Friday, December 6, 2013

Birthday Celebrations! The Green Ticket by Samantha March turns 1! Book Spotlight, Author Interview and Giveaway

I'm very happy to have Samantha March on my blog today as celebration of the first birthday of her novel The Green Ticket.    Samantha is wonderful and lovely creator of the fabulous tour group Chick Lit Plus and does so much for authors, so I'm so pleased to have her star on my blog.

Author Interview

Tell me a little about your Works in Progress:

My work in progress is my third novel, which I plan to release in February 2014. It is currently finished, we’re just waiting on cover design!

For any new readers who would like to read your work, please tell me a little about your past books. 

I have published two novels – Destined to Fail and The Green Ticket. Both could fall under the “new-adult” category, as they feature characters in college.

Do you have a favourite writing snack?

I think chips are just my favourite snack in general!

What do you do for fun when you’re not writing?

My husband and I just got a new puppy, and we love her! And she keeps us quite busy...

What sort of books do you like to read?

I love chick lit, women’s fiction, and I’m always a sucker for mysteries – especially with a chick lit twist!

Do you have any advice for people wanting to write their own book?

Write every day. Even if it’s not a lot of words, you have to get them written.

What parts of the writing process do you love and hate the most?

Starting makes me nervous. I love the first read-through once everything has been written – though seeing all my red ink on the pages can make me hate it too ;)

Do you have a favourite Chick Lit author?

I have way too many. It’s really not even funny. 

Shoes or handbags, which is more your guilty pleasure?


Chick Lit as a genre has apparently died a few times, which we know isn’t true.  How do you see the future of Chick Lit?

It’s just going to keep getting bigger and bigger. I don’t think chick lit will ever die, because readers love to read it and writers love to write it.

Do you have a signature lip colour?

I’m all about Baby Lips from Maybelline, and I really like all their colors!

About the book

College junior Alex Abrams scores her dream job at the ripe age of twenty – manager to a successful salon and spa. Thrilled to finally have a real adult job, Alex enthusiastically jumps into the world of schedules, conference calls, and getting a massage when interviewing prospective employees. What she doesn’t expect are the very grown-up issues that comes with a demanding boss. Kevin Dohlman quickly becomes Alex’s worse nightmare – covering up his affairs, dealing with his enormous ego, and trying to protect her female staff from him becomes a full-time job in its own right. Alex has also befriended Kevin’s wife and co-owner, Dani, and is trying to keep Kevin’s secrets hidden from her. The situation only worsens when Kevin starts paying Alex off to make sure she keeps her insider knowledge to herself.
While struggling to keep her wits and stay happy with her new grown-up job, Alex is juggling college courses, a new love interest, and keeping up with her close group of girlfriends. When her roommate and best friend Lila gets offered an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and sign with an agent, Alex realizes her life truly is changing, and everyone around her – including herself –– is growing up. Knowing she is faced with some hard decisions ahead, Alex struggles with keeping her job at Blissful. But does she really want to throw away what she dreamed of as a career – or will the secret-keeping for Kevin become too much to handle? The Green Ticket is a story about morals versus money, and how one young woman navigates the shaky line between the two.

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About the Author

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has two published novels – Destined to Fail and The Green Ticket. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

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