More Beauty, Less Beast by Debora Coty | $150 Visa Cash Card Giveaway

Welcome to the campaign for Debora Coty’s latest laugh-out-loud release, More Beauty, Less Beast!

With the wit of Erma Bombeck and the wisdom of Dear Abby, Coty weaves a practical handbook into a fun, easy read. Patsy Clairmont calls Debora “delightful … invigorating”. Debora is celebrating the release of her new book by hosting the “Transform Your Inner Ogre Giveaway” (win a $150 Visa Cash Card!) and hosting the “Divine Beauty” Facebook party (3/22)! Details below.

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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.

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.

 

Debora Coty

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Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including “Too Blessed to Be Stressed,” and “More Beauty, Less Beast.” She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

Find out more about Debora at http://deboracoty.com/.

More about the Transform Your Inner Ogre Giveaway

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 thing 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.)

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!

Buzz

More Beauty, Less Beast is both spiritual retreat and much needed makeover, complete with one of my favorite aerobic activities – belly laughing!” ~Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Belle of All Things Southern and author of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!

“Deb Coty is funny and wise. This is my favorite combination in any human being.”~Rachel St. John-Gilbert, author of Laugh Yourself to Sleep and The Well Lived Laugh

“In More Beauty, Less Beast, Debora Coty creatively and hilariously helps us tag that inner beast we all battle, then gives us practical ways to muzzle and tame the brute.”~Rhonda Rhea, Author of How Many Lightbulbs Does It Take to Change a Person?

More Beauty, Less Beast, will revolutionize your thinking about the who, what, and how of beauty and fashion. …Debora Coty is funny, insightful, and beautiful inside and out. And you are too!” ~Martha Bolton, Emmy and Dove nominated writer, author of 84 books of humor and former staff writer for Bob Hope

Reviews

3/5

Blossom at North Laurel Home & School Funny book! Debora Coty goes through outer beauty and inner beauty but in a hilarious way- she tells it like it is.

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Books  Full of humorous anecdotes and personal experiences, Debora makes you laugh out loud and nod your head in understanding.  I think my favorite chapter and one that is most relevant to me at the moment was her chapter on self control and the BARF technique to use when you’re angry:  Back off, Admit, Redirect and Forgive.  Brilliant.

Dana at Because I Said So This is a funny and cute advice book.

3/6
Patricia at It’s Time To Read Mamaw This has to be the best self esteem builder I have come across in a long time. I have had the most fun reading this book. Each time I picked up the book it was like visiting with my best friend.

Amanda at Run To The Finish  This book is written by a Christian woman and is focused on how you can allow God to help you through tough moments, but don’t let that fool you it is funny and resonates with great true stories. The only draw back is this book is going to actually make you do the work 🙂 HA! That’s right this isn’t just a follow steps 1-4 and you are perfect it makes you think by asking questions at the end of each chapter like “Can you think of a feasible plan to shift your energies inward instead of outward?”

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS Coty has a way with humor to get her point across, her lessons are so transparent and transforming.

3/7

Brenda at WV Stitcher The author’s style of writing in this book is very conversational which made me feel like I was sitting down to chat with a friend. The humor she uses as she shares her wisdom really makes this book a must read for women of all ages. Another great thing that I loved about this book is the fact that the author peppers scripture verses through out the book. In addition each chapter ends with several questions that had me pausing to reflect not only on what I read  but how it pertained to me.

Vida at Sunflower Faith More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre is a very cute, inspiring, must read, humorous book for women who find themselves struggling with emotional wounds, not feeling great about themselves and just a general reminder, that, yes, they are very amazing people, book to read.

Fran at Books and Beyond As I began reading I was pleasantly surprised by how Debora Coty was able to take what we obsess over and put it into perspective. Through the use of funny, touching, sad, etc. personal anecdotes, bible verses, famous quotes, true facts, and much more, Coty was able to convey her message in a fresh and exciting way.

April’s Lifestyle Show Deborah has some great off-beat humor to help you understand where you could be lacking.

3/8

Theresa at Just One More Paragraph Filled with wisdom mixed with humor, snuggling up with this book is like visiting an old friend. Debora Coty’s prose is conversational and makes you feel like she’s talking “with” you instead of “at” you, while tackling some difficult subjects that all women face: aging, self-esteem, body image, and inner beauty, just to name a few.

