Hey everyone, well, I got to finally see what my Winter People bk 2 (Summer Marked) cover looks like. It’s GORGEOUS!!! They’re now signing people up to be a part of the book cover reveal. So if you’d like to help spread the word and show off my new cover you can sign up here:
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Soooo…I’m SO excited to take part in the book cover reveal for Entangled newest teen imprint CRUSH! All 4 of these books look fabulous! But I have to admit that I’m SUPER stoked to see the covers for the 1st 2 Backstage Pass Series books by my co-writing companions Ophelia and Lisa. So check out all the fabulous covers and book blurbs below. And make sure to enter for a chance to win $25.00 gift card from Entangled (link will be at the end of the post). BOOK DESCRIPTIONS: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London – Releasing 4/14/15 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/edit/24763293-aimee-and-the-heartthrob He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see… Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day… As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak… Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein – Releasing 5/19/15 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25071782-mia-and-the-bad-boy This good girl’s about to meet her match… Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor. Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room… But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption. The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman – Releasing 4/14/15Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18806046-the-truth-about-jack?ac=1 Can the write guy be the right guy? Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she’ll leave behind the artists’ colony where she grew up―hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt―and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan…until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back. Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn’t quite go where she expects… Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota’s letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn’t jive with the free-spirited girl he’s only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she’ll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life…without revealing his deception. Center Ice by Cate Cameron – Releasing 5/19/15Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23459509-center-ice The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him… Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald. But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler. Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps… OMG, don’t all these books sound fabulous? Make sure to enter to win the contest: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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And we’ve finally chosen our winners…
SOOOOOO very excited that How to Unbreakup has released today! This story was SUPER fun to write and is all about summer vacations gone wrong and cute boys with a sprinkle of Star Wars nerdiness! (not necessarily in that order–hahaha). But mostly it’s about Grace, who is forced to spend her summer vacation with her ex-boyfriend, his family, and her family–all packed into 1 vacation home. Problem is Grace REALLY wants Sage back and realizes she made a huge mistake when she broke up with him.
First rule of breakups: There’s no going back.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Grace Evers has regretted breaking up with Sage Castle.
That day, she lost her boyfriend and best friend. And let’s be honest, it’s impossible to just be friends with the one person who gets you, faults and all, and loved you anyway. It’s impossible not to think about how it felt to be held by him, or the way he looked right before he was about to kiss you with the most perfectly yummy kiss goodnight.
And now that things are over between them, they’ve become strangers to one another. Sage won’t even look at Grace, let alone talk to her!
Breakup life sucks and Grace is utterly miserable, doing whatever she can to ease the pain of losing Sage. She’s spent the better part of high school pretending to be something she’s not and hanging out with people who probably wouldn’t notice if she wasn’t there. Crappy dates, backstabbing friends, and Sage’s cold shoulder have taken their toll.
So when her parents propose going away to a house on Lake Michigan for the summer, Grace is thrilled. No more massively bad dates with horrible kissers or lunch with frienemies. Just three months of swimming,
hiking, and relaxing before senior year starts.
But when Grace learns Sage and his family will be joining them, she readies herself for a totally awkward family vacation of disastrous proportions. How can it be anything but awful if Sage won’t even acknowledge she exists?
This is it, Grace’s last chance to get Sage back and unbreakup.
Buy links: (I’ll post more as they go live):
There’s also a nerdy prize pack up for grabs and I’ll post links to that as well once it goes live: But there’s a cute shell picture frame, Star Wars socks, Star Wars buttons (pins), and Star Wars Keychains, along with winner’s choice of either an e-copy of The Romeo Club or ecopy of The Winter People.
You can go to this blog and enter via the rafflecopter: http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-to-unbreak-up-by-rebekah-l-purdy.html
Posted in Writing | Tagged beach read, Books for teens, breakup, contemporary book, first love, How to Unbreakup, Rebekah L Purdy, summer love, Swoon Romance, Teen Books, YA Contemporary, YA Contemporary Book, YA Romance, YA Writer | Leave a Comment »
Hey all, tonight I will be on a radio show (prerecorded) chatting about The Dogman! If you’d like to listen in it starts at 9 pm EST time (link on how to listen is here): http://www.dogmanencountersradio.com/show
Some of you might remember me writing a blog post about 4 1/2 – 5 years back about a strange experience my family had on a camping trip.
My book HOW TO UNBREAKUP is .99 pre-order priced on @AmazonKindle! #YA #Romance
NAME THE BAND CONTEST!
We’ve been writing about this awesome boy band for a while now, but we haven’t found a band name that we truly LOVE, know what I mean? So we decided to turn to you, boy-band connoisseurs, and avid readers to help us find the perfect one. Best of all? The winner will get a $25 gift card AND their whole name mentioned in one or more of the BACKSTAGE PASS books! All you have to do is come up with that kick-ass band name and tweet about the contest with the hashtag #BackstagePass. Easy-peasy. Enter the name in the comments, and hit up the Rafflecopter for points! To enter, follow the link listed below the Name the Band Icon!
ENTER TO WIN BY CLICKING HERE: ENTANGLED TEEN BLOG
THE BACKSTAGE PASS SERIES
Five guys thought winning a making-of-the-band reality TV show would be the pinnacle of their career…until their band scored a sell-out stadium tour and became the hottest group in the country. Trying to keep their personal lives out of the tabloids while they maneuver media near-disasters and dodge rabid fans leaves little time for romance—not that their manager would allow it anyway.
But maybe, if their luck holds out, a summer on the road might lead each guy to that one girl he’s been waiting his whole life to sing for…if fame doesn’t get in the way.
Join The Heartthrob, The Bad Boy, The Big Brother, The Shy Boy, and The Cute One as they hit the road in search of their one true love. Could it be you?
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