Monday, October 10, 2011

Kick A** Author Debut Spotlight

So the fabulous Christina Lee has gathered a bunch of folks to spotlight a debut author in 2011 (I think some folks may be doing some authors in 2010). I love supporting people and giving shout outs so here is my spotlight.
I'm spotlighting Amy Holder.

Here are the book specs:
Title: The Lipstick Laws
Author: Amy Holder
Pages: 240
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia

At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her.
For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity.
But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?
This isn't something I would normally read. It's a Young Adult chick lit (I think that is what you could call it). I read a lot of dark and write a lot of dark, but something a little lighter (like this) with lots of great humor helps the mind take a break from heavy. So, here are some reasons I liked this book and spotlighted this author.
 1. This book has great voice. I love, love, love books with voice and April's voice is great. I could relate to this gal.
2. This book brought back many memories of how kids act in high school.  
3. The pace is awesome and I loved the writing (first person, present tense, my favorite). 
4. I couldn't put it down. I needed to know what happened. Good sign of a book full of awesome.
5. Did I mention voice? April's one liners are fantastic. I smiled the whole time I was reading this. Oh and the other characters are fabulous too.
6. Amy Holder (author) is super sweet, seriously, if you ever meet her, you would see what I mean.
There you have it. Short and sweet. Definitely check out Amy's website and her blog.
You can purchase her book on Amazon, Barnes and NobleIndie bookstores.
She is also on Good reads, Facebook, and Twitter.
Also,go check out the other bloggers who are spotlighting an author. Thanks to Christina for putting this together.
Any debut authors you would like to share?
Have you read The Lipstick Laws?
Have a great day!!


  1. Amy is a rockstar! I love that girl!!! This was one fabulous book and I can't wait to see what she'll be sharing with us next!

  2. YA chicklit? Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. I've always loved the cover of this book.

  4. This sounds like a good read! I love books with great voice.

  5. Not to mention it has such a cute title. I wouldn't have put lipstick and laws in the same sentence, let a lone a title. Awesome!

  6. I have this one on my Kindle but haven't read it yet. I really need to!! :-)

  7. Sounds GREAT!! In some ways voice is everything, no?!?! THC for doing this one!

  8. Can't wait to read this one! It sounds like soooo much fun.

  9. I haven't read the book, but you've just sold me on it. :D

  10. This sounds great. How cool to spotlight a fellow author!

  11. I own this book, but haven't read it yet. The voice struck me in the description, which is why I wanted to get it.

  12. I would read the book for the one liners! Nice recommendation :)

  13. I hadn't heard about this one, thank you. Actually, why hadn't I heard about this one? :-)