June 28

Quinn Invisible Release Date: August 1

I’m happy to announce that Quinn Invisible will finally debut on August 1. I had hoped to get Quinn Invisible out earlier, but the book has suffered some setbacks in the revising and editing process. But now things are moving forward, and I’m ecstatic to be sharing the book with the world once the first Saturday in August rolls around.

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Even more exciting is the fact that for the first time, I’m offering a book for pre-order. You can reserve your copy of Quinn Invisible on Amazon and Smashwords right now (like, seriously–do it right now :)) and the book will be automatically delivered to your Kindle or other e-reading device on August 1. The book should be available for pre-order on other platforms soon, and I’ll let everyone know once that happens. You can also add Quinn Invisible to your Goodreads “to read” list now as well.

Quinn Invisible will also be available as a print novel, just like all the books in the In Your Dreams series. And you know what print books mean…

Giveaway time!

Those of you who have followed me since the first In Your Dreams book know that I love me a good giveaway. So once we get a little closer to the release of Quinn Invisible, I’ll launch a giveaway for a signed print copy of the book.

I’m not sure when the exact release date will be for the print version of Quinn Invisible, but I’ll keep you posted on that as well.

I know Quinn Invisible has been a long time coming, and I thank my fans for their patience and for spreading the word about the In Your Dreams books in the meantime. I’ve already started working on the second Quinn Callahan book, so I can promise you won’t need to wait as long for that one.

So, don’t forget:

Quinn Invisible release

Mark your calendars for the August 1 release of Quinn Invisible

Quinn Invisible releases on August 1, but you can pre-order your e-copy on Amazon and Smashwords today!

 

May 16

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Quinn Invisible

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I’m so pleased to be able to reveal the cover for the first novel in the Quinn Callahan Chronicles, Quinn Invisible. Rather than torture you with a bunch of flowery words, let’s just cut right to the reveal, shall we?

Here’s the cover:

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I hope you think it’s a gorgeous as I do.

I’m hoping that by tomorrow or Monday, I’ll have some pre-order information to share with all of you. If everything goes well, the book will be available on June 15.

In the meantime, I’d like to whet your appetite by sharing another excerpt. In this scene, Quinn and Evan Thalmann are at Busch Stadium when they run into some members of Evan’s family:

*****

The Cardinals take down the Cubs, and Evan and I start filtering out with the rest of the crowd. He takes my hand and I stay close to him so we don’t get separated, but the human traffic thins out the closer we get to the front of the stadium.

“Anything else you wanted to do while we’re downtown?” he asks, lifting my hand to his lips.

“I don’t know. Maybe we could—”

I freeze, whatever I was going to suggest fleeing my brain as I stare ahead of us.

Franklin and Bryce Thalmann, flanked by a group of men I don’t recognize, stroll down the landing from the other side of the stadium, both of them business casual in white polo shirts and crisp pants. They’re engaged in conversation with their companions and haven’t looked ahead to see that they are on a collision course with Evan and me, assuming we keep walking forward toward the exit.

Evan drops my hand, which tells me he’s seen them as well. I yank the ponytail holder from my hair and fluff my locks into my face as I turn my head away from them. We’ve just passed a souvenir shop, and right now would be a really good time to browse for some t-shirts I have no intention of buying. I whisper to Evan, “I’ll be back there,” as I tilt my head toward my destination.

“Okay,” he whispers back, walking forward into his inevitable meeting with his father and grandfather as I make a beeline for the souvenir store, where I pretend for the next few minutes to be extremely interested in everything Cardinals. But what I’m really doing is stealing sideways glances at the Thalmanns through the window, my face hopefully hidden by a veil of hair and a t-shirt display.

Bryce looks nearly the same as I remember, with maybe a little more gray in his brown hair now and the smallest of paunches at his waistline. As he and Evan talk, he pushes his sunglasses up on his head and for the first time, I note the resemblance between Evan and his father, a resemblance that wasn’t evident four years ago. Now that Evan is teetering on adulthood, I can see that he has his father’s sloped nose and strong square jaw, two physical traits that trace back at least as far as Franklin in the Thalmann family bloodline.

Franklin, in contrast to his son, appears to have aged quite a bit since the last time I saw him, his face as pruny as a hand that’s been in the bathwater too long. The hair at the top of his head is nothing more than a few wiry gray strands flanked by bushier sections on either side above his ears. Rather than sunglasses, he wears eyeglasses with thin sliver frames, which he takes off so he can wipe his eyes after roaring with laughter at something Evan’s said.

For a few seconds, jealousy gnaws at me. I know Evan lost so much four years ago—I would never deny that. But he still has his father and his grandfather, as well as a sister, regardless of how close he is to any of them. I only have Maureen and my grandmother, and I technically don’t have my grandmother in my life in any meaningful way. But the pang of envy passes once I remember Evan’s comment about how he and Bryce barely talk, while Franklin lives by himself on a farm outside Shady Springs, not too far from where my Quinn grandparents used to live. And Evan and Darcy have never been especially close—I don’t think he’s mentioned her once today or any other time we’ve been together over the last week.

Once the jealousy dissipates, it’s replaced by another emotion—disgust.

*****

You’ll have to read the book to find out Quinn’s problem with the Thalmann family :). If you’re interested in reading other excerpts from Quinn Invisible, you can go here, here, here, or here.

Once again, I’m hoping to have the book out on June 15. And don’t forget–Quinn Invisible has a Goodreads page, so you can add it to your “to read” list.