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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Important Announcement ~ Surfing in Stilettos

During my post blogging break for August,  Mr. G. and I have been making our way through Surfing in Stilettos an other fabulous novel by the hilarious author Carol E. Wyer.  If you have not  read her blog Facing 50 With Humour or heard of Carol , I highly recommend making your way over there CLICK HERE for her blog, pour yourself a cup of coffee/tea/or something a little stronger and prepare to laugh your butt off as you read post after post ... seriously!

I hope one day Carol makes her posts into a mini book ... I still find myself going back to some of her first posts and laughing despite having read them numerous times. Laughter is the best medicine for a any foul, sad mood day you may be having and Carol's creativity in writing is just what the Laughter Doctor ordered.

Personal Note: Carol's writing is not only witty it is inspirational. I have had the pleasure and honour of being friends with Carol since she became a BlogLand citizen. She is as down to earth and with a heart of gold as they come. I encourage you to not only order your own copies of her novels, but to order a copy for a friend ~ it will be a gift that will keep on giving.

Congratulations my friend on another wonderful novel. Thank you with all my heart for the inspiration you give me to follow my own writing dream. Hugs, Celia

Take an adventure in France with Amanda Wilson in Surfing in Stilettos:

Amanda Wilson is all geared up for an exciting gap-year, travelling across Europe. She soon finds her plans thwarted when she is abandoned in France with only a cellarful of Chateau Plonk, a large, orange Space Hopper, and Old Ted, the dog, for company. Fate has intervened to turn Amanda's life on its head. First the campervan breaks down. Then her dopey son, Tom, who is staying in their house in the UK, begins wrecking it, one piece at a time. The jaw-dropping video Skype calls that her irrepressible mother insists on making are, by contrast, making Amanda's humdrum trip even less palatable. Finally, she discovers that her new-found, French friend, Bibi Chevalier, had engineered a plan to ensure that her philandering husband would never stray again; unfortunately, Amanda is unwittingly drawn into the scheme, becoming a target. Meanwhile, on a beach in Sydney, a lonely Todd Bradshaw realises that his first true love, Amanda Wilson, is definitely the only woman for him. Can he get back into her good books and hopefully back into her arms with his latest plan? Or will fate intervene yet again and turn everyone's lives upside down?

Carol's debut novel ~ Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, meet Amanda Wilson.  

Amanda Wilson can't decide between murder, insanity and another glass of red wine. Facing 50 and all that it entails is problematic enough. What's the point in minking your eyes, when your husband would rather watch 'Russia Today' than admire you, strutting in front of the television in only thigh boots and a thong? Her son has managed to perform yet another magical disappearing act. Could he actually be buried under the mountain of festering washing which is strewn on his bedroom floor? He'll certainly be buried somewhere when she next gets her hands on him. At least her mother knows how to enjoy herself. She's partying her twilight years away in Cyprus. Queen of the Twister mat, she now has a toy boy in tow. She really shouldn't have pressed that send button. The past always catches up with you sooner or later. Still, her colourful past is a welcome relief to her monochrome present; especially when it comes in the shape of provocative Todd Bradshaw, her first true love. Soon Mandy has a difficult decision to make; one that will require more than a few glasses of Chianti.

Meet Carol ...

Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.Her best-selling debut novel 'Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines' won five awards including Readers Views Reviewers Choice 2012 Award (category - humour) and was selected as a finalist for both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Awards 2012.'Surfing in Stilettos' which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, is a Costa Award nominee.   Carol recently signed a two book deal with ThornBerry Publishing. She is a featured loveandhappyending.com author who writes regularly for on-line magazines and author websites Indies Unlimited and Famous Five Plus. Carol's Website- click here.
Get Your Daily Laughter fix :
follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer
Carol blogs at www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

Have you read Carol's first novel Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines?

Note: images, book synopsis and bio for this post- via author's various websites.

During the month of August High Heeled Life will be taking a much long over-due  break. 
Returning in September with a fresh new look!

This summer has certainly been a very hot, humid one and quite short on much needed rain. It's looking like August is going to be pretty much the same. To help High Heeled Life readers, quench their thirst - there are 4 pre-scheduled posts for August:

Moroccan Ice Tea ~ August 20
Limoncello ~ August 27

So be sure to stop by and try out the fabulous Ice Tea recipes.

You can also now follow High Heeled Life on Twitter, for daily inspiring quotes, thoughts and fun.

Wishing Everyone a wonderful month, filled with all that summer is!


  1. Looks good. I'll have to go check out her website! Thinking of you. Hope you are well.

  2. You are amazing! Thank you so much for posting this. I have tears streaming down my face. xxxx

  3. Dearest Celia,

    Oh, Pieter did read her first novel on his Nook and I did have it shipped as a gift to my Dutch friend who LOVED it. If only Pieter would lend me his Nook, I could read it too... but he keeps holding on to it firmly! Carol's 2nd novel will no doubt be a great one too.
    Wishing you a great weekend ahead.
    Love and hugs to both of you.

  4. I followed Carol over here on her launch day tour and found this fabulous blog! What a find. I look forward to more visits and I look forward to reading Carol's new book!

    Rockin' in high heels ladies - and lookin' good!

    Janice xx

  5. You're getting about a bit, Carol. I said 'getting about' not putting yourself about. :) Love it! Good luck, sweetie!xx

  6. Love a book or blog that can make me chuckle. I loved the book Paris in Love because not only does it make you feel as if you are experiencing Paris, the author had the uncanny ability to make me chuckle out loud! xo

  7. these look pretty darn funny!!!

  8. humour...boy do we ever need it in this fast paced crazy life...going over to check Carol's blog.

  9. I've been looking for ideas to download for my Kobo Celia, hope the books are available for ereaders. I'll visit Carol's blog for sure.


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