The Lip Gloss Chronicles Press Release


Sassy…Urban…HipThree words to describe the new young adult series

February 2009 – Author Shelia M. Goss announces the release of an exciting new young adult series – The Lip Gloss Chronicles. The Lip Gloss Chronicles explores the life of three Sassy, Urban, and Hip high school friends who are high on fashion and a magnet for drama. The Ultimate Test (Kensington Books; May 2009; ISBN: 1601621868; $9.95 U.S.) is the first book in the series.

All for one, one for all; never let the other fall.

Ever since they met in their elite private school, Britney, Jasmine, and Sierra have lived by these words, but now that they’re entering their freshman year in a public high school, their bond is about to be put to the ultimate test.

The daughters of wealthy Texas socialites, these girls are used to getting whatever they want, so it’s no surprise to them when the gorgeous DJ takes them under his wing. Drama soon comes their way in the form of Tanisha, a jealous older student who thinks DJ’s attention should be focused solely on her.

Even Tanisha’s threats can’t intimidate these girls as they form a united front against her. They’re tighter than ever—until a sticky situation complicates everything. Jasmine and Sierra both fall head over heels in love with DJ. Could this really mean the end of their friendship?

About Shelia M. Goss
Shelia M. Goss is the best-selling author of several women fiction novels. The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 1: The Ultimate test is Shelia’s debut young adult novel. Besides writing fiction, she is a freelance writer. She’s the recipient of three Shades of Romance Magazine Readers Choice Multi-Cultural Awards and honored as a Literary Diva: The Top 100 Most Admired African American Women in Literature.


About Urban Books

Urban Books is an imprint of Kensington Books.


For a review copy or to schedule Ms. Goss for an interview, contact:
Hattie Hogan-Jones
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