While You Were Gone
So, I get in my car yesterday to pick up the kiddos from school and a song I’ve never heard before comes on the radio. It starts off with acoustic guitar and then some really cool chord progressions. I’m intrigued. I turn it up. Then the lyrics start, and I realize I’m listening to the perfect theme song for WHILE YOU WERE GONE.
The song is “Renegades” by X Ambassadors. Have a listen:
“It’s our time to make a move
It’s our time to make amends
It’s our time to break the rules
Yeah, that’s pretty much Danny and Eevee in WHILE YOU WERE GONE. In the parallel world, society is at a breaking point, and Danny and Eevee find themselves in a position to potentially push it over the edge. But at what cost?
The really mind bendy part about the song thing is that almost the exact same thing happened just before the first book, NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE, hit the shelves. I love when that happens.
If you’re interested in finding out what Danny and Eevee get up to in WHILE YOU WERE GONE, pre-order your copy today!
And if you haven’t read NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE, the book that started it all, you can purchase a copy at any of these booksellers.
In other news, I wanted to let you know that in the coming days I’m going to be moving my blog to function as part of my actual website (amyknichols.com). For too long they’ve been separate entities, and I think it’s time they play together. The transition should be seamless (fingers crossed). If you noticed a sudden change in format and appearance, you’ll know why. If you follow or subscribe to this blog, you should have no problems continuing to do so at its new location. Just a heads up.
As always, thanks for reading and coming along with me on this journey.
Hey everyone! Exciting news. Yesterday a box arrived from my editor.
I opened it and found…
Advanced copies of While You Were Gone!
With Now That You’re Here being out for only a little over a month, I haven’t done a lot of talking about the second installment. In fact, I haven’t even shown you the cover yet. *gasp* A few of you have seen it on Goodreads and Amazon, as well as on The Hiding Spot, who included it in a recent cover shout-out about books they’re excited to read. (Thank you, Hiding Spot! ❤ ) But I haven’t posted it here yet. So, without further ado, here is the cover of my second novel, While You Were Gone.
OK, maybe I’m biased, but I think it’s gorgeous. And I love how it contrasts the cover of Now That You’re Here, because that’s what the story does. Want to read the jacket copy? Here you go.
While You Were Gone
An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue.
Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When a fire devastates her exhibition—years in the making—her dreams of attending an elite art institute are dashed. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.
Raised in a foster home, Danny has led a life full of hurt and hardship until a glitch in the universe changes everything. Suddenly Danny is living in a home he’s never seen, with parents who miraculously survived the car crash that should have killed them. It’s like he’s a new Danny. But this alternate self has secrets—ties to an underground anarchist group that have already landed him in hot water. When he starts to develop feelings for Eevee, he’s even more disturbed to learn that he might have started the fire that ruined her work.
As Danny sifts through clues from his past and Eevee attempts to piece together her future, they uncover a secret that’s bigger than both of them. . . . And together, they must correct the breach between the worlds before it’s too late.
Those of you who read Now That You’re Here know about those crossover scenes between the two worlds. Well, in While You Were Gone, you get to see what was really happening in the parallel universe. What I love most about the second book is that it changes your understanding of the first book. Pretty mind-bendy, eh?
While You Were Gone hits shelves August 4!
If you haven’t yet, please add While You Were Gone to your Goodreads To Read list. And be sure to pre-order your copy. You can do so from these booksellers, or ask your favorite local independent bookstore! (Indies rock!)
Book reviewers: if you’re interested in receiving a review copy, please contact me.
More exciting news and giveaway to come in the lead up to the launch, so stay tuned. And thank you so much for being on this ride with me! ❤