Today’s cover reveal is for a new favorite author of mine,
and her upcoming book
releasing December 11, 2015
She writes deeply emotional characters, full of brooding goodness.
(check out my review for Light of Day)
About Vertical Lines…
when Kristen told me this I knew I HAD to read it:
First in the series-an artist and a smart girl.
A staid family and a broken one.
She’s adorably literal and he’s all big and quietly emotional.
She had me at big and quietly emotional. GAH.
Add it to your TBR today!
(GR link coming soon, hang tight)
All I have to say is: #BeardsFTW
From Kristen’s blog…..
Originally THE GAUNT LIFE, this story had to be written. LIFE INTERRUPTED was the book I wrote and thought “I’ll never feel for another character what I feel for Rachel.” She was fearless and determined and strong (and so tall). While there is still some truth to this statement, I have now written Jordana and Brooklyn, and done something I swore I would never do: I gave a very real part of myself to a character.
Body dysmorphic disorder was not something I understood growing up–I didn’t know where my need to change myself came from, only that it was constant. I starved, I ran, I threw up–more than those struggles, though, was the struggle I went through every day to look at myself.
Ashton Novak is a minor character–I could not get inside of her head far enough to give her the entire story. But when she appeared, sister to the hero, and her disease came to light… I was devastated. And purged. Her case of BDD is extreme, something I saw but never truly suffered from. I lost hair, I lost friends and confidence, and I lost some time–this girl, though, she lost it all. Ashton is everything I felt, everything I feared, from her compulsions to her insecurities. The only difference is that I had a strong mother and two strong sisters, all of whom I did not want to let down. So I stood up. Even on days when I couldn’t handle standing in front of the mirror, I stood up. And then they held me up, so today I could give you the beginning of Brooklyn and Jordana…
This is their story… but I have to pay homage to Ashton, minor as she may be, and acknowledge the high school self I never quite let live.
In honor of Thanksgiving, look back and be grateful, for who you were, who you are, and who’s always been beside you. Happy Friday, y’all. Can’t wait for you to meet Brooklyn and Jordana on December 11 <3
About the Author: Kristen Kehoe
I started writing a long, long time ago. As with everything in life, it took me a while to figure out what genre I wanted to participate in. I write what many would commonly refer to as contemporary romance. I just call it life.
Although I began with the young adult when I published my first novel, FINDING YOU, I quickly progressed to what I consider mature young adult with BEYOND THE HORIZON 1 and LIFE INTERRUPTED. THE LIGHT OF DAY (BTH 2) is new adult and soon to be published TRIPP (the LIFE series 2) will be mature young adult. I write for my characters. I write them because they are people I see and feel and hear and I have a need to put them on paper.
When I’m not writing for a character, I’m blogging about mommyhood, teacherhood, life, or just being a girl. Join my conversation sometime because I LOVE sharing with people.
For updates, sneak peaks, and other info, visit my Facebook page. For fun pics of my daughter, dog, or anything else that hits my fancy, visit me on Instagram. For wierd retweets and conversations, there’s always Twitter.