Monday, May 7, 2018


Picture it . . . the lovely month of May, where spring is springing up all over the Northern Hemisphere, and there's going to be a royal wedding, and it's International Chick Lit Month! What's a Chick Lit lover to do? Join Chick Lit Chat HQ's Happily Ever After Hop on Facebook, of course!

From Monday, May 7th through Sunday, May 13th, 49 bestselling and award-winning Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy authors will be whooping it up on Facebook, celebrating all things royal and romantic. And because our readers deserve to be treated like queens, these authors will be giving away books, swag, gift cards, and lots of other fabulous prizes (no toads or poisoned apples here!), plus the week will wrap up with an award of a blingtastic, royal-themed Grand Prize Pack worth more than $150*, and not one, not two, notthreenotfournotfive, but SIX $25 Amazon gift cards!

So, grab that tiara, hop on your unicorn, and head on over to the Happily Ever After Hop page on Facebook and join the group where you can meet and chat with your fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres. Plus you'll find links for all the participating authors and you can enter to win the Grand Prize Pack or one of those Amazon gift cards. We look forward to partying with you!

P.S. If you're wondering what I'm giving away for the hop, it's an Izzy-inspired, pamper-your-feet prize package that includes the following items:

- Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer in Champagne Mami (a metallic rose gold), Feeling Fuego (a coral orange creme that the heroine in Izzy As Is wears in an important scene in the book!), and #Slay (an orchid purple creme).

- Deco Miami Crystal Nail File in Teal.

- Two MojiTOES Foot Bath Soaks by The Bathmetician. Since Izzy's favorite cocktail is a mojito, I had to include these! Aren't they adorable? MojiTOES is a lime and peppermint foot bath designed to cool burning feet and revive tired feet.

Go to my Facebook page and follow the instructions to enter to win this awesome giveaway!

*The royal-themed Grand Prize Pack giveaway is not open to international entrants. However, all of the individual author giveaways and the $25 Amazon gift card giveaways are open internationally.

Monday, February 12, 2018


Are you excited about Valentine's Day? The authors at Chick Lit Chat HQ are, and we know quite a bit about romance, not to mention gorgeous guys and swoonworthy storylines, which is why we've put together a fun-filled event that celebrates all these wonderful things.

That's right, book lovers, it's time for the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Starting February 12th, 40+ Chick Lit and RomCom authors will be throwing a fabulous, Valentine-themed bash on Facebook and each of them will be offering a GIVEAWAY--books, gift cards, author swag, and lots of other wonderful prizes will be up for grabs!

But wait, there's more! You know we have the "yummy reads" covered (this group is nothing if not crazy talented), but what about the "sweet treats?" Hold on to your hats, peeps, because CLC HQ has outdone itself this time. We'll be giving away not one, not two, but THREE Grand Prizes for this hop and each of those lucky winners will receive a 6-pack of Wicked Good Cupcakes!* And the best news of all? You get to choose your own sinfully delicious flavors. (Commence happy dance now.)

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop on Facebook and join the group page where you can meet and chat with fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres, plus find the lists of participating authors and enter to win one of the Grand Prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Wicked Good Cupcakes only ships to destinations in the United States, so the Grand Prize portion of this hop will not be open to international entrants. However, the 40+ individual author giveaways will be open internationally.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


It's release day for my 5th novel, Izzy As Is! If you like saucy heroines, beachside settings, swoon-worthy romance, and laughing until your sides hurt, you won't want to miss this fun read! 

The book is available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback.

Purchase a copy of Izzy As Is during release week (January 24th-30th, 2018) and you could win a fantastic prize pack inspired by the book’s sassy Latina heroine (nail polish, jewelry, and mojitos are some of her favorite things) and the beachy setting in Miami. People who purchased Izzy during the pre-order period are also eligible for the giveaway!
This prize pack includes:

Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer with
Champagne Mami, Feeling Fuego, and SeƱorita

Betsey Johnson Peacock Feather Earrings

Gift Republic Mojito Cocktail Scented Candle

Coconut Scented Gift Set from The Body Shop

(inc. Shower Gel, Body Scrub, Body Butter, Soap, and Bath Lily)

Bella Pilar Gem-Topped Gold Pen

She Spiral Notepad Set by Kate Spade New York
(Quotes on Notepads: 1 - She believed she could, so she did. 2 - "How many shades of red lipstick do you need," they asked. "That question," she replied, "is complex and intriguing." 3 - She adores pretty things and witty words.)

To enter this giveaway, e-mail me with your proof of purchase. Entries will be accepted until midnight on January 30th, 2018 when a winner will be selected via random drawing. This is an international giveaway, so anyone who buys Izzy As Is within the allotted time frame is eligible to win. Good luck!

Sunday, May 14, 2017


#ChickLitMay is here once again, and this year thirty fabulous Chick Lit/RomCom authors, including yours truly, are celebrating with a blog hop that will introduce you to the male protagonists in our books. These hotties are competing to win the coveted title of Book Boyfriend 2017, so they will be doing their very best to convince you to vote for them. If you visit all the stops on this hop, you can enter to win a HUGE prize that's guaranteed to bring a smile to any Chick Lit fan's face. (Details below.)

Let's get this hop started with the one, the only (as far as he's concerned), the heavily accented DANTE MARCHETTI from Mixing It Up . . .

"Buon giorno, hoppers! Eet ees I, Dante Marchetti, Manhattan restaurateur, television personality, and "culinary virtuoso" as Food & Wine Magazine recently called me (and they're not wrong). Eef you could taste thees luscious, creamy black truffle risotto I just made, there would be no question in your mind as to which man ees most deserving of your vote in thees leetle contest. Talent ees sexy, yes? As ees passion for what you do. And I am very passionate about cooking beautiful, tasty food."

"What are my other assets, you ask? Just look at me. Eef you like your man to be tall, with a thick mane of dark hair, smoldering espresso-colored eyes, and a body that could easily get him a role een the next Magic Mike movie, then you have found him. Also, I have a great sense of personal style. When eet comes to fashion, my motto ees, "The tighter, the better." Eef you are wondering what I wear under my chef coat, I have two words for you: wife- beater."

"I am a self-made man who has worked hard to achieve my success unlike a certain self-entitled principessa who has had everything handed to her and thinks she ees how you say . . . the knees of the bee? Speaking of my TV co-host, please ignore the smear campaign she ees waging against me. She cannot stand eet when I am een the spotlight, getting all the attention and appreciation I am due. Also, I believe she ees secretly een love with me (Who can blame her?) and ees jealous at the thought of me gaining more admirers from thees hop.

Vote for me because I am the best man for the job (and eet will make Cecily

E-mail your vote for DANTE MARCHETTI to BOOK BOYFRIEND 2017 and enter to win the hop Grand Prize following these instructions:

Want to win a Kindle Paperwhite + 30 e-books written by the participating authors, including Mixing It Up by me? All you have to do is
hop to all the stops on the list below, collect the candidate's name at each stop, then submit all 30 names to BOOK BOYFRIEND 2017 and you will be entered in our Grand Prize giveaway. Entries for the hop will be accepted until Sunday, May 21st at midnight E.D.T. A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 22nd. This Grand Prize giveaway is open internationally. Good luck!