TBF Countdown Author of the Day Alyson Noel

From the TBF site:
(Don’t forget to check out Alyson’s site here.)

Five Fun Facts about Alyson:

1. My hair has been brown, orange, red, blonde, auburn, black, and purple. Only the purple was an accident and I lived with it for three days, wondering if I should just go with it before I had it fixed.
2. I pronounce the word thing like theen, and I don’t do it on purpose.
3. I believe in silver linings, even when all evidence points against it.
4. I got a perfect score singing Bon Jovi’s WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE on Rock Band-twice!
5. If I could go back in time I would travel to Renaissance Florence-but only if I could bring my modern day grooming habits with me!

Books by Alyson Noel:

Art Geeks and Prom Queens
Being the new girl is tough-just ask sixteen-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she’s going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn’t make the first day any easier. Then, Rio meets Kristi. Beautiful, rich, and a cheerleader, Kristi is the queen bee of Newport Beach, and she isn’t friends with just anyone, so Rio is thrilled when she’s invited to be part of the most exclusive, popular clique. Of course, like any club, Kristi and her friends have rules: Always smile (even if you don’t mean it), always dress cute (and never repeat outfits), and always flirt (but only with jocks, preps, and rich college guys).At first, Rio is having a great time, but, as she becomes more immersed in this jet set crowd, she discovers there is one last rule that her new friends forgot to mention: don’t cross Kristi…

Blue Moon
Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading-stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life. Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past-the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden-but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them-or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day… (Immortals series, book 2)

Cruel Summer
Having recently discarded her dorky image-and the best friend that went with it-Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQ’s, and hopefully, more hook-ups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her “crazy” aunt Tally. Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby finds herself worrying that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes. She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way…

Evermore
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school-but everything changes when she meets Damen. Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head-wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is-or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him. (Immortals series, book 1)

Faking 19
On the surface, seventeen year-old Alex has it made. She’s beautiful and smart, plus, she’s best friends with M, the absolute most popular girl in school. Feeling bored with their affluent Orange County suburban town, Alex and M decide to check out L.A.’s glitzy nightlife scene. Pretending to be nineteen, Alex and M, meet Trevor and Connor, two rich older guys. At first, Alex can’t believe her luckshe gets to hang out at hip Hollywood house parties and downtown L.A. clubs. These weekend trips into the city become the perfect distraction for Alex, who is secretly struggling with her failing senior-year grades, her absentee father, and her clueless mom. But after the initial fun wears off for Alex, she is forced to reevaluate her friendship with M, who is hiding some secrets beneath her perfect Burberry-clad exterior. . .

Kiss & Blog
As freshmen at Ocean High last year, Winter and her best friend Sloane thought they could ditch their nerdy past, launching from invisible to cool. So after another miserable year of standing on the social sidelines they make a pact to do whatever it takes not to go unnoticed in their sophomore year, promising each other that whoever makes it into the cool group first will bring the other along. But once Sloane gets a taste of life on the A-list, she ditches Winter without so much as a second thought. Suddenly cast out of her former best friend’s life, Winter takes revenge the modern way: by announcing all of Sloane’s dirty little secrets on an anonymous blog. When the blog becomes more popular than she ever dreamed, Winter is left to decide if her retaliation is really worth the consequences-and if the price for popularity is one she’s willing to pay.

Laguna Cove
Anne’s new life in Laguna Beach feels more like a death sentence than a vacation. The local high school is the exact opposite of her former Connecticut prep school, and the social scene is all about hanging at the beach and surfing. But when Anne finally makes friends at one of her dad’s show-biz parties, she decides to give California a chance. There’s wild child Lola; laid back, free-spirited Jade; and beautiful, competitive Ellie. And of course, Chris, the gorgeous guy who teaches Anne how to surf. Anne becomes fast friends with Jade and Lola, but no matter how hard she tries, Ellie won’t give her a chance And the closer Anne grows to Chris, and the better she gets at surfing, the more Ellie seems to hate her. But now that Anne has worked so hard to find her place, she’s not about to budge-especially since she plans to enter the annual surf competition, where she’ll really give Ellie a run for her money.

Saving Zoe
It’s been one year since the brutal murder of her sister, Zoe, and fifteen year old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she’ll never live up to her sister’s memory. Until Zoe’s former boyfriend Marc shows up with her diary. At first Echo’s not interested, doubting there’s anything in there she doesn’t already know. But when curiosity prevails, she starts reading, becoming so immersed in her sister’s secret world, their lives begin to blur, forcing Echo to uncover the truth behind Zoe’s life, so that she can start to rebuild her own.

Shadowland
Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives – and fought off the world’s darkest enemies – so they could be together forever. But just as their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen…one that could destroy everything. Now a single touch of their hands or a soft brush of their lips could mean sudden death – plunging Damen into a bleak afterlife in the Shadowland, an eternal abyss for lost souls. Desperate to break the curse and save Damen, Ever immerses herself in magick – and gets help from an unexpected source…Jude Knight. Although she and Jude have only just met, he feels startlingly familiar. Despite her fierce loyalty to Damen, Ever is drawn to Jude, a green-eyed golden boy with magical talents and a mysterious past. (Immortals series, book 3)

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