Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine by Kimberly Love @kimmiloveauthor @GoddessFish



You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine

by Kimberly Love

GENRE:   Non-Fiction/Memoir

BLURB:

There's an evil queen, a demented father, some amateur boxing and a trailer park story. Even a silver fox makes an appearance. Why wouldn't that entice you?

If you are looking for something different from the rest of the books out there, something that might make you question your sanity then you will love this book.


Excerpt:

You see, my father was evil—seriously evil. During his relationship with my mother, he brutalized her and some of my siblings in ways that she won’t speak about to this day. He was often filled with rage and that rage showed in his physical violence. His brutality was never just saved for my mother. He once punched out my five-year-old step-brother; literally punched him in the face. I couldn’t even imagine what that would be like for a small child. Miss B hated him so much that her hatred poured into me from the time that I was just a toddler. She couldn’t stomach the sight of me for the simple reason that I was a part of him.
     
These aren’t my memories and most of which I know is fragmented, as no one wanted to talk about the man. What I know of him was learned in piecemeal over the years.

He was the kind of man who would rather see you dead than see you leave. I’ve seen several men like that while watching Law & Order. It’s shocking to know that things like that actually happened in my own family. My mom is such a great woman that the thought of her being hurt is a little hard to take at times. When my mother finally decided to get us all away from him, she had to wait until he went to work. Then, she packed up our things and left home. There was no warning; no threats of leaving him. She knew what he was like and she knew it was best to slip out without telling him.


Guest Post:
What book that you have read has most influenced your life? Could you give a little insight as to how it influenced your life?

I found You are a Badass by Jen Sincero just after I had gotten out of an abusive relationship. I was obviously feeling pretty low and I was in and out of depression. I happened to be in a Chapters bookstore and the yellow cover really stood out to me. I brought it home and started reading it right away because I wanted to feel like a badass. I forgot who I was and I needed to be reminded of how amazing I was.
Since then, I’ve learned a lot about reprogramming the mindset and leading a positive life through positive thinking. Not only was Jen Sincero right about that aspect of myself but I came across the book during a time in my life where I wasn’t particularly feeling like a badass. I remember thinking as I was scanning the books on the bookshelf that her particular book spoke to me.
This is the kind of book that is great even for people who aren’t big readers because it’s funny. It’s a comfortable read almost like sitting down for coffee with your best friend getting advice. That’s what it’s like reading this book. During a chapter titled “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” you are given ways in which you can reprogram your mind to think positively instead of negatively. The last tip in the chapter was my favorite and it left a smile on my face. “6. Love Yourself. Unless you have a better idea.”
It’s the kind of self-help book that helps you improve your life without busting your ass about it. There are no judgments throughout the book, so it doesn’t make you feel bad about your past mistakes. The book gives you a way to acknowledge how you sabotage your own life, and it gives you the steps you need to stop doing that. You Are a Badass, shows you how to create the life that you want and to live it right NOW! If you are struggling financially, Sincero gives you the steps you need to take to reframe your mind so that you can bring an abundant amount of money into your life. It gives you the tools you need to start making those big bucks every single day.
 “Everything you do along your journey contributes to where you’re going.”
 I have read the book twice already and it’s the kind of book you will keep on your bookshelf for future reference. Sincero shows you what it means to be a badass and to wake up with that feeling every day. She will show you how to stop doubting your “greatness” and show you how to live the awesome life that you have always dreamed up. I know one thing is for sure, if you weren’t a badass before, you would feel like a badass after reading this book.
After the reading the book, I felt so much better about who I was as a person. If anything, I was so grateful that I got out of the abusive relationship and that I could look forward to what my future had in store for me. 



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kimberly spend her days writing about serial killers and playing on her blog while trying not to get sucked in by her Facebook notifications or get into the whiskey decanter (just kidding...kinda). Check out her blog www.kimmilove.com

Book Description:

WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK AWESOME?

There's an evil queen, a demented father, some amateur boxing and a trailer park story. Even a silver fox makes an appearance. Why wouldn't that entice you?

If you are looking for something different from the rest of the books out there, something that might make you question your sanity then you will love this book.

Seriously! The comedic and sassy perspective will make you see things differently, and you may even find yourself laughing out loud. It's a good story and one that I truly believe needs to be told. Period.

It’s dark, raw and takes you to a door that keeps all my innermost secrets. I hope that the book makes you laugh, makes you cry, and inspires you to be the best version of yourself.



Giveaway:

$25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC



 
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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Thank you to The Avid Reader for hosting me during my blog tour!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thanks so much for the guest post and giveaway. I enjoyed reading.

Unknown said...

Thank you all for visiting!

Nikolina said...

This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Hump Day! I hope that the rest of your week goes well.

Mary Preston said...

A great guest post thank you.

Jodi Hunter said...

Sounds Awesome.

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