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Book review: Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not by Elle Field + INT giveaway

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Meet Angelica, or Geli (as her friends call her), the writer of the famous column Hot or Not. Writing the most impressive columns and getting the boyfriend of her dreams, she seems to have it all. Until, a photo on Facebook ruins it all.

Her archenemy Tiggy is getting married.

Tiggy is also Geli’s stepsister and she has to attend the wedding. Just how on earth, the most selfish bitch got the most gorgeous and nicest man in the world?

There are things about Geli that I loved. I was so impressed with her way of doing her job. I laughed so hard at the conversation about Hilary-Obama marathon. Poor Geli, she thought it was all about two sportists running a real marathon. Well, not everyone is interested in politics. On the other hand, seeing all friends’ statuses changed into “engaged”, makes her feel jelous. Her sister is getting married, her archenemy is getting married, however she is not getting married. So what!?! She’s just twenty-five. Everyone has fears that will stay single for the rest of the life while all the others are getting married. But Geli suddenly starts to show interest for Tiggy’s boyfriend. Not Hot, at least for me. Her attitude was little bit annoying sometimes, but that made her appear only more real. Nor good or bad, just ordinary girl with feelings.

Geli’s family life is like a telenovela. Tiggy was her best friend until she lost her virginity with Geli’s boyfriend. Geli and Tiggy’s families were best friends until Tiggy’s father died and couple of months later, Geli’s father divorced her mom and married Tiggy’s mom. So the girl she hated the most became her stepsister. And she hates her.

Theo is Geli’s gorgeous boyfriend. She always admires his well-shaped body. He knows about politics and he reads her column. What’s more to ask? Is this guy real?

Tiggy always has two faces. One as a mask, the other one is real. Everything is just a play for her. She seems so nice, but than, boom, she stucks a knife in the back. The author created a reading that was fun and entertaining to read. It made me laugh so many times. Sometimes it made me feel like watching a telenovela. I liked the way it was narated and how characters were developed. Overall, I did enjoy it and will be on a watch out for Elle’s upcoming novels.

My rating: 3.5/5

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GIVEAWAY:

Thanks to lovely Elle, we have one paperback of ‘Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not’ to give away. The giveaway is open internationally and closes on April 25th. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim their prize by responding to our e-mail. In case we don’t hear from them in 48 h, we’ll have to pick another winner. This Chick Reads is not responsible for the delivering of your prize. This giveaway is sponsored by Elle Field. Enter through rafflecopter and best of luck!

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Book Blitz: Kept by Elle Field + Giveaway

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“Did she really just say that? I am fifteen again, except the reality is I am experiencing full parental horror, aged twenty-five. I want to die.” 

Life hasn’t quite worked out how Arielle Lockley imagined it would. Becoming the next Coco Chanel was always her childhood dream, but she’s spent the past four years living a dizzying whirl of glitzy parties, luxurious holidays and daily shopping sprees – all paid for by boyfriend Piers – and not doing anything to make her Coco dreams happen.

When the recession hits, it’s not just the economy that takes a tumble and Arielle finds herself living back with her parents, on bad terms with Piers, and having a CV that’s as welcome as a pair of knock-off Jimmy Choos. And maybe it’s the location, but she’s also finding unwelcome thoughts of her childhood sweetheart are popping into her head…

What’s a girl to do? Can Arielle figure out what it is she now wants to do with her life and move on, or will she be doomed to spend the rest of her life dwelling over her worst mistakes, stuck listening to her parents’ embarrassing dinner table talk each night?

About the Author

Elle Field is a twenty-something chick lit author who lives in London. She enjoys exploring and photographing Blighty’s capital, seeing far too many musicals, and eating her way around London’s culinary delights.

To find out more about Elle, please read her blog: http://www.ellefield.co.uk; follow her on Twitter: @ellefie or like her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ellefieldauthor

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Elle Field’s fab and quirky debut novel Kept, published last April, made it to #1 in the Amazon.com Best Sellers (free) chart this week, as well as #1 in the Literature & Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance and Humorous Fiction categories . It also reached #5 in the Canadian Best Sellers chart and #13 in Australia.

This was the last time Kept will ever be free on Amazon but, to celebrate the huge demand, Kept will now be available for the next five days at the bargain price of 99p/99 cents for all those who didn’t get their free download. With an average rating of 4.5/5 on Amazon.co.uk, you need to read this book!

As a thank you to all those who help to spread the word about this, make sure you enter yourself into Elle’s giveaway  for your chance to win one of six Amazon vouchers or a signed copy of one of Elle’s books.

Kept’s sequel – Lost – will be out in summer 2014, but if you fancy reading another fabulous novel by Elle Field before then, Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not is available worldwide on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

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Promo Blitz: Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not by Elle Field

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For three days only, Elle Field’s Geli Voyante’s Hot Or Not is FREE on Amazon. Yes, you heard right, FREE! Download the book and get lost in the world of Geli and her Hot or Not column. 

Blurb:

“I think I will always be known as the Hot or Not girl, defined by it for the rest of my career. Even my tombstone will read: Angelica “Geli” Voyante, beloved trendsetter. Death? Not Hot.

