Chick Lit Author Blog Hop 2013 (May 20-27)


Chick Lit Author Blog Hop
May 20-27, 2013

“What’s on page 25?”

Twitter asks: “What’s happening?”

Facebook asks: “What’s on your mind?”

Chick Lit Author Blog Hop 2013 asks: “What’s on page 25?”


If a reader opened a book to page 25, what would she find? What’s happening in the story?

Find out on the Second Annual Chick Lit Author Blog Hop 2013 happening May 20-27 during International Chick Lit Month, hosted by Julie Valerie on this book blog, Chick Lit Chit Chat.

How to Hop & Win!

Visit Chick Lit Chit Chat anytime between May 20-27, 2013 to begin hopping. Simply click on a blog in the below blog hop list starting May 20 here on Chick Lit Chit Chat, and you will magically “hop” from blog to blog. You can hop for the sheer enjoyment, or you can hop to win a prize. Your choice.


As part of this hop, we are hosting a grand prize drawing so that one lucky blog hop winner* will receive aΒ FREE Kindle Keyboard 3G, with Free 3G + Wi-Fi, and a 6″ E Ink Display.Β That lucky grand prize winner will also receive a “chick lit starter library” filled with great chick lit books written by the indie authors participating in the blog hop.

Here’s a tip on how to win that grand prize: As you hop along the list of 25 bloggers, have a scrap piece of paper handy. Write the numbers 1-25 on your piece of paper. Each blog post has a secret word embedded into it. When visiting the first blogger on the list, find that blog post’s secret word and then record in the #1 slot on your list. Then proceed to the next blog and do the same – when visiting the #2 blog, write that secret word next to the #2 on your piece of paper – and so on. Or, if you want, hop ahead to say, #18 on the list – so long as you record the secret word from the 18th person on the list onto your #18 you’ll come away with a 25-word sentence that makes perfect sense and that needs to be entered in order to win that grand prize.

*Due to prize transfer regulations, winner must live in either the United States or Canada.

** The Rafflecopter prize registry form will close at 11:59 pm on May 27, 2013. The winner will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following morning.

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46 thoughts on “Chick Lit Author Blog Hop 2013 (May 20-27)

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  5. Thank you for hosting this year’s Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. Looks like a bunch of great authors hopping around with some fun reads to add to my spring and summer reading lists!

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  7. Huge thanks for hosting this! I hope the hoppers and the hoppees are all having a blast πŸ™‚

    • From what I can tell, it’s a party out there. So glad these hops are a week long – it’s hard to get to everyone in the first day. I’ve been very, very busy this morning hopping around and supervising things and I KNOW I’ll need at least a few more days to stop in and say hello to everyone.

      Feel like a very busy, but very happy little bee right now.

  8. Thank you so much for hosting, Julie! This is really funβ€”what a great group of authors and books! Happy International Chick Lit Month!!

    • It’s my pleasure to host! This has been so much fun. Looks like great fun and great traffic for these terrific writers and their terrific books!

  9. a great page 25 would be a new idea/event etc dropped into the page to keep you reading

  10. Thank you for hosting this Julie! This is such a great group of women that you’ve assembled! I’m so glad that I found you on Twitter – Elly in Bloom thanks you!

  11. Thanks for hosting and organizing us all Julie. I hope it’s not too much like herding cats. πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to visit everyone’s blogs and find some new reads.

    • So long as the cats know how to click a mouse… No, wait. That might be bad for the mouse.

      You’re so welcome for my hosting and organizing this – I’m having a great time with it!

  12. A great 25th page would have pizza and cake. I just think a good random pizza and cake can never be a bad thing. Oh, it might also be good if a page 25 had a big surprise (aside from the pizza and cake) because 25 pages in is always a good place to add a little “Gottcha” in there for good measure but maybe a happy one because there are too may sad or bad ones out there and page 25 is far too soon for that.

    Thank you so much for the fun times with the giveaway. I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time on the individual sites now and checking everything out as most of these are new to me (which is excellent!!). Thanks again and I hope everyone has a very happy day.

    Shelly H.

  13. A great page twenty-five will have adventure, mystery, and sex.

    This is a great way to discover new books, authors, and websites.

    • Marion, I’m so glad you’re seeing the benefit of Blog Hops – that they are great ways to discover new books, authors and websites. Thanks so much for joining us!

  14. After reading all the excerpts and knowing quite a few of the following scenes of the books, I think page twenty five should have the first little twist or revelation. Something to hook the reader so she NEEDS to keep turning the pages.
    The draw will be made on my birthday so I’m hoping for some extra birthday luck (would have been even more perfect had this been last year and my 25th birthday!)

    • Oh gosh, good luck, Kaley! And you’re right, what a terrific birthday gift this would make! The winner will be chosen by random drawing – but you just may have luck in your favor if it’s your birthday. Cheers! And happy birthday!!

    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying this, Courtney. I thought talking about page 25 would feel like we were all standing at a bookshelf thumbing through the books.

  15. I think a page 25 should definitely propose a new twist or turn to the book. The beginning should build up the characters and setting, and right around page 25 the action should start. Something that keeps us interested and wanting to read more!

    • Yes, I think an inciting incident that propels the novel forward should definitely happen in the first 25 pages – or very soon thereafter. Gotta hook the reader!

  16. A great page 25 should have something that make one’s jaw drop. I dare the reader to stop reading after that!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Shannon! Blog Hops are a great way to discover new blogs. Hopefully you saw some you’d like to subscribe to – and some books you’d like to read. Take Care!

  17. Thank you for organizing this blog hop, Julie!! πŸ™‚ I love reading about what’s happening on Page 25. Such a fab idea!!

    • Cat, it was my pleasure organizing the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. Such great writers – and yes, I agree – I, too, am enjoying hopping along the blogs to read what’s happening on page 25!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!! A great page would have some good drama to carry you the rest of the way.

  19. A great page 25 is something that is dramatic or unexpected. Something that keeps you from being able to put the book down. Thanks for this fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  20. After reading all the page 25’s, I think a great page 25 needs an event/cliffhanger that makes you want to turn the page. I know when I get to reading these great books it will be hard for me to start at page 1 and not just skip right to page 26 first!

    • I completely agree, Kim. I think cliffhangers should be wisely placed throughout the novel to keep the pages turning! Thanks for stopping by – please come again!

  21. So happy I came across this! What a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Except my “to read list” just grew way too much…ah well. It is summer πŸ™‚

    • I feel the same way about Blog Hops – it’s such a great idea to link blogs together (in this case, we’ve linked 25 blogs!). I enjoy sitting with a cup of tea and then clicking through on the voyage. Like having your own guided tour!

  22. Page 25 is the perfect place to insert a new part of the story. You’ve been introduced to the characters, and the plot is forming… time to give a new twist of information to the reader!

  23. Thanks for hosting! I had a lot of fun “hopping along.” I think as a reader, by the time a book hits the 25th page it needs to have grabbed me somehow. If I am still not feeling it by page 25 I might keep reading but I will have a harder time getting into it and being excited.

  24. Thank you for the contest and the opportunity to try out so many authors. What makes a page 25 interesting to me is when you feel like there is more to the story than what is being told, and several authors accomplished that.

  25. A great page 25 is something that leaves you hanging. Not a cliffhanger, but something like a meaty bone. Something that lets your mouth water trying to consider what happens next.

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