Author: Sara Wolf
Release Date: Apr. 5, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance / Dark Comedy
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I was thirteen! I wrote some fanfiction (for Buffy, I think it was), and it all just snowballed from there.
2. How long does it take you to write a book? Roughly six months, from concept to first draft to fourth draft to editing. Four is really my limit on drafts, after that it’s take it or leave it.
3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing? I put aside four hours a day of pure writing, and after that I edit/do PR/plan for my next books!
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I absolutely love writing out-there, lively dialogue. I can’t get enough witty dialogue in my life.
5. How do books get published? Agents, usually! An agent is a vital link between you and publishers. They pitch your book to editors, who decide if they want to publish it or not!
6. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? I get ideas from other media, of course! TV shows, movies, books, the list goes on and on! I think I’m one of those authors who get inspiration from videogames, too.
7. When did you write your first book and how old were you? I was approximately 18! So young, so fresh, so fragile. So silly.
8. What do you like to do when you're not writing? I love to cook – baking is so much fun. I love tarts, pies, cakes, pretty much anything sweet. It’ll be the death of me.
9. What does your family think of your writing? As long as it keeps a roof over my head, they don’t care one way or another. J
10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? Books are so much the sum of their characters – the characters well and truly drive the story, make it come alive.
11. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? I’ve written 14, not all of them published. I think LOVE ME NEVER is definitely my favorite.
12. Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they? Write what you love, but more than that, write what you want to read. What do you like? Love-hate relationships? Love-triangles? No-love books? Honestly, follow your likes and your writing can only improve.
13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? My readers are the best. I don’t hear from them as often anymore, but I hope with the re-release of LOVE ME NEVER I’ll get some messages!
14. Do you like to create books for adults? I love it. I love creating books, period! Adult books just tend to have…ahem…steamier parts in them.
15. What do you think makes a good story? A main character with depth – flaws, an interesting past, a relatable family. All these things tend to coalesce into a good character, and that character carries the story forward with their decisions.
16. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? I wanted to be a dog walker, believe it or not! I think I’ve gone a step down with this author business, frankly.
17. What Would you like my readers to know? They are beautiful and wonderful, and that anyone who says otherwise is a sack of poo. J
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Giveaway Information: Contest ends April 22, 2016
· One (1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (INT)