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Monday, April 1, 2019

The Single Girl's Guide to Conquering LA by Carla Roxanne - Blurb Blitz - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Carla Roxanne and her new book, “The Single Girl's Guide to Conquering LA”!  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 Carla and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

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

The Single Girl's Guide to Conquering LA
by Carla Roxanne


GENRE: Self-Help



Los Angeles can be a tough place for a single girl, especially for those who come on their own from other cities or small towns, with no family or friends living in the state of California, let alone Los Angeles. Many young girls have stars in their eyes when they land in LA, hoping to make it big in acting, modeling, or music. Unfortunately, a large number of them fade into oblivion without anyone ever even knowing who they are because they lack guidance, assistance, funding, and most importantly, knowledge. Well, if you're a single girl and you have your sights set on living in the 'City of the Angels,' there are a few things you will need to know before you make the move. Whether you come to LA to become a star, or if you simply want to enjoy living in a place with great weather year-round, a beautiful coastline, and some of the best-looking, fittest people in the world, this guide book will help you navigate your way through La-La Land. It will help you avoid some of the pitfalls that many people before you have fallen prey to, and if you play your cards right, before you know it, you will be living a lifestyle which will make your family and friends green with envy.



The Who:  In LA, almost everyone has a roommate. With the high cost of living in the city, it makes perfect sense to split the cost with someone else so you can afford to do something other than simply pay rent every month. A good roommate can be an asset, but it’s not always easy to find one. Living with a woman can be challenging, as women can be catty and jealous, and you don’t need that kind of drama in your life. Having a man live with you can be very beneficial. Men are a lot easier to get along with. They’re not hormonal like females, so not too many things bother them, and they generally have good attitudes. They’re also more prone to go out and about, so they will more than likely be gone frequently. If you find one who has a work schedule that is the opposite of yours, or who works all the time, you’ve got it made. Besides, there’s nothing like having a man around to fix things for you and to do some of the things you don’t want to do, such as taking out the trash. With housing being so expensive, having a roommate will give you disposable income, which will allow you to build a little nest egg for a rainy day.



12 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

1.)  I am a morning person. I can get up early in the morning and be very productive. I go out grocery shopping in the early morning hours so I don’t have to be bothered with finding parking spaces or having to stand in long lines. I like to get all of my errands done so that I’m back home before noon and I have the rest of the day to relax or do whatever I want to.

2.)  I’m a bit of a perfectionist, almost a bit OCD. I like order to the point to where I know exactly where everything is situated in my space, and I will know when someone has moved something to a different position. Friends sometimes pull my chain because they see that everything is situated just so in my place, so they move an item slightly while I’m in another room to see if I will pick up on it. When I return to the room, I usually automatically move the item back to its rightful place. I once came home from work and knew right away by the way the door felt when I unlocked it that someone had been in my home. After doing a walk-through of the apartment, I found some items missing and I found a clue that led me to realize I had been robbed.

3.)  I was extremely insecure as a child. I was taller than 95% percent of the other kids at school, and my legs were long, even back then. When it was time to take class photos, I always had to stand in the back row because I towered over all the other students. Back then, being tall was not a favorable thing, so I often tried to blend into the background like wallpaper to draw little to no attention to myself. I wasn’t at all comfortable with who I was, and I was always afraid to speak up and ask questions in class. I was often bullied for being different.

4.)  I’m the “Queen of Quick” when it comes to cooking. I don’t like to spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals, so I learned to make quick, tasty, nutritional meals that my friends and family love. I try to prepare enough for three or four days so that I have leftovers to eat for a couple more days, which limits the amount of time that I spend in the kitchen preparing meals.

5.)  I am somewhat musically inclined. I sang in the choir at school, I played the flute in the school band, and I had a brief stint in a high school marching band. I also played the organ growing up (nobody calls it that anymore – now it’s “keyboards”) because there was one in our home, so I taught myself to play it.

6.)  I was once a contestant on the dating show “Love Connection”. I was put in a line-up with two other women, and I was chosen to go on a date with the love seeker. After speaking with the gentleman on the phone, I backed out of the date because he didn’t seem like my type at all, he came across as being phony, and I felt that the date would have been a disaster. Besides, I had second thoughts about airing the details of my date publicly.

