Home Health Parents News Now 'New Adult' Genre Features Sexy Novels for Older Teens 'New Adult' Genre Features Sexy Novels for Older Teens By Holly Lebowitz Rossi January 06, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_80836174 30111 The book industry is in a post-"Fifty Shades of Grey" state of mind, and some publishers and authors say they won't be shy about including steamier bits for older teens in a budding genre labeled "new adult" fiction. The category contains stories for the reader who might be too old for "Twilight" but not quite ready for "Fifty Shades." A typical "new adult" heroine is an 18 to 24-year-old coming to terms with the trials and tribulations of young adult life away from the security of home. Several of these stories have already found success as e-books or on sites like GoodReads.com, which has over 20,000 titles on its new adult "shelf." "It's about that time in your life when you're trying to assert your maturity and forcing yourself to grow up against the odds," Cora Carmack, author of the new adult novel "Losing It," told TODAY.com. And then there's the sex. "Young adult has a certain perspective to it. If there is sex, it's behind closed doors," Pamela Spengler-Jaffee, a spokesperson for HarperCollins, told TODAY.com. "New adult is going to help teachers classify books that have that same heightened level of emotion, but with an open door policy." Image: Teenager reading, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment 'New Adult' Genre Features Sexy Novels for Older Teens Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.