Monday, March 5, 2012

xoxoxo (Stories About Melissa Book #2) by Bethany Lopez Blog Tour


Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, andJimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can’t help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life. 

To view my review for Ta Ta For Now click here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/288752568

To view my review for XOXOXO click here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/288817734


Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her first novel through Amazon with CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. Ta Ta for Now! is also now available through Smashwords at Barnes and Noble.com, on the Nook, and the Sony eReader. Her second novel in the series, xoxoxo, will be released on March 2, 2012. 


Bethany Lopez’s Dream Cast for XOXOXO 

Melissa - Gage Golightly 

Jess - Elizabeth Gillies 

Jimmy - Sterling Knight 

Megan - Ciara Bravo 

Ben - Jeremy Sumpter 

Brian - Robbie Amell 

Jenna - Nathalia Ramos

Melissa - Gage Golightly 
Gage Golightly has the fresh All-American look that I envision Melissa having. Very pretty and sweet, without being intimidating to other girls. 

Jess - Elizabeth Gillies
Jess has a little more of an edge, and I think Elizabeth is a beautiful girl.

Ben - Jeremy Sumpter 
Ben is older than the rest of the group. He is a graduating senior, and is about to join the Air Force. I think Jeremy Sumpter has the perfect, striking good looks to match what I have imagined for Ben!

Brian - Robbie Amell 
Robbie is little older than Brian, but he has the look and the coloring of Brian.

Jenna - Nathalia Ramos 
Jenna is the amazingly beautiful, popular, and a senior at DHS. I think Nathalia fits this role perfectly.

Layla - Kelli Goss 
As friend, turned enemy, turned acquaintance, Layla would be a tough, but fun role to play. I think Kelli fits the picture I had in my mind.

Jimmy - Sterling Knight
Sterling Knight may be a little old to play Jimmy, but he has that "good-looking best friend" look to him, which is how I picture Jimmy. 

Megan - Ciara Bravo
We would have to dirty her up a bit, but I think Ciara would make the perfect Megan!

Can't get enough of Melissa, Jimmy, Jess, and Brian Follow along the blog tour for more

http://loveofbooks409.blogspot.com/ : March 5 – Excerpt2*

http://nicoleslibrary.blogspot.com : March 5 – Author Interview



http://www.supagurlbooks.blogspot.com : March 6 – Excerpt3 & Review*


thegirlinacafe.blogspot.com : March 7 – Character Tweets


http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com : March 8 – Review*

http://www.goodchoicereading.com/ : March 9 – Excerpt1*




http://yabound.blogspot.com : March 9 – Spotlight

9 comments:

Trisha Wolfe said...

Love this! Thanks, Tee!

Bethany Lopez said...

Thank you do much!

Bethany Lopez said...

*so

Tee said...

Trish,
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this GREAT blog tour! I am so Team Jimmy :)

Tee said...

Bethany,
Thank you for sharing such a GREAT story with us. I am so Team Jimmy :)

Bethany Lopez said...

I want to thank you for your lovely reviews! I am so happy that you like the books!
Funny, my sixteen year old is Team Brian and my fourteen year old is Team Jimmy! It is fun to see who you find appealing!
Thanks again!

Raine Thomas said...

Love Bethany's work, and I can't wait to check out xoxoxo! Great post.

Tee said...

Bethany,
OMG I was totally team Brian for half the book and then when I saw what Jimmy did for her and how he looked out for her I said man oh man I need me a Jimmy!

Bethany Lopez said...

Raine,
Thanks for the support!
Tee,
Lol... I am glad you have a connection with the characters! What a wonderful compliment!