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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Assorted Books by Meredith Schorr (Book Blast / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for assorted books by author Meredith Schorr!

About The Books

A State of Jane by Meredith Schorr
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Format: Paperback - 258 pages
               Kindle - 707 KB
               Nook - 487 KB
ISBN: 978-1635111538
BNID: 2940156935604
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

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Book Description:

Jane Frank is ready to fall in love. It’s been a year since her first and only relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up, she needs to find a boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner at her father’s firm. There’s just one problem: all the guys in New York City are flakes. Interested one day and gone the next, they seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation.

In her misguided belief that life doesn’t really start until you get married and have kids, Jane jumps from one extreme to the next trying to force a happily ever after until she breaks. Will she ever find her path, and can she do it without alienating her friends and family and risking her career in the process?

Book Excerpt:

“Do you like sports?” he asked.

“No,” I answered honestly.

“What do you do for fun?”

“I cook and bake. Are you a foodie?”

“I’m allergic to shellfish, fish, and peanuts, and I’m lactose resistant. I also have a weak palette. Food doesn’t wow me.” He took a sip of his beer as if not at all burdened by what would be my worst nightmare.

I had no idea how to respond. “I can’t even imagine.”

He shrugged. “Some folks live to eat and I eat to live.”

We stood in silence for a few seconds during which I suspected we had nothing in common besides a mutual interest in a legal career. Doubtful he’d be escorting me to Bob and Trish’s party, I glanced around the room hoping to spot another eligible bachelor.

“Do you like to bowl? My firm is hosting a bowl-a-thon on Monday night and we need cheerleaders.”

My eyes opened wide at his unexpected invitation. I was hesitant to accept his offer since I was pretty certain there would be no love connection between Todd and me.

“If you go with me, maybe we’ll get you your own ‘Schwetty Ballz’ team hat. I bet you’d look real cute in it.”

I pictured myself at Bob and Trish’s housewarming party—the sad and lonely ex-girlfriend. Since I was desperate to keep that from becoming reality, there was only one answer. Smiling at Todd, I said, “I’d love to.”

How Do You Know? by Meredith Schorr
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Format: Paperback - 207 pages
               Kindle - 743 KB
               Nook - 594 KB
ISBN: 978-1635111576
BNID: 2940156935628
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

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Book Description:

On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary break from her live-in boyfriend results in a breakup, Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0.

As Maggie reenters the New York City dating jungle, suitors present themselves quickly, but who is “The One?” Is he a sexy coworker, one of many bachelors at a speed-dating event, or is he the man she already set free? How do you know? Her fun-loving friends and supportive family, including meddlesome “no-filter” Aunt Helen, eagerly share their (often unsolicited) opinions, but Maggie is determined to find her own way, even if she falls on her face—repeatedly.

Book Excerpt:

“I think we should break up, Maggie.”

My body involuntarily jerks at his words, and I grip the table for support. “You mean permanently or a temporary break?”

“It’s been three years, Maggie. If you’re not sure I’m the one by now, chances are I’m not. I don’t want to waste more of your time.” He pauses. “Or mine. I’ll hunt for a new apartment.”

I swallow back my tears. This is not how I imagined the night would unfold. “Are you sure you want to do this?”

Doug gives a slight shake of his head. “I’m sure I don’t want to do this. But I’m also sure I have to. I’ll stay with Connor tonight and pack up some of my stuff while you’re at your mom’s tomorrow night.”

I try to imagine my family’s reaction to hearing Doug and I broke up, and that he moved out to live with his older brother. I can’t. I’m pretty certain my own reaction will be delayed since I currently feel like this is happening to someone else.

Doug continues speaking. “I’ll take care of the bill. You should get out of here.”

“I can’t let you pay for all of this.” I point at the uneaten food. “I ruined my birthday, and now you’re going to pay for it?”

Doug drops his credit card on the table. “Your birthday was Tuesday so, no, you didn’t ruin it. But you did break my heart.”


Not meeting my gaze, he says, “Just go, Maggie.”

I stand up but linger. I don’t want it to end this way.

“Please, Maggie. Go.”

Just Friends With Benefits by Meredith Schorr
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Format: Paperback - 258 pages
               Kindle - 668 KB
               Nook - 435 KB
ISBN: 978-1635111491
BNID: 2940156935550
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

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Book Description:

When a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie’s college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if soaked in a can of Red Bull, and she is determined not to let the guy who got away once, get away twice.

Stephanie, a thirty-two-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C., is a seventies and eighties television trivia buff who can recite the starting lineup of the New York Yankees and go beer for beer with the guys. And despite her failure to get married and pro-create prior to entering her thirties, she has so far managed to keep her overbearing mother from sticking her head in the oven. Just Friends with Benefits is the humorous story of Stephanie’s pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters.

Book Excerpt:

”Maybe I was hoping to hear something a little bit more interesting.”

“Like what?” I mumbled, “Details about our hot sex last night?” before I could stop myself. It wasn’t an ideal way to open a dialogue about what was happening between us, but it was something.

“Found it,” Craig said before patting his GPS lovingly. “I don’t know what I’d do without this baby.”

I gazed at him in confusion until a look out the window confirmed we’d arrived at the train station. While Craig parked his car, I muttered, “That was quick.” He probably hadn’t heard what I said and now my opportunity to discuss “us” had disappeared in his rear view mirror and I had no idea when I’d have another chance. Maybe it was the universe urging me not to push. I stepped out of the passenger seat and followed Craig to the back of his car. While he opened the trunk to remove my bag, I watched a young couple exchange a tearful goodbye. Craig handed me my duffle bag. “Here you go. Are you okay waiting here by yourself?”

I glanced at my watch. My train wouldn’t arrive for another twelve minutes. We didn’t have tons of time, but it might be enough to discuss getting together again.

“I’d stay with you, but it’s going to get dark soon, and I have a long ride ahead of me.”

Or not.

About The Author

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict.

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Contest Giveaway

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Virtual Book Blast Event

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