Hey everyone! Exciting news around here. The second book of the Duplexity series, WHILE YOU WERE GONE, is officially released into the wild!
Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t feasted your eyes on it yet:
And here’s what reviewers are saying:
“Danny and Eevee have off-the-charts chemistry. The nonromantic storylines…allow the characters to develop outside of their romance. The novel’s tense and exciting throughout…lots of fun on multiple levels.” – KIRKUS
“Nichols is clever in reimagining characters in the alternate universe, keeping readers entertained throughout. A great modern-day science fiction novel for fans of time travel or the television show Fringe… A fun great back-to-school series to introduce to students as they think about where else they could be and what their lives might be like elsewhere.” – School Library Journal
“Fans of the first book will flock to this one, but the books can easily be read in either order.” – VOYA
“Both Eevees are smart, daring, and attracted to the Danny in their universe. While science is not as prominent in this novel, the sci-fi backstory adds a thought provoking undercurrent to a sweet love story that revolves around larger societal issues.” – Booklist
Sound like something you’re wanting to read? You can get your copy at bookstores everywhere. Here are some handy links to streamline the process for you:
What’s that? You say you want to a signed copy? And you want to get it in person at a book launch party? Well, you’re in luck!
I’ll be having a book launch party this Saturday, August 8th, at 5pm at Changing Hands Phoenix, alongside my friend Austin Aslan who is celebrating the launch of his second novel, THE GIRL AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD.
Changing Hands Phoenix is located at
300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85013
The evening will be emceed by fellow author Ryan Dalton whose book THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING will be debuting in December. We’ll also be hosting a raffle of book-related items to benefit the amazing Kids Need to Read. Come along and bring your friends to this family-friendly event! It’s going to be a lot of fun. Oh! And you can get your autographed copy of WHILE YOU WERE GONE.*
(If you can’t make the event, you can still order a signed copy from Changing Hands online or by telephone.)
Thanks for your support! Hope you enjoy the books! <3
The first professional review of WHILE YOU WERE GONE is out, and…
*big relieved-author exhale*
Kirkus calls the novel “tense and exciting throughout”, and says it’s “lots of fun on multiple levels”.
But what really made me happy about this review was what they had to say about the characters.
“Danny and Eevee have off-the-charts chemistry.”
“The nonromantic storylines—Eevee’s competition for a shot at a foreign art school placement and Danny’s quick immersion in his parallel self’s light rebellion via graffiti—allow the characters to develop outside of their romance.”
Huzzah! Strong characters, just like in NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE.
This totally made my day. Heck, this made my weekend.
To read the full review (Caution: Spoilers!), visit WHILE YOU WERE GONE | Kirkus.
WHILE YOU WERE GONE hits shelves August 4.