Do you love the 80’s?
The Aqua era, the heyday of the hair. Who didn’t love the leg warmers, the armfuls of bangles, and florescent everything? *collapses in a happy heap*
So, when Janet Wallace, the founder of UtopiaCon, asked if I wanted into this bodacious project, of course I said yes. My novella stands alongside my esteemed series sisters, creating this totally tubular collection of 80’s themed stories that each cover a year in that rad decade and release one per month.
And today is my cover reveal for Careless Whisper a story about 1985.
James Stryker, the bad boy of our neighborhood, had a voice that could put babies to sleep. His name still punches me in the gut, along with the lie he tried to hide.
James told me he would protect me forever and I entrusted him with all my deepest, darkest secrets. I was positive that I knew all of his too…until the end of summer, in 1985.
What I found out ruined me. I could only imagine the gossip.
So what did I do? I bailed.
Without another word to James, I left home and planned to never, ever return. I vowed that I’d never have to face James Stryker again.
Fast-forward seven years.
One simple phone call from home changes everything and threatens to silence all the promises I’ve whispered to myself.
Most of all, I can’t shake the gnarly feeling that the most careless whispers are the ones I haven’t even heard yet.
RELEASE DATE & PAPERBACK w/ ADDITIONAL CONTENT: The ebook releases June 24th, and I also have a paperback version with added content that will be available at UtopiaCon. You can pre-order that paperback and I’ll have it ready for you at my UtopiaCon table on Friday, June 24th.
Order yours, ready at the conference, right here: http://goo.gl/forms/n1DSDwuUFwI30Vis2
And the cover by the ever wonderful, Regina Wamba of Mae I Design!!