This is what is coming out from SOHO PRESS on May 14th!
Guardian angels with a Texas twist. Mystery. Bad habits. Aggie football philosophy. Bad guys. Breakfast tacos. Kissing. And a feisty narrator named Jenna Samuels.
Fallen meets Veronica Mars meets Pineapple Express.
I LOVE this book. And there will be a sequel next year!
"I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv."
So begins the diary of 14-year-old Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad eighth-grade year. Her single mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was eight. Her sixteen-year-old brother, Casey, tries to hold together what's left of the family by working two after-school jobs—difficult, as he's stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead.
Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her. Beatified. Literally. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that Casey didn't survive the accident at all. He's an "A-word." (She can't bring herself to utter the truth.) Soon they discover that Jenna isn't just dying; she's being poisoned. And Casey has been sent back to help solve the mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother's mysterious depression and father's disappearance.
And I have ONE ARC to give away!! Just one. Plus a Sweet Dead Life postcard, also signed.
If you would like to win the Advanced Reading Copy of THE SWEET DEAD LIFE and read it before everyone else -- and hopefully love it as much as I do-- please enter in the Comments section. I will keep this contest open until Monday 1/21 and announce the winner on Tuesday 1/22.