Modern Girl’s Guide to Office Romance!

Jason Carver thought he had life figured out, but after his divorce, he felt lost. When he accepted a job offer in New York, he had no idea that Kira Clark, his new office manager, was exactly what he’d been looking for. Now, he just has to convince her that even though he’s her boss, they’re perfect for each other.

Kira hadn’t been looking for a fairytale love story because she learned early on that life doesn’t always have a happy ending. Now she’s on the wrong side of thirty, a widow, and raising her teenage daughter alone. At this point in her life, romance and love were the last things on her mind.

But despite her trying to keep things strictly professional with her new boss, Jason managed to sneak past her defenses one sweet, disarming gesture at a time.

Could this be the Happily Ever After she’d given up on, or just another empty promise?

Modern Girl’s Guide to Friends with Benefits

Modern Girl’s Guide to Friends with Benefits

OMG!!! I CAN’T WAIT!

Modern Girl’s Guide to Friends with Benefits is ALMOST here.  I know it feels like forever…or that could just be how long it felt writing this book, but PETER and MEGAN are ready to have their story told. I know y’all have been waiting. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!!

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coming soon..and multiple times!

I’ve got the cover.

I’ve gotten feedback from my beta readers.

I send out no a sneak peek to my newsletter.

Did you miss it? Take a look here:  http://goo.gl/OyGyFS

Now I’m just need to send over the draft to the copy editor for my final polish. I had December 1 as a Publication date, but I might be able to get it out before Thanksgiving!!

So, we’re in the Final Countdown!

#MGGVF Book Review #FridayReads

#MGGVF Book Review #FridayReads

MODERN GIRL’S GUIDE TO VACATION FLINGS BY GINA DRAYER: A REVIEW

Vacation flingAhhhhh…… Vacation. Who doesn’t love going on vacation? Whether it’s for a weekend, a week or a few months, the vacation is quintessentially the best thing any of us do in our lives. I work a lot and usually end up working crazy hours (depending on the season/time year) but I always look forward to a vacation. Vacations are usually a time of getting away, doing things you love to do, and have the ability to relax and enjoy yourself.  Of course, what would a vacation be without a great book to have with you?? Choosing a book to bring with you on vacation can be a daunting task. Do I want a large book or small one? Do I want something serious or something light-hearted? Physical book or E-book? I find that physical books are better for a quick get away, and E-books are better for the longer adventures. I am learning to love my E-reader more as something I use when I am on the go and when I am traveling; it is the best thing. So when Netgalley and Victory Editing sent me the E-book, Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings by Gina Drayer to download to my Kindle, I was excited to find a good summer read.

Beth Riley is on the run; running from her family, her sister, and the drama that the two bring together. Beth’s sister’s wedding is drawing close, and watching her younger sister walk down the aisle to her ex-boyfriend is more than Beth can stand. To escape from the pressures of watching her sister take a life that could have been hers, Beth books a Transatlantic cruise to Spain one month before the wedding. Just the thing she needs to clear her mind and the drama, until she meets Matt. Matt Carver is the man every woman dreams of; successful, handsome, wealthy, talented, and even has a family who love and adore him, which more than he would have likes. Matt’s family has no problem with meddling in his life, and seeing that he settles down with a nice woman. Matt, unwillingly, agreed to go on the Transatlantic curse to celebrate his parent’s anniversary along with the rest of his family, and with that a sudden urge to kill them all before the curse is over. Luckily, Matt meets Beth and she may be the savior to all his family problems. Stuck on a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Matt and Beth may be the answer to the issues both of them face. Can they keep their sparks strictly to their vacation or is it bound to spill into their real lives? Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings is a everything a good summer reads, and much, much more.

