Promo Post: Peri in Progress by Cat Lavoie

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By author Cat Lavoie

Release Date: October 2nd, 2016

Genre: Chick Lit


You know what they say about best-laid plans… After a

disastrous thirty-first birthday party where she gets stood-up by a man she isn’t supposed to be dating,

Peri McKenna decides it’s time to change what hasn’t been working—which is pretty much everything.

Her love life is going nowhere fast, she’s bored to tears by a job that makes her the office pariah, and

the lifelong junk food addiction that used to be somewhat quirky is now positively problematic. To top it

all off, her newly-purchased home is falling apart and wishful thinking hasn’t done much to fix the leaky

roof. It’s time be an adult now that she’s officially ‘thirty-something.’ But when the first step of Peri’s

self-improvement plan backfires, she starts to wonder if change might be overrated.

Enter Milo Preston, an up-and- coming chef who’s in town

to take over a local restaurant. When Peri and Milo begin working together, she finds it hard to ignore

his easy charm and captivating emerald-green eyes. Since Milo is her best friend’s estranged brother,

Peri has to keep reminding herself that he is completely off-limits. As they grow closer, Milo introduces

Peri to new foods, the joy (and pain) of jogging, and makes her think her luck might finally be turning.

But when the past catches up with them, Peri finds herself back at square one.

Will she be able to sort herself out—or will the roof cave in

on her once and for all?

Buy the Book:

Peri in Progress will be on sale for $0.99 from October 31 to November 8

Make sure to grab your copy!




About the Author:




Cat Lavoie lives in Montreal, Canada with her tempestuous

cat, Abbie. She is the author of BREAKING THE RULES, ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN, and PERI IN


If Cat isn’t reading or writing, she’s most likely watching too much TV or daydreaming about her next

trip to London.

To find out more about Cat and her books, please visit and follow @CatLavoieBooks on Twitter.

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Release Blitz: The Christmas Surprise by Samantha March

About the Book

Juliette Mabry is a happily married stay-at-home wife and mother…until there appears to be trouble brewing in her nearly ten-year marriage. Juliette takes it upon herself to find out if her husband is up to no good, but does she want to know the truth? Everything is revealed on Christmas, and Juliette is in for her biggest Christmas surprise.

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About the Author

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things beauty, fashion and fitness. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has four published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket, A Questionable Friendship and Up To I Do. You can also find her on Youtube sharing beauty reviews and creating makeup tutorials. When she isn’t reading, writing, or vlogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.

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We Love Book Wednesday: Cover Reveal – The Adulthood by Lori Goldson

the-adulthoodAbout the Book
New from Lori Goldson, the author of the four-star rated novel Irene in College: The Life &
Times Series, book 1,
comes the new-adult fiction novel The Adulthood:
The Life & Times Series, book 2,
the follow-up sequel to last year’s
With her degree in hand and college campus in her rear view mirror, 22-year-old Irene Jimenez is ready
to grapple with her newest adversary, adulthood. With the help of a family
friend, Irene quickly lands a job where she meets her new boss, the brilliant,
charismatic, and virile Justin. Fear-stricken and paralyzed at the idea of
being on her own for the first time in life, Justin’s guidance in the workplace
leaves Irene intrigued to get better acquainted with her new boss, despite her
current relationship situation with her live-in boyfriend, Artie. Justin
notices Irene’s inquisition, and admits his curiosity about her as well, despite
his own set of personal and professional obligations.
Enjoying her work and
curious about her boss, Irene finds herself losing sight of the objective, and
turns to her longtime friend, Michaela, who is entrenched in her own adulthood
obstacles with her girlfriend, Ryan, including a domestic dispute that pushes
Irene even closer to her boss in ways that leave her boyfriend, Artie, jealous.
Irene and Michaela are equally trapped in wading the waters of adulthood as
they try to balance their actual jobs with their romantic desires and fears
contained. Irene finds herself struggling, however, with balancing work and
pleasure with Justin as her boss, and is soon placed in a new work environment
where an old adversary becomes a new supervisor, and is forced to confront old
emotions that she thought were buried in the past.
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the-adulthoodAbout the Author
My first novel came along
during the wee hours of the night in 2011. I was laid off and laid up after a
car accident, and figured it was time to bring my goal to light. Four years
later, it is finally available to the masses. I took every frustration and
disappointment that life had handed me thus far and created some truly
relatable characters. Who wouldn’t be able to connect to a lost college
student? Aren’t we all lost to some extent at that time?

