Announcing Our Eighth List: LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE by Claire Kann, BETWEEN TAKES by Alex Evansley, HOW TO DROWN by Vicky Skinner, and LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT by SM Koz!

summer stellaDear Swoon Readers, 

Welcome to the dogs days of summer. Could there be any better time for reading?

 You continue to amaze and impress us with the stories you've shared with us—and the range of topics and currents they cover. We can't wait for you to read the newest manuscripts we've chosen for publication. Keep on writing and keep on reading. We're just getting started. 

Congratulations to our four new authors and welcome to the Swoon Reads family.


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Here they are! Swoon Reads Season 8:

let's talk about love cover not finalLet's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Afraid of explaining her asexuality, Alice had given up on finding love. Problem is, love found her…

Why We Love It 

- Voice galore! Alice's voice really jumps off the page, and she has a unique perspective that's all her own. 

- There aren't many YA novels out there that address asexuality, and we love how this author handles the subject with sensitivity and depth.

between takes cover not finalBetween Takes by Alex Evansley

A young YA author and the lead actor of her novel’s upcoming film adaption share an amazing summer weekend, but can their relationship last?

Why We Love It 

- The concept is super, super fun. The very best kind of wish fulfillment.

- The characters are relatable and realistically flawed (despite being kinda famous). 

- It made us really, really happy. :-) 

how to drown cover not finalHow to Drown by Vicky Skinner

When Kate, a competitive swimmer, is forced to move, she falls for the cute boy across the hall. The only problem? He has a girlfriend.

Why We Love It 

- We immediately fell for Michael, the cute boy across the hall who wants to learn salsa dancing. Need we say more? 

- The love story in this one made us swoon and gave us major Sarah Dessen vibes!


Love Me, Love Me Not cover not finalLove Me, Love Me Not by SM Koz

Hailey’s spent her whole life wanting a real family. Now that she has one, she’s falling for her foster brother. 

Why We Love It 

- We're suckers for a forbidden romance, and what's more off-limits than kissing your foster sibling?!

- Opposites attract in this book, and we love seeing how two very different characters relate to each other. 

Congratulations Claire, Alex, Vicky and SM! And welcome to Swoon Reads!

Did you miss these manuscripts before they were chosen? No worries! All four of these books will remain available to read on-site until they move further into the editing process. We still want to hear your thoughts and ideas about what makes these stories great and what could make them even better. If you want to be a part of the editing process, please post your comments as soon as you can.

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