ATRIA INDIES ANNOUNCEMENT – The Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover & Jamie McGuire OFFICIAL FAN BOOK

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Today we’ve got an announcement about a fun and personal scrapbook created for fans of #1 New York Times bestselling new adult authors Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire. To allow readers even more access and insight into three of their favorites in the Atria Indies family, we’ve put together exclusive photos and videos from the authors and a behind-the-scenes peek at their 2014 Atria Indies Fall in Love tour. This book contains exclusive childhood and family photos provided by the authors, as well as a private peek into their lives and careers, past and present, that they haven’t fully discussed in interviews. This book can be read on all eReader devices but the iBooks Author edition is interactive and offers the optimal reading experience.

To learn more about the inspiration behind the book, here’s a letter from our authors to you, their beloved readers. We hope you enjoy this brand new scrapbook and all the excitement within!


Dear Readers,

It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed since we first began our publishing careers. Some of you may have discovered us with our new adult novels, Fallen Too Far, Slammed, and Beautiful Disaster, but our journeys started long before then. For Abbi, it began with her lifelong love of romance novels, an unforgettable Christmas present from her husband, and the inspiration she drew from the Gulf Coast. For Colleen, it began with her childhood imagination, an Avett Brothers lyric, and a desire to write the kinds of books she wanted to read. For Jamie, it began with a three-ring binder that became the first of twenty-one journals, a bestselling young adult series, and the support of her former high school librarian.

For those who have read and loved our novels, we offer you a glimpse into our lives and careers— both then and now—with photos and videos and a behind-the-scenes look at our 2014 Fall in Love tour. And you’ll also get a sneak peek at what’s coming up from us next.

Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire

 

Author Bios

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Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.

The Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire Official Fan Book

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Cover Reveal and Chapter Excerpt-Black Iris by Leah Raeder

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 Title: Black Iris

Author: Leah Raeder

Release Date: 4/28/15

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She’s not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it’s time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She’s going to show them all.

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BLACK IRIS by Leah Raeder

April is the cruelest month, T.S. Eliot said, and that’s because it kills. It’s the month with the highest suicide rate. You’d think December, or even January—the holidays and all that forced cheer and agonized smiling pushing fragile people to the edge—but actually it’s spring, when the world wakes from frostbound sleep and something cruel and final stirs inside those of us who are broken. Like Eliot said: mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. In the deepest throes of depression, when sunlight is anguish and the sky throbs like one big raw migraine and you just want to sleep until you or everything else dies, you’re less likely to commit suicide than someone coming out of a depressive episode. Drug companies know this. That’s why antidepressants have to be marked with the warning MAY CAUSE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

Because what brings you back to life also gives you the means to destroy yourself.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at LeahRaeder.com.

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW- You Were Mine by Abbi Glines

 

 

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You Were Mine by Abbi Glines

Paperback: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776071 | December 2, 2014 | $15.00

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Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back.
That was before he met Beth Lowry.
It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.
But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.
Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved. . . .

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Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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Whitney’s Four Star Review

I was a bit nervous about reading You Were Mine coming after Grant’s (swoon!) stories.  I mean really… how do you top Rush, Woods and Grant?  I think fans of the Rosemary beach series will be pleased to continue with Bethy and Tripp’s story.

The reader has known for a while now there was a back story between these two characters but not the details of their previous relationship.  Luckily, this novel goes back and forth between the past (Bethy at 16, Tripp at 18) and the present.  You really can’t tell their story without learning their past.

Changing POV’s also helps keep the book moving quickly and since Bethy’s chapters are a bit sad (not a bad thing), reading Tripp’s POV adds a lot for the tone of the book.  The reader is sucked back in time as the two fall in love and are then torn apart by life’s circumstances.  Although Tripp has never gotten over Bethy, their road back to love is a tough one with a lot of regret and forgiveness on both ends.

