Category Archives: New Adult

New Adult as a genre is still new and in development. The protagonists are mostly between 18 and 25 years old. Topics are the first steps into self-employment, the discovery of one’s own sexuality and the way into professional life. The genre has attracted attention above all through a number of female authors who have achieved bestseller status with novels published as e-books on the net – such as E. L. James, whose “50 Shades of Grey” is considered the initial spark of the New Adult.

Sandra Manther: Trust Walk

The second volume of the Gamma-Xi-Delta series is now also available in English: While in the German edition it was called “Blind Walk“, I have chosen the somewhat more precise term “Trust Walk” for the English version. Because I found out that for this kind of group dynamic exercise in America the term “Trust Walk” … Continue reading Sandra Manther: Trust Walk

Barefoot through Hamburg-Harvestehude

Imagine taking a walk through Harvestehude. Your eyes are blindfolded. One of your sisters is guiding you. Under your bare feet you feel the cobblestones of the street and the grass of the parks, the sandy paths and the fallen leaves of the trees. Occasionally you will come across a puddle that bears witness to … Continue reading Barefoot through Hamburg-Harvestehude

The Hot Seat

Originally planned as a short story. But already the first volume of the new series about the students of Gamma Xi Delta developed a strange dynamic of its own. Probably the members of the new Sorority are such outstanding personalities that they were deeply involved in the development of the story. The result is a … Continue reading The Hot Seat

Virgin valley – The Gamma Xi Delta Hamburg-Chapter

In Hamburg-Harvestehude a sorority, a so-called Greek letter society of young female students, founded their first chapter in Germany. The students do not only stand out on campus because of their unusual dress code. They are based in Jungfrauenthal. In valle virginum – “Jungfrauenthal” is what the Cistercian nuns called their monastery in Harvestehude. Even … Continue reading Virgin valley – The Gamma Xi Delta Hamburg-Chapter

Marc Manther: Isabell’s Casting

This time it took a little longer until a new story of mine appeared. The reason: I was working on the conception of my first book series. Therefore I intensively dealt with the genre ENF (Embarrassed nude female). If you read this blog regularly, you know the first results of my reflections on the genre. … Continue reading Marc Manther: Isabell’s Casting

ELLE KENNEDY – THE SCORE [REVIEW]

Elle Kennedy certainly belongs to the Queens of New Adult today. In 2005, the Canadian-born author completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at York University. Although her age is not recorded anywhere, she is probably in her mid-30s today. In the same year, 2005, she won two prizes for her short story “Dance … Continue reading ELLE KENNEDY – THE SCORE [REVIEW]

New Adult – Die wichtigsten Bücher 2016

Wie schon bei der Liste der wichtigsten New Adult-Bücher von 2015 beziehe ich mich auch diesmal beim Erscheinungsdatum auf die englischsprachigen Originalausgaben. Da diese Bücher erst einmal einen deutschen Verleger finden und übersetzt werden müssen, enthält diese Liste also jene Titel, die relativ frisch auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt sind oder deren Erscheinen noch bevorsteht. Inzwischen … Continue reading New Adult – Die wichtigsten Bücher 2016

Jamie McGuire: Beautiful Burn – Rezension

Jamie McGuite ist ein typischer New-Adult-Shootingstar. Im Mai 2011 veröffentlichte sie im Selbstverlag den Roman, „Beautiful Disaster“. Schnell galt das Buch als New-Adult-Sensation, wurde ein Jahr später von Atria Books ins Programm übernommen und fand schließlich seinen Weg auf die Bestseller-Liste der New York Times. Da blieb das Buch 17 Wochen lang. Warner Brothers sicherte … Continue reading Jamie McGuire: Beautiful Burn – Rezension