Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night by Shelly Lowenkopf tour, Review and Giveaway

Publisher: White Whisker Books (June 6, 2014)
Category: Short Stories, Literary Fiction
ISBN: 978-0-9836329-8-6
Tour Date: May/June, 2014
Available in: Print and ebook, 186 Pages

Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night brings a number of Shelly Lowenkopf’s previously published short stories together in a single volume. All the stories revolve around life in Santa Barbara, the oceanside city north of Los Angeles, where people go after they’ve burned out in San Francisco and L.A. Yet there’s no safe haven anywhere. Interwoven into Santa Barbara’s picturesque setting, the people in these twelve stories reveal what their hearts and souls encounter in relationships. Their misreadings, mistakes, and misadventures bare what happens to people who love another.

Shelly Lowenkopf taught in the University of Southern California’s
Master of Professional Writing Program for 34 years, has taught at the annual Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference since 1980, and has been guest lecturer in many schools and conferences.

He is currently Visiting Professor at the College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, with classes in noir fiction, the modern short story, genre fiction, and developing a literary voice. Mr. Lowenkopf has served as editorial director for literary, general trade, mass market, and scholarly book publishers, seeing over 500 books through the editorial and production process. His own short fiction has appeared widely in the literary press. He is author of the popular The Fiction Writer’s Handbook.

Website: http://www.lowenkopf.com/
Follow The Tour:
So Many Precious Books May 8 Review & Giveaway
The Most Happy Reader May 12 Review & Guest Post (postponed)
Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings May 13 Review                                                            Books of Mur-y-Castell May 13 Review (Tentative date)
Second Book to the Right May 14 Guest Post
Girl with her Head in a Book May 16 Review
Girl with her Head in a Book May 16 Interview
Cassandra M’s Place May 20 Review&Giveaway
Toot’s Book Reviews May 23  Interview
Open Book Society May 26 Review
Paranormal Book Club ( PBC)May 28 Interview & Giveaway
|Paranormal Romance & AuthorsMay 30Review
Tabula Rasa June 2 Review
The New In Books June 3 Review & Interview
Inspire to Read June 4 Review
Inspire to Read June 5 Guest Post
She Treads Softly June 6 Review
Deal Sharing Aunt June 11 Review
Deal Sharing Aunt Guest Post & Giveaway
Pinky’s Favorite ReadsJune 12 Interview
From L.A. to LA June 13Review & Giveaway
Ordinary Girlz BookRreviews June 16 Review
Mary’s Cup of Tea June 18 Review
Little Whimsy Books June 18 Interview & Giveaway
The Book Chick Blog June 19 Review
Svetlana’s Reads and Views June 20 Review
Cassandra's Review- Humor and strength are two of the very special charms this books holds. The author is outstanding and can get right to the heart of a good story.  I love that this book has short stories that give you time to read one and then sit with it a bit as you go about your day. When you come back for more, there is no disappointing.


  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed 'Love Wil Make You..' so much!


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