Book Bash Author Spotlight – Jillian Dodd sends us an exclusive sneak peek for Get Me!

by Maryse on June 22, 2014 · 39 comments

in Behind The Books

<— New release coming soooooon (August 31st), and it’s the last book in the wildly popular, older YA series (The Keatyn Chroniclesby Jillian Dodd. And guess what!? For today’s Book Bash Author Spotlight, she’s sent over an exclusive, never-before-seen excerpt for us! I know a ton of you here are hooked on this series and can’t get enough, and I could swear I hear some *squeeeing* as we speak.

Bailey: I read stalk me kiss me and date me in 4 days… and when I got my copy of love me it was done in 1 day…

Samantha: They are all fantastic.  Jillian Dodd is brilliant and the books take twists and turns you dont expect.

Leslie: The Keatyn Chronicles are my favorite obsession. I can not do anything but analyze every single word that Jillian Dodd writes. Forget work, sleep, food, family…..it’s all about Keatyn and figuring out the mystery of who “the one” is amongst her many boys!!!!

Courtnee: This is a great series to break up some of the heavier reads, it was just what I needed. It totally surprised me! It’s technically YA but there is plenty of romance and humor and angst. LOVE IT! AND she has a website with all of these great boards for each book with the clothes, the settings, and the characters. It’s so much fun! You feel like you are part of it. If you’re worried that the series isn’t complete (like I was), she writes very quickly and you don’t have to wait more than a few months for the next book.

Lindsay: I don’t think I’ll ever be old to read teen angst!  This series is seriously my guilty pleasure.

Levi: Do you know of any other book series that are as fun as this? Because I love how she jst gets on with all the guys and doesn’t put up with drama from the girls! Any books like this I want to know about! Thanks!

The following is an unedited and subject to change sneak peek for the upcoming, Get Me, the last book in The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

Walked out.
Winter Formal

I try to rid Aiden from my mind and focus on the task at hand.

Keeping Eastbrooke safe from Vincent.

I walk toward the room where Cooper and the dean have corralled the press.

As I get to the door, they both walk out.

Cooper says in rapid-fire fashion to the dean, “She lied because she’s being stalked. I’m her bodyguard. We can not let this get out on social media or Eastbrooke itself will be in danger.” Cooper points to some students on the dance floor who are on their phones.

The dean says, “I can handle the students. What I can’t control is the press.”

“I’ll handle them,” I say confidently.

The dean walks onto the stage and takes the microphone. “All right. Everyone listen up. Take out your phones. Excellent. Now I’d like you to delete any photos of you took of Keatyn. If any of you posted about her, Abby Johnston, Eastbrooke, or what just transpired, I’d like you to delete it immediately from any and all social networks. At Eastbrooke, we pride ourselves on our students’ security and privacy. Each and every one of you know security, excellence, leadership, and a sense community is what keeps Eastbrooke strong. As is always our policy, we will be monitoring all your social media to make sure you are showing yourself and our school in the best light. Anyone who publicly speaks of this will face detentions and possible expulsion. Do I make myself clear?”

Cooper says to me, “One down, one to go. You ready?”

“I need to make a quick phone call first. Could you find me some some paper?”

He grabs a decorative snowflake off the wall and says, “Will this work?”

I can’t help but laugh. “Yeah, that will work.”

I quickly press Damian’s number.

“I heard what you did for Peyton,” he says immediately.

“Is she okay?”

“Because of you, yes. But she’s a wreck. I’m headed to the airport now.”

“I have a favor.”

“Anything. You know that.”

“I’m about to go talk to the local press. In order to get them to keep quiet about me being at Eastbrooke, I need to give them a bigger story.”

“Bait and switch. Hollywood does that all the time.”

“Unfortunately, I don’t have a bigger story to offer.”

“But I do. That’s why you called me.”

“I was thinking photos of Damian Moran’s date in New York with his new girlfriend might do the trick. We’d have to do a ton of stuff to her social media first.”

“We’ll get her a fan page then do a great date. Fancy dinner. Carriage ride through Central Park. Kisses. If that’s not enough, I’ll even throw in an interview.”

“I love you.” I sigh with relief then say quietly, “Aiden walked out when he heard the truth.”

“The truth?”

“Well, part of the truth. I told them who I was, but then told them I lied about it because I wanted to prove I could act.”

“Why didn’t you tell them the truth?”

“Because there are people here who would probably call Vincent themselves if they knew. I have to protect my friends.”

“You should be protecting yourself.”

“That’s next on the list. Okay, I have to go.”

“Let’s meet tomorrow to discuss.”

“Damian?”

“What?”

“Thanks for always being my friend.”

“I love you. I’m pissed and scared that you outed yourself but at the same time I’m proud of what you did for Peyton. Seriously, Keats, you’ve changed. In a very good way.”

Cooper motions for me to follow him.

“Thanks, Damian. Bye.”

I follow Cooper into the room where the press has gathered. There are only three reporters and their camera men. All are young.

And, hopefully, hungry.

I was going to try to emulate my mother, but I think I’m going to have to be myself if they are going to believe me.

I smile, shake each one of their hands, and say, “Hi. I’m Keatyn.”

Once that’s done, I stand in front of them and say, “So, I have a huge favor to ask of you. I’d like for you to not report about what you just heard. To not tell anyone.”

“Are you kidding me?” the short blonde reporter says. “Abby Johnston is big news.”

“You’re right. She is. But I’m not her. I mean, what would you report exactly?”

“That you are at a boarding school using a different last name than hers.”

I nod, agreeing with her. “Well, the thing is, my mom and I have had different last names my whole life.”

“But you lied about it.”

“So what? I didn’t want people to judge me based on her. Not exactly a scandal. I doubt your editors would even print it.”

