Monday, August 26, 2013


Welcome to Flirt University's Back to School celebration! It's time for the Three R's, Flirt style—Reading, (W)Riting, and Romancing! In the spirit of getting to know one another on the first day of school, Flirt, Random House's New Adult imprint, has set up a New Adult blog hop so you can discover other blogs that love the hottest new romance genre.

As part of the hop, Flirt is giving away its signature "I <3 New Adult" tote (for carrying books, ereaders, and other fun things), and its signature "I <3 New Adult" mug (perfect for that morning coffee pick-me-up)! Just check out the Rafflecopter below—stop by each blog for more chances to win, and to meet awesome New Adult fans and reviewers! 

Head back to Romance at Random on Tuesday, September 3 to find out if you won (we'll email winners, too!), and don't miss your first Flirt University "lecture" from one of Flirt's esteemed New Adult Author Professors! They'll be sharing their thoughts on everything New Adult!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition, I have NetGalley review copy of Isn't She Lovely by Lauren Layne to give away!

The rules are clear—until they’re broken. Lauren Layne puts a New Adult spin on Pygmalion, also the inspiration for Pretty Woman, and gives the classic love story its edgiest twist yet.
“Who knew that pretending you’re not falling for someone would be so much more difficult than pretending that you are?” 
Stephanie Kendrick gave up her whole summer to ace her NYU film school screenwriting course, so she’s pissed to be stuck with a preppy, spoiled frat boy as her writing partner. Then again, with her piercings, black-rimmed eyes, and Goth wardrobe, Stephanie isn’t exactly Ethan Price’s type, either. He’s probably got his eye on some leggy blonde with a trust fund . . . or does he?
As the summer scene kicks off in the Hamptons, Ethan is desperate to make his snobbish mother forget the pedigreed girl who broke his heart. While Stephanie’s a stretch as a decoy, the right makeover and a pastel cardigan just might do the trick. She may not love the idea of playing Ethan’s brainless Barbie girlfriend, but the free rent and luxurious digs make a tempting offer. So does the promise of a ready-made screenplay idea inspired by their charade.
But when Stephanie steps into Ethan’s privileged world, the “acting” begins to feel all too real. The kissing and touching that were intended to fool the Hamptons crowd wind up manipulating them. And Stephanie faces a question she’s too afraid to ask: Is Ethan falling for the real her or for the dolled-up princess he wants to see?

About Lauren Layne
Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.
Connect with Lauren: Facebook | Twitter | Website

To win this review copy, just leave a comment telling me why you love New Adult or why you would like to try reading New Adult. Make sure to leave me a way to contact you. 


Hop away!
  1. Cocktails and Books
  2. Evie Knight
  3. Bookhounds
  4. Manga Maniac Café
  5. What I'm Reading
  6. The Book Tart
  7. Acting Balanced
  8. The Jeep Diva
  9. Reading Under the Willow Tree
  10. Stuck in Books
  11. Books of Love
  12. Book Lovin Mamas
  13. From the TBR Pile
  14. Book Flame Reviews
  15. Romance Crush Junkies
  16. My Book and My Coffee
  17. Bout a Book Blog
  18. Mackable Book Babes
  19. Tonya's Bookshelf
  20. Book Mom's Reviews
  21. The Revolving Bookcase
  22. Victoria's Gossip
  23. Dr. Pepper Diva
  24. Mad Book Reader
  25. Rose's Book Blog
  26. Renee Entress's Blog
  27. Book Addicts Not-So-Anonymous
  28. Go and Read Now
  29. Whirlwind Books
  30. Live. Laugh. Romance
  31. Brenda's Book Beat
  32. Crafty Momma
  33. Stories and Swag
  34. Book-A-Holic Anon
  35. Foxylutely Book Reviews
  36. Fictionators
  37. Zakirrah's Books Blog
  38. Feeling Fictional


  1. I like New Adult because it takes me out of my comfort zone. It's something different than what I usually read.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    -Amber Terry-

  2. It's more like reality and tells us how to cope with life. It also portrays how the life changes after steping out of teenage years. This is the reason I like NA. :)

  3. I love New Adult books because they're easy to relate to. Plus, I think that age is such a pivotal point in a persons life. So much to be learned. :)

  4. It's more like reality and tells us how to cope with life. It also portrays how the life changes after steping out of teenage years. This is the reason I like NA.

    I have commented previously aswell via aol but it showed numbers instead of my name and this is the reason I'm commenting again :)

  5. I love new adult because it is the perfect balance of YA and adult. Young enough to usually not have kids LOL but older than the usual high school stories. A lot of college settings which I love or just finding yourself after college. No one has everything figured out in their twenties. Also allows for hotter scenes and more mature topics.

  6. I love new adult for it's realness in the stories! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. I love New Adult for both its stories and unforgettable characters. The very good ones stay with you even after reading it.

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  8. Cool event! Thanks for spreading the word!

  9. New Adult is young and hot reads!


  10. I Love New Adult for how it borders the line between adult and ya books

  11. I love reading New Adult because it's a great blend of something young and fresh, but at the same time it's comfortable for me since it's where I am at in my life. And even when I am not at this stage I know New Adult will help me look on this time in my life fondly both the good and the bad.

  12. That tote and mug are so cute!! I love New Adult because I like that it's still a lot of firsts, but a little more mature. I love reading about the characters really trying to find themselves and discover who they are. It also makes me feel less weird being obsessed with fictional boys when they are older lol!!

  13. New adult books are fun and exciting. They keep me coming back for more!


  14. I love new adult because it combines romance and steamy scenes while staying classy, not trashy

  15. I love new adult because of the romance.

  16. I love new adult because of the romance.

  17. I love NA because it's a lot like YA but with more mature scenes! OH, it's one of my favorite genres! That and dystopian!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  18. I love New Adult because most of the characters are my age and it feels like something that would happen in my life!

  19. I really love reading New Adult because the stories are a little steamier than YA, and I feel like I can relate to the characters more easily. It's quickly become one of my favorite genres!

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

  20. because they are amazing & always good.

  21. The stories seem like they could be real life stories.