Blog Tour Schedule: Mary Geneva – Nicknames

Blog Tour Schedule: Mary Geneva – NicknamesNicknames: Tales from the Shallow End of the Manhattan Dating Pool by Mary Geneva
Published by Mill City Press on April 8, 2015
Genres: Memoir, Self Help


There are a million bad dates in the city that never sleeps.

Mary Geneva has been on 999,999 of them.

When she moved to Manhattan in her mid-20s, Mary imagined being single in New York City would be like something out of a Hollywood movie. And it was—a horror movie.

Nicknames is a look at some of the most hopeless, horrendous, and frequently hilarious dates you can imagine. Mary shares her true-life adventures looking for Mr. Right in the treacherous New York dating scene. You’ll meet men so bizarre, their names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Our cast of characters includes:

  • Crazy Eyes, who didn’t just resemble an escapee from the local mental hospital, but proved he probably belonged there
  • James Bond, the mysterious South African with the secret life
  • Germ Sperm, a guy so classy, he actually named himself Germ Sperm!
  • And many, many, many more.

Part memoir, part self-help book, Nicknames will have you laughing out loud…and possibly abstaining from dating forever.

Mary Geneva is on tour November 2-15, 2015, with Nicknames, her comedic self-help memoir about dating in the Big Apple!!

Blog Tour Schedule: Mary Geneva – NicknamesNicknames: Tales from the Shallow End of the Manhattan Dating Pool by Mary Geneva
Published by Mill City Press on April 8, 2015
Genres: Memoir, Self Help


There are a million bad dates in the city that never sleeps.

Mary Geneva has been on 999,999 of them.

When she moved to Manhattan in her mid-20s, Mary imagined being single in New York City would be like something out of a Hollywood movie. And it was—a horror movie.

Nicknames is a look at some of the most hopeless, horrendous, and frequently hilarious dates you can imagine. Mary shares her true-life adventures looking for Mr. Right in the treacherous New York dating scene. You’ll meet men so bizarre, their names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Our cast of characters includes:

  • Crazy Eyes, who didn’t just resemble an escapee from the local mental hospital, but proved he probably belonged there
  • James Bond, the mysterious South African with the secret life
  • Germ Sperm, a guy so classy, he actually named himself Germ Sperm!
  • And many, many, many more.

Part memoir, part self-help book, Nicknames will have you laughing out loud…and possibly abstaining from dating forever.

Thank you to our amazing tour hosts!!

November 3 – Hello Precious Bliss (excerpt)
November 4 – Read by Carolina (promo post)
November 5 – Tao of Indifference (review)
November 5 – Fiona’s Book Reviews (review, excerpt)
November 6 – Whitney Dineen (guest post)
November 7 – The Adventures of SacaKat (excerpt)

November 9 – Hello Precious Bliss (review)
November 11 – Read by Carolina (excerpt)
November 12 – Ali – The Dragon Slayer (review, excerpt)
November 13 – Newbery and Beyond (review)
November 15 – One Book at a Time (review)
TBD – Living Life with Joy (Q&A, excerpt)

About Mary Geneva

Mary Geneva is a sales professional by day and a serial dater by night. Married at age 21 and divorced at 26, she and her cat Diva were left to learn how to balance their checkbook.

In Nicknames, Mary tiptoes back into the dating pool, accumulating many late night, drunken scraps of paper and text messages, outlining unbelievable—yet totally true—events. Knowing she couldn’t make this stuff up, she stored the memories away, and is finally able to share them with you.

Undaunted, Mary lives, works, and plays in NYC. When not dating, Mary can be found planning her next scuba diving adventure and hanging out with her pets, rescued pup Valentino and kitty Diva.

Mary also charges full speed ahead pounding the pavement, racing marathons and raising money to bring awareness of suicide prevention and outreach programs.

But nothing brings a smile to Mary’s face like her famous garlic roasted mashed potatoes, perfectly whipped mountains of starch, hoping to one day find the meat to her potatoes.

To unwind, Mary is on a mission to create the perfect martini!