Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Party Girl By: Rachel Hollis Excerpt and Giveaway!

Party Girl  Synopsis:
Landon Brinkley is making her dreams come true. After years of poring over glossy photos of celebrity parties in People and US Weekly, she’s landed her Holy Grail: an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner to the Hollywood elite. Moving from small town Texas to Los Angeles, Landon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event – even for kids’ birthdays – is de rigueur. The thrill of working on A-list parties and celeb weddings is enough to get her through the 75-hour workweeks, the nightmare of a multi-day film festival, and abuse at the hands of a mercurial boss. But confronted with the seamy realities of the business, she is forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.  
A roman a clef in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada, PARTY GIRL draws on the author’s real life experience for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the celebrity-obsessed world of event planning. From the party habits of America’s favorite underage singer to the worst Bridezilla of all (the kind that graces the cover of your favorite magazine), PARTY GIRL reveals the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.  


This time as I make my way back up Beverly munching the lonely bran muffin
that was all that remained of the pastry section, I don’t feel as terrified as I did yesterday.
For one thing, Miko has explained to me how to pull petty cash for these coffee runs so
at least I won’t go broke keeping my bosses supplied with caffeine. As far as those
bosses go, Quade hasn’t ever spoken to me directly and McKenna is even ruder than
normal after the morning meeting, but I haven’t openly pissed anyone off today and
that’s going a long way towards boosting my confidence.

On another positive note, I’m going to work my first-ever SSE event this
weekend! I should probably be a little more terrified after seeing Selah’s temper firsthand
but I know I can impress her at this party… at least, I think I can.

Back in the lobby of the SSE building I juggle the coffee tray and hit the button for
the elevator. I step in and as the doors slide together I shove the entirety of the
remaining muffin into my mouth in an attempt to finish it before I reach the top floor. No
one has expressly forbidden it, but I’m pretty sure carbs aren’t allowed inside this

I have just started chewing the gorging mouthful when a hand flies between the
closing elevator doors. The doors slide back open and standing just outside of them is…
Jesus, in his human form.

Ok, not Jesus. Not Jesus, but easily the hottest man I have ever seen in my life!
Did I just call Jesus a hottie? I did, I think I did and I’m for sure going to burn in hell. I
guess I just meant that this guy is so beautiful he’s got to be some kind of deity. He’s
well over six feet tall and has perfectly tousled dark blonde hair and the lightest blue
eyes I’ve ever seen. His skin is sun-browned surfer perfection and he’s rocking this sort
of scruffy five o’clock shadow and lips that no one of the male species deserves to have.
He’s wearing a perfectly cut light gray suit, a crisp white button down and no tie. He
doesn’t necessarily look old but he feels very grown up. He fairly oozes confidence and
money… and I’m sure his suit probably cost more than my car.

The guy takes a step inside and resumes typing into the phone in his hands. I
see him open another email on his screen and start reading, completely unaware of my
presence. It’s only after he starts typing a response that I realize I have a mouthful of
muffin that I’ve stopped chewing and I’m just staring at him like a deranged chipmunk.

Kill Me!

I duck my head and do one massive swallow.

Big Mistake. 

Rachel Hollis Bio:
Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog and Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events.  At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.”  She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones, Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few).  Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly.

In 2010, Rachel appeared as the wedding planner on the WE Network show “Jilted?” This six-part relationship series followed potential brides as they gave their suitors ultimatums to see if they would get the wedding of their dreams or get “jilted.”

In addition, Rachel is a lifestyle expert for The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, The Steve Harvey Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and She has been featured in People, InStyle, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Garden, Traditional Home, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “Jilted” and “I Do Over” for the WE Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on the Travel Channel” and “Self Made.”


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Up All Night Book Addict               Review
Movies, Shows & Books               Excerpt
Feb 16
Phantasmic Reads           Review
Books Books BOoks        Review
Feb 17
Kate's Tales of Books and Bands                Review
Deal Sharing Aunt            Guest Post
Feb 18
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read that             Excerpt
Feb 19
Reading Between the Wines      Excerpt
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Feb 20
Stories and Swag              Review
The Book Goddess          Review
Feb 21
Young Adult Book Haven              Excerpt
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Feb 22
Chapter Break   Interview
Once upon a twilight      Review


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