Thursday, August 6, 2015

NBtM: Fortytude series by Shelly Hickman

Congratulations to Victoria A., winner of the tour prize and to Bookschatter, the host winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Fortytude series: Vegas to Varanasi and Menopause to Matrimony by Shelly Hickman, a romantic comedy available now. The tour will run every Thursday for 16 weeks starting on September 17, and Shelly Hickman is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF, mobi and epub copy of each book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Shelly Hickman will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.

Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard.

Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her.

In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”

The sequel to "Vegas to Varanasi" catches up with Anna and Kiran a couple of years after the event that brought the once “ugly duckling” high school acquaintances together. But will their romance continue to flourish in the face of a whole new set of insecurities brought on by middle age?

First, there’s Kiran, who has an unexpected health scare. While his doctors assure no permanent damage has been done, there seems to have been some damage to his personality, as the normally respectful and reserved Kiran begins behaving erratically and overtly. Anna wants to hope that this is temporary, sparked by the visit of Kiran’s womanizing, free-spirited cousin, Seth. But is this just the midlife Kiran surfacing?

Anna has midlife issues of her own. Now forty-eight, she’s navigating the onset of perimenopause and all the delights that come with it, from facial hair to mood swings to body temperature issues. On top of that, her two-year-old granddaughter is starting to show signs of a behavior disorder, bringing with it a whole other level of stress and worry.

Will Anna and Kiran finally find their happily ever after? Or end up stuck in a midlife mess in this romantic comedy of accepting change, and “the change.”
September 17: Christine Young
September 24: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
October 1: The Reading Addict
October 8: BooksChatter
October 15: Teatime and Books
October 22: LibriAmoriMiei - review only
October 29: The Blog of C.R. Moss
November 5: Unabridged Andra's
November 12: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books! - review
November 19: Booklover Sue
December 3: It's Raining Books
December 10: Rachel Brimble Romance
December 17: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
December 31: Romorror Fan Girl - review only
January 7: Long and Short Reviews
January 14: Welcome to My World of Dreams