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What am I celebrating this week?
Two big things actually.
Firstly, today is my last day at work before the holidays and I have three weeks off. After not having more than a day or two off here and there all year, the idea of no work for three weeks is just delicious. Especially since ten days of that will be spent at the beach. Fingers crossed the weather will be great.
The other big thing I'm celebrating this week is a cover reveal.
Yes, my new book now has cover art and a release date of 1 February. If you'd like to, you can add it to your want-to-read shelf on Goodreads here. I should have ARCs available in a couple of weeks, so if you are interested in reviewing it ahead of release, just let me know. Here's the blurb, in case you're interested in that kind of thing...
Seventeen-year-old Sacha McLeod isn’t looking for someone to rock her world. She just needs a new violin string to replace the one she broke while practicing her audition piece. But when she hears the boy in the music store play guitar, the energy, violence and unpredictability of the music thrills her and she falls hard for Dylan and his wild, inventive sound.
As their attraction heats up, Sacha finds herself spending less time with her violin and more time with this exciting guy who makes her feel things she’s never imagined. Her plans for her violin-virtuoso future - and her self-confidence – are shattered when she screws up the audition for a prestigious summer music program. Failure isn’t something she’s had to face before, so when Dylan asks her to spend her vacation with him in the city, she lies to her parents, pretends she won a place in the summer school, and secretly moves in with Dylan. She’s expecting romance, music and passion, but when she finds herself playing second fiddle to Dylan’s newly acquired drug habit, she realizes despite what the songs say, sometimes love isn’t all you need.
Desperate to understand what’s competing with her for Dylan’s affections, she joins his band and does drugs with him -- just once. But once become twice, three times, and more. As the band's popularity grows, so do the pressures and her drug use escalates. If Sacha can’t figure out how to leave the band, and Dylan, she’ll lose herself and her own music forever.
What are you celebrating this week?