Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edge Lake High School, #1)
by Katie Ray
Publication Date: April 10, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush
For most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry Potter had one on his forehead and people still liked him.
CeCe never cared about her looks—until Emmett Brady, transfer student and football darling, becomes her literature critique partner. The only problem? Emmett is blindsided by Bryn DeNeuville, CeCe’s gorgeous and suddenly shy volleyball teammate.
Bryn asks CeCe to help her compose messages that’ll charm Emmett. CeCe isn’t sure there’s anything in his head worth charming but agrees anyway—she’s a sucker for a good romance. Unfortunately, the more messages she sends and the more they run into each other, the more she realizes there’s plenty in his head, from food to literature. Too bad Emmett seems to be falling for the wrong girl…
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book involves one fiercely scarred girl who wants the new guy in town, the new guy who thinks he wants the new girl, and the new girl who really isn’t sure what she wants, and the misunderstanding that brings them all together. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll fall in love.
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Katie Ray (also known by her previous author name, Katie Kacvinsky) writes teen and new adult fiction novels. Her books have been nominated for YALSA awards, and First Comes Love was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her screenplay, A High Note, was a semifinalist in the Austin Screenplay Competition in 2015. She currently lives in Ashland, Wisconsin with her husband, two children, and a slightly insane dog.
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WHAT’S IN KATIE’S BAG?
Hi! First of all, thanks so much for having me on your blog today. I was going to take a picture of my desk, but honestly, it’s pretty boring—I leave it sparse on purpose so I’m not distracted when I sit down to write. So instead, I’ll go with what’s in my bag. First of all, it’s a straw basket. Yep, I’m one of those hippie types. This bag belonged to my grandma, and she gave it to me before she passed away. I planned on using it for the beach, but it makes me happy so I carry it everywhere I go. Inside is basically a writer’s necessity kid: journal, pens, headphones, and lots of playlists on my phone. A wallet, so I can buy lots of music on iTunes and lots of coffee (aka, writing juice). I usually have a book—right now it’s GLOW KIDS. Finally, I carry an emergency bag. It’s got all the must haves—hair bands, lotion, chap stick, gum, Band-Aids (cause I’m a mom). It also holds my must have—a Buff. It’s a hair band that can double as a neck warmer or scarf. I live in Northern Wisconsin, where it’s cold eight months of the year so it’s nice to have on hand. At the very bottom of the bag, embarrassingly, you’ll find some wrappers. Granola bars, and a wristband from The Edge water park in Duluth, Minnesota. My latest family adventure.
There you have it! For a peak into the random workings of my brain, check out my latest book, Don’t Kiss the Messenger. It’s a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. I hope you love it. J
Renee Rousseau says
My fave YA Fantasy standalone is the first one I ever read: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins.