Douglas J Eboch and Kris Bock, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium.
Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium by Douglas J Eboch and Kris Bock
Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Introducing the new young adult romantic comedy series featuring “Felony Melanie” seven years before the events of the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
Before Melanie Smooter became hot fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, she was known as Felony Melanie, the teenage troublemaker of Pigeon Creek, Alabama. Aching to escape the boredom of small-town life, she gets into many reckless adventures. Her boyfriend, Jake, is always by her side – and the local sheriff is usually close behind.
When Melanie qualifies for the Miss Alabama Princess Pageant Southern Regional in the big city of Mobile, the first prize scholarship could be her ticket out of Pigeon Creek. But can her homemade dresses compete against the expensive gowns, and can a “trailer trash” girl survive when a haughty debutante will do anything to destroy the competition.
Meanwhile, Jake thinks beauty pageants are silly, but he’ll be there to support Melanie – as long as he can avoid getting kicked out by hotel security. Then Jake and his friends start to suspect someone is sabotaging the whole pageant. They try to follow the clues, but it isn’t easy when everyone dismisses you as redneck kids.
Melanie needs to prove herself on stage. Jake and the gang need to make sure she gets the chance. Can they show they’re more than what people see on the surface?
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Know the Heroine from Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium
Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Sneak out of the trailer home, find Jake and maybe some of the rest of the gang, and get into trouble.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
When she’s not gussied up for the beauty pageant stage, she prefers to wear clothes that can stand up to running through the woods to escape the sheriff, and maybe a dive into the pond.
Does she know how to fix things?
She’s better known for breaking things.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
“Felony Melanie” earned her nickname because everything she tries to do seems to go badly. There was the episode of blowing up the bank. Totally in accident. We don’t talk about that (much).
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How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
In Pigeon Creek, everyone knows everyone.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
So not a morning person.
Can she use chopsticks?
She’s seen chopsticks.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
Coffee with lots of sugar when she was out late getting into trouble, and now she needs to wake up and pretend to be a respectable young lady on the beauty pageant stage.
What apps would she have on her phone?
It’s 1993 in rural Alabama. What are apps?
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!
Where to buy Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1136942499
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Douglas J Eboch is a screenwriter and author who wrote the original screenplay to the movie Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon. Doug currently teaches screenwriting and pitching at Art Center College of Design and LMU.
Doug’s sister is the author of over 80 books under the names Chris Eboch and Kris Bock. As Kris Bock , she writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest.
Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 50-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter.
Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest.
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