Monday, 5 May 2014

THE PUBLICIST - iRead Blog Tour || Review Book 1

Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.

Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.

Enter the star Editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author--now as forgotten as last year's bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.

As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.

The story only an insider could tell

This was recieved as part of a book tour, and when i received it i saw the size of the book and thought - well, thats alot to read...but oh boy i flew through it when i sat down and delved into it.
So, we meet Kate, in the middle of a crisis, Kate is almost the calm in the storm, the cool in the heat. She is confident, independent and focused on her career, although at times its the last thing she wants. Kate, is talking an author down from a rooftop, because of a bad review - as a publicist its her job to seemingly solve everything, well thats what the authors think. I instantly warmed to Kate, in fairness i wasnt expecting too, but she just seemed so refreshing and able to manage so many things. 

Next on the list is Mac, oh well he is one of the head honchos - well of more importance than Kate and known for been a bit of a player. He is suave, sophisticated and well - swoonworthy. Well worth a George Clooney gif..lets appreciate it shall we.

Okay, so these two are the centre of the story surrounded by authors, some more crazy than others. Kate, was warned away from him, but as their relationship changes, that becomes harder, Mac has no intention of ever leaving his wife, and has always made that clear, so whats different with Kate - why are these thoughts crossing his mind. Their relationship apart from the married part is pretty much perfect, little dates, and lots of time in bed. 

Throw in an eldery author whom loves Kate like family and is constantly trying to set her up with his nephew Nick, and emotions are flowing and pouring out of me.  
Nick is cute, and sweet and in some ways completly different to Mac, and when the pair finally meet its for more than one date. We follow Kates journey are she balances life, love two men and work. 

This story is as quick paced as the publishing industry. Its clean written (in the way that its not too complicated) and tells the story from Kate & Macs point of view,  flipping between the two so we get to know a bit about both and how they feel, which i particually enjoyed. Overall this was a great read, that left me rooting for Kate all the time, i just wanted everything to figure itself out for her sake. 

(images couretsy of google )

4/5 -  good morning, its a cup of breakfast tea

Author Bio

Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn't. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.  



  1. OOh this one sounds so darn good, I haven't read a book like this in ages! Great review :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. It's like you read my mind. George Clooney is a perfect (perfect) Mac. Dare I dream? Thank you, thank you, thank you for this fun review, I'm so honored!

  3. So glad you loved The Publicist! Thanks for being a part of this tour.