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Underground Announcement: Release of CHASING CHAOS by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Today is the publication day of my latest novel, Chasing Chaos, and I'm thrilled to share the news with my friends here at Underground Book Reviews.

Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy and The Art of Falling, says this about Chasing Chaos: "Pryal pierces LA’s film industry veneer to find complex and relatable characters and then winches the ties between them, pulling the reader right into the fray. The result is as psychologically astute as it is engaging."

From the back cover of Chasing Chaos:

Love, friendship and betrayal in glamorous, yet often vicious, Hollywood. 

Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she's lost. She's wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next, and now—just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan—she meets someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her.

Over five life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne's departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne's new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne's past returns with a vendetta of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne's friends—and for her.

Tana French meets Donna Tartt in this tense, evocative love story. And fans of Lisa Scottoline's Betrayed will enjoy the strong female protagonists found in Pryal's novel.

Chasing Chaos is book #3 of the Entanglement Series (all from Velvet Morning Press). You can learn more about Entanglement here. Although Chasing Chaos does not begin the series, it very much stands alone, as do all of my books. In fact, I'm working on an article now about how—and why—to write books in a series that are also, at the same time, standalone novels. (What? That's a thing? That's totally a thing.)

About me: I'm a novelist, nonfiction writer, writing coach, and journalist. I teach creative writing through Duke University, and I also lead writing workshops around Chapel Hill. You can find me at, on Twitter at @krgpryal, and on Facebook at Get free books by signing up for my monthly letter, Writing Isn't Sexy, at

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