Monthly Archives: April 2014
I have a secret to share with you all…I’m a marshmallow.
You all know that I’m a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so I didn’t watch Veronica Mars when it was originally on TV. I know, I know. I’m a terrible person. BUT, with the news of a huge Kickstarter campaign to create a feature film of this beloved show, I did take the time to watch. Better late than never, right?
Well, like the show, the movie was PERFECTION.
And I’m hooked. I am rewatching every…single…episode. Writers can learn a lot from Veronica Mars. The dialogue is witty and humorous. The plot is fresh and totally aligned to suck in teens. So why not watch TV or movies? This alone with reading IS what writers should be doing. We can learn from all medias what works and doesn’t work in a story.
So be a marshmallow:)
Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.
And then he falls in love…
With the last girl he would expect…
Totally not in his game plan.
Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.
But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.
A NOTE FROM AMY
Finished in one sitting, I was completely drawn in by Sebastian and Aspen’s story. Even with the plot easily guessed, it was an honest portrayal of a high school relationship. I look forward to reading more from Nyrae Dawn.
Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye
Release date: April 21, 2014
Imprint: Entangled Teen
Twitter: twitter.com/@brooklyn__skye (two underscores)
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It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.
Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is.
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. She writes young adult and new adult fiction. You can follow her on Twitter as @brooklyn__skye or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more. http://www.brooklyn-skye.com
Entangled Website: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/fragile-line/
Tour Date: 4/21 – 5/2
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Here’s an Extra Little Sneak Peek into the Characters
Ellie: Her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. It’s not easy putting on a front—to her parents, friends, and most importantly Shane—especially when inside she feels like she’s splintering into a million pieces.
EYES: blue. HAIR: brown. IDENTIFYING FEATURES: scar on right wrist & tree tattoo on hip. WHAT SHE’S FEELING NOW: confused.
Shane: What else was he supposed to do when the love of his life cheated on him? And worse, watching Ellie now with that other guy… Yeah, this year can suck it.
EYES: green. HAIR: black. IDENTIFYING FEATURE: kissable lips (according to Ellie). WHAT HE’S FEELING NOW: like he wants to punch something.
Griffin: She asked for his number when he tattooed her, and he’s falling for her. Fast. But does she feel the same? Some days she looks at him like she is, others it’s like she doesn’t know him at all.
EYES: blue. HAIR: brown. IDENTIFYING FEATURE: tattoos on wrist and forearm. WHAT HE’S FEELING NOW: the need to understand.
Gwen: There’s only one person who’s ever been able to erase the painful memories. But she’s hurt Griffin, and he may never take her back after what she’s done.
EYES: blue. HAIR: brown. IDENTIFYING FEATURE: an assortment of scars spanning the length of her back. WHAT SHE’S FEELING NOW: like the world owes her something.