Tag: Young Adult

Vampire Takeover : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: VAMPIRE TAKEOVER is a unique coming of age tale set in a dangerous world! 

It’s fast paced and romantic, with danger at every turn!

Book Description: Preston Mitchell is struggling to survive after the loss of his family in a world ruled by evil night creatures. He later meets Darcy Rose, a teenager alone like himself.  Because of Darcy, Preston learns the true meaning of determination, love, and what it takes to be a man.

Those who love Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and I am Legend will enjoy VAMPIRE TAKEOVER.  

Author’s Inspiration:  I can’t pinpoint exactly when the idea started, but the story just kept building and building in my mind over time. I had to get it down on paper and it progressed from there. Vampire Takeover is probably my favorite book I’ve written so far.

From the Book: The state of the earth was terrible, so the creatures of the night stepped in. Vampires had remained hidden, but they weren’t about to let humans destroy their world. Each night more and more people disappeared. Curfews were instated, but it didn’t stop the vampires. These ancient beings were at the top of the food chain and everyone was about to realize humanity was a notch lower.


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This book is free 3/27-3/29.

Jez Strider


I am taking a chance and living my dream at the moment. Each day I put my words in front of others and have the privilege of sharing my worlds and characters with them. It was a long road to get to this point. Cancer was my big motivation for taking a chance. I realized after surviving that there was more I needed to do in life before I died. So, I began my first book, Vampire’s Eve. I’ve yet to look back and keep writing. Hopefully, also getting better in the process.

Favorite Food: My favorite food at the moment is probably BLTs.


Favorite Place to Write: I sit in front of my computer with headphones on while I write. 


Favorite Music: Often, I listen to an Italian traditional station, but I listen to lots of others, too.


Favorite TV show: My favorite TV show was LOST when it was still airing. Currently, my favorite would be True Blood.



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The Griffin Cryer : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: This is a thrilling tale to satisfy your knowledge of what its like to fly a griffin. 

The Griffin Cryer is an enthralling and imaginative tale, suitable for readers of all ages!

Book Description: In her quest to help a griffin and his rider return to their own universe, fifteen year old Frankie discovers hidden strengths and talents. She has become a “Griffin Cryer”, but does she have the ability and courage to rescue her own brother from his world of dreams?

Those who like A Winkle In Time and Eragon, will like THE GRIFFIN CRYER.  

Author’s Inspiration:  My sons and their friends. Youngsters have so many adversities and challenges, especially in the world today. Frankie is an ordinary teenager, with a complicated home life. I wanted to express my belief that no matter how difficult your life becomes, you have the power within you to make things better; find your talents and nurture them, cherish your loved ones, and above all, have faith in yourself.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Tom Felton

From the Book: Frankie, the Rider and his griffin have just escaped the evil Professor Chown, and are flying above London. 

“‘You are going the wrong way – we’re on the wrong side of London!’ 

They would need to hurry to reach Professor Chown’s mansion before him.  

‘This is the right way – Balkind’s taking us to Michael.’ 

How could he know? Then Frankie remember the map she’d given the Rider, so long ago now it seemed. 

‘But you’ll miss your chance – you can get Leifur’s stone – you can return to your own world!’ Frankie shouted against the Rider’s ear.

‘Calling your brother back into this world is more important, I think.’ 


‘It is more important for you to call your brother from his world, right now anyway.’ 

‘I didn’t mean “what did you say?” I meant what do you mean?’ Oh lord, thought Frankie, what does he mean? What do I mean? 

But though he couldn’t see her face, it seemed the Rider read her mind. ‘I mean for you to call your brother from his world, into yours.’ 

‘Wha… Don’t be silly! Call him into this world?’ Frankie laughed, but inside her blood simmered at the Rider’s flippancy. 

He twisted to face her, causing Balkind to dip alarmingly. ‘Believe in yourself Francesca. If you can summons a griffin and his rider from another dimension, you can call your brother back into this world.’

‘Turn around, turn around!’ Frankie gibbered. With a smile and a shake of his head, he swivelled to face front, and Balkind’s flight levelled. He didn’t speak again, leaving Frankie to wonder over his conviction that she could somehow retrieve her brother from the limbo he resided in. “

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This book is free 3/26-3/30.

Julia Hughes


My life’s a kaleidoscope, picking out the interesting shapes and colours and weaving stories from them is my way of seeing the whole picture. Stepping into someone else’s world is a wonderful way to escape everyday life, and if you come with me, together we’ll find magic in a handful of dust.