I’m a Jersey girl through and through who lives in
Pennsylvania. I’m a Westonian, a Blue Hen, and a Hawk with a flair for the
Spanish language. I’ve been bit by the traveling bug on numerous occasions, and
I won’t be surprised if my first child is born in the middle of a yoga
Oh yeah, I have a husband now.
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We Love Books Wednesday: Review – Just One Week by Alice Gaines


Her brother’s best friend is not only the hottest man Michelle Dennis has ever seen, he’s the one man she hopes to avoid after leaving town eight years ago. Of course he’s the one waiting at the airport. Worse, he made sure they’re staying in the same house.

Pro football player Alex Stafford is expecting to pick up his friend’s kid sister, not a full-fledged bombshell. He was planning to apologize for their past, but the feelings he had years ago come roaring back…and this time, there’s no denying them.

Keeping his hands off is a test he’s bound to fail—especially when they’re stuck in close quarters. But falling in love with Michelle, living in her world, isn’t an option for a guy like him. And remembering that will save them both a lot of heartache…



I was given a copy of this novel from Author’s Pal, in exchange for my honest opinion, and I found this novel quite enjoyable. From the beginning of the novel, I was pulled in; I kept wondering what happened between Michelle and Alex, and why she had so much hatred for him when he picked her from the airport. I thought all of the characters were very well-developed. I don’t usually read novels that are written in third person, I prefer first person point of view novels, however, the POV didn’t hinder my feelings towards the novel. The only downfall to this story, I couldn’t tell when Michelle was being honest, or when she was “playing games”…her personality was kind of back and fourth at times. Overall, I thought this was a good read.

Freebie Friday 4: Muted

Due to the horrible attack in France, and in honor of the lives that were taken, Freebie Friday will be muted. Please, remember to keep their family members and friends in your prayers. France, stay strong. We stand with you.

We Love Books Wednesday 5: Jessica Sorensen

Good morning, lovelies. As you all know my favorite author of all times is Jessica Sorensen. I admire her writing as well as her work ethic. I’m still not sure how authors such as her, Denise Grover Swank, or Lauren Layne are able to produce books at such a fast pace, but I absolutely admire it. One book that I’m (trying) patiently awaiting the release of is Jessica Sorensen’s What Lies in the Darkness. For more information on one of Jessica’s upcoming releases, click here.


Manuscript Monday 6:


Hey lovelies! I saw this quote floating around on Twitter this past weekend, and it stuck with me. What I love about this is that it has a lot of truth to it. With all of the recent killings that has been going on in the past few months, we as writers have something that no one can take away from us. When the world around us proves to be too hectic or too real, we can use our writing as an escape. We don’t have to limit ourselves to one story, but we don’t have to bog ourselves down with ten; just having this option is what makes the writing world so great. So my advice to you today, writers, are to let go of your fears of not being good enough, not thinking your story matters, or the fear of that no one needs to read your story and just write. You’ll be happy that you did.

Freebie Friday 3: #BlackLivesMatter

Hey, lovelies. It’s been a while, but I’m back with yet another serious post for Freebie Friday. In the past few days you may have seen the names Alton Sterling and Philando Castile trending. There’s footage of one of these men being killed on camera, the aftermath after the other man was shot, a child breaking down during a press conference, and a young girl trying to console her mother while her father is dying in the front seat of a car.

They tell us we’ve come a long way. They say that racism is gone. They say that we have our freedom. Do I believe that? I want to. Sure, we’re all able to go to the same schools, befriend people of the opposite race, and ride to the front of a bus; but if freedom is being able to shoot up a nightclub, shoot a singer during a meet & greet, or shooting two innocent black men, you can keep your freedom, America. I often wonder why our world is like this. And I think I may have the answer.

As black people, we’ve all been grouped together as gangsters, thugs, whores, niggers (yes, I said it)…we’re so much more than this though. Rap music, grills, short shorts, and having to sell drugs to provide for our families has labeled us that way. Police officers killing these innocent black men is NOT okay. The public has no right to talk about our black men not being stand up citizens, and not being in their children’s lives if it’s okay for officers to continue killing them and getting a slap on the wrist as the consequence. Our young black men need their fathers in their lives…stop leaving these poor children fatherless. It’s not okay and it’s not right.

Alton Sterling was from Louisiana, as am I. So knowing that a shooting like this occurred in my state makes me aware that these killings aren’t just limited to Trayvon Martin or Tamir Rice, but it makes me realize that Trayvon or Tamir could’ve been my two nephews; Alton and Philando could’ve been my father or one of my uncles. Since when is it okay for a man of the law to shoot and kill a man for reaching for his license? He told the officers he had a gun and that he had a license for it, yet he was still killed. And for the mayor of Minnesota to say that he think this would’ve played out differently had Philando been a white man, it shows you just how much further we have to go in this world. So how do we solve these issues?

