New-look Library

Newton Abbot Library, where I used to help run the Teenage Flicks book club, has just re-opened. Read all about it at the PRSD.

Spotted on the shiny new shelves of the Teenage section and pictured below: one of the books chosen by the students of Newton Abbot College and Coombeshead Academy. (Thank you!)

Extreme Kissing on library shelfNewton Abbot Library shelves

In other news, I’ve recently posted at Girls Heart Books about writers’ reasons to make lists, and at A Book Addicted Girl about recommended reading for summertime.

Also I highly recommend checking out The Pink Thing at Luna’s Little Library. This site is looking at various books that have pink covers (including Kiss Date Love Hate) and finding out what lies beyond the pink…

(Photos by People’s Republic of South Devon, reproduced with kind permission under Creative Commons Licence.)

Extreme Kissing audiobook now available

Extreme Kissing is now an audiobook!

It’s published by W H Howes and is available there and at Whole Story Audio, among other places.

Buy it with instant download at Audible in the UK or Audible in the US.

Find out more in the W H Howes catalogue, and listen to an extract below.

Extreme Kissing audiobook extract:

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Bethany’s story is narrated by Harriet Carmichael, who also read Kiss Date Love Hate, and Carlota’s part is narrated by Jo Hall. Read more about these fabulous actors here.

British Month at Fluttering Butterflies - and a giveaway!

Fluttering Butterflies British authors monthFluttering Butterflies book blog is running a month celebrating British authors, and today she has reviewed Extreme Kissing and hosted a guest post by me about the British settings of this book and Swapped by a Kiss. There’s also a giveaway of a copy of Extreme Kissing, with a closing date of 30th November 2011.

Read the review of Extreme Kissing.

Enter the giveaway.

Check out Fluttering Butterflies all month (and beyond)!

Edited to add: Here’s my second post for Fluttering Butterflies British Month: Confessions of a British Word Nerd

German review of Extreme Kissing

14-year-old Mila Milisavljevic has written a lovely review of the German edition of Extreme Kissing oder: Wie viele Frösche ich küssen musste.

German Extreme Kissing info

Sabado Sem Nocao (Extreme Kissing in Portuguese) reviews

Extreme Kissing is published in Brazil by Editora iD, translated into Portuguese and called “Sábado sem noção”.

Read lovely reviews on, Livromaníaca, Viaje na Leitura and Viver para Ler, with huge thanks to the reviewers! The reviews are in Portuguese, though some of the sites have built-in basic translators.

See also Sábado sem noção on Skoob.

Extreme Kissing’s Portuguese edition vlog

Lost in Chick Lit, a Brazilian book blog, features Sabado Sem Nocao (Extreme Kissing’s Portuguese edition) in their ‘in my mailbox’ post. Get a great view of the book, inside and out, from 2:54.

Also see EditoraID’s Twitter pic of the outside cover and inside cover.

Extreme Kissing Quiz

How extreme are you?

Take the Extreme Kissing Quiz.

About Extreme Kissing


Extreme Kissing was partly inspired by the international sport of Extreme Ironing. In the book, this is Bethany’s brother’s favourite activity.

Extreme Ironing is a real sport and it originated in Leicester, England. See the Extreme Ironing Bureau website for more details, or watch the vid below for extremity in action.

Forget base jumping, canyoning and abseiling for a thrill, they’ve got nothing on the sport of extreme ironing. — Sarah Hughes, Warcry, Australia on the EIB

From the Extreme Ironing Bureau FAQ:(cut sections marked ‘…’)

“Why is extreme ironing ‘extreme’?”

“…Well the first step is to… add a bit of risk. This might mean ironing on a particularly difficult mountain climb, or… 20 metres underwater with full scuba gear. The only limit is your imagination. Just remember to plan your extreme ironing carefully…”

Replace ‘ironing’ with ‘travelling’, add some teen magazines and randomly chosen challenges from their pages, and that’s where Bethany and Carolota’s journey starts. (Then replace ‘travelling’ with ‘kissing’…)