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Stay Tuned

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  226 ratings  ·  75 reviews
What happens when a #1 news team becomes the top story instead of reporting it?

For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job. From employee disputes to her high-maintenance boss, there’s not much she hasn’t seen or can’t handle.

But no one—including Melissa—expects a fistfight during the ten o’clock news. When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punc
Kindle Edition, 808 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Monterey Press
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3 ½ Stars – “liked it”

Stay Tuned is a good little weekend read. If you are looking for a book that gives you a bit of insight what behind-the-scenes would be like & how it might feel working in a news room, you should definitely pick up this book. In fact if you have any sort if interest in journalism and/or broadcasting you would probably really enjoy this one. It is fun little ride that Ms. Clark takes you on.

I personally found the main character Melissa unrelatable, but that is probably
The TV news team from WSGA were a diverse group of people, but anchor Alyssa Andrews was called weird and crazy by her colleagues. Controlling her was the job of producer Melissa Moore, who had her work cut out as she was a perfectionist as well. Alyssa’s co-anchor, Tim, was also her on-again, off-again boyfriend, and when sparks flew Melissa definitely had to keep them separated. A difficult job when they sat beside each other nightly to deliver the 6pm then the 10pm news broadcast to their hug ...more
What do you do if you think your husband is cheating, your mother has dementia and very rarely remembers who you are and the two anchors of the news show you produce just got into a fist fight on live television? Do you run and hide? No, you Stay Tuned to see what your life turns into! Melissa Moore, the main character of the story, has her work cut out for her. She's in a rut before it's mid-life crisis time. Her daughter has left for college, she yearns for another child, and her husband bare ...more
Stay Tuned is such a refreshing read. I don't read enough contemporary as it is, and when I do pick up contemporary it tends to be happy go lucky romantic comedies. I enjoy other sub-genres but they have to be done really well to hold my interest. Anything that deals with more serious issues and/or drama has to be well written and well thought out for me to enjoy it. Stayed Tuned is all of the above. It's well written, well thought out, beleiveable and best of all utterly relatable.

Melissa is s
Emlyn Chand
The characters in Stay Tuned grab hold and demand you live the story right along side them. I found myself wanting to steal Melissa's best friend Candace and make her my own--even if that means having to put up with an endless slew of quotes from Dr. Phil.
Keanna Lewis
This is a book that will really interest me, because it looks like a book that makes you laugh and has a great storyline. Many of my friends have recommended this book, saying it's great. I can;t wait it read it.
The synopsis sort of makes the story sound a lot crazier than the book really is - which is actually a good thing. Everything has just the right level of craziness. It's all pretty believable, or at least the unbelievable aspects don't take centre stage so the rest of the story really comes through. The most outrageous thing about the book is Alyssa but her absolute nuttiness somehow works. The book manages to stay pretty realistic and it has a good storyline. It's less about the antics of the a ...more
Jessica  Sinn (Chick Lit Cafe)
They say you should write what you know, and this talented new author (a former TV news producer and anchor) clearly knows the wild and woolly world of broadcast journalism.

The story centers around Mellissa Moore, a frenzied newsroom producer with a plethora of problems at work and at home. Not only does she have to continuously keep two anchors from slashing each other’s throats on the air, she also has to figure out what’s going on with her absentee husband who suspiciously spends his nights
Donna Brown
Reviewing Stay Tuned was something of a last minute decision. I honestly hadn’t anticipated having time to do it but the more I read about Stay Tuned and Lauren Clark, the more determined I was to make time. I started Stay Tuned this week and picked it up whenever I had a spare moment – and, like with all good novels, very quickly I was making spare moments so I could read. Drinking 10 cups of tea an hour so I could sneak a few pages in while the kettle boiled, overcooking the pasta sauce by ten ...more
Rebecca Berto
Stay Tuned is a fast-paced read. It's women's fiction with plenty of substance. TV producer, Melissa Moore already has a crazy life with her high-stress career, minimal contact with her husband, Chris, via Post-it notes, and a daughter living at her college campus, far away.

Add a fist fight -- between the two co-anchors of her show -- and what do you get? Melissa makes a split-second decision and finishes the show herself on air. Turns out her boss loved the "save". Also, the viewers love it. An
Mix together a Macon, Georgia TV news station, 2 crazy news co-anchors, a Post-it note using husband, a Dr. Phil quoting best friend, a mother with Dementia, and a stalker ... what do you have ... TV producer Melissa Moore's crazy-busy life! With so much going on in her life, only a super woman can handle it all ... if you only BELIEVE in yourself! Pull up a comfy chair and come visit Melissa in Stay Tuned!

Melissa Moore is a TV producer for the 6pm and 10pm evening newscast at WSGA-TV in Macon,
'Stay Tuned' was a fun story, but when it jumped ahead I didn't like that it didn't say the dates - I found it confusing. It could have at least said "two weeks later" or something like that when it jumped ahead. It is for this reason alone that I gave it four stars.

