Making Headlines Teaser Tuesday {2}

Good morning, and welcome to the second Making Headlines teaser!

This week, I give you a little piece of Luke’s perspective, which includes flirting, a truck, thoughts of campfires, talk of barbecue, and lusty infatuation.

Because lusty infatuation is the most fun kind of infatuation.

I hope you enjoy! Happy reading!

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At exactly sixty minutes past the time we hung up, I see Sophie walk out of her dorm. In a plaid flannel shirt, jeans, and cowboy boots, all I want to do is take her to the lake, build a campfire, and hold her close to me. I get out of the truck and walk over to her side to open the door.

“Thank you kindly,” she says, stepping up on the running board. When I’m back in the driver’s seat, I look over at her before I shift gears and can’t say that I don’t love the site of her in my truck.

“So what are you hungry for?” I ask.

“I’m thinking barbecue,” she says, shocking me.

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard a girl admit that she wants barbecue.”

“Glad I’m your first,” she says, flashing me a wicked smile that makes me want to pull the car over and fog the windows up.

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If I Stay Movie (And Book. Because Always Books.) 

Y’all. Okay, so, this book is one that I sped my way through while my boyfriend-at-the-time watched a March Madness game. He was so completely shocked that I finished an entire book in the time it took a college basketball game to play out that he just stared at me for about five minutes without saying anything, as if he had never met a bookish person before.

That should have been the moment I knew things wouldn’t work between us. ALAS.

But anyway, the book is incredible and you should read it if you haven’t already. And now! There’s a movie! It’s actually been out for about a month, but better late than never, right? Right.

So the movie is so great. Freaking great. Mega great. And the guy who plays Adam sings and is really good and you will feel all of the swoons. Also, uh, bring lots of tissues.

And read the sequel, Where She WentBecause it’s !!!!!!!.

Hozier.

His vooooooiiiiiiiice, y’all. It is rich and soulful and bluesy and raw and yes. Also, he’s Irish. In case that does anything for you.

Anna.

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I couldn’t help myself! Elsa has been getting all the attention, and I love me some Anna, so when I saw her, I had to have her. Now she gets to hang out with Daenarys. And soon, Buffy and Lady Sif, when they’re released later this month.

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The Last 5 Years Teaser Clip.

Fair warning: this musical will eat your soul.

And it’s going to be a movie with Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and it’s been officially picked up by a distributor, so it will be coming to theaters next Valentine’s Day.

Which is cruel.

Because this musical is SO GOOD but SO SOUL EATING.

BUT SO GOOD.

Anywho, here’s the clip of my girl crush, Anna Kendrick, from the movie, in which she sings and impairs Jeremy Jordan’s driving abilities.

I hope you’ve all had a great week and have a wonderful Friday!

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Making Headlines Teaser Tuesday {1}

Hello and welcome to the first Teaser Tuesday for Making Headlines!

In this inaugural teaser, you get some flirting between Sophie and Luke and a look at the lengths Sophie goes to when investigating a story. And some of you might pick up on the mention of a character from Taking Flight I’m sure you’ll be excited to learn plays a pretty big role in Making Headlines! 

Happy reading!

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I feel Luke’s body close to mine. “Tank Girl?” he asks, his voice low and his mouth close to my ear.

I turn around and am nearly mouth-to-mouth with him.

“Hi,” I say.

“Hey,” he says, smirking at me. “Now explain this Tank Girl thing.”

I tell him about how I met Miles at the LAN party and he looks genuinely impressed. “So, let me get this straight. You saw a flyer for a LAN party, went to it with Thompson’s daughter hoping to find a computer genius to help figure out The Score List from the tech side, and played World of Warcraft.”

“Yep.”

“You are something else, Sophie.”

“Just doing what I need to.”

“It’s impressive,” he says.

I feel heat bloom in my chest. “Thanks.”

“In more ways than one.”

I wet my lips, wanting to grab his T-shirt and pull him to me so my mouth can devour his. But I refrain. The last thing I need right now is to be seen making out with Luke McGraw on campus.

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Aveda’s Madder Root Conditioner

So. This stuff is magic. It’s a conditioner that has plant dye extract in it, so when you use it, it temporarily dyes your hair.

MAGIC.

Especially when you’re me and have never put color in your hair because a stylist scared the eff out of you when you were thirteen and asked for highlights because she refused to do it and told you that if you ever colored your hair you would ruin your life.

For real. That happened.

But, the thing with this conditioner is that it only enhances your natural color. So, since my hair is on the redder side of auburn, it makes me look like a legit ginger instead of a reluctant one.

HOORAY, MAGIC CONDITIONER.

 

Chris Pratt, Chris Pratting Around With Baseballs.

He’s adorable. My eleven-year-old stepsister has a crush on him and I congratulated her on her good taste and then told her to never discount the goofy, funny guys in high school because they will undoubtedly turn into hot, goofy, funny guys in adulthood.

Football

It’s football time! Right as I’m about to move to a different country! LIFE IS CRUEL.

But! I get to go to a high school game tonight and a college game tomorrow! Hooray football!

Making Headlines!

Making Headlines_7In case you missed it earlier in the week, my second book, MAKING HEADLINES, a companion novel to TAKING FLIGHT, will be available October 7th! But, you can read the first two chapters on Wattpad, preorder, and add to Goodreads NOW!

 

Happy September, and happy Friday, everyone!

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Announcing MAKING HEADLINES!

I wrote a companion novel to Taking Flight!

It’s called Making Headlines!

