We are very excited! We just can’t contain it! Neither can Rebekah! What are we so excited about? You ready? We decided to start a book club but we wanted it to be different. We love getting together and talking about books with our friends. We love mingling and making new friends. We wanted to do something more intimate, to get closer to the book and author. We came up with Author Chat. This is where the author of our book club pick facetimes with us and talks live to us! But we also wanted to follow up and coming authors and indie authors. It is a hard business out there and we love newbie authors! Self published authors are one of the hardest working writers because they have to do everything on their own. So we want to help spread the word and that is why this book club came to be. We are privileged to have Rebekah Crane, author of Playing Nice, as our first author to chat with! Her book is emotional and relatable of high school angst. There is a Marty and Lil in all of us. You will understand once you read this gem of a book. Here is a synopsis from Rebekah’s book.
Martina “Marty” Hart is really nice. At least, that’s what people think.
It’s Marty’s junior year at Minster High. Minster’s a small town where making great grades, smiling pretty, helping old people, running the new-student Welcoming Committee, and putting up decorations for all the dances–including the totally awful Hot Shot fall hunting celebration–gets you … what? Marty’s not sure. Instead of dreaming about a sororities-and-frats future at nearby University of Michigan, she’s restless, searching for a way out of the box her controlling mother and best frenemy Sarah have locked her in. When Lil–don’t call her Lily!–Hatfield transfers to Minster, Marty gets her chance. Lil’s different. She smokes, wears black, listens to angry punk records, and lives in a weird trailer with her mother. Lil has secrets–secrets that make her a target for all the gossiping and online bullying Minster can muster. But so does Marty. And Marty sees something different in Lil. Something honest. Something real.
Playing Nice is the achingly true story of a girl who’s been following the rules for so long she’s forgotten who she was when she started. It’s about falling in love with the wrong people and not seeing the right ones, about the moments in life when you step out of line, take a chance … and begin to break free.
This is such a wonderful book! It is a must read. We loved it so much and want to share it with you! We will be giving away an ebook of Playing Nice Saturday and a couple of other prizes. So if you do not live in Arizona follow the blog and twitter to win! Details to come soon. Hope for you to join us. Follow @TawneyBland Poor Kristen doesn’t do twitter. She is anti-social. shhhhhh
Our next read will be Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thomas! This is a great book that hones in on the image of the body when it changes and how to love your body because of the changes. Alessandra will be chatting with us too next month!
We are hoping to get more authors to chat with us so stay tune! If you are in Arizona we would love for you to join us. It is a small group now but we hope for it to get bigger and make new friends! Also we would like to do it at different book clubbers’ houses, that way you all don’t have to come all the way to us all the time. We will come to you! Email Tawney at Tawney13@gmail.com for more details.
Follow Rebekah Crane at @RebekahCrane and http://www.rebekahcrane.com/
Follow Alessandra Thomas @AuthorAless and http://authoralessandrathomas.wordpress.com/