#BookReview: Natalie’s Getting Married by Rosa Temple

March 17, 2016 by  
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Reviewer: Christy

I received a review copy

natalie's getting marriedSummary:

Career minded, Natalie Spencer, had never been in love. She could never understand what all the fuss was about. But when she met Jackson Humphries during Fresher’s Week at university, that all changed.
Utterly infatuated, Natalie quickly discovers the meaning of love and, before she knows it, she’s heading up the aisle – for the first time, that is.
This is a tale about four wedding dresses, a runaway groom and a girl who got so carried away, she couldn’t see true love staring her right in the face.

Review:

Natalie fell head over infatuation with Jackson as soon as she laid eyes on him during her freshman year of college. While admiring him from afar, she found herself chatting with Gabriel – an older university student who quickly would become her best friend. When Jackson finally notices Natalie sitting alone in the cafeteria, she finds out that he, too, has been admiring her. Their relationship blossoms, he proposes, and despite his mother’s opinion, Jackson and Natalie are planning a wedding.

But then…things change. Being left at the alter, Natalie vows to avoid another relationship for a while, and she chooses to focus on her photography career. As she grows and matures, the only constant thing in her life from her university days is Gabriel. Their friendship is put on hold as Gabe travels the world with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Natalie is left to rebuild her life after Jackson – and the wedding that didn’t happen.

Down the street from her photography studio, Liam owns a vintage record shop. A chance meeting between them changes her mind about relationships and she trusts her instincts and agrees to go out with him. As their relationship grows, Natalie finds herself falling in love with a man who is perfect – buy may not be perfect for her. For the second time, a wedding is planned and another last minute surprise at the alter leaves Natalie unmarried yet again.

Natalie wants to be part of a couple so bad that she can’t see love that’s been right in front of her since her freshers day at university. But it may be too late for her and the one man who’s been there for her the whole time. Twice, Gabe has tried to blow caution to Natalie and her quick decisions to get married. When he finds that she’s engaged (twice!), he decided he can’t wait on her forever and moves forward with his own relationships.

Will love bring them back together in the end, or does Natalie’s rush for love leave no room for true love?

This was a great read by Rosa Temple. Fast paced and full of surprises, Natalie’s Getting Married was a true enjoyment to read!

5 Stars

 


#BookReview: Looking for Wonderland by Jane Ainslie

October 28, 2015 by  
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Reviewer: Christy

I received a review copy

looking for wonderlandSummary:

Welcome to the world of Alice.

At forty-four, she’s a nurse who is burnt to a crisp by her job, has a family which makes dysfunctional look normal, and thinks valium should be handed out like lollies.

Alice knows things have to change.

Calling on her two best friends for advice, they decide to try and find their purpose in life.

Alice hopes Pilates, yoga, and Oprah The DVD Box Set, may have some answers.

Or does Dr. Botha, the hospital’s Infectious Disease Consultant, hold the key to Alice’s future?

As things begin to look brighter, a life changing event sends Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, leaving her to wonder if she has missed her chances for happiness.

Will she ever find her Wonderland?

Review:

Looking For Wonderland was a cute, fast, funny read.
As a nurse myself, I had several laugh-out-loud moments as Alice found herself in nursing situations that every nurse has been in. She says things that we all think, even if we don’t actually say them out loud. This alone made this book worth the read, but it’s actually a good storyline and full of fun. In a relationship with a man who isn’t quite on the same page as her, Alice finds herself constantly running into a new doctor from the ED while working her shift at the hospital. The supporting characters only add to the funny moments, and although I’m a slow reader, I read this book in 2 days. Once I started, I had to finish it and couldn’t put it down. I recommend this to anyone who’s a nurse and likes to read, laugh, and is looking for a cute, light hearted story to get lost in.

I liked the way Ms. Ainslie writes and will definitely read more of her books in the future.

 4 stars


Novel Spotlight & Excerpt: Rock Star’s Girl by Jennifer Farwell #ChickLit

Rock Stars GirlAbout the Book

Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she’s taken on to keep her business—a popular fashion-snark website—up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal. 

While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it’s a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster—personally and professionally. To save the website and writing career she’s made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind.


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Excerpt

“Are you looking for another date?” Jesse’s voice came from behind her.

She brushed aside a lock of her hair and turned around to look at him. “Nah, I was going to give you about thirty more seconds. After that, you might have been history.”

This is going to be trouble, she thought, taking him in, and she had little doubt that he knew it too. Dressed in a black button-down shirt, casually distressed jeans, and black leather boots, his dark hair perfectly in place, he exuded confidence and charm.

