Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Welcome Wednesday: Brenda Maxfield's The Lance Temptation

We're thrilled to welcome Brenda Maxfield to HonestlyYA. She's got a great giveaway for us -- a digital copy of her brand new release, THE LANCE TEMPTATION. How cool is that? But before we get to that, she's got a delightful daydream to share about stunt casting the imaginary movie version of her book...
Hello Friends! I’m indulging in a lovely daydream today about who would be cast in The Lance Temptation if it were made into a movie. I came across the photo of Madison Pettis on the Nickelodean website, and I thought Aha! There’s Emili! 
Emili Jones, the main gal in The Lance Temptation has long brown hair and dark brown eyes. She goes to a private school, so she wears a uniform amazingly like the one Madison is wearing. Emili is a bit innocent, a good student, and a true friend. (In the beginning that is. . .)

Madison smiled at me from the web and I swear she said, “Hey there, my name is Emili Jones.”
Granted, Emili usually wears her hair straight, but that’s easy to switch out.
Emili’s original boyfriend is Marc Rounder, an all-around good guy basketball player. Of course, I had to choose Austin Abrams. He reminds me completely of Marc. Look at those innocent eyes and friendly smile. They scream Marc Rounder.
Trouble is Emili grows dissatisfied with her nice guy. She hankers after the hot guy — which throws her head-first into dangerous territory. She flounders her way around with the acid nosiness and help from her new best friend. Emili does end up with the hot guy but unfortunately, she also ends up with a hot mess. 
I searched around for Lance (alias: The Bad Boy) and found the guy below. I have no clue what his real name is, but wow! He’s Lance! Can’t you just imagine the swagger of this guy—he is SO Lance!
I haven’t yet found the star to play Farah. (The friend we love to hate.) Farah pops up in subsequent novels in The Edgemont Series, so I still have a bit of time to look. 
The search was fun. I hope you’ll grab a copy of The Lance Temptation a new YA release this month from Astraea Press. You can read for yourself the disaster Emili makes of everything. 
I’d love to hear your thoughts about who should play whom in a movie version. Thanks so much for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
Brenda Maxfield loves writing novels for young adults. She explores teens’ heartaches and triumphs—and always with a bit of romance thrown in to complicate matters. Brenda is a high school teacher and spends most of her waking hours with teens. She loves hearing their views on love and life, and is honored to be part of their lives.

Brenda has lived in Honduras, Grand Cayman, and Costa Rica. Presently, she lives in Indiana with her husband. They have two adult children and are grandparents to one precious little guy, special delivery from Africa.

When not writing or teaching, Brenda can be found at her lake cabin with a book in her hand and her dog Lucy on her lap. If you’re looking for good, clean teen reads, check out Brenda’s books! She loves getting to know her readers better, so stop by and say hello at: Learn more on Facebook, Twitter, or on her blog.  

And now for the giveaway... Brenda is giving a copy of THE LANCE TEMPTATION to one lucky Honestly YA reader! Here's a little bit about this awesome book:
Sophomore Emili Jones has had it with being a boring, straight-A student. Itching for excitement, she sees plenty of it in classmate Farah Menin’s life of frequent dates and edgy adventure. Hoping the popularity will rub off, Emili latches onto Farah and manipulates herself into best friend status. The connection helps her land the hot new guy, Lance Jankins, but there’s a catch. Now a pawn in Farah’s dating games, Emili is on a crash course to betrayal. Will she realize it in time to save herself? 

How great does that sound? It could be yours. All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below. Easy peasy!
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Unknown said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! This looks like a great book. I think Robert P. is a good Edward.

Pintip said...

Brenda, this looks like a really great read! I love your picks, but your cover seems really spot-on, too. Best of luck with your release, and thanks so much for coming by Honestly YA!

Brenda Maxfield said...

Thank you so much! I appreciate your best wishes. I love the cover, too. Amanda Mathews did a super job!

CareyCorp said...

Hi Brenda! I'm playing catchup as usual. I love the cover of your new book!!!! Like really LOVE it. The design is so fun. And the story sounds great.

Brenda Maxfield said...

Thank you, Carey! I was quite pumped when I saw the cover! :-) I appreciate your kind words!