Free is good. Here is where you find FREE eBooks for (and about) (or by) Young Adults.

Monday, April 14, 2014

George Goes to Mars

When George Hughes discovers he has inherited the planet Mars, he goes from poverty to becoming the richest boy on Earth overnight.

Accompanied by his new guardian, a mysterious secret agent, and a crew of astronauts, George makes the voyage to Mars to sell land to celebrities wanting to build interplanetary holiday homes. But sabotage, assassination attempts and the possibility of an alien threat plunge him into a deadly adventure...

The second book in the series, George Goes to Titan, is available.

Monday, April 7, 2014


In this contemporary urban fantasy, connections are made and lives become interlocked in the strangest of circumstances. Seren Ymor's life is already tainted by death and abuse, and complicated by a supernatural ability she has always kept secret. Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, she makes a discovery on a beach near her North Yorkshire home which makes things even more tangled. Through it, she becomes linked to a mysterious people on the brink of war, both amongst themselves and with us. She also finds herself the target of unwanted attention from a covert organisation who say they want to help and protect her, but who she can’t bring herself to trust. And at the same time, she manages to find herself at the centre of a bizarre love triangle. 

As Seren begins to change in ways that shouldn’t be possible, she begins to question everything she thought she knew and who she really wants to be. The choices and discoveries she makes will affect not just her and those she loves, but the rest of us too in the dark times ahead.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tales of the Antares Rangers series, book1, The First Human War

Fourteen year-old Peter Campbell and his four classmates are stuck on a sentient starship during a class trip when the base is attacked. The quirky ship has yet to develop his full personality, yet must escape the battle - until he is knocked off-line.

The kids send the ship into hyperspace, coming out lost and with no adults left alive. Thus begins the 1,000-year Tales of the Antares Rangers.

Further currently available books in the Tales of the Antares Ranger series are:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Into The Shadows

Fans of the TV series ‘Heroes’, the film ‘Push’, and the book ‘The Hunger Games’ will enjoy Into the Shadows, a modern and paranormal thriller. 

Paivi Anderson has it all—friends, a spot on the varsity basketball team, wonderful parents, and quite possibly, her first boyfriend. It was everything a freshman in high school could ask for. Her perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers her name on a list distributed by a power-hungry presidential candidate. How could anyone think of Paivi as an Enemy of the State? Could it be because of her special powers? No one was supposed to know about them, but the mysterious messages in her tater tots say otherwise. In INTO THE SHADOWS, Paivi quickly learns who her friends are and is forced into a reality she didn’t see coming.

The second and final books of the Shadows Trilogy, DARKNESS RISING, and AFTER DAWN, are now available.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Roses Garden and the Sea

Everyone in Illiamna knows the Tale of Benson Rose, a bedtime story beloved by adults and children alike, but few know the story behind their national hero. Would they be surprised to learn that Benson Rose did, in fact, live? Would they be surprised to know he was actually a woman? 

Raised as a fisherman's daughter in the crumbling Kingdom of Illiamna, Rose knows nothing of magic, secrets, spies, or sailing ships—she is content playing pranks on her neighbors with twin brother Benson at her side. Her idyllic lifestyle is not to last, however, and her tiny village is destroyed, thrusting upon her young shoulders responsibility for her helpless family. In order to protect her mother and sisters in unfriendly lands (fending off thieves, thugs, and an uncle who intends to sell them for gold), Rose must dress as her missing brother. In this disguise, she receives the help of Fenric, a mysterious scribe from the merchant ship Turnagain, and the charismatic Captain Kaille, a man to whom she feels drawn by fate. Little does she know that, with these interactions, she begins the journey that will sweep her into Illiamna's most clandestine intrigues and endear her to time as Benson Rose, the man who saved the kingdom in its darkest days.

This is the first in the Rose's Garden and the Sea series.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Free eBooks for Young Adults

This site lists FREE eBooks for Young Adults, featuring Smashwords books, and is hosted by Smashwords authors, but all books for (and about)(and by) Young Adults are welcome. The listings are updated weekly, (usually) on Mondays. Listings include genre and length.

Sacred Water, an Epic trilogy

Sacred Water, book 1 of a trilogy, is an adventure saga set in a pre-industrial world where the people face extinction because their only source of iodine, the Sacred Water, is being withheld. The story opens with Daniel, the young Healer from the Forest, knocking timidly on a door in the northern palace. He had been summoned to evaluate the king’s daughter who was near death from appendicitis and blood letting.

