Free Romance Novel Only Until June 30, 2019!

Looking for a midlife romance? Love standup comedy? Love Is the Punch Linehas what you’re looking for!

If you’d like to read this warm and funny book and don’t mind posting a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon, please email me, Kathleen Jones, at joneslepidas@bell.net. THE EBOOK WILL BE FREE, ONLY UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019.

A brief synopsis: Plump, balding, and middle-aged stand-up comedian Josh Steinberg 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.

The lonely Josh soon falls in love with Holly. 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.

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

Format: Kindle Edition

Verified Purchase

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.

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.

“Love Is the Punch Line” Named a Favourite Indie Book of 2018!

Indie Book Reviews (@BookReviewIndie) named Love Is the Punch Linea favourite indie book of 2018 in this Tweet, posted on December 31, 2018:

“Counting down my 3 favourite indie books of 2018… #3 – “Love is the Punchline” by Kathleen Jones @joneslepidas… a quirky love story set in the world of stand-up comedy https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2531863607 …#indiebooks#bestof2018″

Check out Indie Book Review’s 5-star review on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2531863607

 

Love Is the Punch Line, a quirky midlife romance set in the world of stand-up comedy, is available from Amazon, Indigo, and Barnes and Noble.

A Dreamer’s Blog by Jason E. Foss

 
 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
 
“Love Is The Punch Line”
 
An Interview with Kathleen Jones by Jason E. Foss
 
 
KATHLEEN JONES
 
“Everyday we are writing a story of our life.  Trying to figure things out.  Sometimes great writers can help us along the way.  A great story can help us with our own.  I like to find out what motivates great Authors to bring a great story to life.  Kathleen Jones is an Author that does just that.  She was able to share with us where she got her motivation from.”

                                                                                                                                   
 
Jason E. Foss




 
Jason:  “What motivated you to write “Love Is The Punch Line”?”


 
Kathleen:

  “A relationship I had with a boy in middle school inspired me to write this novel.  Virtually every afternoon for three or four months,  he would walk home from school with me, always trying his hardest to make me laugh, creating nicknames for me and devising amusing songs about me, often snatching the little round green leather hat off my head (It was mid-winter) and kicking it across the street like a football.  In other words, this handsome and smart boy used his wonderful gift for humour to flirt with me!  I didn’t mind the teasing at all; it was good-natured and he made me laugh.”



 
Jason: “Briefly tell us about “Love Is The Punch Line”?”



 
 
Kathleen:

 “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 the 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.”



 
Jason: “Describe Josh and Holly’s attraction toward one another and tell us what you like most about working with those two characters.”
 



Kathleen:

  “Josh is attracted to Holly’s intelligence and kindness; he also likes the fact that she “gets” him.  Holly is attracted to Josh’s warmth, sense of humor, and vulnerability.  I enjoyed working with these characters because they were realistic and flawed but also loveable.”



 
Jason: “Are you working on another book?  If so, what can you share with us about it?”
 



Kathleen:

 “Yes, I am writing a second novel.  It deals with the cruel way the modern corporate world treats its employees.”



 
Jason: “What is the easiest way to buy copies of “Love Is The Punch Line”?”
 



Kathleen: The book is available in both paperback and ebook formats from the following:


 
Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Punch-Line-Kathleen-Jones-ebook/dp/B07BYNX7BM

Amazon.ca:

https://www.amazon.ca/Love-Punch-line-Kathleen-Jones/dp/1945181338


 
Barnes and Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-the-punch-line-kathleen-jones/1128421971

Indigo:

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/love-is-the-punch-line/9781945181337-item.html


 
Moonshine Cove Publishing:

https://www.moonshinecovepublishing.com/index.html


                                                                                    
                                                                                                 CLOSING


 
“It’s amazing how a great experience with someone from middle-school can motivate Kathleen Jones to create a unique love story.  Finally Josh finds someone that “gets” him.  The best relationships whether present or past it is pretty safe to say that they are usually with someone that “gets” us.  So book lovers that enjoy reading a creative love story go to one of Kathleen’s links to buy her new book “Love Is The Punch Line.”