Graydon House Books!! I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of Harlequin's newest, coolest imprint and to share my fellow "launch" authors' covers with you, too! I can’t believe I finally get to share my new, amazing cover for BEST DAY EVER bursting into a bookstore near you on September 19th!
Here’s THE story of THE story:
Paul Strom, the book’s first person, male narrator appeared and told his story last winter. (I know, that sounds weird, but it’s true) By spring, my agent had read it – after some gentle prodding due to the male narrator – and by the summer, she’d sold it to Harlequin/HarperCollins’ new imprint, Graydon House Books. In July, I had the chance to meet my editor at Graydon House and some of the team supporting the book. Sometime about two months ago, I discovered BEST DAY EVER would be released as a HARDCOVER FICTION! Sorry for the exuberant caps, but truly, this is a dream come true for me and I just still cannot believe it. #bestdayever
Here’s THE story:
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend at the cottage?
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
(By the way, if you’re a blogger, on Eidelweiss or NetGalley, you’ll have a chance to read and review the novel. That’s cool, right? There already are several reviews on Goodreads….mostly good, which is a relief! Tough crowd over there ;-)
Here’s MY story:
For the rest of the spring, summer and fall, I’ll be focused on telling you about the journey of BEST DAY EVER. I’ll try to avoid hitting you over the head with reminders to PRE-ORDER TODAY because that would be really great if you would, but I know it’s early. (You won’t be sorry if you PRE-ORDER TODAY as price matches are guaranteed, just saying.)
Here’s a COOL HOLLYWOOD story:
I’ve never had a book to film agent – and now I do!! Michelle Kroes and Dilan Swain of CAA (yes, CAA!!!) are representing BEST DAY EVER!! I just really can't say anything more except - fingers crossed.
Oh, and here’s a COOL INTERNATIONAL story:
For the first time ever, for me, BEST DAY EVER will be published in hardback in Canada/US/UK/Australia – can you believe that??? I couldn’t. I’m so used to being an indie author that I never dreamed of an international print release. Wow!
More soon! Happy cover reveal to all of my Graydon House family!! #bestdayever