The Redemption series is my only New Adult series, which is a sub-genre romance of contemporary romance that was popular at the time of publication (2013-2014). It features college-age characters, sexier than a lot of YA romances, but with younger characters/situations than classic contemporary romance.
My version of New Adult is on the light-side (other than Broken, which is pretty gritty). These are all retellings of classic tales: Pygmalion, Beauty & the Beast, and The Ugly Duckling, centering around the tumultuous friendship of three estranged friends.
Behind the Scenes
Early in my career, my agent came to me as I was hard at work on the Stiletto series, and said:
Have you hear of New Adult Romance? Random House wants to know if you'll write one.
I had not, but I lied and said that I had, and then did some really fast research, and realized it was basically romance set in college.
But, I also noticed that New Adult was very gritty and dark. I read books with suicide attempts, death, paralysis, rape, depression, abuse...they were all well-written, but not what I like to read.
So I put my own spin on these. I based them on fairy-tales, and added a lot of banter and light-heartedness. There are still some gritty topics, especially in Isn't She Lovely and Broken, but my hope is that they also bring a touch of laughter and lightness to your life.