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Giveaway dates: Dec 11 - Mar 10, 20142 copies available, 2703 people requestingCountries available: US
Once Upon a Road Trip
by Angela N. Blount (Goodreads Author)
***Enter To Win One Of TWO Signed Paperback Copies -- Swag Included!***
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, a…more[close] ***Enter To Win One Of TWO Signed Paperback Copies -- Swag Included!***View Details »
Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness - and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.
Aside from contracting mono and repeatedly getting herself lost, Angeli's adventure is mired by more unforeseen glitches - like being detained by Canadian authorities, and a near-death experience at the hands of an overzealous amateur wrestler. Her odyssey is complicated further when she unwittingly earns the affections of two young men. One a privileged martial artist; the other a talented techie with a colorful past.
Bewildered by the emotions they stir, Angeli spurns the idea of a doomed long-distance relationship. But she is unprepared for the determination of her hopeful suitors. In the wake of her refusal, one man will betray her, and the other will prove himself worthy of a place in her future.
Angeli sets off in search of a better understanding of herself, the world, and her place in it. What she finds is an impractical love, with the potential to restore her faith in happy endings.
A true story with an unapologetically honest outlook on life, love, faith, and adventure - Once Upon A Road Trip is a coming-of-age memoir.
*Recommended for ages 14 and up
*An unusual true account, written largely in 3rd person.
*Book Club questions included at the back of the book.
Giveaway dates: Jan 08 - Mar 10, 201410 copies available, 2135 people requestingCountries available: US
The Princess in the Opal Mask (The Opal Mask, #1)
by Jenny Lundquist (Goodreads Author)
Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Most of all…more[close] Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Most of all, she’s learned to shut her ears and her heart to the abuse her adopted family hurls at her. Meanwhile, in Galandria's royal capital, Princess Wilha has just been betrothed to the son of her father’s greatest enemy. Worshipped by some yet reviled by others, Wilha is a famous icon, but a lonely princess, and wonders why her father forces her to wear a jeweled mask over her face.View Details »
When an assassination attempt threatens the peace of neighboring kingdoms, Elara and Wilha are brought face to face . . . with a chance at claiming new identities. However, with dark revelations now surfacing, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks. [close]Giveaway dates: Jan 29 - Mar 10, 20142 copies available, 1793 people requestingCountries available: US
Seeker of the Four Winds (Galatia #2)
by C.D. Verhoff (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 25, 2014A series of catastrophic events have altered the cartography of the earth and the lifeforms that live there. Follow the last members of the human race…more[close] A series of catastrophic events have altered the cartography of the earth and the lifeforms that live there. Follow the last members of the human race as they navigate a new world full of mystery, beauty and hidden danger.View Details »
Led by an alien artifact called the Seeker of the Four Winds, two misfits in love set out to avert a war their people cannot win. But with a demented warlock on the loose, growing political unrest at home, and powerful enemies gathering on the horizon, what will they find upon their return?
This is book number two of the Galatia Series.
Contains mild profanity, sexual situations and graphic violence.
Main Category: epic fantasy.
Subcategories: science fiction, romance, dystopian, religion, sword and sorcery. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 06 - Mar 10, 20145 copies available, 666 people requestingCountries available: US
Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends
by Kelley Armstrong (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 08, 2014The first book of a bold and hugely anticipated new YA trilogy by the phenomenal Kelley Armstrong.
In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst…more[close] The first book of a bold and hugely anticipated new YA trilogy by the phenomenal Kelley Armstrong.View Details »
In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire's worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.
Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.
Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters' journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they've ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court--one that will alter the balance of their world forever. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 07 - Mar 10, 201440 copies available, 1840 people requestingCountries available: CA
The Museum of Intangible Things
by Wendy Wunder
Release date: Apr 10, 2014Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Glutto…more[close] Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).View Details »
Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.
As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.
An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 10 - Mar 10, 20145 copies available, 1603 people requestingCountries available: US
Broken Skies (Broken Skies #1)
by Theresa Kay (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 14, 2014Enter to win a signed copy!
Thirty years ago, there was the Collapse. Almost everyone died.
