(That would be "YA" plus "palooza," not "Yapalooza," though that sounds kind of fun, too.) Although all of my MCs seem to begin their stories at 17, my work doesn't quite qualify as Young Adult. My characters tend to teeter on the brink of what one reviewer called "lasciviousness." ;) But two awesome authors I know, good friend LK Gardner-Griffie and agent-mate Miranda Kenneally, have YA book releases today. Follow these two lovely ladies on their virtual book tours for several opportunities to win book prizes:

Tattered by LK Gardner-GriffieTattered is the third book in the award-winning Misfit McCabe series by LK Gardner-Griffie.

After her nemesis Harvey is found guilty and sentenced to community service, Katie wants to believe her troubles are over, but Harvey won’t rest until he gets revenge. When blackmail rears its ugly head, she’s caught between friends and enemies putting her growing relationship with Tom at stake. Books go up in flames and Katie’s world rains down in tatters.



Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan is Miranda Kenneally's debut novel.

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though—she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there’s a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team…and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.


Congrats to LK and Miranda on the big day! :)