Guest Post Shelley Workinger and Giveaway!

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I Want to Thank Shelley for coming by. If you have not read her novels Solid or Settling yet, than you are definitely missing out. Thank you for coming by today Shelley. 

For the year people told me that I needed to start a blog, I smiled and thanked and them, but I didn’t really agree. I already had a website and Facebook page to keep readers updated on the series, so I didn’t see a need for a third place to post the same information; I also didn’t want to blog about writing, because that’s what I do for work and I wanted to blog for fun!  

When “Settling” finally went to the printer, I happily found myself with a little extra time to pick up some of the books that’d been accumulating into my own little “Mount TBR.” Of course, that led me to entertain the idea of blogging about books, but I didn’t want to start a book blog unless I could offer something different than all the others. My thought process went like this: Dsomething special…daily special…fare…bookfare! The word and the idea collided in my mind at the same time; I love food and I love fiction, so why not combine them?  

The premise seemed so simple, so obvious, and so me:  We book lovers all talk about the characters – what they’re thinking, what they’re doing, who they’re doing it with…But What Are They Eating? It wasn’t until I scribbled down the idea that I saw the acronym – BWATE? – as in: But wate (wait), there’s more! Yes, readers, there’s one more layer to that book even after you’ve devoured the plot and the people – a dessert course, if you will.   

And the response from readers has been fantastic. People are hungry – for love, for power, for money, for lunch! – and the food described in books speaks to that part in all of us. But despite how much fun I had launching BWATE?, I knew that I didn’t have to time to digest and serve up more than one book a week. So the obvious solution was to invite some guests to my virtual table! Once I found other writers to stop by and blog about the food in their own work, I realized that they were the sprinkles I hadn’t even known I needed to top my sundae. 

I love all the guests who’ve pulled up seats and I always have room for more, so even if you’re not a writer, come by and let me know what you’re reading and what they’re eating!

You can visit Shelley on her blog Book Fare
On Twitter SWorkinger
On Facebook Solid Series

The lovely Shelley is offering up one copy of Settling to one lucky reader! This giveaway is international and will end on Sunday July 3rd. 
If you would like a chance to win your own copy leave a comment with your email address so we can contact you. 

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  1. I would love to win this book! Thanks so much for the description, it looks great!

  2. Interesting. It's not usual to find characters who actually eat at the books!

    magabygc at

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway!! Sounds great :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I am so excited for Settling, it sounds like it is going to be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. I cannot wait to read Settling! I read Solid not too long ago and became hooked! Workinger's writing is superb and I am in love with her characters!


  6. Please count me in. Thanks :)


  7. Awesome giveaway!


  8. Thank you for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I can't really say that what characters may eat is really a major concern for me but I can understand that some people might be interested in it.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  9. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  10. I would like to win a book =)
    Happy holidays!


  11. I would love to win this book! I loved Solid and I really really want to read this one too :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. Thank you so much to Kristen for hosting me, and to who all the readers who are checking out my new series!

    If you didn't win this giveaway, you might want to check out the "Solid" series promotion I'm offering for the month of July:

    Happy Reading :)
    Shelley W.