Aliens Are Real: Part 1 by Sabrina Sumsion

Jasmine wants stability, friends and possibly a boyfriend. Who knew aliens would interfere?

When Jasmine moves to Omaha, Ne with her Colonel father so he can work on top secret matters at Offut Air Force Base, she prepares herself for another lonely station. Jasmine meets Yumi, a mysterious girl in Art Class, and her world changes.

Jasmine plots to stay in Omaha but the acceptance of Yumi’s housemates is central to her plans. Their rejection surprises her until she realizes they have a secret. For a chance at stability and blossoming love with the hottie from Drama class, Jasmine puts herself in harm’s way to rescue Yumi and find the home she’s been searching for since her mother died.

This is a sweet Young Adult Romance with a little bit of Science Fiction thrown in. Continue reading

Princesses Don’t Get Fat by Aya Ling

A fairy tale romance with a plus sized heroine and plenty of dessert.

(80 pages, or about 24,000 words)

Princess Valeria of Amaranta is fat, but she doesn’t care. All she wants is to eat a lot and lead an idle life. When it is apparent that she cannot get a husband, her mother decides to send her to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts. For a chubby princess who has never picked up a sword, life at the Academy is akin to torture. Worst of all, the food is terrible.

When Valeria decides to improve Riviera cuisine by sneaking into the palace kitchens and giving orders, little does she know that the crown prince would take interest in her kitchen excursions. As they spend more time together, Valeria must decide whether she should become thin and attractive, or stay in the kitchens and remain fat. Continue reading

New Pride by Laura Diamond

New town, new love, new terror…

Kicked out by his alpha father for nearly exposing their secret, seventeen-year-old Richard Leone is a shape-shifter without a pride. Alone, homeless, and hungry, he forms a tenuous friendship with Derek, a power-hungry shifter from an unstable rogue pride. It’s either that, or starve. Until they encounter a gorgeous brunette, Molly, partying with friends around a campfire. Richard immediately feels a connection with her, and something about her calls to him. Almost as if she was supposed to be his mate.

But when Molly is kidnapped, Richard must take on the entire rogue pride to save her and keep his human town safe from harm. Derek offers him a deal: he’ll help Richard take on the pride to rescue Molly, but only to secure his place as alpha. And once that happens, the humans could be in even more danger… Continue reading

Linda of the Night by Monica La Porta

Linda was born with hair the color of the mature grain and eyes of the lightest shade of blue. Tall and willowy, she’s the ugliest girl alive. Kept inside her house by her parents for fear of being ridiculed for her hideous appearance, Linda dreams of being like the dark-haired, curvaceous girls who live just outside her walls. One night, she dares the inconceivable and leaves the safety of her home. For the first time alone, Linda walks for hours until she is lost—only to find her destiny in the arms of a mysterious stranger.
Length approx. 14 pages. Continue reading

Someone Else (Just You #2) by Rebecca Phillips

When her boyfriend Michael leaves for college, sixteen-year-old Taylor Brogan is determined to make their long-distance relationship work. Together, they’ve managed to overcome past issues with communication and trust, so they’re confident they can tackle this newest challenge too.

To ease her loneliness, Taylor distracts herself with school, a makeover, and a whole new set of friends. But even with all these diversions, dating long-distance is a lot harder than she ever expected. Her loyalties are tested even further when Dylan enters the picture. He’s the opposite of Michael in every way, and his obvious interest in her–not to mention his lean, athletic body and adorable dimples–makes Taylor want to keep her distance. But she can’t deny her growing attraction to him, especially when her relationship with Michael starts falling apart.

When the inevitable break-up occurs, Taylor begins a rebound romance with Dylan that quickly becomes more than she bargained for. His dark moods scare her, and soon she’s in danger of losing herself to this new life she’s created, a life she’s no longer sure she even wants.

Taylor’s story continues in this sequel to JUST YOU. Continue reading

The Torturer’s Daughter by Zoe Cannon

When her best friend Heather calls in the middle of the night, Becca assumes it’s the usual drama. Wrong. Heather’s parents have been arrested as dissidents – and Becca’s mother, the dystopian regime’s most infamous torturer, has already executed them for their crimes against the state.

To stop Heather from getting herself killed trying to prove her parents’ innocence, Becca hunts for proof of their guilt. She doesn’t expect to find evidence that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the dissidents… and about her mother.

When she risks her life to save a dissident, she learns her mother isn’t the only one with secrets – and the plot she uncovers will threaten the lives of the people she loves most. For Becca, it’s no longer just a choice between risking execution and ignoring the regime’s crimes; she has to decide whose life to save and whose to sacrifice.

It’s easy to be a hero when you can save the world, but what about when all you can do is choose how you live in it? THE TORTURER’S DAUGHTER is a story about ordinary teenage life amidst the realities of living under an oppressive regime… and the extraordinary courage it takes to do what’s right in a world gone wrong. Continue reading

Human by Alycia Linwood

Ariel is a 17-year-old girl whose life takes a completely different turn on the day she comes late to school. There’s a new very handsome dark-haired boy, Devin, in her class, but to Ariel’s surprise everyone else seems to know him, and her best friend claims he’s been going with them to school for years, except Ariel is sure she has never seen him before. Convinced her friends are playing with her, Ariel pretends nothing weird is going on. She even considers the possibility of having a brain disease… until she starts having visions of unknown people with wings and unusual eyes.

What’s worse, her visions hint that Devin might be the demon who came to the human world to take an angel to Hell. As she becomes more aware of existence of angels and demons, Ariel finds out her sister is the angel demons want to take. Determined not to let anyone harm her sister, she will do anything, even try to kill the demon on her own. But can she really kill Devin when he appears so human, and what will she do when she reveals the secrets surrounding her true nature? Because, let’s face it, a girl who can see both demons and angels in her visions can’t really be human. Continue reading

Green Mountain Magic by Valerie Gillen

When the grandmother she never met falls into a mysterious coma, Siobhan Kelly comes unwillingly to the Green Mountains of Vermont with her family. She thinks the hardest thing she’ll face is being the new kid at the local high school and getting used to a place so different than California (what the heck is a creemee stand, anyway?). But the family secret she has yet to uncover will lead her on an adventure beyond her wildest dreams …

This short is the prequel to my novel A Little Magic
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Zach’s Secret by Matthew W. Grant

Senior Zach Denham, the editor of the high school newspaper in a small New England town, struggles to act like a “normal” guy by dating Meghan, his religious friend. Key, the school’s newly arrived attractive jock, forces Zach to confront the truth about his sexual identity. Still unsure of himself, Zach is reluctant to help start a support group for gay students at the high school.

Friends will become enemies when the explosive issue divides the school community. Opposition to the group mounts from the school administration, other students, Zach’s friends, and even his own mother.

As Mrs. Trevott, Zach’s trusted and sharp-tongued English teacher, advises, some of them will stand up for what they believe in even if they are standing alone. Some will face the darkest parts of themselves when they witness first-hand how destructive their own prejudice can be. Continue reading