Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender by WS Carmichael - Book Tour + Giveaway

The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender

by WS Carmichael


GENRE:   Romance/Romantic Comedy



Ava Moreland has it all planned out. In two months, she will marry her fiancé, Tim. She’ll continue working at Vegas’s famous Cosmopolitan bar while he runs his father’s accounting firm. Soon they’ll start a family and she’ll have the white picket life she’s always dreamed of.
Or not.

When her fairytale engagement implodes in a devastating display, Ava embarks on a quest to reclaim her identity and feminine prowess – by sleeping her way through Las Vegas. With her best friend, Jarrod, acting as wingman her plan is foolproof.
Or not.

Nothing goes as planned with hilariously disastrous results. Her sexual misadventures will keep you in stitches as Ava searches for herself in Sin City, finding herself and her happily ever after in the unlikeliest of places.



The problem with a dramatic exit is what comes next. They never show you that part in the movies. You never see the tough heroine stumbling down a hotel hallway, her feet tired from traveling all day, alone and confused in a strange city, holding back tears as the realization her life has been flipped upside down settles in.

No. They never show you that part. They fade to black and pick up two years down the line when she’s found her happily ever after.

Where the hell is that fade to black button? Because this is the part I want to skip. I want to skip the binge eating and the ugly crying. I want to skip the ‘why me’ phase. I want to skip the explanations to my friends when they ask what happened. I want to skip all of it.


Author Interview 1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?

Definitely spending too much time away from whatever project I’m working on. If life is particularly busy and I can’t find time to write, I will undoubtedly decide whatever I have written is pure trash. I’m convinced my writing is choppy, the storyline doesn’t flow, the characters are boring. The list goes on and on. Fortunately, reading through what I’ve already written usually cures my unreasonable panic and I end up being quite excited to pick up where I left off.

2. What book do you feel is under-appreciated? How about overrated?
I feel like the romance genre in general is under appreciated. We’re the dirty secret of the literary world. Other genres and literary snobs find us simplistic, formulaic and cheap. We are the Big Mac in a five star steakhouse. I say that’s nonsense. Romance novels are the cup of hot cocoa on a snowy day. We give our readers the warm fuzzies and a sense of hope in our fellow humans no mystery or horror novel could dare to attempt.

I know I’m about to offend a horde of loyal fans, but I must admit I found Interview With A Vampire to be extremely overrated. I found the premise fascinating, but the characters one dimensional and boring. It was several hundred pages filled with whining about being immortal. Go get a tan. Problem solved.

3. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
My first real job was at the public library. I reshelved the books when people returned them. I loved it. Someone actually paid me to put things in alphabetical and numerical order. As a bonus, I got to spend hours hanging out in the library finding and reading new books. While I got paid. Can you say dream job?

4. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
Sort of. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer or a nurse. I’ve been successful on both accounts, but I also wanted to be The Queen. Not a queen, The Queen. Of the world. I guess two out of three isn’t so bad, but I haven’t given up on Queen of the World.

5. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Funny. Smart. Pretty.

It might sound conceited to some, but self love and being proud of our strengths is too underrated in today’s society. We are awesome. Every single one of us is awesome for some reason. Be proud of what makes you awesome.

6. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I am a systemic and organized person and my writing style is no different – at least it starts out that way. I write the book as you read the book. I try to minimize rewrites and edit as I go, telling the story as it unfolds in my mind. I make outlines, but the characters refuse to follow them. More often than not, I change the outline four or five times during the course of the writing process because the characters refuse to follow my commands. I guess letting the characters steamroll me would be my writing quirk. 7. What’s one movie you like recommending to others? My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Hands down my favorite feel good movie. I’ve seen it hundreds of times and I still cry every single time when the dad gives them the house at the wedding.

8. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be? A dragon. Or a unicorn, but probably a dragon.

Either way, I run the risk of abusing the powers my cool pet would give me. There is a chance I would either stab someone with my unicorn or set them on fire with my dragon. On second thought, I would definitely want a dragon. He could melt all the snow in the driveway, heat my pool, fly me around, smite my enemies…


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

WS Carmichael is attempting to write the world into romantic bliss one novel at a time. Based in upstate NY, she travels as often as her hectic schedule will allow. When she isn’t busy writing, she’s a mother, nurse and avid sportswoman.

WS Carmichael fell in love with romance at an early age when she would sneak Harlequins from her mother. A voracious reader, she eventually made the jump to writing.

Writing is her passion and she’s always jotting down new storyline and character ideas. Often, her characters take on a life of their own and don’t always cooperate with her plan for them. Creating well developed, strong alpha male characters that don’t fit into the typical romance hero mold makes her novels exciting and relatable. A woman who believes whole heartedly in happily ever after, she gives her heroes the heroine they deserve.

You can check out her blog and find out more on her website:

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WS Carmichael will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. The blurb sounds like a fun read. Cute cover. Sounds like she goes a little wild after her broken engagement. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I had a great time being interviewed by you!

    1. You're very welcome! :) Thanks for doing the interview!

  3. I love the cover! It sets the tone for the book!


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