Favorite food: I’m a Londoner, so it’s in my contract to like pie and mash!
Favorite place to write: I love to write in the summer cabin, in our garden
Favorite music to listen to: As for music – I just thank god for it every day! My favourite really is mood dependent, though I think Kayne West has a touch of genius about him.
Favorite TV show?: “Being Human” with the original cast.



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Savage Dawn Part 1 : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: We love the premise of this book and can’t wait to add it to our Kindle reading list! Check for updates on the series at the website, http://www.savageseries.com/.

This is making out to be an epicly awesome series!

Book Description: A daytime engineering student and nighttime exotic dancer is having a hard time making ends meet with his drug addict mother to care for. Tragedy strikes and he must choose between two worlds.

Readers who like Coming of Age books will like Savage Dawn. 

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This book is free 3/21-3/24.

Fateful (Book #1 in the Fateful Series) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Does Mr. Darcy really exist nowadays? Maybe, but he might not be all that you dreamed of.

Do yourself a favor and read this book and the next one and the third one, you will not be sorry!

Book Description: Danielle, a huge fan of Jane Austen, hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Soon after arriving, she meets Ethan Deveroux. By day, he seems like the fantasy hero she seeks. But by night, the powerful magic of an ancient curse is revealed, and instead of being the Mr. Darcy she’d imagined finding, Ethan is a vampire.

Those who enjoy Stephanie Meyer, Lynn Kurland, or Lynsay Sand will enjoy FATEFUL.  

Author’s Inspiration:  The story of The Frog Prince, my love of Jane Austen, as well as my fascination with vampires, all came together to inspire this book.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Leighton Meester


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This book is free 3/21-3/22.

Cheri Schmidt


I’ve always had an interest in fairies, mermaids, vampires, and, in truth, just about any type of fantasy or myth. When stories of these beings continued to entertain my thoughts, to the point of almost haunting me, I decided it was time to start writing them down. FATEFUL was my first finished work. I’ve published 5 books, and 1 cookbook. I have several other books in the plans. All of them will have elements of fantasy in them, along with a romantic twist.

Favorite Food: I love Crème Brule topped with lots of fresh berries.


Favorite Place to Write: I write in my office surrounded by artwork of fairies, much of which I painted myself
Favorite Music: I love listening to bands like Black Lab and Imagine Dragons. 


Favorite TV show: At the moment, my favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries.

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The Symbolon (The Sibylline Trilogy) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: THE SYMBOLON is the passionate second installment of addictive The Sibylline Trilogy from Delia Colvin.

I’m in love with the storyline, the characters, the history, basically everything!

Book Description: In this follow up to the Sybylline Oracle, Alex has dreamt of a life with his beloved, Valeria. Alas, sinister forces are discovered when they ask the council of immortals for permission to marry. Terrifying threats soon abound that include a devastating separation that neither may survive!

Those who enjoy Dan Brown, Stephanie Meyer, and Nicolas Sparks will enjoy THE SYMBOLON.  

Author’s Inspiration:  Touring the Sistine Chapel I became intrigued with the presence of the Delphic Sibyl and Oracles. Later I thought it might be interesting to write about an extraordinary love that defied death. Years later, in an instant that story became The Sibylline Trilogy.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Emmy Rossum as Valeria/Cassandra and Chris Pine as Alex Morgan

From the Book: She pulled his left hand into hers, in a move that was now familiar to him, and began tracing the triangular mark on the back of his hand between his thumb and forefinger that was formed by continuous loops. 

“Tell me about it again,” she said, as she pressed her mouth to his hand.

“It’s our unique mark; the one that is only for you and me. This particular shape is called a triquetra or more commonly, a trinity knot,” he said, his voice still sexy with sleep. “Apollo gave a special mark to symbolons…soul mates, if you prefer,”—the corners of his mouth turned up in the way she loved—“so that we would know our other half.”


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This book is free 3/19-3/21.

Delia Colvin


Delia J. Colvin is the Bestselling author of The Sibylline Trilogy; The Sibylline Oracle (Voted Goodreads #1 Best Book of June 2012), The Symbolon (Voted Goodreads #2 Best Book of November 2012) and soon to be released, The Last Oracle. She authors a popular blog and is listed as a contributor in two business books.

While developing her skills as an author, Delia worked in a variety of occupations from marketing to entrepreneur, Air Traffic Controller and Russian Interpreter. But her passion is in writing and helping people. Delia has donated both time and money to literacy programs around the country.


Favorite Food: I don’t believe one can have too many favorites! But I would have to say that I do love the fritatta’s at Sarabeths in Manhattan and Seafood at Mangino’s or Chicken Scallopine at Travinia’s in Leesburg, VA.

