Vilma Gonzalez, Special for USA TODAY12:07 a.m. EDT April 30, 2014
(Photo: Atria Books)
I'm thrilled to reveal the gorgeous cover of Amber to Ashes, the newest novel from USA TODAY and New York Times best-selling author Gail McHugh. This is a story of love and deceit, suspense and sexiness, death and transformation. The twisted tale of Amber, Ryder and Brock is strikingly raw and you won't want to put it down when it releases on Nov. 4. (To see a larger version of the cover, click on the blue arrow in the lower right corner of the image.)
Here's the blurb about Amber to Ashes(courtesy of publisher Atria Books):
From the author of Collide and Pulse comes a gritty new novel about a shattered young woman who unexpectedly falls for two friends as she struggles to overcome the trauma of her tormented childhood.
They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Amber Moretti's life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university's dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.
They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.
Brock Cunningham's appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can't deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn't take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.
Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately — that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one devastating event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn't sure she can recover from it.
Read the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Amber to Ashes on Vilma's Book Blog.
Find out more at www.authorgailmchugh.com.
Vilma Gonzalez is a blogger, reader, marketer, wife and mom. She has an insatiable appetite for happily ever afters and a deep love of the written word. She is also determined to keep the promise she made to her 16-year-old self to finish writing a book before she dies. You can find more about her and read full reviews at Vilma's Book Blog. Please e-mail Vilma at email@example.com about content related to this column. Due to the volume of mail, e-mails may not be answered personally, but all will be read.