Friday, June 21, 2013

The One with All Things Garrick and Bliss

Hello friends!

I know I've been MIA A LOT.

First, I got to take a fabulous trip to London where I met some amazing UK fans... seriously, amazing. But then my mom fell ill with appendicitis, and had to have surgery. That combined with the whole foreign country thing meant very little free time and access to internet.

After her surgery, we got her back to the states, but then I immediately had to take off for a conference in Toronto (which was LOVELY). I also got to meet some fans here in Toronto at a Harper blogger event.

I'm actually just about to head back home to Texas (for a whole week! Yay!). I'll be heading to Orlando for Book Bash shortly after that! If you're going to be at Book Bash, keep an eye out here for a chance to hang out with me and the uber awesome Chelsea Cameron! Details to come this week!

If we haven't gotten a chance to meet yet, but you still want to talk or ask me questions... you're in luck!  I'll be chatting it up on goodreads with Jay Crownover (author of Rule and Jet, of the Marked Men series) in a Goodreads chat on June 26.  There is also a Faking It book club on My Facebook page on June 27 from 3-4 p.m. EDT where you can live chat with me about the book and ask me all your burning questions about Golden Boy and Angry Girl. So, if you haven't read FAKING IT yet... hurry it up already! You've got a deadline. :)   

Before I leave though, I wanted to get out this preview package of my upcoming Garrick/Bliss novella, KEEPING HER. The following package contains the first chapter of the novella along with all the Garrick Bonus scenes that had been posted previously in scattered form on the blog. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The One with Garrick and Bliss


You know that novella releasing in August?

The one about Garrick and Bliss and their life after LOSING IT?

Well, we were going to do a traditional cover reveal, but it appears that Garrick and Bliss just didn't want to wait. Or... they didn't want to share the limelight with Cade and Max of FAKING IT. Because they decided to pop up a little early on a few sites.

Which just means you guys don't have to wait to see the COVER!

Whoo-hoo! I really love this cover. I think it captures the sweetness of Garrick and Bliss's relationship.


That's not all! Instead of doing a cover reveal, we're going to be doing a more in-depth preview of the novella soon. We'll reveal more details of what the book is about as well an an excerpt from the novella and other fun things!

We're looking for bloggers interested in being a part of the novella preview. If that's you, sign up below.

Monday, June 3, 2013

FAKING IT and the Fourth and Final Garrick Bonus Scene


Less than a day left until FAKING IT goes live. In fact, we can start counting HOURS now! How awesome is that? In case you're out of the loop, and have no idea what I'm talking about. FAKING IT, book 2 in the Losing It Series, follows Cade, our lovable best friend from Book 1. First, check out this cover. *DIES* I'm obsessed with it. And it looks SO pretty in person.

And here's a little bit more about it: 

Mackenzie "Max" Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

I'm so unbelievably excited to share this book with you all. It's a little bit different in feel than LOSING IT, as our heroine and hero aren't quite as awkward as Bliss. But it's still got humor and romance and some angst. It's close to my heart, and I hope that you all will love the story of Cade and Max as much as I do. When you've read it, please do tweet or facebook me and tell me your thoughts! And the ever important question... Team Garrick? Or Team Cade? 

In the mean time, if you need a little something to tide you over until the book releases tomorrow, I bring you the final Garrick Bonus scene! You guys did a fabulous job spreading the word about pre-orders, and I hope that you all have enjoyed these special scenes from LOSING IT in Garrick's POV. Please do note, these are just bonus scenes. They are NOT content from the upcoming novella, KEEPING HER. That novella is set after LOSING IT, and is a short sequel. It's also already up for pre-order in most places. 

So, without further ado... I give you MORE GARRICK! 

EEEP! Hope you enjoyed getting to know Garrick a bit better! If you love our favorite British Professor, consider nominating him (and Cade) in the NA Alley NA Crush Tournament! Nominations go live tomorrow at this website!

And I'll talk to you all when you're done getting to know Cade! <3

In Awkward <3,