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We Burn Too Bright Cover Reveal!

Happy Friday!

The world has been bonkers lately, and if you’re like me, you’re doing a lot of reading in your spare time. Additionally, I’ve been working diligently on the release of my next YA contemporary novel, We Burn Too Bright! This book has so many of my favorite things: summertime, the ocean, small towns, unconventional friendships, and a girl at the center of it all, trying to figure out her life. My heart is truly in every word.

So, what’s it about? Here’s a description:

Seventeen-year-old Wella Scotland doesn’t remember much from the night her best friend disappeared, but a full moon glinting off the knife in his hand is the one thing she can’t forget. The argument started when she found out Finn planned to move away; her next memory is running from him. Everything in between is a deep, black hole.

Almost a year later, Finn is nowhere to be found and Wella still doesn’t understand how this perfect boy—the one who was her whole world—could ever want to hurt her. She buries her sorrow under mind-numbing pizza deliveries and denial, but when signs that Finn has returned appear around her small town, she can no longer ignore the more complicated story hiding underneath her missing memories.

Enter Tusk, the quirky guy from group therapy, who insists on helping Wella figure out what happened the night Finn left. As the truth unfolds, Wella is forced to rethink everything about Finn—and herself—she once believed. Faced with reality, her decision is clear: salvage her friendship, though it may be too broken to fix, or forever live with the unresolved damage of a night that changed her forever.

And now…the COVER!!



I have to say, this one is my favorite so far. I hope you love it, too!

Soon, you’ll see this cover featured on the landing page of my site. The release date is somewhere in late Spring 2020 for the e-book, and not too long after, the paperback will be available on Amazon as well. Are you getting excited? I know I am!

Talk to you soon!



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Ash & Olive Launch Day (And a Deal for Lemon Lavender)!

Happy October, friends!

The day has come—Ash & Olive is here! I’m so excited to share this YA contemporary romance with you, finally!

I wrote this book a few years ago, but it took a few (okay, more than a few) rounds of edits to get it right. Because it’s a retelling of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, which is a complex novel about society and class, as well as how much we owe ourselves versus what the duty we owe to our family. These themes still feel relevant today since we’re all struggling to find our place in this crazy world. It’s also a love story—because who doesn’t like a little romance? Or, a lot, in this case!

If all of this sounds awesome and your dying to get reading, click on the link below:

Buy Ash & Olive

In the coming months, I’ll talk more on this blog about the retelling aspect of Ash & Olive, and why I chose to use a two-person perspective over a single narrator, which is how The Age of Innocence is written. So, stay tuned for future StoryNotes posts!

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I did! This week only, to celebrate the launch of Ash & Olive, the e-book version of Lemon Lavender Is Not Fine is on sale for $1.99, starting today and running through October 17th. Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app to your phone, tablet, or desktop. To check out a description of this YA contemporary novel, go here. And if you want to go directly to the Amazon page to buy, you can place it directly in your cart by clicking here. After the 17th, the e-book will return to its regular price of $4.99.

And don’t forget, if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read both books for FREE right now.

That’s all for now! I’ll be back later this month for the next installment of StoryNotes.



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Blog Post: Ash & Olive Cover Reveal - ellepallmore.com/blog

Cover Reveal for Ash & Olive!

Hey, friends!

Two weeks ago, I shared the description for my next YA contemporary novel, Ash & Olive, which will release in October. Today, I’ve got a cover for you!

After the scroll, stick around for some news that I think you’ll want to know.

But first…



Blog Post: Ash & Olive Cover Reveal! - ellepallmore.com/blog


In an upcoming StoryNotes post, I’ll talk about designing the cover for Ash & Olive, as well as Lemon Lavender Is Not Fine. In the meantime, let me know what you think!



Blog Post: Book Description for Ash & Olive - ellepallmore.com/blog

Book Description for Ash & Olive!

Hello, friends!

August is winding down, which means an end to summertime. I’m not looking forward to colder weather, but I am very excited for the launch of my next YA contemporary novel, Ash & Olive, which is due out in October. Last month, I promised to share a full description, so if you’ve been wondering what it’s about, here you go!! Drumroll….

Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence becomes a YA contemporary drama in this bittersweet love story about two unlikely people and the forbidden romance that threatens to ignite an unforgivable scandal.

Seventeen-year-old Ashford Whitman is following a blueprint for success. He’ll graduate from a prestigious prep school, attend an Ivy League college, and eventually run his family’s global business. With the equally ambitious Poppy Barnes by his side, everything he wants is falling exactly into place.

Except for one complication. Olive Randall, Poppy’s unpredictable cousin, takes refuge on the Upper East Side after running away from her European boarding school. At first, Ashford sees Olive and her tattered reputation as trouble to avoid, and Olive sees Ashford as another judge and jury for her mistakes. He never expects her independent spirit to free him from the suffocating rules that govern his life, and she’s surprised when he becomes an ally, helping her navigate the hypocritical demands of New York’s elite society. Their growing attraction is dangerous—discovery equals complete rejection by their families—but being apart is unbearable. Torn between true love and obligation, they must decide to follow their hearts, or walk away from each other forever.

Has that description gotten you in the mood for reading? I hope so! Next month, I’ll be revealing the cover for Ash & Olive, so keep an eye out for it!