She looks defeated, but the other reporter says, “Why does it feel like there’s something you’re not telling us?”

I give them my slow smile, the one just like like my mom’s.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa June 22, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Squueeeee!!

Maryse June 22, 2014 at 2:42 PM

LOL!! I knew that was coming. ;) :P

Linh June 22, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I enjoyed the first few books of this series a lot. The last two to three books were just fillers and really had no content. I am still going to read the last one to end it since I am invested but I sorta lost my strong love for the series somewhere in book 4.

I would recommend the first three books for sure though. It’s like Gossip Girl meets Kardashians.

Dawn June 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Love it!!! Every word…cannot wait till August!!

Sandra June 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

I feel the same way first books were great excellent but the last two not so much! Hopefully get me will be better !!i love keatyn

Cynthia June 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I love this series! I live for sneaks from Jillian Dodd! I love the build up that has been created by the last few books. I will agree….Squeeee!

Ashley June 22, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I love this series! I had the biggest smile on my face && bouncing in my chair reading this!! Then I make it to the bottom && pout, I CANNOT wait until this one comes out!!! (:

Laura June 22, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Loved the sneak! So excited for the conclusion to this series. I’m so invested in Keatyn’s story it’s ridiculous!

Janie June 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Love love loved it can’t wait the 68 days to go till I get me some Get Me and I can’t wait woop x

Pernille June 22, 2014 at 4:16 PM

OMG you must have magical powers! I can´t believe you got Jillian to give you a sneak from Get me! *SQUEEEE*
I LOVE the Keatyn Chronicles, and can´t wait for Get me! The waiting time is torture!
It sounds like Keatyn has control on the situation, but you never know! *biting nails!*

Thank you Maryse and Jillian :D

Pssst. Try if you can use your magical powers on her again for a sneak more lol ;)

Micah June 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Such a great teaser!!! Thank you for sharing that with us, I might be slightly foaming at the mouth for the next 2 months waiting for the book release!!
IFLY

Mandy June 22, 2014 at 4:19 PM

OMG!!! I’m dying to find out what happens in this book. The sneak was perfect! I am obsessed with these books!

Rachel June 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Omg that was so good. I cannot wait until this book is released.

Andy June 22, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The KC Chronicles is a fabulous read! Jillian. Dodd will make you laugh,cry, & keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more!

Krista June 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Loved the sneak! I absolutely CAN’T WAIT for this book! By far my most anticipated book of the year!

Tiffany June 22, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Amazeballs, I love every single book in this series and I feel like the series has grown with Keatyn. I cannot wait until Get Me in August!

Stacey June 22, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Thank you so freaking much! Made my day!!!!!
Can’t wait to reread the series to prep for Moon Boys reveal. ♧

bellabunnell June 22, 2014 at 5:31 PM

OMG, Keatyn!!! Cannot wait! Such a great teaser. And we thought we weren’t getting any. Thanks, Jillian and Maryse!

Caitlin June 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I need Get Me now August is so far away. Thanks for this amazing sneak.

Jennifer June 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Whoo Hoo! Can not wait for this release! My most anticipated on the year!!

Sarah June 22, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Thank you so much! I am definitely a Keatyn Cronicles fan. You rock!

Aimee June 22, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Thanks Maryse for asking her and sharing this! And thank you Jillian for all that you share with your readers! I for one appreciate your generosity! I am patiently waiting for Get Me and hope the words are flowing for you! <3

Isabella June 22, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Absolutely amazing! I can’t believe we have a couple more months to wait! I am sucked in already.

Momo June 22, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Oooh! The suspence is killing me! Is it August yet?! (:

Kenna June 22, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Eeek! I can not wait for august for this to come out! The suspense is killing me!

Natalie June 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK ANY LONGER! I just finished book 5 and am completely invested in Keatyon’s life. I really hope she ends up with Aiden, I love them together.

Marisa June 22, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Almost 2 years & six books I’d say I’m very excited to read the conclusion of Keatyn’s story:)

Teresa June 23, 2014 at 5:10 AM

O-M-friggin-G, thank you for getting a sneak from Jillian Dodd! Can’t wait for GET ME!

Donna Cooksley Sanderson June 23, 2014 at 6:47 AM

To say I am a HUGE fan of this series is a huge understatement and I am 40!! I love YA and Jillian excels at it, after that snippet I cannot wait, seriously cannot wait. I NEED TO KNOW NOW!! I WANT THE BOOK NOW!!

Eunice Aldama June 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Pleeeaaaasseeeeeee give us a sneak peak! I’ve been dying to read the book for a long time already and it has been the only thing on my mind since the last book!!!! Team Aiden!!!!!!

Courtnee June 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM

OMG! I can NOT wait! I LOVE this series! ❤️❤️❤️

Nicole Lowery June 23, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Wow! Is it August yet? I love this series – if you haven’t picked up yet, now is the time! The interaction Jillian Dodd engages in with her fans! #teamaiden

Seliza June 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I can’t wait for this book to come out, I pretty much finished every book in a week! I love it!!

Sarah June 25, 2014 at 9:11 PM

August cant come soon enough!! I love these books and don’t want it to end. please push the date up, I don’t know how much longer I can wait!! :)

Laura June 27, 2014 at 8:40 AM

I’m torn up in knots over the way the last book ended (team Aiden btw). Can’t wait for the next book. But I’m sad this will be the last.

Laura June 27, 2014 at 8:42 AM

… And Donna, I’m right there with you at 41. I was introduced to the series at a book signing last October and feel in love with the characters.

Emily July 18, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Love it! Wish August would hurry up :(

Kelly July 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Go on http://iflist.com/stories/thekeatynchronicles#title_overview and support The Keatyn Chronicles to be a movie or a tv series!!

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