Monday, October 21, 2013

United Authors of Chick Lit

Why, hello! Happy Monday!

You may (or may not) have noticed I didn't post last Thursday - the day completely got away from me, and then I figured I'd do it on Friday, and then . . . I was hungover, due to a book launch and a bottomless glass of wine. But this week I'll make up for it, because I'll be posting twice! In one week! Crazy!

Why, you ask?

Well, I'm taking part in United Authors of Chick Lit, bringing together writers of the genre from over the Pond and beyond. The next few days, chick lit characters will be jetting across the ocean to visit with fictional friends on either side of the Atlantic.

 On Tuesday, 22 Oct., read about Stella from Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes and Chloe from Lying to Meet You as they travel across the Atlantic to visit each other.

On Wednesday, 23 Oct., it’s time to discover what happens when Emma from The Pollyanna Plan and Kim from Blogger Girl meet.

On Thursday, 24 Oct., Izzy from Izzy’s Cold Feet and Jamie from Finding Lucas will be taking you on a trip alongside their characters.

And on Friday, 25 Oct., Kate from Sealed with a Kiss and Pilar from In Need of Therapy will be chatting about their overseas experiences.

Here’s a little sneak peek at the fun, frothy books and sassy gals featured in our international promo, all of which are priced at £2.99 or less:

Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh Bailey – Daytime talk show producer Jamie Ross is beyond fed up with her toxic bad boy turned metrosexual boyfriend. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, she goes on a hilarious, at-times disastrous, and totally life-changing hunt to track down the ”one who got away.” But are some loves best left behind? Available on Amazon UK and Kobo
In Need of Therapy by Tracie BanisterHandling the problems of hysterical hypochondriacs, lovelorn neurotics, and compulsive man whores is all in a day’s work for super-shrink Pilar Alvarez. But can she deal with her crazy Cuban family, a trio of unsuitable suitors, and a threat to her practice without ending up on the couch herself? Available on Amazon UK and B&N
Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner – Overworked New York fashion girl Chloe Lane has no time for a real relationship, but when her childhood pal asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test a theory, she decides to go for it. The lies start piling up and things start getting crazy. Will Chloe be able to keep it together? Available on Amazon UK and B&N
Sealed with a Kiss by Rachael Lucas – Kate breathes a sigh of relief when she's dumped at her best friend's wedding. When she takes a job on the island of Auchenmor, she's determined to have a year off men, but that's before she rescues Flora the seal pup with the help of Roddy, her mysterious new boss... Available on and Amazon UK 

The Pollyanna Plan by Talli RolandEmma Beckett has always looked down on 'the glass is half full' optimists. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé, Emma makes a radical decision: from here on in, she'll attempt to see the upside, no matter how dire the situation. Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea? Available on and Amazon UK

Blogger Girl by Meredith SchorrKimberly Long has two passions: her successful chick lit blog and Nicholas, her handsome colleague down the hall. But when her high school nemesis pops onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book and eyes for Nicholas, Kim has to make some quick revisions to her own life story. Available on Amazon UK B&N and Apple iTunes

Izzy’s Cold Feet by Sarah Louise Smith – Izzy is engaged to Greg, who is everything a girl could want. The trouble is – all she can think about is the men she loved before she met him. In the week leading up to her wedding day, Izzy is forced to ask herself who she loves the most. And, given the choice, who would she want to spend her life with? Available on

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson – TV Producer Stella is over worked, over weight and under fire battling to balance family, career and those weighing scales. In the past she’s always found comfort at the bottom of her mixing bowl but now the most delicious lemon sponge with zesty frosting has no effect. However, life is about to get even tougher... and Stella has to face some truths about herself, her life and her future. Available on and Amazon UK

Whooooop! I'll be back on Wednesday! Have a lovely week, everyone.


  1. I'll be back! And yes, I did notice you didn't post last week.

  2. Looking forward to this, Talli. Lots of fun plots and interesting authors there!

  3. These reads are right up my alley! So to speak. xx

  4. This is a great idea! Years ago, when I was writing for Silhouette, I and a couple of other authors decided to do crossovers, with our characters appearing in each others' books. We started getting letters from readers asking, "You guys know each other, don't you?"

  5. What a fun event for these sassy chicklit characters! Yay!

    Take care

  6. What a fun time! There's nothing like Chick Lit to spice up a boring day.

  7. Looks like lots of fun, and every one of these looks like a great read!

  8. I enjoy fun and frothy reads. I always love to read them in between the heavier thrillers and paranormals. I've always enjoyed laughing and Chick Lit gives me that along with a fun story. I'm glad you posted the blurbs and link here.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

  9. I can see your Emma having a lot of fun with this!

  10. Hi Talli .. sounds a good mix of women .. no doubt with lots of vino glasses swilling around ... looking forward to meeting them ..

    Cheers HIlary


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