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Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr **Guest Post and Review**

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Novelista GirlHey Everyone!

I'd like to introduce you to Meredith Schorr who has come to celebrate Valentine's Day with me. 

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling write chick lit and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single status. Meredith is also the co-founder of Bookbuzz, a live author/reader event held annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. Novelista Girl is Meredith’s fifth novel.



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Happy Valentine’s Day!

My big plans to celebrate the holiday of love are simple: I’ll be watching the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC. Rather than making googly eyes at my boyfriend over a candlelit dinner and a bottle of red, I’ll be sitting on the edge of my couch, gripping my remote control, and holding my breath waiting for a walker to sneak up on my favorite characters and eat their guts. Sound disgusting? It is. But the intensity is delicious.

Since I’m currently not in a romantic relationship, I do not have a date for Valentine’s Day, but even when I have been attached, it’s never been a holiday on which I placed much weight. Sure, I liked receiving flowers and candy, and being taken out to a nice dinner, but I’m all about sincerity in a relationship and I wouldn’t want my boyfriend to do/say things to me on Valentine’s Day that he wouldn’t want to do/say on any other day. I find the posts people leave for their mates on social media to be cheesy because, seriously, if you are that into your significant other, shouldn’t you be saying these things to him in private, for instance when you’re with each other in bed? Why must it be done in a public forum?

I’m not going to lie, the arrival of February 14th does act as a reminder of my single status and increases my yearning to meet someone special. Not because I want him to “go to Jared” so I can post pictures of my new earrings, necklace (insert other item of jewelry here) on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but because it’s been quite a while since I met a man I really liked, and I miss having my “other half” and all of the positive aspects of a happy, healthy pairing. Lately, I just haven’t found myself pining for the company of the guys I date as much as I crave watching zombies feast on human intestines.

Oh, well, there’s always next year J

**Renee** Meredith, my hubby is going to be away for work on Valentine's so I'll be sitting on the couch with you. Just look the other way when I post some soppy stuff on Facebook.

Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr

Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.

Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy.

But is there more to the story than meets the eye?

After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones's Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn't have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel Is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn't see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar.

This is the year when all of Kim's dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after, or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?

This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.
 


Hey! Here's my review.

This is the sequel to Blogger Girl, which I haven't read yet, but want to more than ever now. I would recommend reading Blogger Girl first. There are a few references to things that happened in the first book, but you can understand the references from the context. Novelista Girl stood up well on its own.

I loved Kim. I related to her on many levels. She's another of my book besties. The relationship issues were realistic and familiar - what could happen when the novelty of a new relationship wears off. As for the ending... no spoilers! But this is chick lit, so rest assured that you won't be disappointed.

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



★★★★★ 


  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook


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15 February 2016 at 03:43 delete

Thank you so much for the great review and for sharing my blog post :)

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16 February 2016 at 00:06 delete

It was a pleasure :) Thanks for popping in to say hi.

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