Christine at The IE Mommy This book is laugh out loud funny, and truly fun to read. I caught myself chuckling and giggling quite a number of times while reading it, but just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it’s light weight.

3/9

Crystal at My Reading Room More Beauty, Less Beast is an easy read.  I could read a section in 5 minutes or less and even sit and pray and think about it during that time.  I also liked that usually the thoughts she gave me stuck with me for the rest of the day.  That really helped to drive each idea further home.  I think the book is well put together and the topics Ms. Coty chose are very relevant to women today.  I really enjoyed what I have read of the book so far and will continue to enjoy the rest of the book in devotional style through a few more weeks. 

Danielle at The Happy Wife I recommend this for females who feel they could improve the beauty of their life, whether it be physical beauty, inner beauty, or the beauty of their lives.

Laurie’s at School Days A light fresh and uplifting read. Pick it up and enjoy!

Leticia at My Daily Trek This book was like talking with a friend that understood so much what women have to deal with on a daily basis, self-image, how you see yourself and how others may perceive you, self-esteem, etc.

Diane at That’s What I’m Here For…. I’m so happy to find an author ready to really tell it like it is, and be able to make me smile while she’s doing it.

3/10

Caroline at Happy Four On a personal level, her writing makes me smile, but in addition to that, it gives me something to sink my teeth in to.  I love her honesty, real life hilarious examples, but it her Biblical approach with scripture and questions at the end of each chapter that gives the reader the opportunity to reflect and determine changes that need to be made.

Splashes Of Joy I highly recommend this book for your library, This book is one you can go back to over and over for a refresher.

Jill at Book Review Travels Debora has a way of being both hilarious and serious at the right times in this book.

Nicole at bless their hearts mom This book would be excellent for a women’s or teen girls bible study group, as it deals with behavior and what God wants from us. Each chapter is illustrated with a (usually) funny tale, along with actions and thoughts that could, or did, make the sample situation better.

Christie at Blessed Life Ministries It has been a long time since I have read a book that I can associate closely with my own life. More Beauty, Less Beast is one of those books.

3/12

Mary at The Heart of the Matter The touch of humor definitely makes the book easier to absorb. It’s a hard topic and I think Ms. City did a great job tackling it!

Kennisha at A Cup of Grace for Women More Beauty, Less Beast is a book that ALL women should read.

Ruth at My Devotional Thoughts I love the fact that this book covers every aspect of a Christian woman’s life and shows these women practical ways to “make-over” that area of her life.

Laura at Lighthouse Academy Wisdom with humor. Can’t be beat.

3/13

Carlybird’s Home  I truly loved this book and I can guarantee that this book will not be far away when I need to come back to it again.  I highly recommend this book for all women.

Hayley at Hanging off the Wire This book is cute and witty, and well, true! It makes you really think of what real beauty is. And it helps us all not be so hard on ourselves. I love that the book is little and cute and pink and girly. And the scripture throughout is great! Each chapter is short and to the point, so the book never gets boring. I love the Taming The Beast questions at the end of most chapters. A great little read!

Charity at Hosannas Journey Coty is able to take a serious and sometimes uncomfortable subject and bring some light heartedness to it.

Chrystal at Self Employed Writer Reading a Debra Coty book is like sitting around your living room (or dining room table) sharing snacks and tea (or coffee) with your best friends. Sharing all of the ups and downs in life, laughing through it all. She has a way of reaching out to readers, making them feel as if they are long lost best friends and she can related to everything you are going through.

Lisa at A Casual Reader’s Blog If you are a Christian woman looking to find balance in her life, this book will help you to see where your focus is and where it should be.

3/14

Annette at In Wonder More Beauty Less Beast was a fun, easy, light-hearted and truly timely read for me.

Tammy at In R Dream I typically like to draw a bath, get a hot cup of tea and enjoy some quiet time when I pick up a book. Which is exactly how I started my journey, with More Beauty, Less Beast. But it never stopped there; I enjoyed a chapter here and there throughout my day. Between spilled milk and diaper changing. Between Elmo’s world and finger painting. It was so funny I found it hard to put down. When you start to giggle off all by yourself you know it’s a great book! Debora covers off topics that you may only think and never bring up. She shares personally stories, and interactive questions that help bring you back to your own life. This is a perfect gift for yourself or girlfriend!

Jennifer at Something Like A Blueberry I did truly enjoy the portion of the book where Ms. Coty goes through the fruits of the Spirit, and how these qualities are directly related to beauty.

Jill at Frugal Plus A go-to retreat on both our good and not-so-good days! You will walk away renewed.

Sara at Embracing Destiny Like a good friend sharing a cup of coffee together, Debora tackles the negative self-talk that tears down our self-esteem and prevents us from realizing our potential as princesses (daughters of the King, of course).  She uses humor (obviously) to share her tips on healing emotional wounds, letting go of unrealistic standards, and accepting the gift of grace.

Tami at This Mom’s Delight The authors ties together her personal experiences, Scripture, Bible characters’ situations, and television to give you a laugh and some sound advice for becoming that beauty you want to become.   The author provides the humor that is sometimes needed to forgive yourself and move forward.

3/15

Autumn at Taking My Stand This is one of those book that I really, really like.

Melissa at Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s This is a funny, cute, and easy read! The description of girlfriend to girlfriend is very accurate.

Kristin at Broom and Crown This little book is a reminder to women that what’s inside is more important than looks. That’s not news, but how many of us still fuss and fret over externals while letting ourselves be positively beastly on the inside. It’s time for an inner makeover.

Suzanne at Clicking Her Heels There are a lot of gems in this book and I recommend it highly. You’ll love it and it’ll remind you that you are who you are because it’s who you were created to be.

Shannon at Faith Filled Reading I enjoyed this book very much.

3/16

Regina’s at Family Seasons The author has a very appealing way of writing that keeps you engaged.

Tammy at Bluerose’s Heart More Beauty, Less Beast is a fun, humorous devotional book!

Carrie at Farming On Faith This book has been one of my favorite this year. It is a small ~quick ~ to the point book with practical advice on how to tame the beast inside of us.  It truly made me laugh~ cry and determine to get back on track with some resolutions to make some needed changes in my life. I loved this book. I think all women could benefit from reading it.

Jennifer at For Such a Time as This I extremely enjoyed reading this book. As soon as I opened it up, God began speaking to my heart.

3/17

Laurel at Let’s Go on a Picnic! I really enjoyed Debora’s style of weaving quotes and scripture in with her personal examples and study questions. This is a great book for self-improvement. It would also be an excellent choice for a group study.

Michelle at Life in Review It is a delightful little book that is packed full of powerful insights and lessons.

Lori at Morning Glories and Moonflowers More Beauty, Less Beast- Transforming Your Inner Ogre is like a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day- Refreshing and MUCH needed!

3/19

Jennifer at Wedeminute I laughed out loud (LOL) a lot while I was reading it and can see some writing on the wall, as they say.

Dawn at Guiding Light Homeschool This book was HILARIOUS!

3/20

Lisa at A Life Full of Laughter I really enjoyed “More Beauty, Less Beast” and think that you will too.

3/21

Vic’s Media Room With her own brand of offbeat wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner ogre that threatens to destroy the beautiful princess hidden within.

Nicole at Wyoming Girl *turned* Coastie Wife If you enjoy devotions that move to the beat of a different drum then you will thoroughly enjoy this book!

Michele at My Blessings From Above More Beauty Less Beast is a delightful and humorous book about changing ourselves not just on the outside but on the inside too.  

Julie at Book Hooked Blog Cute, funny, and some good insights.  

Karla at Quiet Quilter Debora has her own style of off beat wit and wisdom but is so inspirational. We have to tame the ogre that is in all of us and turn it into an exquisite beautiful experience.
What a great book, Debora!! Enjoyed it immensely!!

Krystal at Live To Read The book is well-written, with humor and friendly wisdom. 

3/22

Marg at Simply Shop and Save It’s inspirational, practical, and relevant spiced with humour from her personal life.

Judy at Lost and Found This handy dandy manual teaches women about managing both inner and outward beauty – and the accompanying attitude, or “beaut-i-tude” that goes with it.