Monday, July 1, 2013

Young Adults

Morning Fans, come check out today's list!!! We have Young Adult books coming and there are a lot of them! Sit back and get ready to one click to your heart's content! 


A Beautiful Struggle: A Beautiful Series Novel
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*** ADULT CONTENT WARNING *** contains sex scenes not suitable for under 18s

Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.

That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy. 

Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies.

First Kiss (Heavy Influence #1)
Mature Young Adult: A sexually charged coming of age. ~ Jake, an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, reconnects with Alyssa, the younger girl next door. When she becomes something more they're forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family. Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they know it.

Six Moon Summer (#1) (Seasons of the Moon)
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Rylie's been bitten. She's changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.

Sunny's Great Adventure (Sunny's Great Big World)
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Sunny Bray is more smitten with her cute neighbor than she first thought. Only it’s a little too late now that he has a new girlfriend. Bad timing seems to be all she has these days. 

Learning to drive, getting her first job, and sharing the details of her life with her best friend, Sunny learns things aren’t always what they seem. At sixteen, sometimes life gets a little mixed up, crazy, and out of control. 

Does Sunny have what it takes to straighten it all out, and land the guy? She’s not so sure, but she’s going to try! "Sunny's Great Adventure" is the first book in the young adult series "Sunny's Great Big World”. (Length 30,000 words)

(Parents: some sexual content, no alcohol/drug use, very mild profanity)

Spring Perfection
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In this prequel, read how Reyna and Scott from Nothing Else Matters met.

To Love a Vampire
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A romantic tale revolving around the characters of Catalina Harnett, the daughter of a wealthy yet stingy aristocrat, and Victor McGavin, a mysterious stranger whose appearance into their lives leads Catalina to question who she can really trust and to discover the true values of life.

Concealed in the Shadows
Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033—her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister, who is her only family and entire world. She hopes they will be lawfully reunited, but is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape the captivity of Miles County so that they can be together.

Escaping will be difficult and dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that deliver shocks to those who dare to cross the electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all-seeing eyes of technology. Even if they were to survive the escape, disappearing into the forgotten forests and towns of the past seems an impossible task.

What Sydney doesn't know is that she is the particular interest of two opposing forces. With deceit, fear, and warfare surrounding her—can she trust the party that aims to help with her fight against the other? Can she open her heart to receive and return unexpected love? When her sister’s life becomes jeopardized, Sydney will have to weigh a new love against the only enduring love she has known. The cost could be deadly…

How will she choose?

Love Begins in Hell (The Moon Journals: Part 1)
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For some, love begins when you least expect it. For Elana, falling in love begins in Hell. When twenty-one-year-old Elana is kidnapped and finds herself in Hell of all places, she discovers something unique in her ancestry. She's a werewolf and she's fallen in love with someone unexpectedly Dante, the young demon who agrees to help her escape.

He Loves Me Not: a novel of suspense (Lily's Story, Book 1)
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Stay away from him. When college student Lily Jamison receives the ominous note, she convinces herself it's a mistake. After all, she's barely met the two men it could be referring to. But as she begins to fall for the man with the striking blue eyes, the disturbing messages increase. 

Refusing to believe warnings from an anonymous sender and trusting her own heart, Lily presses forward with her relationship, eventually coming to understand the meaning behind the messages as she fears for her life.

He Loves Me Not does not contain any profanity, but does contain mild sensuality (kissing). It is 83,000 words, which is approximately 300 pages.

Stained (YA Paranormal Romance) (Stained Series)

Seventeen-year-old Julia is finally living the good life. She's traded a hard cot in a Memphis orphanage for her very own room in a perfect little house, on a perfect little street, with a perfect set of parents who picked her to be their daughter.

But Julia is hiding a secret - and one fall night, she returns home from a friend's house to find that her secret has found her. Her 'forever home' is ashes. Her parents are dead. And, in the sky above the flames, a winged creature hunts her.