Although I did enjoy the book and Abbi’s writing is solid, I was a little bit disappointed that Tripp’s character wasn’t very different from the other guys in the series.  I felt the author really had a chance to make this book a bit different and instead the characters felt much the same as the previous.  Since I loved the other books, that’s not a terrible thing.  I think if you have read the other books in this series and love the characters, you’ll definitely want to keep reading.  All of the other favorites… Rush and Blair, Woods and Della, and Grant and Harlow make an appearance which one of the reasons I love this series as a whole.  Great characters, sexy boys and they’re pretty light reads.  The angst never gets too high but you are left feeling like you read a good book.

While you could technically read this as a stand alone, I recommend starting the series at the beginning with Rush and Blair’s stories as you’ll get a lot more out the books.  Looking forward to seeing what Abbi comes up with next.

 

Spotlight Review – You by Caroline Kepnes

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 YOU is intense, riveting and grossly disturbing. It’s full of spine-chilling secrets and ominous undertones that will reel you in and hold you captive to the very end. I stepped outside my comfort zone with this book and I am delighted my morbid curiosity prevented me from walking away.

As I sit here pondering my thoughts, my mind is still reeling, my nerves are unsettled and I struggle to fathom just how Joe got under my skin. He charmed the sh*t out of me and I was fascinated and repulsed simultaneously. Beck’s cavalier behavior made me fear for her and I found myself chiding her repeatedly. The second person point of view added a perverse twist to the story and made it difficult to differentiate between authentic and fabricated chemistry between the characters.

This book is not for the weak at heart or those who can’t stomach perverse and sinister themes. YOU is NOT a romance in the traditional sense. You will not find hearts and flowers. However, don’t let that stop you for taking the tumultuously eerie journey with Beck and Joe. The story is unique, the characters are complex, and the experience is unforgettable.

Noteworthy Consideration – the narrator for the audiobook is fabulous and my experience with this book was significantly heightened with the audiobook when compared to the chapters that I read myself.

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

**I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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Caroline Kepnes is the author of many short stories and a journalist, having covered pop culture for Entertainment Weekly, Tiger Beat, Teen Machine, E! Online, and Yahoo! TV.  She has also written for television shows, including 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  She resides in Los Angeles in the same building that the Hillside Strangler once called home.  She spends a lot of time on Cape Cod.

 

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BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW – After the Rain by Renee Carlino

We are excited to spotlight Renee Carlino our on Facebook page all week and even more happy to bring you her new release, After the Rain.  Please stop by our page HERE where you can check out all of Renee’s books and enter a GIVEAWAY where you can win signed paperbacks and ebooks!

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AFTER THE RAIN by Renee Carlino

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Paperback | On sale: November 11, 2014 | ISBN: 9781476763996 | 304 pages | $15.00

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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.

In AFTER THE RAIN, eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, not knowing that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her.

A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces.

Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?

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Whitney’s Five Star Review

Renee has outdone herself with After the Rain. All of her books have a very emotional quality to them but ATR was absolutely gut wrenching.  This is a beautifully dramatic story of one young woman’s journey to love and forgiveness and the man who needs to be saved just as badly as she does.

Avelina falls in love quickly at a young age with her handsome cowboy. Life is perfect for a short time but when tragedy strikes, she is left to mourn the life she will never get back.

Nate is also struggling personally and professionally when he comes to hide out on the Montana Ranch so different from his usual California lifestyle. He is immediately drawn to the standoffish but beautiful Avelina.

Despite her painful past, she can’t but help let Nate in. These two vastly imperfect characters have a beautiful friendship that turns to love. But love isn’t always enough and these two characters soon realize this.

This may be a story of two people learning to love each other but most importantly it is a story of two people learning to love themselves despite their past mistakes and imperfections. Only when you truly love yourself can you really love someone else. And this is the biggest battle for Nate and Avelina. Loving each other is much easier than loving themselves.

So WOW! Just WOW! I love Renee’s books and I had a feeling this one was going to tear me apart and it did. Although Renee’s writing style is evident in her beautiful words and amazing character development, ATR is a bit darker, more emotional in a “I needed an extra box of tissues” way.