Favorite Place to Write: I love to write in my living room and listen to select music.

Favorite Music: My favorite is Jason Mraz.


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One Week : Free Kindle eBook

Editor’s Note: This book is about a young celebrity, but we think it applies to all young adults. It’s a story of finding yourself, an experience we all share.

This sweet story is full of charm and wit!

Book Description: Bee is a young celebrity and seems to have everything she could ever want- except she hates all of it. She’s off to LA to hunt for her own identity where she’ll find out that everything can change in a week. Is the love she finds real- or an illusion?

Readers who like Chick Lit or Catcher in the Rye will like ONE WEEK.    

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This book is free on 3/19.

Nikki Van De Car


Nikki Van De Car is an author of YA novels living in New Jersey with her daughter.
MY FAVORITE FOOD: I’m addicted to skittles!



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IXEOS (The Ixeos Trilogy) : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Teenagers are full of talent – playing musical instruments, lacrosse, painting – but saving the Earth from aliens? Let’s hope so! 

IXEOS is a thrill packed ride from beginning to end!

Book Description: Teenagers from our earth are brought to Ixeos, an alternate earth that has been taken over by humanoid aliens. While most have been killed, the remaining humans have been enslaved or live as fugitives on the largely desolate planet. Can the outsiders free the rebel leader Darian and rescue the human race before they are destroyed?

Those who enjoyed The Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narina will enjoy IXEOS.  

Author’s Inspiration:  There were two – I read a National Geographic article on the almost-200 miles of tunnels under Paris, and found it fascinating. I knew that would be in a story one day. Secondly, my daughter and I encountered, then lost, a flock of ducks on a kayak outing last summer. We started texting each other crazy stories about “where the ducks went.” I finally put the two together, and the foundation of IXEOS was born!

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Logan Lerman (Marty), Liam Hemsworth (Clay), Jennifer Lawrence (Neahle)

From the Book: They walked the next half hour in silence, unwilling to ask any more questions for which “it’s complicated” was the answer. And they were all mulling over the crazy idea that they were in Paris, France, only not their Paris, France, with people who said they’d followed ducks to another world or dimension years before. They would write these two strangers off as crazy except that here they were, walking down a convoluted succession of tunnels, striding through open rooms with graffiti-painted walls, scooting around reservoirs full of dark water, being led by those strangers who were carrying torches and who seemed to know exactly where they were going.


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This book is free 3/19-3/20.

Jennings Wright


Jennings grew up in a small Florida town, spending hours running along the Indian River being chased by pirates, turning into a mermaid, and generally causing inciting imaginary mayhem. Much later, after being a wife, mom, business owner, and non-profit founder, she rediscovered the joys of imaginary mayhem and hasn’t stopped since. She’s published four books to date, with many more on the drawing board. All her stories start with interesting locations and fun facts, and she doesn’t worry about genre til she’s done. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s usually hanging out with her family, doing anything on the water, or traveling.

Favorite Food: Sushi is my favorite food, and the only one I crave when I’m traveling places you don’t want to eat sushi (like Africa).


Favorite Place to Write: I generally write in our sunroom or my office, but when the weather is nice, I love to be outside.


Favorite Music: I don’t listen to music while I write, and my tastes are very eclectic, from Jimmy Buffett (the Florida girl in me) to Black Eyed Peas.


Favorite TV show: I usually watch either police procedural shows (Castle, NCIS, The Mentalist, Bones) or Food Network shows like Chopped, although I like Frasier, M*A*S*H and Seinfeld, too.



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Goddess Legacy: Goddess Series Book 1 : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: Attention YA readers, here is a new paranormal romance series sure to make you wanting to read it into the wee hours of the night. 

It’s not often I will give up my sleep for reading, but I could NOT put this book down!

 The Goddess Series tells the story of Legacy and her discovery of her mother’s true nature and how she is following in her otherworldly steps. The following installements will follow Legacy through obstacles she experiences over the next year of life, leading up to her eighteenth birthday and her final ascension…or supposed ascension.

On her journey she will discover love, betrayal, heartache, friendship, and answers to questions she never knew ever existed.


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This book is free 3/18-3/20. 


M.W. Muse


M.W. Muse is an award-winning, best selling author…under a different name. Her alter-ego writes in adult genres for multiple publishers, but her love of young adult stories geared for the upper end of that spectrum, termed “New Adult”, made her seek a new outlet for those young adult characters swimming around in her head. She still spends most of her time living in her other reality, but is looking forward to spending more time focusing on the lighter side of love.


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