If you’re a big YA Fantasy fan, then we have excellent news for you — we’re giving you a list of some awesome YA Fantasy books for you to enjoy! The best part? They’re all free! And honestly, who doesn’t like free – and amazing – stuff, right? Check the list down below and discover your next great read!
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Cendrilla: Perrault Chronicles Book 1 by Cordelia Castel
Rilla Perrault is not elegant or charming like her step-sisters. According to Mother, she curtseys like a constipated boar, can’t dance, and is incapable of serving an elegant tea. When Rilla is betrothed to Lord Bluebeard, a man suspected of murdering his previous wives, she escapes to the capital with Bluebeard’s slave.
Having paid a hefty bride-price, Lord Bluebeard sets his mercenaries on the chase for the runaway pair. Now, Rilla must reach the capital, a place where ogres like Bluebeard are forbidden to enter, before her murderous betrothed and his blood-thirsty servants exact their vengeance.Get this book for free!
The Witch’s Curse by Megan Linski
When Briar enters the Eldermere Woods alone, she never could’ve imagined the danger that awaited her there. As a young witch, she’s sought by hunters who desire her blood, a group of radicals who wish to eliminate all magical creatures. When Briar discovers a fellow witch slaughtered in the forest, her boring afternoon is changed into a fight for her life.
With the help of her dragon shifter love, Thomas, Briar must find a way to stop the witch hunters from destroying her town of Thorny Brook. But is her magic strong enough to defeat her most dangerous enemies? Full of danger, fantasy, and fun, THE WITCH’S CURSE is another thrilling installment by bestselling author Megan Linski.Get this book for free!
Shades of Valhalla: Inner Origins Book One by Ellis Logan
Magic. Mayhem. One girl to save the world, or end it…
Siri Alvarsson is in a race against the Dark to rescue humanity. Experience her struggle and triumph while she learns to follow her heart and discovers her true, inner origins.
In Shades of Valhalla, Siri’s adventure begins as she moves to a new town with her mom, meets a gorgeous guy she’d like to trust, and starts strange visions. Suddenly, she’s thrust into an unseen war going on between the Light and the Dark and a world she never even knew existed.
The futures of humanity, the fae, and the entire planet all depend on Siri. Both sides need her to win the war. Which side will she choose?
Ellis Logan’s bestselling paranormal fantasy series, Inner Origins, is action-packed with magic and romance.Get this book for free!
Wren In the Mist by Beth Hammond
She’s trapped in a body that isn’t hers. He’s lost in a world that doesn’t want him.
When Thomas is orphaned at the tender age of twelve he is forced to fend for himself. Years later, having turned to a life of banditry, he barely scrapes by. A brush with some dangerous men leaves him venerable. When Wren leads him to safety she requests something he is unable and unwilling to give. Together they discover the true meaning of sacrifice.Get this book for free!
Seeker: The Seeker Series Book One by Amy Reece
Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know…
Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery.
Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school…
He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions.
While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills?
Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed?Get this book for free!
Witchcraft: Meadowsweet Chronicles Book 1 by Katie M. John
Seventeen-year-old Fox Meadowsweet is an outsider, just like her sisters, just like all the other women in her family before her. That’s what comes of being born a witch.
But being an outsider makes you stronger, smarter, more resilient. It helps you know who to trust… no one .
When a college girl is discovered ritually murdered, ancient superstitions and long buried secrets rise to the surface and many eyes turn to the beautiful, mysterious Meadowsweet sisters. After all, they do come from a long line of infamous witches.
Or maybe the strange, handsome new American arrival, Jeremiah Chase, an Exiled New York bad boy has something to do with it. His family history is more than a little shady; suicides, murders, and whispers of occult activity are all linked to the grand house he now stays in with his aunt.
One thing for certain, history isn’t staying in the past. As the village erupts with paranormal activity and ancient feuds reignite, it’s time to find out who your friends really are.Get this book for free!
A Question of Faith: Magic Incarnate Book One by Nicole Zoltack
When Crystal learns her birth mother sought witches to conceive her, the fifteen-year-old’s faith is shaken. God isn’t the one answering her prayers.
After her aunt is threatened, Crystal attempts to master her power, but flying and conjuring fireballs attract dangerous attention. A witch hunter kidnaps her boyfriend, and shamans and witches hunt Crystal, desperate to use her to end their centuries-old war.
If Crystal can’t figure out what she’s capable of, she won’t just fail to protect those she loves and end the war. She might start the apocalypse.Get this book for free!
Awaken: The Alora Chronicles Prequel by Lara Wynter
Who do you trust when those closest to you turn traitor…
Wyndelleu, Elven Prince of Alora, is forced to flee when his uncle Rothlyn kills his father, the King of the Elves.
With only three trusted friends by his side and two years before he comes into his full powers, Wyn is forced to live in secret…for now.
But a time is coming when the bonds that hold him will be broken.
Until then, he must wait and watch and use every opportunity to strike out at his enemyGet this book for free!
Wrath and Wing by Megan O’Russell
Healing is a hanging offense, and Ena is done risking her neck to watch her patients die. Fleeing a future of blood and death, Ena braves the dark unknown. Life taught her the cruelty of the world. But she never imagined the dangers of her journey.Get this book for free!
A Whisper of Smoke: Dragonriders of Skala Prequel by Pauline
Creeden and Melinda R. Cordell
Skeggi has been raising his brothers ever since their parents died last year. One respite from his never-ending work as a parent is the time he spends with his sword-friends, learning to fight and fly dragons. But during battle-practice on dragonback, Skeggi stumbles upon an invasion force of Danes, and all hell breaks loose.
As the city prepares for war, Skeggi and his friends are sent on a mission to bring back the Queen’s daughter. Not only must they rescue the Queen’s daughter, but they must escape the wrath of the Dane’s commander, Iron Skull, one of the most dangerous men of Viking legend. The sword-friends have found someone that Iron Skull considers more valuable than gold—his thrall girl. He’ll do anything to get her back.Get this book for free!
Tales from P.A.W.S: Ramora by Debbie Manber-Kupfer
From high up on the mountain of Manus Wu, Ramora felt she could reach out and touch the clouds. She sat and waited. The fairy had said she would come. She felt in her pockets for the vial of potion and the silver coin. Freedom – she would buy her freedom from the fairy. It was the only way.Get this book for free!
Faris: A Djinn Empire Short Novel by Ingrid Seymour
All Faris wants is glory on the battlefield. However, everything changes when his father orders him to marry the wrong girl. He knows he has a duty, but why should he give up his dreams? In the end, he’s only asked to love, but the price for refusing will indeed be high.Get this book for free!
White Hart: The White Hart Trilogy Book 1 by Sarah Dalton
In a land where magic has dried out, Mae Waylander is the last magic wielder in Aegunlund. She is the craft-born. But Mae has kept her true identity hidden from the world, and she’s not about to reveal her secret. Not when the King is searching for the craft-born to marry his heir, Prince Casimir.
In Mae’s town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is the craft-born. All Mae has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she’d have to follow.
Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She’s out for revenge and nothing—no one—will get in her way.Get this book for free!
The Faerie Guardian: Creepy Hollow Book 1 by Rachel Morgan
Violet has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures. It’s a job she’s good at—until the cute human guy whose life she just saved follows her into the fae world.
Now she’s broken faerie law, risking her future at the Guild of Guardians. She needs to get Nate home and make him forget everything he’s discovered.
If only someone wasn’t intent on hunting him down.
Vi and Nate are pulled into the darker side of the fae world, where deadly magic and long-forgotten secrets exist.
Vi might be one of the best, but can she get them out alive?Get this book for free!
