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At last – New England Crush!

It’s taken a bit longer than I thought, but it’s finally done – New England CrushNEC front Latest, the second book in my contemporary YA series, is out now!

I’ve chosen to publish this under my other name, Pia Fenton, as I wanted to distinguish my YA titles from my adult historical/time slip novels.  As I have self-published this time, it kind of felt right to do it under a different name.  The lovely cover – as always, thanks to talented Berni Stevens for that! – shows both in order to (hopefully) avoid confusion.

Book 1, New England Rocks, featured Rain Mackenzie, an English girl forced to attend an American high school for a year because of being expelled from her posh boarding school back home.  New England Crush is the story of her younger sister, Raven, who follows in big sis’s footsteps, although against her will.

Here’s what it’s all about:-

Crushing on the wrong boy – why does it feel so right?

Raven Mackenzie has finally settled into her posh British boarding school when her parents decide she has to attend an American high school for a year just because her older sister enjoyed it – so unfair!

Being a newcomer is never easy, but to her surprise she’s befriended by a group of Goths. She’s teased about her accent and English ways by others, but with the support of friends it’s easy to cope. In fact, everything would be perfect if she wasn’t crushing on the one boy she can’t have – a jock whose current girlfriend will fight for him by fair means or foul (well, mostly foul!)

Liam Donnelly is easy-going and has never given much thought to his friends’ cliquey behaviour. But when new girl Raven quite literally falls into his arms, and his friends do everything they can to keep them apart, he starts to wonder – what’s up with that?

I had a lot of fun writing this so I hope readers will enjoy it just as much!

Buy links:-

Ebook: http://www.amazon.co.uk/England-Crush-Northbrooke-High-Book-ebook/dp/B00OYLB636/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418492749&sr=1-1&keywords=new+england+crush

Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-England-Crush-Northbrooke-High/dp/1503096351/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418859091&sr=1-1

New England Rocks on Kindle!

Today New England Rocks is released on Kindle and other ebook formats will follow shortly – yeah!

I had such fun writing this book as it took me back to my teenage years and especially the time I spent at the American School in Japan, Tokyo (ASIJ).  Those were great times and we had a blast being expats on the loose in Japan!  Because we were all foreigners together we bonded in a special way and when I met up with some of my fellow alumni a couple of years ago, the bond was still there.  Huge thanks for inspiring me to write this, guys – I hope to see you all soon again!

Meanwhile, here’s the blurb for New England Rocks:-

First impressions, how wrong can you get?

When Rain Mackenzie is expelled from her British boarding school, she can’t believe her bad luck. Not only is she forced to move to New England, USA, she’s also sent to the local high school, as a punishment.

Rain makes it her mission to dislike everything about Northbrooke High, but what she doesn’t bank on is meeting Jesse Devlin…

Jesse is the hottest guy Rain’s ever seen and he plays guitar in an awesome rock band!

There’s just one small problem …  Jesse already has a girlfriend, little miss perfect Amber Lawrence, who looks set to cause trouble as Rain and Jesse grow closer.

But, what does it matter? New England sucks anyway, and Rain doesn’t plan on sticking around…

Does she?

One of my talented daughters has designed these fab character bookmarks to go with this novel and I’ll be giving them out at talks and signings!  There will be more to come as well …

Kindle UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-England-Rocks-Choc-ebook/dp/B00DRLAILU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372971005&sr=1-1

Kindle US – http://www.amazon.com/New-England-Rocks-Choc-ebook/dp/B00DRLAILU/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372971137&sr=1-1&keywords=new+england+rocks

Cover Reveal

If you have visited the Choc Lit Author’s Corner recently, some of you may have noticed that the banner at the top has changed to show some of the lovely new covers for Choc Lit books coming out this year.  One of them is mine so I thought I’d do a proper ‘cover reveal’ today to show it in all its glory.  Here it is, the cover for New England Rocks!

New England Rocks is a completely new departure for me – the first in a series of Young Adult contemporary stories set in, yes, you guessed it, New England, USA.  I wanted a change from writing historicals with all the research that entails, so I decided to have a go at the YA genre instead and this is the result.  I have to admit I had a lot of fun writing this as it took me down memory lane to my own teenage years.  I hope readers will enjoy it as well!

Here is the blurb:-

First impressions, how wrong can you get?

When Rain Mackenzie is expelled from her British boarding school, she can’t believe her bad luck. Not only is she forced to move to New England, USA, she’s also sent to the local high school as a punishment.

Rain makes it her mission to dislike everything about Northbrooke High, but what she doesn’t bank on is meeting Jesse Devlin …

Not only is Jesse the hottest guy Rain’s ever seen, he also plays guitar in an awesome rock band.

There’s just one small problem …  Jesse already has a girlfriend, little miss perfect Amber Lawrence, who looks set to cause trouble as Rain and Jesse get closer.

But, what does any of it matter? New England sucks anyway, and Rain doesn’t plan on sticking around …

Does she?