Ten years ago, the aliens showed up. They made one of our c…more[close] Enter to win a signed copy!View Details »
Thirty years ago, there was the Collapse. Almost everyone died.
Ten years ago, the aliens showed up. They made one of our cities their own and that's where they stay. For the most part anyway.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do whatever it takes to get him back even if it means partnering up with the enemy, an alien boy who makes me think things I shouldn't and makes me feel things I don’t understand. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 10 - Mar 10, 20143 copies available, 994 people requestingCountries available: US
The Star of Jolanest: Tales from Tamara
by Ellen Dawn Benefield (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2014One AUTOGRAPHED COPY in paperback of The Star Of Jolanest by Ellen Dawn Benefield 5 time H.M winner Writers Of The Future Contest. Member of The Scien…more[close] One AUTOGRAPHED COPY in paperback of The Star Of Jolanest by Ellen Dawn Benefield 5 time H.M winner Writers Of The Future Contest. Member of The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Of America.View Details »
Ellen Dawn Benefield's "The Star of Jolanest"
From the first pages, the story is fast-paced and intriguing...the novel is a wonderful romp full of fantastical creatures, almost impossible situations, and a sprinkling of dry wit over a mound of slap-stick comedy. "The Kindle Book Review."
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't help turning pages and pages January 23, 2014
By Emiliana Erriquez - author of 'Lasciami stare'
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed reading this book. I like the way the author uses humor and the plot develops so that you can’t help turning pages after pages and you’ll never experience boring moments. It’s an intriguing plot and Poke and Jarby – the two main characters - are really great characters, interesting and amazing at the same time. The world where they live is full of wizards, dragons, magic and you can never imagine what can happen. Highly Recommended.
Read excerpts at my blog--https://www.goodreads.com/autho...
The Resistance: Carter: Book 1
by Tristen Evans (Goodreads Author), Audrey Weed
Release date: Jan 10, 2014Free signed copy of The Resistance: Carter.
The Resistance follows fifteen year old Carter Lancaster as he leaves his home to fight in the war that sta…more[close] Free signed copy of The Resistance: Carter.View Details »
The Resistance follows fifteen year old Carter Lancaster as he leaves his home to fight in the war that started because of his birth. After meeting other creatures that are part of the Super Races (along with other Snagas like himself), Carter learns that in war, tough decisions must be made.
Lives will be lost, but freedom could be gained. Is it worth it?
[close]Giveaway dates: Feb 26 - Mar 10, 20141 copy available, 322 people requestingCountries available: US
by Jeff Povey (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 24, 2014Ten copies of the brilliant Shift by Jeff Povey are up for grabs!
Get ready for one apocalyptic detention. These misfits are going to save the world!
M…more[close] Ten copies of the brilliant Shift by Jeff Povey are up for grabs!View Details »
Get ready for one apocalyptic detention. These misfits are going to save the world!
Meet Rev, Billie, the Ape, Johnson, GG, Carrie, the Moth and Lucas, a motley crew of bickering teens who find themselves totally alone in the world after a strange power surge hits their classroom during detention. With no answers as to why or how the rest of the world has disappeared, the mismatched group is soon facing a bigger nightmare than they could ever imagine… Standing between them and the only way home are lethal duplicate versions of themselves, super powered teenagers who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Our unlikely heroes must somehow work together to save themselves… or they'll never see home again.
Shift is the first in a fast-paced, page turner of a series, filled with action, adventure and humour. Perfect for fans of Michael Grant, Charlie Higson and Antony Horowitz and for anyone who loves Misfits or Shaun of the Dead. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 27 - Mar 10, 201410 copies available, 195 people requestingCountries available: GB
The Iron-Jawed Boy (The Sky Guardian Chronicles, #1)
by Nikolas Lee (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 01, 2014Win a copy of the bestselling, top-rated, Honorary Mention of the London Book Festival: The Iron-Jawed Boy!
"LAST AIRBENDER MEETS HARRY POTTER"
Year 230…more[close] Win a copy of the bestselling, top-rated, Honorary Mention of the London Book Festival: The Iron-Jawed Boy!View Details »
"LAST AIRBENDER MEETS HARRY POTTER"
Protea: Capitol of the Eldanarian Isle
Two hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.
