Book Of The Day – Foxy’s Tale

by Greg on April 6, 2011

Here’s today’s bargain book/Book Of The Day! Foxy’s Tale (The Reluctant Vampire Series, Book 1) by Karen Cantwell and LB Gschwandtner has an impressive 4.1 star rating and costs only 99 cents!

You probably know Karen Cantwell from her popular Take the Monkeys and Run book which was the featured here at ENT on Monday and I know that many of you are fans of LB Gschwandtner’s The Naked Gardener – both books are highly rated and only 99 cents. Make sure to check out Foxy’s Tale as you will be sure to love this one too!

Foxy’s Tale (The Reluctant Vampire Series, Book 1)
by Karen Cantwell and LB Gschwandtner
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Category: Mystery/Humor
Price: $0.99
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Foxy Anders has a list of problems as long as a shopping spree receipt from Neiman Marcus. She’s a retail spender with no money to spare and a former beauty queen with no man in her life. After a nightmare divorce she’s left with one asset, a building off Washington, D.C.’s classy DuPont Circle. By turning the ground floor into an antique shop, Foxy figures she has an excuse to spend money … that she doesn’t have.

Foxy also has a teenaged daughter, Amanda, who likes to blog secretly about her biggest problem – Foxy. At least, she thinks Foxy is her biggest problem. But that’s all about to change when she hooks up with Nick, a cute guy at school who evidently has a gift for attracting older women. Amanda just doesn’t know HOW much older they really are.

When Foxy rents the garden apartment to stylish, shoe-fettishista Knot, who turns out to have a knack for talking wealthy Washington A-listers into Foxy’s antiques, it looks as if Foxy will make it on her own after all. Except that Knot is also a genius at creating problems … in his love life.

They’re a quirky threesome to be sure, but when mysterious, bumbling, Myron Standlish arrives on the scene with a suitcase full of Yiddish-isms, he brings along his own set of problems, larger and stranger than all of theirs put together. Oy vey. How will Myron’s personal journey affect their lives? Well … that’s Foxy’s Tale.

A comic, chick lit, coming-of-age, vampire tale (sort of) where family triumphs over adversity and mother and daughter learn how to face the world as grownups – together.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“Foxy’s Tale is irresistible fun – full of lively characters with a knack for trouble, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and story twists that will keep you reading deep into the night.”
– Kim Wright Wiley, Author of Love in Mid Air


I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed me from the beginning and it was hard to put down. The mother/daughter situation was like so many situations in today’s society. Their relationship was like a flower, it went from being a bare seed with nothing really there to a beautiful flower full of life. All the characters were entertaining and the story made you feel like you were there. I can hardly wait for Book 2 to come out…hopefully it will be soon.


Having read Karen Cantwell, and loving her stuff, I wasn’t surprised at this book, but the collaboration with LB Gschwandtner is a total success.

Get Foxy’s Tale here: Foxy’s Tale (The Reluctant Vampire Series, Book 1)

About The Authors

Karen Cantwell is the author of the hilarious mystery, Take the Monkeys and Run and LB Gschwandtner is the author of the highly acclaimed women’s fiction, The Naked Gardener. They have joined together to create this fun yet touching novel about a mother and her daughter and about a vampire that’s just a little . . . different.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Karen Cantwell, LB Gschwandtner, and ENT appreciate it.

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1 L.C. Evans April 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I recently read Foxy’s Tale and I love the characters, especially Amanda and Myron. I was kept guessing until the end as Myron searched for something in Foxy’s house.

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