What would you do if the world’s biggest K-pop star asked you
to prom? Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon, this hilarious and
heartfelt novel brings the glamour and drama of the K-pop world straight to
Elena Soo has always felt overshadowed. Whether by her more successful older
sisters, her more popular twin brother, or her more outgoing best friend,
everyone except Elena seems to know exactly who they are and what they want.
But she is certain about one thing – she has no interest in going to prom.
While the rest of the school is giddy over corsages and dresses, Elena would
rather spend her time working to save the local community center, the one place
that’s always made her feel like she belonged.
So when international K-pop superstar Robbie Choi shows up at her house to ask
her to prom, Elena is more confused than ever. Because the one person who
always accepted Elena as she is? Her childhood best friend, Robbie Choi. And
the one thing she maybe, possibly, secretly wants more than
anything? For the two of them to keep the promise they made each other as kids:
to go to prom together. But that was seven years ago, and with this new K-pop
persona, pink hair, and stylish clothes, Robbie is nothing like the sweet,
goofy boy she remembers. The boy she shared all her secrets with. The boy she
used to love.
Besides, prom with a guy who comes with hordes of screaming fans, online
haters, and relentless paparazzi is the last thing Elena wants – even if she
can’t stop thinking about Robbie’s smile…right?
About Kat Cho:
Kat Cho used to hide books under the bathroom sink and then
sneak in there to read after bedtime. Her parents pretended not to know. This
helped when she decided to write a dinosaur time-travel novel at the tender age
of nine. Sadly, that book was not published. She currently lives and works in
NYC and spends her free time trying to figure out what kind of puppy to adopt.
Kat is the internationally bestselling author of theGumiho
duology (Penguin) and Once Upon a K-Prom (Disney).
Michelangelo believed every block of marble held a statue
inside it. Yet
he knew that without deep personal sacrifice, it would remain forever hidden.
Five hundred years later, New York fashion photographer Michael Angelo Thomas
falls in love with every woman who poses before his camera. He is driven to
reveal what lies beneath the surface, stripping away the barrier between viewer
His finished photographs reveal the vulnerable beauty of each model. His work
makes him the most sought after fashion photographer in 1994. But rather than
enjoy his prestige, he lives a life of anguish, unable to form meaningful
attachments or purge the demons of self-doubt and of losing both of his
adoptive parents in a freak accident.
After the death of an aspiring young model that his photographs propel to
international fame, he leaves New York for an assignment in Florence to
photograph the world’s leading fashion models.
In the shadows of Michelangelo’s greatest triumphs, Michael discovers a secret
that will change his life and those who desire to be closest to him.
Comments from Advance Readers:
“This was a definite page-turner, I could hardly put it down.” – Nevine R.
“All I can say is, ‘WOW!’” – Marianne P.
“I was so engrossed in the story that I lost all track of time.” – Emma D.
“Love, love, loving this novel, it’s got it all.” – Trulyn B.
“I am very impressed.” – Pierre F
About Steve Moretti:
I have always been drawn to passion and creativity in all its
forms. I am equally fascinated by the mechanics of the universe and the
characters of history. I have a special affection for the power of music which
I believe is the universal language of human emotion.
My writing journey started in journalism, public relations
and advertising then continued into software development. I have been writing
novels full-time for a couple of years now and recently completed my first
series, Song for a Lost Kingdom.
I also co-authored a biography on the life of Pyotr Tchaikovsky,
and am currently finishing the first book of a new trilogy called Michael
I grew up in London, Ontario (Canada) and also lived in
Pompano Beach, Florida as a teenager. I moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton
University and now live just south of the city with my wife and our two dogs.
I look forward to your feedback. Visit my website
stevemoretti.ca for the latest news, or email me at email@example.com
When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…
Country singer Emma Bell is finally making headlines—just not the right ones. Before she has time to heal her broken heart, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach Summer Spectacular is in trouble, and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.
Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high-stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy life, but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.
Everyone in the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?
Includes a recipe for Emma’s Heavenly Angel Food Cake!
The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series: Book 1 – Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan) Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam) Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will) Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah) Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)
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About the Author
Award-winning author, Jennifer Fayepens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.
She smashed her feet into her cowboy boots, grabbed her bag, gave the room one last glance to make sure she hadn’t forgotten anything, and then headed for the door.
On her way to the airport shuttle, other guests of the hotel pointed at her. Luckily, she couldn’t hear what they were saying, but when they pulled out their phones and started taking pictures, she lowered her sunglasses as she ducked her head.
When she stepped onto the shuttle bus for the airport, she spotted her lead guitar player. He was wearing a ball cap. She stopped next to him. “You wouldn’t happen to have an extra hat, would you?”
