Thursday, August 10, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Déjà Glitch

We are so excited that Holly James has a new surreal rom-com that is now available. The Déjà Glitch sounds like a fun take of the Groundhog Day theme that has appeared in some novels over the past few years. Melissa has this in her five-book pile and can't wait to read it! Especially since she loved Nothing But the Truth (see her review). Thanks to Dutton, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Gemma Peters is doing fine. She’s making a name for herself in the L.A. music biz as a radio producer. She’s got a ride-or-die best friend in Lila, and she gets to come home to Rex, her loving Labrador, every night. But ever since her rock star ex-boyfriend used her to get a record deal from her rock legend dad, she’s made a “no musicians” rule when it comes to dating that’s becoming more like a “no dating” rule, period.
So, when Gemma crashes (literally) into Jack one Thursday morning, at first she feels like fate might finally be doing her a favor. After all this guy is cute and, wait, is she imagining it, or is he staring a little too deeply into her eyes? And how does he know her name? Even harder to explain is the funny feeling of déjà vu she gets every time she looks at him. It’s not at all like Gemma to kiss a man and forget him completely, so then how can she explain the dreamlike memory of his lips on hers?
The truth is this is no ordinary Thursday. Not for them. In fact, they’ve lived this day over and over for months. And while Gemma has been totally oblivious to the time loop, Jack has been agonizingly aware of every single iteration. Luckily, Jack has a theory to bring his own personal Groundhog Day to an end. And it’s simple. Before the day is over, he just has to get Gemma to fall in love with him. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

"If Love, Actually and Groundhog Day had a child, it would be this sweet rom-com of a novel about how moving forward sometimes means starting over and over again until you get it right.”
— Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Deja Glitch is a triumphly charming novel that will delight readers with its Groundhog Day-esque antics. Trust us, this is one day you'll enjoy re-living again and again!"
— Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of Forever Hold Your Peace

"Holly James's sophomore novel is an utterly charming romantic comedy that made me believe in time loops, magic, and second (make that one hundred and forty seventh) chances. With a unique twist on the time loop trope, The Deja Glitch is ripe with swoony romance, enviable platonic friendships, and emotional vulnerability. My cheeks ache from smiling so hard. An absolute gem of a book!"
— Meredith Schorr, author of Someone Just Like You

Credit: Ariel Blandford
Holly James
holds a PhD in psychology and has worked in both academia and the tech industry. She loves telling stories with big hearts and a touch of magic. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and dog. Her debut, Nothing But the Truth, was published in 2022.

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Toni Laliberte said...

I was sitting at my kitchen table doing my checkbook and was listening to old country music, when my phone rang and before I even looked to see who it was, I knew it would be my sister. The whole moment felt like deja vu. It was pretty surreal.

Jess R said...

I recently met a lady that I am convinced I have known before or something, but my gosh..every time I interact with her I feel like I have done this before!

Mary C said...

I walked into a house a friend was considering purchasing and felt I had been there before.

Nancy P said...

I have these feelings pretty often.

Anonymous said...

Susieqlaw: none lately.

diannekc said...

Getting together with my cousins and remembering when we all got together years ago, but we were all much younger.

Mary Preston said...

I know I have such moments, but nothing I can recall.

Lisa D said...

I've had several déjà vu moments over the years but I can't recall the precise nature of them.

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Mary Patricia Bird said...

I can't think of a time I have experienced deja vu.