The Nephilim King, Samyaza, has taken everything from Cayne. After struggling in the darkness for years to piece together his shattered life, Cayne is finally ready to confront his past and avenge the loss of everything he loved. He tracks Samyaza to a Memphis warehouse, where he winds up flat on his back, in the healing hands of a beautiful, dark-haired girl he doesn't need to know.

Unbeknownst to either of them, they are already bound. Cayne's past holds the answers to Julia's future. But what will pose the greatest threat to her? The bounty placed on her head by the leaders of two Celestial realms, or giving her heart to a man who is bound, by birth, to break it? 

The Last Name Banks

Chloe Banks has always been known for her political, powerful billionaire last name and of course, naturally, for her money. Now she’s ready to show to the world there is more to her than what meets the eye. She’s more than the prim debutante from a privileged background. Yes, her father may be running for President and her mother may be the socialite of the year, never lifting a finger unless it’s to sip a flute of champagne, but Chloe is just like any other normal twenty-three year old, wanting to love and be loved, wanting to make her own mark in this world.

So Chloe moves temporarily with her two friends to Venezuela to serve in an orphanage as a nurse. But it is there she faces the same prejudices she is running away from, including the judgment from the incredibly good-looking orphanage facilitator and a few grumpy doctors. Chloe has to learn to let go of others’ assumptions of who she is so she can finally live her life free. But will she?

The Last Name Banks is part of the "Living, Loving, and Laughing Again series", but can be read as a stand alone novel.


Luke and his twin sister Sera have unusual abilities. Hers is a gift--she can heal with a touch of her hand. His is a curse--he can see the future but he can't do anything about it.

On a hike up the mountain, Luke has a vision unlike any other--one that leaves him terrified. Knowing that it will come true--and that he must do everything in his power to stop it--leaves his own future uncertain.

(This very short story is a teaser, and approximately 16 pages long. Book also includes chapter one of Intangible.)

Everblue (Mer Tales, Book 1)

She wanted her life to change ... he wanted his to stay the same.

Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Swimming and spending time with Tatiana, her best friend, are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college, and Ash hopes to finally ditch her longtime crush for Finley, Tatiana's twin brother. But when Tatiana and her family fail to return home after a family emergency, Ashlyn chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Finley Helton and his family are good at blending in as they run their sailing charter business in Lake Tahoe. But together, they guard an ancient secret. When a not so routine meeting forces Finley, Tatiana and their mother to return to Natatoria and Fin's father on a dangerous mission, Fin can't stay caged up for long.

Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, and a simple lifesaving kiss could change their lives forever.

Vampire University (Book One in the Vampire University Series)

Constantly moving as she grew up, Taylor had learned the hard way how to blend in wherever she went. But when she moves to VanCamp University for her freshman year of college, she immediately finds herself at the center of attention of nearly everyone she encounters. From the charismatic and mysterious Evans twins, to her quirky, clingy roommate Hannah, it seems that the people in Taylor's new college life have no intention of letting her be the wallflower.

It's not just blending in that Taylor has to worry about, though. At VanCamp University, there is more to the staff and students than meets the eye. While trying to adjust to her new life on campus, she finds herself in a world where fairy tales and reality collide, where gargoyles and leprechauns mingle with humans and vampires, and where nothing is as it first appears.

And as she discovers the truth of her own unusual heritage, Taylor learns that fairy tales are just the beginning.

Gravity (Gravity Series #1) (The Gravity Series)

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. 

Dark Eyes

Please note: This is a short story. Flash fiction is a fun and quick read, not a novel.

Update: Due to overwhelming demand, Dark Eyes is now a full length novel. Click on the author information to be directed to it. Alternatively, grab the short story now and get a taste.

Sixteen year old Ariel Cole doesn't know anything about the new guy in school except that she is strangely mesmerized by him. It's a pity Gabe doesn't want anything to do with her.

Determined to keep his past, present, and future a secret, Gabe does everything in his power to avoid her questions. He warns her to stay away, he's too dangerous.

