Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Take Home Tuesday - Lauren Baratz-Logsted's CRAZY BEAUTIFUL Nominated for a Connecticut Book Award

UPDATE: The winner of CRAZY BEAUTIFUL and THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is Rachel. Congrats! Please email your physical addy to contests(AT)knightagency.net.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted's CRAZY BEAUTIFUL is one of five finalists in the young adult/children's category at the Connecticut Book Awards, being held this weekend. To celebrate Lauren's awesome nomination and gather up good luck vibes, we are giving away a copy of CRAZY BEAUTIFUL and a copy of her recent August release, THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER, to one winner. To enter, leave a good luck wish for Lauren in the comment section. The winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon.
The 411 on THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER: Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda?

Filled with shocking twists and turns, THE TWIN'S DAUGHTER is an engrossing gothic novel of betrayal, jealousy, and treacherous secrets that will keep you guessing to the very end.

The 411 on CRAZY BEAUTIFUL: In an explosion of his own making, Lucius blew his arms off. Now he has hooks. He chose hooks because they were cheaper. He chose hooks because he wouldn’t outgrow them so quickly. He chose hooks so that everyone would know he was different, so he would scare even himself.

Then he meets Aurora. The hooks don’t scare her. They don’t keep her away. In fact, they don’t make any difference at all to her.

But to Lucius, they mean everything. They remind him of the beast he is inside. Perhaps Aurora is his Beauty, destined to set his soul free from its suffering.

Or maybe she’s just a girl who needs love just like he does.

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25 Comments:

Blogger Pamela Mason said...

Good Luck Lauren!

Both these books sound Reallllly intriguing! Can't wait to read them & pass some buzz around!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Linda Henderson said...

Good luck Lauren, I hope you win. Very interesting books, I'd love to read them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:54:00 AM EDT  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

Best of luck to you! Love the cover with it's optical illusion!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:37:00 AM EDT  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

Oh my, I can't believe this English teacher just used the wrong form of "its" - may you be blessed with a wonderful editor!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:37:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Amy Sue Nathan said...

Good luck, Lauren!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:44:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer K. said...

Good luck, Lauren!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM EDT  
Blogger meradeth said...

These books sound great! Good luck to Lauren :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:02:00 AM EDT  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

Yay! This would be well-deserved :)

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:03:00 AM EDT  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Congrats to Lauren for her award nomination. Wishing her the best of luck.
Both books sound great.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:30:00 AM EDT  
Blogger INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...

Congrats on the nomination and luck to you. ;)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 12:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Best wishes! It is so cool to be in the running but would ROCK to win. :D

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh I want to read these sooo much! Beautiful covers and awesome plots!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger petite said...

Congratulations and best wishes. these books are so uniqur and interesting.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger traveler said...

Good Luck Lauren! These books are fascinating.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:02:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Maureen said...

Good luck to Lauren! Please enter me in the contest.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger lotus82 said...

These books sound so great!! I love YA fiction. My teenage daughter and I will be fighting over both of them if we win...lol

~Steph
soklad@hotmail.com
http://fortheluvofsanity.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:13:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to read both of these books.

~Rachel
rachel_01@live.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:22:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win these two great books!!

~Christine
stars-hearts69@live.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:29:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Oh, what beautiful cover design! These both look fabulous.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger azteclady said...

Oh man, both of these sound really good--best of luck, Ms Baratz!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 5:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger John The Bookworm said...

Good luck Lauren! Crazy Beautiful's cover looks STUNNING, and I love a revamped Beauty and the Beast tale. The hook for a hand is an added bonus! >:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 5:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Spav said...

Good luck, Lauren!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:45:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous dein said...

first time come in here...
awesome books showcase...:-)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 9:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tetewa said...

I've been hearing alot about these, they sound good! tWarner419@aol.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:42:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mariska said...

Wish you the VERY best of luck Lauren !

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 3:36:00 AM EDT  

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