Friday, May 24, 2013

Then, Again by Karen Stivali ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


Sometimes you have to lose it all to find what you really need.

Photographer Kay Turner is dealt a double whammy when she flies home for her grandmother’s funeral to find her boyfriend with another woman. Now with two losses to mourn, she retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her head.

Everything at the beach is familiar: the sounds of the ocean, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume—and the irresistible smile of James Margolis. The man Kay spent her adolescence pining for is every bit as charming as she remembers.

James always thought of Kay as “a nice kid”, but he feels something very different for the woman she’s become. Especially when he asks if she’d be willing to part with some of her grandmother’s recipes for his new restaurant—and they wind up sharing much more than culinary secrets.

But as their relationship deepens, Kay finds herself caught between the demands of her dream career as a travel photographer, and a chance for happiness with the one man she’s wanted for a lifetime.

Warning: This foodie romance contains sensual scone baking, a heroine who discovers one bad apple hasn’t spoiled her appetite, and a delicious hero you can’t help but crave. Blend well, serve hot.


Then, Again is such a sweet, story. There were parts that made my heart-clench, made me swoon, made me laugh,  and just pure and simply made me giddy.  This is a book for you hopeless romantics out there. 4 stars

This is the story of James and Kay. Kay heads home to New York after being on location for a photo shoot after having just found out her Grandmother passed, this brings her home several weeks early. When she arrives back at her apartment she discovers her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Kay is thankfully smart enough to walk away, and she heads back to her grandmother's house to take care of her affairs. While back in town she runs into James, a man she had a crush on when she was a kid. James is 6 years older but alot has changed since they were kids. The feelings and attraction are mutual and they start a romantic relationship. Kay has to decide what comes first in her life and James has to convince Kay that their relationship is worth the risk.

If you looking for a feel good book that leaves you with the warm and fuzzies then, Then, Again is the book for you!

*Review by Brandi
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About the Author:

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she's not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends, who never seem to mind the excessive quantities she tends to prepare. She attributes her ability to multitask to the fact that she rarely sleeps, which gives her more hours every day. Prior to deciding to write full time Karen worked as a hand drawn animator, a clinical therapist, and held various food-related jobs ranging from waitress to specialty cake maker. Planning elaborate parties and fundraisers takes up what's left of her time and sanity.

Karen has always been fascinated by the way people relate to one another so she favors books and movies that feature richly detailed characters and their relationships. In her own writing she likes to explore the dynamics between characters and has a tendency to craft romantic tales filled with sarcasm and sexy details. Although she writes in three genres (erotic romance, contemporary romance and women's fiction) all of her stories are love stories with happily ever after endings.

Karen has published several erotic romance novels with Ellora's Cave including two award winning stories: Always You (published September 2011, First Place Winner of the RWA Passionate Plume Award - 2012)and Marry Me (published June 2012, First Place Winner in the NEC-RWA Bean Pot Reader's Choice Award - 2013).

Her works of women's fiction, Meant To Be, and its sequel, Holding On, (published by Turquoise Morning Press in August and November 2012, respectively) both made multiple Best of 2012 lists and are rated as true gems and recommended reads.

Karen's latest release, Then, Again is a contemporary foodie romance published by Samhain Publishing.

To learn more about Karen and all her upcoming books you can visit her website where she blogs original recipes, sassy commentary on The Bachelor, and tidbits about her journey in the writing world. Karen can also be found attempting witty banter on Twitter!/karenstivali

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  1. Then, Again sounds really good. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  2. Thanks for the chance to win this. Sounds like an awesome book!

  3. I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I think it would be a difficult decision to make, pursue your career or take a chance at love. I appreciate the food element and humor that seems to be in the book. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  4. Thank you for sharing this post! I'm very excited to read this!

  5. Sounds great! I have a soft spot for reconnected romances :-). Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Souns like a good read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  7. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I've been reading the posts on this book at different sites & I cannot wait to read it. Love the cover, too. Thank you for the giveaway!