Hey Kittens –
I have excitement. Lots of it. Today, after six months of waiting, I can finally share CRUSHED’s new cover! I love it so hard. The boy and the blurred, foggy background are just perfect.
This book, more than any other, is the book of my heart. I spent two years working on it, trying to get inside the brain of a seventeen-year-old boy. The final version is completely different than what I started with because I rewrote it several times. And I’m happy I did, because Fletch is my favorite character out of all of them.
Okay. Enough with the rambling. Here’s the cover. The photograph was done by Slevin Aaron and the cover design by RBA Designs. Let me know what you think.
Since posting about HITCHED’s release date, I’ve received several questions. I thought it would be easiest to post here as opposed to answering the same question over-and-over again.
- I really liked (loved) Fletch. Is he in this book?
While this book is Ellie’s story, Fletch plays a prominent roll.
- Why are you calling it a companion book and not a sequel? This book can stand alone, unlike a sequel. However, the emotions, jokes, and characters will be more vivid if you’ve read CRUSHED first.
- Is Brady in this book? Does he make any speeches? Yes and yes.
- What’s the heat factor? CRUSHED had a few racier scenes that faded to black for the most part. HITCHED, however, has more raw and graphic sex scenes.
- Why did you age everyone up five years? I felt we needed to catch up with the crew after they lived a little. Plus, it worked for the story I wanted to tell.
That’s all I have for you, but feel free to send more questions my way. I can’t wait to share HITCHED with you!
My new book, HITCHED, releases April 14, 2015. While I can’t show you the cover yet, I can tell you it’s a companion book to CRUSHED and told from Ellie’s POV.
It’s also currently available for pre-order on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U0B4YII
Life hasn’t been easy for twenty-three year old Ellie Jacobs since her boyfriend, Fletch, walked out of her life two years earlier. She’s stuck in a consulting job she hates, buried under crushing student loans, and still longing for Fletch despite her best efforts to leave the past behind.
Letting go is hard when everywhere she turns, there’s a reminder of Fletch – from his face on gossip magazines to everyone being obsessed with his company, GroundFloor.
So when Ellie finds herself at a mutual friend’s wedding with Fletch, she decides to grin and bear it for the sake of the bride and groom. But years of anger have piled up, and Ellie doesn’t know if she can last the weekend without going crazy or lashing out.
However, as the wedding weekend progresses, Ellie realizes anger can only take you so far, but love can take you farther.