Thursday, September 02, 2010

GCC Bonus with Kristina Springer, and TRANCE Countdown Continues

As promised, promo week continues with a special GCC tour appearance by Kristina Springer. Kristina is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, the forthcoming PUMPKIN PRINCESS (fall 2011), and of course, her newly-released book, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS. You can find Kristina hanging around the web on facebook, on twitter, on her blog, on Author2Author or on her website.

Here's the official blurb about MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS:

Seventh grade was supposed to be fun, but Tori is having major drama with her BFF, Sienna. Sienna changed a lot over the summer—on the first day of school she’s tan, confident, and full of stories about her new dreamy boyfriend. Tori knows that she’s totally making this guy up. So Tori invents her own fake boyfriend, who is better than Sienna’s in every way. Things are going great—unless you count the whole lying-to-your-best-friend thing—until everyone insists Tori and Sienna bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.

The Center for Children's Books calls MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS "cleverly depicted". Kirkus Reviews agrees, and says the "dialog is realistic" and the personalities "refreshing." And School Library Journal calls it a "fun read" and says, "The themes will resonate with any girl who’s ever gone through the hardships of middle school: friendship, boys, popularity, and, most importantly, choosing to do the right, but often more difficult, thing.”

Please join me in a huge congrats for Kristina's release week, and go grab a copy of MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS!

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And now, also as promised, the details of September's TRANCE Countdown Contest.

This contest will kick off in a special Freebie Friday edition right here on the blog.

Up for grabs this month:

One custom-engraved digital photo keychain from

Two $50 Amazon giftcards, and

Four signed TRANCE ARCs, with accompanying bookmarks and signed cover flat.

Want to get a jump on the competition? Leave a comment below that has something to do with numbers. Use your imagination, but keep it clean. Your comment will earn you an extra entry in this month's contest.