March 19th, 2010

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Elizabeth Scott!

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THE UNWRITTEN RULE



Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don't like your best friend's boyfriend.


Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for years. He's easy to talk to, supersmart, and totally gets her. Lately it even seems like he's paying extra attention to her. Everything would be perfect except for two things: Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and Brianna is Sarah's best friend.

Sarah forces herself to avoid Ryan and tries to convince herself not to like him. She feels so guilty for wanting him, and the last thing she wants is to hurt her best friend. But when she's thrown together with Ryan one night, something happens. It's wonderful...and awful.

Sarah is torn apart by guilt, but what she feels is nothing short of addiction, and she can't stop herself from wanting more...

Jenn: In my book The Ex Games, Hayden has to overcome her fear of heights to make it as a professional snowboarder. What are your characters afraid of, and how do they conquer their fears?

Elizabeth: In The Unwritten Rule, Sarah is afraid of losing her best friend Brianna--but she's also afraid of losing the connection she feels with her crush, Ryan, and that he seems to feel with her. The only problem is...Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend.

As for what happens--well, you'll have to read the book to find out!

Jenn: What has been your greatest fear as a writer, and how have you dealt with it?

Elizabeth: I worry about everything. Seriously. I can't think of one aspect of writing that I'm not completely neurotic about. I deal with it by trying to focus on what I love the most: writing.

Jenn: In The Ex Games, Hayden goes head-to-head with her ex-boyfriend in a snowboarding challenge. Are you involved in any sports? How do you think being a woman has affected you as an athlete?

Elizabeth: I'm not involved in any sports, although I do exercise. I don't think being a woman has anything to do with me not being in sports--I know it's because I have absolutely no coordination!

Jenn: For good or ill, I design my own web site. Who designed yours? What’s your favorite part of your web site that you wish more people would visit?

Elizabeth: My website was designed by Silas Dilworth, who is not only a great designer, but a really nice guy as well. My favorite part of my website is...hmm. My blog, I guess? I don't know. I like all of it. I think it's pretty!

Jenn: What’s your favorite gizmo advertising your book?

Elizabeth: Actually, Simon Pulse has made amazing interactive widgets for all of their authors--this is mine.

Elizabeth, thanks for dropping by, and best of luck with the release!