I’m excited to be on the blog tour today for Single-Minded, a wonderful funny and heart-warming romance novel! I’m sharing today with Kristin @Kristin’s Novel Café who is sharing an excerpt so go and take a look at hers too!
If you want to know the name of the novel Lisa Daily wishes she had written herself, do read on!
Author: Lisa Daily
Release Date: June 27th, 2017
Tour Dates: June 27th – July 4th, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There’s only one problem: Alex’s husband Michael is gay, a fact he neglected to mention in the 23 years since they first met.
Now, Alex’s perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant. Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers—including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian—Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love.
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Say hello to author Lisa Daily:
Can you present yourself in 5 words (or short)?
Tough question! 🙂
Are you a plotter or pantser?
Plotter! But some of my very best writer friends are pantsers 🙂
Handwritten notes or typed?
Both. I also use my phone to jot down notes when I’m out running around. When I plot my books, I storyboard on a big whiteboard and use handwritten Post-it notes that I can move around.
Favourite place to write?
I love, love, love to write at the beach with my toes in the sand. Lucky me, Siesta Key Beach is just a few minutes away from where I live. Great people watching, no interruptions, best office on the planet.
Writing in the morning or the evening?
I prefer evening, but if I need uninterrupted time it usually works better in the morning. Also, lately I’ve been getting up really early (#5amwritersclub) and have found that I’m incredibly productive when no one is awake to email me or ask me to please make them some waffles.
Writing in silence or with music on?
Mostly I write with music. I tend to play the same somg over and over again on repeat to set the mood for the scene. It also helps me pick right back up the next day where I left off. I also write to ocean sounds if I’m not at the beach.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Sophie Kinsella’s My Not So Perfect Life, which I loved. My work is compared to hers a lot, which I find incredibly flattering because she’s one of my very favorite authors.
What other book do you wish you had written?
Heartburn, by Nora Ephron. It’s hilarious, it’s poignant, it’s heartbreaking, it’s honest.
And at the end, the main character gets to be Nora Ephron.
Why should I read your book?
I hope you’ll read Single-Minded because you’re looking for something that will make you laugh really, really hard (like, you know, snort-laughing) even if you’re riding the subway or sitting in an airplane seat and trying very hard to be cool. I hope you’ll read it because you love books that make you feel like you’ve gone on a really amazing vacation at the beach.
Or because you like the idea of a world where a great looking guy with a southern accent will not only cook you the best crawfish etouffee you’ve ever eaten in your life, but also do the dishes afterwards.
Or because you totally relate to quirky, likeable heroines who occasionally screw up their own lives, but somehow manage to make things okay anyway.
And mostly I hope you read Single-Minded because it’s one of those stories that makes you remember that no matter how bad things may get, your best girlfriends and the pot-smoking grandma across the street will be there to help you fnd your way.
Visit all the stops on the tour :
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt
Reading To Unwind – Book Review
ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review