SPOTLIGHT~ CATHERINE L. HENSLEY~ NEW YORK DOLLS with #Review

NEW YORK DOLLS

CATHERINE L. HENSLEY

About the book…

 

  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: 48fourteen (November 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193754639X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937546397

 

It’s Fashion Week in New York, and Denton Hodges just got her first big assignment for Glitter magazine. Denton’s assignment: Get in the show at the posh Regency Viscount Hotel, and find a story. But a chance encounter with hard-partying starlet Amber Donovan forever changes the course of the night-and Denton’s life. After a night of being chased by the paparazzi, swimming in swag bags, and falling heart over heels for Hollywood hunk Chris West, Denton’s not just on the story. She is the story. Suddenly, Denton’s no longer merely a low-level assistant. Amber’s latching on like a BFF from hell, Chris is flirting and cooking her dinner, and as Denton falls for the real people behind the tabloid screen, neither knows about her ties to Glitter. Only Denton holds the secret-or so she thinks. Is Anna Creel, Glitter’s icy beauty editor, on to her? Will Denton be able to write a story exposing her new friends? And is Chris more than just a friend, or did Glitter get the headline right-“Chris and Amber: Hot Nights!”? Step into the spotlight, and peek beyond the red carpet in New York Dolls.

Available now in paperback and as an e-book on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo!

 

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Catherine L. Hensley

About the author…

Catherine L. Hensley is a professional freelance editor and writer. From fiction and nonfiction manuscripts to academic pieces, she provides an extensive range of copyediting, proofreading, content editing, and writing services to a wide variety of clients located around the United States and abroad.

A native of south Louisiana, Catherine received her master of arts degree in creative writing and media studies from New York University and her bachelor of arts degree in English from Louisiana State Univer- sity in Baton Rouge, with minors in history and mass communication. Her writing has appeared in The Advocate (Louisiana’s largest newspaper), OT Practice magazine, Quiet Mountain: New Feminist Essays, and Mused, the BellaOnline Literary Review. For more, visit www.catherinehensley.com.

Join her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkDollsTheNovel

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

New York DollsNew York Dolls is a fun Chick Lit read. A fun premise of a romantic, humorous, and dramatic life of Denton Hodges. Written with a glimpse into the life behind the scenes of Fashion week and the Fashion world. Filled with turmoil, drama, chaos and romance. A fun tale with the premise of love and romance. The characters are engaging as well as enjoyable. An enjoyable and satisfying read. Fans of Chick Lit Romance are sure to enjoy this interesting, steady read!

*Received for an honest review from the author*

**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More**

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW WITH KAREN WIESNER,”HOME”…

IT IS WITH PLEASURE WE WELCOME TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!

MEET KAREN WIESNER…

Biography:

 

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

 

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 89 books published in the past 14 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 123 awards, and 13 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestsellers, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, available from Writer’s Digest Books. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year published by Whiskey Creek Press from 2005-2011. All were edited by Karen and others. Along with her writing, Karen enjoys designing Web sites, graphics, and cover art.

For more information about Karen and her work, visit her Web sites at http://www.karenwiesner.com, http://www.firstdraftin30days.com, http://www.falconsbend.com and http://www.JewelsoftheQuill.com.

 If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to

KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

WELCOME KAREN!!

Karen, thank you for talking with us. Please tell us about your featured release, HOME?

HOME is a story that’s been with me for many, many years. In my mind, I’d built it up as my magnum opus and so I intimidated myself into terror at the thought of writing it. But I decided this year to write it. When I sent a proposal (containing nothing more than a 2-sentence back cover blurb and details on when I’d finished the book and when it should be released) to one of my publishers, I received an almost overnight acceptance on it, along with the release date I’d requested of February 2012. I outlined, wrote, revised and polished the book in record time (even for me!), and I still can’t believe how well it turned out.

