Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chaperoning Paris by Victoria Pinder

Gigi Dumont never forgot how she walked away from the only man she ever loved. 

She’s a teacher who has led her students to the finals of an international French competition to be help in Paris. The night before the trip, the principal tries to cancel the trip before he, in turn, loses his job to her high school boyfriend, Sean Collins. 

Sean Collins has survived cancer, a divorce, and Gigi having aborted their child back in high school. He assumed he’d hate her, if they ever crossed paths again. But he discovers she’s exactly what he wants. 

When Gigi and Sean are stuck together for a week in Paris, Gigi feels she has lost all her control. How can she survive her attraction to Sean? The man’s sexier now than he was back in the day, and once upon a time, he’d had her heart. She finds herself falling for him, even knowing forever is impossible.

See the blogs below for book reviews!

September 22 – Carol Clarke Blogs

September 24 – Chick Lit Plus

September 25 – The Phantom Paragrapher

September 26 - This Chick Reads

September 26 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

September 29 – Keep Calm and Blog On

September 29 – Two Children and a Migraine

Author Bio:

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.

She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.

The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.

Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Also she’s the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers. Her website is www.victoriapinder.com.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Plan Overboard by Heather Wardell

The much-anticipated sequel to ALL AT SEA brings back Melissa and the trio of brothers that vied for her heart, and a brand new heroine to root for in Corinne Kostopoulos. 

All Corinne has ever wanted was the role of clarinetist for the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. The clarinet, and working to master it, is all she has left of her father, who abandoned the family when she was a little girl. But after failing to clinch an open spot in a heated audition, her life-plan soon goes overboard. Not only does she break up with her longtime boyfriend, Clay, she also makes a decision that will alter her destiny in ways she never imagined... 

After a medical procedure and a couple of months of changing everything in her life, a pregnant Corinne meets Melissa and her gorgeous flirt of a brother-in-law, Austin, on a cruise. The heat of the Caribbean sun soon combines with a mutual attraction to create a sizzling connection neither Corinne nor Austin can deny. But when the truth comes out about Corinne's condition, will lifelong playboy Austin man up? Or will Corinne's hope for a future beyond a shipboard romance prove yet another PLAN OVERBOARD?

Visit the blogs below for reviews! 

September 15 – Chick Lit Plus

September 16 – Authors to Watch

September 19 – Random Redheaded Ramblings

September 22 – Keep Calm and Blog On


September 24 – The World as I See It

September 25 – Reading in Black and White


September 29 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Author Bio:

Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of fifteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 375,000 downloads.

She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.


In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.

To receive a free monthly short story from Heather, visit http://heatherwardell.com/newsletter.shtml

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Biking Uphill by Arleen Williams

Biking home from the Los Arboles Sunday Market, a sun flower yellow teapot snug in her backpack, lonely college student Carolyn Bauer sees a young teenager huddling under a eucalyptus tree. Carolyn shares her food and water with Antonia as they struggle to communicate in a mix of languages. Realizing Antonia lives on the streets, Carolyn invites her home. They share a summer of friendship until the day the yellow teapot shatters and Antonia mysteriously disappears.
Fifteen years later, only Antonia recognizes her old friend when she and Carolyn meet again in an ESL classroom, but she conceals her secret. Carolyn arranges a class project for Antonia-to job-shadow her friend and housemate, Gemi Kemmal. Gemi learns Antonia's dangerous circumstances when Antonia arrives for work with bruises barely concealed by thick makeup and offers her sanctuary just as Carolyn had years earlier. Together the three women confront Antonia's abuser and build a family of enduring friendship.
Biking Uphill, the second book in the Alki Trilogy, invites the reader into a world of undocumented immigration, where parents are deported, and a young girl is abandoned to face life on her own.

