Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book Blitz: The Juggling Act by Carol Maloney Scott

Now that her dating days are finally behind her, Claire is enjoying a blissful life with her new husband and baby boy. Gone are the drunken nights in impractical shoes, and Internet dates with men who lose their hair…and their pants. 

Unfortunately, she’s discovering that life as a married, working mom isn’t turning out to be the perfect happily ever after she dreamed about. She adores her little boy, but her husband’s behavior is about to make him eligible for the Most Disappointing Spouse of the Year Award. 

His unwillingness to help around the house and his slacker work ethic are frustrating enough, but the constant parade of beautiful, single women in his life has Claire in a constant state of distress. Didn’t she realize that the cute front man of a popular cover band would attract hot, young women with perfect cellulite-free legs? And whose idea was it to hire the curvy nanny with the sexy accent? 

When an unexpected business trip pops up – with a super-hot, much-too-young former love interest, Claire’s own loyalty is put to the test. A publishing conference in Key West may be the ideal escape from her troubles, but will she be tempted by the forbidden in a town full of swingers and breakfast alcohol consumption? And why does everyone they meet think the business colleagues are on their honeymoon? 

Scrambling to cover up innocent, but suspicious circumstances, the couple struggles with honesty, loyalty and what to share with each other. As they sink deeper into their marital gloom, will they find their way back to wedded bliss, or finally succumb to the enticement of new…and uncomplicated romance? 

THE JUGGLING ACT is Book 3 in the Rom-Com on the Edge series. All books are standalone novels, however read in order for maximum fun! 
January 18 – CheryllynnWrites – Excerpt
January 19 – Aroundthe World in Books – Excerpt
January 20 – Changethe Word – Interview
January 21 – MyPretty Little Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 21 – BookLover in Florida – Review & Excerpt
January 25 – Chick LitPlus – Review
January 26 – LivingLife With Joy – Excerpt
January 28 - The East Village - Review 
January 28 – GrannyLoves to Read – Review
January 29 – One BookAt a Time- Review 
January 29 – One Book At a Time Excerpt
February 1 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt


Author Bio

Carol Maloney Scott, author of the Rom-Com on the Edge series, is a frazzled new bride and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Recently unearthing a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.

Join her on "The Edge" for giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, contest and members-only content atcarolmaloneyscott.com/






Sunday, December 13, 2015

Book Blitz: Peri in Progress by Cat Lavoie

You know what they say about best-laid plans… 

After a disastrous thirty-first birthday party where she gets stood-up by a man she isn’t supposed to be dating, Peri McKenna decides it’s time to change what hasn’t been working—which is pretty much everything. Her love life is going nowhere fast, she’s bored to tears by a job that makes her the office pariah, and the lifelong junk food addiction that used to be somewhat quirky is now positively problematic. To top it all off, her newly-purchased home is falling apart and wishful thinking hasn’t done much to fix the leaky roof. 

It’s time be an adult now that she’s officially ‘thirty-something.’ 
But when the first step of Peri’s self-improvement plan backfires, she starts to wonder if change might be overrated. 

Enter Milo Preston, an up-and-coming chef who’s in town to take over a local restaurant. When Peri and Milo begin working together, she finds it hard to ignore his easy charm and captivating emerald-green eyes. Since Milo is her best friend’s estranged brother, Peri has to keep reminding herself that he is completely off-limits. As they grow closer, Milo introduces Peri to new foods, the joy (and pain) of jogging, and makes her think her luck might finally be turning. 

But when the past catches up with them, Peri finds herself back at square one. Will she be able to sort herself out—or will the roof cave in on her once and for all? 

January 4 – Chick Lit Plus - Review
January 6 – Cherllynn Writes – Excerpt
January 8 – The BookChick – Review & Q&A
January 12 – Chick LitGoddess – Q&A & Excerpt
January 14 – BooksEtc – Review & Q&A
January 14 – LivingLife With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt
January 15 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt
January 15 – One BookAt A Time- Excerpt
January 18 – Aroundthe World In Books – Novel Spotlight

Author Bio

Cat Lavoie lives in Montreal, Canada with her tempestuous cat, Abbie. She is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, and PERI IN PROGRESS. 
If Cat isn't reading or writing, she's most likely watching too much TV or daydreaming about her next trip to London. 


