Every New Adult plot EVER, according to Devon Hartford

Every New Adult Plot EVER by Devon Hartford

Every New Adult Plot EVER by Devon Hartford

I was out for a jog the other day, and I found myself thinking about the  themes and tropes and plot mechanics common to many New Adult novels. I wanted to see if I could boil everything down to the essentials, and this is the recipe I came up with. Sure, there’s plenty of books that diverge from this recipe, and few hit this exact formula, but I’ll bet you can think of one or ten books you’ve read that match up pretty darn close. Even a few Devon Hartford novels! Gasp! Guilty as charged.

The good news is, the reason formulas happen is because PEOPLE LIKE THEM!! Imagine that. :-D

What do you peeps think about my formula? Have I hit the nail on the head, or have I missed the mark by a country mile? Share you thoughts in the comments below, and I promise I’ll respond with a non-formulaic reply. ;-)

Or you can just rush out and read a Devon Hartford novel and see how it measures up to my recipe. ;-)

Stepbrother Obsessed hits #1 on Amazon UK Coming of Age fiction!!

Stepbrother Obsessed by Devon Hartford on Amazon UK

Stepbrother Obsessed by Devon Hartford on Amazon UK

I’m gobsmacked! My latest New Adult novel, Stepbrother Obsessed by yours truly, Devon Hartford, just hit #1 on Amazon UK for Coming of Age fiction! A big shout out to my UK peeps for supporting my books! You gals are the dog’s bollock’s…in a good way! ;-) Thank you all again for all the support! Without you, I couldn’t do what I do! :-D

Get Stepbrother Obsessed now:

Amazon UK

And for the yanks, get it on:

Amazon US

Stepbrother Obsessed is on Kindle Unlimited, so if you have KU, you can read it free!!

Stepbrother Obsessed – SNEAK PEAK – Chapter 1

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Stepbrother Obsessed by Devon Hartford

The Stepbrother Obsessed SNEAK PEAK of Chapter 1 will only be available via my mailing list. If you’re already signed up, you’ll receive an email today, March 4th, at 12pm PST.

If you are not signed up for my mailing list and want to receive the SNEAK PEAK you can click the blue and white SIGN UP button at the top of the right side column of this page, or follow this link:


Stepbrother Obsessed will release on March 15th (or sooner)!!


StepBrother Obsessed – COVER REVEAL

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Stepbrother Obsessed by Devon Hartford

The book will release sometime between now and March 15th



Skye Albright is starting her senior year. Her biggest focus in life is doing well on the SAT so she can get into a good college.

Her sexy stepbrother Dante Lord is a high school dropout turned world traveler. He hasn’t been on U.S. soil since he was 14.

Skye and Dante have never met face to face. That all changes when Dante finally comes home for a surprise visit.

From the moment Skye and Dante meet, the sparks fly. Their mutual attraction is a scorching hot bomb ready to go off. The last thing on their minds is the trouble their attraction will cause for their family.

It doesn’t help matters that Skye and Dante are sleeping under the same roof.

When word of Skye and Dante’s illicit affair gets out, everything blows up. Skye’s life spins out of control. Their parents freak out. But Skye and Dante can’t stop themselves. Their mutual desire is too strong.

Friendships will be shattered.

Lives will be ruined.

A family will be broken.

Hearts will be torn apart.



WARNING: Due to strong language and sexual situations, this book is intended for mature readers ages 18+

#TheDress and #TheDevon are both white gold and blue black

TheDevon-01Is this Devon white gold or blue black?

I’ll tell you.

Devon is white gold because he just finished his latest manuscript today! Mission accomplished! :-D

Devon is also black and blue because he busted his a$$ finishing his latest manuscript today. Time for a day off! :-O

Yes, the manuscript is done! I still need to do a final read through next week, but I’ll be sending out beta reader copies after I put the icing on top! Whoop! But this weekend, I’ll be posting the book blurb, teasers, and I might even have a cover reveal before Monday! Awesome sauce!

And, I will also be posting Chapter 1 for all you peeps to read & enjoy!

The teaser will go out on my mailing list first, so if you aren’t signed up, you can join my mailing list here:


Or click the blue and white SIGN UP button on the right! If you prefer, you can click the white and blue SIGN UP button. Secret: it’s the same one. ;-)  El Oh El

#TheDress #TheDevon