Thursday, July 26, 2012
Rocking to Rose McClelland's beat, plus a book giveaway
by Tracey Meyers
**Giveaway is now closed**
Picture it! Our main character is at a local hangout watching her frenemy getting all snuggly with her main squeeze. In the background Natalie Merchant’s song “Jealousy” plays... “Is she bright? So well-read. Are there novels by her bed?...Ooo, my jealousy.”
Ok, I can’t say for sure that actually happens in Rose McClelland’s second novel, “How to Look Like You,” but what I can say for sure is that this book does explore the topic of jealousy and what someone will do to get “the person of their dreams”. In addition to writing fiction novels, Rose has also written a short play (which was directed by Rawlife Theatre Company and performed in The Black Box Theatre, Belfast), writes book reviews for Judging Covers and writes theatre reviews and author interviews for her blog. When she isn't writing, Rose can be found engaging in reading, dancing, and attending yoga, amongst many activities. Oh, and don't forget her newest love...cooking, as well!
We’re so happy to have Rose joining us today on CLC. In honor of the occasion, Rose would like to give away TWO e-books of "How to Look Like You" to readers located anywhere in the world!
To learn more about Rose, visit her at Facebook, Twitter and her blog!
Favorite song as a teenager?
"The Only Way is Up" – Yazz
What song reminds you of Chick Lit?
"You’ve got the Love" – Florence & the Machine
What song best describes your life?
Katy Perry - "Firework"
Best concert you've ever seen:
Elbow – When they played the song "Mirrorball," they had spotlights glittering all around the ceiling. It was magical.
Favorite type of music to dance to:
I love The Black-eyed Peas. Chirpy, happy and has a fun beat to it.
A song you think is silly:
"Barbie Girl" – Aqua
Favorite movie theme song:
“I’ve had the time of my life” – Dirty Dancing – Feel-good factor galore!
In your opinion, what makes a song great?
For "fast" songs, they need to be dancey, happy and have a good beat.
For "slow" songs; beautiful, melodic, dreamy.
Special thanks to Rose for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers.
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Giveaway ends July 31st at midnight EST.