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Lindsay Cummings

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Lindsay Cummings is the #1 NYT Bestselling co-author of ZENITH. She's also the 24-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX series from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. She is represented by Pete Knapp at New Leaf Literary.


Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, writes full time from her home in the deep woods in North Texas, and loves to chat with fellow book nerds. Lindsay created the #booknerdigans hashtag.

She's still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts--it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @authorlindsayc or on instagram @authorlindsaycummings

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Lindsay Cummings I get to work from home, in my underwear!! Also, the fans are amazing. and books. all the books.
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“We're all good until we're not strong enough to be anymore.”
Lindsay Cummings, The Murder Complex

“It's about having the courage to do something, to take a risk, when it matters most.”
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“Count to three. Relax your mind. Now survive.”
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Which June New Release would you like to read in August?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In June 2014" list.

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Shield of Winter (Psy-Changeling, #13) by Nalini Singh
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling, #13)
  7 votes, 50.0%

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1) by Lindsay Cummings
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
(The Murder Complex, #1)
  3 votes, 21.4%

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin ( Deadly Curiosities, #1) (write-in)
  1 vote, 7.1%

Hexed (Hexed, #1) by Michelle Krys
Hexed by Michelle Krys
(Hexed, #1)
  1 vote, 7.1%

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (write-in)
  1 vote, 7.1%

Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis, #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore
(Dark Metropolis, #1)
  1 vote, 7.1%

Push (The Game, #2) by Eve Silver
Push by Eve Silver
(The Game, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Wings (Black City, #3) by Elizabeth Richards
Wings by Elizabeth Richards
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The Source (Witching Savannah, #2) by J.D. Horn
The Source by J.D. Horn
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Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence (Red Queen's War, #1) (write-in)
  0 votes, 0.0%

[bookcover:Written in My Own Heart's Blood|11710373] Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, #8) (write-in)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7) by Kevin Hearne
Shattered by Kevin Hearne
(The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
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“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”
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“It's about having the courage to do something, to take a risk, when it matters most.”
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“Until they rip us apart, and even then, I'll fight.”
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Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms) Thanks for accepting my request! :)

Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) Hi Lindsay
Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)
By the way, tell Meadow Woodson I said "Hi :)" .

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Lindsay,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :0
I can't wait to read your novel 'The Murder Complex' - it looks amazing!

Best wishes for more books in the future,

message 17: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me Lindsay! :)

message 16: by Nour

Nour Hey Lindsay,

If you haven't read The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix, you should. I think you'd enjoy it.

This is the first one: Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1) by Garth Nix

Katherine Thanks lindsay for the friend request, oh your book does sound interesting - added it to my to-read shelf.
Hope to talk to you about books soon :)

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L. Wells Hi

Thanks for becoming my goodreads friend, all the best with the book :) we'll keep an eye out for it :) very exciting time ahead for you I can imagine :) so jealous you have your own horse, we have four mad dogs along with the rest of the motley crew here :) Were 20tho words into our second book :) Laura

message 13: by Paul

Paul Thanks for the add Lindsay and I hope that you are having a great day.

Lea (YA Book Queen) Thanks for the friend request, Lindsay!

(You're training in Mixed Martial Arts? Very cool!)

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Akasha (Mes petits crimes et délits) Thank you for your friendvite on GR :D

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Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Lindsay! If you ever need a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy fix then I recommend you check out my blog! I've started doing giveaways for great series to my followers:

Happy reading!

Brooke HAHA! Team Tucker vs Team Christian is from Unearthly by Cynthia Hand!! lol

Celine Hey Lidsay,

Thanks for the book recommendations. :)

Ceitidh Hi dear! So happy to see you here ^-^ muah!!!

Kelly/yllektra Hi Lindsay!
Thanks for adding me! :)
And good luck with your book! :)

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Ela Thanks for accepting! :)

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Ela Thanks for accepting! :)

message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for the friend request (and recommendation) Lindsay:)

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David Housholder Thanks for the add, Lindsay!

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