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January 3, 2012

International Kissing Club Release Day!!!

Yay!  After much waiting, release day for The International Kissing Club, my first contemporary YA novel (written as Ivy Adams with my two writing partners) is finally here! 

Here's a brief synopsis:

Four Best Friends …
Piper, Cassidy, Mei and Izzy are the misfits of Paris, Texas.  For sixteen years, they’ve dreamed of escaping the stifling fishbowl of life in their small Texas town. 
One Mean Girl …
When Piper is the victim of an embarrassing prank, she ends up kissing a pig in front of the entire town.  And when the video footage goes viral, the girls decide there’s nowhere in America left to hide.  They grab their passports and sign up for an international exchange program in search of life, love and internet redemption.
The International Kissing Club…
To make their time in France, Australia and China (or at home, in Izzy’s case) more interesting, the girls launch the IKC fan page where they record each kiss while abroad.  Lucky for them, amazing guys abound at every turn.
Too Many Kisses to Count …
But sometimes fun, flirty vacation flings turn into more serious romances, and sometimes you don’t return the same person you were when you left.  Will the girls’ relationships—and their friendships—be able to survive?
Here's a link to my blog, where we're celebrating with the Around the World in 80 Kisses contest-- stop by and comment for a chance to win the daily, weekly and grand prize (a Kindle Fire):


And here's where you can buy it:

Barnes and Noble
Books A Million

Thanks so much :)  Leave a comment about your first international trip, or your first kiss, to be entered to win the weekly and grand prize. Happy New Year, everyone!!!


  1. What a fun cover, Tracy! Tweeting you...

  2. Heya :) I'm a new follower.

    Here's my first kiss:

    I was working for flight centre in Sydney, Austalia, over six years ago. I was feverishly planning a round the world trip that would last me a whole year, when a guy, full of the flu, tatty hair and unkempt wardrobe came in needing to do a visa run over christmas.

    Anyway, I had to delete my entire itinerary to pull up all flights for him, and he was with me for over an hour as there was nothing cheap over the holidays. In that hour I became strangely attached and I literally saw my life fork. I could stay and try and get to know him, or leave on my trip and never see him again.

    When i had finished booking his trip ( I sent him to egypt ) I texted him and asked him out on a date when he got back. He text back instantly saying he'd love that. So two weeks later we met for a drink in Bondi Beach, Sydney. It was awkward, exciting and fun. We shared our first kiss by the Bondi Road and Hall street bus stop while I waited for my bus to go back to Bondi Junction. ( he was living in a backpackers and had been for a full year! :) )

    Fast forward two weeks later we were in love. I'm now married to him and have never looked back. I didn't find that first kiss romantic. In fact, I just wanted to get it over and done with. But my heart told me to chase him. I know it's cliche. But I married my best friend and ring-side supporter who is standing by while I pump out my debute YA novel. Thanks guys!

    1. Jade, that's amazing! Seriously amazing :)Thanks for sharing!