5 New Titles We'll Be Adding to Our Bookshelf this Spring & Summer!

It's already been a busy few weeks here at Amberjack Publishing as we prepare to release 5 new books for Spring & Summer 2016!

 

Lucky Me by Saba Kapur (Young Adult) - Launch date: April 5, 2016

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For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life.

But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a “Dr. D” start buzzing daily.

When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia’s romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples.

But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home.

In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.

 

 

 

Tomas & the Galapagos Adventure by Carolyn Lunn (Children's book) - Launch date: June 7, 2016

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Join Tomas as he rides his beloved horse, Bonito, through his home of Ecuador and see the landscape from the banana plantations to the beautiful wooded hills. Travel with Tomas as he goes on a dream journey to explore the ocean and beach of one of the Galapagos Islands.

From riding a green sea turtle and seeing a humpback whale pod and hammerhead sharks, to a lunch of fresh fruits and fish with pirates on the beach and escaping from a volcano eruption, Tomas goes on a grand adventure, and he’s still home in time for dinner with his mama.

 

 

 

 

 

What Would It Be Like? by McArthur Krishna (Children's book) - Launch date: June 28, 2016

preview-full-Front CoverWith real-life examples of women from a wide range of walks of life, girls learn they can do anything. Would you like to sail the seas as a pirate? Swing, flip and sparkle as a trapeze artist? Solve big problems as the next president? Or simply be happy to be yourself?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand Up and Whistle by Phyllis Perry (Middle Grade)- Launch date: July 19, 2016

preview-full-StandUpandWhistle_lorezWhen seventh grader Jeannie learns that Keelor Construction plans to exterminate two prairie dog colonies to make way for construction projects, she takes immediate action. From taking part in a protest, to organizing a petition drive, to speaking before city council, Jeannie fights to save the threatened animals. She manages to balance this activism with her schoolwork and auditioning for the school talent show with her best friend, Mary Jo. With support from her friends, schoolmates, family, and other adults, Jeannie learns the power of people acting together, and that anyone can make a difference if they decide to act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fever Tree by Tim Applegate (Literary Fiction) - Launch date: August 2, 2016

preview-full-Fever-Tree_Cover_FinalWhen a mysterious stranger shows up one day in the waterfront town of Crooked River, and then decides to stay, the locals take notice. Deckhands and bartenders befriend him. On the rebound from a disastrous relationship, Maggie Paterson falls in love with him. Teddy Mink, the town's notorious drug runner, is convinced that he's a narc.

From the moonlit beaches of Quintana Roo to the historic city of Crooked River, Florida, Fever Tree charts the curious journey of Dieter, a deeply private young man zealously guarding the secrets of his past.