Pump Up Your Book announces chick lit author Maya Jax's 'Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me' Virtual Book Tour

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 25, 2010 - Join Maya Jax, author of the chick lit novel, Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me (Lipstick Ninja Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August '10 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

    Loving spy and mystery novels, Maya Jax entertained the idea of being a secret agent and started working at an embassy overseas while doing her master's in international relations. During this time, she finished her first screenplay, an action/thriller about spies and nuclear weapons. She pitched it to a friend in Hollywood, who told her she had talent, but to never - ever - show anyone the script again. Realizing her love for writing was stronger than her desire to spy and fight crime, she attempted a second screenplay focusing on what she knew best - trying to make it as a writer. The screenplay turned into a manuscript and the result was chick lit novel Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me. You can read more about Maya at www.mayajax.com.

    Here's what Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me is all about:

    The Scene: Aspiring screenwriter Lelaina Zane finally lands a Hollywood break, but it's cut short when her dad has a heart attack and she has to return to her hometown. Now that she's back, her parents want her to stay, show some responsibility and join the family law firm.

    Her Ex: Her first love, first kiss, firstů you know, and first guy she caught with another woman. Full of apologies and a proposition, he wants her to stay and be with him.

    Her Dilemma: With one embarrassing disaster after another, a devastating blow from Hollywood and four weeks until the Bar Exam, Lainey has to decide if she'll stay and have it all - career, love, money - or return to LA to pursue her impossible dream.

    CollegeCandy.com says: "After 8 months of reading textbooks with a highlighter, when it comes time for summer I want something light. Something fun. Something that I can devour quickly on the beach or when lying in bed on a rainy day. And Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me totally delivered. Well, almost delivered. The book never did make it to the beach or to a rainy day because I read the whole thing the night I bought it."

    Chick Lit.co.uk. says: "Ok, the first thing wrong with this book is the title - it's just not indicative of the humourous romp within. The second thing is that we just want more! It may be an easy read, but this book touches on themes in many of our lives - staying true to your dreams, not living your life for other people, knowing when enough is enough in a bad relationship. We loved the fact that Lelaina is no doormat, which is a trap that so many Chicklit novels seem to fall into nowadays. We thoroughly enjoyed it and are hoping a sequel is on the way."

    If you'd like to follow along with Maya as she tours the blogosphere in August, visit her official tour page at http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2010/07/23/escapades-of-romantically-challenged-me-virtual-book-tour-august-10/. Lots of fun in store including giveaways. Find out things about Maya you never knew before on her Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me Virtual Book Tour '10!

    Pump Up Your Book is an innovative public relations agency specializing in virtual book tours. You can visit our website at www.pumpupyourbook.com.

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