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Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop

Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today’s best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook.

Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors’ Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes.

Here is the schedule, which includes the list of authors posting each day and links to their Facebook pages in case you’d like to give them a “like” and follow along:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
Rich Amooi
Glynis Astie
Melissa Baldwin
Laura Chapman
Nikki Mahood
Carol Maloney Scott


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Laurie Baxter
Jamie Farrell
Laura Kenyon
Liberty Kontranowski
Amy Lynch


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Traci Andrighetti
Renee Conoulty
Robyn Neeley
Gail Olmsted
Meredith Schorr


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Amanda Aksel
Cat Lavoie
Nikki LeClair
Cassandra O’Leary
Zara Stoneley


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Tracie Banister
Hilary Grossman
Beth Labonte
Monique McDonell
Clodagh Murphy


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Becky Monson
Tracy Krimmer
Andrene Low
Cassandra Piat
Amy Rivers


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Leah Marie Brown
Karen M. Cox
Kate O’Keeffe
Jean Oram
Fern Ronay


MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

Jax Abbey
Laura Barnard
Phoebe Fox
Jenny Gardiner
Stacey Wiedower


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Amy Gettinger
Jennie Marts
Elise Noble
Rosa Temple
K.C. Wilder


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

Isabelle Andover
Michele Brouder
Jennifer Farwell
Holly Tierney-Bedford
Nicole Waggoner

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
Kathryn Biel
Geralyn Corcillo
Maggie Dallen
Jillianne Hamilton
Patrice Locke


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Cindy Arora
Amy Avanzino
Erin Huss
Susan Murphy
Lucie Simone

We will also give away several Amazon gift cards as bonus prizes on the event page. Every day that you participate and leave a comment on the main post for the day, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes. Be sure to check back every day to maximize your chances!

Happy Holidays to all and to all some fabulous reading!

COVER REVEAL: The Molly Miranda Sequel!

Lucille Bluth totally gets my excitement right now. Today is the one year anniversary of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire being published. And that means… COVER REVEAL TIME!

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages to talk about the sequel, the title and reveal the cover for the book I wrote last year. But now I FINALLY can!

Coming this summer…

Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves

I’ll have some tasty hints about the story a little later on, as well as an official launch date. For now, it would be really great if you cool cats would help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook. All support is appreciated! Make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get a notification when the sequel is available!

For anyone who hasn’t read the first book in the series, the Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire ebook is currently on sale for $0.99!

Here’s a few more happy gifs. Ya know, for good measure:

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REVIEW: Princess Diaries – Royal Wedding

The Princess Diaries books are/were very special for me. It’s one of the series that taught me that books can be funny and main characters can be flawed. It’s one of the series that made me want to become a writer in the first place.

Royal Wedding made a great addition to the Princess Diaries lineup. Mia is now all grown up, dealing with paparazzi at every turn while still trying to have a career (she is involved with several charities) and something of a love and social life.

I love that writer Mag Cabot keeps Mia’s voice pure and loyal to the established character, keeping many of her lovable quirks, while maturing the character into a grown up. Really well done.

It made me laugh. It made me tear up. (To be fair, I’m getting married in 2.5 months so basically everything wedding-related makes me well up.) Loved seeing how her friends and family have developed too. As expected, Grandmére is still the same. Thank goodness.

Also, I’m so glad that this book doesn’t appear to be a one-off, as it’s Princess Diaries #11. And seriously, who would leave a book series at ELEVEN books? Especially when we’re about to see Mia move to Genovia. I can’t wait to see her bein’ a badass boss.

Meg Cabot is still the queen of fun fiction and Mia is still fantastic.

Chick Lit Rocks + Giveaway!

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Molly Miranda is a professional thief, and she loves what she does. She is a badass with badass taste in music.

Giveaway info near the bottom of this post!

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What’s on Page 45? + Giveaway

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As a part of the events going on during International Chick Lit Month, several chick lit authors are posting the contents of page 45 of one of their books. You can view page 45 from Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire below.

This is a conversation between Molly and Rhys during their first assignment together. Molly doesn’t know him very well, and certainly doesn’t trust this bold stranger she’s been partnered up with. Turns out, he knows more about her than she knows about him…

You can find details to our yummy giveaway under the excerpt.