Insight: Web of Hearts and Souls # 1 by Jamie Magee
Cursed with the chains of a supernatural empath insight, Willow Haywood has learned to survive life, mostly on the defense. Her world shatters when a demon stars in a nightmare, then leaves behind a mark—a chain—as she wakes. The omen forces her family to reveal the fantasy hushed behind the reality of her life.
Willow learns beautifully dark secrets written in the lore about her coming fate. The twilight of her youth has arrived—she has no choice but to flee to unknown dimensions. Mystery lurks in the magical mythology laid before her. Danger haunts the shadows. To survive the shock waves of her life she focuses on him—the angel who came to every dream, every night. She’d fallen for him. The love of her soul, a mate for existence—a weapon for the Godly games stirring on the horizon…a war astrology foreshadowed.
Willow Haywood is the Scorpio.Get this book for free!
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DOUBLE TROUBLE LOVE BY L.M. PRESTON [CONTEMPORARY]
Sorina’s life has gone downhill. Helping her family regain all they’d lost weighed heavy on her mind. However, when her mother sacrificed their rent money for a ticket to an Amusement Park, Sorina felt things were changing . And it only got better. That day she’d met Tristan, who’d asked her for one small favor, one that would change her life forever.
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MALIGNANT BY EMILY KAZMIERSKI [CONTEMPORARY]
Reese Lane is a high school sophomore when her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her father pulls away from the family, overwhelmed by grief as he watches his beloved wife die. Reese must find the strength to hold her fraying family together, or else risk losing both of her parents to the effects of cancer. Heartbreak, hope, and healing are the themes of this raw Young Adult novel about finding peace and perseverance in the face of crisis.
WHEN I WAKE BY LARA ANN [CONTEMPORARY]
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?
BORN TO RUN: NORTH OAK BY ANN HUNTER [CONTEMPORARY]
Alexandra Anderson is on the run from the law.
When the thirteen-year-old orphan can run no further, she collapses at the gates of the prestigious racing and breeding farm, North Oak. Horse racing strikes a deep chord in her. She hears a higher calling in the jingle jangle of bit and stirrup and in the thunder of hooves on the turn for home. It tells her she has a place in the world. But when the racing headlines find her on the front of every sports page, she realizes North Oak is no longer a safe haven.
Money can’t buy love, but it just might secure Alex’s future. Will everyone at North Oak still want to offer her a home when they learn of her unspeakable crime?
TATTOOED TEARDROPS BY P.D. WORKMAN [CONTEMPORARY]
A realistic and beautiful story filled with suspense, heartbreaking friendship and loyalty award-winning author P.D. Workman’s brings you the intriguing story of Tamara’s struggle to make a life for herself after her incarceration. But things aren’t going to be easy.
QUESTING FOR A DREAM BY P.D. WORKMAN [CONTEMPORARY]
Nadie is a bright, caring teen growing up Manitoba Cree growing up in abject poverty. She tries to balance school attendance, caring for her younger cousin Luyu, and spending time with handsome, impish Mouse, her best friend and confidante. Together, they strive to find the path to happiness on the reservation.
But tragedy strikes and Nadie’s is devastated by Luyu’s accidental death. Unable to find comfort in Mouse’s arms or Grandfather’s traditional mourning rites, Nadie leaves the band and strikes off on her own, searching for meaning and a new life in the outside world.
Can Nadie find happiness and a place of her own in a foreign world where she is abused and discriminated against? Completely alone for the first time in her life, it is a challenge such as Nadie has never before faced.
THE PURGATORIUM BY EVA POHLER [CONTEMPORARY – THRILLER]
Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is surprised when her parents agree to let her accompany her friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. They haven’t let her out of their sight since last New Year’s Eve, when she could no longer stand the way they looked at her.
Her sister would still be alive if it weren’t for Daphne.
Her friend, Cam, takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. Daphne decides she will have one last “hurrah” before she finishes what she started last New Year’s Eve. However, things seldom go as planned…
The resort is beautiful, the beach pristine, and the views from the headland amazing. The only thing missing is the boyfriend who left her when she could no longer love anyone. Then strange things begin to happen on the island that soon have Daphne running for her life. She eventually learns that her parents have sent her for experimental “suicide therapy,” but when her horse bucks her off during a trail ride and she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.
ALL AFLOAT BY TRACY PEDERSEN [CONTEMPORARY – ROMANCE]
Imagine if you could read a story from a different perspective…
Kellie Johanson leaves Sweden in a flurry of desperation to escape her awful friends. She’s thrilled to finally reach Australia’s warm shores and its friendly people. Little does she know, circumstances have been compelling her toward disaster.
THE CARLSWICK AFFAIR BY S.L. BEAUMONT [CONTEMPORARY – HISTORICAL]
Stephanie Cooper’s fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, in Carlswick village sets off an unforeseen chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart, but however great the danger, Stephanie knows she must uncover the secrets that lie beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR BY JO HO [CONTEMPORARY – MYSTERY]
Kim isn’t happy. Torn from her beloved boyfriend Chris and the picturesque coastal village she grew up in, her family have relocated to the tough, inner-city neighborhood of Austin, Illinois due to an unfortunate turn of events. It’s the summer break before Kim starts college, but instead of spending it with Chris and their large group of friends, she finds herself isolated from everyone she knows and loves. The day she starts to notice the strange boy next door, however, her life begins to change as she starts to worry about someone other than herself. Can she unravel the many mysteries surrounding her new home before something terrible happens?
DROWNED SILENCE BY AMY MCNULTY [CONTEMPORARY – HORROR]
Living in a home dripping with silent tension, lonely teen Dylan finds refuge at school-until Kelsey is assigned to be his class project partner. Kelsey, the school outcast, is allergic to water, dresses in Gothic Lolita fashion and refuses to use technology from past the 19th century, which makes working together difficult to say the least. Invited to Kelsey’s house during her sister’s Halloween party, Dylan uncovers a frightening connection between Kelsey and a death that took place on her property years before. A YA contemporary horror short story from the author of The Never Veil Series and Fall Far from the Tree.
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SACRIFICE BY KA LAST [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.
Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.
When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.
What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
WHITE RAVEN BY JENNIFER L WEIL [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.
And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hollow…and bored to tears.
Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.
Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hollow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.
My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening–the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.
FIRST WORLD BY JAYMIN EVE [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Abigail Swish’s life is nothing to brag about: gang-ridden city, orphanage style accommodations, and a matron who’s kinda on the evil side.
Not that she has to worry about that for much longer. She’ll turn 18 soon, and then it’s goodbye compound, hello dangerous streets of New York City.
Of course, as her luck would have it, she doesn’t make it to 18 before her world is turned upside down. One ambushed meeting with an accent-bearing, sword-wielding stranger, and suddenly her entire life as she knows it is a lie. Apparently she was just stashed on Earth for safekeeping and has been lost to her family ever since. And it’s time to return home. To First World; a land of unimaginable beauty.
Of course, one should never forget how the old tale goes: beauty often hides the darkest secrets.
AWAKENED BY KRISTA STREET [NA PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
After waking in an alleyway with no memories, a strange tattoo and a supernatural ability – Lena knows something extraordinary happened to her. When a deep guiding instinct hums to life inside her, she sets out into the unknown in hopes of unlocking secrets to her past. Now, hitchhiking around the country with nothing but a personalized bracelet as proof of a life she once led, Lena must decide – seek answers to her past at any cost or accept that the truth to who she really is may never be known.
VAMPIRE ADDICTION: THE VAMPIRES OF ATHENS BY EVA POHLER [PARANORMAL]
Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. Her parents just want to get rid of her, and she knows it. Although she has no friends (her private schoolmates all seem fake), she sees no point in making any new ones on her trip, since she’ll only be visiting for one school year. Despite her efforts to remain aloof and in the world of her books, she falls in love with her boisterous and affectionate host family, as they do her.
