Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Green Ticket Blog Tour

The Green Ticket was a highly enjoyable book with a well thought out plot and very approachable and believable characters. I liked a lot how the main character had lived a somewhat difficult life but through perseverance and support from good friends and her sister, she was becoming a successful young woman.
The story flowed well however at times it would skip a period of time and sort of resume what had happened instead of just continuing along which I personally would have preferred.

All in all, another great book by Samantha March - I am eagerly awaiting for her next one!

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 her debut novel Destined to Fail. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Sparkle Blog Tour

I really loved this book because although a lot of the ideas within were ones that I ultimately knew already and have embraced in my life, it's always helpful to get a reminder of things, especially in today's hectic world. A way to focus on things. Although I can't really subscribe to the champagne notion inside, I definitely agree that SOMETHING to make everything feel special or some kind of reward of sorts would be a great idea for motivation.é

I think this is a great little book that I will recommend to a lot of people I know because it has a lot of basic truths that are very helpful in daily life.

Cara Alwill Leyba is a best selling author, and certified life and wellness coach from New York City who empowers women to live their most effervescent lives and celebrate themselves. She encourages women to indulge in the things that make them happy, and swears that every woman can live a "champagne life," no matter how busy she is or how tight her budget.

Her blog, The Champagne Diet, boasts a following of thousands of loyal readers and has been featured in Glamour, Shape, Cafe Mom, Daily Mail UK, MSN Australia, AOL UK Lifestyle, and a host of other publications worldwide. Cara's writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, xJane, Mind Body Green, MTV News, and many other sites.
Cara regularly appears on the “Ask Dr. Fritz” radio show on WWRL New York, where she helps host Dr. Fritz answer questions from callers about love, career, family, relationships and more. She also hosts her own lifestyle and wellness show, "Uncork Your Best Self" on Blog Talk Radio.

Cara's first book, SPARKLE, became an immediate #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Happiness and Self-Esteem categories upon hours of its release. She celebrated the release of her book with a book signing in New York City this past fall.

When she’s not popping bubbly, blogging, or working with her coaching clients, Cara spends her days leading a digital advertising team at MTV Networks. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and dog-child. For more on Cara visit

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Treats for Chick Lit Lovers!

In the spirit of coming together for the holidays, eight popular Chick Lit authors
are "partying it up" with a shared promotion for book lovers! That means eight
fun and fizzy e-books, each priced at $3.99 or less, that are packed with
plenty of laughs and romance to keep you entertained on those long winter
nights! And if you'd like to gift one of these books to a Chick Lit fan, we've got
you covered with your choice of paperbacks!

Which books are featured in this festive promo?

Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh Bailey - Daytime talk show producer Jamie
Ross is beyond fed up with her toxic bad boy turned metrosexual boyfriend.
Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, she goes on a hilarious, at-times
disastrous, and totally life-changing hunt to track down the "one who got
away." But are some loves best left behind? E-book and paperback available on

In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister - Handling the problems of hysterical
hypochondriacs, lovelorn neurotics, and compulsive man whores is all in a
day's work for super-shrink Pilar Alvarez. But can she deal with her crazy
Cuban family, a trio of unsuitable suitors, and a threat to her practice without
ending up on the couch herself? E-book available on Amazon and Barnes &
Noble; paperback available on Amazon.

What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard - Discovering what her dog ate
turns Maggie Baxter’s world upside down. With her chocolate Lab, Kona, as
her guide, can Maggie forego her overly analytical ways to find a new life
filled with tail-wagging joy? E-book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
and iTunes; paperback available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Girl, the Gold Tooth, & Everything by Francine LaSala - Suburban
housewife Mina, beaten-down and struggling with amnesia, starts getting her
memory and her mojo back. But she soon learns everything has a price in this
fast-paced, richly layered, and darkly humorous satire! E-book and paperback
available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Breaking the Rules by Cat Lavoie - When Roxy Rule shares a passionate kiss
with her lifelong best friend, she must come to terms with her feelings for
him while dealing with two sisters in full crisis mode, a boss who makes her
want to stab herself with a letter opener and a fiancé who can't wait to walk
down the aisle. Can she keep it together--or will she break under the pressure?
E-book available on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble; paperback available on

Fashioning a Romance by Libby Mercer - Devastatingly handsome and
deliciously weird, John Harrington is the man of Caitlyn Taylor's dreams…
and her nightmares. She has no use for a womanizer like him, and dodges his

advances like a pro. But when they end up in Paris together, Caitlyn feels her
resolve begin to slip. How will she ever be able to resist the irresistible in the
most romantic city in the world? E-book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
and Kobo.

A State of Jane by Meredith Schorr - Jane Frank is newly single after nine
years and looking for a second chance at love. But when she dives head first
into the NYC dating scene and finds it infested with flakes who are interested
today and gone tomorrow, it may be time for Jane to turn the tables! E-
book available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes; paperback available on
Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Picture Perfect by Lucie Simone - Lauren Tate's perfectly planned life quickly
unravels at the seams when a smear campaign threatens her career as a top
TV executive, but she learns just how cutthroat showbiz can truly be when
the hottest scandal in Tinsel Town turns deadly and the Hollywood hunk
who's stolen her heart goes missing. E-book available on Amazon; paperback
available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pass the Hot Stuff Book Review

Pass the Hot Stuff was a very enjoyable book of a woman in a period of her life that was marked by a lot of change. And who cannot identify with that? I really loved getting to know all of the characters in the book as I found them very personable and realistic. It was almost like hearing the story of what happened to a friend.
This is an incredible debut novel by a talented writer and I loved how she made the New Orleans area come alive to me. It has long been a place that I have been interested in but I don't know much about it, sadly. I am very happy to say that I know a little bit more now.
The story kept its pace going strong and kept me captivated. I really enjoyed it and think that it is a great lighter type of read though still with a lot of meat on the bone.

Dana Page was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  Born just down the road from Memphis in Helena, Arkansas, she considers the Mississippi River Delta her own personal inspiration. Having earned a degree in journalism from Texas A&M University, she has utilized her writing skills in varied areas - small-town politics, human interest stories and writing an entertainment column, to name a few. To support her writing habit, she has worked an odd job or two.  Don't ask her about delivering singing telegrams; some things are best forgotten.  Pass the Hot Stuff is Dana’s debut novel.

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