Welcome to Nicole’s YA Book Haven!
My name is Nicole. I’m not a teen, but I write for the young adult audience so I read a lot of YA (and I enjoy it). I started Nicole’s YA Book Haven on June 16th, 2011 (my twenty something birthday, actually). I figured, I love books and I love people who read books…it only made sense to create a book blog. I used to post reviews on my personal site, but I decided it was best to separate everything. I work a lot, so I don’t get to read nearly as much as I’d like, but I try to read at least three books a week. I’m not as awesome as The Story Siren, who runs an amazing blog, but I like to think that one day I may be.
In between reading, writing, and working, I’m also pretty big into art. I draw, paint (although I’m not very good at it), and take photographs (a lot). I spend a lot of time on twitter (its so easy to lose track of time on Twitter). All of my reviews are posted on here, as well as Goodreads, LibraryThing, & Amazon.com (upon a book’s release).
If you need to reach me, you can reach me at NLSobon at gmail dot com.
My writing blog: http://nicolesobon.blogspot.com/
A list of my writing projects:
- “Program 13”, book one of the Emile Reed Chronicles: a YA science fiction trilogy.
Short Pitch: Seventeen year old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn’t dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen’s core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen’s programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing.
- “Capture”: the first of a YA urban fantasy duology.
Short Pitch: When her home is threatened by a stranger, Autumn Stone, an eighteen year old witch, must find the strength within herself to save those that she loves. Think “The Craft”, with a gun toting, albeit clumsy, heroine.
- “Submerged”: the first book in a YA dystopian series. [writing]
Current Pitch: Set in a futuristic Florida, “Submerged” tells the story of Taylen, a seventeen year old girl living in the soon to be destroyed state. When the water comes, it’ll all be gone – they will all be gone. At least, that is what the government is hoping.Unfortunately for them, not everything works out that way.Against all odds, Taylen manages to survive the flooding – finding herself in the arms of Glate on The Island. But they aren’t supposed to be there. When and if the government finds them, they will try to kill them. It’s a fight for survival. Will Taylen be able to win?
- “End It On This”: YA free verse contemporary novel. [writing here and there]
Current Pitch: End It On This is a free verse young adult novel. The story, about Jess and Brian, begins in the present, but then it back tracks to the moment they met, bringing the reader back into the present at the end.
- “Running Scared”: YA Stand alone thriller [outlined]
Current Pitch:One night will change everything.
While on her way back to her friend’s house, Tessa Dutton and her friend, Michaela Perkins, are approached by two strangers. Unsure of what else to do, they take off running, beliving that their lives are in danger. But their actions will bring consequences. When the police find two bodies the next morning, and Tessa’s handprints all over the house, they have questions. But after that night, Tessa refuses to speak. And the truth may just eat away at her.
- “Decoding Evie”: YA rom-com novella [on hold]
- “Is Love”: a YA stand alone novel [drafting]
- “Deprogrammed”: book two of the Emile Reed Chronicles. [outlining]
- “Rebooted”: book three of the Emile Reed Chronicles. [outlining]
- “Release”: the sequel to “Capture”. [outlining]