Fast approaching his teens, Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a hidden world of the island, where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.
For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two.
[close]Giveaway dates: Mar 04 - Mar 10, 20141 copy available, 667 people requestingCountries available: US
by Nancy Allan (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 22, 2014In a heartbeat, a single mistake can alter everything . . . and suddenly you realize . . . life will never ever be the same.
Popular Ashla Cameron can…more[close] In a heartbeat, a single mistake can alter everything . . . and suddenly you realize . . . life will never ever be the same.View Details »
Popular Ashla Cameron can do no wrong until the day she makes a devastating mistake. Instantly, she lands in the crosshairs of angry students. Classmates and friends shun her. School bullies hone in on her, and she is targeted by the nefarious Mako Zelter. Her three friends stand strong to protect her, but things spiral out of control. The mysterious Delta recognizes her torment and reaches out to her, but even he can't stop this.
Ashla loses herself. Her old reality is gone. Her new one is unbearable. She must find a way out of her wretched situation . . . she must make things right! Ashla devises a unique way to do this, and in the weeks that follow, she inadvertently falls in love.
He has seen this green-eyed beauty in his dreams for months but must come to terms with a perplexing reality.
Meanwhile, Mako is relentless and when it is least expected, he makes his final move.
Soul Fire is an emotionally charged story of one girl's fight to overcome the horrors of bullying, her endeavor to right a wrong, and how her exuberance for life along with tender young love, loyal friendships, and a good family help her survive. [close]Giveaway dates: Mar 06 - Mar 10, 20141 copy available, 422 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Resistance (The Variant Series, #2)
by Jena Leigh (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 11, 2014**Win a signed paperback copy of Resistance (The Variant Series, Book 2)**
Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—…more[close] **Win a signed paperback copy of Resistance (The Variant Series, Book 2)**View Details »
Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—but even that won’t get her out of finishing her junior year of high school.
The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy-haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated.
Declan’s new job? Watch over Alex while she’s at school and do everything in his power to keep her from losing control. But as sparks of every kind begin flying between Alex and her new bodyguard, she's left feeling more unstable than ever.
When avoiding her abilities results in a surprise visit from her parents’ killer, Alex’s worlds collide with a bang that nearly levels Bay View High.
With her freedom now squarely in the Agency’s crosshairs, Alex will be faced with the fight of her life... and a decision that could forever alter the course of her destiny. [close]Giveaway dates: Jan 11 - Mar 11, 20142 copies available, 577 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Ninety-Five Percent Human
by Suzanna Williams (Goodreads Author)
YA sci-fi for readers who like a little romance with their aliens.
"A skilled story-teller ... who knows how to crank up tension and…more[close] AUTOGRAPHED COPY.View Details »
YA sci-fi for readers who like a little romance with their aliens.
"A skilled story-teller ... who knows how to crank up tension and to keep readers engaged to the last page"
"...one of the few books I can honestly say I plan on reading again...
I'm a geek, and I love my sci-fi, but I'm a girl, and I love my romance. Ms Williams is a geek after my own heart, combining two of the things I love the most into one of the most fun, action packed romances"
"...heartwarming, thrilling and romantic all at the same time...
This book is not what I was expecting at all, and I absolutely loved it"
To find out more and read the first four chapters visit http://www.suzannawilliams.com [close]
by Viktoriya Molchanova (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2014The perspective of life for a teenager is extremely boring and ordinary. Regular social problems circulate Nicole’s life while she attends High School…more[close] The perspective of life for a teenager is extremely boring and ordinary. Regular social problems circulate Nicole’s life while she attends High School. Her egotistical attitude masks her true self from others.View Details »
A month before her birthday she is teleported to the legendary Tree of Life where she learns the history of the universe, her heritage, and the existence of the eight elements. Nicole was born in Arthaesia, a kingdom on the opposite side of the universe which was devastated to ashes by a mastermind. She cannot believe that she has a destiny to save the universe from the root of all evil and destruction. Life has taken a different flow for Nicole as she goes on to epic adventures between the realms of Earth, her kingdom, and Astral.
