The Adventures of Natalie Bloom Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Adventures of Natalie Bloom, the second book in the adult romantic comedy series, Bloom Sisters, by award-winning author, Brooke Stanton. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #2) by Brooke Stanton

The Adventures of Natalie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #2) by Brooke Stanton

About the Book
Title: The Adventures of Natalie Bloom
Series: Bloom Sisters #2
Author: Brooke Stanton
Release Date: December 2, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Natalie’s dreams are about to come true. She’s found the perfect spot for her new restaurant and a perfect business partner to make it happen – gorgeous Luke Hawker – until she discovers things are not as they seem. Luke has run off with her money, leaving her dreams crumbling around her.

With Max Euston – her friend and secret crush -alongside her, Natalie must race against the clock to find Luke and get the money back before it’s too late.

With twists and turns, Natalie won’t know who to trust (or love) until the very last page.
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The Adventures of Natalie Bloom Teaser 1

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Excerpt
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I bend my neck back and glide my eyes up, up, up the mirrored façade of the towering building that houses Kennedy Media and all its publications. It’s an impressive structure with all its chrome, steel, and colossal opaque windows. Hundreds of faces could be looking in the offices above, glamorous people I can’t see.

Pushing the silver frame of the revolving door, I swing it around until I’m deposited into vast lobby. I feel minute as I look across the sprawling white marbled floor to the large security desk with only one guard sitting on his perch. A couple of young women, in heels outfits that look fitting more for a night out than a morning at work, push through turnstiles after they swipe their badges. The click-clack of their heels disappears around corner, and I’m left alone.

It’s just before noon, and the lunch rush hasn’t begun. There’s an internal shift people’s brains as soon as the first hand strikes twelve. They suddenly have a Pavlovian response and rush to the nearest deli counter or restaurant. I’ve seen it again and again from many restaurants I’ve run as a sous chef and then head chef, but now I’m finally opening own restaurant.

“Catelyn Bloom’s your sister?” The security guard frowns at the driver’s license I hand him.

One day, I better be known as more than Catelyn Bloom’s sister.

Quickly, the middle-aged man’s scowl transforms into a bright smile. The sun coming from the slanted skylights high above him reflects off his balding scalp. “That lady’s all right. Last night, I made her pumpkin cheesecake from that TV special she did in November. wife and me didn’t even need to wash the dish. We licked it clean.” He laughs boisterously.

“Did you make the praline topping?” I ask, unable to keep the eager tone out of voice.

“Yeah. It was damn good.” The man chuckles again as my eyes widen. “Sorry for language, lady.”

A bell dings, and one of the eight elevator doors opens. Simply Chic, the lifestyle magazine sister writes for, is on the tenth floor. When I arrive, I walk straight past the doe-eyed receptionist—who yells out a small protest—and wind my way past desks and work tables Catie’s office. The blinds are drawn across the large glass windows that face the outer office, hiding her office behind them.

“Doesn’t anyone at your work get suspicious that the Queen of Clean’s office is such pigsty?” I ask, entering.

Last year, The New York Times called Catie the “Martha Stewart for a younger, hipper generation.” As far as her readers and fans are concerned, she’s the go-to domestic goddess, gourmet chef, and perfect wife and homemaker.

Except it’s pretty much all a lie. She’s a complete slob, doesn’t have a husband, and burns toast. But I’m helping her change that. We were both almost outed two months ago when filmed a special on national TV. Catie’s quitting the magazine soon to pursue a more honest career in interior design, and I’m opening my own restaurant. Finally.

Looking around, I’m reminded of her true talent—interior design. Her office impeccably styled with only the hottest designers’ furniture and décor—none of which I name—but it’s impossible to see the beauty of it with the piles of magazines, design books, loose papers, a white Christmas tree overdue to be put away, and multicolored boxes stacked and around every empty space. She can design the hell out of anything, but that’s where domestic talents end.

Catie’s lucky I fell in love with cooking while helping our mom run her catering business. At the first sign of a spatula, Catie fled our kitchen. But she loved designing and putting together the centerpieces and table settings for the parties. So we each found our calling. Catie looks up from her computer screen, where she’s watching a how-to video on differences between chopping, dicing, and mincing. I almost laugh at the intensity with which she’s watching it. I’ve been sending her videos to study and then coming in practicing with her in the test kitchen as she hones her skills. I don’t expect her to become master chef, but she needs to at least know the basics as she transitions to a more authentic work life.

In the meantime, I suggested she use readers’ recipes instead of her own (i.e. my own) magazine for now. The new column has been a big success. The recipes are also posted online, and readers get to vote and comment on their favorites.

“Should we go to the kitchen?” Catie asks, pausing the video.

“After my meeting,” I say, already inwardly cringing as I think of watching Catie nearly slice her perfectly manicured fingers at every chop.

“I thought the meeting with your contractor was this afternoon?”

“No. It’s in ten minutes. Thanks for letting us do it here. The electricity was shut off restaurant site when I stopped by last night. I don’t know why, but I left a message with Con Ed.” I stand, double-checking I have my binder of all-things-restaurant. “It’s as frozen as Susan Lucci’s face out there. The restaurant would have been an icebox.”

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The Misadventures of Catie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #1) by Brooke Stanton

The Misadventures of Catie Bloom (Bloom Sisters #1) by Brooke Stanton

About Book 1
Title: The Misadventures of Catie Bloom
Series: Bloom Sisters #1
Author: Brooke Stanton
Release Date: July 10, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
From award winning author Brooke Stanton…

Catie Bloom has it all.

A gorgeous husband, cooking skills to rival Julia Child, a wildly successful column for Simply Chicmagazine, and The New York Times just labeled her the younger, hipper Martha Stewart for the next generation.

Except, it’s all a lie.

No husband. She can’t cook. She can’t even organize her underwear drawer.

It all comes to a head when Catie’s boss invites a TV crew into her home to film a homecoming special featuring the latest media darling—panty-dropping Max Euston, a travel journalist whose latest assignment left him wounded, recovering from amnesia, and a national hero. Now Catie needs to learn to cook, fake being a Domestic Goddess, and find a husband in less than a week. And it all needs to seamlessly come together while being filmed on national TV.

Can Catie pull it off without losing her job, friends, and her heart?.

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Author Brooke Stanton

Author Brooke Stanton

About the Author
After her own misadventures in New York City, LA, and London, Brooke Stanton now lives in sunny South Florida. She’s an award-winning author who has contributed to Natural Awakenings Magazine, wrote a column for Examiner.com, and is the author of The Bloom Sisters series.

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Where to Find Brooke Stanton
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter

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The author is offering a few bonuses for anyone who buys the book between Dec 2 (the release date) and Dec 6:
1: 75% off the retail price
2: entrance into an exclusive giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card
3: A FREE, advanced copy of The Downfall of Catie Bloom
The bonuses will be available in the table of contents under Bonus when you buy the eBook.
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