But the city of Athens has secrets.
Her host family calls them “tramps.” In Greek, they are called vrykolakas, or “vryks,” which sometimes gets translated to “freaks.” They are the vampires of Athens, created centuries ago by the Maenads. They live in caves beneath the acropolis without economic resources and according to rules imposed on them by the Olympians. First and foremost, they are forbidden from turning humans into vampires. The human will not turn unless all of the blood is drained, so a vampire is allowed to drink up to one pint per month from a willing mortal. Some mortals are willing because a vampire bite will infect the body for six hours, and during that time, the mortal has the powers of the vampire: flight, invisibility, strength, speed, x-ray vision, and mind control. Such great power can become irresistible, though dangerous and addicting to mortals…
As Gertie uncovers the unfathomable secrets of this ancient city, she is drawn to the beauty and deep thoughts of a boy she first met on the bus into Athens–Jeno. Her host family and another boy she later learns is a demigod warn her to stay away from him, but her curiosity gets the best of her and she unwittingly becomes a catalyst in an uprising led by Dionysus, the god of wine and lord of the vampires.
SHADOWED TRUTH BY WENDI WILSON [PARANORMAL]
He was handsome, charming, and sweet- everything Elaine could have asked for- but he also had a secret. One that would rip them apart just when they should have been starting their lives together.
Elaine is living a decent life when a charming scoundrel named Darren asks her out, sight unseen. She tries to resist him, but her attempts prove futile when he slips under her defenses and crawls into her heart. A shocking surprise leads to a string of confessions, misunderstandings, lies and betrayal. Sometimes, to do the right thing, you have to sacrifice your own happiness. Sometimes, it all works out in the end. Sometimes, it doesn’t.
A companion novella to the Shadowed Series, this story follows Melanie’s parents, Elaine and Darren, their whirlwind romance and the series of events that led to their ultimate separation.
HERITAGE BY MELLE AMADE [PARANORMAL]
In the dark shifter world, they prepare for a summer of fun, but find they must battle against the Hunters who are afraid of the supernatural world. Dutch born, Matilde, the estranged niece of Lord Van Arend, barters with her scheming mother to spend the summer with the only friends she’s ever had, the Ravensgaard at Castle Brannach. But if Matilde gives her mother the information she will break her friends’ trust and begin the downfall of the regime; a regime the shifters may need to protect them from the Hunters.
PERFECT SCENTS BY HEATHER KARN [PARANORMAL]
Joette McClane’s life has gone from the happiest it could ever be to heartbreak with the deaths of her parents. Now living with her grandma and aunt, trying to put the pieces of her life back together, a school assignment shocks the life back into Joey- an essay on the weregals, a race of werecats who disappeared from the mountains of West Virginia nearly twenty years ago. As luck, or fate, would have it, not only does Joey stumble across the first weregal seen in years, but what Kev knows about Joey will turn her world upside down. But Kev’s not the only creature lurking in the West Virginia pines, and these other creatures might not be so friendly. Armed with her peculiar sense of smell, Joey and her friends set out to discover the truth behind these mysterious strangers who have their sights set on Joey, but will the price of truth be too much to pay?
WILDER BY G.K. DEROSA [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to find someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never imagined existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.
PISCES BY RACHEL MEDHURST [Paranormal Romance]
When he ran, I gave chase… The bracelet around my wrist is a permanent reminder of my mission. The silver charm attached to the leather cord is stamped with my birth sign. Mission: Unite with my twin flame soulmate. My siblings and I are named after the star sign we were born under. Each one of us has to find our soulmate before our enemy gets to them first. Antony is my bodyguard. A man who is supposed to protect me, not make me want to run. How did knowing him make me face myself? Being kidnapped by my enemy makes me doubt if he’s my twin flame. I had always known my mission but was I ready for love?
WICKED WITCH BY L.C. HIBBETT [PARANORMAL]
Destiny isn’t a good witch. She cheats, she lies, and she dances on the dead. But Destiny has a secret, and it might just change everything…
WOLF MOON BY C.D. GORRI [PARANORMAL]
High school sophomore Grazi Kelly leads an ordinary life in the suburbs of New Jersey helping her grandmother with chores and attending Catholic school. Things are pretty good except for her bullying cousin and the rest of the obnoxious cheer team. Then things take a frightening turn when the night of the full moon arrives and the bodies start piling up. Grazi learns that she is different in ways she never expected. She finds herself torn between Sebastian, the school soccer star and Ronan, a foreign exchange student who shares her secret. She must uncover the identity behind the mysterious attacker, but is she ready for the entire truth?
THE MAGICIAN’S TEST BY DAPHNE JAMES HUFF [PARANORMAL – HISTORICAL]
A Dreamer in the 1920s has found success as a medium, hiding her abilities behind parlor tricks. Her young assistant suspects that she must be more than she claims to be, while the great Houdini is out to expose mediums as frauds. Will she keep her true talent a secret, or share it and risk losing everything she’s worked for?
THE CURIOUS TALE OF GABRIELLE BY ZACHARY P. CHOPCHINSKI [PARANORMAL]
Thirteen-year-old Gabrielle was given a mysterious bracelet for her birthday. She went to bed as a normal teen but woke up in another time, as another person. When demons appear, Gabrielle’s dream adventure turns into a nightmare. But is a nightmare adventure better than just existing in your mundane life?
FIRE IN FROST BY ALICIA RADES [PARANORMAL]
CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn’t crazy, but sane people don’t see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Add blackmail to the list of things she never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. After spotting her first ghost, secrets from her family, friends, and classmates begin to surface. Uncovering secrets can be dangerous, but giving up means someone will get hurt. Again.
GUARDIAN ANGEL BY ANNA SANTOS [PARANORMAL]
Sam is a fallen angel. His job is to protect Kyra until she gets her wings. The problem is, she doesn’t know him outside the virtual world. To her, his name is Max and he’s her best friend online on whom she happens to have a huge crush. When the time comes for Kyra to know the truth, they schedule a face-to-face meeting. But things get dangerous, and Sam needs to save her from invisible monsters. More than ever, he needs to keep her safe until she turns into a Nephilim. That task turns close to impossible because of her inability to see the creatures. She’s terrified and believes Sam is a crazy kidnapper who is obsessed with her.
A MOMENT FOR TARA BY TAMAR SLOAN [PARANORMAL]
Tara grew up playing and laughing with her two best friends — twins Noah and Mitch. Life is uncomplicated and carefree — until she falls for one of them. The wrong one. Tara is the first born of her pack, and with the title comes responsibility — the expectation that she will bond with an Alpha heir to strengthen her pack’s standing…and Mitch was born seven minutes too late. Tara’s heart is torn when a deep connection with Mitch is awakened and she discovers the potential for so much more than friendship. But her mind knows what she must choose. When the impossible strikes Mitch’s family, when their sacred Glade is threatened, Tara is forced to decide — her heart or her pack?
HUMAN: A FANGED PREQUEL NOVELLA BY ELIZABETH WHEATLEY [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Senior year isn’t an ideal time to switch schools, but Fletcher Haverson needs it for his college applications. Opportunities are great, even if the social side sucks. But life gets unexpectedly better when he meets a sarcastic, gorgeous classmate who’s really fun to kiss. Haddie is the perfect girl—with fangs. A jealous ex-not-boyfriend and interspecies dating bans are stacked against them, but Fletcher’s willing to risk it. What’s the harm in doing something stupid for love, just once? Turns out, quite a bit. He’s crossed a line with Haddie and in the world of vampires, there’s nothing worse than being human.
