Monday, July 13, 2020

Saying yes to Erin Spencer and Emma a book giveaway

Left to right: Erin and Emma

Today we welcome Erin Spencer and Emma Sable to CLC to feature their debut novel, The Yes Factor. If the cover hasn't already grabbed your attention, then the synopsis definitely will. We look forward to reading it soon. Erin and Emma have one copy to share with a lucky reader!

Emma and Erin are two Southern girls who met in L.A. at a mutual friend's engagement party. They bonded over their shared love of fried shrimp, queso, and The Golden Girls. After a girls' night out in Hollywood to celebrate Emma's birthday, the two were inspired to begin writing The Yes Factor, their first novel together.

To celebrate finishing the novel, Emma and Erin traveled to the Amalfi coast where they enjoyed a week of sunshine, pasta and Pinot Grigio. And where a few notes might have been scribbled for their next book!

Emma now lives in London and is forever hungry for Tex-Mex.

Erin is an actress and an award winning audio book narrator and enjoys bringing characters to life both on screen and off the page. She is a firm believer that a po' boy, glass of rosé, and an episode of The Golden Girls can turn any bad day to right!

Visit Erin and Emma on Facebook and Instagram. (Bio adapted from Amazon.)

Liv just wants her best friend Bex to find love.

Bex just wants to stay in bed with Outlander.

With 40 right around the corner, divorced single mom Bex is too busy being a chauffeur for her teenage daughter to bother swiping for dates. Her best friend Liv, who is married to the supposedly perfect man, swoops in from London on a mission to get Bex out of her own bed and in to someone else's. Liv pushes Bex into a week-long whirlwind of dates, awkward kisses and missed connections.

What could possibly go wrong when Bex agrees to Liv's harebrained scheme of saying Yes to every possible suitor? And why is Liv so intent on fixing Bex's love life, or lack thereof?

Just what do you find out when all of your no's turn into The Yes Factor?
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

What were the biggest rewards and challenges of writing a novel together?
We had such a fun time writing together. Neither of us had written a novel before so we were learning by doing! We hashed out the plot when Emma was out in L.A. for a work trip. The writing actually started when we were halfway across the world from each other — Emma in London and Erin in L.A. So we had the challenge of an eight hour time difference! We had plenty of transatlantic video calls (usually at night for Emma, morning for Erin) that included more laughing than talking. Each time we sent over a newly written chapter to one another, it was like opening a letter from a pen-pal. There were characters and plot twists that surprised us both as the novel took shape. Luckily, we shared such a strong vision for the book, and for Bex and Liv as characters, that we were always on the same page creatively.

Which character are you more similar to: Bex or Liv? Why?
Emma: Hmmm, I’d probably say Liv simply because I have a tendency to focus outward rather than inward. Not that I’m a busybody (maybe I am!) but sometimes it’s so much easier to try and fix someone else’s problems rather than your own.
Erin: I’ve been similar to both of these characters at different times in my life for different reasons. I had my fair share of bad dates when I was single (Bex) and I’ve also kept secrets from my best friend because I didn’t want to deal with them myself (Liv).

If The Yes Factor were made into a movie, what are some songs you'd want included on the soundtrack?
So many songs informed our writing and we actually mention quite a few song titles in the book to help set a scene or mood: "Love Is Here To Stay," Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; "I Can’t Make you Love Me," Bonnie Raitt; "Go Your Own Way," Fleetwood Mac; "Get Outta My Dreams," Billy Ocean; "Little Red Corvette," Prince; and, of course, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper.

What TV series are you currently binge watching?
Emma: Insecure, Pen15, I May Destroy You, Below Deck Mediterranean (this is my antidote to the Covid-19 travel restrictions) and The Luminaries.
Erin: The Great, Vikings, and pretty much anything that is #truecrime

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Erin: Jake from Sixteen Candles.
Emma: Jake Ryan! He’s got to be number one for me, too. But also ‘80s Johnny Depp from 21 Jump Street (even though I probably shouldn’t say that now!).
Erin: And Patrick Swayze. Let’s not forget him.
Emma: Always Patrick Swayze.
Erin: I feel like we grew up in the heyday of childhood celebrity crushes.
Emma: Totally. GenX forever. Also, Jordan Catalano — so dreamy. Can we start a separate thread on childhood celebrity crushes?!

