Thursday, July 25, 2013

All My Restless Life To Live by Dee DeTarsio {Book Blast + Excerpt}

Fans of Marian Keyes and Jennifer Weiner will delight in Dee DeTarsio’s sparkling prose and lively dialogue as she takes readers into the heart of women’s lives. Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for. Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, while her mom decides to give Internet dating a try. As Elle tries to save her career at I’d Rather Be Loved with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV. Friends, family, and clues from “the other side” all help Elle figure out the difference between living the good life and living a good life. Filled with friendship, love, loss, betrayal, and challenges that force her characters to find their place in the universe, Dee’s novels give us that hopefully-ever-after we're searching for. Dee DeTarsio is a Winner of The 2013 San Diego Book Awards, Romance category, for Haole Wood, as well as a 2013 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist.

{Nev Schulman from MTV's "Catfish" reading All My Restless Life To Live by Dee DeTarsio! Isn't he beautiful?}

Excerpt #1
I kept staring at the screen. If I didn’t know better,  I would have sworn I even smelled it. It was delicious. I sighed, feeling a gush of peace flood what my yoga teacher called my fifth chakra. This must have been my dad’s screensaver. I hit the space bar to get back to my work screen. I stared for a second, and then screamed.

Excerpt #2
It was cool to be a last vestige of what was left in the disappearing world of soap opera intrigue. Remember The Canterbury Tales from the 14th century? Me neither. But it is all about the shared surprise of emotion: ‘Hey, I’ve felt like that, I understand that.’ After all, what is Game of Thrones but one big juicy, awesome, majestic epic soap opera?

About The Author:
DEE DeTARSIO is a TV writer living in southern California. After growing up in Ennui, Ohio, and graduating from The Ohio State University she vowed never to be cold again (in a tantrum more worthy of Suellen than Scarlett) and ended up in Tucson, Arizona, producing the news for the CBS affiliate, oddly enough called KOLD-TV. She moved to San Diego where she worked in the SeaWorld entertainment department as a producer/writer. (Penguins are mean!) She then became a producer/writer for the NBC affiliate. Dee is the author of hopefully-ever-after novels: THE SCENT OF JADE, THE KITCHEN SHRINK (both finalists in the prestigious San Diego Book and Writing Awards),  'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, ROS, and HAOLE WOOD. Though her mother never beat her (that hard) and her father is not a celebrity, she suspects one of her four sisters is a vampire. Dee DeTarsio is a graduate of The Ohio State University and lives in southern California with her family. (She only goes back to visit Ohio for two days in early October because she is equally scared of tornadoes and getting trapped in a snowstorm.)



  1. Thanks for sharing! Cute cover.

  2. That's great! I have this one up for review soon, and am excited. I grew up watching a lot of soaps!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing All My Restless Life to Live! I hope you all are having a great summer, filled with great reads! Take care! Dee


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