New 2014 editions of Chat, Connect, & Crash are now available from Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
It’s been almost twenty years since I first wrote and self-published Chat in 1995. Now the books have come full circle and are once again self-published under the Rainwater Press imprint. One of the things I’m most excited about is the original ending to Crash—as it was written in 1997—has been restored. I’ve also added details to some key scenes and streamlined the message headers for a smoother and better reading experience. Another thing I’m excited about are the new covers by David High of High Design. David designed the original, self-published editions of the trilogy back in 1995, and I’m beyond delighted with his fresh, eye-popping designs for the new edition.
The books are currently available in ebook format. The year 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Chat, Connect, & Crash series. By then I hope to be able to offer print versions of the books, along with a few other surprises. (I’ve also been working on a new novel completely unrelated to this series, scheduled for release at the end of 2017—stay tuned.) Meanwhile, click the links below for purchase information on the new editions of Chat, Connect, & Crash. And, as always, thank you for your support.
Click here to find online booksellers for Chat: book one.
Click here to find online booksellers for Connect: book two.
Click here to find online booksellers for Crash: book three.
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Crash: book three
(Rainwater Press, 2014) 126 pages
Featuring the original ending—never before seen in print!
Bev and Max can’t turn back now… or can they?
The unforgettable adventure chronicled in Chat and Connect, the first two novels in Nan McCarthy’s cyber series, continues in a third installment that’s as fast-paced and addicting as ever. The year is 1997, and readers are once again invited to “eavesdrop” on Bev and Max’s private correspondence.
When their story began, the unlikely pair—two strangers who met online—had nothing to share but their words. Now, following the path set in motion by their increasingly intimate exchanges, they must contemplate the consequences of their deepening relationship. Filled with sexual tension, suspense, and humor, Bev and Max’s messages arouse in them a desire to do and say things they’d never have dreamed of before their lives intersected.
This newest edition of the trilogy features McCarthy’s original ending to Crash as it was written in 1997. Its first time in print, the uncut conclusion offers readers an insider’s glimpse of Bev and Max as they were meant to be seen—at their most human, vulnerable, and authentic.
Heralded as “Chekhov for the ‘90s,” with “fully drawn, believable characters,” the story of Bev and Max’s electric mingling—with its jaw-dropping conclusion—serves as a powerful reminder that life may be fleeting, but love is forever.
critical praise for the original chat, connect, crash series:
“This is Chekhov for the ’90s: lust, romance, and adultery, cyber-style.” — Mademoiselle
“Silicon Valley’s Story of O. From the first page, we’re hooked.” — House Organ: A Magazine of the Arts
“Draws you from page to page. Sequels are on the way, and I can hardly wait.” — The New York Times
“You won’t need a modem to appreciate the charm of this virtual romance.” — Glamour
“[Bev and Max’s] mingling is electric.” — Washington Post Book World
“A hip look at the Internet cyberculture and how it has changed the dynamic of present-day relationships.” — The Review Zone
“Fully drawn, believable characters. There’s a very warm body at the end of each cold computer connection.” — The Orange County Register
“A lively, free-flowing, spontaneous outburst of curiosity, anxiety and hope.” — Syracuse Herald-American
“A love story that is completely modern, full of passion, wit and fun.” — Central PA Magazine
“[McCarthy] gives the headstrong-girl-meets-self-sufficient-boy story a refreshing twist.” — Publishers Weekly
“So authentic—down to the convoluted stumbling that takes place in cyber-relationships—that it’s unexpectedly entertaining.” — St. Louis Post Dispatch
“McCarthy has brought 18th-century epistolary novels into modern times.” — Atlanta Journal Constitution