RSS Feed

Category Archives: Young Adult

The Pineville Heist By Lee Chambers @pinevilleheist

Posted on

It’s my pleasure to be hosting Lee Chambers on my blog today. Thanks, Lee!

THE PINEVILLE HEIST BY LEE CHAMBERS

Biography:

Writer, producer and director Lee Chambers has been lecturing and producing award-winning films and education film production workshops for over ten years.

Expanding his creative talents and feeding his love for story-telling, Lee decided to turn his attention to novel writing, his debut novel The Pineville Heist becoming a Number 1 Best Selling Thriller.

Born in Canada, Lee’s roots are in Yorkshire and he moved to England in 1995Lee Chambers where he completed his post-graduate diploma in Film Production at the Leeds Metropolitan University.  He worked professionally in London on film and television productions for the BBC and Miramax before heading to Los Angeles in 2002, continuing his work in the music industry and working on music videos, returning to Canada in 2004 to take up a post as a Professor in the Film Production Program at Confederation College.

In 2005 Lee developed the Make It Short Film Project (MISFP), a project which allows Lee to share his passion for film, while educating communities in the art of film production and allowing them a rare and valuable opportunity to experience life on a ‘real’ film set.

MISFP has attracted Academy Award Winners such as Paul Haggis and Roger Corman, coming on board as Executive Producers; Vincenzo Natali, Genie nominated Director of Splice lent his support as Executive Producer for Lee’s Australian produced 2011 Eyes on the Road.

Lee’s short films have been nominated and won awards around the world, his heart-warming 2009 When Life Gives you Lemons short, starring Basil Hoffman, has been shown in over 60 festivals worldwide.

Lee’s talents as a screenwriter was recently recognized, winning Screenwriter of the Year at the 2012 Ontario Music and Film Awards, for his Australian short, Hugh Jackman Saves the World, currently in post production.  Recognizing Lee’s major contribution to the Arts, Lee was recognized by his peers and nominated for the 2011 Premier’s Award in the field of Creative Arts (Ontario).

 

About the Book:

The Pineville Heist By Lee ChambersThe Pineville Heist was developed from the award winning screenplay of the same name I co-wrote with Todd Gordon.  Having already attracted a Distribution and LA Sales Agent, The Pineville Heist is currently in the funding stages of being developed into a major feature movie starring Booboo Stewart (Twilight saga fame) in the main lead role, exciting times!

“Aaron whipped through the long grass as fast as his legs would carry him. His eyes were filled with angst and adrenaline. He was still in shock. Not every day you see a dead man. Not every day you see that much money either – he glanced down at the backpack in his arms. Must–keep –running.”

Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.

 

What others are saying:

  • “Masterfully written and executed.  This is the very definition of thrill, energized with edge-or-your-seat action and suspense” Mihir Shah, US Review of Books
  • “An enthusiastic five stars.  A slick plot at a breakneck pace”  Amy Jones, The Walleye Magazine
  • “Fantastic! I found myself turning pages with intrigue.  This story commands your attention and doesn’t let go”  Stratton Lawrence, Charleston City Paper
  • “Lee Chambers’ debut novel delivers hairpin turns with every page.  I loved it!  It’s impossible to put down”  Dana Micheli, Writers in the Sky
  • “The Pineville Heist is a good actioner for young adults.  Chambers has talent and a fine visual sense”  Hubert O’Hearn, Chronicle Journal

 

Links to purchase The Pineville Heist:

Amazon
Amazon UK

 

Links to Social Media:

Website: http://www.leechambers.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pineville-Heist/137041809711681
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinevilleheist
Youtube Teaser Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsdjZz5fStw

Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One) By Catherine Gardiner @CatFromTheAlley

Posted on

I’d like to give a big thank you to Catherine Gardiner for taking the time to submit her debut novel to The Novel-List.

 

FORGOTTEN (IN THE SHADOWS, BOOK ONE) BY CATHERINE GARDINER

About Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One):

Forgotten (In The Shadows, Book One) By Catherine GardinerSycamore Heights, where everyone keeps a deadly secret.

Katrina Harvey has just enrolled into the senior class of Sycamore Heights High along with her foster sister, Jessica Sinclair. Unfortunately Katrina is no ordinary enrollee as ten months previously she was brutally attacked and has been left with amnesia.

Almost a year after those horrific events took place Katrina is being stalked by someone, or something, who doesn’t want her to remember her past and will do anything to keep it that way.

Moving to a new town is never easy, as Suzanne Harvey is well aware, but focused on finding her older sister, Katrina, fate has led her to Sycamore Heights. Now, as Suzanne gets closer to revealing secrets from the past, someone from the present doesn’t like what she could unearth, even if that means they drive her to the brink of insanity to keep the secrets forgotten.