Tell us something interesting you've learned about one another recently.
Oooh, this is a tough question. We’ve known each other for such a long time but living in different cities we probably have a ton of little quirks and things we don’t know about each other.
Emma: I guess the most interesting thing for me is that Erin doesn’t really eat much for breakfast or drink coffee. And that’s my biggest meal of the day. I become a very hangry person, basically the Incredible Hulk, without breakfast or caffeine.
Erin: When I went to London to stay with Emma I was really excited to meet her cat Rapunzel. She was always cooing about this little angel and how sweet she was. Well, Rapunzel ended up being a little rascal. I quickly renamed her Bad Girl because she’s full of mischief and attitude. Meanwhile, my Berger Picard pup Derby is really the sweet one!

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Book Review: The Drought

By Sara Steven

Dan Hilles is a pretty regular kind of guy - regular job, regular bunch of mates, regular male aversion to shopping. But following his break-up with long-term girlfriend, Stacey, he finds himself single again. He's been out of the game for a while and is a little out of practice. Soon, the very irregular and increasingly worrying issue in Dan's life is the extended drought he finds himself suffering. And we're not talking the climate change, scorched earth, God I'm parched variety.

You've got to hand it to Dan though - it certainly isn't from a lack of trying. With stalwart mates Ollie, Jack and Rob on hand to lend their collective pearls of male wisdom and arrange the odd road trip, you'd think Dan's days of languishing in a sexual wilderness would be numbered. Even best friends can't help prevent the kind of surreal holes Dan just can't seem to help digging himself into. And with each failed attempt, his self-esteem plummets to the point where he wonders if 'little Dan' will ever work again.

Good job he has Kelly, his reliable and sympathetic colleague, to confide in. As a woman, she can perhaps shed some female light on why he's failing so miserably with the opposite sex, balancing out the testosterone-fueled 'advice' from the lads. Surely Dan can't go wrong with Kelly teaching him the various intricacies of a woman's mind. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

I went about this in a more unique fashion- I originally read and reviewed the second book in the Sex, Love, & Dating Disasters series, The Flood. Having done that, I felt like I could dive right back into Dan’s world, and it was nice to get more background on who he is and the experiences he had in the first book, that lead him into the second.

Dan’s life cracked me up! The poor guy just can’t get his romantic life together, and we’re with him every step of the way through one failed attempt after another, rooting for him when we think he’s so, so close, and then laughing when it’s stripped from him at the last minute, in the most comical of situations. His three friends Ollie, Jack and Rob are the best dysfunctional sidekicks and best friends any written character could have, often projecting him even further into failure, while their hearts are in the right place. Through the comedy, I could feel the tight circle this core four have, a much-needed support system for Dan when the chips are down, which is often.

In learning the intricacies of the man’s mind through Dan and his cohorts, Kelly brings about the female perspective in all of this. It was a nice balancing act between the two, offering up the softer side to Dan. In his quest to change his personal drought, there was a need to see that he’s more than just a man looking for sexual adventure, that there’s more depth to him as a character, and that’s what Kelly brings to the table. She opened him up and showed his many sides.

Having read both books now in this series, I am eagerly anticipating the next one, The Pact, to see what happens for Dan and his crew. If it’s anything like the first two, It’s bound to be raunchy fun and lighthearted, a nice addition for lad lit and chick lit!

Thanks to Steven Scaffardi for the book in exchange for an honest review. The Drought can be purchased here.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Kerry Lonsdale's road trip a book giveaway

We're always glad to have Kerry Lonsdale at CLC. Melissa is a fan of her writing and has read all of her books. She loved Kerry's latest novel, Side Trip, as shown by her review. In honor of Kerry's publication week, she's here to talk about music and is sharing a list to go along with this novel. Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications, we have one copy to give away!

Side note: We just realized Kerry was here on July 9th "last summer," as well. What are the odds?!?

Kerry Lonsdale is the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon Charts & #1 Kindle bestselling author of standalone and series-based emotionally charged domestic drama. A mash-up of domestic suspense, family drama, and contemporary romance, her novels straddle genres, and with over twenty-seven foreign language translations, they appeal to a wide, global audience. She lives in Northern California with her husband, teenage son and daughter, two cats, and an aging Golden Retriever convinced she’s still a puppy. When Kerry’s not writing, she can be found binge-watching anything with big CGI effects or high drama. She’s a sucker for stories about second chance romance, strong women overcoming odds, and families with dark secrets.

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With her deceased sister’s Route 66 bucket list in hand, California girl Joy Evers sets out on a cross-country road trip to meet up with her fiancĂ©, checking off the bullets along the way.

Singer-songwriter Dylan Westfield has a serious case of wanderlust and a broken-down car. Stuck at a diner between LA and Flagstaff, he meets Joy, his complete opposite. She’s energetic. He’s moody. She’s by the book. He’s spontaneous. She believes in love at first sight. He thinks love is a complicated mess. But Joy has a brand-new convertible.

