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Tour & Giveaway: 186. Feelin' the Vibe by Candice Dow...

October 19, 2009
feelin' the vibeToday's tour is for Candice Dow's new book, Feelin' the Vibe, the much-anticipated follow-up to Caught in the Mix and Tappin' on Thirty...

About the book:
Clark Winston nearly had a nervous breakdown after her dream man, Devin Patterson, married the other woman. The untimely death of her best friend--the mother of her niece and nephew--only added to her mental instability. Given sole custody of her ten-year-old niece, Clark knew she had to go on and did so with her therapist Dr. Kenneth Winston.

Now ten years later, Clark is the director of a Baltimore group home for girls. By stroke of luck she and Devin are brought back together through their career choices and suddenly find themselves in an affair just as intense as their early relationship. Can they make love work? Or will they decide to try again at their failing marriages?

About the author:
Candice Dow is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Johns Hopkins University. She resides in Maryland with her son and loves to travel. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Candice is the author of six novels and is currently hard at work on her next. Find her online at www.candicedow.com.

drey's thoughts:
Feelin' the Vibe is my first Candice Dow novel. And after reading it, I'm not sure if I liked the book... It didn't seem like there was a whole lot of redeemable characteristics in the characters. Devin wants what he wants, and that's it. Clark commits adultery (& Devin too, since it's not something you can do solo). And to use love as an excuse just seems to cheapen love, to me...

I have no complaints about the writing though. It effortlessly takes you through events and Devin & Clark's ups and downs. If you're a fan of the more romantic side of things, you'll like the HEA. If you're a fan of characters finding their true selves and going after it, you'll like the story. So, I guess what I really mean is, I must've liked enough of the book, character behavior notwithstanding, to know that some of you will, too.

Giveaway!
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have up to five copies of Feelin' the Vibe for you...
Rules:
-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment and share: Do you read urban lit? If so, who are some of your favorite authors?
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- Every 10 people entered gets another copy in the hat, so tell everyone! =)
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST November 1st. Good luck!

Tour stops:
10/14: Just Another New Blog
10/15: Author Exposure
10/16: Libby's Library News, Book Junkie, Metroreader: Reading One Mile at a Time
10/17: Readaholic
10/19: drey's library
10/20: Reading at the Beach, Rundpinne
Crazy Book Slut

Challenges: 100+, Pub

Disclosure: My copy of Feelin' the Vibe was provided by Hachette Book Group for this blog tour.

22 comments:

Karen H in NC said...

Even though it didn't seem to be your favorite of books, I think I'd like to read it anyway. Please count me in the draw.

kkhaas @ bellsouth . net

Karen H in NC said...

+1 I am already a follower

kkhaas @ bellsouth . net

rubynreba said...

I'm sure I have urban lit but I can't think of anything specific I have read.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I follow.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Kat Bryan said...

I can't think of any urban lit I've read right off hand. As for liking the book, I'm more inclined to like something if the characters are 'real'. Not everyone has redeeming qualities but that doesn't mean the story isn't good, right?

I'm a follower

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Sheila Deeth said...

I like your comments, and agree, it does seem to cheapen love. But the book still sounds interesting.

enyl said...

I don't have afavorite urban lit author. Many of my students read urban lit, so I'm trying to acquaint myself with the genre.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

I'm a follower.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

I'm not a reader of urban lit - but this looks like a good one to start with..

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I'm a follower..

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I've not read urban lit. But, I'd love to win and read this book.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Email subscriber.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pam said...

I've never read Urban Lit but I'd like to give it a go.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

follower

melacan at hotmail dot com

renee said...

I'm not sure if i have read urban lit, if i have i don't know what.
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

renee said...

I am a follower
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

Anonymous said...

I'm so out of it that I didn't realize there was a genre known as urban lit. To me they are all books. walkerd@primus.ca

Francine said...

I dont I have ever read urban lit but willing to read something new.

fmd518(at)gmail(dot)com

Francine said...

I follow.

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Jaime said...

I can't think of any Urban Lit I've read lately, but would love to get a copy of this
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Rebecca N. said...

I've not read much urban lit but this book sounds like something I would like to give a whirl :) Please accept my entry

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Rebecca N. said...

I follow your blog!

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

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