Win a bundle of RomCom books!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 15+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Comedy & Chick Lit novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

You can win my novel  THE BOYFRIEND SWAP, plus books from authors like Melissa Baldwin and Whitney Dineen — just by following me and other great Romantic Comedy & Chick Lit authors on BookBub!

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/romcomchicklit-aug18

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Good luck and enjoy!

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Giveaway – Amazon Fire 8

AMAZON FIRE GIVEAWAY – 4/16-4/20

Hi everyone!

I wanted to tell you about the giveaway I’m hosting on my Facebook author page to celebrate the release of BRIDAL GIRL on April 24th.

Beginning Monday, April 16th, I will post a question on my author page relating to weddings. A different question will be asked every weekday through Friday, April 20th.

Every answer on the post will count as an entry to win an Amazon Fire HD8 with Alexa.

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Answering a question every day will give you five chances to win!

AN EXTRA ENTRY WILL BE GRANTED TO ANYONE WHO PURCHASES ANY BOOK IN THE BLOGGER GIRL SERIES AND MESSAGES ME THEIR RECEIPT. THIS INCLUDES PRE-ORDERING BRIDAL GIRL OR NEW PURCHASES OF BLOGGER GIRL (CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR $.99) OR NOVELISTA GIRL. (THESE MUST BE RECENT PURCHASES OF THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES! IF YOU ALREADY OWNED THEM, PRE-ORDER BRIDAL GIRL FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY.)

The contest will be closed to entries at 11:59 PST on Sunday, April 22nd and the winners will be announced on Monday, April 23rd.

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Good luck!

Sassy book blogger-turned-author, Kim Long, thought her life couldn’t get any pinker when she received a two-book publishing deal and a marriage proposal in the same night.

If only she could drown out the conflicting opinions of her overzealous bridal party. If only everyone would adore her first book—or she’d take Nicholas’s advice and stop reading reviews.  If only Nicholas’s past would remain there rather than threaten their future.

The pressure is on and the clock is ticking. Will Kim ever write “The End” on her sophomore novel? And, will she and Nicholas make it down the aisle to say those two precious words: “I do?” Put on your reading glasses, fill your champagne flute and prepare to laugh with (and sometimes at) Kim as she rewrites her happy ending until it’s worthy of five pink champagne flutes.  

“All her books seem effortless. Like she magically conjured something amazing out of thin air each time.”

“A fantastically fun laugh out loud chicklit. Romance and chicklit fans will absolutely love this. It’s fantastic.”

“Kim made us all hope for her, cry with her and cheer with her! Loved every minute of it!”

 

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Greetings,

With only a month until the big release of BRIDAL GIRL, I’m in a wedding state of mind.

Do you remember your wedding cake? How it looked? What it tasted like? Whether your partner nice and gently fed you that first piece or playfully pushed a handful of the tasty goodness into your face? I’m guessing you recall it like it was yesterday. Maybe it was yesterday!

You might even think of your wedding cake as the most important cake of your life and, hopefully, you took photos of it.

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If so, I have just the contest for you.

Your job:

Send photos of your wedding cakes to meredithgschorr@gmail.com and include a description of the cake and the filling (ex. Yellow cake with buttercream filling, chocolate cake with strawberry filling etc.)

My Jobs:

Post your pictures on my Facebook author page until it’s the most delicious author page on Facebook. (Please do not post directly on my page and, rather, email photos to me at meredithgschorr@gmail.com.)

Enter you into my giveaway. The winner will be the person whose cake has the most in common with the wedding cake in BRIDAL GIRL.

The Prize:

Winner’s choice of:

Two dozen Wedding Buttercream Finger Sandwich Cookies OR

Two dozen Chocolate Drizzle Heart Tarts OR

Two dozen Cameo Cuties Wedding Dessert Cookies

Source: http://www.cookiesfromscratch.com

The contest will remain open until March 30th and the winner will be announced on my Facebook author page on April 2nd.

Good luck, and may your participation bring back romantic memories of what I hope was one of the happiest days of your life.

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XOXO,

Meredith

Photo credits: Gretchen Archer and Annette Dashofy

Sharing is caring…and could earn you $75 in Amazon gift cards

Hi there,

This post is different from my usual blogs because I’m not announcing a new book, revealing a cover, or sharing some personal anecdote about my life—stayed tuned for that post because it’s coming!

Today, I’m asking a favor. I’m requesting your help spreading the love for my Blogger Girl romantic comedy series.

Here’s the thing. I love this series so much as do my readers, but I need MORE readers, especially with the third book, Bridal Girl, releasing on April 24th.

This is why I’m offering you the chance to win a $25 or $50 Amazon gift card just for uploading a post on Instagram.

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How to Enter:

  1. Share photos of either book currently published in my Blogger Girl series (Blogger Girl or Novelista Girl) on INSTAGRAM.
  2. Use the hashtag #amreading.
  3. Tag me (Meredith Schorr) in your post.

Every unique image you share will count toward an entry in the giveaway—more shares, more entries!

Giveaway Do’s:

DO be creative – the idea is to catch the eyes of potential readers until they have to realize their potential.

