01 October 2021

What's Not True by Valerie Taylor Book Tour and Giveaway!

 


Join Us for This Tour from September 15 to October 12!

WHAT’S NOT TRUE eBook Sale – only $1.99!!
Beginning September 15 and ending September 23,
wherever you buy eBooks in the U.S.

Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not True by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 321 pages
Release date:  August 2021
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M What's Not True has several sex scenes and some bad language.

What’s Not True…is an enthralling, character-driven story that will appeal irresistibly to fans of women’s fiction…Taylor’s prose is crystalline…she does not waste words, rather using them to create a tense, nerve-shredder that offers full entertainment to readers.” — Readers’ Favorite 5-star review

Book Description:

With her court date set for her divorce and her plans with the younger man in the rearview mirror, Kassie O’Callaghan shifts attention to reviving her stalled career. But things get complicated when she unexpectedly rendezvous with her former lover in Paris. After a chance meeting there with a colleague and a stroll along Pont Neuf, Kassie receives two compelling proposals. Can she accept them both?

But Kassie’s decision process screeches to a halt when her soon-to-be ex-husband has a heart attack, forcing her to fly home to Boston. There, she confronts his conniving and deceitful fiancée—a woman who wants not just a ring on her finger but everything that belongs to Kassie. In the ensuing battle to protect what’s legally and rightfully hers, Kassie discovers that sometimes it’s what’s not true that can set you free.

Though a standalone novel, What’s Not True is the sequel to What’s Not Said (September 15, 2020).

WHAT’S NOT TRUE eBook Sale – only $1.99!!
Beginning September 15 and ending September 23,
wherever you buy eBooks in the U.S.

Soundtracks Aren’t Just for Movies Anymore

By Valerie Taylor

Author of What’s Not Said (She Writes Press, 2020) and What’s Not True (She Writes Press, August 2021)


During the pandemic, movie theaters were shutdown, along with the rest of us. Luckily, many of us were able to get our fill of our favorite films through the ever-growing streaming services. 


What makes a movie a time-honored favorite? The story? Book adaptation? Popular actors? Action? Great dialogue? Intriguing setting?


All of the above—or a combination of these—wouldn’t you agree?


What about the music—the soundtrack? Take a look at these four songs. Hum each, one-by-one. Can you name the movies these were featured in with just a first few notes? I bet you can! (answers at bottom):


  • “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by Marvin Gaye

  • “The Time of My Life,” by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

  • “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston

  • “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion 


Now, you’re asking, what does this have to do with reading a good book? In one word: Playlist. With the advent of iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and others, there’s a playlist for everything, right? Running, meditating, cooking, sleeping…and so on! And they’re created by the famous, and the not-so-famous!


As I wrote my first book, What’s Not Said, I noticed authors, too, joining in on the fun, often creating playlists to accompany their books after publication. This gave me an idea! Since, as an indie author, I have a say about what is in my book. So, I thought: why don’t I create a playlist for What’s Not Said and include it in the back of the book?


So that’s what I did. Rather than wait until the book was printed, I figured out how to create a playlist on Spotify. (Hint: If I can do it, anyone can!) The What’s Not Said Playlist consists of seventeen songs and can be found in the back of the book ahead of the Book Club Discussion Guide or directly on Spotify.com. (https://spoti.fi/2sRDvp6


And then I kept that idea going, and created the What’s Not True Playlist of a dozen songs. Also available in the back of the book, along with the Book Club Discussion Guide, or directly on on Spotify.com. (https://spoti.fi/37ZKBJb)


As a final note, I believe book playlists become soundtracks that can enhance the journey and reading experience, making the story even more unique and memorable. What do you think? 


Please contact me at: www.valerietaylorauthor.com

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Twitter: @ValerieEMTaylor

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Movie/Soundtrack Match Answers:

  • “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by Marvin Gaye  —  The Big Chill

  • “The Time of My Life,” by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes  —  Dirty Dancing

  • “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston  — The Bodyguard

  • “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion — Titanic






You'll Also Love The Award-Winning First Book in This Series:

WHAT'S NOT SAID by Valerie Taylor

Book Details:

Book Title:  What's Not Said by Valerie Taylor
Category: Adult Fiction 18+ 
Genre: Women's Fiction, Chick Lit
Publisher:  She Writes Press, 300 pages
Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M:  has several sex scenes and some bad language.

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction
2020 Canadian Book Club Awards Finalist in Fiction
Chosen as an August 2021 Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection
Featured by the international NoMo Book Club in May 2021


“Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing marriage drama.”
―Kirkus Reviews

Book Description:

What’s Not Said is a story about Kassie O’Callaghan, a middle-aged woman on a mission to divorce her emotionally abusive husband and start a new life with a younger man she met while on a solo vacation in Venice. When she learns her husband has chronic kidney disease, her plans collapse until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits.

Then again, Kassie is no angel. The separate lives they lead collide head-on into a tangled web of sex, lies, and DNA. As she helps her husband find an organ donor, Kassie uncovers a secret, forcing her to decide whose life to save: her husband’s or her own.

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Meet the Author:

Valerie Taylor was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. She earned a B.S. Marketing degree and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, as well as a graduate certificate in health care administration from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College). She had a thirty-year career in the financial services industry as a marketer and writer. Valerie is a published book reviewer with BookTrib.com; and a member of Westport Writers’ Workshop, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She enjoys practicing tai chi and being an expert sports spectator.

​Connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Sep 15 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 15 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 - I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 16 - 
Review Thick & Thin - book review of WHAT'S NOT SAID / author interview 
Sep 16 – Pick a Good Book – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway
Sep 16 - 
AllBookedUpReviews (instagram) - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE
Sep 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 17 - Amy's Booket List – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
Sep 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion's Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
Sep 21 - @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID
Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway
Sep 23 - 
Review Thick & Thin - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE / guest post
Sep 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
Sep 27 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 27 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID
Sep 28 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
Sep 29 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
Sep 29 - 
Falling Into A Good Book - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE
Sep 30 – @twilight_reader – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
Sep 30 - 
StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway 
Oct 1 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 1 - Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID
Oct 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway
Oct 5 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway
Oct 6 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT SAID / giveaway
Oct 6 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
Oct 7 – Splashes of Joy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / author interview / giveaway
Oct 8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 8 - Books for Books – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE
Oct 12 - 
Books and Zebras  - book review of WHAT'S NOT TRUE
Oct 12 – Adventurous Jessy – book review of WHAT’S NOT TRUE / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:


WHAT'S NOT TRUE Book Tour Giveaway



2 comments:

  1. This sounds like an excellent book and series, thank you for sharing the information, I am looking forward to reading these stories

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