Okay, so this is supposed to be my usual blog chain post, but to be honest my brain is a little bit fractured at the moment between preparing for the launch of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE and working on my second set of revisions for my next book.
However, this weeks question from Katrina is a good one:
Have you ever written a summer fling? Or are all your fictional relationships the deep, forever kind? If you did write one, how would it begin (the meet cute)? Where would it be set? Give us a few paragraphs sample.
Due to the whole fractured brain thing, I cannot do this question justice right now. However, I do have a recommendation for a great book that is about a summer fling, but also a really deep and wonderful and slightly painful read. It is YA Contemporary that came out a few years ago called TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler. If you have not read it, I highly recommend finding some time this summer to be at the beach with this book.
As always, Sandra is next in line on the blog chain, so head on over there and give her some love.
I also have quite a bit of ALP (this is the official - according to me anyway - abbreviation for ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE and every time I type it, I think how fun it would be if the rallying cry for this book became #yodelayheehoo. Yes, this is probably funny - and makes sense -only to me, but it makes me smile so - win.) news and updates.
#1. You can read an excerpt (about 80 pages worth!) on the Epic Reads website.
#2. Epic Reads has also put together some really creepy cool quote images for ALP (#yodelayheehoo) that your eyes can enjoy by following this link.
#3. Wishing there was a way that you could enter to win a free copy of ALP (#yodelayheehoo. Yep, I am trying to make this a thing cause it would be so fetch.)? Well you are in luck. The amazing Wendy Darling of The Midnight Garden has teamed up with Epic Reads to give away 10 ARCS of ALP! Click the image below for the link.
#4. And finally in case you don't win one of those ARCS OR if you prefer you book in the more durable and classic hardcover format, then check this out:
This is the jacket-less front cover of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE and I am in love with it. I actually prefer to read my hardcovers with the slippery paper jackets removed, so to have a book that looks so gorgeous stripped naked just makes me squeee with glee.
Isn't it pretty? (Hint: the correct answer is yes. Yodelayheehoo will also be accepted.)
These will be available for purchase on June 11th, OR you can try to win one starting next week when the YA Author Showdown between myself and Eve Silver begins. You can read more about that here.
So, I think that is all the updates I have for now, but stay tuned because I still have the trailer reveal for ALP coming very very soon.