Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hanging out with Kody Keplinger, and another book in my hot little hands that could be YOURS!

Yes, it's true. I have another amazing book in my hot little hands that you most definitely WANT. It releases September 5th, but it could be yours before that, because I'm giving away an ARC RIGHT NOW! It totally rocks socks and it is this:

Yep! Shut Out, by the fabulous Kody Keplinger! Whether you read The DUFF or not (and if not, WHY NOT?) you will love this book. It's all kinds of awesomesauce!

And, the fabulous Kody also answered some questions for me, so, if you want to know which of her characters she's crushing on, read on...


Okay, Kody. Wesley or Cash? (or Randy?)
In my dreams, Wesley. I like to imagine some super sexy bad boy would fall for me. But in reality, I think I'd be more attracted to Cash. Bad boys are great in theory, but in practice, a boy who reads a lot and is sweet is more my speed. 

Who has a better poker face, Bianca or Lissa?
I'd say Lissa. She's pretty good at keeping things to herself. But Bianca has a killer poker face, too, so its a close race.

In a bar fight where should I put my money, Bianca or Lissa?
Oh, Bianca FOR SURE.  She's short, but she'd be scrappy. Lissa's a little too nice to be a good fighter.

In a high school yearbook:
Lissa would be voted most likely to: Drive Her College Roommate Crazy.
Randy would be voted most likely to: Become an Underwear Model.
Cash would be voted most likely to: Be the Next David Beckham.

There is a strong sex-positive message in Shut Out. How has this been received?
So far, so good! Most reviews seem to be really positive, and everyone seems to approve of the message being presented. I'm hoping teens, librarians, and teachers will feel the same way when the book is out in September! 

Had you read Lysistrata before starting Shut Out, or did Cash suggest it too you?
Sadly, Cash didn't recommend Lysistrata to me. I read it a Western Civilizations class my freshman year of college, and halfway into the play I turned to my roommate and said, "This would be a great high school comedy."  Then I emailed my agent with the idea, and her exact response was "DO ITTTTTTT!!!!"  So I did! And I will say, the adorable young professor with a French accent who made us read the play was pretty darn hot. So that's nice.

And, last, but not least, what is the title of the book we’re co-writing? ;p
Easy. It’s called SEXY BOYS, BADASS GIRLS, AND SOME ACTUAL PLOT MAYBE.


I was thinking SHIRTLESS SEXY BOYS, BADASS GIRLS, AND SOME ACTUAL PLOT MAYBE, but we can haggle over the details later ;p

Thanks Kody!

So, to enter, all you need to do is comment below by noon (PST) on Friday 7/19. And, because I'm always thinking of you, I'll throw in a signed copy of Original Sin! You must be 13 or older to enter. Open internationally. You also get an extra entry for Tweeting or Facebooking this contest, so spread the word! =)

Good luck!

81 comments:

  1. ooohhh original sin AND shut out?!

    WANTS!

    lindsaycummings20 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Thanks for the contest!

    angelidgcruz[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. Thanks for the contest. I re-tweeted off of you ;): http://twitter.com/#!/LisaDez/status/103484028811870208

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win.
    kathyreadsthis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Ooh *grabby hands* Yes please. The Duff was amazing, and I'm itching to read Original Sin :) I hope I win.
    And yay. Thanks for the comp.

    Oh, and Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mayiread/favorites
    Thanks
    purplesparklypen (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  6. I really want to read this book! I've heard a lot about Kody's books!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

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  7. I loved THE DUFF when I read it last year so I'm really looking forward to SHUT OUT! Plus I still need to read ORIGINAL SIN.

    emiliebookworld@gmail.com

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  8. Wesley of course! He can be so sweet too.

    He is really sweet.

    But then I haven't met Cash yet..

    Gosh I can't wait till Kody's third book is released.
    https://twitter.com/#!/ZoeRainDasher/status/103486673354113024

    Zoe

    therainhouse17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love the premise of this book and can't wait to see where the story goes.

