A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/17/22}

Dec 9, 2022 | 1 comment

A Dress the Color of the Moon tracks the rocky and sometimes disastrous path to recovery-a recovery that will require Prudence and her friends to face down the demons of their pasts while learning to accept the fearful uncertainty that comes with living life on your own two feet.

Book Details:

A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+), 360 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction 
Publisher:  Glass Spider Publishing
Release date: October 30, 2021
Tour dates: Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 +M: Though this book deals with sexual addiction, it does not contain explicit sex scenes and the language is tame. The book’s focus is on the protagonist’s path toward recovery from an addiction.

Book Description:

Prudence Aldrich is a sex addict. Five weeks ago, she checked into the Serenity Hills rehab center to prevent that addiction from ruining every important relationship in her life. Now Prue must face the trail of destruction she left behind, including mending the broken bond with her teenage son, finalizing the divorce from her husband, Nick, and using a newly learned set of skills to ward off her insatiable cravings for male attention-a compulsion that puts her friendship with lifelong pal Lily to the test.

​Adding ever further complications to the hurdles in her path is the arrival into town of Alistair Prescott, her in-rehab romantic obsession, and the one person in the world most capable of throwing Prue off her recovery. Meanwhile, Serenity Hills counselor Mike Sullivan is undergoing a crisis of his own-one that will drive him to the rediscovery of a lifelong passion . . . and causing him to cross paths again with Prue, his former patient.

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Review By LAWonder10:

I have heard of individuals being “over-sexed” but this is the first time of hearing it as an addiction. Apparently, it can be.

In this book, the author addresses toxic relationships and behavior. She addresses different types of addition. These are things that, if left untreated, destroy individuals, relationships, and families.

This novel gets slightly intense at times with sexual thoughts and tendencies. It also has a few crude sexual references.

These are several sexual comments and some crude language. If one can get past all that, it is interesting to realize the different thoughts and experiences addicts go through.  Addicts are as different as any large group of people. They come from all walks of life, circumstances, and parts of the world. They all do have a few defining points in common. This book addresses those points and offers suggestions to apply in an addict’s life. The points of healing can be applied to the non-addicts life as well.

Other than some words and obsessive sexual thoughts and actions, I only had a problem with a couple of issues with the author’s writing. She went from past to present a lot. Sometimes it was truly confusing which was present and which was recent past. Also, I did not feel the Title was well-chosen or depicted the story well.

Although this is the first of the series, I felt the ending left too much of a “cliffhanger”.

For this reason, I offer a Four Stars rating.

This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest revew.


Guest Post:

I began writing the DRESS series to help myself heal from a long toxic marriage. I had left my husband of nineteen years and there was a tremendous sense of failure brewing inside of me. I yearned for an outlet to deal with my pain and come to grips with the fact that I had failed at an essential commitment of my life.

The combination of the pain from my marriage and my fascination with the details of people’s lives created the perfect storm for me to write my debut novel and the follow-up sequel, A DRESS THE COLOR OF THE MOON. I was curious as to why some women choose the right partner and stay married forever, and some don’t. Was there a correlation between my childhood experiences and my warped image of the perfect partner? I began to realize that I had a skewed idea of the ideal husband and father. My mother had been married three times, and my father, four. I am also the child of an alcoholic/drug addict. Although my mother was my primary caregiver, my father’s addiction left a scar on my childhood.

When I was dating my now ex-husband, there were obvious signs that he had a drinking problem. Due to a variety of circumstances, I took a stand on my happiness and terminated the relationship. He begged me to take him back and swore off alcohol. With a promise of sobriety and the innocence of young love, I accepted his promise. We lived in blissful denial for the first nine years. When my ex-husband began drinking again, the co-dependent child inside of me reared her ugly head. I came up with various rules about his drinking—no shots, no hard liquor, and the list went on, yet all my rules failed.

My healing began as I spilled my soul onto the pages. A story that started as a resource to heal me, turned into a venue to address many questions and curiosities about the connections between our adult self and childhood experiences. I was forced me to take a deep look at my childhood because there was a part of me that was still wounded from the traumas of my past. I believed that if I didn’t dig deep, seek help, and face my demons, that I would end up in yet another unhealthy relationship.

Through my research, I learned that it doesn’t matter what type of trauma you have endured; what matters is how it made you feel, how the trauma affects your sense of self, and how it ruins your chances of engaging in healthy, loving relationships.

Since releasing the DRESS seris, I have received an outpouring of private messages from my readers sharing that my books have changed them, helped them, and given them hope.

Meet the Author:

Jennifer Irwin’s debut novel, A Dress the Color of the Sky, was published in 2017 and has received rave reviews, won seven book awards, and was optioned for a feature film. Jennifer’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications including California’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Jennifer is represented by Prentis Literary and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ youtubebookbub ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule :

Nov 21 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 21 – Stephanie Jane – book review / giveaway
Nov 22 – Reading Authors Network – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 Elizabeth McKenna – Author book spotlight / giveaway
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Lady Hawkeye – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 1 – Welcome To MLMopinion’s Reviews – book review
Dec 1 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 1 – Novels Alive– book spotlight / giveaway
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Dec 16 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
TBD – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Win signed copy of A DRESS THE COLOR OF THE MOON by Jennifer Irwin (one winner)(USA only) (ends Dec 17)

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1 Comment
  1. Nancy

    Cool cover

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