Friday, July 5, 2013

The Karmic Connection by Libby Mercer ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

Title: The Karmic Connection
Author: Libby Mercer
Release date: April 24, 2013
Genre: Chick Lit/Romance hybrid
Age Group: Adult (although it might appeal to some YA and NA fans)
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

What is the universe up to?

Guilty of nothing more than working too much - or so they say - Adam Stowe is dumped at a "wellness center" in the middle of nowhere by a couple of concerned colleagues. When he meets Lorraine, the beautiful and bewitching yoga instructor, his spirits start to lift, but once he discovers what a flighty fruitcake she is, they drop back down to subterranean levels.

For Lorraine Jameson, Luna Wellness Center was a beacon of solace when her life was falling apart, and she can't stand the way Adam's toxic energy is poisoning the peace. He embodies everything negative about the life she discarded eighteen months ago. Despite being fiercely attracted to the arrogant man, she's determined not to let Adam Stowe anywhere near her heart.

Adam and Lorraine couldn't be more unsuitable as a potential couple... so why is the universe so dead set on uniting these two?

The Karmic Connection is a different kind of love story with a cast of quirky characters and a mystical, magical New Age-y flavor.


“What,” Mandy paused dramatically, “is going on between the two of you?”

“Nothing.” Lorraine’s voice was firm. “He’s going through caffeine withdrawal. I was only working on his pressure point in order to alleviate some of the tension in his head.”

“Honey, don’t even bother trying to deny it ‘cause you can’t fool me. I can detect the sweet scent of sexual tension a mile away.”

Oh, dear. Lorraine clasped her fingers together and turned to her friend. “Do you think anyone else noticed?”

Mandy smiled. “Yoga Joel said it was like watching the opening scene of a New Age porno flick.”

“Noooooooo!” Lorraine snatched the afghan off the back of the sofa and threw it over her head.

“Oh, for heaven’s sake.” Mandy pulled the afghan off Lorraine and gave her a stern look. “Stop being a big old baby and answer me this: what do you intend to about it?”

“Nothing,” Lorraine responded with determination.

“Why not? Has Celeste set down any rules against this sort of thing?”

“No, it’s not that…” Lorraine worked her fingers through the loops of the afghan’s intricate crochet work.

“Well, what then? All day long, the man’s been gazing at you with lust and admiration. He’s obviously got you rattled – in a good way, I might add – and I don’t blame you at all. Such a handsome man. If I weren’t in love with the old ball and chain, I’d be all over him like a duck on a June bug.”

Lorraine smiled. Mandy’s old ball and chain was quite a looker himself. “It’s complicated.” She picked up her mug of chamomile off the unfinished pine coffee table and took a sip. “Adam is the exact opposite of the kind of man I’d want to be with.”

Mandy nodded, trying (unsuccessfully) to suppress a smile. “I see what you mean. Handsome, successful, killer bod – those are some truly heinous qualities.”

Lorraine couldn’t help but laugh. “Yes, I’ll admit that he’s got some very appealing qualities, but Mandy, he’s narrow-sighted, negative and high-strung, not to mention pretentious and condescending. You know he looks down his nose on everything we do here.”

“I’m not saying you should marry him. I’m merely suggesting a fling – short and sweet.”


Mandy gently placed a hand on Lorraine’s arm. “I think you should consider it, honey. It’s been… what? A year and a half since Oliver? I just know you’d have the most wonderful time with Adam and I think you owe it to yourself.”


Mandy threw her arms up in frustration. “Why not? What harm could it do?”
Lorraine balked at the thought. Considering the magnitude of the effect Adam had on her now, when they were practically strangers, she shuddered to think about how that effect would multiply and intensify if they got involved emotionally or sexually.

“It could do plenty of harm,” she said. “You should see his aura, Mandy. It’s this stagnant, muddy red mess. Really not healthy.”

“Aura, schmaura! Don’t give me that. You’re just afraid to take a chance.”

About the author:

Born and raised in the Midwest, Libby Mercer’s adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she’s since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Libby worked in fashion – first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. Libby has been a writer for as long as she can remember. She penned her first book at age seven – a picture book entitled BIG and small. Countless numbers of stories later, her first book, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012, followed by Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Libby lives in San Francisco.


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  1. Hmmm don't know if this would be for me. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. :)

  2. Kinda sounds like the silver lining playbook

  3. This book sounds interesting. I do like the opposites attract aspect of the book :)

  4. This looks cute. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the excerpt! This looks like a fun setup...I think opposites attract, and that definitely sounds like the case here.

  6. Thanks for the comments, ladies! Best of luck with the giveaways! :-)

  7. TY for posting this! Def gonna look into this book!