EAT YOUR HEART OUT BOOK TOUR DUO AND GIVEAWAY!

Eat Your Heart Out Starting Over Book 2 by Shirley Goldberg Genre: Romantic Women's Fiction, Chick-Lit, RomCom When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after hours smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up his mind. Alex Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online dating. What he craves is a family of his own until a life-altering surprise rocks his world. He knows he's sending Dana mixed ...
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GRAB EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

I’m so thrilled Eat Your Heart Out, the second book in the series Starting Over, has arrived all over the world. Grab your copy here. Two foodies, Dana and Alex, banter, sauté, and tiptoe around each other. Except for the occasional smooch. What’s with that? Not ready to go from friends to lovers. Will practice make perfect? What you can expect from Eat Your Heart Out  When a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad, starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after-hours smooching goes nowhere, ...
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MIDDLE AGEISH IS ON SALE! GRAB IT FOR $. 99 HOLY. FREAKING. WOW.

Holy. Freaking. WOW.  Click to grab a copy.  If you want a book that will have you laughing out loud and leave you giggling and smiling like a Cheshire Cat then this is the book for you. Booksprout ARC reader The chemistry is electric and the banter is witty and flows naturally and once you add in the secondary characters you get the perfect rom com. 💤💋Sleep_Reader💋💤 Amazon Review Hi, I'm Sunny Chanel, the main character in Middle Ageish, Shirley's novel.  Fifty and dating. A lot. Did I have a choice? Shirley invented me. You know writers are infamously told to write about what they know. Shirley did exactly that. She dated. A lot. Then wrote about her dates in a little gray mini journal ...
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DISTANCE DATING? PROVOCATIVE EMAILS TURN UP THE HEAT

In Middle Ageish, my new novel, Sunny Chanel, the heroine, plunges into online dating. And emails a truckload of men.  Sunny lives in New Haven, CT, so even before she meets Noah, who lives  in Long Island, the emailing fun begins. It continues even after they meet. Sunny and Noah could teach us a few things about the art of the slow burn. Emailing is their passion in Middle Ageish, their way of heating up a long distance romance. The hint? Emailing is pretty much distance dating, so if you're online dating anywhere in the world, follow their lead and use email as a way of getting to know someone new. It's the only safe way. Yes, they make out the ...
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10 ORIGINAL DATING IDEAS DURING COVID

  The old "Would you like to go out for dinner?" isn't appropriate these days, but don't give up. Especially if you talked or "met" on a dating site before Covid, but didn't get together. The important thing is, he's nice and you think he's interested. And you're game. How to get together and still keep your distance? Here are a few suggestions for easing into distance dating the fun and cautious way. First, let him know you're willing to meet as long as you both stay outdoors. This is the safest way to go.  Once you've made it clear you want a keep-your-distance date and he's agreed, you can plan. You'll both wear masks, at least for starters. What ...
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DO YOU HAVE A SPINACH PROFILE? I HAVE A RECIPE FOR YOU.

Dating Blooper #1  The Spinach Profile What's your dating profile? It's not just your photo. It's also your story.     Consider how bland a spinach salad tastes without a little dressing. Or how bleh cooked spinach is without a little oil and garlic.                          That’s your profile if you haven’t added a little balsamic vinegar, oil and Dijon mustard. Or your variation on the old classic. For a recipe, scroll down. The Mini Lesson: Quirks Quirks make you who you are. Let your real self out. To avoid the spinach-without-seasoning profile, talk about your quirks. Yes, your quirks. You’ve got a dating profile for one reason only. So people ...
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DO OPPOSITES ATTRACT? SHAWNA DELACORTE HAS THE ANSWER

Shawna Delacorte's Hoping for More launches Sunday, December 13, 2020  Shawna's contemporary romance novella is part of the Deerbourne Inn series from The Wild Rose Press. She's here to talk romance, how she carves out a story, and her main characters. Romances are about relationships. And, as in real life, relationships don't always run smoothly. They consist of ups and downs, some more of a roller coaster ride than others. Some romances begin as friends and the romance grows from there. Others are that instant magic spark leaving the participants to find what they actually have in common that would allow them to build an enduring relationship. As with many writers, I give various incidents-likes-experiences-opinions to my characters that come ...
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GET CLOSER THROUGH DISTANCE DATING. BEES DO IT. MY FRIENDS DO IT.

It's been a while since we've talked about anything datey. I have a few friends who are distance dating, and one friend who's met her honey. They just bought a house together.  So, yes, distance dating is a thing.  If you talked or “met” on a dating site before Covid, but didn’t get together, now could be the time. In spite of the pandemic, dating––at a distance––is a happening thing. But if your profile reads like spinach, bland and boring, you’ll go unnoticed. Add a little metaphorical balsamic vinegar, oil and Dijon mustard to the recipe. Your dating profile and your photo are meant to make readers take notice. How? Talk about your quirks. Yes, your quirks. Tell ...
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MIDDLE-AGED AND DATING? DON’T MAKE THESE 6 MISTAKES

Dating in middle age…well, it’s different from dating when we were younger and met someone in person. IRL—in real life—is the acronym used nowadays. I’m offering up a few pointers to new daters and the date-weary. Online dating is not for the tender, but then neither is getting older. 1. Don't take online dating personally  If you take online dating personally, you’ll give up before you meet your honey. Online dating can be fun, but you’ve got to approach it with the right attitude and the energy to see it through. You’ll need to meet a lot of people, and middle aged daters aren’t always willing to put in the time. Many don’t have the tenacity to hang in there ...
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HOLY. FREAKIN. WOW. THE CHEMISTRY IS ELECTRIC AND THE BANTER IS WITTY. MIDDLE AGEISH READER

Grab Middle Ageish from your favorite book vendor.  Amazon: Amazon Books Apple: iBooks Barnes and Noble: Barnes and Noble Google Play: Google Play Books Rakuten Kobo: Ratuken kobo To read an excerpt from Middle Ageish on this page, click the link and enjoy!  Click here ... What readers said about Middle Ageish:  This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I absolutely loved it. It’s so refreshing to read internet dating stories featuring the older woman. The book was well written and had a great mix of humour and the aftermath of a long marriage and subsequently trying to find your happy ever after in the scary world of internet dating. I ...
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