If you love contemporary YA then you're no stranger to the magical Jennifer Echols and the amazing Simone Elkeles. I've read and loved every book they've published. They're not from the west coast, so when we found out that they were scheduled to be in Anaheim this week, we decided to go! I absolutely can't believe it!
Echols latest novel is called Such a Rush and it was released early last month. My favorite novel and character though is Johnafter from Going Too Far and I've reread it so many times. I've said before that Echols has a formula and she doesn't mess around. The characters she brought into our lives will remain in my heart. Next year, she will release an adult contemporary book and I CANNOT wait for it! I can just imagine how into it I'll be.
Elkeles wrote a companion series following the dangerously hot Fuentes' brothers in the Perfect Chemistry Series. She also has written Leaving Paradise Series and How to Ruin Series. Most of her novels two main characters switching POVS from each chapter. It's so great because sometimes you're dying to know what the male character is thinking and then you get to experience it first hand. And when I say experience, I mean to blush like crazy...I dare you to read her Perfect Chemistry Series and NOT fall in love with one of the Fuentes' brothers.
And finally, one of 2011's debut authors, the lovely Myra McEntire who artfully blends fiction with fantasy. Last year she brought us the story of Emerson and Michael brought together by a complicated "cause" in Hourglass. Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed this book and fell in love with Michael. What I loved most was the chemistry all of the characters had with each other and how the story is so intelligently written. It will have you guessing till the very end. And don't forget Timepiece, the sequel to Hourglass is out too. It's just AMAZING. The different take she took in the second novel was genius. I loved it.
So if you're in the SoCal area, this Wednesday, July 25th, they will be signing books from 5 - 8 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Hopefully, we'll see you there! :)
There is no fee, however there will be no outside books allowed in...proceeds from book sales go to ProLiterarcy Worldwide...for more info or to see what other amazing authors are going to be at the event, click here.
Thank you Romance Writers of America!!