Sunday, October 10, 2010

Party with Jessica Brody

TFC and GCC sister, Jessica Brody is here to party!

Jessica is the author of two books for adults, and the YA novel, The Karma Club. She runs the fabulous book giveaway sites, Free-Book Friday and Free Book Friday Teens (where TRANCE will be featured this week...) Jessica lives and writes in Los Angeles, California.

About the Karma Club:

When you mess with Karma, Karma messes back…

Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. Do good things and you'll be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what you deserve. But when Maddy’s boyfriend cheats on her, nothing bad comes his way. That’s why Maddy starts the Karma Club, to clean up the messes that the universe has left behind.

Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. It turns out Karma often has plans of its own.

Jessica's numbers and her response:

Fifteen is a fortunate number, especially as connected to the arts and sciences. Those who are influenced by this number often have the gift of gab, as well as gifts of art and music. They likely have a dramatic personality and strong personal magnetism, which makes others want to help them on their path.

Hmmm…at first, I completely disagreed with this but after thinking about it for a moment, I think there’s some truth to it. Obviously, my life is guided by the arts as I write books for a living but I tend to be a bit quieter, especially around new people, so the “gift of gab” is something I don’t think comes naturally to me. It’s something I have to put effort into. And I had to ask a few friends about the last part and they have replied that I do have “dramatic” tendencies (at times.) And of course, I responded “YOU’RE CRAZY! I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY????”

Sixteen is a warning to guard the defeat of one's plans. It should be carefully noted and plans made in advance to avert its fatalistic tendency. Sixteens should trust their intuition to avoid hardship.

Ooh! Thanks for the warning. I’m ALWAYS on guard for people or events that get in the way of my plans. I’m a TOTAL planner.

Seventeen is known as the Star of the Magi. It is a highly spiritual number and indicates that the person it represents will rise with superior spirit to the challenge of trials and difficulties early in life. Seventeen is also considered the number of immortality and indicates that the persons name will live after her.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in my life to have not had to deal with many difficulties but immortality is super cool. And I’ll take it! As long as I get a cool immortal boyfriend to go with it. Like Damen from Alyson Noël’s Immortals series or Edward Cullen.

Your name number vibration is six.

The number six indicates someone with an open heart. They are artistic and creative. Sixes enjoy making people comfortable and can be people magnets, receiving many favors from friends. Details are not their thing, and they must be careful not to give their power to others. Sixes make great healers, counselors, friends.

Some of this rings true but other parts ring very wrong. I do, indeed, have an open heart. I am a total people pleaser and work over time to make everyone around me happy and comfortable. Sometimes, to my own disadvantage or inconvenience. But I am ALL about the details. I’m very meticulous and a perfectionist. A total stickler for the details. In other words, when I go out of my way to make people comfortable, I am VERY thorough about it. I’m the person that remembers whether or not my house guests like cold or room temperature water and plan accordingly!

You can read more about Jessica and her books at

Today's daily giveaway is a signed copy of DEADLY LITTLE LIES by Laurie Stolarz.