Author Links

www.CatLavoie.com 
https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieAuthor
https://twitter.com/Catenabi
https://www.instagram.com/catlavoie4/
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Book Links

http://amzn.to/1SlJAOm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peri-in-progress-cat-lavoie/1122853253?ean=2940151219945
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/peri-in-progress
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26988197-peri-in-progress




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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Thorne For A Crown by Lorel Clayton

Title: A Thorne For A Crown
Author: Lorel Clayton
Release Date: December 15
Genre: Fantasy/Romance

About the Book

The first real case femme fatale turned private eye, Eva Thorne, has had in months may be more than she can handle. King Rutgard has been kidnapped, only he's not entirely alive, which makes finding him difficult. What's more, dwarf men are joining the suffragist movement in droves to win freedom from the matriarchy, and there's a werewolf terrorist in town causing chaos. Eva needs a case like this to make her reputation, but she has problems of her own. Dark magic is rising in her, the Thorne legacy, and she can't control it. She has to find a way or risk imprisonment by the jackbooted elf soldiers who are cracking down on illegal necromancy and worship of the Dead God. Worse, the God of Death wants her soul, as does her twin sister, so Eva denies her magic and hides from her family. But some things are impossible to hide from, like the tax collector … and love.



Participating Blogs
Book Lover In Florida
Book Babble
Mallory Heart's Cozies
Brooke Blogs
Whispering Stories
Around the World in Books
One Book At a Time
I Love My Authors
Chick Lit Plus
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty


More Information At: www.lorelclayton.com
Book 1 is FREE! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Blitz: Heliotrope by JC Miller

Buckle up your Birkenstocks and travel back to 1975. Discover (or relive) the pre-digital age in Arcata, a remote Bohemian college town on the northern edge of California. Meet Kit, a hard-working, bookish senior, on track for graduation—that is, until she falls for Jonathan, one-time bestselling author, now her stand-in professor. Jonathan, a master in the art of deception, isn’t who he appears to be. As their bond grows, Kit’s desire blinds her to the truth— a shocking discovery shatters her faith and ultimately tests her integrity. 

From the first blush of fall quarter to the final breath of spring, hard lessons will be learned. To “graduate” into an uncertain future, Jonathan and Kit must first embrace the present—including the injustices, ambiguities and absolute beauty of their lives. 

Beneath the ever-changing Humboldt skies they forge ahead; they stumble and sometimes fall. 

Heliotrope, a coming-of age story for the ages.

December 28 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
December 29 – Around the World in Books – Novel Spotlight
December 29 – CDyess Writes – Excerpt
December 30– Living Life With Joy – Excerpt
December 30 – Celia Kennedy – Q&A & Excerpt
January 1 – Novel Escapes – Q&A
January 4 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt 


Author Bio

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast. She resides in Northern California.


http://jcmillerwriter.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jcmillerprotagonista
https://twitter.com/jcmillerwriter
http://amzn.to/1Jt9g4h
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heliotrope-jc-miller/1122823271?ean=2940151015981
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27248366-heliotrope

Enter the GoodReads giveaway to win a copy of Heliotrope! 
Enter: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/167940-heliotrope

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Review Blitz: The Body in the Landscape by Larissa Reinhart

When Cherry Tucker’s invited to paint the “kill portrait” for the winner of Big Rack Lodge’s Hogzilla hunt, it seems like a paid vacation. Back home in Halo, a Hatfield-McCoy-style standoff builds between Luke and Cherry’s families. She’s ready for a weekend away, hobnobbing with rich and famous hunters, where she can forget her troubles and nobody knows her name.
As Georgia sunshine turns to bleak December rain, Cherry’s R&R goes MIA when she finds a body in the woods. While the police believe the local drunk took an accidental spill, Cherry has her doubts, particularly when a series of malicious pranks are targeted at the rifle toting contestants. With loyal companions at her side—sort-of-ex-husband Todd and a championship bayer named Buckshot—Cherry tracks suspects through a forest full of pitfalls and perils. And all the while, a killer’s stalking the hunt party with a bead on Cherry.

