Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Claws on the Catwalk: Author Krysten Lindsay Hagar's Debut Novel True Colors!

Ahoy, lovely readers! 

I have another great novel for you YA/Teen fiction addicts. This one deals with drama, modeling, boys, competition, oh and did I mention the drama? Without further ado, let's get down to this gorgeously juicy story! 

About the Book

True Colors is the perfect summer reading for any pre-teen or teenage girl. Think Mean Girls meets America's Next Top Model. The story focuses on Landry Albright, who enters a modeling competition with her best friends. They enter as partners in crime, but the dream team is shaken when Landry advances and her friends do not. Thankfully, Landry meets another modelling contender, Devon (my Devon doesn't want to talk about how many times he's been told he has a girl's name!) but Landry is skeptical about this new friendship and wonders if it will last. Throw in some boy drama and very fierce competition, and you have a girl fight waiting to happen! Can Landry make peace with her friends while doing her best in the competition? Guess we'll find out! 

Want to know more? Have no fear! Check out the excerpt below (like you needed more of a reason to buy this book!) 

     The competition was for girls between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, but it felt like Ericka, Tori, and I were the youngest ones there. I only saw a couple of girls from school, and the lineup looked more like something you’d see on a music video set. All the girls were gorgeous, and they had these curvy womanly bodies. I looked like a skinny little kid next to them. The first girl walked out, and I heard the judges say she “owned the runway,” and, “walked like a gazelle.” I was starting to feel ill. I wasn’t sure which way it was going to come, but I knew I had to find a bathroom — fast. I started to get out of line when Ericka grabbed my wrist.
     “It’s almost time,” she said. A tiny bit of spit flew out of her mouth and hit my cheek.
     I wasn’t sure why she was so intent on me going through with it, but she had a death grip on my arm, so I didn’t have much of a choice. Her number was called and she walked out to the stage. One of the other girls said she walked like a kid with sand bucket stilts on her feet, but she came back with a smirk on her face like she knew she’d get chosen.
     “They said they had never seen such long legs,” she said.
     Tori was next.
     “She walks like a gorilla at feeding time,” said the girl behind me. I went next, and I tried to focus on not tripping over my feet. My mom’s pumps had a rubber sole on the bottom, which probably wasn’t the brightest idea seeing as my shoes were making squeaking noises as I walked. I was so nervous I couldn’t stop smiling as I walked. I looked like the plastic clown who blows up balloons with its mouth at the Pizza Palace. When I got to the end of the runway, I tried to cross my feet to turn like the other girls had, but I over rotated and ended up doing a full spin which made my kilt fan out and gave the mall walkers a view of my blue underpants. I tried to act like it was intentional and did an extra turn. One of the judges put her hand up to stop me, and I held my breath as she started to speak.


Want to know what happens next? The only way to find out is to purchase this wonderful novel for your e-reader! You can find True Colors at these links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/True-Colors-Krysten-Lindsay-Hager-ebook/dp/B00L2G0YJS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403026383&sr=8-1&keywords=true+colors+krysten+lindsay+hager

Barnes and Noble (e-book): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-colors-krysten-lindsay-hager/1119742726?ean=2940149747658

About the Author

Krysten Lindsay Hager is a journalist and an author of middle grade, YA, and adult fiction. Her debut novel, True Colors is her first step into the publishing world. She has lived in many different places, but her favorite spot is in a book shop, reading til her heart's content! 

You can contact Krysten at the following links:

Stay tuned for more author spotlights, and the countdown to Lucid starts now! ONE WEEK, PEOPLE!!!!

Until then, keep readin' and dreamin'!


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