Lip gloss addict Emerson Taylor thought she was just like any other 16-year-old girl—until her first kiss. Her shoulda-been-sweet smooch led to a swell of sticky sitches…and now she’s juggling a mad crush, the hopes of her school and a life filled with lies.
About Kiss & Make Up
Emerson's first kiss was NOT what she'd expected—not at all. She had to know if it would be like that again, so she picked a nice-enough guy for a little lip smack practice, and it went like this: They were gazing into each other’s eyes, the hyper-active butterflies going wild in Emerson’s stomach. She batted her lashes and felt herself flush. Leaning forward, she puckered up to prepare for the smooch she’d planned so carefully, and finally they were lip-locked! But wait…where were the fireworks most girls expected? The doves? And why weren’t the clouds parting? Emerson wasn’t seeing stars—just useless numbers and crazy equations. Huh? As soon as it happened, it was over, but she knew right then: kissing for her was...different.
Things only got worse. Later, as she was struggling through her algebra exam—why hadn’t she just shown up for the review?—Emerson starts to see those same crazy numbers and equations. That's when it finally hits her: Emerson could read the mind of the honey she smooched!
Now Em can snag the deepest secrets and memories of every cutie she kisses—and even get answers to the hardest quizzes and tests. Her grades (and her love life!) soar. But at what cost will she risk her newfound reputation among the academic elite—and the boy she loves—to win the school’s academic competition? And how can she keep from disappointing her Aunt Arch—the super-successful rep of Stellar Cosmetics Company?
Emerson realizes she must completely make over her selfish ways without her supernatural gift…but will true beauty triumph?
Kiss, tell and WIN!
We want you to kiss and tell—just this once—for GL’s Kiss & Tell Contest! Here’s how it works…
What’s your fave lip gloss flavor, and what makes YOU shine? Send BOTH answers along with your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send just one submission by October 1, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
10 special sweeties will each win a copy of Kiss & Make Up and will be featured on Girlslife.com beginning October 2, 2012.
Here’s an example…
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BY GL ON 9/17/2012 12:00:00 AM