It’s Saturday! Which means….
It’s cover reveal time!!!
The Downunder Young Adult Authors Present:
But wait, there’s more :)
Thought you might like a sneak peek at the stories in the Dangerous Boys anthology, too:
WRITTEN IN THE STARS
by Sara Hantz
The Best Laid Plans…
If Megan Russell messes up one more time her parents are going to pull her out of boarding school and life as she knows it will be over. The thought of never seeing Dan again, the guy she’s been crushing on since forever, fills her with dread. Which is why when she accidentally crashes a friend’s car, she decides to earn the money herself to pay back the debt. And so she comes up with the idea of using her way of knowing stuff and selling psychic dating advice. After all, how hard can it be? Plenty hard. Especially when she’s forced to tell the meanest girl in school that the guy she likes is going to ask her out. Trouble is, not only is the guy Dan, but what she’s told the girl isn’t true. Megan asks Dan to go out with this girl as a favor to her, only to find out that his dislike for the girl goes way deep. Megan is in trouble. She risks getting taken out of school, losing all the money she made, and losing Dan, who’s done dangerous things to her heart for as long as she can remember.
by Maree Anderson
When the girl Rix swore to protect is taken, he’ll stop at nothing to save her… even if it means revealing what he truly is.
For two years, lone wolf Rixon has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to treat her like a younger sibling, because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? When Lily is snatched, and Rix discovers she’s being used in covert experiments, he moves heaven and earth to find her. But Lily is merely bait for the real target: Rix.
Vaughn Kincaid is obsessed with all things liminal. He’s a driven, sadistic bastard, who thinks nothing of experimenting on liminal kids… and using Lily to control Rix. Rix’s only ally is a lab-rat named Kade, but Kade has an agenda and Rix isn’t convinced he can be trusted. To keep Lily alive, Rix must use a dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life… and risk becoming the one thing he vowed he would never be again: a killer.
LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG
by Vanessa Barneveld
Molly Corbett can’t stand seeing her childhood pal Alex Gibson destroy himself. He’s gone from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. With so much at stake, some serious interference is called for—or at least Micromanaging Molly thinks so. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.
Alex has a secret. Well, two secrets. Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, Alex hasn’t got a second to waste. And hanging around hospitals when his friends think he’s cutting school definitely counts as wasted time. Instead, he’s going to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally put secret number two out there. He’s in love with Molly and he’s going to tell her before it’s too late.
by Robyn Grady
Insanity runs in the family. Then again, so does warlock blood.
Four years ago, when Brinley Stone’s mom committed suicide, Brin went to live with her aunt in Boston. Now she’s back in her hometown, finishing her all important senior year at Hellaway High. Brin is ready to confront the ghosts from her past. Discovering an overly-protective half human, half demon in the attic is something else again. But the warlock Ruarc Bae is so much more than ‘melt into a puddle’ gorgeous. Bae has an unpleasant job to do. It starts with casting light on the murky secrets that drove Brin’s mother mad.
by Ebony McKenna
High school junior Bianca Martin is faking the best possible life in Orlando, Florida. She’s at a great school, has supportive friends and a Saturday job in a cookie store. Life is sweet!
As long as she remembers all the lies she’s told, everything is going to work out for the best – not just for Bianca but her whole family. But when she teams up with the school nerd, Malcolm – because physics homework isn’t going to write itself – her carefully crafted stories start wobbling like spinning plates on bamboo poles. Malcolm is trustworthy and endearing, and seriously cute in an über geek way. Bianca is torn between protecting those she loves and unburdening her reality to someone she can trust.
They say honesty is the best policy, but if Bianca tells the truth, it will put everyone she loves at risk.
About the Authors:
Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She writes contemporary young adult fiction, including: FALLING FOR THE WRONG GUY (Entangled Crush), IN THE BLOOD and WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP (Entangled Teen), and the award winning THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN. Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing, working, or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV.
Maree Anderson writes paranormal romance, fantasy, and young adult books. She lives in beautiful New Zealand, home of hobbits, elves, and kiwis—both the fruit and the two-legged flightless variety. When she’s not writing, Maree’s got her nose in a book… and debating whether to wrestle with the espresso machine or settle for a plunger coffee. Her debut novel for young adults, FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH, was optioned for TV, and currently has over two million reads on Wattpad. LIMINAL, the first full length book in the Liminals series, was one of iBooks “Best Books of August 2013”. She’s current working on the sequel to LIMINAL.
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Three-time Golden Heart® finalist Vanessa Barneveld lives in Australia. Her debut Young Adult novel, THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE (Bloomsbury Spark), won Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s National Readers’ Choice Award. Vanessa’s pastimes include baking, iPhonography, and traveling the world on a quest to find the world’s greatest fries.
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Robyn Grady has sold millions of books worldwide, and features regularly on bestsellers lists and at award ceremonies, including The National Readers Choice, The Booksellers Best and Australia’s prestigious Romantic Book of the Year. When she’s not tapping out her next story, she enjoys the challenge of raising three very different daughters as well as dreaming about shooting the breeze with Stephen King during a month-long Mediterranean cruise. Robyn knows that writing is the best job on the planet and she loves to hear from her readers! You can keep up with news on her latest releases at www.robyngrady.com.
Ebony McKenna loves reading and writing young adult romances. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed 4-book ONDINE series, about a teenage girl whose pet ferret, Shambles, starts talking with a Scottish accent. Her most recent novel is the alternate-history 1916-ish, where Australian exchange student Ingrid Calloway joins a war re-enactment and is sucked through time to the Battle of the Somme. Clearly she likes putting her heroines through the wringer! Now living in Melbourne, Australia, Ebony loves trivia nights, train sets and the Eurovision Song Contest. She is also a world-champion procrastinator, so you’ll easily find her mucking about at www.ebonymckenna.com.