Happy Friday! Big stuff in the Hive this week, a cover reveal for Malena Lott’s fourth novel, SOMETHING NEW, and a brand spankin’ new deal with a very funny gal. We’re also giving away a golden FreeBee prize from the Hive EACH Friday so if you aren’t already subscribed to this blog feed, it might be a good idea to add it so you’ll know what’s up for grabs. It will be different each week, usually bookish, but always delightful. They’ll be posted right here each Friday and promoted via our Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest feeds.
On Secrets and Second Chances
In this modern retelling of the Princess and the Pauper, three generations of women live together in a loft in an urban district as they redefine love and happiness and the meaning of “having it all.”
Meet the Apples.
Matriarch Maeve, 85, is losing her mind to Alzheimer’s, and after she receives a note that the musical, The Princess and the Pauper, is being revived, she believes she’s 25 again, when she starred in the show. Suddenly, she’s a stage diva again and can’t stop talking about her co-star, Canty, someone her daughter and grand-daughters had never heard of. Bess, Maeve’s only daughter, is dealing with her divorce at the same time she’s planning her 25 year-old daughter’s wedding. To make things worse, they are starring in a reality TV show, Luxe Weddings, but no one knows the Apples aren’t as wealthy as everyone believes. Her oldest daughter, Kelly, 35, has a secret of her own: she’s pregnant by a donor, but is afraid to tell her family due to their position in the community. Just when she’s given up men, Kelly meets Edgar, the producer of The Princess and the Pauper, who hires her to plan the launch and wants to include Maeve in the show. Meanwhile, the youngest Apple, curvy shoe-addict, Gwen, struggles with her weight and keeping up with the other brides-to-be on the reality show, when the stage bug – and love bug – hit her at the worst possible time. With humor and heart, Something New delves deep into our inner lives where secrets, passion and identity yearn for the spotlight.
Trade paperback: $12.95 US
To be published in November, 2012
Deal News: Buzz Signs Heather Davis for Multi-year Book Deal
Buzz Books USA is pleased to announce a multi-year, multi-book deal with humor writer Heather Davis, based on Bartlesville, OK. Davis blogs at minivan-momma.com and is also a teacher. Davis is contracted to spearhead the TMI Mom brand for Buzz Books, which will include up to two humorous essay books per year as well as a line of products. Stay tuned for a lot of TMI Mom funny business starting in September. Davis’ first book is scheduled for release before Mother’s Day 2013.
FreeBee Friday: Get Bra Wars
We’re giving away three digital copies of Bra Wars by Peggy Chambers. The dystopian short story is a fun look at what happens to a few survivors in a corporate office building after the virus hits. For a chance to win it, simply tweet or post on your wall : I want to read BRA WARS by Peggy Chambers @buzzbooksusa and then send us a message to let us know you shared it. We’ll let you know if you won on Saturday! Next week in the Hive, we’ll be announcing a cool art contest to coincide with the Apocalypse Sucks series.
Coming Soon: Wings
If you’re an avid reader and a joiner, we’d love for you to join our tribe in the Hive as a part of our Wings loyalty program. Full deets next weekend right here!