The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
278 reviews

Lost Girl (Neverwood Chronicles Book 1) by Chanda Hahn

Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?

Author: Chanda Hahn

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
168 reviews

Snowdrops: Adventure Three (Book #3 in Adventures of Alex and Katie series) by Julia Gousseva

This series is a unique, fascinating and exciting modern interpretation of old Russian folktales for today’s American kids. Other books in the series: Firebird: Adventure OneLollipop: Adventure TwoBaba Yaga: Adventure Four (coming soon)As ten-year-old Alex comes out on the porch on a warm June morning, the air turns cold and thick snowflakes start falling down and covering the ground. Alex senses the approach of a new adventure. Together with his nine-year-old sister Katie, they rush into the winter forest in search of a little girl Masha. She is lost in an unexpected storm. They see her footprints in the snow and follow them. The wind is picking up, whistling through tree branches, creating white flurries on the ground and erasing Masha’s footprints. “Alex, look, there is Masha!” Katie says. In the distance, a person dressed in a white sparkling coat and a silver hat is walking between the trees. Alex and Katie run as fast as they can.  The person turns around. It’s not Masha. It’s a tall elderly man with a long white beard. In his right hand, he holds a staff. In his left, he carries a large sack adorned with white sparkling fur. His brows are furrowed, and his eyes look cold and unfriendly. “Who goes here?” the elderly man bellows. “Why are you in my forest? Who invited you here?”He opens his mouth and starts blowing cold air at the kids and at the path, sweeping away all the footprints. Alex shivers. He has never felt that cold in his life. Will he and Katie survive and make it back to Aunt Karina’s house? And will they ever find Masha?

Author: Julia Gousseva

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
19 reviews

Sneaky Snow White (Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series Book 2) by Anita Valle

Cinderella killed my father.She thinks she can do anything because she’s the Evil Queen. And my stepmother. The only thing she truly loves is her Demon Mirror. But the more she gazes into that thing, the crazier she becomes.But I am no longer a child. I won’t allow the Evil Queen to poison my heart and my home. Although my skin is white as snow, my soul is far from pure. I will make Cinderella suffer for her sins.Sure as my name is Snow White.Book DetailsLength: Approx. 150 pagesGenre: Dark Fairy Tale RetellingMood: Dark/HumorousContent: Moderate violence. No sex scenes or erotica.Audience: Teens and Adults.Other Books by Anita ValleSINFUL CINDERELLA: Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series Book 1MAELYN: The Nine Princesses Book 1 (FREE TO DOWNLOAD)CORALINA: The Nine Princesses Book 2HEIDEL: The Nine Princesses Book 3BRIETTE: The Nine Princesses Book 4 (Coming Soon!)MONSTER MANOR: A novel for kidsA dark fantasy for lovers of fairy tale retellings. Pre-Order so you don’t forget!

Author: Anita Valle

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
119 reviews

Saga of Sages by Ben Grigg

When seventeen year old Bastion finds out that he was born into a race of magical beings called sages, his life gets turned upside down by the fact that he must carry out a long-ago foreseen prophecy and bring an end to the rule of the foul King Kale, a warlord that massacred his entire race with the exception of ten small children fifteen years prior; Now Bastion must locate the other sage children, bring them together and convince them of their destiny and raise an army to bring peace to the land of Sola once more. With the help of a few magical creatures and items of lore by his side, Bastion will have to learn how to master his new ability and learn the history of his people. But will that be enough to right all the wrongs that have been committed in the land of Sola? Bastion soon learns of an even deadlier foe and more dangerous than ever creatures that will stand in his way in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled. With a solid group of ten sage children, each with their own unique “gift” and a group of not so normal mentors, Bastion will have to become the leader he was always destined to be and bring peace to the land of Sola again. The sage children will encounter magic beyond their wildest dreams, but also evil in its purest form. With the story taking place in the last era of magic, the companions will get the chance to meet rare mythical creatures and the last known members of a few surviving races that had long been thought extinct. The idea for “Saga of Sages” came to me in a dream one night. I continued having the recurring dream for some nights before I started writing down notes from what I remembered. Finally I decided to put my story down on paper. I’ve created a Facebook fan page to start building up an audience for my book. With 89,846 words, and 341 pages, I have completed the first book in my storyline. I appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my little story.

Author: Ben Grigg

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
52 reviews

The Piano Girl – Part 1: She plays from memory. Her memories. (Counterfeit Princess Series) by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she’s been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer’s daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia’s sister, Wren.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
278 reviews

Cora and the Nurse Dragon by H. L. Burke

Cora’s a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys “egg packs” at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.

Author: H. L. Burke

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
205 reviews

The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith and Zach Franzen

“S. D. Smith has done it again. The Black Star of Kingston is a book I’ll be shouting about from the rooftops for a long time coming.” — Sarah Mackenzie, The Read-Aloud Revival

A century before Heather and Picket’s adventures in The Green Ember, a
displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival.

My place beside you
My blood for yours
Till the Green Ember rises
Or the end of the world.

Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.

Old wars haunt. New enemies threaten. An oath is born.

A hero rises.

Author: S. D. Smith and Zach Franzen

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
309 reviews