Saturday, July 27, 2013

Young Adult Free for All

Good morning fans! Today, I'm thinking some Young Adult books are in order. Make sure to take a moment and stop by the Weekend Giveaway and Current Giveaway Tabs! There's lots and lots to enter and win!!! Now, enjoy some books!! 

Sophie's Secret (Whispers)
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After shedding 30 pounds of baby fat, Sophie Sinora has grown into a pretty, but insecure, teen in bloom. To make her life more complicated, Sophie can sometimes read minds.

Sophie's BFFs, AJ and Krysta, are also 'gifted' with paranormal abilities. Keeping their gifts secret proves difficult, as their powers are strengthening, making them feel more and more like freaks. 

When Sophie falls for Jacob, she hopes he'll ask her out to the Freshman Formal. But when she's forced to cheat and lie for him, she wonders how far she'll have to go to make him like her. Add to her growing list of problems - her teacher's suicidal thoughts, a locker bully who wants to kick her butt, the hot school flirt who won't stop teasing her, her pregnant sister who boots Sophie out of her room, and the growing tension between Sophie and her best friends. 

Sophie's got issues. Hopefully, she can fix them in time to save her teacher's life and her social life.

Bluewicked (A Watermagic Novella)
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Sexy mers, Laurent and Sabine are matched to be together forever, but Laurent discards her like trash. It doesn't matter that she is one of the most beautiful, seductive creatures that ever walked on land or swam the depths of the sea. He won't have her. But Sabine can't accept that. She will kill any girl who falls in love with him.

That is until she meets Scratch Morrison. She just can't figure that gangster out. He seems to be a deadly killer like her and she is set on unraveling the mysteries of his gang. She soon suspects that he is not what he seems. He's not a mer, but he must be some other water magic creature. Certainly, he's not just the bad boy player he appears to be. He has secrets and she will unravel them. And she just might fall crazy in love while it's happening. Or will she?

Bluewicked is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance with mild language and non-graphic sexual situations.

Musical Chairs (Sunset High, Serial 1)

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."

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

Surfer Girl (Misfit Spies)

Arena Schmidt has no trouble surfing a big wave, but she faces more than she can handle after she witnesses the kidnapping of her roommate by a bunch of government agents on hoverboards. Arena steals a board to chase the kidnappers down, revealing to the agents her natural ability to fly the hoverboards. The CIA captures Arena and gives her an ultimatum: help them find the other boards or lose everything she loves.

Assigned to a geeky unit of spies known as "The Misfits", Arena struggles to find out what happened to her roommate while recovering the boards for the CIA. Each Misfit offers a unique perspective and unconventional methods, from gorgeous martial arts master Nate to enigmatic analyst Sterling to bubbly, quirky Lorna. Arena finds herself in the middle of gunfights and high-speed chases, on the run from a sinister organization's treacherous double agent out to claim her and the hoverboards for their own.

Surfer Girl is an action-adventure young adult/adult crossover novel appropriate for ages 14 and up. There is moderate violence and several deaths.

Stalk me. (The Keatyn Chronicles)

Gossip Girl meets Hollywood in this steamy new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.

She's just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

The Rock Star's Daughter (The Treadwell Academy Novels)

At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book.
When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer.
With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent?
Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines.


Jazmine Crawford doesn’t make decisions. She doesn’t make choices. She doesn’t make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it’s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing’s wrong than it is to admit that she’s heartbroken about her dad dying. She’s been drifting and ignoring her over-worried mum for four years now.
When bad girl Shalini and her mates adopt Jazmine, she quickly finds herself involved in more than she can handle. Sitting in disgrace in the principal’s office, Jazmine is offered a choice: help drama teacher Miss Fraser in the upcoming production of The Secret Garden or face a four week suspension.
It’s Miss Fraser who clinches the decision. “I believe in you Jazmine,” she says. “I know you can do this.” And Jazmine, terrified, disbelieving and elated all at the same time, joins the play.
For a while it’s all good. Drama star and chocolate lover Liam is friendly and Jazmine realises that making friends, talking to her mother and feeling her emotions isn’t as scary as she thought. In a final happy twist of fate, acting diva Angela quits the play and with only a week to go, Miss Fraser asks Jazmine to take on the main role of Mary.
But then Shalini returns from her suspension. She’s out for payback, and she has just the ammunition she needs to force Jazmine to quit the play and go back to her old ways.
Will Jazmine be confident enough to stand up for herself against Shalini? Will Liam still like her if he finds out who she really is? And does she have the strength to face the truth about her father’s suicide?

