Saturday, April 9, 2011

Foxy's Tail - Karen Cantwell & LB Gshwandtner

Bio: Karen Cantwell is the author of the humorous mystery, TAKE THE MONKEYS AND RUN, and LB Gschwandtner is the author of the acclaimed women's fiction novel, THE NAKED GARDENER.

Product description:

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It is a fun, light-hearted book with likeable characters - especially the vampire, Myron, who is . . . different from most vampires you'll read about.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Originally, with our first books, it seemed a way to get our books into the hands of readers, since we weren't finding publishers. For Foxy's Tale, we had Indie experience and we liked the control we knew we would have over our work.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
We would call this Chick-Lit, so Sophie Kinsella, LC Evans, and Sibel Hodge.


Foxy Anders has a list of problems as long as a shopping spree receipt from Neiman Marcus. She’s a retail spender with no money to spare and a former beauty queen with no man in her life. After a nightmare divorce she’s left with one asset, a building off Washington , D.C. ’s classy DuPont Circle . By turning the ground floor into an antique shop, Foxy figures she has an excuse to spend money … that she doesn’t have.

Foxy also has a teenaged daughter, Amanda, who likes to blog secretly about her biggest problem – Foxy. At least, she thinks Foxy is her biggest problem. But that’s all about to change when she hooks up with Nick, a cute guy at school who evidently has a gift for attracting older women. Amanda just doesn’t know HOW much older they really are.

When Foxy rents the garden apartment to stylish, shoe-fettishista Knot, who turns out to have a knack for talking wealthy Washington A-listers into Foxy’s antiques, it looks as if Foxy will make it on her own after all. Except that Knot is also a genius at creating problems … in his love life.

They’re a quirky threesome to be sure, but when mysterious, bumbling, Myron Standlish arrives on the scene with a suitcase full of Yiddish-isms, he brings along his own set of problems, larger and stranger than all of theirs put together.  Oy vey.  How will Myron’s personal journey affect their lives?  Well … that’s Foxy’s Tale.

A comic, chick lit, coming-of-age, vampire tale (sort of) where family triumphs over adversity and mother and daughter learn how to face the world as grownups – together.

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