Last year I was lucky enough to read a draft of Torched by my friend Andrea Lynn Colt. It’s a fantastic, funny and thought-provoking story about a kickass cheerleader named Rose. Now you can read it too — Torched was just released this week! Here’s the summary:
Rose Whitfield’s senior year just went up in smoke. Instead of having a blast with her best friend, her cheerleading squad, and her boyfriend Ryan, she’s framed for arson. Popularity and criminal records don’t mix, apparently.
Luckily, Rose knows exactly who’s framing her: Paxton Callaway. Paxton and Rose have spent years locked in a war of practical jokes. This time he’s gone too far. Rose sets out to prove her innocence, win Ryan back, and take Paxton down hard. Not necessarily in that order.
Go to www.lynncolt.com for excerpts and to buy your copy. (It’s only $3.99 for the ebook!)
Here’s more about Andrea:
Andrea Lynn Colt grew up laughing, reading, and squabbling with her twin. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her fiancé, a fridge full of cheese, and two muses in feline form. Visit www.lynncolt.com to get to know her better.
In honor of the release of Torched, I asked Andrea to guest blog about a lie she tells herself. Here’s her awesome response:
But really … I tell myself that writing will get easier. HARD FACT: it won’t. I know it won’t, because even once you manage to write a book you’re so proud of you don’t mind, like, asking people if maybe they’d buy it (all you introverts, shudder with me!), there will always be another book waiting for you to write it.
That book will be bigger and more complex than your last one, and have better, funnier, realer characters than you’ve ever written before. That book is scary as hell to me, because I don’t know if I have the chops for it yet. I don’t know if I can wrangle my idea, my story, into shape so that it bounds off the page and into my readers’ hearts, or whether it’ll wind up looking like roadkill, and smell like it too.
So I tell myself that it will get easier, if only I will sit down and open the document and throw a few thousand words on the screen. It works, most of the time.
When it doesn’t, there’s always bribing myself with cheese!
Thanks so much for letting me stop by, Robin!
Thank you, Andrea!
To everyone else: Torched is available now! How often do you get an awesome romantic comedy with an arsonista twist and kickass cheerleaders to boot for just $3.99? Go forth and check it out!