Her goal is to find the three keys that unlock the strongest power in the center of the universe: the ninth element. Her journey will take her to the various ancient civilizations on Earth, Arthaesia’s lands, and the mystical realm of the Astral world. She will learn her true name, the secret of the ninth element, and the importance of compassion for others. Nicole and her white dragon will change the fate of the universe as Nicole learns to step out of the boundaries of her own logic and perspective. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 11 - Mar 11, 20145 copies available, 633 people requestingCountries available: US
by T.A. Brock (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 11, 2014First love can be brutal. Sometimes it can be Fatal.
Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago.…more[close] First love can be brutal. Sometimes it can be Fatal.View Details »
Grayson Patch hasn’t been human since he was seventeen years old… and that was nineteen years ago. When he rose from the dead, he had no memory of his former life. Grayson desperately wants to recapture his lost humanity. And he’s been told that there is one person in this world who can save him from his current fate before he begins to decompose. One person, whose life must be sacrificed for his.
Cori Abbott has a million things to worry about. She’s the new girl in a school that’s a fraction the size of her old one. Her antisocial tendencies are crippling her ability to make new friends. And then there’s the recent, sudden death of her father, the only man who ever understood her. The last thing Cori wants is the attention of a strange, withdrawn, and consistently angry guy who seems to hate her for no apparent reason. A guy she can’t stop thinking about.
Will Cori break through Grayson’s cold exterior and find the human within, the boy who can love and understand her like no other? Will Grayson sacrifice Cori to rid himself of his undead curse, even if it means losing her forever? [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 19 - Mar 11, 20143 copies available, 1103 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Rules for Becoming a Legend: A Novel
by Timothy S. Lane
Release date: Mar 13, 2014EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAY
Rules for Becoming A Legend
Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is a basketball star, destined for a legendary future in the NBA. At the age o…more[close] EARLY GALLEY GIVEAWAYView Details »
Rules for Becoming A Legend
Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is a basketball star, destined for a legendary future in the NBA. At the age of five, he can make nine shots in a row. By high school, he’s got his own Sports Illustrated profile. To the citizens of Columbia City, it seems like he was born for the sport.
But Jimmy soon confronts the “Kirkus curse” when tragedies begin to emerge. Not even basketball can save him from his family’s sorrow-filled past...
His eventual defeat on the court echoes another disastrous legacy: Jimmy’s father, Todd “Freight Train” Kirkus—who had also dreamed of basketball stardom—was forced to give up his dream for a life defined by the curse of his name. Can Jimmy find a way to end this cycle of tragedy?
Like Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding and Friday Night Lights (the book and cult television show), Timothy Lane’s debut novel uses the lens of basketball to understand family, community, and—ultimately—hope. Populated with complex, compelling characters, Rules for Becoming A Legend is proof that every hero is human, and sometimes triumph is borne from tragedy.
- See more at: http://penguindebutauthors.earlyword.... [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 21 - Mar 11, 201416 copies available, 374 people requestingCountries available: US
Centurion: Mark's Gospel as a Thriller
by Ryan Casey Waller (Goodreads Author)
In 2099 the United States is gone. In its place stands the most powerful government the world has ever seen: the Kingdom. Led by King Charles and his…more[close] In 2099 the United States is gone. In its place stands the most powerful government the world has ever seen: the Kingdom. Led by King Charles and his Centurion Guard, Americans live in fear of being abducted north in a train marked for death. Deacon Larsen boarded a train three years ago to travel west, the only region where medicine is still taught. But after the Kingdom abducted his parents, he returned home to the South. But Deacon hasn’t come home to put his parent’s affairs in order, as stated in his strictly controlled travel visa. No. He’s come back for the only thing he has left: revenge. But waiting for Deacon are truths he never expected and a decision so impossible he may have to die to make it. The life Deacon knew is gone. The ones Deacon loves are dead. The truth Deacon craves is out there. But can he find it? Centurion is an imaginative retelling of Mark’s gospel as a dystopic thriller. It’s the greatest story ever told, as never before told. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Mar 04 - Mar 11, 201410 copies available, 283 people requestingCountries available: US
by Karpov Kinrade (Goodreads Author)
Signed copy of award-winning novel!
