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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Indigo Incite

There are no secrets

Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.

He’s not alone

Now, in order to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler in order to maintain their freedom.

Unexpected romance

They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.

Time is running out

Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.

Indigo Instinct, Book 2 of the Indigo Trilogy is now available.

Monday, August 11, 2014

From The Wreckage

“In a matter of minutes on a Friday night, I lost my school, my identity, the security of my first love, the personality of my sweet fearless brother, my best friend, my town, everything as I knew it. Everything changed.” 

"Minutes - that’s all it takes to change your entire life. How do you deal with that?” 

For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question - how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?

This is Book 1 of From The Wreckage series. Book 2, Out of Ruins, is now available.

Monday, August 4, 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.

Out of Order

Charlotte is brilliant for her teenage years but her intellect doesn't serve her well. She's too smart for her own good and strikes out to live alone in a large metropolitan area. Success is fleeting and life isn't what she anticipates when she ends up homeless and living in the streets. Winter is coming and she struggles with forming trustworthy relationships. She does her best to do more than just survive, although her pride prevents her from doing little else.

Monday, June 30, 2014

July sale of Free eBooks at Smashwords


The month of July is pretty much the best month of 2014 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 those '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; and thousands of books are on sale at Smashwords.  But, this is a limited time offer, and it ends on July 31st, (starts at 00:01 PDT (07:00 GMT)  on July 1st) 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 23, 2014

Final Education - A Novel of Empires Both Vapid and Grand

Final Education - A Novel of Empires Both Vapid and Grand, by Dean Marden, free

CHOSEN to partake in a government initiative known only as 'the Program', Cawdor High's graduating students are quick to find their old rivalries and alliances playing out on a scale grander than any one of them could have ever imagined. Given control of fourteen ancient civilisations within an immense virtual world, the hundred teenagers must engage their foes, protect their allies, and safeguard their own interests leveraging all the powers of human history.

In high school, Lex Ryerson had never been outgoing, outspoken or even remotely popular, but as a member of the fledgling Blue faction, he finds himself emerging as a powerful player in a world forged by the capricious nature of the teenage psyche. The Blues rise to early prominence as they and their neighbouring nations find themselves embroiled in political intrigue and worldwide conflict that could spell doom at any moment for one or all.

Spears and swords make way for cannons and guns, with warships and nuclear power thrusting the Program down an increasingly hazy path of warfare and politics. In a world birthed by the collective consciousness of a hundred teenaged minds, how many will be able to tread its narrow paths between sweeping glory and utter decimation?

For its enablers, the answer will be their final education.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Falling, Book 1 of Bits and Pieces

How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you?

Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.

FALLING (first in the Bits and Pieces Series) is a coming of age friendship story about Liz that chronicles parts of her life during the fall of her junior year. She’s had a rough year and managed to get through it without anyone’s support, including her parents’. Her life changes when her physics teacher assigns new seats in class and Patrick, her new lab partner, befriends her. Unlike her past partners, Patrick challenges her to see the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. With him as her new best friend, she learns what friendship is really about and starts to find herself in the process.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sons and Brothers in Seattle - a special for Father's Day 2014

Sons and Brothers in Seattle, by Wilson James, free with coupon code BU99P until 7/7/14 only.

Cameron Connors is a young father trying to deal with a mother who likes the idea of children, but otherwise appears not to like her own. Cameron has managed to get his own two young sons away from his mother, but now he needs to rescue Brendan, his younger brother. 

As Cameron has learned over the years, his mother can be quite two-faced, and heaven help anyone who crosses Mrs. Rachael Connors. Cameron and his mother are currently in a state of cease-fire, but that could change dramatically based on what Cameron has planned for the next few weeks in order to challenge his parents for custody of Brendan. 

Will Cameron succeed in creating a new family of four, or will he lose? The stakes are high, and Cameron stands to lose custody of his own two sons if he is not careful. Follow the saga of Cameron as he struggles to do what he knows he must do, and what is right.

This Special Edition of "Sons and Brothers in Seattle" includes bonus Chapters from the sequel, "Sons and Brothers Sail into Danger." The author is Wilson James, whose work has been reviewed at major online retailers as 'the most emotional ever read,' 'very inspiring' and 'A Great Book.' This Book has been a #1 Best Seller on the adult drama list and the Young Adult fiction list at Smashwords.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Baby Grand Legacy

Unlikely hero Kevin Johnson has to spend the summer in rural Wisconsin with estranged grandparents. Expecting isolation and boredom, he instead finds grandparents that should have been in his life years ago, a role in cleaning-up the tarnished family racing legacy, and a bedazzling pianist named Desiree. 

