Authors Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt have teamed up to the second story of their New Adult series Lengths. Depths, which releases on March 12th, switches from Deo to Cohen’s point of view and marked a change in how Campbell and Reinhardt co-write. Liz Reinhardt told us that while pairing up on Depths, they were
more open this time to switching off between characters. Though Lengths was a total joint effort, I did more of Deo’s voice and Steph did more of Whit. Now we weave back and forth and write the scenes that move us. I love working with Steph because (well, the real reason is just that I madly love the girl!) we always push ourselves to try new ways of doing things, and we stay very open about new ideas/ways of dealing with things. It’s always changing, and I think it’s making our writing stronger.
Look for one of Cohen’s sisters to be the focus on the third book, and last planned book, in the Lengths series (though there may be some more–it’s still up in the air). But, in the meantime, check out these teasers for Depths, the book cover, and the book blurb below.
Cohen Rodriguez, Deo’s hilarious and loyal best friend in LENGTHS, has always been über responsible. He’s kept a steady job, is a generally nice guy, and has had the same steady girlfriend for years. But when she breaks up with him because he’s ‘not impulsive enough,’ Cohen’s burned up. But, just maybe, she’s more right than he wants to admit.
So he starts to date.
And he meets some really fun, crazy, smart, weird girls. But no one really feels like the one, and the more girls he dates, the more Cohen’s convinced she isn’t really out there. Luckily he has Maren— the girl with the sexy voice who always cracks the best jokes, and who Cohen can talk to about anything, even all of his recent dating mishaps. They’ve been talking daily for a year…on the phone. They talk about orders for work at first, but eventually Cohen finds out that Maren loves baseball and Thai food and she loves going to the beach in the winter and sketching. He looks forward to his talks with Maren, because, like everything else in his life, they’re safe.
Then she asks him.
Do you want to meet?
It’s one thing to chat for an hour or two every day. Meeting face to face could ruin the one and only stable, fun woman in his life. Or, it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Cohen has to decide if he’s ready to let go of his comfortable fantasy and embrace the girl who can change his luck in love.