New from Lauren Nicolle Taylor, the best-selling author of Nora and Kettle, comes a fresh take on a classic tale. Clean Teen Publishing is excited to present the official cover reveal for BREAKER AND THE SUN. This isn’t your typical sequel. Instead, Lauren Nicolle Taylor takes us on another historical journey with all new characters, storylines, and a new fairy tale retelling. Readers can read either novel in order or as stand alone’s. This new PAPER STARS NOVEL will release on May 8, 2017. Take a look at the cover below, read the blurb (no spoilers since it isn’t your typical sequel), and leave us a comment or two to let us know your thoughts. Be sure to add BREAKER AND THE SUN to your TBR List and grab your copy of NORA AND KETTLE if you haven’t done so already.
BREAKER AND THE SUN
Release: May 8, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Fairy Tale and Folklore Retelling
Breaker Van Winkle is a recently returned Vietnam vet, struggling with PTSD and the difficulties of readjusting to civilian life with his mother. Eighteen-year-old Sunny is a high-achieving Chinese-French immigrant who fled Vietnam during the war. Sunny is usually as cheerful as her name implies, but she has her struggles too. Haunted by violent memories of the bombing that killed her parents, and chafing under the rule of her eccentric grandmother, she finds solace deep in the Catskills, at a place she calls the Ugly Tree.
When Breaker stumbles upon Sunny and the Ugly Tree, things start to change. They are drawn to each other, and feel called to the tree. As they spend more time together and their relationship deepens, they notice that their time at the tree is becoming twisted somehow. Sunny’s mind yawns and her ambitions begin to slip away. Breaker feels safe and carefree, his memories finally burying themselves in the distant past. They are being lulled toward a tempting, peaceful sleep—but there is a cost to this magical serenity, and it may be more than either of them can bear…
“You can’t skip through your life, Sunny. You have to live it. Every last painful, joyful, frustrating moment of it.” ~Breaker
THE PAPER STARS NOVELS
GRAB THE FIRST BEST SELLING NOVEL TODAY:
Nora & Kettle
Lauren Nicolle Taylor
A “remarkable” (Booklist) reimagining of Peter Pan. After World War II, orphaned Kettle faces prejudice as a Japanese American but manages to scrape by and care for his makeshift family of homeless children. When he crosses paths with the privileged but traumatized Nora, both of their lives are forever changed.
ABOUT LAUREN NICOLLE TAYLOR:
Lauren Nicolle Taylor lives in the lush Adelaide Hills. The daughter of a Malaysian nuclear physicist and an Australian scientist, she was expected to follow a science career path, attending Adelaide University and completing a Health Science degree with Honours in obstetrics and gynaecology.
She then worked in health research for a short time before having her first child. Due to their extensive health issues, Lauren spent her twenties as a full-time mother/carer to her three children. When her family life settled down, she turned to writing.
She is a 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist and a USA Best Book Awards Finalist.