DO consider taking photos of the book as it appears on your own reading device. Any new purchases of these books (only $2.99) will count as extra entries in another giveaway in April so DO save your receipts.

Giveaway DON’TS:

DON’T simply repost others. Only unique posts count.

DON’T share on other platforms (Well, you CAN, but only posts on Instagram count toward this giveaway. My April giveaway will take place on Facebook.

DON’T forget to use the hashtag #amreading and DON’T forget to tag me (Meredith Schorr).

Contest will be open from now until April 1st. I will keep track of all entrants on a master chart and the two winners will be chosen at random on April 1st.

Thank you so much and good luck!

 

Giveaway – 32 e-books and a Kindle Fire! (Humorous fiction June BookmarkIT Giveaway)

How would you like to win a Kindle Fire and up to 32 e-books? My publisher, Henery Press, is hosting a fantastic giveaway where you can do just that between June 7th and June 13th. Enter here!

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Good luck!

 

 

Kickoff to the Celebration of Chick Lit Tour and Cover Reveal!

As the release of my fifth novel draws near, I’m gearing up for the Celebration of Chick Lit Tour happening right here on meredithschorr.com. I’ve invited authors of my favorite genre onto my blog to talk about why they read and write chick lit despite the naysayers and the folks who (wrongly) insist that “chick lit is dead.” The posts are landing in my in-box daily and as I read them, I nod and smile in agreement. I feel a kinship with these novelists.

The main reason I write chick lit is because I often relate to the main characters in a way I don’t in other genres. Many of them are searching for their happily-ever-after and stumbling along the way—just like me. Sometimes they make bad decisions; often they trust too easily and get hurt or put their faith in the wrong person; and occasionally they don’t see what is right in front of them. Been there, done that. Usually protagonists in chick lit novels have some amazing friends who pick them up when they fall, commiserate over their failures, and drink to their successes. They sound like my friends! Family members often provide comic relief. Mine sure does. And sometimes the main character has no idea where she wants to go until she gets there. My life, too, is an ongoing journey of self-discovery.

In short, reading a chick lit novel is like hanging out with a friend, and writing a chick lit novel allows me to give my friend the happily-ever-after she deserves. Sometimes the destination is not what she expected or thought she wanted, but it’s always what she needs.

Like me, the main character in my upcoming novel, Novelista Girl, is a cheerleader for chick lit. Some of you will remember her from my third novel, Blogger Girl. Although Novelista Girl is a follow-up to Blogger Girl, the books can be read and enjoyed separately.

Stay tuned for the posts from my fellow chick lit authors right here over the next several weeks. In the meantime, for the very first time, I hereby present the blurb for Novelista Girl!

Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.

Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy. 

But is there more to the story than meets the eye?

After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn’t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel Is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn’t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar. 

This is the year when all of Kim’s dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after, or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?

This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.

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Find Your Next Chick Lit Read / #ChickLitMay Giveaway!

May is International Chick Lit Month. Let’s be honest—it’s the best month of the year! Every year, chick lit readers and writers get together to celebrate, share, discuss and gush about their favorite book genre. Not familiar with chick lit or Chick Lit Month? Visit internationalchicklitmonth.com for more information.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of ICLM. To celebrate, a bunch of enthusiastic authors got together and made an infographic to help readers find their next chick lit read.

We’re giving away 19 ebooks to 19 lucky readers. Just enter to win the books you’d like to read!

To enter, comment on the blog post below, listing which books from the graphic you’d like to read and WHY you would like to read them. (Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you. If you’re uncomfortable leaving an email address, message me privately.) Entrants can only enter once per blog, but can check out other blogs with this same post and comment there for extra entries! All those links are down below.

Entries close on midnight Friday, May 22 (Pacific Daylight Time), and winners will be contacted directly on May 31.

Good luck everyone—and happy reading! 😀

(Even if you missed this giveaway, feel free to share this graphic on your blog and spread the chick lit love!)

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Find the authors and books here, and enter again!

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Introducing French Twist by Glynis Astie

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For something new, I am handing off my blog to introduce the release of a new book, French Fry, by my author friend Glynis Astie. This is the third and final book in a romantic comedy series based on the author’s own life! Check it out! And scroll for a chance to win all three books in the series along with a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Sydney Durand had finally achieved the perfect life she had always wanted. After a whirlwind romance with a charming Frenchman, she endured the three weddings it required to satisfy the members of the newly formed Bennett-Durand clan. All she had left to do was stroll into the sunset with Louis to enjoy their long-awaited happily ever after.

But everything changed when the stick turned blue. Suddenly, Sydney finds herself facing the daunting task of becoming a mother before she has even returned home from her honeymoon. Keeping a tenacious hold on her hard-won happiness, Sydney is determined not to give up without a fight – no matter what or who is thrown in her path…and that includes an overbearing mother-in-law, a know-it-all father and her own anxiety about having a baby.

