Get Back Up Again

"I will get back up again!" Poppy's anthem from the Trolls movie has been playing on repeat in our car, in our house, and in my dreams since our kids saw the movie in early November. It never ends. But maybe that's a good thing? I've needed that reminder. For months...

No Spending Challenge

How do you all feel about a good old challenge? For a long time, I avoided them. I mean, there are so many challenges out there. Juicing Challenges. Exercise Challenges. Real Pants Challenge (wait, I can't wear yoga pants or leggings for a whole week!?)....

Family Photos and Dinos

Fun facts. I love receiving Christmas cards but I'm horrible at sending them. Life often gets in the way for me when it comes to our own family Christmas card. Whether it's taking the photos, ordering the cards, or addressing the envelopes, I'd say nine times out of...

Obsessed with Hamilton

  Guys, I'm late. Super late. But, still, I have to share. You see this summer I fell in love with all things Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway play Hamilton is everything my soul has been searching for in pop culture. A new musical. And not just a...

So good.

Air is so sweet. So good. As is a space to rest with a comfortable quilt, gazing out a trees with branches billowing with leaves. It's so good to finally be at home, at ease. The technological world whispered goodbye to my old blog during a time of life where I barely...

Another year, another battle, Pitch Wars!

I'm thrilled to be joining Pitch Wars as a mentor once again! I always look forward to this time of year, a time to pause my own writing and ghost writing to snag an opportunity to dig in to someone else's manuscript. If you're on my page and considering me as a...

Pitch Wars is ON!

It’s Pitch Wars time again, and this year I’m thrilled to be a mentor, accepting submissions in the YA category.     Are you having trouble connecting your audience to your character? Is  your character’s history essential to your plot but it’s tough to present...

Introducing Bring the Rain

Hey world! I'm excited to announce I have a new book coming out on Feb 17th, 2015! Bring the Rain is a contemporary YA romance novel! It's got a lot of heart, and a lot of attitude! Here's the blurb: One summer to make the choice of a lifetime… Everything is waiting...

One summer to make the choice of a lifetime… Everything is waiting in Paris for Autumn—her new home, her mom, the Louvre, and a life where she can experience art, and not just look at it. But to get there, she’ll have to survive the summer in the least colorful place she can imagine—her father’s Oklahoma cattle ranch. Autumn finds the perfect summer distraction in Colt, the one cowboy hotter than the July sun. But Colt is her father’s ranch hand, and he won’t go for the Manhattan-style fling that she’s used to. The closer they become, the more she questions which side of the ocean she belongs. Then her father reveals an unforgivable secret, and Autumn’s illusions shatter. Will the secret destroy everything? Or could Oklahoma hold the greatest masterpiece of all–a love that could mend her heart?

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Perfectly Messy is the sequel to Effortless With You

 Popularity isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Justin Marshall knows this better than most. For the captain of the basketball team, small business owner, and son of Minnesota’s next governor, life can get pretty overwhelming. But Justin can handle anything as long as he has Lucy, the girl who fell for the man he’s trying to be.

But for Justin and Lucy, finding time together proves challenging. Stolen kisses and whispered promises just aren’t enough. That is, until scandalous photos of the couple are leaked to a press intent on creating a juicy scandal during Justin’s dad’s gubernatorial campaign. And when Lucy becomes fair play for the tabloids and gossip pages, Justin does the only thing he can to protect her: he breaks her heart.
For Lucy, junior year is everything she hoped it would be: new friends, second chances, and a boyfriend she can’t stop kissing. That is, until the boy she’s pretty sure she loves chooses the life his family wants for him, over her.
Now it’s up to Lucy to teach him what it really means to have everything. Because for Justin, being who everyone needs him to be just might cost him the one person he can’t live without.

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School is out and Lucy is ready for the perfect summer: lazy days at the pool, invitations to the most exclusive parties, and romantic dates with her hot new boyfriend. That is, until she lands in trouble one too many times and her parents issue the ultimate punishment: a summer job. Suddenly, the summer can’t end fast enough.

To make matters worse, the job is painting houses with Justin, the most popular, egotistical guy in school. Spending all summer with Justin might be other girls’ dreams, but definitely not Lucy’s. After all, Justin is cocky, annoying, and a jerk. So what if he’s the most beautiful jerk Lucy’s ever seen? Or that his grin makes her forget she’s mad at the world? Or that maybe, just maybe, there’s more to Justin than Lucy realizes. Only one thing is certain: it won’t be the summer she wanted, but it might be exactly the one she needs.


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Lizzy Charles is a Minnesota grown author of young adult, contemporary romance novels. Her novels have debuted in Amazon’s top three of hot new young adult reads, gaining readers around the globe. She’s a mother of three, wife, RN, and chocolate fanatic! Works include the Effortless With You Series (Book 1- Effortless With You, Book 2- Perfectly Messy) and the stand alone novel Bring the Rain. Her next novel is being released by Entangled in Spring 2017! Stay tuned for updates!

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