When I was in gymnastics in 1st grade, my coach told my parents I needed to play soccer to improve my social interactive skills. I was, am, and always will be a bit of a loner. It's not that I don't like other people (I'm an extrovert, after all--I get energized by being around others) but I'm more of a "get the job done with as little drama as possible" kind of girl. I can be a team player when it counts, of course. I just think things get done faster and more efficiently without a bunch of chefs in the kitchen.
Anyway, keep in mind the concept of team when you think about today's bonus prizes: ZETA OR OMEGA? and THE NEW SISTERS (from the Sorority 101 series) by Marley Gibson (writing as Kate Harmon).
High school is already a distant memory for incoming Lattimer University freshmen Jenna, Roni, and Lora- Leigh. Jenna can't wait to meet cute college boys, Roni can't wait to get away from home, and Lora- Leigh . . . well, Lora-Leigh couldn't care less. She's going to LU and participating in sorority recruitment only to appease her mom. Sorority girls are pretty, rich, and snotty, and Lora-Leigh doesn't want to be one of those girls. So she's shocked to find herself actually connecting with the sisters of Zeta Zeta Tau. And her new friend Jenna can relate. She came to recruitment only because her roommate begged her to, but now she can't decide which sorority to join; she likes them all! Roni, on the other hand, knows which sorority she should join, but she came to LU to reinvent herself. As recruitment progresses and the girls prepare to make big decisions, they'll need to heed the best advice there is: follow your heart. Now where will it lead?
As freshman year at LU kicks off, Lora-Leigh, Jenna, and Roni are all equally thrilled to have found a home in the Zeta Zeta Tau sorority. Lora-Leigh still can't believe she's wearing a sorority pin and, what's more, that she and her new sisters have become so close so fast. Roni already loves her sorority, so when it comes time to elect a new member president, she can't keep herself from adding her name to the ballot. And Jenna can't keep herself from being in two places at once! The girl has a full load of classes, a demanding antisorority roommate, a marching band scholarship to uphold, and lots of sorority activities to attend. How's a girl supposed to appease everyone and everything-not to mention strike up a romance with a very hot fraternity boy-all the while keeping her diabetes hidden? Lora-Leigh and Roni are there for her, but initiation is on the horizon and Jenna must decide if she really trusts her new friends enough to share her secret.
I bet you can guess today's contest entry. Dish on whether you're a team-oriented person or if you prefer to get things done on your own. Like I said, for the most part I'd rather work on my own. Writing is my major exception. Although I have to do all the actual word-by-word labor completely on my own, I rely on a lot of other people on my team. Besides my agent and editor (who of course provide feedback) I also have a few critique buddies who help me brainstorm when I'm stuck and look over pages to make sure I'm on the right track. Sometimes you just need the perspective of someone outside your brain.
Answer this question: Would you rather work solo or as part of a team?
(1) copy of OH. MY. GODS. or teaser of GODDESS BOOT CAMP
(1) copy of ZETA OR OMEGA? by Marley Gibson (writing as Kate Harmon)
(1) copy of THE NEW SISTERS by Marley Gibson (writing as Kate Harmon)
Enter below and check back tomorrow (and the day after that and the day after that) for a new contest. Winners of all contests will be posted on August 25th.
And don't forget the other contests:
Gold Medal Contest
COOP 1 I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuenhert
COOP 2 CRUEL SUMMER by Alyson Noel
COOP 3 HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE by Tina Ferraro
COOP 4 REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN and TWISTED SISTERS by Stephanie Hale
COOP 5 SHRINK TO FIT by Dona Sarkar and VIOLET IN PRIVATE by Melissa Walker
COOP 6 LULU DARK CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS by Bennett Madison