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Wednesday 15 July 2015

☀☄ The Gift of Maybe - Allison Carmen

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Gift of Maybe, a Self Help and Inspirational Non-Fiction book by (, Perigee Books, 160 pages).

“A little gem of a book with a positive and powerful message.” —Library Journal

Check out the book's trailer, synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with the author.

Author Allison Carmen will be awarding one autographed copy of her book, The Gift of Maybe, and one $25 Amazon/BN gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts, also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Trailer | Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Author Q&A | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Allison Carmen spent many years fighting a powerful addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol or fame. It was an addiction to certainty. If she didn’t know what the future would bring – and who does? – she felt anxious and afraid. This decades-long struggle followed her through college, marriage, parenthood, and a successful law career. While everything seemed fine from the outside, Allison was in a constant battle that was unwinnable, sapping her energy, attention, and spirit. Until the day she discovered The Gift of Maybe.

Maybe is a simple yet powerful philosophy that has transformed Allison’s life, and the life of her many clients (now that she has ditched her legal career and has become a successful life coach). The message is this: In the face of uncertainty, Maybe opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path.

Many things in life are beyond our control, but the mindset of Maybe presents a simple, powerful way to stay connected to what’s possible, and work to make it happen. It is just one change of perspective, but Maybe it changes everything!

Teaser: Excerpt

How Can Maybe Help You?

You may be wondering how something as easy as thinking or saying the word “Maybe” can have the kind of impact I am describing. That is precisely the beauty of Maybe. The idea of Maybe is so easy to apply, and at the same time it can have a profound effect on whatever part of your life you choose to apply it to. Whether you have been recently laid off from your job or you are having health concerns or money problems, whether you are looking for love or success or just looking to live life with less emotional pain, the philosophy of Maybe provides you with a tool to help you find your way. It helps you alleviate stress or worry, helps you embrace the uncertainty in your life as an opportunity, helps you enjoy the present, and helps you live with less emotional suffering. It is a mind-set that can influence all aspects of your life, a strategy you can use when life throws you an unexpected curveball.

As you experience the mind-set of Maybe, it will take on a meaning unique to you. Maybe creates a space where so much more is possible. Maybe becomes the constant that never lets you down.

Maybe is not a plan or a story; it is the offer of an unfolding experience. Embracing Maybe is a process, one that evolves and will continue to improve your life in new and exciting ways. For this reason, the true power and nuance of Maybe will come to you outside the pages of this book, when you experience your first moment of joy and vigor in the face of uncertainty.

Maybe is just one change of perspective, but it is one that can change the very direction of your life. So, let’s take a journey together into the land of Maybe, and may we all find a life of peace, happiness, hope, and success. Just Maybe!

The Gift of Maybe - available NOW!

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About the Author

After fifteen years of working as an attorney overwhelmed with anxiety about the future, Allison Carmen found hope and freedom when she discovered the Philosophy of Maybe.

Today, Allison Carmen is a business consultant and life coach and the author of The Gift of Maybe, a book offering hope and possibility in uncertain times.

Allison is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today and she has been featured on,,,, and

She lives in New York City.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win one autographed copy The Gift of Maybe, and one $25 Amazon/BN gift card to two $25 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Follow The Gift of Maybe's tour at:

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Unknown said...

I really enjoyed learning about you and your book! Great picture! Thank you for sharing!

Ben said...

Thank you for sharing your book, and for the interesting Q&A!