YA

ADORNED by Georgeann Swiger

ADORNED by Georgeann Swiger

I'm thrilled to help usher in the release of Georgeann Swiger's YA paranormal romance, ADORNED.  Georgeann is a colleague author of mine at Entranced Publishing's Rush imprint.  This is one of those forbidden love stories that I can't seem to get enough of.  I just love a good angst ridden YA! Really pretty cover too! Blurb: When seventeen-year-old Anya finds out she’s actually an angel being trained to protect humanity, she discovers that becoming an angel has nothing to do with wings and haloes. For Anya, becoming an angel has to do with death—her death. Micah, the angelic...

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Can Authors Include Sex in YA Novels?

Yes, that's right...sex is the topic of this blog posting.  At the MD SCBWI conference, I was in a workshop with one of the NYC agents.  When it came time for questions, I asked if it was ok or considered taboo for characters to have sex in young adult (YA) novels.  I mean, in Divergent, Hunger Games, and Twilight, none of the main characters have sex.  They're pretty chaste.  So will the publishing industry baulk at the tawdriness of <18 yr olds having sex in a YA book series?  Are they the ones being puritanical or is it the readers themselves who refuse to buy books for YA's with...

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