Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spending a cozy night in...plus a book giveaway

Wouldn't you love to receive advice from your favorite celebrity? Libby Lomax, the heroine of Lucy Holliday's "A Night In" series, has three special "visitors" when she's facing trouble in her career and love life. Thanks to HarperCollins, we have a set of all three novels to give away!


A Night In with Audrey Hepburn

Unlucky in love, failed actress Libby Lomax has retreated into the world of classic movies, where the immortal lives of the screen goddesses offer so much more in the way of romance than her own life.

Enter Audrey Hepburn.

After a terrible day on the set of a cult TV sci-fi series where she has proved herself to be the antithesis of feminine poise and embarrassed herself in front of heartthrob actor Dillon O’Hara, Libby settles in for her trillionth viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Relaxing on her battered old couch, pondering where her life went wrong, Libby is stunned to find actual Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn sitting beside her. Dressed in her little black dress, wearing her trademark sunglasses, Audrey proffers advice to the hapless Libby between ladylike puffs on her vintage cigarette holder.

And so, Audrey becomes Libby’s confidante and friend – but has Libby got what it takes to turn her life from a Turkey to a Blockbuster? With a little bit of Audrey Hepburn magic, she might just pull it off.

A Night In with Marilyn Monroe

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Libby Lomax, not only is she dating the hottest man on the planet, but there now seems to be a decent career alternative on offer to the failed actress one that she seemed unable to escape. She can hardly believe that life is finally turning around.

But her optimism seems short-lived when she realizes that Dillon O’Hara is about as far away from steady boyfriend material as one can get. Then, when another uninvited guest, in the form of Marilyn Monroe, turns up on her ancient sofa, Libby finds she would willingly bite her own arm off for a return to normality. Libby doubts that Marilyn is really the right person to offer her relationship advice, but perhaps she should listen up, before it’s too late…

A Night In with Grace Kelly

Fate has got it in for Libby Lomax. She realised, far too late, that the actual "Love of Her Life" is now in love with the so-nice-it-hurts, Tash, and it looks like her happy ending is completely out of reach.

Things start looking up when she, quite literally, runs into the completely gorgeous Joel. Libby discovers that there is more to Joel than his six-pack, not least, the incredible fact that he honestly believes he has found his fairy tale princess in her.

And if this wasn’t enough, an unwanted guest shows up on Libby’s enchanted sofa; Grace Kelly, wearing her iconic wedding dress and convinced that Libby is figment of her imagination. But one thing that Grace doesn’t believe in is fairy tales. Grace believes that if you really want something, then you’ve got to make it happen yourself; words which give Libby hope that happy endings aren’t just for fairy tale princesses…

Lucy Holliday is married with a daughter and lives in Wimbledon. She is overly invested in Disney movies. Follow her on Twitter.

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29 comments:

Janine said...

I honestly don't think I would want advice from any of the newer celebrities. I prefer the older ones. And the ones listed in the featured books are some of my favorites. I definitely need to read these books.

Aire para respirar said...

There's quite a famous teacher (César Bona) in my country who has been nominated for the Global Teacher Prize, and I would like to ask him how he gets on with his method, where he gets the inspiration and the strength

StephTheBookworm said...

I saw Emilia Clarke last year in Me Before You and thought she seemed so funny and witty. Not sure if she's new or not, but that was the first time I saw her. I would love to chat with her!

traveler said...

I would not care for advice from any new celebrities at all. I admire the older and mature ones with integrity.

cindy roesel said...

Sounds cute. RE: Advice. Eat the meat, spit out the bones!

Gina R said...

Sounds like fun! Can you imagine having a your own personal celeb confidant? Thanks for the chance!

Gina R said...

As for whom I'd choose, ooh... tough choice, but I'm not as versed in any newbies on the scene I would listen to. 😕

Linda Kish said...

Maybe Helen Mirren, she's close to my age. I think she might have some valuable information.

Dianne Casey said...

I really can't think of any new actors that I admire enough to seek advice from. I think the stats from Big Bang would be fun to talk to, but actors live a totally different life than we do and I don't know how helpful theirs advice would be. Love the synopsis of the books and would enjoy reading about the iconic stars of the past.

Dianne Casey said...

I really can't think of any new actors that I admire enough to seek advice from. I think the stats from Big Bang would be fun to talk to, but actors live a totally different life than we do and I don't know how helpful theirs advice would be. Love the synopsis of the books and would enjoy reading about the iconic stars of the past.

rubynreba said...

I'm sorry but I can't think of anyone I would take advice from!

Katie Lahey said...

I don't really know a lot of the newer celebrities as I tend to prefer the older stars and I don't watch a lot of today's movies, shows, etc. Although, I'd love to have the ability to get some advice from Katherine Hepburn.

Mary Preston said...

I wouldn't trust their advice actually.

Seasidebooknook@yahoo.com said...

Agree with other - none. Prefer the "experienced" ones. Seaside Book Nook

Jenn C. said...

Emma Roberts.

djnbjnon said...

It is very hard to seek advice from a celebrity because they live in an entirely different world. If I had to pick it would be someone from the music world because my son is a drummer and trying to get into the music industry. I would only ask advice about music.

Elizabeth Glenn said...

I'd like advice from Adele. Or just be her bestie!! I'd love to borrow her clothes!!

Melanie Backus said...

No advice please.

Mary Evelyn said...

Yikes! Advice from a celeb? Hair & makeup advice definitely. Maybe a few travel tips. And, I certainly can't think of any advice a celebrity could offer to me that good ole Mom can't dole out herself. Ok Wait! I'm totally renovating a cottage home my husband and I purchased. Perhaps Johanna & Chip Gaines could head on over to my house for a look-see. 😬

Grandma Cootie said...

Tough question. Not sure I would really want advice from Audrey, Marilyn or Grace, but with a new celebrity it would be like getting advice from one of my grandchildren. Ewww for them and me.

Diana said...

I really can't think of any new celebrity that I admire enough to take advice from.

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Rita Wray said...

I would not want any advice from any of them.

Tatum Rangel said...

Honestly, I don't follow up on new celebrities, let alone celebrity stories, so I can't think of any.

Bube said...

Honestly, I don't know :D

Summer said...

Maybe Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star/creator, Rachel Bloom, her writing is just so sharp and incisive, so I'm guessing she'd have something intelligent to say.

bn100 said...

none

susieqlaw said...

I cannot think of a new celebrity. However, I would love to talk with Oprah who became a new Weight Watchers celebrity since 2015.

Patricia said...

I can't even think of a new (2015-2016 vintage) celebrity --- and I'm not sure I'd even want advice from one even if I could.

tarafarah7 said...

I've been sitting FOREVER thinking about a new celebrity I would like to get advice from...I cannot even think of anyone who began their days of fame in 2015, 2016, or 2017 besides children or dogs, perhaps!?!! I can think of people who are considered heroes or those who are looked up to for various reasons in that time frame, but not celebs. However, I'm not stopping here! I'm going to keep thinking and repost before the deadline!:-) Tick...Tock...I know....hehee!