Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shelf Life Audio + Giveaway

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

Synopsis: 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 on to but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration dates, 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 best sellers 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. Behind the book there’s always more to the story.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I have read Shelf Life and loved I have listened to Shelf Life and loved it more.  The characters were brought to life not just through the story but through audio.  I absolutely love these series.  It doesn't matter if you start with the first one or with the second one (Shelf Life), but I would recommend you experience them both.  

Kate is such a strong person and got through so much in a short period of time. I love Kate with Mac and I love Kate with Nick.  The problem is I can't decide which team I would be on.I like them both for different reasons.  Kate has to make so difficult choices as the story twists and turns.  Shelf Life is just too good!

Favorite Character(s):  Besides Kate, I keep going back and forth between Nick and Mac, so I will stick with Grace!  Grace is the type of friend we should all have; honest, there for you no matter what, looks out of you, caring, and much more.

Setting:  NYC to LA to NYC

Fast listen/slow listen:  Sat in my car in the garage not wanting to stop listening, kind of fast listening!

Audio Thoughts: I am a HUGE fan of Audiobooks and Audible.  I wish they were less expensive.

What Others Are Saying:  Check out other reviews on iRead Book Tours!
April 13 - Eargasms Audiobook Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
April 14 - XoXo Book Blog - book spotlight / giveaway
April 15 - Back Porchervations - review of Shelf Life / giveaway
April 16 - Seaside Book Nook - review of Shelf Life / giveaway
April 17 - For Life After - review  of Shelf Life/ giveaway
April 17 - Laura's Interests - review of The Publicist
April 20 - The Book Fairy - review of Shelf Life/ giveaway
April 20 - T's Stuff - review of The Publicist / giveaway
April 21 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Shelf Life/ giveaway
April 22 - Brooke Blogs - review of Shelf Life/ guest post / giveaway
April 23 - T's Stuff - Review Shelf Life
April 24 - Green and Glassie - review / giveaway
April 27 - A Soccer Mom's Book Blog - review / giveaway
April 28 - Girl With Camera - book spotlight / review
April 29 - Laura's Interests - review of Shelf Life

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  No doubt about it. I love Christina's books and would be thrilled to read any book by her!

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.  

Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads


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  1. I do listen to audio books. I can multi-task that way.

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  3. Thank you, thank you so much for this kind review. I'm so glad you liked the book. I had such a great time working with Lisa who was the voice of Kate (and she nailed the character, didn't she?). Anyway, I wish audio was less pricey, too because audio books are just so much fun! Thank you again!

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