Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

[Guest Post] Charlotte’s Restrained by Celia Kennedy + Giveaway

on August 11, 2014

Today, author friend Celia Kennedy is sharing the details of her book Charlotte’s Restrained.  I know there’s a sequel to it in the works already, so if you like series add this one to your TBR.

You can win a signed copy of Charlotte’s Restrained or a £15/$25 Amazon giftcard through her giveaway.  It’s also discounted at 99c for the whole of August.

Check out her tour stops.


Charlotte's_Restrain_Cover_for_KindleNestled at the heart of the French Alps, Charlotte Young and her five closest friends ring in the New Year on a ski vacation in Chamonix France.

With the same idea in mind, many of the world’s celebrities are in town. Including the King of Romantic Comedies, Des Bannerman. Charlotte and friends join forces to help her realize her lifelong fantasy, to meet Des Bannerman.

Using bait in the form of her Sophia Loren lookalike friend to blaze a trail to Des Bannerman, Charlotte finally meets her man. His girlfriend, the latest Bond Girl, proves an insurmountable obstacle. Unexpectedly, Charlotte finds herself happily reconciled to an innocent evening of drinking champagne, gambling, and chatting to the celebrity of her dreams.

With the wave of her well-manicured hand, lighthearted banter turns into tabloid fodder. Lewd headlines and suggestive photographs provide worldwide entertainment. It also leaves Charlotte saddled with a restraining order.

Des Bannerman flees, leaving Charlotte to cope with the paparazzi and feeling very wronged! With her entire life impacted, Charlotte sets about dealing with the fallout of her fifteen minutes of fame. The only problem is, how does a mere mortal make contact with a celebrity god?

Girl meets boy. Boy disregards girl. Girl tracks down boy to get some answers! Along the way and with the help of her friends, Charlotte finds the answers to life’s biggest questions!,


CKennedySMCelia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on an American military base. Her parents’ penchant for traveling the world, via a Volkswagen Minibus with a Porsche engine, sparked her imagination. Staring out the window, sometimes through fog and rain, at other times at sunny blue skies, she began to make up stories for the places and spaces they passed by. The in-between time, the most fascinating to her.

Mark Twain said, “Write what you know.” When combining this concept with her unusual life experiences (working at a nuclear submarine base when Chernobyl blew, testing software Bill Gates kept close tabs on, travelling extensively while quite broke, or falling in love with her boyfriend’s close friend) thinking of what to write about isn’t challenging; there just needs to be more hours in the day. Currently she lives in Washington State with the loves of her life.


3 responses to “[Guest Post] Charlotte’s Restrained by Celia Kennedy + Giveaway

  1. Mary Preston says:

    This sounds like such a fun read.

  2. Rachel Gilbey says:

    Sounds like a brilliant book, will have to keep my eyes out for it

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