Been Searching For You Book Tour
August 14th – 20th, 2016
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Annabeth is a hopeless romantic who believes in soul mates. In fact, she’s been writing to hers each year on her birthday since she was 16.
Now, at 34, she’s still holding out hope of finding Mr. Right even though he’d be fighting an uphill battle to gain her trust, thanks to a traumatic experience years before that’s left her unable to commit.
When Annabeth meets a handsome literature professor named Alex on her 34th birthday, she thinks her quest may finally be at an end. Things don’t quite go as planned, so Annabeth resolves to do everything she can over the next year to find the unknown recipient of her letters. But blind dates, Meetup events and online singles sites have nothing on what fate has in store for her when a co-worker unexpectedly quits and Annabeth finds herself working in close quarters with both Alex and her long ago ex, Nick. Fighting her attraction to one and loathing for the other, Annabeth is forced to face all of her old insecurities while keeping an eye on a scheming frienemy who may derail her hopes and dreams.
Written in the tradition of Bridget Jones’ Diary, Kim Gruenfelder’s A Total Waste of Makeup, and Melissa Pimental’s Love By The Book, it shows that love on the sweet side can exist for the modern girl, if only she’s willing to trust herself and search hard enough.
Been Searching for You was the winner of the 2015 Romance Writers of America Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests.
There’s an old Chinese folktale that says soul mates are connected from birth by and invisible red thread and that they can feel one another’s emotions, no matter the distance. I believe it.So please, my unknown love, hold tight to your red cord and follow it like a lifeline in to the safe harbor of my arms.
From Annabeth’s birthday letter.
Let’s think about perfection. When I think about the perfect vacation, I think of a soft, white beach, warm, gentle aqua seas, palm trees and a tiki bar, with a cute little town nearby. When I think about the perfect meal, I imagine a hand crafted cocktail, caviar or shrimp cocktail, filet mignon or sea bass, a bold cabernet and bananas foster.
And when I think about Romance and Chick Lit I think of…Been Searching for You!
Wow, this book has it all.
Let’s start with our heroine, Annabeth. She is spunky, creative, and a little bit shy and awkward.
Does she have a snarky sidekick- yes! That would be the super model, and super-meddler, Mia.
Does she have a problem? Sure. She has a couple. She is looking for her soul mate and writes a letter to him every year on her birthday. She has challenges at her marketing job.
Does she find a boyfriend? Does she ever! Through online dating she meets Victor, a construction work with an artistic side. A high profile job assignment puts her in touch with Alex, the dreamy college professor. And her ex, Nick, comes back. He is a bad boy, but does he have a heart of gold? Will one of the them turn out to be her true soul mate?
Is there plenty of romance? Wow, yes! There are plenty of grand romantic gestures, think carriage rides, ballet, a dinner party on a yacht.
Anything else interesting? How about the sizzling city of Chicago, which is vividly described.? Books, literature, poetry, music also provide interesting details.
Thank you Author Nicole Evelina for a well-written book that captured my heart!
Enjoy Been Searching for You! It’s Perfect!
About the Author: Nicole Evelina is an award-winning historical fiction and romantic comedy writer. Her most recent novel, Been Searching for You, a romantic comedy, won the 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests.
She also writes historical fiction. Her debut novel, Daughter of Destiny, the first book of an Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point of view, was named Book of the Year by Chanticleer Reviews, took the Grand Prize in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Women’s Fiction/Romance, won a Gold Medal in the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was short-listed for the Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction. Later this year, she will release Madame Presidentess (July 25), a historical novel about Victoria Woodhull, America’s first female Presidential candidate, which was the first place winner in the Women’s US History category of the 2015 Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction.
Nicole is one of only six authors who completed a week-long writing intensive taught by #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness. Nicole has traveled to England twice to research the Guinevere’s Tale trilogy, where she consulted with internationally acclaimed author and historian Geoffrey Ashe, as well as Arthurian/Glastonbury expert Jaime George, the man who helped Marion Zimmer Bradley research The Mists of Avalon.
Nicole is a member of and book reviewer for The Historical Novel Society, and Sirens (a group supporting female fantasy authors), as well as a member of the Historical Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, the St. Louis Writer’s Guild, Women Writing the West, Broad Universe (promoting women in fantasy, science fiction and horror), Alliance of Independent Authors and the Independent Book Publishers Association.
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I am a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant and encourager. I have lived my entire life in Tropical Ohio. My goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. I am writing a fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, that presents the problems and praises, and the love and laughter of family life and retirement.
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