Thursday, October 10, 2013

Feature: Fall for the new New Adult

New Adult itself is a VERY new genre, many still don't even know it exists much less what is is. I love the idea of New Adult. I'm 25 years old but for the most part I don't enjoy reading adult novels. Young Adult is where my heart lies but New Adult, which often reads like YA but focuses on older characters(18-25), could easily share that spot in my heart!

The only problem is, that the only NA reads I've gotten my hands on have been contemporary. Which is fine for now really because I do enjoy contemporary, but in order for NA to be a genre that I continue to spend a lot of my time reading, it is really going to have to expand!

This is why I am happy to announce Fall for the new New Adult:

Fall for the new New Adult is a campaign that is spreading the word that NA is expanding into new, non-contemporary categories such as Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic and more! I am so excited for this because I think it really gives a depth to NA that wasn't there before. Instead of having to read contemporary NA in order to get a character who is a bit older, you can read whatever genre calls to you most. And, as incentive to give the new NA a try, a Fall for new New Adult bundle consisting of 4 non-contemporary NA novels will be available for a limited time for just $3.99!

Get your bundle here:

We want to know why YOU want to see NA expand too! Join the campaign by grabbing the gif. above and blogging/tweeting about why YOU want to see NA expand! #NACampaign
You can see the official Fall for the new New Adult schedule here!

Here is a look at what you will find in the bundle:

Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow
Historical New Adult

The 1920s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O'Mara wants to be a part of it.

By day she works for her father’s smalltime bootlegging operation, by night she craves the sexy roll-your-stockings-down lifestyle of a flapper—until her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, and it’s Tiny who has to come up with the ten-thousand-dollar ransom…in one week.

Suddenly she’s thrust into an intoxicating underworld of greed, lust, lies, and betrayal.

Enzo DiFiore is the son of the mobster holding her father hostage, but his sexy screen idol looks and dangerous charm leave her breathless. When the forbidden spark between them refuses to burn out, she tries to use their powerful chemistry to buy more time. And irritatingly handsome childhood pal Joey Lupo has the street smarts Tiny needs to make a quick ten grand, but he’s got his own agenda where gang rivalries are concerned.

Deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it.

Temptation is everywhere. And anything goes.

**Due to mature material, this New Adult historical is recommended for ages 17+.**

New Adult Science Fiction

As the heiress to Titon Technologies, eighteen-year-old Aurora Titon can have whatever she wants—clothes, expensive gadgets, anything money can buy. All she really wants is to escape her pampered, paparazzi-prone life for the stars. Becoming the first female pilot to train as an astronaut for the Apollo Academy is exactly the chance for which she has been waiting. Everything would be perfect if it weren't for her unreciprocated crush on a fellow student, the sexy astronaut bent on making her life hell, and the fact that someone keeps trying to kill her. 

The first in a four book new adult science fiction series, The Apollo Academy, is an action packed story of love, discovery, and survival.

Eyre House by Cait Greer
Gothic New Adult

When eighteen-year-old orphan Evan Richardson signed up to work at Eyre House, on the sleepy tourist getaway of Edisto Island, SC, he never expected to find himself dodging ghosts. But Eyre House seems to have more than its fair share of things that go bump in the night, and most of them seem to surround his employer’s daughter.

Back from her freshman year of college, Ginny Eyre is dangerous from word one. She’s a bad girl with ghosts of her own, and trouble seems to follow her everywhere she goes. But living or dead, trouble isn’t just stalking Ginny. When her ex-boyfriend is found murdered in the pool, Evan knows he’s got two choices – figure out what’s going on, or become the next ghost to haunt Ginny Eyre.

New Adult Fantasy 

The Fire Breathers have come. The Underworld calls. A choice must be made…

With her feared half blood and flame-colored hair, DEIRA D'ANU is a constant reminder of human betrayal and the war that claimed the light from Innis Fail. Now, darkness and frost creep across the land, strengthening the Lord of the Underworld. War is imminent—an allegiance with the Fire Breathers is vital. When their champion, Balen, sees Deira, he believes she is the key to finding the light and stopping the dark frost.... 

But the Underworld calls to Deira, tempting her to turn her back on a world that never cared and betray the champion willing to sacrifice everything to keep her safe and save his world from darkness.

I hope that you guys are as excited for this as I am! Pick up your bundle today and let me know what you guys think of the campaign in the comments! 

1 comment:

  1. I am definitely excited about NA expanding into new categories. Sort of tired of the damaged girl and the guy that helps her. I read The Apollo Academy and really liked it. ~Pam