 

What makes it so unusual is that I decided to write it in 1st person, present tense, with only one main character (Della) in point-of-view. I haven’t done anything like this in my writing since I was a fledging, teenage author. When I finished writing the book, I wasn’t entirely sure it was any good, but the revision convinced me otherwise and my critique partners’ raving comments solidified my hope that I had written my magnum opus after all.

 

Where did you get the idea for this story?

HOME was a story I conceived of based on a dream I had of a woman forced to live in a dangerous city because of her husband’s job. She and her husband raise their only child in this place, and she constantly longs for the safety and simplicity of the small town she grew up in. The sudden and unexpected death of her husband brings to light secrets and betrayals, making her homecoming bittersweet and tainted.

What do you like best about Della, the heroine, and why do you think readers will relate to her?

 

HOME is certainly one of the most personal books I’ve ever written, but not necessarily because Della and I are all that similar. In ways we are, and I can relate to her in so many situations because she’s introspective and can’t function normally outside of her home for any length of time. I’m a homebody in every sense of the word (not agoraphobic—not yet anyway—but close), and being away from home for longer than a day drains me to the point where I become physically ill. I can’t explain this, but HOME is a story that I think so many readers will be able to identify with. Della is so real, almost painfully so, and also human in the sense of the word that she makes mistakes but she’s also heroic, too.

 

What do you have coming up for lucky readers?

My upcoming 2012 releases:

“One Night of Eternity” {Woodcutter’s Grim Series, Book 6}

Romantic Paranormal Novella

978-1-61160-273-9 (electronic)

Coming July 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II (including Books 4-7)

Romantic Paranormal Novella Collection

978-1-105-20066-3 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

978-1-61160-275-3 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Coming September 2012

“For Always” {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 3}

Contemporary Romance Novella

978-1-61160-280-7 (electronic)

Coming November 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series

Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit

978-1-105-20122-6 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

Download from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Coming December 2012

 Coming December 2012 in electronic formats from Whiskey Creek Press; in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

WRITING THE SERIES Karen S. Wiesner Nonfiction/Writing Reference Release date TBA in trade paperback from Writers Digest Books

THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH US AND OUR READERS TODAY!!

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HOME

By Karen Wiesner

Inspirational Romantic Fiction

978-1-105-20118-9 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

978-1-921636-76-9 (electronic) from

Writers Exchange E-Publishing

http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html

Available now

Small-town girl Ayodele “Della” Flynn lives in a city she abhors, where danger seems to be lurking around every corner. When her husband dies very unexpectedly, she’s confronted with figuring out where her home is with her young son River and trying to come to terms with the loose ends her husband left their lives in.

Find out more and purchasing info: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4.html

Read an excerpt:

http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/Homeexcerpt.pdf

Review:

“Karen Wiesner’s novel HOME offers a poignant look into the heartbreak and turmoil that inevitably follows when a spouse cheats. Having lived this situation, I can attest that she captures with perfect clarity the anger, the pain, the questions, the guilt, and the struggle to heal and move beyond the betrayal. I loved Della, the main character, for her strength, her devotion to her son, and the truly honest way she had of evaluating herself and others in the story. She was a highly realistic character, one every woman could relate to. Told with a captivating voice and Wiesner’s enthralling storytelling abilities, I didn’t want to put this book down. Reserve the whole day for this novel so you can read it straight through!” ~Author Lisa Mills www.authorlisamills.com

 

 

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*GIVEAWAY ALERT*

*Sponsored by the author*

Karen will be giving away a PDF download of BABY, BABY, Book 1 of her Family Heirlooms Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html to one reader who leaves a comment.

*Please leave a valid email address* Giveaway will run from today May 4 until May 11,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!!

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Please check out our “Thoughts” on Karen Wiesner’s books: “THE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SERIES”:  “Baby,Baby”,”Shadow Boxing”,”Glass Angels”,”Foolish Games”,and “Shards of Ashley”

AND

“COMING SOON” our “Thoughts” on

“Home” and “Worlds Collide”!!

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HAPPY READING AND ENJOY!!

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