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Nov 18, 2013

#BOBblogoversary Day 26: Nicole Williams + Giveaway

Welcome to day twenty-six of my two-month long celebration event for Books Over Boys' three year anniversary! ;p If you would like to check out the first month, you can do so by clicking the link that says "click here for all things blogoversary related" underneath the B.O.B. Turns 3 tab located in my right sidebar.

Even though the official day for my blogoversary has come to pass, I'm still celebrating because the weeks following my very first blog post are still worthy of celebration, yaknow? Well, I think so, anyway. Or, I just want a reason to celebrate, so here we are!

For today's feature, I've got the fabulous Nicole Williams, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of my all-time favorite, the Crash series, here to join in the celebration! I am an enormous fan of Williams' Crash series. Like, really hardcore! After I devoured Crash, I was all over Jude Ryder and constantly in a #NeedMoreJudeDude state of mind! I was so hyped and pumped about him and this series that I hosted my very first ever blog tour! That was something exciting and totally new to me.

Ever since Nicole Williams' email found its way to my inbox, I've been addicted for life. It's so thrilling and amazing and exciting to see how far she's come and all that she's accomplished! I couldn't be more proud and happy for her! That being said, it's an honor to have her back at Books Over Boys for my three years!

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Huge kudos to the person that can tell me in the comments which scene or chapter this little snippet was taken from! ;p

I really wanted shiny, soft hair. Specifically, the first day of my second semester as an eighth grader. My best friend who lived across the street wanted really shiny, soft hair, too. So we turned to the wealth of shiny, soft hair information inside the pages of our Teen and Seventeen magazines. After scouring dozens of magazines, we’d found our answer. It was like manna raining down on us from the heavens. Or . . . mayonnaise raining down on us from the heavens. You see, that was the solution to shiny, soft hair. Mayonnaise. No, not that tangy Miracle Whip stuff, the tried and true stinky, gross, white stuff in a jar. Or by the gallon if you’re visiting your local Costco. That night, wide smiles on our faces as we envisioned our shiny tresses the next morning, we grabbed a couple of towels, our jar of mayonnaise, and slopped on gobs and gobs of it in my unsuspecting parent’s bathroom. Once our hair was properly shellacked in an inch-thick coat of mayonnaise, we stuffed shower caps on our head, plugged in our blow dryers, and “heat-infused” that mayo deep into the shaft of every single hair on our heads. After the heat-infusion sequence was complete, we popped in a video (yes, I might be that old) and watched it start to finish because if that article suggested to keep the mayo in your hair for ten to fifteen minutes, two hours had to be that much better. Finally, the time had come. The true test of mayo and its overwhelming benefits to heads of hair. I shampooed mine out in the laundry room sink first. My friend went next. After towel drying and running a comb through my hair, I couldn’t help but notice the distinct smell of funk my hair had taken on. Like rotten eggs . . . also known as eau de mayonnaise. Calming myself, I grabbed the blow dryer and started drying, holding my breath for the soft and shiny locks to reveal themselves to me. The only thing to reveal itself was a sheet of greasy, oily, downright nastified hair. I withheld the freak-out, ran up to the shower, and shampooed my hair not once or twice or even three times. I shampooed my head at least six times before stepping out of that shower, convinced whatever horror had taken residence in my hair from that devil in a jar (A.K.A. mayonnaise) was long gone down the drain. I towel dried, I combed, I blow dried.

I cried. My best friend might have, too. And the next day, that first day of second semester of our eighth grade year? The day we were hoping to wow all of our friends with the shiniest, softest hair to be found down those junior high halls?

Yeah, we were both sporting pony-tails and baseball caps, hoping the extra spray of perfume we’d dotted on would cover the scent of rotten eggs.

Long story short . . . mayonnaise is the devil.

About the author:

Image of Nicole WilliamsI'm a wife, a mom, a writer. I started writing because I loved it and I'm still writing because I love it. I write Young Adult because I still believe in true love, kindred spirits, and happy endings. Here's to staying young at heart *raises champagne glass* . . . care to join me?

Nicole loves hearing from her readers. You can contact her at nwilliamsbooks@gmail.com.

Represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

Connect with Nicole Williams: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway details:

  1. One entry per household.
  2. There will be one winner per book/series.
  3. You must be 15 years or older.
  4. Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  5. Giveaway ends on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
  6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  8. Good luck!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The giveaway is open internationally but the paperbacks and swag packs are for the US ONLY, unless stated otherwise. If you have any questions, please email me at booksoverboys at hotmail. Thank you!

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  1. What's your favorite book cover of 2013? Driven & Fueled :) And Night Owl and, oh hell, I love too many!!! ;)

  2. I am not one that cares what format a book is in, as long as I can read it! I love having physical books on my shelves, but I also love having a plethora of digital books on my iPad that I can take with me anywhere I go. I don't feel like I have a better experience with one format over the other.

    That is quite the story...I don't think I'll be able to look at Mayo quite the same now!! Haha!!

  3. Paperbacks. 95% of the time (; hehe

  4. I love November because Caramel Brule lattes are back!

  5. current book boyfriend. Matt from Night Owl.He is so mysterious

  6. My current book boyfriend is Matt from Night Owl. He is so MYSTERIOUS


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