Friday, August 29, 2014


Hi guys! Happy holiday weekend to those of you for whom that applies. Happy regular weekend to everybody else.

So last month I was lucky enough to meet Rachel Harris as part of the Mighty Mississippi Book Blast!

Team MMBB-Texas with blogger Sara S!

I love Rachel and her books a lot. See:

My first blurb (as my pen name): for A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES :)

I've already gotten to read her upcoming release THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING, and I loved that too! See:

What's it about? Well, it has a few similarities my own book, THE ART OF LAINEY (no wonder I loved it! Ha, just kidding...mostly :D), but they are definitely two totally different stories. Here's more about TFAOP:

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Because Rachel is awesome, she has given me a signed ARC of THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING to give away to one lucky winner!

And because I love giveaways, I'm going to throw in some extra prizes, including a copy of my latest release, the e-novella INFINITE REPEAT. This is a prequel to THE ART OF LAINEY from book-boyfriend and punk rock baker Micah Foster's POV, and can be read before or after the full novel. I'm also going to throw in a mystery ARC that I won off twitter not too long ago, and a swag pack full of bookmarks, buttons and other fun stuff from the #MMBB authors. Two runners up will also win #MMBB swag packs.


Actual swag received to include some of the pictured items plus more!

This contest is going to involve a lot of mailing costs so I've got to go US only on it. Sorry international peeps. You know I love you :) I love you so much that I'll be doing an international secondary contest for YASH in October where you can win an ARC of my forthcoming twisty murder mystery, LIARS, INC. Did you like GONE GIRL, I HUNT KILLERS, OR DANGEROUS BOYS? If so, you'll probably like LIARS too :)

Who's ready to win? BOOSH! The Rafflecopter is your friend :)

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  1. I am really interested in The Fine Art of Pretending because it sounds like a book that will be my guilty pleasure. I absolutely love books that hint at a possible romantic relationship between best friends, and the possible drama that can come out of it. I'm a sucker for best friend love stories that is for sure.

  2. I love all of Rachel's books so it is hard to pick just one. I can't wait to read The Fine Art of Pretending. I love Rachel's writing because her stories are a complete package - romance, comedy, family and friendship.

  3. I've never read anything by her, but TFAOP sounds really good and I love the cover!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. My favorite book by Rachel is "Accidentally Married on Purpose". She's just got a way with the fluffy and I love it. I've been dying to get my hands on this book!

    Thank you for the chance!!

  5. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I haven't read anything by Rachel Harris but I'd love to read this one because it's a friends turned more romance!!

    thank you :)

  6. I have never read anything by Rachel yet but would love to read this book. I just love a good romantic read.

  7. I LOVED both My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries... I have My Not So Super Sweet Life, as well as a few of her adult books, but I have not yet read them.

    I'm REALLY excited about The Fine Art of Pretending because it's Rachel's "Alyssa" book! So, well, yeah ;)

    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway, Paula! ^_^

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. I just love most anything YA in general, so I'm sure I'll love these books. Really enjoyed Rachel's book "My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century" and I need to read more!

    I have The Art of Lainey high on my to-read list; it's just a matter of getting through some other projects, and then hopefully I'll get back on track. Because it looks awesome. :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. I love Rachel and all of her books, but I think A Tale of Two Centuries is my favorite of her ya books, and Taste the Heat is my favorite of her adult books. <3 Thank you for the giveaway, Paula!

  10. I pretty much love everything by Rachel Harris! But I LOVE A Tale of Two Centuries the most (but hoping Fine Art will beat that). :)

  11. I've seen TFAOP recommended before on book blogs, so I'm eager to read it for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I LOVE YA contemporary. So Fine Art of Pretending is right up my alley. I read my super sweet sixteenth century and adored it so I'm eager to read something else by Rachel Harris! Thanks for this stellar giveaway >^.^<

  13. I want all the books!!!! I adore everything contemporary YA and I want both yours and Rachel's books. I follow her on fb and she's a doll- and this book sounds right up my alley. This is a fantastic giveaway!! I'd love to win:)

  14. I haven't read anything by Rachel yet but TFAOP sounds like my contemporary cup of tea. I am dying to get my hands on it and I know I'm going to love it!

  15. I've heard nothing but great things about Rachel Harris' books!

  16. I have yet to read any books by Rachel Harris but The Fine of Art of Pretending will be the first because it sounds so intriguing :)

    Congrats to Kathy, Kelly, and Desiree!
    Thanks everyone for entering!


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