Billy and Ant Lie: Lying (Billy Growing Up Book 4) by James Minter (Author) and Helen Rushworth (Illustrator) is a story about Billy and Ant who tell a lie to cover the true reasons that they were late for school. When complications arise, their lie is found out. What consequences will they face?
In To Kiss a Werewolf by Molly Snow, Damien Capernalli has been hit by puberty hard. He’s waxing his chest daily and his muscles are expanding of their own volition. A fan of New Moon by Stephanie Meyer, Damien has his own ideas of what is happening to him physically. In order to gain more information about his supposed condition, Damien joins Paranormal Addicts Anonymous. The group is led by Stella, a Goth girl that captured Damien’s attention when she asked him out on a dare. Damien feels an undeniable pull to young Stella. Stella has her own problems. She moved to Oregon from Idaho to escape an ex-boyfriend who does not accept that their relationship has ended.
In The End of the Line by Jim Powers, Latesha Thomas is a struggling college student caring for her disabled father and isn’t looking for love. When Peter Elsworth comes into her life, the pair has an instant electricity. She has a cat named Oprah and he has a fish named Dr. Phil. This couple is meant to be. There is a complication. Their parents are opposed to their union because Latesha is black and Peter is white. Can they work together to achieve happiness or is this relationship doomed before it gets off of the ground?
August Bailey is a 16-year-old living by the rules of an old-fashioned society — one where she has to wear hand-me-downs and her mother won’t let her date. When her mother slaps her face during an argument, August knows that it’s time to head into the world and make a life for herself. When August discovers that the big city isn’t quite what she thought it would be, Reese finds her. He’s sweet and handsome and wants to take care of her and build a general affection. But life on the streets isn’t all August thought it would be. Living in a society of kids who sell their bodies for enough money to live for a day, and where drugs flow like water, can she survive with them or will every day simply lead her further from home? [easyazon-link asin=”0991851013″ locale=”us”]Suicide City, a Love Story[/easyazon-link] is a Young Adult novel, but more suitable for older readers.
In Blood Bound by Sharon Stevenson, Shaun and Sarah are teen demon hunters. When on a routine vampire hunt, they come across a fairy only to discover that she’d been held and tortured for months by one of their fellow demon hunters, Melissa Carling. Sarah wants Melissa to pay but Shaun’s not so sure. There are indicators that hint at Melissa as Shaun’s soul mate. Seems the Council is also convinced that Shaun and Sarah should forget they ever met Melissa Carling. Can Sarah convince Shaun to fight his inner demon and do what she feels is right?
In Revelations: Book One of the Merlin Chronicles by Daniel Diehl, Jason Carpenter, a grad student in England from Canal Fulton, Ohio, finds a crystalline sphere in the layers of the earth under a medieval outhouse. The mystical sphere seems to be alive and is a mystery as the technology to make such a sphere wasn’t available in the time period from which is must have come. Jason soon starts to have terrifying dreams featuring an older man with a white beard and when that man appears to him in the flesh and tells Jason that he is Merlin of the Arthurian legend, Jason is sure he’s going crazy. Merlin is on a quest and he needs Jason’s help to stop an old and very dangerous enemy. An enemy set to destroy and then dominate the modern world. Can they work together and save mankind?
In Forever Me by Thomas Amo, Hannah is known as “PJ” (Plain Jane) to the in-crowd group known as the Stilettos until she helps one of them. When she starts hanging around with the girl she helped, her friends see her as turning her back on them and leave her. Enter a new Hannah and new friends — the sort of girls that no one thinks should have anything to do with each other. Can they contend with the Shelby, the leader of the Stilettos, who feels she’s been robbed of what belongs to her? To add to the confusion, a killer is on the loose. Can Hannah escape high school alive?
Coytl and Kuini are 10-year-old boys when they meet. One is the oldest son of a minor wife of the Emperor (and on the cusp of becoming the primary heir), and the other is a presumed enemy of the city—a savage Highlander. The boys build a strong friendship, and 5 years later they’re still meeting. When Coytl suggests that Kuini come with him into the city to get a closer look at the treasures he’d only viewed from afar, the excursion seems dangerous but manageable. Little does Kuini know the true scope of what he’ll experience visiting the lowland city—or even how long he’ll be able to survive.[easyazon-link asin=”B009CCBCU4″ locale=”us”]The Highlander (The Rise of The Aztecs Series, book 1)[/easyazon-link] is the first book in the Rise of the Aztecs series.
In Crimson and Cream by C.M. Skiera, in a world of dwarfs, trolls and elves, Eadriel and Elvar’s magic-teacher parents were killed when their boys were five years old, at a time when the King outlawed magic. The twins escaped by throwing themselves into the river and were rescued by orphans nicknamed Flotsam and Jetsam. Eight years later, can they survive to have the future of anything better that Jetsam knows is out there waiting for them? Crimson & Cream (The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy) is epic fantasy.
In Secrets of Ghosts by Mardi Orlando, seven children with extraordinary gifts who are living on the outside of society are brought to a school for gifted children. Their mission, they discover, is to try to save ghosted children trapped in the church and dead for more than a century. The church protects them from an ominous shadow but they know that time is running out. Led by Daffodil, the children will have to work together and face their own pasts to save the forgotten children.