Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Favorite Buzz Book Lines...

We are supposed to blog about our favorite lines from our books... but I can't!

Because....






BUZZ GIRL SIMONE ELKELES is NOMINATED FOR A RITA!!!




If you haven't heard the shouting from the rooftops -- Simone's award-winning and critically acclaimed book LEAVING PARADISE is up for a RITA! If you've never heard of the Ritas, they are given for the best published romance books of the year. You can read more about the awards at http://www.rwanational.org/


I love LEAVING PARADISE. It is simply my fave of all of Simone's books. I remember finishing it and immediately emailing her that I needed to read a sequel. I loved those characters so much. Simone did a wonderful job writing a realistic, enjoyable book about a very difficult subject.



Simone and I first met online back in 2005 when we were both nominated for the YA Stiletto award, and we really met in Reno that summer at the romance conference. I fell in love with her! I knew we would be friends forever. She is so warm, funny, and driven -- not to mention talented! What a great combination. Above all, I find that Simone is totally herself. That is even more impressive than anything else. ;)



Anyway... join me in recognizing Simone's AMAZING nomination! Way to go, Simone. I know all the Bees are as proud of you as I am. We will be rooting for you in San Francisco this summer when the ceremony takes place.



Let the dress shopping and speech-writing commence! (And on that note, you may want to dictate the speech to Dona, she's a lucky charm.)


Buzz Girls Rock!



Heather

Heather Davis is the author of
Never Cry Werewolf
Coming in April 2009 from HarperCollins



Incidentally, her favorite line from NCW is, "Dude, you can't be a werewolf!" because that was apparently the thing that cracked up her lovely HarperCollins editor from first-read.

7 comments:

stephhale said...

Great line, Heather.

And I am SO excited for Simone. It will be so great to cheer her on in San Fran. :)

TinaFerraro said...

Wonderful line, Heather, and yes, cheers, applause and hugs to Simone for a wonderful book and much-deserved recognition!

Kelli Estes said...

Simone,

Congratulations on your nomination! I read Leaving Paradise around Thanksgiving last year and I'm still thinking about it to this day. Awesome book.

I'll be cheering for you in the audience in San Francisco!

Simone Elkeles said...

Aww, you guys are so sweet! I am honored and excited to be a finalist, and getting to wear the RITA pin I'll get because I'm all about the *bling*.

And thanks, Heather, because I know we'll be lifelong friends!

I love being a part of this group, and Heather I can't wait for your book to come out...I'm impatiently waiting for it!

keri mikulski :) said...

Kudos to you, Simone. What a nice tribute to your friend, Heather! :)

Marley Gibson said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So happy for Simone! It's my favorite book of hers (so far!) There's gonna be a lot of buzzing in San Fran! = )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Simone! That is a well deserved rita award I am not sure what in the world a rita award is but obviously it should be a good thing so congrats! Actually all awards are good and makes you feel good to me.That was really random sorry. Anyways I cant wait for your new book to come out Perfect Chemistry or Zero Tolerance whichever it is called.

~Susan Your Biggest Fan!