“I would have been crushed if someone had stolen you away.” He flashed her the easy grin that always made her smile and reached for her hand. Together, they walked the few steps over to where the hostess stood, near the restaurant’s entrance.

They were seated at a quiet corner table, given a cozy feel by the glow of white tea lights. Emily always looked forward to having dinner here with Jesse during the few times a year he made it out to L.A. She knew she was silly to think of it as their place, but sitting across from him at the table, studying his face in the flickering candlelight, she liked the idea that any outside observer might think they were a couple enjoying a romantic dinner for two.

“So what do you think?” he asked her, scanning the dinner menu he held in his hands.

“Hmm?” She blinked and tried to pull her thoughts into the present moment. “About what?”

“Dinner.” He looked up at her and grinned. “Or you could just keep staring at me like that. It’s kind of hot.”

She flushed. “I wasn’t staring at you. I was just…” She paused for a moment, searching for a word. “Thinking,” she finished.

He raised his eyebrows. “I’d do a lot of things to hear those thoughts.”

Same old Jesse, she thought. He probably practiced being seductive even while talking in his sleep.

“Hey now,” she protested. “I’m a girl, if you’ve forgotten. I’m sure my thoughts are pretty much never what you think they are.”

“Well, that’s a shame,” he said, the slightest hint of a smirk appearing on his lips. “So what were they, then?”

She ignored his question and picked up her menu. “Are you up for sushi rolls tonight?” she asked, positioning the menu to conceal her face.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Which ones do you feel like?”

“Definitely the salmon roll. I’ve been craving it since the last time I was here.”

“Isn’t salmon an aphrodisiac?” he asked. She lowered her menu to look at him. He raised his eyebrows again.

I was definitely right about tonight being trouble, she thought, suspecting she would have to phrase her answer carefully. “Since when do you even know what that word means?” she teased, hoping to steer the conversation in another direction before it got out of hand, as conversations with Jesse often did.

“I can see you’re impressed,” he said. She detected a note of mischief in his voice. “Do you know what other word I know?”

“Can’t even begin to guess, but go ahead, Webster’s.” She did her best to sound disinterested, but she steeled herself for what was coming.

“Pheromones.”

“Sure you do. Use it in a sentence.” She set her menu down on the table.

“Your hair smells amazing. The scent is almost as powerful as pheromones.” A look of triumph spread across his face.

She felt her mouth twitch and coughed to cover up a laugh. “I’d bet my dinner that Cole taught you that one to help you pick up girls.”

Cole Brooklyn was the lead singer of Ashes of Brooklyn and Jesse’s best friend. He was also Jesse’s wingman when it came to hitting on women, as Emily had witnessed on a few occasions.

“Why? I can’t be pretty and smart?” Jesse countered, a little too loudly. A middle-aged woman seated at the table next to them looked over and giggled.

“You said it, not me,” she replied, ignoring their audience.

“What?”

She shook her head, but she was smiling. “Have you ever heard the term ‘guitarded?’”

He put a hand over his heart, his face contorted into a pained expression as if she’d wounded him. “You have so much animosity toward musicians, Em. Or is that being directed to all guys in general?”

“Would it make you feel better if it was?” she asked, raising her wine glass to her lips.

He studied her for a moment, then a look of realization settled across his face. “You’re not getting any, are you?”

She was thankful that she hadn’t yet begun swallowing her sip of wine. It gave her time to compose her thoughts and let the drops of liquid slide down her throat without choking on them.

“Getting any what?” Leave it to Jesse to bring this up.

“As if you’re twelve.” His expression reminded Emily of a tiger waiting to pounce. From experience she knew he probably was, since his favorite pastime seemed to be interrogating her about her love life. For some reason she was never prepared with witty answers.

“No really. That’s quite the question there, Mr. Cinder. Getting any what?” Her hazel eyes shone with a defiant look that dared him to put what he was thinking into words.

“Affection.” He kept his eyes fixed on her.

“Define affection,” she challenged, feeling the heat rising in her cheeks.

“Hmm. You’re blushing quite madly, Miss Em.”

“I’m not blushing!” she said. “I’m just warm. The candles are throwing heat over here.”

He didn’t even try to conceal his smirk. “Uh-huh. Tea lights are definitely a raging inferno. Let’s see if I can take a guess here.”

“Jesse.” She could see that the woman at the next table was watching them again.

“Sounds like this is a touchy subject,” he said. “Three months, then?”

“I’m not answering this.”

