Sunday, July 31, 2011

Carly Phillips Writings

This is for all of you readers out there who are looking for something new to read. Enjoy! VLE-B

Dear Lynne,

Did you know that more than half of all books sold in America are Romantic Fiction novels? (This genre literally keeps the publishing industry afloat). With this in mind, you may be interested in our author awareness campaign for NY Times Bestselling author Carly Phillips. If by chance you are interested, I’d like to work with you to create/post some wonderful content for your readers on Read All About It!. (If you're not, thanks anyway for your consideration!)

Why I’m contacting you…

You may be familiar with Carly, who’s one of today’s top romance writers (author of 25 novels); having earned a reputation for not only producing sexy, entertaining stories, but also managing to examine the deep, complex emotions that surround and penetrate contemporary relationships.

In advance of Carly’s upcoming novel, Serendipity—first of a new series publishing September, 2011—the publisher has re-released Carly’s first three books in E-book format: Solitary Man, The Right Choice, and Perfect Partner. And during this time, we'd like everyone--whether familiar with her or not--to get to know Carly on a more personal level.

I’m approaching you to see if you’d be interested in (1) reviewing any or all of Carly’s three e-book titles on your site; (2) posting a Q&A, guest blog post, or other interaction with Carly; or (3) writing a brief profile of Carly Phillips herself. Her back-story is quite compelling for women of all walks of life, having left a powerful career in law to become a stay-at-home mom and then struggling to become a successful published author--perhaps your readers would gain some inspiration! (PLEASE SEE RELEASE BELOW). In return, we could eventually send you an advance galley of Serendipity, (for posting an advance review to coincide with other major newspapers).

Carly’s fist novels—beginning with Solitary Man—were written under Phillips’ real name (Karen Drogin) and they are, in her words, much deeper emotionally than her later writings. These books are special to us, and form the foundations of Karen’s/Carly’s wonderful career. Would you like to review a title?

If you’re interested in reviewing, or posting any kind of content with Carly Phillips, just let me know and I’ll be happy to coordinate. Upon request, I can you send you the e-book versions of any of her three titles. (Please specify whether you’d need the e-pub version, (compatible with Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader or iBooks), or the regular doc file, (which can be read on any PC or tablet).

And please do visit Carly’s website for more info on her ( and/or the three titles I’m offering for review. (

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

Lauren Marceau
Publicist | Blue Dot Literary | 3744 N. Racine Ave. Suite 01 | Chicago, IL 60613 | (312) 788 – 9854 |


Carly Phillips: Where it All Began
NY Times Bestselling Author’s Foundational Work Now Out in E-Book

Years ago, New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay-at-home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 25 published novels later, Phillips’ sexy contemporary romances are widely praised, displaying her top-shelf writing skill, as well as an empathy that allows her to consistently strike the perfect balance between entertainment and deep emotional understanding.

Now, her original works are being released exclusively in e-Book format as both an outreach to a new generation of Carly fans, and a special treat for existing ones: Phillips’ first three books—written under her real name, Karen Drogin—are, in the author’s words, much deeper in emotional exploration than her recent works. And so readers, both familiar and new, can have an insightful look into the unique magic that goes into a Carly Phillips story. With newly designed covers, and a special (limited-time) re-release discount price of just $2.99, the e-versions of the Phillips / Drogin breakout titles—available in Kindle, Nook and Sony—are sure to expand Phillips’ growing readership and fan base.

SOLITARY MAN by Karen Drogin

When tough Boston cop Kevin Manning promised to care for his fatally wounded partner’s family, a one night stand with the man’s grieving sister wasn’t part of the plan. No matter how intense the night had been, a woman like Nikki Welles deserves much more than a broken man like Kevin can give, and he leaves the next day. When he returns months later, everything has changed. Nikki can’t forgive Kevin for abandoning her nor can she regret the baby she’s now carrying. And she can’t stop wanting Kevin. But can this solitary man come to believe he’s worthy of love?

THE RIGHT CHOICE by Karen Drogin

The story of a woman who makes her living as an advice columnist—never realizing she needs a reality check of her own. Convinced that happiness lies along the route she’s carefully mapped out for herself, she’s been missing the big picture. Now, the “wrong” man is about to teach her that the best-laid plans of a practical mind can be derailed by a wayward heart…and that the right choice may be waiting right around the corner—if she’s willing to meet him halfway…


No sooner had Chelsie Russell and Griffin Stuart lost their siblings in a car crash than they find themselves fighting for custody of their two year old niece. Griff wins only to discover Chelsie is the only one who can soothe the child’s night terrors and fears. Chelsie and Griff bond over the little girl and their growing sexual desire is mutual. But is it enough? Chelsie’s been hurt before and Griff isn’t sure he can trust the woman who once tried to take his niece away. What will it take for them to realize they are … perfect partners?


Carly Phillips is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller. The triple play earned her a spot on Romance Writers of America’s coveted Honor Roll. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised bookclub.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over twenty-five novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and two soft-coated wheaten terriers who act like their third and fourth children


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