There are a few things that make a great Chic Lit novel; witty writing, steamy chemistry, a sexy man, funny banter between characters, and a story line that sucks you in, and Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings has all those qualities. The chemistry between the Beth and Matt is electrifying. You can feel the passion sizzle between the two of them, and there is always the question looming in the air… will they or won’t they? Gina’s writing is sharp, quick, funny and absolutely brilliant! She manages to keep the story going and allowing the characters to work and grow throughout the novel, which is what all great novels need. The intimate scenes are sexy without being too sexy that they take away from the book, and the book has just the right amount of sex appeal to keep a reader engaged. It is a fantastic balance between sexy/steamy romance and the quick, dry humor of a proper chic lit novel. There were scenes where I was literally laughing out loud. The characters were lovely, the writing was hilarious and stupendous, which makes it a great additional to any summer reading book.

Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings is the ideal companion for a day at the beach, by the pool or even enjoying while you are jet setting your way to a tropical paradise. I managed to finish this book in a day, and had a difficult time putting it down. I have also heard that is it the first book in a series that Gina Drayer is in the process of writing. I am looking forward to the other books in the series, and other books she is will be writing in the future. I would highly recommend you add this book to your summer reading list! You will thank me later!

Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings came out on 4/30/2015. You can download it from ( AMAZON )

What books have you added to your summer reading list? Are there specific books you keep stowed away strictly for vacations or the summer?  What do you like to read during the summer?

Happy Reading!

-Kaitlin

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New Year Wish For All

No, I didn’t die. I’ve just been really busy. Promise to up date you all on all the fun things coming in 2015, soon!!

But until, here’s a new year wish from James Gunn that I wanted to share:

Unfortunately we’ve all had a Dennis in our lives at one time or another. And you know what, Fuck them all! Here’s to 2015. May you always keep dreaming!

Book Reviews and Discoverability

Book Reviews and Discoverability

This post goes out to the reader.

If you follow me on GoodReads.com, you’ll see that I read a lot.  I read all types of books, new and old.  I love Spec Fic, but romance is my dirty (literally) habit I love to indulge in. But the biggest problem with being such a fast reader is I often have a hard time finding new books. Horror of all Horrors!!!

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I have preferences in the books I pick. Tropes and plots that I want to read.  I’ll troll through the categories on Amazon when desperate, but usually I rely on the reviews and recommendations of people I follow online and IRL.  I’ve usually read all the top 100 books that I wanted to read.  I follow my favorite authors and know when they are publishing a new book.  So, in order to find my next read, I turn to Book Reviews.

And that, my friends, is the real reason why you should post reviews. Reviews are the key to books being discovered by reader like me.  So please, Help ME and other readers find books that you loved, liked, or even hated (save me the money!) by leaving a review!

But Gina, I couldn’t possibly leave a review!

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Yes, you can!  Your opinions count!

Reviews don’t have to be “professional.”  A book review should be like a personal recommendation. Write a review as if you were talking to a friend about the latest book you read.

Some people include a synopsis of the book when they review.  That’s a good way to start, but it’s not really what I’m looking for as a reader.  I can get most of that information from the blurb.  What I want to know is what you thought was great (or bad) about the book.

Here are some thing you can leave in a review: (You don’t need to include them all. Just what ever strikes you while reading.)

  • What did you think about the characters?
  • Was the plot easy to follow and make sense?
  • Where the characters actions/reactions believable?
  • How was the pacing of the story? Was it a page turner or did you want to skip parts?
  • What was your favorite part about the book? Your least favorite part?
  • How was the writing its self? (grammar, language, poetry, flow)
  • Is there anything you want a reader to know before reading this book? (graphic violence, steamy sex, very funny, tear jerker)
  • Were you happy with how the book ended? (I love this question because, as a reader, I want to have a satisfying experience from beginning to end)
  • Did you finish the book? (If you didn’t still leave a review explaining why)
  • Who would you recommend this book to? (Anyone who like xxx should read this book!)

A good review is honest.

Don’t be afraid to say negative things, even about books you like. I’ve picked out books to read because of the negative reviews.  Something you don’t like may be exactly what someone else is looking for!!   It’s okay to have preferences, as long as it’s clear why you didn’t like something.  I often point out thing I personally don’t like: A particular plot device, story line, or character type I just can’t stand.  Be sure to give a clear assessment of what you liked and don’t liked. Don’t shy away from making your opinions known. 

PLEASE, Do other readers (and the author) a favor and leave a review!