Saturday, May 18, 2013

Click by Lisa Becker: Excerpt and Giveaway!


Page Count: 347
Release Date: 29 March 2011
Publisher: self-published
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Online dating

Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later.

Are Renee and Ethan soul mates?

Does Mark ever go on a date?

Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles?

Will Ashley's judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship?

Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.


From: member.services@choosejews.com – January 14, 2011 – 1:03 AM
To: Renee Greene
Bcc: Shelley Manning, Mark Finlay

Subject: Re: Profile for Site 


Thank you for submitting your profile to Choose Jews, the number one dating website for the Jewish community. Your screen name is < prgal1981 >. As other members become interested in communicating with you, they will email you at meet@choosejews.com/PRGal1981. To read the message, simply login to the site using your ID number and confidential password < ***** >. Click on the message to open. You will see the member’s profile and photo below their initial message. If you decide to write back, simply click “reply” in the member’s note, write your own note and send. All communications with other members stay on the Choose Jews Web site so that you never have to give out any personal information. When you are comfortable, you can exchange personal information with other members. Thank you for selecting our service. Please contact member.services@choosejews.com with any questions.


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From: meet@choosejews.com/L’Chiam22 – January 14, 2011 – 5:54 AM
To: meet@choosejews.com/PRGal1981
Subject: Shalom


Shalom, PRGal1981. Don’t know your real name... yet :)

You seem like a really smart and interesting person and I think we would have a lot in common. I’m originally from New York—Queens to be specific—but made Alliyah to Israel a little more than 8 years ago. I had visited when I was 13 for my Bar Mitzvah and felt a spiritual connection to the land and to my people. So, when an opportunity came up to transfer from the Internet company I worked for to the Tel Aviv office, I jumped at it. When the Internet boom went bust, so did my job. But I decided to stay and found work as a computer engineer for a software developer.

I live in Tel Aviv and am looking for a spiritual woman to share a Jewish life with. 


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From: Renee Greene – January 14, 2011 – 9:04 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Fwd: Shalom


Okay, so I sent my profile in last night and thought I would take a chance that someone emailed me this morning. Yes, I know that seems egotistical thinking that someone would email me so quickly after my profile was posted. And considering it didn’t officially go online until 1:00 am, I’m not sure I want to date anyone who was trolling the Internet for a date in the wee hours of the morning. But, to be honest, I’m kind of excited about the possibilities. Imagine that. Me... being hopeful. Who knew? Anyway, I was elated—yes, elated—to find I had a message. Hurrah! Then I read it. He is very religious, is looking for a “spiritual” woman and lives in Israel. Good lord! (HA! Maybe that does indeed make me “spiritual” enough for this guy.) Israel!!!

Okay, don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against Israel. I am one of the Chosen People after all. And, apparently “chosen” in more ways than one, huh? But do you picture me living in an area where 1) Most people take the bus – I’m from LA for goodness sake, where we LIVE in our cars. In fact, I have this theory that no one walks in LA. But, we all own treadmills. So, even though it is nice all year long, we won’t walk outside. We’d rather walk in our houses. But, I digress. Back to what’s important here: 2) These buses blow up into fiery messes; 3) And speaking of fiery messes, it is hot in Israel. Yes, yes. It’s a dry heat. But you know what? A blast furnace is a dry heat. But it’s still HOT and I wouldn’t want to live in it. Yeah, right. Like I’m going to start a relationship with some man in Israel.

And, he is so intense about Judaism. I haven’t been to temple since my nephew’s baby naming three years ago. Oh, this would NEVER work. NEVER.

So, how do I get out of this? Do I ignore his message? Do I email back and say thanks but no thanks? Yikes! I’m not sure what to do?


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From: Shelley Manning – January 14, 2011 – 10:45 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Fwd: Shalom


Step 1. Revise your profile. No spiritual junkies or out of towners accepted.

Step 2. Email him back and tell him you are not interested in a long distance thing.

Step 3. Laugh your ass off. He obviously does NOT know you.

Okay. So this one isn’t going to work out. But, to your point, it’s only been a few hours. And, in this man’s defense, it’s probably not 1:00 am his time. It’s like two days later and early evening or something. So, it is flattering that he thinks you are the funny, smart and... okay, maybe not “spiritual” but certainly awesome…person that you really are. You’re going to get a TON of emails and have your pick of tons of great guys. Just you wait. Trust me.

Speaking of great guy, going out again with The Cuddler tonight. Hoping to break him of his bad habits. I’m willing to use force if necessary. Hope he likes it rough ;) Gotta run. Evil corporate trolls demanding reports. Call me tonight. Mwah! Mwah!


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From: meet@choosejews.com/PRGal1981 – January 14, 2011 – 11:30 AM
To: meet@choosejews.com/L’Chiam22
Bcc: Shelley Manning
Subject: Shalom back


Dear L’Chiam22. Thank you very much for your nice email. I must confess yours is the first email I’ve received. It’s quite flattering, especially to have someone from so far away take an interest. Thank you. But, I also must confess that I’m looking to meet someone local. So, best of luck in meeting that woman of your dreams. I’m sure she’s out there.


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From: Shelley Manning – January 14, 2011 – 11:34 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Shalom back


Nicely done, sweetie. Ever the diplomat.


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From: Renee Greene – January 14, 2011 – 11:47 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Shalom back


It’s so much easier to reject someone over the Internet than in real life. Score one for online dating!

About the Author




Lisa Becker had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story and Double Click. She is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for you!




Giveaway!


Lisa has generously offered a print copy of Click and its sequel, Double Click, for one lucky Books à la Mode reader! While the books are limited to US residents only, she will substitute a $15 Amazon gift card to anyone who lives outside the States so this giveaway is open to anyone in the world! Thank you, Lisa!!! ♥

To enter, tell me:
What's the funniest (or most disastrous) thing that's ever happened to you on a date—online or otherwise?
Well, there was this time my skirt fell off... no, no, let's not get into that.

This is a mandatory entry! Please remember to make your comment meaningful. One-worded responses or comments composed solely of "thanks for the giveaway" will not be eligible for gaining extra entries!!!

For one extra optional entry, like Click on Facebook and make another comment on this post with your Facebook name. This is not mandatory, so don't worry if you don't use Facebook! 

Please please PLEASE leave your email address in one of your comments so I know who to contact if you are selected as the winner!

[COMING SOON] Check out the sequel Double Click to read an exclusive excerpt and enter to win an eBook set of both books! Click here!

Rules and Disclosure:
Giveaway ends June 2nd at 11.59 pm (your time).
Open to anyone with an email address—anyone in the world! Woohoo! However, the print book option is limited to US readers only.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.
Although I do select winners, I am in no way responsible for the prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!