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.
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
I like Insider's Scoop. Its always fun to read more about the book.ReplyDelete
Being snapped up by the first and only publisher is the coolest thing ever :DReplyDelete
Nice post & giveaway! Kind of cool that characters were cut out during the revision stages.ReplyDelete
wow, you only submitted to one publisher! That must be awesome!!ReplyDelete
=D Thanks for the Insider's Scoops ! The curious person I'm is very glad to read all these secrets ^^ReplyDelete
Thanks for the international giveaway ;)
Love the cover for this book! It just pops out at you! Thanks for the contest! :DReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Haha! I love Confessions of a Bra Stuffer, it's quirky. It's amazing that your only submission was published!ReplyDelete
Those are fun facts to know. Great post!ReplyDelete
Yay for Amy! Her book sounds like so much fun. I'm clicking on the form now. I'm terrified of doing it wrong! :)ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to this book. And I don't even like lipstick!ReplyDelete
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!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks again for all the comments! I can't wait to send off my ARC & swag package to the giveaway winner!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read this one!ReplyDelete
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 itReplyDelete
I can't wait to read your book, Amy!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Love the cover and synopsis of this book!ReplyDelete
Confessions of a bra stuffer? That's funny. I like the new title better though!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! The Lipstick Laws sound so fun! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for the chance.ReplyDelete
This is totally awesome giveaway
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.ReplyDelete
The book cover just stands right out and I think it's awesome that you haven't been rejected from a publisher.ReplyDelete
Thanks for giveawayReplyDelete
Neverr been rejected? Wow! Major talent there!ReplyDelete
And "Confessions of a bra-stuffer"? That is hilarious!
I think this will be an enjoyable read. :DReplyDelete
That is very lucky to be published by the only publisher you submitted to--congratulations!!ReplyDelete
omg i would love to win this book the cover looks amazingReplyDelete
Thank you! Have been wanting to read this for quite a while.ReplyDelete
"Confessions of a Bra-stuffer" ..interesting tittle :))ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Cover and love the blurb.ReplyDelete