There are many intelligent writers on Twitter who offer up common sense advice on the publishing business as a whole, but none of them are as funny and insightful as the Recing-Ball herself, Dahlia Adler. Now, I’m not going to mince words here, I SIMPLY LOVE DAHLIA. When I was a writer first starting out, she answered my questions, agreed to guest post on this blog, and has always been very encouraging.
I knew Dahlia was an amazing writer, but it wasn’t until I read her debut, BEHIND THE SCENES (BTS), that I came to realize her extraordinary talent. While I was thrilled to hear there will be a companion novel to BTS, UNDER THE LIGHTS, I was even more excited when Dahlia announced she was self-publishing her New Adult novel, LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
Here is the blurb:
Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she’s acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys. But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers. To keep them out of foster care, she’ll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA—fast. Too bad the only person on campus she can go to for help is her humorless, pedantic Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson, who isn’t exactly Lizzie’s biggest fan.
But Connor surprises her. Not only is he a great tutor, but he’s also a pretty great babysitter. And chauffeur. And listener. And he understands exactly what it’s like to be on your own before you’re ready. Before long, Lizzie realizes having a responsible-adult type around has its perks… and that she’d like to do some rather irresponsible (but considerably adult) things with him as well. Good thing he’s not the kind of guy who’d ever reciprocate.
Until he does.
Until they turn into far more than teacher and student.
Until the relationship that helped put their lives back together threatens everything they both have left.
And here is the beautiful cover…
I can’t tell you how excited I am to get my hands on this book which will be available December 9, 2014!
Dahlia Adler is an Assistant Editor of Mathematics by day, a Copy Editor by night, and a YA/NA author and blogger at every spare moment in between. More often than not, you can find her on Twitter as @MissDahlELama, and if you tweet her pictures of macarons, she just might fall in love with you. She lives in New York City with her husband and their overstuffed bookshelves.