All Over You (Unforgettable You, Book 1.5)

New Adult Romance - recommended for readers 18+ yrs due to sex & language
Sensuality level in this book is high.
This is a college-set romance. The hero is not tattooed or irrevocably damaged and the heroine has not been physically or emotionally abused. There are many good books out there like that in this genre. This is not such a book.  

An ex is an ex for a reason

To Rebecca Winters, it's not just a saying or the title to a catchy tune, it's a rule she staunchly lives by. Especially since the break up with her ex. What's the point in trying to fix the "unfixable"? Besides, only a girl hell-bent on more heartbreak would go back to the guy who bailed on her when she needed him most. But saying no to Scott is becoming more difficult than surviving the breakup itself. And unfortunately for her, the kind of pressure he's exerting is making her rule all too easy to break.

Scott Carver has given up trying to get over his ex. He's still in love with her and their year apart has done nothing to change that. Yeah, he knows he screwed up. Just how royally, he wasn't aware of until now. So when Becca agrees to give him a second chance, he grabs on to it with both hands. But it's clear the only way things will ever truly be right between them is if he comes clean...about everything. He can only pray the truth doesn't send her running--for good this time.

This is a 44k word short novel (or a long novella) and can be read as a standalone. 

Awaken Me (a connected novel)

After witnessing the horrific murder that was committed by her fiancée just days before their wedding, Aimee immediately flees from the life she knows. Lost in Greece, Aimee is inevitably and uncontrollably thrust into a supernatural world where she is terrified to learn what she really is. Crouching at every corner lies a new confusing memory that torments her from her previous life, while her feelings of love cease to die, but awaken more deeply for the mysteriously handsome stranger, who wants to rescue her. Battling the man, who she mistakenly still loves is a bigger conquest than imagined, but can she free her captured thoughts from the man who owns her? Facing the ultimate decision, to lose all humanity by becoming the weapon the Rogues desire most, or to destroy the creation of love. Can Aimee make the sacrifices needed to overcome deceit, love and her power that is irrepressibly blood thirsty?

Merch Girl

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the body of the hottest teen rockstar in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the guys too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...

Finding Eden

Eden dreamed. She dreamed of a man, one with liquid gold eyes. But when she meets Sahariel for the first time she can't help but wonder if she's going crazy. People can see him, but she can't see any colors swirl around him, not like they do with other people. Feeling irrevocably tied to him, she can't figure him out. Even with her own eccentricities, Eden thought she had finally become somewhat normal, but once he stepped into her life, everything was changed.

Enchanted Castle - A Novelette (The Enchanted Castle Series)

Zoey Sanders attends her senior year of high school at a mysterious, gothic castle in Scotland. As much as she loves meeting her Prince Charming, she begins to wonder if the castle is really haunted.

Love, Tink (Love Tink Series)

Enchanted meets Peter Pan in LOVE, TINK

This is a 12k novelette (approx 57pg)-- the first of six episodes.

Tink is hopelessly smitten with Peter, the leader of the Lost Boys who'd mysteriously arrived at Neverland two years ago. Unfortunately, Peter is tired of the adventure and especially tired of dodging Captain Hook who is after his head. He just wants to go back to New York City and live his life as a normal fifteen year old

Tink is the only one who can help Peter return, but it breaks her heart to do it. She just wants to make him happy, so she does the unthinkable and betrays the fairy king. Now her heart is filled with remorse. Should she go after Peter? Should she follow him to his New York?

Cheap Books

New York, New York (Love, Tink - Episode 2) (Love Tink Series) $0.99 Amazon

Love, Tink Series is Enchanted meets Peter Pan.

In Episode Two, Tink makes it to Peter's New York and is more than a little daunted by what she discovers. Under the guise of Belle Fehr, Tink registers at the school Peter attends. Her dreamy reunion is crushed when she finds that not only does he not recognize her, he has a girlfriend named Wendy!

This is a novella at 12,000 words.

