Thursday, December 10, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Review and Giveaway! - Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage


SUMMARY 
Party girl Vicki tells it like it us, from her crazy Christmases growing up in the Midwest (book auction, anyone?) to her even crazier holidays in her new home of Paris (like a marathon 8-hour meal sitting on a stool). Bizarre gifts, weird food, and holiday travel disasters are just some of tales you'll chuckle at in this collection.

This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for some great cocktails and some hearty laughs this holiday season!


MY REVIEW
What a fun holiday read!  I LOVE how Vicki doesn't sugar coat reality, she tells it like she sees it and experiences it!
Some of my favorite pieces that she relives for us are downright hilarious! 
The secret Santa exchange makes me want to set one up between me and my friends and family just to see what craziness takes place!  (Let me just add I will take a Christmas Cosmo right now please, I'm sure work won't mind, right?  Tis' the season!)
Pet shopping 101, how did I forget to buy a Christmas present for our kitten Lila, thank you Vicki for reminding me!  
I'm sorry, no disrespect to the name Santa Claus, but I LOVE the name Pere Noel!  It sounds so festive and merry!
I am personally going to be starting a gift stock pile!  I get so many gifts from family and friends, that honestly I will never use and what better to save money and give a great gift!  Why stuff it in the back of my cramped closet (space is at a premium), why not pass it on to someone else?  I am all for it!
Fortune Cookies have always made me wonder "What are they truly trying to say?" and Vicki has now gave them a great purpose in life...When reading it add (In bed at the end of the statement)...Here's a great example: "Advice, when most needed, is least heeded." (In bed.) HAHA I love it!  I will be doing this from now on!
The fun continues - from bedtime antics to international travel with a baby!  I will not spoil all the fun, you have to read and experience the fun for yourself!  

DRINK SELECTION 
I am stealing one of Vicki's yummy recipes - Christmas Cosmo!  
 
MY RATING 

I loved this great Christmas read from Christmas Cosmo's to Tequila Tonic's!  I give it 5 glasses of wine all the way - I could not stop!
 


Enter to Win:
 Vicki is giving away her book 'Confessions of a Paris Party Girl' below: 

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Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
Blurb:
#1 Amazon Best Selling Author When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she'd imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her. Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will the French administration ever cut her a break? A funny memoir about coming of age and embarking on a new life in Paris. Part travel memoir, part love story, this collection of funny essays shows the humorous side of life, love, and drinking in Paris.
Enter to Win:

 
Check out all the Tour Stops:
12.07.15
Review @ Corrine's Garden Review @ Hello...Chick Lit Spotlight Post @ Lozza's Book Corner Guest Post by Vicki @ This Chick Reads
12.08.15
Review/Spotlight Post @ ChocolatePages Spotlight Post @ Literary Chanteuse Inteview with Vicki @ Judging More than just the Cover
12.09.15
Review @ Ali - The Dragon Slayer Excerpt @ T&L Book Reviews Interview with Vicki @ The Avid Readers Blog
12.10.15
Review/Excerpt @ Live, Laugh & Love Books Review @ Writing Pearls Review @ One Book at a Time Spotlight Post @ Chick Lit Central
12.11.15
Spotlight Post @ Denise Derrico Review @ Serve Me Reviews Guest Post @ It's not all Gravy Excerpt @ Art, Books & Coffee Spotlight Post @ Around the World Books Excerpt @ Book Groupies
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