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  10. Can't wait to read both books!
    booksake(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/booksake/status/103503976938483712

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  11. I'd like to get them, each of them sounds great!
    Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/_Rose_123/statuses/103507242648739840

    Rosea2468@gmail.com

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  12. *SQUEE* Two awesome books up for grabs! Great interview, I loved the questions.

    tantalizingillusions@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for the awesome contest!! I can't wait to read these books :)

    nicoleloveskyle2@aim.com

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  14. When a copy of Original Sin is thrown in there, I'm definitely entering for a copy! :D
    GFC: Arianne Cruz
    Email: cruz042@csusm.edu
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ariannecruz07/status/103527773414498304
    Facebooked: http://www.facebook.com/ariannecruz07/posts/273172659366896

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  15. I've heard nothing but great things about SHUT OUT! I'd love to win a copy!

    I Tweeted!

    I posted to Facebook!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  16. Awesome. Two of my favorite authors!

    Amanda
    wolfbauer3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Awesome! Please count me in, I want to read both of these so badly :) Thanks for the chance!

    Shares on FB:

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=133928420033048&id=1212566230

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  18. Great contest :]

    jasmineroster@gmail.com

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  19. Awesome contest!

    michelle(at)authorsarerockstars(dot) com

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  20. Want! Need!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  21. This is so bomb. :)

    carlitothedruglord@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would love to win this book and Original Sin!

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  23. Ooo want! Mariajrohde@gmail.com

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  24. Facebooked - http://www.facebook.com/AshleySuzanne4/posts/120179124746966

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  25. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/ashleybookshelf/status/103543439903297537

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  26. Awesome!!!! heartcollides@gmail.com

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  27. This is awesome! Love it!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Bookluver1208/status/103545483200446465

    Bookluver1208(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Yay!! I would love to win! Can't wait to read both books!

    TinaLynn510@gmail.com

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  29. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!
    I shared it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1522821560

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  30. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

    Here's my tweet
    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/poisnivyred/status/103549920442728451

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  31. I LOVED kody's The DUFF... and i'm sure i would fall in love with SHUT OUT... She's such a great author with a real teenage point of view....

    I follow on GFC: Lyan

    qbanchic@hotmail.com

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  32. Spread the word on Twitter... @Lyanm

    qbanchic@hotmail.com

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  33. Would love it!

    charleevale AT post.com

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  34. Awesome contest! I'd love to win. I've tweeted about it (YA_BookOfTheDay).

    yabotd [at] gmail [dot] com

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  35. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  36. Awesome, I loved the DUFF!
    Tweeted @tartly: https://twitter.com/#!/tartly/status/103568570922967040

    pastelpiggy at hotmail dot com

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  37. Oh, wow, would love both those books! We did a production of Lysistrata when I was in school and it was the most fun we had with any show in all four years. Such a strong show and really shows how women can stand for themselves. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
    ~Dot

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  38. Love the cover!! I'd love to be entered to win these books.

    old gfc follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  39. Ooh, I loved Kody's answer to the boy question! Bad boys always do sound like fun, but they just aren't very... practical aha.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a wonderful post! :)

    everafteresther(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/EverAfterEsther/status/103574875893010432

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  40. Today's my birthday so hopefully the luck will be with me (hasn't been so far :/)

    Thanks for the giveaway & interview! That title cracked me up XD

    lovebug[dot]mel[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! (:

    AndyE[dot]1989[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  42. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I want both of these books so bad. But I'm really excited to see where Franny goes with Luc and Gabe. I might not be able to wait for the end of this contest! Thanks so much again for these amazing books!

    readsbyflashlight@gmail.com

    tweeted: (Don't laugh but I'm new to twitter and don't know how to link a specific tweet, if that makes any sense. So I'm leaving the link to my profile. The tweet should be the first, or at least very near the top. I hope it's not a problem, sorry)
    https://twitter.com/#!/KateMReads

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read both books.

    alias.known.yo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Thanks for the chance!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/safaripoet/status/103597223488663553
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/safaripoet/posts/182128908524576

    safaripoet@live.com

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  46. great giveaway
    follow via gfc
    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  47. i'm DYING to read Shut Out!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/chelleyreads/status/103656610316042240

    chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com

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  48. I'd love to play please.

    FOllowing via GFC and twitter.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Thank you for the super amazing giveaway!