This is a well-presented trilogy, and qualifies as an Epic. The second book is Sacred Water, book 2 (The Time Before), and the final book is Sacred Water, book 3 (The Scarlet King). All of the books are epic-length and are priced Free.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Free eBooks for Young Adults celebrates "Read an eBook Week"


It's about time for one of my favorite weeks of the year. Read an eBook Week is the one of two times each year when I have a look at a huge number of Free eBooks, and discover new authors, or new books by some authors I may have already found.
You see, in addition to being an author, I'm also a reader, and an opportunity like this week to build up my library of eBooks is too good a chance to miss. I invite all of you to join with me, and find some Free eBooks for Young Adults this week. The sale starts Sunday morning and ends Saturday night, US Pacific time (Start is Sunday, March 2, at 08:00 GMT and Finish is Sunday, March 9, at 08:00 GMT). 

And one more thing... on Smashwords, there's no worry about region, or country, or location when you get these books for free.  Unlike Amazon, or Apple, or most of the others, you 'purchase' these free Smashwords books anywhere. 
Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

good location to find Free eBooks for Young Adults

With almost ten trillion words published, Smashwords is a really good place to find books to read, and they have a great selection of Free eBooks for Young Adults. Sort by size of book, or date published, or by rating. Looking at the new ones is a good place to start, with a suggestion to look at books of over 20,000 words or 50,000 words. There are some real gems, just waiting to be discovered

Monday, July 1, 2013

July sale of free eBooks at Smashwords


The month of July is pretty much the best month of 2012 to find Free eBooks for Young Adults (and any other eBooks, including books under the Coming of Age genre). That's because Smashwords is holding their annual Summer / Winter sale (the winter part is for our friends 'down under').  

Many authors have joined this sale, so there is a great selection and it's a great opportunity to fill up your reading device.  Smashwords' eBooks are available in all formats, for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Android app for Tab or smartphone; it's all available for almost every book on Smashwords.  But, this is a limited time offer, and it ends on July 31st, so don't delay.


And one more thing... on Smashwords, there's no worry about region, or country, or location when you get these books for free.  Unlike Amazon, or Apple, or most of the others, you 'purchase' these free Smashwords books anywhere. 

On this site, regular weekly listings of free eBooks for Young Adults will resume in August, after this sale.  For now, enjoy your summer (or winter), and happy reading!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Quickened, by Robert Flugel, free

Tommy Travers is a 15 year old sheltered bookworm who has the power to end the world. Ever since the day his father disappeared Tommy Travers has buried himself in books. School? Friends? Girls? No time for any of them. 
At 15 Tommy is pulled inside the World of Books and has become the lead character. When Tommy returns with a curse he must fix the mess he caused or watch his world crumble. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sugar Town

Sugar Town is a place that conceals a shameful deed. More than a decade ago, a series of terrible crimes was committed against a single family and, through resolute inaction, all were left unresolved. Among the very few people in town who know nothing of the crimes are, ironically, the victims. The story's thirteen year old narrator, Ruth, knows only that, once upon a time, her grandmother suffered a violent and fatal attack in her home, her mother suicided and her father, a minister, abandoned his Australian home and family to start a mission in New Guinea.
What remains of her family is herself, her piously intense 24 year old sister who suffers from repressed memory syndrome and her eleven year old brother who, with recently diagnosed late-onset occipital epilepsy, has become prone to periodic hallucinations. 
When Ruth discovers letters that hint at a community-wide deception, she begins to ask questions, in the process drawing strange allies to her. One is an old man who, though a peripheral witness to the original crimes, now sees the world through an alcoholic fug. Another is an eccentric young woman, an 'outsider', whose presence in the rural town is in itself a mystery. 
As their questions begin to bite, new crimes are committed, apparently in defence of past decisions; but consciences are prodded as well, and the townsfolk begin a painful process of self-disclosure. Only then is it found that some truths really are too painful or too extraordinary to be spoken.

Molly and Monet

Molly and Monet, by Diane R. Isaacs, Ph.D., free for a limited time only (June 19 - 23)

Molly and Monet is a unique way to reach individuals who have suffered a loss, told through the eyes of two dogs. Molly and Monet listen, provide compassionate, unconditional love, comfort, and soothing behavior as well as someone to talk to, who just listened, and didn't give unwanted advice. They also provide the hugs and warmth that all people need when they are hurting.

