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It's not a true blogoversary celebration without the ladies who inspired Chick Lit Central with their fabulous blog, originally known as Chick Lit is Not Dead. Not only are Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke amazing on "screen," even when they're showing their #reallife selves, but they're also sweet, funny, and down-to-earth in person. It's instantly easy to see their camaraderie as long-time best friends. If you haven't had a chance to meet them yet, try to see them when they come to a town near you! (This time around, it's mainly Illinois and California, but if you live in a nearby state and can find a way to see them, you won't regret it!) I got to see them again recently and it was even more fun the second time around.
Today, they're here to throw a fabulous party for their latest novel, The Status of All Things, which comes out on Tuesday. According to them, "this book seems like it would relish in the spotlight (provided that lighting was good, of course!)." You might recall that their previous novel, Your Perfect Life, was on my 2014 favorites list. Needless to say, I devoured "Status," and can't wait to share my review with you sometime soon. They have a way with writing surreal stories that make me feel like the situations could actually happen. Not to mention, I'm still convinced that they share one brain. Their writing flows so naturally that you can't tell that two people are behind the story.
One lucky party guest from the US or Canada will go home with a copy of The Status of All Things for their reading enjoyment. They also have a special giveaway going on over at Facebook.
Visit Liz and Lisa at their website, Facebook, and Twitter.
The list of celebs we’d love to see at our STATUS party is endless. But we can tell you Reese Witherspoon would be at the top of it because we have a huge crush on her. We love that she’s delving into the book world and taking wonderful books (like Gone Girl, Luckiest Girl Alive) and making them into fabulous movies. It’s a huge win for all authors!
Where is it being held?
SoCal! Not only are we both from there, both YOUR PERFECT LIFE and THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS are based there. So we like to pay homage in our novels to the place that, no matter where we live, we will always call home. Specifically, we have a favorite rooftop bar in Laguna that sits on top of the La Casa Del Camino hotel where we would host it. It’s casual, yet chic. And the ocean is there as a backdrop.
Prepare to show your true selves...
The theme would be #reallife in honor of our recent campaign to “tell it like it REALLY is” on Facebook and other social media.
Show up thirsty:
We’d invent a drink, for sure! We’d call it the #hashtag! And it would be in honor of Hawaii where the book begins. We’re thinking vodka, more vodka with splashes of pineapple, cranberry and club soda.
Who's on stage?
Bruno Mars is performing, of course! And we’re hoping (since it’s our party) that he’ll pull us up on stage. And maybe hug us. Tightly.
You ALL get a virtual parting gift:
Oh, and the night wouldn’t be complete without a little magic, right? Like Kate in THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS, we’ll be handing out one free Facebook status wish—where you’ll have the power to change your life. But as Kate would probably tell you, use it wisely.
Thanks to Liz and Lisa for visiting with us and sharing their book with our readers.
~Introduction by Melissa Amster
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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends June 2nd at midnight EST.