Sunday, February 14, 2016

Blog Tour: Some Assembly Required by Lex Chase & Bru Baker. Author Reading by Lex Chase and Giveaway.

SARPlease join us in welcoming the lovely Lex Chase as she reads from her new novel Some Assembly Required co-written with Bru Baker.

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Some Assembly Required

Lex Chase & Bru Baker

SomeAssemblyRequiredLGPublisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 8th February 2016

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance, Humour

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Synopsis

Everyone wishes they were dead when wandering the purgatory of a home furnishings store, but these guys actually are.
Benji Goss is the quintessential good guy. When his boyfriend dumps him and moves out, Benji obligingly keeps the cat—even though he’s allergic—because his ex’s new place doesn’t accept pets. He’s always joked the cat would be the death of him, but not in a way he expects when a feline mishap crushes him under a DEL TORO bookcase.
Snarky loner Patrick Bryant is in such a rut he barely remembers the life he used to lead. The last thing he recalls is being decapitated by a DEL TORO bookcase in a freak accident. As a spiritual CASA resident, he haunts the aisles of affordable Italian furniture, assisting fellow spirits in moving on to their final destinations.
When Benji appears in the CASA café, Patrick considers the naïve spirit just the man to cure his boredom. Benji’s relentless optimism chips away at Patrick’s sarcasm, making him question if there’s something beyond what he can see. But the heart is like CASA furniture—there’s always some assembly required.

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Lex Chase Reads from Some Assembly Required

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Connect with the Authors

madison_parker_MG_4269-WEB Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting. Weaving tales of sweeping cinematic adventure—depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love. Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, and she unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind.

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Bru Baker got her first taste of life as a writer at the tender age of four when she started publishing a weekly newspaper for her family. What they called nosiness she called a nose for news, and no one was surprised when she ended up with degrees in journalism and political science and started a career in journalism. Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now works in reference and readers' advisory in a Midwestern library, though she still finds it hard to believe someone's willing to pay her to talk about books all day. Most evenings you can find her curled up with a mug of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a book or her laptop. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.

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Did you ever have to work retail or deal with the public? Do you have a hilarious retail story? Let me know down below!


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41 comments:

  1. I worked for a water park for a few summers. Unfortunately, I don't have any funny stories from that time...

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    1. Aw man! That sounds like a perfect setting for hilarious stories. What was it like working in the park though? :D

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  2. I worked as a cashier in a grocery story as a teenager but don't have any funny stories from it!

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    1. I can imagine being a cashier as a teenager had to be tough! Or did you enjoy it? :D

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  3. i worked in retail for many years but really dont have many stories to tell.

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    1. Aaaaw. Not even your own version of Customers Suck? :D

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  4. When I was in high school, I worked in an ice cream shop. A man came in one night and dropped his overcoat and danced around naked in just his shoes and socks. The shop was full of teenagers...I am not sure what he expected, but everyone burst out laughing.

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    1. Daaaaammmmnnn. That's a good one. At least the kids weren't scarred for life! LOL

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  5. I've been working with the public a long time. I've got many anecdotes, some of them are really hilarious, some of them are not. But as a general rule I like it. Even though you have to keep smiling when your feet are sore and your customer is asking for something completely absurd and does not want to understand you cannot help.

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    1. Oh yes! Any amount of working with the public you have to keep smiling. Even if you feel ill, or mentally aren't in it, you always have to keep your chin up and smile on!

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  6. Thankfully I haven't had to work in retail or public, but I can imagine lots of things can happen.

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    1. Oh yes, Mari. Yes indeed. Even I can tell stories. HAH :D

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  7. I've worked in a sandwich shop for a couple of years. Not a lot of exciting things happened. I mean there were crazy people but that was after closing.

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    1. Ooooh? What kind of crazy people? :D

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  8. Thankfully I never had to work retail, but I get enough exposure to cranky "customers" working in a doctor's office. You'd be surprised at how rude people can be when they call their doctor. Of course, for each rude patient you get several really sweet ones. :-)

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    1. Oh! I had a relative once work in a pediatrician's office. They even had a sticker code on the charts. Black was "Bitchy Parent." Pink was "Hot Daddy." I am serious. LOL

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  9. I worked in retail just after I left high school there are so many weird and hilarious stories I could tell you like someone not taking of plastic wrapping of a lampshade and wondering why the lampshade caught on fire! To near dropping one of a kind light fitting just managing to grab it before it hit the floor in front of the customer. And of course there were many rude and obnoxious customers too, but once they were gone we'd always have a laugh about what happened.

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    1. That lampshade one is HILARIOUS. Oh man... I was always the klutz on the job dropping something.

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  10. I worked at a 7-11 store as my first teenage job, many moons ago. There was a device in the donut cabinet that looked like a garage door remote so I thought it would be funny to keep pressing the button, wondering if someone's door was going up and down like crazy. Turns out it was actually the panic button for the police.... I mean, seriously?? "Um, yes, you can have all the cash in my register, but first, would you like a donut?" I met some nice police guys and kept my job :D

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    1. Omg. DYING. Remember when we were teenagers and were sure we knew everything? Now we look back at teenagers and go "omg you guys are morons." LOL

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  11. I never worked retail, but definitely have sympathy and consideration for those who do! Thank you for the giveaway and good luck on the release.

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  12. No retail here, but those who do have my respect and sympathy.

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  14. I worked in childcare before I worked in retail, as a waitress and in a call centre. Thank goodness for my training with children - it helped me stay calm and speak slowly enough to get through to people who refused to understand that they were the cause of the problem. Sadly, all the interactions I remember were sad or irritating. Except maybe the old digger (war veteran) who decided my arse was his target for a pinch every time he passed me.

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    1. My brother used to work in a call center. He could tell stories. Sadly he didn't have the experience with child care because OMG some of those callers!

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  15. I worked in a yogurt shop while in college but we really didn't have any funny stories. I do remember one customer who came in daily for a hot turkey sandwich with ketchup which always struck me as different.

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    1. Turkey and ketchup? That....doesn't even sound tasty. Well. I guess it does? Ketchup goes on everything right?

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  16. I worked retail for a couple of years part time....no hilarious stories though

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  18. I've done a lot of work with the public. Stores, hotels and as an admitting clerk in a hospital. A guy came in with his two little kids (under 5) and was almost hysterical because he found a lump in one kid's back. The kid went to the bathroom while they were waiting and he came back up to the desk saying they were leaving. The lump disappeared after the kid went to the bathroom.....

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    1. ......Nope. Nope. Noooooope. That's a good one. LOL

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  19. I never worked so no. But this year I started a job-hunt. ;)

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  20. I have worked retail and don't have funny stories from there but I also worked as a cashier in a casino for a short time and yeah, I saw some seriously crazy things there. Someone actually pooped their pants because they didn't want to leave a slot machine.

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    1. OH. GOD. NO. Aaaaaaah casinos are their own kind of special culture.

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  21. No but it's interesting to read other people's stories.

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  22. Never, but I've heard a lot of stories. Some are funny, but most of them are so crazy I hope I never get to experience them.

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    1. Oh no worries Kc. There's weird stories to be had anywhere you look. :D

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