Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Tour post: How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days by Kathleen S. Allen + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today I'm here to share with you this amazing book. Below you'll find all the information about the book that is currently available and there's also an EXCERPT and a GIVEAWAY -Swag Bag (US/CAN) + an eBook copy (INTL)-.

Title: How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days
Author: Kathleen S. Allen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication date: March 15th 2013
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Synopsis(provided by the author):
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Cee feels invisible because she's a double-digit size. She finds a book in a secondhand bookstore that she hopes will change her life. Her best friend's brother wants to make vlogs about how she is following the ten rules she found in the book, why she is doing it, and how she feels about being invisible for his school project. She agrees, but only if he promises no one but his college advisor will see the vlogs. He promises, but a friend of his posts them online and they go viral. When one of the "famous rules" puts her best friend, Rachel in a dangerous situation, Cassie makes one last vlog and Chuck posts it online. But emails begin arriving from other girls who have felt invisible, and she realizes she has to own up to being "the real Cassie Cee."

Meet the Author

Kathleen has been writing since she was eight years old when she self-published her first book. Okay, she hand-copied her poems onto plain white paper, paper punched three holes in the sides, made an orange and blue “book jacket” and threaded red ribbon through the holes that she tied with a bow. Ta Dah! Her first book! She’s been writing ever since. She writes in different genres but YA is her favorite.

Author contact links:
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Even at seven in the morning Rachel looked drop dead gorgeous. I sighed adding another teaspoon of sugar to my coffee. Stirring it I jumped when Rachel sat down next to me with a plop.

“Why are we up so early on a Saturday?”

“Chuck wanted to get started on the music video. He got Doc to give him studio time this morning from nine to ten.”

“Can I sing the Celine Dion song from Titanic?”

“No, you aren’t singing anything. I am. You are mouthing the words.”

“Well, can I mouth the words from the song from Titanic?”

“No, we can’t sing anything already out there, it has to be original. Watson will do the arrangement. I guess he plays piano.”

“Who’s writing this gem?”

Rachel asked taking a sip of her coffee. She made a face and added in one of those non-sugar sweeteners. She took another sip and nodded.

“I am.” Or I would be if I could think of anything.

“Make sure you put love in it somewhere, or I’m not singing it.”

“What about love sucks?”


“Love is pain?”

“Stop it,” Rachel said.

“Love is for suckers?”

“I mean it.”

“Wait, I have it. Love sucks so much you are a sucker if you believe in it?” I laughed.

Much to my dismay, her eyes filled with tears. “Is that what you think of me, Cass? That I’m a sucker because I believe in true love?”

“Oh, I’m sorry, Rach. No, of course not. I wish I could believe like you do, but, I can’t.”

“You’ll believe the first time you fall in love,” she said her eyes getting all dreamy.

“Rachel, you’ve known me since we were five years old. Have I ever, at any time, told you I was in love?”


“There you go. Some people aren’t meant to fall in love. I’m one of them. I’m like one of those crazy cat ladies you see on TV. Hundreds of cats all over her house. Wild hair, clothes from resale shops, eating out of dumpsters. That’ll be me.”

“You’re allergic to cats,” she said stealing a piece of toast from Chuck’s plate and taking a bite.

“Well, you get the idea.”

“You’ll change your mind someday soon. I feel it.”She took another bite of the toast. “I’m going to head up to take a shower. I’ll find you something to wear if you want.”

“Naw, I’m going to head home to shower and change. I’ll be back in an hour.”


This post is part of the amazing How to Be Almost Famous in Ten Days blog tour organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours. Now click HERE if you want to see the list of all the blogs on the tour.

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