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Old 10-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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The Bum Magnet - A Romantic Comedy [see post #16 for Kindle Giveaway]

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to introduce my hilarious, debut novel, The Bum Magnet. It's follows a year in the life of a woman who is hopelessly attracted to players, so she decides to give up and take a journey into the nightmares of boyfriends past to find out why. It's got alot of humor about relationships, a little mystery, and a little drama. Amazon reviews so far have been very positive. It's on sale for the low, low price of $1.99 through October.

It's available in all formats on Smashwords.
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3716

And on Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bum-Magnet...tle_popover_sr

Happy Reading! And if you like it, please leave a review.

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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I just got my first professional review and wanted to share. And don't forget The Bum Magnet is on sale for 1.99 through October.

Accomplished, motivated, and successful, Charisse has it all - that is, except a fulfilling relationship. Even worse, despite her best efforts, she keeps falling for the same type of man over and over again: the lying, cheating player. To her credit, because of the polished allure of her suitors, Charisse doesn’t often realize she’s about to be played - but it doesn’t stop her from hurting all the same once their true colors show in the end.

Finally forced to confront the self-repeating cycle of disappointment to which she’s grown accustomed, Charisse takes a deep, introspective look into the underlying reasons behind her faulty decision-making when it comes to choosing a mate. In her ensuing state of enlightenment, she vows to do a better job of staying away from obvious losers of all shapes and sizes - but when was the last time everything went exactly according to plan for anyone? What follows is a hilarious, eye-opening series of adventures and misadventures in love as Charisse strives to discover what it takes to finally find the real thing.

Creatively well-crafted, The Bum Magnet is a highly enjoyable, entertaining read. In a signature style equally hilarious and insightful, author K.L. Brady takes readers on a vicarious journey through the depths of the mind and heart, reflecting the very real emotional trials and tribulations with which we are all more than familiar. In so doing, she paints a vivid, heartfelt - and rather amusing - picture of the ups and downs of everyday romantic pursuits.

Furthermore, Brady’s engaging tale does a commendable job of portraying such pursuits in a highly realistic light. Rather than paint her potential suitors – or even Charisse herself - as flawed demons and flawless innocents, The Bum Magnet depicts them as flesh-and-blood, genuine human figures drawn straight from the canvas of real life. For all their various drawbacks, they make no more or fewer mistakes than we all do in our various everyday pursuits.

Witty, pointed, and real, The Bum Magnet sucks you in from the beginning and keeps you rapt until the very end. A highly recommended read.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Hello Everyone!

I know you're thinking, "Here comes that pain in the patootie again with more news about her book."

And you would be correct.

Please vote for my book on the author exposure blog. If I get the most votes, my book will be the November book of the month. It won't cost you anything and you don't have to participate if you don't want to...all I need is your "click."

Please visit http://www.authorexposure.com/# to cast your vote and I will be forever grateful!! Voting ends on Friday.

Thanks!

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Old 10-21-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Based on the 7 other reviews of the book -- all giving it a 5 star rating -- I'll give it a look-see!
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
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Hello All,

The latest and greatest reviews, just in case you're looking for a fun holiday read.

What Readers Are Saying...

"If you can't identify with Charisse, you have a friend who is exactly like her. As a romance the journey is incredible, as a novel, it is laugh out loud funny . . . It is not a male-bashing book, but a realistic look at life through great writing." Clee Culver

"The book wasn't just smart and entertaining, but it also surpassed the genre of chick-lit." H. Geil

“Very intelligently written and witty and "tears rolling down my face" at points funny. I give it five stars." SGR SISTA

"Everytime I thought I figured out what was about to happen, the author threw in a curveball which kept me up late at night trying to find where it would land." April T

What Reviewers Are Saying...

“Creatively well-crafted, The Bum Magnet is a highly enjoyable, entertaining read. In a signature style equally hilarious and insightful, author K.L. Brady takes readers on a vicarious journey through the depths of the heart and mind . . . Witty pointed and real, The Bum Magnet sucks you in from the beginning and keeps you rapt until the very end. A highly recommended read." Linda Waterson, Apex Reviews

“K.L. Brady’s journey of one woman’s dating woes and self discovery was entertaining and real. With a nice balance of drama and laughs, The Bum Magnet is both funny and uplifting…” OOSA Online Book Club

"The Bum Magnet is a woefully delicious tale of the worst and best, but mostly worst kind of men any single woman could come across... the only thing to predict in this story is its unpredictability. K.L. Brady has a unique writing style, incorporating humor, warmth and sass . . . " Evie Alex, Long Live Chick Lit

"Ms. Brady's creativity had me laughing-out-loud and shaking my head. . . The message of this book is something everyone can benefit from. I recommend The Bum Magnet to readers looking to laugh while enjoying a well-crafted story." Jennifer Coissiere, APOOO BookClub

Check out the latest and greatest news on my website www.klbradywrites.com
Or pick up a copy on

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #6
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The Bum Magnet - Now On Sale for 99 cents!

A great read for the New Year's holiday! Check it out.

What Reviewers Are Saying...

