September 2, 2022

Favorite Daughters Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FAVORITE DAUGHTERS by Laurel Osterkamp Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Laurel Osterkamp
Release Date: August 25, 2022
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 314

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD,


Elyse Gibbons is out of her depth when, as an undergrad at Columbia, she's befriended by campus superstars Aubrey Adam-Drake and Marina Hunt. While Aubrey's grandfather is a former U.S. president and Marina's dad is a notorious mob lawyer, Elyse was raised in Pennsylvania by a single mother/language professor who made Elyse learn Chinese for allowance money. As her high-profile life evolves, Elyse must use the strength and perseverance she gained from her humble roots, even while joining ranks with the powerful and elite. Then, handsome and enigmatic Finn joins the three friends to form a tightly knit group of four, and life becomes even more complicated.

Years go by, Elyse is further drawn into Aubrey and Marina's world of influence and intrigue, and she will risk everything for her friends and for Finn-the love of her life. When Elyse becomes embroiled in her own political career, it's clear that one misstep can lead to earth-shattering consequences, one lie can cause devastating ruin, and to survive unscathed, betrayal is the only option.


2022 Maxy Awards Finalist
Firebird Book Award Winner (Women's Fiction)
Indies Today Finalist (Contemporary Fiction)

"...a riveting, moving novel, but also a rally cry for readers to find their power." -Jackie Jacobi, author of The Ravens

I have a hard time making lists of my favorite books, because there are so many books that I love. And with each new book that I read, my favorites are always changing. You’ll notice they’re all written by female authors, and save The Secret History, they all feature strong female protagonists. I love books about female empowerment.

That said, here is a snapshot of my current faves:

Donna Tartt/The Secret History: She probably didn’t invent the “dark academia” genre, but reading this book was my first foray into it and I fell in love. A group of ancient Greek scholars accidently kill a farmer and then they kill their friend. And that’s just the beginning.

Suzanne Collins/The Hunger Games: This isn’t just one of my favorite YA novels, it’s one of my favorite novels ever. It’s flawlessly written, and Katniss Everdeen is a classic heroine. Somehow the book is a compelling tale of suspense, a love story, and a cutting social commentary, all in one.

Lesley Nneka Arimah/What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: This eclectic short story collection is genius, and I had the privilege of both teaching the book to advanced high school students, and to hear Arimah do an author talk. All of the stories are unique, but they also all focus in some way on mother/daughter relationships. I couldn’t recommend it more.

Charlotte Bronte/Jane Eyre: If I limit myself to one favorite by one Bronte, I’m going with Jane Eyre. I’m sure that some Bronte fans would accuse me of being pedestrian and unenlightened (because Emily and Anne’s novels were more daring and progressive). But I like how plucky Jane is, and the journey of self-discovery that she goes on. Plus, the whole novel is just so atmospheric.

Lis Smith/Any Given Tuesday: This is the newest edition to my list. It’s actually nonfiction, and oh how I wish it was written before I wrote Favorite Daughters. (I could have used the info to make my novel more realistic.) Smith recounts her experiences as a political strategist, and she uses relationship metaphors for every politician she worked for. The behind-the-scenes look is fascinating.

I think most writers will admit to aspiring to the same level as their favorite authors. For me, I wanted my main character to be as strong and authentic as the women were in the books above. I wanted to inspire my readers in the same way these books inspired me. If I achieved just a fraction of that in Favorite Daughters, I will be beyond satisfied.

Laurel Osterkamp is the author of roughly a dozen novels, but she's sort of losing track. Her new novel, Favorite Daughters, will be released by Black Rose Writing in August 2022. Currently, she is on leave from teaching high English and Creative Writing. That's because she is completing her MFA in writing from Lindenwood University, polishing up one novel and finishing a second. Please visit her website/blog, for book recommendations, writing tips, and info about her writing. She'd also love for you to follow her on Bookbub  and/or on Facebook

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of FAVORITE DAUGHTERS - US Only.

Ends September 20th, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post



IG Spotlight



Guest Post/IG Post



IG Spotlight


Epic Book Society

Excerpt/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs


Week Two:


Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Spotlight


Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post



Review/IG Post



IG Spotlight


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog



A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


Lisa-Queen of Random

Guest Post/IG Post

Week Three:


Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



IG Review


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Four:



IG Review



Review/IG Post


Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



IG Review

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