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#BloggerSpotlight: Meet Charlotte from @BestChickLit

 

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In my humble opinion, book bloggers ROCK! And today, I’m thrilled to welcome one of the most awesome bloggers out there. Give it up for Charlotte from BestChickLit!

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Who are you and why are you blogging?
Hi, I’m Charlotte from BestChickLit and I blog simply because I love books! Nikki and Lizzie, also run the blog with me, and I know they feel exactly the same.

Where’s your favourite reading nook and why?
I’m not picky at all, I’ll read anywhere, although I do love to curl up on the sofa on a dark, chilly evening and get lost in a book.

What’s the craziest thing you’d still like to do in your life?
I’m not sure if this qualifies as crazy but I’d love to rent a camper van, pack up the family, and travel around Europe for a whole summer.

What’s your most treasured possession?
Apart from my books (!), I could not live without my Macbook Pro. My whole life is on that laptop, organised in my own . . . special way (aka organised chaos).

Who or what would need to accompany you on a desert island?
My gut tells me I’d need my family but logically speaking, I wouldn’t want to subject them to being stranded. Being practical, I’d take Bear Grylls so he can get me off the island. Oh, and a stack of books to keep me amused while he’s doing his thing.

Top ten favourite books of all times (any genre)?
Tough question! Can I include series of books? OK, here I go:

  • Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  • Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  • The Harry Potter Series – JK Rowling
  • The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Mayer
  • Kiss Chase – Fiona Walker
  • My Sort-of Kind-of Hero  – Emily Harper
  • June Jenson and the Shield of Quell – Emily Harper
  • Mrs Hemingway – Naomi Wood
  • The Keepers Series – Rae Rivers
  • The Boots My Mother Gave Me – Brooklyn James

What’s your favourite cocktail or alternative tipple?
I love a WooWoo but I’d happily live without any form of alcohol. Coffee, on the other hand, I could never give up.

What’s the thing you regret most not having done in your life so far?Travelling more.

You’re invited to a buffet dinner, but you can pick only ONE savoury item and ONE sweet. What would you cram on your plate?
Savoury: a toss up between peanut butter (on anything) and egg mayo vol-au-vents.
Sweet: Chocolate Fudge Cake

You’re asked to a pot luck dinner party. What do you bring?
I’d bring my Dad’s curry. Everyone likes my Dad’s curry!

Where’s your favourite place in the whole wide world?
Besides home, I’d have to choose Cornwall. I spent all of my childhood holidays there and have taken my children a couple of times. It never gets boring.

Oooh thank you for visiting, Charlotte. Here’s to travelling more just as soon as you get round to it (with your family, your books, and your MacBook Pro). (Oh, and can I come? LOL). I’m desperate to know: what’s your Dad’s curry? 🙂

Come on Tour with Sophie and Dan! ~ Sophie’s Run Blog Tour

Can it really be time for another blog tour already? My second masterpiece, Sophie’s Run, launches next week on 7 February, and I have the blog tour all sorted out. Well, you know me. I’m organized like that. And I like to party!

As before, I am going to stop at lots of blogs; nearly sixty, in fact. The tour includes many of my blogger friends old and new, and a fabulous cast of book bloggers from  Reading Addiction Blog Tours, kindly organized for me by my lovely publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing. There is a tremendous diversity here and I am truly excited to embark on this journey… and to take you with me.

Blog Tour with a Difference

Speaking of: this blog tour really is a journey in more ways than one, and this makes it quite different from my previous tours. In addition to the traditional-style fun interviews and interesting guest posts, there is also a theme that connects many of the features.

Sophie and Dan would like to take you on a tour of geographic and culinary discovery, showing you many of the places they have visited and sharing recipes for their favourite meals. Are you ready to go on tour with my hero and heroine?

Photo Credits: See Below

Photo Credits: See Below

But first things first: Thank You!

As always, I want to give due credit and say Thank You to all these amazing bloggers and fellow authors who are giving up their time and making space on their blogs to help me shout about Sophie’s Run. There are some new faces in the roll call, and I am so thrilled to have met you and enticed you onto this journey. And there are plenty of familiar faces who haven’t tired of undertaking my publication journey with me, coming along for a second and, in some cases, even a third time. I hope you know how much your support means to me. Whether new friend or long-standing best mate, I couldn’t do this without you. Thank You.

Sophie’s Run Launch Tour 2013
Come On Tour with Sophie and Dan!

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Stops and features are subject to change. Links may not function until the date a post is scheduled. *Asterisked stops have been scheduled by Reading Addiction Blog Tours on behalf of Sapphire Star Publishing: Thank You!
 