She reads minds.
He destroys minds.
Together, they might get out alive.
"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read…more[close] Signed copy of award-winning novel!View Details »
She reads minds.
He destroys minds.
Together, they might get out alive.
"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews
"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!" ~Sour Skittles Book Blog
Winner of the Forward National Literature Award.
[close]Giveaway dates: Mar 06 - Mar 11, 20141 copy available, 597 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by H.D. Marychild (Goodreads Author)
What's it like to have a famous sister--and always live in her shadow? A story of first romance, rivalry, and figure skating, SKATER SISTER builds to…more[close] What's it like to have a famous sister--and always live in her shadow? A story of first romance, rivalry, and figure skating, SKATER SISTER builds to a heart-warming climax at the 2014 Winter Olympics. You don't need to be a skater to love this book--if you have a sister, you will find yourself here. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Feb 10 - Mar 12, 201410 copies available, 622 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Plantation Series: Books 1-3
by Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 16, 2014In a world come to an end, one girl and one ragtag group of teen slaves find each other in the dark woods. They plan to make a stand.
This collection i…more[close] In a world come to an end, one girl and one ragtag group of teen slaves find each other in the dark woods. They plan to make a stand.View Details »
This collection includes the first THREE books in the Young Adult Dystopian series THE PLANTATION.
BOOKS: The Plantation, The Dark Legion, The Shadow Empire)
THE PLANTATION (Book 1)
A century has passed since they arrived. Human history has been erased. Children are enslaved on Alien plantations. Some have heard whispers of the existence of a rebel band of humans who roam free in the forests. Most slaves dare not speak of the rebels for fear the mutant guards will grab and make an example of them.
Seventeen-year-old Freya is pulled away in the night not by the mutants, but by her old friend Finn, to join the Saviors, the mythic band of rebel teens. Her bliss fades when she discovers she is the only Savior without a special ability. She is the odd one out, slowly pushing Finn away, defying Damian, the leader of the Saviors, and antagonizing the fierce and beautiful Daphne. In her despair Freya reaches deep within to discover a dark destiny, a truth so heavy it threatens to destroy her.
THE DARK LEGION (Book 2)
They have waited for her all these years, even before she was born. She lives hidden from their vulture-like drones, hidden in the dark, cavernous lair of her enemies.
The unseen ones will come for her. They must come for her. Their very existence depends on finding her, the girl with the gift of light, of power, of life.
Haunted by a past she does not understand, by a destiny they plan for her, Freya must leave the Saviors behind, leave Damian and Finn, leave even little Pip and embark on a perilous journey with a beastly warrior.
She will venture out beyond the ends of the charted lands, risking all she holds dear to cross the dead zone to where the Dark Legion awaits.
THE SHADOW EMPIRE (Book 3)
They come from a noble legacy of wonder and discovery. They cut through wormholes, portals and anomalies like shadows skipping across a celestial sea.
The hooded ones appear in an instant and disappear in a fraction. Every sleeping child fears a glimpse of their ghastly faces in their darkest dreams.
The Shadow Empire is dying. Their struggle for survival has reached a final battlefield in the forests of a primitive planet called Earth.
Freya, the hunted one, the most wanted fugitive in the history of the empire, wants to make everything right in her own dying world. She feels rage flowing through her fingertips. She feels her broken heart hungering savage ways.
She must become like nothing the world has ever known to save Damian, to save the floating city, to save Finn and Pip and little Tobi, too, but with war looming, will she be able to save her own soul? [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 12 - Mar 12, 20142 copies available, 476 people requestingCountries available: US
Land of Nod, The Artifact
by Gary Hoover (Goodreads Author)
Jeff Browning has been haunted by terrifying dreams since the mysterious disappearance of his father (a renowned physicist). But when he f…more[close] Signed copy.View Details »
Jeff Browning has been haunted by terrifying dreams since the mysterious disappearance of his father (a renowned physicist). But when he finds a portal in his father’s office, he must overcome his fears in an attempt to find him.