  1. If we want America to take us serious when we say Black Lives Matter, we as black people have to come together, put aside our differences, and stop killing our own kind. We can’t just preach that Black Lives Matter when our kind is killed by a white man, but say “Free my boy Ray Ray” if Ray Ray is in jail for shooting another black man. It doesn’t work that way.
  2. Secondly, we must teach our black children that not all officers are corrupt. I can say that because I have a friend who’s on the force down here, and she’s one of the kindest people I know. The shield doesn’t just protect them, but it protect us as well. Teach our children that it’s okay to go to an officer in a crisis.
  3. Don’t try to “get justice” by taking matters into your own hands. Don’t go around shooting up protests in the name of a person’s life that was taken due to gun violence. You’re adding to the problem…not solving it.
  4. When someone from a different race comes to you and tell you that all lives matter, not just black lives…don’t get enraged. Yes, it’s true all lives matter. But you can’t solve an issue by arguing. Everyone has struggles, so they may not see that it’s harder for a black person to succeed in life. No, instead tell them you fear that your child could become another statistic. Tell them how you fear that you can’t teach your child to defend themselves because an officer may see that as resisting. You can’t teach them to run away in fear of them being shot to death. And you fear that your black son might come off as “big and intimidating” to an officer.
  5. Finally, come together as a whole…black, white, Asian, Hispanic, and make a difference. Don’t just talk about it, be about it. Stop allowing the public to pin us against one another.

I know this post was all over the place, but this world is all over the place. It’s a messed up world. Years back, when the Trayvon Martin shooting occurred, I read this article. It was an article from a mother to a young, black boy. She was asking the parents of a young, white boy to teach their child about how our black children are being killed by the police. She also requested, if our sons are together and they are approached by an officer, please ask your son to stay with mine, and don’t run and leave him stranded. Is the world we’re living in really becoming a place where we have to ask children of the opposite race to walk our children home to ensure they aren’t targeted and gunned to death?

So, again, they say we have our freedom. But are we really free?


This post is dedicated to Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the following people listed below. They may no longer be able to speak, but I will continue speaking for them and bringing awareness to the fact that Black Lives Matter. I will continue preaching this with my fist in the air, bringing awareness to it, and making people understand that our black skin isn’t a sin. We’re human too. And if you think this post is racist, officer bashing, or Caucasian bashing, then you’ve completely missed the point.


This post was typed up before the shooting in Dallas occurred. I’m not going to sit here and act like one person’s life matters more than the other. So, this post is also dedicated to the officers whose lives were taken during the Dallas protest last night. Like I said before, all cops aren’t bad. These officers were trying to protect protesters from the gunshots. We have to end this violence now, or else we’ll never be able to move forward in this world.

Manuscript Monday 5: Word Count

Good morning, lovelies! Today’s post is going to be short because I had a busy weekend, and an even busier work week coming up. So, I’ll leave you with this. I started writing Every Breath I Take back in May, and my current word count is 15,778. After taking a fellow follower’s advice (Candace), I decided to break my 85,000 words in 3 months into a smaller goal. So we’ll see how 85,000 words by December 31st works out for me!

We Love Books Wednesday 4: Sliding into Love

Good morning, lovelies. Today’s We Love Books Wednesday is going to be a little different. I’m not highlighting an author or their novels, instead, I’m talking about my novel, Sliding into Love, and the man behind it. My novel is still a work in progress, but it doesn’t stop me from talking about it, or my reason for writing it. Five years ago, my father was diagnosed with Kidney Disease. Five years ago, I got an amazing idea in the form of a story idea to bring awareness to this disease. Kidney failure has ran in my paternal family for years, and I thought Sliding into Love would be an amazing way to show it. I’m not embarrassed that this disease runs in my family. In fact, I’m proud of it because it’s a part of me and my family. Kidney disease has made me aware of my health. Because of this disease, I know the signs and symptoms. I know to keep my sodium intake to a minimal level. I know the importance of drinking lots of water or increasing the protein in my diet. Speaking of increased protein, the man behind my novel, has reached his protein goal. After five long years of his protein going up and down, my father has finally gotten his protein to 4.0, which is a good thing. We’ve waited so long for this moment, so I couldn’t wait to share the news with you guys. Pictured below is the man, the myth, the legend; my father, in his Al Bumin shirt!

As always, please click here to learn about ways to help and donate to the many Americans whose lives have been impacted by kidney disease.