December 17 – TheBook Bag
December 18 – Granny Loves to Read
December 18 – Queen of All She Reads
December 21 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews
December 21 – The Phantom Paragrapher

Author Bio


Larissa considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped a ferocious monkey in Thailand, studied archaeology in Egypt, and survived teaching high school history in the US. However, adopting her daughters from China has been her most rewarding experience. After moving around the Midwest, the South and Japan, her home address is Peachtree City, Georgia.
In June 2015, she and her husband, daughters, and Biscuit, a Cairn Terrier, moved back to Nagoya, Japan, where she'll continue to write about Southern characters, athough some might find their way to the Land of the Rising Sun.
She loves small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. The Cherry Tucker Mystery series with Henery Press begins with Portrait of a Dead Guy (August 28, 2012), a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Following Portrait are Still Life in Brunswick Stew, (May 21, 2013), the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year and Silver Falchion nominee, Hijack in Abstract (November 5, 2013), and Death in Perspective (June 24, 2014) follow. The Cherry Tucker novella, Quick Sketch, in the mystery anthology The Heartache Motel(December 10, 2013) is a prequel to Portrait. The fifth Cherry Tucker mystery, The Body in the Landscape, will launch December 15, 2015.
She was very pleased to receive the 2015 finalist medal for Georgia Author of the Year, Best Mystery, for Death in Perspective.
Links
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Blitz: Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki LeSage

American-turned-Parisian Vicki tells it like it is, from her crazy Christmases growing up in the Midwest to her even crazier holidays in her new home in France. Bizarre gifts, stomach-turning food, and holiday travel disasters are just some of the tales you'll chuckle at in this installment of the Paris Confessions series. 

This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for tasty cocktails and hearty laughs this holiday season! 


A humorous collection of holiday-inspired stories with Christmas drink recipes

If you're looking for a great read this holiday season, don't miss Christmas Confessions & Cocktails! The 25 stories in this holiday collection take you on an adventure full of Christmas spirit (and spirits, including Christmas cocktail recipes like Christmas Cookie Martini, Peppermintini, and Glitter & Gold). And it makes the perfect Christmas gift! 

December 7 – Chick LitPlus – Review
December 8 – A Southern Girls Bookshelf– Excerpt
December 8 - ChickLit Goddess – Q&A & Excerpt
December 8 – LivingLife With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt
December 9 – Readsalot – Excerpt
December 10 – Aroundthe World in Books – Novel Spotlight
December 11 – CarolineFardig – Excerpt
December 11 – GrannyLoves to Read – Review
December 15 – WhisperingStories – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 16 – Love ChickLit – Review
December 16 – My Pretty Little Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
December 16 – One Book At a Time – Review  Excerpt
December 16 - One Book At a Time - Guest Post
December 16 – LeighAnderson Romance – Q&A, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 17 – Book Lover in Florida – Review & Excerpt
December 18 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 18 – A Page To Turn – Review


Author Bio:

Bestselling author Vicki Lesage proves daily that raising two French kids isn't as easy as the hype lets on. In her three minutes of spare time per week, she writes, sips bubbly, and prepares for the impending zombie apocalypse. She lives in Paris with her French husband, rambunctious son, and charming daughter, all of whom mercifully don't laugh when she says "au revoir." She penned the Paris Confessions series in between diaper changes and wine refills. She writes about the ups and downs of life in the City of Light at VickiLesage.com.











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Friday, November 20, 2015

Virtual Tour: The New Mrs. D by Heather Hill

Four days into their honeymoon in Greece, Bernice and David Dando have yet to consummate their marriage and after having accepted his almost non-existent desire for sex throughout the relationship, Bernice finally discovers the reason; he is addicted to porn. Learning that the love of her life chooses the cheap thrill of fantasy over her is devastating but then, 'every man does it; it’s just looking, right?’ If she leaves the relationship because of virtual adultery, will she be labelled as pathological, overreacting, or even worse, frigid?
When funny, feisty, forty-something Bernice plans the adventure trip of a lifetime, she doesn’t expect to be spending it alone. But as it turns out, unintentionally contributing to a Greek fish explosion, nude karaoke and hilarious misadventures with volcanoes are exactly what she needs to stop fretting about errant husbands and really start living. But when Mr D tries to win her back, Bernice has a decision to make: is this a holiday from her humdrum life, or the start of a whole new adventure?
December 7 – A Novel Haul – Review
December 8 – SoapBoxVille2.0 - Review
December 9 – ChickLit Goddess – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt
December 10 – CDyessWrites – Excerpt
December 11 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt
December 14 – Ai LoveBooks – Q&A & Excerpt
December 15 – Varietats – Review & Excerpt
December 16 – FictionDreams – Excerpt
December 17 – Chick LitPlus – Review
December 18 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt
December 21 – Novel Escapes – Q&A
December 22 – BookBabble – Review & Excerpt
December 23 – The WriteReview – Excerpt
December 28 – Granny Loves to Read – Review
December 28 – The BookSirens – Guest Post & Excerpt 

Author Bio
Heather Hill is a Scotland based comedy writer, author and mum of five (not the band). She is one of a rare kind; the rare kind being one of only 0.5% of women who are colourblind. She has been known to leave the house with blue eyebrows on at least one occasion. Her debut novel, 'The New Mrs D' is being pitched for film by a British TV comedy producer and Snipper Films.

