November is a cold, gray, windy, nasty sort of month in Taos. The bright spots are Thanksgiving and my birthday. This year it's my book's birthday, too.
There’s something sweet about a new book, not unlike a newborn baby. I talk to mine in a funny voice and pat its soft head. Every morning.
It rarely cries. It already sleeps through the night.
Best of all my novel is still innocent. It has never thrown a tantrum, told me it hates me, or left its socks on the floor. I know that day will come, of course. Until then, I will sing it lullabies.
Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy.
It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog—and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance.
What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.
You can win a copy through Goodreads. The giveaway ends today at midnight.
You can also enter at Jelly Loves Books. There you can win a copy of the book plus some cool swag. Entries will close on November 20.
Here’s an excerpt from the book:
Dear Miss Fortune Cookie,
My best friend stole my boyfriend. Now she’s going to the prom with him. Is it wrong to give her Mono by drinking from her soda can at lunch?
Can you really give someone Mono by drinking from her soda can? I wish they taught us useful things like that in Bio.
Seriously, though, Confucius said: Before embarking on a path of revenge, first dig two graves. Are you still friends with her? If so, tell her how you feel. If you are no longer friends, revenge won’t make anything better.
Miss Fortune Cookie
For a peek at the first page, plus one more chance to win a copy, visit First Page Panda.
Then buy a copy, borrow it from your library, or steal one (from you best friend, not a bookstore), curl up under the covers and enjoy.