Kevin had been kept from his grandparents because of his snooty father’s shame over the family scandal. Kevin’s great-grandfather Paul drove Indy cars for a notorious gangster during the Golden Age of Sports, ending up behind bars as a result of it. Although Kevin knows nothing about mechanics, his retired mechanical engineer grandfather says he is going to help him restore an antique race car like the one Paul drove in the 1927 Indianapolis 500. And while the car they are restoring will resemble the original, it turns out that Kevin is the spitting image of Paul. They aren’t just refurbishing an old racer, they’re out to clear Paul’s name. 

Other Books in the Series: Baby Grand Conspiracy, Baby Grand Opportunity 

Monday, May 19, 2014

City of the Falling Sky, book one of the Seckry Sequence

When fourteen year old Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.

Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.

Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.

A girl.

She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there.

Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her.

Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?

The Trinity Awakening, book two of the Seckry Sequence, is now available.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Eden, Dawn - book one in the Chronicles of Paradise trilogy

Fleeing an Earth inferno, thirty thousand humans landed on a terrifying yet beautiful planet, they named Eden, hoping to find a new start. Ten years later three hundred and sixty-seven survive; staving off the brutal, carnivorous creatures that prey on them, holding out against a formidable humanoid species known, initially, only as them, while facing insidious deceit and betrayal from within their own ranks.

Wrestling through his own inner turmoil; plagued by the galling memories of Earth’s final hurrah, the death of his parents, and awakened feelings for a girl his best friend loves, shy seventeen-year-old Ristan Abel finds himself plunged into a cauldron of turmoil, treachery and treason. In trying to rescue a clan in chaos, he discovers the truth about his mortal enemies, and the human traitor allying with them to exterminate what’s left of mankind. And in the crucible, he finds himself and becomes a reluctant answer to mankind’s predicament.

Welcome to planet Zika, named such by the planet’s native species, the Zikalic. A planet of stunning contrasts—unspeakable wonder and matchless horror—ruled by the monstrous Xakanic. Bent on annihilating the human race, the Head Chief of the Zikalic serves his own twisted agenda: to strengthen his rule over the bejewelled City of Zika.

Eden, Dawn’ is the first book in ‘The Chronicles of Paradise’ trilogy.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Invaders (The Visitors Saga, #1)

The Invaders (The Visitors Saga, #1), by Jay Ford, free

After an alien ship appeared in the United States, panic ensues. But almost as puzzling as its arrival, is when it suddenly leaves. 

Taking almost the entire population with it.

Billions of people. Gone. That's the world seventeen year old Charlie Freeman lives in. The only person he knows of that's left is his cousin Alex. 

Until the two of them find Sarah.

She tells them of survivors in Washington D.C., so they head down there from the ghost town of Boston. It was supposed to be an easy drive. But that all changed when the alien creatures that had been lurking in the shadows come to light. 

Charlie is about to find out that he's not alone. He's the minority

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Heroes Fall - When War Calls

Our history was lost in World War III, we'll remember in World War IV.

After learning of the catastrophic continental shifts, powerful energy-wielding people roaming the planet and an illness that will kill him, Jaden realises that he has decisions to make—decisions that could mean the life and death of millions as he joins World War IV.

He is torn between the side of perceived-good, selfish revenge and the love of his life, and he is given power like few others; yet his heart simply wants to return home, to be free of it all. But no matter how powerful he becomes, there will always be things outside of his control, and he'll have to fight until the end to hold onto what he loves most.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Banded, by Logan Byrne, free

In dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen’s sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them based on their inherent benefit to society. When Kalenna Slater is sorted out of her home zone Quixotic and into Altruistic, she thinks things can’t get worse. Life looks dismal until she meets Gavin, a boy also just sorted into Altruistic who becomes the light needed on her cloudy days.

During sorting she receives a device known as ‘The Band’. It’s a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it measures a citizen’s karma on a scale from one to one hundred. If a citizen does good, they gain points. If a citizen does bad, including breaking laws, they lose points. When your number reaches zero, the band acts as judge, jury, and executioner, and you are injected with toxins that kill you within minutes.

After sorting, recruits are taken to a three month long mandatory school named HQ. It’s at HQ she meets new friends from different zones, and finally begins to feel at ease. Everything goes well until a rare trip home makes her discover that her father, who has been missing for a decade, may have taken part in a terrible program that stands to shake the fabric of society.

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

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.