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release date: Dec 18, 2013
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Summer Unplugged
Summer Unplugged is a novella. It is the first in the bestselling Summer Unplugged Series. Over 75,000 sold!

Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her mom has had enough. After catching her sending a less than lady-like photo to a boy who barely knows her, Bayleigh's mom sends her away to her grandparent's house for the summer--sans cell phone, laptop and iPod. Bayleigh thinks the summer will be torture without social media...that is until she meets the boy next door.

Also available:
Part 2 - Autumn Unlocked
Part 3 - Winter Untold
Part 4 - Spring Unleashed
Part 5 - The Beginning of Forever - A full length novel
Part 6 - Autumn Adventure
Part 7 - Winter Wonderful
Part 8 - The Girl with my Heart (a novel from Jace's point of view)
Part 9 - Autumn Awakening
Part 10 - Winter Whirlwind

~Also available in audio book, narrated by Disney channel actress Cheryl Texiera!!~

Plus the spin-off series:

The Summer Series
Summer Alone
Summer Together
Summer Apart
Summer Forever

Jett’s Series
Believe in Me
Believe in Us
Believe in Forever
release date: Nov 23, 2016
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That Moment When: An Anthology of Young Adult Fiction
Love YA paranormal, urban fantasy, science fiction and dystopian books?

We’ve gathered a handful of thrilling stories from all of your favorite genres and put them together into an epic anthology of young adult fiction. Some of them are just the beginning of a unique adventure, while others are complete stories that will spark your imagination.

With over 200,000 words (about three full-length novels) That Moment When will provide weeks of reading pleasure.

OUR THEME
Have you ever reached a moment in your life when everything changed? A crossroads of sorts… a point of no return. An event or realization so enormous you knew it would impact you forever in ways you couldn’t begin to understand? Discoveries so momentous they changed everything you thought you knew about the world, and yourself?

That Moment When is filled with exactly these kinds of moments.

If you read the stories in this anthology, I guarantee you’ll find at least a few that thrill and excite you. Make sure to follow the authors if you want to read more - most of us have at least one free book on our sites.

The Alliance of YA Authors is a community of over 1000 young adult writers. Many of us are award-winning, bestselling authors; others are brilliant debut authors just starting out. We team up to make it easier for you to find your new favorite reads, with book giveaways, contests and joint book promotions.
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release date: Mar 04, 2016
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The Angel Knights-(Novella) Prequel (The Angel Knights Series)
Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.

All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’ presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.

As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it’s too late.
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release date: Feb 07, 2015
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Paper - A Short Story (Breath Book 1)
Armed with the Sword of Destiny, the only weapon powerful enough to destroy the overlord, Ralic seeks out a dark castle tucked away in the furthest recesses of a forbidden forest to save the town from the tyrant's oppressive grip.

Weird... the overlord looks quite a lot like... Ralic.

A battle of brawn and wits ensues, reality descending into chaos and madness for Ralic, his wife, and the people of the island. Ralic’s relationships and life are put to risk as it’s up to his newly-wed wife to discover the Overlords’ secret and save her love. Nothing is as it appears, and as years of treachery are set ablaze, the villagers come to see that there’s much less they can hold onto for support in the face of such an incredible threat. Soon, the people learn the value of holding fast to that which is true, honest, and sacred, something too humble to be praised, but too powerful to be ignored.

In this fun, empowering short story, discover the real meaning behind ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Explore a blend of science fiction and fantasy, weaved through with both thrill and action. Visit the website kellinkston.com for free downloads, more magical short stories, novellas, and novels of heroes, villains, and mystic lands.

Also, find Kell on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kellinkston/.

Looking for Paper's sequel, Nail? Just search for "Nail - A Short Story".
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release date: Jul 16, 2015
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Hard Times in Dronetown: A Young Adult Dystopian Thriller (Beyond the Dome Book 0)

Two Girls Test Friendship and Survival in a Grim Future World...


    Three years before the events of Drone (Beyond the Dome: Book 1), Vikka and Rylee are best friends. Now it’s Rylee’s turn to become a factory girl, but even that won’t help her escape her cruel father or the awful fate the New World Plutonomy has planned for her.

