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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: 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.

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: 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: Sep 25, 2016
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Experiments: A Gifted Series Prequel
The Gifted Society, a race of people with special abilities, lives among humans. They have survived for thousands of years by hiding their special powers from the world. Now, someone is trying to manipulate human DNA to create the gene mutation that triggers these abilities. Nick, Robert, Jason and Ryan, newly graduated from the Gifted Society’s Elite Academy, are tasked with stopping whoever is behind these experiments.

Will the guys succeed with their first assignment? Will they be able to stop the experiments? Discover the beginnings of the Gift Series in this prequel novelette.

This novelette is 40 pages and includes the first five chapters of Discovery, Book one of the Gifted Series.
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release date: Feb 08, 2017
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When I Wake: Alora Chronicles Prequel
Ash, devastated by the recent death of her mother, is finding it hard to cope.
Things begin to look up when she meets Bentley. He's been through a lot and together things seem to be improving.
Ash has a secret, it has the chance to make or break her.
She confides in Bentley, but has she made a huge mistake?

This short story can be read as a standalone. While this book contains no fantasy elements, it is a prequel to the contemporary fantasy series the Alora Chronicles. The first book in the series is Until I Sleep.
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release date: Sep 10, 2012
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Enter: Ten Tales for Tweens  -  Fantastic Short Stories for Middle Grade Readers
All proceeds from the sale of this ebook will be donated to The Children's Literacy Initiative. To date this book has helped raise over $100 to support underprivileged children.

In this collection of stories from ten groundbreaking authors of fiction for 9-12 year olds, explore new worlds and discover the surprises that lie just beneath the surface of everyday places. 

In these tales, you'll read about:
--The horrifying truth behind the tapping on a boy's window in a snowstorm.
--Priscilla the Great's hilarious revenge on Christine the Mean at summer camp.
--Kian's struggle with loyalty as his birthright involves returning to a clan he'd sworn to despise.
--Holly's journey down a trapdoor to a shocking world she accesses with an emerald key.

And many more!

Stories by MJ Ware, Sybil Nelson, Laura Lond, N.R. Wick, D.D. Roy, Jean Cross, Tess Oliver, Laura Keysor, KJ Hannah Greenberg, & Chris Eboch
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: Jul 12, 2015
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Falling For You
Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan is recovering from a broken heart. The last thing she wants or needs is another relationship. Or so she thought. Asher Davidson isn't like Meg's cheating ex-boyfriend. Ash is so sweet and patient with Meg. Maybe too patient. But he might be exactly what she needs to heal and discover herself again.

Find out how it all began in this prequel novella to Perfect For You.
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release date: Nov 01, 2015
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Young Adult Fiction Best Sellers: The Best New YA Horror, Paranormal, and Dystopian Books (Young Adult Best Sellers Book 1)


#1 bestselling author Jackson Dean Chase brings you the best new YA fiction.

You get four thrilling, chilling tales of horror, the paranormal, and dystopian nightmares with Young Adult Fiction Best Sellers, including:

    Come to the Cemetery: One by one, all Cara's friends are found dead lying atop the same grave. What is the ghostly secret that binds their fates?

    The Werewolf Wants Me: Felicia wants to walk on the wild side with the local bad boy, but she has no idea how "wild" things will get!

    The Haunting of Hex House: Deb's mom is a realtor assigned to sell a haunted mansion. When her mom disappears inside, Deb must follow. But is it already too late?

    Hard Times in Dronetown Vikka and Rylee test friendship and survival in a grim future world that is no place for innocent teenage girls! The prequel to the action-packed novel, Drone.

    SPECIAL BONUS! Includes a sneak preview of Jackson's dystopian YA novel, Drone.

Who is Jackson Dean Chase?

Jackson Dean Chase is a Pacific Northwest author taking the Young Adult fiction market by storm: In less than a year, his books have amassed over 100 five-star reviews on the most trusted review sites and been downloaded and enjoyed by over 10,000 hungry horror fans. Jackson has also been named a Top 10 Expert in Horror Fiction by Klout.

Here's what readers are saying about Jackson:

  • One of the best horror writers out there. He grabs you, holds your attention, then scares you to death.” — Kindle reviewer
  • “If you're looking for some thrills and chills… look no further than Jackson Dean Chase.” — Kindle reviewer
  • “He perfectly captures the feelings of being that angst-ridden, awkward teen girl. I know because I was that girl.” — Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews
  • "[Jackson's horror is] shock-worthy, full of evil shadows [and] dark beauty."— Tome Tender
  • "Darkly refreshing and original..." — Kindle reviewer
  • "Every story kept me on the edge of my seat, eager to find out what would happen next."— Kindle reviewer
  • "[Jackson Dean Chase is]...a perfect read for anyone who likes horror." — Kindle reviewer
  • “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
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