Friday, March 26, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Eat Your Heart Out (Starting Over #2) by Shirley Goldberg

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Eat Your Heart Out by Shirley Goldberg. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Eat Your Heart Out
Series: Starting Over #2
Author: Shirley Goldberg
Publication Date: March 17th 2021
Print Length: 289 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
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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. Alex—hunky colleague, quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire is Dana’s staunchest ally. So what’s with the smooching after hours? And why won’t this grown man make up his mind?

Actor turned teacher Alex Bethany craves a family of his own. Newly hotified, he’s now got the confidence to try online dating. Meanwhile he’s sending Dana mixed messages in the kissing department. After a surprising event rocks his world, Alex panics, certain he’s blown his chances with his special person. Funny and bittersweet, Dana and Alex’s story will have you rooting for them all the way to dessert.

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EXCERPT:
Alex trotted inside to pay. Dana stood in the aisle ahead of him, drinking coffee from a Smiley’s container, her back to him.

What the hell, he’d give it a whirl. “Hey Dana, nice to see you.”

She turned. Her expectant look morphed into confusion.

Why hadn’t he changed after his trip to the mall? He pulled the T-shirt tighter by stuffing it into the back waistband of his shorts and leaned an elbow on the counter. The casual look. “I thought I saw you fondling the peaches. With Sunny and Noelle. One minute you’re there, next you’re gone.”

Irritation crossed her face. She checked her watch.

“You don’t have a clue about who I am, do you?” She’ll recognize me. I’ll make her see me. The stubborn gene from his grandmother.

“Let me give you a hint.” He cleared his throat and bounced on his heels as if limbering up for a sprint. “Cha-cha-cha changes,” he sang like a demented fool. Then repeated the refrain.

Heat rose in her face and he watched, fascinated as a drop of sweat slid down her neck into the V of her blouse. He stopped as suddenly as he’d begun. What the hell are you doing?

“Look, I’ve got to run.”

She was gone before he could explain, apologize…or cover his face with a paper bag.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shirley Goldberg is a writer, novelist, and former ESL and French teacher who’s lived in Paris, Crete, and Casablanca. She writes about men and women of a certain age starting over. Her website offers a humorous look at living single. Her books FINISH THIS and dating in mid life, and her friends like to guess which stories are true. Eat Your Heart Out is the second book in the series Starting Over. Middle Ageish, the first, is available now. Her characters believe you should never leave home without your sense of humor and Shirley agrees.

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GIVEAWAY:
Shirley Goldberg will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

72 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this book.

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  2. Sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing

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    1. Thanks for posting. Check out the reviews on Amazon if you're in the mood.
      Shirley

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  3. Shirley, do you draw inspiration from the countries you have lived in.

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    1. I did for my first book where my character starts out in Paris. I still keep in touch with my friends from Crete. We have a phone call scheduled for Sunday. They're really supportive of my writing. I think everything we do becomes a part of us.

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Thank you. Readers on this blog are very supportive.

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    1. I like to think my characters are swoon-worthy and endearing.

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  7. David HollingsworthMarch 26, 2021 at 1:36 PM

    Sounds like a romantic, steamy read.

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    1. It's got it's moments, but I can't call it steamy. The door swings shut, hahaha.

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    2. its moments, don't want you to think I don't know the dif between its and it's !

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  8. Happy Friday - thanks for sharing the great post!

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  9. Thanks so much for spreading the word about Middle Ageish and Eat Your Heart Out. My characters, Sunny, Dana and Alex, are screeching “Awesome” and “Amazeballs” they are so thrilled. Since they’re foodies and love cooking together, they’ve invited me to lunch. We’re eating late because we’ve been so busy. Seafood pasta with shrimp and scallops and a salad with four kinds of lettuce and fresh (of course) dill. Would you like to join us? I’m bringing dessert. And we’re getting on our phones right now to give a shout out about All the Ups and Downs, yes!
    Shirley

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Your lunch sounded delish!

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  10. It was lovely learning about your book.

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  11. Interesting summary. Looks like a good read.

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  12. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading.

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  14. This will be an interesting read with a great cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  15. Cute book cover and the book sounds wonderful. :)

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  16. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  17. What author do you most admire?

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  18. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  20. Love the title and the cover.. a must read for me!

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  21. It's time for me to try a new author.
    I like some variety.

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  22. Enjoy your Sunday - hope it is a day of rest for you!

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  23. The book looks like a fun read. Best of luck with it.

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  24. Do you ever use real life experiences for your books?

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  25. How long does it typically take for you to write one book?

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  26. Do you have certain times of the day to write or is it random?

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  27. This book would be an enjoyable read for many people.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. How do you get ideas for your writing?

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  29. Beautiful day in MN - sunny with high of 66!

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  30. HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND!

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  31. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

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  32. Thank you for sharing the review for this great read!

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  33. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/ThomasG25488903/status/1378857242473160707

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  34. How long does it usually take you to write a book?

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  35. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1379466765319688193

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  36. Do you relax on the weekends?

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  37. Thank you for sharing this review - I enjoyed it.

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  38. Shared this on Facebook -
    https://www.facebook.com/barbara.montag.7/posts/10225891201962965

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  39. looks like a fun one

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  40. Enjoyed the excerpt! Congrats on its release!

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  41. This sounds like a great read. Nice cover!

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  42. Congrats on your writing success!

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  43. Sounds great, I like the cover!

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  44. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  45. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  46. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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