It is proven fact that couples in marital disagreement have less problems when they have a pet. Statistics indicate a lowering of blood pressure, when an animal is present. There may be arguments and disagreements that take place, but the animals can act as a buffer to make happier relationships. People living alone have less health problems when they have a dog or cat to live with.

Molly and Monet has been useful in other areas to talk about other loss such as divorce, loss of a parent, change in financial situation, change of job, hurricanes, acts of God, moving, modifications in lifestyle, as well as the Columbine tragedy, and the war in Kosovo.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Young Lord of Khadora (Forgotten Legacy #1)

A skilled warrior gets entangled in a corrupt political world, his cunning strategies pitted against thousands who seek his death. Marak challenges the clans of Khadora and the Chula, the dreaded cat people of ancient times, in a struggle that will change the fate of the world. Young Lord of Khadora is a tale of magic, military cunning, and political intrigue set in a land where honor is everything yet deceit is everywhere. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, Book 1)

Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, Book 1), by Samantha Durante, free for a limited time (June 7-11 only)

Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.
Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.
Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is that she’s not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university’s idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface…
The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Offer Him Roses

Annalee Rutledge, fourteen, doesn't know why there's a boy soldier from the Civil War hiding in her family's barn, especially since the conflict in which he fought ended almost one hundred and fifty years ago. What Annalee does know is that she loves him, and she's going to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. 

Monday, May 20, 2013


Eight, by SD Neeve, free

A freak power surge alters fourteen-year-old Jordan Scarlen’s life forever, forcing him to search for answers to his parents’ death and missing brother. Where a journey of discover soon reveals finding the truth isn’t his only problem.

Are you waiting for a bolt of light, the next great thing to make your life better?

Well. Jordan Scarlen isn't. In fact. He likes his life.
Captain of the football team...
high-ranker in the gaming world...
and friends he can rely on.
Only...  a freak power surge was about to change his life forever.

Follow Jordan and a small group of friends as they undertake a journey in search of their missing families. A journey where old friendships are tested and new ones are formed. A journey fraught with grisly discoveries and the terrifying realisation they are not alone.
But...  who is the stranger following them? What is the meaning of the yellow sky? Are they connected?

Will finding the truth be enough for Jordan and his friends. Or. Is the truth not all it seems?

Eight. The Game Has Begun.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Strike: The Hero From The Sky (The STRIKE Trilogy, Book 1)

Strike: The Hero From The Sky (The STRIKE Trilogy, Book 1), by Charlie Wood, free

Tobin Lloyd's life is perfect: he's a senior at Bridgton High, he's one of the funniest kids in school, and his only worry is whether or not his latest prank is going to result in yet another detention. 

But when he wakes up in the world of Capricious, a place where superheroes are real and attacks by super-villains are just another hassle of living in the city, all of that changes. Suddenly, Tobin's last year of high school is not going as he expected.

Far from home and pretty sure he's gone insane, Tobin must join a strange group of companions (including a beer-drinking dog and a genius, three-foot-tall robot) as he desperately tries to find a way back to Earth. However, that may be even harder than Tobin knows: a mysterious super-villain named Vincent Harris has big plans for the planet Earth...and Tobin is the only person standing in his way.

A carefree, C-student class clown is the world's last hope? Yikes. 

Full of action and humor, Strike: The Hero From The Sky is the perfect novel for anyone who loves a good adventure.  Book one of the Strike trilogy.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Rock Star's Daughter

At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book.

When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer.

With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent? 

Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Looking for Free eBooks for Young Adults

Looking for Free eBooks for Young Adults? You've come to the right place. I started this blog in January 2010, with occasional assistance from another Smashwords author.  I've listed over 140 free eBooks, and the number of views for that blog is now over 25,000.   I'm really pleased with that, and I hope the blog has helped many readers find books by my fellow YA authors. There are many, many good reads for Young Adults out there, and lots are available free. I update the listing each Monday, so check back each week.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Teen Fury: Unleashed, Book one of the Teen Fury trilogy

Adopted at birth, fifteen year old Felicia Murphy has no idea she’s the offspring of a Fury and a god of Mercy. The discovery will soon shatter her world...

Felicia’s reputation as stable and trustworthy means everything if she’s to win the grant for the troubled kids she mentors.