Will she finally be able to tame her neuroses for the sake of her unborn child? Or will her hormone-induced panic cause a meltdown of epic proportions? One thing is clear: Sydney and Louis’ nerves are going to fry…

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Purchase the book on Amazon

For your chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card as well as all three books in the French Twist series, enter here:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/NTNjZTliMTM5OTgwN2EwZTNiZDE0Y2FiN2RlNmI0OjE1/

Giveaway begins on 5/13/15 at 12:01 AM and ends on 5/20/15 at 11:59 PM. 3 prizes will be awarded:

  1. $25 amazon gift card & ebook set of the French Twist series
  2. 2 e-book sets of the French Twist series.

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The giveaway is open for US Only.

About the Author

Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this was just the beginning of their epic love story, Glynis continued to chronicle their adventures in the sequel, French Toast and the final installment in the series, French Fry.

When Glynis is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!), supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity.

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Website:  www.glynisastie.com

Facebook Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/GlynisAstie

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7271294.Glynis_Astie

Summer Beach 30+ eBook Giveaway

Contest runs April 15th – May 16th

With the winter (hopefully) behind us and spring in the air, it’s time to think SUMMER. I’m thrilled to include “How Do You Know?” in this massive giveaway with 30+ ebooks up for grabs.

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Enter here:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/47c7cd174/

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Guest Post/Giveaway – A.R. Rivera author of BETWEEN OCTOBERS out NOW!

I’m excited to invite A.R. Rivera, author of Between Octobers, to my blog today discussing “The Art of Falling” – I think I have found my soul sister of klutziness 🙂 Without further ado:

I don’t think of myself as a clumsy person. But I must admit that I seem to possess a real knack for executing spectacular falls.
The biggest, most embarrassing ones come along when I’m mingling among large groups of people, feeling confident—yeah! I’m getting published. My book is so good. I’m so happy! My life is awesome!
(Yes, these are my actual thoughts.)
The most recent spill was at the husband’s company picnic. He works with a really great group of people. They are all smart and funny, and generally great to be around. Lots of them are bibliophiles, like myself, so it’s natural to discuss my writing among them.
(CUE SHAMELESS PLUG: Between Octobers, out now, on Amazon!)
So, here’s the short of it: I tripped over an extension cord.
The long: My hands were full, so what should have been a quiet, harmless little spill, was not.
We were one of the last groups to file into the covered picnic area at a lovely city park. Most of the tables were already taken.
(Makes sense, I suppose. If I’m going to make a spectacle of myself, may as well maximize the audience.)
My duck feet didn’t get enough air to make it over an orange extension cord that was being used to power the cotton candy machine. To make it worse, I saw the cord. I made sure to step over it on my way to the line of ice chests to get drinks for me and the kids. On the way back, my foot caught on the extension cord. But I had too much momentum to simply fall. No, I had to try and walk out of it. I took three or four gaping steps, leaning forward, gaining speed as I went.
The whole thing played out in slow-motion: I was in the middle of a long, open area, heading to a table where my husband was waiting. Center-stage. My hands flew out in front of me. The bottles of water and cans of soda pop sailed onto the concrete. Right about the moment that everyone heard the drinks clatter to the ground, I went into a nose-dive. I watched my purse careen across the smooth concrete and I was glad that it didn’t spill. God only knows how many personal items could have flown out, doubling my embarrassment.
Most of the people that had been facing their plates of food were now staring at me. Watching with concerned eyes and full mouths. Some gaping.
As the heels of my palms came to a skidding stop, I heard my husbands worried voice. Someone else was suddenly beside me, asking if I was okay. My kids were standing behind me, holding their plates with shocked expressions.
I checked my stinging palms, barely any scrapes, and dusted them on my pants as I got back onto my traitorous feet.
“I’m fine!” I yelled to the watching faces. “Just bruised my pride.” I wanted to laugh. But I didn’t.
As if on cue, I felt the sudden heat rush into my cheeks, then my forehead, and ears. I was a decent shade of red in about three seconds.
Someone I recognized, a very sweet older woman, handed me my purse while another boy—the son of a co-worker—handed me all the sodas and waters that I tossed.
By that time, my safety-conscious husband had already surveyed the area and pointed out that the fault lay on whoever had stretched an extension cord over a walkway. I knew he was right, and he was trying to make me feel better about my brutal clumsiness. We spent the rest of the afternoon joking about it. Yeah, it hurt a little, but it was funny.
Looking back, I think I needed that moment. Maybe I needed to be reminded that my simple journey from one place to another may not go as planned. And that’s okay. Because I can always dust myself off, find the thing that tripped me up, and try to learn from it.

Take Two Publishing is giving away an e-copy of Between Octobers! Enter now at www.taketwopublishing.com/blog-2

Keep in touch with A.R. Rivera

Blog: arriverabooks.com
Twitter: @girlnxtdr2u
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorarriverabooks

Get Between Octobers now on Amazon!

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About the Author:
A.R. Rivera was born in Portland, Oregon. The absolute, unyielding love she received from her parents gave her a light-hearted attitude that doesn’t let her take take life too seriously and gives her the confidence to believe she can move any mountain in her way.
Some years ago, she read a little book by a lady with the surname of Meyer. Then she read the next three. In the process, she fell back in love with reading and it sparked a passion in her she never knew she had.
Today, she spends every minute she can with her sons and husband, sharing an abiding faith and love with them as she nurtures her soul with writing.

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