Fledgling (The Shapeshifter Chronicles Book 1) by Natasha Brown

FLEDGLING was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest and is inspired by the author’s own daughter who was born with heart defects. Book 2 of the Shapeshifter Chronicles, PRODIGY is available now!Book Description: Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan. Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there’s more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana’s delicate heart…Excerpt from FLEDGLING:”Ana continued fading in and out of awareness. Relinquishing to the nothingness that engulfed her, she had the impression of movement. She heard heavy breathing, which she determined wasn’t coming from her, sounding more like snorting. She sensed herself hanging, her body limp, unwilling to forfeit control back to her wandering mind. As though she was observing everything from a distance, it felt like she was at the end of a darkened hallway, being pulled back into a hollow chasm. Inky fingers entwined her mind until there was nothing left.”Bonus Materials:A special code is provided at the back of the book, for ‘the lost chapter’ from Fledgling. Be sure to check it out.Suggested reading age- 13 years and upIt is recommended that parents participate in book selections to decide whether a book is appropriate for their children.Length: 246 pages

Author: Natasha Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
364 reviews

The Final Prophecy (The Ben Alderman Series Book 3) by W. D. Newman and Jody Lindke

It’s spring break and a visit to the Alderman farm leads to another exciting adventure in Camelot. Marcus, the elfin mage known as the Keeper, has been captured by Bellator, the mightiest of the twelve Immortals. Bellator is holding Marcus for ransom until Excalibur, the sword blessed by the Creator, is returned to him, but no one knows where the sword is located. Was the final prophecy of Venus given to provide hope in times of darkness or was it intended as a warning? Is Ben really the chosen one? Will he save Camelot… or destroy it?

Author: W. D. Newman and Jody Lindke

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
123 reviews

Promise You Won’t Tell? by John Locke

“I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad.”Private Investigator Dani Ripper’s client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer. Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn’t tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened……Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.

Author: John Locke

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
1711 reviews

The Girl In Between: The Girl In Between Series Book 1 by Laekan Zea Kemp

Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.

But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.

Author: Laekan Zea Kemp

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
1074 reviews

Skinny: She was starving to fit in… (False Reflections Book 1) by Laura L. Smith

Originally published in 2008
You can never be too thin…can you?
Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?

Author: Laura L. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
224 reviews

Max and the Gatekeeper by James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski

A war has been waging for centuries; a magical and technological battle between good and evil. This conflict will affect life everywhere, but not everyone is aware it exists. When twelve-year old Max Rigdon is sent to stay with his grandfather for the summer, he unwillingly enters the fight.

The day Max steps off the bus he is marked with an evil curse and immediately becomes the target of evil men and creatures with designs on ruling the universe. Not only does this curse cause Max physical pain but it allows his enemies to track and find him. He soon learns that the reason for this unwanted attention is because his grandfather is the keeper of a gateway; a powerful machine that makes travel to hundreds of strange unknown worlds possible. The enemy will do anything to gain possession of this power in their quest to control all worlds.

With the help of his friend Cindy and others, Max must quickly learn the necessary skills to survive if he is to avoid the deadly trap that has been planned for him and his grandfather. A trap that has been decades in the making with Max as the missing piece. If successful it will change life as we know it.

Author: James Todd Cochrane and Susan K. Szepanski

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
165 reviews

Poet Of The Wrong Generation by Lonnie Ostrow

“It’s not that I don’t love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can’t go back and forth forever and we’ve already said goodbye.”Through these words, a young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of liberation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape.The year is 1991; the place, New York City. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet, complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league.Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny’s affection, but also the only daughter of New York’s most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price.Projecting that her daughter’s boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny – while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation.Poet of the Wrong Generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of Poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony.Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, Poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom’s rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990s, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion. The ultimate rock & roll love story.REVIEWS:4 Stars out of 4Eloquently written song lyrics highlight this successful novel by Ostrow. His paean to the music industry and true love is a compelling read. The manipulative Katherine is ever-present, which adds dimension to the story. This is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Johnny’s up-and-down career is the thing great novels are built on.RT BookReviews

Author: Lonnie Ostrow

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
152 reviews

A Fatal Family Secret (The Morphosis.me Files, Book #1) by Samantha Marks

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
On the first day of high school, Kayleigh wishes she could be taller, curvier, and cooler. But when she discovers she’s a shape-shifter, she bites off more than she can chew. Overnight, she becomes a target, and surviving the school-year means defending herself against cyber-bullies, learning to control her new-found powers, and hiding from the ancient secret society that kidnapped her mother. Morphing has consequences, and Kayleigh begins to realize that being able to change into anything can mean losing herself in the process.

Author: Samantha Marks

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
221 reviews

Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot (Alec Kerley and the Monster Hunters Book 1) by Douglas Tanner

Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot is an upper middle grade/young adult inspirational horror story for ages 12 and up. 22 chapters, 50,000 words. Parental guidance is suggested for some intense, scary moments.*Also check out the second book in the series, Alec Kerley and the Wrath of the Vampire.*Is the legendary Bigfoot real? Twelve year-old Alec Kerley finds out, in an adventure he’ll never forget!Alec’s mom died six months ago, and his world is upside down. Now, it’s just Alec and his dad, alone, together but apart. Making matters worse, Alec has discovered that his dad works for a secret government agency that investigates monsters – real, living, breathing monsters! When Alec joined his dad and the Gonzalezes, longtime family friends of the Kerleys, on what he thought was a short getaway to the Branson, Missouri area, he and his best friend Ken Gonzalez – along with Ken’s sister Sarah and her pretty friend Emily – expected to stay in cabins with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. What they got instead was a close encounter with a wiggly kid named Ethan Elvis Edgar, who breaks wind whenever he gets scared, and a terrifying attack by a group of the fabled Bigfoots, who are not happy the vacationers are there. And what Alec learns through his experience is that faith and hope and healing can be found in the most unexpected places – even in the midst of the Terror of Bigfoot.Exerpt:

Author: Douglas Tanner

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
27 reviews

Chosen (Guardians of the Word Book 1) by Jolea M. Harrison

Chosen is a fantasy adventure – location; Hell, Purgatory, the Demon’s Lair, and Hell is everything it’s cracked up to be when you’re sixteen and running for your soul.Dynan Telaerin finds himself on a corpse-strewn hillside, uncertain if he’s dead or alive, charged with saving his ancestor, the most powerful telepath to ever exist. Dynan has telepathic powers of his own, only he doesn’t know how to use them. With monsters and minions hunting him down, the demon’s lair isn’t the place to learn anything – except how to run and how to hide. Will courage alone be enough to face the greatest evil to exist? Will he lose his soul to save everyone else?The running starts, and doesn’t stop to the end of this action packed adventure of a young man coming to terms with his life while he’s barely a spirit, through horrors he thought existed only in dreams.Chosen is the first book of the series, The Guardians of the Word, and is suitable for mature young adults. The Chronicles are Chosen, Myth, Telepath, Legend, Union, Seer, Adept and King.

Author: Jolea M. Harrison

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
215 reviews