Today we're excited to share Michelle Lynn's guest post and giveaway for her new novel, We Thought We Were Invincible as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Michelle and her novels!
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Meet Michelle Lynn!
Meet We Thought We Were Invincible!
California "Callie" McCoy feels most alive when her feet are planted firmly on her surfboard on a big swell. And one day, she dreams of riding that wave out of her small town. Away from everyone.
Her plan is simple: graduate high school. With Callie's best friend gone away to college, she plans on spending her senior year skating by. She isn't looking for friends, and especially not for love - all she needs are her waves and her twin brother. Even if he comes with an annoying best friend, Jamie Daniels, who she can't stand.
Jamie is a care-free, easy-going surfer who has everything. On the surface, his life appears perfect, but reality is far from it. He has his share of secrets, including one that burns deeper than any other. It's a good thing Callie hates him because if she didn't, Jamie knows there's no way he'd be able to stay away.
And then, one night, everything changes. And nothing will ever be the same.
~ Guest Post About Michelle ~
Writing is many things to many people. Some authors will tell you they need to do it to get the voices out of their heads. Some because it’s the only thing in their lives that makes sense. Still others just have a lot of fun playing God with their characters.
Admission time. My writing was born out of boredom. That’s not a very authory thing to say. You expect me to claim I can’t live without it, right? Well, hold on.
When I was twenty-three, an illness I’d struggled with at times, became a permanent disability. For six months, I was mostly unable to get out of bed. So, I began to write. My first novel, Dawn of Rebellion, was set in a dystopian future and centered around two sisters who could only rely on each other. I modeled them and their bond after my own sisters. I didn’t expect to finish the book, nor did I plan to publish it and write two more in the series.
But I did. And something amazing happened. I was pulled from the fog created by suddenly being unable to live my life. When a friend I sent the book to – the only person I told I was even writing – said I needed to publish it, things in my life began to change and it wasn’t just that I was on a new path, it was that I had a path at all.
Over the next two years, I finished the series while also being able to do small things to improve my lifestyle. I was able to be out of bed and walk quite a bit more. Day of Reckoning and Eve of Tomorrow were the hardest books I’ve written because I was still new and learning so much.
Once I began seeing writing as my future, I became one of those authors who would tell you they can’t live without it. It’s how I make sense of the world, how I make sense of my illness.
That first series was the only dystopian I have written. Immediately after, I was sucked into romance, a genre I was newly enjoying as a reader. My New Beginnings series – Choices, Promises, Dreams, and Confessions - were released last year. We Thought We Were Invincible and We Thought We Knew It All came out this spring. Some books are simple, light. They’re fun to write, a joy to read, and leave everyone feeling good. Then there are the books that tear your guts out. Invincible was one of those.
I have been many things at different points in my life. When my illness was bad, I was the sick girl. During my reprieves, the scuba diver or the girl who loves hockey. I’m the daughter. The sister. The aunt. The nerd whose obsessions are books and Battlestar Galactica. We all have many titles.
Now I’m a writer and in my stories, I can be anything I want to be.
What’s up next for Me:
Fantasy! This one is fun. It’s my first time writing in the genre and I’m so excited to share it with you. My writing partner, Michelle Bryan, and I have written a book called Prophecy of Darkness about a kingdom that has lost it’s magic, but needs it to survive. There’ll be a sexy, brooding prince, a feisty princess, forbidden love, and a truly evil dude.
And the best part? It’s releasing as part of the Fire and Fantasy box set -22 books - which is now on pre-order for only 99 CENTS HERE.
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We Thought We Were Invincible
By: Michelle Lynn
Released: February 2017
One winner will receive a paperback copy of We Thought We Were Invincible (Michelle Lynn) ~ (US only)
Five winners will receive an ebook copy of copy of We Thought We Were Invincible (Michelle Lynn) ~ (US + International)
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