Monday, January 12, 2009

The ABC’s of Kissing Boys: The Lipstick Giveaway!
The ABC’s of Kissing Boys is hitting shelves tomorrow! I’m so excited! And stunned, for these past two years since I dreamed up the idea have gone by in a blur...


Part of the early fun was learning about kissing. Whoever knew there were so many different kinds of kisses? Steam Kiss? Caterpillar Kiss? See You Later Kiss? (Oh, wait, scratch that last one...my hero, Tristan, made that one up...)

And part of the recent fun was trying--per some readers’ requests--to find the lipstick on the book's cover. My daughter and I set off to the mall, and were assisted by three very knowledge (and enthusiastic) cosmetic staffers who helped us decide on the closest fit.

We purchased several tubes of the lipstick, plus an array of pretty lip glosses and a bag of Hershey’s kisses to create prize bags for my launch party. And hey, this is a launch party, too, so I earmarked one of the bags for a YA Fresh friend.

The contest starts NOW and runs until 6 pm PST on Tuesday, January 13th.

Here’s what you do to enter: tell a friend that you’re entering Tina Ferraro’s contest to win the tube of the lipstick from the cover of The ABC’s of Kissing Boys. Any friend. (Family and pets are okay, too--haha.) Then write the first name who you told in the comments. Like: “I told Lindsey.” Then you’re entered!

Kelly will announce the winner in her Wednesday blog here. And keep checking back all week because on Thursday there will be a "blog debut" (intrigued???) and on Friday, we're giving away a signed copy of...what else...The ABC's of Kissing Boys!

47 fresh comments:

GirlforChrist said...

I told - Rosie

Alea said...

Congratulations on the release! What a great idea to go to a mall to figure it out, what did you guys decide on? Is that picture recent, looks like Spring where you are!

(Don't enter me! Thanks!)

What a Girl Reads said...

I told Emma!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Alea! Yes, it's a recent picture, under a month old. (California has delayed maturity when it comes to seasons. ;)) About the lipstick, well, in real-life, the colors that we all thought were perfect on the internet were actually very rich and "lady" looking. My teen daughter felt girls her age wouldn't wear them. So we set off to find something teen girls would like which still looked like the tube, and decided on the LORAC brand, in the color of nude. The prize bags also include Sephora lip glosses to fancy it up a bit, if the wearer wants more color, but the lipstick IS pretty on its own.

Alea said...

I am living in the wrong state.... That sounds like so much fun! I just looked LORAC up and it definitely looks like it! I hope you take a picture of everything when you announce the winner, would love to see it!

TinaFerraro said...

Great idea, Alea! We'll see if the winner is agreeable to a picture (but we'll completely understand if she is not...)

Alea said...

Oooh that's an even better idea, I was thinking of just the actual prize bag! But the winner with it, would be even more fun! :D

TinaFerraro said...

I just checked out the Lorac sites and realize that I should mention it's a "sheer" lipstick in the silver tube, not the "cream" one with a black tube that I keep saying. Just to keep things straight!

Kelly Parra said...

Yay, for ABC's week!!! And just for fun...

I told Samantha!!! :)

Holly said...

I told Hillary, Mandy and Haley!

=)

Brooke Reviews said...

I told my friend Lisa! :)

Janie Emaus said...

I haven't told anyone yet, but I'll tell everyone I talk to today!

Janie
PS LOVE THAT COVER!

Alycia said...

I'm guessing part of the fun of kissing boys is seeing how easy it is to get them to stop when you want. lol

The Outsider said...

I told Lisa and Kathryn and Alissa and Lily and Molly and Margaret. sorry - each one needed to know about this book!

amy

Meredith said...

I told Alex and Suzy.

~Meredith

P.S. Congrats!

Anna R said...

You always have the ccolest contests. I love your books and cherish the book you signed for me. The lipstick idea is your best yet, hehe.

Care Bear said...

I told my dog Sasha haha.

Marjolein said...

I told my friend Vera and Vanessa and my sister and my mom!
best
Marjolein

Angela said...

I told Maddie

Congrats!!!

TheBookworm said...

I told A, E, M, and my beagle!

Carol(ina) said...

Congrats on the release!

I told my dog Lucky, my friend Melinda, and other people. :)

xollinzolox said...

Hey my name is Lindsey, like in your example :) haha

And I told Sarah!

robin_titan said...

I told maritza :D

The lipstick is indeed very pretty!

kaymf said...

I tole my sister Sara

Celise said...

I told my BF Amy. Tina, you mentioned that you're having a book release party. Can you give us an idea of what you have planned? You mentioned goodie bags. How many are you supplying? How early did you send the invites? Do you do a reading? Just curious.

sharonanne said...

I told my boyfriend and all 3 of my cats. :)

Valerie said...

I told Jared and all of my ferrets!

TinaFerraro said...

Celise, you asked about the booksigning party. It is on Sat., Jan. 17 at Once Upon a Time in Montrose, CA, from 2 to 4. There are pictures of the previous ones on my MySpace and website, and I know I've posted some here, too. No, I don't do a reading, just a meet and greet. It's rather like a big party, with everyone munching on snacks and mingling. One time, a guy and girl (who shall remain unnamed) met and ended up going to his prom together!!!

The game this time is to guess the name of the lipstick. My daughter and her BFF are running it, and all guesses "count" toward the drawing of the three goodie bags (make-up and candy) which will be given out at intervals.

As far as how early I sent the invites, between 1 and 2weeks beforehand, with follow-ups on Facebook and MySpace.

Hope I covered everything!

Bunny B said...

I told Amy!! Thanks!

Book Spot said...

I told...Gracie! and congratulations on the release :) (and the lipstick hunt)

:) -Lucile

Miss Annemarie said...

Yay! Can't wait to read it!

I told Allie, Mo, Haley, Sabrina, Sammie, and my parents. :D

Email me if I win!
-annemarie-mcdaniel@cox.net

sweetmelissa818 said...
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sweetmelissa818 said...

I told- my cousin Alyssa! I hope, hope, hope that my local bookstore has the book tomorrow!

The Golfing Librarian said...

I told my daughter Cindy because I don't think that shade would look good on me! ;-)

Chuck

taytaybrit13 said...

I told Sean.



sassybaby33633@gmail.com

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks again, everyone, and SweetMelissa818, I hope your local bookstore has it tomorrow, too. If it doesn't, please ask them to stock it. ;)

Darling Diva said...

I told my friends Cinnamon, Tricia, Linda, Megan, Nancy, Olivia, Merrin, Araceli....to name a few.

I have read reviews of this book on several blogs and just adore it, and that shade of lipstick friggin' rocks my socks.

This is for Tina. Are you coming up to the San Francisco, bay area for a book signing?

Anonymous said...

I told Sasha.

Rachel R.
mybkclub.com
mybkclub@aol.com

TinaFerraro said...

Darling Diva, no plans for a Bay Area signing, but never say never! =)

danceluvr said...

I told Perry

Anonymous said...

I told Hannah, Joe, David and Debbie.

Grace L

Sarahbear9789 said...

Congrats on the realease.
I told Elizabeth.

Hillary said...

I told Emily!

rimasbookjournal said...

I can't wait to read this book!

I told Hannah.

Sena said...

I told Rina.

cecilia said...

I told my boyfriend :)

cecilia // cecpham@gmail.com

Authorness said...

Congrats on your latest release, Tina!

I told Anna Campbell and the DH!

x Vanessa