Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Book Blitz: Uncaged Summer by Colet Abedi


Title: Uncaged Summer
Author: Colet Abedi
Genre: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 9, 2024


“Best new book to read.”—New York Post

“... a wonderfully witty chronicle of awkward first dates, with Avalie slowly coming to understand what makes a relationship work, guided along the way by a supportive network of friends.... Abedi’s emotionally charged portrait of what it takes to heal from heartache resonates. It’s an uplifting ode to self-love.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Newly heartbroken, a woman embarks on a glamorized summer of couch surfing to rediscover herself and learns that though life may not go according to plan, there is magic in the unexpected.

Avalie Monfared has a theory about saying “I Do”—that the magic ends there. After thirteen years of magic-free marriage to her high school sweetheart, she’s discovered where it went: gambling and prostitutes.

Now, Ava is on a quest to rediscover herself—and men. Her soul-searching finds her living on a succession of friends’ and family’s couches, which happen to be in some of the most luxurious zip codes in and around Los Angeles. What follows is an unpredictable summer full of shamans, attack birds, awkward dates, sizzling flirtations, and unsolicited advice—especially from her traditional Persian family members, who are eager to see her remarried. With every laugh-out-loud adventure in each locale, Ava finds more solace and wisdom. And while it’s not how she planned to spend the last year of her thirties, Ava learns that there is power in letting go.

Uncaged Summer is a loosely based memoir about my couch-surfing summer with different friends after my divorce. Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster distributing. Jenna Mattison, the screenwriter for two of Sophie Kinsella's novels (one is at Netflix), as well as the writer for a James Patterson series is attached to adapt. Giuliana Rancic, my best friend, is attached to producer and it's being packaged now.




Colet Abedi is an Iranian American bestselling author, television and film producer and currently lives in Los Angeles. She writes contemporary romance, young adult and women's fiction.

Abedi was head writer and showrunner for the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV serials, American Heiress and Fashion House where she wrote and oversaw over 100 episodes of the telenovelas. She was the creator and executive producer of Unsealed: Alien Files and Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, which originally ran in syndication for four seasons with over 100 episodes and ran on Netflix, Discovery and the Fox stations as well as internationally.


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