Krysten Lindsay Hager Stopped by for a Visit

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Myrria would like to welcome Krysten Lindsay Hager to the Lair to talk about her new book Best Friends Forever.

 

Best Friends…Forever? (Landry’s True Colors Series) by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Tag line: Good friends have your back, but some go behind it.

 Blurb:   Landry Albright hopes the new year will start off in an amazing way—instead she has to deal with more frenemy issues, boy drama, and having most of her best friends make the cheerleading squad without her. Suddenly, it seems like all anyone can talk about is starting high school next year—something she finds terrifying.

Landry gets her first boyfriend, but then gets dumped just as things come to a head with her friends. She feels lost and left out, but finds good advice about dealing with frenemies from what she considers an unlikely source. Landry faces having to speak up for what’s right, tell the truth (even when it hurts), and how to get past the fear of failure as she gets another shot at competing in the American Ingénue modeling competition.

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EXCERPT 1:

I was so nervous the night of the basketball game. At first, I didn’t even want to go into the gym, but I mustered up the courage just as the game ball went streaking past my head and I almost got knocked over by a referee. The ref blew the whistle and went to hand the ball off. Vladi was standing right there and he nodded at me. Peyton squeezed my arm as we sat down, but I didn’t think it was that big a deal because he didn’t smile at me or anything.

“Duh, he was playing basketball, but he acknowledged your existence,” she said.

“Kind of like how that cheerleader who keeps screaming out his name is acknowledging him?” I pointed to the girl with glossy straight brown hair who was doing back flips on the sidelines.

“Forget her. He must like blondes anyway. He didn’t check me out after all,” she said.

I checked around to see if Carey was there, but I didn’t see her. I did see India sitting with Doug and Cristian though. I poked Peyton, but she had already seen them.

“Devon would kill her,” she said.

“Um, should we tell her? They just started talking again,” I said. I didn’t want to get in the middle of another fight and I could tell that Peyton felt the same way. Besides, it wasn’t like Doug was Devon’s boyfriend. I’m sure India thought she would be safe since other than her and Devon, the rest of us hadn’t gone to the away games before. Peyton said we should try to avoid them after the game so we could pretend that we never saw them together. However, I ran into her on my way out of the bathroom at halftime.

“Landry,” India’s aqua blue eyes widened. “Are you here to see Vladi?”

I nodded and we both stood there. Peyton came in to see what was taking so long and almost passed out when she saw India.

“You guys, could you not say anything to Devon about this? I came by myself and I just ran into Doug here,” India said.

Peyton and I acted like we hadn’t even seen Doug. I knew India had to be lying because who would go to a game by herself? We agreed not to say anything. The whole time I worried about what would happen if Devon found out that I knew about Doug and India. Peyton told me to relax because we weren’t doing anything wrong. I wasn’t sure which was worse: keeping a secret from Devon or breaking up her friendship with India?

Excerpt 2: India walked in, tossing her shiny, honey‑blonde hair behind her. She walked right over to the girls at the juice machine and hugged the one with the mascara problem. Then India pulled out her Little Rose compact and started applying pink blush right in the hallway. She totally fit in with those other girls — India appeared about sixteen, beautiful, and like she belonged there.

Meanwhile, I was standing in a corner with Ericka, who had a snowman sweater on and was wearing a hair scrunchy — a scrunchy. It wasn’t as if she was trying to be retro either. Only little kids and my bus driver, Mrs. Jackson, wore scrunchies. At least Ashanti was super pretty, but I wasn’t so sure about how I came across. Did I look like a kid or a teenager? I had worn a royal blue turtleneck and jeans because I didn’t want to call any attention to myself. Part of me would have liked to have the effect that India did when she walked in, but there was also a part of me that would have been perfectly comfortable wearing an invisibility cloak for the next four years of high school. At least being a “nobody” would have been better than being a friendless loser.

Author Bio:Krysten Lindsay Hager Krysten Lindsay Hager is the author of the Landry’s True Colors Series, a clean reads young adult series. Krysten writes about  friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, middle school and high school, frenemies, modeling, and crushes in both True Colors and Best Friends…Forever?

Krysten is an Amazon international bestselling author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in Portugal, South Dakota, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.

What people are saying about True Colors (Landry’s True Colors Series Book One):

From Teenage Book Recommendations in the UK: “This is a fantastically relatable and real book which I feel captures all of the insecurities and troubles which haunt the modern teenage girl. It is about a young model who has to go through tough times when she is torn between a life as a model and managing her friendships. You learn which friends she can most trust and which will create the drama typical of teenage life. Follow the life of Landry and try to see if you can find out which are her true friends before their true colours are revealed. This book is all about relationships, hopes and truth. I loved this book!”

From Books & Authors Spot: This book is such an inspiration for those who just care about their looks and are tensed about them. This thing is looks aren’t everything. This book is related to every teen’s problem. Hager has written a very inspiring novel.

Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Best-Friends-Forever-Landrys-Colors-ebook/dp/B00UIP1N5S/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427190173&sr=1-2

Amazon international: http://authl.it/B00UIP1N5S

Barnesandnoble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/krysten-lindsay-hager

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/best-friends-forever-19

itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/best-friends…-forever/id979714114?mt=11

Connect with Krysten:

Website: http://www.krystenlindsay.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/krystenlindsay

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KrystenLindsayHagerAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrystenLindsay

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25145859-best-friends-forever

 

Thanks for stopping by Krysten and good luck with your books.

Janie Franz and the Bowdancer Saga

 

 

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The Bowdancer Saga–the first three books in the Bowdancer series: The Bowdancer, The Wayfarer’s Road, Warrior Women.

This series is about the life of a healer who leaves her village to discover the wide world and herself. The books are rich with chants, songs, herb lore, and village lifeways.

Bio: JanieFranzRomanceLivesForever

Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with roots deep in east Tennessee. Her work is honed by the frigid winters of the Northern Plains and the high desert and mountains of New Mexico and influenced by her degree in anthropology. She is an author, a professional speaker, and reviewer. Previously, she ran her own online music publication (Refrain Magazine) and was an agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, a radio announcer, and a yoga/relaxation instructor. She is the author of eleven novels, a freelance writing manual, and co-author of two wedding how-to books. “Refrain,” the second book of The Lost Song trilogy, was a Top 10 Finisher, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 2013 Preditors & Editors Reader Poll.

Buy links:

http://www.amazon.com/Bowdancer-Saga-Fantasy-Romances-ebook/dp/B00PEXI24Y/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427166135&sr=1-5&keywords=janie+franz

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bowdancer-saga-janie-franz/1120722582?ean=2940046269727

https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/bundles/the-bowdancer-saga-detail

The bundle is on special for $5.99.

A Ten year old reviews Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One

palaceoftwelvepillars200x300 (2)Today I got my first review of Palace of the Twelve Pillars: Book One from a ten year old. I have to tell you even though I was excited with all the other reviews the book has gotten, this one is the most exciting. It reaffirms for me that someone in the right age group is reading and getting the books.

by Maria Santos, age 10

 

Out of 10 stars I would give this book 9 1/2 and I’m a VERY hard grader! I think many religion and fantasy lovers would enjoy this book as much as I did or even more.

To see the rest of her comments along with those of her mother Karee Santos go to her Karee’s blog Can We Cana? You might notice while your there that I was featured on that same blog last week talking about marriage and family so you get two views of me for the price of one. Here is the link:

http://canwecana.blogspot.com/2015/03/great-ya-fiction-palace-of-twelve.html?showComment=1426175962081#c747106911061400811

Myrria, Brandan and Joachim are very pleased.