Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway - Fat Girl by Leigh Carron

Love sexy, contemporary romances starring heroines that are so real they could be anyone you know, even yourself? Then we're excited to share with you Leigh Carron's debut release of FAT GIRL - available now! Continue reading to learn more about the book, hear what readers are saying, and enter to win a signed copy or a gift card! 
Series: Perfectly Imperfect
Author: Leigh Carron
Genre: Steamy, Contemporary Romance
Published: June 24th 2014
Years after fleeing small-town Springvale, Illinois, Deanna Chase has picked up the pieces of her shattered heart and built a new life for herself as a child advocacy lawyer. Her food addiction is quasi under control, her secrets are buried, and she has even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. Until…

Micah Peters—the very sexy and now famous man she fled— walks through her office door and sends Dee reeling. His demand that she help a young boy caught in a custody battle will reunite her with the past she left behind. 

Torn between duty and self-preservation, Dee isn’t easy to convince. But when obligation wins, the former lovers get more than they bargained for—a searing passion that burns hotter than ever and startling revelations about what really happened the fateful night she left.

Will the truth set Dee free to love again? Or will past hurts and lingering insecurities destine her to walk away from her heart again, this time for good?

FAT GIRL is the first book in this provocative two-part series about love and self-acceptance.

What people are saying about FAT GIRL:
5 stars - A brilliant romance novel with a difference by By Olivia P:

Carron portrays Dee’s insecurities absolutely faultlessly, from the little tugs she habitually gives to her clothing when nervous, to the full-fledged horrified panic at the thought of being seen naked in the daylight. When it comes to romance novels, we’re so used to the women being picture perfect, and any perceived imperfections being so minor as to be of little note, but here we have a real ‘everywoman’ figure. And it’s about damn time!
Dee’s uniqueness within the genre aside, the plot in Fat Girl is multi-layered and compelling, and driven forward with a skilled hand. In some respects it stands alone; Carron thankfully avoids the current tendency towards an infuriating, cliffhanger ending, although as it’s book one of two there’s plenty left to still be revealed, and I’m really looking forward to the next one.
A brilliantly written, steamy, sexy, thought-provokingly wonderful novel.

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Goodreads Reader – 5 stars –Pamela:
Wonderful! I absolutely loved this novel. Loved all of the characters. Loved the back and forth between the present and the past and the 1st person point of view that knocked back and forth between the main male and female characters. Yes, there is suppose to be another book after this one as a continuation of the story line, but the ending is not a panic inducing cliff hanger. That's all I will say about that.

Please click here for Excerpt and Pre-release Tickler

An American living in Canada. Chocolate snob. Recovering yo-yo dieter. Devoted mother and wife, blessed with a wacky family. Most nights, you will find me either curled up with a great book or, more often, sitting at my computer, tapping out the countless visions in my head. To me, there’s nothing better in a narrative than perfectly flawed but strong characters and intense romance that is sexy, deep, and sensual. Mm…I liken such stories to a box of Godiva. Decadent and delicious! You can’t stop at just one. In fact, I’m now hard at work on my next novel—A Naked Beauty, the conclusion to Fat Girl.

Giveaway Details: 
1) Signed Copy of Fat Girl (in paperback), available at the end of August, plus online or phone chat to discuss the book
2) $25 Amazon Gift Certificate

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  1. I like the fact that there is an author out there willing to write a lead character that isn't a size 0. Gerry Bartlett is another author out there pushing the boundaries, too!

    1. Thanks, Lori, for your comment. I was inspired to write about a woman I thought many of us could relate to. I'd love to hear what you think about Fat Girl. ~ Leigh

  2. Thanks, Sue, for hosting Fat Girl today! ~ Leigh

  3. Wow I love that blurb - I am going to read the excerpt now. Thanks for sharing this sounds like something I am going to really enjoy reading.

  4. This one is definitely going straight to the top of my TBR! As one who isn't a size 2... it's nice to read about strong lead characters that I have something in common with... thanks for putting the big girls in charge :)