From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, Kelly Harms comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live.

As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding—expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live—and maybe find love—offline for a change.

Mia’s sudden absence doesn’t go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mia’s account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mia’s online persona is Paige’s only means of connecting to her sister, so be it.

Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lesson—one that only real life can teach.

It’ll have you reading so-called “influencers” in a new way! Too much fun! Perfect summer beach read!


Kelly Harms is an author, a mother, and a big dreamer. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her sparkling son, Griffin; her fluffy dog, Scout; and her beloved Irishman, Chris. Before this midwestern life, she lived in New York, New York, and worked with many of her author-heroes as an editor at HarperCollins and then as a literary agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

When she’s not lost in a book that she’s either writing or reading, you can find her on the water, in the water, or near the water. Say hello anytime by clicking “contact” above!

Thanks to Porter Marketing we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us if influencers play a part in your decision making. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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36 thoughts on “THE BRIGHT SIDE of GOING DARK by Kelly Harms – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

  1. I had never heard this term in this context before. If I’m understanding it correctly I believe I may be influenced slightly in that I do see something that might interest me and look further into it. Guess I better read the book! 😜

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  2. I really don’t pay attention to influencers that are getting paid to promote products. I’d rather go with a recommendation from a family member or friend.

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  3. I may listen to what others say, but I make up my own mind. Thanks for this giveaway. Stay safe and healthy. 💕📚😷📚💕

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  4. I think that influencers play a part in my decision making mostly by making me aware of new products and services. After my own research I make my own decisions and choices.

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  5. I usually make my own decisions. I am influenced by climate change group. I like to stay aware about issues with recycling, wildlife issues, and improving our environment.

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