Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Beauty, Less Beast by Debora Coty (Litfuse Blog Tour)

About the book: With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner beast that unexpectedly pounces, roaring and shredding, as it threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within. In More Beauty, Less Beast, women will find simple, practical techniques for embracing the true beauty rightfully theirs as cherished daughters of the King. Whether jaded by emotional wounds, unrealistic standards, or lack of confidence, this laugh-out-loud, girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouragement will help women transform their destructive inner beast into the exquisite beauty they were always meant to be.


About Debora Coty: Debora Coty is an occupational therapist, a piano teacher, and a freelance writer. She's also involved in the children's ministry at her church and is an avid tennis player. Debora began writing to fill the void when her last child left for college, and it has since become a passion. Debora has a real knack for getting across sound biblical concepts with a refreshing lightheartedness as attested in her monthly newspaper column entitled "Grace Notes: God's Grace for Everyday Living." Visit www.deboracoty.com for more about Debora and her book.



My Thoughts: I've decided to limit my non-fiction reviews (I'm just a story girl, I admit.) but when this title came through, I couldn't resist.  More Beauty? Less Beast? Transform your inner ogre?  Yes, please. I need me some transforming. And quick.

I love humor and was looking forward to a light hearted look at a deep subject. Unfortunately, my sense of humor tends toward the sharp, the sarcastic, and the dry. This was more of the Erma Bombeck style and it just wasn't a good fit. The first section seemed as though the Biblical content was forced and tacked on at the end. I would have put the book down then, if I hadn't promised a review.

It improved greatly around chapter 8. The humor was toned down a bit and it seemed more natural. There were moments I found encouraging and with which I could relate, but it didn't quite live up to its potential. However, I know there are women who will enjoy this book (in fact, I just passed my copy to a friend who may like it), so if you enjoy this kind of humor and are looking for an easy "self-help" kind of read, go ahead and give it a try.  Either way, head on over and enter the giveaway! Oh, and be sure to see what others thought HERE!


The Giveaway: Transform Your Inner Ogre with a $150 Visa Cash Card from @DeboraCoty! Using Biblical advice and her trademark humor, Debora Coty urges women to conquer guilt and re-institute hope in More Beauty, Less Beast. Celebrate with Debora by entering to win a $150 Visa Cash Card!


One "beautiful" winner will receive:

  • A $150 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend get-away!)
  • A Debora Coty Library (More Beauty, Less Beast, Too Blessed Too Be Stressed and Everyday Hope)
  • Chocolate (Every good things begins with chocolate!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/22/12. Winner will be announced at Debora's "Divine Beauty" Facebook Party on  3/22. Debora will be hosting an evening of chat, fun beauty trivia, laughter, and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a book club prize pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Debora via Skype.)
 

(Blogger is being cranky and won't post the icons no matter what I try!  Go ahead and click the Giveaway link above to find them all nice and shiny, like they're supposed to be here. Thanks!)

So grab your copy of More Beauty, Less Beast and join Debora and friends on the evening of March 22nd for an evening of fun.



Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

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