April was an exciting month for our Acorn author, Alyssa Petersel. Her novel, SOMEHOW I AM DIFFERENT, was honored with TWO great awards!
First was her Kirkus Starred Review.
“A journey through the lives of young Eastern European Jews that’s not to be missed.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Read the full review here!
Second, SOMEHOW I AM DIFFERENT was the e-Book Cover Design Award Winner for March 2016 in Nonfiction
“A beautiful and sensitive cover that brings together disparate elements in a careful balance. It’s personal, historical, artful, and multi-layered all at the same time.”
Thank you, Dane at EbookLaunch.com!
Get your copy of SOMEHOW I AM DIFFERENT here.
The excitement is continuing into May with two new releases from our Acorn Authors.
First is EL AWAKE, by Jordan Sala Tenna, released on May 1st.
In the year 2115, Eleutherius (El) is struggling to find meaning in a city where most are strangely submissive and unquestioning towards the absolute rule of the merciless authorities. But after discovering the dark truth behind the white city, El ventures on a fast paced and thrilling journey to fight for the freedom of a people he once resented.
Guided by his now-deceased grandfather’s poems, El’s body and mind must be broken and reassembled, in order that he become stronger and accomplish the work his Grandfather began, all the while struggling against questions of morality and discerning who is friend and who is foe.
AVAILABLE NOW! Click here to purchase.
“The whole concept was very different to anything else I have read in a while and it was great to see fresh ideas come to life on the page. I got this book as a read for review and I will absolutely be purchasing the printed version, when it becomes available if it’s not already! Loved it!!!!!” – Goodreads Reviewer (Joelie)
Kat Ross will also be releasing her page-turning YA novel, MIDNIGHT SEA on May 10th. We’re counting the days!
They are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.
Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.
As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…
“Thoroughly absorbing! Beautiful landscape, bold and brilliant protagonists, engaging plot line, I loved everything about this book.” – Goodreads Reviewer (Lonna)
Pre-order by clicking here.
We also have some exciting June news. Our first audio book will be released! Congrats to Acorn Author, Holly Kammier, on launching her novel KINGSTON COURT into the audio book world.
** Top British book reviewer says Kingston Court has best love scenes in a contemporary novel.**
Sometimes you have to fall to learn you can fly. Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hides from her past by hanging her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret. But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a near-fatal car accident. This fast-paced novel follows the lives of two dramatically different women who are faced with life-altering experiences. Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to either sink, or rediscover their inner strength and independence. Described as a modern day twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.
If you can’t wait…get your print or ebook copy here.