A Theory of Love, my new contemporary romance, is now available on Amazon for pre-order. The official release date is October 18, but I’m hoping to get it done a bit sooner. I’ve uploaded the semi-official excerpt–the first three chapters–on my website here.
What is the new novel about? Well, here’s my one-sentence tropey description: Jock meets nerd in this slow-burn lesbian romance where women’s rugby, the sociology of romance fiction, and an occasional appearance by Neil deGrasse Tyson provide the backdrop for an opposites-attract love story.
To be clear, Neil deGrasse Tyson does not actually appear in the story as a character. But he is mentioned once or twice, and I wanted to hint at the meaning behind the cover without being spoilery.
Speaking of covers, below the blurb you’ll find an image of the (probably) final ATOL cover. We are still a few weeks out, though, so you never know.
ATOL Blurb – AKA the Dust Jacket Copy
Here is the mostly final book blurb:
Eva DeMarco isn’t looking for a relationship. Fresh off a year’s family leave, she is hoping for a quiet return to her teaching and research career at Edmonds University, where she is still in search of the holy grail of tenure. Given that she has recently chucked her Serious Research Interest in the visual arts to study romance novels, she’s pretty sure her best bet is to skate under the radar of university higher-ups for the foreseeable future.
Cassidy Trane is only in Washington State for another few months. Soon she’ll be resuming her hipster lifestyle in San Francisco, making good money in the tech industry and cheering for her ex-teammates on the local pro rugby side. She certainly doesn’t intend to fall for an academic, especially not one at the university where her golden-boy twin brother literally teaches rocket science.
But as fate conspires to bring Cass and Eva together, they learn that sometimes plans have to be flexible–that is, if they want a chance at their very own Happily Ever After.
As soon as this book is out, I’ll return my attention to wrapping up Jamie and Emma’s story in book four, Girls of Summer, the last planned book in the series of the same name. I should have a cover and pre-order link to share in October, with publication coming in November or December. I’m writing as fast as I can, so think good thoughts!
As always, thanks for your interest and support, and happy reading!
I have preordered A Theory of Love and very much looking forward to book 4 of The Girls of Summer … I have greatly enjoyed the first three of that series. Well, I have enjoyed all of your books! Have them all and give The Beautiful Game a re-read about once each year as it is a particular favorite! As I have said before, great stories, but additionally – in today’s sometimes ‘chancey’ self-publishing environment – wonderfully edited and cleanly produced. None of the ‘there-their-they’re” confusion!
Hi Lyn. Thanks for the note, and for the support! It’s lovely to hear from readers, especially positive notes like yours. Beautiful Game is one of my favorites, too. I wrote the first draft right after college, and a lot of Cam’s experiences are similar to mine, though many are vastly different. But re-reading it takes me back to my own school days, which I loved. I’m also glad to hear that my Second Growth titles are up to snuff grammar-wise. I think it helps that I was a technical writer for many years.
Anyway, have a great day and thanks again for taking the time to reach out! Much appreciated.
I really love your book series the girls of summer. Must of read them three times in the space of 3 months. It Has me sat on the edge of my seat every time waiting for the fourth book to come out. I was just wondering when it would be released. The suspense is killing me.
Hi Katie. Thanks for your note. I’m so glad to hear that you connect with Jamie and Emma’s story. I just sent an update about book 4 to my mailing list earlier this week. I think you’re subscribed now, so you should be all set for future updates. Here’s a link to the email list archives: https://us13.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=8dcdde73e79dcf8d412ddff4d&id=8679595f2b The gist of this week’s post is that I am currently working on book 4 and plan to release it in December or January. So, not much longer at all!
Thanks again for getting in touch and saying such kind things about the Girls of Summer series. I only meant to write a trilogy originally, but now I find it is difficult to stop writing about these characters. Notes like yours help keep me inspired to write more!
Happy fall- Kate