Monday, November 8, 2010

Lasso-dicking Around

Megan McCafferty. Don't know who she is? Man, do I feel bad for you. Megan is the author who wrote the fantastic Jessica Darling series and created one of my top book-crushes, Marcus Flutie. I mean, how could you NOT love a Backstreet Boys t-shirt wearing guy?
 just because I still love them..

She has quickly become one of my favorite authors because of that series through her characters, witty writing, great voice, and a fantastic personality.

Need examples of my fangirl-ishness? Inspired by Megan's books, a few of us from my online book club took to twitter to try and get #lassodicking as a trending topic (which Megan saw and loved and sent us each a signed book) and we became the Lasso-Dicking Posse. Later, we went on to come up with the 12 Days of Jessica and Marcus and I also have a ring with the quote "My thoughts create my world" stamped on it.

When I found out that she was working on a new project, Bumped, I stalked her twitter in anticipation of any news relating to it. Haven't heard about Bumped? Here's the synopsis:

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

I'm really excited to be getting another book by Megan and this one sounds like it's going to be a good one and I really hope that I'll get the chance to read it before April because that is a long time to wait! Plus, this would be an awesome birthday present since she's picking the winners on my birthday.
 Here's lookin' at you, Megan

What do you think? Have you read any of her books? Are you interested in this one?

Bumped will be released on April 26, 2011 and you can pre-order it here.


  1. This is awesome. I love Megan and super-excited about her new book, Bumped. Love the post, hope you are the ARC winner. By the way, where did you get the stamped ring? I want one!

  2. Oh, man, I'd almost forgotten about the 12 Days of Marcus!! What an Epic Day of Awesome that was!!

  3. I got the ring from Etsy seller MissesBird (store Nest in Bloom).

    Heather - I STILL have hopes of meeting her one day and getting her to sign a printout of the song :-)

  4. #lassodicking FTW!!! That day was seriously the best day ever!

    I am laughing because your posts reads almost identical to mine! Great minds etc.

  5. I have to admit, I haven't read the Jessica Darling series, but BUMPED looks awesome.

  6. I still haven't read the JD series, but I have been listening to the This is Us cd in my car all week!

  7. YAY BSB!

    Confession: I totally ordered their first ever (and non-USA) cd from Amazon for my birthday and it came in the mail with my Kindle today.

    I'm not sure which one I'm most excited about..