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message 1: by Danya (last edited Feb 22, 2012 12:16PM) (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Hey everyone,

If you have any blog posts other than reviews relating to New Adult books, feel free to link them on here! These could be author interviews, guest bloggers, discussion posts, etc.

I'm going to be having some guest bloggers and hopefully some authors on the blog throughout the year, talking about New Adult books. Here's the first guest post if you'd like to check it out! http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com/...


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Jennifer Comeaux | 4 comments Hi Danya! If you're looking for any more guests for the New Adult topic on your blog, I'd love to participate. My debut novel Life On the Edge is a New Adult book that was released last month. The heroine is nineteen at the start of the book, and the story spans two years of her life.

Thanks for creating this challenge! I hope it will give New Adult books more exposure!


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Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
I talk about "smexy" in New Adult writing :)

http://twentysomethingfictionwriter.b...


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Jennifer Comeaux | 4 comments Victoria wrote: "I talk about "smexy" in New Adult writing :)

http://twentysomethingfictionwriter.b..."


Just read your post and commented. Great thoughts all around!


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Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "Victoria wrote: "I talk about "smexy" in New Adult writing :)

http://twentysomethingfictionwriter.b..."

Just read your post and commented. Great t..."


Thanks! Thought it was a great topic to touch on because this genre is so new it's hard to find the balance. Oh and I followed you on your blog. You book looks very interesting!


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Jennifer Comeaux | 4 comments Victoria wrote: "Thanks! Thought it was a great topic to touch on because this genre is so new it's hard to find the balance. Oh and I followed you on your blog. You book looks very interesting!"

Thanks! It seems like this genre has been trying to take off for a few years, and I'm hoping it's finally gaining the attention it needs. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!


message 7: by Danya (last edited Mar 09, 2012 11:54AM) (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
I recently interviewed Callie Kingston, author of Undertow, about the New Adult genre. It's up on my blog here if anyone wants to check it out: http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com/... . She has some great answers to my questions!


message 8: by Elissa (new)

Elissa (sarcasmpucktail) | 1 comments I just wanted to post something here, I'm new to good reads and discovering that people call the genre "New Adult" just made my night. I'm 25 and still read young adult because books about settled down women with families don't interest me. I hope to use all of your suggestions on new books to read!


message 9: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
Elissa wrote: "I just wanted to post something here, I'm new to good reads and discovering that people call the genre "New Adult" just made my night. I'm 25 and still read young adult because books about settled..."

Welcome! There are so many good lists here in the genre. :D


message 10: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Elissa wrote: "I just wanted to post something here, I'm new to good reads and discovering that people call the genre "New Adult" just made my night. I'm 25 and still read young adult because books about settled..."

Welcome to the group, Elissa! The more the merrier :) Books about women in their thirties or forties with families and related issues don't interest me either — I'm just not there yet, LOL. I hope you discover some New Adult reads that you really enjoy! If you'd like to sign up officially for the challenge, you can do so here.


message 11: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Here's an interview I did with New Adult author Jennifer Comeaux: http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com/.... She's written the novel Life On the Edge, about a 19-year-old figure skater.


message 12: by Danya (last edited Apr 16, 2012 04:26PM) (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Chachic from Chachic's Book Nook stopped by the blog today to talk about some of her favourite New Adult reads! Check out her guest post here: http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com/...


message 13: by Allison (new)

Allison Rushby (allisonrushby) Hi everyone! Just wanted to say a quick hello as I'm currently writing a New Adult e-serial for St Martin's Press that will be released later this year. It's a historical serial, set in 1920s London and I'm enjoying writing it so very much. So, a quick hello, and hope some of you might read later in the year! Thanks! Allison http://www.allisonrushby.com


message 14: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
Thats great Allison. I can't wait to follow your work. Thanks for helping expand the category. Do you know if St Martins Press will be starting an official line?


message 15: by Allison (new)

Allison Rushby (allisonrushby) Hi Victoria! Was just checking out your blog! Yes, St Martin's is definitely doing more than one e-serial. Jamie Brenner is also currently writing one called The Gin Lovers, also historical. I think it's set in the US and set during the prohibition era.


