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Thursday, April 28, 2011

And in other news...SOLSTICE!




Here's a really exciting announcement I've been dying to make!

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P.J. Hoover and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. are excited to announce the May release of P.J.'s debut young adult novel SOLSTICE, an intensely romantic story with an innovative mythological angle. SOLSTICE is set in a disturbing future of uncontrolled climate change -- a future that we might very well be facing.

After eighteen years of endless summer, Earth is dying a slow, hot death. Oceans are wastelands of dead fish, deadly heat bubbles threaten to wipe out entire cities, and the soil is so desiccated that plants are in danger of extinction. This is Piper's reality, and her domineering, overprotective mother makes it even more suffocating.

Piper's best friend Chloe is her only outlet from the bleak reality within and without. However, when Piper rebels by secretly opening a mysterious birthday present and getting a tattoo with Chloe, she just exchanges her Global Heating Crisis nightmare for a mythological one.

Suddenly, Piper's world teems with murderous, deceitful gods, legendary monsters, and criminals damned to suffer eternal torments in hell. A creeping moss that only Piper can see coats the skin of the people around her, and a woman with fog-filled eyes stalks her, insisting that Chloe is about to die. As if all that isn't enough, two gorgeous guys show up at her school, both claiming to know her, and they both pursue her. And, strangely, they might be the key to this mythical mystery.

The trouble is, Piper can't resist either of them, even though they seem to be sworn enemies. She's falling for brooding, passionate Shayne and for seductive, rebellious Reese. Piper needs to make a decision, and the stakes are high in ways she can't even begin to guess.

Choose the wrong guy, and the uneasy boundary between the mythological world and the human world will disappear, Piper will never learn the truth about herself or her family, and ... all hope for the future will be lost.

SOLSTICE is the first front-list novel to be independently published by an Andrea Brown Literary Agency author. SOLSTICE will be available on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords in May. More news about the exact release date coming soon!

48 comments:

Jeanette said...

Whoooo hoooo...congratulations, PJ.

Jessie Harrell said...

sounds fantastic! congrats on the upcoming release.

Pam Harris said...

Yay! Congrats! This sounds awesome. :)

Stacy Nyikos said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Wow! Fantastic! Can't wait to snag a copy in May. Congratulations!

Marty said...

Congratulations on Solstice!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, how exciting, and what an intriguing story! Congratulations, PJ.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congrats! It sounds really intriguing.

Shelli Cornelison said...

Congratulations!

Lindsey Lane said...

Wow! This sounds like one 'hot' book. Congratulations!!!!!!

Anne Bustard said...

Exciting, indeed! Congratulations, Tricia!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Wahoo! That's so exciting. And the cover looks amazing! Congrats!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Huge congrats to you!

Patty Palmer said...

Yay! Congratulations, PJ! The story sounds familiar....is this the one from the critique group? Can't wait to buy it. Hope all is well.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats PJ and good luck!

Christine Marciniak said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so happy for you! What a great story!

E. Kristin Anderson said...

So freaking awesome! I'm super excited to read this!

Karen Akins said...

Sounds great! Congrats. :)

Vicky said...

omg that's awesome! Congrats! It sounds awesome.

brian yansky said...

Congratulations, Trisha.

Mary said...

Congratulations! It sounds really, really intriguing and wonderful. Can't wait to read it!

Miriam Forster said...

WOW! That looks amazing, congratulations! *pets screen* Pretty, pretty cover...

Casey McCormick said...

WOOT!!!! Congrats PJ! It sounds amazing.

linda2060 said...

Ahh! Congrats! I love the cover! This is definitely going on my TBR list. It sounds amazing!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Gorgeous cover!

storyqueen said...

PJ, you are awesome. AWESOME

That is all.

Don Tate II said...

Congrats, PJ!

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Woohoo!!!!!! The cover is dazzling and this is one red hot story!

Tana Adams said...

CONGRATS, girl!!!! I have some serious cover love!!!!! BTW, I linked this post to my blog tomorrow (Friday). =) I can't wait to read this!

PJ Hoover said...

Guys, thank you all so much for the positive well wishes! I am beyond excited! This story is so near and dear to me, and I can't wait for it to hit the world!

Patty, yes, to answer your question, it is from the critique group. Shows how long I've been working on it.

Kate said...

Stunning cover! Solstice sounds fantastic, too :D

Diane said...

Gorgeous cover and the book sounds great! Congrats!!! :O)

Joanne said...

I clicked over from Tana's blog to wish you Congratulations! Very exciting times over here :)

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Congratulations, Tricia! Such a beautiful cover, too!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you! I was in love when I saw the cover, too :)

Tim said...

Congratulations! The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds fantastic!

lostinbelieving said...

Wow, congrats!

And geez! Your novel sounds amazing! I'm defintely reading this (:

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you! I <3 it :)

Trisha Pearson said...

Sounds amazing!!! And what a gorgeous cover too. Congratulations!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Trisha!

Jim Danielson said...

Congrats Tricia! Can't wait to see it. Must have been after I was a crit dropout.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Jim! Yes, I think this was during your off season :)

thespectacleblog said...

Beautiful cover! Very excited for you!

--Parker

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Parker and all you at The Spectacle!

beth said...

CONGRATS! So glad this news is out!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Beth!

Heather Zundel said...

Oh wow! How did I miss this?! Congratulations! And I'm sorry, but I am loving the cover. I the lighting is awesome. Now I just want more details. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Heather! I have utter cover love, too! And yes, more details coming soon!