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I promise, my next post is going to be
a) not very long from now, and
b) neither promotional nor self-aggrandizing in nature

But that said...the ARCs for CRASHED are HERE!!!!

And here is how excited I am.

Well, you'll just have to extrapolate how excited I am. I'm smiling. (I'd let you see my face, but my camera's broken and thus I had to take this picture using the camera on my computer, and I think we all know that technology is about as far from flattering as you can get...)

The book comes out in September, and someday soon I'm going to stick an excerpt up on my website, but in the meantime, here's the first official taste of what this thing's going to be about:


Before the accident, Lia Kahn was happy.
Before the accident, Lia Kahn was loved.
Before, Lia was a lot of things: Normal. Alive.


Lia no longer believes in before. Six months after the crash that killed her, six months after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It's a wild, carefree life, without rules and without fear.  Because there's nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose.

But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes.  Lia is forced to choose: between her old life and her new one. Between humans and mechs. Between sacrificing the girl she used to be and saving the boy she used to love.

Even if it means he'll hate her forever.

It seems like forever until this book actually comes out, but I am now officially counting the days...

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go celebrate this and some other excellent (but more secret) news. (To my beloved editor, if you're reading this, "celebrate" means "write my new book." It definitely does not mean "go out in the sunshine and buy myself some new summer dresses." I don't know where you got that idea.)


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 24th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Congrats! You should be excited! And you know... I think it DOES mean "Go out in the sunshine..."
Apr. 24th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
whoa! eye stain! i never read the backs of books... but i guess that could be a excpetion. I thought it was coming out in 2010?? i'm pretty sure that's what you said last time .... anyway i can't wait and it sounds interesting ( eventhough i only briefly went over it) now i'm going to be waitting for september ...
Apr. 24th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
So pretty! Enjoy celebrating ... by writing GOSSIP GIRL IN SPACE.
Apr. 24th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Tch, editors, the get the craziest ideas... and now I reeeeaaallly need to bug my library to get the first book. I don't think B&N will be happy if I read the entire thing in store...
Apr. 24th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee, I can't wait! *flails*
Apr. 25th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Eep! So pretty.

I can't wait until it's out!
Apr. 25th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Super excited for Crashed, and the cover's great (even mirrorized).
Apr. 25th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
THANK YOU!!!! Glad you guys are all so excited about it. I'm just sitting here watching it sleep.
*gazes lovingly at pretty, pretty cover*

(Plus, in case anyone's keeping track, I found the PERFECT dress. Let's just hope the weather cooperates.)
Apr. 25th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
i cant wait for it to come out!
woooo hoooooo
cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol september is far far
Apr. 28th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
is Jude in the book?
i thought he was kind of cool and he kind of has good advice.

anyways is Auden the one who Lia has to save beacuse hes a org and he got all messed up in the end of the book.

lol i cant wait i love Skinned.
it was so good.
go mechheads lol
anyways that sucks it comes out in september cuz thats when we start a new school year.
Apr. 28th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
you know it was so sad when i thought Auden was going to die. He was soooo nice its sad that had to happen to him.

but at least Lia left the orgs behind
May. 3rd, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
i cant wait until Crashed comes out
May. 6th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so unbelievably excited! This is going to be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That cover is so righteous. *is tempted to sing and dance...can't because people are watching* It sounds great. :D
May. 9th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
ooo shiny.
May. 10th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
you are breaking your promise! post! it's been too long!
Jun. 24th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
NOT fair, NOT fair, NOT FAIR! I'm waiting for SOOOO many books!
Jul. 24th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm the author of several novels for teens, including HACKING HARVARD, the CHASING YESTERDAY trilogy, and the SEVEN DEADLY SINS series.

My newest book, SKINNED, comes out in September 2008.

Also, I like cupcakes.