Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dispatches From Paradise by Shelly Gitlow (Virtual Book Blast Event / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Dispatches From Paradise by Author Shelly Gitlow!

Dispatches From Paradise by Shelly Gitlow
Publisher: Books & Books
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
Format: Paperback - 320 pages
ISBN: 0983937877
Genre: Erotic Comedy

BUY THE BOOK: Dispatches From Paradise

Book Description:

Author and screenwriter Shelly Gitlow makes her fiction debut in this colorful, lightning-paced, and often wildly unpredictable modern tale about sex, lies, and love.

From the very first page, DISPATCHES FROM PARADISE takes readers to the family battlefield of three generations of women living together in the sultry city of Miami -- where DD cups abound, octogenarians recite erotic poetry and an S&M Fitness class is not for the fainthearted.

Written in the distinct voices of Liz (39) who pulls the plug on her marriage and quits her job so she can re-boot her life, her over-sexed mother, Claudette (55) who’s searching for her next partner/meal ticket, and Darcy (18) Liz’s beautiful, reckless daughter who’s realizing she might also have a brain and be a lesbian, DISPATCHES FROM PARADISE explores the complex dynamics of the women’s relationships as they tear through Miami’s wild clubs and outrageous art scene, changing, growing and reconnecting on new terms.

Drawing upon her unique insights as a family therapist, author Shelly Gitlow gives readers three characters they will never forget. Her debut novel marks the arrival of a bold brash narrative voice.

Book Excerpt:


“I couldn’t stand my cheating husband and that soul-sucking bank job for one more nanosecond, so I declared my life a do-over and took action. Richard was shocked, but (surprise!) he moved in with his bimbo. And my co-workers freaked when I walked out, flinging my pantyhose over my shoulder like a bride’s bouquet. But with my daughter Darcy (a former drug user) away at college, I was about to fulfill my fantasies of opening an art gallery and learning to kayak. Then all hell broke loose. My nymphomaniac mother manipulated me into letting her move in, and Darcy quit school and came back home. How am I going to handle the drugs, the sex, and (worst of all), the telling me how to live my life?”

About The Author

Miami-based author Shelly Gitlow is the co-writer of the feature film Boynton Beach Club and the author of the novel Dispatches From Paradise. In her former life, she was a family therapist and wrote several books on quality management. She divides her time between New York City and Miami.


Virtual Book Blast Contest Giveaway

Win An Autographed Copy Of

Dispatches From Paradise

Author Shelly Gitlow will be awarding an autographed copy of the book to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 

The tour dates can be found here:

Virtual Book Blast Schedule

Blast Schedule:

Buried Under Romance 
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock 
Beckstar Reviews 
Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews 
It's Raining Books 
Long and Short Reviews 
Books Are Love 
Deal Sharing Aunt 
Romance Novel Giveaways 
Rachel Leigh Erotic Romance 
Literary Lunes Magazine 
Stories of Romance 
Wickedly Wanton Tales 
Booker Like a Hooker 
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews 
Rose and Beps Blog 
Queentutt's World of Escapism 
Reviews by Crystal 
Sexy Between the Covers-Melissa Keir 
Literary Lunes Magazine 
Caribbean Accent Book Reviews 
Sharing Links and Wisdom 
A to Z Reviews 
Books to Light Your Fire


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book blast event.

  2. Hi Kathleen - I'm a Jersey Girl too - grew up in Caldwell. Thanks for hosting me! Shelly Gitlow

    1. Hi Shelly! It's always nice to meet fellow Jersey Girls. I'm originally from Brigantine in Atlantic County, now living in the heart of the Pinelands in Browns Mills, Burlington County.

      Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book blast event. I have added your book to my TBR list. :)