Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Release Blitz for Joe Arden's The Chamelon Effect

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 is the debut solo novel from acclaimed, award-winning romance narrator, Joe Arden, is LIVE!  A secret identity romance from the man with the secret identity! One-click yours now!
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𝐀𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Chameleon-Effect-Audiobook/B0B9HLY62L
𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 and 𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 can be purchased here: https://www.therealjoearden.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61377825-the-chameleon-effect
Lights. Camera. Action
I've got everything it takes to make it in Tinseltown: confidence, charisma, and a killer chin. Now all I need is a chance.
But Los Angeles is full of hot, young hunks, and talent might not be enough to separate me from the cookie-cutter crowd.
Well, you know what they say: fake it till you make it.
So I devise a wild scheme to get noticed. Pretend I’m someone I'm not—goodbye Will O’Connell of Cincinnati and hello Liam O’Connell of Dublin. 
‘Liam’ and his talent with accents is enough to get myfoot in the door, but I never anticipated meeting the woman who has me more worried about keeping my foot out of my mouth.
Enter Raven Locke, the dark-haired bombshell who puts the ‘tude in tattooed.
On set, she's the costumer tasked with fitting my pants, but all I can think about is how to get into hers.
As my -- I mean, Liam’s -- budding career begins to heat up, so do our feelings.
While Raven pursues her passion for fashion; I chase her heart.
Our picture-perfect screenplay seems sure to send us riding off onto Sunset Boulevard… Until Raven finds out that Comedy and Tragedy aren’t the only masks I'm wearing. Our romance might be destined for the cutting room floor, unless I can salvage our story with a plot twist she won't see coming.

*This first-person, male-POV rom-com has it all: lots of heat, plenty of heart, and a Hollywood-worthy HEA.

Find Joe Arden here: https://www.therealjoearden.com/

Trinette Dungee's 4 Star Review

“One man in his time plays many parts, and this just happens to be one of mine”

Will O’Connell, like many others living in Hollywood, is a struggling actor. Talent is not his problem, he has loads of it. His problem? Making himself standout amongst all the other struggling actors. Even his agent can’t distinguish him from her other clients. In a conversation with his brother and sister-in-law where they discuss how many European/British actors are given role that require them to use an American accent, it is there were Liam O’Connell from Dublin, Ireland is born.  Will decides to give the performance of a lifetime. He will be an American pretending to be an Irishman, pretending to be an American. With his first audition as Liam, Will nails it and soon lands a leading role in a highly anticipated movie. During this time, he meets one of the set stylists Raven. Will is immediately attracted to her and begins to pursue her. He finally gets her to go out with him and as he predicted, they hit it off. Not only does his relationship with Raven take off, but his career is now starting to soar. The problem? All of this is happening to Irish Liam. All of Hollywood is a buzz with this overnight success out of Ireland who can turn on his English accent at the drop of a dime. His plan works a little too well. Everyone is loving Liam, but when his secret is leaked can Will convince Raven that only thing fake about him, their relationship, and his feelings for her is his accent. 

If you are a fan of audio books you are probably already very familiar with Joe Arden. If not, he is one of the top male audio books narrators and has a huge following. He co-wrote a book with author Lauren Blakely which was a huge success, but this is his first solo written book. Because of my love for him as a narrator, I was eager to read this book, but at the same time I was very much afraid. 

Well, I’m happy to say, I totally enjoyed this book for many reasons. 

The pace of this was pretty good, there were a few areas were that seemed to be a little to descriptive. Most times the description helped, and I could clearly envision the area he was describing, but a few times it gave a little bit of a lull. Other than that, it flowed nicely. I loved the characters. I thought Will/Liam and Raven’s chemistry was pretty on point. I thought the interludes from Raven were a nice touch! Of course, I really enjoyed Will’s interaction with his niece. Who doesn’t love a guy who loves his niece and has weekly lunch dates with her!?!? Can we say swoon?

I think what I enjoyed most about this book was the male perspective. It’s rare to read a romance book that’s written by a man, and you know it’s a man; It’s not a man writing under a female pseudonym. Yeah, you have your Nicholas Sparks’ of the world, but this is a different type of romance. There are little things that stand out coming from the male perspective. One of those things that give me a giggle quite a few times was his use of “tits”, he rarely used ‘breasts” and it made me giggle because each time I would read the word I’d say to myself, “he’s such a guy”. LOL 

I don’t think I’m being biased when I say this, but I think for his first solo project…. Joe hit a home run (he’s a baseball fan te-he), and I’m looking forward to future reads from him.  I rarely listen to an audio book after reading a book, but I’m definitely going to snatch up the audio version when it’s released. 

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