The portal takes him to another dimension – one populated by fantastic and dangerous creatures and also an advanced society of humans.
As Jeff looks for clues regarding what may have happened to his father, he is accused by some of being a spy while thought by others to be a prophesized figure . . . who may be the key to victory in a developing war.
by Tracey Ward (Goodreads Author)
I have ever and always been perfectly and soundly in love with Ro.
Annabel Lee is growing up in the court of a hidden kingdom, one shrouded from the wa…more[close] I have ever and always been perfectly and soundly in love with Ro.View Details »
Annabel Lee is growing up in the court of a hidden kingdom, one shrouded from the wars that ravish the outside world. Her father is cruel, her mother is kind and her heart now and always belongs to her greatest friend, Roarke. But he's an Outsider, an unwanted on the island, his people's existence the product of a horrible night over a hundred years ago. A night when an age old treaty was broken. When the sky rained fire and the sea raged deadly.
When tragedy strikes and a horrible accident leaves her friend broken and scarred, Anna begins to wonder if the "safety" of this hidden island is worth the price they pay. A price she herself is now expected to pay in full.
Can she save herself and an island that doesn't want saving? To even try, she'll have to fight fate, defy the gods and seek the help of an Outsider. Of the love she cannot have. The one she will not live without.
*A YA/NA supernatural/sci-fi romance based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem "Annabel Lee" [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 12 - Mar 12, 20143 copies available, 729 people requestingCountries available: US
Anatomy of a Single Girl
by Daria Snadowsky (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 11, 2014“Meet the book most likely to be challenged in school and public libraries this year.” — Children’s Literature
ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL comes out in pa…more[close] “Meet the book most likely to be challenged in school and public libraries this year.” — Children’s LiteratureView Details »
ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL comes out in paperback on March 11th! Enter to win an autographed copy!
After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.
The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.
But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.
In Daria Snadowsky’s daring sequel to ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND, eighteen-year-old Dominique explores the relationship between love and lust, and the friendships that see us through.
NOTE: ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL works as a stand-alone title. It's *not* necessary to have read ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND beforehand.
PREVIEW THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS: http://www.scribd.com/doc/114626565/A...
“[T]he book presents a multiplicity of opinions and stories about sex, intimacy and relationships and lets readers come to their own conclusions.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[C]urious teens will find Snadowsky's honesty refreshing, and like Forever before it, this one is sure to be passed from hand to hand.” — Booklist
“Dominique is a strong female character who makes informed decisions and demonstrates control over her own body and goals.” — VOYA
Visit the author's website at http://daria-snadowsky.com/ [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 12 - Mar 12, 20145 copies available, 558 people requestingCountries available: US
Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
by Sally Green (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 04, 2014*Finished copy giveaway*
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-ye…more[close] *Finished copy giveaway*View Details »
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?
In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page. [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 19 - Mar 12, 20145 copies available, 2423 people requestingCountries available: US
by James Eddy (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 18, 2014James Eddy's spellbinding collection of short stories, circles the lives of Scott Drake, a British singer-songwriter, and Rebecca, the passionate, int…more[close] James Eddy's spellbinding collection of short stories, circles the lives of Scott Drake, a British singer-songwriter, and Rebecca, the passionate, intelligent young woman he had once loved and may yet love again. The revelation of both their shared and individual pasts is only the beginning of a story that features the contributions of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. A man lost in love, a compulsive young thief, a single mother in the twilight of her youth, and a middle-aged man grieving the death of his mother and his lost dreams, all form the foreground and background to the larger story; of love lost, delayed and denied.View Details »
We first meet Scott in his early twenties, running away from his guilt at the death of a friend by trying to help another. Five years on, he has found success as a musician but his feelings have changed very little; there is the same guilt as before, along with even more that has been piled on top of it, while his ability to self-destruct has not been diminished by the years. We learn the causes of these things and the sadness that can come with survival.
