Monday, 31 March 2014

Guestpost by Savannah Page author of When Girlfriends Take Chances - $50 Amazong GC #giveaway

I'm happy to have Savannah Page with her lovely lavender book cover and wonderful story about friendship and love on my blog today. Remember to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Though Emily Saunders, a wanderlust junkie, has been stateside a bit longer than she planned in When Girlfriends Take Chances, she has a passport filled with stamps, a well-worn rucksack, and a photo album the size of the Leaning Tower. She has a penchant for travel that’s made for a life on the go, always in search of an adventure!

While I’m not as extreme a globetrekker as Emily, I sure do love to travel and try to visit as many new corners of the globe I can! Last spring my husband and I enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise and got to visit a lot of really fantastic cities. I definitely had the Emily vibe going there for a while—pristine Aix-en-Provence one day, gritty Naples the next. I’m not sure what’s in store for this year, but when the travel itch comes it’s nice to look back on some fave places visited, or snag up a book that can whisk me off! Here are a few of my recommended must-see cities.

Call it cliché, I don’t care. I love Paris for every clichéd reason you can imagine. The Eiffel Tower, the city’s rich history, the Louvre, the quaint cafés and cobbled streets, the gardens, parks, overall fabulousness of all-things-Paris, and ummm, can you say croissants…macarons…carbs in general?! I can only wax on lyrically about how beautifully this city glows, especially at night and in the rain when no other city can ever imagine glowing so brilliantly at such a time. It’s no wonder the setting of my next chick lit series will be taking place in the City of Love and Lights!

Santa Barbara
This little Southern Californian enclave is such a beautiful and peaceful slice of coastal living. I’m a native SoCal girl, but sadly not an SB girl. I think I make up for it by using Santa Barbara as location in some of my novels…and by planning future retirement there. It’s just a simple, very clean, quiet, and inspiring city I love visiting—whether physically or through writing.

It is home, after all, and after Paris I think it’s the best darn city in all of Europe! Berlin is multikulti; there’s a place for everyone here (and, per German need for order, enough of everything is in its place); it’s rich with history but modern and lively. There's always something to do! I love Berlin and life as an American expat here so much I even wrote a book about it: Bumped to Berlin. If you enjoy travelogues written by goofy blue-eyed American girls, it just may be your cup of…erm…mug of beer.

In need of change, of something refreshing, something new, nomadic Emily finds herself on an adventure in When Girlfriends Take Chances. But it’s not quite the adventure she imagined and is used to. It may not be an African safari, a backpacking trek through Europe, or an Australian walkabout, but it’s just what she needs!

And, no worries, soon enough Emily will get that fresh ink in her passport. But until then, I hope you enjoy reading When Girlfriends Take Chances, and I wish you Bon Voyage wherever you plan on jetting off to this year, be it on a plane, a ship, or via a book!

What are some of your favorite places visited? Where do you dream of going some day? Any bucket list places going to be visited soon?

P.S.: Readers, don’t forget to enter to WIN a $50 Amazon gift card! It’s super easy via the Rafflecopter form here.
Good luck and Happy Reading! 

A novel about exploring love and life's path, and taking chances along the way.

Emily Saunders has never thought twice about grabbing her passport, rucksack, and camera and trekking across the globe. If there's an NGO, a study abroad program, or simply the travel itch, Emily's on the first plane out. Free-spirited, open-minded, and eager to explore, it's no wonder Emily's hardly in one spot (or relationship) for long.

For the past year and a half, though, Emily's found herself planted in her college hometown of Seattle. She's surrounded by her best friends, has steady work as a photographer and at her friend Sophie's café, and is certainly kept busy by the wild antics of her BFF Jackie. Life's enjoyable, but Emily's looking for something more. She's ready for a change, for adventure!

But when Emily tells her girlfriends she's ready for something new she does not expect Operation Blind Date!

Sure, Emily's single. Sure, she hopes to some day find true love. But being thrown into an insane challenge like this is not exactly the adventure she had in mind! Couldn't she just travel and focus on her photography? Or volunteer in Africa? Will a string of eligible bachelors lined up by her friends--a shot at finding a real and lasting love--really be that change she's searching for?

This is a spirited story about seeking adventure while being true to yourself, wherever you are in life. It's a story about love, risk, and self-discovery. About what happens when girlfriends take chances.
Author Bio:
Savannah Page is the author of the continuing When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women's fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor. When she isn’t writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat. Currently she's working on the seventh and final When Girlfriends novel, and is cooking up something delicious for her next series.
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  1. This sounds like a fun book, and what a cool giveaway! :)

  2. I agree with Heather. When Girlfriends Take Chances sounds like a good read!

  3. Sounds like a cheerful story with lots to discover. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Congrats Savannah!

  4. Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  5. Sound like an awesome book! Thanks!

  6. Sounds like a good read.


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