Patty Blount is the author of contemporary “Internet Issues” novels for teens including the now-available SOME BOYS. She is also the author of GOODNESS AND LIGHT, one of four Christmas in New York stories from Tule Publishing Group (November 11, 2014).
Since losing her mom on 9/11, Elena Larsen hasn’t set foot in New York City– until now, and it’s only temporary, to take care of her sister.
Lucas Adair also lost his mother that terrible day, but for him New York is hallowed ground. He knows better than to make plans with a woman with one foot on a plane, yet can’t help himself. There’s something about Elena. He doesn’t put much faith in signs but even he starts to believe that he and Elena were meant to be.
Now, he just has to convince her.
Some Boys August, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire)
Some boys go too far. They break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.
When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own.
Jennifer Brown, author of HATE LIST and BITTER END says SOME BOYS is “A bold and necessary look at an important, and very real, topic. Everyone should read this book.”
Kirkus says SOME BOYS is “A largely sensitive treatment of an emotionally complex topic…Readers will find themselves rooting…for both the romance and for Grace’s and Ian’s growth.”
Booklist says that SOME BOYS’ “powerful delivery, realistic dialogue, and well-placed hooks makes this a book that will be easy to sell to readers, especially reluctant ones.”
In a 4-star review, RT says “…you will be satisfied at the end of this powerful work.”
See the book trailer by Jeff Somers:
TMI available now! (Sourcebooks Fire)
Bailey Grant and Megan Farrell have been BFFs since second grade
“With amazing authenticity, Patty Blount captures the thrill of gamer culture, as well as the dangers that lurk in an e-world where seeming truth and identity can be conjured like magic. Playing in this space is Bailey, who feels anything but made-up. She has real history, real problems, and a heart just a bit too open to stop her from falling in.” ~ Geoff Herbach
“Talk about a refreshing read of a female character that is into gaming. Ms. Blount, with her tech background, made sure to portray Bailey, when in her element, with all the passion that a gamer has when playing.” – Thiemba
“In this engrossing yet painfully realistic book, readers change point of view from Meg to Bailey and see how miscommunication online and in person can lead to badly hurt feelings and result in damage to a relationship built since the girls were young.” ~Amy Alessio
See the book trailer by Jeff Somers:
Send now available! (Sourcebooks Fire)
SEND was a Junior Library Guild Selection 2012 and a Kindle Teen Romance Bestseller.
It’s been five years since I clicked Send
Four years since I got out of juvie
Three months since I changed my name
Five minutes since I met Julie
A second to change my life…
What People Are Saying:
Blount’s first novel is a morality play about releasing the past and seizing the present. ~ Publisher’s Weekly
Dan’s likable first-person voice rings with authenticity… ~Kirkus Reviews
Congratulations to Jen Doktorski! The cover for her 2015 release, THE SUMMER AFTER YOU AND ME, is now available and it is STUNNING!
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Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk—Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists. They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.
Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?
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