Blog Tour: Furious by Jamie Pacton & Rebecca Podos

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Blog Tour: Furious by Jamie Pacton & Rebecca Podos

It’s Pride month so of course we are here celebrating one of our fav bi authors – Jamie Pacton! Furious, co-written with Rebecca Podos, is out TODAY and we are here screaming from the rooftops that! Check out our 5 reasons to read Furious and then head on over to my Instagram to see a little *book look* that matches the gorgeous aesthetics of Furious!

Blog Tour: Furious by Jamie Pacton & Rebecca Podos


by Jamie Pacton, Rebecca Podos
on June 4, 2024

After years racing go-karts and looking up to her mother, a celebrity Formula 1 racer, Jojo Emerson-Boyd should be starting her own racing career. But when she loses her mom in a tragic crash, Jojo’s future comes to a screeching halt. Now her dad won’t let her get a license, much less race. Instead, she’s stuck working at her grandmother’s mechanic shop in the sleepy small town of Dell’s Hollow.
But Jojo’s heart quickens when Motorcyle Girl Eliana “El” Blum shows up at the shop. El grew up on the motocross circuit sidelines, watching her sister and idol Maxine compete. When El mysteriously loses all contact with Max, she’s determined to find her, with her first clue leading straight to the mechanic shop, and to Jojo.
United by fate, the two quickly bond over Mario Kart showdowns and the Fast & Furious films. As their friendship shifts into something more, they’ll have to confront both their growing romance and the grief woven into their complicated families if they hope to chase down their dreams and make it across the finish line.

5 Reasons to Read Furious

  • It’s S A P P H I C. Yes. Please add it to your Pride TBR. Give us allllllll the sapphic stories pls!
  • It’s beautiful. These readers are NOT SHY that a good-looking book will get us to pick it up. Have you seen these boards?!
  • We love Jamie & are excited to get to know Rebecca. We are long-time Jamie fans and have loved getting to know her through her words. Plus co-written sapphic novel? Be still our hearts.
  • Mario Kart showdowns. You had us at healthy competition (bonus: Fast & the Furious. Be still our 90s kid hearts).
  • Gay Grandma who runs a mechanic shop. Badass.

About Jamie Pacton

Jamie Pacton is a Young Adult and Middle Grade author who grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. She has a BA and MA in English Literature, and currently teaches English at the college level. While pursuing her dream of being an author, she worked as a waitress, pen salesperson, lab assistant, art museum guard, bookseller, pool attendant, nanny, and lots of other weird jobs in between. Her writing has appeared in national and local magazines, and she spent many years blogging for Currently, Jamie lives in Wisconsin with her family. Her YA contemporary books include Lucky Girl and The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, and, her YA fantasy debut, The Vermilion Emporium, is forthcoming from Peachtree Teen in November 2022.

About Rebecca Podos

Rebecca Podos' debut novel, THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a B&N Best YA Book of 2016. Her second book, LIKE WATER, won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult. THE WISE AND THE WICKED, her third novel, is forthcoming in May 2019.

A graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College and the Creative Writing Program at College of Santa Fe, Rebecca's fiction has been published in journals like Glimmer Train, Paper Darts, and Smokelong Quarterly. By day, she works as a YA and MG agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston.

Tour Schedule

June 10th
Never Hollowed By The Stare – Promotional Post
Second Hand Pages – Top 5 Reasons to Read Furious

June 11th
Jen Jen Reviews – Review
Bookcrushin – Top 5 Reasons to Read Furious, Book Look

June 12th
Ash and Books – Top 5 Reasons to Read Furious, Mood Board
Nonbinary Knight Reads – Review

June 13th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
elementary my dear – Review

June 14th
Rampant Reading Reviews – Review
The Booksnom – Review, Mood Board

June 15th
DB’s Guide to the Galaxy – Review
Paiges of Novels – Review, Playlist

June 16th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Artie Carden – Review, Favorite Quotes

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