New Adult Literature touches upon many themes and issues to reach the readership that falls in between the categories of young adult and adult fiction. Many themes covered in young adult fiction such as identity, sexuality, depression, suicide, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, familial struggles, bullying are also covered in new adult fiction, but the various issues that are dealt with in the category hold it separate. Some common examples of issues include: first jobs, starting college, wedding engagements and marriage, starting new families, friendships post-high school, military enlistment, financial independence, living away from home for the first time, empowerment, loss of innocence, fear of failure, and so many others. This category focuses heavily on life after an individual has become of legal age, and how one deals with the new beginnings of adulthood. Commonly, these themes and issues have been seen taking place post-high school in popular new adult fiction titles, but there are exceptions.
In the upcoming year I will be releasing a few New Adult books, as I’ve found myself reaching the New Adult age, so have my characters!
Coming in 2015!
All is Equal – Nathaniel and Owen couldn’t be more different if they’d tried so the fact their relationship has lasted almost four years has amazed everyone, but now Nathaniel wants to find out if their differences will course problems so he invites Owen on their annual family holiday to the Shetland Islands but what starts as two weeks of having fun and enjoying being together soon becomes the biggest test on their relationship yet. (August 2015)
Twenty-Two Steps – There’s bad coming out’s then their Taylor’s coming out. The day he came out it threw his life into a downward spiral but now he’s ready to get back up again – or so he hopes. Enrolled into a Musical Theatre course (his secret desire) and going out and meeting new people again scares Taylor to some extent but whilst he’s re-facing the world he’s also helping his ten year old neighbour face Secondary School. Taylor begins to realise that the world may be a scary place but shying away isn’t going to get him anywhere and he’s also going to find that occasional person that he dislikes along the way. (August 2015)
On Tour – G3-EK are doing a UK tour with Kings Road, G3-EK are the ultimate fandom band whereas Kings Road couldn’t be more different, so what’s the reason they’re touring together? Well it’s got to be something to do with the guitarist of G3-EK dating the lead singer of Kings Road, but that’s a secret. (6th October 2015)
Vloggers – Calvin and Damian have been friends for 7 years and nothing more but that isn’t the case on their YouTube channel CD Player, driven by a fan comment Calvin and Damian keep up the act that they’re dating, but what happens when Calvin starts to date someone? And most importantly what happens when Damian begins having feelings for Calvin? (June 2015)
Until Next Time – Milo and Zander are just turning 18, Milo’s about to graduate High School whilst Zander’s finishing his final A-Level exams and both don’t really have a clue. Milo wants to be an artist but living in New York City he’s got as much chance as the next guy, he’s starting to think that he might end up working in Starbucks for the rest of his life. On top of his career crisis he also has to handle the challenge of coming out and telling people about his boyfriend Cody. Zander just wants to finish his exams with good marks, he’s not sure about University and is being pressured to apply for it as the deadline is getting closer. Zander begins to seriously considering going and joining his brother in New York to study writing but doesn’t quite have to heart to tell his friends or his mother’s. (December 2015)