Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja Series – Books 5-7 by Marcus Emerson

Happy new book release to author Marcus Emerson! Ten books in the Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja series will be releasing during the 2017 year. Books five, six and seven are now released! The first four books in the series are also available for purchase from book retailers. Each of the books in the series are attention grabbing and quick paced, full of creative writing to hold the attention of many. Childrens Fiction genre, ages 7-12.
This series is published by Allen & Unwin Australia and the first four books are RRP: $9.99-$12.99 each.

About Diary Of A Sixth Grade Ninja – Books 5 to 7

 

Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja – Terror At The Talent Show (Book 5)

Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is the leader of a secret society of ninjas at his school.

diaryofa6thgradeninja5_marcusemerson_allenandunwinausIt’s been one disaster after another lately, and things aren’t slowing down. During talent show rehearsals someone trashed the stage and set a penguin loose. (Seriously!) Now I’m on the hunt for a pet penguin and the kid who set him free. This week is gonna be wild.

My name is Chase Cooper, and I’m a 6th grade ninja.

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Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja – Buchanan Bandits (Book 6)

Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is the leader of a secret society of ninjas at his school.

diaryofa6thgradeninja6_marcusemerson_allenandunwinausAs always, there’s trouble brewing in the school halls, and you’ll never guess who wants to team up with me… There’s a thieving bandit on the loose, and as each day passes, his list of victims grows. Zoe says I should stay out of it…but staying out of trouble isn’t my style.

My name is Chase Cooper, and I’m a 6th grade ninja.

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Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja – Scavengers (Book 7)

Continuing the havoc-meets-hilarious adventures of Chase Cooper, who is the leader of a secret society of ninjas at his school.

diaryofa6thgradeninja7_marcusemerson_allenandunwinausThe Scavengers invited me to join their secret club. Turning them down was a bad idea… It’s election week and I’m trying to help Zoe become president…while fending off the creepy Scavengers and a school reporter who’s trying to expose my ninja clan. Yeah, my week is packed.

My name is Chase Cooper, and I’m a 6th grade ninja.

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Diary Of A 6th Grade Ninja Series – Books 1 to 10

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New Release! Storm and Grace by Kathryn Heyman

Their love knows no limits – but the further you go, the more dangers there are. Love becomes obsession and lust becomes control. A riveting thriller in the tradition of Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep.

… she is screaming, the way he wanted, the way he promised she would …

stormandgrace_kathrynheyman_allenandunwinausWorld-famous freediver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the city to follow him to his idyllic Pacific island. There he teaches Grace the ways of the deep, and she learns to sink to unimaginable depths on one single breath. As their world narrows to the two of them, she learns, too, the exquisite pleasures of her body–but also that Storm hides as many secrets as the sea.

As he pushes Grace further and further beyond her limits–both in and out of the water–her resistance grows, but so does Storm’s need to control her. With a secret of her own to protect, Grace starts to realise that she is in deeper and more dangerous water than she has ever imagined possible.

Brilliant, mesmerising, incendiary and haunting, Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep, and the terrors that lie in its shadows.

Category: Literary fiction
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 2017
Page Extent: 360
Subject: Literary fiction
RRP: $29.99

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New Release! The Edge Of Everything by Jeff Giles

When their worlds collide, X and Zoe are pushed to the edge of everything in this tour de force from Entertainment Weekly veteran Jeff Giles.

For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

theedgeofeverything_jeffgiles_allenandunwinausIt’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both.

Gripping and full of heart, this epic start to a new series will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

Category: Young adult fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Imprint: Bloomsbury Children’S USA
Pub Date: February 2017
Page Extent: 368
Format: Hard Cover/Paperback/Ebook
Subject: Young adult fiction
RRP: $22.99

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Q&A With Georgina Penney!

Happy new book release to author Georgina Penney! Today’s feature post is my Q&A with the author. The Barbershop Girl by Georgina Penney is available now and is published by Penguin Random House Australia RRP $32.99. Welcome To Talking Books Blog Georgina!


georginapenneyWhat was your hardest scene to write?

The end one! I think the end of a book is the most important. If it doesn’t feel satisfying, I always feel like I’ve left something half finished. Plus I wanted something really funny that cracked me up. Hopefully it will leave my readers with a smile too!

