The Wedding by Kelly Smith Book Tour, Guest Post + More! {Ends 4/26/24}

Apr 5, 2024 | 4 comments

All along the way, Grace, Piper, Sydney and Rachel are each other’s biggest fans and cheerleaders. The Wedding explores the bond women share and the love they seek.

Book Details:

The Wedding by Kelly Smith
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +) , 240 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Friendship
Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing
Release date: September 2023
Tour dates: April 1 to April 19, 2024)
Content Rating: PG-13: A small amount of sec scenes.

Book Description:

Four friends, one city. Grace, Piper, Sydney and Rachel navigate life, careers, and love in Boston. Each woman is newly single and looking for a fresh start. As their work lives start to look up, they each meet a new man who may be “the one”—or may not. The bond the four women share helps them make better sense of their lives, but at times their friendship causes more issues than it solves. New couples form, and one of them is headed for the altar. But which of the women is about to be a bride?

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Guest Post:

Writer’s dream coming true. Getting into a bookstore.

As a kid, I knew I wanted to write. Well, I didn’t know that’s what it was that I wanted to do, but I knew I had stories in me and when they began to pour out, I was told I was storyteller and not as a compliment. As I got older, I began to understand I wanted to write books. I read a lot, and I imagined one day I would write my own book.

Life got busy, I met a boy, who turned me into a wife, a mom, and an overall caretaker who lost track of time between practice, homework and still figuring out life. But the kids grew up and out of the house and I was left to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. As it turns out, it was a writer.

When I was on my own and the house was so silent it was deafening, I opened myself up and
threw myself right onto pages and sent off stories about my life for the world to read, critique, and learn from. It wasn’t until I wrote my fiction book, The Wedding, that I felt like a “real author”.

I had written my first two books, Signs in the Rearview Mirror Leaving a Toxic Relationship
Behind, and Out of the Darkness to help others see that leaving a toxic relationship is not the end of your life and if you heal, you will find healthy love. But for some reason, in my head, I did not consider myself an author until my first fiction book was published. On that day, I sat silently and thought back to the naysayers and negative nellys and told myself I won, and I did.

On the day I discovered a bookshop here in Austin, had ordered copies of The Wedding, from my publisher, to sell in their store, I celebrated! Not only was I an author of a fiction book, but a bookshop saw my book and decided it was good enough to put on their shelves. I am 5’2, but I feel 6’ tall.

I could have listened to the negative talk and not even tried to write my first book, but I didn’t. I knew I wanted to write fiction for as long as I can remember, and I did it. I tapped into my creative side, developed characters, like eleven of them, and brought them to life.

Today, I am working on my next three books and there is no stopping me now.

Meet the Author:

Kelly Smith, a three-time published author, first came on the scene with her debut novel, Signs in the Rearview Mirror Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind. After healing from her toxic relationships, she soon realized dating after a toxic relationship was difficult, which then led her to write Out of the Darkness. Out of the Darkness, her sophomore book is about her experiences with healing after abuse, dating, and finding love again. Sunny Day Publishing published all of her books.

Smith, an award-winning writer, writes for Elephant Journal and HuffPost. Smith is a dating expert for the online relationship and dating magazine, GoDates.

Smith is a certified relationship and dating coach who works with clients who are trying to rebuild their lives after an abusive relationship ends, or after a long-term relationship ends.

Smith is a Boston native who moved to the Austin, TX area in July 2003 with her three sons.

Media Expertise Kelly can speak on topics including domestic violence in teen dating, narcissism, and toxic relationships, women as the abusers, recovering from an abusive relationship, dating again after an abusive relationship, narcissism in both men and women, and living as an adult child with a narcissistic parent.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  X/Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads

The Tour Schedule :

April 1– Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
April 1– Leanne Bookstagram – book review
April 2 – China Sorrows – book review
April 3– Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
April 4 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
April 4 – The Sexy Nerd Revue – book spotlight / giveaway
April 5 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book spotlight
April 5 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
April 8 – Dana Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
April 9 – StoreyBook Reviews – book review / giveaway
April 10 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review / guest post / giveaway
April 10 – Confessions of the Perfect Mom – book review / giveaway
April 11 – Karma Zee Readz – book review / author interview / giveaway
April 11 – Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight  author interview / giveaway
April 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 12 – FUONLYKNEW – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 12 – Review Thick And Thin – book review / giveaway
April 15 – Diane’s Book Journal – book spotlight
April 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
April 17 – @regallywritten – book review
April 17 – Fantastic Feathers – book review
April 18 – @melissajbooks4days– book review / giveaway
April 18 – The Life We Build – book review / giveaway
April 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
April 19 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
April 19 – @RedReviews4You – book review

Giveaway Details:

 Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of the author of THE WEDDING) (one winner / USA only) (ends April 26)

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THE WEDDING Book Tour Giveaway

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  1. Dreaa Drake

    This sounds like something I’d love to read deff added to my tbr for later!

  2. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a good story.

  3. Bea LaRocca

    Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your story

  4. Anne

    This captivating and unforgettable novel would be a real treasure to enjoy and cherish.

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