Thursday, April 23, 2015

SHELF LIFE Audiobook Tour and My Review

Audio Book Description:

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 on to but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. When her career and love affair hit their expiration dates, 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 best sellers 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:

I was given a copy of this audio book for my honest review.

 This is book 2 of the Publicist Series by Christina George and Narrated by Lisa Cordileone. Lisa Cordileone is just as good narrating this book as she was in the first one. I really liked listening to her. She is great, she lets the emotions in the story come through in her voice. You can hear the smile in her voice if the character is smiling.
  There is more romance in this book then in book 1 but it does not over take the story. There are some racey sex scenes but they are short and only a few in the book.
  This book picks up exactly where book 1 The Publicist left off.  Kate is still with Mac and working on a huge book deal, until one day she finds out the writer is the worst kind of scum and has been arrested for selling children. Then she finds out her Boss Edward and Mac both knew something was up and did not warn her. She has had a bad feeling about the author since their first meeting.
 She breaks it off with Mac, Then Edward tries to rape her, she quits her job and decides a change of scenery is in order and heads out to California and Nick.
 After she leaves, Mac makes it to where the unpublishable book left to her after the death of her author friend Allen died, is now publishable and Kate decides to open her own publishing office. All is going well until Mac shows up divorced and applying for the editors job in Kates company. This throws Kate's emotions into a turmoil. She loves Nick but Mac still has her heart, even though she sends him away. She also realizes that she really misses the hustle and bustle of New York. Kate then decides to open a publishing office in New York and heads back to the man she loves and the city she loves.
  I really like this series of books and can't wait to read her new book, Climax. I can't wait to see if she gets her happily ever after.
  A word of advice, get book 1 first. This is not a stand alone series.

Author's Bio:

Christina George has 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? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.  

Connect with Christina: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~ Goodreads

Where to buy the audiobook:

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  1. the next book is Climax, i believe. not Captive.

  2. It depends. I generally prefer to read a book over hearing one. It allows me to imagine how a character looks and sounds. Having said that, however, audiobooks are great for long car rides. I have also heard quite a few good readers - the ones that not only give each character a different pitch or accent, but also change the cadence of the speech.

  3. I love audio books, I listen to them in my car and all day at work. I don't have a lot of time for reading, so audio books are great for me.