Free E-Book on LibraryThing Until Sept. 30, 2018!!!

LibraryThing members (it’s free to join LibraryThing!) can request a FREE copy of the e-book version of Love Is the Punch Line in 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,

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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 September 30, 2018. For further information, go to: http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

FREE EBOOK ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 31!!!

 

I am giving away 50 ebook copies of my novel “Love Is the Punch Line” in return for reviews on Goodreads and/or Amazon. It’s a romance set in the world of stand-up comedy. If you want a copy, please email me at joneslepidas@bell.net. ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018!

Synopsis: 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.

5 things I love about living in Scarborough

Published on toronto.com on July 21, 2018:

https://www.toronto.com/opinion-story/8751379-kathleen-jones-5-things-i-love-about-living-in-scarborough/

 

  • The Toronto Zoo: Thousands and thousands of animals of every size, shape, and species from all over the globe, presented in realistic approximations of their natural habitats. The trails criss-crossing the zoo provide a fun and entertaining workout for hikers.
  • The reasonable cost of housing: According to the Toronto Real Estate Board’s June 2018 report, the average cost of a home in central Toronto was a hefty $1.4 million. In east Toronto (Scarborough), it was a far more reasonable $601,255,241.
  • Wildlife: Scarborough is home to a wide variety of wild animals and birds. Canada geese, groundhogs, blue jays, gold finches, cardinals, brown rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, and foxes have all been spotted on the suburban streets around Eglinton and Victoria Park.
  • Scarborough Bluffs: The Scarborough Bluffs are breathtakingly beautiful. You can picnic, hike, and enjoy the scenery near the lake. It’s a great escape from a busy and noisy city.
  • Shopping: Scarborough is a great place to shop for everyday essentials. It offers a wide range of big-box stores, such as Walmart, the Brick, and Home Outfitters. The malls, especially Scarborough Town Centre, have a decent selection of chain stores.

 

Kathleen Jones is an author based in Scarborough, Ontario.

NEW FIVE-STAR REVIEW FOR LOVE IS THE PUNCH LINE!!!

Posted by Malcolm Campbell on Goodreads, July 4, 2018

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37507307-love-is-the-punch-line?from_search=true)

“The seductive tale of a washed up Jewish standup comedian. He falls for a lovely gal who has thrown a drink in his face during a routine. The captivating tale of their torturous path to happiness.”

 

 

Free E-Book!!! Only Until August 31!!!

I am giving away 50 ebook copies of my novel Love Is the Punch Line in return for reviews on Goodreads and/or Amazon. It’s a romance set in the world of stand-up comedy. If you want a copy, please email me at joneslepidas@bell.net. ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2018!

Synopsis: 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.

Book Launch for “Love Is the Punch Line”

Kathleen Jones, author of Love Is the Punch Line, recently celebrated the release of her novel at a launch party. At the event, held at Bloor-Gladstone public library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 9, 2018, Kathleen talked about her journey to become a published author, then did a brief reading from her novel. She was joined by a dozen friends and colleagues, including Jenny Govier, the novel’s substantive and line editor.

 

Staying in with Kathleen Jones

Love is the punchline

(See https://lindasbookbag.com/2018/06/25/staying-in-with-kathleen-jones/)

Once again I’m finding whole new books and authors here on Linda’s Book Bag. This time it’s Kathleen Jones who joins me to stay in and tell me about one of her books.

Staying in with Kathleen Jones

Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Kathleen. Thank you for staying in with me.

Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?

Love is the punchline

I’ve brought along my new novel, Love Is the Punch Line, which was published by Moonshine Cove in April. It’s a quirky, lighthearted romance set in the world of stand-up comedy. I brought it along to show “women of a certain age” that romance should not stop after age 40.

(Too right! As someone fast approaching 60 I can quite agree with that premise for a book!)

What can we expect from an evening in with  Love Is the Punch Line?

You can expect an evening of hilarious comedy from a real legend, Josh Steinberg, the “Jewish Comedy King.” Even though he’s over 50, plump, balding, and washed up, Josh is still revered by die-hard comedy fans, who appreciate his edgy sense of humour.

You’ll also meet Josh’s woman, Holly Brannigan, a slim, attractive, and bright 50-year-old businesswoman. Unlike the other women in Josh’s past who haven’t treated him well, the smart and sensitive Holly is crazy about Josh and even finds his unconventional looks wildly sexy. No wonder Josh calls her “Holly the Brain.”

(I’m smiling already. I love the sound of Josh and Holly.)

By meeting Josh, I hope that people will learn that no matter what a person looks like on the outside, he or she deserves a chance to spend their life with someone who truly loves and cares about them. And I hope that men who meet Holly will learn to value a woman’s brains, as well as her looks. After all, the brain is the biggest sex organ!

(Very true! My husband has a Ph.D!)

Finally, I hope that older people who haven’t found that special person will give romance another chance. You just never know!

(What a wonderful sentiment, Kathleen.)

What else have you brought along and why?

script

I brought along the script that Josh wrote for his comeback movie, It Only Hurts When I Laugh. Holly talked him into writing it, telling him that he had the talent to write a script about real life and real people; in the past, Josh had written mediocre movie scripts that were only collections of silly gags. Buoyed by her belief in him, Josh ended up writing a romantic script about two characters who resembled himself and Holly!

Thanks so much for staying in with me to tell me all about Love is the Punchline Kathleen. I’ve enjoyed hearing about Josh and Holly.

Love is the Punch Line

Love is the punchline

He courted her with punchlines.

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.

Love is the Punch Line is available for purchase from Amazon and Indigo Books.

About Kathleen Jones

Kathleen

Kathleen Jones is a former book editor and technical writer. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English literature and completed Ryerson University’s Certificate in Publishing program. Kathleen writes for a number of popular book blogs, including Romance Junkies and the blogs of Jane Friedman and British novelist Tony Riches. She also contributes monthly book reviews to Goodreads. Kathleen lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

You can find out more about Kathleen on her website and by finding her on Facebook or following her on Twitter @joneslepidas.