December 13, 2009

Guest Post with E. Lockhart and Giveaway!




I culdn't be more excited to be part of E. Lockhart's tour!  And being the last stop, I will show you ALL of the new covers to the Ruby Oliver books, which were shown one at a time throughout the week on the other stops! Even though they've gone by, there will be a list at the bottom of this post so that you can stop by and show E. Lockhart and the other wonderful ladies that worked on this tour some serious love!  I also have a guest post written by E. Lockhart herself!

If you haven't read the Ruby Oliver Books, Which are "The Boyfriend List", "The Boy Book" and "The Treausre Map of Boys".  E. Lockhart has one more book coming out December 2010 which will be wrapping it all up called "Real Live Boyfriends"!  I can't wait for that one! This series is on of my very favorites!  At the end of E. Lockhart's Guest Post, One Lucky Reader will have the chance to win the first three Ruby Oliver books in this series!











In case you didn't know, Ruby herself has a Column over at Random Buzzers called "Dear Ruby" where she gives expert answers to a variety of questions!  If you have a question for Ruby, yourself, you can submit it HERE!

When I was approached by Random House to be part of this tour I was thrilled and then when I found out that I was going to be hosting a 'Guest Post' from E. Lockhart, I nearly fainted! Wait until you hear what she had to say! She actually has read *MY* Blog, *MY* Posts! What an honor!  Without further hesitation, I'm going to give E. the floor...

Hello. E. Lockhart here!

I was reading Jennifer Jabaley's Park Avenue Princess post about Lipstick Apology and she talks about asking herself: what's the worst thing that could happen?

I ask myself that, too, when I'm writing -- and especially when I was writing The Boyfriend List, the first in my "Ruby Oliver" series that goes on with The Boy Book and The Treasure Map of Boys -- and next year, Real Live Boyfriends.

In The Boyfriend List, 15 year-old Ruby Oliver has it pretty good. She goes to a Seattle Prep school, has a great best friend (Kim) and a group of other friends -- plus her first real boyfriend, Jackson.

What's the worst thing that could happen?
Jackson dumps her.

No, what's REALLY the worst thing that could happen?
Jackson dumps her for Kim.
Ruby loses her boyfriend and her best friend all at once.

Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
She wants to get him back, and she kisses him when Kim is out of town. She gets caught.
Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
The person who catches her -- tells. Everyone.
Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
Ruby's remaining friends side with Kim and dump her.

Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
She begins to have panic attacks.
Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
Her parents send her to a shrink. She doesn't want to talk to the shrink, and is so silent, in fact, that the therapist tries giving her a homework assignment: write a list of every boy you've ever liked, loved, gazed at, crushed on, held hands with. All the way back to Kindergarten. So Ruby does the homework. Makes the list.
Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
She throws her rough draft of the list in the trash -- at school.

Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
Someone finds it.
Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
Someone xeroxes it.

Then what's the worst thing that could happen?
The names of the boys? ordinary names like Mike, Steve, Scott, John? Look like names of boys at school. And it looks like a list of boys that Ruby has BEEN WITH. Now Ruby has no boyfriend, no friends, and a seriously sucky reputation.

The story of her triumph over this catastrophe takes four books. With footnotes!
It has been very, very fun to put Ruby through all this horror.

E. Lockhart

E.! I am SHOCKED and I LOVED every minute of it! So will you! The Ruby Oliver books are some of the best written, true-to-life, and fun books that I've ever read! Thank you E. Lockhart for visiting Park-Avenue Princess! I'd LOVE to have you back anytime!

Now, if you LOVE the Ruby Oliver Series, or you've never read a single book here's a FANTASTIC opportunity! One Lucky Reader will get ALL Three of the Ruby Oliver books that are currently out and shipped to them directly from Random House! (This means U.S. Resident's only for this one).

E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver Series Giveaway!!

How do you Win?

You MUST be a Follower with Google Friend Connect!
Don't know how? This POST gives it to you Step-by-Step!

In order to win the THREE RUBY OLIVER BOOKS, I'd like you to
visit E. Lockhart's site or visit E. Lockhart's Blog and come back here to tell me something you
like about the site and/or learned while you were there!
I need you to include your name/nickname an email
address in each with every comment you make!

Open to ANYONE that is Following with GFC - Anywhere In the USA!
Thank you RANDOM HOUSE!

*This Contest ends 1/12/10*

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+5 If you TWEET About This Giveaway (Leave Link)
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+10 If you Follow E. Lockhart on Twitter (@TwitterName)
+15 If you blog about this Giveaway in it's own post (Link)
+20 If you Put My Button On Your Blog and Link Back
+20 If you Put My E-Reader Contest Button & Link Back

+25 for each and every NEW follower you bring me
(They just have to mention it in their post! You will BOTH Get the Points!)
YES - EVERY PERSON YOU SEND!

This is VERY IMPORTANT Because -- *IF I reach 1000 Followers by the 1st of the year, we will give One Lucky Winner either a Kindle, Nook OR a G/C to either B&N or Amazon for the cash amount. (more about this later)...

(All of these will be verified before they count towards your entries!!)

(Separate your entries one per post! (either each or just +5 for example)
Or you will only have One Entry Regardless of What You Do!

So...SPREAD the Word! It's ONLY A Click & a Follow!

*** Please note that I did receive the above books so that I could give an honest review! However, I was ot compensated monetarily for this post***


Have Fun and Happy Holidays from E. Lockhart & Park-Avenue Princess!

If you missed the first half of the tour, the stops were as follows!

December 7: Bildungsroman

December 8: The Story Siren

December 9: The Page Flipper

December 10: Cheryl Rainfield

December 11: Sharon Loves Books and Cats

December 12: Park Avenue Princess and Royal Reviews & Book News!





KISSES and TOODLES!!

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  110. I went to her site, and I love the icons that change when you scroll over the different titles. So cute! My favorite icon was the Dramarama one. :)
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