    When Rylee runs away to find a new life “beyond the Dome” that covers Alpha City, Vikka is desperate to find and save her friend… But is it already too late?

    Find out now in this powerful, heart-wrenching prequel to Drone.

    SPECIAL BONUS: This short story includes the first four chapters of Drone so you can see for yourself the novel everyone is raving about!

Here's what readers are saying about Drone:

  • "I couldn't put it down! This is a terrifying idea of what our future could be."
    --BTS Book Reviews

  • "I love the creativity this author shows... I recommend this book to anyone who likes futuristic books with a lot of explosions and action."
    --Fang-Freakin'-Tastic Reviews

  • "Fast paced, absolutely riveting... by far one of the most original YA dystopian reads..."
    --Tome Tender

  • "The novel speeds along, using short chapters and intense action sequences... Pick up a copy and give it a read. I think you'll like it as much as I did."
    --Michael Billington, author of Blood Debt

  • "Fantastic premise, well-executed plot... Drone offers an action-packed, quick-paced story that grabs readers from page one. I recommend this novel for anyone in The Hunger Games / Divergent zone..."
    --Nate Philbrick, author of The Little One

  • "A fresh voice in the Dystopian genre."
    --Kindle reviewer

And here's what readers are saying about the author:


  • "Jackson Dean Chase has found a place on my shelf, the dark corner, where I hide my twisted little secrets."
    --Tome Tender

  • "His books are intense and emotionally-driven..."
    --Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

  • "Mr. Chase is an equal opportunity entertainer with a wry sense of humor. He speaks to his teenage audience, but leaves room for the older crowd, too."
    --Frank Fronash, author of Night of the Six-Gun Gorilla

A Message from the Author:

    I’ve always loved science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but it wasn’t until I combined them with pulp thrillers and noir that I found my voice as an author. I want to leave my readers breathless, want them to feel the desperate longing, the hope and fear my heroes experience as they struggle not just to survive, but to become something more.

    Some of my influences for writing "Hard Times in Dronetown" and Drone are: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Legend by Marie Lu, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Matched by Ally Condie, and Logan's Run by William F. Nolan.

Why I Write Young Adult Fiction:


    YA lets me connect with my younger self, that lonely high school kid with his whole future in front of him but too much emotional pain to know what to do with it. It’s a chance to heal, and a chance to help others. It’s also a chance to have fun and tell the kind of stories that appeal to teens and the adult crossover audience. To me, it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 66. When you pick up a book with my name on it, it’s going to deliver.
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release date: Apr 14, 2017
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Kick Ass Girls of Fire & Ice YA Books: Short Stories Starring Kick Ass Girls
From fantasy and steampunk, to mystery and thriller, to contemporary social issue and romance, the authors in this book have all written novels that feature strong girls as protagonists.

These girls solve their problems using their brains, skills, reason, courage, and resiliency. In other words, they are kick ass girls, sometimes without literally kicking ass. They are heroines.

This book contain short stories starring the heroines—or other characters— from the worlds depicted in our novels. They are the Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA Books.

Don’t be afraid to be a kick ass girl. Read on!

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Hucknall House by Alice J. Black
Ruby finds herself out on another case with the other Hunters, but she gets more than she bargained for when she enters Hucknall House.

Rose Grants a Wish by Emily S. Deibel
Five years after returning from Cinderland, Rose is running the most respected seamstress shop in Havenshire. Little does she know her commitment to making dresses for anyone from any district will bring her an unusual client and one crazy afternoon.

Beneath the Wildflowers by D. G. Driver
Juniper Sawfeather's activist parents have taught her to care about the environment, and her father has told her many legends from their American Indian heritage. It takes the sighting of a brave gopher in a field of wildflowers beside her high school to jumpstart her experiences as a person sensitive to the magic hidden in nature that no one else can see.

The Veil is Rent by Elisabeth Hamill
The unforeseen consequences of magic continue when Telyn and her friends steal away the night before her handfasting to Mithrais to play music at a festival. Enjoy this sneak peek of the forthcoming book three in the Songmaker series!

