March 31, 2014

All My Restless Life to Live by Dee DeTarsio Blitz ~ Guest Post & Giveaway!

Happy Monday guys! Welcome to the Blitz for Dee DeTarsio's All My Restless Life to Live hosted by Xpresso Reads. Below you'll find info on the book (which I'm super excited to read being a huge soap fan!!), a hilarious guest post by the author, and a chance to win an eBook copy for yourself! Enjoy and let me know what you think! 

All My Restless Life to Live
by Dee DeTarsio
Publication date: April 29th 2013
Genre: Adult, Romance

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Award-winning author Dee DeTarsio combines life's darker side with humor and tenderness in a wonderfully charming look at love and the afterlife. 

Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who is a TV producer. (Ellen dropped the "n" in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her dead dad's computer and gets way more than she bargained for. 

As Elle tries to save her career with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV. Friends, family, and clues from "the other side" all help Elle figure out the difference between living the good life...and living a good life.

About the Author

Dee DeTarsio is a graduate of The Ohio State University and lives in southern California with her family. She did not teach herself to read at an early age or write stories by the time she was in kindergarten. She was still wetting the bed and playing in the can cupboard.

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Guest Post
Announcing New eReader: The Fondle!
by Dee DeTarsio

I lost my ego along with the placenta of my first-born, making writing a natural career choice. More than seven hundred rejections, three agents, and close-but-no-cigar publishers toying with my affections, I perversevered. (I know that's not a real word, but it should be.) Full disclosure: while I am not making enough to pay for Lululemon writing pants, I could probably spring for a pair of LuluLychees. (I would buy those.)

So why can't I write erotica? I have tried, but it's hard. (Get it?) I sat in front of my laptop for such an embarrassing amount of time, nothing came. Har har. I really wish I could write those spicy scenes. *Whip crack.* I hear it pays well. While every writer shares intimacy, some just have better vocabularies, imaginations, and experiences than others (and I'm not calling anybody s-to-the-lutty, here.)

I like titillating stuff as much as the next girl. If I write it, though, it makes me squirm, and not in the good way. I am no femme fatale. My bra and underwear don't match. I'm more Vicks than vixen. 

I get why guys like boobs, I really do. I get why girls like hunks with pecs that you want to squeeze like Charmin. But try as I might, under my throbbing fingertips (get it, I'm typing?) never the twain shall meet. Surely, I have other skills, right? I know what you're thinking. What's not going on in her boudoir? Hey, now. The man of my dreams and I have our bedroom story all worked out: four times a week, after Game of Thrones, twice on birthdays, anniversaries, when in hotel rooms, San Diego Charger's victories, full moons, and first days of school; yes on phone sex, doesn't everyone? and of course, I love giving blow jobs. We are such a passionate couple, n'est-ce pas?

So, I got to thinking. All books deserve a happy ending. (Wink.) Let's just cut out the middle man and demand that technology gets on its giddyup to produce a vibrating eRotica eReader. Siri suggests we call it the Fondle. I'd tap that app! (You know Jane Jetson had one!) You're welcome!

Dee DeTarsio lives in southern California. Her new novel, All My Restless Life to Live, is not yet available on the Fondle.     


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  1. Dear Jennifer, Thanks so much for featuring All My Restless Life to Live! I hope you and your readers have fun with it! (And thanks for including The Fondle!) Take care and have a great week!

    1. Hi Dee, Thanks for stopping by, and you're welcome. I had a hard time picking which guest post of yours to share - they were all fantastic! The opening line of this one "I lost my ego along with the placenta of my first-born" made it a must for me because I feel the same way. ;) I hope you have a great week, too! :D

  2. I love this post! I tried my hand at erotica too! By that I mean I read a how-to write erotica book. But what I think I really need is real world insanity. I plan to become "s to the lutty" some time. Not now because I'm too busy. But later for sure.

    All My Restless Life to Live sounds awesome! I wish Dee DeTarsio great success! Thank you for the Monday morning laughs! How I needed that.

    1. I had a strong feeling you'd love her post! I don't think I could write erotica though I enjoy reading it sometimes. I'm worried about making just kissing scenes halfway decent and not awkward city, lol! I had such a hard time choosing which post - there were several, and they all made me laugh. I can't wait to read her book! I think it sounds like a book you'd quite enjoy, too, Robyn. :)


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