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Book Tour: Stilettos & Scoundrels by Laina Turner-Molaski June 2, 2011

Posted by Jaidis in Book Tours, Nurture Your Books.
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Back on May 9th, author Laina Turner-Molaski stopped by Juniper Grove on her book tour with Nurture Your Books and we got to learn all about her writing habits and her book Stilettos & Scoundrels! You can check out my post here if you missed out. Since so much fun was had, I wanted to have Laina back for more…and guess what….she is! *Squee*

If this is the first time you are joining Laina on her tour, you can find out all about this fabulous author on her Nurture Virtual Book Tour Page. As a preview, I’ve included some of it here. Let’s see what Laina has to say about what she wants to accomplish this year:

There is so much I want to accomplish before I die and it isn’t going to happen if I do things one at a time. In 2011 it’s my goal is to accomplish the following things:

1.My official iPhone app launch (that in itself has raised my coolness factor at least 20 points according to my kids)

2. Official release of Chiczofrenia – crazy is an art form

3. Release of But It’s my Business iPhone app and website

4. Get in shape and look hot for when I turn 40 in June

5. Go to Europe or Australia or Rio de Janeiro for my 40th birthday

6. Release of Fragments by Tracy Bull, the first book published by my publishing company, Five Seas Ink, that’s not mine.

7. Release of the Multiple Sclerosis awareness iPhone app, website, and book

8. Release of the novel, Don’t Write in my Notebook

9. Release of the 2nd Presley Thurman novel – title TBD

….and that’s just to name a few. It’s going to keep me busy and hopefully out of trouble. Well, maybe.


Laina generously agreed to let me ask her a few questions about adding fashion into her writing and her alter-ego. Check it out:

What is it like having Presley Thurman as an alter-ego? 

It is an absolute blast. I get to have her do and say all the things I want to but might not. I think it is one of the parts of writing I enjoy most because I get to live in a pretend world for a while and the characters do whatever I want them to. Usually.

If Presley woke up one morning and found her entire shoe collection had vanished, what would her reaction be?

Presley is pretty plucky. She would cry and scream for a few minutes but then she would happily max out her credit card to replace the shoes.

Does adding fashion into your writing make it easier or more difficult?

Because I enjoy fashion I feel it is pretty easy. It adds another component that makes the writing fun and not like work at all.


Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn’t allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her – she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley was a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes. However, the new writing job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered – in her home town! Presley was excited – she hadn’t seen so much buzz since the spring sample sale at Saks. She was ready for this adventure, even if it didn’t seem to fit neatly into her life.  She couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be in the middle of the buzz.

Presley was determined (not to mention curious) to find the killer and write her story. After all, she couldn’t afford her shoe habit without a job and she was certainly not one to shy away from danger. The only thing standing in her way was an old high school fling, Cooper Sands, head of the Senator’s security. He was not actually standing in her way, but because of his good looks, he was the biggest distraction and one she was having the hardest time overcoming. In spite of that, Presley was able to discover the Senator’s wife, Helen, had been having an affair… with her best friend’s boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator’s love of gambling that got him killed? And what was Cooper’s secret tie to the mob boss Garrison Palazzo?

Stilettos & Scoundrels Stats:

Author:  Laina Turner-Molaski
Genre: Fiction – Mystery/Romance
Published by: Five Seas Ink (February 23, 2010)
Age Recommendation: 18 + for language
Format(s): Trade Paperback & eBook
ISBN 13: 978-0578034072
Number of pages: 302

You can check out my review of Stilettos & Scoundrels HERE

You can find the complete list of stops for this book tour HERE but here is the next one in line:

* June 3rd – Freda M. @ Freda’s Voice

Be sure follow Laina to get updates on all of her writing and events!




Visit the secret Nurturz Tour Book Special page to get your paperback copy of Stilettos & Scoundrels for only $5 and/or your Kindle copy for only $1.90! Don’t miss out on these fantastic savings!!

Be sure to use the secret access/key code: 134438

Happy Reading,




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