HEARTS AND ARROWS

Book 2 in The S16 Series

You always know it’ll catch up with you, the past. It’s just there, like a bullet in the barrel of a gun, waiting to blast out and shatter your world. What you can never know though, is who will get caught in the crossfire.    

HEARTS AND ARROWS is the dark, dramatic sequel to Kate Hanney’s WATERMELON. Told from the viewpoint of three main characters, this New Adult novel leads the reader through the violent, seedy and fatal conflicts of the underworld, where even the most innocent become fair currency.

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WATERMELON 

Book 1 in The S16 Series

How does it happen? How do kids end up joining gangs, dealing drugs and messing around with guns?

Alone, rejected, and living in a kids' home, fifteen year old Mikey will do anything to belong - even if it means running for a local drug-dealer. 

But as violent clashes with a rival gang escalate, loyalties get torn apart, and the cost of belonging spirals, what risks will Mikey be prepared to take? Can he live with the desperate and dangerous choices he is forced into? And ultimately, will he survive the brutality and betrayal that surround him? 

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SOMEONE DIFFERENT 

Two very different backgrounds; two young people who need each other. 

When teenagers Jay and Anna are thrown together unexpectedly, their secret love blossoms. 

But when his world of neglect and physical abuse, youth crime and illegal drugs collides with Anna’s parents’ high expectations for her education and show-jumping success, how long can that love survive, and what will be the cost along the way?

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SAFE 

Isolation at school, rows at home, spending a night in the cells - Danny's used to that kind of trouble; that's normal.

But then he hits on a posh girl at a party, and life at home goes from bad to worse. And after that it's not just normal trouble anymore.

And it's not just Danny who's in Danger.

SAFE - The Book For Teenagers Who Don't Read - A unique, contemporary and hard-hitting story that is written in accessible language. This novel deals with issues that are relevant to the young people of today, like teenage pregnancy, drug culture, education and parents. It really will capture the interest of any teenager - some, apparently, have even chosen to read the book rather than go on their xbox!

Schools and colleges internationally are now buying class sets of SAFE and incorporating it into their curriculum. The novel is proving to be extremely effective in engaging reluctant readers.

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