This novel is extremely different than my first. BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. was very light-hearted, while this is dark. V&D touches on bullying, addiction, sexual assault, suicide, abduction, and other issues.
About VITAMINS AND DEATH, Prizm Books/Torquere Press, December 10, 2014:
Deidra Battle wants nothing more than to be invisible. After her mother, a public school teacher, engages in an embarrassing teacher-student affair at Lincoln High, they relocate to a different neighborhood and school. Being her mother’s briefcase, Deidra joins her mother at her new workplace, Hodge High.
Since her mother has reverted to her maiden name and changed her appearance, Deidra thinks no one will figure out they’re the Battles from recent news and that they’re safe. Neither of them is. Hodge brings a fresh set of bullies who discover details about the scandal that changed her life.
Feeling trapped at home with an emotionally abusive, pill-addicted mother and at school with hostile classmates who attempt to assault and blackmail her, Deidra yearns for freedom, even if she has to act out of character and hurt others in the process. Freedom comes at a price.
I’m holding a giveaway starting today and running to the last day of December. Because my novel is edgy contemporary, I’ll be giving away other edgy contemporary books, particularly my favorite ones and those that inspired me.
Laurie Halse Anderson's SPEAK
Barry Lyga's BOY TOY
Ibi Kaslik's SKINNY
Elizabeth Scott's LIVING DEAD GIRL
Cheryl Rainfield's SCARS
Lucy Christopher's STOLEN
Jo Knowles' LESSONS FROM A DEAD GIRL
Jennifer Brown's HATE LIST
Laura Wiess' SUCH A PRETTY GIRL
Ellen Hopkins' CRANK
Winners get their choice of either the print book or ebook.
This is an international giveaway, although if winners want print books they need to live in countries that The Book Depository ships to for free.
Enter the Rafflecopter below. Sorry for the typo, but the 1 in 1st refused to show up and I can't change it at this point.