A few things that I love: Cursing. YA fiction. Plus size protagonists who don't settle. Bad-ass babes in general. Anything that gives the Twilight series a run for its money.

With all of that being said, I am honored to introduce to you my new best friend C.L. Lynch who wrote two books that incorporate ALL OF THOSE THINGS. 

Obviously, 2018 already has some great things in it so far.

You might remember Chemistry, the first book in the series (which was hosted here) that launched in December 2016. It's a "foul-mouthed, feminist twist on Twilight" featuring Stella Blunt - a heroine with a big body and a bigger mouth... and guess what? IT DID REALLY WELL!

It won the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Humor and it was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

IndieReader Discovery Awards said:

Chemistry by C. L. Lynch begins as a humorous take on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, but quickly turns into a story of a bullied teenager learning to trust others. Stella Blunt is not an easy character to like, which is why it's so great to see her lowering her guard and learning to trust.

BUT WAIT, IT GETS BETTER! The sequel, History, is now published and available!

In History, Stella is a year older and a good deal wiser, but still swears like a sailor and still has a lot to learn. Whereas Chemistry dealt with body positivity, bullying, and first love, in History, Stella deals with more "New Adult" issues - she takes on heartbreak, university, awkward de-virginating sex, fat fetishism, and a zombie apocalypse... but most horrifying of all, she has to confront her own ableism. While the characters that made my readers laugh are still there and wacky as ever, the book has a more serious tone than the first and so it also tends to make them cry. I get angry emails from people about mid-way through the book but they forgive me by the end.

C.L. added: 

People who have read New Moon and Eclipse will recognize lots of easter eggs where my story nods at Stephenie Meyer and then storms off in the opposite direction.

Before you ask... yes, you DEFINITELY have the opportunity to win both today!

Giveaways happen when someone contacts me and says: I wanna buy a specific spot on your blog so I can give free awesome shit to your readers. To which I say: does it sorting laundry, answering hundreds of emails or admitting that season 8 of Shameless is over? (I hate ALL of those things) and when they come back and say NO, actually it's really awesome you and your readers will definitely like it!, chances are I'll investigate and then say... OKAY! Let's do this.

This then means that I'm renting out some real estate, they're getting exposure, and you're getting presents year round. Which is amazing for everyone and I'm glad I'm doing more of these. Things to know: depending on who it is, they might letcha follow their social media accounts to have extra entry options. But no matter what, I always ask that there is a chance for everyone to enter at least once without having to "like" or "follow" anything. If you want to be an overachiever beyond that, it's up to you. Like and follow away.

AND, of course, if you think giveaways are bullshit, you're allowed to skip everything all together and just come back for my next post which will likely be about trying to hide all my insecurities but failing because I had a photo taken. It's gonna be good... I think. Either way, you're a grown ass adult and you get to make your own decisions, mmkay?
Here's what C.L. Lynch is sending our way:

  1. The Grand Prize: One of you will win a new Kindle Fire 7 (hell yeah, you heard right) in addition to both books in Kindle version. You can scroll and read to your heart's content!

  2. The Almost-As-Grand Prize: One of you will win a physical copy of both Chemistry AND History, signed by the award-winning C.L. Lynch herself!

  3. Twenty of you will receive: a free download of Chemistry to get those zombie kicking, bad-ass fat girl vibes going!

    Really, it's all grand.

Are these books your style? Do you need them in your book collection? Well, how does this excerpt sound?:

 When you’re in love, you’re supposed to hold hands and face death with serene acceptance. We could share a dramatic kiss as we died in the tradition of star-crossed lovers everywhere.

  “Fuck that shit,” I said as my chainsaw sputtered to life and began to roar. “Let's slice off some heads.”

Sold? Then enter away!  I'm so thrilled TWENTY TWO OF YOU WILL BE WINNERS!

P.S. Entries are available for all you US and Canada inhabitants!  To the rest of the world, I'm sorry and we still love you!

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