Friday 6 September 2019

The Serial Dater's Shopping List by Morgen Bailey BLOG TOUR @morgenwriteruk @BOTBSPublicity

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a local newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?

The Serial Dater's Shopping List by Morgen Bailey was published in July last year. My thanks to author who sent my copy for review and to Sarah from Books on the Bright Side Publicity who invited me to take part on this Blog Tour

I really enjoyed this funny and well written story of Izzy's dabble with internet dating. I must admit that it's unlike my usual book choices, but I raced through this one during a baking hot weekend. Sitting out in the garden, sunglasses on, a bottle of Corona by my side and getting strange looks from the cat as I burst into laughter every so often.

Main character Izzy is well created and likeable. Her usual job is to review gadgets at the local newspaper, but her boss William decides that she should discover the joys of internet dating, with 31 dates in 31 days - throughout the month of May. I must admit that personally I'd have been tempted to tell him where to shove that idea, but Izzy takes on the challenge.

What follows is an entertaining and amusing account of those dates. I snorted with laughter and cringed more than once as Izzy reveals some quite bizarre experiences with a vast array of men, from all walks of life.
We are also introduced to Izzy's friends and colleague which does give a welcome break from the procession of dubious dates at times!

The perfect book for a lazy sunny weekend. It's well written, funny and really up to the minute.

Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’ is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster. As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.

Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!

Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.

When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she's walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!

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