SEEKER BY AMY REECE [PARANORMAL]
Ally Moran has always just known about things—things she shouldn’t really be able to know… Suddenly when she starts having vivid visions about a former friend who is in desperate trouble, the adults in her life think she might hold the key to an ancient mystery. Jack Ruiz has a troubled past, but is trying to make a fresh start at a new high school… He just wants to keep his head down and graduate, hopefully before he turns 20. The last thing he needs is to get involved with a feisty redhead and her psychic visions. While Jack valiantly attempts to keep Ally at arm’s length, she is equally determined to be a part of his life. Who will win this battle of wills?
Can this unlikely couple work together to find answers to Ally’s visions before someone gets killed?
BOOK OF SHADOWS VOLUME ONE: CASTING BY MICHAEL BEAULIEU [PARANORMAL]
What would you do if you found your late grandmother’s book of shadows – a witch’s spell book and journal – and learned that you’re a natural born witch? You’d try one of the spells, of course, and that’s exactly what 16-year-old Emma McGlinchey does. To her amazement, the candle lighting spell she picks actually works. Naturally, she has to recruit best friends Lia and Shar into starting a coven. Soon the girls cast a spell to make everyone like them at the Catholic high school they’re being forced to attend for the first time. Unfortunately, it fails to make an impression on a group of zealots who set about bullying Lia and Shar for being an openly lesbian couple. Meanwhile, a love spell they cast for Emma gets the boy of her dreams to ask her out, but the school guidance counselor.
WITCHCRAFT BY KATIE M. JOHN [PARANORMAL]
Ever since its earliest days, the small English village of Heargton has been steeped in the occult. Tales of witchcraft and paranormal activity have been part of the local folklore for generations. Some people blame the lay lines that intersect at the very centre of the village, others blame a terrible curse.
700 years on, Heargton Village still holds dark secrets, and when one of the village girls falls victim to a terrible ritual killing, the old superstitions resurface.
At the heart of these whispers are the Meadowsweet sisters. All beautiful, all charming, all eccentric, but it is the middle daughter, seventeen-year-old Fox, who captures the imagination of American newcomer Jeremiah Chase; a deviant New York playboy sent to live with his Aunt in the Chase ancestral home of Coldstone Hall. A place that has its own grisly history.
But, as Jeremiah discovers the history of the Meadowsweet Sisters, the Chase family history is also unearthed, leading Jeremiah to understand that good and evil are not always on opposing sides.
THE GHOST FILES BY APRYL BAKER [PARANORMAL]
Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check
For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.
Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.
Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.
Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…
GIVE UP THE GHOST BY MEGAN CREWE [PARANORMAL]
Cass McKenna much prefers the company of ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody… and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the lies and backstabbing between her fellow students.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance…
FARIS BY INGRID SEYMOUR [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
All Faris wants is glory on the battlefield. However, everything changes when his father orders him to marry the wrong girl. He knows he has a duty, but why should he give up his dreams? In the end, he’s only asked to love, but the price for refusing will indeed be high.
SYMBOLIC DEATH BY HELEN VIVIENNE FLETCHER [PARANORMAL SHORT STORIES]
A woman finds a Death Curse symbol scratched into the soap scum around her sink. A young boy watches his family fall apart after the death of his father. A butterfly chrysalis hatches, under the watchful eye of a hungry cat, and a teenage grim reaper’s job is made harder by the boy who can see her.
Symbolic Death is a collection of sad, poignant, and darkly funny tales about death. If you like unique points of view, heart breaking moments, and a touch of black humour then you’ll love Helen Vivienne Fletcher’s new short story collection.
DECEPTION BY STACY CLAFLIN [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Alexis Ferguson wasn’t blessed with social graces, but the ambitious high school junior has used her book smarts to get her where she is today. It’s too bad that everything she knows is wrong.
After meeting a gorgeous stranger on a blind date, Alexis feels like she’s known him her entire life. Suddenly, dark long-forgotten memories swirl in her mind. She realizes she’s powerful, stunningly beautiful, and marked for death.
As she faces the one who ordered her execution years ago, Alexis must learn her strange new powers and trust in unlikely allies to keep herself alive.
HUNT OF THE UNKNOWN BY GINA MARIE LONG [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
An evil werewolf targets Jill, a human, who knows nothing of supernatural beings. With her life at stake, Jill finally learns the secrets her parents kept hidden.
Her future is uncertain with this enraged werewolf hot on her heels. Will he abduct her or kill her? Or both? In an odd twist, Jill turns to other werewolves for help and protection. Xander vows to keep her safe… and their feelings for each other grow.
But, falling in love with a werewolf has complications when you’re a human. Although Jill is terrified throughout the chaos, Xander stands by her side as her protector.
She never backs away from learning new skills, never gives up and prepares to play her own mind games against the evil werewolf. They have a plan… He’s a killer and he must be stopped. Besides hunting Jill, he’s brought too much attention to the area with his violence.
And the existence of werewolves needs to remain hidden from society… they need to remain the Unknown.
FALLEN ANGEL: DAWN OF RECKOLING BY J.L. MYERS [PARANORMAL]
Centuries ago a war between heaven and earth battled on… Lucifer was struck from heaven and banished to Earth to live as a mortal…but he’ll never be fully human, and he’ll never let go of his rage against the one who shunned him. God will regret turning his back on him, and his precious humans will pay with their humanity. Despite the horrendous crimes Lucifer commits, archangel Gabriel refuses to lose faith in him and the man she knows he truly is. Now others want to use her against him…but will she be his downfall or his savior?
THE SHADOW OF FATE BY ELISA S. AMORE [PARANORMAL ROMANCE]
Peter and Gemma have been friends since childhood. Peter has always been the one Gemma has turned to. It is his shoulder she cries on, and it is he who knows her better than anyone else. And, for as long as he can remember, Peter has seen Gemma as more than just a friend. She is the only girl he has ever loved, the only one he would be willing to sacrifice everything for. But how can he confess his feelings without ruining what they have? Perhaps the right moment is a trip to Split Rock Falls, the spectacular waterfalls not too far from town. There, surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled woods and crystal waters, Peter will finally be able to reveal what is in his heart, and Gemma will understand that the two of them are meant for each other. But Peter does not realize that Gemma’s destiny has already been written…
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THE ALDAR DOMINION BY KATHERINE BOGLE [SF]
The Aldar Dominion saved the world. Then they damned it. After solar flares decimated Earth’s population, the alien corporation gave humans a recipe for immortality and hope for the next generation. Cloning and the technology to transport consciousness from one body to another saved the human race from extinction. But the value of human life plummeted. In an age when animal conservation no longer exists, Selene smuggles animals to safety. While fleeing Dominion drones during a mission gone wrong, Selene suffers a debilitating head injury. The pain unlocks memories from twenty lost years: stark labs and human experiments. These nightmares could hold the key to why natural-born human children are disappearing. But worse—they reveal a sinister plot centuries in the making. Can Selene decipher her dreams in time to avoid enslavement to the aliens? Or will she witness the end of the human race?
HUMANITY’S PROTECTORS BY DAVID BERNSTEIN [SF DYSTOPIAN]
The corporate abuse of youth with the special ability to manipulate reality is at its apex. A revolution to regain society has emerged and sixteen-year-old Leeyah is thrust in the middle of the war against the corporate controlled police. Will a growing ability put her life at risk?
ALL IS SILENCE BY ROBERT SLATER [SF APOCALYPTIC]
In a future that could be ours, Lizzie, a suicidal teen-age girl, barely navigates her own life. Then everything falls apart. In an apocalyptic land nearly deserted by disease, she lacks reasons to live until a shocking turn of events reveals a phone number. Her call pulls her dangerously cross-country to meet a stranger she thought was dead. In a world where there is plenty of food, plenty of gas, plenty of space… fear, anger and a lust for power still control the patterns of human life. As the apocalypse heads into dystopian territory, Lizzie must decide who are her friends, her family and who is a danger to them.
