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

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

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.

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.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fool School



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

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

Dominion

Dominion, by Bobbie Bretana, free

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, Book 1 of the Thera's Eyes series



'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. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Forgotten and The Wandering, Books 1 and 2 of the Lux Guardians series

The Forgotten, Book 1 of the Lux Guardians, by Saruuh Kelsey, free

The Forgotten, book one in The Lux Guardians series, is a Young Adult Dystopian novel set both in a future wreck of London and London in the Victorian era.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin. 

Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States are planning to kill them. 

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy.

In Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy – the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.



The Wandering, Book 2 of the Lux Guardiansby Saruuh Kelsey, free

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.

Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy.

Miya and Yosiah are friends trying to survive in a world that wants them dead.

In this second book in the high stakes Lux Guardians series, the twins and friends continue their impossible quests. Faced with unimaginable struggles, they must work together to halt the utter devastation intended for all of their worlds. With a dangerous journey to Bharat and a plot to overthrow States’s Ordering Body, The Wandering will wrench everyone to their breaking points.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Dawn of the Valiant (The Valerious Chronicles: Book One)

Dawn of the Valiant (The Valerious Chronicles: Book One), by Julian Saheed, free


The darkness is drawing near. For centuries the Alliance has kept their enemies at bay. But the rise of a tyrant in the East has set in motion events few could have foreseen. Strange creatures stalk the shadows and the laws of magic are being sundered. Brothers Christill and Thibalt will learn that their childhood woes are insignificant. Their part in this struggle will shape the fate of all.

The tyrant King Zephra has waited nineteen long years to meet his destiny. In the deepest corner of his hidden lair he has finally found a way to break the laws of magic. His malevolent scheme will forever ensnare the world. And the Feldonian nation will be powerless to stop him.


Yet destiny comes in twos. For on the very eve of Zephra’s rise to power nineteen years ago, two brothers were kidnapped from their homeland by the savage Miirvkin. Brothers who, growing up amongst their hated foes, are fated to return to Feldom at the turning point of this ancient struggle.

Now, whilst strange creatures stalk the shadows, and the darkness encroaches, destinies will clash. Thibalt and Christill will find that they have a larger part to play in the fate of their homeland. Yet the salvation of an entire race will weigh a heavy burden on them.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ripple

Ripple, by E.L. Farris, free

The Young Adult version of the Amazon #1 Bestseller in Family Life Fiction
A Lyrical Book of Healing

When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures.

Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting for his moment to strike.

A lyrical, dark fairytale that will resonate with fans of women's literature and psychological thrillers, RIPPLE delves into the nature of evil, without seeking to provide final answers to the issue of what makes a human commit evil acts. And while the author takes readers to scary places, she ultimately shines a light on the human condition and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great tribulation.


˃˃˃ Are you a mental health provider, or a therapist, social worker, or counselor?

"RIPPLE belongs in each practitioner's library and is a must-read for all sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors."

"Farris has given a young woman, a child, a mother, the lost, and yes even me--A VOICE. Farris writes of the horrors Phoebe faces. She writes about an epidemic without pulling any punches."

"This story is for survivors; however, it should absolutely be read by everyone."

"In each instance where I was affected or triggered, IMMEDIATELY following, in the next sentence or paragraph, were the perfect words or scene to bring everything I was feeling to a safe place."


˃˃˃ Are you looking for a book that will help you or someone you love heal from sexual abuse?

"RIPPLE is the perfect companion to The Courage to Heal."

"I've tried to read other books with the molestation story line, but ended up giving up on them because they didn't support the characters or show what molestation truly feels like, or they didn't resolve the crime or help those who were suffering."

"RIPPLE is different. This dark thriller made me feel supported, in part because the characters received the help they needed. This book validated ME and I hope all women who have been brushed off or not believed will read this book. If you know that woman, or girl, Give Her This Book!"

"I took a gamble on RIPPLE. It did hit close to home, but it's MY home now and I choose who comes to visit. I'm so glad it was E.L. Farris. I feel like I won that gamble!"


˃˃˃ Do you enjoy a well-written, page-turner?

"E.L. Farris' writing is like a vortex, quickly pulling you into the story and sucking you into an emotional whirlpool of betrayal, pain, loss, and finally, recovery and healing."

"Rarely do I come across a writer who tells a story so compelling that I read an entire book in one setting. Farris is a master story teller and I look forward to seeing more works by this talented author."

"Farris' lyrical writing style lends itself beautifully for a story that's built on suspense, danger and mystery. E.L. Farris has fast become one of my favorite authors. I look forward to reading more from her."

"From the opening chapter, I was hooked on this story that isn't full of victims--it's full of survivors, heroes and humans. It's a great read."

"I started this casually on Friday night and finished it this morning. I forced myself to put it down last night so that I could get some sleep. It's been a long time since a book has captured me like that."

"Intense and riveting."

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Bloom Series Box Set: Bloom & Fade

The Bloom Series Box Set: Bloom & Fade, by A.P. Kensey, free


This box set includes the first two books in the action-packed YA Bloom series!

Chosen individuals have been gifted with extraordinary abilities in order to restore balance to the world.

BLOOM

HAVEN KINCAID is seventeen. After moving away from her friends before the start of her senior year, she struggles to fit in at her new school. When the boy of her dreams shows interest, she finally has a chance to be normal—but Haven is more different than she realizes. After a tragic loss and a deep betrayal, she is kidnapped by a sinister group that will do anything to extract a deadly ability she can barely control—even if they kill her in the process. 

COLTON ROSS is fresh out of high school. Driven by a desire to escape his abusive father and haunted by the memory of an absent mother, he moves to New York City to start over. When a favor for his friend backfires and he ends up in jail, Colton is bailed out by a mysterious businessman who offers him the chance to strengthen his new-found power and discover the truth about his past—a truth that will set him on a quest for insatiable vengeance.

FADE

HAVEN said goodbye to a normal life the moment she set foot inside the Dome. The underground complex is a sanctuary for others like her—gifted individuals who can create and absorb the powerful energies that bind the very fabric of our existence. Now, a year later, she wants nothing more than to create a new “normal” by spending time with the ones she loves. Yet when a vicious enemy arrives and infects everyone inside the Dome with a deadly virus, Haven is forced to set out on a dangerous journey to find the cure. 

COLTON has finally found a place he belongs. Life at the Dome—and with Haven—is better than ever. After he is infected with a virus that strips him of his ability, Colton must fight to protect his friends from a deadly villainess whose power far exceeds anything he has ever imagined. She will not stop until she finds Haven, even if it means the destruction of everyone in the Dome.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Creatures of Snow


At fifteen, Skyden Regan is a clever boy, but he lives his life with his head down. He has never given a thought to anything beyond his own reality. It isn't until a little nudge from an assassins made of shadow, ancient prophecies and finding out his estranged brother is part of a secret organization that wants him dead that he get's the wake up call he never knew he was waiting for.


Beware the place where soul meets sky, where furies lurk and brave men die... 

Just the stories of the Snow are generally enough to ward off those crazy enough to even think about crossing the line between this reality and the next. Stories about the twisted, hateful creatures that lived there, and the heroes that never return. 

Skyden Regan, a boy that lives his life with his head down, has never given a thought to the Snow or the realities beyond it. At least, not until his school chooses him for a program that wants to send him right into the heart of it – all for the sake of scientific exploration. If that was his only problem, he might be okay, but, between assassins made of shadow, galactic upheaval, ancient prophecies, being partnered with a girl that hates him, and finding out his estranged brother is part of a secret organization that wants to kill him…he’s got a little more to worry about then just surviving the Snow.