Capture Me (a connected novel) $0.99 Amazon

Capture Me thrusts both Awaken Me fans and new readers alike right into the action—scenes filled with love, turmoil, bitterness and revenge. The second installment in the Connected Novel series Capture Me continues the story of Aimee, smart, beautiful young woman who has been forced into a world of warring vampires and werewolves.
Escaping the vampires’ underground lair to head back to Palm Beach proved to be more challenging than Aimee and Marcus, her werewolf friend and bodyguard, could ever have imagined. Alec, still in love with Aimee, is on a rampage of hurt and turns to new friends to hide his heart, becoming the leader in a revolution that will change the way Vampires live. The fine line between right and wrong becomes very thin as Alec chooses to indulge his instinctual desires. When put to the test, can Aimee actually destroy Derek, the werewolf who kidnapped her and whom she still has feelings for? Decisions will be made, hearts will be broken, and a new breed will be created to face a force that will threaten to destroy the ultimate creation of Vampires and Werewolves alike.

Bluehour (A Watermagic Novel) $0.99 Amazon

Beautiful, Mysterious, Dangerous...
A clique of gorgeous teenagers with curious ways transfer to Grace's high school. They eat raw meat and surf under the stars. After Grace suspects one of the boys has inexplicable powers, she sets out to unravel his mysteries. During the process, they fall madly in love. But this romance has put Grace's life in utter danger.

My Haunted Fairytale - Book 2 (The Enchanted Castle Series) $2.99 Amazon

Zoey Sanders is thrilled to spend her senior year of high school in a medieval, gothic castle located in Scotland. When she meets her Prince Charming, everything seems to be clicking into place, and she dreams about having the perfect fairytale.

But suddenly, things take a drastic turn. Zoey becomes increasingly disturbed as paranormal activity picks up all around her. She is forced to confront her greatest fear...the castle might be really haunted.

Only For You (Unforgettable You, Book 1) $2.99 Amazon

They say there's a thin line between love and hate
College freshman Olivia Montgomery is thrilled at the chance to start over, escape the rumors that plagued her in high school. And she can finally put her juvenile crush, Zachary Pearson, where he belongs--in her past. Then her unrequited love strolls into her French class, shattering Olivia's newfound peace, and the feelings she'd thought buried for good come rushing back. Now she can't shake her unwanted attraction to the one guy who can twist her stomach into knots with just a smile...but has never given her the time of day.

Zach's good looks may have always gotten him his pick of girls, but it's the star quarterback's skill on the football field that gives him his pick of the Big Ten colleges. To escape the crushing demands of his win-at-all-costs father, Zach opts for a private university in upstate New York where...his present and past collide. And the one girl he's always wanted but can't have--and a class trip to Paris--turn out to be the ultimate game changer that has him breaking every one of his rules.

Rebel (Misfit Spies) $2.99 Amazon

Nate Johnson traveled from superstar darling of the CIA to discredited misfit and back. Offers arrive from every level of the CIA, pulling Nate away from his unit STATUS, known as the Misfits, now his family and his home. Nate wrestles with moving up in the agency, but maybe it's time to leave espionage behind in exchange for a peaceful life.

Suspicion grows that the Misfits are behind a massive government scandal. With the help of a beautiful Washington DC analyst, Nate battles personal demons and political corruption in the CIA, uncovering a startling and very powerful enemy in the process.

Rebel is an action-adventure young adult/adult crossover novel appropriate for ages 14 and up. There is moderate movie-style violence and several deaths.

Don't Tell Mother (Whispers) $2.99 Amazon

Raised under the shadow of her popular and spoiled brother, AJ Dawson struggles to get any kind of compliment from her mother. She can't escape her troubled home-life at school, when she is forced to deal with a lot of the same issues. Her immature coach is determined to turn the team against her, her teammates are bent on losing every game, and the rest of the school population cowers in her presence.

AJ's mounting frustration could turn her into a ticking time bomb, and she knows the first step to solving her problems is to gain acceptance from her mother. Easier said than done. Her relationship with her mother goes from bad to worse when AJ's new green-haired boyfriend knocks on the door.

She knows she'll have to clean up her guy if she wants to earn Mom's respect. But AJ's secret ability to foretell the future is driving her and her mom further apart, and if she doesn't tell her mom about her horrible vision soon, her brother will die.

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