They strike a deal. She’ll drive him to New York. He’ll pay for gas. Only three rules apply: no exchanging of last names; what happens on the road, stays on the road; and if one of them wants to take a side trip, they both must agree.

A heart-stirring love story that spans a decade, Side Trip explores what-if. What if Joy and Dylan had exchanged last names? What if he’d told her she made him believe love was worth the risk? And what if they hadn’t made that second deal when they couldn’t say goodbye? (Courtesy of Amazon.)

Music is a Side Trip

Music has always had a role in my life, from the cassette tapes of long ago summers played repeatedly until the ribbon wore thin to the steel string guitar I plucked away at. Guitar lessons eventually stopped but my love of music played on, which is probably why, in some fashion or another, it is featured in each of my novels, whether namedropping a musician or having my characters listen to a song.

In my latest novel Side Trip, music takes a more central role. Dylan Westfield, one of the main characters, is a singer-songwriter. He and my other character, Joy Evers, take a road trip cross-country on Route 66, listening to and playing tunes as they go. Because what’s a road trip without music?

I’ve put together playlists for previous books, but this is the first playlist where the music was either featured in the book or the selection strongly influenced by the story. It’s also the first book that features lyrics for a new song written by my daughter Brenna. I’m thrilled to share a verse with you.

Sixty-six is where you’ll find
The girl with her hand wrapped in mine.
Naked lips with eager sighs
For a simpler life she has tried.

I’m also thrilled to share Side Trip’s playlist with you first. When you read the book (which I hope you do), listen while you read to enhance your reading experience:

  1. "New Light" by John Mayer
  2. "Route 66" by Chuck Berry
  3. Sincerely by The McGuire Sisters
  4. "California Girls" by The Beach Boys
  5. "Heaven is a Halfpipe" by OPM
  6. "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
  7. "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire
  8. "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
  9. "Disconnected" by Face to Face
  10. "(He’s My) Dreamboat" by Connie Francis
  11. "Hit the Ground Runnin'" by Keith Urban
  12. "A Movie Script Ending" by Death Cab for Cutie
  13. "Knockin' On Heaven’s Door" by Bob Dylan
  14. "Dancing in the Moonlight" (featuring NEIMY) by Jubel
  15. "Roller Coaster" by blink-182
  16. "One Day" by Major Murphy
  17. "California - Tchad Blake Mix" by Phantom Planet
Side Trip’s playlist is available on Spotify.

Happy Listening!

Thanks to Kerry for visiting with us and to Kathleen Carter Communications for sharing her book with our readers.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Leah Mercer has some words to a book giveaway

We're pleased to have Leah Mercer back at CLC today to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Ten Little Words. Melissa is a fan of her writing and is excited to read this novel soon! Leah has TWO print copies for some lucky readers!

Leah Mercer was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Her first ambition was to be a journalist, but after completing a master’s in journalism, she soon realized she preferred anything other than reporting the news. After trying her hand at public relations, teaching and recruitment in various countries around the world, she finally settled in London and returned to writing… fiction, this time. Her first two novels, Who We Were Before and The Man I Thought You Were, were shortlisted at the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards. Leah loves books, running and visiting historic houses with her husband and their son.

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I am always with you. I will always be here.

This was the promise Ella’s mother betrayed thirty years ago when she walked into the sea, leaving her five-year-old daughter alone in the world. Ella’s been angry ever since, building up a wall to protect herself. But that all changes the day she opens a newspaper and finds those ten little words printed in a classified ad.

Ella refuses to believe her mother could still be alive—that would mean she did want to live, just not with her daughter. So she throws herself into finding out exactly what happened all those years ago, determined to extinguish even the tiniest flame of hope—for Ella, hope is torture.

But rather than settling things once and for all, what Ella discovers shatters her world. As she pieces together the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, she learns that the words are not what she thought.

Now she knows the truth. Is it possible that Ella can allow herself to love—and be loved—once again?
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

Dear Future Me,
I hope 2030 is treating you well! Here in 2020, life has been a little . . . strange. Could you ever have imagined living through a global pandemic? Being locked down in London, trying to home-school your seven-year-old son whilst also writing a novel? Allowed out just once a day for an hour of exercise, for months at a time? I almost can’t believe it now, and I’m still in the thick of it.

