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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Along Came Pauly by Chris Redding (Virtual Book Blast / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Along Came Pauly by author Chris Redding!

Along Came Pauly by Chris Redding
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: August 17, 2013
Format: eBook - 166 pages / Kindle - 273 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance

BUY THE BOOK: Along Came Pauly

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book blast event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

A contemporary romance about a dog that brings two people together who don't want to be. She's a vegetarian veterinarian who needs cash for a no-kill shelter. He's the heir to a hot dog fortune who must give away money before he gains his inheritance. Sounds like a perfect match. It isn't.

Book Excerpt:

Paul arrived home that night “Jeeves, I’m in love,” he said to his butler.

The emotion filled him with a sense of purpose. He had a name and a face. Now he could find the address. With Jeeves’ help.

Paul Vincenzo’s butler peered over his half-glasses. He sat at the giant island in the giant kitchen. “That’s the third time this week.”

Paul undid his bowtie, dropped it on the kitchen counter, and then pulled out his cufflinks. Jeeves just didn’t understand.

Paul thought back to the way her hair glowed under the chandelier. As if the heavens had shone a light just on her. He couldn’t have stopped looking at her even if he’d gone blind. “No, really. I met the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.

Jeeves put down his newspaper to sip from a glass of white wine. “I’ll bite. Who is she? A Greek heiress slumming it in New Jersey? No? A starlet on sabbatical.”

Paul shook his head. He understood the butler’s reluctance to believe him. Women had always been a salad bar to him. He’d wanted to taste them all, but this time it was different. Daria was different.

“Jeeves, I’m serious. Her name is Daria Jacks.” He’d liked the feel of her name in his mouth. Daria. He rolled it over in his mind. Daria. What an interesting name.

“And what does this fine specimen of a woman do?”

Jeeves’ question brought him back to reality. Not many people at the ball had even known her name, let alone where she’d come from. Like Cinderella, she’d lost her shoe. “I think she’s a doctor. Maybe a vet.” * “You think?” Jeeves lifted his paper back up to read.

“I didn’t actually get to talk to her.”

Paul had been a panther stalking his prey all night. She’d been seated well across the room. Her date hadn’t led her onto the dance floor, giving Paul a chance to cut in.

Her elusiveness had made the chase even more exciting.

Jeeves frowned. “How do you know you’re in love with her?”

“There was something…” he paused to find the right word, “familiar about her.”

As if he’d known her all of his life. Or maybe in another life. Not that he was deep or metaphysical. He just knew there’d been a connection, a meeting of the minds. Their psyches had bonded.

He strolled to the fridge to pour himself some wine.

“Uh huh.”

Jeeves wasn’t buying it, but Paul didn’t care. He had to meet Daria. As sure as he’d take his next breath.

My Book Review:

Will be posted in the evening!

About The Author

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, one dog and three rabbits. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing, she works for her local hospital Her books are filled with romance, suspense and thrills.


Virtual Book Blast Contest Giveaway

Win A $10 Amazon Gift Card

Author Chris Redding will be awarding a $10 Amazon Gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 

The tour dates can be found here: 


  1. I'm looking forward to reading your review. I just know I'm going to enjoy this book.


    1. Thank you for stopping by Mary. I should have the book review posted by the end of the night. :)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your review. I just know I'm going to enjoy this book.


  3. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book blast event.

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    1. Hi Chris! Thank you for the opportunity to read Along Came Pauly and for hosting your book blast event.

  5. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Eva! Thank you for visiting, it is a fun romance story.

  6. Hi Rita, thank you for stopping by. It is a entertaining story. :)

  7. I look forward to reading your review, Jersey Girl.
    The weather has turned lovely here in NC...You should make your way down here!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Catherine Lee! I meant to post the book review tonight, but I got behind in formatting upcoming virtual book events. Stop back tomorrow,it will be posted by late afternoon.

      The weather here has been steady in the 70s, Fall is definitely here. We will be heading down South in February for the Nascar Daytona 500 Speedweek events from 2/15-25. :)