Monday, November 6, 2017

It's Here! The First Kiss Hypothesis! It's a Party -- and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey there everyone -- it's a good day, no, a GREAT day at chez Mandelski!

My second book -- or as the fancy folks say -- my sophomore effort -- is out in the world!


The First Kiss Hypothesis is about a girl who trusts science to find love, and the boy next door who is determined to prove her wrong. Eli and Nora are best friends, who love pie, and maybe each other, if only she can let go of her hypothesizing, and give him a second chance at an epic kiss.


I hope that you read it and enjoy!


Some thank you's are definitely in order today -- first to the amazing staff at Entangled: editorial, design, publicity, you name it, you've all been wonderful. Thank you, Heather Howland for your sage writing advice and editorial wrangling. Thanks to my agent Danielle Chiotti, who is nothing but supportive and awesome. Thanks to my critique buds who read this story at its various stages and who always have my back.


Oh goodness, to my husband, who is absolutely my One True Love. He's amazing! Thanks to my sweet daughters, who have grown into young women since my last book, and who are my muses and make me smile every day.


So now my gift to YOU, my readers! I'm hosting a giveaway, with a fun book-themed swag pack including: a Marie Curie mug (who doesn't want one of those?), a pie-scented candle, stickers, and more! Enter by telling me all about the best pie you've ever had in the comments below! It's as simple as that. Raffle runs until 11/13. Good luck!


Thanks to all of you readers for celebrating with me! And be on the lookout for a companion book to this one, coming Spring 2018!



24 comments:

  1. I am over the moon for you! Congratulations!! I can’t WAIT to read it. Eeeeeee! Ok...Best pie... My grandmothers lemon pie. We used to sneak a spoonful of the lemon filling when it was warm before she put it in the pie shell. Yum!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Lori!! And grandma's lemon pie sounds divine (lemon meringue is one of my all time favorites!

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  2. Congrats! So excited to read! Best pie: strawberry-rhubarb at Betty's Pies in Two Harbors, Minnesota, overlooking Lake Superior.

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    1. Thank you, Sara! That sounds so good, and Betty's Pies in Two Harbors sounds SO charming. If I ever get to go on my world pie tour, it's definitely on my to-visit list!

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  3. Woot woot!! Congratulations! My favorite pie has to be warm pecan pic with vanilla ice cream on top!!

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    1. Oh thank you, Lori! And -- pecan pie! We had a bakery nearby that made the best pecan tart and it just closed. I'm SO sad.

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  4. Congratulations on a truly impressive achievement!
    My Georgian mother; she really knows how to bake the best pecan pie. That is the best pie I am aware of at this time.
    Also, I would love to drink from a mug honoring a woman who died pursuing knowledge. Just sayin'.
    I can't wait to read this book, knowing you wrote it! WOW

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather!! Pecan seems a perennial favorite! Hope you are well!

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this! Best pie I've ever eaten would be a Tollhouse pie (basically a chocolate chip cookie in pie form). So yummy!

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    1. I'm a sucker for chocolate chip ANYTHING, Angie. This sounds great to me! Thanks for the kind words too!!

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  6. Happy release day! I'm so excited to read this book <3 my favorite/best pie I've ever had has been warm apple pie made from scratch w/a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

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    1. Ahhh, the simplicity of apple pie with vanilla ice cream -- SOOOOO GOOD!! Thanks for chiming in!

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  7. Preacher’s Pie!!!!! Not only is it my personal favorite, it is just the best pie hands down!

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  8. I like the blueberry pie I had for my birthday once. We didn't do anything special except have pie, so that made it pretty memorable :)

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  9. Okay so blueberry is really in my top 3 pies. I think its hard to find a good one, not too runny, not too congealed. I'm glad yours was good, I'm always on the hunt!

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  10. I think the best pie I have ever had was from this little diner in the town where I am from. I think what made the Lemon pie from Paxtons the best was having the pie and conversation with my aunt. She worked at Paxtons and I would go over after midnight when it wasn't busy and we would have lemonpie, french fries, coffee and conversation. Some of the best times of my life. My aunt is no longer with us, but going to Paxtons for pie brings back the best memories.

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    1. What a wonderful memory! Thanks for sharing it!!

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  11. Congrats! Dutch apple pie is my fav!!

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    1. Dutch apple has the crumbs on it, right? That's my husband's all time favorite!!

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  12. Congratulations on the release of your book! I am hoping to read it soon! This giveaway had me at Marie Curie mug! My favorite pie would be a Dutch Apple Pie, I really enjoyed the one from Julian Pie company.

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    1. That's 2 Dutch apples in a row! I do lI've a good apple pie, and I'll have to look up Julian pie co.!

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win your book! The best pie I ever ate was a big piece of lemon meringue pie, from a local family restaurant. It had the most delicious buttery crust, lemony but not to tart filling and heaps of glistening meringue on top, browned at the peaks. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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    1. My great grandma made an awesome lemon meringue pie, those browned peaks are the best!

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