It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit
an Anthology by:
S.E. Babin, Geralyn Corcillo, Amy Gettinger, Holly Tierney-Bedord, Jax Abbey, Susan Murphy, Tracy Krimmer, Kate O’Keeffe, Monique McDonell, Laurie Baxter
Genre: Chick Lit
Amazing collection of chick lit novellas!
1: Deck the Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger
This story flowed smoothly and touched on real issues regarding immigration and the struggle to succeed.
2: It Doesn’t Show Signs of Stopping by Geralyn Corcillo
This story is just as the title says – it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Tanya wasn’t going to let distance get between her and her new boyfriend.
3: The Miraculous Power of Butter Cookies by Holly Tierney-Bedord
What a delicious story! I wished I could have sampled all the baked goodies in this story! I loved that the sisters came together to share their mom’s love of baking in her honor.
4: Jingle Bells and Social Fails by Jax Abbey
I could relate to Reese and being the social disaster in meeting the parents, especially during the holidays. Quick read!
5: I’m Scheming of a White Christmas by Kate O’Keeffe
I don’t think I could handle the revenge plots that Tilly plans but the plots gave me a great chuckle while reading!
6: A Charlie Brown Christmas by Laurie Baxter
Ming is a trip! I think we have all been in her shoes – wanting to treat ourselves to a little peace and quiet then BAM – a blast from the past.
7: All I Want For Christmas Is…? by Monique McDonell
Story was well-developed for being a novella. Who wouldn’t fall for a hunky barista?
8: Christmas Cookies by Vivian Brooks
Pleasurable read that shows that all things happen for a reason and will work itself out. Nobody gets away with something forever.
9: A Holly Jolly Heartache by S.E. Babin
As I not much of a fan of paranormal, I wasn’t so sure about this novella but the touches of Pandora’s Box were just enough paranormal for me and my liking.
10: Mistletoe and Mayhem by Susan Murphy
Super cute read about returning to your hometown after life in the big city.
11: Candy Christmas by Tracy Krimmer
Absolute enjoyable read! Candy and I are similar in so many ways! Loved it!
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review.
Eleven short and funny holiday stories of women going home for Christmas, stirring up old flames (& finding new ones), baking grandma’s cookies, planning revenge pranks on high school duds, opening Pandora’s Box, racing across the country for love, & kissing cute hunks under the mistletoe. Grab your copy while this limited time collection is still available!
S.E. Babin is an award-winning author with a passion for writing books with a paranormal twist. Whether it’s romance or mystery, she loves taking the norm and turning it into the extraordinary. Her love of reading turned into a curious exploration to see whether or not she could write her own novel. Beginning with discarded pages of angsty novels and a slightly popular reimagining of Beowulf’s Grendel in her high school English class, Sheryl spent way too much time in the library, killing any chance of her becoming a cheerleader or anything even remotely cool.
First and foremost, Geralyn Corcillo loves reader reviews! In other news…When she was a kid growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to constantly pick up litter and rescue animals. At home, she loves watching old movies, British mysteries, and the NY Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.
Amy Gettinger lives in Orange County, California with her husband and her two piteous poodles under the shade of a very noisy old eucalyptus windrow full of crows and wild parrots. When she’s not writing novels, she’s creating Reader’s Theater plays and coaching a local senior group to perform them, complete with big bad wolves, feather boas and tiaras.
Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of several novels including Coached, Bellamy’s Redemption, and Surviving Valencia. Visit her website at http://www.hollytierneybedord.com where you can connect to her blogs and subscribe to her newsletter.
A Durham, North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jax Abbey bleeds Carolina blue. By day she molds the young, bright minds of the future, but at night you can find her furiously pounding the keyboard as she funnels the zany ideas and quirky characters from her brain to the computer. When Jax isn’t telling preschoolers to keep their hands to themselves or telling her characters to simmer down, she loves to spend time with her significant other, Tyler, and her TinyDog.
Tracy’s love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She’s been known to crush a candy or two as well. Her first romance novel, Pieces of it All, released in May 2014 followed in December with Caching In, a romance mixed with the hobby of geocaching. She also has written several short stories.
Kate O’Keeffe – I write funny, sexy, feel-good romantic comedies.
I’ve loved rom coms, romance, and chick lit since I first encountered Bridget Jones as a young, impressionable writer. It really was a match made in chick lit heaven.
I’ve been a teacher and a sales executive, but am now content as a mother and writer, madly scribbling all the ideas I’ve accumulated during my time on this planet we call home.
I live and love in beautiful New Zealand–where my novels are all set–with my wonderful family and my two very scruffy, naughty dogs.
Monique McDonell – I am an Australian author who writes fun, flirty contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and romance. After many attempts writing books that made me miserable I decided to write books with happy endings and have been loving the journey ever since.
I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter which probably explains why the beach features in so many of my novels and why people describe them as excellent beach reads.
Laurie Baxter has degrees in both puppetry and screenwriting because let’s face it, majoring in English would have been no more useful and way less fun. She loves chocolate, ice cream, chocolate ice cream, dogs, New York City, old movies, modern architecture, all kinds of theater, and music from before she was born. Her eighth grade English teacher told her to become a writer, so she did.