Monday, November 19, 2012

{My Indie Monday} + Giveaway Stephanie Parent


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This weeks featured Indie Author is




Stephanie Parent is a YA author repped by Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major.





Julia Cape: A dedicated classical piano student just trying to get through her last semester of high school while waiting to hear from music conservatories.

Reed MacAllister: A slacker more likely to be found by the stoners’ tree than in class.

Julia and Reed might have graduated high school without ever speaking to each other…until, during a class discussion of Romeo and Juliet, Julia scoffs at the play’s theme of love at first sight, and Reed responds by arguing that feelings don’t always have to make sense.  Julia tries to shake off Reed’s comment and forget about this boy who hangs with the stoner crowd—and who happens to have breathtaking blue eyes—but fate seems to bring the two together again and again.  After they share an impulsive, passionate kiss, neither one can deny the chemistry between them.  Yet as Julia gets closer to Reed, she also finds herself drawn into his dark world of drugs and violence.  Then a horrific tragedy forces Julia’s and Reed’s families even farther apart…and Julia must decide whether she’s willing to give up everything for love.

Defy the Stars is written in an edgy free-verse style that will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins and Lisa Schroeder; however, the writing is accessible enough to speak to non-verse fans as well.  The novel’s combination of steamy romance and raw emotion will appeal to fans of Gayle Forman, Simone Elkeles, Jennifer Echols, and Tammara Webber.  With a plot, language and form that both pay homage to and subvert Shakespeare’s play, Defy the Stars is much more than just another Romeo and Juliet story.


Coffee or Tea
Both! I used to be an extreme coffee freak, but I was drinking so much that pure coffee started to hurt my stomach, so for hot drinks I’ve switched to tea (love Starbuck’s Green Tea Latte!). However, iced coffee drinks like Frappuccinos don’t bother my stomach at all, and they’re one of my favorite things ever!

Dogs or Cats
Dogs! I absolutely LOVE dogs and have two, a Chihuahua and a maltipoo. Unfortunately I’m allergic to cats, so even though we always had a few cats in my family, I could never cuddle with them the way I can with my dogs.

Radio or Your Playlist
Playlist! I’m extremely picky about my music.

eReader or Physical Book
Doesn’t matter as long as the words are the same! Actually, I like switching back and forth every few books.

Camping or 5 Star Hotel
I loved camping when I was younger, but at this point in my life…5-star hotel!

Oreo's or Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate chip. I’ve never been a huge Oreo’s fan.

Horror or Comedy

Granola or Pancakes

Peeta or Gale

Alvin, Simon OR Theodore

Travel or Stay Home
Stay home so I can snuggle with my dogs!


Stephanie Parent isn’t just giving away a copy of her book, oh no….she likes to do things big! Since Defy The Stars is more than just another Romeo and Juliet story…she’s giving away not just her book but also…well, another Romeo and Juliet Story! *wink*


3 eBooks of DEFY THE STARS (International)
1 DVD copy of LEETERS TO JULIET staring Amanda Seyfried (US shipping only)



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  1. I read this book last week and it was SOOOOO amazing!

  2. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing and for a great giveaway!


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