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Monday, April 28, 2014

Check out my interview on The Pen and Muse Book Reviews Blog

The Pen and Muse Book Review published my first author interview! If you're interested in the story behind Here for the Cake, check it out.

Here's an excerpt of the interview:

What inspires you and what got you into writing?

When I bought a kindle, I found out that I could buy romance novels for under $3 and it was pretty much a wrap. I have always loved chick lit and romantic comedy narratives. I started writing

Here for the Cake as an escape and I just fell in love with the creative writing process. I looked into self-publishing and realized that writing my book and putting it out there was an achievable dream. After several bottles of red wine, I saw the quote “If not now, when?” pinned on to a few Pinterest accounts I was following and figured it was the sign I needed. I committed myself to writing full-time.

Check out the full interview:  Author Interview on The Pen and Muse Book Review Blog

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Great Review from Ms. Terry Mitchell of Chick Lit Plus

It's an incredible gift as a burgeoning writer to get a review from a great blog like Chick Lit Plus. Samantha March was one of the first bloggers that responded to my email asking for a review. Knowing now how many review requests book bloggers get, I'm even more grateful that she agreed to review Here for the Cake on Chick lit Plus.

Terry Mitchell's review was fabulous. Written in this very honest, conversational voice that made me feel like we were chatting over coffee together. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

"That beginning sounds like a silly romance story gone wrong. But honestly throughout the story there is a depth that is often hidden under the surface. Which makes this a unique and lovable story."

"I enjoyed each and every character in the story. Some like Ella and Cynthia and the other snotty ladies I loved to hate, but I also could not get enough of Mina and Josie and Salma and even Simon and Ben. Truly each character was developed and very real to me."

Check out the rest of Terry's review:

And if you've been living under a rock and haven't checked out Chick Lit Plus by now, handle that. Whether you're an avid reader looking for the scoop on the romance genre or a writer looking for advice or support in publishing your novel, Chick Lit Plus is an incredible resource. They have everything: author interviews, book reviews, tips for writers, writer services (advertising, editing, marketing, etc). Seriously...go there.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Review of Here for the Cake on The Blushing Reader

The Blushing Reader is a blog I've been following since I started writing Here for the Cake. I was immediately attracted to the blog's crisp femininity and quirky aesthetics. The reviews are thorough, engaging, and intelligent. Michelle is a very smart writer and her site has everything, giveaways, reviews, book playlists, and interviews. I particularly love her interviews because she asks such unconventional questions.

As a new romance writer, The Blushing Reader was definitely a way for me to be anchored in the romance world before I ever published. I was so thrilled when she agreed to take a chance on a newbie like me. 

True to form, Michelle wrote a wonderful review. In fact, her review is so well-written and quotable that I had a rather difficult time choosing quotes to share. 

The Highlights

Here for the Cake is one of those books that you find and are BLOWN away with how funny, witty, emotional and just wonderful it is...Emily Poule took romantic comedy and knocked it out of the park!

Here for the Cake was funny, in a fantastic snarky/witty humor that had me waiting to see what else would come out of these characters mouths! I actually choked on my drink and laughed out loud more than once.  I fell in love with the writing style and all the crazy characters in this book right off the bat.  Emily Poule's flow, pacing and comedic timing were a perfect especially when combined with this grand-gesture scheme that Ben and Mina are about to embark on.  

If you are in the mood for something funny, kind of crazy with a cast of characters that you can't help but fall in love with, then Here for the Cake is the perfect book for you!  Emily Poule is an author to keep and eye on, I have a feeling we will be hearing about her a lot in the future!

Michelle's review includes a book summary, a new excerpt, and a book playlist. 
Check out Michelle's complete review here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Here for the Cake Spotlight and Giveaway on Love Between the Sheets

First of all, from the moment I saw this website, I was totally in love.  It's visually captivating, vintage pink and grey, and completely owns the spirit of the genre. Needless to say, I was complete shit show when they agreed to review Here for the Cake.