September 8 – Reecapieces – Review & Excerpt

September 8 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

September 9 – Book Reviews and More by Dee – Guest Post

September 9 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 10 – Doorflower – Guest Post

September 11 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Guest Post

September 11 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

September 11 – Reading in Black and White – Guest Post

September 12 – The Bookworm – Excerpt

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

Author Bio:

Arleen Williams is the author of two books: Running Secrets, the first novel in
The Alki Trilogy, and The Thirty-Ninth Victim, a memoir of her family’s journey
before and after her sister’s murder. She teaches English as a Second
Language at South Seattle College and has worked with immigrants and
refugees for close to three decades. Arleen lives and writes in West Seattle.
To learn more, please visit www.arleenwilliams.com.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Forecast by Elise Stephens

Calvin isn’t a teenager, not really; instead, he’s spent his life trying to protect his mother and sister from his alcoholic father. Calvin keeps a knife close and sleeps with one eye open, even years after his father has left the family. A summer vacation spent at their late grandfather’s estate promises him and his sister the chance to leave their problems behind. 

Instead of blissful freedom, they find the old house harbors secrets at every turn, like a mysterious stone door in the forest with rumored powers to give its entrants the gift of future-seeing. When Calvin faces the return of his seemingly-reformed father, he throws himself through the door to receive the gift of foresight. But the door offers more doubt than certainty, and the future he sees is riddled with disturbing confusion. With a revenge-obsessed lawyer hunting him down and a secret society out to control him, Calvin must figure out how to stop what he’s started before he loses what he holds most dear. 

As he battles the legacies of his past and the shadows of his future, Calvin must accept help from unlikely sources, give trust he never thought possible, and learn that the greatest challenges lie not in the things to come, but in the present moment.

September 1 – The World As I See It – Review & Excerpt

September 4 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

September 4 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 5 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Excerpt

September 8 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review

Author Bio:  

Elise Stephens received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction from the University of Washington in 2007. Forecast is her second novel. Her first novel Moonlight and Oranges was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the Unusual Stories anthology, as well as in multiple journals.
She lives in Seattle with her husband where they both enjoy swing dancing, eating tiramisu, and taking in local live theater.
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GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19192975-forecast

Get your copy of The Lost Eyes, the prequel to Forecast for just 99 cents! 



Peru, 1889. A strange archaeological discovery and a spirited local girl draw amateur explorer Tobias Randolf into an adventure that will drag him into a legacy of magic and seeing the future.

A quest in the vein of Indiana Jones filled with intrigue, romance, ancient ruins, and a race against time.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Other Side of Gemini by LG McCann

Sylvia Miloche is a successful book editor by day, D-list party girl by night, and has been dating New York City’s favorite playboy James Ryan for five years. But things are far from perfect. When the New York Post catches James with an intern, Sylvia’s already precarious life comes crashing down. 

Lindsay Sekulich is a high school science teacher, wife, and mother of three in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Her high school reunion is quickly approaching and that means the secrets of her bad-girl past, all of which she’s kept hidden from her husband, could come spilling out, revealing who she once was and the horrible things she’s done. 

When Sylvia emerges in Scottsdale, seeking refuge in her hometown from the relentless gossip blogs, Lindsay finds herself alternately elated and terrified. The two were inseparable as teens, but a tragedy just before their senior year tore them apart. Sylvia, once a carefree, joyful girl always up for adventure, is a beaten down and broken adult. Now Lindsay must make a choice: rescue the friend who saved her in high school, or keep it all hidden to save her marriage from almost certain destruction. 

September 3 – Chick Lit Plus - Review

September 4 – Doorflower – Guest Post

September 8 – Ai Love Books – Review & Q&A

September 9 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

September 11 – Reading in Black and White – Review 

September 12 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

September 17 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

September 18 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

September 19 – The World As I See It – Review & Excerpt

September 22 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio:

LG McCann was born and raised in the Last Frontier. She spent her formative years on her
family’s ski resort near Fairbanks where, if she wasn’t bombarding customers with rocketlaunched
Barbie dolls, she was in the cubby under the stairs making up stories. After enduring
the rest of her adolescence in Anchorage, LG tried her hand in the Lower-48, where she
graduated from Hollins University summa cum laude with a double major in English and Film &
Photography.
After six years in New York City, where she acquired unique experiences working in reality TV,
the non-profit sector, and the publishing industry, LG still hadn’t found her calling. She still just
wanted to be in that cubby making up stories. She wanted to write.
These days, that’s exactly what she’s doing. But when she’s not writing or proofreading (or at her day job), you’ll most
likely find LG playing in her garden, cooking with her partner Jonathan, attempting complex yoga moves, or passing out
from exhaustion on her couch with her fuzzy assistant Emmy Cat.

