I am very excited to introduce you to Buffy Andrews - a good friend of mine and wonderful author who has a new book out - first in a series called "The Yearbook Series"
So I'm going to let Buffy tell you all about this lovely book -
Book: “The Yearbook Series: Gina and Mike”
Gina McKenzie is a cheerleader with a super hot boyfriend who kisses like you wouldn’t believe…
She’s looking forward to the prom, then graduation and senior week at the shore. The only thing she isn’t looking forward to is the start of college, because it means she won’t be near Mike. They are attending schools on opposite sides of the state.
But Gina’s normal teen life ends the night she is brutally raped by her math teacher and Mike’s baseball coach. Coach Smith threatens to destroy Mike’s promising baseball career if Gina tells anyone what happened. To protect Mike, Gina keeps quiet and eventually, unable to deal with the effects of the rape, breaks up with Mike.
They reconnect at their 20th high school reunion where the past catches up with them and Mike learns the truth about what happened 20 years ago.
Why is it that you never forget your first love? Maybe it’s because it’s the first person you gave your heart to, completely. The first time you were afraid to breathe for fear the moment would pass and you would miss some of the seconds. Life is seldom what we think it will be. Especially when you’re seventeen and the biggest concern you have is whether someone has the same prom dress.
"This is a perfect vacation read, once you start you won't put it down until you're finished! The story keeps you entertained as the plot jumps between an event that happens in high school and the present day. It will make you laugh and make you cry, and realize the importance of friends and family - and how a secret can change your life. Can't wait for the next book to come out!"
Other books coming out:
- “The Moment Keeper” by Carina UK in November
- “The Christmas Violin” by Carina UK in December
- “The Lion Awakens” by Prism Book Group in 2014
- “Ella’s Rain” by Prism Book Group in 2014
Author: Buffy Andrews
Lives in: Southcentral Pennsylvania
Family: Husband, Tom; two sons, Zach and Micah; and wheaten cairn terrier Kakita
Day job: Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche publications at the York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa. She is also its social media coordinator.
Writes: Middle-grade, young adult and women’s fiction
Author website: Authorbuffyandrews
5 quick questions:
Q. Most difficult scenes in book to write?
A. Definitely the sex scenes. For some weird reason, the brutal rape scene wasn’t nearly as difficult as the sex scenes. In fact, after I wrote the rape scene, I was shocked at what came out of my head. And I felt kind of embarrassed.
Q. First person or third?
A. It depends. I write in both. This book (and the entire series) is challenging because I have alternating POVs. When I’m Mike, I can’t sound like Gina and vice versa.
Q. Where do you write?
A. On a laptop at the table in my formal dining room. We have an office, but most of the time the kids are in it doing their homework.
Q. Ebook or physical book?
A. Both, but more and more it’s via my iPad because of the convenience and quickness. If I finish reading a book at midnight I can download another one in seconds. Just have to watch my wallet!
Q. Coffee or tea?
A. Definitely coffee (and lots of it)
Pick up a copy of Buffy's new book here -