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Monday, May 18, 2015

Ruin's Wasteful Entrance Series: Marius Besshaven, Book 1

Ruin's Wasteful Entrance

By , free

House of Atreus, meet the House of Frost. The rambling estate in the wooded hills of southern Ohio hides secrets. Murder begetting murder. Wickedness leading to more wickedness. It’s a story as old as time itself.

Cast into this world after the death of his parents, young Marius Besshaven seeks the truth about his mother’s past, about his own identity. Cryptic messages in unlikely places, the fractured memories of unreliable survivors, the haunting voices of ghosts--from these elements Marius will have to piece together his family’s history. And what will become of him? Will he find ruin, like so many who came before him? Will he find resolution? Or will the curse continue?

From loudspeaker-muted atrocities on the killing fields of Nazi-occupied Poland to lavender-scented murder in the estate’s hidden garden, the tragedies of the past touch the lives of the present and no one will ever be the same.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gang Of Losers

Gang Of LosersBy , free


Gang of Losers is a coming-of-age drama set in the summer of 1983.

Sixteen-year-old Theo Hanlon's main interests are drinking, girls, clothes, and most importantly playing the drums. He dreams of stardom, and can’t believe his luck when he is asked to drum for a local band on the verge of signing a record deal. But when he gets sacked in unceremonious circumstances, Theo starts a chain of events that sees him step from behind the drum kit and into the spotlight. 

Gang of Losers is a heartfelt and offbeat novel that captures the excitement of growing up and experiencing the intoxicating lure of music, sex, alcohol and independence for the first time.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tainted - Series: The ARC, Book 1

TaintedSeries: The ARC, Book 1, By , free


The ARC: the world's last chance for survival, but this underground fallout shelter is the last place you want to be.

At the tender age of two Elle Winters lost everything, when the day of impact transformed Earth’s surface into an icy, desolate wasteland. Fifteen years later, all she has ever known are the cold, artificial confines of underground fallout shelter, the ARC. Under the Council’s rule, ruthless officials roam the hallways and community comes first. Everyone lives in fear of failing their annual testing and those that do are deemed tainted—taken away without any warning or a word of goodbye.

No one has been taken in over six months and the remaining citizens of the ARC have slowly begun to forget the danger. Elle remains wary, but even she is beginning to wonder if it’s finally safe to succumb to her feelings towards her closest friend, Sebastian. 

But, no one is ever truly safe in the ARC. Elle is about to experience her own personal apocalypse and with nothing left to lose, she will finally attempt to uncover the truth about the tainted. 

Will she find what she’s looking for or are some secrets better left buried deep underground?

Talented, Book 2 of The ARC, is now available.

Friday, May 1, 2015

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.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Grandfather

GrandfatherBy , free


Carsyn’s future is homelessness and starvation. He doesn’t care about the world. But when an underground group of “lunatics” find him, telling him he’s in danger while also successfully predicting the president’s death, Carsyn is offered a new future. He leaves his past, makes a few friends, and soon learns of his connection with Grandfather, a group of extremists who are secretly taking control of the government.

He finds himself unexpectedly intertwined with the infamous group, learning how dangerous they truly are. Carsyn starts to care about the world, wanting others to see what’s truly happening within the government. He wants to help the underground group destroy Grandfather. Nothing goes as planned, and Carsyn must ask himself if all he did was make things worse.

Grandfather is a Young Adult Pre-Apocalyptic novel that focuses on events leading up to a dystopian society rather than the rebellion and fall of power. Join Carsyn in a mysterious journey that will have you wanting to know more about the futuristic world and the power controlling it.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Wizard of Dreams (Myrddin's Heir Book 1)

A Wizard of Dreams (Myrddin's Heir Book 1)By free

Gordon Bennett’s special powers first manifest themselves when he is five months old. He has an alter ego / guardian angel named Zack who knows a lot. The opening chapters exemplify the way his powers grow. He is ace at dealing with bullies. He travels in dreams through time and space. He goes wherever truth has found a cunning place to hide…
In his eleventh year he’s called to a particular holiday cottage in Cornwall, where the ghost of his sixteen greats grandmother offers him an interesting theory concerning the origin of his amazing abilities. From her he acquires Mabon’s ring, and is told how to find the Tara Torque. On his eleventh birthday he is transported by the torque to Avalon (Tír na nÓg, the Land of the Forever Young, and of the Dead, where Frodo, Bilbo and Gandalf sailed off to with the Elves at the end of The Lord of the Rings). There he meets King Arthur and The Army of the Slain, and Myrddin reveals what is planned for him...