It was time for me to be assertive. “Why did you call me ‘Molly’ earlier?”
Rhys riffled through his suitcase. “Because that’s your name.”
“Why do you think that’s my name?”
He shrugged. “Audrey told me.”
“No, she didn’t. She knows me as Betty Bruce. That’s my name.”
Rhys smirked. “Betty Bruce sounds like a superhero name. Also, that’s the name on your fake passport, not your real name—”
“No, it’s—”
“Your name is Molly Miranda. You live in New York. You own a flat in Manhattan and you live with a waiter named Nate.” He looked at me. “Is he your boyfriend?”
Damn it.
“We’re just friends,” I snapped. “And don’t say ‘waiter’ like it’s a big deal because I’m from New York. Half the people in New York who are in their twenties work in food service. Nate and I are just—”
“Vermont.”
“What?”
“You said you’re from New York, but you’re not. You’re from Vermont.”
My chest was heaving and my knuckles hurt from squeezing my fists. “How do you know all this stuff about me?”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “Now what kind of professional would I be if I didn’t check up on the young ingénue I’d be sharing an assignment with?”
I stared at him. “Go on.”
“Audrey told me your name is Betty Bruce. First I hacked into the American passport database and found Betty’s passport and acquired your photograph.”
Like all passport photos, mine was terrible. I looked like an annoyed zombie.
Rhys spoke quickly and without any hesitation. His Scottish accent wasn’t thick enough for me to misunderstand him.
“Betty Bruce doesn’t have much of an online identity— no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatever. So, I used the FBI’s facial recognition software to cross-reference it with anyone else with an American passport.”


Intrigued? You can pick up the Kindle version of Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire for $0.99 all month long. Happy Chick Lit Month everyone!


View other book snippets (from page 45) from these other chick lit authors!

Kristina Knight
Pippa Franks
Laura Kenyon
Jayne Denker
Amy Gettinger
Gina Henning
Jennifer Ammoscato
Lauren Clark
Laura Chapman
Celia Kennedy
Jennifer Farwell
Glynis Astie
Clodagh Murphy
Stacey Wiedower
Bethany Turner
Franky Brown
Tracy Krimmer
Catherine L. Hensley
Becky Monson
Georgina Troy
Zanna Mackenzie
Jennifer Collin
Monique McDonell
Sky Greene
Whitney Dineen
Maggie Le Page
Kathryn Biel
Meredith Schorr
Karen M. Cox
Rachel L. Hamm
T. A. Munroe
Heather Balog
Jennie Marts
Serena Clarke

Since there’s nothing more delicious than a good chick lit book, we’re giving away something delectable!

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GRAND PRIZE

A one-pound package of caramels from Whitney’s Goodies! Winner can choose their flavor from those listed below.

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.

  • The Girl Next Door (Crème Caramels): A scrumptious, full-bodied caramel. Old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth bliss!
  • The Charmer (Chocolate Crème Caramels): This smooth, chocolate cream caramel will add panache to your day. An exquisite and elegant morsel, simply irresistible.
  • The Movie Star (Orange Crème Caramels): A timeless treat that will satisfy caramel fans of all ages. “The stuff that dreams are made of!”
  • The Bombshell (Lemon Crème Caramels): A bodacious bit of heaven with a bold citrus pallet. They will leave you satisfied and refreshed. Caramels are a girl’s best friend!
  • Always a Lady (Rose Caramels): A delicate bouquet of rose essence infuses this lovely caramel: alluring, tantalizing and reminiscent of another era. They are perfect for weddings and bridal showers. A definite for ladies who lunch or breakfast at Tiffany’s.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below.

“In 4 or 5 words, why do you think would be a good read?”

Entrants must leave their full name, along with an e-mail address (Make sure you underline, bold, and highlight this as we must have a way to contact the winner!) A winner will be chosen via Random.org on Tuesday, May 19th.

You can enter at each of the blogs participating in the list above. So, that’s lots of chances to win!

Meet Molly’s Men

I’ll admit it: there’s a subtle romantic subplot in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire.

