Friday, August 3, 2012

Schedule Set: November Surprise by Laurel Osterkamp

Chick Lit / Womens Fiction

Date Published: 8/2012

For Lucy Jones, the distinction between love and politics is hazy at best. Both can be all-consuming, and either can lead to a heart-breaking loss or an exhilarating win. Whatever the case, if you’re seen as a loser, you probably are one. Lucy first learns this lesson in 1988, when she’s a shy girl, battling a high school bully and rooting for Dukakis. Through the years Lucy will experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as she makes the choices that define her. Meanwhile, she also struggles to define her relationship with Monty, who comes in and out of her life like the changes in public opinion. Is Monty simply a one-night stand, a kindred spirit, or the love of her life? And by 2008, can he offer her a change to believe in?

Over the course of twenty years and six presidential elections, Lucy grows and adjusts with the times. Filled with snarky political and pop-culture references, November Surprise is about the journey we take to believe in a candidate, in love, and in ourselves.

November Surprise is a companion piece to Campaign Promises, which is free on Amazon. They can be read in either order. Both have a liberal slant.

Virtual Book Tour September 15-October 10

September 15 - Andi's Book Review- Review/Giveaway/Excerpt/Interview
September 16 -  Wonderland Reviews - Review/Interview
September 17 -  Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
September 18 -  My Reading Addiction - Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
September 19 -  My Seryniti - Review/Interview/GuestPost/ExcerptGiveaway
September 20 -  Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Excerpt
September 21 -  Good Family Reads - Review/Excerpt
September 22 -  Sweeping the USA - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 23 -  Whoopeeyoo - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 24 -  Solitary Bookworm - Review/Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 25 -  Books and NeedlePoint - Guest Post/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 26 -    My Devotional Thoughts - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 27-  Bookish Things + More - Excerpt/PROMO
September 28 -  A Dream Within a Dream - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
September 29 -  The Book Faery Reviews - Excerpt/PROMO
September 30 -  Literature Lovers' Labyrinth - Review/Interview/Excerpt
October 1 - A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt/Giveaway
October 2 - Turning The Pages - PROMO
October 3 - Words I Write Crazy - Review/Excerpt
October 4 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
October 5 - Book Reviews and More - Guest Post/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
October 6 - New Age Mama - Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
October 7 - The Book Maven - Review/GuestPost
October 8 - Forget the Housework, I'm Reading - Review/Giveaway
October 9 - Conceptual Reception - Review

Laurel Osterkamp was a comedy writer in Minneapolis before she began writing novels. Her first novel, Following My Toes, has been a Kindle best seller and won the 2008 Indie Excellence Award for Chick Lit. Starring in the Movie of My Life received honors in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards for Chick Lit, and in the 2011 International Book Awards for Women's Fiction and Young Adult Lit. Both books are indie approved at She currently teaches high school, and is working on her next book,
which is inspired by her recent jury duty.

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