Love Between the Sheets offered such a nuanced spotlight of the book. Here are some highlights from Mary's review:

I’ll say it,  I want to marry this book! One of the better books I’ve read this year.  I have a feeling that it will blow all my future reads out of the water.  It was not only fun and witty, nut also emotional.  I felt like I was sucked into one amazing romantic comedy.  One that I would watch again and again. 

Best part of this book was the dialogue between these friends.   They all knew each other so well.  They could relive the past and be close again.   The shenanigans were beyond hilarious and I was a bit envious of all their fun.  Honestly if Mina was going to embark on a do or die situation she was definitely surrounded by the perfect people.

This book gave me everything that I was looking for and so much more.   I wasn’t sure if Emily was going to break my heart in the end or build it up.   It was far from predictable.  A smart, fun, enjoyable, and highly emotional book that you will sure to fall in love with.   I can’t wait to read more from this author and will surely be reading this again. 

And of course, the most exciting part of the review is definitely the  GIVEAWAY. Love Between the Sheets is giving away 5 copies of Here for the Cake in a raffle. 

Check out Love Between the Sheets. They host rafflecopter giveaways ALL THE TIME and are really great to their followers. Enter NOW to win a free copy of Here for the Cake.


      Emily Poule

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fellow Page Girl and Up-and-Coming Author reviews Here for the Cake on her Blog

Ms. Jasmine Tru, a burgeoning YA author who this author knows to be one of the coolest chicks around, did a great review of Here for the Cake which she smartly titled, I am Definitely Here for the Cake

Some of the highlights:

But I have just found my favorite new eBook. Emily Poule’s “Here for the Cake” is romantic and hilarious. I literally LOL while reading in the presence of others….and I was not embarrassed.
Emily Poule’s “Here for the Cake” is an incredibly enjoyable read. I felt like I have found a new set of best friends in her pages.

In addition to witty dialogue, there are plenty of steamy scenes to go around.

You should check out this book if you are into humorous romances.
Thanks for such a poignant and fun review of Here for the Cake. Check out Jasmine Tru's official bog where she reviews books and blogs about life as a fresh YA author in Los Angeles. 
Look out for Jasmine's book, Normal is the Watchword, coming out soon.

Full review of Here for the Cake on Tome Tender Book Blog

Skylar Griffin's full review of Here for the Cake is officially up on her blog, Tome Tender Book Blog, a hub for book lovers to read reviews of the latest fiction books and check out author interviews. Tome Tender has a lot going on and I was so completely thrilled to have a spot on the blog.

Some highlights from her review:

"What a cast of characters! I think I've fallen in love with them all! Especially Mina, Josie & Ben." 

"Bestie #1 Josie, is an absolute firecracker and someone I'd want in my corner! The stuff that comes out of her mouth had me literally laughing out loud, to the point I was worried I was going to wake up my sleeping husband and kids. Just so freakin' funny!"

"One thing I particularly enjoyed was what was going on in the background of this novel; so much detail with all the dirty little side stories of all of the "high society" guests, I just couldn't get enough! The setting was beautifully described, leaving me with a vivid picture in my mind."

"Here For The Cake would have to be the BEST "chic lit" book I've ever read. It is a feel-good book that all though had some sad parts, was a fantastically uplifting story. Excellent writing Ms. Poule! I can't wait to read more of your work!"

Thanks so much for such a thorough, lovely review Ms. Griffin. Get a copy of Here for the Cake today on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Smashwords:

Don't forget to follow all of Skylar's reviews at Tome Tender Book Blog.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Skylar Griffin's Review on GoodReads

"an unbelievably excellent story of deceit, romance, hope 

and longing, with a truck load of frivolous fun, laughter and 

a bloody awesome ending."
-Skylar Griffin from Tome Tender Blog

Literally (...but actually figuratively) made me piss my pants. So happy that such a talented blogger gave Here for the Cake such a thorough, articulate, and pleasant review on Goodreads.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Here for the Cake Featured on 2 Blondes Books 'N Booze

Check out this great review from Erin and Beth on their hilarious blog, 2 Blondes Books N' Booze:

2 Blondes Books N' Booze is an entertaining and sexy blog. They have EVERYTHING. Reviews of great books, pictures of RIDICULOUSLY good-looking and TOPLESS men, and funny memes. Check them out.

