Monday, May 7, 2012


We're having a party, and you're invited!  In honor of May being International Chick Lit Month, some author friends and I decided to band together to celebrate, promote, and extol the many virtues of this wonderful, entertaining, and underappreciated genre.  Chick Lit Author Blog Hop 2012 will be a week-long event, running May 14th-20th, and 34 amazing writers are donating their time, talent, and some very special prizes to make this inaugural event a huge success! 

Here's how the blog hop will work . . .

  • Each of the 34 participating authors has written a special Chick Lit-centric piece and these posts will go live on Monday, May 14th.  At each blog hop stop, you will have the opportunity to enter to win a FREE Chick Lit e-book from that particular blog's owner/author.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog post, including your name and e-mail address, and you're automatically entered to win.  If you visit each blog hop stop, that means you have the chance to win 34 different e-books!
  • The blog hop will start at Natalie Aaron & Marla Schwartz and end at Jen Tucker.  You will find a list of all the stops on the blog hop at each auther's blog.  Authors' blogs will be listed in alphabetical order according to last name.
  • In each of the author's blog posts, there will be a "secret word."  This word will be italicized, so it will be easy to find.  All you have to do is make note of this secret word at each blog hop stop.  Collect all 34 secret words and submit your list to before midnight on Sunday, May 20th and you will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!  The winner of this drawing will receive a $150 Sephora gift card!  $150 to spend on make-up, fragrance, bath and body goodies, skin care, and hair products!  How fun is that?  This gift card can be redeemed online, or at any Sephora store in the US.
  • Winners of each of the participating author's e-books, as well as the Grand Prize winner of the $150 Sephora gift card will be announced on Monday, May 21st.
  • Contests are open to residents of the United States only.

We hope you'll join us for this exciting event!  Don't forget to tell all of your Chick Lit-loving friends!  The more, the merrier!


  1. Hi Tracie, I would love to participate in the Blog Hop as an author - my debut novel comes out on May 18. Is there still time? Sounds like so much fun!

    All the best,

  2. Libby, the deadline for the blog hop was two days ago, but I'll be happy to squeeze you in as long as you can get some things to me in the next 24 hours. I checked your blog and couldn't find an e-mail address to contact you at, so please drop me a line ASAP at Thanks! I look forward to working with you.

  3. Hi Tracie, going to be the same as LIbby in my question... My debut chicklit novel TANNED, TONED AND TOTALLY FAKING IT came out in April and I would love to take part in this, if I could. Only thing is I am in Canada, so I'm not sure how the contest part would work. My book is having a free ebook promotion, starting this Thursday until Monday the 14th, so you can check it out then too! You can email me at if you'd like. :) Cheers!

  4. What a fun idea. Never knew there was a Chick Lit month. lol

  5. You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with your website.

  6. Gina Herberg Maxpinet@aol.comMay 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    looking forward to winning a FREE Chick Lit e-book! i have seem to become a book whore lately!

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  8. Tracie, I was just searching for something on Google and came across this post from 2012. Are you all planning another Chick LIt Author Blog Hop in 2013? I know they can be crazy time-consuming to organize and you are all busy promoting your books - if you want to pass the ball to someone else to organize, I'd be happy to help/host. I'm not promoting a book right now and my blog is a "neutral" place for collecting information about chick lit so it might be a good place for hosting a group of authors. I'm not sure if that button and the organizers were from you and other writers - or another book blog? At any rate, if there's any way I can help, give a shout out. Cheers!