The tease where they go ... skinny dipping?

So much of the fun in writing Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned was in learning Finnish culture from Mindy. I essentially became Amber, this twenty-one-year-old girl visiting Europe for the first time. It was hilarious to pull up Finnish words as Mindy wrote them and attempt to pronounce them—y'all will see what I mean when you read it yourselves. It was fun to go on an internet tour of Finland as Mindy introduced me to the places she went three years ago on a family trip. It was fun to scroll Pinterest and Google looking for food, hotels, animals, and nature. I was given a pretty thorough education. So much so that I really NEED to go to Finland now. Finland signing, anyone??
Playing the slightly clueless, slightly self-absorbed Amber was a blast. She finds herself aggravated with Olle on more than one occasion, thanks to the cultural differences. I truly hope when you read this story you will see just how much we loved writing it. 

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The making of a cover ... #ChasingCars

I told you we had 100 variations of the Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned cover, right? Mindy and I like to play and design our covers before we send them to Starla to create real thing for us. We call these mock-ups and sometimes they are BAD! 

Case in point—this is a small sample of #SubwayStops.
First, you see the water and city vectors we wanted to use. Next, you see the city Mindy drew because we wanted the twin towers included in our cover. Then you see our mock-up we sent to Starla.
The bright green is what Starla sent back and none of us liked that color very much, so we ended up with purple.  

Chasing Cars was a beast to design. Originally, we wanted to go with the map idea, but then it seemed odd that we did a map for PP and CC, but not SS. So we began to play. Cars, birch trees, bunting, and bears. Oh, my! 
Okay, so the bear was a joke—one that will make perfect sense when you read Chasing Cars. Enjoy this craptastic evolution of a cover...

Ultimately, as I'm sure you've seen by now, we chose the world. Mindy drew the landmarks, Starla made it awesome, colorful, and perfect. HERE is the cover reveal link if you didn't see it (there's an excerpt only see in MY post for you). 

So, next time you see one of our covers know that most likely there are 20+ versions of that cover floating around in our laptops. Cover decisions are hard y'all!

#TuesdayTease #ChasingCars

First things first, did you see the cover reveal and excerpt from yesterday? It's HERE if you didn't.
Second, feast your eyes on this ...

Does this make you think of singing "say my name, say my name..."?

We're getting close y'all! Amazon preorders will go up on May 1

iBooks and Nook are live now AND only 99¢


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UK will be on sale April 5th through 10th

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A #ChasingCars Cover and a SALE!

We're finally here! Cover reveal day.
Like #PaperPlanes and #SubwayStops we wanted the cover for Chasing Cars to be unique. Mindy and I made over 100 mock covers trying to find the perfect feel for Amber and Olle's story. Funny thing was when we first had the idea of this series we KNEW what we wanted for the covers. We changed our minds. Woman's prerogative, right? I'm going to do a post sharing our many (hilarious) outtakes tomorrow, so for now check out what we ended up with thanks to the wonders of creative collaboration, Mindy's drawing skills, and a fabulous cover designer Designed by Starla

AMAZON will go live for preorder May 1
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Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned
Series: Paper Planes #3
Genre: Sweet, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: May16th

On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. 

After Amber Pratt lost her parents, her life turned into a downward spiral. So, she did what any twenty-one-year-old would do; she quit her life to backpack across Europe.

Olle Holström was supposed to be a fling in the wilds of Finland. A detour. That is all it should have been. 

It was so much more.

Olle pulls my chair out. Always a gentleman. “Thank you.”  
“Ole hyvä,” he says close to my ear, his hand brushing my bare shoulder as he takes the seat next to mine. Not across, the way he did during our meal at the fortress Monday.
Everything about this night feels different. Important. Shaking the meaning of our date away, I look at the menu the hostess left. English. Well, that’s a relief. I scoot forward in my seat and peruse the offerings. My leg bouncing on the toe of my fancy shoes with nerves.
“I imagine this might not be politically correct here, but I have to tell you I’ll be mildly irritated if you order the reindeer.”
He chuckles. “You do not eat deer in the States?”
“Deer, yes. Rudolph, no.”
His shoulders shake with suppressed laughter. “It is not much different, but for you, okei.”


Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost

Subway Stops and the Places We Meet

**Due to author error the UK Sale starts 4/5 so mark your calendars!**

| About the Authors |

Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter! 

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, Mindy discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for eight years and live in Summerville, South Carolina. 

She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us.

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