Monday, August 13, 2012

Tami Anthony - The BACHELORETTE Project Virtual Book Tour Review/Guest Post/Giveaway (Ends 8/24) WW


Chick Lit / Women's Fiction
Title: The BACHELORETTE Project
Author: Tami Anthony

Date Published: 6/3/12

Synopsis: When an unfortunate twist of fate leaves 28 year-old socialite Leslee Robinson broken-hearted and unemployed, she embarks on a journey to discover what boggles every twenty-something single woman’s mind: What do men REALLY want and how do you find the perfect mate? With the help of her two best friends; Annie, a self-conscious, sarcastic single mother; and Karen, the neurotic, perfectionist ‘bridezilla,’ Leslee creates The BACHELORETTE Project, a ‘scientific’ dating experiment designed to uncover the enigma of the male species. 
After multiple dates gone awry and unanticipated encounters of the extreme, Leslee decides to confide in the last person that she’d ever consider asking dating advice from: Eric, her handsome, womanizing college friend with a well-known ‘love ‘em and leave ‘em’ reputation. Aside from Eric’s infamous bachelor tactics, Leslee can’t help but to be oddly attracted to him, but will pursuing the charming, ‘bad boy’ philanderer that Eric is even be worth the risk?
With unbelievable twists and a contemporary, comedic Chick-Lit feel, The BACHELORETTE Project is the chronicle of a single woman’s journey to finding true friendship, discovering herself, and learning the enigma of love down to a science.

Why am I always getting dumped by men?” I ask Karen. “It’s because I know nothing about them.”
“OK …” Karen replies, unsure to where I’m going with all of this.
“So, my visit to the hospital really got me thinking,” I say, “and then I remember you using the word ‘experiment’ so then I thought … ‘EXPERIMENT!’” I exclaim. “It’s a genius idea! I can conduct this experiment on what men really want out of women and how I, the quintessential single woman, could give it to them and possibly find my true love!” I clutch my chest, smile, and spin around. “Isn’t that the most perfect idea that you ever heard? I would be like a scientist, a scientist of love.”
Karen rolls her eyes at my idea. “And how, O Great One, will you conduct this experiment?”
“I got it all planned out.” I pull my completed poster board from underneath my bed and I hold it up for Karen to see. She, once again, looks confused.
“What the hell is that?” she asks, sighing.
“It’s my experiment,” I say excitedly. “I’m going scientific on their asses. It’s called ‘The BACHELORETTE Project.’ How I will conduct the experiment is shown here.” I point to the different sections of the board. “I will go on a series of dates using different tactics in different environments to find out what works for women and what doesn’t.”
“I’m listening,” Karen says as she leans forward.
“In the process, I will study the men that I date, categorize them and see what their likes and dislikes are thereby unlocking the many secrets of the male species.”
“Oh, I can tell you the secrets of men,” Karen says, smirking. “It’s sex, food, video games, and sports. If a man has those four things, then he’s a happy man.” I guess that makes sense. You know, the ‘four things philosophy,’ but I’m just certain that there has to be more. It can’t be that easy or I wouldn’t be single … right?
“Well, I’m still conducting my experiment,” I say confidently. “Maybe there are more than just four secrets. Maybe there are seven secrets.” As I nod my head, I convince myself that there has to be more. Not everything is just sex, food, video games, and sports.
”All right,” Karen starts, “so when does your little experiment start?”
“As soon as possible,” I tell her. “Now all I need is a trusty assistant …”

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ready for a nice, light, contemporary romance?  This is certainly to be the book for you!  It is written in a very easy-to-read style, and the characters--especially Leslee.  The story has some great points of humor, and there is really nothing tragic that happens to anyone in the book.

I found Leslee's "dates" in the book quite humorous.  When it comes to men, she indeed had bad luck.  I think many women can relate to that.  Although the dates are outlandish, they are certainly within the realm of reason in light of today's dating scene.  It was nice to see her discover her true calling, and when she did, her luck seemed to change as well.

I was glad that in spite of the zaniness in the book, the author used Leslee's situation to point out a great message that all single people should hear.  Leslee spends her time looking for love, and she works very hard at it.  She is counseled to stop looking for love and let it find her.  I certainly appreciate this point of view, and it is indeed something that has proven true for many over the year.

I must admit that I got tired of the profanity in the book, but at least we did not have to witness bedroom scenes.  I would have preferred the characters being a little less promiscuous, but I know that my views of sex are different than the majority of people's today.

If you are looking for a fun, romantic read for the summer, this just could be the book for you!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

 Author Bio
Tami Anthony is an author, a playwright, and the beautiful mind behind Pink Butterfly Publications, a publishing company devoted to female-driven literature. She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Theatre Arts. Tami presently resides outside of Philadelphia with her son and is currently working on her second novel and future plays.
Twitter - @ tami_anthony

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Guest Post (by the author)

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Tami Anthony
1.     Amateur Artist – Aside from writing, I also enjoy painting and drawing cartoon characters. I have to say that I’m actually pretty good at both. I have no clue where these creative skills came from, but like super powers, I have them.
2.     Britney Spears Fanatic – I am a HUGE Britney Spears fan! I own every CD that she has made and know almost every word to every song. It’s almost kinda sad in a sense to admit this, but I love my Brit!
3.     Butterfly Girl – I’m kinda obsessed with butterflies. They have managed to completely take over my office area and a small part of my body (my tattoo of course!). If it has a cute butterfly on it, then I will more than likely buy it.
4.     Angry Birds Addict – I have a nine year old son who has introduced me to the terribly addictive world of Angry Birds and I have become a professional at it. I know it’s not like I’m saving the world with this addiction, but it keeps me out of trouble.
5.     Video Game Vixen – I kick butt at video games! Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog seem to be my areas of expertise. I more so like the old Nintendo, Atari and Sega stuff. This new age, 3D game era we’re in right now can get a bit confusing at times.
6.     Sorority Girl – Yup, I am a sorority girl and proud of it. ‘Nuff said.
7.     Island Heritage – I’m a true island breed! My mother is from the Caribbean and my father is half Puerto Rican which kinda makes me a true island girl. I love my unique heritage!
8.     If I Wasn’t A Writer… --- I always had a passion for law and acting. If I wasn’t a writer, I would be an actress or a lawyer … or maybe I can be an actress on a law show. That would be like killing two birds with one stone, right? Okay, maybe not.
9.     Hidden Musical Talent – I can sing! Yes, this is true, people! I’m actually a very good singer but my talent doesn’t leave my apartment. I perform concerts while in the shower and while cooking in the kitchen. You are welcome to book me for a show (dancing can be included for an additional fee).
10.  My Favorite Things – I have a bunch of favorite things so I will just name a few: the color pink, chicken quesadillas, Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds,’ Footloose the Musical, hip hop dancing, the ‘Home Alone’ movie, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte, polka dots, and butterflies. I think that sums it all up J

One of my readers will win their very own e-copy of this book!  This giveaway will be open worldwide, and all you will need to do is enter the rafflecopter below!  

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  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Ruth! I really appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed the novel :)


  2. Thanks for the giveaway - the book looks awesome! :)

  3. thanks for this giveaway!

  4. Thank you for the great giveaway - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com


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