Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I'm literally shaking with excitement as I type this. Ex Factor, my precious book baby, has released early!!
Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes her want to hurl.
So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading squad, Navaeh goes along with it.
But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the night her father died.
Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support, and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past from repeating itself.
My awesome publisher, Swoon Romance, decided to release my sweet baby unto the world yesterday, and I couldn't be happier, more scared, more excited than I am right now. I'm literally filled to bursting with a mixed bag of emotions and I feel like I may pop!!
I'll try to refrain from spontaneous combustion, lol!!
If you follow my Youtube channel (if you don't, you should, I'm on it all the time), you'll know how special this trilogy is to me. These books, Ex Factor in particular, are the books of my heart. Nev and Bodie's story was inspired not only by my daughters and their amazing cheer abilities, but by the Every Fifteen Minutes program. My oldest daughter took part in this awesome program her senior year and the re-enactment and corresponding video were so moving I knew I needed to write about what I'd seen.
Swoon has introduced the book at an AMAZING discounted price of just .99. Get at it, my friends. And tweet me while you read! Use hashtag #diamondgirl and chat about the story and characters as you go along. I'm excited to chat with you!!
Have a great day!!