Dear Poppy Readers,

Here’s another great cover reveal! Today we’re sharing Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s lovely cover for CHASING CHAOS (Velvet Morning Press, June 2016). We can’t wait to find out more! Plus Katie’s offering a generous giveaway to all who comment in the next week. Check out the details below.

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Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she’s lost. She’s wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next—and now, just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan—she finds herself facing someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her.

Over four life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne’s departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne’s new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne’s past returns with revenge plans of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne’s friends—and for her.



Katie is feeling particularly generous with her cover-reveal giveaway. Up for grabs are copies of her first novel, Entanglement, the first book in the Entanglement Series. But this is NOT a contest—it’s a guarantee! If you leave a comment on this blog AND you sign up for Katie’s hysterical newsletter at, she will send you an eBook (mobi, pdf, or epub) OR a signed paperback—your choice! 

Small print: The giveaway ends at 5pm on Weds 2/3. If you prefer the paperback, Katie only has 20 of those on hand, and when they run out, they run out. Also, she can only ship to the United States. Once you’ve commented and signed up for the newsletter, email Katie at katie [at] with your preferred format and mailing address (if needed). All she asks in return is that you leave a review on Amazon when you’ve finished reading. What a deal! 

Katie Pryal PortraitKatie Rose Guest Pryal enjoys her three professions—novelist, freelance journalist, and lawyer—for one reason: her love of the written word. Fiction or nonfiction, Katie thrives on putting thoughts to paper and sharing them with the world. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where the energy of the campus and cafes inspires her writing. She is the author of ENTANGLEMENT (Velvet Morning Press 2015), LOVE AND ENTROPY (VMP 2015), and the forthcoming CHASING CHAOS (VMP 2016). She is also a contributor to the anthology CHRISTMAS, ACTUALLY (VMP 2015).

You can grab a free copy of Katie’s novelette, NICE WHEELS, and her writing guide, WRITING ISN’T SEXY, by subscribing to her newsletter.

Katie contributes regularly to THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE TOAST, DAME MAGAZINE and other national venues, including THE HUFFINGTON POST, where she writes a monthly column on writing. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, where she attended on a fellowship.

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