SPARK BY TRACY LAWSON [SF DYSTOPIAN]
A strong heroine is made, not born. Though Careen Catecher survived a terrorist attack when she was nine, her childhood ended on that awful day. Now, nine years later, she’s ready for her life to truly begin. A full scholarship to a prestigious university far from her beleaguered home quadrant seems like a dream come true, but when she arrives on campus, she’s perceived as a charity case, despite grades and test scores that prove she’s the academic equal of the best students there. Careen knows she’s tough enough to survive just about anything, but fitting in with her acquisitive peers—at least on the surface—is necessary if she’s going to leave the past behind and claim the stable future she craves. But her past won’t stay buried. She’s only been at school for a few weeks when a cryptic message from an unlikely friend raises questions that may put her in danger all over again.
XANDER: AN INCANDESCENT SERIES NOVELETTE BY ELLE SCOTT [SF]
Xander’s a normal teenager, who thinks about three things on repeat — geology, basketball, and girls. Luckily, Xander is bored with normal and finds himself in the wrong place at the right time; seeing something civilians aren’t supposed to. And soon, his biggest dilemma of whether he should go to a party with a girl he regrets sleeping with, turns into whether he should join a top-secret organisation that collect mysterious orbs.
FLYING AWAY BY CAROLINE A. GILL [SF DYSTOPIAN]
When Iolani Bearse was five years old, she lost her father to war. When she was nine, her mother died in a freak car accident. When Lani was fourteen, eerie green lights invaded, tearing her from the only home she had left. Living as a runaway, dragging a horse and her cousin Eleanor across the countryside, Lani must learn to survive. Now Lani is the only person between the horrible, greedy lights and the last bit of family she has left. Her own heart is barely beating, but powerful memories pull her to Malcolm St. John. She fights what she feels, buried deep within her shattered soul. Malcolm St. John always held his feelings in, especially about Iolani. So when she shows up on his doorstep, desperate and determined, Mal must decide if the wild tales she spins are the fragments of insanity or the last hope for a dying nation. This Lani is different from the child he knew. Something is coming for her, for him, and will not be stopped. If the cousins and Malcolm can’t escape the grasping hunters who hound them, the future of a broken America will be destroyed. Everything Lani has ever loved will burn with them. Somehow, she must find a path through friendship and loyalty to save them all.
THE INSTITUTE BY KAYLA HOWARTH [SF DYSTOPIAN]
Allira Daniels will do anything to keep her Defective brother safe from the Institute. They claim to protect Defectives, but it’s human nature to fear the unknown. Defectives are dangerous, they possess abilities that no human should be able to. To Allira and the rest of her family, the Institute seems more like a prison than the safe-haven they promote themselves to be. Protecting Shilah from that fate is their number one priority. When Allira stumbles across a car crash involving two of her school classmates, she ignores all of her father’s warnings of laying low and not drawing attention to herself. By doing so, she may have just caught the eye of the Institute. She’s not Defective, but what seventeen-year-old girl has the ability to pull two teenage boys away from a fiery rubble and walk away without a scratch? It would definitely be seen as suspicious. Allira and her family need to make decisions. Do they stay, or do they flee again? Will they be coming for her? Will her whole family come under investigation? Will they discover Shilah and his ability to predict the future?
MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET BY SHANNON A. THOMPSON [SF]
Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful–too powerful–and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival. Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him–even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.
THE PURSUAL BY F.F. JOHN [SF DYSTOPIAN]
Invier’s family is too lowly-ranked for a union with Neith, so she, unwilling to accept a loveless union with someone else, revives a long-abandoned competition called the Pursual. In the Pursual, the prize is the girl and an alliance with her influential family. Entered into the competition without his consent, Invier becomes suspicious of Neith’s motives. Still, he must win, or see his love married to a rival. The mysterious deaths of competitors, the discovery of dark secrets, and a growing rebellion mean that nothing will come easy. The competition meant to bring them together threatens to tear the couple apart. Yet only by working together will they overcome their rivals and gain a life with each other.
THE MISSING YESTERDAYS BY TERRY MARCHION [SF]
On the colony planet New Earth, Christopher loves spending time with a quirky, absent-minded scientist, his uncle Tremain. In a freak lab accident, the entire colony’s history is erased. Now they have no choice but to travel back in time to restore the missing yesterdays before they too fade away.
ALIEN FROG PRINCE BY JM PAGE AND JUNO WELLS [SF ROMANCE]
Prince Zakrom feels like everyone on Granota has found their One — their beloved for life — except him. His worried parents send him to visit Earth, hoping it will distract him from his solitude. Zak finds more than a distraction: Jennifer, the lovely human at the Interstellar Embassy, is his One! But surely such a beautiful creature can’t be interested in a strange-looking alien like him. With the Ambassador called away on urgent business, Jen’s in a panic at being left in charge of the Prince’s visit. She loves learning about alien cultures, but somehow missed the file on the Granotans and is totally unprepared. If she blunders too badly, she could cause a diplomatic incident or even trigger an attack on Earth! But despite her constant gaffes, the Prince doesn’t seem upset. In fact, he seems to like her… rather a lot. When he invites her to visit his planet, will this unlikely couple finally have the chance to share an enchanted Kiss that will change everything?
TRUE CALLING / LOVESTRUCK / THE LOGAN COLLECTION BY SIOBHAN DAVIS [SF ROMANCE]
EVOLUTION SERIES BY KELLY CARREIRO [SF ROMANCE]
Seventeen year old Jade Sommers’ life is turned upside down when a serious injury heals right before her eyes. Jade thinks she is going insane, but her boyfriend, Aiden Scott, knows better. He knows what she is. And like him, she was born this way. If finding out that people like her shouldn’t exist isn’t bad enough, Jade’s best friend is kidnapped by a psycho who terrorises her dreams. She and Aiden have to figure out how to save her before it’s too late. Jade is only just coming to terms with her mothers murder when she discovers she is the centre of a sadistic game where the consequences will destroy the lives around her. Someone will die. Someone will live. Who these will be will depend on Jade being able to figure out the cryptic messages before time runs out. Someone will discover her secret. Someone has been deceiving her. And Jade’s life will once again be changed forever.
1799 PLANETFALL BY CHOGAN SWAN [SF]
The year is 1799 (Gregorian calendar) and no one on Earth knows the seeds of the world’s destruction have just fallen from space in this story of an alternate history alien war. When Tiana, captain of the Freedom Confederacy’s Corvette Valishnu, pursues the enemy’s ship into tunnel space, both ships crash on an uncharted planet.. Now, with the vampiric niiaH loose in a new ecosystem, she must find them and wipe them out before they reproduce or a primitive sentient species will be enslaved and the Tyrant Empire will rise again, this time starting on a planet called Earth.
But, Tiana’s ship and all its technology are at the bottom of the ocean; all her symbiont partners are dead, and she is the Valishnu’s only survivor.
KORA BY MARINA EPLEY [SF – DYSTOPIAN]
For fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games. An exciting young adult dystopian novel about a sixteen-year-old Kora who must become a fearless fighter in order to rescue her friends and the guy she loves. Find out what happens when a bad boy meets a really bad girl.
WHEN I FIND YOU BY NORMA HINKENS [SF]
Trained by a rebel operative, former indentured serf, Mirelda Iyak, is tasked with evading Intergalactic Intelligence Officers and entering the Inner Ring on a dangerous mission that will end the Supreme Leader’s reign of terror, or her life. But first she must successfully pass through the Migration Processing Ministry’s notorious neuro-hub detection system and infiltrate a dynasty that holds a dark secret from her past. Who is the real Mirelda Iyak and why is she the chosen one to end the struggle for Galactic freedom? Fasten your seatbelt for a thrilling sci-fi short story through a galaxy far, far away!
