April 4, 2016
Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious #1)
by Sara Wolf
presented by Entangled: TEEN!
We have Sara on the blog today sharing her story of her
Road to Publication!
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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Previously published as Lovely Vicious, this fully revised and updated edition is full of romance, intrigue, and laugh-out-loud moments.
Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him.
Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship.
All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.
Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.
The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.
The game board: East Summit High.
The reward: Something neither of them expected.
Book Title: Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious, #1)
Author: Sara Wolf
Release Date: Apr. 5, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance / Dark Comedy
My Road to Publication
My road to publication started when I started crying.
I know, weird, right?
I was about 18, just graduated from high school. All of my friends had gone off to college, and I was in a community college, still living with my Dad. I thought I was a total failure – that somehow their decisions were better than mine, setting them up for success while mine were setting me up for failure. I wrote a lot to get my feelings out on paper. The stories weren’t very good, but I queried them anyway. After a lot of well-deserved rejections, I was fed up. I started to have a good cry, convinced nothing I could do would ever be good enough to be published.
At the end of this self-pity fest, I felt so…free. So what if nothing I did was good? I was going to do it anyway. I was determined all of a sudden to keep doing it, no matter how long it took. I was going to get better at writing, day by day, and someday I’d be good enough. That’s what I told myself. That moment was when I decided to take publishing seriously, as an actual career. I vowed to write a book at least once every six months, no matter how bad or how shoddy I thought it was. I found critique partners and awesome friends through writing groups, and they became so integral to my life. The urge to give up was there pretty much every single day, but no matter how badly I wanted to give up, my promise to myself that day was always in the back of my mind.
Fast forward to now, roughly seven years afterwards. Fourteen books later, Entangled picked up LOVE ME NEVER, and is putting it out in paperback in bookstores everywhere. I’m so excited, beyond excited. Along the way I learned hard work is the only way I learn anything valuable about life – hard work is what lets you savor the results as much as you mourn the losses. Every book is a lesson, every day spent writing is an opportunity to get better. Every day my journey stretches on – it never really stops!
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