New Adult Books Gaining Traction in Book Sales: 'Before You Go by Clare James' - Positioned for Success in New Book Genre

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New Adult Novel, Before You Go by Clare James, is about romance, sexual discovery, relationships, college, careers, and daily life.

A new genre is gaining traction in the literary world with authors rising to the top of prestigious lists including the New York Times Best Sellers List and USA Today’s Best Selling Books. The genre, called New Adult, is gaining popularity with titles flooding at the top of Amazon and Barnes and Noble best-selling books. Author Clare James is the latest to release a New Adult novel with her debut, Before You Go.

Though some of these books have been characterized as Fifty Shades of Grey for a younger audience, New Adult author Clare James doesn’t agree. “To me, the New Adult genre includes stories about characters facing adulthood on their own for the first time. It’s about the magical period in life where you finally have all of the freedom of being an adult and need to decide what you’re going to do with it. Some of that may very well be about romance and sexual discovery, but it’s also about relationships, college, careers, and daily life.”

Clare James just released her New Adult debut novel, Before You Go, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble today. The story focuses on a twenty-something woman who, with the help of her friends and new love interest, discovers how to move past a sexual assault to get her life back. “I think you’ll find some tragedy in New Adult literature,” James added. “However, the focus is usually centered on the strength of these characters and how they overcome adversity. Rather than being heavy and depressing, I find that the New Adult books I read are uplifting, fun, romantic, feel-good stories. And they tend to stay with you even after you finished them.”

Many of James’ fans would agree. Her work is being described as: compelling, emotional, fun, sexy and romantic. “I don’t think there are words to describe how much I enjoyed reading this book,” said a reviewer from Romance Addiction. “Compelling, thought provoking, sexy and passionate would just scratch the surface of the depth of emotion that Before You Go will evoke in you. I read this book in less than a day. It was impossible to put down. I would highly recommend reading Before You Go and I will most definitely be keeping Clare James on my radar for more of her work.” This complete book review is available at:

Before You Go is available for purchase in eBook for $2.99 at Amazon: It is also available at Barnes and Noble: The printed edition is scheduled for release on April 8, 2013.


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