Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Celia's Puppies Blog Tour

I am a busy mom who works during the day and has no time at night to even come close to catching up on anything that I would want to DVR during the day!  When I was younger (pre-kid era) I loved to get intertwined in soap operas.  Oh what fun to watch Reva and Josh get together, split up, marry siblings, and die only to come back to life.  Guiding Light was one of my favorites but there were others I was sucked into as well.

PhotobucketI was given the opportunity recently through the awesome folks over at Business2Blogger to team up with Claudia Hall Christian, author of Denver Cereal to do a book tour.  I was stoked to find out about this series.  It is literally a written soap!!  The story is of course fictional, although much of the drama, I am sure occur in every day life for lots of people.  The story takes place in Denver, Colorado.  "In the style of true serial fiction, Denver Cereal is published as it is written. Each week brings a new chapter of Denver Cereal. Posted Monday through Saturday at Denver Cereal, or in its entirety at On A Limb with Claudia and Stories by Claudia. Denver Cereal has been published in two volumes : Denver Cereal and Celia’s Puppies. You may download a free electronic copy of the books or find them at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore and library."  When I began to read the book, Celia's Puppies I loved the story line but was confused on the characters since Celia's Puppies is the second installment of Denver Cereal.  Via the website, I was able to get up to speed and pick up where Denver Cereal left off in Celia's Puppies.

Boy, was I in for a ride!  I am the kind of person who starts reading a book and finds it difficult to make it to a "stopping point".  I want to keep reading.  This book made it very hard to find that stopping point because the drama was never ending.  There was never a lul moment where I thought I could put the book down and pick it back up later.  There are lots of characters in this book (just as in your favorite soaps) to keep up with and let me tell you, none of their lives are boring!  I was constantly wondering, "What Next?"  because it all intertwined some how or another.  Jacob Marlowe is president of Lipson Construction, and is a true knight in shining armor.  He's a man that any woman would love to snag.  Jill Roper, his girlfriend is an identifiable character.  She's vulnerable, naive, and full of emotion.  They make a great pair.  She's the damsel in distress and he's always there to swoop in and save her from the wrong doings of the world.  I don't want to give away too much of the plot but suffice it to say that there is NOTHING missing from this story line.  There is love, hate, death (now I've got your attention, right??!!), comedy, drama (by the truckload!), romance, action, the list really goes on and on.  Oh, and there are psychics as well...but I won't tell you WHO, as I don't want to spoil it for you.

I'm sure that by now you can figure out that I loved this book.  I am so excited that I got to be a part of this book tour and look forward to the next book.  I love to curl up with a good book after the kids go to bed and I have some free time while everyone else is sleeping!  

Now that your interest is peaked, why don't you hop on over and snag your copy of Denver Cereal and Celia's Puppies.  For this blog tour, Claudia has extended a 20% discount (not available on  Just enter the code BLOGTOUR. 

Denver Cereal : The place is real. The characters are fiction.

3 comments, add yours here:

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow, thank you so much for your fabulous review! :) Yea!! I appreciate your support - and the fact that you enjoyed Denver Cereal.

Thank you for your generosity!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Claudia, so glad you stopped by to read the review. Keep up the good work! :)

Again, thanks so much for the opportunity. Can't wait for the next installment.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading

the report - most informative thanks