Order Signed & Personalized Copies of Furious by Jamie Pacton & Rebecca Podos

River Bend Bookshop is thrilled to host the pre-order campaign for Furious, a queer romance (with The Fast and the Furious vibes) co-authored by Jamie Pacton and Rebecca Podos. 

Scroll down to pre-order with your signed & personalized* copy with a exclusive pre-order gifts^ featuring art by Rebecca!

*Please note that the books will be signed & personalized by Rebecca and include a signed bookplate from Jamie
^while supplies last

About the Book:

There's nothing more thrilling than being behind the wheel when the flag drops, a stretch of track ahead and her foot on the gas. Racing is in Jojo's blood. Or at least . . . it was.

Jojo Emerson-Boyd should be on the fast track to her own wildly successful racing career. Instead, she's spending the seemingly endless summer working at her grandmother's auto shop in the small town of Dell's Hollow. Everything changed when Jojo lost her mom, a celebrity NASCAR racer, in a tragic racing accident. Now, according to her dad, even getting her license is out of the question, so she might as well forget about racing. For the first time, her future seems foggy. But something comes into focus when Eliana "El" Blum turns up at the shop with an adorable scowl, a tough-girl vibe, and a mystery to solve.

A Motorcyle Girl™ at heart, El grew up on the sidelines of the motocross circuit, watching Maxine, her idol of an older sister, compete. When she suddenly loses all contact with Max, El won't give up until she's found. She's determined to follow Max's trail of clues, the first of which leads straight to the auto shop and to Jojo.

Jojo and El form a quick bond, and their relationship only deepens as they investigate Max's disappearance together. Falling for each other feels effortless—El the steady, measured pace to Jojo's fast lane. Impromptu road trips, heists, street races, and ever heightening stakes that feel ripped from a Fast & Furious movie test their resolve and the strength of their relationship. When the final laps of their search reveal surprising emotional truths, they'll have to trust each other and confront the grief woven into their complicated families if they hope to chase down their dreams.



About the Authors

Jamie Pacton is an award-winning author. Her YA contemporary books include Lucky Girl and The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly. Her YA fantasy novels include The Absinthe Underground and The Vermillion Emporium. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin with her family. Find her at www.jamiepacton.com or @jamiepacton on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Rebecca Podos is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of YA novels, including The Mystery of Hollow PlacesLike WaterThe Wise and the Wicked, and From Dust, a Flame. She is a co-editor of the YA romance anthology Fools in Love and has a short story featured in the collection At Midnight. By day, she's an agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston and can be found on her website Rebeccapodos.com.

For personalized copies, please include the name to be inscribed in the book in the Order Comments at checkout.  If no name is specified, books will be signed by the author, not personalized. 
*Only books written by Rebecca will be personalized

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Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales By Ashley Herring Blake (Editor), Rebecca Podos (Editor), Rebecca Barrow, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, Julian Winters Cover Image
At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined By Dahlia Adler Cover Image
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The Vermilion Emporium By Jamie Pacton Cover Image