Sunday, March 3, 2013

Life of the Party by Elle Druskin

Ellie Marx celebrates anything and everything.  Zach Resnick wants peace and quiet.  With both stuck in the same house, it's a collision course that just might lead to love.

Ellie is the Cruise Director of a ship that plies the Caribbean.  Used to planning parties and events for the guests aboard ship, she is unable to quench her enthusiasm for life and fun when her ship goes in for maintenance and she comes home on extended leave.  Zach is a war correspondent facing burn-out who comes home to the peace and quiet of Liberty Heights to write his next book.  The last thing he wants or needs is his best friend’s gawky, skinned-kneed cousin all grown up, sexy as all get-out, sleeping in the next room and planning parties and events for everyone over the least little thing.  And how did he end up coaching Little League within his first few hours in town?

Beware of Liberty Heights.  If you sit for more than one stoplight, you’ll get sucked into its vortex and heaven only knows what you’ll end up doing—coaching Little League, babysitting a chimpanzee, joining the Stitch ‘N’ Bitch group, taking ballroom-dance lessons from Aunt Tilly, joining the pole dancing group at the firehouse, or participating in Mystery Night.  Don’t worry about an alarm clock.  The chief of police has a rooster who’ll wake you up.  Early.

But mostly, you’ll laugh.  A lot.  And you’ll put the book down and go back to the Muse website and buy the next one, and if it isn’t written yet, you’ll wish Ms. Druskin would write faster.  Because you’ll fall in love with Liberty Heights and it’s…quirky…denizens.

Length:  138 Pages
Price:  $5.50

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file I created on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

Thanks for visiting.  RIW.


  1. You write great reviews Rochelle. Elle's book sounds like a winner.

  2. Hey, Wendy! G'Day! You've gotta read the Liberty Heights series. It'll make you want to be a Jersey Girl. That is, if you could move New Jersey Down Under!