THE SONGS, COVER REVEAL, & ARC GIVEAWAY FOR ERIN FLETCHER’S “WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME”
Confession: I’m still in the “pinch me” phase of my debut novel publication. Even though it comes out in 19 days (!!!) I still kind of can’t believe it’s happening.
You know what makes it a tiny bit more real? Having a cover that I get to share with all of you! But before we get to the cover reveal and the eARC giveaway (woot!) I wanted to share a few songs from the playlist I listened to while writing WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME. ERIN
The story (contemporary YA):
When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods—vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn’t happen—are more traditional, but who is she to judge?
Nate doesn’t tell her why he’s in her garage, and she doesn’t tell him what she’s running from. Soon, Hanley’s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate’s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn’t sure which is worse: that she’s harboring a fugitive, or that she’s in love with one.
Anywhere but Here by Mayday Parade –This song, more than any other, sums up Hanley and Nate’s story for me. It’s deliciously teenage-angsty. Both Hanley and Nate are trying to get away from different situations for different reasons, but they understand each other more than anyone else could: “You’re all I’ve got right now // No one else figures out this feeling // And how lonely it can get”
Haley and her friends like to have a good time, so I needed a Hanley-worthy party anthem. This one fit the bill nicely.
Dare You to Move by Switchfoot – One of my favorite songs ever. These lines in particular speak to Hanley’s character and the transformation she makes throughout the book: “Maybe redemption has stories to tell // Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell // Where can you run to escape from yourself? // Where you gonna go?”
On the Inside by Daughtry – Most of the songs on my playlist belong to Hanley, but this one is all Nate. He can run away and he can hide in Hanley’s garage, but there are some things he can’t outrun, himself included: “So you can move to another town // Hide where you’re sure you wont be found // But its still just you on the inside”
I listened to this song on repeat while writing the last third of the story. It’s a perfect musical transition from conflict to resolution.
It’s time for the cover! (drum roll, please):
Fantastic! Now it’s time to check out an exclusive excerpt from “Where You’ll Find Me”, and enter the giveaway:
Nate looks me over, from my jacket to my favorite pair of jeans, to the shoes that are bonfire-worthy but still cute. My hair, with the help of a straightener, is so silky that my dark bangs fall into my eyes even more than usual. My eye makeup is amped up. Whether all of this is because of the bonfire or because of who I hoped I’d run into before leaving is open for debate. He reaches up and brushes my bangs away from my face. The split-second touch makes me crave more. “You look gorgeous.”
“Where are you headed?”
Though staying here in the garage might be a better option, I say, “A bonfire.”
Nate studies me again, but this time it feels like he’s looking for something deeper. “Don’t you ever get tired of sneaking out?”
“Not really,” I say with a shrug.
He tugs on the zipper of my fleece, lowering it slightly and pulling me closer. “What are you running from, Hanley?”
It feels like my secrets are written all over my face, but I say, “Nothing.”
When he smiles, it’s almost sad. “I don’t buy it.”
I lean in, putting both hands on the car behind him, one on either side, trapping him. “You tell me why you’re living in my garage and I’ll tell you what I’m running from.”
He gives a sly smile and doesn’t budge. “Secrets it is.”
“Secrets it is,” I echo. And even though the small space between us is electric and threatening to disappear, I push off the car and step away. “I’ll see you later,” I say as I open the door.
“Hanley,” he says before I can get too far. “Be careful out there, okay?”
I don’t make any promises.
NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE THE GIVEAWAY…
Up for grabs is an eARC of “Where You’ll Find Me”. First up, leave a blog comment below and then click on the Rafflecopter Logo, or here,(GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER), for more chances to win. Good luck!
Erin Fletcher is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise while drinking excessive quantities of coffee, believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which is almost never useful when writing books) and lives in North Carolina.
Thanks to Erin for stopping by, and to Rockstar Book Tours and Entangled Teen for including A.T.W.N. in the cover reveal. You can also find Erin here at A.T.W.N, and hosting Monday morning sprints with the #5AMWritersClub. You can also click on the cover to add it to your To-Be-Read pile on Goodreads.