Goodreads Giveaway….and What to Read Wednesday

05 Jun

If you are here to check out the guest post by Lindy S Hudis….please scroll down. Thank you.

As many of you know my latest book—BACHELOR’S SPECIAL—is releasing with the Indgulgence Line at Entangled Publishing on June 10th. The fun part is that it’s already up for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. So…

I decided to have a little fun along with a Giveaway :)

Please check out the link to the rafflecopter to see how you can enter to win. What do you win? Well, one winner will receive a signed copy of my first book, a light-hearted romantic suspense with humor—Some Like it in Handcuffs, and a second winner will receive a copy of my contemporary office romance—Two Timing the Boss. (The print books are for US residents only…sorry…but if you live outside the US I’d love to give you an ebook version if you win in lieu of the print in pdf format.)

Just follow the prompts included in the rafflecopter and GOOD LUCK!!!!


A bit about Bachelor’s Special:

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce. 

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

A bit about Christine: 

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. 

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website. 



Twitter under @ChristinesWords:!/ChristinesWords

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Happy Wednesday! Thank you for joining me for another round of What to Read Wednesday. Today we have author Lindy S Hudis visiting and she’s sharing a fantastic guest post about her journey to fulfill her dreams. Afterward, check out her latest release CITY OF TOYS 🙂

Take it away Lindy…

Hurrah for Hollywood

By Lindy S. Hudis

     It was the spring of 1992 when I made the move. I left all of the comforts of New York City, where I had been studying acting at NYU, to make the transition to Los Angeles to seek my fortune in the City of Angels.  I have had – and still do – the “Hollywood Dream” for as long as I can remember, and making the journey west seemed to be a natural transition for me.  I remember, as I was flying over the country munching on peanuts, I realized something : this was no longer a dream, but hard and cold reality. Like millions of others before and after me, I was arriving in Tinseltown with stars in my eyes, dreams of fame, fortune, and Gianni Versace on the red carpet.  My stomach tightened up into a little fist right there on that United Airlines flight into LAX. I was actually going for my dream! Did the dream turn into a nightmare at times? Oh, certainly…. Los Angeles is not a town for the faint of heart, nor for people who hate driving.

     When I first arrived in LA, I spent the first few weeks of my new life living with relatives in Beverly Hills. It was a fantasy life for a while, but then I had to branch out on my own. I found a little apartment at the foot of the Hollywood Hills, found myself an agent, and started going out on auditions. My very first audition in LA was for “Beverly Hills 90210” – ironic since there is where I was staying when I first moved here. I was excited because I loved the show, but alas, I did not get the part. From that point on, my life became a series of lessons – no, not acting lessons – life lessons. The kind of hard life lessons one learns when they venture away from home to pursue a dream, and try to survive. I realized very quickly that there are lots of sickos out there, waiting and praying on the vulnerable.

      My latest novel, “City of Toys”, chronicles the lives of four different women who seek their fortune in Hollywood. I chose the title – well, because “Valley of the Dolls” was taken- but also, one does seem to feel like a doll, a plastic toy. When a lifelong dream consumes your soul, it is like your body goes on auto pilot, and the dream takes over your life and your actions. The women in my story hunger for fame at any cost, and the personal demons that drive them seem to haunt their every move. It is an easy city to lose your soul in, and at times I felt like a lost soul trying to find my way.  I learned some hard life lessons, to be strong in who you are, not to let other’s negativity get the best of you, and keep your sense of humor. Those kinds of things will help you survive in Hollywood, and in life, too! Oh, and friend me on Facebook if you get the chance.


Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.

Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.

Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.

Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.

Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.

Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?

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Author Bio:

Lindy S.Hudis is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama. She is a former actress, having appeared on such television shows as “Sunset Beach” and “Married with Children”. Her romantic murder mystery, Weekends, is currently available from Lachesis Publishing. She is also a filmmaker, her independent short film “The Lesson”, which she wrote, produced and directed, screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival. She is co-owner of an independent production company called Impact Motion Pictures. She and her husband Steve, a Hollywood stuntman, have just completed the screenplay adaptation of Charmaine Hammond’s best selling book, “On Toby’s Terms.”  She lives in California with her family.


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10 responses to “Goodreads Giveaway….and What to Read Wednesday

  1. Kristina Knight

    June 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Hi, Lindy! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone all those years ago – cross country moves are SCARY!!! Good luck with your book – sounds like a fun read!

    • ChristineWarner

      June 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Thanks for coming by Kristi! I love the premise of her book too…definitely one to add to my tbr 🙂

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    Wow, what a life! Book sounds great!

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