Read and review my ABNA entry!

Read and review my ABNA entry! <<<——-This is the link!

Hello friends! I’m so excited that my novel, Women Like Us, has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA)!

This is the third time I’ve entered this contest, and the first time I’ve made it this far. Whether or not I move on to the next round will be determined mainly by a review I will receive from Publisher’s Weekly next month. However, anybody can download and review the first chapter for free on Amazon using this link.

If you have time, I’d love it if you all would read my excerpt and write a review. Here’s a brief description of the book to whet your curiosity:

Lemon Beasly needs to know why Momma was murdered all those years ago. Lemon’s got the who. Trouble is, she sent that bastard to hell before he could get to the juicy part. So she’s been working the why over for ten years now. First in the state of Alabama’s fine penal accommodations, then at the Wal-Mart, where she works as a condition of her parole. She turns it over in her mind even while her boss, Mr. Smutty, is screwing her on lunch breaks. That mess with Smutty ends the day she steals an EPT from the family planning aisle and turns the test strip blue. Smutty tells her she can lose the baby or lose her job. That would mean a parole violation for her, and foster care for her unborn child. Now she’s got two choices. Kill her baby and stick around in a “safe” but miserable life, or run. She teams up with Rayline, a saucy, pistol-packing, mildly retarded woman. They set off to find Trigger, Lemon’s high school boyfriend, who might have the answers about Momma, or a clue at least. Question is, can Lemon and Rayline find him before the cops find them? Readers of Joshilyn Jackson, Kathryn Stockett, and Sue Monk Kidd will enjoy this bit of Southern Women’s Fiction. WOMEN LIKE US, a novel of 84,000 words, is the perfect blend of tongue-in-cheek humor, heart-wrenching drama, and page-turning tension.

Happy reading!

7 thoughts on “Read and review my ABNA entry!

  1. Hi Nicole, it sounds like this will be really good! I downloaded it to my iPhone so that I can read it when I get a chance. If I like it (which it looks like I will), it will be a bummer if I can’t read the rest! Is the novel in its entirety available in any way? Just checking. Great job, by the way, getting this far with the Amazon contest…amazing!


  2. Just wanted to congratulate you on your advancement to the quarter-finals! I appreciate the info you gave me regarding agent querying while in the contest. Good luck to you! (And here’s hoping we don’t go crazy waiting for those PW reviews…)


      1. I’m not sure if you’re the Nicole who left a review on my except (different last name), but if so, thank you! Was lovely to see. I just finished reading and reviewing your excerpt. Loved it! I hope to have time to read others as well. Just never enough hours in the day, are there? 🙂


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