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Today, we're joining Rachel's Random Resources for a BOOK BIRTHDAY promotion starring the first chapter of a unique short story series that promises more to come. With a flashy cover and a premise that will speak to many in our fast-paced, social media driven, modern world, there's much to love, loathe, and reflect on in short span of pages. But I digress, let's get to the proper intro first, shall we? Ready, set, here we go! Today's ebook of choice is...
About the book...
You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you'll meet Constance and friends in action.
Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.
The Big Event is first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.
A Gorgeous Venue, A Room Full of Friends, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Though not a fan of short stories, and to tell the truth this one is VERY short, I was rather surprised by my fond feelings for this one in the end. Perhaps it was the way the author portrayed the veritable spectrum of "characters" one meets when involved with the virtual world...their social media selves versus their real life personas. I mean really, one can be, say, or do practically anything online, but in person, it's a different story. I loved how Constance seemed true to herself whether on or off line, and how she sought to deepen those tentative connections made virtually with in person, concrete, one on one time. Was her innocence shattered? To some degree, but not entirely...and it's that one person that you mean the world to so unknowingly that makes it all worth wild.
A great pick for a quickie read this holiday season and a great reminder to be your true self no matter where you spend most of your time. Online or off, you're still you...and that's special enough all on its own.
About the author...
Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available today, so click on over to Amazon to snag your copy now!
BEFORE YOU GO...
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...a Sparkly Afternoon Tea for Two at Vertigo 42 in central London and one e-copy of The Big Event.
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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!