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

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

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.

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?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Broken City



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

Eva's Ascension

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

Running Wide Open, book 1 of the Full Throttle series



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

Mythos, the Descendants - Book 1



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

Broken, the Siren Series Book 1



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

Motorcycle Roadkill


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

My Dad is a Secret Agent


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.