Friday, September 28, 2012
A Friend Friday w/ Melanie Jacobson (And a giveaway!!)
AND A GAME!!
AND A GIVEAWAY!!
So. Every time I go to look up Melanie on goodreads, I get all screwed up because I spell her last name wrong. Every. Single. Time.
What a friend, right??
Oh. I'M BACK FROM BLOGGY BREAK!!!!!!!!
So. This whole "friend friday" makes me feel a little like Mr. Rogers, so I'm going to put on my cardigan and sing Won't You Be My Neighbor.
You. Fortunately, will not have to be witness to this ;-)
So. I didn't know who Melanie was until just after the LDS Storymakers conference in 2011. I bought The List when I was there, and read it on the plane on my way home. I laughed, and then swooned (because not only is Melanie hilarious, but she can write a smokin' kiss).
And then I realized that we had friends in common, and that she was THERE, at the conference, and that we didn't MEET!
Fortunately, she lives in Cali, and we got to chat a bit at SCBWI this summer, and she's just as awesome and fun and friendly in person as you'd expect someone who writes the fab books she does, to be. If that made any sense...
I know. You're now wondering WHAT ON EARTH THE POINT OF THIS STUPID POST IS??
So. I just got a copy of Melanie's book Smart Move (Love having author friends. Seriously) And probably I should do up, like, I dunno... an actual review or something.
BUT. Really. It's AWESOME, sweet, sexy, hilarious, fun, witty, swoon-worthy, smart, and fabulous - like all her other books are. I love that she writes smart, tough women and nice guys (who may not always SEEM nice, lol)
So, I was trying to think of a way to show you the "tone" of Melanie's books, and then I remembered that she does kicka** first lines. SO.
I'm gonna share those with you :-D
And because SHE gave away a copy of HER book when The Next Door Boys released, and she had me on her blog, I'M going to give away a PDF ARC of FALLING now that SHE is on MY blog.
(No. This does not make sense to either me OR Melanie. We have the advantage of not caring because it's fun.)
BUT - there is a catch...
You have to match the first lines to the books... AND I know you can't totally cheat, because amazon doesn't have a preview with all the books... mwahahahahahahahahahaha....
"The rolled up yoga mat bounced off my roommate's head with a satisfying thwack."
"I needed Matt Gibson in a bad way. He stood before me in sun-bleached surfer glory - the answer to all my problems."
(Yes, I cheated and gave you two lines, but the reason should be OBVIOUS)
"Sandy tapped the toe of her high-heeled boot as she considered its sharp point and where it would do the most damage to Jake Manning."
"A fistful of mayonnaise makes a decent projectile when you're in a pinch. If I'd been thinking more clearly, I would have grabbed a handful of jalapenos instead, but my vision did this red, blurry-anger thing and when I ran after Brady Willardson's black Jeep, what I threw was...mayo. It's probably harder to clean up, and it's better that way, really. Less damage, bigger mess."
(Okay. I cheated again. I'm pretty much hopeless if I can't even follow MY OWN rules...)
Now you match the first lines to the titles -
NOT MY TYPE
You can find Melanie's books on goodreads HERE
And on amazon HERE
And the author herself on twitter HERE
And every Friday, I shall intro you to a random person of awesomeness, in a way that may or may not be Mr. Rogers like ;-D
(PSST - I'll pick a winner Sunday night, which I'll announce on the blog Monday morning)
Also. You're entered even if you get them wrong because I'm cool like that ;-O
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED...