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Monday, August 22, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Tour with Giveaway

I'm excited to be participating in the Lucky Charm Blog Tour! I had a lot of fun reading the book and I hope you guys check it out. Marie was nice enough to let me post a little about Lucky Charm.

Be sure to check out the next stop at vvb32 Reads tomorrow! There will be plenty of chances to win the book

Buy it here!

About the Book

Twenty-eight-year old Annabel Green is about to tie the knot with her college love, an aspiring author Jeremy Blake, but her plans for an ideal wedding are rudely interrupted when she catches Jeremy kissing his gorgeous book agent.

Shell-shocked by Jeremy’s betrayal, Annabel retreats into the quiet routine of TV dinners and solitary evenings. It is then that Annabel’s best friend, fashion designer Lilly Clayton, sets herself on a mission to draw Annabel out of her shell. In an attempt to persuade Annabel to keep an open mind on dating, Lilly takes  Annabel for a stunning makeover, but after Annabel passes on a date with a dashing entrepreneur, Lilly decides that more drastic measures are needed. Lilly invites Annabel to see a palm reader who gives Annabel a lucky charm that is supposed to help her find true love.

Will Annabel find love again, or is her broken heart beyond mending so that even magic won’t help her?

Here is a brief excerpt from Lucky Charm to wet your appetite

The wheat-blond back of the man’s head looked unmistakably like Jeremy’s, and the bleached blond updo of his female companion belonged to none other than Jeremy’s book agent, Athena Christy - a statuesque blond whose credentials were as powerful as her looks. The two sat together at a small table - the kind that every New York café with sidewalk space puts out at the slightest sign of warm weather.
Annabel told herself that there was nothing for her to be worried about – there was nothing wrong with an author having a meal with his book agent. She was about to walk over and say hello, but the sight of Athena putting her arm on Jeremy’s shoulder, stopped her dead.
Her heart pounding like a sledgehammer, Annabel j-walked across the street and slipped into the grocery shop next to the café, quickly ducking beneath the row of flowers that stood in the shop’s window. From her cover up she peered at the table on the sidewalk, hoping that she had been mistaken, but the way Jeremy and Athena leaned into each other, like a couple, along with the sight of Jeremy’s hand on Athena’s thigh left no room for excuses.
A waiter approached their table with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. He uncorked the bottle and poured the golden, sparkling liquid into Athena’s and Jeremy’s glasses. The champagne fizzed, and Athena threw her head back in delight, clapping her hands. They are celebrating, Annabel thought bitterly, perhaps Athena had finally cinched the deal on Jeremy’s book – a book that I had waited for him to write all these years. Jeremy finished his champagne and moved his chair closer to Athena’s. He whispered something into her ear, and she smiled, turning her face toward his; then, their lips met in a kiss that seemed to last an eternity.
Watching Jeremy and Athena together, Annabel felt as though her heart was being pierced with a million of glass shards, and yet, she remained transfixed in her makeshift hideaway. Part of her yearned to confront them, to unleash the hurt and betrayal that was churning inside her, but she knew that she did not have the guts to walk up to them. She longed for Jeremy to see her, for him to cower in shame for his betrayal, but instead she was the one cowering in her ridiculous hideaway.
“Can I help you?” An alarmed voice sounded behind her.
She turned around and saw the store clerk eyeing her suspiciously.
“No. I didn’t find what I was looking for.” Annabel stormed outside, quickly turning in the opposite direction of the café where Jeremy continued swooning over Athena.

It was sweet, charming and very romantic!

To read my full review, check out Lucky Charm.

About the Author

Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre. Marie is the author of a contemporary romance novel, Lucky Charm, and a short story collection, A Chance Encounter and Other Stories. In addition to being a writer, Marie is an avid hiker, an excellent swimmer, a good skier, and a capable badminton player. Currently, Marie is working on her next novel - stay tuned for details!

Time for the Giveaway!!!


_yay_ said...

I'm in LOVE with the cover and sooo need to read this book. :-)
Thank you for the chance to win!

Aimee said...

Ooh, I love romantic. This sounds like a great get-away, relax the mind read. Perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

brandonaimee AT gmail DOT com

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I love romantic too. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for hosting :) I agree, it's a great cover and I loved the excerpt!

Margaret said...

Totally want to read this! Looks good!

Kanya said...

Really nice cover! I loved the excerpt too!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

This book sounds like a great read!
Thanks for the chance!

marybelle said...

LUCKY CHARM looks like a wonderful read. Thank you for the giveaway.


Jolene and Family said...

This look and sounds like a great read, thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really good. I'd love to read it!


Krysykat said...

Great excerpt!

divavixenqueen said...

Seems like it's going to be a fun read.
Loved the excerpt.

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