Friday, December 10, 2010

Supporting an Author: Lindsay Below

Please give a warm Alleyway welcome to Author Lindsay Below as she celebrates the debut of her YA novel HEAD OVER HAND-BOUGHT HEELS. It's tentative release is scheduled for December 13th, published by Etopia Press.
When Katie meets Courtney, everything starts to change…
When I marched into Vivian’s Boutique for my first shift, I didn’t expect to walk into a screaming match — or to make three new fiercely loyal friends just for comforting Courtney after her breakup. But I did, and now they’re set on coaxing me out of my temple of nerdery and onto their fashion-forward rollercoaster of social involvement.
And now, after all the time we’ve been spending together, I think I might be falling for Courtney…

Well-Meaning Peer Pressure
By Lindsay Below

Friends are pillars when you need support. They brighten the dourest of days and are always ready to stand by your side. But what if they ask you to something you don’t feel comfortable doing?

I don’t even mean anything necessarily “bad.” Sometimes, friends just ask you to do something you’d rather not do. Have you ever felt as though you had to do something a friend asked you, or else risk driving a wedge between you? I’ll admit, I have.

So has Katie, my main character from Head Over Hand-Bought Heels. When she meets Tia, Courtney, and Jane, Katie finally feels that she has a supportive group of friends to fall back on. While deep down, she’s still the awkward bookworm she always was, her friends do their best to coax her out of her shell.

So when Courtney asks her on a date -- a real date, not one of the fake “dates” they’d been out on to fool Courtney’s ex-girlfriend -- even though Katie hasn’t had time to examine her feelings towards Courtney, she immediately says yes. After growing dependent on her friends, she doesn’t want to lose them by rejecting her.

Want to know how Katie works out the situation? Comment here (or on any other stop on my blog tour) for your chance to win an ebook copy of Head Over Hand-Bought Heels. The itinerary can be found at my website. The contest lasts until December 17th at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be announced on my site after that date.

Feel free visit Lindsay on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog - Lindsay's Ramblings


  1. Not a YA reader but all in for supporting a debut author!!! :o) Heading over to her blog now.

  2. Sounds like a great book. I don't have a e-book reader so can't sign up for the contest. Thanks for sharing about a debut author.

  3. Thanks Jessica and Natalie for stopping by. And thanks Sheri for having me!

  4. Hi :)
    Thank you to L.K. for sharing here today & for pointing me to this nice site.
    All the best,

  5. Great concept, but not my kind of book. I like romances with cute guys (especially if they're sweet).

  6. Thanks for taking the time to come out and read about my book, Stina. Happy holidays :)

  7. This sounds really good. I know just who to buy it for! Thanks for the feature!

  8. This looks like a fun one. Thanks for the heads-up, Sheri. :-)

  9. At first I thought her name was just Lindsay and you were saying her guest post is 'below'. Took me a minute to realize her name was Lindsay Below. (sorry, it's been a long day and I'm on my second beer of the evening. Not that I usually drink beer at night.'s been a long day. lol) ANyways...this might account for my next question. Is this a lesbian novel? Like is Courtney a girl? If it is, that's a really great unique premise. If it's not...I think I should stop the beer right about now.

  10. @Query Girl - yes, this is a lesbian novel. And my sympathies for the long day (been there).

    @Shannon and @Heather - I'm glad to hear you like it :)

  11. Interesting concept, especially for YA. I hope you have success.

  12. Best wishes with your launch, Lindsay! It sounds like a book that fills a void in the current market. WTG!

  13. Sounds like a fascinating book - good luck with your launch!

  14. Thanks Susan and Susan. Best wishes to both of you as well :)


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