We are juxtaposing a rom-com with a darker paranormal thriller for a conversation that should cover a YA book for every reader!
RITA award winner and New York Times bestselling author Pintip Dunn discusses her latest release, Dating Makes Perfect. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff discusses Crush, the second book in her Crave trilogy. These are both books you will not want to put down, and we cannot wait to talk with the authors about them!
Copies of Dating Makes Perfect with signed bookplates are available now. Crush releases September 29, but signed copies will be available with a slight delay to allow for socially distanced signing. Please indicate on your order if you would prefer an unsigned copy on release day.
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A first-generation Thai American, Pintip Dunn grew up in a tiny town in Kansas. She went on to graduate from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. and to receive her J.D. at Yale Law School. Pintip is a two-time RITA(R) award winner and a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. She's obsessed with penguins, and her childhood dream was to marry someone whose last name was "Gwynn"--so that her name could be "Pin Gwynn." Alas, she got stuck with Dunn instead, but her husband and three children are worth the sacrifice. They all visit Thailand yearly in order to stay connected with her family.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story--something with a rainbow and a prince--in second grade. By ten, she'd read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore. A one-time English professor with more than fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing and dreaming up heroes. She also writes under the name Tracy Deebs and lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
The Tech sisters don't date in high school. Not because they're not asked. Not because they're not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name--hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they're not allowed.
In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, "Why aren't you engaged yet?" The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won't marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they've had lots of the dating practice that they didn't get in high school.
In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka "Winnie"), must practice fake dating in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course--and organized based on their favorite rom-coms. 'Cause that won't end in disaster.
The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon--arrogant, infuriating, and way too good-looking. Winnie's known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. And her parents love him.
If only he weren't her sworn enemy.
Everything feels off--especially me. I've returned to Katmere Academy, but I'm haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am.
Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don't know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep.
The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death.
And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else's is at stake--unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice.
Maybe more than I'm able to give.
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods...or monsters. I still can't decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there's Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn't felt anything for a hundred years. But there's something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what's broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I'm wondering if I was brought here intentionally--as the bait.