message 16: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
Thats amazing! You seriously made my day. It's so exciting :). I also write New Adult and a few of my other fellow writers are looking into creating a New Adult blog. I can't wait to share this info with them. I was just checking out your website too. I'm so excited about your projects :D. Thanks for checking out my blog!


message 17: by Allison (new)

Allison Rushby (allisonrushby) Thanks Victoria! It really is exciting. And getting to work with Dan Weiss and co. (hello! Sweet Valley High!) is amazing. I'm just really enjoying the whole process. Would love to hear what everyone else is writing on the New Adult front. I think it's going to be a huge growth area in publishing over the next ten years or so.


message 18: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
We all totally agree! Trying to get the word out there any way we can and the challenge helps :)


message 19: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Allison wrote: "Hi everyone! Just wanted to say a quick hello as I'm currently writing a New Adult e-serial for St Martin's Press that will be released later this year. It's a historical serial, set in 1920s Londo..."

Thanks for stopping by and sharing about your New Adult e-serial, Allison! I'm really glad to see St. Martin's promoting New Adult books, and the e-serial format sounds like it'll be really different from everything else out there. I hope the category of New Adult will keep growing and gaining more exposure over the next few years! *crosses fingers*


message 20: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Victoria wrote: "Thats amazing! You seriously made my day. It's so exciting :). I also write New Adult and a few of my other fellow writers are looking into creating a New Adult blog. I can't wait to share this in..."

Just wanted to say, a multi-author New Adult blog sounds like a fabulous idea, Victoria!


message 21: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Smith | 17 comments Mod
Thanks, Danya! We plan to launch really soon. I'll let you know when :)


message 22: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melstephensbooks) I posted about the New Adult Challange and the genre in general. You can read it here


message 23: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Sara Daniell, author of Visions and Secrets, stopped by the blog for an interview about New Adult books! There's a Kindle giveaway as well, and anyone who is already officially signed up for the New Adult challenge gets an extra entry :) http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.ca/2...


message 24: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
I interviewed Jennifer Echols about her book Love Story and more generally about New Adult. Check it out here! http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.ca/2...


message 25: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Barbara ~ Basia's Bookshelf wrote: "<---this is me flopping around in withdrawal. I haven't been able to read a NA book for ages because of a very strict schedule. I met my challenge a while ago but it's driving me crazy that I have ..."

Awww, sorry to hear it, Barbara! I know what you mean, I've been super busy and haven't had much time for any reading for fun, NA or otherwise. Just plenty of textbooks...*sigh* Hope you get to squeeze a NA book into your schedule sometime soon — and congrats on meeting your challenge already! :)


message 26: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
~ Barbara ~ wrote: "Probably not the best place to post it, but I was wondering if you were hosting the challenge again next year, Danya? I'm not sure what all is involved, but if you'd like a co-host, I'm willing and..."

Hi Barbara, I've sent you a PM about this :)


message 27: by Allison (new)

Allison Rushby (allisonrushby) Hi everyone,

Hope you're all well! My New Adult e-serial (then bundled e-book, then paperback) The Heiresses will be released 7 January in the US. If you blog and would like to review, I'd love to hear from you in order to send the details on to my publicist. More details about the series can be found on my web-site at http://www.allisonrushby.com. Feel free to message me or to email through my site.

Thanks!

Allison


message 28: by Patti (new)

Patti (pattimoose) | 7 comments I have a question....I linked my reviews but it isn't showing that I read those books in my challenge. I know I'm doing something wrong...any suggestions how I can fix this? I'm reading like crazy...but it says I only read 4 :(


message 29: by Danya (new)

Danya | 63 comments Mod
Patti wrote: "I have a question....I linked my reviews but it isn't showing that I read those books in my challenge. I know I'm doing something wrong...any suggestions how I can fix this? I'm reading like crazy..."

I think the books will only register in your challenge count if they're tagged with a shelf that you've linked to your challenge. If you go to "update my entry" on the challenge page, there should be a place to write the shelf name you want to use for the challenge. Then once you've finished a book, just tag it with that name and it should automatically be added to the count! Hope that helps, and let me know if it's still not working :)


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