Monday, February 2, 2015

Climax by Christina George & author Guest Post

Guest Post by Christina George

Dr. Ruth Ann Wilson made her debut in book three. She’s outspoken, outrageous and likely one of the most unorthodox therapists you’ve ever seen but the feedback around her has been incredible. Everything from “I wish my therapist was more like Ruth Ann!” to “Can I get Ruth Ann’s number?” So I thought I would share some more Ruth Ann insight into relationships:

Airport Circling

Have you ever been stuck in a plane circling the airport in this seemingly never-ending holding pattern? You sit in your seat, strapped in, waiting for the pilot to finally touch down, but he keeps circling and you’re left to stare aimlessly out the window wishing you were on the ground.

Airport circling is a great metaphor for a lot of what we do in our lives, we know where we want to land but we’re afraid to do so.

I had a patient once who was a great example of this. She was in a relationship with a guy who had just come out of a bad marriage. Well, “just come out” is not really accurate. He’d been out for four years and she was still waiting for their relationship to start. I mean, really start. To be fair, they weren’t dating the entire four years, just the last year, which is pretty bad anyway. She spent three years listening to him get through his divorce, supporting him, etc.

Can you imagine airport circling for that long? You are probably shaking your head thinking “Wow, I’d never do that.” But the truth is, we all have. Whether it’s a job we want or a new career or whatever change we’re thinking of implementing, we’ll often airport circle to avoid having to make a decision. I got news for you, there is no control tower that’s going to magically tell you when to land. No one is in charge of your landing but you.

It’s your God-given right to make a decision, good or bad. We’re so afraid of bad decisions but I tell you what, bad decisions often make great stories so there’s always an upside. The only really bad decisions are the ones that get made out of default. You ran out of time or money or whatever. The truth is that if you don’t decide you’re always stuck in your holding pattern and will eventually run out of gas and, most definitely, air space. So stop circling the airport and land that plane, if you don’t like where you end up you can climb aboard and head to another destination. The only thing stopping you is you.

About the author:

Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn't. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.

Connect with Christina: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads

Title:  Climax
Series:  The Publicist #3
Author:  Christina George
Published:  December 15/14
Length:  508pgs
Format:  ARC paperback
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★+

Back Cover Blurb:

Kate Mitchell has never forgiven herself for breaking Nick Lavigne’s heart. Now he’s back and he’s moved on, and it’s affecting Kate’s life more than she’s willing to admit.

Kate Mitchell has everything. She's the head of a crazy successful publishing house, engaged to the traffic-stopping sexy Mac Ellis and she's about to sign one of the biggest authors of her career.

And that's when everything falls apart.

Everything is perfect…until it’s not.

In a city of 8 million people Kate manages to run into someone she never expected to see again.

Nick is handsome, impossibly kind, every girl’s dream, and Kate’s former fiancé. He’s also the brother of the rising star author she’s trying to sign. Now that Nick’s back in town and has moved on he insists he’s over Kate, but part of him still can’t get past how amazing they were, and his sister won’t let anyone forget how brutally it ended.

When Mac is dealt a life-changing blow, it forces Kate to question every single choice she’s made.

Follow Kate as she embarks on a journey of life and love, navigating through the decisions that will change it all forever.

My Review:

I was completely blown away by this novel! George writes scenes that sizzle just as well as she writes ones that pack an emotional punch. She draws readers so completely into this story that they don’t read it, they live it. The plot twists kept me on my toes throughout, never being able to guess what would come next or how it would end. And that ending was definitely the perfect ending to an absolutely fantastic story. As a reader you really get a sense of what being in New York and the hectic pace of life there. I really enjoyed the in depth look at the world of publicity and publishing. It takes the story to a whole new level.

The main character is so real. Her emotions and reactions are so raw and off the cuff. She was a real pleasure to get to know. I was so into this story that I was loving & hating people not based on who they were, but what they did to the characters I’d already formed connections with. It was absolutely fantastic to be this invested in the lives of the characters. I found myself yelling at and giving advice to the characters. They were all so real. I felt as if I were sitting in the same room as them.

This novel may be just over 500pages long, but I devoured it in a single sitting. It is one of the best pieces of literature I’ve read in a long, long while.

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