Monday, March 10, 2014

Even Hippies Get The Blues Blog Tour


Title: Even Hippies Get The Blues

Author: Michel Lee King

Official Release Date: February 21, 2014

202 Pages

Humorous Romance/Literary Humor

Target Audience: Adult Women, New Adult


“Sometimes peace can only come through chaos.”

Amy thought she had it all together. Her goals were set and she was working toward them seamlessly while practicing her peace-loving philosophy.

Her world of blissful ignorance crumbles when Travis, a blond paramedic with a body that can stop a truck, waltzes in to open her eyes... Just after Murphy, and his pesky law, paint a target on her back.

How many times can a waitress be interrogated in one day? Just how much orange acrylic paint can get caught in dreads before an interview? How does one retain their composure while dripping paint nude in their living room and staring down a trespassing police officer?

Excerpt: Amy at the restaurant she works in the morning after a customer chokes and needs to be rescued by the paramedics:
“The police will be here in half an hour and I want all of you on your best behavior. Adam,” Owen paused to point a threatening finger toward his face, “pretend you know what you are doing back here.”
“With all due respect, sir,” he drawled picking unidentifiable dirt from under his fingernails, “I could do much better if you spoiled everyone by buying decent ingredients. I wouldn’t even feed my dog the shit you have me mixing.”
“Shut up and do your job.” He turned his reddening face toward his booty call. “Jane dear, be as charming as ever.” He wagged a teasing finger in the air. “But remember that these are pigs and they won’t appreciate your assets as much as true men do.”
The display nearly made me gag. She must have been overly enthusiastic after the paramedic snubbed her. Gross.
That is when he turned on me. Eyes flashing, and face instantly purpling, he billowed up for a great lecture.
“Hey Amy, any bets as to which part of your anatomy he’ll slice and dice? Heads or tails?”

This was a bit of different read for me... it was interesting, to say the least!  Even though the last thing I'd described myself as being is the type of woman that's peace-loving and willing to turn the other cheek when confronted with a mega biotch, like our heroine Amy would choose to do when dealing with her nemesis, Jane, I will at least admit to admiring Amy's positive outlook on life and quirky personality.  I'm actually surprised to find that I liked Amy more than I would have initially thought.  I guess most of us, myself included, ultimately find it difficult to dislike someone that's so optimistic and lives a life of freedom and vitality; even if at times she could come off just a tad pretentious about the whole "live green & protect Mother Earth" and her penchant of tossing out large vocabulary words came off a bit snarky at times. 

Still, I enjoyed Amy's choice to stand up for herself to the bullying she endured with co-workers and that she was able to find a loving relationship that brought so much joy in her life.  So, all in all... this was quite a fun and groovy read for me.

3 Stars  ~Kathy
Author Bio
Michel Lee King writes fiction that has a tendency to mix the light and dark elements of life and focusses primarily on the Literary Fiction and Fantasy genres.
Michel is a peace-, and fun-, loving person living in the shadow of Mount Rainier in Washington state. She is happily married, has one son, two dogs, and a cat. When not consuming copious amounts of coffee, she is writing, editing, or enjoying the outdoors with her family.
She can be found online through her website:, Twitter: @Michel_Lee_King, or on Facebook: King.Michel.Lee
Tour Small Prize Giveaways

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Grand Prize Giveaway

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