I’m venturing out of my cave to help celebrate the upcoming release of Dawn Rae Miller’s newest story, CRUSHED.  I’m so excited for this book to come out! I remember when Dawn started writing this story, and we decided that her main character Fletch and the love interest from one of my WIPs (Reilly) would have a total bromance in real life.   Here’s the blurb:

For seventeen-year-old serial womanizer Fletch Colson, life is a game and if he plays by the rules, he’ll win it all: his dream college, his parents’ money, and a hot (if a little vapid) girl on his arm. Really, it couldn’t be easier. All he has to do is get good grades, live a privileged boarding school life, and try not to mess up too much. 

However, when he accepts the seemingly impossible bet to change his ways and be “just friends” with smart, beautiful, tempting Ellie Jacobs – a girl who seems hell bent on confusing him – Fletch’s whole world is turned upside down. 

Suddenly, what seemed simple and clear, no longer feels right and Fletch must decide if winning it all is worth losing a piece of himself.

Doesn’t that sound amazing?  Let’s check out the cover (designed by the hugely talented Pixy!):

What do you think?  I’m totally in love with the starkness of the crumbling heart. Plus, that little touch of black splatter at the top–it really grabs me.

And now, here’s the excerpt that Dawn so kindly shared with us!

I run through the empty Quad, tearing at the tie around my neck, shedding my sports coat. I toss it on a stone bench – the one Reid likes to stretch out on before class.

I need to get out of here. I need to be free.

Graduation. Princeton. A girl like Calista.

That’s my life. That’s what everyone expects from me.

My brown dress shoes pinch my toes as I run, but it’s a small thing. The hole in my heart aches more.

What the fuck is wrong with me?

Dust flies up as I run along the path toward the faculty lot. I search for the side path Ellie led me down, the one toward the clearing, but I can’t find it.

I pick my way through the fern-covered ground to a fallen tree and climb up. Redwood bark covers my dress pants, but I don’t care.

I shouldn’t complain. I have everything I could ever want: two parents and the best friends. My grades are good. I’ll go to a top college.

I have everything.

And it feels all wrong.

Awesome, right? I want to read this NOW–alas, it’s not out until December 11th. But to make that sting a bit less, I’m giving away two pre-order copies of the book. Just leave a comment by December 5th for a chance to win!

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7 Responses to “Dawn Rae Miller: Cover reveal for her upcoming book, CRUSHED, and an exclusive sneak peek! Plus, WIN a pre-order!”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    I loved Dawn’s other books so I am dying to read her newest one. The cover looks great too, love the crushed heart!

  2. Katie Cary Says:

    I am so excited for this book! Looks like it will be a great read! Hope I win!


  3. Jana @ The Book Goddess Says:

    This book sounds awesome! Also, the cover is lovely! :) So excited to read!

  4. Max & Otis Designs Says:

    Sounds like a fun read!
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  5. stephanie Says:

    love, love , love teenage boy pov. Looking forward to this one!

  6. kathy Says:

    Seems like a very realistic read. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!

  7. Jess Says:

    Eep! I need to visit author blogs more often. Thank you for posting this excerpt + cover – I’m so excited to read Dawn’s book now!

    And I’m SO excited to read Mila 2.0 too! :D

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