"K.L. Brady has penned a clever, witty, insightful, and down right hilarious novel with THE BUM MAGNET. From the first page until the very last, I was laughing out loud and wondering just how this new author came up
with this stuff. Charisse Tyson is a realistic and likable character with flaws and experiences that most women can relate to . . . This debut author is one to watch. I highly recommend THE BUM MAGNET!" Monique D. Mensah, RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

“Creatively well-crafted, The Bum Magnet is a highly enjoyable, entertaining ead. In a signature style equally hilarious and insightful, author K.L. Brady takes readers on a vicarious journey through the depths of the heart and mind . . . Witty pointed and real, The Bum Magnet sucks you in from the beginning and keeps you rapt until the very end. A highly recommended read." Linda Waterson, Apex Reviews

“K.L. Brady’s journey of one woman’s dating woes and self discovery was entertaining and real. With a nice balance of drama and laughs, The Bum Magnet is both funny and uplifting…” OOSA Online Book Club

"The Bum Magnet is a woefully delicious tale of the worst and best, but mostly worst kind of men any single woman could come across... the only thing to predict in this story is its unpredictability. K.L. Brady has a unique writing style, incorporating humor, warmth and sass . . . "
Evie Alex, Long Live Chick Lit

"Ms. Brady's creativity had me laughing-out-loud and shaking my head. . . The message of this book is something everyone can benefit from. I recommend The Bum Magnet to readers looking to laugh while enjoying a well-crafted story." Jennifer Coissiere, APOOO BookClub

What Readers Are Saying...

"If you can't identify with Charisse, you have a friend who is exactly like her. As a romance the journey is incredible, as a novel, it is laugh out loud funny . . . It is not a male-bashing book, but a realistic look at life through great writing." Clee Culver

"The book wasn't just smart and entertaining, but it also surpassed the genre of chick-lit." H. Geil

“Very intelligently written and witty and "tears rolling down my face" at points funny. I give it five stars." SGR SISTA

"Everytime I thought I figured out what was about to happen, the author threw in a curveball which kept me up late at night trying to find where it would land." April T

"This book had me laughing so hard . . . I recommend this book highly. One of the best books I read this year." K. Taylor-Thomas

"This is an excellent and well-written book. Soror Brady has created a character you care about and want to see happy. Her best friend is ride-or-die. If you haven't read this book, pick it up and buy a copy for someone else!" F. Lewis

Check It Out On Amazon
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:58 AM   #7
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Is that the only place this book is available?
It's $1.99 USD at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3716
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THANKS! I'll probably have to wait a bit, as there's so much free books to read from our authors here...
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:18 AM   #10
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Hello!

Yes, it's 99 cents on Amazon and now 99 cents on smashwords. It definitely won't be offered for free anytime soon, but less than a buck isn't too bad for a great read!

Thanks for your interest!

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #11
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The Bum Magnet .99 Cents! - MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

OMG! The Bum Magnet was selected for the "Reviewer's Choice" list by the Midwest Book Review!!! I'm so excited I don't know what to do with myself. I just found out and I can't scream because I'm at work! So that's why all the exclamation points!!! lol

The Bum Magnet
K. L. Brady
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9780615307046, $14.95, www.klbradywrites.com

Men can cause many problems in the lives of women, but swearing off them is quite the task. "The Bum Magnet" tells the story of Charisse Tyson, a woman who has been burned far more often than she would like in the realm of love. When she wants to get away from it all, life won't let her because it seems that her own addiction is hard to stop, especially when her addiction doesn't want to let go of her. "The Bum Magnet" is a story that many women will find something to relate to, making for a highly recommended read that should not be missed.


http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/jan_10.htm#rc
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The Bum Magnet - Hilarious Romantic Comedy! Only 99 Cents

<p style="text-align: left;"><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/ItHFc61rhYG4DmvhMGq*xOGjYJEc384Sa7IMGvSH7mJqA2qfuT GEjli2dyR0aI-KSM10cIL8VlZ47u5t8bjVRFIEQTR-61NF/bummagnet_finalcoverjpeg.jpg?width=508" alt=""/></p>

Check on the GREAT reviews on AMAZON! Only 99 on Kindle and Smashwords!


Voted One of the Best Reads of 2009 by OOSA Online Book Club

A RAWSISTAZ Reviewer Favorite!

A Top Recommended Read for 2010 ~ African Americans on the Move Book
Club

Midwest Book Review - Reviewer's Choice (Jan 2010) "...highly
recommended read that should not be missed."

Real estate agent Charisse Tyson seems to have it all-a great job, a
dream car, and a McMansion in high-and-mightyville. Everything in her
life is just right...except the Mister. While lamenting the break-up
with her most recent "the one" during a holiday meltdown, Charisse
realizes she has a type when it comes to men—players, players, and more
players. A magazine article motivates her to swear off men and examine
the complex roots of her romantic fiascoes.

Just five simple steps to turn her life to the stuff of legends, right?
Life is never that easy...

Charisse commences her do-it-yourself therapy project and barely cracks
open her emotional toolbox when she encounters the monkey wrenches: an
irresistible new beau, two persistent ex-flames, and an FBI agent with
life-altering secrets threatening to turn her world upside-down.

A tug of war ensues and Charisse is dead center, trying her best to
distinguish the Don Juans from the Romeos. As her love life is propelled
into unpredictable twists not even she could imagine, will a
twenty-seven-year-old secret keep Charisse from finding the right “one”?

Laugh loud and often as Charisse discovers whether her choices in men
reflect more than a penchant for good looks, great sex, and bad
judgment.
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Ha! I've heard many comments on the UK translation of "bum." LOL I'm sure if I ever sell the foreign rights, they will do something with that title.
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