I don’t mean to brag, but my blog is pretty awesome. If you need more proof of my awesomeness, check out the award below. That’s right, I’m a shameless self-promoter and proud! Now that authors are taking notice of the wonderous glory that is Chick Lit Cafe, they are sending me review copies of their books. Impressed? You should be!
Now that I have sufficiently tooted my horn in the most obnoxious way possible, I would like to shine the spotlight on two books that recently arrived in my mailbox. Check ’em out!
Another Bad Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
From Goodreads: In this collection of twenty-eight essays, Joni B. Cole reveals a mastery at mingling low moments with high comedy; and social awkwardness with social observation. At once insecure and narcissistic, loving and wanting to be loved, Cole reveals (and revels in) what it means to be human, in a way that will make readers laugh and think at the same time. The title essay in this collection was inspired when the writer went to the bookstore and noticed all the bestselling books about adorably naughty dogs. At first resentful of these other authors’ success, she eventually realized she had her own “bad dog” story to exploit, in the form of her adorable, nine-pound dog, Eli, who won’t be contained by invisible fencing, and won’t let anyone pet the family cat in peace. Yet, from this huffish beginning evolved a sincerely heartwarming and hilarious story about love, longing, and the adventure of midlife. The collection includes “Strangers on a Train,” nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize
Under Attack by Hannah Jayne
From Goodreads: Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and a malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon. . .