 


If you were not a writer, what would be your chosen profession?

Something based outside. I used to want to be a forester. After living here in Scotland for two years and meeting a couple of people in that profession, it looks like a great job, if not a challenging one! The one thing I find hard about writing is having to be in one place to write all the time. My husband will be the first one to tell you I’m not a natural sitter. I can’t even stay still long enough normally to watch a full movie without getting up and pottering around.

 

thebarbershopgirl_georginapenney_penguinrhausWhat is the first book that made you cry?

This is such a hard one to answer! Hmm, well, I read an awful lot as a kid and can’t really remember. Actually, I do know… the bible. I was raised rather religious and I’m sure I probably had a moment or two over the various deaths that appear in the bible stories I read as a kid!

 

What’s your favourite under-appreciated novel?

Can I write a huge list here? There are so many! I think the one I throw at people most, ordering them to “READ NOW” would be But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes by Anita Loos. She was the amazingly talented screenwriter who also wrote the novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (that was published a long time before the movie with Marilyn Monroe was made) and both books are hilarious and so incredibly sharp. I read both books a number of times while writing The Barbershop Girl and hope a little of Loos’ genius brushed off on me.

 

What research have you been known to do when you are trying to brainstorm for writing a book?

Does crazy travel count? I tend to try and go to the place the book is based. It’s the only way to really capture how a place looks, smells and feels. I really think it’s important to get the sensation of being in a place right.

I always talk to people doing the job my characters have. There’s nothing like getting first-hand stories. That was a lot of fun for The Barbershop Girl because hairdressers and barbers always have the best stories! Ben in The Barbershop Girl is the result of talking to a number of men in journalism over the years. I just took all the cheeky, naughty bits from them and their stories and amalgamated them into the one character.

In general though, I drink a lot of wine my characters drink (mandatory) and I like to make sure I’m tuned in to what my characters are feeling. If there’s a scene where a character is sad, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I was writing the scene while cry-eating chocolate at some stage!

 

What can readers expect next in your writing?

So many things. I’ve got a lot of projects on the go. I’m currently writing a fantasy novel with my lovely husband. And I have a number of other romances ready to go to the publishers. I’m also hoping to write Scott Watanabe’s story in the next year. He’s one of my absolute favourite characters and has proven quite slippery when it comes to getting him on the page.

 

About The Barbershop Girl by Georgina Penney

You don’t become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong thebarbershopgirl_georginapenney_penguinrhausway, so writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the media frenzy surrounding his latest scandal dies down. When he meets Amy Blaine, a perky blonde barber who dresses like a 1950s pin-up girl, he knows he’s hit the comedy jackpot.

He begins to fill his weekly London column with snarky observations about her house, style, troubled family members and dramatic employees. It doesn’t occur to him that Amy, who is slowly letting her guard down for the first time in her adult life, might be just a little bit upset when she finds out …

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Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Happy new release to author Ben Sanders! Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders is Published by Allen & Unwin Austrlaia RRP AUD $29.99.

From the start the drama in the story did not stop. This novel was gripping and intense, dramatic and altogether fast paced. Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders is the second book in the Marshall Grade Series. Not having read the first book, I didn’t find the story difficult to understand nor the changing of characters in each chapter difficult to follow. The starting chapter was unbelievably explosive!
Review copy received from Allen & Unwin Australia

About Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Marshall Grade is back, still trying to escape the remnants of his old life. The gritty, explosive new novel from the bestselling author of American Blood is a white-knuckle ride that will have you ducking for cover!

marshallslaw_bensanders_allenandunwinausEx-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall’s ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where’s Marshall now?

Marshall’s undercover work gave him a long list of enemies, and the enemy in this case is a corrupt businessman named Dexter Vine. Vine’s almost broke, in debt to people even worse than himself, and he wants to settle old scores while he has time. He’s hired Ludo Coltrane – a nonchalant psychopath and part-time bar manager – to find Marshall at any cost. Ludo’s no stranger to killing, but his associate, the cash-strapped ex-con Perry Rhodes, may prove more of a liability than an asset.

The question is: what has Marshall done to make Dexter want him dead? And are the contacts from his old life – ex-colleague Lana, and the heroin dealer Henry Lee – prepared to help him, or will they just sell him out?

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