Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meredith Schorr gives us a book "Hangover"...plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

If it hasn't been made clear enough already, I am a huge fan of Meredith Schorr's writing. Numerous novels of hers have been listed as my annual favorites, including Blogger Girl AND Novelista Girl (links are to my reviews). Her latest novel, Bridal Girl (reviewed here), is the third in this series. While it can be read as a stand-alone, it contains spoilers for the previous two novels. And you will definitely want to read those! Meredith also has a YA prequel for this series, Kim vs. the Mean Girl (link is my review). To celebrate her latest publication, Meredith has one print copy of Bridal Girl to give away! She is also sharing FIVE e-books of Kim vs. the Mean Girl with some lucky readers.

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 smart, sassy 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

Synopsis (may contain spoilers for previous two novels):
Sassy book blogger-turned-author, Kim Long, thought her life couldn't get any pinker when she received a two-book publishing deal and a marriage proposal in the same night.

If only she could drown out the conflicting opinions of her overzealous bridal party.

If only everyone would adore her first book--or she'd take her fiancé's advice and stop reading reviews.

If only her fiancé's past would remain there rather than threaten their future.

The pressure is on and the clock is ticking. Will Kim ever write "The End" on her sophomore novel? And will she and her fiancé make it down the aisle to say those two precious words: "I do?"

Put on your reading glasses, fill your champagne flute, and prepare to laugh with (and sometimes at) Kim as she rewrites her happy ending until it's worthy of five pink champagne flutes. (Adapted from Amazon.)

Bridal Girl is my eighth novel and my first book where a main character gets married. (Disclaimer: I’m not confirming that a character actually goes through with getting married in Bridal Girl—no spoilers—but it’s no secret that Kim Long and her fiancé are at least in the throes of planning their wedding in the book.) Perhaps it’s because I’ve never been married, and while I’ve played bridesmaid and Maid of Honor several times, I was either too young or lived too far away to take on a significant role in the wedding planning. Writing a book centered on a wedding was both a provocative change of pace and terrifying because I was not “writing what I know.”

While my experience writing about weddings is new, like most fans of romantic comedy, I have a long history of watching them play out on the big screen. The kind folks at Chick Lit Central asked me to list my top five romantic movies where a wedding takes center stage. You might not agree with my choices, and there was much internal debate before I narrowed them down, but here’s where I landed:

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2. My Best Friend’s Wedding
3. Bridesmaids
4. Father of the Bride
5. The Hangover

I chose these over so many other great films because I watch them each time they are on television as opposed to other movies I enjoyed once or twice, but have less desire to watch again and again. And why is this? Because they are hilarious as well as sappy. Who doesn’t enjoy a film where you laugh as much as you cry? (Disclaimer 2: I can’t remember any “sappy” parts of The Hangover, but it doesn’t matter because a) I ugly-laughed from minute one through the closing credits and b) Bradley Cooper is delicious.) Seriously, folks: “Put some Windex on it,” really bad karaoke, “Don’t forget to fasten your condom,” Mike Tyson and a tiger, embarrassing loss of bowel control. It doesn’t get much funnier than this.

In closing, like my taste in movies, I favor my romantic novels with a super-sized serving of laughter. I set out to write Bridal Girl with this intention and hope I succeeded.

Thanks to Meredith for sharing her favorite wedding movies with us and for sharing her books with our readers.

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Janine said...

I really don't have one favorite wedding theme movie. I have a bunch that all rank as favorites, 27 Dresses, Brides Maids, The Wedding Singer, and Wedding Crashers, just to name a few.

Meredith said...

Thank you for having me on Chick Lit Central, Melissa! Always fun to be here :)

Kelley B said...

I loved Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts!!

StephTheBookworm said...

Wedding Crashers is my pick!

Rita Wray said...

Runaway Bride because I like Julia Roberts.

RD said...

Runaway Bride

traveler said...

The Wedding Singer is my favorite.

diannekc said...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of my favorite movies.

Jessica said...

Wedding Crashers

dstoutholcomb said...

Runaway Bride


susieqlaw said...

My Bestfriend’s Wedding

holdenj said...

I always enjoy 27 Dresses and The Wedding Singer.

Kate Vocke said...

Bride Wars!

Linda Kish said...

My Best Friend's Wedding.

Mary Preston said...

Four Weddings and a Funeral is loads of fun.

arletta said...

27 Dresses is my favourite. Lots of weddings in that movie.

Linda Foust said...

Father of the Bride

bn100 said...

no fav

Anna loomis Russell said...

Wedding crashers would love paperback 😊