This morning I went out for a bike ride with my dog while it was still nice and cool, and then got caught up on a little newsletter reading: Publisher's Weekly and Shelf Awareness. I want to be more on top of what's going on in the publishing world.
Speaking of the publishing world, recently, I'd come across the mention of the new market/category called New Adult. Been wondering what that's all about, so ordered a couple books from the library. The first once came in on Friday--called "Easy," by Tammara Webber. Well, I was hooked from page one and devoured the book within a few days.
Basically, it's a story about this young woman, Jacqueline, who has followed her boyfriend to college, but the jerk dumps her. When the books starts she has been single for about two weeks. As she's leaving a Halloween Frat party, she is attacked in the parking lot by a guy she knows--he intends to rape her, but luckily for Jacqueline, a mysterious guy she's never noticed before saves her.
Here's a bit more of a teaser, straight from the publisher:
Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn't easy...
He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior...
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he'd worked so hard to overcome, and the future she'd put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth - and find the unexpected power of love.
Anyhow, I LOVED this book and will definitely be checking out more of Tammara Webber's books.
From what I've read about this new category, New Adult books deal with more mature themes and are supposed to fill the gab between Young Adult novels and regular Romance. Here is a great article which explains it in more detail:
New Adult fiction is the hot new category in books
Right now, I'm also listening to "Monstrous Beauty," by Elizabeth Fama. It's a mermaid tale, a little edgy and mature in content for a YA, in my opinion, but I'm enjoying it!
What about all of you? What is on your reading list at the moment?