Wattpad Creates New Adult Imprint, “W by Wattpad Books”

Wattpad has been the starting place of some of my favorite young adult and new adult books. I know of books that started out as new adult that were aged down to be young adult when published, so this news is extra exciting! (Although I will say, at first I thought it mean “new adult” as in college-aged and characters in their twenties, so when I figured out “new” and “adult” were likely separate, I got a little sad. But from the sounds of it, that’s going to be the types of books they release, so yay!)

“W” is the new imprint of Wattpad books, and will be publishing adult books beginning in 2022. The first book will be by Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth, with her new book Lockdown on London Lane. You can read Wattpad’s press release here, and check out the rest of the adult lineup below!

I hope that Wattpad publishes more “new adult” books, like college-aged and characters in their twenties, so I’m so excited to read the new books!

Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles (@Reekles) – February 1, 2022

Follow five stories of twenty-somethings through their week of quarantine, where romances will blossom, friendships fracture, and relationships are forged that could last a lifetime.

Drive by Tamara Lush (@TamaraLush) – March 1, 2022

He’s an arrogant race car driver with an attitude. She’s a stubborn tire mechanic out to prove herself in a man’s world. When sparks fly, will their passion make it to the finish line? …

Lead Me Astray by Sondi Warner (@lesserknown1) – March 15, 2022

When Aurie dies, only two people can save her soul: a seductive Empath who sees her ghost, and a hot werewolf investigating her death. But will she accept the desire swirling between the three of them? An LGBTQIA+ paranormal romance. 

Out of His League by Caroline A. Richardson (@MustangSabby) – April 5, 2022

After a spontaneous fling in Vegas with her favourite baseball player, Gretchen Harper starts to wonder if one night can possibly turn into forever.

Stiletto Sisterhood by Fallon DeMornay (@FallonDeMornay) – April 12, 2022

Priyanka, Isobel, Caitriona, Eshe & Shayne are five diverse twenty-something best friends out to conquer their dreams. Follow their trials and triumphs as they face relationship dramas, job issues, and adjust to life in the adult world.

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