Connect with LG:

Twitter: @lgmccann
Instagram: lgmccann
Facebook: facebook.com/lgmccann

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Losing Him, Gaining You by Corbin Lewars

Losing Him, Gaining You is a refreshingly honest and uplifting guide through divorce. Based on research and her own experience, Corbin Lewars coaches her readers through tough territory with a direct, straightforward step by step approach to divorce. With inspiration and a large dose of humor, Corbin offers a way forward that will help others trust themselves and make wise choices for their new life.

August 25 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

August 25 – Psychotic Books – Review & Excerpt

August 26 – Dishwater Dreams – Review & Excerpt

August 27 – Booknosh – Excerpt

August 28 – Ski-Wee's Book Corner – Excerpt

August 29 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 1 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Excerpt

Author Bio:

Corbin Lewars is the author of Creating a Life: The memoir of a writer and mom in the making, which was nominated for the 2011 PNBA and Washington State book awards. Her essays have been featured in over twenty- five publications as well as in several writing and parenting anthologies. For the past fifteen years she has worked with other writers as a developmental editor, coach and writing instructor. She lives in Seattle, WA with her two children and very large cat. 

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @CorbinSeattle

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Two Lives Torn by tragedy. 

Eight-year-old Becca and twelve-year-old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families. 

Two Souls Seeking Love. 

Each year, from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever. 

Until he stopped showing. 

Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye. 

Two Lives Bound by Secret. 

Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort, the island where he and Becca met. It was the place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn't been back or spoken to Becca in four years. 

Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve-year-old boy of yesteryear. 

But someone isn't happy about their reunion... 

Strange things begin happening. Letters start showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages. 

Two Broken Hearts Heal as One. 

With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him, both for safety and to give them a chance to discover the adults they’ve now become. 

Will love get a chance to blossom, or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart once and for all?

September 1 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 2 – Books Reviews and More by Dee – Review

September 3 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

September 3   - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

September 4 – Relatively Yours  - Guest Post

September 5 – Julie Valerie’s Book Blog – Guest Post

September 8 – Reading in Black and White – Review

Author Bio:

I'm an avid lover of books. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first "book" by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I'll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.


Places to find me on the web:
Website: where you can subscribe to my newsletter. 
wwww.nikkilynnbarrett.com
Facebook Chat group: Nikki's Book Nook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikkisBookNook/
Twitter: @Stormgoddess925
Email: nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com
I love to hear from readers!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Please, Pretty Lights by Ina Zajac

It's September when good girl Via Sorenson stumbles into a Seattle strip club, drunk and alone on her twenty-first birthday. Matt and Nick--best friends, bandmates, and bouncers--do their best to shield her from their sadistic cocaine-trafficking boss, Carlos. They don't realize her daddy issues come with a forty-million-dollar trust fund and a legacy she would do anything to escape.

She is actually Violetta Rabbotino, who had been all over the news ten years earlier when her father, an acclaimed abstract artist, came home in a rage, murdered her mother, then turned the gun on himself. Young Violetta was spared, hidden behind the family Christmas tree, veiled by the mysticism of its pretty lights whose unadulterated love captivated and calmed her.

Now, desperate to shed her role as orphaned victim, Via stage dives into a one-hundred-day adventure with Matt and Nick, the bassist and drummer of popular nineties cover band Obliviot. The rock-and-roll lifestyle is the perfect distraction--until she is rattled by true love. As Christmas looms closer, her notorious past becomes undeniable. How will she ever untangle herself from her twisted string of pretty lights?

August 25 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

August 26 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

August 27 – Ski- Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

August 29 – Little Miss Drama Queen – Review & Excerpt

September 1 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Excerpt

September 1 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

Author Bio

Ina Zajac is an award-winning journalist, avid people watcher, and lover of quirk and contrast. Her writing is heavily influenced by her fascination with music, art, and her hometown of Seattle. 
Social Media Links:
Website: 
http://www.inazajac.com/

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Praise for Please, Pretty Lights:
Dark, gritty, and intoxicating...exactly how I like it. Please, Pretty Lights, a poignant portrait of music, drugs and relationships, is harrowing at times and masterly written. It's easily one of my favorite books of the year. – Marni Mann, author of Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales

Zajac is a strong, STRONG writer with a touch
that can be poetic or gritty, as the situation requires.
—Conrad Wesselhoeft, author of Adios, Nirvana and Dirt Bikes, Drones,
and Other Ways to Fly



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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Mission by CC Solomon

Rule #6: Be mysterious, but always approachable…keep him wanting more!
Rule #11: Always remember, no sex in the beginning. Make him wait!
Rule #19: You’ve got to give a little to get a little. Be giving of yourself, and it will make a lasting impression to keep your Mr. Right.
Sheila and Denise are successful, funny and attractive, but very single women. Not that being single is horrible; but when Denise is hassled to have a date to an old friend’s wedding-of-the-century, and Shelia needs an escort to an industry banquet where everyone who’s anyone will be in attendance, being single loses its perks. To add to the dilemma, Sheila tells a little white lie to her workplace nemesis about dating a successful music producer, which explodes into a career-threatening rumor. Under extreme pressure from family, friends and coworkers, they resort to making a pact. Their Mission: Get A Man in Three Months. They will use “proven” rules to finding their Mr. Rights. Rules that worked for a friend of a friend …how hard could it be?

Join them in their hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking adventures as chapter by chapter they follow a new rule, and delve into the treacherous world of Washington, D.C. dating. The gal pals suffer through speed dating (Sam Needs-a-Bath). They allow themselves to be set up on blind dates (Bitter Crying Kevin). They try a dating service (Apron-Strings Adrian). They try the bar scene (Smoky the Bear who smokes more than cigars). They even meet men in the beauty salon (Javier Not Quite Straight). And there’s more, much more. Surrounded by family drama, workplace stressors and their own hang-ups about love, will the rules actually help them find their Mr. Rights in time for their events?

August 18 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

August 19 – Second Bookshelf on the Right – Q&A

August 21 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

August 26 – The Modern Jane Austen – Excerpt

August 27 – Little Miss Drama Queen – Review & Excerpt

August 28 – Relatively Yours – Guest Post

September 1 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

September 1 – Chick Lit Goddess – Guest Post

September 2 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

September 2 – Two Children and a Migraine – Guest Post

September 3 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

September 4 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

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

September 8 – Chicks That Reads – Guest Post & Excerpt

September 8 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

September 8 - The East Village - Review

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Author Bio:


C.C. is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has actively written fiction since the age of eleven. She is an avid “chick lit” reader and urban fantasy fan. In 2012, she participated as a writer and actress in the 48 hour film project. In her other life, she works in Equal Employment and Civil Rights for the Federal Government. Before becoming a public servant, C.C. briefly practiced law after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. C.C. currently resides in the Washington D.C. area and is an active blogger. The Mission is C.C.’s first novel and she is working on her next novel in the genre of urban fantasy.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Open My Eyes by Jennifer Collin

Everything happens for a reason, they say. And sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions. Sleeping with her sister's best friend is one of the dumbest things soon-to-be divorcee Emily Evans has ever done. But she's determined to put it behind her and move on. She's walked away from her cheating husband, managed to make a new friend, and found herself a real job and somewhere to live so she doesn't have to couch-surf any more. Everything should be falling into place but for one problem – there are some mistakes from which you can't move on. 

Meanwhile, Ben Cameron is getting on with his life. After all, it's the only thing to do once your heart has been stomped on by the woman of your dreams. Expanding his business and getting cosy with the girl next door are proving welcome distractions. He's even happy to babysit his nephew, as long as he can to hand him back when he's done! And thankfully, Emily Evans, the woman with the heavy boots, is avoiding him like the plague. 

But Emily can't avoid him forever, and when she drops a bombshell that turns Ben's world upside-down, suddenly, getting on with his life takes on a whole new meaning. 

August 18 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

August 19 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 20 – Karma For Life Chick – Review

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

August 21 – eBook Addict – Novel Spotlight

August 22 – The Modern Jane Austen – Review

August 22 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 25 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

Author Bio:

Jennifer Collin writes quirky, and sometimes gritty, love stories about ordinary people dealing with what life throws at them.  She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, two noisy children and a cantankerous cat.  She used to party, but now her idea of a good time is an uninterrupted sleep.  These days, her characters do her partying for her, and she doesn't necessarily let them sleep. 

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