Imagine being born the daughter of a mega-star. Inexhaustibly rich, unbelievably famous, and by a chance of fate trapped in an ultra-luxurious prison - the Royal Trocadero Hotel. Holly Bliss Winterman's mother is a mega-star. Literally. She has trouble finding time to squeeze Holly in between facials and press interviews - without the help of her trusty PA. But when someone threatens to kidnap Holly, her mother decides the safest place for Holly is by her side - then they can also spend more 'quality time' together. Oh no. What does a girl do when there's a kidnap threat hanging over you and you're not allowed to venture outside? When your Mum wants to turn you into a mini-version of herself, but you'd rather be a vet? Holly must struggle to assert her personality against all the odds.
These days falling in love can happen at the touch of a button and when it happens to Justine, it happens in a BIG WAY! A few e-mails and she's head over Gucci heels in love with Los, but there's just one snag: He's from the year 3001. Justine is going to have to time travel to be with the one she loves but will she adjust to the technically advance society Los lives in? And will Los be able to adjust to Justine's way of seeing things? All's fair in love and cyberspace. A fun and stimulating look at life in the future. Will future scientists really prove that love is just a hormone imbalance curable with medication? What will be the role of men as cloning and genetics advance? And as technology and medicine improve - where will we put all our great-great-great-great-great grandparents?
There's only one thing that could induce techno-phobe Justine to dabble on the Information Super-Highway - and it's male. Yes the chance to share love-bytes with a cool boy-babe is all it takes to get Justine surfing in Cyberspace. But when the black-clad lad, Los reveals his website wanderlust for time-travel, Justine finds herself in a datspace dilemma... Just how far should she go?
Justine only goes to the Virtual Reality Exhibition in the hope she might get lucky with fit hunk Alex. Instead she gets unlucky with an Alternative Reality machine and leaves the exhibition as Jake!Once she's got over the shock, Justine starts to see the potential of her new situation. As Jake she has the opportunity to hang out with the lads and find out what really makes them tick. But when her real self develops a major crush on her virtual self, things start to get just a bit too complicated . . .
When Jessica's parents split up she is confused. Jessica can't understand how people can fall out of love any more than she can understand how her best friend can fall in love with a boy called Cedric who wears a luminous anorak, when Jessica herself will settle for nothing less than complete perfection. And what about her art teacher, Mrs Mills? How can she be single when she's so pretty without her glasses? Jessica can see that her help is needed and just like a modern day Emma, sets about interfering with the love lives of those closest to her (when she really should have known better). This is a very funny, very touching exploration of a teenager getting to grips with the complicated rules of attraction, and quietly deals with much bigger themes of family, friendship and responsibility.
Having fought attempts to turn her into a mini-me pop starlett in book one, Holly finds herself subjected to her mother's egomaniac schemes once again. Plucked from life and friends in London, Holly is transplanted to a 'designer' but far-from-homely penthouse in New York (the convenient epicentre for her mother's music tour). Holly is not impressed.
But then when she starts to take stock of her situation, Holly realises it may not be as entirely awful as she first thought: she'll be able to see more of her dad who also lives in Manhattan, it should (officially) be the start of the summer holidays, and there's always a chance that teenage boys in New York will be more enlightened to her charms than boys in England . . . If she can find a way to get rid of her personal tutor, give her bodyguard the slip, and keep her mother from coming up with any new crazy schemes in the immediate future (no easy job), then maybe things could even start to be fun . . .
Shipped off to France for Easter for some continental 'culture', Hannah finds herself staying with her mother's best friend. And her mother's best friend's daughter. Who happens to be tall, horribly stylish and has that irritating way of turning a scarf into the latest fashion accessory. To make matters worse (if possible) the daughter's friend is coming to stay with them. Doubly bad for the ego, twice the competition for the bathroom. But then 'Michel' turns out to be a boy . . . Cue rivalry with a continental flavour in a fantastically scandal-rich and brilliantly compelling teen coming-of-age drama.
Tim is mad about Tigers, he's crazy about them, he's wild about them. And what's more he wants to be one! So when his teeth get pointier, his toenails get longer and stripy fur starts growing out of his pyjamas, it looks as though his dream's come true.
There are two sides to every story and this new series, BACK-2-BACK, is designed to attract both boys and girls. Teenagers will love to read what she really thinks about him and what he really thinks about her!
Natasha's story - she's 15 and still at school and lives across the street from super cool Matt who's just moved in. He's into blading and he's going out with a stylish girl from his college and plays loud music the whole time. And does he even notice she exists?
Matt's story - he's 17 and is not as cool as he'd like to be, and college is pretty rough. Music is his real passion and getting some DJ work at the club is great. He really likes the look of the cute babe in the house opposite, but he always seems to be in trouble with her parents, and she turns away whenever they meet...