Thursday, January 24, 2013

RABT: "Watch Me Disappear" by Diane Mulligan Promo/Giveaway (Ends 2/4) WW

New Adult
Title: Watch Me Disappear
Author: Diane Vanaskie Mulligan
Date Published: 8/2012

Lizzie Richards isn’t excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she’s trying to take her mother’s advice and make the most of it—the only way she can:  By disobeying her strict parents’ rules. Lizzie’s father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of “BFF” relationships she thinks most kids have. She’s bracing herself for another lonely year at her third high school when her neighbor Maura gets sick of watching her little brother when she could be partying. Thanks to Maura’s plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone’s new favorite babysitter. Seeing her opportunity, Lizzie decides to break her mother’s rules by using Maura’s computer to create a secret Email address and Facebook account. She is quickly friended by Missy, a fellow transfer student as eager for a friend as she is. Things are looking up for Lizzie until Maura’s ex-boyfriend Paul sets his eye on Missy. Caught between her new best friend and the neighbor whose friendship promises instant popularity, Lizzie doesn’t know what to do—because she’s fallen for Paul, too.

from Chapter 4

“He’s won the high average award the past three years, so unless someone can knock him down this year, he’ll be valedictorian.”
“Him?” I ask. The kid in question looks like some kind of wide-eyed farm boy, not like a valedictorian. He is tan and athletic-looking, but there is nothing cocky in his walk or his expression. If I had to guess just based on appearances, I would say he is probably of average intelligence at best but great with big animals like cows and horses. It is hard to picture him acing a calculus exam.
“Yep. His name is Hunter Groves. Valedictorian and star of the soccer team.”
“No kidding,” I say.
“He’s a nice kid,” Wes adds. “Usually the number one guy is a serious geek, but Hunter’s ok.”
I either hate Hunter Groves or love him. Maybe I am even madly in love with him. It may be shallow, but the guy of my dreams is both hot and smart, and he’s genuine enough to fall for me despite my mere average appearance. I know it’s a double standard to want a guy with looks and brains and maybe even athletic talent, and simultaneously to want people not to judge me by my looks and lack of athletic talent, but there it is. I guess I’m not a good person. And anyway, whatever dream guy I have in my mind, real boys intimidate me completely, and I steer clear of them. The good-looking jocks use their arrogance to compensate for their dull minds, and the really smart guys usually have the people skills of lab rats. There I go again, proving myself to be superficial and judgmental, but I’m just calling it like I see it. The point is, if Hunter Groves is the smart, athletic, nice guy Wes says he is, maybe dreams do come true.

Author Bio:
Diane Vanaskie Mulligan began writing Watch Me Disappear during an after-school writing club she moderates for high school students. This is her first novel. She holds a BA in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in teaching from Simmons College. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she’s the managing editor at The Worcester Review and the director of The Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference You can also find her occasionally strumming her guitar and singing at various bars in central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband.
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3 $10 Amazon gift cards to randomly drawn commenters, and one $20 gift card to a randomly drawn host!


  1. Thanks for hosting a stop on my tour. I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt.

  2. Now I'm intrigued. Who is Hunter? There may be more main characters here what was told in the blurb. Definitely a plausible situation. I would love to read the book. :)

    1. Hi Anne,

      Thanks for commenting! There are definitely more visitors than mentioned in the blurb. Hunter is Lizzie's first crush at her new school.

      If you want to read more, you can download the eBook for free from using this coupon code: AH94A


  3. Thank you for the code Diane, the book sounds really good. :)

    moonsurfer123 at gmail dot com

  4. Congrats Diane on your book release party! wishing you every continued success.

  5. Sounds like a great read. Thanks so much for the info.
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  6. Thank you for the excerpt. Sounds really good!
    dexiedoodles @ yahoo . com

  7. Loved the excerpt. This sounds like a good read :)

    sweetsindy93 at gmail dot com


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