7.)  I’ve always been fascinated by court jesters that were employed to entertain during the medieval and renaissance eras. Their colorful costumes and gymnastics abilities are appealing to me. I started collecting jester dolls and masks years ago and I have a nice little collection.

8.)  My family believes that I am the reincarnation of my paternal grandmother. My father’s mother died the year I was born. Prior to passing, she was able to hold me in her arms. I never knew her, but my whole family swears that everything about me is just like her, including my demeanor and mannerisms.

9.)  By the time I was in my late teens, I had developed the gift of gab, which was in stark contrast to who I was when I was younger. My gift got me out of many situations that could have turned out really bad. But it also got me entrance into different events for free. I received free gifts, got into concerts for free, and I even became friends with different celebrities.

10.)  When I was a little girl, I was absolutely terrified of nuns. There was something about the habit nuns wore that frightened me. I had always been a bit nervous about religion. I was raised Baptist, and at church at least one woman each week would be touched by the Holy Spirit. They would get out of their seats and start dancing around, and moving in a manner that made them seem as if they were convulsing. I remember seeing the ushers come to their rescue and try to calm them down by fanning them and grabbing hold of them. This behavior always scared me. I think that as a result, I had difficulty whenever I saw nuns in their habit, because it reminded me of the church days.

11.)  Between the ages of two and nine, I lived in Philadelphia, PA. There were Black people, and there were White people in our neighborhood. That’s all I was accustomed to seeing. So, the first time I laid eyes on an Asian person, I froze in my tracks for a moment, then I found myself running in the opposite direction. My mother used to be so embarrassed by my behavior. It never failed that when we would visit my grandmother’s neighborhood, which was actually more diverse than ours, we would go shopping. Grandmom lived near a main street where there was a great shopping district. As I would walk along holding my mother’s hand, we had to pass by a convent, and we would also see an occasional Asian person. I used to pray that I wouldn’t see a nun come out of the convent or an Asian person along our journey. Either one would be enough to send me sprinting in the opposite direction.

12.)  I come from a family of laughers. Growing up, my aunts on my father’s side used to laugh a lot, and I definitely picked up that trait. I love to laugh, and people tell me that I have an infectious laugh. I find humor in the slightest little thing. I walk around laughing all the time, and other people that I encounter find themselves laughing when they’re around me, even though they don’t have a clue what they’re laughing about.



Carla Roxanne is a Senior Executive Assistant for one of the top insurance companies in the nation. She has spent many years in administration supporting and organizing some of the highest-ranking executives in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she writes poetry and short stories.

Blessed with the gift of the gab, she has the innate ability to draw people to her through her stories.

The Single Girl's Guide to Conquering LA is Carla's freshman project. Visit her website dramaqueenprod.com for details of her next book.

Born in White Plains, New York, Carla currently resides in Los Angeles, California.





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  1. Carla ~ Good morning! It is so great to have you here! I'm excited to be kicking off your tour! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    1. Thank you so much. I'm happy to be here and I appreciate you having me.

  2. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

    1. I'm happy to share it with everyone. It is a good book (and that's my unbiased opinion). I hope you'll get a copy for yourself to read. It's not just for single women that want to come to LA. It's full of good advice that can help anyone.

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    1. It is a good book. I hope you'll get an opportunity to read it. It's full of good information and you'll find it quite interesting.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. You'll love it. Make sure to check out the book trailer on my website in the excerpt section, also available on my YouTube channel under the book title.

  5. Which book have you read the most times? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. That's an interesting question. Unlike films, I'm not one to read the same book over and over again. Once I've finished a book, I move on to a new one and I don't usually go back. I will go back and watch a movie again, if it's a film that I just loved.

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    1. Thank you so much. I was quite happy with how it came out.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  8. The cover and blurb is excellent!! 💜❤💜❤

  9. Thank you so much for the guest post. It's always so nice to meet a new author and to celebrate the things that we do and do not have in common. That is what makes life interesting!

  10. The cover is really cute, this sounds great