We meet Rebecca at the moment she decides that she has to take a chance to see Scott again - at one of his gigs she finds a way backstage to meet him, her name opening doors in ways she hadn’t expected. We then encounter her aunt, Lily, and cousin, Diane, as circumstances envelope them all and place further obstacles into the path of her and Scott.
Written in an array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to surrealism to poetry, Diamonds is a book about the interplay of love and death, about survival, and about how hope can be nourished and set into motion by even the smallest of words and gestures. [close]
The Lucia Chronicles Book 1: The Prophecy
by Jennifer L. Kelly (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 28, 2014This giveaway is for one paperback copy of the newly released The Lucia Chronicles Book 1: The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Kelly.
Synopsis: 150 years afte…more[close] This giveaway is for one paperback copy of the newly released The Lucia Chronicles Book 1: The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Kelly.View Details »
Synopsis: 150 years after the end of the Civil War, the United States falls into another Civil War. The Second Great War leaves the US population and landscape decimated and out of many, comes one: The Nation. Four generations has passed and life in The Nation is perfect. The Provinces are picturesque, there is no crime, and at seventeen years old everyone chooses a Vocation in order to contribute their fair share to society. Lucia Giroux’s Vocation Ceremony is fast approaching and her life seems to be headed in the right direction. Her childhood best friend, Jack Delante, has expressed interest in making her his girlfriend and she is getting ready to announce her Vocation as Record Keeper, following in her father's footsteps, working in The Vaults surrounded by her favorite authors and poets.
But when Lucia starts working at The Vaults it isn't quite what she expected. First, there's the incredibly good-looking and intelligent Nicolas Pernelli, her father's assistant in the Historical Department who he's never mentioned. Next, she finds out that her father has been working on a secret research project. Lastly, Lucia meets Pearl Radita, her immediate supervisor in the Literature Department and things really begin to get weird.
Pearl assigns Lucia to be part of a team working to decipher a poem called The Light, which seems to predict a Third Great War. Just as their analysis gets under way Lucia receives a message that changes everything. When Lucia’s mother suddenly falls ill, and she tells her father of the message, he sends her and Nic on a dangerous journey to the Farmlands to find out more information. Lucia's idyllic world is turned upside down as she learns not only The Nation, but her parents have been keeping secrets. Lucia wants answers. How far is she willing to go to get them? [close]Giveaway dates: Feb 13 - Mar 13, 20145 copies available, 420 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
An Unexpected Performance
by Kim Smith (Goodreads Author)
CJ and Josh want to win their teacher's highly prized drama award for best performance. They will do anything to get it.
When they uncover an old thea…more[close] CJ and Josh want to win their teacher's highly prized drama award for best performance. They will do anything to get it.View Details »
When they uncover an old theatrical mirror in the green room, they discover just the ticket to winning that award.
...a drama award
...a theatrical mirror
...and two teens destined to become great actors--if their parts don't get them killed first!
An Unexpected Performance by Kim Smith
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Just You (Just You #1)
by Rebecca Phillips (Goodreads Author)
*Win a signed paperback copy of the first book in the JUST YOU series!*
Through witnessing her parents' bitter divorce, sixteen-year-old Taylor Brogan…more[close] *Win a signed paperback copy of the first book in the JUST YOU series!*View Details »
Through witnessing her parents' bitter divorce, sixteen-year-old Taylor Brogan has learned what she believes to be a certainty—men lie, men betray, men can’t be trusted. When her first boyfriend cheats on her, Taylor can’t even pretend to act surprised. After all, her own father left her mother for another woman after fourteen years of marriage, so it was only a matter of time before it happened to her too.
Betrayed one time too many, Taylor vows to give up boys for good. But when she meets sweet, gorgeous Michael Hurst at a party, her resolve to stay single begins to crack. Maybe, in spite of her past, she can trust him not to break her heart. Taylor and Michael begin an exciting-but-cautious romance, hitting several challenges along the way—parental disapproval, family secrets, and the most daunting obstacle of all, Elena Brewster, a calculating beauty who is determined to make Michael hers.
Not just another teen romance, JUST YOU is about forgiveness, facing your fears, and learning to embrace the risks involved in trusting someone with your heart. [close]
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