Here for the Cake Featured on Chick lit Central's Book Shelf

Here for the Cake snagged a spot on Chick lit Central's Book Shelf!


Chick lit Central a hub for chick lit -- a great place for readers and writers of chick lit to meet and discuss books and read reviews. Check it out.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Shout outs from fellow Pagegirls

Today is the last day to get a copy of Here for the Cake for only $0.99 on Amazon! Go handle it!

Here for the Cake on Amazon


                     Emily Poule

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Only $0.99 until March 23, 2014


Here for the Cake will be available for $0.99 until March 23, 2014!!!

I know, I know, you must feel like this....

or this...

Go ahead...get a copy!


         Emily Poule

Sunday, March 16, 2014

An excerpt from Here for the Cake...

“Stop staring at me,” Mina said matter-of-factly.
Ben snorted.
 “Don’t flatter yourself. You’re not naked.”
She laughed incredulously. She walked over to Ben and handed him a mug of coffee. Ben took the mug from her and looked in… he could see that the pieces of the instant coffee had not dissolved yet.
Mina smiled and inhaled the coffee deeply, like she was shooting a Folgers commercial. Ben shrugged and drank. Not bad.
“So, you came to gloat?”
Ben shook his head.
 “I never gloat.”
That was true, she thought, he wasn’t a gloater. Despite the riches he came from, it wasn’t his nature to look down upon people. Plus gloating took a lot of energy.
“You came to comfort me? How sweet,” Mina said sarcastically, “Don’t bother. I couldn’t care less about Luke and his new bride.”
Mina got up and turned back to the kitchen, pretending that she had left something there so she didn’t have to face Ben when she said it.
 “Cut the crap, Mina. You hate this, you’re losing your keys, living in squalor, and refusing to comb your hair. These are all signs of emotional depression.”
“I’m fine,” Mina said
“Well, I’m not! Luke is about to make the biggest mistake of his life and we both know it.”
 “That’s his mistake to make, Ben. He’s not my problem anymore.”
“Your problem? Since when is a guy who is crazy about you a problem? Or did you forget that he held your hair back when you threw up from eating the cafeteria tuna salad in seventh grade? Or that he asked you to Homecoming and prom with those ridiculous helicopter banners that I paid for? Did you forget that he went to all of your debate competitions, even though they were painfully boring and horribly lame? Or that he used to drive twelve hours once every three months, regardless of the weather, to see you in Boston and not have sex 75% of the time? No, he’s not your problem. You know what your problem is, Mina? You didn’t have the balls three years ago to tell him that you loved him and that he shouldn’t leave you for Ella, who treats him worse and deserves him less. Your problem is that you’re too afraid to go after what you want,” Ben said harshly, picking up a textbook and carelessly spinning it in the air. “At least in the real, human world.”
“He left me…” Mina said, her voice trembling.
“No, he challenged you. He spent the better part of a decade hoisting you on a pedestal and the one time it was your turn to prove to him that you loved him just as much as he loved you, you let him walk away.”
“Well, that was a long time ago… I doubt that he still…”
“There’s a chance, Mina.”
A simple statement, but it shook Mina. Lifted her heart. Terrified her.
“He doesn’t really love Ella, but he loved you. We can’t let that happen to him. We have to go there. We have to stop this wedding.”
Mina’s eyes widened. This asshole has lost it.
“Hear me out—”
“You’re crazy…”
“I’m not arguing,” Ben motioned to the couch, waiting for her to sit down. He frowned when she remained motionless.
“Sit and listen. If you don’t like what I have to say, I’ll leave and we can have this conversation again at the baby shower.” He motioned to the couch again. Mina walked over and took a seat.
“I know, although he won’t admit it, that he is not in love with Ella. I think he’s marrying her because she’s pregnant or blackmailing him. Maybe he feels obligated. I know he hasn’t forgotten about you because when he talks about you, he looks sad, hurt even…”
“He broke up with me,” Mina interjected vehemently, “he hurt me.”
“People make mistakes.”
“And stay with her for three years?” Mina shook her head, “Luke made his choice.”
“Yeah, well he made a bad choice,” Ben snapped at her, “We both know that he hasn’t been the same since he dropped out of Notre Dame. I know he feels trapped like he doesn’t have a good enough reason to walk away…”
“Not being in love is a pretty good reason,” Mina stated.
Ben rolled his eyes.
“What a romantic,” he teased, “Grow up.”
 “Excuse me? How unevolved do you have to be to think you can actually break a couple apart at their wedding? When are you going to grow up and realize that you can’t always mess with people’s lives, especially Luke’s?” Mina asked.
“You’ve been doing a pretty good job of that all by yourself, Mina,” Ben said sharply.
“Excuse me?”
Ben stood up, his height towering over her menacingly.
“I know. I know that you guys talk and I know that you’ve seen each other,” Ben said, his statement like a current of wind in an empty room.
“How do you know…?”
“He told me about that night. Josie’s mother’s funeral. How you guys stayed up and ate pizza and probably sucked face. Come on, Mina. Look me in the eye and tell me that you don’t have some love left in your heart for Luke.”
Her eyes widened and she made an exasperated sound. Yep, she would definitely be killed within the first four hours of joining the mafia.
“Our story is over,” Mina said forcefully as if chiding a child.
Ben rolled his eyes.
“Your ‘story’… Jesus…”
“He made his choice. Anyway, I can’t just leave out of nowhere. I teach three sections during the week. I have students that depend on me.”
“Get a substitute. Cancel for a week. It’s not the apocalypse.”
“I don’t have enough money for a ticket to Costa Rica either! Even if I had money, I wouldn’t spend it on my ex-boyfriend’s…” Mina trailed off as she watched Ben pull a slip of paper out of his jacket pocket and hand it to her. It was a ticket to Costa Rica.
“I can see that you’ve done very well for yourself,” Ben said dryly, “but I figured you may have some qualms about putting down the money for this expedition, so I took the liberty of doing it for you.”
Mina stared at the ticket vacantly.
“Are you insane?!”
Ben mulled the question over in his head thoughtfully, “No. I’m just filthy rich.” He flashed her a smile and reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet. He counted bills out methodically and handed them to Mina.
“You’ll probably need to go shopping. I want you to look amazing, sexy… a fucking vixen.”
“You want me to seduce Luke?”
“Or your version of that.”

