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The ARCs for my next novel PARADISE (JULY 2011) have arrived! Double SQEEEEEE!!! Truly, I'm still so thrilled with having one novel published that I have to keep pinching myself that this whole author thing is real. And so is Book 2.

The fabulous Anna at Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan -- my publisher (still get excited every time I say "my publisher")-- forwarded the Macmillan Spring 2011 Catalogue to me. I love LOVE the write-up for PARADISE. Since it is the best way to introduce you to the book, I'm sharing below. Truly, I share it with anyone I see. As a matter of fact, the catalogue will be on view tonight in the concession stand before my son's basketball game. Yes, my other job is opening the concession stand. A glamorous life I know. Got your popcorn. Got your nachos. Got your novels.

So here's the awesome blurb for PARADISE:

We're in love.

And not just with the dreamy musician/cowboy nicknamed Paradise. We're in love with this story which even caused our copyeditor to "give up a few meals" so she could keep reading. It's deep and deeply romantic. Swoon.

Paisley Tillery is the drummer for a country rock band. If they can make it to the stage at the Texapalooza music fest, then Paisley will be closer to her dream of a career in music and a ticket out of her small Texas town.

Drumming and music are what Paisley has always wanted. Until the band gets a new lead singer, the boy from Paradise, Texas. With Paradise in her life, what Paisley wants, and what she needs, complicate her dreams coming true.


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Jan. 11th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great read! I love the cover:)
Christy Handkins Evers
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! What an awesome cover. I can't wait to read your new book!
Jan. 11th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, Jill. Sounds so good!
Jan. 11th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read it!! I love your writing! :-)
Jan. 11th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this! I've been on the look out for a book like this - and I've said it before and I'll say it again - it's SO important to talk up your books AND to offer a description and blurb. I have no idea how we ended up Friends on LJ - but I'm glad! Now I'm off to search for your first book!
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