Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Publicist + Giveaway

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Enter the star editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there's Allan Lavigne, once a revered author - now as forgotten as last year's best sellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single, and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.
As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more romance and sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.
Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I absolutely LOVED The Publicist.  I can't wait for book two, Shelf Life, to become available on (it is available in paperback and e-book).  The Publicist has everything I love in a book: a great plot, great characters, amazing friendships, romance and more.

Favorite Character(s):  Kate, of course.  Her relationship with Alan is so special and makes me even like her more.  It is driving me crazy..Mac or Nick.  I know who I want her to end up with, but have no idea the outcome!  Oh my word, what if a third man is introduced..AHHHH.  

Setting:  NYC and I love books set in NYC.  I would have loved to have worked/lived in NYC in my early 20s.  

Fast read/slow read:  I was very fortunate to be able to listen to The Publicist from  I am a HUGE fan of audible books and listen to them all the time.  I am in my car all the time and enjoy so many books via I could not wait to get back in the car to listen to more of The Publicist.  I didn't want it to end and had to make sure there wasn't a "part 2" I needed to download….I absolutely loved it.

Cover:  Perfect! 

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Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes, Yes, Yes.  Shelf Life (book two) is available now and The Climax (book three) is available December 15th!

Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here's what this book isn't. It's not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it's not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won't know which ones, hell it's more fun to guess, right? I continue to work in publicity and help authors because at the end of the day I do love books, I love publishing, and I love authors. I hope you'll enjoy this romp through Kate's world as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads
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This is an awesome giveaway by the author: Spa Gift Basket worth $100 (US only) or $100 Audible or Amazon Gift Card (Internationally).  Good Luck.
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  1. As I understand, this giveaway is for a gift basket or gift card, not books. Nevertheless, I would be curious to read this author as I never have before. If this author wants new readers, that would be me.

    I am logged in to rafflecopter as Beth, although I am logged in to Commeonts as techeditor.

  2. I would like to have either. The spa products would be nice because I've been quite stressed lately. Although, I would like to have the Amazon gift card because I need to buy supplies for my classroom. Thanks!


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