarks everywhere), but my publication of my first novel last year was a big surprise. A lot of people want to tell me stories that I can work into my books. Sometimes, it is good material!

    1. I'm sure that they either tell you some great stories or suggest some racy plot points! LOL.

  4. This sounds like a book I can totally relate to. I raised 4 kids while working full time, then once they got older, we decided (?) to do it all over again, lol. I have 4 grown kids, 4 grandkids and a 5 year old. There has never been any 'me' time, and I doubt there ever will be.
    I would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hold Her Down made me take a moment to look around and realize that many women I know, including myself, are struggling like Elizabeth. We may not find ourselves in this particular predicament, but we are neglecting ourselves while taking care of everyone else around us. Hold Her Down is well written with a strong story line and well developed characters. I can't wait to read your next novel!

  6. I would love to read the book!


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