As I revealed before (In Which I Squee Over News), my book baby is going to be published :)
I shared in that post how my debut, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, wasn't actually the first book I wrote. It was the second. And the awesome peeps at Spencer Hill Contemporary are taking my first baby and giving it a home.
AND I'M SO STINKING EXCITED!!
We'll have a cover reveal in the coming year, and the book will hit shelves around the fall of 2014, but for now, I have the title, the blurb, AND a fun author quote to tease you with :)
So that there's no confusion, the original title was 2nd Type of Girl, and it really did fit both the story and my main character Aly Reed's journey...but the official title? It fits SO much better!
And that title is....
.....drum roll, please ......
THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING!
Isn't that FUN??? Now, I promised you an author quote. And by now, I'm assuming y'all have ALL heard of Victoria Scott, right? The fabulous author of the AMAZING The Collector (A Dante Walker Novel)???
Well. she's a buddy of mine. And she was also one of the very first readers of my book baby. Here's what she has to say:
"Harris's The Fine Art of Pretending is a fun, meticulously written story that teens will easily relate to. I've always been a fan of Harris's spectacular characters and perfectly simmered plots, but this book may be my favorite yet!"
So now, you may be asking, what in the heck is this book about, Rachel? And I can finally tell you!!
- It's a dual character POV book, meaning you'll get to be inside both main characters' heads (I LOVE being in my book boyfriend's head).
- It's a Contemporary Romance
- And along with a ton of heart, it has a whole LOT of humor.
- Oh, and it's going to be published next year!! (Did I mention that already??)
And Here's The Official Blurb:
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.
With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.
But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.
Add THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING to your Goodreads shelf HERE!
So, what do you think?? Were YOU the second-type in high school? Did you ever try to CHANGE your status?