I am so pleased to be taking part in the Just Add Spice Tour by Carol E. Wyer organised by the wonderful Charlotte from Best Chick Lit.
Welcome to the Just Add Spice Blog Tour!
We’re taking Carol E. Wyer’s latest book to some of the world’s best book blogs for a fun ride full of reviews, guest posts and amazing giveaways. Get involved for the chance to a win something steamy for the bedroom, a signed paperback and a spot on one of Keris Stainton’s writing courses . . .
What they say:
‘Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots
Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her.
Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel — a woman who doesn’t believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price. Find out what happens in Just Add Spice by best-selling author Carol E Wyer.’
I love reading Carol’s books! Just Add Spice was no exception. Her mixture of loveable characters and those who seem (mostly) not far fetched from real life situations make for such an easy and escaping read.
Carol’s talent for adding funny almost cynically comical scenes to her novels is amazing. The opening scene of Just Add Spice already had me in stitches.
To escape some of her madness at home, Dawn takes part in a writing course. The characters she meets there (and believe me, there are some brilliant ones) have a big impact on Dawn’s life which runs alongside and grows with that of Cinnamon, the fictional character she creates in her writing course. I really took to this idea! It was brilliant to explore the happenings through Dawn’s and through Cinnamon’s eyes.
The story wouldn’t be complete without Jason who tries to allure her away from her set path. Jason’s character took on a completely different role than I had originally expected.
Just Add Spice is another brilliant Carol E Wyer read and I cannot wait for the next one!!
Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.
Her best-selling debut novel ‘Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines’ won five awards for humour.
‘Surfing in Stilettos’ which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, was a Costa Award nominee.
Safkhet Publishing released ‘How Not to Murder Your Grumpy’ June 1st 2012, the first of three books in a ‘Grumpy’ series.
Carol has featured on numerous shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman’s Weekly’ and on-line magazines. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and author website Indies Unlimited.
She is a signed author with ThornBerry Publishing and Safkhet Publishing.
Win a spot on a writing course with Keris Stainton! The winner of the giveaway will have the choice of one of two fabulous online courses:
Writing for Teenagers
Want to write a novel for teenagers? This 6-week online course will help you come up with inspired ideas; create believable characters; write convincing dialogue; grab readers right from the first page and keep them hooked to the last.
Beyond The First Draft
An 4-week online course to help you move on when your first draft is done.
Giveaway closes 30th November 2013. Keris Stainton reserves the right to alter the times of this giveaway at any point.
Add a little spice to the bedroom with Carol’s essential kit: Pink handcuffs, I (heart) Spice Underwear and some lovely Old Spice aftershave.
Giveaway closes 30th November. UK Only.
Win a signed paperback copy of Just Add Spice and have your very own personalised copy of the book readers are saying “you can’t read quick enough.“
Giveaway closes 30th November. UK Only.