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KEEPER OF THE DRAGONS BY J.A. CULICAN [FANTASY]
On his 18th birthday, Cole learns that he is a dragon fated to save all that was deemed true. Cole’s life spirals into an uncontrollable battle for life or death. First, he learns that his family isn’t really his own and his birth parents are dragons. With that legacy comes a special calling; devoting an eternity to protecting all true beings from creatures bent on controlling the Earth and bringing an end to dragons. As the newly-minted Prince of Ochana, Cole is also the Keeper of Dragons and his first task is to keep the nefarious farro-fallen fairies-at bay. With no formal training, no control of his mahier-dragon magic, and fear like he’s never experienced before, will Cole be able to reach outside of his human side and embrace his destiny in time to defeat the farros?
FAKE BY LORI SALTIS [URBAN FANTASY]
Penny Sparrow is trapped in a lie. She’s a Strowler, a wanderer, forced to live as a Bleater, an ordinary person, for the sake of her family. Rebellion against her fake life leads to more misery as she’s bullied at school and suppressed at home. She makes an ally when she meets Lennon. This ragged street hustler is actually the heir of the Two Dragon Clan and the descendant of a powerful dragon. Murderous relatives have forced him into hiding. The two teens become friends, and perhaps something more, but will the laws of the Crossroads and the demands of a dragon tear them apart?
THE BLOOD PRINCES BY DYLAN KEEFER [DARK FANTASY]
Half vampire Prudence frantically awakens inside a coffin in modern day Maine, her Victorian life nothing but the distant past now. Horrified and confused, she escapes the mausoleum and is rescued by a mysterious woman as she struggles to regain her memories. After accidentally killing two paramedics when her thirst for blood grows unbearable, she befriends Milo and Charlotte Davenport, the only remaining members of a family sworn to protect her grave. Prudence suffers through hellish flashbacks of her previous life as new, deadlier threats terrorize her existence. A vampire hunter has chosen Prudence as his only target, with backup to spare if he’s killed, forcing her to search for answers quicker than she can ask her questions. What do the hunters want with her? Why are vampires after her? Why are humans involved in the mysterious race to kill her? With a constant unknown threat looming over Prudence, there’s no safe place left in the world. She must accept her vampire side and use it to protect the people she cares about, or they all perish. But as her grip on reality begins to slip away, she plummets into a cycle of self-destruction. Will the truth save her from herself or will it send her spiraling out of control and closer to imminent death?
FEYLAND: THE FIRST ADVENTURE BY ANTHEA SHARP [URBAN FANTASY]
Jennet Carter never thought hacking into her dad’s new epic-fantasy sim-game would be so exciting… or dangerous. Behind the interface, dark forces lie in wait, leading her toward a battle that will test her to her limits and cost her more than she ever imagined.
FLIRTING WITH DEATH BY ALI WINTERS [FANTASY]
Being a Reaper has its perks, but also has its downsides. While on assignment, Evander is caught off guard by an unmarked human. Captivated, he is unable to tear himself away. This is why Reapers don’t associate with mortals. Piper was ordinary, just a girl looking for love. All she knows is that her current boyfriend isn’t it. An unfortunate incident and a series of remarkable events turn her world upside down. But what she finds in the chaos that ensues is the last thing she ever expected—falling for the least likely candidate.
BANNED BY ANGEL LEYA [FANTASY]
I couldn’t let my tribe starve… But a unicorn?
Turns out they’re hungry enough to ignore the old warnings, but I can’t live with myself if the curse wipes them out before the famine does.
And even if I could, my parents are leaving me no choice.
But taking their only source of food won’t sit well with the tribe. The old tribe song rings in my ears: Where do the Banned go when home’s no longer home?
I’ve only ever wanted to belong, but I fear protecting those I love will only solidify the feeling that I’m an outsider. A feeling that has haunted me all my life.
Somehow, I need to fix this.
LEGEND OF THE MER BY ANGEL LEYA [FANTASY]
Skye recounts this very short story to her audience of young Mer. The history of mermaids is a tale full of heartache and bad choices, in which a human tribe–once holders of the sea’s secrets–become cursed and endure a mermaid transformation that will change their lives forever. The rise of legends is not an easy one, nor is its retelling. Skye finds an ache growing, one that calls for land and answers to the questions her heart has always conjured after a retelling.
BURNING FATE BY CLAIRE LUANA [FANTASY ROMANCE]
Azura, heir to the throne of Miina, is resigned to her fate. She must marry her mortal enemy in the hopes of ending a centuries long war. But when a handsome and enticing stranger appears on the horizon, she is swept up in an illicit but undeniable romance. When a false accusation puts her new love’s head on the chopping block, Azura must give up all she knows in a daring and desperate plot to save him.
ELEMENTALS: THE PROPHECY OF SHADOWS [FANTASY]
Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods… but she doesn’t know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole and four others — including mysterious bad-boy Blake — are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect — it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes, it’s up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town… and possibly the world.
SILENT QUEEN [FANTASY]
Incapable of speech, Leesa lived in isolated silence for sixteen years. But now she’s met Eron. Through an inexplicable ability, her beloved can hear her thoughts. A member of a clandestine renegade group, Eron plans to free their city from tyranny. Unfortunately, when Leesa’s mistake exposes him, Eron is thrown in prison for life.
Leesa will do anything to free her beloved. But when disquieting magic, backstabbing politics, and a shocking murder complicate her quest, she may face the same fate as Eron. Or worse, the gallows.
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RETURNING: EPISODE I BY A.L. KNORR [FANTASY]
It’s time to leave the ocean. Mira Belshaw has been at sea for… well, she doesn’t know how many years. It’s hard to keep track of time when you live in the ocean. But after enough time, the salt water triggers the desire to procreate, and her time is up. For weeks, she’s been swimming north. Finding a mate is the most important thing to her right now, and to do that, she has to return to the place where she was last human – the coastal city of Saltford. Equipped with everything she needs to lure her perfect mate and produce a strong siren child, all she needs is the opportunity to mingle with humans. But when she meets Nathan MacAuley, the ONE, things start to go sideways…
THE GATEKEEPER’S SONS BY EVA POHLER [URBAN FANTASY]
Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.
A QUESTION OF FAITH BY NICOLE ZOLTACK [FANTASY]
After learning her birth mother sought the help of witches to conceive her, fifteen-year-old Crystal’s previously unwavering faith is shaken. God hasn’t been answering her prayers like she thought–she was.
Crystal’s limitless magical potential is put to the test when her boyfriend’s mother is in a life-threatening accident. Surely God won’t mind her using magic to help people, but the miraculous outcome leaves Crystal wondering what she is capable of and worrying that her magic will damn her to Hell or, worse, prove she has no soul to condemn.
After her aunt is threatened, Crystal sets out to master her power, but flying and conjuring fireballs attract dangerous attention. A witch hunter kidnaps her boyfriend, and shamans and witches hunt Crystal, desperate to use her to end a centuries-old war between the supernatural races. Her magic is an uncontrollable time bomb. If Crystal can’t figure out what she’s capable of, she won’t just fail to protect those she loves and end the war–she might start the apocalypse.
REBEL’S BLADE BY FROST KAY [FANTASY]
Secretly trained, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps up to run her family’s forge when her father falls ill. Sage desires to help the neglected Aermians but is bound by duty to provide for her own… Until, that is, she’s offered a chance to make a difference.
Sage knows the risks; imprisonment or death, and yet, she’s still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.
Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. He’ll do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expected.
EVER FIRE BY ALEXIA PURDY [FANTASY]
The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade’s powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil Queen’s horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe. Shade becomes enemy number one for the Unseelie legions. Questioning her true role of power, Shade discovers the cost of winning may come at a much higher price than she ever imagined.
