Category Archives: Young Adult

The Price of Creation

The Historian chances upon Surac, a land where people’s destinies are defined by powerful pendants they have from birth, called Stones. Those whose Stones give them useful skills call themselves Creators, and isolate themselves from all others with a wall that splits the entire continent. When Aric, a Creator blacksmith, has a son born with a Stone that marks him for violence and destruction, they find themselves in danger from those they called their friends.

When the boy, Sadavir, is ultimately banished, he discovers secrets far darker than the villagers’ petty prejudices. On the far side of the wall, he learns the origin of the Stones’ magic and a war that dates back centuries. As he uncovers the true power locked in the Stones, he must find a way to unite ancient enemies in order to save his family. To stop a genocide, Sadavir must face his own destiny of violence.

This book is family-friendly and appropriate for all readers.

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Endurance (Afterlife Book 3)

Paranormal Romance from International Bestselling Author Willow Rose.

Meghan’s training at the Academy is coming to an end. Everything is going great as she comes closer to graduation. She is engaged to be married and the wedding is near when she hears some disturbing news that makes her rethink her future.

In class the students are learning to catch dreams and fly with the speed of light. Meghan soon discovers her special talents and that she is much stronger than she thought. But unfortunately that doesn’t help her as she faces the truth about her own death, which will be revealed to her at the end of the year.

Endurance is the third book in Willow Rose’s Afterlife series about a young girl’s life after death. Courageous is the fourth and final book in this series.

FREE eBook from February 23 – 27, 2017

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First Year (The Black Mage Book One)

Magic. Romance. Rivals. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and Tamora Pierce.

Before the age of seventeen, the young men and women of Jerar are given a choice –pursue a trade or enroll in a trial year in one of the realm’s three war schools to study as a soldier, knight, or mage…

For fifteen-year-old Ryiah, the choice has always been easy. Become a mage and train in Combat, the most prestigious faction of magic.

Yet when she arrives, Ry finds herself competing against friend and foe for one of the exalted apprenticeships. Everyone is rooting for her to fail–first and foremost among them is Prince Darren, the school prodigy who has done nothing but make life miserable since she arrived.

Will she survive, or will her dream go down in flames?

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Shadow Fall

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.

The question is who?

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The Novel World of Angela Crown

In the aftermath of her father and fiance’s tragic deaths, Angela Crown withdraws into the fictional world of novels.
Isolated and traumatized, she declares herself a “professional reader,” championing the rights of the fictional.

Entering the world of her current reading material, Angela leads a rebellion among the book’s characters, a decision which brings her into direct conflict with the author, who fights back with his most potent weapon-his own writing. His revisions pit Angela and her fictional followers against a vicious, author-worshipping gang of thugs, double agents, and devastating rewrites.

Fictional freedom clashes with authorial intent, while Angela struggles to differentiate between reality and insanity. Is her battle an illusion, prompted by emotional trauma, or is she, in fact, fighting a real war against an implacable foe?

The Novel World of Angela Crown explores the extremes to which violent crime drives its victims. Whether Angela is fighting for fictional victims or her own sanity, her passion and dedication will long be remembered.

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Up, Back, and Away

“I’ve always been interested in the past,” Miles said, “I just never thought it was a place I would visit.”

Miles McTavish, normally resident in present-day Dallas, has been singled out for a terrifying task. He must travel back in time to 1928, and across the sea to England. There he must find, “a girl with a gift, a girl born out of her time” and a “secret that was not meant to be” and then return home with them both. Miles must first find the courage to pass through the strange portal in the Vermont woods that will launch him on his strange mission, and then to face down a series of do-or-die crises (including a crisis of confidence). Miles’ quest for the girl and the secret carries him from a great estate in England’s beautiful countryside to London’s jazz-age cabarets, and from terrified boy to heroic young man.

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Elle and the Escape: The Hero Chronicles

elleElle and the Escape follows Elle Canon’s narrow escape from Valcary Hill during the Thusian Trials. Will she be able to survive the darkness that awaits her on the outside, without Nicholas and The 4 nearby? While she is forced to face her fears, including Xavier and the Seekers, a brutal battle unfolds all around her. Elle has no choice but to stand up and fight for her life-and not just her own.