 

About the Author:

Catherine Gardiner was born and raised next to rolling green meadows in Yorkshire, England where she resides with her beloved border collie. When she is not writing she is either researching for her upcoming novels, taking photographs, cooking or going for long leisurely walks along a nearby river. She first conceived the idea for her novels when she was doing a creative writing course in college and had to walk home alone through a wood where she often imagined what might be in the shadows. She also thinks her love of writing and her passion for all things creative is due to her Irish roots.

Where to Buy:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Amazon Spain
Amazon Italy
Amazon Japan

Please Note: Free in the US, UK, Germany, and France, to Prime Members.

Contact the Author:

Website: http://www.catherinegardiner.com
Blog: http://www.booksandbites.wordpress.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Gardiner/227051647371329
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatFromTheAlley
Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/catherinegardiner

Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest by Dianne Greenlay @DianneGreenlay

Posted on

Many thanks to Dianne Greenlay for sharing her book with us here at The Novel-List.

 

Quintspinner - A Pirate's Quest by Dianne GreenlayQUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST by Dianne Greenlay

About  Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

It is 1717 and sixteen year old Tess chooses to sneak out of the house against her father’s wishes. In the London marketplace, she is assaulted before narrowly escaping to a stranger’s home.

Once inside, she witnesses a murder and becomes the recipient of a dying woman’s ancient Spinner ring, only to be accused of having stolen it.

Upon her return home, she bears her father’s wrath and in defying his accusations, discovers a shocking family secret.

Her world as she knows it, has been turned upside-down, its comfort and familiarity shredded beyond recognition in one miserable day.

Even so, Tess never imagines that she will soon find herself to be an unwilling passenger on board a merchant ship bound for the pirate-infested waters of the West Indies, forcibly betrothed to the murderer, and fighting to stay alive. With increasing dread, she realizes a growing attraction that she has for a handsome sailor puts both their lives at risk. Moreover, she quickly discovers that her ruthless fiance covets her only for her Spinner ring and its legendary prophetic power, and will stop at nothing to obtain it for himself.

The stakes for survival become unbearably high when she is thrust into the hands of a marauding band of hostile pirates bent on gathering tremendous treasures, and she must make an agonizing and life-threatening choice for herself.

A tale of pirates and treasure, love and betrayal, all bound together by a dash of ancient magic, Quintspinner has been described by readers as “a wonderfully entertaining, fast and furious ride; Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean”.

 

Awards for Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

Quintspinner” has been awarded the following:

First Place Awards

  1. 2011 Best Historical Reader Views
  2. 2011 Tyler Tychelaar Book Award
  3. 2011 Teenage Category Hollywood Book Festival

Finalist/Honorable Mention Awards

  1. 2011 Best YA Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
  2. 2010 Best New Book Sask Book Awards
  3. 2011 Best YA ForeWord Reviews
  4. 2011 Book Of The Year ForeWord Reviews
  5. 2011 Best YA Reader Views Book Awards
  6. 2011 Best Commercial Novel Creative Arts Council
  7. 2011 Best Historical Fiction National Indie Excellence Book Awards
  8. 2011 Best Commercial Category Eric Hoffer Award
  9. 2011 Montaigne Medal
  10. 2011 Best YA New York Book Festival
  11. 2011 Best Teenage Category Beach Book Festival

West” magazine (Western Canada’s Magazine), has highlighted “Quintspinner in their Issue 21 – Winter 2011 edition, as has The Green and White, alumni magazine for the University of Saskatchewan (Winter 2011 edition).

 

What Others Said About Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest:

I absolutely loved it. If you like Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you’ll love Quintspinner.”-books&brands Reviewer chickymara

Powerful, effective writing – the quintessential pirate adventure novel.”-Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD., Novelist and Historian, Superior Book Promotions

Packed with action and intrigue at every turn.”-Ben Weldon, YA Reviewer, ReaderViews

Wonderfully entertaining – a fast and furious ride.”-Story On A Story Book Reviewer

Amazing talent – incredibly imaginative world building.”-Fade Into Fantasy Book Reviewer

[A] tale that captures instantly.”-Ann’s Book Nook reviews

Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean.”-Book Reviewer, Chapters/Indigo

 

About the Author:

Mostly, Dianne Greenlay saves lives by day (she is a physiotherapist in a sole charge clinic and frequently hears, “You gotta help me with this pain – it’s just killin’ me!” – so she does, and they seem to live through it) and she tells lies (a fiction writer) by night.

Her debut novel, Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest is the first book in an intended trilogy, and came about as the result of a Google search gone wrong. She was searching some medical condition, and in the search results, up came “Women Pirates”.  Quintspinner has gone on to win multiple awards in Best YA, Best Commercial, and Best Historical categories.

Although she has no formal writing training, Dianne is fluent in at least her mother tongue and she thanks her fierce English teachers for that. More of her thoughts on life can be found at www.diannegreenlay.com.

 

Where to Buy:

Quintspinner – A Pirate’s Quest is available to buy from http://amzn.to/JwHQQQ as a paperback book and as a Kindle ebook.

 

Contact the Author:

Website: http://www.diannegreenlay.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianneGreenlay

%d bloggers like this: