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Release day: It Started with a Kiss

1 January 2015

Today is the official release of It Started with a Kiss by Lisa Heidkie (ebook and paperback, Allen & Unwin). Here’s the blurb:

It Started with a KissAfter the pain of her marriage breakup, Friday Jones makes some major blunders – from a misguided affair to online dating disasters. But can heartbreak actually be the best thing that ever happened to her?

Friday Jones is distraught when Liam, her husband of nearly twenty years and the father of their teenage daughters, tells her their marriage is over. Still heartbroken many months later, Friday is deeply flattered when a funny, handsome man takes an interest in her. From their very first kiss, Friday finds it difficult to control her attraction for him despite numerous warning signals.

When Friday’s best friend, Rosie, discovers Friday is risking further emotional pain she convinces her to end the relationship and join a dating website. But not long after Friday dives into the world of online romance she starts taking wrong turns. Could one of her flings have become a little too obsessed with her? And has the time come to step back and take a good look at where she’s going in life?

Funny, poignant and inspiring, It Started with a Kiss is a story about love, desire and how sometimes heartbreak can lead to a much happier life.

Lisa dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I loved writing It Started with a Kiss, a tale of a modern marriage, the highs and lows, and the secrets and lies we tell ourselves and others to keep from falling apart. As I got to know Friday’s character, I really felt for her trying to keep herself together while going through a marriage break-up and struggling to raise her teenage daughters. I have friends whose marriages and long-term relationships have fallen apart and suddenly they find themselves alone and lonely. How do they meet people? Quite a few have gone on dating sites—RSVP, e-harmony etc. And I thought it would be a good premise for a story. I interviewed friends who have dived into online dating and was enthralled with the concept—how it works (and often doesn’t!), the successes and the horror stories. The site that Friday joins is KissMeCupid.com. I hope that It Started with a Kiss will give the reader a humorous (mostly) insight into the dating world in 2015 and I think it will resonate with women, whatever their age and state of their romantic life.

You can find out more about this book at Lisa’s website or buy it from Booktopia.

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of the book. The giveaway will close on 15 January 2015. (The winner was Pamela007)

13 Comments
  1. 13 January 2015 8:20 am

    Where do I buy this?

    • lisaheidke permalink
      14 January 2015 8:11 am

      Hi dlh,
      It should be available at Big W, Target, book shops and online at shops like booktopia. It is also available on kindle and ibooks. Hopefully, that’s helped. Cheers, Lisa

  2. 7 January 2015 10:06 am

    It Started with a kiss.
    Ironic how an innocent little kiss can create more electricity than a nuclear power station.
    No wonder your body tingles and sparks fly – in my case they often do, especially if I’m wearing any synthetic fibres. Suppose there’s one – possibly two, ways around that.
    Can’t wait to read it.
    Love your novels

    • lisaheidke permalink
      14 January 2015 8:12 am

      Thanks, Pamela.

  3. 2 January 2015 10:44 am

    So looking forward to this book. Hoping to nab myself a copy today🙂

  4. 2 January 2015 9:30 am

    I Cant wait to read this… The story line seems solid.

  5. 2 January 2015 3:09 am

    Congratulations Lisa on your release. Your story sounds very good and realistic. Like many others, I too have friends, who found a new partners on RSVP and online dating.

  6. Jeanie M permalink
    1 January 2015 6:49 pm

    Congrats on your It Started With a Kiss Lisa! I have enjoyed several of your previous books, so I’m sure I will love this one too.
    (P.S. I have a friend that found her husband on RSVP – was like something out of a fairytale).

    • 2 January 2015 8:08 am

      Hi Jeanie,
      Thanks for leaving a comment. yes, I have several friends who have met the love of their life through RSVP. It really works for some people, especially if they are honest and post realistic images of themselves. No point you posting a photo of yourself looking like Brad Pitt and turn up looking like Hugh Hefner!

  7. 1 January 2015 12:39 pm

    Thanks for having me over at your blog today, ARRA! Am thrilled to bits to be here!

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