Feb 02

XOXOXO: Hugs and Kisses or Tic-Tac-Toe Without Borders?

If you are a regular reader and have figured out the release pattern I use for my articles, then you are probably scratching your head as this one is a day early.  The reason for my deviance from my normal schedule is that a good writer friend of mine, Bethany Lopez, is celebrating the cover release for her forthcoming novel XOXOXO. This new novel is the second book in Bethany Lopez’s contemporary Young Adult series which kicked off with the highly reviewed Ta Ta for Now.

I recommend you read the first book before you curl up on the couch to enjoy the beautifully written second helping.  For those who have already read Ta Ta for Now, here is an extra treat as Bethany shared the synopsis with me and I want to share it with you.  Okay she asked me to share it with you but if she had told me to keep it a secret I would have shared it anyway, I love you guys that much.  Anyway, without any further rambling from me, here is the synopsis for XOXOXO:

Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, and Jimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can’t help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.

The next big question is when is when can we our my hands on a copy  XOXOXO?  That is easy to answer as Bethany has given me the release date too.  You can pick up your very own copy of XOXOXO on March 2, 2012.

If you would like more information on Bethany Lopez or her first novel Ta Ta for Now, then please visit this wonderful review over at readersfavorite.com which also has a nice little biography of Bethany to accompany the review.  I also encourage you to drop by Bethany’s website, bethanylopez.weebly.com and to also follower her on Twitter at @bethanylopez2

Ta Ta for Now is available on Amazon, Smashwords, barnesandnoble.com, sony, and createspace.com.

Thank you very much for letting me share this with you all and please say ‘Hi’ to Bethany in the comments as I am really sure she would be thrilled to hear from all of you.  Also, if you haven’t read Ta Ta for Now, grab a copy and treat yourself to a great story and then you can do it all over again on March 2 with XOXOXO.


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  1. Bethany Lopez

    Thank you so much for this beautiful and eloquent blog! I really appreciate it.

    1. camountain

      It was my pleasure ;-)

  2. ambiet

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. camountain

      You’re welcome. I hope you get a chance to check out Bethany’s book(s) :-)

  3. Alan Horton

    Hi Bethany and Candace,

    This book certainly sounds interesting. I wish you all the best of success with sales, and the film deal!

    1. camountain

      Thank you Allan :-)

      1. Bethany Lopez

        Thank you very much Allan!

  4. Timothy Brand

    Bethany best of luck on the book :)

    1. camountain

      Thank you Timothy on her behalf ;-)

      1. Bethany Lopez

        Thanks Timothy! I was stuck in LA Traffic, so I couldn’t respond until now!

  5. Leo

    Bethany, good luck on your novel, you are lucky to have Candace as a friend.

    1. camountain

      Thanks Leo, you rock!

      1. Bethany Lopez

        Leo, you’ve got that right! She has been great. Thanks!

  6. J.L. Campbell

    Wishing Bethany lots of sales when the book comes out.

    1. camountain

      Thank you J.L., I think she has a winner on her hands.

      1. Bethany Lopez

        Thanks J.L., that is so sweet!

  7. Nicolas Liu

    Thanks for sharing – I’ll try to find one in March.

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Great! Thanks!

  8. Bang Gowes

    Bethany, good luck for your novel. Candace, thanks for the mission!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks for the luck!

  9. Liz

    Congratulations, Bethany! ; )

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thank you!

  10. Sean Phillips

    Best of luck with the new book!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks, Sean!

  11. Sally K Witt, Social Media and Ministry

    Sounds great! Writers rock.

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thank you so much!

  12. Sally K Witt, Social Media and Ministry

    Good Luck Bethany!!

  13. leeroy

    Good Luck Bethany hope you have a wonderful day :)

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks, Leeroy, you too!

  14. D Johnston

    Good luck with the new release!

    1. Bethany Lopez


  15. Kim Reynolds

    Best Wishes Bethany!!!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks, Kim!

  16. Geoffrey

    Best wishes to Bethany and aren’t you the lucky one to have such a friend in Candace, i am sure Candace feels the same, Have a Blast with your launch and here’s wishing you the greatest success !! Cheers

    1. Bethany Lopez

      I appreciate it!

  17. Amanda

    Best of luck Bethany!

  18. Karleen Harp

    Inside every 40 year old woman is a 14 year old girl. My book club reads YA from time to time. Best of luck to Bethany on her release!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      That is so true, Karleen! Thanks!

  19. Daniel Wong

    What a fascinating title for a book. A great idea. Best wishes!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks, Daniel, I am glad you like it!

  20. Bethany Lopez

    Thanks, Amanda!

  21. Wayne Hurlbert

    All my best on the success of your novel, Bethany. Have a wonderful career as an author.

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thanks a lot, Wayne!

  22. Teresa de Grosbois

    Rooting for you all the way Bethany. What a great article for a great book!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      It really was a beautiful article! Thanks, Teresa!

  23. Simon Harris

    Congratulations on the publication of your second book in the series – in many respects a more difficult milestone than the first.

    Good luck with release and promotion and I hope your hand doesn’t get too tired during the book signings!

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Lol, thanks, Simon!

  24. Tom Laing (@tomlaing)

    Good luck, Bethany, on your novel, you are lucky to have Candace as a friend

    1. Bethany Lopez

      Thank you, Tom!

  25. Rich Bradford

    Wishing you all the best, Bethany!!

  26. Ted

    Good luck Bethany!

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