LULLABY BY BRIDGET O’HARE [FANTASY]
Halle Michaels is on the brink of insanity. She’s haunted by dreams. Dreams that find their way into her reality. Nightmares of death…of destruction. Visions that will uncover the truth – about her abilities, her family’s origins, and her part in a prophecy that could change the world. But when a mysterious book shows up on her doorstep, can those dreams save her from an overwhelming evil? One that has its sights set on Halle. She wanted normal, but normal is overrated. She was born to be so much more.
THE SAVAGE AND THE PRINCE BY GWYNN WHITE [FANTASY]
AN OPPRESSIVE FAMILY OF TYRANTS… AND A WARRIOR PRINCESS TO DESTROY THEM ALL. Princess and warrior Lynx of Norin is forced by treaty to marry Crown Prince Lukan Avanov. But Lukan is her conqueror, born and raised to lord over her. Lynx, his conquered, was born and raised to hate him. A royal command brings Lynx to Lukan’s palace for their first, explosive meeting. On a collision course of passion, they ignite a fire that will change them and their world forever. Destinies and lives are on the line. Who will survive and who will fall to the passion raging between them?
VALANDRA: THE WINDS OF TIME BY TRISTAN VICK [FANTASY]
It has been thirty years since The Great War which left the realms of Valandra fractured and broken. Now, an ancient evil has awakened and the wraith knight Ashram has risen from the ashes to lead an army of the dead against the faltering realms.
Arianna De Amato witnessed her master’s death at the hands of the diabolical Ashram. Acquiring the mystical sword, The Moon Blade, she gains the unique ability to guide and control the wind. Seeking revenge, Arianna hunts down those responsible for her master’s death including who, or whatever, is responsible for resurrecting Ashram from the afterlife. But she can’t do it alone. Enlisting the aid of her apprentice, Lisette Durante, in addition to a debonair thief named Leif Ericson, and a Dark Elf named Alegra Lockwiel, she embarks upon a harrowing quest which will test the limits of their friendship. But even with the help of her new friends, it still may not be enough to defeat Ashram and his army of the dead.
REALMS OF THE FAE: HEART OF STONE BY AVRIL SABINE [FANTASY]
Plagued by memories she struggles to understand, fearing for her sanity, questioning everything she thought she knew, Kinsley refuses to believe the Fae are real.
BOX OF SECRETS BY RAQUEL LYON [FANTASY]
Piper has learnt three things:
Never trust your parents.
The supernatural world exists.
Watch out for Wednesdays.
Six months after her father’s disappearance, Piper takes delivery of a mysterious box, and soon afterwards, a weird-looking boy begins to stalk her. A hidden letter and a chance meeting lead her to new friends who want to help. But to get answers, Piper must leave the life she thought to be real behind, and accept that her new friends are not the only ones with secrets; her father kept the biggest one of all.
BAD BLOODS: NOVEMBER RAIN BY SHANNON A. THOMPSON [DYSTOPIAN FANTASY]
Her very existence is a crime… Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She’s a bad blood, and in the politically corrupt city of Vendona, bad bloods aren’t allowed to live. When Serena is aided in an escape moments before her execution, a revolution is sparked. While on the run, she’s forced to put her trust in a man she knows little about.
Daniel will do anything to stop the twelve-year war that has killed so many of his own. When Serena falls into his life, he sees the opportunity to fight back and stop the eradication of all bad bloods. But there’s more to Serena than meets the eye. They share a connection to his tragic and mysterious past, and the two of them united together might just be Vendona’s only hope.
EVERLASTING FLAME BY KATELYN ANDERSON [URBAN FANTASY]
Joan becomes involved in a war that will change her life forever. She discovers that the world holds many secrets, even magic beyond her wildest dreams. The existence of immortality drove humanity to the edge. Humans are hunting Joan’s kind to extinction. Circumstances force her to act. She wishes to put an end to the slaughter of innocent Tainted Beings. Only she has the courage to step up. How far can a hero fall before they became a villain? The road of revenge is a dangerous and slippery path. That doesn’t stop Joan from making the ultimate decision of becoming an assassin. Her true test is to prevail and not become consumed by darkness. Will she succeed or will she turn into the monster she was trying to destroy?
CENDRILLA BY CORDELIA CASTEL [FAIRY TALE FANTASY]
Rilla Perrault is not elegant or charming like her step-sisters. According to Mother, she curtseys like a constipated boar, can’t dance, and is incapable of serving an elegant tea. When Rilla is betrothed to Lord Bluebeard, a man suspected of murdering his previous wives, she escapes to the capital with Bluebeard’s slave. Having paid a hefty bride-price, Lord Bluebeard sets his mercenaries on the chase for the runaway pair. Now, Rilla must reach the capital, a place where ogres like Bluebeard are forbidden to enter, before her murderous betrothed and his blood-thirsty servants exact their vengeance.
THE BLACK WITCH BY ROBERT D. JONES [FANTASY]
Isolde dreams of heroic deeds and yearns to live the life of a shield-maiden. When the wanderer Skaldi turns up at her doorstep, he brings horrific news. The Black Witch has returned and she is calling out to Isolde. With no other choice, Isolde must put her trust into the mysterious Skaldi as she is plunged into her worst nightmare… but this is only the beginning.
THE WITCH’S CURSE BY MEGAN LINSKI [FANTASY]
When Briar enters the Eldermere Woods alone, she never could’ve imagined the danger that awaited her there. As a young witch, she’s sought by hunters who desire her blood, a group of radicals who wish to eliminate all magical creatures. When Briar discovers a fellow witch slaughtered in the forest, her boring afternoon is changed into a fight for her life.
With the help of her dragon shifter love, Thomas, Briar must find a way to stop the witch hunters from destroying her town of Thorny Brook. But is her magic strong enough to defeat her most dangerous enemies?
SHADES OF VALHALLA BY ELLIS LOGAN [PARANORMAL FANTASY]
Siri Alvarsson just moved to a new town with her mom, she’s met a gorgeous guy she’d like to trust, and she’s having strange visions. Suddenly, she’s thrust into an unseen war going on between the Light and the Dark and a world she never even knew existed.
The pressure is on to choose who she will serve. Both sides need her if they want to win. The futures of humanity, the fae, and the entire planet all depend on Siri. More than that, her mom needs her. Which side will she choose?
WREN IN THE MIST BY BETH HAMMOND [FANTASY]
She’s trapped in a body that isn’t hers. He’s lost in a world that doesn’t want him.
When Thomas is orphaned at the tender age of twelve he is forced to fend for himself. Years later, having turned to a life of banditry, he barely scrapes by. A brush with some dangerous men leaves him venerable. When Wren leads him to safety she requests something he is unable and unwilling to give. Together they discover the true meaning of sacrifice.
A KEEPER’S TALE: THE STORY OF TOMKIN AND THE DRAGON BY JA ANDREWS [FANTASY]
Tomkin Thornhewn, youngest son of the Duke of Marshwell, has a problem: he’s not heroic. Regardless of his aspirations, the bookish, untrained young man is better suited to recording the deeds of heroes than being one himself. Which becomes an obvious problem when he finds himself clinging to a ledge above a sleeping dragon. And instead of wielding his family’s great sword with valor and skill, he drops it—onto the dragon. The problem grows immeasurably worse when Tomkin himself falls off the ledge—also onto the dragon. And his problem reaches its peak when Tomkin, after being captured, discovers a maiden locked in a tower. But this is no sweet damsel. Not only does she refuse to be rescued, she refuses to even admit she’s in distress. It’s too bad for the people of Marshwell that Tomkin is the only thing standing – or falling – in the dragon’s way.