Book 1 ends on Gordon’s first morning in secondary school, where he meets a girl with powers similar to his own…

Amazing Grace, The Quality of Mercy, Gifts from the Gods, and When the Cat's AwayBooks 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Myrddin's Heir series are now available.

Monday, April 13, 2015

At Odds with Destiny

At Odds with Destiny

By & A boxed-set FREE for a  limited time only, until 4-30-2015

Each one of the novels in this boxed set is outside the box. Open it at your own risk!

Bestselling, critically acclaimed, and notoriously creative authors from across the book continuum join forces to bring you At Odds with Destiny, everything you've wanted in a boxed set but thought you'd never find: full-length novels brimming with myth, fantasy, mystery, history, romance, drama, originality, heroism, and suspense. Finding themselves at odds with destiny, the characters in these stories fight to shape their future and define who they are. Come follow them in their amazing journeys.

Rise to Power by Uvi Poznansky
Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer or a traitor leading a gang of felons. How does he see himself? Can he control his destiny and strike a balance between ambition and longing for purity?

Double Forté by Aaron Paul Lazar
In the deep cold of winter, threats erupt from the dark woods, spinning events out of hand—and Gus, tormented by the unexplained death of his wife, braces for the fight of his life.

The Luck of the Weissensteiners by Christoph Fischer
In WW2 Eastern Europe, two families—one Jewish, one Catholic—fight for survival amidst deception, fear, distrust and betrayal. In the entangled web of political, religious and familial loyalties, can love endure?

Outview by Brandt Legg
Nate embarks on a breathless quest to save his brother and unravel the mystery of their father's death. His desperate flight takes a stunning turn when mystics reveal an extraordinary destiny to him.

Among the Shrouded by Amalie Jahn
An ancient prophesy foretells the birth of seven psychics destine to change the world… Among the Shrouded follows Mia, Thomas and Kate, three unsuspecting strangers whose lives intertwine to reveal the significance of their gifts and the greater purpose of their collective lives.

Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins
After Jack dies, his wife Pam discovers secrets and lies. Is she destined to succumb to vengefulness against his two lovers, or will she find a different way forward? 

Broken Angel by S.W. Vaughn
To rescue his kidnapped sister, Gabriel is forced to join a crime syndicate, where he discovers a dark underside to the city that few have ever seen. Yet the game can't be won by their rules. He'll have to make his own.

Tempus by Janet Morris
Woe betide the soul who dares too much! Ride with Tempus and his Sacred Band of Stepsons cavalry into myth, legend, and adventure like no other.

Native Lands by P.C. Zick
When their environment is torn apart by a battle for power and control of the last of the Florida frontier, a tribe of native Floridians thought to be extinct rise up to halt the destruction of the natural world they treasure. 

Dream Student by James DiBenedetto
Everything was going according to plan, until the night when college junior Sara Barnes started seeing other people’s dreams. Is she the only one witnessing the secrets of a serial killer?

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Ruins on Stone Hill By F.P. Spirit

The Ruins on Stone Hill, By free


Magic is easy, or so Glolindir thought. That is until he came face to face with his very first live monster. Casting spells was not so simple with death breathing down your neck. Good thing the fledgling elven wizard was not alone, or his story might have ended before it began. Thanks to Seth, the mysterious halfling who just might be an assassin, Lloyd, the tall Spiritblade who wields his fiery swords like a whirlwind, and Aksel, the little gnome whose very touch can heal almost any wound, they all somehow survive. 

That is just the beginning of their troubles though, for dark shadows hang over the little seaport town of Ravenford. Sent by the enigmatic wizard, Maltar, to map out the ruined keep southwest of town, the gifted young teens quickly find themselves in the center of mystery and danger. From dark caves to underground passages, hidden rooms, magical mirrors, occult rituals, bandits, evil priests, dark magicians, and monsters, they face constant peril. Will they be able to rise to the challenge and truly become the Heroes that Ravenford so sorely needs?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mind Mods

Mind ModsBy free

Someone is modifying the minds of gifted teens - against their will. 

