martedì 15 dicembre 2015

Review & Giveaway: 12 Honeymoons by K.L. Brady


12 Honeymoons
by K.L. Brady

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BLURB:

Miki Vincent's entire life stalled because she's addicted to the beginnings of things, especially relationships. She relishes in the emotional highs, first hugs, first kisses that new love brings. But sex always ruins it. That's why abstaining during the first three months of a relationship—following the 90-day rule—was supposed to help land her down the aisle with Mr. Right. Miki finds out the hard way, Mr. Wrong can wait that long, especially if his ultimate prize is her inheritance.

One assault charge and depression later, Miki devises the Honeymoon Plan, guaranteeing her a lifetime of firsts and zero heartaches. But following her own rule sends her life into an out of control spiral in which she's sentenced to more than perpetual break-ups. A new pursuit and a string of sexy suitors offer her the opportunity to jumpstart her life and test her new strategy. The only problem? It just might work.

Miki's best friend Pam, a repressed artist, struggles to keep her honeymoon alive but she can no longer ignore the blatant evidence staring her in the face: Her husband is having an affair. A different kind of "honeymoon plan" designed to free her from her troubles, and a chance meeting with a handsome artistic stranger, help reignite her passions. But will they destroy her marriage in the process?
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My Review:


It 's a really funny and exhilarating romance, there are some scenes and dialogues from laughing out loud. The author is very good at capturing the attention from the first page and becomes almost impossible to put it down.
The protagonists are Miki and Pam, two friends who have two completely different lives. Miki can't have a serious and lasting relationship while Pam is married but has discovered that her husband is having an affair. Both have a plan. Pam wants to end her unhappy marriage while Miki going to have relationships that don't break her heart. She has decided to take the Honeymoon Plan: all her relations must have only the happiness we feel at the beginning of the relationship. She wants to take advantage of the 90 days of happiness and avoid all the consequences that make you feel bad. Will their plan work?
Miki is a character too funny, I loved every minute I spent with her. She always gets into trouble mainly because of her loose tongue, she can never keep her mouth shut, even in front of a judge in court.
I love the style of this author, she made me laugh so much. The plot is simple, a bit trivial but believable. The pace is fast and the story is never boring. 
If you like funny and well written stories, this book is a must read



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EXCERPT:


My Grandma Pearl once told me there are two kinds of men: the ones who will make you count your blessings, and the ones who will make you want to start counting from zero to forget they ever existed.

Mitch Wiggins fell into the latter category. He made me determined to not only start again...but to start better. The end of our disastrous liaison quite literally drove me from love’s hangover straight to Circuit Court... in a brand new S-Class with a dented rear fender. The real shame of this sham was that I had him pegged within days, maybe moments, of meeting him. The red flags went up and flapped like crazy, batted against the winds of Deceiving Bastard, but I convinced myself to ignore the warnings and continue with the charade. And finally, I figured out the real problem.

The Honeymoon.

See, at that time, I still viewed “the honeymoon period” in a relationship as a wonderful pit stop on the yellow brick road to everlasting happiness—and I was wrong. So wrong. The actual truth was concealed behind the blare of my biological clock, which was ticking like an Old & Barren bomb merely seconds from exploding over the remnants of my life.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. Her writing career started in the pages of diaries when she was 7 or 8 years old. But it wasn’t until her 40th birthday and an Oprah “Live Your Best Life” moment that she finally answered her calling and wrote her first novel–The Bum Magnet. The originally self-published novel was picked up by Simon & Schuster in a two-book deal, and K.L. hasn’t looked back since, penning the follow-up, Got a Right to Be Wrong and self-publishing the first books in two young adult series and a spy thriller series based on her 20+-year career in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

She has a B.A. in Economics, an MBA, and is a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association, Romance Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She’s addicted to writing and chocolate—not necessarily in that order—and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area with her son. She is hard at work on several projects, including the next installment of the series.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KarlaB27

A Little Interview

Where are you from?
I’m from the United States. I was born in Washington D.C. and have lived in an around the city most of my life. I love being a Washingtonian. Once you get used to the political environment, you find the people are warm, and it offers big city charm with a small city pace regarding nightlife. Unlike New York or Chicago, the city definitely sleeps.
What is the first book you remember reading?
Honestly, I don’t remember the very first book. The book that most stuck with me as a child was Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. My grandmother was an avid reader and used to take me to the library when I spent summers with her in Ohio. I read this book at the age of 10, and it has stuck with me my entire life. Maya Angelou’s words were as artful as a brush stroke or a sculpture.
Do you have a special place you like to write?
I mostly write in my office…when it’s clean. When I’m in a writing groove, and I have multiple projects going on at once, I tend to let the papers build up, and it can get cluttered very fast and I can’t write well with a lot of stuff around. So I actually cleaned out a bedroom we were using as storage space, and I hide away in there sometimes when the office gets to be too much. But I try to do a cleaning on the break between projects, so I don’t stay away too long.
What else do you enjoy when you're not writing?
I’m one of those weird writers who truly writes for the love of it. So, when I’m not writing for work, I’m usually writing for pleasure. I also love to go to the movies and take long walks outside in the spring, summer, and fall (I’m definitely NOT a winter girl).  I love spending time with my son, family, and friends…but mostly my son. He and I have similar senses of humor, so we really have fun together when I'm not serving as his drill sergeant. 
What are your dreams and plans for your future as a writer?
Honestly, my dream is just to keep writing as long as I love it.  Each time I write a book I challenge myself to stretch my bounds in some way or another. With 12 Honeymoons, I pushed myself to write more romantic relationships and a little more steam than I typically write in romantic comedies. I think I managed that successfully. I just wrote my first sweet romance (no cursing, no sex) which was a huge challenge. You have to keep the relationship growing and interesting using other things than releasing the physical tension in a bedroom scene. So, each book presents a new challenge for me to meet and I hope to find something like that in every book I write to become a more well-rounded author and tell even better stories. 
Describe your book in 5 words.                                             

Funny. Romantic. Insightful. Suspenseful. Sigh-worthy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Buy Links:

The book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

The author will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner, and a Kindle Fire HD (International Giveaway) to another randomly drawn winner, both via rafflecopter during the tour.


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12 commenti:

  1. Wow! Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, the interview, and your review! This book sounds like such a fun, exciting, interesting, and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

    RispondiElimina
  2. This is K.L. Brady! Thank you so much for hosting my blog tour stop today and for the wonderful review!! You enjoyed the story the way I hope all readers will. :) For everyone stopping by, please don't forget to enter to win the Kindle and Gift Card. They are sitting right here beside me on the desk and ready to ship for the holidays!

    RispondiElimina
  3. What a great review. This sounds like such a fun book.

    RispondiElimina
  4. I have enjoyed the tour and learning about your book.

    RispondiElimina
  5. Thanks for sharing the excerpt, review and interview, sounds like a great read and I have enjoyed following the tour and learning about 12 Honeymoons Good Luck and Have a wonderful holiday season!

    RispondiElimina
  6. I enjoyed the interview. Thank you. I can't wait to read the book!

    RispondiElimina
  7. Thanks for sharing your review, I'm looking forward to reading this one :)

    RispondiElimina

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