NEW 5-STAR REVIEW FROM AUTHOR CHARLES BUSH!

 

Posted on Amazon by Charles Bush, author of Houseboat Wars, on March 19, 2019: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Punch-Line-Kathleen-Jones-ebook/dp/B07BYNX7BM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=love+is+the+punch+line&qid=1553114721&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Glamorous Setting Convincing Characters

 

“Love is the Punch Line” is a fast-paced but sure-footed romantic comedy set amidst the high-energy worlds of stand-up comedy and Hollywood movie making. The two leads, Jewish comedian Josh Steinberg and Irish event planner Holly Brannigan, are complex, well-rounded characters, riven by internal conflicts and self-doubt – in other words, completely human. If affairs of the heart interest you, you will enjoy this novel.

Love Is the Punch Line! Now at Book City!

Why can’t Prince Charming Be a Jewish Comedian?

Middle-aged stand-up comedian Josh Steinberg, the “Jewish Comedy King” and formerly the star of his own popular TV series, finds himself struggling to keep his career alive, playing seedier and seedier clubs. Plump, balding, and plain-looking, he has never had much luck with women. That is, until Josh meets Holly Brannigan while performing his stand-up act in a club. Holly, an attractive, intelligent, and divorced 50-year-old businesswoman, becomes instantly smitten with Josh and even finds his unconventional looks wildly sexy.

The lonely and vulnerable Josh soon falls in love with Holly, even though she’s not the statuesque type he usually goes for. But Josh, terrified of being hurt and discarded by yet another woman, hides his feelings for Holly by making fun of her in his stand-up act. And Holly, taking Josh’s words to heart, starts to wonder if she means anything to him at all.

Pick up your copy of the romance novel “Love Is the Punch Line” today at Book City, 348 Danforth Ave., Toronto, one block west of Chester subway

NEW KATHLEEN JONES AUTHOR PROFILE!

 

Check out this new author profile on Kathleen Jones, author of Love Is the Punch Line, on author Christopher D. Schmitz’s blog, Inside the Inkwell:

 

Author Feature: Kathleen Jones

Posted on February 22, 2019 by authorchristopherdschmitz

 

https://authorchristopherdschmitz.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/author-feature-kathleen-jones/#more-4507

 

A graduate of the University of Toronto and Ryerson University’s Certificate in Publishing Program, Kathleen Jones toughed it out in the corporate world for over thirty (long) years, chiefly as an editor for various Canadian book publishers. Some of the time, she had the opportunity to do the type of work that she enjoyed . . . but too all often, she didn’t. Towards the end of her corporate career, the type of work that interested and challenged Kathleen began to slip away, and she became less and less happy.

Then one day, Kathleen realized something: creative, out-of-the box thinkers like her didn’t belong in the corporate world, and if she wanted “meaningful” work, she’d have to create it for herself.

That was when Kathleen decided to pursue the only work that she’d ever really wanted to do since she was a child: the work of a novelist!

 

Tell us about your stories:

I published my first novel, “Love Is the Punch Line,” with Moonshine Cove in April 2018. The novel is a quirky, funny, and somewhat serious midlife romance set in the world of standup comedy. I am currently working on a second novel.

 

What kind of success have you had?

Against great odds, I was able to sell my first novel to a publisher. Once the novel was published, it received a number of 5-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Also, a number of middle-aged readers were happy to find a romance novel featuring characters their own age; far too many romance novels are based around young, beautiful, and rich people.

Are your characters pure fiction or based on something/someone.

Some of my characters are loosely based on real people. However, I usually base them on more than one real person.

 

Give us an insight into a time you wrote a scene with feeling.

Josh Steinberg, a plump, balding, and middle-aged male standup comedian who has been unlucky in love, spies Holly Brannigan, an attractive middle-aged woman, while performing his act in a comedy club. When Holly’s cell phone accidentally rings, Josh confronts her, and Holly, who’s also attracted to Josh, becomes upset and throws a glass of water into his face. Holly retreats to the washroom to cry, but when she emerges, Josh is waiting for her. He apologizes for getting angry, she invites him out for a drink, then she takes him home with her . . .

 

Final Thoughts?

This novel appeals to a much broader audience than the traditional audience for romance novels: the characters are realistic and complex, and the book has both strong male and female characters. In other words, it doesn’t fit neatly into the romance genre, or into any one genre.

 

BOOK SIGNING AT EGLINTON SQUARE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED!

Meet author Kathleen Jones!

Kathleen Jones will be signing copies of her novel Love Is the Punch Line at:

  • Indigo Spirit: First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
  • Coles: Eglinton Square Mall (Victoria Park and Eglinton), Toronto, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Free E-Book on Library Thing Until March 1, 2019!

Celebrate the month of love—Valentine’s Day—with this warm and funny romantic novel.

LibraryThing members (it’s free to join LibraryThing!) can request a FREE copy of the e-book version of Love Is the Punch Linein return for a review. The ebooks will be delivered by email. We are giving away these books to increase the impact of the message of the book but also to get more reviews online.  Reviews on Amazon, GoodReads and LibraryThing are appreciated. Please choose the ebook format you prefer: .epub or .mobi,

Once you’ve read the book, please post your reviews on:

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Punch-Line-Kathleen-Jones-ebook/dp/B07BYNX7BM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549472569&sr=8-1&keywords=love+is+the+punch+line

Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/Love-Punch-line-Kathleen-Jones/dp/1945181338/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549472603&sr=8-1&keywords=love+is+the+punch+line

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37507307-love-is-the-punch-line

LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/work/20782804/book/149152577

Description:Middle-aged stand-up comedian Josh Steinberg, formerly the star of his own popular TV series, finds himself struggling to keep his career alive, playing seedier and seedier clubs. Plump, balding, and plain-looking, he has never had much luck with women. That is, until Josh meets Holly Brannigan while performing his stand-up act in a comedy club. Holly, an attractive, intelligent, and divorced 50-year-old businesswoman, becomes instantly smitten with Josh and even finds his unconventional looks wildly sexy.

The lonely and vulnerable Josh soon falls in love with Holly, even though she’s not the statuesque type he usually goes for. But Josh, terrified of being hurt and discarded by yet another woman, hides his true feelings for Holly by making fun of her in his stand-up act. And Holly, taking Josh’s words to heart, starts to wonder if she means anything to him at all.

Offer ends March 1, 2019.For further information, go to: https://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

 

 

MEET AUTHOR KATHLEEN JONES!

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Author Kathleen Jones will be signing copies of her novel Love Is the Punch Line at the following two locations:

  • Coles: Eglinton Square, 1 Eglinton Square (Eglinton and Victoria Park), Scarborough

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

  • IndigoSpirit: First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West (King and Bay), Toronto

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.