Happy Monday everyone! As I prepare to return to work after 18 days out the office, I’m thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for The Serial Dater’s Shopping List.
Huge thanks to the lovely Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of The Serial Dater’s Shopping List.
Are you looking for the perfect summer holiday read? Then you’ll love this laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.
Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?
What Did I Think?
What a challenge! 31 days every day for the month of May! This is no mean feat but Izzy is up for the challenge, slightly sceptical about the men of Northamptonshire but her experience makes for an entertaining read!
I really like Izzy as a character. She knows what she wants in a man and doesn’t take any $h!t from her dates or those who contact her online. I loved the way she wrote up each date for the paper, she pulled out the more amusing parts of the previous night and then gives a bit of dating advice to her readers – this is miles away from her day job of technology reviewer…but I do want one of the electronic grasshoppers she received!!
I love the differing relationships she has in the news room. From being BFFs with Donna to the professional yet caring rapport she has with William her boss. The relationships felt real, I could identify aspects with some of my own work-based relationships.
It’s a light hearted reality check about on line dating and dating in general. I’m glad I met my man before internet dating properly took off. I hate having to sell myself at the best of times so having to create a profile for perfect strangers to look at terrifies me!
Morgen Bailey has written a very entertaining take on the modern dating scene which made me smirk and giggle throughout. It just goes to show that you have to meet many frogs and toads before your Prince Charming appears by your side.
Who Is Morgen Bailey?
Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’ is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster. As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.
Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!
Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.
When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she’s walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!
Morgen Bailey on Social Media:
Author Website: www.morgenbailey.com
Twitter & Instagram: @morgenwriteruk
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MorgenBaileyAuthor
Amazon Author Page: https://author.to/MorgenBailey