Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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, February 23, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Serenity Valley, By , 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, By , 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, By , 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.
Monday, January 26, 2015
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, 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
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
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
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
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.
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, by Sean McLachlan, free
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?
Monday, December 15, 2014
Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.
Tom is in the guard; this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside.
Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And, why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...
Broken City, book 2, Broken Truce, is now available.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Ascension, Eva's Ascension - Book 1, by Aimee J. Scott, free for a limited time only, Dec. 11-15, 2014
Ascension is the peaceful world that sits in the once empty space between the lands of the living and the dead. It is home to Eva, a child of the Underworld and an enforcer of the balance. Eva’s existence is entirely dedicated to protecting the realms from threats that may break the fragile truce between the Gods.
But now a new threat looms over the human world. A threat unlike any other that the immortal enforcers have faced in their constant battle to maintain the balance between Avalon and the Underworld.
Can Eva and her fellow enforcers save Ascension and the world of the mortals when even the Gods have turned their backs?
Join Eva and her new vampire partner, Silas, as they battle through the realms in a race against time to challenge the Gods and delay the extinction of mankind.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Cody Everett has a temper as hot as the inside of a combustion chamber, and it's landed him at his uncle's trailer, a last-chance home before military school. But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?
What Cody doesn’t expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor he’s been looking for all his life. But just as Cody begins to settle in and get a handle on his supercharged temper, a crisis sends his life spinning out of control. Everything he’s come to care about is threatened, and he has to choose between falling back on his old, familiar anger or stepping up to prove his loyalty to the only person he’s ever dared to trust.
This is book 1 in the Full Throttle series; Books 2, 3 and 4 are now available.
Monday, November 24, 2014
17-year-old Itzel Loveguard has a secret. The stories she can’t seem to stop writing...sometimes they come true. And now she thinks she may have killed her own father.
But she’s not the only one. Her estranged half-brother Oz and his unfailingly charming friend Seth can do things too. And so can the handsome grey-eyed boy, who seems to have stepped right out of Itzy’s dreams and has been travelling to London in search of the mysterious black pulse.
Suddenly, Itzy is flung on an emotional journey as she struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past – and it leads her into a strange new world of magic and mythology.
Now she finds herself questioning everything she’s ever believed...and wondering who her father thought was coming for her.
This is Book 1 of The Descendants series. Books 2 and 3 are now available.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Ellie Laveau is a shy, quiet sixteen year old girl, but she carries a deadly curse. At her local school they bully her and call her a freak. She is scared to touch people since she can send them into a lustrous rage. The only thing that gets her through the day is her family and, her two friends Lilly and Becky.
While walking home from school she is stalked by a strange, beautiful woman who knows much about her, and soon her life is turned around by disturbing dreams of supernatural creatures that keep her awake at night. Ellie is scared of what is fantasy and what is reality. Soon her powers start putting the people she loves in danger and attracting the wrong kind of attention that has taken an interest in her. Ellie then must do the unthinkable. Abandoning what she loves the most.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Caleb Calloway never wanted to live in the miserable little dive of Crenshaw's Creek; his parents dragged him there. He soon finds himself on the wrong side of everything—the thugs that run his school, the dope growers who run his town, and law enforcement officers who believe that he knows much more than he lets on.
Update - November 24, 2014: This book is no longer free.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Behind a hidden door in the principal's office lies a hidden training facility for secret agents. Today, grumpy old Mr. Nickers calls eighth grader Johnny Clue down to the principal's office. But Johnny's not in trouble--yet. Through the secret door, Johnny meets Jericha White, the top secret agent-in-training in Bethesda. She doesn't work for the CIA, though, nor the FBI. Jericha and Johnny begin a mission: rescuing Johnny's father from Russia. But as they start seeing the true purpose of the black ops facility, the darkness of having to do what you're told starts to overtake them.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Nothing ever goes right for Thomas de Motley. The teenage son of a drunken juggler, Tom aspires to be a kingsfool, the highest rank of jesters. First there's Fool School, however, and before he begins school, he'll need to cross the English Channel and travel a hundred miles to Northern England to get there. And his papa's spent all his money.
In the church of St. Martin's, Tom stumbles over one of the great secrets of history. A boy, Malcolm, his hair red as coals and his eyes green as glass, has been hidden away in coastal France. He wears royal purple and ermine, speaks little, watches faces, prowls, broods, remains nearly alone and incognito, and is protected by a great kingly man named Edward.
For his own reasons, Malcolm volunteers to join Tom at the Fool School.
A great crashing storm drives the ferry off course, but luckily Malcolm, Tom, and Edward have lowered a rowboat and muscle their way across the English Channel. There awaits Tom's new life as a student of tumbling and jongleuring. But Malcolm has purposes of his own.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Damariscove, by Jeremy Cook, free
The island of Damariscove becomes a safe haven for a teenager named Aran Brown when a massive viral outbreak ravages the mainland. With his supplies dwindling and his options limited, he and his two companions realize that they will eventually have venture out to survive. But what they find on the mainland is far beyond their worst fears, facing choices that no child should ever have to face.
Monday, October 13, 2014
I wasn't looking for fame and fortune, just hanging out with my girl and having a good time. Like going to the Grand Opening of the National Air and Space Museum before anyone else did. Of course, the Secret Service dudes were a pain but I was used to them, my Dad being a US Senator. Oh yeah, there was a pair on Licce, my girl. She's the President's daughter. Not that it wasn't cool. What was really cool---I can go inside your pet's head, see what they see, hear what they hear. No, I don't look in on Licce when she's wearing those short pink PJs in her White House bedroom. Trouble was, someone found out and now they want me. Someone in the government. So, I ran. Didn't et far and now, I'm really in trouble---
The second book in the series, Dominion 2: Courage, is now available. Note: A small caution for 'strong' language.
Monday, October 6, 2014
'Revelations' is the first book of five in the 'Thera’s Eyes' series, a young adult paranormal romance, full of magic, action and with some humor.
Elizabeth Monterey, or Beth, was known inside the archery world as the youngest athlete to win the National Championship in all categories at the age of fifteen, repeating the feat the following year. Before reaching seventeen, she was the gold hope for the World Championship.
But fate intervened and her life was thrown upside down when a plane crashed, killing her parents and putting her twin brother in a coma. Now she struggles to maintain her brother in the hospital, where he can receive the best treatments, while trying to solve some other little problems...
Not only was her family’s fortune gone, replaced by a debt she had no idea how to pay, but she was also dealing with night terrors and the weird after effects of those, which included uncontrollable anger and blowing lamps. To make things worse, Edgar Sanders, her legal guardian and lawyer, rented the guesthouse of the Monterey’s mansion to an annoying guy, called Leon Greese.