because I was getting to write the sequel to last year's THE SWEET DEAD
LIFE and give readers another installment of Jenna and Casey's story. I
absolutely love this series, which allows me to explore the big
questions of the universe-- life! death! theafter life! destiny!
kissing!-- alongside first dates, high school football, and Tex Mex
cuisine and cowboy boots. So who wouldn't love that, right? And I knew I
was going to introduce a new grizzled head honcho angel named Bo
Shivers, whose presence was going to be a game changer for all involved.
Plus, as hinted at above, Jenna was going to have her first real
boyfriend, a cupcake baking football player named Ryan Sloboda, with
whom she flirted a bit in the first book. In short, I hope everyone
loves reading THE A-WORD as much as I enjoyed writing it!
May 13th 2014
to turn fifteen. It's been almost a year since her stoner brother,
Casey, bit the dust. Almost a year since he returned as her guardian
angel, along with his "angel boss," Amber Velasco, the hot
twenty-something former EMT. Almost a year since Casey and Amber used up
their one-time-only angel power of flight to save Jenna from the evil
Dr. Renfroe, swooping down to catch her as she tumbled off the balcony
at the Houston Galleria. In short, a lot of A-word shenanigans and a
mostly happy ending.
Except now Casey's begun to wonder why he's
still hanging around—not that he minds protecting Jenna. She's a
handful, but there's got to be a bigger picture, right? Something to
distract him from his on again/off again, doomed relationship with
cheerleaderLanie Phelps, who has no idea her boyfriend is, well, dead.
After all, he can't use his angel wings anymore. Neither can Amber.
Bo Shivers, Amber's "angel boss"—a mysterious A-word guy Jenna and
Casey didn't even know existed. Whiskey-guzzling. Handsome in a grizzled
way. Unpredictable. Okay, make that crazy. Bo lost his angel wings in
an earthly flight a long, long, long time back—and he's been a thorn in
Angel Management's side ever since. But Bo knows something is coming.
Something big. Something that was worth forfeiting wings for Jenna...
something that might just change everything for everyone.
subject to change
Tracy Wolff / Tessa Adams