Luminis Books joins Booklist Webinars~New Adult Fiction: An Evolving Genre

 

 

Everyone’s talking about New Adult books, and everyone seems to have a slightly different interpretation of this genre. Booklist is dedicated to covering the entire New Adult world from a rich and exciting multiplicity of perspectives to help librarians reach those all-important readers between the ages of 18 and 30. We are delighted to continue the New Adult conversation with representatives from Harlequin, Luminis, Medallion, and Riptide Publishing. Moderated by Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.

 

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Click here to register and join this event~ Booklist Webinars

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Can’t Get Enough World Cup Soccer? Read THE FIELD!

Do you have World Cup Soccer fever like so many of the rest of us? We’ve got a great book for you! THE FIELD by Tracy Richardson is about a soccer goal keeper making amazing saves – a lot like Tim Howard in the USA/Belgium game! Keep the soccer fever going!

Order your copy here!

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Check out this powerful book trailer for “Maybe I Will” by Laurie Gray

Maybe I will is a 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominee.

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SECOND VERSE Amazon Daily Deal – $.99 on Kindle ~ Today!

Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup is available today for $.99 on Kindle at Amazon! Get a great summer read at a great price!

Get it by clicking here!

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Cara Bertrand, Author of “Lost In Thought” to appear at the Boston Teen Author Festival!

This is such an exciting festival for Cara to be a part of and this year it will be happening on

Saturday, Sept.27 from 11am-4pm at the Cambridge Public Library.

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Find out more about the festival and who will be appearing there by following Boston Teen Authors on Facebook or Twitter

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Author Laurie Gray, the founder of Socratic Parenting, shares her wisdom with Kiwi Magazine. Read her insightful words and learn how you can parent the peaceful way!

9781935462033 coverClick on the link below to read the article that was printed in the June/July issue of Kiwi

Kiwi article June-July 2014

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Highlight – Author Tracy Richardson Research Road Trip

Tracy Richardson, author of The Field and Indian Summer recently took a road trip to research for her next book. We thought you’d be interested to see how authors come up with ideas for their books.

Tracy spent a weekend driving to archaeological sites in southern Indiana and Illinois and shadowing a Field Study team of students at an actual dig site. Check out her blog here.

Here are some pictures she shared, too!

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One of the sites was 20 miles east of St. Louis on a bluff in a beautiful setting.

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Students on the dig site.

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Great review for “Shelter” by Books YA Love

“A great #diversebook from my 48 Hour Reading Challenge last weekend – ask for Shelter at your local library or favorite independent bookstore. In memory of its author, the publisher is donating part of the royalties to the women’s shelter where she volunteered before her death in 2012.  Share Miguel’s story with others once you’ve finished – for some it will be interesting information; for others it will be the hope and knowledge that they need to escape family violence.”  ~Books YA Love

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Author Peter Van Buren weighs in on “Why the unemployed don’t get off their couches” and answers eight critical questions for Americans

 

Peter’s insights have been circulating the internet like wildfire, appearing on such sites as Bill Moyers, Huffington Post, The Nation, Tom Dispatch, Fire Dog Lake, Common Dreams, Truth Out and Alternet

Read the answers here at- Bill Moyers

Be sure to buy your copy of “Ghosts of Tom Joad” by Peter Van Buren at your local bookstore or simply click here- Barnes & Noble

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“Lost In Thought” YALSA Teens’ Top 10! Great teen review!

Teens’ Top Ten Galley Review
Reader: ALEXIS   Age: 18 

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Title: LOST IN THOUGHT

Author: CARA BERTRAND

Publisher: LUMINIS Pub. Date 4/2/2014

Galley? YES
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten?  YES 

Either way, please give a 2 or 3 sentence summary of the book that will make other teens want to read it:

LAINEY YOUNG THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING CRAZY UNTIL SHE STARTED ATTENDING NORTHBROOK ACADEMY–A PRIVATE BOARDING SCHOOL
WHERE MANY OF THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS HAVE “GIFTS” LIKE SHE
DOES. BUT EVEN THERE SHE IS AN ODDITY; BETWEEN HER RARE POWERS, HER
ANONYMOUS LEGACY, AND THE FACT THAT SHE\’S DRAWN THE EYE OF LOCAL HOTTIE
CARTER, LAINEY STANDS OUT EVEN AMONG THE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT BODY OF
NORTHBROOK. BUT NORTHBROOK TURNS OUT TO BE THE BEST THING FOR HER AS SHE
LEARNS TO CONTROL HER POWERS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND EVEN FALL IN LOVE FOR
THE FIRST TIME.

What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the
contents?

THERE IS REALLY NOTHING THAT I WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE COVER. IT’S PLEASING
TO LOOK AT AND ARTSY IN A WAY THAT HINTS AT THE BOARDING SCHOOL THEME.

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.

THIS BOOK HAD GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND BACKSTORY. IT SET UP A
PARANORMAL WORLD THAT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND TOOK AN OVERUSED CONCEPT
AND MADE IT INTO SOMETHING FRESH AND FUN TO READ.

Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was
disappointing?

THE PLOT SEEMED A BIT WEAK AND JUST SORT OF MEANDERED ALONG. HOWEVER, THIS
BOOK WAS MORE FOR BACKSTORY I THINK, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE’S GOING TO
BE A LOT MORE ACTION IN THE NEXT TWO BOOKS.

Did you finish the book?  YES

How would you rate this book?  4

5 Hard to imagine a better book

4 Better than most

3 Readable

2 Needs more work?

1 How did it get published?!?

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