A Social Affair by Pat Tucker and Earl Sewell

a social affair


About A Social Affair:  


Online dating is quickly becoming the norm…

In A social Affair (Atria Books/Strebor Books; Feb. 2013) readers get a glimpse into the ugly side of online dating, when two people meet on Facebook and create false personas. Their charade turns into a torrid love affair, but they neglect to tell each other they’re married in real life. Online dating statistics indicate more than 40 million people date online, despite the possible pitfalls involved, online dating continues to grow in popularity. Social Media sites like Facebook, and online dating sites such as, Match.com, and others, have become the new singles bars.

My Review:

A Social Affair by Pat Tucker and Earl Sewell is a story that could have been ripped from today’s current headlines. Codi is bored and frustrated with married life so she turns to her best friend Katina for help. Katina introduces Codi to a brand new world courtesy of the internet and social networking sites. Across the country, Quinn is also unhappy in his marriage and he meets Codi on the net. The two decide to meet based on their online identities and a love affair begins.

A Social Affair explores what can happen when your online persona does not match with your real world persona and it should be received as a cautionary tale. A Social Affair has all of the ingredients for an entertaining read: drama, deception, exceptional writing and plenty of sex. A Social Affair by Pat Tucker and Earl Sewell should serve as a reminder that it is very possible that the person you meet online is who they want you to know and not actually who they are. Be careful!

My Rating: 4 stars

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

My review of A Social Affair can be seen here: http://readinginblackandwhite.com/review-a-social-affair-by-pat-tucker-and-earl-sewell/http://readinginblackandwhite.com/review-a-social-affair-by-pat-tucker-and-earl-sewell/

About Pat Tucker:

Many of Pat’s stories are ripped from the headlines. Her work has been featured on The Nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show, Essence.com, Ebony magazine, YahooShine, and a slew of radio and TV stations. By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a radio news director in Houston, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling page-turning stories. Aformer television news reporter, she draws on her background to craft stories readers will love. With more than fifteen years of media experience, the award-winning broadcast journalist has worked as a reporter for ABC, NBC and Fox affiliate TV stations and radio stations in California and Texas.   Visit www.authorpattucker.com


Get to Know Pat Tucker:

1. What message do you hope to convey through A Social Affair?

With a Social Affair I want readers to think twice about their safety when dating online. We hope everyone you meet online is honest about their true identity, and that what happens between these pages is the only extreme online dating experiences you’ll ever go through.


2. Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to… There isn’t any particular setting necessary for me to write. I can write during lunch at work, while I’m at a doctor’s office waiting to be seen etc. Most times, I’m in bed, with a glass of wine and music playing.


3. What is your main reason for writing: to educate, inspire, entertain, or all three? If I had to have reasons for writing, I think they would involve all three. I hope to educate my readers in an entertaining way.  That often inspires you in ways you never imagined.


4. What has been the most surprising and upsetting part about your literary journey? The most surprising part of my literary journey was a reader who recognized me at a comedy show, and told me how much she enjoys my work. The most upsetting part of this literary journey has been the realization that other authors don’t have your best interest at heart.


5. When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading? I enjoy so many authors, there are far too many to name. It would be better to ask which authors I don’t enjoy reading as I can truly find value in everyone’s story, even new authors. I’m currently reading Never say Never by Victoria Christopher Murray, one of my favs.


6. What is a normal day like for you?

A normal day for me begins at 7:30. I shower, change and get my son ready for school. We leave the house at 8:30, then I do a daily conference call with my mom and my sister, I sit in traffic and arrive at work around 10 a.m. Once I arrive, I meet with the reporters, we map out the newscast and we work on our stories for the day. After the news at 4, I get back in traffic, and make the trek home. Once I cook, get everyone settled, and shower I start to write. Then I go to bed, and do it all over again.


7. What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

Three things readers might be surprised to learn about me are, I would never ever eat breakfast food after noon, I suffer slightly from OCD (obsessive, compulsive disorder) and I am quite an artist. I draw and paint, landscapes, structures, but not people.


8. What can your fans look forward to next?

My next book Sideline Scandals drops Sept. 2013. It focuses on members of the Football Widows Social Club. Sasha Davenport (Football Widows) wants her own reality TV show, but first she needs the right super athlete husband. She sees nothing wrong with pursuing one who’s already taken, despite the fact that he’s married to one of the club members.


9. Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books? Any last words for those who are reading this interview? The pleasure was all mine! I appreciate the interview. For those of you who are familiar with my work, I appreciate your support. And for those of you who are not, I would be honored to count you as one of my readers. Also, please check out my two new audio books, Elbow Grease and The Night I fell in Love. Both are available on iTunes, or at audible.com.



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  1. On line dating requires honesty

  2. I can’t read this one!

  3. Mary Preston says:

    Don’t ask about earning capacity & assets.

  4. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Do be honest about employment and children.
    Dont Post Pictures Of You From 10 Years Ago Or Pictures With Ex Spouses InThem/or where they were cropped out

  5. Ollie Moss says:

    Be as honest as possible without reveling to much about yourself too soon.

    Ollie Moss

  6. Don’t lie about your looks and make your expectations clear!!!!

  7. Being Honest in the Beginning than you will not have to be bother with the Depcetion later.


  9. I’ve never dated anyone online, but I know people who’ve done so. And it’s so important to be honest from the very beginning. If you don’t, it will come back to haunt you.

  10. NO!!!!

  11. Tammy Terrell says:

    Online dating is a no no for me. I ran in to so many liars on there. So i don’t do it.

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