This author is all about the character development and the stories she weaves. She can really paint a picture of not only faces but scenery as well. I love how the book journeys over many years which I think really adds to the development of the story and lets us know our characters even more.

Avelina is a complicated but likable heroine and she undergoes a wonderful transformation as the story continues. Nate is amazing but for every five times he makes you swoon, there will be a time you want to slap him as well. I love that though, it makes him much more realistic.

I highly recommend this book. It’s contemporary with a lot of sexual tension and definitely some steamy scenes as well. But as always with Renee, the focus is the story and the characters which is what put her in the “I’ll read anything she writes” category of authors for me.

Five Wonderful Stars!

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Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. She is the author of Sweet Thing, Sweet Little Thing and the stand alone, Nowhere But Here. Find Renee online at http://reneecarlino.com/

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COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT – Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

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 WHERE SEA MEETS SKY

KARINA HALLE

A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author.

Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life.

It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.

 WHERE SEA MEETS SKY by Karina Halle

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 About the Author

image003Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and the USA TODAY bestselling author of Love, in English, the Artists trilogy, and other wild and romantic reads. She lives in a 1920s farmhouse on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

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 Where Sea Meets Sky

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I get an erection the moment I first lay eyes on her. She looks like no one I’ve ever seen before. Tall, curvy, with thick superhero thighs and a round ass, showcased in black Lycra that hugs every slope. Her big, high breasts and small waist are accentuated by her white tank top. Her body has just enough meat for me to grab a good hold of, and I imagine running my hands over her hills and valleys. I want to imagine more than that, but I’m horny as hell as it is and my erection is already inappropriate, considering I’m in public and all.

She finally looks my way, aware that I’ve been staring like an idiot. She catches my gaze, her eyes twinkling a vibrant yellow, her pupils large and wet. She smirks at me, causing a shower of glitter to rain from her cheeks, and brushes her purple hair over her shoulder before she bends over to slide a gun out from the harness strapped to her boot.

I try not to stare into the blinding sun of her tanned cleavage. I try to think of something clever to say to her. Something along the lines of, “I think I know who you are, but shouldn’t you have one eyeball instead of two?”

But it’s she who comes over to me, gun comfortably in her hand, and stops only a foot away. When she smiles at me, I see fangs.

Now I’m really confused. At least I know what to say now.

“Who are you?” I ask her, happy that my voice is hard and deep. I hope it makes her think of sex.

She raises a perfect brow and up close I’m struck by how bronzed her skin tone is. I don’t think it’s makeup. Not many people in Vancouver manage to keep their tan into the fall.

“You don’t know?” she asks. She has an accent. I immediately want to say she’s from England but that’s not it. It’s not Australia either.

“I thought I did,” I say. “But your eyes and fangs are throwing me all off.”

“I’m vampire Leela, from Futurama.”

I grin at her, happy that I was half-right. “Shouldn’t you just have one eyeball then?”

She reaches into her other boot and effortlessly pulls out an eye mask. It’s painted white, with a black pupil in the middle. She waves it at me. “I put it on for photos but I can barely see out of it. I walked into a wall, twice.” She raises two fingers for emphasis. “I figured I’ll just be a vampire the rest of the time.”

I can seriously listen to her talk all day. “I don’t remember any episode where Leela turned into a vampire.” Maybe it hinted at my secret nerd-boy status, but I watched the cartoon Futurama religiously.

She wets her lips for a moment and I try my hardest not to adjust my boxer briefs underneath my costume. “I like to think she’ll become a vampire in future episodes. Or maybe she was one once and Matt Groening scrapped the idea. I believe characters have more to their lives than the lives we are shown.”

“Kind of like people,” I say, hoping I come across as somewhat profound.

She gives me a slight nod – indicating I’m not as profound as I thought – and looks me up and down. “I just had to come over here to tell you you’re the best-dressed guy here. I mean, that must have taken some effort.”

I grin at her. “Game of Thrones, fan?” I ask.

Another sly nod. “Of course. But who doesn’t love Khal Drogo?”

“Last year I dressed up as the author George R.R. Martin,” I tell her. “People kept mistaking me for Ernest Hemingway, even though I was carrying a bucket of fried chicken around with me and had a pillow stuffed down my shirt.”

“So you went for something sexier…” she says as she lets her eyes trail over my body, which automatically makes me stand up straighter. I haven’t left much to the imagination. Jesus sandals, weird billowy pants that I think some granola dude dropped off at the thrift store, plus a leather corset over my abs and leather cuffs on my forearms. My upper body is bare and covered with bronzer and streaks of blue paint and I found a black wig with a long braid down the back. It kind of works. I guess if you don’t know the show, I look like some sparkling warrior who wears too much eye-makeup.

“Hey, girls can’t be the only ones to slut it up at Halloween.”

She raises her brow.

And once again, my foot goes in my mouth. “I mean, not that you’re dressed slutty or anything, I just mean–”

She laughs. “Don’t worry about it,” she says with a wave of her hand. “Everyone here is dressed slutty. That’s what the holiday is all about, isn’t it? Pretending to be someone else? This is actually my first Halloween, so I’m feeling a little overdressed. Or super nerdy.” She looks around her at the drunk girls—referees and fairies and nurses in wonderfully indecent outfits—and shrugs.

“I wholeheartedly disagree,” I say, trying not to ogle her all over again. I pause. “Wait, your first Halloween?”

“First proper Halloween. The North American kind. We don’t really celebrate it the way you guys do.”

I cross my arms, insanely curious now. “And who is we?”

“New Zealand,” she says. “I’m from Auckland.”

“Nice,” I say, “I was going to ask if you were from New Zealand.”

Her lips twitch and she gives me a shake of her head. “No you weren’t.”

“Well, I definitely wasn’t going to ask if you were from Australia. I know how you feel about that.”

For a moment her features look strained, then it passes. “Kind of like if I asked if you were American.”

“Exactly.”

“So,” she muses and steps closer. She lays her hand on my bicep and I suck in my breath. “Are the tattoos real?” She removes her hand and peers at her palm which is streaked with bronze shimmer shit. “Because your tan sure isn’t.”

Damn, I hope I’m not blushing. I clear my throat. “The tattoos are real, I assure you. I needed a bit of, um, help to get that Dothraki tan going on.”

“And this?” She reaches for my face and I am frozen in place while she gently fingers my goatee and beard. She grabs the end of it, which I had attempted to braid, and gives it a little tug.

“Ouch,” I say, though it doesn’t really hurt. It turns me on instead. Big surprise.

“So it is real,” she says. She sounds impressed.

I shrug. “I had a month to grow it in. I say, it’s all or nothing. But tomorrow everything is getting shaved off.”

She frowns and lets go. “Pity. I love a scruffy guy.”

I can’t help but smile. “Lucky for you, I’m scruffy for at least twelve more hours.”

Her mouth twists into a wry smile. I realize I’m being kind of forward with her, but at the same time, she just felt my bicep and fondled my man hair. Then again, I’ve never been very good at reading women. Half of them seem to love my tats and black hair and piercings; the other half seem to think I’m a delinquent from Skid row.

I’m wondering what she thinks about me when I realize I don’t know her name.

“I’m Josh, by the way,” I say to her, holding out my hand.

She gives me a surprisingly firm shake in return. “Gemma.”

“That’s a beautiful name,” I tell her. Even though I’m sincere, I’m aware that it’s very much a pick-up line.

Gemma snorts and it’s absolutely adorable. “Right. Well, in New Zealand, Gemmas are everywhere.”

“But I bet they don’t look like you.” Okay, so now I’m totally swerving into pick-up line territory. I push it further. “Can I buy you a drink?”

And there the question sits, floating between us, along with the haze of pot smoke that hangs in the air. The rejection might come fast, or if I’m lucky, not at all. But it’s Halloween, I have a three-beer buzz going on, and I’m feeling pretty good.

Still, when she nods and says, “Sure” I feel my whole body lift with relief.

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