Julie tries to be just a regular girl, despite the fact that her mom is a drug addict. She goes to school, she goes to work and she's got great plans for the future. 

But, someone on the faculty at Julie's school for the gifted wants her to be different. In fact, they want all of the students to be different. And they intend to modify the minds of their students in an illegal and unsanctioned experiment in order to make them change. 

Julie soon finds that she's one of the few who are not "infected" with mind altering nanobots, and as the whole city goes wild with infected teens, she must find a way to avoid detection and rescue her classmates before its too late.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Suppliant, Book 1 in The Azure Pendant Series.

Suppliant, Book 1 in the Azure Pendant series, by , free 

Eighteen-year-old Layla Sanders lives life one step at a time, enjoying the last week of school and looking forward to college in the fall. In addition, she is handling the news of her adoption, and the discovery of her visions, in the same manner. 

Damien Cartwright, the new kid in school, comes to her rescue right after graduation, pulling her into his Realm. Layla discovers that she needs to fulfill a prophecy to find the Azure Pendant and keep the balance between the Light and Dark. 

She travels to The Isle, a prestigious school of the Council, where she will undergo training. At The Isle she will be forced to declare a side before starting her journey through the Realms in search of the Pendant. But will finding the Azure Pendant help Layla find her birth parents? 

This Teen Paranormal Fiction novel is perfect for fans of Twilight and Harry Potter.

Suppliant is Book One in The Azure Pendant Series. Declaration (The Azure Pendant Series Book Two) will be coming soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Heist

HeistBy free

Jack Brodie has a sixth sense that someone has been watching him. Following him. 

One night he travels back in time to one of the world’s largest art heists, the Gardner Museum Heist. Why that one moment in time? And what does it mean for Jack?

When he returns, his world is different. His best friend is rougher, meaner. His dad hasn’t been around in years. And then there’s Jetta. The girl who took over his heart the moment she stepped into his life. No one is safe.

Each time 16-year-old Jack goes back to the heist to fix his mistakes, he returns to face the fallout. Disaster strikes in the present until Jack must make a choice. His family and his own happiness. Or the girl he loves. Except, he learns that his sixth sense was right. 

Someone has been watching him and wants him dead.

This is the first book in the Heist series. The second book, Royal Heist, is now available.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Gamers Con: The First Zak Steepleman Novel

Gamers Con: The First Zak Steepleman Novel, By Free

Zak Steepleman: Not your average teenage gamer. He determines to become the greatest gamer on planet Earth. Only one thing stands in his way:
His games console.

Gamers Con, for Zak, paradise.
This year, he has a real shot at the Grand Tournament Trophy.

He aims for the top.

If only he tries his best.

If only he can stay alive.

Gamers Con: The First Zak Steepleman Novel. Additional Zak Steepleman novels are also available.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kinetics: In Search of Willow

Kinetics: In Search of WillowBy Free 

Eugene was only five years old when he burned his house down and nearly killed his mother. Fearing his powers were too volatile, his parents had the memories of his powers and their secret society of super humans erased.


Ten years later, that secret is revealed when a classmate goes crazy and makes Eugene’s whole school see their own nightmares. His classmate is only the beginning. His best friend Willow can heal all wounds, his father can turn invisible, and his brother can make things explode. Before Eugene can come to terms with having unusual abilities, Willow is kidnapped.

For thousands of years, Earth has been under siege by an alien named Isiro bent on enslaving the planet. Now, in need of a new host to carry his disembodied essence, Isiro has taken Willow. With no help from the Anyan’s Alliance and with powers he barely understands Eugene journeys across the States following her trail into the enemy base itself. He is determined to find her and find the answer to her kidnapping before she is turned into an alien host.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ted Saves the World Series: Ted Saves the World - book 1

Ted Saves the World, by  , free


  •   Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager…
  •        …until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams.
    After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.

    Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.

    When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and... well, the world.

    Ted Saves the World is a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, side-splitting comedy and a touch of romance. Mind Over Easy and Portal Combat, books 2 and 3 of the Ted Saves the World series are now available.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Serenity Valley, the Rogue Gallery book 1

Serenity ValleyBy , free 

In the spring of 1105 AD, his 12th year, Gamel took desperate action to save the foal of the dead mare charged to his care. Once Gamel’s blade pierced Siren’s still warm flesh, a chain of events unfolded and his path in life forever changed.

