Monday, March 26, 2018

VBT for Blooming Into Life by Kristie Booker

Blooming into Life
by Kristie Booker


GENRE: Women’s Fiction



Growing up on a farm in Brockville, Illinois, did not prepare Colleen O’Brien Adler to be the wife of a wealthy entertainment lawyer living in Chicago. It certainly didn’t prepare her to be Dinah Adler’s daughter-in-law. The stay-at-home mother of two has more than she’s ever wanted—a personal stylist, a prestigious country club membership, a multimillion-dollar home—but she finds herself not only struggling with depression and body image but also failing as a parent and fearing for her marriage. Her life is about to change when an invitation to a wellness meeting arrives in her inbox. With some coaxing from personal coach Kory Stone, she commits to a new beginning. But will she be able to overcome the things that are holding her back?


Excerpt Two:

After several weeks on the medication, some weight loss is expected,” Dr. Bradley had assured her. She had weighed herself that morning. After she removed all of her clothing, emptied her bladder, removed her ponytail holder, blew her nose, emptied her bladder again, spit until she had nothing left to spit, she finally stepped on her brand-new Weight Gurus smart body fat scale. The digital number was as hateful as it had been a week earlier. Dr. Bradley told her to be patient. Colleen felt she was running out of time.

She unzipped the beige garment bag that held her social future. The hand-stitched embroidered silver stars exploded against the dark silk fabric. The two-toned navy silk gave the illusion of wide stripes draping down the skirt of the dress.

The A-line cut and the tonal stripes create a wonderful slimming effect,” the sales associate had told her. If Colleen could jam herself into the reserve Raina Rose, she was going to stand out. For once, she would be better dressed than Ashley Barr and Victoria Heller. That night, Fouth of July, would be the day of reckoning. She would let Jay and Dinah and the entire club see how beautiful she looked. She would finally be socially accepted within the country club circle, and then she would confront Jay about the woman in Los Angeles. Dinah would think twice about sending Colleen’s invitation late next year.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kristie Booker is the author of Blooming Into Life, a blogger and a Wellness Coach. She enjoys coaching and inspiring women through her writing as well as in person. Kristie is a wife and mother of two sons. She grew up in rural Illinois, but now lives in Chicago.

Interview with Kristie Booker
1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
I encourage my characters to hijack the story. When I release my grip and let the characters lead, my stories take shape and develop a life of their own. 

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
If you like wholesome stories that are uplifting and leave you feeling inspired, then you’ll love Blooming Into Life. All women will recognize something about themselves in Colleen. You will find yourself rooting for her the whole way through. Colleen’s achievements are powerful and honest.

3. Have you written any other books that are not published?
No, Blooming Into Life is the first book that I have ever written.

4. Pen or type writer or computer?
I do all my writing on a computer. 

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
“I hope you enjoy reading Blooming Into Life. I hope it warms your heart, leaves you feeling inspired, and motivates you to boost your own inner confidence.”


Kristie will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. You have some excellent 5-star reviews for your book at Amazon. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy now! What do you have planned for your next book?

    1. I, also, can't wait for you to get your hands on a copy! When you do, please let me know how you like it.

      My next book is about a young widow with a ten-year-old son that has great talent as a youth hockey player. She relocates to her hometown of Chicago,IL from St. Paul, MN to be closer to her parents and her late husband’s best friend who happens to be the hockey director of an elite youth hockey program. She must manage her overbearing mother, the political nuances of the hockey organization, help her son adjust to his new environment, and figure who she is and what her life purpose is.

  3. Congratulations on the book tour. Thanks for hosting. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it!

  5. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!