Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: What We Do for Love by Anne Pfeffer

​Book Details:

Book Title: What We Do for Love by Anne Pfeffer
Category: Adult Fiction, 227 pages
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Publisher: Bold Print Press
Release date: May 21, 2019
Tour dates: May 20 to June 14, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (My book has a few instances of the F-word and Sh--- and one somewhat explicit sex scene)

Book Description:

If Lorelai Gilmore of Gilmore Girls was dropped into a thriller, it might resemble this appealing novel.” --Kirkus Reviews

Thirty-eight-year-old Nicole Adams has given up on finding love. Instead, the single mother focuses on the things she cherishes most—her sixteen-year-old son Justin, her friends, and her art. When she convinces a prominent Los Angeles museum to feature a piece of her work, a large-scale installation, she thinks her life has finally turned a corner. Then Justin brings a girl, Daniela, home to live with them. Daniela’s angry parents have thrown her out of the house because she’s pregnant with Justin’s child.

​Shattered, Nicole takes Daniela in and, in so doing, is drawn into the inner circle of Daniela’s family—a frightening world of deceit and violence. Nicole struggles to keep life going as normal. Forced to deal with people she doesn’t trust or like, fearful for the future of both her son and the grandchild they’re expecting, Nicole wonders if she can do what she tells Justin to do: always have faith in yourself and do the right thing. ​

What We Do For Love won the Chick Lit category and made finalist for Best Cover Design/Fiction in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

To read reviews, please visit Anne Pfeffer's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Book will be free on May 22-24
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Meet the Author: ​

Award-winning novelist Anne Pfeffer grew up in Phoenix, Arizona reading prodigiously and riding horses. After working in Chicago and New York, she escaped back to the land of sunshine in Los Angeles.

​She has worked in banking and as a pro bono attorney, representing abandoned children in adoption and guardianship proceedings. Anne has a daughter living in New York and is the author of four books in the YA/New Adult genres.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter

Guest Post:

Conference helps Writers Whip their Novels  into Shape
My post today is about a writer’s conference I attended at the Historic Eureka Inn in Jonesborough, Tennessee.  The hotel is an old bed and breakfast where the proprietors prepare bountiful home-made meals, yet leave out lots of snacks, just in case there’s any chance you might starve to death between lunch and dinner.  It seems like half the buildings in Jonesborough are churches with immaculate white steeples. There’s a long freight train that chugs through town several times a day that blows this wonderful, classic mournful whistle.
I even met a woman who had moved to Jonesborough from New York City to paint landscapes.  We began to chat at the Corner Cup and next thing I knew, we were in her little car, driving out to see the studio where she worked.  
Having never been to Tennessee, I appreciated a glimpse into an interesting new world, as well as this in-depth four-day course called the Novel Writing Intensive. It’s taught by Steven James and Bob Dugoni, both best-selling writers of thrillers and superb writing teachers.
What’s special about this class is the small size (only 12 attendees, so you really get to know your instructors) and the learn-by-critiquing approach.  You send in a full 50 pages of manuscript, which one of the instructors has read in advance and spends an entire hour at the conference giving you insightful and constructive ideas  about how to move forward with your project.
The critiques are done in groups of six, so you’ll end up hearing the critiques of five others in addition to your own—a great learning experience.  I feared a bloodbath, but they know how to do it so it’s constructive and won’t tear you down.
Along with the critique sessions, there are eight hours of talk about various writing topics – plot, character, setting and so forth.  Again, I feared feeling totally bored and trapped in a lecture room, unable to quietly escape due to the small size of the group. Not so!  The sessions were useful and interesting and the atmosphere chill. Most people attended the majority of them. But if you had phone calls, work, or just needed a nap, no one minded.

Enter the Giveaway!
Ends June 21, 2019


  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

  2. This book sounds like a really good read.