Friday, October 12, 2012

Better Late than Later

Better late than later is a quote my favorite lawyer created, and today, I have to agree with him.

I'm failing at being BEE for my very own Jamie Ayres. So rather than delay any longer, I'm here to reveal the cover for her book 18 Things!

Can eighteen things save a life?

Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name (after her grandmothers of course) and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten. Then Conner is killed in a freak accident, and Olga feels responsible.

The sarcastic, nerdy girl who never missed a day of school is suddenly lost and unable to deal with the emotional pain. When she downs an entire bottle of pain pills, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled 18 Things. Eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

Olga enlists the help of her friends and becomes a catalyst for healing in their own lives as they eagerly offer suggestions. Alls she has to do is fire-walk, try out for the cheerleading squad, break a world record, and err . . . go on her first date. Good thing Nate, a new hottie in town, enters her life with perfect timing. He brings the fun factor to her list and helps her discover the beauty and strength inside herself, then complicates things by falling in love with her.

Maybe it’s time to put into practice the lessons her list has taught her. Just as she’s finally embracing the joys of YOLO, her therapist reveals a big secret, and
Olga’s world is shaken. In the past year it took eighteen remarkable things to change a life, but nothing she believed about her mission is true. Now she doesn’t just risk losing her true soul-mate forever, she risks losing her very soul. There’s only one thing she knows for certain. Her choice will affect their future for all eternity.

Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a public school teacher by day. She lives in southwest Florida with her husband and two daughters. 18 Things is her debut novel. Visit her website.



  1. You will NEVER fail at being the BEE:-) You are the Queen BEE!!! Thanks for posting!

  2. Beautiful cover and sounds very interesting. :) I have been failing a lot lately, too. My father would say it's something in the air or water. Hmm. Busy, busy, queen bee you are.

  3. Love the cover. Can't wait to hold Jamie's book in my hands! :)

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