Website: www.hell4heather.com
Twitter & Instagram name: @hell4heather
Links to buy The New Mrs D:
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P4D57KQ
Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Mrs-Heather-Hill-ebook/dp/B00P4D57KQ
Paperback: https://www.bookdepository.com/New-Mrs-D-Heather-Hill/9781634157735

Also available to order at all UK Waterstones, Foyles Bookstores & WH Smiths branches

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Book Blitz: Plan Bea by Hilary Grossman

Could falling in love allow a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman to open her heart back up to her family? 

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She has no relationship with her grandchildren and the only time she speaks to her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes and impressing the ladies at her country club. 


We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really? 


On the outside, Annabel O'Conner has it all - the perfect husband, two adorable children, and an amazing job. The only thing missing is her mother's love. When Bea begs her daughter to help plan her wedding, Annabel reluctantly agrees. Little does she know the impact of her decision or the surprise that is in store for her! 

This emotional and honest women's contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you. 

November 30 – TurningAnother Page – Review, Q&A & Excerpt
December 2 – Mes Livres - Excerpt
December 3 – Chick LitPlus – Review & Excerpt
December 4 – Sweet N SassyBookaholics –Excerpt
December 7 – Novel Escapes – Q&A
December 8 - One Book At a Time - Novel Spotlight 
December 9 – StarCrossed Reviews-  Excerpt
December 9 – Book Babble – Review & Excerpt
December 10 – GrannyLoves to Read – Review
December 11 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt
December 11- A Novel Thought - Review
December 14 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review 

Author Bio

Hilary Grossman loves to find humor in everyday life. She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep as many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. When she isn't writing, blogging, or shoe shopping she is the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer. She lives on the beach in Long Island.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book Blitz: Afraid of Her Shadow by Carol Maloney Scott

Forty something, self-proclaimed cougar, Rebecca is committed only to her cats and her career. Her veteran single girl lifestyle has been peaceful and happy – that is until she started dating age-appropriate Steve, an entomology professor with a sweet smile and demeanor to match. Who knew an insect scientist could be so appealing? 

The problem? Steve is a widower with baggage to spare. Memories of his late wife fill his home. Smiling photos and jars of bugs serve as constant reminders of Steve’s continued attachment to his dearly departed wife, Noreen, who shared his passion for creepy crawlies! 

Now that Rebecca is facing her commitment phobia by moving in with Steve, she is becoming more unhinged. Behaving more like her zany friends than her level-headed self, she burns her butt at the tanning salon, crashes on energy drinks, and even loses a hamster. Throw into the mix a few delusional relatives, a sarcastic teenager, and a fluffy dog who sheds a new dog every day, and Rebecca doesn’t recognize her old self. 

And if that isn’t enough to push her over the edge, her smokin’ hot ex returns, reminding her of a simpler time with a man who carries no more baggage than a wallet. 

Book 2 is a STANDALONE novel, as well as a continuation of the wacky and relatable saga of the ladies of Rom-Com on the Edge. 

November 23 – CDYessWrites – Excerpt
November 24 – Varietats – Review
November 25 – Book Lover in Florida– Review & Excerpt
November 27 – ILove My Authors – Excerpt
November 27 – A Novel Haul – Review
December 1 – BookBabble – Review 
December 2 – Chick LitPlus – Excerpt
December 3- LivingLife With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt
December 4 – Aroundthe World in Books – Excerpt
December 4 – GrannyLoves to Read – Review
December 7 – Melanie Surani – Excerpt 
December 7 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review, Q&A & Excerpt 


Author Bio

Carol Maloney Scott, author of the Rom-Com on the Edge series, is a frazzled new bride and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Recently unearthing a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.

Join her on "The Edge" for giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, contest and members-only content at carolmaloneyscott.com/