The foal is the much anticipated result of a bold breeding experiment to achieve a rare ambling gait. Unfortunately, the notoriously aggressive demeanor of sire and dam are passed on, and the colt is labeled an outlaw. Gamel agrees to devote himself totally to the stud colt’s upbringing in order to save his life once more.

Gamel’s ingenuity and strong character are noticed by De Ferrier Hold’s Lady Bella. Born a Princess, Lady Bella has been trained from childhood by elite battle masters to defend herself from threat of her father’s enemies. Under her care, Gamel, his childhood sweetheart Basilea and best friend Fulk begin rigorous warfare training as part of the Lady’s strategy to insure the survival of the Hold.

Childhoods are soon left behind and two short years later the stud colt, Demon, and the young ones are put to the test. When assassins from Lady Bella’s homeland attack during festival, Gamel plummets into battle rage and loses his grip on sanity. The extraordinary life bond he shares with Demon may be the only way back from his own personal hell.

Middle Crossing and The Enola Mountains, Books 2 and 3 of The Rogue Gallery series are now available.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Camp Life

Camp LifeBy , free 


Can a camp change your life? Drew liked his fine just the way it was. At almost 15, he would probably be the oldest kid there, and he didn’t plan on wasting any part of summer break paddling a canoe or making lanyards. He would chill and sleep and do whatever he liked. Now, that’s a plan! Jake was in trouble. One of his teachers said he was trouble. His mom was forcing him to go, his dad was long gone, and there was no one he could turn to…or so he thought. Dara was chasing her life’s dream…or was it someone else’s dream? Who wouldn’t want to be in the Olympics, right? But her dad pushed and pushed, and it would be a relief to get away from home for just a little while. There were other kids, different people, different lives, and camp would bring them together. A challenge, an act of kindness, a simple question, or something else entirely would set change in motion. And then there would be choices to make.

Monday, February 2, 2015

For the King

For the KingBy , free

Shiloh was supposed to die. The assassins meant to kill the entire royal family that cold winter morning. They tried to kill her, of course. The Fallen couldn't allow the king and queen's only daughter to survive. But Shiloh's heart kept beating. Left to die in the dirt, she was spirited away to safety by a woman and her grandson, Aden. 

Ten years later, Shiloh is no longer the girl she once was. Trained for combat and in the powerful position of having nothing left to lose, she is determined to join the Redemption army formed to oppose Orjak and his followers—a regime he proudly calls the Fallen. How else will Shiloh be granted access to the men who murdered her parents? She intends to return the favor. 

When Shiloh hears that Redemption recruiters are passing through a nearby village, she sets out with Aden and their trainer to enlist. But they soon find that their journey won’t be so simple. As the three of them fight to survive the treacherous path to Headquarters, Shiloh begins to see that their pasts refuse to be forgotten. That their histories are intertwined in a way she never expected. That the time has come to confront her feelings for Aden. 

But reaching their destination is only half the battle. When situations suddenly threaten to expose her true identity as the lost princess, Shiloh learns that her role in the Redemption will require a strength she’s not sure she possesses. And as war finally descends upon the realm, Shiloh may be forced to put aside her thirst for revenge to ensure the survival of her parent’s kingdom, and perhaps even save the boy who first saved her.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thomas Kindercook and the Pink Pyjamas

Thomas Kindercook and the Pink Pyjamas, by Gerald Feather, free


A mysterious spell is hard at work for a second time, and Thomas Kindercook is its latest victim. 

Hurled into a dangerous world by one spell, trapped by yet another, Thomas must find the one person who may know how he can return home. With obstacles such as a haughty dragon princess, and a gabby dragon prince he may never find his way.

In the shadows, another evil lurks which has no intention of ever letting Thomas leave the land again.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Unbreakable Love

Unbreakable Love, by Yesenia Vargas, Free for a Limited Time ONLY, January 18-22


“I never got the chance to say bye to you at the party. You ran out on me. Didn’t even leave a glass slipper behind for me to track you down with,” Carlos said. 