The Day I Lived For Me by Libby Heily
Moya, like the other Models from Sortilege Falls, has the power to make people do whatever she wants, but she can’t control her parents. They’ve used her for years for their own gains, even going so far as to drug her to make her more compliant. But Moya and her boyfriend Adam have come up with a plan.

Because I Was There by Christina Hoag
A party goes badly awry on a summer night and seventeen-year-old Jade thinks she’s partially to blame. She tells no one what happened until she realizes that silence is what she is really guilty of.

New World Coming by Mary Victoria Johnson
Villain. Killer. Outsider. Queen. Rumours are spreading through London like wildfire; rumours that an exiled royal has returned to stage a new rebellion. From the slums to the country palaces, sides are being formed, alliances made and broken, and events set in motion that could have catastrophic consequences...

The First Secret by Shelley R. Pickens
The loss of innocence is never easy. But for a young girl who is cursed, it's downright terrifying. Aimee's childhood has already been a turbulent one. Still, an optimist at heart, it isn't until fate intervenes on her 12th birthday that she becomes aware of the evil this world harbours within the confines of the human mind. Witnessing a murder for the first time is scary. Reliving it through a killer’s eyes...absolutely horrifying.

Girl in a Camp by Daisy White
Fifteen-year-old Talia is struggling to survive the harsh reality of a refugee camp, and keep her younger brother out of trouble. When her mentor at school, Leda, suggests a way out, Talia is delighted, but she soon realises she has taken a very different path from her brother, and is forced to use all her courage to stay one step ahead.

Beyond the Barn by Laura Wolfe
Seventeen year-old Brynlei thinks she has uncovered all of Foxwoode Riding Academy’s dark secrets, but she is wrong. Her plans to relax and enjoy the final horseshow are cut short when she senses yet another troubling situation.
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release date: Aug 23, 2016
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2446-89: Stassi's Diary (Timewaves Book 0)
**For a limited time, this exclusive Timewaves prequel novella includes a complimentary download of The Syndicate (Timewaves #1)**
 
Today has been the strangest, most startling day of my life.
 
I know, that sounds like the dramatic ramblings of a seventeen-year-old girl, but it's the absolute truth. Not that the bar was set very high; I am an orphan, an uneducated ward of the government who has lived in a labor camp since I was only four years old. As far as perspective careers, the most I could hope for was a grunt labor position rebuilding one of the world's ruined cities.
But today, Calling Day, changed everything.
 
Before Stassi ever set foot on Branson Isle, her world was the work camp. For the first time, get a peek into the bleak setting of Stassi's childhood and experience her Calling Day - the day that would change her life forever.
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release date: Feb 02, 2015
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Come to the Cemetery: A Weird Tale of Ghostly Love & Revenge (Young Adult Horror Book 1)

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

Because they believe in you...

    All of sixteen-year-old Cara Jones's friends are dead. Their bodies were found lying atop the same grave in Duskhaven Cemetery. The coroner's report lists the girls' cause of death as "massive cerebral hemorrhage," but Cara doesn't believe it. She knows something strange and terrible is happening.

    When Cara hears a ghost's voice commanding her to "Come to the cemetery," she knows time is running out. With no one else to turn to, Cara asks her secret crush, Jake Rogers, for help. As they put together clues, the mysterious voice gets louder and Cara feels like she's losing her mind...

    Can they unravel the ancient secret before Cara joins her friends in death?

    Join the thousands of horror fans who have made this short story a #1 international bestseller. Just don't blame us if you never sleep again!


Here's what readers are saying:

  • "I can't get enough of this author. Come to the Cemetery is a good book for anyone looking for a creepy short story."
    --Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

  • "This very dark and eerie read from Jackson Dean Chase [is] a perfect campfire tale..."
    --Tome Tender

  • "I enjoyed the characters and the plot was a pleasant surprise... It was unique and I liked the direction the author took the story."
    --Scarlet's Web

  • "This is one of those stories you cannot stop reading, because you want to know what is happening next."
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "Great short story for young adults!"
    --Kindle reviewer

Fans are crazy about the Young Adult Horror series:

