Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tour Kick Off - A Life Less Ordinary by @vicbernadine

Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit
Date Published: December 2012

For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she's questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she's passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny's life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she's quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she's leaving town on a six month road trip.

After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she's joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke's true goal is to expose Manny's journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus.

Now, armed with a bagful of destinations, a fistful of maps, and an out-spoken imaginary friend named Harvey, Manny's on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.

Victoria Bernadine (a pseudonym) is, as the saying goes, a “woman of a certain age”. After 

twenty-something years of writer’s block, she began writing again in 2008. 

Victoria enjoys reading all genres and particularly loves writing romantic comedy and post-
apocalyptic science fiction. What those two have in common is anybody's guess. 

She lives in Edmonton with her two cats (The Grunt and The Runt). A Life Less Ordinary is the 

first novel she felt was good enough to be released into the wild.

Twitter: @vicbernadine

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  1. Yay!! Looking forward to the tour!! :D

  2. First, she has my name, so that grabs my attention, and her life and mine have a lot in common before she took the adventurous dive into a new life. Nice to enjoy it through someone else's experience, and not throwing yourself overboard, in case it didn't work out!