Near the beginning of the book, Molly “accidentally” sleeps with her charming roommate, Nathan “Nate” Bryant, a waiter who dreams of becoming a full-time comic book artist. This complicates their relationship because, obviously, he doesn’t know she’s a professional contract burglar.

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As soon as she is given the opportunity to get away from the post-hookup awkwardness, she meets another guy. Rhys is a suave, smartass Scot who seems to “get” Molly pretty well. In fact, he’s a thief too. Things go swimmingly until Rhys proves himself untrustworthy…

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You can learn more about Nate and Rhys in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, available on paperback, Kindle, Kobo and iBooks. Or you can add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads.

Obligatory Pre-Publication Post

That post title might not be entirely fair, considering my paperback has technically been available for over a week and my Kindle ebook has been available in the UK for over two hours. (Time zones. What are ya gonna do?)

These past few months have been so insane. I want to give extra thank-you’s to Colby, Mom and Dad, Grandma, Colleen and the guys from work who have been so very patient with me while I freaked out, panicked, stressed and/or doubted this whole thing. I want to thank the many people who have purchased signed copies from my online store and the people who made pre-orders. Thumbs up, you guys. Thumbs up.

I also want to thank these lovely people for their fantastic reviews of the book. Love, love, love. Love.

I also want to thank Liberty for having me over for a guest post on her blog.

Here are the Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire links you might be looking for:

The Goodreads giveaway is over (1148 entries!) but you can still win my book and lots of others during this massive Valentine’s Day book giveaway event. You can also add Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire to your To Read list on Goodreads!

I’m so excited to get back to writing the Molly Miranda sequel and maybe get my head back into the wedding planning space. (I should probably focus on that at least a little bit before the big day in September…)

P.S. I turned 27 on Tuesday. So far, my late 20s aren’t looking so bad. 🙂

Win a Valentine’s Day Read During this Massive Giveaway

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This giveaway runs from January 19th until February 7. To win a book, scroll down below the covers and descriptions and use the separate Rafflecopter widgets to enter for the books you’d like to win. Big props to author Hillary Grossman, author of Dangled Carat for arranging this thing.

Good luck everyone. And here are the books!

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Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire Available for Pre-Order!

CoverMolly Miranda: Thief for Hire is now available for pre-order for Kindle and Kobo. Click below to pre-order now.

PRE-ORDER ON KINDLE/AMAZON

PRE-ORDER ON KOBO

And for anyone who wants to follow my bookish stuff on Goodreads, I now have an author page on there as well. Go check it out!

The paperback and iBooks versions will be available soon.

Production Update (Another Sponsored Post)

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This blog post is sponsored by Cedar & Watson. Cedar & Watson is an accounting firm in Brooklyn, New York.

“We specialize in personal, business and corporate accounts where lots of money is involved. Big money, big money!” explains co-owner Ruby Watson.

Co-owner Eli Cedar adds, “Ruby, do you always describe our business like that?”


Note: This is not a real business, but one of the business that appear in Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire. Enter to win this book by coming to my Facebook book launch in February!


unnamedAhem, in other news: advanced reader copy ebooks are finished and sent off to reviewers. But I’m not done looking for advanced reviewers!

If Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire sounds like a good read to you, let me know and I’ll send over a copy. (Learn more about this book.)

If anyone is having trouble converting their MS Word documents to ebooks, I highly recommend you check out Simon Whistler’s video tutorial. I love Simon’s podcast Rocking Self Publishing and happened to see the post on his blog and man! It was an enormous help. I just needed to give a shoutout to Simon because the tutorial was such a help.

My editors Colleen McKie and Allister Thompson have been wonderful. Next, my book goes to the proofreader to be proofed. Then I lay out the paperback version. I can’t wait to see my baby with a real cover, a spine and pages. I’m going to sniff those pages so hard.

I plan to give my Indiegogo campaign contributors their ebook copies before the February 6th release date. If all goes as planned, I should be able to get paperback copies out before then as well, but I don’t want to over-promise.

I’ve started researching the sequel and I’m SO EXCITED about the possibilities! Where will Molly go this time? Will she get caught? Will she get together with her love interest or will they just end up killing one another?

You’ll have to stay tuned to find out…

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