Monday, August 20, 2012

Two fantastic new reads for Young Adult

Summer may be winding down, but it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy these great reads from two veteran authors.

Jenni James calls Persuaded, the third book in The Jane Austen Diaries, the revenge of the nerds (and who doesn't love a good nerd revenge story? :))

The Jane Austen Diaries: Book Three
by Jenni James

Will he take her back, or fling her aside like she deserves?

Three years ago, Amanda made the biggest mistake of her life, she let her friends persuade her to reject the guy she loved. They were convinced he was a loser and wasn't good enough for her.

Now Gregory's back in Farmington . . . taller, stronger, hotter than ever, and worth millions. Those gorgeous girls who snubbed him before are now falling at his feet, and he's enjoying every moment of it.

Can he see past the pain Amanda caused him and give her a second chance? Or will she forever regret losing the only guy who truly loved her?

If you like a physical book, you can purchase it here. If an ebook is more your style, click here. 

While Tristi Pinkston has worn many author hats, Young Adult author wasn't one of them until now. Turning Pages is a charming story filled with literary references and a good old-fashioned romance.

by Tristi Pinkston

With his pride and her prejudice, what could possibly go wrong?

When the arrogant Blake Hansen steals Addie Preston's promotion at the library, he pretty much rubs her nose in it. But Addie, who dreams of being a full-fledged librarian, decides to stick it out. She loves surrounding herself with books and keeping her father's memory alive in the building where they spent so much time together.

Soon, Addie learns that her beloved library will be torn down to make room for a larger facility, and she has to make a choice. Fight, or let go?

To complicate things, she finds herself attracted to Blake, who is engaged to someone else. Will Blake and Addie ever resolve their differences?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An interview with Jenni James

Jenni was interviewed over at Eve's Fan Garden. Want to know what music she listens to when she writes, what  authors she'd have over for dinner, what her favorite Jane Austen Diaries book is, and why she loves writing? You better than just head over and read her interview.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Northanger Alibi-A fun, entertaining read

What if you've never read Northanger Abbey. Are you still going to like Northanger Albi?  

That's the dilemma Kathy over at Book Worm Nation faced, and guess what? She found Northanger Alibi throughly charming.  In her review she said, "If you suspend reality for a couple hours though, it’s a very fun entertaining read. I thought it moved along nicely and kept me wanting to read more. I think I may have a new author to look out for."

So if you've been worried about picking up Northanger Alibi, don't be. Twilight, non-Twilight, Northanger Abbey, non-Northanger Abbey fans will all find something to enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Have you caught the fan YouTube video about Pride & Popularity and Northanger Alibi

What better way to start your Monday, then by watching a video about Pride & Popularity and Northager Alibi?  Nothing really.

And so you don't miss out on all of Jenni's fabulous videos, subscribe to Jenni's YouTube channel.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

How could we forget?

Considering what a big deal this is for Jenni, it's hard to believe we haven't mentioned anything about it.

Pride & Popularity was nominated for a Whitney Award in the Youth Fiction--General category! 

She's up against some amazing competition, but we think she's got it in the bag! :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pride and Popularity- A classic for Teens

Jenni James "decodes [Pride and Prejudice] for a teenage audience."  

"The twists and turns play out in this teenage romance where popularity, school dances and getting into college are all that matter. . . . Pride & Popularity is romantic, age-appropriate and morally clean, giving younger audiences reassurance that they don’t need to compromise to be cool. But the message rings as true in Pride & Popularity as it does in Pride and Prejudice — first impressions are too often wrong and second chances are always welcome.

Thanks to Caitlin Orton for the Deseret News for this great review.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Northanger Alibi--wittiness and appeal of Jane Austen's novels, but with a modern twist

Sheila over at LDS Women's Book Review said of Northanger Alibi:

Main character, Claire Hart, is obsessed with The Twilight Series. She loves hot vampires and is excited to visit Washington state during the summer. Claire is hoping to find her own vampire while she is there. . . . There is a lot of romance, with eye-batting, flirting and kissing. . . . I am happy to recommend this book to my daughter, her friends, and blog reader’s daughters. Northanger Alibi is a clean romance, with many “giggle” moments, and the wittiness and appeal found in Jane Austen’s novels, but with a fun modern twist.

Want your own copy of Northanger Alibi? This handy link will take you directly to amazon.