07 February 2013  Romance that Rocks Your World  Launch Party, Rock Star Style

07 February 2013  AL Jackson  Someday! Launching Sophie’s Run

07 February 2013  Loveahappyending.com  Same procedure as last time, Miss Sophie?

07 February 2013  The Romaniacs  Necessity is the mother of invention

07 February 2013  We Do Write  Interview

*07 February 2013  Reading Addiction Blog Tours  Meet and Greet

08 February 2013  Bookreview by Rea  Berlin

*09 February 2013  Andi’s Book Reviews  Review/Interview

10 February 2013  Jera’s Jamboree  Paris and Review

11 February 2013  Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog  Lazy Surf’n’Turf and Review

*11 February  2013  Beth Art From the Heart  Review

*12 February 2013  The Boyfriend Bookmark blog  Review

13 February 2013  Eve’s Chick Lit Reviews  Seaside

*13 February 2013  What’s On the Bookshelf?  Review/Guest Post

15 February 2013  Love Reading Love Books  Hamburg

17 February 2013  Forget the Housework  Rock Star Lobster Ravioli

*18 February 2013 Author Ever Leigh  Review

*19 February 2013  Stephanie Keyes  Lobster

*19 February 2013  The Adventures Within  Review/Guest Post

20 February 2013 The View Outside Drunken Prawn Pasta

*20 February 2013  My Reading Addiction Review

22 February 2013  The Book Chick  London

*22 February 2013 Queen of All She Reads  Review/Guest Post

*23 February 2013 Cocktails and Books  Review and Guest Post

24 February 2013  Me My Books and I  Rock Star Scallops and Pancetta

*24 February 2013  Dee’s Book Blog  Giveaway

25 February 2013  Mandy Baggot  New York

*26 February 2013  Me and Reading  Review/Guest Post

*27 February 2013  Kaisy Daisy’s Corner  Review

01 March 2013  Patricia Sands  Highlands

*01 March 2013  Cozie Corner  Review

*02 March 2013  Jersey Girl Book Reviews  Review/Interview

03 March 2013  Jo Lambert – Writer  Tea and Talk at Sally Lunns

*03 March 2013  Let’s Get Booked  Review/Guest Post

04 March 2013  Kim The Bookworm  Come into my kitchen…

*04 March 2013  Solitary Bookworm  Book Highlight

*05 March 2013  Muse Unleashed  Review

*07 March 2013 Reading Addiction Blogtours Review Wrap Up
(psst: average rating of 4.7!!!!!)

08 March 2013  Today I’m Reading  Newquay

09 March 2013  Words from Anneli  Paella

18 March 2013  Fascinating Books  Langeoog

22 March 2013  Celtic Connexions  Edinburgh

24 March 2013  Janice Horton  Author showcase and give-away

25 March 2013  Chick Lit Central  Review and give-away

26 March 2013  Sheryl Browne  Munich

28 March 2013  My Life. One Story at a Time.  Brussels

31 March 2013  Chick Lit and Wine  Mussels

01 April 2013  Bonnie Trachtenberg  Stockholm

04 April 2013  Jen Tucker  Pizza

05 April 2013  Books 4U  Tooting (London)

08 April 2013  Chick Lit Plus  Cheesy Fondue and Review

10 April 2013  Amy Gregory  Lasagna

12 April 2013  My Seryniti  Canada

14 April 2013  Hello, You  Dan’s Take on Travelling

15 April 2013  Chick Lit Club Connect (blog)  When (my) life imitates (my) art: confessions of the eternal rock chick

17 April 2013  Brook Cottage Books  Grünkohl mit Pinkel (sort of)  and review

19 April 2013  Jennifer M Eaton  Nicky meets The Little Blue Lady from Mars

What do you say? Are you coming?

You’ll get to see a lot of places
and you certainly won’t be bored, or hungry.

And lest I forget: Most stops will offer a GIVEAWAY as well, so it’s well worth stopping by.

Rock on! 🙂

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Photo Credits
Food photos are my own. All others as attributed:
(1) By Vwpolonia75 (Jens K. Müller, Hamburg) (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(2) By Lee Kindness [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(3) By Daniel Schwen (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(4) By Stefan Krude (Stefan_Krude) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
(5) By User:Huebi (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(6) Source: By Joseph Plotz (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(7) By Rnt20 at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Ian Dunster at en.wikipedia. (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
(8) By Derek Harper [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(9) By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(10) By Taken by Shmuel Spiegelman using a Canon 10D. (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
(11) By Oke (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons