Monday, December 3, 2018


The holidays are just around the corner, which means it's time for Chick Lit Chat HQ's annual Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop and this year it's bigger and better than ever! 63 bestselling and award-winning authors in the Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy genres are participating in this fun-filled event and each one is doing a fantastic giveaway. Books, author swag, gift cards, and other assorted holiday treats are all up for grabs.

But wait! There's much, much more. On the hop's Facebook group page, you can enter to win our Grand Prize—a large holiday gift box filled to the brim with a fabulous variety of holiday and winter-themed goodies (the darling, KitschNStyle gingerbread house apron, Snoozies! sherpa socks, Calvin Klein cashmere pom-pom beanie in petal pink, Too Faced sugar cookie eye shadow purse palette, Sally Snowflakes mug by Bella Pilar, Well Read Women: A Reader's Journal, and handmade chocolate soaps shown in the graphic below are just a few of the items included in the box!).

We'll also be handing out four Runner-Up Prizes. Each one is a pair of Fitz & Floyd holiday mugs that will be accompanied by a canister of Williams-Sonoma classic hot chocolate as well as a tin of The Republic of Tea's Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Tea. So, you'll have delicious, warm beverages to keep you cozy all winter long!

The celebration runs from Monday, Dec. 3rd through Sunday, Dec. 9th, so head on over to the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop Facebook group for some lively conversation with both authors and readers, incredible prizes, and lots of holiday fun! You'll find each day's featured authors, along with the links to their pages/giveaways, in the pinned post at the top of the group. We look forward to seeing you there!

*The Grand Prize giveaway is open to US residents only. However, all of the individual author giveaways and the Runner-Up Prize giveaway are open internationally.

Monday, October 1, 2018


Fall is so pretty, but aside from Halloween, there isn't much going on. If only there were something to tie together all the great elements of the season--the rich colors, the pumpkins (and pumpkin spice lattes!), wearing sweaters, walking through crunching leaves, curling up by the fire with a good book ...OH, HOLD UP! There is something going on!

Chick Lit Chat HQ is continuing its tradition of hosting killer hops for Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy fans with our all-new PUMPKINS AND PAGES FACEBOOK HOP to get this season started right! From October 1st through the 7th, more than 50 Chick Lit and RomCom authors are banding together to bring you are most awesome event yet! Along with individual author prizes, we'll be giving away grand prizes of a beautiful fall wreath by Twoinspireyou valued at $160* and THREE gift bags full of pumpkin-scented goodies from Bath & Body Works. PSLs, chunky sweaters, and crunchy leaves ain't got nothing on this week-long party, so don your scarf and mittens and head on over to Facebook and join the CLC HQ events group to hang with authors and readers, find your next great fireside read, and enter to win all sorts of fabulous prizes! See you there!

*The Grand Prize fall wreath giveaway is open to US residents only. However, all of the individual author giveaways and the grab bag giveaways are open internationally.

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Readers, friends, and followers, I've got an exciting giveaway to tell you about! Three prize bundles are up for grabs, and there are multiple ways you can earn an entry.

First, let me tell you about these prize bundles. If you'd like to rock a trendy nail color this summer like the heroine of my book Izzy As Is, you can't go wrong with any of the Deco Miami shades in these 4-piece manicure sets. Each trio of polishes comes with a crystal nail file, and let me tell you, these files are the bomb! I am totally obsessed with mine.

Nail Beauty Bundle #1 - Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer in Señorita (classic blue-toned red crème), Kitten's Paw (beige pink crème), and Champagne Mami (rose gold metallic) + Crystal Nail File in light pink

Nail Beauty Bundle #2 - Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer in Miley What's Good (bright fuchsia pink crème), Cake (neon pink crème), and Venetian Isle (light aqua crème) + Crystal Nail File in light pink

Nail Beauty Bundle #3 - Deco Miami Custom Trio Set of Nail Lacquer in Rosé All Day (peach pink crème), Petite Palm (mint green crème), and Namaste by the Pool (royal blue crème) + Crystal Nail File in light pink

Now here's what you need to do to earn an entry (or two, or three!) in this fabulous giveaway:

1) Leave a review for any of my books (Izzy As Is, Mixing It Up, Twin Piques, In Need of Therapy, Blame It on the Fame) on Amazon and/or Goodreads between July 12th, 2018 and August 12th, 2018. If you leave a review in both places, you can earn two entries! Reviews don't have to be essay-length, just a few lines telling people what you liked about the book and why they should buy it is plenty and will be greatly appreciated! And don't forget that anyone who leaves a review for Izzy As Is will receive a Bonus Short Story that's a missing scene from the book. Please e-mail me with a link to your review to get your entries in the giveaway.

2) If you haven't already subscribed to my author newsletter, The Banister Buzz, doing so between 7/12 and 8/12 will earn you an entry into this giveaway. If you're already a Buzzer, invite your RomCom-loving friends to subscribe to The Banister Buzz. You'll earn a giveaway entry for every new subscriber you recruit, and the new subscriber will earn an entry as well. So, both of you could end up winners! Readers can subscribe to my newsletter here. And don't forget to e-mail me with the name of the person/people you recruited so that everyone will get their entries!

And entering this giveaway is as simple as that. Just review and/or recruit and you could have the prettiest nails at the beach/pool this summer! I will choose my three winners via drawing and contact them on August 13th, 2018. Wishing all of you the best of luck!

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 Señorita

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!