I am currently reading this and loving it! I will have a full review later this month! I am really becoming a big fan of Kelly Oram. Her writing is so fresh and fun... and clean! I am beginning to draw more and more toward the New Adult genre (college) as long as it is clean. Enter the giveaway and check out her new fun book that releases today!
TEASER: “So this is what a Pearl-approved guy looks like.” She shook her head once and cracked a smile. “She’s got good taste, I’ll give her that. You’re an odd mix of sexy and adorable. Don’t see that often.”
I was a little taken aback by the compliment, if that’s even what it was. She may have just been stating what she considered to be fact. She laughed at my surprise and held out her hand to me. “Nice to meet you. I’m Jordan Kramer.”
I’d been afraid of that. “You’re a girl.”
Jordan laughed. “That’s what it says on my birth certificate, but I’m really glad you were able to figure it out without needing to read it.”
Nope. I definitely didn’t need that.
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.
Don't miss the latest news from Kelly Oram! Sign up for her newsletter to receive e-mail notifications for all of her new releases, events, sales, & giveaways. This is a monthly newsletter often with exclusive giveaways and freebies from some of her favorite authors.
As I’ve said many times before, I’m one of those authors who needs peace and quiet to write. I’m a music junkie at heart, and if there is music playing, I will sing (and most likely dance) along. Fun times, but as you can imagine, not the most productive writing environment. So while I’m working, I turn the music off. But I still always have a playlist for each book. It’s usually a group of songs that remind me of a scene, or a certain character, or just have the tone that I’m going for. And while I’m working on the book, I will wear the playlist out. (Just not during writing hours.) If We Were a Movie, despite its title, is almost more about music than it is about movies. My main character, Nate, is a talented musician on scholarship at NYU. Music is an intrical part of the plot, and hits home for me personally as I was a music major in college too. (For a while anyway…) The playlist I have for this book is closer to an actual movie soundtrack than just a random list of songs this time. (Very fitting.) Most of these songs are referenced in the book as well as that they simply remind me of the story. As you read, feel free to listen along. The book also has a movie playlist and you can watch along as well. As much as Nate is a music junkie like me, his love interest, Jordan, is a movie fanatic. (Like my Hollywood screenwriter/editor/motion graphics artist husband!) The book is all about comparing life to the movies, and is a play on all the classic romantic comedy tropes that we all love so much. There are dozens of movie references throughout the book. In fact, each chapter is titled after a different movie that has something to do with that chapter. I guarantee after the first couple of chapters you will be trying to guess what’s going to happen next based on the chapter headings! I’m not going to give you that list of movies right now, because it may spoil some of the surprises, but I promise it’s a fun list. So, are you ready to listen to If We Were a Movie? Here it is in my personal playlist order: (Warning, this is my most eclectic playlist yet!)
- Fortune Days (The Glitch Mob)
- Take a Chance On Me (ABBA)
- Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)
- Jolene (Dolly Parton)
- Tompkin’s Square Park (Mumford & Sons)
- Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
- Hands All Over (Maroon 5)
- How To Save a Life (The Fray)
- Inconsolable (Backstreet Boys)
- Cherry Pie (Warrant)
- Under Pressure (Queen & Davie Bowie)
- Zidler’s Rap (Various artists from the Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack)
- Spontaneous Me (Lindsey Sterling)
- Superman (Five for Fighting)
- Clarity (Zedd ft. Foxes)
- You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
- Marry Me (Train)
- If We Were a Movie (Hannah Montana)
Release Day Giveaway
Signed copies of V is for Virgin & A is for Abstinence (1 winner, 2 books)