Thursday, October 4, 2012

Young Adult
BOOK ONE IN THE AWARD-WINNING STAINED SERIES - YA Paranormal Romance from one of Amazon's hottest new authors:
After a fire destroys seventeen-year-old Julia's home and kills her foster parents, she chases the half-demon responsible across the country and back, determined to avenge her family and discover why a host of celestial baddies want her dead. With Julia is enigmatic hottie Cayne, who has his own score to settle with the half-demon, and who might be just as dangerous as the creature he and Julia hunt.
I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.
Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro’s was to escape and to survive.

Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn’t mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.
Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master's symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help.

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?
One night in the town of Hell, Ariel's best friend goes missing. Those around her believe Jenna ran away, but when Ariel is tormented by nightmares and paranormal activity, she realizes Jenna's disappearance was part of a bigger mystery. Ariel's obsession with haunted houses and horror movies makes her the perfect detective.

But to complicate matters, a handsome newcomer named Henry Rhodes plagues her with unwanted attention. Though he doesn't believe in the supernatural events, she enlists his help and that of quirky nerd Theo. What is making the lights at school flicker? And why did Ariel dream of the old abandoned Dexter orphanage? When Ariel finally discovers the truth, it's much worse than she ever feared.

December 21, 2012 - Will that fateful day destroy our world, or did the Mayans have something else in mind? Maya Delaney knows. Unfortunately.

Maya Delaney is just an average sixteen-year- old. She’s busy dealing with exams, her soon to be ex-boyfriend and fitting in. But Maya’s got bigger problems. She’s hiding a major secret from her dad and having strange visions she can’t control. In her struggle to figure out who she is, she learns that she is meant to fulfill an ancient Mayan Prophesy and bring forth a New Age on earth. Will the spirit magic Maya wields be enough to defeat Toltec, an evil society bent on keeping her from her destiny? Or will that destiny destroy her?

Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It's the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.

Natalie Holand's life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn't the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn't know why. What she does know is that, whatever's happening, it's bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.

Because Will's got a secret even bigger than Harrisburg's . . . and there's more to it than even he knows.

Rae Wilder has problems. Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control. 
Young Adult
British English

Mary just wants to be left alone, but the cheerleaders, jocks, and ghosts won't stop harrassing her. When new student Cyrus starts school, he tries to befriend her. That's a rare thing for the school freak, but her unusual abilities put a rift in their budding friendship when she has to tell him that his home is haunted and not by Casper, the friendly ghost.

The author of Wizards, The Spellbinder & Inspector Monde does it again with the first of an impressive new series of books.

Mandy - eldest daughter of the recently deceased James Grange.
William - her annoyingly clever younger brother.
Jenny - her pre-teen sister.
Eleanor - their mother.

Glass - silver and mercury girl, war leader of the Dees.
Hat - A living hat stand who steals back what the guests thieve.
Mower - guards the grounds.
Pipes - made of the pipes and power lines in the house with control of them.

Windy - a stained glass boy who guards the front of the house.
Mrs Tub - Their leader and heart of the house.

Mrs Constance - uses magic to control people.
Pettigrew Blane - Can open any lock.
Bert - likes to kill slowly with his knife, but mostly likes to kill.
The Brother's Grimm - two hit men who stick exactly to their contract and think nothing of killing children.

Save the neighbours from Mrs Constance and Bert.
Protect the house and the mysterious SOURCE that generates all the magic in the world.

Ian MacKinnon returns to Scotland after two years abroad and discovers the town of Braemar is no longer the safe haven he remembers. As strange events begin to unfold in the forest beyond the castle where he lives, Ian grows more concerned about those he cares about the most…and with good reason.

THE MACKINNON CURSE (The Beginning) is a 14,500 word novella.

The entire MacKinnon Curse series is now available:
THE DEPARTED, Book three
THE MACKINNON CURSE (The Beginning), Novella

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets...
Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly.
After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is.
Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.
Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

When fate places a twisted fairytale about Snow White in her hands, Winter Snow is destined to change her life as she journeys along a sometimes magical and frightening path of discovery. In her heart, one thing is certain. If she can find her dad who has mysteriously disappeared, everything will turn back to normal.

Of course, for Winter that means overcoming a few obstacles, like witches and magic, or feeling clueless about where to begin the journey for a lost parent. Complicating matters even more is that odd behavior she possesses, and it seems to be growing stronger every day. Who knew a normal, almost boring teen, the one everybody seems to pick on and call freak, could have psychic power? Adding to the weirdness is a voice invading her mind that belongs to a fairylike muse Winter calls Duane.

However, the journey seems to move forward when Winter meets with the mysterious Lucinda Mayhem who reveals a past full of secrets connecting them in ways that both frighten and intrigue Winter. Despite her inner voice warning her to stay away, Winter is drawn even closer to the Mayhems when she meets and falls for Lucinda's nephew, Stephen, who seems to have some secrets of his own.

In mesmerizing detail, fantasy meets reality, creating a world of magical discovery along with an ever looming threat of evil as Winter Snow solves the mystery of her true identity. The fairytale's treasures—a mirror, a potion, and a catalyst, are tools that could help Winter succeed, if she can only defeat the evil nemesis who would destroy her father and any chance for true love. Of course, she also has a little help from her friends along with her very devoted and determined magical muse Duane in the journey to find answers and bring her dad home again.

NOT SO SNOW WHITE is part of Jennkrist's series of modern fairytales that includes CINDERELLA GEEK. Jennkrist is the pen name for Kathryn Long who also writes mysteries such as WHIPS, CUFFS, AND LITTLE BROWN BOXES.

Jonas is already raising eyebrows at his new school and Cathy's day isn’t going much better. Everyone is acting as if she isn’t there, her twin is usurping her friends and her occasional boyfriend is moving on. Can she convince Jonas to help her before it’s too late?

Short Story 9,882 words

Jenny Myers did not believe in ghosts. She was certain there were no ghosts in her closet, or under her bed; and she firmly believed, maintained, and frequently stated that the cemetery across the alley from her home was the quietest, most peaceful place in town. Nor did she make exceptions for the witching hour of midnight; anniversaries of murders or other tragic deaths; nor full moons; nor even Hallowe'en. There simply were no ghosts in her world. No ghostly bumps in the night disturbed her sleep. No chains were dragged up and down her attic stairs. No moans, no groans, no floating orbs, no headless horsemen. Nothing. Jenny Myers simply, completely, absolutely, did not believe in ghosts.
Until the day she fell in love...with a ghost.

Young adult; romantic paranormal adventure. Suitable for ages 14 and up.

Step into the life of Annabel, a teenage vampire with a taste for the blood of emotionally damaged high school students. Every year, her master allows her one special kill, a student whom she takes the time to befriend. Getting close to this year's chosen victim is more challenging than Annabel anticipated though. Will Annabel be able to break through the barriers that separate her from her target?

"How could I have known that everything would go so wrong? If I had some wondrous gift of foresight, would I have even agreed to come to this town? I would like to have thought not."

Musical Chairs is the first book in the Sunset High series. Sunset High is a young adult vampire drama set in San Antonio, Texas. It is a short read, at approximately 47 pages in length.

This series is appropriate for those sixteen years of age and older.

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