Posts tagged Contemporary
Author Name: Zane Riley
Book Name: With or Without You
Sequel to ‘Go Your Own Way’
Should be read in order to appreciate the books
Release Date: July 21, 2016
In the much-anticipated sequel to Go Your Own Way, high school seniors Lennox McAvoy and Will Osborne pick up right where they left off—navigating the tumultuous waters of a new relationship and dealing with Will’s disapproving father.
When a violent incident forces Lennox to give up his independent ways, he must come to terms with his past just as Will is grappling with his future. As Will’s college plans become reality, will Lennox have the courage to go after the opportunities he doesn’t think he deserves?
What is one thing readers might not know about you?
Marie: My paternal grandfather was a cattle rancher who bred and raised Clydesdales as a hobby. (He even sold a couple to Budweiser, over the years.) He used them to feed his cattle every single day, long after most ranchers had switched to tractors or trucks. The horses pulled a flatbed wagon most of the year, and a sleigh in the winter. As a kid, I loved to go feed the cows with him. My grandmother would bundle me up and set me on the hay bails. My grandfather didn’t even need a second hand because the horses were trained to verbal cues, so he could just tie the reins to the front of the wagon and steer them verbally while he tossed the hay out. I’m very sad my daughter will never experience a true horse-drawn sleigh ride with him.
Author Name: Pene Henson
Book Name: Into the Blue
Release Date: July 7, 2016
Tai Talagi and Ollie Birkstrom have been inseparable since they met as kids surfing the North Shore. Now they live with their best friends in a pulled-together family, sharing life and the saltwater in their veins. Tai’s spent years setting aside his feelings for Ollie, but when Ollie’s pro surfing aspirations come to fruition, their steady world shifts. Is the relationship worth risking everything for a chance at something terrifying and beautiful and altogether new?
Author Name: Kitty Stephens
Book Name: Set Me Free
Release Date: June 9, 2016
When an affluent college-bound boy falls for a young artist, he must choose between the life that’s been mapped out for him and the chance at true love.