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Cover design by Paige Doscher

When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.

Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.

Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity.

When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted.

In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.

Making Headlines goes on sale October 7th and you can read the first two chapters on Wattpad RIGHT NOW!

And you can add it to your TBR on Goodreads!

Woo Book 2!

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ISLA!

I know I posted this last week, but that was my YAY THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW AND I CAN READ IT post. This is my I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AND OMG post.

Because. I HAVE READ THIS BOOK AND OMG.

Seriously. If you haven’t read it, go do that. And if you haven’t read Anna or Lola, read them too.

You’re welcome.

Neybers.

This app is the greatest/worst thing that has ever happened to me. I keep designing rooms! Willa’s Room! Dan’s Room! My dream writing space! A slighty tawdry sitting room! A happy kitchen!

Writing space!

Writing space!

Slightly tawdry sitting room!

Slightly tawdry sitting room!

Happy kitchen!

Happy kitchen!

CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.

My Girl Crush on Jenna Coleman Continues

With all the buzz around the new season of Doctor Who starting TOMORROW (ahhh!) there’s been a lot of Jenna Coleman on the Interwebs lately.

I have such a girl crush on her. And a couple crush on her and Richard Madden. Because LOOK AT THEM.

Anyway. Jenna took Buzzfeed’s “Which Companion Are You?” Quiz. There are gifs and her results. (I got Rose Tyler, in case you wondered.)

Also! DOCTOR WHO. TOMORROW.

I’m still a little sad that Eleven has regenerated, but am excited to see what this Capaldi gentleman has in store for us.

I hope everyone has had a great week! Happy Friday!

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Taking Flight + Interior Design.

Well, hello there.

It’s not much of a secret that I have a mild obsession with HGTV. I watch it . . . a lot. Perhaps more than The CW. Which is really saying something.

So it may come as no surprise that I also really enjoy interior design and decorating. (Homegoods is a godsend when you need fun decor on a smaller-than-HGTV budget. If you don’t know of Homegoods, ACQUAINT THYSELF.) I was looking for new apps for the iPad Mini of Fiscal Irresponsibility that I bought earlier this week (it was on sale! How could I resist?) and discovered Neybers.

It is amazing.

You get to design rooms!

And I designed Willa and Dan’s rooms.

Because OF COURSE I DID.

So take a gander at my creations and let me know if they match up with how you envisioned their rooms to look, in comments.

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Willa’s room!

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Dan’s Room!

And if you haven’t yet picked up Taking Flight, you could totally do that here, if you like to read on a Kindle, and here, if you prefer a Nook.

Happy Thursday!

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73 Questions with Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe seems awesome. I think we should be friends.

ISLA!

It’s here! HOORAY! If you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss or Lola and the Boy Next Door, get on it. Immediately. Right now. Right. Now.

This week has been a hard one, as we grapple with death and police violence and war and scary diseases. So anything you can find joy and delight in are things you should cherish and hold especially close this week.

I hope you all have a couple things of your own that are making you happy this week.

Happy Friday, everyone!

This gif is courtesy of my friend Kelly. It (and she) is pretty magnificent.

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1. Authors Anonymous

So, this is a mockumentary about a writer’s group, which is clearly up my alley just based on the material. I tend to not be a Kaley Cuoco fan, so I was on the fence about watching this, but I have a soft spot for Chris Klein, so I gave in. And Kaley Cuoco is surprisingly tolerable in this role, in which she’s basically Penny if Penny were nicer. But what really sold me on this is that AARON SAMUELS (he probably prefers to be called by his real name, Jonathan Bennett) is in it!

Overall, I actually really enjoyed Authors Anonymous. If you find yourself with some downtime and are looking for something to watch, definitely check it out!

 2. CHRIS PRATT.

Feel free to use the comments as a Christ Pratt love fest/Anna Faris jealousy tirade.

(It’s possible that I also know all the words to “Forgot About Dre.” Also: “Back that Ass Up” and “It’s Tricky.” I’m fun at karaoke, is what I’m saying.)

 3. Outlander

You guys. This pilot. Is so good. (And so faithful to the book!) And you can watch it FO’ FREE.

And if you haven’t read the book, you should go ahead and do that.

Because JAIME.

4. James Corden! 

It’s been announced that James Corden will be taking over The Late Late Show when Criag Ferguson steps down this year.

And I am so delighted by this because James Corden is a delight.

And also, was Matt Smith’s roommate once upon a time. And was on Doctor Who with Eleven. Soooooo fingers crossed for Matt Smith being the first guest.

Also, he’s James in Begin Again, my current movie crush.

Basically, James Corden makes me happy.

 

You know what else makes me happy?

FRIDAYS.

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Camp NaNoWriMo, We Did the Damn Thing.

Guys. I did it!

After signing up for Camp NaNoWriMo at the last minute, against my better judgment, I met my goal of writing 30,000 words during the month of July.

In fact, I surpassed the goal.

By a lot. (By about 25,000 words. But who’s counting?)

And though the manuscript is an unfinished, unpolished, unimpressive disaster that I will probably curse during the revision process, I only cried once while writing.

And the crying wasn’t from stress or anything having to do with writing. It was just me having a weirdly emotional day and needing to cry for a minute. That minute happened to be while I was writing.

Because humans do things like that.

(I don’t know.)

In any case, I did it! I wrote many words.

Most of them will probably need to be changed or deleted or moved elsewhere, but there are words on a page.

Words that I wrote.

And that’s never a bad thing.

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