On Tour

Hey Everyone!

As well as the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop kicking off today, I'm also going on tour. You'd think I was sick of driving after that massive road trip - and I am, so I'm going on a virtual tour over the next two weeks. I might get a bit jetlagged with all the different time zones I'll be travelling through, so if I'm not at the blog when you check, just grab yourself a copy of Don't Mean a Thing to read while you wait. The ebook will be going on sale for 99 cents until the end of the tour. That's 75% off! 



Here are all the awesome bloggers who will be hosting me over the next couple of weeks.


5 December 2016 - Books,Dreams,Life (Excerpt)
5 December 2016 - Linda's Book Bag (Excerpt, Guest Post)

6 December 2016 - Chick Lit Central (Q&A w/Renee)
6 December 2016 - Between the Pages (Excerpt)

7 December 2016 - K. J. Farnham (Promo)

8 December 2016 - My Wonder Emporium (Excerpt)

9 December 2016 - Rae reads (Excerpt)

10 December 2016 - AusRom Today (Excerpt, Guest Post)
10 December 2016 - Brew and Books Review (Review)

11 December 2016 - Book Lover in Florida (Excerpt)

12 December 2016 - Kindred Ink Press (Playlist)
12 December 2016 - Monique McDonell (Promo)

13 December 2016 - Rebecca Raisin (Excerpt)

14 December 2016 - Hello Chick Lit (Excerpt)

15 December 2016 - Karan Eleni (Q&A w/Renee)

16 December 2016 - Grass Monster (Review)

17 December 2016 - Book Lover in Florida (Review)

18 December 2016 - Girl in the Jitterbug Dress (Guest Post)


I'm giving away a signed paperback mystery prize bag to one lucky reader who comes to visit me on tour and a couple of ebooks as runner-up prizes. 




Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop

Hey Everyone!

I'm still wallowing in boxes, but I wanted to escape the unpacking for a moment to let you all know about the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop. Make sure you join the Facebook event HERE to get reminders each day about where to go to win bookish prizes. Don't forget to stop by my Facebook page on Wednesday for your chance to win a paperback copy of Don't Mean a Thing and a gorgeous soap from Viva La Body (where I had my book launch party). To enter my giveaway, you'll need to sign up for my newsletter and leave a comment on my Facebook post, so sign up now HERE to save time on Wednesday. Good luck!



Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today's best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook.

Here's how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors' Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes.

Here is the schedule, which includes the list of authors posting each day and links to their Facebook pages in case you'd like to give them a "like" and follow along:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

We will also give away several Amazon gift cards as bonus prizes on the event page. Every day that you participate and leave a comment on the main post for the day, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes. Be sure to check back every day to maximize your chances!

Happy Holidays to all and to all some fabulous reading!

Box city

Hey Everyone,

I'm still here, I've just been a bit lost in box city for the last week.


I've unpacked my computer but there's still so much to do I haven't had the chance to catch up on my reviews. I'd better get sorted soon because I've started reading again and I don't want my reviews to get away from me.

Writing reviews feels even more special now that my own book is out in the world. I told myself that I wouldn't stalk my reviews but who am I kidding? I can't help myself.

I found this sweet review from Jovita via Twitter *SPOILER ALERT*
(Yay! I'm in India!)

There are some great reviews on Goodreads, Amazon US and Amazon AU too. Do you write reviews? Where do you post them?


Pee Wee The Christmas Tree by George Wells

Hey Everyone! 

I'd like to introduce you to George Wells, who is on tour with his Christmas picture book.


George Wells has been a songwriter for over fifty years with over 100 of his songs having been recorded. He has worked with artists including Charlie Walker, Neil Bonnett and Patsy Trigg and has had a song featured in the 1969 film, From Nashville With Music, as well as numerous television and radio programs over the course of his career. Wells currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama. Pee Wee the Christmas Tree is his second book.

Pee Wee The Christmas Tree by George Wells


Heartwarming illustrated story about a Christmas tree overlooked for his small size who refuses to give up on finding a family to spend the holidays with.

For years, Pee Wee has lived in the shadow of the bigger trees on the Christmas farm. Without enough sunlight to grow tall and strong, he has been forced to watch helplessly as the other bigger and more attractive trees are picked every year, going home with a happy family. Just as Pee Wee is about to give up hope that he will ever get the chance to bring joy to a family during the holiday season, he is finally cut down to be sold!

After years of waiting, Pee Wee is disappointed to find that he is still overlooked by customers wanting fuller trees to  decorate. With his dream of celebrating Christmas with a family of his own fading fast, he is at last discovered by two children who tell their father that they found one that is the perfect size. Driven back to their home and adorned with lights and decorations, Pee Wee is finally able to accomplish his life’s big dream: to make children happy at Christmas!

Pee Wee the Christmas Tree by George Wells is the perfect story for young kids this holiday season, encouraging them to never give up on their own dreams and proving that - large or small - there is room for us all.



Hey! Here's my review.

A sweet little story about a too-small tree with a too-big heart. The text was easy to read and the illustrations colourful and engaging.

Purchase link
  • Where: Blog Tour
  • Format: ebook


Snowbound by Monique McDonnell *Release Blitz*


Hey Everyone!


My friend, Monique McDonnell is on tour with her latest release - Snowbound - A Chick Lit Christmas Novella.

I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women's fiction, including chick lit and romance. When I began to write again, I noticed a trend - writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.
I am the author of five standalone novels, including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. Many of my novels focus on Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters.
I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for ten years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015, I had a piece on writing chick lit featured in the successful Australian non-fiction book Copyfight.
To learn more about my books, my writing, my caffeine obsession and my upcoming books please visit www.moniquemcdonell.com.au.

Social Networking Links
Website: http://www.moniquemcdonellauthor.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6154665.Monique_McDonell
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoniqueMcDonell
Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/Monique-McDonell/e/B0086R9S2U/


Snowbound by Monique McDonnell

When Zara’s boyfriend can’t come home to Sydney from New York for Christmas she decides to surprise (go to) him instead. Sure, the ticket costs a bomb and her overbearing family thinks it is a bad idea but that’s what you do for love right? Or so she tells the tall and hunky ex-basketball star, Kyle who is squeezed into the plane seat beside her.
But when a blizzard hits and she finds herself snowed-in/stranded in Denver a few things become clear – her boyfriend isn’t that heartbroken about her absence, the airport doesn’t seem like a very festive place to spend the holiday/be snowed-in and there aren’t enough pumpkin spiced lattes to fix the situation.
So when Kyle offers to take her to stay at his buddy’s empty house she decides to take a chance and make the best of her first white Christmas. What she hadn’t banked on was Kyle’s ex and a reality television crew crashing the Christmas party.
If you like fun and flirty heroes, ugly sweaters, snow covered mountains and sugar cookies, you’ll enjoy reading Snowbound these holidays.