Spotlight Thursday: Dahlia Adler

So I’m revamping our blog.


We’re going to be adding some new features regarding writing. I love books and reviewing but I also like to write books! So I wanted to add a day of spotlighting authors who talk about both books and writing!


Today I want to introduce you to Dahlia Adler. A fabulous blogger who has so much great knowledge of the writing/publishing world. But not only is she a guru of the publishing world, she herself is an author.

I have been fortunate enough to meet her a couple of times in NY. And guys, she is just as fabulous in person! If you are a writer and just entering this scary writing world, Dahlia is the one to follow. If you have been a writer for while now, like me, Dahlia has awesome pointers for you! She posts much of this knowledge on her blog and twitter accounts.


For example, if you’re one of those people scrolling through twitter wondering what this pub speak is, Dahlia has the answers! She recently posted a cheat sheet of the abbreviations of pub speak on twitter. It sure helped me!

But let’s not forget that Dahlia is an author too! She has published some fabulous books! I fell in love with her writing in her first book Behind The Scenes. She has made me swoon, yell, and cry over her characters. I don’t generally do that with books. And I’m not one for contemporary and New Adult books, but Dahlia’s books opened my eyes to new genres! I fell in love with them. So here are two new books releasing this year by Dahlia that sound fantastic.


  • Publication Date: March 15, 2016

On the lacrosse field, Cait Johannssen gets what she wants. Off the field is another story. Because what she wants is the school’s hot new basketball student-coach, Lawrence Mason, who also happens to be the guy who broke her heart in sports camp two years earlier.

But it’s Cait’s new roommate who’s got him.

Cait and Mase agree it’s best to keep their past a secret, but she doesn’t expect him to completely ignore their history…or how much it’ll hurt when he does. So when a friend on the basketball team asks her to pose as his girlfriend for a night, Cait can’t turn down the opportunity for distraction. (Okay, and a little spite.) But what starts as an evening of fun turns into a fake relationship with more lies than the usually drama-free Cait can handle, and it’s only keeping her from the one truth that’s nagged at her for years: Why did Mase cut her out of his life to begin with?

And is it really too late to get him back?

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dahlia Expected publication: June 14th 2016

Frankie Bellisario knows she can get anyone she sets her sights on, but just because she can doesn’t mean she should—not when the person she’s eyeing is Samara Kazarian, the daughter of a southern Republican senatorial candidate. No matter how badly Frankie wants to test her powers of persuasion, even she recognizes some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.

But when Frankie learns she’s been on Samara’s mind too, the idea of hooking up with her grows too strong to resist. Only Sam’s not looking for a hookup; she wants—needs—the real thing, and she’s afraid she’ll never find it as long as Frankie’s in her head.

Forced to choose between her first relationship and losing the girl who’s been clawing her way under her skin, Frankie opts to try monogamy…under her own condition: 30 days of keeping things on the down low and remaining abstinent. If she fails as hard at girlfriending as she’s afraid she might, she doesn’t want to throw Samara’s life into upheaval for nothing. But when neither the month nor Frankie’s heart go according to plan, she may be the one stuck fighting for the happily ever after she never knew she wanted.

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dahliaAbout Dahlia:  

I’m an Associate Editor of mathematics by day, a Copy Editor by night, and I do a whole lot of writing at every spare moment in between. I’ve also been a Production Intern and Editorial Assistant at Simon & Schuster, a Publicity Intern at HarperCollins, and a Fashion Intern at Maxim. (I’m kind of into that whole publishing thing.)

I’m the author of the YA novels Behind the ScenesUnder the Lights, and Just Visiting, and the NA novels Last Will and TestamentRight of First Refusal (March 15, 2016), and Out on Good Behavior (Spring 2016). For information on those books and where you can buy them, check out My Books!

I live in New York City with my husband and our overstuffed bookshelves, and you can find me on Twitter at @MissDahlELama and blogging at B&N TeensThe Daily Dahlia, and YA Misfits. Come say hi!

The writing world can be hard.


If you’re lost in the writer world Dahlia will be your beacon of light. If you want a great read Dahlia’s books will clutch your heart and bring on the emotions. Trust me, she’s not only a great resource to follow, but a fabulous friend.

Love Tawney


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