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Good News!

My new book DAMAGED finally has an official release date: October 14, 2014

And it’s available for pre-order at these fine retailers:

And don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads to-read list :)

It’s been a long time since I posted on here. Sorry about that, but being a new mom and writer is harder work than I ever imagined. But good news! I get to tell you about my new book with Simon Pulse!

Drum roll, please….

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Part ghost story, part epic roadtrip, and part reluctant love story, DAMAGED offers readers another piercing, poignant story full of emotional truth from author Amy Reed.

After Kinsey’s best friend Camille dies in a car accident during which Kinsey was driving, Kinsey shuts down, deciding that numbness is far better than mourning. All she wants during the last few weeks of high school is to be left alone, but Camille’s mysterious boyfriend, Hunter–who was also in the car that night–has different ideas.

Despite all of Kinsey’s efforts, she can’t outrun Camille, who begins haunting her dreams. Sleep deprived and on the verge of losing it, Kinsey runs away with Hunter to San Francisco. As they drive across the country, trying to escape both the ghost of Camille and their own deep fears, Kinsey questions all she once believed about her friendship with Camille. Hunter, meanwhile, falls into a spiral of alcoholism, anger, and self-loathing. Ultimately, Kinsey and Hunter must come to terms with what they’ve lost and accept that they can’t outrun pain.

 

What do you think?

xoxo

Amy

Greetings friends, fans, and family,

I am thrilled to tell you that my new book OVER YOU has finally been released into the world! I am very proud of this book, and I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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OVER YOU is the gritty, realistic story of an obsessive teen friendship that fractures over one intense summer. School Library Journal called it “compelling and moving,” and Publishers Weekly called it “sharp and memorable.” Here’s the gist:

     Max would follow Sadie anywhere, so when Sadie decides to ditch her problems and escape to Nebraska for the summer, it’s only natural for Max to go along. Max is Sadie’s confidante, her protector, and her best friend. This summer will be all about them. This summer will be perfect.
     And then they meet Dylan. Dylan is dark, dangerous, and intoxicating, and he awakens something in Max that she never knew existed. No matter how much she wants to, she can’t back away from him.
     But Sadie has her own intensity, and has never allowed Max to become close with anyone else. Max doesn’t know who she is without Sadie, but she’d better start learning. Because if she doesn’t make a decision—about Dylan, about Sadie, about herself—it’s going to be made for her.

Something you may be surprised to find out is that the first week a book is on sale is the best time to purchase it. So if you’re thinking of buying it, now’s a great time! If your local independent bookstore doesn’t have it, please request that they order it. Or of course you can always buy it at IndieBound, Simon & Schuster, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major retailers.

If you’re in the Bay Area, might I suggest waiting to buy your copy of OVER YOU at my book release event: 3:00 pm, Sunday, June 23, at Diesel Books in Oakland (5433 College Avenue). I plan to read a little from the book and do a short Q&A and signing. (And you’ll probably catch a glimpse of Miss Elouise Madrone Reed Relph, the tiny new addition to my family.)

Thank you everyone for your continued support over the years. It is truly a gift to have the opportunity to share my stories with you.

Love,
Amy Reed
Author of Beautiful, Clean, Crazy, and Over You

(P.S. If you feel so inspired, please feel free to forward this email or share the news through your social media networks.)

(P.P.S. And if the spirit moves you, I would be eternally grateful for your positive review on Amazon.)

Hello friends!

You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on the internet front the last few months, and for good reason. On April 2, I gave birth to my first baby!

Introducing Elouise Madrone:

Elouise

She’s been keeping me very busy, tired and happy. I think we’re close to perfecting a configuration where she sleeps on my lap while I balance my laptop on the arm of my chair and type with one hand. My next book may be written entirely one-handed.

Speaking of books….

My new book OVER YOU comes out June 4th! You can pre-order it HERE. And read a Sneak Peek HERE. And stay tuned for info about the release party.

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But even sooner than that, my book CRAZY comes out in paperback May 21! Order your copy HERE. And look at what I just got in the mail:

Crazy paperback

Maybe I should give away a few copies soon….

And now, last but not least, I am excited to officially announce that I just signed a contract for a two-book YA series with Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Teen/Harper Collins)! Here’s the announcement from Publishers Weekly:

Author of BEAUTIFUL and CRAZY Amy Reed’s new two-book series, INVINCIBLE, pitched as Go Ask Alice meets The Fault in Our Stars, about a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis, only to get trapped in the deadly spiral of addiction, and the boy who would do anything to save her, to Anica Rissi at Katherine Tegen Books, by Amy Tipton at Signature Literary Agency (world).

Woohoo! So excited to be working with Anica and her team!

Now back to the baby and one-handed writing….

Love,

Amy

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Excerpt from OVER YOU, by Amy Reed by amyreedfiction

And don’t forget–you can pre-order it HERE to make sure you’re the first to have it!

Today is officially THREE MONTHS until the release of my next book OVER YOU!!!

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To celebrate, I’m excited to tell you about the Goodreads GIVEAWAY of an Advance Reader Copy. Contest ends April 15 and is only open to U.S. residents.

 

But don’t worry–if you don’t win, you can always PRE-ORDER to make sure you get your copy the day it comes out.

 

(And Bay Area folks, don’t forget about my reading this Saturday, March 9th. Hope to see you there!)

 

Stay tuned for more news (including an exclusive excerpt from OVER YOU).

Love,

Amy

March 9th! Get Real with Contemporary YA authors Amy Reed, Corrine Jackson, and Kirstin Cronn-Mills

 

Hey Bay Area folks,
I hope you can make it to my reading on Saturday, March 9th at Not Your Mother’s Book Club in San Francisco at the Opera Plaza Books, Inc. I’ll be joined by the lovely Corrine Jackson and Kirstin Cronn-Mills, two amazing contemporary YA authors. You do not want to miss this!

This will be my last event until at least June (I’ll be pretty busy having a baby), so I hope to see you there (PS: I’ll be humongous).

I plan to read a little from Crazy, plus a sneak peek of Over You, which releases June 4th. Hopefully there will be time for a Q&A at the end.

Spread the word!

Love,

Amy

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