Hey y’all! (I live in North Carolina now, so I get to say “y’all”).

I am so excited that DAMAGED comes out in TWO WEEKS! On October 14th, it will be released into the world and I couldn’t be prouder. (Pre-order to make sure you get it on release day). I have tons of exciting guest posts and special online events coming up, so make sure you follow me on Twitter to get all the updates.

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If you’re in the Asheville, NC area, I’ll be hanging out at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Thursday, November 6th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to sign some books. Stop by to say hi and pick up a signed copy of DAMAGED or one of my other books. They’ll have them all in stock. I would love to meet you!

It seems crazy to be talking about a book that comes out in April of next year, but I’ve got exciting news about INVINCIBLE too. In less than a week, on Monday, October 6th, at exactly 8:00 pm EST (5:00 PST), I will be revealing the cover RIGHT HERE on this website! It is nothing like my other covers, and it is so freaking beautiful I cried a little when I first saw it. I’m serious, it’s that awesome. I’ll also be telling you a little more about the story, but until then, here’s a little teaser:

INVINCIBLE is book one of a two-book series, 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.



I can’t believe DAMAGED comes out in less than two months!
Here’s a  sneak peek for your reading pleasure.



Read an Excerpt of DAMAGED Here


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Available in HARDCOVER and E-BOOK 

October 14th

Order Now!

Beloved bloggers, reviewers, librarians, and other bookish friends:

The eGalley for DAMAGED is ready for your reading and reviewing pleasure! Just click HERE!

If you’d like to contact me about events, interviews, blog tours, or other features, send me a message HERE.


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(P.S. If you’d like to buy your very own copy of DAMAGED, you can always pre-order HERE.)

The publishing world is a strange place. One day your new book has an awesome cover and you reveal it to the world, then a few weeks pass and mysterious forces decide it needs to be changed.

The original cover for my new book DAMAGED (releasing October 14) had a guy on it, which was a departure from all my previous covers, and which I loved. However, a very important bookseller suggested that my fans would not love it so much and would be less excited to read a book with a guy on the front. So, at their recommendation, my publisher and I decided to change it. Luckily, the original photo shoot included a girl, so it was an easy fix. In some ways, it makes more sense this way because Kinsey, the girl, is the narrator of DAMAGED. But the story is still very much about Hunter, the boy.

Here’s the new cover….

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I’m curious–what do you think about the new cover compared to the old one? Are you less likely to read a book with a guy on the front rather than a girl?


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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?



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.

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.)


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