Hi everyone! My name is Kai Strand. I’m visiting Paty’s blog today to share the cover of my upcoming young adult contemporary romance novella, out next month. I’m super excited. After you read the blurb and excerpt, and see the great cover, I hope you will become excited too. Thanks for reading!
About the book:
Ella Jones is a coward. There is a teen boy living in the alley behind her work and she is terrified of him.
Desperate to leave behind the stereotypical and judgmental world she was raised in, Ella forces herself to make a true connection with seventeen-year-old Ayden Worth. As their friendship grows Ayden’s quiet, gentle ways teach her true courage.
But there’s more to Ayden’s story than Ella knows. When their worlds collide in the most unexpected place, Ella feels betrayed. Will she find the courage to learn who Ayden really is, or will she determine he’s not worth the effort?
“What are you stupid about?” he asks.
I’m blushing again, and trying not to notice how his gaze keeps sweeping over my face, my hair. I fight the urge to brush my bangs out of my eyes and tuck my hair behind my ear.
“Homelessness in general, really,” I admit.
My heart flutters. I’m scared he’ll push me away and tell me to leave, or feel I’m being condescending, and demand I leave him be. Suddenly I want to know his story. No, that’s not right. I’ve wanted to know his story since I first saw him. Now, I want to be a part of his story, and I’m scared to death I’ll do or say something so stupid he’ll refuse me access.
Available May 6, 2014
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About the author:
When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website, www.kaistrand.com.