This is a post about books and friendships (and bear with me because you can also win things!).
Sometime back in 2008 or so, I met my good friend and critique partner, Tiffany Schmidt, on Twitter. At the time, we were both agent-less writers with big dreams of one day getting published. The first time we exchanged manuscripts, I completely forgot to attach my comments about her book to my email. And yet, somehow our relationship prevailed! At different times, we secured separate agents, and finally, independently, realized our publishing dreams. So in 2012, when we discovered my debut novel, THROUGH TO YOU, and her debut, SEND ME A SIGN, would actually share a release date, we reeled over the improbability…and decided it was all the more reason to celebrate!
Continuing our unlikely publishing tradition, Tiffany and I share another release date today!
As of this moment, you can walk into a bookstore (or go online) and buy Tiffany’s sophomore novel, BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE along with a paperback copy of THROUGH TO YOU. You can run out the door this very moment and do that, if you so choose, OR… you can enter to win a signed copy of both books right here in the Release Day Love Giveaway!
BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE:
Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won’t give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can—and does—happen. Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel’s energy and tension, amidst the humor and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope. View the trailer for BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE here.
THROUGH TO YOU:
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything for just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition: her name is Nina, and she’s from a parallel world. When Cam follows her there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. . . . Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. View the trailer for THROUGH TO YOU here.
Congratulations, Tiffany! There is no one else I’d rather share this exciting day with! <3