Author Bio:

Jennifer Farwell has been writing since the day she picked up a navy blue Crayola as a toddler and began scribbling on her parents’ freshly painted white walls. She’s the author of SEVEN WEEKS TO FOREVER and ROCK STAR’S GIRL. When not writing novels, she can often be found at a Kundalini yoga class, cheering on the L.A. Kings during hockey season, or curled up with a good book. Her love of storytelling led to completing a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, both from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She grew up in Thunder Bay, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Pico.

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#BookReview: The OMG Test by Pippa Franks #ChickLit

June 4, 2015 by  
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Reviewer: Annie

I received a review copy

the omg testSummary:

Like Jane Austen’s Emma, Olivia Daly can’t resist the urge to meddle, but her Bridget Jones touch means things usually go awry.

Shop manager Olivia’s well-intentioned interfering stems from a fear of change. When friends talk of leaving, she quakes in her stilettos (or sensible work shoes). These shoes must stay a step ahead to prevent this from happening.

Commitment is not at the top of Olivia’s ‘To Do List’. However, four friends with learning difficulties, dubbed ‘Olivia’s Misunderstood Gang’ (OMG), think otherwise. They devise a test for potential boyfriend/husband candidates. Olivia approves of the test, with the intention of using it to find ideal – and more importantly, – local matches for best friends Jasmine, Melissa and Sebastian.

When enigmatic shop-fitter Connor gate-crashes her life and heart, Olivia conscientiously puts him through The OMG Test, ‘for anyone who may be interested,’ refusing to admit how she feels.

As the test progresses, Connor passes each aspect with flying colours.Yet he does appear to be hiding something. But unless it’s a wife and kids, does it warrant a fail? After all, there’s no such thing as the perfect man…even women aren’t perfect all the time…

Review:

Step aside Bridget Jones; there is a new single lady on the scene in search of her perfect match!  This book is just as witty, with more characters to fall in love with and cheer on!

Olivia Daly is a single woman looking for a good man, and she is going to use a test to do so; called “The OMG Test”, which refers to her group of friends with learning disabilities.  The OMG stands for “Olivia’s Misunderstood Gang”…So, it is a test that they devise together.  From the very beginning of the book, you will know that a man named Connor will be put to this test.  Will he pass or fail?  Is he the man that she is meant to be with?

Is this test an appropriate measure of a man?  That was my main question from the beginning.

Pippa Franks writes with a lot of excitement.  You can see it jumping off of the page!!  Every moment I was reading this story I felt the energy each character had, and her character building was very entertaining.

This story has it all, it is funny, tear-jerking at times and all engrossing.  It is about relationships of all kinds from Friendships to family…to love.  I was rather impressed!  Her banter was much like that of Helen Fielding’s stories, which I adore and can read over and over.

Pippa Franks has a new fan. ME.

4.5 Stars


#BookReview: Twin Piques by Tracie Banister #ChickLit

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

twin piquesSummary:

Forensic accountant Sloane Tobin and kooky pet psychic Willa may have the same face, but that’s the only thing these identical twins have in common.

How she can read the hearts and minds of animals has always been a mystery to Willa, and her rotten luck with men is equally baffling. Although she’s been looking for “The One” for what feels like forever (A teenage marriage to a French mime and dating a guy named Spider seemed like good ideas at the time!), optimistic Willa refuses to give up on love. When she meets Brody, the handsome rose expert hired to save her grandmother’s garden, she’s instantly smitten, but why does he keep sending her mixed signals? Does he return her feelings, or is their attraction all in her fanciful head?

Unlike her twin, Sloane has zero interest in romance. Her passion is her job, where she uses her gift for numbers to take down slimy embezzlers and asset-hiding spouses. When she’s assigned two high profile cases, Sloane feels confident the promotion she’s been angling for is within her grasp. But will her plan to climb the corporate ladder be thwarted by difficult clients, her co-worker-with-benefits, or – most surprisingly of all – her own sister? And how’s she supposed to stay focused on the drama at work when her childhood friend, Gav, moves in next door and the spark between them becomes impossible to ignore?

To get what they both want, can Willa and Sloane band together and rely on each other’s strengths? Or will their differences drive them apart once and for all?

