Hello! I’m a day late, but this is my second Spring Writing Bootcamp Check-In (I missed last week…midterms)! What’s Spring Writing Bootcamp? It’s an awesome accountability bootcamp for writers. To learn more visit our amazing hosts, the YABuccaneers! My goals for each week have been to write 10,000 words. I fell a couple thousand short this… Read more »
Hello Readers! Today I’m participating in the cover reveal of Christina Lee’s third book in the Between Breaths series! I loved ALL OF YOU (links to my review) so much and BEFORE YOU BREAK releases next month (!!!) and now I’m already pumped for this one! — “Christina Lee is a New Adult wonder.” –USA Today bestselling author Alice… Read more »
Hello Readers 🙂 Today I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the release of THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY by the wonderful Jen McConnel! THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY is a book I’ve been very much so looking forward to reading, witches, romance, history…what more could a girl ask for?! Jen has aided me so… Read more »
by Lesley Young Book Blurb A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she… Read more »
The idea of the New Adult Genre/Category, what have you, is quite interesting. As I discussed in an article I wrote for my college’s newspaper, New Adult is the bridging of YA and Adult. In fact many books that have been sold as older YA or Adult in the past, such as Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a… Read more »
An article I wrote for the Arts Section of my college’s student run newspaper on “How New Adult novels are redefining fiction”.
by: Jen McConnel
(check out my interview with Jen, here!)
Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Ever since college, she’s lacked direction, working as a clerk in a local bookstore. But when she quits her job just before the winter holidays, Lou must do some serious soul searching to overcome her fears of straying from the mainstream. On a whim, she accompanies her best friend, Tammy, to Scotland for the winter holidays, but the vacation soon turns into an emotional roller coaster.
When she becomes embroiled in a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman falsely accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century, Lou opens up to her intuition and makes a startling discovery about her own heritage.
The Burning of Isobel Key is the first “New Adult” book I’ve read (that was actually labeled so). And as such I was very excited and at the same time putting on my “critical glasses” to see if books in the new genre would live up to all the praise they’ve received. A few hours later with no recollection of any bathroom or food breaks, I had finished the book and…I LOVED IT!!!
**This is a 100% honest review received by the author!!
In celebration of the October 1st publication of fellow writer, Jen McConnel’s, debut The Burning of Isobel Key, I will be releasing a book review and author interview as part of her blog tour. I will also be a part of the book’s promo blitz on October 1st!!! And will be reposting links to the review and interview for the book tour next week 🙂 Get Ready!