Not to be deterred, Ariel sets out on a mission to win him over. She will find out his secrets, even if that secret is deadly and capable of killing her.

Caught in the middle of an urban legend, Ariel and Gabe must face their darkest fears or the curse will be doomed to capture another victim in this thrilling short story.

Fire Always Burns: Lighting the Match (Coming of Age, New Adult Romance)

Fire always burns. Three friends just have to make sure that it doesn't burn them.

Holly managed to escape the boring mountain town where she was born by going to college. However, she found herself having too many wild nights and too many mornings of waking up in unfamiliar beds to keep her scholarship. Now that's she's back in Conifer, she has no idea what she is going to do with her life and no hope for the future.

Andrew's father died a couple years ago in an electrical accident, leaving him to care for his distraught mother. More than anything, he wants to move on and escape this small town to follow his dreams, but his mother would be lost without someone to take care of her.

When they reconnect, Holly comes up with a plan, a plan that will change all their lives for the better. She knows that to start a fire, all it takes is a spark. However, as the sparks ignite and begin to burn, she realizes that she may have stood too close to the flame, and the torch she carries for Andrew burns brighter than ever.

Will Holly manage to rekindle old loves, or will the destructive fire in their hearts consume everything they hold dear?

Will Andrew have his wishes come true?

****WARNING**** This book contains a love story, "instalove" for a reason - read at your own risk of swooning. Do you believe in faeries? This is meant for ages 13 and up.

A move from the Bronx in New York, to New Bern, North Carolina, is not what Jessie Lucente planned before her junior year. Her selfish alcoholic father left for Greece, causing her mom to make the decision to move. Fate has a way of aligning our life to meet its correct path, and this is no coincidence to be ignored.

Jessie is faithful to two things, her "THIS SUCKS" list, and her friend Jersey. How could she not know about Light Tamers? How could she not know SHE'S a Light Tamer? Caleb, her true mate - the one who has been bound to her, will hold her hand along the way to discovery. They will soon find out the world of Tamers is more complicated than expected. Their relationship is sweet, complicated, strained, and full of gooey kisses and teen angst.

Amber is a teen with attitude and a smart mouth. She has a tendency to keep Jessie on her toes with humor and friendship. She's not bound to anyone, things may be bleak for her if it isn't remedied.

Dangerous (Element Preservers, #1)

Ria is an 18-year-old girl who has just started going to the University of Magic, a special university for those who have one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. There she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Ria's best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria's beliefs are put to test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian.

Young Adult Fantasy/Romance for mature teens. 

Kylie in the City: Episode 1 (Coming of Age New Adult Romance)

Choosing to follow her dreams and moving to the Big Apple had been a big risk for single Mormon girl, Kylie McKay. Now that she's an actual resident of the City that Never Sleeps, she's found that being Mormon and single so far away from Utah and everything she knows is much more of a challenge than she had anticipated.

Kylie loves living in the City, but attracting great guys to date is seriously exhausting when every girl in the ward is more than willing to do whatever it takes to snatch them for themselves. The guys in the ward aren't making it any easier on Kylie and her roommates either, so in return the girls devise a plan to even the odds in their favor. From romantic dates to emotionless make outs, Kylie finds out what it really means to be a single LDS girl in a city with infinite possibilities.

Agartha's Castaway (Trapped in the Hollow Earth Novelette Series)

The dream vacation that might just turn deadly...

Seventeen-year-old Casey Smith can't wait to embark on her summer vacation, not least because she's finally shed her tomboy image, and now heartthrob Mike seems interested. What starts out great, with lots of flirting, taking her a step closer to winning her crush's heart, soon turns into her worst nightmare.

Tossed out to sea during a freak storm, Casey is washed up on what she presumes to be a mysterious tropical island that's on no map she's ever seen.

Agartha's Castaway - Book 2 (Trapped in the Hollow Earth Novelette Series)

The dream vacation that might just turn deadly...

