YA Romantic Fantasy – Sweet Water

Sweet WaterSweet Water
Birds of a Feather, Book 2
By Lena North
Publisher: FAB Publishing
Published: March 2017
ISBN: 9789188367112
ASIN: B06XHPG389
Pages: 270
Genre: YA Romance, YA Fantasy

Jiminella “Jinx” Sweetwater is a genius. She’s a scholar, an inventor, hardworking and loyal, and well known in the scientific circles around the University in Prosper City.

Being smarter than everyone else might seem like a good thing, but it isn’t. At least, it isn’t to Jinx who has two friends, a small condo, and no life.

After a fight with her best friend Wilder, it just gets worse. Someone breaks into her home and when her parents show up in all their hippie-like glory, Jinx has had enough and escapes to a small village by the sea.

Suddenly, Jinx finds herself involved in village life, living with the unpleasant Mrs. Fratinelli and trying her best to juggle all the things that seem to end up on her plate. And then there’s calm, cool and gorgeous Dante – Snow’s boyfriend, who seems to see right through the shields Jinx has put up around herself, straight into her mind.

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wilder-by-lena-northWilder
Birds of a Feather, Book 1
By Lena North
Publisher: FAB Publishing
Release Date: December 14, 2016
ISBN: 978-9188367082
ASIN: B01MQIYHIX
Pages: 343
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance, YA Fantasy, YA Urban Fantasy

Wilder’s wonderful grandfather is dead, and so is her mother, but Grandpa Willy gives her one final gift in his will – the knowledge that her father is only her step-father.

Once she meets Hawker, the scary man who turns out to be her real dad, her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out about a heritage she never knew she had, and secrets from the past are uncovered as she fights to save her part of the world from destruction.

And then there’s Mac, with his green eyes and a soft voice that flows through her like sweet honey. He’s there to help Wilder when she needs it the most, and as she struggles with how to fit into the group of people around her dad – having Mac in her life becomes more important with every bad thing that happens.

“Wilder” is the first in the Birds of a Feather series and a spin-off from the Dreughan trilogy. It’s set in modern time and can be read stand-alone.

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From the Author:
wilder-author-lena-northThe proper way to put it here would probably be to describe how I love to play with our two big dogs, adore my fantastic daughters and how much I love to read.

Another way would be to use my imagination and then I would be a super powerful warrior woman, think Xena the warrior princess (though with less tacky clothes). Or when I think of it, maybe I’m actually more of a Hercule Poirot (sans the suit and moustache). Or maybe I’m like Aragorn, strong and cool and then I might get to meet Gandalf! Or I could be Bella’s pretty cousin and snap Jacob up in a second (yeah, I’m so not team Edward), or wait, maybe I could be like one of them heroines in historical novels who swoon all the time. I’ve always wanted to swoon…

Well, I guess you get how my mind is working (or not working, some say). Anyways, I like to write. Stories, adventures, romantic and happy stuff mixed up with sorrow and hardship, and bit of laughter here and there because the way I see it – life is way too short to go around feeling grumpy.

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YA Coming of Age – My Ladybird Story

My Ladybird StoryMy Ladybird Story
By Magus Tor
Publisher: Beyond His Words
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 978-1517309633
ASIN: B00TPB2AYY
Genre: YA, Coming of Age

John Bird has never fit in. He can’t be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he’s bullied at school and he can’t bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room…

When feisty Aureus crashes into his life, John starts the long process of realizing that it’s what is inside us that counts and that true friends love us, no matter what our secrets are.

It’s time John learns to embrace the school taunt, “Ladybird” and grow into the person he is meant to be.

Praise for My Ladybird Story:
*****5 stars***** “My Ladybird Story by Magus Tor was a fascinating read for me. While I cannot speak from experience, the story of how John slowly makes the transition from hating his body, to understanding the source of the hate, and then moving towards the solution (i.e. the transformation into a woman) was very realistic and very emotional, too. The writing was well done, and you could not help but feel for John. His fears and emotions were very well described, and I liked that the reactions of the people around him also seemed to be very realistic, i.e. not just “Oh yeah, it’s all fine.” I enjoyed reading this book very much. It had a nice flow, and shows that you don’t need action and violence to make a story stand out.” By Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite

“… An inspiring, empowering chronicle of self-discovery and fearless pride sure to entertain and inform both cisgender and transgender readers.” Kirkus Reviews

“I admire the confidence of Tor in approaching the subject so unwaveringly. If you’re looking for a basic story of young love, friendship, and identity focusing on the subject of what it is to be transgender, this is a story of hope at its core. The intention of the material and its positive outlook for LGBT issues should be applauded.” 3. 5 stars on Self-Publishing Review

“… Magus Tor honors those who are mistreated and bullied for the beautiful souls they truly are. The writing was so clear it made it easy to understand the fascinating and love-filled plot from beginning to end. My Ladybird Story is absolutely unforgettable. I didn’t want to lay it down. The message within its pages reaches far beyond just the transgender and lesbian communities. It truly is a message filled with light and love that can touch the heart and soul of anyone has ever experienced feeling as though he or she was an outcast. I highly recommend reading Magus Tor’s My Ladybird Story.” – 5/5 Originally reviewed by Liz Cooper of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.

