Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Relationship Advice from Laurie Stolarz & Giveaway

Please welcome Laurie Stolarz, author of the TOUCH series. Leave a comment to win the new book in the series! Here's Laurie's advice:

What is the dumbest or smartest thing you've done after a breakup?

Nothing too exciting in my own break-up experience, but as for the dumbest thing...when a friend of mine found out that her BF was cheating on her, I’m ashamed now to admit that I helped her write up a bogus – and quite embarrassing for him – engagement announcement and had it published in the local papers. We made up details about him, i.e. that he worked as a part-time male escort, and that he only had a 5th grade education. We said he was engaged to a taxidermist who worked as a part-time stripper at a local club. We made sure to put in just enough legit info about him so that people would know it was the right guy. It was all very petty, childish, and awful and I’d never go back and do anything like that again.

It's your turn to play Miss Swoon--give us your best relationship advice.

Find someone you can trust, who will be your best friend, who will wholly respect you, and will treat you like gold.

If you could go on a date with any fictional character, who would it be?

Do movies count? My teen self would love to go out with Lloyd Dobbler from Say Anything.

About The Book:

High schooljuniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: they both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia’s gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn’t yet comprehend. Before either one has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben’s past, is drawn into a puzzle he can’t solve. . . and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing Ben or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games,who can be trusted?

With only a few minutes of class remaining, I close my eyes again, still picturing Adam’s mouth. I try to imagine what he would say if he knew what I was doing. Would he suspect that I was interested in him? Would he think it was weird that I remember so much detail about the moment that night inside his car? Would he tell Ben what I was up to? I take a deep breath and try my best to focus on the answers. But the only words that flash across my mind, the ones I can’t seem to shake, don’t even address the questions at all. “You deserve to die,” I whisper, suddenly realizing that I’ve said the words aloud.

About The Author:

Laurie Faria Stolarz is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, Project 17, and Bleed, as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series, which has sold nearly 750,000 copies worldwide. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. For more information, please visit her Web site at

Want to win a copy of the book? Please leave a comment! 
Contest ends Tuesday, January 18, 2011. 


  1. Lloyd Dobbler! Love him :) I want a guy to hold a boom box up below my window! :)

  2. I love this series! Awesome interview ! Thanks for the giveaway (:


  3. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Please count me in if it's international.

  4. That sounds like a fun book. Count me in!

  5. Wow, what a way to get back at someone :) I don't have the guts to something like that, but still impressive. I know she feels awful about it now, but from the sidelines it's a tad bit funny.

    Anyway love the the first two books.

  6. Haha, is it bad that I like the idea of sending out a fake engagement announcement? So funny (but also wrong. But funny too.)

    arallison (at) gmail dot com

  7. I have read in some magazines the things that some people do after a breakup, but God! I had not read anything like this. I try to imagine what the guy thought when he saw this in the paper.

    BTW I Love Lloyd Dobler, too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!