Seventeen-year-old Casey Smith can't wait to embark on her summer vacation, not least because she's finally shed her tomboy image, and now heartthrob Mike seems interested. What starts out great, with lots of flirting, taking her a step closer to winning her crush's heart, soon turns into her worst nightmare.

Tossed out to sea during a freak storm, Casey is washed up on what she presumes to be a mysterious tropical island that's on no map she's ever seen.


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?

Cheap Books

Poison Girl $0.99 Amazon

Vera Moretti has her life planned out: go to Oxford, paint to her hearts desire, travel the world, but when she meets Roman Price everything changes. He is everything her father warned her about. He is gorgeous, charming, charismatic, and has a million dollar smile that warms her heart. They begin a steady friendship and Vera learns that Roman's father, Blakely Price, is the lead attorney at Moretti Law; a company owned by Vera's father, Milo. Two weeks after she meets Roman, a letter arrives at her door, instructing her to go to a dead end road in Surrey, England. Against her better judgment, she takes the leap and discovers a society hidden away from the life she has led. A gifted group of people, known as "Ablivion's", travel all around the world to save mankind. Divided into teams of four, Ablivion's work for the government and perform dangerous missions. As Vera begins to unravel the truth, she discovers that Roman Price is an Emoryse(an Ablivion who can control people with his mind.)
Since he was born, Roman has managed to keep his identity a secret, but now nobody is safe, especially Vera. Under the watchful eye of his father, Roman lives his life the way he was trained by the Council. He wakes up at 5am, attends team practice at a school, and once a month he receives an order to take care of business and perform a mission. When he meets Vera his entire outlook changes and he finds himself caught in her spell. Against his father's wishes, he pursues a friendship with the human(Vera) and introduces her to his world. A world of Heat Bidders, Emoryse's, Gagers, Predia's, and Forelork's. But after Vera is made an offer she can't refuse, he finds himself tangled in a web of immoral behavior, with many lives on the line.

Anomaly (The New Haven Project) $0.99 Amazon

At sixteen, Caitlin Tierney was kidnapped from New Haven, a secret facility for supernaturally gifted children and deemed a threat by the Anomaly Control Team.

Five years later, a letter and a chance reunion with her lost love, Chase Taylor, throws her back into the world of New Haven and into the arms of her old flame. For once everything seems right, but how much has New Haven really changed? How much has Chase changed? Caitlin begins to uncover dark secrets of the facility that she cannot ignore.

The lines between right and wrong are blurred and Caitlin must choose between her heart and her instincts.

Summer Love (A Young Adult Romance) $2.99 Amazon

Haleigh Simmons meets sexy foreign exchange student, Mika Harkett, when she attends a high school Summer Program at the University. Mika seeks out Haleigh's help with his English paper and before Haleigh knows it, she finds herself tutoring Mika and spending the entire summer with him. Haleigh soon realizes that she's stuck being Mika's best friend when she is falling in love with him more and more each day. And what starts out as an innocent friendship slowly turns into something not so innocent by the end of the next summer.

A Young Adult contemporary romance with an edge.

Crushing On The Enemy $2.99 Amazon
Alyssa begins her senior year living the life that most teenage girls dream of. She's surrounded by friends, she's captain of the cheer squad, and her crush has just asked her out. Things at home are a little wonky, but isn't that true for everyone? 

Alyssa's illusions of happiness are very quickly busted when the people she thought were her friends turn on her. She's unsure of how she's going to manage to survive the rest of her senior year, until she finds two unlikely allies. A long forgotten best friend from middle school and the quarterback from the rival school's football team, but Alyssa's problems are a long way from being solved.

She still has to keep her grades up, put her with overbearing step-father, and deal with being branded a traitor for dating a guy from another school. 

Jake's father is a jaded man and he has constantly warned his son not to date until after high school. More than a warning, he's made it a rule that he forces his son to live by.

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