Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Shelf Life + Giveaway!

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Synopsis: The story only an insider could tell.

Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk.
This is Kate’s world, but for how long?
When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, Kate sets off on a new adventure….
Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn't. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis.
As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she’s welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she’d been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart.




One (or more) Sentence Summary: Kate and Mac, Kate and Nick. OMG!!!  How can one person even make that decision.  Of course my vote for each is for completely different reasons.   Okay, besides Mac and Nick…Shelf Life is a fantastic book.  Kate is such a strong woman as is her friend Grace.  All the "secrets" of the publishing world is very interesting too - so much dirt (in tabloid fashion) keeps the book moving right along. 

Favorite Character(s):  Grace, not that I did't like Kate (or Mac or Nick), but Grace is a great friend, strong person, and is always their for Kate.  

Setting:  NYC and LA

Fast read/slow read:  Super fast….could get through it fast enough. I want more.

Cover:  It works for me.

What Others Are Saying:  

Jan 12 - Feminist Reflections – review of The Publicist / author interview
Jan 12 - afternoonbookery – review of Climax
Jan 12 - Bound 4 Escape – review of Shelf Life
Jan 12 - Romance Novels For the Beach – review of The Publicist
Jan 13 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 13 – Roughseasinthemed – review of The Publicist and Shelf Life
Jan 13 - Deal Sharing Aunt – review of The Publicist /author interview
Jan 13 - Perfect Chaos – review of Shelf Life / author interview / giveaway
Jan 14 - Feminist Reflections – review of Shelf Life
Jan 14 - allthingsbookie – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 15 - Life With Katie – review of The Publicist / giveaway
Jan 15 - The Phantom Paragrapher – review of Climax
Jan 15 - Pinky's Favorite Reads – book spotlight
Jan 15 - Laura's Online Interests - review of The Publicist / giveaway
Jan 16 - Being Tillys Mummy – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 - A Bit Bookish – review of Shelf Life / giveaway
Jan 19 - Rockin' Book Reviews – review of The Publicist / giveaway
Jan 19 - Romance Novels For the Beach – review of Shelf Life 
Jan 19 - Feminist Reflections – review of Climax
Jan 20 - The World As I See It – review of The Publicist
Jan 20 - Seaside Book Nook – review of Shelf Life / giveaway
Jan 20 - Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Shelf Life
Jan 21 - Elizabeth McKenna Romance Author – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 21 - The World As I See It – review of Shelf Life
Jan 22 - Life With Katie – review of Shelf Life
Jan 22 - A Soccer Mom's Book Blog - book spotlight of The Publicist & Shelf Life
Jan 22 - The World As I See It – review of Climax
Jan 22 - Laura's Online Interests - review of Shelf Life 
Jan 23 - A Soccer Mom's Book Blog – review of Climax / giveaway
Jan 23 - Perfect Chaos – review of Climax
Jan 26 - Back Porchervations – review of Climax / giveaway
Jan 26 - Romance Novels For the Beach – review of Climax
Jan 27 – Seaside Book Nook – review of Climax
Jan 27 - Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Climax
Jan 27 - Hello, my name is Alice – review of The Publicist / giveaway
Jan 28 – Pure Jonel - review of Shelf Life / giveaway
Jan 28 - Why Girls Are Weird – review of Climax 
Jan 28 - Rockin' Book Reviews – review of Shelf Life
Jan 29 - Life With Katie – review of Climax
Jan 29 - Brooke Blogs – review of Climax / giveaway
Jan 29 - Laura's Online Interests - review of Climax
Jan 30 - A Bit Bookish – review of Climax
Feb 2 - A Blue Million Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - Pure Jonel – review of Climax / guest post
Feb 2 - My Life. One Story at a Time. - review of Climax / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 - Hello, my name is Alice – review of Shelf Life / author interview
Feb 3 - Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review of Climax
Feb 3 - Bound 4 Escape – review of Climax
Feb 3 - Refreshingly Riki – review of Climax / giveaway
Feb 3 - Svetlana's Reads and Views – review of Climax
Feb 4 - Jessica Cassidy – review of The Publicist
Feb 4 - The Caffeinated Booknerd – review of The Publicist
Feb 4 - The Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 - Readers' Muse – review of The Publicist / giveaway
Feb 5 - Jessica Cassidy – review of Shelf Life
Feb 5 - The Caffeinated Booknerd – review of Shelf Life
Feb 5 - Readers' Muse – review of Shelf Life
Feb 6 - Rockin' Book Reviews – Review of Climax
Feb 6 - Jessica Cassidy – review of Climax
Feb 6 - The Caffeinated Booknerd – review of Climax
Feb 6 – Roughseasinthemed – review of Climax
Feb 6 - Readers' Muse – review of Climax
Feb 6 - Hello, my name is Alice – review of Climax / guest post
Feb 6 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway


Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  Yes, see my review on The Publicist (Book One) and I MUST read Climax.


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, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.  

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