Congratulating fellow Girlfriends Cyber Circuit sister Laurie Faria Stolarz on the release of her latest Touch novel DEADLY LITTLE LESSONS (don’t you just love the cover?!). I hope you’ll check out the info on her new novel and her Karma Chameleon contest below. Happy Holidays, everyone!DEADLY LITTLE LESSONS By Laurie Faria Stolarz ISBN-13: 9781423131625 Disney/Hyperion Books for Children
Camelia Hammond’s trying junior year of high school is finally over…but her troubles aren’t. After she discovers a painful truth about her family, she escapes to a summer arts program in Rhode Island. Determined to put family – and boyfriend – drama behind her, she throws herself into her artwork.
At the arts school, she gets caught up in the case of Sasha Beckerman, a local girl who is missing. Even though all signs suggest that the teen ran away, Camelia senses otherwise. Eager to help the girl, she launches her own investigation. Meanwhile, Camelia realizes how much she misses Ben, despite being committed to Adam.
But time is running out for Sasha, and Camelia will have to trust her powers if she’s to save her. Will the lessons Camelia has learned in the past give her the strength to do so?
Wanna sneak peek? Go here: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/dllessons.pdfPraise for the TOUCH series: Texas Tayshas List, 2010 (DLS) Children’s Book Council’s 2010 & 2011 Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominee Reluctant Reader Quick Pick Nominees, 2010 & 2011, American Library Association Teens@Random, Favorite Book of 2009 (DLS) Gold Star Award, TeensReadToo.com, 2009 (DLL)
“…lively first-person narrative…. CW-worthy dialogue, quirky secondary characters, romance and suspense: a winning combination” – Kirkus Reviews
“An engaging, eerie tale about the darker side of relationships – when it becomes a matter of life and death to know who your friends are.” – KLIATT
“The book was full of shocking surprises and revelations, earning the book five stars. This is a must-read for fans of romance, suspense, and mystery because it won’t disappoint.” – Teens Read Too (DLL)
“Laurie Faria Stolarz is a master creator of suspense and romance. Her words cause the heart to pound, the palms to sweat, the spine to shiver, and the stomach to flutter. The trepidation born from the anonymous threats will make the pages fly, and the palpable tension between Camelia and Ben as they attempt to ignore their hearts causes the fire to burn hotter.” – TeenReads.com
Karma Chameleon Contest
In celebration of the release of DEADLY LITTLE LESSONS, I’m so excited to announce the launch of a brand new contest. I’m calling it Karma Chameleon – yes, after the Boy George song from the ’80’s (in case any of you have heard of it; if not, you can YouTube it for fun). I’m naming it that, not because of Boy George or his song, but because the contest is all about karma – good karma that is, and the spreading of it, and because, five books later, I thought it’d be the perfect time to celebrate Camelia from the Touch series (recall that Camelia’s real name is Chameleon).
The contest is all about giving and getting – hence the karma part. As many of you know, the law of karma, in its simplest definition, is that whatever you put out to the world – energy or otherwise, good or bad – comes back to you. And so, in the spirit of good karma, let’s spread some goodness. I want to encourage readers to do a good deed, i.e. organize a fundraiser or food drive, volunteer to tutor or teach something, visit the elderly or a children’s hospital. All good-karma submissions will be entered into a drawing to win autographed copies of some of my Touch series books. I’ll be sharing the most inspiring stories on my website and Facebook, and I’ll Tweet about them as well (with your permission, of course). For more information, see the official guidelines and rules on my web site: http://www.lauriestolarz.com/news.html
Author Bio: Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, Project 17, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.lauriestolarz.com.