Monday, September 22, 2014

Sizzling PR presents Fat Girl by Leigh Carron

Fat Girl by Leigh Carron Genre: 
Romance (Contemporary, Steamy, Adult Content)


About Fat Girl: Years after fleeing small-town Springvale, Illinois, Deanna Chase has picked up the pieces of her shattered heart and built a new life for herself as a child advocacy lawyer. Her food addiction is quasi under control, her secrets are buried, and she has even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. Until…
Micah Peters—the very sexy and now famous man she fled— walks through her office door and sends Dee reeling. His demand that she help a young boy caught in a custody battle will reunite her with the past she left behind. 
Torn between duty and self-preservation, Dee isn’t easy to convince. But when obligation wins, the former lovers get more than they bargained for—a searing passion that burns hotter than ever and startling revelations about what really happened the fateful night she left.
Will the truth set Dee free to love again? Or will past hurts and lingering insecurities destine her to walk away from her heart again, this time for good?
Fat Girl is the first book in this provocative two-part series about love and self-acceptance.

My friend, Jordyn had said there are two kinds of men: the gentle surf and the tidal wave. I knew exactly what she meant. The gentle surf is safe and steady. It lazily rocks boats on breezy days and placidly laps against the shore on cool nights. It’s relaxing, comforting, and lulls you to sleep.
There’s nothing steady or relaxing about a tidal wave. There is no easy float, no predictable crest. It’s wild and exhilarating. It rips through your resistance, crashes up against your heart, and leaves you breathless.
Yet it can also crush you under its power, and you won’t even see the destruction coming until you’re drowning in it.
Micah Peters was my tidal wave.

Fat Girl is the first book in this provocative two-part series about love and self-acceptance.

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Praise for Fat Girl
An addictive, steamy read.” —Wynne Channing, best-selling author
This is one of those books that sucks you in and keeps your interest until the very end.” —Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
This was a refreshing, real story that had me captivated from the first page. Dee and Mick were wonderful characters full of real flaws, real strengths and real passion.” — Beth S
A brilliantly written, steamy, sexy, thought-provokingly wonderful novel.” — Olivia P
A MUST READ!!!” — Christine K

About Me: An American living in Canada. Chocolate snob. Recovering yo-yo dieter. Devoted mom and wife, blessed with a brilliantly witty daughter and unintentionally humorous husband. My wacky family feed my creativity and fuel my passion. Most nights, you will find me either curled up with a great book or, more often, sitting at my computer, tapping out the countless visions in my head.
To me, there is nothing better in a narrative than perfectly flawed but strong characters and intense romance that is sexy, deep, and sensual. Mm…I liken such stories to a box of Godiva. Decadent and delicious! You can’t stop at just one. In fact, I’m now hard at work on my next novel—A Naked Beauty, the conclusion to Fat Girl.

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Giveaway: An ecopy of Fat Girl at each stop, and four tour prizes: 1) A signed paperback copy of Fat Girl , bookmark, and $20 Visa gift card, 2) a $15 Amazon gift card, 3) $10 Body Shop gift card, and 4) $10 Starbucks gift card.

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Why I Used the “F Word” in my Book Title - FAT!
It has the power to hurt. To influence. To shame. We associate the word with being unhealthy…unattractive…unlovable…unwanted. Undesirable. I remember the first time I was called fat. I also remember the feeling. Mortified. I was only nine, walking home from school in my blue shorts and striped t-shirt, fighting the tears, refusing to let the group of boys see how impacted I was by their name calling. Sticks and stones is nice in theory, but it doesn’t really work. Words can and do hurt.

Over the years, the term fat stuck to me like a leech, sucking out my self-esteem. It wasn’t just the boys; it was the way I came to see myself. It’s the way many women who don’t fit the “ideal” see themselves, too.

Fat Girl was born as a catharsis of sorts. Finally getting to a better place where on a good day I like who I am, I needed to tell Dee’s story. And I needed to keep it real. Dee is successful in her professional life, but her personal life is weighed down (pun intended) by that fat girl who lives inside her. It’s the relentless voice that says she’s not good enough, not skinny enough, not perfect enough.

So while Fat Girl is a sexy romance about former lovers, it’s also about Dee’s journey toward self-acceptance. There is no one size that makes us beautiful, lovable or desirable. We are all deserving. All worthwhile.


  1. Thanks, Penny, for hosting Fat Girl! ~ Leigh

  2. Thank you for being my guest today, Leigh! I've told everybody how fabulous your book looks and sounds. Dangit..I tried to enter the contest but it would let me...bummer!

  3. Penny, thanks for sharing about this book. Best wishes to Leigh with her book tour.