Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"The Sweet Escape," plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

You met them in high school and now Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are living THE SWEET LIFE – 30 years old and still gorgeous, blonde and enviable. But all is not so perfect in Sweet Valley these days and Elizabeth and Jessica are dealing with complicated family issues, heartbreak and career lows. THE SWEET LIFE (St. Martin’s Press; $1.99 per story episode) is a six episode E-only serial with stories released every two weeks this summer. Starting July 15th, Francine Pascal takes Elizabeth and Jessica through a new chapter in their well-chronicled and beloved lives.

"The Sweet Life" begins three years after the events of "Sweet Valley Confidential;" Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are back in Sweet Valley and inseparable once more. Things are looking up for both twins: Elizabeth is a star reporter at the LA Tribune with a popular blog, and Jessica’s PR career is on the fast-track. But while the professional lives of the Wakefield sisters are secure, their personal lives may be in jeopardy. Jessica, now a mother, finds that managing parenthood, marriage, and a job is harder than she expected, while Elizabeth and Bruce must face a scandal that could strengthen their bond...or tear them apart forever.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Sweet Valley. Families are made, hearts are broken, and…Lila Fowler is a reality TV star? Some things never change.

From Francine Pascal, creator of "Sweet Valley High" and author of the New York Times bestselling "Sweet Valley Confidential," comes the groundbreaking, six-part e-serial, "The Sweet Life," continuing the adventures of beautiful blonde twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and the gang from Sweet Valley.

You can find out more about the new series on the official website, as well as Facebook and Twitter. Also, check out our interview with Francine Pascal, review of "Sweet Valley Confidential," and a reflection upon the stories we grew up with.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have TWO sets of all six e-novellas for some lucky readers in the US and Canada. (The first three will arrive now and the rest will be sent as they are published.)

How to win "The Sweet Life":
Since we're in the middle of music month, tell us which recent song title would make a great "Sweet Valley High" book title. (One entry per person.) Please include your e-mail address or a way to reach you if you win.

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends July 23rd at midnight EST.

37 comments:

Jax said...

"Call Me Maybe" is something Jessica Wakefield would say right? Would be a great title to a SV book about Jessica's summer fling.

Bethany Scruggs said...

Last Friday Night - Katy Perry :)))

bethanyscruggs[at]gmail[dot]com

NattyCupcakes said...

"We Found Love in a Hopeless Place"-Rihanna

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Witchy said...

Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Jennifer Nelson said...

We are Young by Fun seems like it fits the twins perfectly! jomomma9282@gmail.com

Crystal Lewis said...

Forever changed. -- carrie Underwood crystallewis60@yahoo.com or you can contact through twitter CrystalLewis60

Puck said...

Since my other guess was taken already, I'll say Adele's "Rumour Has It".

puckaroo11(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Born This Way-Lady Gaga, when we have a more in depth review of Steven's backstory.

Lisa_Butz2001@yahoo.com

Hectora said...

Everybody Talks by Neon Trees

fredamans said...

Lana Del Ray - Radio

freda.mans[at]gmail.com

SMR said...

How about Lady Antebellum's 'Need you now'? That seems to be appropriate for all of the Wakefield children!

Thanks for the post, and the comp x

glittergal4091@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Firework by Katy Perry

ericaboc@aol.com

Unknown said...

The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

cptjenway@gmail.com

lovejoy_31 said...

Someone that I used to know.

Kritter said...

We Are Young by fun

kdurham2@gmail.com

Na said...

I grew up reading this series over and over. I remember reading the latest Sweet Valley Confidental and that was a surprise!

A great song for an SV title could be Good Life bt One Republic.

GFC: Na
Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

susieqlaw said...

I Love The Way You Hold Me by Jaimie Grace!

sendsusanmail AT gmail DOT com

Jenn D said...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Nova said...

sparkle40175(at)hotmail(dot)come
i think a good song would be GOOD GIRL by Carrie Underwood.

Kristen said...

California Girls by Katy Perry. :)

kly(dot)327(at)gmail.com

Tejal Patel said...

"Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem

tk_patel21@hotmail.com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

My first thought was immediately "Call Me Maybe" Hahaha!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Jonita said...

"Back in Time" in Pitbull may not describe the lovely Wakefield's, but it certainly describes how I feel when I hear about them! "SVH" and "The Baby-Sitter's Club" were my first real reading obsessions. :) (Great, now I feel like watching "Saved by the Bell" too! LOL)

Margaret said...

Fireworks by Katy Perry

Margaret
singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

A.C. said...

"Brokenhearted" by Karmin

audras at gmail dot com

Kim W. said...

Love The Way You Lie by Eminem & Rhianna. Fitting, no, with all the lies that have been told?

Absolutely loved this series growing up...had the entire collection that I reread multiple times! I also really enjoyed Sweet Valley Confidential. Fond memories!!

faithspage said...

She Aint You Chris Brown
kyfaithw at aol dot com

Bridget O'Neill said...

Since Elizabeth and Jessica are identical twins, I think that "What's My Name?" by Rihanna would be a fun book title!

bjoneill@hotmail.com

bn100 said...

On the floor - Jennifer Lopez

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

tiffing said...

"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado. =P For both the twins. 'Cause, let's be honest, Elizabeth was just as much a cheating cheater as Jessica was.

tiff DOT ing AT gmail DOT com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison said...

Where have you been? by rhianna I think that would work

Kimberley Dian said...

If it's anything like the old series...Love the Way Lie with by Eminem and Rihanna!

LOVED reading these years ago! Looking forward to the new ones!

kimberley2229@yahoo.com

StereoQueenBee said...

Call Me Maybe

queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks for all the fun song title ideas. Maybe Francine Pascal should be checking here for new titles. :)

Random.org has chosen (from everyone who shared contact info; one entry per person) Nikki (nikkimccomas) and faithspage!

Congrats!