    GFC follower =)

    venturinhawendy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. O.O.....Shut Out? WANT!!! NOW! DX


    Lol good luck everyone!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Rakeru19/status/103682737197678593

    And I am A GFC follower! :)

    *~` http://rockielove.blogspot.com/ `~*

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  51. I love Wes & Bianca, The Duff is amazing! Btw, I like the names of the book yall are co-writing ;D

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/DoRis_Elysia/status/103484754464227328

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I loved The Duff and I can't wait to read Shut Out! Also I finally got a copy of Original Sin and I can't wait to dive right into it because it's calling my name from my bookcase for sure lol

    Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/SongSirenErin/status/103688282310848513

    As always thanks for the giveaway!

    Erin

    Melodicminor2830@yahoo.com

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  53. I totally agree with Kody. While I tend to like bad boys in books, nice guys that read are probably much better in real life.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ayareader@hotmail.com

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  54. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    GFC: Jeanne
    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/103751533300162560
    Rathouska(dot)jana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Must. Win. (probably won't, though. But hey, a girl can dream, right?) :))

    Thanks so much for another great giveaway!

    GFC: FreakChiq
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/FreakChiq/status/103815062938075137

    sabina(dot)dezman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I always went for the bad boys, but ended up with a nice guy. Bad boys are only fun for so long.

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/emma015/status/103815269121671168

    Findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MT0089/status/103901210473529344

    minas_1989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. thank you, Lisa! I so want to read SHUT OUT. I loved THE DUFF so much. <3

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/thegypsyscribe/status/103946053476298752

    ashelynnhetland at gmail dot com

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  59. Bad boys are too much trouble, really. They're hot... From a distance! So you can sigh longingly and admire ;P

    And that book you're co-writing sound amazing, huh? Sexy boys plus badass girls and who needs plot??? lol

    Shut Out sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it, so hope I win ;D

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/eyelashwishes/status/103972229360005120

    debs_diggory[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]br

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  60. OH MY GOD! WANT

    RT @beachtwin110

    wordslikesilverblog@gmail.com

    *crosses fingers*

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  61. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/#!/AverysBookNook/status/103993805723799554

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  62. I've never read the play Shut Out is based on, so the story is new to me, and I love the sound of it! Excited about Original Sin too, wondering what's gonna happen next! Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international :)

    planetprint8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Oh I want to read this book!!!! Thanks so much for the chance :)

    valialind(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  64. Thanks for the chance to win!! :D I totally want to read Shut Out.

    Email: paranormalnightowls@hotmail.ca

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  65. Hum,another book for my list!!!Thanks for the recomendation and the giveaway!!!
    Here's me tweet about it:

    http://twitter.com/#!/Julianapiovani/status/104001072762327040

    julianapiovani@hotmail.com

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  66. Ohhh... yay! Thanks for the chance to win. I love this cover. :o)
    posted on fb: www.facebook.com/britney.m.wyatt
    britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  67. Thank you for the chance to win these books! I'd LOVE to read them :)
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/104055722316267522

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  68. Awesome giveaway, thanks so much!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bookishbaggins/status/104167080420585472

    Baggins
    bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. ACK! I loved the DUFF! Hope I win!

    oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

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  70. I've met Kody in person. She seems so nice. I'm very curious about this book. I loved Personal Demons as well

    ladygrace@rock.com

    http://livredeamour-booksoflove.blogspot.com

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  71. Oohh, Wesley! <3

    TweetyB99 at aol dot com

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  72. I tweeted! :D tweet tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/peachandblue/statuses/104374033780453376

    I can't wait till Kody comes to Seattle!!! Also, you need to come too, k Lisa? <3

    peachandblue2(at)aol(dot)com

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  73. I can't wait to read Shut Out! I've read Original Sin but an autographed copy would be the COOLEST. Thanks for the contest!

    Jennifer
    jennlynn77@gmail.com

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  74. I just added this to my TBR :)
    cegluna(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  75. I'd love to win the books. Also you said the contest ends 7/18, it should be 8/18. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mromero2012 AT gmail DOT com

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  76. I'd love to read these! I've heard such great things!
    misty_pro at msn dot com

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  77. I'd love to read these!

    tammirn2002@gmail.com

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  78. I've been dying to read Shut Out. I loved The Duff!

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Thanks so much Lisa. You are the best.

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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