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Tuesday 1 December 2015

☀ The Queen B* And the Homecoming King: The Queen B* [3] - Crista McHugh

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour to celebrate the release of  The Queen B* And the Homecoming King, a contemporary young adult coming of age novel by (, Crista McHugh, 181 pages).

This is the third book in the The Queen B* series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.   Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Crista McHugh will be awarding a Kindle Fire to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


The Queen B*, Alexis Wyndham, has only three rules when it comes to dating the star quarterback, Brett Pederson:
  1. No obligations to spend every waking moment with each other.
  2. No public displays of affection while at Eastline High.
  3. And absolutely, under no circumstances, will she ever go to the Homecoming dance.
But as her life is completely upended time and time again, she begins to wonder if some rules are meant to be broken.

Teaser: Excerpt

     He was waiting for me in Hum-Ex class at what I’d come to accept as our table. When the school year started, I’d claimed a two-person workstation as my own in the back of the room. No one had dared to sit there until Brett took the seat next to me after he’d switched with someone to be my partner for a class project. Since then, he’d sat next to me almost every day in fourth period. The only days he hadn’t were last week when he’d stood by his teammate, Sanchez, after one of my incriminating blog posts.
     I ran The Eastline Spy, a blog that notoriously skewered the students and faculty at Eastline High whenever they were doing something they shouldn’t do. I’ve called out teachers for having affairs with students. I’ve exposed students cheating their way to easy As. I even posted pics of the previous principal fooling around with one of the teachers (both of whom were married to other people at the time). Last week, however, I’d posted pics of Sanchez and two of his teammates bullying students in the hallway. All three of them had been suspended and forced to sit out of Friday’s game.
     Sanchez was back in class today, and the murderous expression on his face told me he hadn’t forgotten last week.
     My reputation as the Queen B* would suffer if I looked away, so I returned his glare with an equal dose of animosity as I walked by him. If he tried anything, I wouldn’t think twice about calling him out on my blog again, especially after the way he’d had his hands up my little sister’s skirt a couple of weeks ago.
     “I was waiting for you this morning. It’s not like you to be late to school, Lexi,” Brett murmured when I sat down.
     He was the only person who could call me Lexi besides my sister and not suffer my wrath.
     “Taylor.” That was all I needed to say.
     He chuckled. “So I guess carpooling to school is a no-go?”
     Brett lived less than two blocks away from me. The environmentalist in me would be all for carpooling, but I still wasn’t ready to ride with him every morning. “You have football practice after school. How am I supposed to get home?”
     “I could drop you off at your house before practice.”
     “Sort of defeats the purpose of carpooling if we’re making extra trips. Besides, it violates rule number one.”
     He arched a brow. “It does?”
     “Yep. No joined at the hip—remember?”
     He let out a deep breath and shook his head. “Forgive me for wanting to spend time with you.”
     My cheeks blazed, and my reply stumbled out with halting awkwardness. “No, it’s not that. It’s just—um, well, I mean—”
     The bell rang and cut me off.
     I flipped open my laptop to start taking notes, and less than a minute later, I had an instant message from Brett.
     Sorry. Just overly eager. The grin on his face only added to the thrill that raced through my veins. Brett was eager to be with me.
     I get it, I typed back. I enjoy spending time with you too. But with Taylor needing a ride, I’d hate to risk making you late every morning over an eyeliner emergency.

The Queen B* And the Homecoming King
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The Series: The Queen B*

Confessions of a Queen B* | The Queen B* Strikes Back |

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Confessions of a Queen B* [1]

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Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch.

After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she's carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.

Saving a freshman from bullies? Check. Swapping insults with the head cheerleader? Check. Falling for the star quarterback? So not a part of her plan.

But when Brett offers to help her solve the mystery of who’s posting X-rated videos from the girls’ locker room, she’ll have to swallow her pride and learn to see past the high school stereotypes she’s never questioned—until now.

[Published 28 July 2015, 180 pages]

The Queen B* Strikes Back [2]

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Alexis Wyndham isn't quite sure what to think about her "friendship" with star quarterback, Brett Pederson. Sure, he has more brains than the entire football team combined. Not to mention that fact he's a great kisser.

When he asks her to help him with his college admission essay, she isn't sure if he's doing it to spend more time with her or if he's just using her for her intelligence. But after her nemesis, Summer Hoyt, makes it clear she's not finished chasing after Brett, the war is on, and the head cheerleader will find out that hell hath no fury like a Queen B*.

[Published 29 September 2015, 189 pages]

About the Author

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance who writes heroines who are smart, sexy and anything but ordinary.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (including the Greater Seattle Chapter and the Seattle Eastside Chapters), and Romance Divas.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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