Blog Tour ‘Heartbreak Cake’ by Cindy Arora – Guest Post + Giveaway

Posted May 5, 2014 by thischickreads in guest post / 8 Comments

Hey guys, today we are part of another awesome tour. This time we’re touring with Cindy Arora, the author of ‘Heartbreak Cake’. This is Cindy’s debut and she’s also one of the authors of the ‘Merry & Bright’ anthology which was published last Christmas. Today, Cindy is here with her post and has an awesome giveaway for you (details to be found at the end of the post). So, make sure you visit the other stops on her blog tour, read on her post and make sure you enter the giveaway. Very soon we’ll be reviewing ‘Heartbreak Cake’ so stayed tuned! Many thanks to lovely Cindy for being our guest on the blog today!

 

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Can Your Chick Lit Heroine Be A Mistress?

By Cindy Arora

I just finished watching the first two seasons of the show Scandal (http://abc.go.com/shows/scandal), and am completely hooked. Nighttime soap operas are not typically my wheelhouse. But one of the main things I love about the show is the heroine– a strong, brilliant, fiercely independent woman who also happens to be wrapped up in a complicated, messy, passionate, multilayered relationship with a married man.

Did I mention that he’s the President of the United States? It’s a delicious mess.

Since releasing HEARTBREAK CAKE in the fall one of the more poignant questions I get asked by readers is why I chose to tell the love story of a woman detangling herself from a relationship with a married man. It’s not always a popular topic and a lot of readers don’t always want to hear the story of The Other Woman. She’s not typically the character you root for, but in the case of Indira, her story isn’t just about infidelity. It’s about renewal.

Her story is weaves the classic tale of how one bad choice can lead to a negative domino effect that touches every aspect of one’s life. In Indira’s case, it’s her love life, friends, family and ultimately –her career, which was the one place where she felt safe, stable and in control.

Yet, taking chances (as illogical as they may be) when it comes to love is what we love about our Chick Lit heroines. They are feisty, spirited and don’t always make the best choices … but they always try to figure out how they can fix it so they can grow and become a better woman and at heroine to admire.

Feminist and author ― Simone de Beauvoir once said: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”   Which is ultimately the journey I intended for Indira in order to become a better version of herself.  She is undeniably flawed, but is ready for significant change for herself.

And like all good Chick Lit heroines, she does it with spirit, sass, her favorite pair of jeans and her best friends. Oh and chocolate cake. Always chocolate cake.

 

About the Author

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Cindy Arora was a staff writer at The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register and Sacramento Magazine. She’s been published in Saveur, Tasting Table, Orange Coast Magazine and Fodor’s. She’s also a mother, a feminist, a whiskey enthusiast, and proud to call herself a Chick Lit author. Heartbreak Cake is her debut novel. 
GIVEAWAY:
Thanks to lovely Cindy, we have one paperback of ‘Heartbreak Cake’ (US only) and one e-book (INTERNATIONAL) to give away. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim their prize by responding to our e-mail. In case we don’t hear from them in 48 h, we’ll have to pick another winner. This Chick Reads is not responsible for the delivering of your prize. This giveaway is sponsored by Cindy Arora. Enter through rafflecopter and best of luck!

 

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8 responses to “Blog Tour ‘Heartbreak Cake’ by Cindy Arora – Guest Post + Giveaway

  1. GinaD

    You had me at chocolate cake! I love to bake – my favorite cake is my grandma’s red velvet cake. US ☺

  2. Sheerie Franks

    At the moment, I’m loving lemon drizzle cake. Met a trwiitter friend in *real life* and kept making it until I had got it just right. Lovely to come face to face with somebody you click with on twitter. Lovely blog…….and I’m international. Kisses your way xxxxx

  3. Though I love croissants sweet and a lil salty taste, Umm, In cakes its a Chocolate sponge which is simply refreshing with Tea. Black Forest is always a winner on special occasions. I am from India.

  4. Jessica Meddick

    I love to bake and eat what I bake. =] I love baking texas sheet cake.
    I’m from the US. =]

  5. Kate I.

    I’m in the U.S. and love eating baked goods. My favorite cake is schwarzwälder kirschtorte (which my mother makes me every year for my birthday).

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