Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Tour & Review: The Secret Life of Avery O'Dea

Welcome to the Bottom Drawer Publications Blog Tour of:
The Secret Life of Avery O'Dea

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Book Blurb:

A famous actress with secrets. A photographer moonlighting as a paparazzo. A few shutter clicks and their lives will never be the same again.

When a daring photographer catches "America's Sweetheart", Avery O'Dea, in a lie, the picture threatens to expose the truth of Avery's relationship with her boyfriend and co-star, Ryan Sanders, to the world. When her carefully constructed world is starting to collapse around her, Avery realizes just how tired she is of the elaborate cover-ups. It’s a burden she no longer wishes to bear.

When she locks eyes with handsome Dominic Ramsay at a gallery showcasing his photographic work, she is shocked to recognize him as the paparazzo that set her world on fire with a single photo.

Avery longs for more from life: passion, love and the freedom to live her as she pleases.

4 Stars

This was a wonderful story that kept me smiling the whole time I read it. Bottom line synopsis, two people surviving one of the worst weeks meet and their lives change forever. This story had me glued to the pages until I was done. Read it start to finish, in one sitting. It had a great, upbeat tone that had me in a good mood even after I finished reading it. I loved the glimpse behind the scenes of a starlet’s complicated life. The indication of how the other side, paparazzi, could look at things was really kind of a “devil’s advocate” thing.  It was fun to see it from all angles and then seeing them make it work was the icing on the cake.

This is the first book I have read from this author (and this publisher) and it certainly won’t be the last.  The way Ms. Marion has with weaving a story is interesting.  I was much more involved in what would happen next than say…realizing how long I had been reading. Like my poor kids ended up fending for themselves for lunch. Hey, they are old enough, and used to Mom’s book addiction. Yup, kudos to Ms. Marion for writing a book so good that I was totally immersed in the world of Avery and Dominic. I look forward to more stories by Ms. Marion. Also, if this is any example of the quality of work put out by this publisher, I will definitely be checking their catalogue out.


Elise Marion is a lover of books and has a special place in her heart for sweet and sensual romance. Writing about love across all walks of life is her passion, as is reaching people through the written word. Elise writes across a range of genres including Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance and Paranormal Romance.

The army wife and stay-at-home mother of two spends most of her time taking care of her children. Her second job is writing stories about characters that readers can fall in love with. When the Texas native isn’t caring for her family or writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, singing loudly, or cooking up something new in the kitchen.

Elise’s links are:
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A little about Bottom Drawer Publications:

Bottom Drawer Publications is a new publishing house that specializes in romantic and erotic romance fiction across a range of genres and with both het and gay characters. Our genres include: Contemporary, Historical, Literary/Drama, Alternative Lifestyles, Paranormal/Sci-fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller and Steampunk.

Our books are available for sale on our website as well as over 8 booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstores, All Romance and a range of others. All of your reading devices are covered.

We are always on the lookout for fresh and interesting manuscripts within these genres, and from time to time will put out calls for anthology submissions.

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  1. Good morning!
    Thanks so much for your lovely review. I too get so immersed in books that I forget to feed my children! LOL

    I really appreciate you hosting me today. *Hugs!*

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I had so much fun doing this blog tour. Hope to do more in the future.

  2. Thanks so much for your lovely review.

  3. Hi Ursula, thanks so much for taking part in the blog tour. We are so chuffed with the lovely review of Avery O'Dea and your lovely compliment of us as well. We look forward to working with you on more tours in the future.