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Adrienne has a new YA coming out THIS JUNE 4th by Diversion Books! Check out the Publishers Marketplace announcement:
Adrienne Kress's OUTCAST, a quirky romantic YA, set in the deep south, about an unlikely pair of heroes leading a band of misfits against a host of "angels" that have been kidnapping their fellow townspeople, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books by Jessica Regel at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. (World English)
"With a crisp, engaging voice and sharp wit, Adrienne Kress is always a treat to read." - Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
They come out of the sky and take you. Everyone knows that.
After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing guy. Oh, and he’s totally naked.
Not sure what to do, she drags his unconscious body to the tool shed and ties him up. After all, he’s an angel and they have tricks. When he regains consciousness she’s all set to interrogate him about why the angels come to her town, and how to get back her best friend (and almost boyfriend) Chris, who was taken the year before. But it turns out the naked guy in her shed is just as confused about everything as she is.
He thinks it’s 1956.
Set in the deep south, OUTCAST is a story of love, trust, and coming of age. It’s also a story about the supernatural, a girl with a strange sense of humor who’s got wicked aim, a greaser from the 50’s, and an army of misfits coming together for one purpose: To kick some serious angel ass.
“A refreshingly different take on angel mythology with a funny, gutsy, shotgun-toting heroine and a rivetingly sexy hero. Set in an eerie deep south town, OUTCAST is a spooky, spirited, compulsively readable story—charged with wit, wisdom, and bittersweet romance.”
- Lesley Livingston, author of the internationally bestselling Wondrous Strange series
The Friday Society Book Trailer:
Adrienne and members of the stunt crew RiotACT are featured in this Innerspace segment for SPACE - all about Bartitsu and THE FRIDAY SOCIETY!
View it HERE
THE FRIDAY SOCIETY got a starred review from Quill & Quire!
"This book is pure fun and adventure, and the author’s casual, irreverent sense of humour is apparent on every page." (read the full review here)
Lesley Livingston, author of the internationally bestselling Wondrous Strange series, is rather fond of it too:
"An explosively entertaining concoction--a mystery and an adventure folded around complex themes, draped in rich historical settings, spiced with Steampunk cool and laced with sharp contemporary wit. It's a firecracker of a read, packed with a trio of feisty, fiery, fiercely intelligent heroines worth rooting for. More please!"
THE FRIDAY SOCIETY (December 6, 2012 by Dial)
Be Your Own Hero...
Set in London at the turn of the last century, the novel follows the stories of three intelligent and very talented young women, all of whom are assistants to very powerful men: Cora, lab assistant to a member of parliament; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant to a martial arts guru; and Nellie, a magician's assistant. The three young women's lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.
It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder -- and the crimes they believe may be connected to it -- without calling too much attention to themselves.
Told with Adrienne Kress's sharp wit and a great deal of irreverence, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike -- well, relatively ladylike -- heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.
To read more about how the book came to be, check out her blog post on the subject here.
Find The Friday Society on Goodreads.
What's New and Notable:
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate has been nominated for a
Red Cedar Award (2011/2012)!
Corsets and Clockwork (Running Press Kids, May 10, 2011), a Steampunk YA Romance short story anthology.
The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games (Smart Pop, April 5 2011), an essay anthology.