*** 

Ariana has a choice to make. 

Either listen to her parents and say no to going out with hot senior Carlos, the first guy to really make her heart falter. Or be Carlos’ girlfriend behind her parents’ back and make her freshman brother one unhappy guy. 

Because her brother Jimmy really doesn’t like Carlos, even if her best friend Mayra has got her back. Carlos makes her feels things she’s never felt, but he’s still hurting from his past. 

What Ariana doesn’t realize, though, is that risking it all for Carlos might put all of them in danger.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wild Born, Book 1 of the Psionic Pentology



When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind... a child who will change Adrian's life forever.

Wild-born is the first book of Adrian Howell's Psionic Pentalogy: a supernatural adventure series with psychic children, teens and adults, telekinesis, telepathy, and many twists and turns in a harsh urban fantasy world. 


The remainder of the Psionic Pentology are also available:
  • The Tower, book 2
  • Lesser Gods, book 3
  • The Quest, book 4
  • Guardian Angel, book 5


The title link above is for Amazon, but Wild-born and the others in the Pentology are also available at Barnes and Noble for the Nook, at Kobo or the Apple iBookstore


Monday, January 5, 2015

Through the Third Eye; Book 1 of Third Eye Trilogy

Through the Third Eye; Book 1 of Third Eye Trilogy, by Bob Frank, free

In this fast-moving mystery/thriller, Clay Barton and Shali Faisal seek ancient documents hidden since the beginning of recorded time--documents that could forever change the course of human history. By using secret CIA parapsychology techniques for reincarnation based past life regression, they finally locate this treasure trove of ancient knowledge. But this is not before a harrowing journey that takes them around the world. Now is the time to reveal the secrets, but a dangerous and unknown force is trying to stop their efforts. This thought-provoking and suspenseful reincarnation thriller may make you think about the world and events in a new and perhaps disturbing way. 

> Book 2 of the Trilogy, The Eye's Revelation, is available as an eBook at Smashwords or on Amazon as an ebook or paperback.

> Book 3 of the Trilogy, Mirror of the Eye, is available as an eBook at Smashwords or on Amazon as an ebook or paperback.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Hawk and His Boy



One night in the city of Hearne, a young thief named Jute is instructed to break into a wizard's house and steal an old wooden box. It sounds like a straightforward job. Climb down the chimney, creep through the house, find the thing and get out fast. Unbeknownst to the boy, however, the box contains the knife that killed the Wind. Overcome with curiosity, Jute opens the box and sets off a chain of events that soon has him on the run from the wizard, his old masters in the Thieves Guild, and their client, who happens to be the Lord of Darkness himself. On his odyssey of escape, Jute is aided by an unlikely assortment of friends, including a guilt-ridden assassin, a reluctant wizard, and a hawk who just might be able to teach him how to fly. But the Darkness will do anything to find Jute, even if it means plunging the whole land into war.

The Hawk And His Boy is the first book of The Tormay Trilogy. The trilogy continues with The Shadow At The Gate, and concludes with The Wicked Day.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Free eBooks for Young Adults - Christmas theme

This site lists FREE eBooks for Young Adults. Listings are updated every Monday. Regularly, all books for, and about, and by Young Adults are welcome. 

However, for this special Christmas listing, I'm reaching outside the normal YA material. I’ve tried to find some Christmas or holiday reads for this week’s post, but it’s not easy to find good, free fiction with a holiday theme. Alas, I selected one 'first in a series' and one short fiction, and I feature them this week. To those who celebrate Christmas, I hope it is happy. To everyone else, I wish a very good holiday season, and all the best for the New Year.

All I Want for Christmas is You



Sometimes fate needs a little hand…

Santa Claus is going to have a rough season... Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That's why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag. 

But this Santa has a plan... 

Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town. 

Building a house is easy. Building someone's trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce, by Sean McLachlan, free


Christmas 1914:
In the cold, muddy trenches of the Western Front, there is a strange silence. As the men of a crack English trench raiding team enjoy their first day of peace in months, they begin to call out holiday greetings to their enemies on the German line. Soon men are fraternizing in No Man’s Land.



But when the English recognize some enemy trench raiders who only a few days before had launched a deadly attack on their position, can they keep the peace through the Christmas Truce?