Melissa is a forty year old woman, whose daughter had recently left home to attend college. Melissa's marriage is a shadow of what it once was. Her husband and her barely have time for each other, both are so busy with their careers,
Kevin Carey-Infante
WSGA, Macon, GA - not your father's local news network. The tension both on and off the set between on-air personalities and off-air lovers, Alyssa Andrews and Tim Donaldson, has been building for weeks. One night right in the middle of the 10 p.m. news Alyssa reaches her boiling point, loses her cool and slugs Tim live to the horror of all of WSGA's viewers. Producer Melissa Moore is forced to step in to close the broadcast, thus beginning a journey that she was neither prepared for nor willing ...more
Melissa Moore is a producer at WSGA news station in Macon Georgia. She also has the role of wife and mother to her husband Chris and grown daughter Kelly. Melissa is producing the ten o’clock news show when an interesting incident occurs. Both anchors are called into the director’s office and fired. Suddenly Melissa finds herself in a new role in front of the camera. Will she have the courage to take on this new role at work? She barely speaks with her husband and is left with many questions as ...more
Stay Tuned was an excellent book! I look forward to more books by Lauren Clark. The story line was multi-faceted and this added interest. I was intrigued by Melissa's relationship with her husband, Chris, and I enjoyed their story. It was very refreshing and realistic. So many stories deal with the budding relationships of strangers. It was wonderful to watch two characters with baggage instead. I could relate to Melissa's challenges in caring for her mother since I am also caring for my mother. ...more
Barb Harris

Learned about this book through an indie-book author friend. For 99 cents i couldn't pass it up. glad i didn't, as the plot was well thought-out, the characters were likeable and believable and it was written well. I won't give you a synopsis, as you can get that elsewhere.

i read a lot, and write/edit/proofread for a living, so i was pleased to read a book with proper grammar, spelling, etc. refreshing in this day and age. one incorrect character reference in chapter 55 that confused me for a se
Melissa Boudreau
I enjoyed this book. The main character, Melissa, is a tv news producer. Her and her husband, Chris, have a daughter that has left home for college. Melissa has to deal with all the "personalities" at the news station, getting her relationship straight with her husband who is a workaholic and her aging mother that is losing her memory. When the two evening anchors get into a tussle on-air, she is left to fill in the female anchor spot. It is a pretty engaging story of all the trials she goes thr ...more
I loved this book, and not just because the setting is Macon, Georgia, a town with which I'm intimately familiar.
Clark's background in television news is evident in the details. From small nuances of character to large backdrop descriptions, she does a great job of depicting real life in what is often the larger-than-life world of TV news.
I enjoyed the splashes of color in her descriptions and the occasional touch of humor. The characters were dear enough to me by the end of the book that the r
Laura Pepper
Melissa is going through a challenging patch with her husband, her job is keeping her superbly busy, her Mom has dementia and is forgetting who she is... all in all life is throwing her some big problems to deal with. The way she gets through it is with the kind of bestie every gal needs, some introspection and belief in herself. I liked the setting and the back story, it made a fun refreshing change and the author's background as a reporter means that she gives us a realistic peek into the indu ...more
Danielle Woodman
I was lucky to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Stay Tuned was a nice quick easy read, perfect for those days sat on the beach or something to relax to after a hard day. I really enjoyed some of the characters especially Candace and I liked having a peek into the world of television news. If you want something that moves at a good pace, a few laughs and some emotional drama then this is the book for you. Looking forward to seeing what else Lauren Clark has to offer.
I really enjoyed this book! I got it as a free Kindle download. The story was engrossing and heartwarming. Melissa Moore is an amazing example of 'girl power'.
I'm looking forward to the next book by Ms. Clark.
Thank you! I won this book from Goodreads and thoroughly enjoyed it. Fun read about a TV producer who becomes an anchor and the behind the scenes mishaps at the station and her personal life.
There was so much constant entertainment and excitement it was hard to put down.
Ceelee Sunshine
Amazing! A free ebook that is actually GOOD! And chicklit too! Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark was a pleasant surprise to me and I am glad I was able to read it. The story centers around Melissa Moore, a TV news producer at WSGA in Macon GA. One night the on-air talent get into a major argument during the broadcast that came to blows. Both were immediately fired and Melissa finds herself filling in while the manager Drew tries to find a permanent replacement. Like she doesn't have enough on her plate ...more
Meredith Schorr
I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. For some reason, I had it in my noggin that I was going to be bored, but the book was anything but boring. There was constant action, conflict, unpredictability, etc. and I was never, ever bored.

Melissa Moore has a lot going on - she's the producer of a news program - dealing with crazy anchors and constant breaking news; she has a mother in a retirement home who is suffering from dementia and only remembers her 50 percent of the time; her o
Kerry  sullivan
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm as part of the book tour

This book was a real surprise, I was a little unsure what to expect but what I got was a really great story about a woman going through the mine field of her life and learning new things about herself and about her marriage. This book is a journey of one woman back to the life she wanted and what she learns along the way. I loved all the Dr Phil quotes her best friend gave her along the way, mainly because they were approp
Lauren Clark’s debut novel is set in the world of TV, a rarity for Chick Lit novels, and a world I enjoy reading about myself. As a former newscaster herself, Clark is perfect to write about the newscaster world and she does it with aplomb. Although the novel is relatively short and although you could say it’s a teensy bit lightweight that I expected, I found it to be a quick and easy read, and there wasn’t really anything wrong with it at all.

Melissa Moore is TV producer for WSGA and loves her
Lindsay (Turning the Pages)
You can also read a copy of this review on my blog - http://www.bookbybookreview.blogspot....

As I read Lauren Clark's author blurb, I was intrigued to learn that she was once a news anchor on 'real live' tv. For me, it seemed to make a world of difference when I was reading Stay Tuned as it made everything so much more real.

Being someone who loves drama on tv (hence the reality show addiction), I was instantly hooked on this novel because it really did feel like I was reading a reality show book
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Lauren Clark has been a voracious reader since the age of four and would rather be stranded at the library than on a desert island. In her former life, she worked as an anchor and producer for CBS affiliates in Upstate New York and Alabama. Lauren adores her family, yoga, her new Electra bike, and flavored coffee. She lives near the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visit her website at

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