He looked at her with sympathy in his eyes. “No. But here.” He pulled off the cap and held it out to her. “I think you need it more than I do.”
She wanted to argue with him but couldn’t. She accepted the cap. “Thank you.”
Emma pulled the cap down over her head and sank down into the first empty seat. She turned her face to the window and was relieved to see the people who’d been filming her had moved on. She should be excited to finally be heading back to Nashville. But it wasn’t like there was anyone waiting at home for her, not even a dog or cat or even a houseplant.
When she’d first moved to Nashville, she’d been terribly homesick and still mourning the untimely death of her father, but she thought with some time that she’d settle in, and it’d be like home to her. And though the city was familiar to her, and she had made friends there, it just wasn’t home—not like Bluestar.
Cade Henson was ready for a change. After high school, he’d
agreed to be a bouncer for his sister’s club, not a dancer. Yet over the course
of a year, he’d watched his own life slowly spiral out of control. Until the
night he decided it was time to risk it all.
Rynn Lewis was eighteen and pregnant, on the run from her ex-boyfriend, when
Cade found her on the streets of Minneapolis. She taught him about friendship
and family. She kept him honest and he promised to keep her safe.
What if you had one year to save everything you loved?
ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her
family—jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets— and
her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the
same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday,
TWO GODS. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest
by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot
and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to
demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the
Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope:
convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal
THREE VOYAGES. Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a
series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire
revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from
ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all –
FOUR SEASONS TO SAVE DUNBROCH – OR SEE IT DESTROYED, FOREVER.
About Maggie Stiefvater:
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The
Raven Cycle, the Shiver trilogy, and other novels for young and adult readers. She is
also an artist, an auto enthusiast, and a bagpiper. She lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley
with her husband, two children, and an assortment of fainting goats.
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Grumpy bad boy tattoo artist, Conor Mac Haol, doesn’t trust anyone. Least of
all the new juvie apprenticing at his beloved Dublin Ink as part of her
She is way too pretty and way, way too young.
Coming from a broken home, Aurnia has had to grow up faster than most girls.
She doesn’t need anyone telling her what to do.
Least of all Conor, her new (very hot, very muscled, very tattooed and
very, very rude) boss who obviously hates her.
But Aurnia’s troubles reminds Conor too much of his dark past. He becomes
obsessed with keeping her safe. Keeping her protected.
Even from him. Especially from him.
Soon sparks and insults turn into broken rules and forbidden moments—until one
final mistake seals their fate.
About Sienna Blake:
Sienna Blake is a dirty girl, a wordspinner of smexy love
stories and an Amazon Top 20 & USA Today Bestselling Author.
She lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she enjoys reading,
keeping fit and adding to her personal harem of Irish hotties
Best-selling author Rick Riordan
presents Daniel José Older’s music-and-magic-filled YA urban fantasy about two
teens who discover each other and their powers during a political battle within
a unique diaspora community.
Almost sixteen years ago, Mateo Matisse’s island homeland disappeared into the
sea. Weary and hopeless, the survivors of San Madrigal’s sinking escaped to New
While the rest of his tight-knit Brooklyn diaspora community dreams of someday
finding a way back home, Mateo–now a high school junior and piano prodigy
living with his two aunts (one who’s alive, the other not so much)–is focused
on one thing: getting the attention of locally-grown musical legend Gerval.
Mateo finally gets his chance on the night of the Grand Fete, an annual party
celebrating the blended culture of pirates, Cuban Santeros, and Sephardic Jews
that created San Madrigal all those centuries ago.
But the evil that sank their island has finally caught up with them, and on the
night of the celebration, Mateo’s life is forever changed when he witnesses a
brutal murder by a person he thought he knew.
Suddenly Mateo is thrust into an ancient battle that spans years and oceans.
Deadly secrets are unraveled and Mateo awakens a power within himself–a power
that not only links him to the killer but could also hold the key to unlocking
the dark mystery behind his lost homeland.
From the author of the award-winning Shadowshaper Cypher series comes the
first novel in the Outlaw Saints duology–a brilliant story that will transport
readers to a world where magic, myth, and gods reign over the streets of
About Daniel José Older:
Daniel José Older is a New York Times
best-selling author and story architect. He has published fourteen novels and
numerous short stories and essays, and he is a regular comics writer for Star
Wars: The High Republic Adventures and Marvel. He won the
International Latino Book Award and has been a finalist for the Kirkus Prize,
the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World
Fantasy Award. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his
decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at http://danieljoseolder.net, as well as on
YouTube, @djolder on Twitter, @danieljose1 on Instagram, and @danieljoseolder
on TikTok. He and his family live in New Orleans.
