It’s Begining to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit
an Anthology by:
S.E. Babin, Geralyn Corcillo, Amy Gettinger, Holly Tierney-Bedord, Jax Abbey, Susan Murphy, Tracy Krimmer, Kate O’Keefe, Monique McDonell, Laurie Baxter
Genre: Chick Lit
Tour Dates: December 18th – 24th, 2016
Eleven short and funny holiday stories of women going home for Christmas, stirring up old flames (& finding new ones), baking grandma’s cookies, planning revenge pranks on high school duds, opening Pandora’s Box, racing across the country for love, & kissing cute hunks under the mistletoe. Grab your copy while this limited time collection is still available!
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Do I have a fun Christmas Eve treat for you lovelies today! I’m delighted to be one of the stops for the blog tour for It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Chick Lit. This was a merry and bright collection of short stories from some fabulous chick lit authors, some which were new to me. What a fun way to discover new authors! This book was such a sparkly and festive read, it really helped keep me in a Christmas mood and bite sized romantic comedies complimented my Christmas cookies quite nicely. As I write this post, the Kindle version of this book is FREE! I can’t promise it still is, but you should definitely check it out.
While I definitely liked all of the stories offered here, I did have my favorites so I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the ones that I loved the most!
The Miraculous Power of Butter Cookies by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Brandi and her two sisters, Barbara and Bonnie decide to enter a holiday baking competition and hilarity ensues. Their mother, Sally has passed away and the family crumbled in the wake of her loss. There were some funny moments and I loved how it was all about reuniting family.
Jingle Bells and Social Fails by Jax Abbey
I totally fell in love with the main character in this one. Her name is Reese and she’s heading to meet her boyfriend Javi’s parents for the first time. She is the queen of social mishaps and I laughed so much while reading this! This was my first time reading anything by Abbey but it won’t be my last.
I’m Scheming of a White Christmas by Kate O’Keefe
Tilly unexpectedly ruins into her high school crush, Brady and doesn’t know whether to be mortified or excited. He humiliated her back in the day and now it’s her time for revenge in the form of poop. Don’t ask, just read this wickedly funny story!
All I Want For Christmas Is…? by Monique McDonell
Miranda is a cranky and cynical ER doctor who has returned home for the holidays in Australia. Her beloved cousin, Anna is getting married and her wedding wouldn’t be out of place in 1987. She hasn’t changed her plans for bridesmaids dresses and decor since she was ten. Miranda meets Connor who owns the local coffee shop and sparks fly. I loved that her character developed so greatly in such a short time, it was sweet.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the authors and Aimee at Hello Chick Lit for my review copy.
About the Authors:
S.E. Babin is an award-winning author with a passion for writing books with a paranormal twist. Whether it’s romance or mystery, she loves taking the norm and turning it into the extraordinary. Her love of reading turned into a curious exploration to see whether or not she could write her own novel. Beginning with discarded pages of angsty novels and a slightly popular reimagining of Beowulf’s Grendel in her high school English class, Sheryl spent way too much time in the library, killing any chance of her becoming a cheerleader or anything even remotely cool.
First and foremost, Geralyn Corcillo loves reader reviews! In other news…When she was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to constantly pick up litter and rescue animals. At home, she loves watching old movies, British mysteries, and the NY Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.
Amy Gettinger lives in Orange County, California with her husband and her two piteous poodles under the shade of a very noisy old eucalyptus windrow full of crows and wild parrots. When she’s not writing novels, she’s creating Reader’s Theater plays and coaching a local senior group to perform them, complete with big bad wolves, feather boas and tiaras.
Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of several novels including Coached, Bellamy’s Redemption, and Surviving Valencia. Visit her website at http://www.hollytierneybedord.com where you can connect to her blogs and subscribe to her newsletter.
A Durham, North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jax Abbey bleeds Carolina blue. By day she molds the young, bright minds of the future, but at night you can find her furiously pounding the keyboard as she funnels the zany ideas and quirky characters from her brain to the computer. When Jax isn’t telling preschoolers to keep their hands to themselves or telling her characters to simmer down, she loves to spend time with her significant other, Tyler, and her TinyDog.
Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories.
Kate O’Keefe – I write funny, sexy, feel-good romantic comedies.
I’ve loved rom coms, romance, and chick lit since I first encountered Bridget Jones as a young, impressionable writer. It really was a match made in chick lit heaven.
I’ve been a teacher and a sales executive, but am now content as a mother and writer, madly scribbling all the ideas I’ve accumulated during my time on this planet we call home.
I live and love in beautiful New Zealand–where my novels are all set–with my wonderful family and my two very scruffy, naughty dogs.
Monique McDonell – I am an Australian author who writes fun, flirty contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and romance. After many attempts writing books that made me miserable I decided to write books with happy endings and have been loving the journey ever since.
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter which probably explains why the beach features in so many of my novels and why people describe them as excellent beach reads.
Laurie Baxter has degrees in both puppetry and screenwriting because let’s face it, majoring in English would have been no more useful and way less fun. She loves chocolate, ice cream, chocolate ice cream, dogs, New York City, old movies, modern architecture, all kinds of theater, and music from before she was born. Her eighth grade English teacher told her to become a writer, so she did.
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