Monday, 4 June 2012

Weekly Gossip

Here is your news from the past week.

First up, the UK trailer for Rapture by Lauren Kate!

How good does it look?! I am so excited to read this!


Tom Clempson, YA author of One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite, has posted an interesting discussion on his blog about reluctant readers. Head on over, have a read and discuss! What can we do to turn reluctant readers into readers?


There is news from Kelly Oram!

It's been a long time since Being Jamie Baker. I took a few years off to have two more kids, but now I'm back and have a lot of exciting things coming up! My next book, Serial Hottie, is set to release July 10th. It's a YA romantic comedy with a bit of amurder mystery titled SERIAL HOTTIE. Here's a brief summary...

Serial Hottie by Kelly OramEllie’s sweet sixteen is a summer of firsts. First car. First kiss. First boyfriend. First serial-killing stalker?

Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy’s affection before. So when the hottest boy she’s ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she’s the center of his universe, naturally she’s going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?

The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she’s convinced he’s a psychopathic killer. The problem is he’s the sweetest psychopathic killer she’s ever met. Not to mention he’s brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?

The first chapter of the book is posted on my blog for anyone to check out here: Serial Hottie Sneak Peek

Aside from Serial Hottie this July, I have a YA contemporary drama releasing in December and next year sometime I will release the first book in a new YA paranormal romance series. (I'm really excited about that series!)

Also, just FYI.. If you loved Being Jamie Baker a while back I posted the first chapter from Ryan's perspective on my blog. Stop by and check it out here: Kissing Jamie Baker


Acquisitions for Simon and Schuster UK!

Simon & Schuster UK acquires first Kresley Cole young adult fiction, alongside further adult titles.

Simon and Schuster UK announced on Wednesday the acquisition of the first young adult titles from New York Times number one bestselling author, Kresley Cole, alongside further adult titles.

Ingrid Selberg, Publisher for S&S UK Children’s Books, has bought two YA titles in the Arcana Chronicles series, which will be jointly published with S&S US. In this, her first young adult series, Kresley Cole brings her signature style to a younger audience with a dark and intriguing world full of unspeakable danger and irresistible romance. Poison Princess will be published globally in October 2012, with a sequel to follow.

Alongside the YA deal, Maxine Hitchcock, Fiction Editorial Director at S&S, has acquired six titles to extend the adult publishing programme, three of which continue the number one bestselling Immortals After Dark series, and three that begin a new series, the Dacians. The first book of this six-book deal will launch the new series in November 2012, entitled Shadow’s Claim.

Check out the press release for more info.

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