Alison G. Bailey’s “STOP” five fun facts + signed book & $10 Amazon gift card giveaway!

by Maryse on June 21, 2015 · 30 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

Alison G. Bailey has a brand new book (Stop!) that she’s about to release, on June 25th, and we’re having a little pre-celebration today!! :D She’s sent us over the gorgeous cover, a fun “5 Fun Facts” about the book AND a signed book giveaway along with a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter below!!

I loved her book “Present Perfect” so I’m definitely intrigued by this one, ’cause it totally sounds like our kind of book. It kind of sounds like it’s gonna be a “bully” (or outcast?) book!

What’s it about?

Every life has a different path full of sharp turns, smooth curves, and steep drop offs.

Hollis Murphy has a plan—college, career, boyfriend, love, marriage, family. A predictable, normal life. She’s on track until an outside force causes her to crash and burn. They call it an accident, because that’s the only word they know to explain what happens to her. It helps everyone move on with their lives, except for Hollis. She holds on to the belief that she’s been targeted for a reason.

Risher Stevenson is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the hottest boy Hollis has ever laid eyes on. He fits perfectly into her original plan for a normal life. Everyone loves him.

Benton Daniels is intelligent, caring, sweet, and the bravest boy Hollis has ever met. He doesn’t fit into her life but gives it purpose and makes it extraordinary. Everyone hates him.

One is bullied. One is tormented. All are judged. How will it STOP?

Ohhhhh that sounds like it’s gonna be tumultuous and hard on us. Just like I love ‘em! Take a look at this teaser:

“Look, why don’t you let her go.” My head jerked toward Benton.
The guy in front glared at us for several seconds before looking over at his friend.
A slimy smile crawled across his face, as his gaze shifted back, alternating between the two of us. “Okay.”
Benton released my hand. “Get out of here, Hollis.”
“I’m not leaving you. Let’s just start walking,” I whispered.
“They’ll follow us. Go now and don’t stop until you’re back in your room.”

I LOVE books, and I especially love when we get a little sneak peek to to kind of … introduce it to us, and to already “know” it personally, ya know? Like right now! ‘Cause the authors also tells us a bit about herself, too!

6 Fun Facts 

Maryse asked me to reveal five fun facts about me and my upcoming new release Stop!, out June 25. Here we go.

  • The cover model for Stop! is my niece, Paige.
  • There is a real person who was my inspiration for the character of Benton in Stop! I found him when doing my research for the book. His name is Benton.
  • There is a different line in each of my books that makes me giggle no matter how many times I read them. In Stop!, Hollis’s BFF Maggie says,

“You know what I mean, right? When he revs my cho-cho.”

I’m giggling as I write this.

  • I can’t write a book without including at least one song from Lifehouse on the playlist.
  • I consume copious amounts of Diet Pepsi while writing.
  • Here’s an extra one for you. One time, I was approached by a guy in a bar who insisted he knew me and used to call me Sugar Britches.

*snort* Alright, Sugar. ;) This one looks so good!

And let’s get a nice close-up of that cover, shall we?


Now for the giveaway: a signed book giveaway along with a $10 Amazon gift card!!

How to enter for a chance to win? Just leave a comment below (and to make it more fun, if you want to… tell us a “fun fact” about yourself), and by 10pm EST, Wednesday June 24th 2015, I will randomly select ONE winner for the prize above.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book & gift card will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to US addresses only, although all are welcome to comment!

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Mami2jcn June 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Fun fact: My cousin is an internationally known musician and my grandfather was an actor who starred in a movie with Sophia Lauren.

dyan temporada June 21, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Theres nothing fun about me because I was bullied when I was in grade school so I love books that has a bullied theme. But I never let those bully get to me because I know that the people who truly knows and cares for me are the only people I need to please. I love to read books because they help me escape reality! :)

Hazel B. June 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Btw, I loved Present Perfect. Fun fact: I have not DNF’d a book, not one single one in the past 5 years. Even when I’m not feeling it, I must read to the end. More times than not, I end up liking it.

