In all honestly though, release days are filled with so many conflicting emotions. Pride because I WROTE A FREAKING BOOK and it's out in the world for people to read. Fear because I wrote a freaking book and IT'S OUT IN THE WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO READ.
This book is special to me for a lot of reasons. It's YA and I feel like it's returning to my roots in some ways. I love YA and I just feel rejuvenated when I write it.
It has a diverse cast of characters and you guys know how passionate I am about diversity.
It's a romance and I'm a romance addict. There are parts that make you swoon and your heart race (hopefully) but more than that, this book is about family as well. Family and friendships and love and choosing your destiny. I love books with close family relationships. Close doesn't mean perfect but you know the love is there. I'm passionate about books with good friendships and this book has that, as well.
And Ryder and Virginia... I love those two. I hope you guys love them as much as I do.
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When “crazy” runs in your family and your namesake is known for walking into a river with a pocket full of rocks, a girl kind of wants to avoid tempting fate at all costs. For Virginia Nichols, the only way to dodge that bullet is to be perfect at everything: school, student council, life. Too bad it’s all a lie, and underneath the perfection...Virginia is lost.
Ryder Blackstock knows a thing or two about being born into fate. The talents passed down from his father aren't exactly normal; instead of learning how to throw a fastball, he was taught to hot-wire a car like a pro and pick any pocket in sight. He’s got criminal blood, just like his old man. And as soon as he turns eighteen, he’ll be living life on the run with his dad.
When Ryder and Virginia meet on the beach, it seems they couldn't be more different. Soon they discover they’re both trapped in their lives—Virginia denying her fate, Ryder embracing his. Like the rocks in Virginia Woolf’s pockets, the weight of their destinies will pull them under. But being together brings out pieces of themselves they didn't know existed—pieces that make them want to take fate into their own hands and rewrite their destinies...if it’s not too late.
"Whenever I read Nyrae Dawn, I am reminded that words are her art, and she wields her paintbrush with all the skill of Rembrandt. The tender romance of Ryder and Virginia is palpable on the page, and the story sings with all the complexities of the interwoven plot. I read late into the night to finish this one, and once again, Nyrae has managed a masterpiece. LOVED." ~ USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Courtney Cole
"The Weight of Destiny unfolds like a storm. It is dark and electric and incredibly romantic. I lost and found myself. The characters are so vivid, so alive, you'll forget anything but them exists." ~ David James author of Between the Stars and Sky
"The Weight of Destiny is YA at its absolute finest. Nyrae Dawn flawlessly brought two seemingly broken characters to life and showed everyone deserves a second chance at love and life. This breathtaking storytelling will blow you away." ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Tiffany King
"The Weight of Destiny is art at its best, Ryder and Virginia canvasses on which the good and bad of life and love unfold in brilliant, true color." ~ Author Jamie Manning
I hope you'll pick up the THE WEIGHT OF DESTINY and if you do, I hope you love it! I'll be having some giveaways on Facebook and specifically in my Facebook group.