Thursday, September 22, 2016


I am pleased to announce that I will be releasing my 4th Chick Lit novel, Mixing It Up, on Wednesday, October 19th!

How amazing is this cover art? I think my designer, Lyndsey Lewellen, really outdid herself! And how pretty is my new color scheme here at Books by Banister? I am loving the lime green and all the sparkle; it's so Chick Lit-y! A big "Thank You!" to Karan Eleni for orchestrating this fabulous makeover for me. 

Wondering what Mixing It Up is about? Here's the blurb:

Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there's an executive shake-up at the network, she's not worried. Not much anyway. Her show's a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don't thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say "no" to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.

Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti was once Cecily's boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante's egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage her make her want to conk him on the head with a sauté pan. She thinks they're toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.

As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily's blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?

Will you be on Team Dante or Devlin? I have a feeling readers are going to be split down the middle on this one. To find out more about these men, as well as Cecily and some pivotal supporting characters in Mixing It Up, check back here the week before the release when I'll introduce you to the main players in the book.

FYI: I'll be doing a giveaway in conjunction with the release. All you have to do to enter is purchase a copy of Mixing It Up the first week it's out! This themed prize pack includes not one, not two, but THREE fun, girly items that relate to the book and its heroine. I'll leave you in suspense as to what those items are, but I will give you a little hint about one of them . . . <whispers> Kate Spade </whispers>

BLOGGERS: I am planning to do a Release Week Blitz for Mixing It Up so that I can get my book in front of as many eyeballs as possible. So, if you have a blog and are willing to feature MiU (cover art, blurb, buy link, info about my giveaway) on any day from October 19th-25th, please e-mail me.

Thanks to all of my wonderful followers for your continued support. I'm so excited for you all to read this book!