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Monday, May 3, 2021

The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender by WS Carmichael πŸ’• Fun Facts, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Romantic Comedy)

Ava Moreland has it all planned out. In two months, she will marry her fiancΓ©, Tim. She’ll continue working at Vegas’s famous Cosmopolitan bar while he runs his father’s accounting firm. Soon they’ll start a family and she’ll have the white picket life she’s always dreamed of. Or not.

When her fairytale engagement implodes in a devastating display, Ava embarks on a quest to reclaim her identity and feminine prowess – by sleeping her way through Las Vegas. With her best friend, Jarrod, acting as wingman her plan is foolproof.
Or not.

Nothing goes as planned with hilariously disastrous results. Her sexual misadventures will keep you in stitches as Ava searches for herself in Sin City, finding herself and her happily ever after in the unlikeliest of places.

Top Ten WS Carmichael Fun Facts

10. I didn’t start my writing career until I was almost forty. 

Although I often thought about writing and constantly made-up characters and storylines in my head, I wasn’t brave enough to put pen to paper until about five years ago.

9. The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender grew out of the title.

I was driving one day think about who knows what when the title popped into my head. I loved the title so much I developed the story around it. I normally don’t have a title until I’m almost finished writing the book.

8. Kaleigh was based on my daughter, Haleigh.

In Misadventures, Kaleigh is Ava’s younger sister who has Autism. I based her character largely on my daughter, Haleigh, who was diagnosed with Autism when she was four. There’s a blog post in her honor at the end of the book.

7. Myrtle Beach really is Autism friendly.

I chose to include Myrtle Beach in Misadventures because they have been recognized as the first Autism family friendly vacation destination. Many businesses have trained their staff in ways to be more accommodating to those with developmental disabilities.

6. My characters don’t cooperate with my plans.

I’ve tried time and time again to make detailed outlines for my novels. I start with wonderful plans of which character does what and when. They never listen. I’ll be in the middle of writing a scene and they’ll think it’s improv time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to rewrite my outlines only to have the characters change the direction of the story multiple times.

5. Characters sometimes surprise me by showing up.

In my second novel, Never Say Never Again, I needed to interrupt a conversation between the two main characters with a knock on the door. Until Emma opened the door, I had no idea who would be on the other side. It was a character I had no intention of creating, let alone including in the book. Her arrival prompted an entire subplot I hadn’t planned for.

4. Writing is not a full-time gig for me.

As much as I would love to spend my days churning out more books for you to enjoy, writing doesn’t pay as much as you would think, and my bills won’t pay themselves. In addition to writing, I work full time as a nurse in a prison, help my partner operate his wildlife control business and am a novice real estate investor. To describe my life as busy would be an understatement.

3. I usually chose the most difficult way possible to get something done.

I don’t mean to, but if there’s an easy way and a hard way to choose from, I always inadvertently choose the hard way. Take the release of The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender, for example. I set a release date knowing I would need to buckle down to meet the deadline. Sounds like more than enough pressure for a girl, right? Not me. In addition to releasing Misadventures, I thought it would also be a great time to sell one rental property, purchase another, remodel my kitchen and work a ton of overtime. Sanity is for wussies.

2. Not writing sex scenes is harder than writing sex scenes.

Misadventures is the first book I’ve written without explicit sex scenes. There were a few times I almost got carried away with myself, but reigned it in. I tried hard to write a book my adult children could read without disowning me.

And the Number 1 fun fact about me is…… (drumroll please) …….

  1. Telling people about my first book was terrifying.

No one outside my now ex-husband, my oldest daughter and my closest friend knew I was writing a book. I didn’t even plan on telling anyone I knew until I discovered my book wouldn’t sell if I didn’t tell anyone about it. And here I thought the second it hit the shelves it would be a bestseller. Thankfully, not only my friends loved it, but lots of strangers did too!

“That’s your master plan? To become known as the slutty bartender?” Jarrod raises one eyebrow, his skepticism written all over his face. 

“Well, it sounds bad when you put it like that.” I shrug. “You’re misunderstanding the point.”

“Is the point to see how many STD’s you can rack up?”

I sigh. “No. The point is to reclaim my womanly power. The point is to live life. The point is to embrace life’s opportunities without the expectation of a happily ever after. The point is to forget about Mr. Right and enjoy Mr. Right Now.”

Jarrod shakes his head, leaves me sitting on the sofa alone and goes into his bedroom.

“I thought you’d be totally on board!” I shout to his closed door.

I mean, seriously. It isn’t as if I told him I was going to lay spread eagle in front of The Bellagio holding a sign reading ‘Free Sex’. While I’m not the type of girl to throw her cooter at every guy passing by, I see no reason to be a total prude either. I’ve decided to explore the world of one-night stands. I get hit on all the time at work. What’s so wrong with taking someone up on the offer if I find him attractive? I am no longer beholden to anyone.

A few minutes later, Jarrod jerks his door open. “Ok. I’ve thought about it. You can do this, but you need a chaperone.”

“I don’t need a chaperone.”

“Ok, A wingman, then. I’ll be personally vetting your selections to make sure there’s no psycho vibes.” He plops down next to me on the couch.


WS Carmichael is attempting to write the world into romantic bliss one novel at a time. Based in upstate NY, she travels as often as her hectic schedule will allow. When she isn’t busy writing, she’s a mother, nurse and avid sportswoman.

WS Carmichael fell in love with romance at an early age when she would sneak Harlequins from her mother. A voracious reader, she eventually made the jump to writing.
Writing is her passion and she’s always jotting down new storyline and character ideas. Often, her characters take on a life of their own and don’t always cooperate with her plan for them. Creating well developed, strong alpha male characters that don’t fit into the typical romance hero mold makes her novels exciting and relatable. A woman who believes whole heartedly in happily ever after, she gives her heroes the heroine they deserve.


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  1. Thank you for hosting! I’m curious to hear from fans and I love interacting, so please play along. What’s the craziest one night stand/ disaster date you’ve ever had?

  2. Sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing!

  3. It's definitely an interesting title! :)

  4. This sounds like a very good book.

  5. I really like the title. The book sounds good!

  6. This sounds like a great read.

  7. This looks like a fun by the pool summer read!


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