Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek: Half Wild by Sally Green

rp_MA3_2725-199x300.jpgSally Green’s novel, Half Bad has made the Guinness world record as the most translated book and the most translated children’s book by a debut author before publication. The second book in the series, Half Wild is due for release in March 2015 and I CAN’T WAIT. I absolutely loved Half Bad.

For us fans of Half Bad, there are two special bits of news. Firstly, there has been a new e-short released. It is set in the months prior to Half Bad. It’s called Half Lies: A Half Bad story.

Secondly, Sally and Penguin have released the first chapter of Half Wild which is below. Enjoy!

(Warning, there is some bad language and may not be suitable for small children.)

1
a new day
a crossbill calls
another bird replies,
not a crossbill
the first bird takes over again
and again
the crossbill ñ

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Cover Reveal – Tracy Buchanan

The Atlas of Us by Tracy Buchanan

The debut novel from Tracy Buchanan is due for release by Avon on 31st July 2014. We are very excited to be amongst the first to reveal the cover for Tracy’s novel. We think this cover is beautiful. What do you think?

Atlas

About the book:

The Atlas of Us is about family, loss, resilience, reconciliation and hope… 

When Louise Fenton flies to Thailand to find her mother, Nora, after the Boxing Day tsunami, she fears the worst when the only trace she can find is her mother’s distinctive bag. In the bag is a beautifully crafted atlas owned by travel journalist Claire Shreve, Continue reading

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The First Time We Met by Pippa Croft

The First Time We MetExtract from The First Time We Met by Pippa Croft. 

The First Time We Met is the first book in the Oxford Blue Series. Released today, it is now available to buy in ebook format. We had a chat with Pippa yesterday (you can read our interview here.) Today, we’re featuring an extract from the book and we can’t wait to read it and find out what happens. 

“By the time I get out of the hall, the tears are pouring down my cheeks. I tried, I really did, but apart from Immy and a few others, they’re a bunch of snobs and creeps, Rupert most of all. Why did I think this was a good idea?

Leaning against a wall, I gulp in the cool air and it helps a little, but it’s raining again and my dress is getting soaked. I’ve only been here a day and I already hate the weather and the people. So much for my big dreams of sophisticated independence when I can’t even handle a welcome dinner!

In my head, Todd’s laughing at me, clucking his tongue with his ‘Poor little Lauren, I told you you’d be better off staying home.’

No. I will not give up so easily. The Cusacks don’t quit. My father taught me Continue reading

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