Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bell Books and Sandals by Melissa L. Webb Blog Tour

Bell, Book, and Sandals
Maxie Duncan series, Book 1
Melissa L. Webb

Genre: Paranormal Chick Lit

ISBN: 1478216522

Number of pages: 189
Word Count:  About 60,000

Book Description:

Sometimes life can be a real witch.

Meet Maxie Duncan. Your average 23-year-old blonde. If you can call being wealthy, gorgeous, and knowing what the future holds at times, average.

After her fiancé blindsides her with a breakup at their favorite restaurant, she leaves Maine for a shot at being Hollywood’s new ‘it girl.’ There’s only one problem. She’s never acted a day in her life.

When a big Hollywood director sends her packing, she realizes if she wants to stay in L.A., she may have to become a normal girl after all. But normal has never been in the cards for her. Strange things keep happening wherever she goes, a red-eyed shadow no one else sees is stalking her, and to top it off, she may be falling in love again, with either the bookish guy next door, or Hollywood’s hottest leading man.

But everything isn’t what it seems. Someone’s keeping secrets from her. Is it her new friends at the apartment building she moved into? Or is it Ryan Everheart, the actor who wants to sweep her off her feet? And why are her feet suddenly floating off the ground?

It’s enough to drive a girl insane. All Maxie wants to do is ride off into the sunset with her one true love and find a killer pair of Manolo Blahniks on the way. But how’s a girl supposed to focus on a love life and shopping when everywhere she turns someone or something is trying to kill her?

About the Author :

Melissa L. Webb is a writer, dreamer, thinker, and a seeker.  She is an avid fan of anything paranormal. She loves to read and won’t be caught dead without some kind of book in her purse.  She is also a big fan of horror.  She has yet to find any movie or book that will scare her, however, she remains hopeful that one does exists out there.
When she isn’t tutoring students, you’ll find her weaving words in a magical place, between the ocean and the redwoods, called Northern California,  and spending time being bossed around by her dog, Buffy.


3.5 Stars

Maxie Duncan has been dumped by her fiancée, imagine the girl who has it all actually dumped and replaced.  Maxie  is thoroughly confused by her place in life now that marriage is off the books, she is rich, beautiful and has always dreamed of being a wife.  Deciding she should try her hand at acting, this Maine girl heads to Hollywood only to have her new whim shot down as quickly as it starts.  Befriending a friendly hotel manager Maxie finds herself meeting her Hollywood heartthrob and dating him, but she also is struggling with her feelings for neighbor Jensen who she feels a connection with too.    As if it was not enough she has a red-eyed shadow following her around, who would have thought life in Hollywood would be so strange?

Entertaining story, Maxie is a bit clueless and goes with how she is feeling even though her instincts are amping up to high voltage and she is ignoring them.  Her foils with trying to find a job are hilarious,  very light read and perfect for the Halloween season.


  1. Thank you for hosting me here and thank you for the review.