Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meredith Schorr's dream date...plus a book giveaway

Today we are celebrating the publication of Meredith Schorr's latest novel, The Boyfriend Swap (reviewed here). It's been described as The Holiday meets The Proposal.

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing romantic comedy and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit Meredith at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meredith is here today to talk about her ideal night on the town. Since Melissa A is a huge fan of her novels, she is going to send one of Meredith's previous e-books to a lucky reader. They're all awesome, so it will be hard for anyone to choose!

First meet Robyn Lane. She’s always dated struggling creative types, including her current squeeze (Perry, an actor). For this year’s Chrismukkah celebration, her parents would love her to bring someone stable, reliable, steadily employed. You know, with health insurance and a 401(k).

Now let’s meet Sidney Bellows. Her parents already plan her professional life (she’s an attorney at her father’s law firm). If she brings her current boyfriend (Will, an attorney) to the family Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have their wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.

Leave it to a mutual friend (and copious amounts of wine) to find a playful solution: Swap those boyfriends, fool the parents, and enjoy the holidays. It’s perfect! Robyn can show off a successful attorney boyfriend, and Sidney’s high-society family won’t ring those wedding bells when they meet a flaky actor beau.

The fun isn’t in the theory, it’s in the practice.

Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years. Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe.

Fool the parents? Enjoy the holidays? Swapping boyfriends never sounded so good or went so bad. Take time to read this one. It’s like Christmas in July. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger at Chick Lit Central to celebrate the release of my holiday romantic comedy, The Boyfriend Swap!

Melissa asked me to describe a perfect night out. Ideally, I’d spend it with my boyfriend. The date would commence in late afternoon/early evening while it was still light outside. The weather would be perfect—sunny and brisk with low humidity. We’d start off doing something outdoors, like walking through Central Park or browsing shops in the West Village. When we got tired, we’d dip into a cozy café or bar and talk over a bottle of wine. Once we worked up an appetite, we’d head to a restaurant, particularly one conducive to sharing food and where the service isn’t rushed. We’d both put our phones away for the entirety of the meal and focus on each other. After dinner, we’d consider going out for live music, but we’d decide to head home and…well, you know.

Sounds divine, right?

Unfortunately, there are several reasons the above-described ideal night out can’t happen. First, I’m currently single. Where’s my boyfriend? No idea. Also, I’ve been put on a restricted diet for tummy issues and most ingredients in the best sharable “small plates” are currently prohibited. As far as wine, I’m allowed only a single glass at a time. Finally, I’m exhausted from releasing one novel, completing edits on another, and working a full-time day job as a paralegal. A perfect night “out” would actually be a quiet night “in.”

This Saturday, you’ll probably find me in front of the television and watching a Hallmark movie over take-out Chinese and a bottle of Tito’s. (Steamed shrimp/veggies with rice are allowed on my diet. So is vodka!)

Thanks to Meredith for visiting with us!

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Meredith said...

Thank you Melissa and Chick Lit Central for letting me share my ideal night out, and for giving away a book/sharing your review of THE BOYFRIEND SWAP. You're the best!

Janine said...

I honestly can't remember the last time I had a night out. It must have been a few years ago.

Storm992472 said...

Wow last night out hmm...I guess I don't remember it's been so long. Thank you for the chance.

susieqlaw said...

Happy Book Birthday, Meredith!

bn100 said...

last week

dstoutholcomb said...

couple of weeks ago.


diannekc said...

My last night out was on Sunday.

Shannon S said...

We try to get out 1 night a week. Thanks for the giveaway and fun blog post!