Two days ago, the cover of Faking Perfect was revealed on the Barnes and Noble blog. In case you missed it, here it is again:
Isn't it gorgeous? *pets it*
You know how authors talk about "the book of my heart"? Well, this is probably mine. I started writing it in the fall of 2012, after a whirlwind few months of ABNA stuff and getting an agent. I set a goal to finish it before May 2013, and I did. The first draft was done in April 2013.
Why is it the book of my heart? I'm not sure. Maybe because it's the first book I've written that didn't give me writer's block even once. The words just kept coming and coming. Maybe because it's different than anything I've ever written before. Maybe because I worked harder on it than the others (I cut almost 15k words from first draft to last, changed/added/deleted many scenes, and even axed a character). Maybe because it's the book that got me three offers and a book deal. I don't know, but I think it might have something to do with the characters.
I've always written such nice, sweet book boys, but Faking Perfect has the first "bad boy" I've ever created. And I had SO MUCH FUN with him. Tyler is by far my favorite boy character, probably because he's so flawed. But he's not the only boy in this book. There are three of them, all very different, all of them important to Lexi in different ways. This book is about discovering new sides to people, even the people we think we have pegged. And, like with all my books, it's also about family and overcoming your past.
I've written six books to date, but Faking Perfect (Speaking of the title, it took my agent Carly and me months to come up with it! It was worse than naming a baby or a cat), is probably the book I'm most proud of, and the one I absolutely can't wait to share with you all.
Faking Perfect will be released in Summer 2015 by Kensington Publishing.
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