Category Archives: Young Adult

Elle and the Escape: The Hero Chronicles

This book was written for junior high/high school age readers as well as all who are young at heart–The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

FREE eBook from December 20, 2017 – December 31, 2018

Secrets: The Hero Chronicles

This book was written for junior high/high school age readers as well as all who are young at heart–The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

Free eBook from December 18, 2017 to December 31, 2018

The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight: A Gay Teen Coming of Age Paranormal Adventure about Witches, Murder, and Gay Teen Love

Closeted high school sophomore Charlie Creevey’s quiet life in the Sierra Nevada Foothills is shattered when a menacing stranger invades his home, forcing him to flee to the Pacific Northwest.

Barely escaping with his life, Charlie takes refuge with an aunt and uncle he doesn’t know. There, he discovers he comes from a family of witches, and will soon be initiated into the craft and must face the reality that he is a gay witch.

Just as he starts adjusting to a new school and a new life, an evil coven of witches, known for killing teens in and around the Pacific Northwest, attempts to kidnap Charlie. At the same time, he tries to deny his growing feelings for popular junior Diego Ramirez. Facing his first gay teen love, he learns the hard way that ignoring his heart endangers him and everyone he cares about. Will Charlie refuse to accept who he is, or will he acknowledge the truth in order to stay alive and protect the people he loves?

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Return to the Town Beneath the Christmas Tree

Two years removed from their Christmas escapade with Jacob, Hailey and Isaiah decide to investigate the Christmas magic that seemed to start with the power of their grandfather’s Christmas tree. They set out to find where the magic could have begun. After narrowing down the possibilities, they decide to go to the Walmart warehouse, the last place the tree would have been before being sent to the local store where it was purchased. When they get there, strange things begin to happen. Just before they enter, Hailey and Isaiah are met by a fully clothed Santa who invites them into what appears to be Santa’s workshop, then not. They leave with a magical drone that has adopted Isaiah as its owner. From there, things get even stranger, and the six cousins find themselves on another Christmas adventure, in Return to the Town Beneath the Christmas Tree.

FREE eBook from December 14 – 18, 2017

Project ELE

“With more than 700 five-star ratings on Goodreads! When the government enacts Project ELE to preserve the human race after a devastating epidemic, survivors like Willow must adapt to new lives in shelters. But soon, Willow and her friends acquire unusual abilities that have far-reaching consequences. The ELE Series is a now complete Young Adult Science Fiction Romance series that will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Gender Game by Bella Forrest, Red Queen by Victory Aveyard, and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

In an effort to save the human race, the government has implemented Project ELE. Now, the only chance for survival is to seek refuge in underground shelters controlled by the government.

Willow Mosby is among the select few allowed to enter the underground bunker to wait out the end of the world. Forced to pick up the broken pieces of her life after being separated from her family, she throws herself into a new life of work and school. When she meets Alec, her young and attractive boss, Willow finds herself falling for the one guy who should be off limits.

Alec makes her feel like this crazy new world may just be worth living. But when an afternoon date results in a shocking discovery, she’s forced to face an unspeakable truth that puts the lives of her and her friends in jeopardy.”

FREE eBook from November 16 – 30, 2017

Protostar (Book 1 of The Star-Crossed Saga)

What Would You Choose: Love or Duty?

As the Torrian Alliance continues its age-old mission of hunting down Star-children, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son, William, to planet Earth on a mission to bring honor back to the Royal Family name. The target: Sydney, a young teenage girl, unaware of her alien heritage. When an unforeseen accident delays the assassination, William begins to realize a connection forming with Sydney and struggles to follow through with his orders. With the fear of Civil War imminent back home, William must make the ultimate choice between his irrevocable duty and love, sacrificing everything he believes. But as a hidden menace emerges to secure a vested interest, and impossible odds begin to mount against them, William and Sydney wonder if a connection between two Star-Crossed lovers is enough to save them from destruction.

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The Night People

Quarter Finalist for The BookLife Prize in Young Adult fiction

“Cross Harry Potter and the gang at Hogwart’s with the gifted mutants at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning from X-Men, and you get something like The Night People…This entertaining science fiction book for young adults addresses themes of loneliness, bullying, acceptance, and first love…The narrative also includes light touches of humor that its young audience will appreciate…” BlueInk Review

“A supernatural tale with engaging characters and psychic powers…Alexander builds a solid foundation for his psychic-teen tale by concentrating on his fictional universe’s more relatable qualities…a fine setup for a sequel.” Kirkus Reviews

“Alexander’s novel will have fans of horror and sci-fi squirming in their seats with both enjoyment and fear…the plot rapidly unfolds, hooking readers and not letting go…Alexander’s prose is clear, concise, and beautifully eloquent during the most nightmarish scenes…deftly provides creative backstories for each of the major players, which helps readers engage with them.” The BookLife Prize

“Compelling…a rare offering that successfully merges hard-driving action and arresting insight.” Foreword Clarion Reviews

The Night People, creatures from a parallel dimension, have individually preyed on human beings for centuries.

Now it’s only a matter of time until millions of them arrive and wipe out all life on Earth. Sixteen-year-old Kyle Tanner and a small group of uniquely gifted teenagers may be able to stop them before it’s too late. But someone–or something–is determined to kill them first.

FREE eBook from November 4 – 8, 2017

The Ascension

Independent Book of the Year

Felix Anchor and his sisters, Jinx and Desdemona, have just turned 15 and their lives will never be the same. Separated at birth, the triplets reunite under bizarre circumstances and discover a dark secret about their family’s past, even as they get to know each other for the first time. Now they are determined to save the world from an evil force in “The Ascension” (Headline Books), the award winning novel by 16-year-old author Lauren Hudson. “The Ascension” won the London Book Festival, Mom’s Choice Gold, and it has been named Best Young Adult Book at several book festivals.

Readers’ Favorite recognized “The Ascension” with a Five Star Medallion Review and a Bronze Medal, stating “The Ascension is such an engaging and captivating YA paranormal story you will want to read it nonstop until the very last page. The story comes alive through the detailed narration so that one can easily picture the setting and characters in a very vivid way. The Ascension characters are fresh, engaging and memorable – you will want to follow them on this journey to the very end. You will fall in love with the Anchor siblings. Fans of the genre, both young and old, will enjoy this incredible story of the Asterian race, their way of life, their powers and their battles.”

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 27 – December 27, 2017

The Smallest Thing

The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back.

But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for freedom, at all costs, or do what’s best for the people she loves: her dad, her best friend Deb, and, to her surprise, the mysterious man in the HAZMAT suit?

Inspired by the historical story of the plague village of Eyam, this contemporary tale of friendship, community, and impossible love weaves the horrors of recent news headlines with the intimate details of how it feels to become an adult-and fall in love-in the midst of tragedy.

99 Cent Bargain eBook from October 9 – 15, 2017

Lakeside

Seventeen-year-old Jemi is the new girl in town. Again.

After moving with her mother to the town of Lakeside, Jemi finds herself thrown into a busy life with new friends. Amid an array of new activities she volunteers to clean up the town lake and its surrounding park, which is rumored by superstitious locals to be controlled by evil spirits.

When her project is sabotaged by a jealous classmate, Jemi is ready to throw in the towel. But with the help of her friends, an eccentric millionaire, and an array of memorable townspeople, Jemi takes back her project and learns that sometimes the way to success is to hang on and let go.

Because in Lakeside, there’s always more than what meets the eye.

FREE eBook from October 9 – 13, 2017