Friday, October 23, 2015

6 Apps That Should Totally Exist

Are you reading this on your phone?

If yes, then you're totally going to love this article.

And if not, your phone probably still isn't too far out of reach, so I think you'll still like this article.


Check out my article, 6 Apps That Should Totally Exist, over on Sammiches & Psych Meds, because seriously, these apps should totally exist!

Vicki Lesage, Author

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Time for Christmas already?

It's not even Halloween yet and I'm already talking about Christmas? I'm the worst! But I just can't help myself because COCKTAILS.

Yup, that's right, my latest book, Christmas Confessions & Cocktails is not only about Christmas but also has 25 deliciously festive cocktails. So it would be a shame to make you wait for those. I'm really just looking out for you.


Not ready to take the boozy plunge yet? Here's some early praise for Christmas Confessions & Cocktails to help convince you:

"I loved it--it had me laughing out loud as I nodded my head with familiarity. The perfect way to kick-start your Christmas cheer."
- Aimee Horton, author of Survival of the Christmas Spirit
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"Bubbly and delicious, with a surprisingly delightful kick, Vicki Lesage's hilarious and heartwarming collection of stories is the perfect holiday cocktail!"
- Kathryn Leehane, author and humorist at Foxy Wine Pocket
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"From pot-luck shaming to creepy Christmas caves to mutant flying insects, Christmas Confessions & Cocktails has absolutely everything you need to make your season hilarious! This latest installment in the Confessions series from writer and humorist Vicki Lesage is full of hysterical Yuletide tales and delicious cocktail recipes. The perfect holiday gift for the person in your life who loves to laugh!"
- Sarah del Rio, author, editor, and the woman behind the curtain at humor site est. 1975
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Vicki Lesage, Author

Monday, October 5, 2015

8 Ways Substitute Teaching Prepared Me for Parenthood

Back in college I was a substitute teacher. You'd think that would mean it was the kids who were doing all the learning, but I learned quite a bit myself...


Today I'm over on BonBon Break with 8 things in particular I learned. If you count this as learning:

#5 Don’t let them pit you against their regular teacher/ the other parent.

“Mrs. Brown lets us talk while we write our essays.”

“Dad lets us eat pizza and candy for breakfast.”

“Mr. Elliott said it’s OK to eat Cheetos in chem lab as long as we share.”

Don’t be fooled! Your subs said it to you, now it’s your turn to say it: “Well, I’m not Mrs. Brown/ your Dad/ Mr. Elliott!” And go ahead and confiscate all that pizza and candy and Cheetos for yourself.


Want to find out the other 7 things I learned? Check out the full post: 8 Ways Substitute Teaching Prepared Me for Parenthood

Bonbon Break

Vicki Lesage, Author

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Win 5 books!

It's the first day of October, which means two things: only 23 more days 'til my birthday (giving you plenty of time to come up with gift ideas for me, ha!) and it's time for another giveaway!

All 5 of these babies are up for grabs, courtesy of the T.B. Markinson over at Making My Mark:

Win 5 Books

To enter, just click here (or via the widget at the end of the post): Rafflecopter page. At the end of the month one winner will be randomly selected to win an e-book copy of all five books.

And now for the fabulous books!

Close to Destiny by Adria J. Cimino

close-to-destiny-front-coverv10jpgDoes déjà vu have a deeper meaning? A puzzling gift from a stranger in a hat shop. Whisperings and footsteps in a dim luxury hotel. Dreams that transport to elegant parties where champagne flows like water. Kat is both frightened and intrigued by the events that have plagued her since she arrived in London, in a final effort to save herself from anorexia and recover from her latest suicide attempt.

Most disturbing is an encounter with a mysterious woman who introduces Kat to Will. And this lovely messenger has information she desperately wants to share with Kat: an incident from more than a century ago that could transform Kat’s future. But will Kat listen?

A story of the role of destiny in life... and of righting the wrongs of the past.

Entanglement by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

entanglement-coverAwkward, 21-year-old Greta Donovan, the fiercely intelligent daughter of a philandering physics professor, doesn’t relate to people nearly as well as she relates to facts and figures. While Greta gets quarks and string theory, she hasn’t a clue where men are concerned.

Which is exactly why she doesn’t see it coming when someone tries to kill her.

Newly transplanted in L.A. after being kicked out of her father's house, Greta moves in with her best friend Daphne Saito, a troubled girl with an abusive past. The charismatic Daphne teaches Greta how to wear stilettos, apply lip gloss, and navigate 1990s Hollywood nightlife. Daphne is determined to succeed, and she drags an unwilling Greta into the limelight with her.

When Greta walks out on her, Daphne tries to win her back. But Daphne’s desperate tactics just push Greta further away. Reeling, Daphne betrays her friend. Can Greta survive? Can she forgive?


Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer by Vicki Lesage

confessions-of-a-paris-potty-trainer-coverIf you think motherhood in America is a challenge, try navigating the City of Light with a stroller in one hand and a croissant in the other. In this riotous memoir, author Vicki Lesage shares the highs and lows of raising her family in Paris.

A former party girl, Vicki has now traded wine bottles for baby bottles. If she's awake at 2 a.m. it's because of a crying baby, not a wild night out on the town. Follow her journey through pregnancy to raising two kids with her ever-patient French husband, all while trying to enjoy life in Paris.




Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy by Shannon A. Thompson

MBScoverTwo destinies. One death.

"Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates."

Eric Welborn isn't completely human, but he isn't the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she's powerful―too powerful―and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he's determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she's assigned as Eric's class partner. He won't help, let alone talk to her, but she's determined to change him―even if it means revealing everything he's strived to hide.

Minutes Before Sunset is the first book in The Timely Death Trilogy.


Once upon a Nightmare: A Collection by Cherie Reich

Once upon a Nightmare ebook coverA monster hunts us. After hibernating for a decade, it’s ravenous. We long to stop this nightmare, but the end of the road is far. There is no waking up once a legend sets its sights on you.

Disappearances every ten or so years make little impact on the small town of New Haven, Virginia. Hikers get lost. Hunters lose the trail. Even when a body is discovered, the inhabitants’ memories last about as long as the newspaper articles.

No one connects the cases. No one notices the disappearances go back beyond Civil War times. No one believes a legendary monster roams the forests in Southwestern Virginia.

I don’t either until the truck breaks down on an old mountain trail. Cell phones won’t work in this neck of the woods. It’s amazing how much a person can see by starlight alone. So what if we can’t feel our fingers or toes as we hike toward the main road. How many more miles left to go?

Crrraaack! Hear that noise?


Enter now to win these 5 books! Good luck!

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Vicki Lesage, Author