Two Weeks Until Foamers Releases

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Foamers, the flagship E-First novel of Kaylie Jones Books, by Justin Kassab releases on March 25th.

Terminally diagnosed with Huntington’s disease as a child, Kade gave up on living a productive existence. He spent most of his time preparing for the Primal Age, even though he knew the end of the world wouldn’t happen in his shortened lifetime.

In Kade’s twenties, the United States is being ravaged by the Feline Flu. After the Flu hits pandemic levels, a vaccine is released to the public. Viewed as the last chance to stop the virus, over ninety percent of the population receives the vaccine within a single day.

The vaccine takes on a life of its own and deprives the recipients of their higher functions, leaving them with only their primal urges. These bloodthirsty monsters become known as foamers because of the red foam that forms around their mouths when they hunt.

As the world as he knows it descends into the Primal Age, Kade finds that he is not only useful, but is expected to lead other survivors. His group is constantly assaulted by foamers and a warmongering paramilitary unit. In an unrelenting fight for their lives, his group is forced to redefine humanity in a world without law.

Cover for Foamers, by Justin Kassab

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Foamers is Kaylie Jones Books flagship E-first novel, by Justin Kassab. Available March 25th.

“When a screwed-up flu vaccine mutates sixty percent of humanity into mindless beasts, ‘Trust your intelligence’ becomes the leitmotif of a group of survivors. Fast-moving, violent, and vividly imagined, Foamers creates a dangerous world made disquietingly believable.”

—David Poyer, author of Stepfather Bank and The Cruiser

Interview with Laurie Loewenstein, Author of Unmentionables

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Unmentionables, by Laurie Loewenstein

Unmentionables is now available wherever books are sold!

How did Laurie Loewenstein’s debut novel come to be? What gave her the most trouble? What will the author work on next? Find out in this interview with the author, found on Akashic Books’ website and featured on Akashic Insider.

Unmentionables Receives STARRED Review from Library Journal!

Laurie Loewenstein’s debut novel Unmentionables, the inaugural novel in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint, has received a starred review in the January 15th, 2014 issue of Library Journal! Read the full review below:

 ★ Loewenstein’s remarkable debut was selected as a Midwest Connections Pick for January and is the first book in a imprint from Akashic curated by award-winning author Kaylie Jones (Speak Now). In August 1917, Marian Elliot Adams, a fiercely independent advocate for women’s rights, is traveling with the “Chautauqua circuit,” promoting their message of “sensible undergarments for women.” When she takes to the stage on hot night in Caledonia, IL, her speech shocks the local residents, who are further disgusted when she falls from the stage and sprains her ankle, forcing her to stay in town for a week. One week turns into many, and Marian’s presence reveals Caledonia’s long-held but unspoken rules regarding women, African Americans, and social order. After befriending the town’s newspaper publisher, Deuce Garland, and his stepdaughter Helen, Marian begins to question her own motives and must contemplate continues her chosen life of a visitor always passing through, or being known in a small town.
VERDICT This immensely entertaining and illuminating book transports the reader back in time while confronting the timeless matters of courage, sacrifice, race, gender, love and death. Exceptionally readable and highly recommended.

Congratulations, Laurie!

Join Laurie, Kaylie, and the Akashic team for the Unmentionables and Kaylie Jones Books launch event at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 22nd at Bluestockings Bookstore and Cafe (172 Allen Street, New York)!

UNMENTIONABLES Selected As January Midwest Connections Pick

UNMENTIONABLES Selected As January Midwest Connections Pick

Some excellent news:  Laurie Loewenstein’s UNMENTIONABLES has been selected by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association as a Midwest Connections pick for January!  Follow the title/link above to learn more.

Nina Solomon signs with Kaylie Jones Books

Nina Solomon signs with Kaylie Jones Books

Nina Solomon has signed her novel, THE LOVE BOOK, with Kaylie Jones Books.

THE LOVE BOOK is about four women who meet on a singles bike trip through Normandy and discover a mysterious, possibly magical book about love that changes the course of their lives.

Learn more about Nina and THE LOVE BOOK at http://ninasolomonbooks.com

Laurie Loewenstein to Read at ALA Midwinter Conference in Philly

Laurie Loewenstein to Read at ALA Midwinter Conference in Philly

We’re proud to share that the ALA (American Library Association) has selected Laurie Loewenstein to read at their Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia as part of a special spotlight on debut novelists. The debut author panel will take place on Sat., Jan. 28, from 3-4:30 pm.

October Prose in Pubs with Kaylie Jones

October Prose in Pubs with Kaylie Jones

On October 13th, Prose in Pubs welcomes award-winning novelist, Kaylie Jones!
Kaylie Jones, daughter of novelist James Jones, is the author of several books including A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries and her memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me.  Kaylie is a teacher and mentor to many NEPA-based writers, some of whom will be reading with her at this event.
The list of literary service Kaylie has performed for her community is exhaustive.  She is one author who is constantly giving back.  We are thrilled t…o have her at Prose in Pubs, and hope you will come out and hear this wonderful writer.
Among those readers accompanying Kaylie will be:
Laurie Loewenstein, Lauren Stahl and Barbara Taylor!
Bell time is 7pm!