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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Virgin Club by Kayley Wood 💕 Book Blast & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Romantic Comedy)




Challenge: Lose my virginity before my 24th birthday
Time Left: 23 days

Appletinis, a semi-meltdown, and a ‘Lose My Virginity Challenge’ post. That’s all it took for my little blog to go viral.

The realization that I’m the lone virgin left from my club’s original pact ignited my not-so-genius idea. But what else could I do? With my two best friends happily un-single (and having plenty of sex), I’ve become an outcast—the anti-Hester Prynne, walking the streets with a giant V attached to my chest.

I’m going to be fine. I’m anonymous. I can just delete the post and pretend it never happened. No big deal, right?

Wrong!

My co-worker crush, Logan—gorgeous, yummy and out of my league—found out about my secret deadline-driven cherry popping quest.

Humiliated would be an understatement.

Fortunately, my besties come to the rescue with a brilliant plan that involves my trending blog. If all went smoothly, I’d not only win over the untouchable Logan but also live my dream of becoming a full-time writer.

The plan isn’t just brilliant, it’s perfect… until my new boss, Alexander Freeman comes into the picture with his Brooks Brothers suit and Tom Ford briefcase.

So what if the Stiff is hot? I will not ruin my one chance with Logan or my dream career.
But I’m in more trouble than I originally thought.

Turns out Alex has a few intentions of his own and a huge secret I’m totally unprepared for.


What inspired you to write The Virgin Club?

It’s funny, but it seems romance has this stigma that it’s all about “heaving bosoms and throbbing penises”. From the many I have read, romance is so much more than that. Books are about telling you what a character feels, both physically and emotionally. If a penis happens to throb at some point, that’s real. It happens.
The only thing I found some romance lacked was genuine women relationships.
My ultimate goal with The Club Series was to write swoon-worthy romantic comedies with a dose of girl power.

What do you mean by girl power’?

I had one rule while writing my Club Series: Every female main character had to have at least one solid, kick-ass woman in their lives. Bestie, sister, mom, grandmother... whatever relationship represents the incredible bonds women can have.

If you could compare your story to a book or movie, which would you choose?

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Why?

Bridget Jones’s Diary was really a Fool Triumphant story (check out Save the Cat Writes a Novel for more detail), meaning she realizes that she is just fine the way she is and doesn’t need to change to be loved.
Emma is the modern-day Bridget Jones. She gets herself into comedic trouble. Falls for the wrong man at first, but then finds true love with the one she is meant to be with, and he loves her the way she is—without needing to change.

What makes your book different from Bridget Jones Diary?

It’s definitely more modern, involving the repercussions of the social media age. Her true love also has a huge secret and an interesting… problem… that even Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary would be shocked to learn.

You mentioned solid, kick-ass women in your character’s lives. Who are those women for you?

I’m very lucky to have quite a few… some not with us anymore, but the incredible women in my life were/are huge contributors to the woman that I’ve become. The one most near and dear to my heart is my grandmother. I miss her very much, and wish she was here to read my book. I believe she has, though, in spirit. I love you grandma.

Emma and her love interest have a family full of quoters. Which life quote do you love best?

Emma’s mom thought up a quote: You made a mistake. Nothing wrong with mistakes. It’s what you choose to do after you make them that defines who you are.
I love that quote.

Why?

I think people in general feel the need to be perfect their first go around. You can prep and plan until you’re face turns blue, but in life mistakes are inevitable. Sometimes we do things we regret. Don’t beat yourself up. Pick yourself up and see it as a learning experience. If you mess up, do your best to make it right the next time around. Apologize. Swallow your pride if you did something you regret.
Another great quote I loved was from Emma’s Great Grams: Forgiveness isn’t always a two-way street. It belongs to the one who is ready to pull the shift into drive and move on.
If someone can’t forgive you for your mistake, let it go. If you’ve done everything you can to make it right and they won’t budge, move on. No sense in trying to change things you can’t control… but you can control how you choose to react to situations.

If anything, what would you like readers to take away from your story?

We’re all flawed and imperfect, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t beautiful and loved just as you are.



Group Text
To: Jada, Lauren
From: Emma

E: Logan knows I’m the author of The Virgin Club which means he knows about my stupid Virgin Challenge!!!

E: He was working at Freeman Foxx when I broke my nose. I told him it was me and I totally forgot I wrote a post about it.

L: OMG

J: Wow!

E: Yeah, been through that stage already. What the hell do I do now??? How can I go into work tomorrow and face him? That’s it. I’m quitting my job. Hey Lauren, if I lose my apartment can I take your spare room?

L: Of course you can.

J: You’re not quitting your job or moving out! Take a deep breath and let’s take this one step at a time.

E: Ok. I’m semi-calm now. So what’s the first step?

J: Are you sure he knows it’s you?

E: Yes, he sent me a message. It was definitely him and he obviously found the blog because my dumb Virgin Challenge post is trending.

L: Was his message flirty?

E: Yes, like he was teasing me with it.

