William Morrow Releases New Adult Bestseller 'Losing It' by Cora Carmack

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New Adult author Cora Carmack inks lucrative three-book deal for three titles after immense success in the self-publishing arena.

As has been widely reported by outlets such as The New York Times, Media Bistro, and Jezebel, Cora Carmack’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult novel, LOSING IT, has found a traditional publishing home at William Morrow and is on sale in electronic format December 5, 2012, with a trade paperback edition to follow in May 2013 (e-ISBN 9780062273253; $3.99).

Carmack stormed onto the literary scene in October 2012 with the self-publication LOSING IT. Wildly popular, the book is striking a cord with readers looking for books targeted to readers slightly older than those who fall into the Young Adult category. LOSING IT hit The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists after its first week on sale as an e-book. Within a month, William Morrow Paperbacks signed Carmack to a lucrative three-book deal, a sale first made public in The New York Times, which proclaimed the book was “heralding New Adult fiction.”

According to New York Magazine, the New Adult encompasses books “featuring all the heartfelt crises of identity that affect adolescent characters, only with real-world settings and slightly more adult insight and adult situations…” Carmack describes it as a genre celebrating the phase of life that asks, “I’m officially an adult, now what?”

Bliss Edwards is determined to lose it…her virginity, that is. Saddled with the burden of being the only one of her friends still possessing the “virgin” moniker, she decides to engage in a one-night-stand with a stranger she meets at a bar. When she’s got said stranger in bed, though, nerves take over and she kicks him out in the most embarrassing way possible.

Cut to the first day of the new semester, and who should her young, hot new theatre professor be but the sexy man she left in her bed eight hours before. Cue most uncomfortable class ever. Now she and the sexy professor must work together on a play while she tries to keep her hands off of him, fends off advances from her previously Platonic best friend, and figures out what to do with her life post-college. Oh the joyous, completely not-awkward life of a 20-something. Yeah, right.

About the Author

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life-retail, theatre, teaching, and writing. She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Carmack connects with readers on Twitter using @CoraCarmack.

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