Winners, Reviews, and Book Tour: Oh My!


The A Groovy Kind of Love release fun is still going strong. The winners of the release day party favors are...

Chrys: Starbucks card
Heather: Amazon card
Karen: Red Mango card
Ceblain: Copies of A Whisper to a Scream and Until My Soul Gets It Right
Laurie: Copies of A Whisper to a Scream and Until My Soul Gets It Right

Gift card winners, drop me a note at karen@karenberner.com to let me know to which email you'd like me to send the gift card and book winners, also please email me with the format you'd prefer: Kindle, Nook, or paperback. Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone who stopped by.


Reviews are starting to roll in, and I'd like to share a few comments from two five-star reviews from excellent sites.

Probably the most famous of all indie review sites, BigAl's Books & Pals has given A Groovy Kind of Love five stars. That completes the Bibliophiles series trifecta of five-star ratings from Al, which couldn't make me more happy.

Here's a bit of what he said.

"This installment focuses on Thaddeus, a straight-laced Anglophile, and Spring, the daughter of hippie parents. While more conventional than her parents, the free-spirited Spring is still influenced by her upbringing enough to be much different than Thaddeus. It’s a classic case of opposites attracting, with each learning from the other and in the process tempering their more extreme tendencies for the better. There are also some lessons in how our childhood influences the adults we eventually become, whether from embracing or rebelling against our roots."

To read the full review, click here

Another wonderful review site, The Book Dilettante, also gave A Groovy Kind of Love five stars. 

Here are some of her comments. Read the full review here

"This novel took me right back to memories of the 1960s and the hippie generation - the lighter memories of flower paper dresses (in my case) and antiwar protests. It's also a novel for book lovers and romance lovers, as the main setting is a classics book club in the picturesque village of Naperville, Illinois, where two very different people meet, their major similarities being their love of reading.

Spring is a flower child, a product of her hippie generation parents. Thaddeus comes from a traditional family with more reserved parents. How they meet and complement each other is the heart of this story. And how they face tragedy while expecting a normal life is also part of this exquisite romance and contemporary novel." 

Exquisite? Wow.


Monday also kicked off the first of two online book tours I'll be doing. One lasts through the end of the month, while the second kicks off February 2. It's all very exciting, seeing excerpts, guest blogs, and interviews on so many blogs. 

Here's the schedule for my first tour with Promotional Book Tours, January 12-30.

1/14/2015
Review
Life with Katie
Guest Post
My Life Loves and Passion

1/15/15
Review
Andi’s Book Reviews

1/16/2015
Review
The Crafty Cauldron 

1/20/15
Review
Clutter My Kindle
Excerpt
The Mama Chronicles

1/21/2015
Review
Divine Books

1/22/15
Interview
Niki’s Book Corner 
Review
A Mama’s Corner of the World

1/23/2015
Review
Second Book to the Right

1/26/15
Review
Literary Sweet 
Guest post
What U Talking Bout Willis

1/27/15
Review
Taking Time for Mommy 




Comments

Kelly Hashway said…
Congrats on the reviews and good luck with your tour.
Thanks much, Kelly. Book tours are always so much fun. I'm looking forward to all the stops.
Chrys Fey said…
Oh, a Starbucks gift card. Yummy! :D

Congratulations on your wonderful reviews. I hope many more come in.
Thanks, Chrys. Congratulations, prize winner!
Claudine G. said…
Congratulations on the great reviews and enjoy the tour!
Thanks, Claudine. So far, it's been tons of fun.

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