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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blooming Into Life by Kristie Booker - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Kristie Booker and her new book, “Blooming Into Life”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Kristie and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Blooming Into Life
by Kristie Booker


GENRE: Women’s Fiction



Growing up on a farm in Brockville, Illinois, did not prepare Colleen O’Brien Adler to be the wife of a wealthy entertainment lawyer living in Chicago. It certainly didn’t prepare her to be Dinah Adler’s daughter-in-law. The stay-at-home mother of two has more than she’s ever wanted—a personal stylist, a prestigious country club membership, a multimillion-dollar home—but she finds herself not only struggling with depression and body image but also failing as a parent and fearing for her marriage. Her life is about to change when an invitation to a wellness meeting arrives in her inbox. With some coaxing from personal coach Kory Stone, she commits to a new beginning. But will she be able to overcome the things that are holding her back?



“How many of you are here to lose weight?” Kory asked.

Colleen raised her hand along with every other woman in the room. Noticing how skinny over half the room was, Colleen wondered why they were raising their hand.

“While your goal is weight loss, my goal is to help you find yourself, your true self,” Kory said.

“What if our true self just needs to lose weight?” Beth said.

The women around the table laughed. Kory smiled at her. “I want to help you see beyond your physical body and dig deep into what makes your heart happy.”

Beth’s smile faded as she considered Kory’s words. Colleen had no idea what made her heart happy. She loved the girls and Jay. They made her happy. They also made her exhausted. Besides her bed, a vanilla latte and a bottle of wine, she couldn’t put her finger on anything that truly made her happy.

“The hardest part about finding out what makes you happy is being truthful about what isn’t making you happy,” Kory said. “In order to lose weight and keep it off, you have to commit to working hard to overcome the things that are holding you back.”

Colleen wasn’t sure she could commit to doing whatever work Kory was talking about. Some things in her life were too difficult to overcome.



One Reason You Should Read My Book

When people ask me, “Why should I read your book?” I’m not sure where to begin. There are so many reasons to read my book but the most concise and honest answer is this, “If you are a woman, you should read my book.”

Have you ever experienced not feeling pretty enough, skinny enough, or cool enough? Have you ever felt left out of a group that you really wanted to be part of? Or, ever had really cute jeans or a gorgeous dress that you desperately wanted to fit into? What about worrying that your lover will find someone better (younger, prettier, smarter, fitter, richer…)? Through my experience of being a woman and working with women on a regular basis as a wellness coach, I am confident that if you are a woman you have experienced at least some of these things.

Blooming Into Life gives an honest look at Colleen Adler’s life. Her self-worth has been broken by her desperate need to fit in and belong. She numbs her pain with a bottle of wine every night followed by caffeine and sugar all day long until she can get to her next glass of wine (or bottle – funny how one can sometimes lead to the other). Her fears about her husband having an affair drive her to get her act together. In order to find peace, she must dig deep to find the courage to be vulnerable and develop enough empathy and compassion for herself to begin to love and accept who she is.

Colleen’s journey is a journey that all women must go through. Learning to love and accept who we are is hard. But, until we fully love, accept and celebrate who we are, we deprive the world of all the gifts we have to offer. I hope you choose to read Colleen’s story and I hope it warms your heart, leaves you thinking about how you can love yourself a little more and hopefully, find more peace and freedom in your life.



Kristie Booker is the author of Blooming Into Life, a blogger and a Wellness Coach. She enjoys coaching and inspiring women through her writing as well as in person. Kristie is a wife and mother of two sons. She grew up in rural Illinois, but now lives in Chicago.










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  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway. I appreciate the opportunity to win.

  2. I really enjoyed reading the guest post, thank you!

  3. Enjoyed reading the guest post today. I must say, this book sounds intense. Does it have a HEA or is that implied?

    1. Hi Karen,
      I live for HEA, so yes, you can count on that. There are definitely some tense moments for the character but as a reader, I think you will find the story enjoyable and inspirational. Thanks!

  4. Readers - How are you taking care of yourself today? I'm going to bundle up and go for a walk in the cold Chicago sunshine!

  5. Congratulations on the book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com