Thursday, September 13, 2012

Books of the Week - September 13th

Thanks for checking out our newest feature...Books of the Week! There are seven of us and we can't keep up with the many review requests we receive, even though we'd love to read everything sent our way. Therefore, we have decided to give some books their time in the spotlight and introduce you to them through this new blog feature. We will be featuring two books a week. We hope you will take the time to check these books out. (Click the titles to find them on Amazon.) If you read them and want to write a guest blogger review for us, please e-mail us and we'll be glad to work with you!

Authors: We will let you know whether or not we'll be able to review your book upon your request, and hope you'll be interested in this feature as an alternative.

"The Dinner Party"
By Jenny Ladner Brenner

Lainie Silver isn’t jealous. Regardless of what her nagging mother and overpaid therapist might say. So what if her oldest friend-turned-frenemy, Miya, is a celebrity make-up artist with endless good press, a loft in Tribeca, and impossibly shiny hair? So what if Lainie is stuck in professional purgatory and a disastrous (albeit disease-free) dating life? Jealousy definitely isn’t why Lainie sleeps with Miya’s husband after hosting a dinner party of overcooked sea bass and tension sliced extra thick. Especially since Lainie can’t even stand Jake. Especially after eight minutes of mediocre sex. THE DINNER PARTY tells the story of Lainie’s resolve to stash her secret, wangle a new career, and land a man of her own without ever having to set the table again.

Against the backdrop of occasional bad decisions (alas: been there, slept with that), with guilty angst and acerbic wit as her must-have accessories, Lainie searches for her version of happiness—preferably six-feet tall with most of its hair. But is finding love enough to keep a marriage, a friendship, and Lainie’s sanity intact?

"The Dinner Party" is $2.99 for Kindle.


By Meagan Bridges

Maggie Mckenzie loves random facts, as a documentary researcher, she's made them her life. She's utterly fascinated and delighted by facts such as blowing smoke up ones bottom was once actually a technique to save a drowning victims or how your brain reacts to rejection.

Maggie is comforted by this knowledge, especially now that she has been dumped by her boyfriend, Conner. Her adventurous mother inspires her, her friends support her, her socially awkward coworker attempts encouraging her, and Maggie tries to figure it all out.

Meagan Bridges can be found on Twitter.

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