Natalie Jenner, the internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world in Bloomsbury Girls. Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager’s unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:
Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiancé was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances–most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.
Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she’s been working to support the family following her husband’s breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.
Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she’s working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.
As they interact with various literary figures of the time–Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others–these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.
Narrated by esteemed stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson, enjoy the full unabridged edition of Bloomsbury Girls. “Stevenson delivers the satisfying triumph at the end with perfect polish.” —AudioFile Magazine
“Jenner follows The Jane Austen Society (2020) with another top-notch reading experience, using the same deft hand at creating complex, emotionally engaging characters [against] a backdrop chock-full of factual historical information… Fans of Christina Baker Kline, Kate Quinn and Pam Jenoff [will] appreciate this gem.” —Booklist (starred review)
“An illuminating yarn… Fans of emotional historical fiction will be charmed.” —Publishers Weekly “Bloomsbury Girls is an immersive tale of three women determined to forge their own paths in 1950s London. Jenner has proven to be a master at spinning charming, earnest characters and paints a vivid picture of postwar England. I wanted to stay lost in her world forever!” —Stephanie Wrobel, internationally bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold “Bloomsbury Girls is a book lover’s dream, one of those rare reads that elicits a sense of book-ish wistfulness and nostalgia. Jenner has created a colorful cast of characters in a story about friendship, perseverance, and the ways that determined women can band together in a man’s world. You’re in for a treat.” —Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary
“In a London still reeling from the ravages of World War II and the changes war has brought to English society, three young women take their futures into their own hands. With Bloomsbury Girls, Natalie Jenner has penned a timely and beautiful ode to ambition, friendship, bookshops, and the written word.” —Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library
“In post-war London, Bloomsbury Books survived The Blitz until Vivien Lowry, Grace Perkins, and Evie Stone set off their own bomb on the stuffy all-male management. What ensues is the most delightful, witty, and endearing story you will read this year. Natalie Jenner, bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, proves that she was not a one hit wonder. Like Austen, her second book is even better than the first.” —Laurel Ann Nattress, editor of Jane Austen Made Me Do It
Dear readers, I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of affection that so many of you have expressed for my debut novel The Jane Austen Society and its eight main characters. When I wrote its epilogue (in one go and without ever changing a word), I wanted to give each of Adam, Mimi, Dr. Gray, Adeline, Yardley, Frances, Evie and Andrew the happy Austenesque ending they each deserved. But I could not let go of servant girl Evie Stone, the youngest and only character inspired by real life (my mother, who had to leave school at age fourteen, and my daughter, who does eighteenth-century research for a university professor and his team). Bloomsbury Girls continues Evie’s adventures into a 1950s London bookshop where there is a battle of the sexes raging between the male managers and the female staff, who decide to pull together their smarts, connections, and limited resources to take over the shop and make it their own. There are dozens of new characters in Bloomsbury Girls from several different countries, and audiobook narration was going to require a female voice of the highest training and caliber. When I learned that British stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson, CBE, had agreed to narrate, I knew that my story could not be in better hands, and I so hope you enjoy reading or listening to it. Warmest regards, Natalie
Natalie Jenner is the author of the instant international bestseller The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury Girls. A Goodreads Choice Award runner-up for historical fiction and finalist for best debut novel, The Jane Austen Society was a USA Today and #1 national bestseller and has been sold for translation in twenty countries. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie has been a corporate lawyer, career coach and, most recently, an independent bookstore owner in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. Visit her website to learn more.
Bloomsbury Girls is an intimate look inside a London bookstore. The daily comings and goings of famous authors, American customers, and elite society. Three women are set to make their mark in the workplace of the 50’s, typically dominate by men. They must overcome prejudice, rude interactions and insinuations of crime. One has lost her fiance to war,another is unable to gain a prestigious position in the academic world, and another is a wife and mother. When their general manager Mr. Dutton suffers an epileptic seizure, the bookstore employees are shuffled into new positions.
I listened to the audio book via Netgalley’s shelf app. The narration was a bit slow for my taste, so I upped it to 1.5 speed. I’m so glad for this feature! It was a pleasant way to pass the day. English accents, rich characters with quirks and the building of a publishing empire. Historical fiction set in postwar England for lovers of all things bookish. Thanks to Netgalley and Austenprose PR for the complimentary audio book for review!
A summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen’s Mr. Wickham—one of literature’s most notorious villains—meets a sudden and suspicious end in this brilliantly imagined mystery featuring Austen’s leading literary characters.
