Books are food for my soul! Pull up a beach chair and stick your toes in the sand as the Jersey surf rolls in and out, now open your book and let your imagination take you away.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Virtual Book Tour Events: Week of 7/22-28/12

Virtual Book Tour Events: Week of 7/22-28/12

In association with AToMR Book Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the promotional virtual book tour event:

On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

Sunday, July 22, 2012 ~ Book Review

Book Description: On The Island

Get swept away this summer with the fiction phenomenon of the season, On The Island, on sale July 10, 2012!

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Beautiful and energetic, she has become worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that's going nowhere. Needing escape and possibly adventure, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere, not that anyone asked him. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives, catching up on all the school he missed last year, instead of his social life.

When the unlikely pair board a private plane headed to the Callahan's summer home, they have no idea their lives are about to change forever. As they fly over the Maldives' twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their pilot has a heart attack mid-air and their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. Somehow, they make it to shore alive, but only to discover that they're stranded on an uninhabited island with little aside from the clothes on their backs.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter many obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the looming possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return.

Their bond grows along with their passing birthdays, and Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.


Jersey Girl Book Reviews Virtual Book Events is pleased to host the following virtual book event:

Cops, Crooks & Other Stories in 100 Words (101 Tales) by Mark S. Bacon

Monday, July 23, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: Cops, Crooks & Other Stories in 100 Words (101 Tales)

Can you imagine a mystery being created and solved in 100 words? That's the purpose of Cops, Crooks & Other Stories in 100 Words, a new short ebook of flash fiction. The book contains mini mysteries, mini puzzles with satisfying, unexpected endings.

Seven stories in this collection have been published recently in five different fiction magazines: Stymie Magazine, MicroHorror, 100 Word Story, Flashshot and 101 Words. Most stories contain a protagonist, a challenge and a resolution.

A woman makes a daring escape after robbing a bank - with help from a passing cop. Two con men run into each other again - with unusual results - when they're both working the same resort hotel. A detective sergeant surprises his inspector by solving a murder at a snowed-in manor. These are some of the seemingly complex stories begun and resolved in exactly 100 words.

Crime / mystery / police stories make up about half this book. Also included are love stories, humor, dramas and speculative fiction.


In association with Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book tour event:

Lost Girls by Caitlin Rother

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post and Book Review

Book Description: Lost Girls

The desperate search for two lost innocents, Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, led authorities to a brutal predator hiding in plain sight: John Albert Gardner, a convicted sex offender who could have been returned to prison several times over. Pultizer-nominated writer Caitlin Rother delivers an incisive, heartbreaking true-life thriller about a case that galvanized its community, first by grief and goodwill, then by anger and injustice, as it came to grips with a flawed system that failed ... and adopted a law that will forever change how we keep our children safe.


In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host a virtual book media blitz for Breathless Press new book releases!

Breathless Press

Virtual Media Blitz: New Book Releases

These new releases are all contemporary, sweet contemporary or Christian romances. 

The five books that are being released are:


Jersey Girl Book Reviews Virtual Book Events is pleased to host the following virtual book event:

Lowcountry Punch by Boo Walker

Friday, July 27, 2012 ~ Author Interview and Book Review

Book Description: Lowcountry Punch

After the worst Christmas Eve of his life, DEA Agent T.A. Reddick leaves Miami for the magical city of Charleston, South Carolina, hoping a return to his roots will heal a broken heart and the guilt of killing a friend. The sleepy and sultry town of Charleston is filled with echoes of the Old South: genteel playboys, society debutantes, and quiet cobblestone streets. But as Reddick will soon discover, there's danger lurking under her charming veneer. When a movie star's death shines a national spotlight on Charleston's underground cocaine trade, he must go undercover to find the main supplier and shut him down. As a hurricane bears down on the port city and the DEA gets ready to spring its trap, Reddick must contend with more than he ever could have imagined.

Brash and bold, T.A. Reddick is a hero you won't soon forget. Lowcountry Punch is an action-packed novel that will have you on your knees begging for more.


In association with Chick Lit Plus, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following virtual book tour event:

Pickin' Tomatoes by J.W. Bull

Saturday, July 28, 2012 ~ Author Guest Post, Book Excerpt and Review

Book Description: Pickin' Tomatoes

Maggie Malone wants a new life. Who aspires to be a single, forty-year-old, jobless new mother? Driven by the need for an income, Maggie decides to enter a writing contest. Cooking and Women Magazine is seeking a columnist who can compare finding "Mister Right" to cooking. To qualify, an entrant must be single and an experienced chef. Maggie is neither - she can't even cook. But desperation turns white lies into tasty morsels that whet her creative appetite and she whips up an article comparing finding "Mister Right" to picking the right tomato for her homemade salsa. She wins the contest, is dubbed The Chef of Hearts, and her new life, although a bit shaky, is launched.

Women across America write to her about loneliness, infidelity, insomnia - even to complain about a boyfriend's snoring. Maggie dissects their problems with a single stroke of her pen, all the while struggling with her own issues. She dishes out therapy in recipes and funny stories and becomes an instant celebrity. As she balances learning how to cook, being a mother and writing a column, her dual lives begin to spin out of control. On the back burner, subterfuge sizzles in the skillet, threatening Maggie's new recipe for success and she finds herself in the same stew as many of her readers - lost and alone. It's only when Maggie comes clean with all her lies that she realizes pickin' the right tomato might not be simply about finding "Mister Right" - sometimes it's about making the right choices.

Pickin' Tomatoes serves up a three-course of mayhem, motherhood and middle age flavored with dashes of irony, wit, and wisdom. Throw in a liberal sprinkling of recipes geared towards those who don't cook, and  Pickin' Tomatoes becomes a must read for anyone who has searched for "Mister Right" but, most of all, wants to find herself.

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