I am super excited to be able to help spread the word about Lida James’ BEAUTIFUL GIRL which released last October from The Studio with an iBooks giveaway hosted by the publisher.
BEAUTIFUL GIRL is a dark and intriguing story with gorgeous writing that touches upon a number of tough issues and includes a chilling and suspenseful mystery. If you’d like to know what else I thought, feel free to check out my review.
If you haven’t yet heard about BEAUTIFUL GIRL some information about the book follows. And if you’d like to connect with the author online, links to places to do so are below the book’s details.
And for the chance to win one of ten iBooks copies of BEAUTIFUL GIRL and meet Nico, just scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter.
About BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Title: BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Author: Lida James
Release date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: The Studio/Paper Lantern Lit
I’ve always wanted to be beautiful, but the irony is that you can’t force it—real beauty is when you don’t have to try, it’s just there. You wake up to it, like freshly fallen snow outside your window, and it’s yours to bask in. Real beauty is for people like my roommate, Kate, who float through life.
I don’t float—I run.
Sophomore year at Dutchess College has just begun, and Nicole is still haunted by memories of her first love, Zach. As the changing leaves fall on the stately Hudson Valley campus, she takes solace in running—pushing herself to go harder, faster, to be the best. With the wind blowing through her hair, she can almost convince herself that she is beautiful, that she will find love again.
So when Nico runs, quite literally, into the maddeningly elusive Justin, she’s convinced she’s found the guy to make her forget her ex—despite the warnings of her friends and her straight-edged running partner, Luke.
But when Nico is attacked in the woods after a wild night of partying, everything changes. Suddenly, Nico begins receiving anonymous threats, and she no longer knows where to turn for help—or whether even her close friends can be trusted.
All she wants is to be one of the beautiful girls—the ones who never have to chase perfection. But in order to uncover the truth, she’ll have to face a past she had hoped to leave behind forever. She thought she could outrun the darkness, but darkness has a way of catching up…and only one boy can save her.
About Lida James
Lida James grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated cum laude from Vassar College with a BFA in English (and a lot of film credits, too). After working as a cameraperson on feature films in NYC she relocated to Los Angeles in search of mountains and waves. Once there, she wrote and sold screenplays (and snowboarded and windsurfed). She continues to enjoy living in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children—all shredders like herself—and two rescue dogs. Beautiful Girl is her first novel.
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The publisher is offering up for giveaway…
- 10 iBooks copies of BEAUTIFUL GIRL
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…