The happily married Mr. Knightley and Emma are throwing a party at their country estate, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—characters beloved by Jane Austen fans. Definitely not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him an even broader array of enemies. As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, it’s clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet they’re all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst.
Nearly everyone at the house party is a suspect, so it falls to the party’s two youngest guests to solve the mystery: Juliet Tilney, the smart and resourceful daughter of Catherine and Henry, eager for adventure beyond Northanger Abbey; and Jonathan Darcy, the Darcys’ eldest son, whose adherence to propriety makes his father seem almost relaxed. In this tantalizing fusion of Austen and Christie, from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, the unlikely pair must put aside their own poor first impressions and uncover the guilty party—before an innocent person is sentenced to hang.
“Had Jane Austen sat down to write a country house murder mystery, this is exactly the book she would have written. Devotees of Austen’s timeless novels will get the greatest possible pleasure from this wonderful book. Immense fun and beautifully observed. Delicious!” —Alexander McCall Smith
“What a splendid conceit! . . . Gray provides plenty of backstory and enough depth to her characters that even those who mix up their Pride and Prejudice with their Sense and Sensibility will delight in the Agatha Christie–style mystery. . . . There’s so much fun to be had in this reimagined Austen world—and the mystery is so strong—that one can only hope, dear reader, that more books will follow.” —Ilene Cooper, Booklist (starred review)
“[An] enchanting mystery. . . . Gray perfectly captures the personalities of Austen’s beloved characters. This is a real treat for Austenites.” —Publishers Weekly “Who would NOT want to read a book in which one of literature’s most notorious rakes meets his final demise? . . . A delightful Agatha Christie meets Jane Austen romp.” —Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose
Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of Amy Vincent. She is the writer of multiple young adult novels, including the Evernight series, the Firebird trilogy, and the Constellation trilogy. In addition, she’s written several Star Wars novels, such as Lost Stars and Bloodline. She makes her home in New Orleans with her husband Paul and assorted small dogs.
Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy following the lives of the characters as they grow into marriage and family. Mr. Darcy, Mr, Wickham, the Knightleys are all included in the lineup. The Knightleys are hosting a house party with bachelors and debutantes as well as married guests. Claudia Gray fleshes out each character and their interactions, inner thoughts in varying perspectives. Each carries their own story line. Pride and Prejudice meets Clue in a whodunnit mystery. Readers will have to tease out motive, inner conflict and marital strife.
I enjoyed hearing from all of our beloved literary heroes and villains. In the beginning it took me a bit to sort out who is who and what is what, but things smooth out as the story develops. It is interesting to trace their lives forward to see how relationships evolve over time. Atmospheric tension and conflict with an air of mystery spur on the slow moving plot. Readers of Emma and Austen will love this! Thank you to the author, publisher and AustenPR for the complimentary copy of The Murder of Mr. Wickham for the tour.
peace-loving senator faces a time of war in another thrilling Padmé Amidala
adventure from the author of the New York Times best-sellers Queen’s
Peril and Queen’s Shadow!
adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars. Her secret husband,
Anakin Skywalker, is off fighting the war, and excels at being a wartime Jedi.
In contrast, when Padmé gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the
war-torn front lines, she is horrified. The stakes have never been higher for
the galaxy, or for the newly-married couple.
Meanwhile, with Padmé on a secret mission, her handmaiden Sabé steps into the
role of Senator Amidala, something no handmaiden has done for an extended
period of time. While in the Senate, Sabé is equally horrified by the
machinations that happen there. She comes face to face with a gut-wrenching
decision as she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for
And Chancellor Palpatine hovers over it all, manipulating the players to his
REVIEW: Having watched all of the Star Wars films multiple times, reading YA literature that supports the main storyline was a new experience. I enjoyed hearing the backstory behind Padme and her handmaidens as well as the political machinations of Palpatine’s puppets. In this installment, Padme and Anakin are on the verge of marriage, which must be done secretly. Her handmaiden must take over for her in the Senate and their world is on the verge of the Clone Wars. There are all of the characters Star Wars fans will recognize as well as rich world building and slowly developing side plots which add to the original storyline. While this book was outside of my typical reading selections, I found the world immersive and it added to my experience with a well known movie series. It was well written and the political intrigue as well as believable characters make this a rich supplement for fans of Princess Leia. Thanks to Rockstar Book Tours and the publisher foe the copy as a part of the official book tour. Put this canon on your to be read list!
About E.K. Johnston:
E.K. Johnston had several
jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned
anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you
can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because
it’s about a pairing she likes.You can follow her on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to
learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, on
Tumblr (ekjohnston) if you’re just here for the pretty pictures, or online at