J: Is he still with that obnoxious girl who needed a smack upside the head?

E: No. They broke up a few weeks ago.

J: Well this is interesting news :)

L: I can almost see the light bulb going on in your head lol.

E: Oh no. What?

J: Confession time. Do you still like Logan?

E: I’ve already been there. I’m not embarrassing myself again. Logan knowing I’m a virgin is bad enough.

J: Answer the question, Emma. Do you like him or not?

E: Yes.

J: Enough that you would welcome him “taking on your over-expired V-card”?

E: Yes, but I obviously suck at reading signals. I don’t even know if he’s interested, single or not.

J: There are ways to get around that and they start with your blog.

E: My blog? No. Absolutely not.

J: FaceTime me. I think once you hear my plan, you’ll change your mind :)

L: Count me in too! I am NOT missing this.

E: Ok, but it better be good.

J: It’s not good. It’s brilliant.

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Pretend Boyfriend Romantic Comedy Told in Dual Points of View

Mia has something Logan desperately wants: a sought after city apartment for ridiculously low rent.

Logan has something Mia wants: looks, charm, and questionable morals to pull off a revenge plot against two people who had done her wrong: ex-boyfriend, Doug, and ex-best friend, Kat.

With the help of Mia's three sisters, Doug and Kat will finally get the Karma they deserve.

The perfect plan… until Logan and Mia's pretend relationship gets a little too real.

Now things are blowing up into a bigger mess than either of them signed up for.








Slut, Jezebel, Harlot, Tramp...

The Reed women have been the subject of insults, rumors, and secrets throughout the years, but they never let it bother them.

Nestled in a worn down estate in the heart of a small town, the Reed women called Cedar Gardens home for over fifty years.

But there's one catch: the estate doesn't belong to them. The owner is Mortimer J. Freeman, the former lover of Marlena Reed.

After Mortimer's death, William Freeman along with his son, Lucas Freeman have only one agenda: quietly reclaim the estate and Mortimer's old love letters to Marlena to avoid a family scandal.

But Taylor's grandmother has another plan: Play matchmaker with Taylor and Lucas.

The problem? They can't stand each other.

But Taylor will have to find a way to win over Lucas before all three Reed woman are kicked out of the only home they've ever known.



Kayley has three simple rules in life:
1. Surround yourself with some incredible, kick-ass women you call friends.
2. Don’t worry about failure or mistakes. It’s how you respond to them that makes all the difference.
3. An appletini is never complete without two cherries.


 

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30 comments :

  1. Wow, thanks for adding all the extras and for hosting. Love your blog! :)

    XO
    Kayley

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    1. Hi Sue, I had a blast writing it! I was going for a fun story most could read in a day or two and I ended up falling in love with the characters. But it's okay, I got to take one of them to star in my next book, and now I'm swooning. <3 ;)

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  3. Enjoyed reading the post. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

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  4. I love a good rom com. Its actually been a long time since I've read one or even seen a movie in this genre. Looking forward to a light read.

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    1. Hi Katie, Come to think of it, I haven't seen a good rom-com movie in a while either, and I'm a bit of a film buff. I think the last one I saw was more YA rom-com - To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It was so cute and well done. I'll have to look up some to check out soon.

      If you're looking for a light and fun rom-com book. I think you'll enjoy The Virgin Club. :)

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  5. This looks like a fun book! Thanks for the spotlight!

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    1. Thanks, Glenda. I'm grateful to Lauren for hosting it. :)

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  6. Great excerpt! Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Hi Judy, so glad you liked the excerpt and hope you like the full story just as much! ;)

      P.S. I'm finishing up book two in the series (The Karma Book Club) and one of the sisters of the main character, Mia, is named Judy. She's the oldest and the mama bear sister. I can't see that name without thinking of her now. :)

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    1. Thanks, Leonie. And I have to say that I just put your name in my list of possible character names folder in One Note, I may just have to use it for a future character!

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  8. I loved reading the excerpt. This book sounds so good.

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  9. Love the cover, I would love to read this book

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    1. Hi Christina, I'm so happy you like the cover. I had a different one to start, but decided to go with this one. The book is available to borrow free through Kindle Unlimited. Hope you like it as much as the blurb/excerpt! :)

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  10. I love the idea of kick-ass women not only as support characters in the book but to have in real life. So important for besties!

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    1. It really is. I am so lucky to have some incredible women in my life. They really helped to shape the woman I've become. Will always be grateful for them. <3

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  11. Romance and Comedy all-in-one...a must read for sure!

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    1. Nothing like a good rom-com to make your day. I don't just write them, I'm also a fan of so many great authors in the genre! ;)

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  12. Thank you for introducing me to this book.

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    1. I'm grateful to Romance Novel Giveaways for hosting it. <3

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    1. Thanks, Jean. That was what I was going for, a light fun read with some swoon-worthy moments. I hope you like it. :)

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  14. Sounds like a good matchmaking story.

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  15. looks like a fun one

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