So of course, a giveaway is in order. Two copies of Lips Touch are up for grabs, signed by both me and Jim. How do you win them?
How fun! There are three first kisses in Lips Touch. One is sweet, one is hasty, and another is . . . well, it just might be deadly. What was yours like? Mine was gross.
Mildly gross, I guess, not super-gross. It was just so unexpectedly . . . moist. Ick! I was twelve, living in Italy, and I'd had a crush on one of my older brother's Italian friends. His name was Oliviero, he was half-Swiss, an orphan being raised by his grandmother, he was a drummer in a rock band, and he had a rat tail in the back of his hair -- so chic :-) I think he was fifteen. The kiss happened on an overturned boat on the beach, I was completely caught off guard by the grossness of it and I literally slipped away out of his arms and escaped! Seriously. I squirmed out of it like an eel. Ha ha! That was the end of that budding romance, and I was so put off that I didn't attempt kissing again for two more years!
So. That's my sorry first kiss story. The ones in Lips Touch, I assure you, are much better. What's your story? Feel free to make one up. I'll choose the winners for entertainment value, not truthfulness. Email it to me with the subject line: FIRST KISS. The deadline will be Sunday night, and I'll announce the winners on Monday, and the kiss stories will be reprinted in my blog. Specify if you want your name left off. Remember to put your address in the email so I can mail you the book if you win.
To recap, here's how to enter:
-- Email me the story of your first kiss (or make up a first-kiss story).
--title the email FIRST KISS
--tell me if you want your name left off if you win
--remember to include your mailing address
--you have until Sunday night!
If you don't want to write about kissing, but you'd still like a signed book, Powell's is selling autographed copies HERE. If you're local, Jim and I are signing at Powell's on Hawthorne on Monday, Oct 5 at 7:30. I'll also be at Wordstock on Saturday, Oct 10 at 3, where I'm sharing the stage with Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Tomorrow I'll write more about the book and how it came to be written, and I'll also reveal [cue dramatic music] A SECOND STARRED REVIEW. Yoooo hoooooo! Two starred reviews! Yippeeeee!
Now, write your kiss stories. I can't wait to read them!