I’m sure you remember how the bells from the centuries-old church on the corner – the bells that were the soundtrack to your London life, ever since arriving – stopped ringing. How the shops shut down, one after one, and how the ever-busy buses emptied. How the bustling high street right outside your window drained of life, looking like a sad shell of its former self. How you’d even start longing for the accordion-playing busker you once cursed to reappear and fill the silent air.

But despite the unexpected and all the horrors that came with it, I hope you recall the moments of happiness and togetherness that accompanied this trying time. How every Thursday night, your very cosmopolitan neighbours in central London flung open their windows, banged pot and pans, and clapped for all those in our healthcare system who were there when we needed them most. The determination and goodwill of your son’s school, keeping everything ticking over during patience-trying Zoom calls with a class of lively boys. How the nearby parks became giant playgrounds when the actual play areas closed, covered with chalk drawings and rammed with bicycles and scooters. The rainbows of hope and encouragement that appeared in windows around city, and the unexpected hidden passages and unfamiliar corners uncovered during your neighbourhood explorations.

It wasn’t easy, but you managed to finish a novel by getting up at five a.m. every day to work for a few hours before morphing into teacher. Explaining fractions and deciphering what on earth a tetrahedron is might not have been on your agenda, but you learned a lot, too! It’s impossible to picture my young son as a future seventeen-year-old. Does he still need me, I wonder? Despite craving every little bit of space at the moment, I hope I manage to steal a hug and a cuddle.

I know I’m still writing; there’s no need to even ask. It’s my outlet, and even though it can sometimes be torturous, I need it to keep me sane. How many novels have I written now, and how has the publishing world changed? I can’t wait to see how new innovations and technology play a part in making books accessible to everyone.

So much can happen in ten years, yet so much can also stay the same. The world around you can shift in the blink of an eye – I’ve learned that this year – but I’ve also realised that no matter the changes, the important things remain: love, friendship, togetherness. Wherever I am in ten years’ time, that much I know is true.

Thanks to Leah for visiting with us and for sharing her book with our readers.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

At the movies with Kerry a book giveaway

We're so glad to have Kerry Winfrey here to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Not Like the Movies! It's a follow-up to Waiting for Tom Hanks, which was one of Melissa's 2019 favorites. Not Like the Movies was equally spectacular and Melissa gave it a five-star review. Thanks to Berkley, we have one e-book (via NetGalley) for a lucky reader! (While this can be read as a stand-alone, there are spoilers for Waiting.)

Kerry Winfrey is also the author of the young adult novels LOVE AND OTHER ALIEN EXPERIENCES and THINGS JOLIE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE SHE BITES IT, both from Feiwel and Friends. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely baking a pie or watching far, far too many romantic comedies. She lives with her husband, son, and dog in the middle of Ohio. (Bio adapted from Kerry's website.)

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Chloe Sanderson is an optimist, and not because her life is easy. As the sole caregiver for her father, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s, she’s pretty much responsible for everything. She has no time—or interest—in getting swept up in some dazzling romance. Not like her best friend, Annie, who literally wrote a rom-com that’s about to premiere in theaters across America . . . and happens to be inspired by Chloe and her cute but no-nonsense boss, Nick Velez.

As the buzz for the movie grows, Chloe reads one too many listicles about why Nick is the perfect man, and now she can’t see him as anything but Reason #4: The scruffy-bearded hunk who’s always there when you need him. But unlike the romance Annie has written for them, Chloe isn’t so sure her own story will end in a happily-ever-after.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
Any time someone says a book of mine made them actually laugh out loud. Or when someone says a book of mine made them cry. Maybe it’s weird to be happy about making people cry, but any time I can elicit a strong emotion, that’s a great compliment!

Which character is more similar to you, Annie or Chloe? Why?
Even though Annie and I are both huge rom-com fans, we’re not much alike at all. I’ve never made any real life decisions because of romantic comedies, and I’m actually not very romantic. But I do have a lot in common with Chloe! I’ve been known to schedule my emotional breakdowns, kind of like Chloe’s Five Minute Cries, and I love bright colors. Oh, and her love of yacht rock is absolutely from me. Every song she loves in the book is a personal favorite of mine.

If you could cast Not Like the Movies for the big screen, who would play the leading roles?
This is such a fun question, but hard because I rarely have actors in mind when I’m writing. I see the characters as the made up people in my head, and I can’t really picture them as actors. But I LOVE when readers “cast” the book for me!

What is your favorite rom com movie of all time?
My favorite classic is You’ve Got Mail. I love that the stakes are high and the emotions are big, and I always cry at the end. My favorite underrated romantic comedies are What If (Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe!) and Just Wright (Queen Latifah and Common!).

What is something that would surprise people to learn about you?
I would love to write a super creepy mystery novel. Unfortunately I’m very easily scared so I’m not sure I can ever make it happen.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you (or that you have witnessed) recently?
Most of the funny things that happen to me involve my three year-old. The other day he asked me, “Do you remember that time you got a haircut? Do you think…someone could give you another one?” I mean, I already knew I needed a haircut, but three year-olds love to roast you. They don’t hesitate to let you know if they don’t like your clothes, your hair, or the food you made them.

Thanks to Kerry for chatting with us and to Berkley for sharing her book with our readers.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Book Review: A Sunset in Sydney

By Sara Steven

How far would you go in the name of love?

Sarah Parsons has a choice ahead of her. After the trip of a lifetime she’s somehow returned home with TWO handsome men wanting to whisk her away into the sunset.

Pulled in two directions across the globe, it’s making life trickier than it sounds. Her gorgeous American Josh, wants to meet Sarah in Hawaii for a holiday to remember. Meanwhile silver fox James plans to wine and dine her in London.

It’s a lot to handle for this Aussie girl, who had totally sworn off men!

Join Sarah after her adventure in One Summer in Santorini, for the heart-warming and uplifting third book in The Holiday Romance trilogy. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

I’ve read two of the three books in the Holiday Romance series, and even though I haven’t read One Summer in Santorini, the beginning to Sarah’s story, I never felt lost or like I didn’t understand the premise behind A Sunset in Sydney. This could totally be a standalone reading experience, and it was a great one.

I appreciated how Sarah finds herself in the midst of two potential budding romances. The men represent two opposing personalities that appeal to her sensibilities, bringing out various characteristics that make up who Sarah is, as a whole. That’s what makes it so hard. At times, I felt as though I’d delved head-first into scenes reminiscent of Sex and the City, an exciting and whirwind adventure and even Sarah has no idea on where she’ll end up, or with whom. On the one hand, I could see the need to remain neutral, in order to not push any buttons or demand more than what she feels they’re willing to give her. Yet, on the other hand, she deserves more than just a “vacationship”, a word I’d never heard of until hearing it from Sarah!

The adventures are shrouded in fun and excitement, yet all good things come to an end, and what comes after that? That’s the question. I could see from Sarah’s experiences that she’s not entirely sure on what she wants, or what she needs, not to mention her worries and self doubts that creep in. She isn’t sure she’s enough for James, or maybe Josh won’t be enough for her. She has a hard time believing that either man would be interested in her, and this comes off as a really strong presence when she’s trying to appreciate and be in the moment with both of them. While we eventually learn what the right choice is for Sarah, we’re also watching her grow and change and evolve, as well. It’s so much more than Sarah’s romantic escapades.

Another strong character within A Sunset in Sydney are the gorgeous scenic moments the reader is introduced to, from the tropical backdrops of Hawaii, to the bright sunny skies of Sydney, with cool languished breezes in London, and beyond. It made me want to be there, or reminded me of my own adventures depending on where I’ve been in my life, in this case, Hawaii. The scenery was always another love for Sarah, the safety net who would never let her down. It was also nice to meet up with Cat again, Sarah’s sister and the main protagonist in the second book in the Holiday Romance series. I love it when we get to see former characters from other books, making it feel as though I get to reacquaint myself with an old friend. Ultimately, this was a fun read, and a welcome respite this summer!

Thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveler and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humor. She’s also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.

Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: Lucky's Beach

Today we are featuring Lucky's Beach by Shelley Noble. The cover looks so inviting and the story sounds fun and interesting. Thanks to William Morrow, we have THREE copies to give away!

Lucky’s Beach follows Julia Barlow, who wants more from her life than her staid teaching job. After being denied a much-coveted educational leave of absence, she feels she's stuck in her same, boring rut. When a trip to the beach with her oldest friends is immediately derailed by a phone call from her mother, Julia ends up at a surf shack on the Delaware coast, looking for her absent Uncle Lucky.

What was meant as a pit stop soon turns into a destination as a series of mishaps befalls the friends and Uncle Lucky still hasn't shown up. While trying to make the best of it, certain that he'll appear any day, Julia attempts to enjoy what's left of her summer vacation, especially if that includes a handsome, bespeckled bartender.

Shelley writes a heartfelt novel that takes her characters — and readers — through an emotional journey of love, sacrifice and the power of forgiveness.

Shelley Noble is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Whisper Beach and Beach Colors. Other titles include Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, Forever Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and four spin off novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she lives at the Jersey shore and loves to discover new beaches and indulge in her passion for lighthouses and vintage carousels. Shelley is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

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