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And Actually … by Denise Deegan

The Butterfly Novels form a series of contemporary YA books set in an elite school in South Dublin. Called the Irish OC, they follow the stories of three sixteen-year-old friends, Sarah, Alex and Rachel.
Each book is told from a different girl’s point of view.  All of them tackle big issues affecting teenagers today.  Whether laughing or crying, they are books that make you feel.
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“When I first met Alex and Sarah – in detention – they treated me like I was normal. A human being.  They actually liked me – thought it took a while to trust that. I’ve never told them about my life before I met them. I wanted a new one.
A fresh start.  Now, they think I’m the strong one, the one with all the answers, the guru. No clue why.  When I get a part in a TV drama it’s all my dreams come true.  It’ll also bring me face-to-face with someone from my past.  But I’m a different person now.  And I’m sure Rebecca is too.  No matter what, there’s no way I’m going to let my past destroy my future.”
Available at Amazon
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Reviews
‘Expect more of the same sharp dialogue, realistic romance and characters so believable that they stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.’
Kiss Magazine
‘Deegan has done it again. Not only is AND ACTUALLY… as addictive a read as the previous two books in the series, but it also has the same level of powerful drama and emotion, with some breath-taking scenes. There’s also the wonderful Dublin setting, and sparkling, fast-paced dialogue, complete with humor. (When Rachel introduces us to her agent, she says: “think Edna Mode from The Incredibles but tone it down a bit; she’s Irish”.)’
Chicklish
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About the author:
When Denise was young she wanted to be adopted, have buck teeth and a broken leg. She has achieved none of these things.  She has, however, been a nurse, a china restorer, a pharmaceutical sales representative, a public relations consultant, an entrepreneur and a college lecturer.
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twitter: @denisedeegan
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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in e-Books, New Books

 

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Denise Deegan: And By The Way

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Denise Deegan is the bestselling author of seven contemporary novels, four for adults and three for young adults.

Her first butterfly novel, And By The Way, was published as an e-book in the USA just last weekend.
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Six months ago, I lost my mum to cancer and my dad, ‘The Rockstar’, to work.  Now, I don’t do close. That way I won’t get hurt.  My friend Rachel won’t let give up on me. And that’s a problem.
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So is David McFadden, a guy in my class who says he wants to help. Six months ago, he could have, but didn’t.  Now, it’s too late.
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The last person I’m going to listen to is David McFadden.  When he calls me Ice Queen, I’ll show him just how right he is.
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REVIEWS
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‘Deegan nails Alex’s caustic teen voice, and leaves the reader rooting for her heroine throughout…’ Irish Independent.
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‘This is a gem of a book; intriguing, deep and thoughtful. Alex is a feisty heroine, and her voice rings strong and true. It’s fun entering the world of the privileged teen, with their credit cards, fake tans and less-affluent friends. Teenagers – and adults – will adore this book. It kept me up half the night.’ Irish Examiner.
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‘An engaging and emotional read that leaves you wanting more – bring on the second instalment.’ RTE Guide.
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‘It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could.  I just can’t wait to read more by Deegan – it was just so freaking amazing!’ The Book Addicted Girl, blog.
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‘We can’t explain our fascination with the spawn of the rich and famous but it won’t go away. AND BY THE WAY… is our latest addiction and it’s the first title in the new BUTTERFLY NOVELS series….super compelling.’
Kiss Magazine.
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‘AND BY THE WAY… is a journey through grief, love and self-discovery. It’ll break your heart and make you laugh – both at the same time. And by the way…you’re going to love it.’ Dubray Books, Staff Recommended Reads.
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‘I absolutely loved it. I was so engrossed in it that my family started pulling it out of my hands.’ Author Keris Stainton.
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‘This is an absolute gem of a series.’ I Want To Read That (blog).
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‘The coolest thing about the setting, besides it being Dublin (these books capped off a 4 or 5-book Dublin binge that started with Tana French’s murder squad and ended with Skippy Dies) is it’s, like, real Dublin? You know, written by someone who lives there for people who live there and not translated for American audiences, or featuring an American girl who goes to study abroad in Ireland to find her (so insignificant they might be non-existent) Irish roots.’ Forever Young Adult.
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‘It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could.  I just can’t wait to read more by Deegan – it was just so freaking amazing!’
Book Addicted Girl
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More info:
twitter: @denisedeegan
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AUTHOR BIO
Denise Deegan is the bestselling author of seven contemporary novels, four for adults and three for young adults. She began her writing career with a book of non-fiction. Her books have been published in Ireland, the UK and Commonwealth, Germany, Holland and Korea. She has been a nurse, a china restorer, a pharmaceutical sales rep, a public relations consultant, an entrepreneur and a college lecturer. Her short story, Checkout Girl, was inspired by her days carrying out the toughest of all these positions. Denise lives in Dublin with her husband, two teenage kids and their dog, Homer.
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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Bestsellers, New Books

 

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