Yet, it doesn’t sound right. Why won’t anyone realise that there is more to me than this fickle persona I have inadvertently become?”

Geli Voyante is bored of being the Hot or Not girl, even if it has the perk of sitting next to Theo, the newspaper’s very Hot political columnist. She’s also getting a little lonely being single.

When her arch-nemesis Tiggy Boodles gets engaged, and other loved ones start to settle down, it’s time for Geli to convince Theo that she’s not as shallow as her column suggests and, more importantly, she’s the one for him. Geli should remember though that there are always two sides to every story, and that applies to people too…

Author Bio:

Elle Field is a twenty-something chick lit author who lives in London with her boyfriend. She enjoys exploring and photographing Blighty’s capital, seeing far too many musicals, and eating her way around London’s culinary delights.

Her debut novel Kept was released in 2013, followed by Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not later that year. Look out for Lost, Kept’s sequel, in 2014.

Social Media Links:

Blog:  http://www.ellefield.co.uk

Twitter: @ellefie

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ellefieldauthor

Book links:

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geli-Voyantes-Hot-Elle-Field-ebook/dp/B00FY12QUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393522427&sr=8-1&keywords=geli+voyantes+hot+of+not

US: http://www.amazon.com/Geli-Voyantes-Hot-Elle-Field-ebook/dp/B00FY12QUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393522427&sr=8-1&keywords=geli+voyantes+hot+of+not

Guest post: Elle Field

They say three is a magic number – well, my debut novel Kept was released last April, which was followed by Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not last October – so this year sees the release of my third book, can you believe it?

There’s a lot more going on this time round though. I was lucky enough to write my first two books when and where I wanted, but book three needs to be written alongside my day job. Admittedly, I did do the final edits alongside a day job in the end but, all-in-all, the books were pretty much there at that stage and I had no meltdowns where I wanted to burn the entire manuscript and start again! Now I have to do a magical juggling act though and balance a day job with writing a novel and having some sort of life, although the lives of my characters and their calamites will no doubt take over and become my number one priority once I start writing!

One thing I’ve investigated, which should definitely help me make the most of my day, is the local library. Now, libraries are magical places anyway – I mean, they let you take lovely books away for absolutely nothing to devour at your leisure, which is pretty spectacular when you think about it – so one thing I’m going to do is utilise the library by my day job a few times a week and get some words cranked out! The library is also just round the corner from Dr Johnson’s House so maybe at the same time I will soak up some of the genius of the man who wrote one of the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language. Perhaps I’ll end up writing the most influential chick lit book of the decade? It’s a nice thought!

Another thing I must do, which will definitely make room for some writing time, is stop my habit… my addiction… my compulsion. You see, as a writer, I have this love of books. I find it very easy to get drawn into the worlds of other authors and I just want to binge read their book for seven hours straight until I know what’s what. OK, as far as habits go it’s certainly not the worst one to have, but if I curb my enthusiasm just a little bit then my third book will be with you lovely lot that little bit quicker!

So, what will I be working on this year in my freed up hours? There will be Lost, which is the sequel to Kept. You’ll get to find out whether Arielle gets her happily ever after now she’s back in London, plus you’ll also get to see a lot more of Ob. I know some people will be very pleased to hear this – I have a big soft spot for him, too! The other book I am hoping to release this year is The Dirtification of Tabitha-Rose – some readers might recall a character called Tabitha popping up in Kept… She is that very same character, and I can’t wait to share her story with you. Wish me luck!

 

About the Author

Elle Field is a twenty-something chick lit author who lives in London with her boyfriend. She enjoys exploring and photographing Blighty’s capital, seeing far too many musicals, and eating her way around London’s culinary delights.

Her debut novel Kept was released last year, which was followed by Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not. Both are available in Kindle and paperback formats. Watch out this year for the release of Kept’s sequel, Lost, as well as The Dirtification of Tabitha-Rose.

 

Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not blurb:

‘I think I will always be known as the Hot or Not girl, defined by it for the rest of my career. Even my tombstone will read: Angelica “Geli” Voyante, beloved trendsetter. Death? Not Hot.

Yet, it doesn’t sound right. Why won’t anyone realise that there is more to me than this fickle persona I have inadvertently become?’

Geli Voyante is bored of being the Hot or Not girl, even if it has the perk of sitting next to Theo, the newspaper’s very Hot political columnist. She’s also getting a little lonely being single.

When her arch-nemesis Tiggy Boodles gets engaged, and other loved ones start to settle down, it’s time for Geli to convince Theo that she’s not as shallow as her column suggests and, more importantly, she’s the one for him. Geli should remember though that there are always two sides to every story, and that applies to people too…

 

Geli UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geli-Voyantes-Hot-Elle-Field-ebook/dp/B00FY12QUM

Geli US link: http://www.amazon.com/Geli-Voyantes-Hot-Elle-Field-ebook/dp/B00FY12QUM

Kept UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kept-ebook/dp/B00CHCOO7E

Kept US link: http://www.amazon.com/Kept-ebook/dp/B00CHCOO7E