Review: Going Up by Katherine Stevens

 

My Review:

Oh, man, I would love to spend some time hanging around inside Katherine Stevens’s brain. It’s gotta be crazy in there.

Maggie Foster walks to her own beat. And she’s been holding a torch for a guy named Finn for a very long time. So long, that her friend Cici thinks Finn is a figment of her imagination. But when Maggie meets Finn after a prolonged absence, sparks fly. Obviously, there really is someone for everybody.

This had me laughing like mad. I truly hope there are more volumes to come in this series. I suggest Cici and Maggie get pregnant at the same time. Nothing could be wilder than that. Five stars.

 

Title: Going Up
Series: The Elevator #2 (Standalone)
Author: Katherine Stevens
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 6, 2017
Blurb

Margaret Vincent Foster came into the world with two things: money and a rebellious streak. She can’t find the love of her life, so she fills the void by dating characters you would normally only find in the drunk tank on a full moon. She’s the girl your parents never thought to warn you about. She will steal your heart, and maybe a little bit of your soul.Maggie’s only goal is to not end up like her socialite parents and their friends. They want her to settle down and be comfortable, and all Maggie can think about is a boy in a Star Wars costume she met half a lifetime ago. Her prized velvet Elvis and celebrity hair clippings in tow, she drags everyone along as she carves her own path in the world. When others are going down, Maggie is going up.

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Author Bio

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don’t laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA. 

OTHER BOOKS BY KATHERINE STEVENS 

Felony Ever After: http://amzn.to/2ll1sR7 

Going Down (#1 The Elevator Series): http://amzn.to/2m2qKjT 
Getting Off (#1.5 in The Elevator Series): http://amzn.to/2mzqaNW

 

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Release Blitz: Getting Off by Katherine Stevens

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RELEASE DATE: October 30th, mothertruckers!

SUMMARY:

A recipe for a perfect Thanksgiving disaster:

Add 1 cup of contagious disease

2 cups of secrets

Stir in too much family togetherness

Sprinkle on some awkward porn viewing

Heat at 350 degrees

A year after Going Down, Cole and Cici are still crazy about each other. Despite their relationship no longer being a secret, they can’t seem to catch a break. All Cici wanted was one perfect holiday, and all Cole wanted was dibs on some cranberry sauce.

As usual, Cici has a carefully laid out plan. And as usual, the universe has a different—more hilarious—plan. Will Cici be able to give up her idea of perfection and go with the flow?

Sometimes letting go is the secret to getting off.

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MY REVIEW:

Sigh. I just love this series. I’d say it reminds me of home but even my dysfunctional relatives aren’t this bad. Or this funny.

I love everything but the board games. I sold our Monopoly game because too often the matches came to blood. And then my step-M-i-L bought my kids another one. I’m serious. Sometimes, you just want to cut a–

I digress.

It’s a good thing Cole has some common sense. Cici’s definitely going to get them wrapped around a tree if he loses focus. And not in a good way. But she makes me laugh so that’s all right. I’m sure if she does get them into a car accident, it will be funny. Just watch your teeth, please Cici.

Katherine Stevens is my favorite new author of 2016. I’m very tempted to deduct half a point for the board game shenanigans, but I love her so I will refrain. This time. Heed my warning, Katherine. Five stars.

WHERE TO FIND KATHERINE:

Website: http://www.authorkatherinestevens.com/

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1X4iH5l

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.fluffypants

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatherineStevens/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/texaskatherine

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkatherinestevens/

 

OTHER BOOKS BY KATHERINE STEVENS:

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Felony Ever After: http://amzn.to/1ULdCxe

 

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Going Down (Book 1 in The Elevator Series): http://hyperurl.co/GoingDown

 

BIO:

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don’t laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA

 

 

New Release: Review of Going Down by Katherine Stevens

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My Review:

This book is freakin’ hilarious. At points, tears of mirth were streaming. I love situational comedy and this book is right up there with my favourites. I promptly contacted the author and asked her where she’s been all my life.

(I did refrain from saying I’m her biggest fan because when someone says it to me I want to run. Misery ruined that line for all of us, JSYK.)

Our poor, hapless heroine is the nicest girl but it’s like she takes daily direction from a Murphy’s Law calendar. If anything can go wrong, it most certainly will. She’s jinxed. And she meets this swoony dude–an absolute catch–but Murphy’s Law kicks in as usual.

Katherine told me she hangs out with Debra Anastasia and Helena Hunting but she’s the quiet one skulking unnoticed in the corner. All I can say is, if these three were set loose in Congress, big things would happen. Big, scary, funny things. The world order would tip on its ear. They’re three of a kind.

I first encountered Katherine’s work in Felony Ever After. Her bits were fantastic. I’m including one later in this post so you can see what I mean.

This book is the perfect summer read. Five stars.

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Video courtesy of Katherine Stevens and Debra Anastasia (creator).

 

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About the Author:

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don’t laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA.

Website: http://www.authorkatherinestevens.com/

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1X4iH5l

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.fluffypants

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatherineStevens/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/texaskatherine

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkatherinestevens/

Katherine Stevens is one of the authors of the book Felony Ever After. Here’s a quote from that:

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Buy link for Felony Ever After (which is on sale right now for $0.99 so grab it!):

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Review: Felony Ever After

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29514879-felony-ever-after

 

Are you looking for some zany fun? Here it is! And why should I try to explain it if Debra Anastasia and Helena Hunting will do it for me?

 

Summary:

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen a cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.

His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.

 

FEA2Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.

 

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My Review:

So. A bunch of the zaniest authors I know got together and wrote a story as a Round Robin. The first chapter belongs to Debra Anastasia, so you know it’s going to Crazyville fast. The joy of it is, all the participants paid a lot of attention to the style sheet, so the story is coherent. And homogenized. And hilarious.

Just don’t be looking for anything normal. You won’t find it here.

Each of the authors has attempted to outdo the last one, and write the next one into a corner. It’s amazing how coherent the plot and characters are.

Verity has her life pretty much planned out before she meets her “abductor”–taxi thief Hudson–who isn’t what he appears to be, incidentally. Just maybe, he has some plans to change her plans. And both of them must derail the plans of Verity’s creepy boss.

This is a sweet romance with a smart heroine and a sexy male lead. And these authors are crazy. I already loved those I’d encountered before reading this book, and now I have a bunch of new authors to add to my To Read list. Do yourself a favor and snap this up today. Five stars.

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