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Monday, September 16, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Bitter Pill by Stacey Kade

I absolutely adore Stacey Kade and her writing. She’s published all YA titles so far (Ghost & the Goth trilogy, the Project Paperback Doll series) but I’m so happy to help reveal the cover and blurb for her upcoming ADULT novel, Bitter Pill. I love when authors dip their toes into new genres and can’t wait to read this one for myself.

Plus there is a cool giveaway at the end of this post. Don’t forget to enter. There are e-arc’s, a $25 GC and an annotated ARC of Bitter Pill up for grabs!


Kade - Bitter Pill

The truth is a bitter pill...
Rennie Harlow is having a bad year. She had a handsome husband, a good job, and a renovated condo in Chicago. Now, thanks to one "exotically beautiful" paralegal, she’s divorced, faking her way through a writing career, and living above her hypochondriac mother's garage back in Morrisville, the small town she couldn't leave fast enough at eighteen. On top of all of that, she just found Doc Hallacy, the local pharmacist, dead behind his counter. And the worst part is, he's the third body she’s stumbled across this year.

Jake Bristol has lived in Morrisville his whole life. A former bad boy turned sheriff, he doesn’t believe it’s just Rennie’s luck or timing that’s the problem. He thinks she’s too nosy for her own good. The last thing he needs is her messing around with his murder investigation so that she can freelance for the Morrisville Gazette.  But as they both delve deeper into Doc's death, they find that things don't add up. This isn't a robbery gone wrong or the work of a desperate junkie. Someone has a secret they're killing to keep. The only question is—who's next?

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Release Date: October 28th, 2013

A note from Stacey about Bitter Pill:

Thank you so much for participating in the reveal for Bitter Pill. I’m so excited to be able to share it with you guys! It is one of those incredibly rare books where it almost felt like it wrote itself, and I just had to keep up. Well, the first draft anyway! :D

When I wrote this story, I was desperately homesick for the very tiny town where I lived in junior high. As some of you know, my dad is a Lutheran pastor, so we moved quite a bit during my childhood. For whatever reason, that small town in Southern Illinois really stuck with me. Morrisville is a (very) fictionalized version of that place.

There’s an odd mix of intense gossip and deep reserve that seems inherent to small towns. It’s part of the culture—“We know everything about everybody, but we don’t talk about that.” Certain things were just not discussed, which makes small towns a prime environment for secrets. And secrets are at the heart of every mystery.

So, when I sat down to write this story, that element of knowing someone well but not really knowing what they might be capable of intrigued me.

Rennie Harlow is my grown-up version of Nancy Drew, I suppose. Except, unlike cool, calm and collected Nancy, Rennie’s life is a disaster. She’s trying to make it through a particularly rough patch, but she’s flailing and fumbling, and I can so relate to that. 

As for Sheriff Jake Bristol…well, what can I say, there’s something about an honorable man in a tough situation that’s pretty irresistible. :D

Thank you again for checking out Bitter Pill, and I hope you’ll give it a try!

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  1. I'll bet being homesick while writing it perhaps gives it a nostalgic feel when reading Bitter Pill.

    I like the idea of a bad boy turned Sheriff!

    1. "I like the idea of a bad boy turned Sheriff!"

      Me too!!!!

  2. A grown-up Nancy Drew?! Sounds like fun! I didn't realize Stacey Kade was releasing an adult book, so thanks for the heads up. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. I love her writing and pop culture influences - like Nancy Drew. I think this is going to be a fun book.

  3. This sounds great- thanks so much for sharing! I hadn't heard of it yet, so good to know. I think it's cool when authors switch genres or age levels when writing. it's fun to see what else they can do. :)

    1. I enjoy that too. Especially the genre changes.

  4. Karen! Bitter Pill sounds perfect for me. I will definitely add this to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh grown up Nancy Drew? How fun. I also love those books that just seem to have a life of their own. Thanks for sharing about the book!

  6. Is this a self-pub? Just curious. I definitely have enjoyed Kade's stories and look forward to seeing what she does with an older book. :)

  7. LOVE the sound of this. I really like the way she wrote the whole couple dynamic in both Ghost and Goth and also the first book of the Paper Doll series….

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics