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Monday, June 8, 2009

The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax... Virtual Book Tour!!!

“Who knew the truth would make such great fiction?"
About the Book...
"Once upon a time four aspiring authors met at a writers’ conference. Ten years lat
er they’re still friends, veterans of the dog-eat-dog New York publishing world.
Mallory St. James is a workaholic whose novels support her and her husband’s lavish lifestyle. Tanya Mason juggles two jobs, two kids, and a difficult mother. Faye Truett is the wife of a famous televangelist and the author of bestselling inspirational romances; no one would ever guess her explosive secret. Kendall Aims’s once-promising career is on the skids—as is her marriage. Her sales have fallen, her new editor can barely feign interest in her work—and her husband is cheating.Under pressure to meet her next deadline, Kendall holes up in a mountain cabin to confront a blank page and a blanker future. But her friends won’t let her face this struggle alone. They collaborate on a novel none of them could write by herself, using their own lives as fodder, assuming no one will discover the truth behind their words. No one is more surprised than theyare when the book becomes a runaway bestseller. But with success comes scrutiny and scandal. Now all bets are off….as these four best friends suddenly realize how little they’ve truly known each other....”

A Little About Wendy...A native of St Petersburg, Florida, Wendy has come a long way since her days at Sunshine Elementary School. As a child she read voraciously, was a regular at her local library, and became fast friends with Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables. Her love affairs with language and storytelling paid off beginning with her first shift at the campus radio station while studying journalism at the University of Georgia.

The mother of a toddler and an infant when she decided to change careers, she admits it was not the best timing in terms of productivity. “I’m still not certain why I felt so compelled to write my first novel at that particular time,” she says, “but that first book took forever.” Since then she’s written six more books, including Single in Suburbia and THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER. Her work has been sold to publishers in ten countries and to the Rhapsody Book Club. Her novel, Hostile Makeover, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

What did I think?! I loved The Accidental Bestseller! The writing was great! The story was fun! And I really enjoyed the time I spent with Kendall, Mallory, Tanya & Faye. These women were flesh & blood - realistic and they reacted to situations just like I would! They were believable. With a wry sense of humor and a touch of magic The Accidental Bestseller made me laugh & want to share the comfort of a good cry. The book is a testament to the deep friendships women develop with each other and how those friendships can sustain us in our darkest moments and lift us higher in the happiest of times . It was an interesting look at the book publishing industry and made me so happy that authors go thru all that stress to give us these pages to escape into! Thanks Wendy for a great read! Want to read the first chapter?! Here's the link: Chapter 1.

Book Tour sponsored by Pump Up Your Book Promotion "We take book promotion to the virtual level"


Darlene said...

Great review Suz. I just love books about women's friendships. I had wanted to do this one but I was already full up for June. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Suzanne Yester said...

Thanks Dar! It's too bad you weren't able to do this tour! I really like these kinds of books too and Wendy Wax captured my attention with the way she portrayed these women. Thanks for stopping by! I've got to email you soon! :D

Keri said...

Wow, I'm intrigued! Such an interesting idea for a book!

Suzanne Yester said...

It's a fun read for us bookish people! And for any aspiring writers it might be a peek at what it's all about....

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a good one. I am glad you enjoyed it. I really like books that make me want to laugh and cry. :-)

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