Friday, August 10, 2012

Hot Little Book Releases!

Check out some fun summer reads!

August 2012 - The Flutter of Luv by LM Preston. Available on Amazon.

Dawn, the neighborhood tomboy, is happy to be her best friend’s shadow. Acceptance comes from playing football after school with the guys on the block while hiding safely behind her glasses, braces, and boyish ways. But Tony moves in, becomes the star Running Back on her school’s football team, and changes her world and her view of herself forever.

This is a short story told in ten episodes similar to an anthology of short stories over the course of Dawn’s and Tony’s realization of how much they mean to one another.

Also there is a short story at the end called Hush A Bye My Baby Brother for the reader to enjoy along with samples of LM Preston’s other book

August 2012 - Broken Shell Island by Dalya Moon.

Available on Amazon and

Opal gets a dirty old suitcase for her birthday. She’s not impressed. Her grandfather tells her she’ll need it, because she’s going to live with her great aunt on Broken Shell Island. Opal wonders if her grandfather hasn’t gone senile, because Broken Shell Island is a made-up magical place that their family friend Flora Fritz writes picture books about.

Length: 78,800 words

Genre: Fantasy

Ages: Family-friendly; ages 10+

August 2012 - A Gathering of Angels by Cate Dean. Available in ebook on Amazon.

*This is Book 2 of the series. Book 1, Rest For The Wicked, is also available on Amazon.

Claire Wiche sacrificed everything to keep her friends safe, revealing her true self. She expected the final battle to be the end for her. But she is back, breathing - and threatened by an enemy she doesn't have the means to fight.

An enemy bent on vengeance and possession, whatever the cost.

Trapped, alone, Claire has to find the strength to stand against what she knows she can't defeat. And the courage to face the people she thought she left behind.

*Includes a short preview of Back in Black, Book 3 of The Claire Wiche Chronicles, coming in Fall 2012.

August 2012 - Broken Yeah Wow by Kerem Mermutlu. Available in ebook on Amazon.

Nina is a British teenager who only lives for one thing. Her blog. For her, nothing else matters and nothing will stop her from becoming a famous blogger.

Yet, things are getting complicated. She's already trying to forget that her mum has been missing for weeks. She's also trying to ignore the feeling that the clouds in the sky seem to keep following her all the time. And then one day, Nina gets a message on her blog that might explain everything. A message that might just change her life forever.

From the acclaimed young adult writer Kerem Mermutlu, Broken Yeah Wow is a novel that revolves around blogs, coffee, trying to understand your best friend, staying up all night because you can't sleep, and figuring out who you are.

July 2012 - FanGirl! by Angel Lawson. Available in ebook and paperback on Amazon.

When Ruby Miller and her best friend, Iris, post an amateur video on their Zocopalypse fansite, neither expect the film to go viral, to be invited to lead the FantasyCon parade or meet Gabe Foster, the creator and artist behind the graphic novel.

Gabe announces Zocopalypse’s adaptation to a television miniseries and pegs college-bound Ruby to play iconic zombie hunter, Alexandra. She reluctantly accepts, pushing aside her summer babysitting job and plans to lounge around the pool in favor of negotiating with agents, hot actors and the paparazzi.

Attending zombie boot camp and memorizing lines is hard enough, but Ruby must learn to trust her instincts in a world where the line between fiction and reality ceases to exist, and the two worlds blur into one.

July 2012 - The Wedding Cake Girl by Anne Pfeffer.  Available in ebook on Amazon.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandra spends so much time helping others realize their dreams that she never has time for her own. An expert ocean diver and reluctant maker of wedding cakes, she longs to leave roses and frosting behind to study oceanography. Alex’s mother won’t have it—needy and dependent, Mom can’t run the family wedding cake business on her own. 

No matter what Alex does, things only get worse for her. When she saves a man's life while scuba diving and becomes the local hero, Mom's angry with Alex for going diving at all. Mom discourages Alex's new friendship with Jeremy, a fun and insanely wealthy boy who happens to have a secret. Then, Alex's best friend, Zack, a hunky island guy, starts to take an interest in her as well. The problem is, he's dating another girl.

As Alex struggles to learn where she stands between her two difficult and confusing Prince Charmings, it occurs to her that maybe what she really needs is a Prince Charming for Mom. If she doesn't do something fast, they'll bury her in her "Sue's Wedding Cakery" apron with a spatula in her hand. 

The Wedding Cake Girl features a colorful island setting, dangerous underwater diving adventures, a family of billionaires, and lots and lots of buttercream. The book is Alex's journey toward not only finding love, but learning how to step forward and take control of her own life, a rite of passage that faces all young readers.

July 2012 - Apocalypsis by Elle Casey. Available on Amazon.

APOCALYPSIS is a 3-book, YA Post-Apocalyptic series, beginning with Book 1, Kahayatle. Books 2 and 3 will be available July 31 and August 31 respectively (2012).

My name's Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I live alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I'm almost out of food and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day.

It's time for me to leave and find another place to live … a place where I can find food and shelter … a place where they won't be able to find me.

Alone, it might have been possible; but now I've got company. I'm worried that I don't have what it takes to get from here to my final destination.

And I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there.

**No drugs, or sex. Yes violence and some foul language. This is DARK SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR featuring teen characters only.**


Note to contributors: we just added this page on July 29th, 2012 - please let Dalya know when you have a new book launched so it can be added here from now on!

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