A very big thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for running this book tour and sending me this book to read. Victoria will be awarding a grand prize of a $25 Amazon or Smashwords gift card with two runners-up each receiving a gift card of $15 (either Amazon or Smashwords, winner's choice). Check out the other stops at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-tour-life-less-ordinary-by.html
READ THE BLURB
For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. 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, cashed in her pension, and she’s leaving town on a six month road trip.
After placing an 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-zine, 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.
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.
READ THE REVIEW
Have you ever wanted to chunk it all and start over? Do something completely different and "less ordinary"? Manny Mankowski did just that and took us all on the ride of our lives! Not only did we get a chance to travel with Manny and Zeke (not to mention Harvey ...kudos to the nod to the giant rabbit, btw... we also get to see what's going on with Manny's sister and best friend's lives. They, too, are going through their own "lives less ordinary."
I loved this book! I loved all the characters. I do hope Ms. Bernadine has plans for a sequel because these are people I want to keep in contact with--they are like friends :-)
Thanks for a job well done!!
MEET THE AUTHOR
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. She began with fanfiction about a (now-cancelled) TV show called Jericho and particularly about the characters of Heather Lisinski and Edward Beck. From there, she expanded into writing original fic and she hasn’t stopped since.
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.
Victoria can be contacted through Love of Words Publishing Inc. () or through her brand new blog at http://victoriabernadine.wordpress.com/.
A Life Less Ordinary is available for sale on Amazon in both Kindle and hard copy formats at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMJBOSQ.