by Joyce Lamb)
Sophie Jordan's new New Adult novel, Tease (book two of The Ivy Chronicles), will come out in three parts, leading to its complete publication in both print and digital on May 27.
Here's the low-down:
• Tease: Part 1 (chapters 1-6) is available today FOR FREE (whee!).
• Tease: Part 2 (chapters 7-14) goes on sale May 20 for 99 cents.
• Tease: Part 3 (chapters 15-end) goes on sale May 27 for $1.99.
Here's what Sophie has to say about the three-part roll-out of Tease:
"When the idea was presented to me, I thought it would be a great way to entice readers that might be on the fence about reading a story with characters set in their early 20s," she says. "The great thing about Tease is that it has all the emotion and intensity that readers want in a romance novel ... while being even MORE intense. Because, for this hero and heroine, this is the most important time in their lives. They might not be falling in love for the first time, but it's the first time that matters. The risks are BIGGER. The sex is HOTTER. And there's just the right amount of taboo sprinkled in (cue kink club). I believe enough in the story to offer it as a serialization. I have faith that once readers get the free peek at the first few chapters, there's no way they're not going to want to read the rest!"
Sophie's longtime editor, May Chen, adds, "It's a wonderful way to promote Tease and engage with her readers in several different ways. Each time we release new chapters, we're potentially reaching out to a new, and growing, audience. New Adult fans have embraced digital formats in a rare and exciting way, and we think that the serialization of Tease will appeal to them (almost) as much as the book will."
Here's the blurb about Tease (courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks):
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules:
Never let them see the real you.
Never fall in love.
Always leave them begging for more.
Then comes Shaw. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed-he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control. A guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . .
Find out more at www.sophiejordan.net.