Saturday, July 9, 2011

American Smile - Cody Young

Cody Young writes historical romance and young adult fiction. She has a PhD from the University of Auckland, and has won various awards for her historical research. American Smile is her first novel, written to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 1944. Cody now writes for a UK publisher - Embrace Books, an imprint of Salt Publishing - and her novella 'Scandal at the Farmhouse' was released in February, 2011. Cody was born in England, and now lives in New Zealand with her husband and their three children.

American Smile weaves together a D-Day love story and a contemporary tale.
       When Emma Rowland discovers her family tree is riddled with lies, she is determined to uncover what really happened -  though the truth has been hidden for sixty-five years and few people are willing to talk. Tyler Robinson, a shy but sexy aircraft mechanic, offers to help, but it soon becomes clear that Tyler has secrets of his own. He knows a lot more about airplanes than he does about women, for a start.
       Together they follow the trail blazed by a reckless GI and his wartime sweetheart, who met just weeks before the boys left for the beaches of Normandy. In Paris, they find their answers, but what does the future hold for them both?

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Great characters, a mystery begging to be solved, and an irresistible romance.

Q: Why did you go indie?
I was determined to publish the book for the Anniversary of D-Day. Since the book was only completed in February, and the anniversary was in June, I didn’t think a traditional publisher could get it to the market that quickly. I knew I could.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, Nicholas Sparks, and Diana Gabaldon.

Here’s the link to my blog:

American Smile is on for 99 cents (kindle version) and $8.99 (print version). Here’s the link:

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