Review:

When reading this blurb, I knew without a doubt that I was going to love this book. I mean – a pet psychic? Yes, please! That alone seriously had me hooked, but I knew I was going to get a fun and funny chick lit story from Tracie Banister as well. I wasn’t wrong, folks – I absolutely loved it! Laugh out loud funny and fast-paced, I followed twins Willa and Sloane without abandon along the way. I loved each character equally, and they are both so well-written and different, yet loveable. Okay, Sloane can be a little rough around the edges and Willa sometimes had her head in the clouds, but two very loveable sisters none the less. The pet psychic parts nearly had me in stitches (and I really wish I had one in this area to help me out with Aries!) and all the romances along the way were quite interesting! Just when I thought something was going down the predictable route – wahbam! – a new twist occurred. A chick lit treat not to be missed!

5 stars


#BookReview: Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato

May 26, 2015 by  
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Reviewer: Samantha

dear internet, averyI received a review copy

Summary:

Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it.

Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.)

When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.

If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:

When I joined HowTo.com, it assigned me “Clementine” as my advisor, based on my choice of “British female” in the Preferences panel. That way, I can pretend that a Maggie Smith or Judi Dench type supplies the wisdom, tinged with a sassy touch of malt vinegar. (In reality, it’s most likely a bored, seventeen-year-old boy labouring in a New Delhi call centre.)

Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.

With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky questions as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.

Review:

Oh man, this is a true laugh out loud chick lit tale. I absolutely love how this is written, like Avery is talking right to us, and the beginning of each chapter starts with such a hoot. We have a classic heroine – single after her husband finds someone younger, in peril with her job, an abysmal cook (I can relate to that, so that particular scene really stuck with me) and trying to move on and find a new Mr. Right. I laughed so hard snorted, I giggled so much I got tears, and this is a must for your summer reading list.

4.5 stars

jennifer ammoscatoAuthor Bio:

Author Jennifer Ammoscato – solving the world’s problems one cosmo at a time.

Jennifer Ammoscato is a paid, productive member of society. Frankly, it’s not enough.

Therefore, May 2015 will see the launch of her debut novel, “Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery” (The

“Avery Fowler 2.0” series, Book I).

During the day, she is an intrepid writer/editor for the public relations department of a

Canadian university. By night, she fights crime and the urge to organize closets and stuff herself

with salted chocolate caramels.

Jennifer began writing as a child, producing such classics as “The Occurrence” (she understood

the appeal of werewolves long before Stephenie Meyer). She had to search for the courage to

write a novel, though. “That’s so F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. I didn’t know if I

had the alcohol capacity for it.” However, after being goaded (sorry, encouraged) by a friend, she

took the leap.

Dreams do not inspire Jennifer’s books. In fact, they tend to terrify her. In particular, the everpopular

naked-at-school or I-have-a-final-exam-and-didn’t-study dreams. She usually just makes

stuff up.

She is married to her husband, Ezio. As opposed to someone else’s husband (insert name here).

She is the proud mom of two very tall sons, Dante and Christian.

Blog: www.JenniferAmmoscato.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferAmmoscato

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/JenAmmoscato

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenAmmoscato

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#BookReview: Bride Without a Groom by Amy Lynch #ChickLit

May 22, 2015 by  
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Reviewer: Michelle

I received a review copy

bride without a groomSummary:

Single, coupled-up or married, this laugh-out-loud summer read is the perfect anecdote for the wedding season!

Rebecca has chosen the most luscious, five tiered, wedding cake. The engagement ring that she has selected is celebrity inspired. The wedding singer is on speed dial. He doesn’t usually do Michael Bolton, but as it’s for a first dance he’ll make an exception. Father Maguire is checking dates for the parish church as we speak. The deposit on the white sand honeymoon is paid for in full on Barry’s card. She has fallen for an ivory lace couture gown that is to die for. The down payment may require her to sell a left kidney, but it will be worth it. Isn’t that why you have two?

There’s one teeny tiny problem. It’s nothing, really. No need to panic! It’s just that Barry has yet to propose. Says he’s not ready! He can be a bit of a kill joy that way. It’s time to face the harsh reality – Rebecca is a bride without a groom!

Review:

I don’t think many books have actually made me laugh out loud, until recently when I received Bride Without A Groom for an honest review.

Rebecca is a blonde haired diva with a giant secret. Well, it’s not really a secret, but it should be. She is obsessed with the idea of getting married. She has been with her boyfriend Barry for about four years and she already has their wedding planned out… and not just via a board on Pinterest. She actually has called wedding venues, picked out a cake, and is half a step away from putting down a deposit on a Vera Wang dress. And she isn’t even engaged.

After being extremely upset that Barry didn’t propose on her birthday, the two get in a huge fight right before he is about to leave on a business trip in Asia. Things get out of hand between him and a coworker there while Rebecca remains in a serious distress at home, taking it out on Chinese food and chocolate. In the end everything winds up happily ever after. I am definitely rooting for a sequel!

