Monday, August 21, 2017

Blog tour for Penelope Ward's Drunk Dial

(A standalone)
Release date: 8/21/2017

A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author 
Penelope Ward 




From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions. 

I didn’t think he’d call me back. 

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become. 

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.  

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

4.5 Fantastic Stars!
Review by Lisa Kane

“I’m so flawed.”
“Yeah, well, so are some of the most beautiful diamonds. There is nothing wrong with having flaws. They’re what makes us human.”
Rana Saloomi is one tough cookie. She is a belly dancer by night and has plans to go back to school. She’s just not sure what she wants to do with her life. The one constant is a young girl named, Lilith. Rana mentors her one day a week. Lilith is sassy and smart and seems far older than her actual age of ten. After a particularly tough shift, Rana gets more than a little drunk and thinks back on her memories of Landon Roderick. It’s been thirteen years since she’s seen or heard anything about him.
I had no clue why after thirteen years, I was still thinking about that boy. Well, technically, he was a man now.
Landon and Rana were best friends. His family had money and her family rented an apartment in their garage. Her parents’ marriage was an arranged one-being immigrants this was the custom. Unfortunately, her father Eddie was a strict man, and her stay at home mom, pursued her shop-lifting hobby more than she did parenting her daughter. Money was always tight and they ended up being evicted in such a hurry that there was no goodbyes between Landon and Rana. She’s always wondered what happened to him. No doubt he’s living the good life. 
It was all in my head, but somehow his happiness was a reflection of my unhappiness. 
So commence the stalking to find Mr. Roderick. Which she does. Whom she then dials. Drunk as a skunk. Landon answers, she drunkenly rants, he realizes who he is talking to and gets quite the kick out of hearing from her. He lives in California, far away from Michigan where Rana still resides. But he wants to keep hearing from her.
How do you catch up on thirteen years? That background info I wrote about..that’s about the first ten minutes of the story. It was funny and witty and I thought..wait…this is a Penelope Ward book. No way is she not going to put my heart through the wringer.  Just you wait. Keep reading. Secrets and regrets are not in short supply that’s for sure. Expect the unexpected. Expect more than one WTF moment. Don’t bother lifting your jaw back up ‘cause it’s just gonna fall again. 
“I have to learn to move past it. At least, I want to be able to do that.”
Drunk Dialing is a very complex story with lots of layers. People do not exist in vacuums, and our pasts are not always made up of our finest moments. Our poor decisions and actions shape who we have become. They may have cause us to suffer untold pain, but most were necessary so that we can make it over to the other side.
My choosing not to reciprocate his honesty right now was nothing short of pure cowardice. 
I loved this story, I loved the angst and the pain and the joy. Landon is flawed but has no problem admitting to his screw-ups. He has a certain vulnerability when it comes to Rana and his feelings for her but he has a heart as big as Texas and would give her the world. Rana has a whole closet full of insecurities, but has made it her mission to do good things and mend fences. Her heart is equally big as Landon’s but will she be able to overcome both of their pasts? 
“I don’t want to pretend with you, Rana. I love how real you are, Rana.”

About the Author
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 11-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy:

Neighbor Dearest:

Stepbrother Dearest:


Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Sins of Sevin:

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

My Skylar


Connect with Penelope Ward

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

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