Monday, April 8, 2013

OMG you guys! THIS!!!

Okay, you guys. *deep breath* I've been super excited to share my incredible news with you and now I can! Something  crazy amazing happened! I went A LITTLE TOO FAR (from Publisher's Weekly):

I've had a slew of y'all asking if I'm going to have a book out this year, and the answer is no. I'm not going to have a book out this year. I'm going to have TWO! My fabulous editor at HarperCollins and her incredible team have my series on an accelerated publication schedule. What that means for me is I'm writing my ass off and loving every second of it. What it means for YOU is A LITTLE TOO FAR will release in September, followed by the first companion novel in November and the second in early 2014. Yep, you heard me right. SEPTEMBER!
*7:30pm addendum: Here it is on Goodreads! I'll love you forever if you add it to your "to read" shelf!

Can I tell you how much I love this book??? It possessed me and wrote itself in thirteen days at the end of January. I love the characters and it takes place in ROME! One of my favorite places! =)

You want to know what other people think of it? Here's what Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka: J. Lynn) thought:
"More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance." - NYTimes Bestselling author J. Lynn

What you should know: These are New Adult novels, which means, yes, I got to write the HOT. (And if you've read my PD novels, you know I like hot :D) If you're unfamiliar with the New Adult genre, they're novels that bridge the gap between YA and traditional adult novels. They still deal with self-discovery and all those exciting firsts, but in a slightly more mature manner (with sex!), and will appeal to upper upper YA readers and adult readers alike. Some of the most popular examples of NA literature are Cora Carmack's Losing It (incidentally Cora and I are agent-sisters and now editor-sisters too :D), J. Lynn's (aka: Jennifer Armentrout) Wait for You, and Molly McAdams' Taking Chances. And these lovely and talented ladies are all at my imprint at HarperCollins, William Morrow Books.

Can I tell you how excited I am about this??? Can I?? Because I am SOOO excited. I'm thrilled to be with an amazing editor at the imprint that's at the cutting edge of this new genre and I can't wait to share more details with you as I have them.

My agent, my editor, my fab critique partner Kody Keplinger, and Jennifer Armentrout are the only four people in the whole world who have read this, and I'm so excited to have it out there for the rest of you so soon! A huge thanks to Jennifer for the fabulous blurb! And, P.S.: My truly fabulous agent, Suzie Townsend, is a ninja!

For now, I'll leave you with the song that inspired A LITTLE TOO FAR. (Which is now my editor's ringtone on my phone :D)

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Here it is, the last weekly EPIC AUTHOR EVENT giveaway. If you're in the Portland area, don't forget to come out and see us next Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm at Powell's in Beaverton.

And, tomorrow I'll have some super exciting news up on the blog, so stop by and check it out! =)

So, the contest! One lucky winner will receive their choice of any one signed book by any of these fabulous authors, as usual, but as a bonus I'm giving away a copy of the EXCLUSIVE CONTENT BOOKLET.
That's right! One of you will win a booklet of shorts and exclusive content--a little something from each participating author. This is only available to people who come to the Portland event and buy books, but I've snagged one for you! And remember, there will be one more drawing on the blog after this for the GRAND PRIZE of a set of seven signed books, one by each of these authors:

So, to enter, fill out the form below by Friday, April 12th at noon PST. All weekly entries will be thrown in the pot for the GRAND PRIZE drawing on April 19th for a set of seven signed books! You receive bonus entries for posting links to this contest on Twitter and Facebook, and also for answering the following question in comments below.

What book(s) have you read in the last year that you couldn't put down?

Good luck!