The concept of this story was something I wasn’t sure I would mesh with. Don’t get me wrong, I want to get married someday, but girls who are obsessed with getting married annoy me. This story definitely had me laughing. The way Rebecca deals with problems is hysterical. I wish I knew her in real life because I think she would be a riot. This was a quick read for me because I couldn’t get enough of the things she said!
5 Stars 

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#BookReview: Faking It by Leah Marie Brown

May 19, 2015 by  
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Reviewer: Terry

faking itI received a review copy

Summary:

Haven’t you ever told a little lie in the name of love?
 
Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…

When Vivia’s fiancé discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired.  Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?

Review:

Vivia thinks she is all set, perfect husband, dress, wedding; all lining her up for the perfect life. But fate has a way of changing everything. Just 3 days before she is to marry her perfect man, he calls it all off.

Vivia is completely devastated and not sure what to do when she receives the tactless text message from her fiance telling her it’s over. Her best friend steps in and pulls her from the slumps and accompanies her on the honeymoon she was supposed to be going as Mr and Mrs.

Throughout the story Vivia comes to so many realizations, like she was marrying for all the wrong reasons, and that she had changed who she was to make her fiance happy, leaving herself with a shell of the amazing vibrant person she really is.

This was such a fun story, not only does it leaving you cheering for Vivia through all her mishaps and trials, but you also really grow to love the person who is not afraid to just be herself. Go Vivia! #PerpetuallyViv

4 stars


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On Tour: Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery by Jennifer Ammoscato #CLPBlogTours

May 18, 2015 by  
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dear internet it's me averyJennifer Ammoscato will be on tour May 25-June 1 with her novel Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery

Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it.
Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.)
When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.
If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:
When I joined HowTo.com, it assigned me “Clementine” as my advisor, based on my choice of “British female” in the Preferences panel. That way, I can pretend that a Maggie Smith or Judi Dench type supplies the wisdom, tinged with a sassy touch of malt vinegar. (In reality, it’s most likely a bored, seventeen-year-old boy labouring in a New Delhi call centre.)
Add into the mix a new boss whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch Witch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.
With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky situations as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.
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jennifer ammoscatoAuthor Bio:

Author Jennifer Ammoscato – solving the world’s problems one cosmo at a time.

Jennifer Ammoscato is a paid, productive member of society. Frankly, it’s not enough.

Therefore, May 2015 will see the launch of her debut novel, “Dear Internet: It’s Me, Avery” (The

“Avery Fowler 2.0” series, Book I).

During the day, she is an intrepid writer/editor for the public relations department of a

Canadian university. By night, she fights crime and the urge to organize closets and stuff herself

with salted chocolate caramels.

Jennifer began writing as a child, producing such classics as “The Occurrence” (she understood

the appeal of werewolves long before Stephenie Meyer). She had to search for the courage to

write a novel, though. “That’s so F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. I didn’t know if I

had the alcohol capacity for it.” However, after being goaded (sorry, encouraged) by a friend, she

took the leap.

Dreams do not inspire Jennifer’s books. In fact, they tend to terrify her. In particular, the everpopular

naked-at-school or I-have-a-final-exam-and-didn’t-study dreams. She usually just makes

stuff up.

She is married to her husband, Ezio. As opposed to someone else’s husband (insert name here).

She is the proud mom of two very tall sons, Dante and Christian.

Blog: www.JenniferAmmoscato.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferAmmoscato

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/JenAmmoscato

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenAmmoscato

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8386357.Jennifer_Ammoscato


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#ChickLitMay: Find Your Next Chick Lit Read!

May is International Chick Lit Month. Let’s be honest—it’s the best month of the year! Every year, chick lit readers and writers get together to celebrate, share, discuss and gush about their favorite book genre. Not familiar with chick lit or Chick Lit Month? Visit internationalchicklitmonth.com for more information.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of ICLM. To celebrate, a bunch of enthusiastic authors got together and made an infographic to help readers find their next chick lit read.

We’re giving away 19 ebooks to 19 lucky readers. Just enter to win the books you’d like to read!

To enter, comment on the blog post below, listing which books from the graphic you’d like to read and WHY you would like to read them. (Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you.) Entrants can only enter once per blog, but can check out other blogs with this same post and comment there for extra entries! All those links are down below.

Entries close on midnight Friday, May 22 (Pacific Daylight Time), and winners will be contacted directly on May 31.

Good luck everyone—and happy reading! 😀

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