SHIFTERS ALLIANCE BY SHAUN GRIFFITHS [FANTASY]
One moment, Kerri’s best friends are there beside her. The next, they’ve been kidnapped and taken through a Gateway to an unknown land. To be used as pawns in a raging conflict for a Crystal so precious, civilizations have fallen trying to control it.
Passing through the Gateway portal in search of them, she finds the world she knew no longer exists. In a land of danger, she must face shape shifting Bears, Mountain Lions, even natures raging winter storms, in an epic adventure to rescue her friends.
And while Kerri desperately struggles to cross the snow bound alpine passes, deep within the primordial forest an ancient evil is watching the continuing conflict. The corrupted apes wait impatiently for the spark that will unleash all out war. To posses the Crystal, they will inflict their revenge and destruction on everyone in their way.
Who holds the Crystal will hold the future of the known world in their hands. Can Kerri form an Alliance to save her abandoned friends? If the apes cross the border, will there be a land for her to return to? The fate of their very souls are at stake.
WATER STORIES BY EMORY GAYLE [FANTASY ROMANCE]
Water Stories Volume One: Celia’s Novelette, is the story of Cora’s mother, Celia. In this short, you are taken through Cela’s formative years where she struggles with her place among the Sirens and who she really is. You will find familiar characters here such as Midira, Pearl, and Zale. Dive into the hidden world of the Sirens and discover the history and characters that form the world Cora and Darrien love.
NIGHT’S GIFT BY CAMILLA OCHLAN AND CAROL E. LEEVER [FANTASY]
Young Omen Daenoth cannot control his deadly supernatural powers. The only thing keeping him from inadvertently destroying everyone and everything around him is a dragon-forged artifact. But when the item is stolen, Omen can either give up his freedom and admit he’s a monster, or find a way to rein in his chaotic psionics.
Terrified his devastating power will kill an innocent, Omen enters into a shady deal with an undead alchemist and fights his way through the fabled, underground Night Games of the arcane city of Hex to retrieve what he has lost.
When he inadvertently frees a talking cat, his erratic powers may be the only weapon capable of protecting this new companion from savage creatures out for feline blood. Can Omen protect the cat and the people of Hex or will he be forever lost to darkness?
THE UNDELIGHTENED BY BENTZ DEYO [FANTASY]
Leam Holt’s eighteenth birthday tomorrow caps the most depressing year of his life, marking the anniversary of his failed delightenment—the soul-darkening, magic-bestowing rite of passage that should’ve launched him into the fight between Darkness and Light. Making things worse, Leam’s insufferable brother, Zach, the pride of the family, is set to delighten in a few short hours. When Gideon, the evil leader of Darkness, arrives to preside over Zach’s ceremony, the course of Leam’s life takes a drastic turn. Rather than fading farther into the background, Leam is ordered to undergo a series of brutal trials. Vast magical power is suddenly within Leam’s grasp if he triumphs, but Leam can’t seem to stay away from a beautiful girl of Light, and his testing is yielding disturbing results. As Leam begins to uncover secrets on both sides of the war, he realizes the fate of humanity is at stake, and he may have the most to lose in the fight.
EMERGE BY MELISSA A. CRAVEN [FANTASY – URBAN]
All her life, Allie has suffered in silence as those around her shrink from her touch, too intimidated to take the time to get to know her. It’s left her feeling like an outcast for fifteen years.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He isn’t affected by her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends.
For the first time ever, Allie knows what true friendship means. Finally, she has a real shot at normal–until “normal” crashes and burns when she wakes in agony on her sixteenth birthday. Aidan calls it her Awakening, a rite of passages he and their friends have all faced. Allie struggles in ignorance through the experience, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, she is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world of ancient Immortal beings. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
CITY OF SKIES BY FARAH COOK [DYSTOPIAN FANTASY]
Norah Hunt has just joined the deadly quest to discover the ancient Viking legend of the hidden Shadowislands. Her post-apocalyptic dystopian world, Triangle of Peace, is the only home she’s ever known. But at sixteen years old, the skilled young warrior joins an elite band of Raiders called Jarls. Her mission? Merely to win the perilous battle for Shadowislands and avoid falling in love with the mysterious boy who just happens to be her worst enemy—and she’s not quite sure which task is more difficult…
The dangerous battle for the Shadowislands stands between the Jarls and the Rognvald, a group of dark raiders led by Frederick Dahl, whom Nora can’t help but fall in love with. She does her best to keep her love a secret, and when Nora learns she is blessed with special powers by the Norse gods to unlock the Shadowislands, the stakes are higher than ever to claim the heavenly kingdom and crown.
THE GIVEN BY COLBY R. RICE [DYSTOPIAN FANTASY]
WELCOME TO THE ALCHEMIC APARTHEID… For over one hundred years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all sixteen-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home. But when clashes between Koa and the Alchemic Order put a final, deadly squeeze on the remaining Civilian territories, Zeika finds herself in the crosshairs of fate. She must walk the line between survival and rebellion against the Alchemists. On one side of the line awaits death. On the other, the betrayal of her civilization, her loyalties, and herself.
RETURN OF THE DRAGONBORN PREQUEL BY N.M. HOWELL [FANTASY]
THE SERAPHIM CHANGELINGS BY MELINDA R. CORDELL [FANTASY ADVENTURE]
When Meira wakes up as a raccoon, her mom chases her out with a broom. She’s a Changeling, like hundreds of other junior high kids who have mysteriously turned into animals all around the world. Scientists work frantically to figure out if there’s any way to change them back. And controversy is storming over the Midwest Animal Labs in Seraphim, Meira’s hometown, that the right-wing government of the Constitutional States of America says is a front for ecoterrorism and must be shut down. The whole operation is a powder keg, and all it’s on the verge of exploding — with the worst results for the Changelings
SARAH’S FAREWELL: A PORTALLAS NOVELLA BY CHRISTOPHER MORGAN [FANTASY]
Sarah’s Farewell is a Portallas novella that tells some of the back-story about one of the main characters from the Portallas series of books. Sarah is a young Fixer, someone who makes and mends things, from the northern town of Jemarrah in the magical world of Forestium. We first meet Sarah in Forestium: The Mirror Never Lies, which is book one in the Portallas series. In Forestium: The Mirror Never Lies, Sarah is befriended by Joshua, a young Woodsman from a distant village who has set off on a journey to find the truth about his father. Sarah herself is travelling the land on a journey of discovery—a sort of modern day gap year. In Sarah’s Farewell, we discover how it came to be that she has embarked on her journey.
THE GIRL WHO WOULDN’T GROW UP: A PETER PAN RETELLING BY RACHEL SHANE [FAIRY TALE FANTASY]
A retelling of Peter Pan set in modern day high school in which Wendy gets caught in the middle of a prank war and a war for her heart between two rival lacrosse captains, Peter and James.
CLOAK OF ECHOES BY C.K. DAWN [FANTASY]
Monsters haunt her dreams, but humans are her worst nightmare… Just as Emma Kincaid came into some disturbing empathic powers, she lost her mother in a car crash. She is also pretty certain she’s being followed, maybe even hunted. But, is it the shadowy creatures that haunt her nightmares or the mysterious guy, shrouded in darkness, who just enrolled at Jefferson High?
LOVE, LIES, AND HOCUS POCUS: A STUDY IN MISCHIEF BY LYDIA SHERRER [FANTASY]
Wizards are born, witches are made, and they mix about as well as oil and water. So when an introverted wizard and a troublemaking witch cross paths, what could possibly go wrong?
Lily Singer is a conscientious librarian who just wants to practice her wizardry and be left alone. Sebastian Blackwell is a ne’er-do-well witch for hire who enjoys getting under peoples’ skin but always gets the job done in the end. When circumstance forces them to band together against a common enemy, there’s no telling how the dice will fall.