“Darkly funny” and “Twisted” blurbs for BAD TASTE IN BOYS

November 17th, 2010 • Kate

BadTasteinBoysFINALCongrats to Carrie Harris, who announced not just one, not just two, but THREE fabulous blurbs for her debut novel Bad Taste in Boys, which Delacorte is publishing next summer. Here’s just one:

“Kate Grable is my new hero. Thanks to Harris’s darkly funny, twisted, and sexy tale of high school drama gone un-deadly wrong, I know who I’m calling during the next zombie apocalypse. Science nerds have never been so cool.” – Kiersten White, NYT bestselling author of PARANORMALCY

Check out Carrie’s blog for the other rave reviews.

I particularly love the “science nerd” call-out. I mean, we’re all nerds about something, right? What’s YOUR nerd calling? I don’t know if mine’s books, computer games, Joss Whedon, or my latest nerdity, photography.

But we’ve all got something. Let me know yours for a special holiday gift pack of kt literary books AND a tote bag. One random commenter will win big!

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26 Responses to ““Darkly funny” and “Twisted” blurbs for BAD TASTE IN BOYS”

  1. Tom Sniegoski Says:

    It's the next book that I'm reading!!!!!!


  2. Nichole Giles Says:

    My nerd calling is spoken grammar. Every time I hear someone speaking with terrible grammar (not slang–totally different) I want to edit their speech.

    Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

    Love that blurb. Sounds like a fab book.

  3. Krista V. Says:

    By virtue of being married to one, I'm now a soundtrack nerd (not the song tracks in a movie, mind you, but the original instrumental score). In fact, if I ever publish a book AND option the movie, he demands that I retain the right to choose my own composer:)

  4. Krista V. Says:

    Oh, and I'm very much looking forward to BAD TASTE IN BOYS, by the way.

  5. Eleni Says:

    I can't wait to read this book! My nerdy tendencies are definitely being a bookworm and I love playing the Sims 3 computer game. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win!



  6. Kellie T. Says:

    So many choices for a nerd calling! Musical theatre, books, BBC programing, soccer, Harry Potter… The list could honestly just go on and on. Picking one is like picking a favorite book – you can do it, but the guilt. Oh, the Guilt!

    But just one? Oh, all right. Given the imminent release of Deathly Hallows Part I, we'll give the Harry Potter nerd-calling some love and go with that. He is the Boy Who Lived after all.

    p.s. love the blog!

  7. Allison Ridley Says:

    Oh, I'm totally a book nerd. But I'm also kind of a YouTube/Twitter nerd. They go hand-in-hand, though. πŸ™‚

  8. Shannon Says:

    I'll read anything that has "twisted" as an identifier. LOVE the name.

    I don't know who does your book covers, but kudos to them, fantastic cover. I'd read the book just because of the cover (same with XVI, BTW) and that is saying something because I'm a picky YA reader.

    Thanks for Sharing.

  9. Amanda Says:

    Because "nerd" sounds better than "glutton," I'll say I'm a pastry nerd.

  10. Mandy P. Says:

    What kind of nerd am I? Oh my! Such a tough question.

    Well, I guess I'm a book-reading, SF/F writing, history loving, Star-Wars crazy, aerospace engineer sort of nerd. Each one of those facts individually probably makes me a nerd and all of them together make me like a super nerd.

    And I'm definitely going to pick up a copy of BAD TASTE IN BOYS if its about science nerds, because we science/engineer nerds rock!

  11. Shannon Says:

    Only a true nerd would miss the question about nerds – that's because "nerd" is my normal.

    Let's see, I'm married to the nerdiest computer nerd on the planet – yup! I know what LOTR stands for without looking it up (Lord of the Rings). I could probably recite every Star Trek episode (the originals, thank you very much). My adoration for Orson Scott Card is legend. And, I have read "The Soul of a New Machine" [takes a bow].

    Oh, and I dance to ABBA songs with my daughter while we watch Mama Mia!

  12. A.L. Sonnichsen Says:

    I can't pass this one up. I have never been a math or science nerd, but I am a literature nerd, because I loved all the classics even in high school. And since I'm a full-time active duty member of the spoken-grammar police, I think that qualifies me for nerd-status as well. *sigh*


  13. Erin Says:

    Congrats, Carrie! I can't wait to read it!

    In regards to being a nerd, I qualify for at least 7 different varieties on this chart though I'm most seriously a lit nerd and pop culture geek. (Meaning I adore literary theory more than I should and predicting Oscar winners is one of my favorite annual pastimes.)

    I love the use of the word "nerdity"! πŸ˜€

  14. Sara Says:

    I can't wait to read BAD TASTE IN BOYS!

    *wishes nerd calling involved something cool like robots or aerial stunts*

  15. Sara Mackey Says:

    Ooh, ooh, grammar. And other languages. I love it when language is actually logical, it gives me faith in the world.

    Congrats to Carrie!

  16. catriona Says:

    Oooh. I'm a word nerd for sure – words on their own, strung together in books, as part of something i'm editing.

  17. Crispin Says:

    I'm a film nerd, a music nerd and of course, the ever so traditional computer nerd, since I do software design for a living. πŸ™‚

  18. Kat Says:

    Totally a Joss Whedon nerd/fangirl, the man is a genius. I'm also a technology nerd– computers, science, space travel– anything that could be called "futuristic", I love.

  19. Deserae Says:

    Hahaha! Congratulations, Carrie— this is definitely awesome. πŸ™‚

    My nerd calling has always been books. Always. And, thus, the Hermoine Grangers of the literary world have been my best friends. Love, love, love geek-chic characters.

  20. Alicia Says:

    My nerdiness I think is music. When I was young I loved Alice In Chains and anything grunge…now that I'm older, I'm into mellow nerdy stuff that has beautiful voices and harmony. What happened to me?

    Then there's my love of cheese–not the edible kind–the corny, everything ends happily, Disney channel kind of cheese. My husband hates it.

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  22. Kelsey M Says:

    I'm a movie nerd, or a movie news nerd, I've pretty much memorized IMDB.com. I'm also a book nerd of course!

  23. Rachel W Says:

    I am most definately a blog nerd. I subscribe to the blogs of all my favorite authors, friends, and musicians. Not only that, but I also subscribe to several agent blogs. When I'm not working on reading a good book you will find me at my computer reading blogs (or watching vlogs).

  24. Tracey Says:

    Yay for nerds! Can't wait to read this one.

    I'm probably a nerd about many things, but I'll limit my answer to Star Wars (original movies only!) and Harry Potter.

  25. Kiki Hamilton Says:

    Yay for Carrie and her blurbs! Well deserved!

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