Author Guest Post
One of the nicest parts about gong on a blog tour is being featured on different blogs, being able to do interviews and guests posts. Like this one! Authors are always looking to find new readers and a great way to do that is let the potential readers get to know you, the person behind the books.
So let's get to know me.
The most important thing, the reason I'm visiting Jersey Girl Book Reviews Is that I wrote a book. I've written a few actually, but my fourth and latest novel, is The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd. It's about a spy who had her memory wiped and needs to remember her previous life in order to save the man she loves. I call it chick lit/spy thriller because there's lots of action.
When I don't have my author hat on, I'm wearing my mommy cap. I have three amazing kids running havoc in my life. That's also very important to know about me. I'm a mother first, writer second, but since I'm here promoting my book and not my kids, I thought I'd put the writing first!
My eldest daughter thinks I'm weird, which translates in me having a greater than average knowledge of pop culture, including super heroes, Star Wars and Joss Whedon television shows. In the eyes of a fourteen year old, this knowledge apparently makes me a geek. I'm okay with that moniker.
The number one thing on my bucket list is to run a marathon. I've come close - if you consider finishing a half marathon close. I've actually run three halves and I'm thinking this may be the year I make it all the way. Running relaxes me and it's a great time to plan out my novels. I don't plot out my books, but I do need some time to plan out scenes or get into the heads of my characters. Plus, the exercise does a great job offsetting the glass of wine I enjoy while cooking.
Along with the running, some other things I enjoy are cooking (I make the best mushroom risotto), movies (one of the reasons I have that geek thing going on), spending time in my gardens and spending time with friends. We live in a great neighborhood and got into the habit of inviting neighbors over on Friday nights for wine and pizza. The kids run around in a pack, the adults get to unwind and socialize after the week at work and everyone has a good time.
Along with my three other novels (since I'm on a book tour, let's go ahead and talk about all of them, shall we?) Unexpecting, Coming Home and Absinthe Doesn't Make the Heart Grow Fonder, I've also written a children's book. I wrote The Dragon Under the Mountain for my kids' Christmas present last year. They always complained about not being able to read my books, so I decided to write them one, and gave them a starring role. I read a few chapters to my youngest daughter's class, and I'll also be going on a 'Dragon Tour', visiting a few classrooms in the area.
So that’s me in a nutshell. Thanks for allowing me to introduce myself!
About The Author
Her books include Coming Home, Unexpecting and Absinthe Doesn't Make the Heart Grow Fonder and her latest, The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd.
Amazon Author Page
The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd by Holly Kerr
Publisher: Three Birds Press
Publication Date: Paperback - January 14, 2016 / eBook - January 26, 2016
Format: Paperback - 398 pages
Kindle - 1596 KB
Nook - 326 KB
ISBN: 978-0994993434ASIN: B018RE9UE2
Genre: Chick Lit w/Thriller Twist
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Chick lit meets spy thriller!
Charlotte Dodd is having a bad day.
After taking an experimental drug to erase her memories of saving the world (or at least the country - several times) Charlotte is given a new life - a quiet, unassuming job, a second chance at love with Luke, and no one trying to kill her.
Two years later and with no recollection of saving the world, she steps in to help a random stranger and is amazed at the ease in which she dispatches her opponents using a rolled-up magazine. But how is that possible? She has Buffy-like fight moves, fires a gun with deadly accuracy and can use the air from car tires to keep breathing underwater.
When she meets Ham - why is he so familiar? The flashes, the déjà vu, the dreams - they’re not really dreams? Blowing up a building in Mexico, being buried alive - those things really happened to her? And what is her brother doing flying a plane? Turns out those two years of quiet with Luke was really an undercover mission to help bring down a secret organization targeting her family.
Charlotte needs to remember her secret life if she wants to save the world again and the only man she’s ever loved.
My Book Review:
What's a girl to do when she doesn't remember that she has a secret life .... as a spy?!
Author Holly Kerr weaves an intriguing chick lit tale with a spy thriller twist that will easily keep the reader engaged and guessing what will happen next.
Set in Toronto, twenty-seven year old Charlotte "Lottie" Dodd takes the reader along for the ride when her quiet life is turned upside down after she helps a man named Benjamin "Benjy" Lionel get away from two big Russian mobsters. A touch of deja vu and a wild car chase through the streets of Toronto leads Charlotte and Benjy on a wild adventure, and it gets even crazier when Charlotte's flashbacks become reality when she is told that she is really a spy for the Canadian government, and that her services are needed because her family is in danger!
The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd is a fast paced and action packed tale that follows Charlotte as she tries to remember her past secret life in order to save her family and the agency from a rival secret intelligence organization that views them as a threat and is trying to destroy them. As the story unfolds, the reader is kept on their toes with intriguing twists and turns that will keep them guessing what will happen next to this sassy spy during her crazy adventure.
The story starts out slow and is a bit confusing as the reader tries to figure out what the heck is going on with Charlotte, but then the author turns it up a notch and gets the reader engaged when Charlotte is told about her past and the secret life that she has led as a spy. That's when the thrilling adventure begins as her recollections resurface and she has to sort out the questions involving her family, her boyfriend Luke, and the rival organization that is after her family.
So if you are interested in reading a chick lit tale with an intriguing twist added into the mix, then look no further, The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd is the book for you!
RATING: 4 STARS
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