Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! Because of this, I wanted to host a fun giveaway with some YA authors I admire. I’m calling it Blog-o-ween because I’m not very clever. Every Friday for the rest of the month will feature an author and a giveaway!
Today’s featured author is Rebekah L. Purdy
Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on.
And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough. But when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate.
Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on his head, like she did last time. After taking her two oldest brothers’ advice, she decides to go out for the freshman football team, figuring that between practices and games she and her crush will surely be able to talk.
And maybe talking will lead to something more permanent or at least to a first kiss. Only this plan backfires in ways she never imagined, when she beats Chance Montgomery out of the starting quarterback position. Now not only does she make him the laughing stock of the team, but also has to figure out how to avoid the snotty cheerleaders, a traitor best friend, not to mention winning games for her team. Too bad this is just the beginning of her freshman year.
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I asked Rebekah some Halloween questions and here are her answers:
Q: If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would choose?
A: Hmmm…I’d have to go with Dracula (LOL). Always been a fan of vampires.
Q: If you could wear one Halloween Costume for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: OMG, I’d be Princess Leia. She’s my all-time favorite! Seriously (Star Wars FTW). Hahaha
Q: How would you survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
A: I’d barricade myself in my house (after making a supply run down to the store). But after that me and my family would hunker down!
Q: Trick or Treat?
A: Definitely treat
Q: You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
A: Crap, this is hard because I feel like I could be the comic relief or the final girl. The final girl because my butt would not be running around-I’d find a good hiding spot and stay there until someone else killed the bad guy. However, I love humor and would likely be trying to make light of a bad situation. Could I be both? hahaha
Q: Favorite scary book?
A: In the YA realm I’d have to say one of the creepier ones I’ve read would probably be Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough. There were parts in that book that I got SO creeped out.
Q: What’s your favorite Halloween memory?
A: Probably the year my husband and I made a haunted trail for our kids and had people dressed up along the trail, motion sensor monster things, a fog machine etc, and we took them and their friends out on it.
Q: What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve had?
A: When I dressed up as Velma from Scooby Doo!
Q: Favorite Halloween candy?
A: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or the Caramel Apple Suckers…
Thanks Rebekah for stopping by the blog today! I am hosting a giveaway to win an eBook of French Fries with a Side of Guys! To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite Halloween costume. You’ll get an extra entry if you follow Rebekah on Twitter. Leave your Twitter handle in your comment to get the bonus entry. Giveaway ends 11/7/2016 at midnight! Winners will be chosen at random.
Congrats to Krystal!