After six days of skipping (and sometimes slogging) through RT, Kat kindly invited me to sit down and discuss two topics near and dear to my heart - young adult fiction and new adult fiction. Young adult is central to everything that I do in my day job, New Adult is something I needed to learn about and differentiate as it's become a market trend. It was recorded very late at night before I flew off to Houston for the Texas Library Association conference.
It was a fantastic opportunity to publicly discuss my thoughts on these two categories and what they mean in terms of the romance genre.
Warning - this isn't a polite conversation. NSFW.
You can listen here.
And here are my recommended New Adult authors - if you want more specific recommendations, hit me up on Twitter @snarkywench. (Titles in parenthesis are either my favourite or where to get started.)
* I don't love reading paranormal so my recommendations are very much contemporary-centric. I am also a huge sports-contemporary fan (particularly hockey - be warned).
- Sarina Bowen (The Year We Fell Down - a standout)
- The Royal We - Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
- Kresley Cole (Poison Princess)
- Cora Cormack (All Lined Up)
- Elle Kennedy (The Deal - yes yes yes)
- Kristin Callihan (The Hook Up - a book to re-read)
- Rebecca Yarros (Full Measures)
- Tessa Bailey (Chase Me)
- Brenda St John Brown (Swimming to Tokyo)
- Caisey Quinn (Leaving Amarillo)
- Monica Murphy (Fair Game)
- Ellie Cahill (When Joss Met Matt)
- Erin McCarthy (Heartbreaker)
- Rachel van Dyken (The Matchmaker's Playbook)
- CJ Duggan (Paradise City)
- Courtney Milan (Trade Me)
- Kylie Scott (Lick - I don't agree that she's NA but she's awesome)
- Viv Daniels (One & Only - so good)