Early this morning, I discovered (thanks to the magic of Google Alerts) that my second book with Delacorte/Random House, WANDERLOVE, is available on Amazon for pre-order -- complete with its cover! I thought I'd have a bit of time before I revealed it, but the stars have aligned right now. So, without further ado...
About the book:
It all begins with a stupid question:Also got my release date: March 13, 2012.
Are you a Global Vagabond?
No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.
Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.
But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.
But wait! There's more!
While I love this beautiful cover -- you don't know this yet, but she's Bria, through and through! -- the entire Wanderlove book jacket is even better. There are palms, and ocean, and teeny tiny backpackers on the spine, and I so want to show it to you right this second. But, the jacket text reveals Wanderlove's SECRETS. Which I promise to share with you guys soon ;-)
(Though it'll speed things up if you add Wanderlove to Goodreads!)