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Author Cat Lavoie

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Cat Lavoie was born in the small town of Jonquière in Québec, Canada. At the age of nineteen, she packed up her things (mostly books) and moved to the big city of Montreal where she currently lives with her tempestuous cat Abbie—who is both adorable and quite possibly evil.

An incurable Anglophile since her university days where she studied English Literature, she can often be found daydreaming about her next trip to London. Since she’s an expert at the art of procrastination, Cat is easily distracted by cooking and home improvement shows—even though she’s not particularly good at either.

Cat grew up watching soap operas and legal dramas and—had she not decided to be a claims analyst by day and write chick lit by night—she would have probably become a designer suit-wearing lawyer. Or a character on All My Children (which is what she really wanted to be when she was twelve).

Cat’s first novel, Breaking the Rules, was published in 2012. Her second, Zoey & the Moment of Zen, was published in 2013 and has also been released in as part of an anthology entitled Twenty-Something. Twenty-Something also includes stories by Laura Chapman and Samantha March, who are also participating in the Readers Appreciation Author Hop.

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If you’d like to connect with Cat Lavoie or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Zoey & the Moment of Zen, visit Cat’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

When coffee shop owner Zoey Everwood takes her obsession with ex-boyfriend Braden too far, everyone—except Zoey—is convinced a bit of fun in the sun at the Moment of Zen Wellness Resort will help her get over him once and for all.

But Zoey’s relaxing vacation turns out to be anything but peaceful when she meets Shane Lawson, a resort guest who bears a striking resemblance to Braden. And things get even more complicated when the resort’s owner starts spilling secrets about Zoey’s aunt Nessa, the woman who raised her. Add a snarky Wellness Coordinator and Nate Holmes—Shane’s grumpy friend—to the mix, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect tropical storm.

When Zoey comes back home with a new husband instead of tacky souvenirs, she must convince everyone she hasn’t completely lost her mind. As Zoey and Shane struggle to keep the magic alive outside the resort, Zoey discovers that she isn’t the only one having trouble letting go of the past. And when Nate drops a bombshell that changes everything, Zoey must decide if the old saying is true—what happens at the Moment of Zen stays at the Moment of Zen.

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Author Carol Maloney Scott

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Carol Maloney Scott grew up in the Hudson Valley area of New York surrounded by “city folk,” like her Manhattanite mom and Bronx-native Dad, who taught her to be sweet on the outside, yet tough on the inside. As a result, she has been given labels like “firecracker” or “feisty,” which she chooses to take as compliments.

Carol’s romantic history is as real (and complicated) as those of the heroines in her novels. She’s been divorced, relocated and plunged fearlessly into the turbulent waters of online dating—only to retreat, yelping at the occasionally shocking climate—before bravely renewing her efforts and finally grabbing hold of happiness, refusing to let it go.

There Are No Men is Scott’s debut novel. She is currently working on her second.

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If you’d like to connect with Carol Maloney Scott or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of There Are No Men, visit Carol’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Divorced thirty-something Claire doesn’t know who’s in her dating pool—but she’s doing her best to avoid shark infested waters. Leaving her clueless and insensitive husband behind was a smart move after losing her fertility, but now she’s riding the wave of flying toupees, strange men in leather thongs and drunken nights in painfully impractical shoes. Claire desperately wanted to be a mother, but now she’ll settle for one middle aged man worthy of a second date.

After a long drought, men are flooding her shores and she’s drowning in choices. There’s Justin, the 25-year-old IT boy-genius with the GQ looks and cougar fetish, who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. A woman would have to be a blind, lesbian nun not to fall for him, but he reminds Claire of her wasted youth. And then the charming but mysterious Dr. Nathan appears, but he’s cheating on her with his medical mistress—a demanding cardiology practice.

To further rock her boat, Claire’s ‘stable’ career in publishing has been tossed about by her floundering company’s launch of a new line of trendy, salacious books. Cookbooks aren’t selling these days, but erotica is flying off the shelves—and challenging Claire’s attitude about sex, work . . . and her tempestuous new life.

When her best friend convinces her to buddy up to the aspiring writer who just moved in across the street, Claire rejects the idea—he has already caught her in more than one embarrassing and scantily clad situation. Giving in to her friend’s nudging, she tries to ignore the details she discovers about him, including his hard rock night gig and his mesmerizing blue eyes, in the hopes his literary talents can pull her publishing house up from the bottom of the ocean.

Claire’s dilemma begs the question: Are there NO men or TOO MANY?

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Author Calista Smith

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Calista Smith is a California girl who relocated to the great state of Texas. She resides there with her husband, four crazy kids and a dog.

Breaking Down and Breaking Away are the first two novels in The Breaking series. She is currently working on the third in the series, Breaking Through.

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If you’d like to connect with Calista Smith or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Breaking Down, visit Calista’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Raquel, “Rocky” as her friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen. Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more complicated when her parent’s divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in a new high school. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be there. It’s the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end.

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He’s cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is someone prying into her past. Dante loves a challenge though, and when his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can’t stop herself from falling for him. They soon realize that things aren’t always what they seem and find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she finally find herself Breaking Down?