Wrapping up this crazy November, and dishing about my next book.

99c sale is over

First up, the 99c sale on Unteachable is OVER. All retailers except Amazon are back to full price. Amazon changes it when Amazon feels like changing it, so you may have a couple hours left to grab UT at the sale price before it switches back. I won’t be doing another 99c sale for a good long time.

(For future buying decisions: my books will always debut at full price, and will not go on sale until long after release. If you’re worrying about waiting for a random 99c price drop—don’t.)

Goodreads Choice Awards + USA Today Bestseller

Sadly, UT didn’t make it into the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Author, but hey—even getting into the semifinals was amazing. As was hitting the USA Today Bestseller List. The love you guys have shown for this unknown indie author is endlessly humbling. Thank you so much for reading, voting, and joining me on this crazy rollercoaster ride.

Next book

Laney

I hinted at my next book in this excellent interview about Bad Girls, Slut-Shaming, and Sexual Empowerment in YA + NA (which includes a giveaway for a signed paperback). Now I’m going to do a little more than hint.

My next book (codenamed NACR2—because I’M CREATIVE) is a New Adult contemporary romance/suspense novel. Our main character, Laney, has a secret she’s been keeping from everyone—one that drives her to do things she never thought she’d be capable of. Things like causing pain.

And ending it.

Armin

In Laney’s freshman year of college, she meets two people who change her life forever: Armin, a boy who becomes the light in her darkness (not a sexual euphemism, swear)—and Blythe, a girl with her own secrets, who is willing to cross any line for those she loves. The three of them become inseparable…until a crime one of them has committed threatens to tear their trio apart.

Blythe

I’m doing a few things very differently in this book compared to most New Adult fiction, and I’m a little nervous about how it’ll be received. But I took risks with Unteachable, too, so apparently I’m setting myself up to be That Author. The one who pushes boundaries and makes you uncomfortable. This novel is much darker than UT, but in some ways I think it will, ironically, be less disturbing, because there’s no huge age gap. Will the other elements squick some people out? I can only hope.

If you’re curious, I’ve got a Pinterest inspiration board for this novel that contains some delicious mancandy. And girlcandy, too, if you’re into that.

By the way, for fans of Unteachable: this is not a sequel or spinoff to UT, but you will definitely recognize a certain minor character. ;)

I’m hard at work on this WIP right now, and I’ll share more details with you guys in the near future. As always, thanks for reading.