Posts Tagged Romantic Comedy

Double Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

aff banner

 

 

A FALLING FRIEND

There are two sides to every friendship.

After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and back into the life of childhood friend Lee. Plus, there’s the new job, new man – or three – and the guaranteed lump sum of a bursary for her academic research piece on the way. Life is first-rate.

What could possibly go wrong?

Going out on a limb to get best friend Teri a job at the same university seemed like a great idea. But it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to notice a pattern. Teri seems to attract trouble, or maybe she creates it, and Lee can see exactly where things are spiralling – downwards. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch.

And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.

For fans of BRIDGET JONES, this ‘witty’ chick lit has been described as a ‘rollicking good read’ and is the first in the FRIENDS trilogy following the lives of two thirty-something women, who, despite their close friendship, don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Amazon US     |      Amazon UK    |   Barnes & Noble    |   Goodreads 

 

A FORSAKEN FRIEND

No-one said friendship was easy.

Things can’t get much worse for Teri Meyer. If losing her job at the university and the regular allowance from her dad’s factory isn’t bad enough, now her ex-best friend has gone and stolen her ex-husband! Well, to hell with them all. A few weeks in the countryside at her brother’s smallholding should do the trick – and the gorgeous and god-like neighbour might help.

But then there’s Declan, not to mention Duck’s Arse back in Yorkshire…

It’s not as if Lee Harper set out to fall in love with her best friend’s ex-husband. But, for once, her love life is looking up – except for all the elephants in the room, not to mention Mammy’s opinion on her dating a twice-divorced man. Perhaps things aren’t as rosy as she first thought. And now with one family crisis after another, Lee’s juggling more roles – and emotions – than she ever imagined.

Maybe sharing her life with a man wasn’t such a grand idea.

The FRIENDS trilogy continues in this heartwarming and hilarious hoot as two best friends navigate men, careers, family and rock bottom in this brilliant sequel to A FALLING FRIEND.

Amazon US   |    Amazon UK 


About the Authors

Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape are both former newspaper journalists with extensive experience of working for national and regional papers and magazines, and in public relations.

More recently they have worked in higher education, teaching journalism – Sue at Sheffield Hallam and Susan at Leeds Trinity University.

The pair, who have been friends for 25 years, wrote two successful journalism text books together – Newspaper Journalism: A Practical Introduction and Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction (both published by Sage).

Their debut novel, A Falling Friend, published by Lakewater Press, has been followed by a second book, A Failing Friend, in their Friends trilogy.

Sue, who is married with two grown-up daughters, loves reading, writing and Nordic walking in the beautiful countryside near her Yorkshire home.

Susan is married and lives in a village near Leeds, and, when not writing, loves walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. She is also a member of a local ukulele orchestra.

They blog about books at https://bookloversbooklist.com/

You can find both Sue and Susan on Twitter: @SueF_Writer and @wordfocus

 

~ G I V E A W A Y ~

One winner will receive an e-book of A FALLING FRIEND and an e-ARC of A FORSAKEN FRIEND as well as a wine voucher!

E N T E R

 

Advertisements

, , , ,

Leave a comment

“#Starstruck (#Lovestruck, #1)” by Sariah Wilson #ReleaseBlitz


 

Title: #Starstruck (#Lovestruck, #1)
Author: Sariah Wilson
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic comedy
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Cover Designer: Micheal Rehder
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.

Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…

When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?

“You must be Zoe Miller. I’m Chase. Covington.”
He added on his last name like I wouldn’t know who he was. It was kind of endearing. I stared at his hand until the girl on my right nudged me and I gave him mine. A zap of raw electricity sparked at his touch, his hand warm and strong and big. It shot up my arm and spread all throughout my body making every part of me tingle.
“Hi Chase Covington.” I don’t know how I was able to form words. Or how I hadn’t dissolved into an incoherent, blubbering pile of Zoe goo.
“Hi Zoe Miller.”
We were still shaking hands, which was basically holding hands at this point as it had gone on for so long. He was just grinning at me, like I was some long-lost friend he was excited to catch up with.
I didn’t want to imagine what my slack-jawed, overwhelmed face looked like. He would probably think I was an idiot.
A guy with dark brown hair and wearing a Bluetooth device in one ear came over. “Chase, Marty wants a word.”
Chase finally let go of my hand. “Thanks, One-F. Stick around Zoe Miller. There’s more to say.” He walked backwards a few steps, like he didn’t want to stop looking at me. With a wink he finally turned and headed over to the director.


Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters–which is why she writes romance. She has published many happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

a Rafflecopter giveaway
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

, ,

Leave a comment

“The Magic of Stars” by Jackie Ladbury #CoverReveal

———

The Magic of Stars banner

———

Sapphire Montrose always felt like a loser in the struggle of life, but when she becomes the airline manager of a run-down airlineMagic of Stars cover she starts to believe she is a winner – until she unwittingly propositions her new boss and all her hard work is undone.

In a moment of recklessness air stewardess, Sapphire Montrose throws caution and her dress to the wind by propositioning a handsome stranger in a hotel in Florence, only to find herself waking up alone and embarrassed in her hotel room.

Unfortunately for Sapphire, it turns out that her new boss, Marco Cavarelli, is the man she failed to seduce and she is now fighting for her job and her self-respect when he tells her there is no place in his revamped airline for an alcoholic woman with lascivious tendencies. To make matters worse she is increasingly attracted to him and he seems to be giving out the same vibes. Or is he simply testing her? One wrong move could be the end of her career. But what if he really is offering love – and is he worth the risk?

Purchase from Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Stars-feel-good-heavenly-romance-ebook/dp/B078BF91XS

———

About Jackie Ladbury

 

Jackie LadburyJackie Ladbury was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she’d forgotten to bring a pen.

Short and sharp lesson learned.

Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and ‘hosties’ while she flew in aeroplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.

Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed ‘happy ever after.’

 

Social Media Links –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jackie.ladbury

Website – https://jackieladbury.com/

The Write Romantics –  https://thewriteromantics.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/JackieLadbury

,

Leave a comment

“Moving On (Second Chance Series)” by Maggie Fox

FREE at time of posting!

———

Moving On cover

Moving On: A Sweet Romance About Love & Second Chances In A Beautiful Scottish Castle (Second Chance series)

By Maggie Fox

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Lucy’s life is a mess. It’s official.

Her childhood sweetheart ex-boyfriend just walked out on his wedding, telling everyone it’s because he’s still in love with Lucy – even though they broke up a long time ago!

Desperate for a place to escape to while the dust dies down, Lucy gets the chance to spend two weeks in a luxury castle in the Scottish highlands – for free. The catch? She has to be a last-minute replacement contestant on a reality TV series about relationships.

It can’t be that bad being part of a TV show, can it?

Actually, yes it can…

The only good part of the whole disaster seems to be Liam, the intriguing and handsome Scottish Laird who owns the castle. Lucy senses there’s a spark between them, but the reality show’s director has made it perfectly clear that Liam is strictly off limits to the Love Programme’s contestants.

With her ex now pursuing her across the country, Lucy has some serious soul searching to do when it comes to matters of the heart.

Will the Love Programme be able to help her find true love?

Amazon KUGoodreads Button

 

, , ,

1 Comment

Meet Jackie Ladbury #AuthorSpotlight

Air Guitar and Caviar banner


I’m pleased to welcome Jackie Ladbury to Nesie’s Place today! Jackie is the author of Air Guitar andJackie Ladbury Caviar.

Jackie  was desperate to become a journalist when she left school but was ousted within minutes on the day of the exam at her local rag because she’d forgotten to bring a pen.

Short and sharp lesson learned.

Her budding writing career was not on hold for long, though, as Jackie found herself scribbling love stories of pilots and ‘hosties’ while she flew in aeroplanes of various shapes and sizes as a flight attendant herself.

Fast forward a good few years and, after being short-listed in a couple of prestigious romantic writing competitions, Jackie decided it was time to discard her stilettos, say goodbye to the skies and concentrate on writing romantic novels, where the only given is a guaranteed ‘happy ever after.’


Thanks for spending time with us today, Jackie! Let’s start with the basics –

FD: Where are you from?

JL: I’m originally from Stone in Staffordshire but I’ve lived in Hertfordshire for a long time.

FD: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

JL: I used to write heartfelt poems and jot down ‘slice of life’ observations, but I think from an early adult age I thought it would be cool to write a novel.

FD: What inspired you to write your first book?

JL: I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association and for the first time I could see clearly how to start at the beginning and end somewhere near the right place at the end of a novel.

FD: Who designed the cover? Air Guitar and Caviar front

JL: Air Guitar and Caviar has Southwold Pier on the cover, a photo that I took and was determined to use, so poor Berni Stevens, who is my fabulous cover designer, was stuck with it and I think did a fabulous job of showing what the novel is about.

FD: What genres do you enjoy reading and what are you reading now?

JL: I’ve always enjoyed Rom com and romance (though hate the word chick-lit) and love a good thriller or suspense story. I tend to listen to books at night as I’m a bit of an insomniac and in the daytime, I spend most of my time writing. At the moment The Magic of Stars, my second novel is being kicked into shape.

FD: How do you relax and have fun?

JL: I’m normally reading if I’m not writing but I do enjoy playing my guitar (very badly) and I go to the gym and swim which I find very relaxing.

FD: What’s one thing from your bucket list you’d like to experience or accomplish?

JL: I’d love to ‘do’ America in a Campervan but in reality, I’d probably hate it, unless I checked into a hotel once a week to feel normal and to have a bath!

FD: What are your current projects?

JL: The Magic of Stars is the second in the Blue Skies series about an air-stewardess who needs to redeem herself in her boss’s eyes, and it will be out in February. I’m also going to release a historical saga/romance early in the spring. It’s set in the Potteries and is called somewhat unoriginally, The Potter’s Daughter.

FD: Where can readers find you online?

https://jackieladbury.com/

https://thewriteromantics.com/

https://twitter.com/JackieLadbury

https://www.facebook.com/jackie.ladbury

FD: Many thanks for visiting with us today, Jackie. Continued success to you!

JL: Thank you for having me on your lovely blog.


I’ve picked up my copy of Air Guitar and Caviar and you can too! It’s also in the Kindle Unlimited program!

Amazon KUGoodreads Button

Purchase the Paperback

Jackie’s also sponsoring a great giveaway! Three lucky winners can each win a signed print copy of Air Guitar and Caviar!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY


Synopsis

Air Guitar and Caviar frontBusker Dylan spends his days pulling pints in the local pub and singing on the high street, waiting for fame to call. That suits him fine, until beautiful, but frosty, air stewardess, Scarlett, tosses some coins into his hat but ignores his killer smile and his offer of pizza.
He sets out to get the girl, but Scarlett isn’t in the right frame of mind to date anyone, let alone a penniless, if charming, busker boy.

Dylan’s desperate for his big break, but will it bring him the happiness he longs for? And with Scarlett’s past threatening to ruin her future, will Dylan be left to make sweet music all on his own?

 

 

 


Blog tour sched

 


SNEAK PEEK!

On January 12th, the cover of Jackie’s newest book, The Magic of Stars will be revealed. Below is a piece of the cover image. If you follow the tour… you just may be able to figure it out! But, check in on January 12th to see Jackie’s latest awesome cover!

Magic of the Stars puzzle piece

, , ,

Leave a comment

#Review “The Big Event” by Anne John-Ligali


The Big Event cover

~ Review ~


Told from the viewpoint of author Constance Jeffries, this quick read could resonate with just about anyone who’s spent time on the Internet…and made a friend.

Excited, Constance arrives at a Christmas party, about to meet some of the people she considers friends online. Since it’s her POV, we get her opinions, which is fine. But for someone who’s anxious and nervous to meet ‘friends’, her overall opinions don’t seem complimentary even before she spots them at the party.

This says as much about Constance as her views of her friends. What/who exactly was she expecting? How did she get it wrong?

This is a quick but good exploration of character and personality, and how things… and people, aren’t always as we believe them to be.

Looking forward to part 2, The Weekend Spa Break.


The Big Event cover

You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action.

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.

The Big Event is the first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

 

Amazon IconAmazon UK IconKindle Unlimited

Goodreads Button


~ About The Author ~

Anne John LigaliAnne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book, and several children’s books.

~ Social Media Links ~

AUTHOR BLOG: http://annejohnligali.com/

AUTHOR TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AnneJohnLigali

AUTHOR FB: https://www.facebook.com/annejohnligali/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/booksnauthorsuk/

BLOGSITE:  www.booksandauthors.co.uk

BLOG TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BooksNAuthorsUK

BLOG FB: https://www.facebook.com/Books-and-Authors-UK-674729805905507/

 


Save

, , ,

Leave a comment

“The Big Event: Friendships Online Short Story Series Part 1” by Anne John-Ligali #NewRelease #Giveaway


Big Event banner

You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action.

The Big Event cover

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.

The Big Event is the first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

A Gorgeous Venue, A Room Full of Friends, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?


 

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCuVY2m538

Purchase from

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Goodreads Button


~ About The Author ~

Anne John LigaliAnne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book, and several children’s books.

~Social Media Links ~

AUTHOR BLOG: http://annejohnligali.com/

AUTHOR TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AnneJohnLigali

AUTHOR FB: https://www.facebook.com/annejohnligali/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/booksnauthorsuk/

BLOGSITE:  www.booksandauthors.co.uk

BLOG TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BooksNAuthorsUK

BLOG FB: https://www.facebook.com/Books-and-Authors-UK-674729805905507/


Giveaway!

Win Sparkly Afternoon Tea for Two at Vertigo 42 in central London and one e-copy of The Big Event.

Ann John-Ligali Giveaway Prize

To enter and for full terms and conditions, please follow the link for everything you need to know.

http://annejohnligali.com/651-2/


 

, ,

Leave a comment