I want to introduce you to my writing bestie, Nyrae Dawn. We became friends when our books went to the top five together on Inkpop three years ago. We were both excitable newbies in the business, and we’ve taken a major journey together–from budding writers with nothing but our passion for our stories and determination to share them with the world, to “official authors” achieving that dream. It’s quite a transition, and though we live on separate ends of the US, we’ve leaned on each other every step of the way. I heart this girl, y’all.
Nyrae has had wonderful recent success with her two self-published companion novels What a Boy Wants and What a Boy Needs. Karma Bites (formerly known as Chasing Normal on Inkpop) stole my heart years ago, back in the beginning of us. I fell hard for Caleb. I begged for more chapters as she edited. And don’t worry, everyone, it’s not your average vampire story. It’s got a contemporary feel, and a main character whose voice will crack you up and make you want to be friends.
So, without further ado, here is the cover for Karma Bites, out August 15th from Crescent Moon Press!
How fun is this cover?!?! And the story inside is just as much of a treat. I hope you’ll check it out!
Here’s the synopsis:
“Whoever said, ‘parents are always right’ really should have thought that one through. After all, my mom believes in vampires. Go figure.”
All Abigail Thompson ever wanted was to be considered normal. Instead, she ended up a loner with a vampire–obsessed mom and a stamp labeling her the resident freak of Karma, California.
When bad boy Caleb Evans saves Abby from a mean girl attack straight out of a “B” movie, Abby’s own karma starts to improve. Maybe “normal” could become her way of life, after all. But Caleb isn’t the only boy to notice her. Once newcomer Gabriel Chambers becomes Abby’s new best friend, she finds herself trapped between two boys, both holding secrets. And when Abby learns sometimes things really do go bump in the night, she discovers one of those secrets could just get her killed.