AngieG June 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds like a cool book! Fun Fact: I’ve been to Ireland twice, and I can’t wait to take my son someday. It’s my favorite place in the world!

rachelle June 21, 2015 at 1:06 PM

I’m sooo excited to read this book!!!
Fun fact my great great great great great great grandfather is Hans Christian Andersen

Shirley June 21, 2015 at 1:22 PM

I cannot wait to read this book! Fun Fact: Johnny Cash used to live 1 mile from my house. Used to see him and June around all the time- restaurants, mall, store. Nobody ever bothered him, just treated him as one of the regulars. Great people!

john hutchens June 21, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Fun Fact I write poetry in my free time

bn100 June 21, 2015 at 1:57 PM

like to bake

Yolanda Ann June 21, 2015 at 2:12 PM

My bday is 7/19 my dogs is 8/19 my cousin 10/19 and my sons 11/19!!!
Thanks for the chance I love love love Hollis!!! Alison is a talented soul!!!

debarshi das June 21, 2015 at 2:17 PM

I like thomas and friends, a lot, since day 1. :)

Con GC June 21, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Is admitting that my guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelorette considered a fun fact?

Mindy Ison June 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Fun fact huh? I have 2 spleens! Probably more weird then fun.

donna June 21, 2015 at 3:56 PM

I have met some of the hottest book boyfriends through your book blog. So. Please pick me!

Denise June 21, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Thank you for the chance to win. Sounds like another great read.

Danielle Renee June 21, 2015 at 6:02 PM

First of all, this book is AMAZING. I laughed and I cried, and I got mad.

Fun fact? I feel so special. Alison is releasing Stop! on my birthday, lol. Just a coincidence, but I love saying that

Allison Profeta June 21, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Fun fact: I once fell through my kitchen ceiling because I didn’t know to only walk on the beams in the attic. Derp.

Cheryl June 21, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Intrigued by the teaser. Fun fact: my boyfriend in high school and my husband have the same birthday. ;)

Melissa June 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM

My grandmother nearly rode in steerage on the Titanic, but a member of her family fell ill and their trip was delayed.

Tina June 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

I love reading restaurant menus and take one from every place I go. I even have one from Margaritaville, when I went to Grand Turk on a cruise.

Yohanna baez June 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Thank you for the chance.
There is nothing fun about me im just boring like tht

Katie Lowden June 21, 2015 at 10:11 PM

There’s nothing too entertaining about me- fun fact I’m a SAH mom to 6 and 3 yr old! Love to read and collect paperbacks! Thanks so much for the chance, would love this!!

Trudy June 22, 2015 at 1:42 AM

Fun Fact: I stopped dying my hair. Turns out I am totally white and have earned the nickname of Pepe Le Pew from my sons.

Aleksandra A June 22, 2015 at 3:26 AM

OMG!!! LOVE this and I am so, so, so excited to read Stop! :)

Maria Malaveci June 22, 2015 at 6:21 AM

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Fun Fact: First time I EVER went Skiing, it was in the Alps in Switzerland, and I am fluent in GREEK ♥

Minha June 22, 2015 at 6:51 AM

Fun fact: I came to the US to stay only 6 months, but arriving here I felt like I was born in Brazil by mistake :) after 3 months US was already home. 8 months later I met my today husband and the deal was sealed. I have been here 18 years and am very thankful for this country and all the people that received me as one of their one. Thank you!!!!
And thank you Maryse for the give away!!!

Linda May June 22, 2015 at 2:48 PM

A fun fact about myself is I’m easy to get along with, some people would call me a sweetheart. I love spending time with family & friends & especially my son, daughter-in-law & grandsons. Thanks for this amazing Giveaway.

Amy P. June 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

I’m the treasurer of a local cemetery, where my grandparents, great grandparents, and great-great grandparents are buried.

jennycrig June 22, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Fun fact: I fell off my bike when I was 11. An ambulance was called and I spent the night at the hospital. I was faking it the entire time.

Dena June 23, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Fun Fact: when I get flustered talking to someone I don’t know I randomly say embarrassing things. Like what TV shows I used to watch Simpsons, bones, vampire diaries stuff that wouldn’t interest someone at all especially since I never introduced myself.

I would really like to read this book especially since it sounds interesting and I did not read her other book so I would be starting fresh. Thank you!!

Danielle July 15, 2015 at 7:52 PM

Fun Fact: I designed a special edition charm bracelet with Alison for the cover reveal of Stop! that she gave away on her website.

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