Cover Reveal: INDUSTRY DARLING by Caitlin Rantala

The amazingly talented Caitlin Rantala’s INDUSTRY DARLING cover is here. Add it to Goodreads. This amazing New Adult novel will be released January 20, 2015.

Industry Darling delivers twists, turns, mystery, romance, and a futuristic rags-to-riches story that’s both disturbingly dark and wickedly fun.” – Rebecca Phillips, author of OUT OF NOWHERE and FAKING PERFECT

She designed it herself–isn’t she amazing? Chat with her on Twitter and let her know what you think.

Pre-order here.


Fan of Nashville and futuristic novels? This New Adult novel is for you…

In 2040, the music industry is more cutthroat than ever. When once multi-platinum selling artist Kelly Brite’s daughter Riley lands in Nashville with no money and no where to go, she’s signed by Crazy Kings label. Immediately rebranding her as Ryman Brite, the label has hungry hopes of recapturing the fame and success of her long lost mother, no matter the cost.

In the near future technology, drugs, bribery and lies are currency. Ryman will do anything to become the new industry darling with the help of an equally ambitious and attractive sound engineer Slate Stern. Together the two ride and abuse each other’s coattails to the top. But when Ryman and Slate uncover the deadly secret Music Row executives have been hiding and craft a plan to reveal it at the Grammy’s, the truth comes out about what actually happened to Kelly Brite and whether Ryman belongs to anyone at all.

In this fast paced, New Adult romantic thriller Ryman fights her mother’s ghost, a tragic love story, and her sanity to get a taste of success and stay alive doing it.

What is New Adult Fiction?

bwbooks2I still get asked about New Adult on a regular basis. So here’s my notes about what it is:

  • New Adult is about characters from age 18-25 engaging in the next step of their lives
  • It’s about many firsts (like romance and going out into the world to live alone)
  • It’s intense, 1st person writing, dramatic fiction and very fun.
  • It’s about high intensity, lots of stakes, a passionate journey, and strong desires.
  • New Adult readers are an engaged readership. They are loyal readers and fans.
  • New Adult readers should go to their bookshops and tell booksellers what they want to see in stores. Booksellers need to know what readers want.
  • New Adult editions are original trade paper. Editors are looking for authors that can write and produce fast, good work. Continue reading What is New Adult Fiction?