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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

rgz LIVE Night Bites, October 15th: Contemporary Bites!

Tonight at the readergirlz forum, 6pm PDT/9pm EDT!

Ally Carter: Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world...for spies.
Cammie may have a genius IQ , but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?

Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her best friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests--code name: "Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top-secret status at risk. Soon Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher than ever.

Even though ALLY CARTER is the author of the popular Gallagher Girls series, she has never told anyone she loved them and then had to kill them. She does, however, frequently cross her heart and hope to spy.

Justina Chen Headley: North of Beautiful
From behind, you'd think Terra Cooper has it all: she's tall and blond with an enviable body. But what most people in her small town notice is the palm-sized birthmark on her face. Terra secretly plans to escape her suffocating life by attending an East Coast college, but those plans are pushed off-course by her controlling father. An unexpected collision introduces Terra to Jacob, a handsome but quirky Asian Goth boy who understands what it means to be different. And Terra is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?

JUSTINA CHEN HEADLEY grew up near Buffalo, NY and San Francisco. After attending Stanford University she spent time in New York and Sydney, Australia before settling near Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children. Her first novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), was a Book Sense pick, and her second YA novel, Girl Overboard, published in January 2008. Justina is a readergirlz diva and co-founder.

Maureen Johnson: Suite Scarlett
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in the heart of New York City. Her nineteen-year-old brother, Spencer, is an out of work actor facing a family deadline to get his career in order. Eighteen-year-old Lola has the delicate looks of a model, the practical nature of a nurse, and a wealthy society boyfriend. Eleven-year-old Marlene is the family terror with a tragic past.

When the Martins turn fifteen, they are each expected to take over the care of a suite in the once elegant, now shabby Art Deco hotel. For Scarlett’s fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn’t quite know what to make of this C-list starlet, world traveler, and aspiring autobiographer who wants to take over her life. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.

With Mrs. Amberson calling the shots, Spencer’s career to save, Lola’s love life to navigate around, and Marlene’s prying eyes everywhere, things won’t be easy. Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery, Broadway glamour, romantic missteps, and theatrical deception.

The show, as they say, must always go on . . . .

MAUREEN JOHNSON is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Bermudez Triangle, and Devilish. She lives in New York City.

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