Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Publicist Books One & Two Book Review

I have a series of books called The Publicist, Books 1 & 2 that are written by Christina George and if you loved reading Fifty Shades of Grey, then you will definitely want to read these books! They are chock full of romance.
Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.  
Enter the star editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author—now as forgotten as last year’s bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single, and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.  
As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more romance and sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

Includes Book Two:

Publishing: An industry of out-of-control of egos, unrealistic expectations, and books with the shelf life of milk. This is Kate’s world, but for how long?

When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, she thinks it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration date, Kate sets off on a new adventure….

Starting over in California is easy, but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nicholas Lavigne is eager to help her forget, but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis. As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction.  
Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she's welcomed back with open arms. At the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she'd been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart. Behind the book, there’s always more to the story. 
My Review:

Boy, you won't want to miss this steamy love affair that Katherine has going on with her married lover! The author really does take you on a roller coaster ride of passion, romance and ultimately guilt and self doubt.

But, then she complicates the whole affair by brining in another man for Katherine to tangle with while still seeing the married one. In her defense, he does admit that he doubts he will ever leave his wife, so it's not like he's promising her any kind of future.

Not sure why a woman would still be hanging around at this point, but it's a story and I bet that this story really does go on a lot around the country for real. Sort of sad that it's come down to women having to go after married men in order to get what they want.

As usual, life takes a lot of twists and turns and Kate has to roll with the punches. She encounters some bad times and even moves away to try to forget about the married man. But, things will get interesting in her new home state and her ideal life may not be as ideal as she thought.

These books are sort of like real life but with more dramatic scenes and more romance than I bet most of us ever see in real life, but that is what makes these books so secretly exciting to read! Just don't tell your other half where you are getting your daydreaming from! It's our little secret.

Happy Reading!

Purchase your bundle of both books on Amazon (kindle version) for only $1.99!
 About the Author:
Christina George worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here's what this book isn't. It's not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it's not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won't know which ones, cause it's more fun to guess, right?
She continue to work in publicity and help authors because at the end of the day she does love books, publishing and authors. She hopes you'll enjoy this romp through Kate's world as much as she enjoyed creating it.
The author has been gracious enough to offer this bundle in your choice of format (hard copy or ebook) to one winner. Open Internationally. Good Luck Everyone!


Keisha Talley said...

I did not finish reading Shades of Gray. I could not get into the book.

Anita Yancey said...

I have not read 50 Shades of Grey yet. I will get around to it one day. I would like the hard copy. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Christina George said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing these books, glad you liked them!

Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours said...

So glad you enjoyed The Publicist. Thanks for being a part of this tour.