Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Chantel Guertin is an a book giveaway

We are pleased to welcome Chantel Guertin back to CLC. She visited us back when we first started in 2010, so we have a lot to catch up on. As soon as Melissa saw her latest novel, Instamom, she knew she just had to read it. She loved it and has a five-star review to share. Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Chantel Guertin is a bestselling author, brand ambassador, and Toronto-based beauty expert whose own life story reflects elements of Instamom. She has been the first-ever beauty editor at ELLE CANADA and a founding editor at THE KIT. Currently, she is the beauty expert on Canada's number-one daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show, and runs Ghost Bureau, a content marketing agency based out of Toronto, with her husband.

Visit Chantel online:

In this #funny, #wise, #emotionally compelling look at modern love and finding your true path, a proudly kid-free influencer meets the ultimate #dealbreaker . . .

It’s the influencer’s golden rule: know your niche. Kit Kidding has found hers on Instagram, where she gets paid to promote brands and share expertly curated posts about her fun, fabulous, child-free life. Kit likes kids just fine, but she passionately believes that women who choose not to become mothers shouldn’t have to face guilt. Or judgement. Or really hot chefs who turn out to be single dads.
Will MacGregor is aggravating, sexy, persistent, averse to social media, and definitely a bad idea. As soon as Kit learns his parenting status, she vows to put their scorching one-night stand behind her and move on. But Will and Kit are thrown together on an Instagram campaign, and the more time she spends with him—and his whip-smart, eight-year-old daughter, Addie—the more difficult it is to stay away, much less sustain what Will so cleverly calls her “Resting Beach Face.” 

Kit’s picture-perfect career path is suddenly clashing with the possibility of a different future—messy, complicated, and real. Which life does she truly want? Will she have to re-invent herself? And will love still be waiting by the time she figures it out?
(Courtesy of Amazon)

"Chantel Guertin's Instamom is the #InstaFun rom-com you need right now: witty and spirited, with a modern love story that satisfies thanks to a charming meet-cute and timely insights. Pitch-perfect, sexy and smart! #LovedIt."
 —Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

"Instamom has it all: a heroine you'll wish you were friends with, a male lead you'll want to date, and a cast of characters that make this smart, refreshing story about love and life choices truly shine. Chantel Guertin made me laugh, she made me swoon, she made me obsessively turn pages—but she also made me think deeply about how our pasts shape our futures, and how change takes courage. Perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Emily Henry, this is the book you'll be telling all your friends to read next!" 
—Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of Lucky

"Fun, romantic, and thought-provoking, Instamom explores a woman's journey to discover what she needs as opposed to what she always thought she wanted. Chantel Guertin's characters are so endearing and compelling, and the story is full of joy, hope, and inspiration. A perfect escape read that will also empower you to reach for your dreams." 
—Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
I love whenever I hear someone laughed and cried. 
What is something you've learned from writing your previous novels that you applied to Instamom?

Every book needs a good hook! Before I really started writing Instamom I made sure that my heroine had a really strong problem she needed to solve.   
If Instamom were made into a movie, what are some songs that would be on the soundtrack?
“Hannah Sun” by Lomelda
“Kissing in the Rain” by Soccer Mommy
“Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers
“Saw You in a Dream” by The Japanese House
“Traitor” by Olivia Rodrigo
“Evermore” by Bon Iver & Taylor Swift
Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
My husband and I are watching Bridgerton together. I went to Bath to research my new novel (where Bridgerton was filmed) and took a Bridgerton tour, which was super fun to see the spots in the show (and some of the bloopers).  
What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?
I always thought of myself as a planner, but the pandemic made me realize I actually don’t like having to plan out every second of every day. With no sports practices or lessons to get the kids to, there were often no plans for days on end, and I loved that. It was so nice to know that we could all eat dinner together at 6 p.m.  
What is your go-to refreshment in the summer?
Rosé. I try not to drink it all day though 😉

Thanks to Chantel for visiting with us and to Kathleen Carter Communications for sharing her book with our readers.

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Jeanna said...

I like posting about the books I read!

traveler said...

Being kind and helpful to many. I don't have an instagram account.

Kerry said...

This looks so fun!

Mary Patricia Bird said...

Hopefully as a published author some day... soon??

fredamans said...

I use my IG to mainly post books and family.

Jessica said...

I like posting pictures of my dog.

diannekc said...

I don't post much on Instagram, but I do follow a few different sites.

Mary Preston said...

I don't do social media. I'd hate to be famous.

Linda Kish said...

I don't post on instagram. I do follow a few people though. I don't follow very closely. I'm not much for social media.

bn100 said...

no to both

Rita Wray said...

I don't post on instagram and I don't care to be famous.

Anita Yancey said...

I do have an instagram account, but I have on desire to become famous online.

rubynreba said...

Just post an occasional picture.