I just finished reading the first chapter of Sweet Valley Confidential. If you sign up as a "Super Fan", the publisher emails a copy to you. Actually, if you're like me, you register/sign up, watch it say that you registered, wait around for a day without getting anything and then go back to the site. Register again, watch as you get a message thanking you for updating your information and then (and only then) get the chapter emailed to you. Seems like a lot of work for something I was kind of disappointed with.
Maybe it's working as a writer. Granted I do non-fiction and will never reach the level of success (or money!) as Ms. Pascal, but I do understand passive voice...and I read a couple of them in the one chapter that made my head hurt. Hopefully those disappear before the book comes out.
Plus, I wasn't crazy about Liz and orgasms in the first chapter. Yes they're all grown up now, but the Liz we knew and loved wasn't so gung ho about sex talk. Now she's contemplating screwing a guy, just so she doesn't have to talk and being all besties with Bruce Patman. Anyone remember how in the SVU series, she still thought he was an ass and never even shared a scene with him? Wherever he is, I hope he's with Lila and not contemplating a "reunion" with Liz!
And I never thought I'd say it, but reading the chapter, made me miss Jessica...