Monday, July 14, 2014

Who rules the crush quota in YA: guys or girls?

Hello my lovelies. Thought I'd take a moment to heat up your summer metaphorically (and physically depending on how intense of a reader you are--no judgement) with two Huffington Post pieces that I recently wrote. What started out as a swoon session on the 10 Most Crushworthy Men In YA has now morphed into a battle royale of the sexes.

Check out both top 10 lists here for the GUYS and here for the GIRLS and let your opinions be heard across the interwebs. Who rules the crush quota in YA: the men or the women?

Let me know what you think on Twitter @BethDazzled and Facebook with #CrushworthyYA. May the best man OR woman win!

B*

Monday, June 16, 2014

Guest Post on Jessica Brody's Unremembered Monday

We all have days we wish we could erase from our memories, right? Well, the fabulous Jessica Brody (author of Unremembered trilogy) has made a hobby out of collecting these cringe-worthy moments from other authors and posting them on her blog. And today is my turn.

Click here to see what I would choose to unremember if I could. (Get how that plays off Jessica's book title? She's so clever!)

Also fresh today, be sure to check out my interview at YA Series Insiders. I talk spin-off stories and Sour Patch Kids, naturally.
B*

Friday, June 13, 2014

Guest Post on Lauren Oliver's Blog

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!!! 

In honor of this spooky day, I've written a guest blog post about the Ghosts of Future Past for the fabulously generous and super talented author Lauren Oliver's (Before I Fall, Delirium trilogy) site.

Since My Last Kiss is about a ghost and Lauren has an adult novel titled Rooms coming out soon that's about several ghosts, I thought it appropriate--and fun!--to write on the topic of being haunted, not only by creepy crawlies in horror movies, but by the choices we make. (Kinda like Cassidy is literally haunted by her bad choices in MLK. Get the connection? Real cleaver, right?)

Check out the full post here!
B*

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Guest Post on Brittany Geragotelis's Blog

The MY LAST KISS blog tour may be over (*tear*), but the guest posts bonanza keeps on a rollin'. Today the Book Slayer herself, YA author Brittany Geragotelis, graciously hosts me on her site where I discuss why we love to hate Fictional Frenemies oh so much.

From Pretty Little Liars to Mean Girls, pop culture is choked full of backstabbing besties, and I get down to the bottom (or attempt to) of our obsession with them.

Read the post here! And make sure to check out Brittany's witchy series Life's A Witch and her newest novel Kiss & Tell!

B*

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Guest Post on Jay Asher's Blog

In case you missed it yesterday, for my first ever Guest Post on another author's blog, I "bump into" NYT Bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher for an unnecessarily silly/awesome Q & A.
(Oh, look, there's Jay now!)

Click here to join in the laughs! 

B*

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MY LAST KISS RELEASE DAY!!!

Well, dear readers, the day has finally come. MY LAST KISS has been released into the wild of bookstores everywhere! Let us take this time to raise a glass to all the super fabulous, beyond dedicated people at my publisher, FSG Books for Young Readers/Macmillan, for being rockstars to work with (minus the hotel trashing aspect...as far as I know).
To Janine O'Malley, Ksenia Winnicki, Stephanie McKinley, Angie Chen, Elizabeth Clark, and all the other wonderful people that I didn't get the pleasure to know by name thank you from the very bottom (and top and middle!) of my heart.

And to my lovely agent Stacey Glick for being the Ari Gold to my Vinny Chase.

And to the newest members of my team (I can't help feeling like a celeb when I say that even though I'm writing this in my PJs!) the phenomenally hard working and creative ladies at BookSparksPR. You are my Shauna. (Pardon the back-to-back Entourage references.)

On the MLK Blog Tour I will be celebrating with a straight up hilarious Q & A on NYT Bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher's website. No big deal except that I did this when I found out.

The next stop on tour today is The Best Books Ever where I reveal the Origin Story of where I got the idea for my debut novel. I'm also taking over the Macteen Books blog today with a post about Finding Out Who You Are By Finding Out Who You Aren't.

After you're done reading all these amazing blog posts, I implore thee to get thyself to the bookstore to buy My Last Kiss.This isn't a threat or anything, but I know some guys with lightsabers if you need some persuading...

But seriously, if you do buy your copy this week, email/message me and I'll mail you a signed bookmark! Thank you all for your support and come back tomorrow for the next stop on the blog tour.

Read full posts here, here, and here respectively.
B*

P.S. There's also a sweet Goodreads Giveaway going on now through June 17th. Click here for you chance to win a FREE copy of MLK!

Monday, June 9, 2014

MY LAST KISS Blog Tour: Day 15

Sweet mother of all that is bookly, there is only 1 day until My Last Kiss officially hits books shelves (though they've already been spotted at Barnes & Noble stores)! Let's all take a moment to...

FREAK OUT WITH JOY!!!!!!!!!!!


And we're back. Today on the MY LAST KISS Blog Tour I divulge my Top 10 Fictional Crushes at YA Sisterhood. Then I reveal details about my Road to Publication and more with Literary Rambles. Literary Rambles is also giving away a signed copy of MLK in addition to the mondo giveaway for the tour, so make sure to enter here.

Read both full posts here and here.
B*