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carpeCarpe DiEmily (Part 1): A Free Romantic Comedy Chick Lit Adventure by Riley J. Ford
Genre: romance, chick lit, comedy
Price: Free
Where to Get It:
Amazon     Barnes and Noble     Kobo    iTunes  
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Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She’s played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on.
But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life.

From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New  York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will
his friendship be enough?

Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . .

What they’re saying:

“Smart, fast, and hilarious, with characters Hollywood A-listers would kill to play, I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a sense of humor.” –Pamela Winslow Kashani, Tony-Award winning producer and Broadway actress

“Wacky comedic adventure with the same feel as Bridget Jones’s Diary. Buckle your seat belts and prepare for a fun ride!” –Julie Peters, avid reader and book lover

“Fast paced, beautifully written & so jam-packed with twists, turns & witty dialogue – this is an “un-putdownable read” –Mari-Clare, Amazon reviewer

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talkmedownnewcoverTalk Me Down From The Edge by Jade Winters
Type: Novella
Genre: Chick lit, Lesbian
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon
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Inseparable since the age of five, Sarah and Laura enjoy a picture perfect friendship, a friendship that is solid as a rock even as the two women marry, have kids and just seem to have it all. Then, life, like it always does, intrudes with uncertainties and confusion.
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Sarah’s picture perfect world is suddenly shattered, as her husband leaves her abruptly, out of the blue, for no apparent reason at all. No amount of consolation from Laura seems to settle Sarah, who impulsively leaves for London, her hometown.
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Separated by distance, the friendship seems to have ended, until it takes an unexpected turn, when Sarah returns to Dorset with her new found love. This time, it is Laura who is in despair, struggling with her marriage – facing an adversity that will test her inner most strength in ways that she would have never imagined.

What they’re saying about it:

Excellent read! I cried and laughed then cried some more. I was so caught up in this book I felt a part of it. Look forward to reading other work by this author.

Great Read It is a very original book, with well written plot with in-depth characters. Talk me down from the edge is a memorable read and is a reminder to us all that not everything is how it first seems. Loved it!

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twelveThe Twelve Days to Christmas (Single in the City series) by Michele Gorman
Type: Novella
Genre: chick lit, women’s fiction
Price: 99c
Where to Get It:
Amazon    Barnes and Noble 

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What if his proposal had an expiration date? Hannah’s in a bit of a pickle. In twelve days she flies from Hong Kong to the US with  Sam, where he’s finally going to meet her parents… and ask to marry  her. Since overcoming a rather rocky patch in their relationship  (which was totally his fault), he really is a new man, and they’re  completely in love. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she  contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn’t it? Isn’t it?!  She has no idea but she’s got to find out before he pops the question… because she’s not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. Which will make for a very uncomfortable family holiday. He’s got to ask her before they  go. So Operation Proposal begins.

As time ticks down to their  flight, Hannah realizes that her own secrets are threatening their  future. Before she can be happy with Sam, she’s got a lot to learn about herself in the twelve days to Christmas.

What they’re saying about it:

“The Twelve Days of Christmas read just like a Debbie Macomber story.  Easy and so entertaining.” A Novel Review

“Great read! Light, fast, fun – and I adored the ending. 4.5*” Chick Lit Plus

“This could be the ideal balm for someone recovering from a hard breakup and  looking for an easy read to restore their faith in romance.” Best Chick Lit

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Bargain eBooks #728:

How to Host a Holiday by Kathleen Kitson
Type: Novella
Genre: Chick Lit
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Barnes & Noble   iTunes

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Ivy Stratton has Big Plans to host an unforgettable Christmas dinner party.
She’s compiled a gourmet menu, festive decor, and the perfect guest list, all in hopes of winning the heart of the man of her dreams.
But when her Big Plans fall apart, Ivy must scramble to make the most of the situation and keep her composure as the ideal holiday host.
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What They’re Saying About It:
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“I must admit I’ve been hoarding Christmas themed books from Kindle all  summer, so I was really pleased to be sent this to review.

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This book  is a prequel to a coming series, but is completely enjoyable in its own  right Christmas story fans!  It’s complete, beginning, middle,  ending,all set around a group of friends meeting for a Christmas  meal.The opening was so kitsch and gooey, that I was just beginning to  gag, when of course it was a dream, not an easy trick to carry off, as  at this point you can lose the reader.  The dramatic tension in there in the sudden snowstorm, and the stormy relationship between Giuseppe and  Ivy.  She’s  a single girl,  looking for love, she’s a real Chick lit  heroine. but with some good hints of an odd past creeping in, setting  the path for the coming adventures – just what does Sy know?
So, enjoy and look forward to when Ivy’s adventures really begin!”

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Bargain eBooks #627:

Work for Hire by Margo Karasek
Genre:   Chick Lit
Price:   $3.99
Where to Get It:  
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Tekla’s law school career couldn’t be any better. She has top grades. She’s on Law Review. She’s a frontrunner in a mock oral argument with a sweet prize: a judicial clerkship. One problem, though: Tekla has no more money to pay for school. She needs a part-time job. Fast.
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Luckily, her roommate has just the solution: help two uber-wealthy prep school teens, the twin son and daughter of a billionaire Wall Street short-seller and a world-renowned model turned fashion photographer, with their schoolwork, and earn $150 an hour. Plus, enjoy an additional perk on the job, in the form of a gorgeous photo assistant who happens to have his eye on Tekla.
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Easy money.
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Well, not so much. Within days, Tekla’s job begins to unravel. In a world of super-wealth and high fashion, Tekla finds herself surrounded by a peculiar cast of players: two teens whose self-destructive behavior becomes ever more erratic, a father whose ambitions for his son constantly test Tekla’s notions of what is fair and ethical and what is cheating, a mother whose emotional negligence borders on abuse, and a gorgeous man who may or may not be what he appears.
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As Tekla struggles to hold onto a job that takes more time and energy than she ever anticipated, her own school life begins to suffer. She makes an enemy of a professor who seems to want nothing more than to bring her down. And he’s succeeding. Soon Tekla’s life is a paradox: without her high paying part-time job, she can’t afford law school; but with it, she’ll surely flunk out of school.
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What they’re saying about it:
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Tekla, the character at the center of “Work for Hire,” is my hero. I couldn’t help but admire her guts and sense of purpose, when she’s put to the test trying to support herself while earning a law degree. In tutoring the over-indulged, emotionally neglected children of the super rich she finds herself in some difficult, sometimes bizarre situations and has to put her own goals aside to resolve problems. It seems to me there are life lessons to be learned in the ways that Tekla manages to make smart, but compassionate, choices between her own career needs and the well being of her charges. A really good read.
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I really, really enjoyed this book. Initially I was hesitant because I’m not the world’s biggest fan of these chick lit type of novels, but this one was really good. I especially liked the narrator’s voice. It was really conversational, relatable and funny. The book was a quick read with a nice pace. I enjoyed the storyline, especially the law school stuff. The author’s descriptions of the classroom antics and Professor Johnson were really engaging. I felt like I was there. But I think my favorite were the two kids that the narrator is nannying/tutoring. I liked Xander and Gemma even though they are bratty and spoiled. They read like real kids, facing some tough circumstances. The author did a good job of showing the good and the bad.

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