Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day Four - All About The Lipstick Laws + Giveaway

Hello Lovelies! How are you liking the event so far? Having fun? Loving your Debs ( say yes and nod)? So I guess everyone gets the drill by now right? Soooo you understand if you stick around there might be *whispers* a AWESOME giveaway? Just saying you know....

Book Profile

Debut - The Lipstick Laws ( Goodreads )
Author - Amy Holder ( Profile )
Release Date - 4th of April 2011
Genre - Comtemporary
At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life as easily as snapping her perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.

For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. With zero friends and nothing close to a boyfriend, April is so unpopular, kids don't know she exists. That is, until Britney notices her. One lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.

But Britney's friendship comes with a price tag.

How much is April willing to pay?

The Insiders Scoop ( Author's Secrets)

I always love finding out secrets about authors and their books, so I thought it would be fun to share some inside scoops (that won't be secrets anymore) about The Lipstick Laws:

1) April's quirky voice was the first thing that came to me as I started writing The Lipstick Laws, before I developed the entire plot, title and other characters. She drove the whole storyline to evolve.

2) My working title through the first couple chapters was "Confessions of a Bra-stuffer". That changed quickly to The Lipstick Laws once the plot developed more, thank goodness!

3) I cut five characters from The Lipstick Laws at various points of revision. One was April's relative (aunt), who was cut at the last minute of editing before the ARC stage.

4) I had a lot of fun writing Britney's character... and I equate that to the same reason it's fun for an actor to play the "bad guy".

5) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was the first and only publisher I submitted The Lipstick Laws to. I feel really lucky that it was never rejected

To find out what early readers are saying about The Lipstick Laws, check out these reviews:
Coma Calm's Book Reviews

Giveaway Time !!!

Amy has kindly offered one of you Lipstick girlies ( haha that'sa funny word) ONE ( 1 ) Signed ARC of Lipstick Laws + Swag !

Offical Rules - will be disqualifed if you don't follow exactly ( not even kidding guys, I'm fed up already with people who can't follow instructions)

- Must enter before 31st of Dec
- Must leave all links that are required ( will be disqualifed if you don't)
- Must fill out this FORM
- Extra Entries are optional ( although they are nice :P)

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I like Insider's Scoop. Its always fun to read more about the book.

  2. Being snapped up by the first and only publisher is the coolest thing ever :D

  3. Nice post & giveaway! Kind of cool that characters were cut out during the revision stages.

  4. wow, you only submitted to one publisher! That must be awesome!!

  5. =D Thanks for the Insider's Scoops ! The curious person I'm is very glad to read all these secrets ^^
    Thanks for the international giveaway ;)

  6. Love the cover for this book! It just pops out at you! Thanks for the contest! :D

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! What a fun idea for an inside scoop. It's really interesting that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was the only publisher who got to see this novel.

  8. Haha! I love Confessions of a Bra Stuffer, it's quirky. It's amazing that your only submission was published!

  9. Those are fun facts to know. Great post!

  10. Yay for Amy! Her book sounds like so much fun. I'm clicking on the form now. I'm terrified of doing it wrong! :)

  11. I'm really looking forward to this book. And I don't even like lipstick!

  12. I'm looking forward to this one. I mean, it's probably going to be predictable and all, but I still think I'll enjoy reading it! That's so neat that the only publisher The Lipstick Laws was sent to also accepted it!! :)

  13. Thanks again for all the comments! I can't wait to send off my ARC & swag package to the giveaway winner!

  14. Hey great Amy developed the story by "listening" to a certain character:)Some do outlines, but I am sure this novel will be a great one! Can't wait to read it

  15. Thanks so much! Love the cover and synopsis of this book!

  16. Confessions of a bra stuffer? That's funny. I like the new title better though!

  17. Thanks so much! The Lipstick Laws sound so fun! :)

  18. Thanks a lot for the chance.
    This is totally awesome giveaway

  19. Confessions of a Bra-stuffer, too funny! I would have so bought the book on the title alone, but the new title sounds much more intriguing. It sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.

  20. The book cover just stands right out and I think it's awesome that you haven't been rejected from a publisher.

  21. Neverr been rejected? Wow! Major talent there!
    And "Confessions of a bra-stuffer"? That is hilarious!

  22. I think this will be an enjoyable read. :D

  23. That is very lucky to be published by the only publisher you submitted to--congratulations!!

  24. omg i would love to win this book the cover looks amazing

  25. Thank you! Have been wanting to read this for quite a while.

  26. "Confessions of a Bra-stuffer" ..interesting tittle :))