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Here for the Cake is my debut novel. It is the first book in a series about three  friends who team up to sabotage the wedding of their childhood frenemy. 

Here for the Cake Synopsis

"Something should happen: a thunderbolt should erupt, a car should crash, a bell should ring. There should be a soundtrack—some horrible, frightening sound to accompany the news of your ex-boyfriend marrying one of your best friends from high school. Especially when you're still in love with him."

No, of course she wasn't going. Are you insane? For 29-year-old academic Mina Joseph, attending  Ella Hutchinson's destination wedding would be the ultimate act of lunacy. It would be much safer to stay in her shitty studio in Boston so she could stalk the Facebook pages of the bride, groom, and every other guest in attendance before falling asleep in a box of tears and Wheat Thins.

But Luke's best man, the insufferably charming Benjamin Fogarty, has different plans for Mina. Both desperate to break up the mismatched couple before they say their "I do’s” and convinced that Luke is still in love with Mina (though he can’t figure out why), Ben offers her a plane ticket and a wad of cash to come out of hiding to seduce the groom.

Armed with a new wardrobe, devious friends, and copious amounts of tequila, Mina has five days to rekindle her love with Luke, expose Ella for the certifiable psychopath that she is, and at all costs, avoid having sex with the best man, regardless of how hot it could be.