Sunday, June 16, 2013

Why My Love Life Sucks Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Seventeen-year-old Gilbert Garfinkle is the ultimate tech geek. He likes to take apart, figure out, and fix things, and he dreams of someday fixing the world. But now his own life has been taken apart by the one thing he'll never be able to figure out. Her name is Amber, and she's a gorgeous girl with a killer smile who wants to turn him into her platonic BFF--literally forever! It's the ultimate geek's ultimate nightmare, and it leaves Gilbert asking life's ultimate question: "Why me?"
Why My Love Life Sucks is a funny novel about geeks, girls, gadgets, vampires, and the start of a most unlikely friendship. It's the first book in The Legend of Gilbert the Fixer, the series that proves it takes the ultimate geek to be the ultimate hero.
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My Review:

Funny, smart and completely original, Why My Love Life Sucks is a good read.

With references to Monty Python and Princess Bride, this book had me laughing and really enjoying it. D & D is a no brainer =)

I like how Shevi took another route with the whole "I've been bitten by a vampire" scenario and made it fun and entertaining. I really like the playful banter between Gil and Amber especially when Gil doesn't want to take Amber with him.  I won't say anymore so I don't spoil it for you but trust me; if you get Monty Python then you'll love it too!

Overall, Why My Love Life Sucks is an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by Ms Shevi Arnold.

About Shevi:

I've always been super geeky about comedy, fantasy and science fiction. 

When I was little, I'd take them apart and analyze them, kind of like what Gilbert Garfinkle--the hero of Why My Love Life Sucks--does with electronics. This continued into my college years, when I majored in English Literature and Theater Studies. 

For twelve years I worked in magazines and newspapers as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator, editor, arts-and-entertainment writer (specializing in children's entertainment and, of course, comedy), and a consumer columnist. 

My last job was at the Jerusalem Post, but I had to quit when my family decided to move to New Jersey to pursue better education options for my autistic son. 

This was in February 2001. Since then I've written 40 picture books and seven novels for kids and teens, four of which I've indie published. I was an ABNA quarterfinalist with Why My Love Life Sucks, and I won third place in SmartWriter's Write It Now contest in the the YA category (which was judged by Alex Flinn, the author of Beastly) for my romantic, YA ghost story, Ride of Your Life.

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Giveaway Time!


Shevi is giving away :
3 ebook copies of Why My Love Life Sucks (open internationally)
1 paperback copy of Why My Love Life Sucks ( US only)
5 signed bookmarks (US only)
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