Welcome to the Dear Author August Extravaganza, Day 29.
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From Author Elyssa Patrick
With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .
I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.
When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.
But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.
Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.
Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.
Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.
The world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.
It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on technology, gnawing down on skyscrappers until most of them topple and fall, leaving only skeletal husks behind. Monsters prowl the ruined streets, werebears and werehyenas stalk their prey; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But sometimes even trained killers make friends and fall in love, and when the universe tries to kick them in the face, they kick back.
Tracey Garvis Graves
Tracey Garvis Graves breakout novel On the Island hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold over 500,000 copies to date, all for a book that Tracey originally promoted from her dining room table with guerilla marketing for less than $1,500. Her recent eSpecial Uncharted: An On The Island Novella delighted fans by reuniting them with T.J. and Anna, uncovering the truth behind the mystery of the island𔃅s shack, and leaving Tracey𔃅s rabid audience hungry for more.
Now Tracey returns with her first hardcover novel COVET (Dutton; $25.95; September 17, 2013) which explores an intriguing subject often overlooked in women𔃅s fiction: emotional affairs. A captivating story about three people who must choose between temptation, honor, and love, COVETintroduces us to Chris and Claire whose marriage is on the brink of fracturing. This mesmerizing novel asks the provocative question – what if the life you wanted, and the person you loved, belonged to someone else? Like a Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, or Kristen Hannah novel, COVET is a smart, touching, and funny drama about relatable, intriguing people and relationships.