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The Secret Billionaire

secret-billionaire1960s – March 24. Billionaire Lyndon Surway takes off in his private plane and never returns.

His will leaves the entirety of his wealth-one of the largest fortunes in history-to his “dear friend Lucian Baker.” Only there is no trace of anyone by that name. And the fortune itself is nowhere to be found.

Andrew Day knows nothing of wealth and privilege, but he won a scholarship to study at the most exclusive school in the country, in the town where the mystery, decades later, remains unsolved. There he discovers friendship and danger with the aristocratic Cameron and the beautiful Olivia. But watchful eyes follow him everywhere… Until, one night, he comes across a secret that will change his life. As he begins to unravel what really happened to the Surway fortune, the question remains: who is Lucian Baker?

Winner: Northern California Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016
Winner: Great Midwest Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016

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The Secret Billionaire

secret-billionaire21960s – March 24. Billionaire Lyndon Surway takes off in his private plane and never returns.

His will leaves the entirety of his wealth-one of the largest fortunes in history-to his “dear friend Lucian Baker.” Only there is no trace of anyone by that name. And the fortune itself is nowhere to be found.

Andrew Day knows nothing of wealth and privilege, but he won a scholarship to study at the most exclusive school in the country, in the town where the mystery, decades later, remains unsolved. There he discovers friendship and danger with the aristocratic Cameron and the beautiful Olivia. But watchful eyes follow him everywhere… Until, one night, he comes across a secret that will change his life. As he begins to unravel what really happened to the Surway fortune, the question remains: who is Lucian Baker?

Winner: Northern California Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016
Winner: Great Midwest Book Festival, Best Young Adult Book, 2016

FREE eBook from December 8 – 10, 2016

Escape from the Past: The Duke’s Wrath

escape-pastTrying out an experimental computer game, nerdy gamer, Max, time-travels to medieval Germany. What he doesn’t he realize is that

1) He’s been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player.

2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime.

And 3) Survival is optional: to return home he must decipher the game’s rules and complete its missions–if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past–forever.

It is the year 1471 and Max quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight he is dragged into a hornets’ nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

Kids who graduate from the Magic Tree House series will love this trilogy based on actual historical events, locations and people. Adults who love historical fiction will enjoy the actual medieval history of Thuringian castle Hanstein and its most famous knight, this novel is based on.

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Phantom Touch

phantom-touchHigh school’s hard enough for most kids, but it’s a real nightmare when you throw unhappy ghosts, unfinished business, and an unsolved murder into the mix.

Well, welcome to my life.

Bridget Young would be perfectly happy with an average, boring existence, but the car accident that killed her sister took away everything normal in her life. As if high school wasn’t hard enough on its own, now she spends her days helping unhappy ghosts move on to the afterlife. Dealing with death on a daily basis is too much for one girl to handle, so when she finds a way to get rid of her supernatural sight, she jumps at the chance. But when a missing student turns up as a freshly murdered ghost with a taste for vengeance, Bridget realizes she’s the only one who can find the killer. With innocent lives hanging in the balance, Bridget must decide if she’s willing to sacrifice her one chance at a normal life.

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Secrets: The Hero Chronicles

secrets3Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay.

They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

FREE eBook from November 24 – December 31, 2016

Secrets: The Hero Chronicles

secrets2Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay.

They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

FREE eBook from November 24 – December 31, 2016

Luke’s Wipeout

lukes-wiipeoutHaving led a sheltered life and now turning sixteen, home-schooled twin Luke Addison finds himself engaged in heated sibling battles as his parents leave the twins home alone for the final week of summer vacation.

Their sharp differences intensify when a city-wide disaster lands orphaned brothers, Pedro and Jose on their doorstep, in need of shelter, medical care and a place to hide.

The wonder years come to a screeching halt as they battle and pray their way through a confusing maze of fresh responsibility, romance, temptation, bodily harm, a house fire, a night in jail and more!