  • "Best YA series I have read... Zombies, werewolves, and vampires: What more can a horror lover want?"
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "From poems that make you shiver to stories you wish did not end, Jackson will have you turning pages and wanting to read more."
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "If you love horror, you cannot miss out on this wonderful collection... It doesn't matter if you're twelve or sixty, there is something in here for you!"
    --Kindle reviewer

And here's what readers are saying about the author:

  • "Jackson Dean Chase has found a place on my shelf, the dark corner, where I hide my twisted little secrets."
    --Tome Tender

  • "His books are intense and emotionally-driven..."
    --Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

  • "Mr. Chase is an equal opportunity entertainer with a wry sense of humor. He speaks to his teenage audience, but leaves room for the older crowd, too."
    --Frank Fronash, author of Night of the Six-Gun Gorilla

A Message from the Author:


    I’ve always loved science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but it wasn’t until I combined them with pulp thrillers and noir that I found my voice as an author. I want to leave my readers breathless, want them to feel the desperate longing, the hope and fear my heroes experience as they struggle not just to survive, but to become something more.


Why I Write Young Adult Fiction:


    YA lets me connect with my younger self, that lonely high school kid with his whole future in front of him but too much emotional pain to know what to do with it. It’s a chance to heal, and a chance to help others. It’s also a chance to have fun and tell the kind of stories that appeal to teens and the adult crossover audience. To me, it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 66. When you pick up a book with my name on it, it’s going to deliver.
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release date: Feb 03, 2015
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The Haunting of Hex House: You Don't Own the House... It Owns You! (Young Adult Horror Book 3)

HELL HAS A NEW ADDRESS...

What is the secret of the ancient mansion that broods on the hill?

    Sixteen-year-old Deb Gordon's mom is a realtor who doesn't believe the local legends about Hex House. When her mom disappears inside the mansion, Deb must follow. What she finds will shock you, will tear the sanity from your skull and send it screaming into darkness...

    This is a unique and horrifying haunted house ghost story that will live in your nightmares forever!

    Join the thousands of horror fans who have made this short story a #1 international bestseller. Download it now... if you dare!


Here's what readers are saying:


  • "This is another great book by Jackson Dean Chase. It's a short story, but packed full of scary goodness."
    --Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

  • "I love a good ghost story, and this is the ultimate one."
    --Comfy Reading

  • "I was hooked... Mr. Chase can tell a tale, and make it stick in your mind."
    --Tome Tender

  • "[The Haunting of Hex House is] a quick and fun read..."
    --Scarlet's Web

  • "A quick and scary tale that will leave the reader wanting more of the Hex House!"
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "Very spooky, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good scare!"
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "...An enjoyable read that left me wanting more!"
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "This is a great story with a new twist."
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "If you love haunted house stories, this is for you!"
    --Kindle reviewer

Fans are crazy about the Young Adult Horror series:


  • "Best YA series I have read... Zombies, werewolves, and vampires: What more can a horror lover want?"
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "From poems that make you shiver to stories you wish did not end, Jackson will have you turning pages and wanting to read more."
    --Kindle reviewer

  • "If you love horror, you cannot miss out on this wonderful collection... It doesn't matter if you're twelve or sixty, there is something in here for you!"
    --Kindle reviewer

And here's what readers are saying about the author:


  • "Jackson Dean Chase has found a place on my shelf, the dark corner, where I hide my twisted little secrets."
    --Tome Tender

  • "His books are intense and emotionally-driven..."
    --Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

  • "Mr. Chase is an equal opportunity entertainer with a wry sense of humor. He speaks to his teenage audience, but leaves room for the older crowd, too."
    --Frank Fronash, author of Night of the Six-Gun Gorilla

A Message from the Author:


    I’ve always loved science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but it wasn’t until I combined them with pulp thrillers and noir that I found my voice as an author. I want to leave my readers breathless, want them to feel the desperate longing, the hope and fear my heroes experience as they struggle not just to survive, but to become something more.


Why I Write Young Adult Fiction:


    YA lets me connect with my younger self, that lonely high school kid with his whole future in front of him but too much emotional pain to know what to do with it. It’s a chance to heal, and a chance to help others. It’s also a chance to have fun and tell the kind of stories that appeal to teens and the adult crossover audience. To me, it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 66. When you pick up a book with my name on it, it’s going to deliver.
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