Earlier in July, we announced the long-anticipated release date for Colleen Hoover's upcoming 2015 novel, titled Confess. The New York Times #1 bestselling author (numerous times, mind you!) has announced no less than two novels due to be released next year. And now the first of the two - release date March 10th, 2015 - has a cover, a synopsis, a finished manuscript in the hands of the more-than-capable Atria editors, and seven predecessors (not counting a novella) which more than justify our high expectations.

Colleen Hoover can do no wrong.

Much like the cover of Ugly Love, which was released less than two months ago, the key to this one is in the details. Firstly, it's an artist's canvas. Secondly, there are paint splatters on it. Thirdly, it's a kind double-exposure photograph featuring a girl we can presume is our protagonist Auburn in the background. The artsy theme to the overall cover fits perfectly with what we know about the plot so far. And as appreciators of art, literature and Colleen Hoover, we're more than eager to know more.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

Apart from spinning heart-stopping stories out of thin air and shattering her readers' hearts, Colleen Hoover has become well-known for the unique interactive experience her novels often are. From masterful slam poetry featured in her debut novel Slammed, to collaboration with Griffin Peterson for an accompanying soundtrack for Maybe Someday (and a song titled Ugly Love for her latest book), Colleen has proven more than willing to collaborate with artists, poets and musicians to ensure an unforgettable reading experience for her readers. This time around, it's no different.

Except it is.

For one, Colleen has announced that the confessions her character Owen draws inspiration from are actually real-life anonymous confessions her readers have submitted to her.
For another, with so much of the plot taking place in an art studio, Colleen has comissioned a London-based artist Danny O'Connor, whose paintings will accompany the story and will be featured in the book, for all the world to see (and believe us, the whole world should be reading CoHo, so we won't even try and justify this hyperbole).

Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.

Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.

Colleen's newest novel, UGLY LOVE, was released August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at www.colleenhoover.com where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn't looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

As for us, lovely readers, we're always available here on the blog, and also on our InstagramTwitter and Facebook pages. Because it's the social media who are ruling this world, and we're just living in it.