Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight
Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the upcoming prom. Scholarship student, Lizzie Bennett, can neither afford nor is interested in designer dresses and shoes, but her best friend Jane is; especially as her crush, Charles Bingley, is returning from a semester in the UK.
Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend Will Darcy, who’d snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie, either, and she assumes it is because her family has no money. But if Will Darcy is such a jerk, why does Lizzie find herself so drawn to him?
Will Lizzie’s pride and Darcy’s prejudice keep them apart, or will they overcome their mutual distrust and accept their attraction? Elizabeth Eulberg has created a delightful modern-day romp through the well known parlour rooms of Jane Austen’s world, it is a love story to entertain and engage as much now as then.
Australian Release Date: March 2011
Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick. In researching the book (The Lonely Hearts Club), she tried swearing off boys forever. It didn’t work.
The Queen’s Lady by Eve Edwards
1584 – Surrey, England
When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey.
Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins.
But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ¬- before it’s too late?
Release date: March 2011
Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds and tastes right for this book. And, yes, she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
IN HER DREAMS HE’S SEDUCTIVE, CHARMING AND UNDOUBTEBLY DANGEROUS . . .
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, but when a devastatingly handsome boy appears at her school, she feels every urge she’s ever denied burning through her at his slightest glance.
Theia does not understand why she dreamed of Haden Black before they met, by as the Haden of both the day and the night beckons her forward, Theia knows she cannot resist him – even when she discovers what he truly is; and even if the cost of that knowledge is her soul.
. . . IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO FALL
Australian Release date: March 2011
Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. Baffled by the fact that not everyone has people talking to each other in their head all the time, Gwen decided maybe she should start writing down what they say. She told her family she wanted to be a writer in 2007, they all nodded, and the adventures began.
She writes books for teen readers about love, angst, and saving the world, FALLING UNDER is her debut novel.
You can also find Gwen every other Friday at The Fictionistas, the coolest YA blog in the whole universe, and just about every day she’s tweeting something nonsensical on her Twitter page. She also keeps her blog updated with the latest news.
Thanks to Penguin Australia, we have 3 prize packs to giveaway!
Included in the prize pack is a copy of Prom & Prejudice, The Queen’s Lady, Falling Under.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
- Giveaway is open worldwide
- Ends on April 12, 2011.
Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.