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New Adult Pretties

Within the next few months, two writers I adore are coming out with New Adult titles written under their brand spanking new NA pseudonyms. I was kind of charmed at how well these two covers go together, and while I remain two parts skeptical/one part intrigued by the current massive explosion of NA titles, when it's done right, I love it. And so given my stellar track record with these authors, I will definitely be checking them out just as soon as I can.

Deeper by Robin York (aka Ruthie Knox)
So. I give you shady boys who work in bakeries, disillusioned girls who cannot sleep, and the tragic consequences of betrayal in a digital world. As always with Knox, this is gonna be good.
Due out January 28th

One & Only by Viv Daniels (aka Diana Peterfreund)
Here we have secret half-sisters, dastardly businessmen, geeky bespectacled scientists, and a whole lotta angst. Peterfreund was writing top-notch New Adult novels long before it was a thing. I just know this one's going to hit the spot.
Due out November 8th

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  1. Also, I think New Adult has been rather shady up until this point. THIS WILL REDEEM IT.

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  2. YES. YES. Both of these have been added to my TBR list for the exact same reason. These authors have proven themselves with their previous work, so I have faith their NA titles will deliver as well.

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  3. Ah. These authors could make me go for NA.

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    1. That's precisely it. It's so nice to be able to look forward to them confidently.

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  4. I am not impressed with new adult in both it's dorky name and current iteration, but I really like Diana Peterfreund, so I'm super-excited about this. Ruthie's recent books have been iffy for me, but I loved her earlier two, so I'll most likely give that one a spin, too.

    Thanks for the heads-up about these two, Angie!

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    1. I know. The last two Camelot novels didn't work that well for me in the end either. But I loved both Camelot novellas featuring Tony & Amber. Have you tried Ruthie's serial novel TRULY, Sarah? I know it's not finished yet, so I can't speak to the ending, BUT. It is so good so far. So good.

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  5. SO. MUCH. FLAILING. SO. MUCH. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Also, GEEKY SCIENTIST!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Oh, hey, look what happened when I wasn't looking! Thanks, Angie. Also: You can read the first two chapters free on Wattpad right now (and there's a new chapter posting every Sunday until the release date). http://www.wattpad.com/story/8639776-one-%26-only

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    1. My pleasure. :)

      I saw it was up on Wattpad! Fun, fun.

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