Monday, February 9, 2015

Chick Lit Valentine's Blog Hop!

5 Ways My RomCom Heroine Lisa Flyte
is like the Disney Princess Belle
From Beauty and the Beast


(Yes, I actually have an entire set of matryoshkas, or Russian nesting dolls, from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.)


5. Though both Belle and Lisa each meets and falls for the hero in the story, the goal of neither woman is to find a man. Each meets her guy on the course of another adventure. Belle must find her father, and Lisa must find her backbone. Neither is waiting for her prince to come...

4. Both Belle and Lisa are needed by their heroes for very specific reasons. The Beast never expects Belle to come wandering into the castle, but when she does, he realizes that she might be just the person to break the curse. Jack is knocked for a loop when Lisa chases him up a mountain, but once she barges into his life, he realizes that she's perfect as the undercover test-dummy for his new line of idiot-proof adventure gear.

3. Each woman, Belle and Lisa, marches to her own bongo beat and is, therefore, a bit out of step with 
everyone else. All the townspeople think Belle, though pretty, is a bit strange with her goofy father and her nose always in a book.  And Lisa? Well, many reader reviewsand very good ones, to bootmention that Lisa takes quirky to whole new level. The words "totally insane" may have come up a time or two. But hey, Lisa and her book have 68 reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.5, so I guess more people than just Billy Joel can "...enjoy some madness for a while."

2. Both Belle and Lisa befriend a motley gang of zany die-hard companions who stand tough when the going gets rough.
 Belle is taken care of by all the animated furniture, cutlery, and bric-a-brac in the enchanted castle. Lisa befriends her wacky neighbors, a bunch of stray animals, and the gang at the rec center where she works.

1. In the end, it is the heroine who saves the hero. Belle finally breaks the curse of The Beast. Lisa...well, I'm not going to give that one away. Mmmrrh...

Things that make me go Mmmmmmmm!
Open to US residents only. To enter to win this amazing Congratulations Sprite 24 Gift Box from Fairytale Brownies you must answer my question in comments and you must also leave your email address with your answer so we know how to contact you if you win! Question: If you could have matryoshkas depicting the characters from any story, which story would you choose & who would be the biggest outermost doll & who would be the tiniest innermost doll? Enter to win by answering in Comments below! You can enter to win the brownies up to 17 times - once at each stop along the Blog Hop! 
A winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 17.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! 
Keep on hoppin' to all the stops in
The Fairy Tale Fun Hop!

Check out the Blogs of these Amazing Chick Lit Authors for 17 more chances to enter to win the brownies!

Emerson, Erin (Hosted by Hello Precious Bliss.)
Farrell, Jamie
Williams, Samantha K.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I'm not after the brownies, I am just excited to get this party started! would love to have matryoshkas from The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Kit Tyler would be the biggest doll, with Hannah's yellow cat as the smallest!

  2. I would choose dolls depicting parts from each of the Harry Potter films with the Sorcerers Stone being the biggest and Deathly Hallows the smallest.

    1. Forgot my email address, sorry

  3. Lord of the Rings--Gandalf as the biggest and Gollum as the smallest. lilacqueen75(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Little Women from youngest to oldest!

    1. susieqlaw what is your email in case you win? LOVE Little Women!

  5. My dolls would feature Downtown Abbey! The biggest doll would be Hugh B. and the smallest would be Daisy, the cook assistant. cherylslife67(at)charter(dot)net

  6. i would do snow white and then take one draws for the small one i would use the one who was dumb

    1. Dopey would be so cute as the tiny doll! Don't forget to enter your email address in case you win the brownies!

  7. I would like dolls depicting Gossip Girl. I guess Chuck Bass could be the big doll and Vanessa could be the small doll because she was always boring and no one cares about her, lol.

  8. Hmm! Great question! Id love to have one of Pride and Prejudice. The big one being Mr Darcy, and the smallest, Mr. Wickham. Tho, i think id have a lot of dolls. Id want all of Elizabeths sisters, mr darcys sister, mr too many! Thank you! That was fun! Very thought provoking.

    1. Awesome, Shadow! I would totally buy those dolls:) The Mr. Collins doll would be too funny!