FREE eBook from November 2 – 7, 2016

Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress (The Redvale Zombie Prom Series Book 1)

vegan-teenClarissa Hargrove thinks prom is bad for girls. She’s been protesting it for weeks, but the conformist sheep that go to Redvale High could care less. Not one single girl has ditched her prom gown in the name of feminism, except for Clarissa’s loyal, underappreciated BFF Cokie. But Clarissa is still on a mission to save more souls-she’ll be at prom, with her bullhorn and picket signs, telling girls they have one last chance to ditch their hooker heels and claim their independence before high school is over.

That night, Clarissa drags Cokie to school to protest, but almost everyone at prom has turned into flesh-eating monsters. Trapped in a high-school zombie hellhole, the girls realize they’ve never taken a chance on love, and set out on dangerous quest to save their crushes.

But there’s one teensy little problem.
Clarissa is vegan and hates violence of any kind. Will Cokie and Clarissa survive?

A mashup of hilarious pop culture hits like Daria, Mean Girls, and Shaun of the Dead, VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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Brenna’s Wing

brennas-wing“This is probably the best and most original thing I’ve read in ages.” -Cherri Randall, editor.

Over 400 copies sold in the first week.

Brenna Brooks is a veterinary technician with a stable job and a small savings, though she is not satisfied with her role in society. She often spends her free time with her mother, volunteering at a big cat rescue, and reading of other’s adventures. Shortly following her 22nd birthday, she begins experiencing a fantastical recurring dream which is more rooted in her real life than she realizes.

After tragedy shakes the foundation of Brenna’s world, she visits the land she one day planned to purchase for her future animal rescue. There being met with the biggest surprise of her life yet, Brenna learns what it means to be truly free.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 14 – 31, 2016

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Brotherhood of the Snake

brotherhood-snakeWhat if humans were more powerful than they thought? What if an alien race had a reason to keep humanity entrenched in fear? And what if ancient beings that we’ve met before were still trying to protect us? And just what if the fate of Earth depended upon an average 17-year-old girl with a few secrets of her own?

Would she discover that the power of love was truly the strongest of all?

FREE eBook from October 13 – 16, 2016

The Student Council

student-councilWhy would a student want to burn down her high school? For young Amy Westin, the answer was simple: Because of all the good that could come from it. Guided by boundless imagination and empowered by a unique student council, she viewed the future as hers to design. With a clear vision for uplifting those around her, the only transformation she didn’t foresee was her own. Is she a budding Godfather, Gone Girl, or Good Samaritan? Or is she just the most intriguing character you’ve ever met?

Author Lee Stone invites you to board the Amy Westin Express for a surprising and shocking ride with an extraordinary teenage conductor. First stop: Oil City, Pennsylvania, home of the Oil City Area High School Samaritans.

FREE eBook from October 7 – 9, 2016

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Shearwater

shearwaterSomeone is trying to kill me.

When my parents died in an accident, they left me like a piece of furniture to a grandfather I never knew existed. In Ireland. As if moving halfway around the world wasn’t bad enough, I soon learned my mother had left behind some unresolved drama – dark secrets that were screaming to be uncovered. Strange things keep happening around me. Happening to me. Is it because of Sebastian, the golden-haired stranger who showed up in town at the same time as I did? Or Ethan, the kid locals whisper plays with dark magic? Maybe both. Maybe neither. But someone is definitely out to get me, and I need to figure out why, and fast… because I’m discovering powers of my own. Powers that I can’t contain. And no matter what I do or who is to blame, if I don’t discover the real reason my mother fled Ireland, more people are going to die.

MERMAIDS ARE REAL. And they’re going to kill us all.

FREE eBook from September 25 – 30, 2016

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The Ascension

the-ascension“The Ascension” – A Suspenseful Tale of Dark Secrets and World Domination

On their 15th birthday, a brother and two sisters-Felix, Jinx and Desdemona-have out of body experiences. A nurse hands over a newborn baby to a mysterious woman, as the child’s frantic mother is injected with a sedative. A boy stumbles along a pathway, trapped beneath a giant dome, as ghostly relatives light candles on a floating birthday cake. A bizarre triangular object binds the triplets to each other in a thunderstorm.

Headline Books announces “The Ascension,” an action-filled coming-of-age new release about gifted siblings, separated at birth, who discover higher purposes for their lives. But after learning the shocking truth about their hidden heritage, can they survive long enough to save the world from evil forces that plague them?

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