As part of the Romance and Me Reading Challenge since August is Chick Lit Romance month, we have the good luck of having two authors join us and tell us about how they discovered this genre and why they chose to write their stories in it. My second guest is very special, as he is a man writing chick lit novel! Please give Obren Bokich a warm welcome!
Having re-read that last sentence, I'd like to add it's unjust that guys aren't allowed to use smiley face emoticons.
The Cinderella Blues, meaning the perfectly distilled emotional moment that is the heart and soul of short story.
The Cinderella Blues (Thuh Sin'-dur-rel'-uh Bluze)
The phenomena whereby otherwise intelligent, capable, successful professional women are convinced they need rescuing by a prince.
From BOOK LOVERS INC.: "Kat is dreaming of, not just Mr. Right, but Prince Charming. She's a career woman working her way up the ladder, but she still thinks she wants to be rescued. The Cinderella Blues is all about the frogs she kisses along the way. And not only are they froggy, but swampy and muddy into the bargain. Ribbit! But Kat has a fairy godmother. And some terrific friends to help her along the way. Including to remind her that she doesn't need Prince Charming to rescue her. She's more than capable of rescuing herself. All Kat needs is to get her head out of the clouds and figure out what it is she really wants. She can make her own dreams come true. And if she rescues herself, she'll have a chance at a real happy ending, with a real man, not a fairy-tale prince. But also not a frog."
Black Bear Media is giving away a copy of The Cinderella Blues by Obren Bokich to a lucky reader!
You have two chances to enter:
1) just leave a comment to Obren either about his post, the chick lit genre, any of your favourite books/movies in this genre, what introduced you to it, or any other topic you'd like to discuss, or tell us according to you what would be the definition of chick lit?
2) or just submit the link to your review of a chick lit romance HERE.