Saturday, September 21, 2013

This Week's New Releases: Uncharmed, Deadline, and Home Alone

Happy Saturday!!! We had a big week at Astraea Press. We hit over 2000 likes on our facebook page and gave away a $50 Amazon gift card! We also had great discussions on the facebook page on which movies shouldn't be remade and if you had to be stuck in a tv show for a month, which would you choose?

Most exciting of all was the three releases that came out this week! Two brand new ones and one that had previously only been sold through

NEXT WEEK: We have FOUR releases!! It would be a good time to join the Astraea Press STREET TEAM to see the book covers and first chapters before anyone else :) OH, and you can win one of the free releases :) Not a bad deal. Join today :)

Thrice Uncharmed by Cara Lee
Dystopian, Science Fiction, Adventure
Wynne Layuman doesn’t hate Hector Primuman IV, but she can’t bring herself to like him much, either, even if he does understand her when she recites the periodic table. Eventually, her mother uses the outdated Earth adage, “The third time’s the charm,” even though the third attempt to set Wynne up with Hector happened before they hit Dyad (age sixteen).

Hector Primuman IV, great-great grandson of the man who founded the original colony, has long known he’s odd. With the genegineering that advanced his mind at the expense of his body (genegineering specifically designed to enable him to keep the colony’s secrets hidden), the clos-est thing he has to a friend is the one girl who can (usually, sort of) keep up with him: Wynne Layuman. But Wynne’s highly competitive, leaving him aware that while she’s the closest thing he has to a friend, the feeling isn’t mutual. And she’s smart enough that she’ll eventually figure out what he can’t tell her, and he can’t be sure she won’t hate him for it.

Because there’s more behind the Arzon colony than genegineering and assigned Partnerings (as-signed if you don’t find your own before you hit Triad, that is). Hector’s grown up knowing the truth (and hating it); Wynne’s never suspected (but finds herself unsurprised when he starts help-ing her notice it). Between the lies he’s had to tell her—and the truths he’s tried to help her find—will Wynne and Hector get past the rivalry and secrets to develop something more, or will others’ meddling and the lies of their lives drive them apart?
Farahs Deadline by Brenda Maxfield
coming of age, contemporary
Sassy, strong-willed, and pregnant, Farah Menins plans to be married at sixteen after her dad dumps her in a “special home” to be rid of her. Trapped in a place full of rules, Farah refuses to admit defeat — not when marriage would give her an out.

Farah’s roommate Lizbet hides her own painful secrets, and together, they forge an unlikely friendship when Farah sneaks off to confront her baby’s father. A dead baby, a mystery brother, and a house fire threaten to derail Farah’s plans. The confusion is compounded when Lizbet’s brother shows interest in her. With time running out, will Farah be able to salvage any of her dream?
Home Alone
early reader, pre-teen, adventure
Eleven-year-old Winnie Frazier feels very grown-up and mature. When she con-vinces her mother she is old enough to babysit her younger brother, she thinks life can get no better. How-ever, when a hurricane- force storm moves in, Winnie is left in charge. She faces danger-ous winds, a power outage, and no phone service. What is that noise in the basement? And is that a man lurking in the yard? Can Winnie act like the grown-up she professes to be, or will she give in to her fears and crumble when her brother needs her the most?

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