Snakes emerging from her head, massive mood swings, and a strong thirst for vengeance do not fit into her plans. She has no time to worry about her adoptive parent’s separation and the unwanted discovery that her biological parents are supernatural freaks. She can’t confide in her friends; who would believe her?

As her life spins out of control, she allows herself to be distracted by the two new guys who are suddenly showering her with attention, pulling her in different directions. Felicia has choices to make. Embrace the Fury and risk everything, or find a way to tame the beast. 

This is the first book in the Teen Fury trilogy. The second book, Teen Fury: Embraced, is now available.

Monday, April 22, 2013

End the LightCatcher

The City of Lions in the year 3013 is a beautiful but treacherous city for children deemed silly, lazy or useless by society. 

Having been deemed useless by society for not achieving “Destiny” (which basically means not finding a job) by the age of 13, End Cloud is stripped of citizenship and subjected to the “Sphere of Influence”, a cruel device which will erase his memories, delete his ability to make decisions and force him into mechanical labor. But just as his mind was about to be completely erased, he suddenly receives a special invitation to join a prestigious military school for children gifted in LightCatching, which was a mysterious ability to channel power into military weapons by means of emotions. Possessing no such ability, though also possessing an abundance of volatile emotions, End fights to stay in the school whatever way he can, so that he may one day earn his right to return to society and see his parents once more. But as he journeys deeper, he begins to unravel the true mystery behind the school, and the real purpose and destiny of End Cloud. 

Welcome to the World of “End the LightCatcher”.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fledge (Fiona Frost Duology)

Fledge (Fiona Frost Duology), by Penny Greenhorn, free

Earth’s colony, Providence, is a desert planet hard to thrive on. The women who live there are never, not ever, asked to join the military. In fact, they are forbidden from its ranks. So when seventeen year old Fiona is plucked from her farm and dropped into the middle of a training camp, expected to assume the life of a soldier with no explanation as to why, she struggles with the task. 

Providence is a planet where everyone’s role is defined and spelled out. Fiona Frost is taken from her farm and forced to join the military. As the only girl among a camp full of fledgling male soldiers, Fiona must quickly learn how best to survive this brutal new lifestyle. She has little help from her mates, the twelve soldiers on her format who are resentful, as her presence will hurt their chances of winning the war games. She unexpectedly grows close to her format’s leader, First Winslow, as she struggles to learn Shetheerie, their ally’s language, and endure physical combat training in preparation of facing the hostile Grindts of Braacktda. Through it all, she can’t help but wonder: Why am I here? 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Heaven High

Beau and Edgar have been best friends from birth, but couldn't have had a more different start in life.

Having finished school for good they make plans for the summer of a lifetime but a tragic accident cuts their dreams short and lands them in Heaven facing a stark choice.  Do they want to stay in Heaven and train as spirit guides or reincarnate into a new life?

For Edgar the choice is clear: having had a miserable existence once before he is in no hurry to try again, for Beau the magic of Heaven is no match for real life. But his heart overrides his head and Beau agrees to stay with Edgar. They begin their training at Heaven High and await their assignment.

When they are offered a secret undercover assignment to protect Emma Havering the boys snatch the opportunity to live as humans once again. With their colleague Gabe, Emma’s Guardian Angel, they attend East Lake High but soon become suspicious about the nature of their assignment and who Emma really is. Their curiosity leads to repercussions that test the limits of friendship, loyalty and the very existence of East Lake. 

For Beau and Edgar, keeping Emma safe might very well rip them apart.

Heaven meets High School.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sacred Bloodlines

Sacred Bloodlines, by Wendy Owens, free

After a troubled childhood, and bouncing from home to home, Gabe discovers he is meant for bigger things. Finding out he is half Guardian angel and half human isn't the biggest secret he uncovers. When he discovers he is an important part of a prophecy he must decide if he is willing to risk his life for the a chance at a life that might hold happiness in it for him. 

Tragedy has defined Gabe’s short life in this world. An ominous darkness lurked on the edge of his existence until one day, in a subway, strange things start happening. A series of events lead Gabe into a new and fascinating life, filled with angels and demons, but he isn’t sure if he wants to be a part of it.

After being thrust into the middle of a world filled with strange creatures and magic all around him, he finds a chance at the friends and family he has been wanting on most of his life. The problem? His dreams come with constant and terrifying dangers that Gabe fears he may not be able to survive.