6.0/10 “Tor’s YA novel is a sensitive but preachy story about a boy named John Bird — called Ladybird by his classmates — struggling with his sexuality and gender. While John is well developed and the author ably expresses his protagonist’s feelings and thoughts, the reaction to John’s transition is unrealistic and will take readers out of the story. The prose and story are workmanlike, but the pacing sometimes slows and some minor characters are underdeveloped.” – Review by The BookLife Prize in Fiction

My Ladybird Story Author Magus TorAbout the Author:
Magus Tor is a dreamer who enjoys dreaming varied dreams of being a doctor, a lawyer, a police officer and a teacher but never in the wildest dream to become a writer. Since starting to write in 2007, Magus continues to explore creating worlds in his imaginative mind. Although he wishes to specialize in writing fantasy but his mind twisted his will and he ended up writing more Science Fiction than Fantasy. So far, his only fantasy novella is D-Nine: Protectors of the Crown.

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YA Sci-fi – Selected

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The Zaratan Trilogy, Book One
By Evelyn Lederman
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 978-0692713402
ASIN: B01GEY1PAE
Pages: 197
Genre: YA Sci-fi

Destruction…. A show of force… And a warning…

Three isolated towns across the world have been destroyed in a show of force by alien invaders. It is a clear warning of what will occur if their demands are not fulfilled. The fulfillment: Human children between the ages of twelve through fifteen years.

Kara Harper is an unremarkable fourteen-year-old girl who is selected by the aliens. She will be physically and socially orientated during the six months it will take to arrive at the planet Zaratan. The girl who liked the safety of being invisible, cannot help but stand out.

Matt Sparks, the boy next door, is also selected. Kara has had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. He vows to safeguard her. The closer they get to their destination, the more difficult it becomes to live up to his promise.

Kara is unsure if she has the strength to withstand the trials and physical changes she is forced to go through. In a new life, Kara will be torn. Will she be drawn in by an alien boy who has shown interest in her or by the powerful patriarch who sees her as the future of his race?

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selected-author-evelyn-ledermanAbout the Author:
Evelyn Lederman cannot remember if her first crush was on Paul McCartney or James T. Kirk. Either way, Science Fiction has always been a part of her life. When it came to write her first Young Adult novel, she chose the genre closest to her heart.

She lives in Florida with her cats, her tennis racquets, and her beach bag all packed and ready to go. Like her main character in ‘Selected’, she loves the beach. Most of her literary inspiration occurs while walking along a sandy shore.

Her two adult series, Worlds Apart and Nightshade Saga are about parallel dimensions and soul mates.

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YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy – Wilder

wilder-by-lena-northWilder
Birds of a Feather, Book 1
By Lena North
Publisher: FAB Publishing
Release Date: December 14, 2016
ISBN: 978-9188367082
ASIN: B01MQIYHIX
Pages: 343
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance, YA Fantasy, YA Urban Fantasy

Wilder’s wonderful grandfather is dead, and so is her mother, but Grandpa Willy gives her one final gift in his will – the knowledge that her father is only her step-father.

Once she meets Hawker, the scary man who turns out to be her real dad, her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out about a heritage she never knew she had, and secrets from the past are uncovered as she fights to save her part of the world from destruction.

And then there’s Mac, with his green eyes and a soft voice that flows through her like sweet honey. He’s there to help Wilder when she needs it the most, and as she struggles with how to fit into the group of people around her dad – having Mac in her life becomes more important with every bad thing that happens.

“Wilder” is the first in the Birds of a Feather series and a spin-off from the Dreughan trilogy. It’s set in modern time and can be read stand-alone.

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From the Author:
wilder-author-lena-northThe proper way to put it here would probably be to describe how I love to play with our two big dogs, adore my fantastic daughters and how much I love to read.

Another way would be to use my imagination and then I would be a super powerful warrior woman, think Xena the warrior princess (though with less tacky clothes). Or when I think of it, maybe I’m actually more of a Hercule Poirot (sans the suit and moustache). Or maybe I’m like Aragorn, strong and cool and then I might get to meet Gandalf! Or I could be Bella’s pretty cousin and snap Jacob up in a second (yeah, I’m so not team Edward), or wait, maybe I could be like one of them heroines in historical novels who swoon all the time. I’ve always wanted to swoon…

Well, I guess you get how my mind is working (or not working, some say). Anyways, I like to write. Stories, adventures, romantic and happy stuff mixed up with sorrow and hardship, and bit of laughter here and there because the way I see it – life is way too short to go around feeling grumpy.

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Young Adult – Ferret

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The Ferret Books, Book One
By C.C. Wyatt
Publisher: Me Myself Publishing
Published: July 2016
ISBN: 978-0996778510
ASIN: B0151Z547C
Pages: 428
Genr: Young Adult

Pia Wade’s life is a book with torn-out pages, she sees things no one else can, and she has weird dreams. It all started four years ago when she mysteriously vanished in the night. One problem though, she has no memory of the incident whatsoever, yet claims she was kidnapped.

But as Pia embarks on a trip back to where her nightmare began, she wishes all her troubles would—Poof!—disappear. If only her parents would grant a little more breathing room because after all, whatever happened that night, she certainly did not kidnap herself. What Pia doesn’t know is that a new door of craziness will open up and lure her to investigate a strange world–our world–only she seems to live in. That is until a certain young man by the name of Cameron Jacks enters her life.

Will Pia uncover the mystery of four-long years?

The clock is ticking!

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Praise for Ferret:
“…Intriguing, fast-paced, and mysterious…a great first novel for a series! Wyatt gives just enough answers to feel satisfied about Pia’s sanity, but leaves other questions open. On the surface it’s a mystery blending the supernatural with a hint of fantasy, but at the heart it’s a story of belief. Ferret begs the question of ‘which is stronger, the belief we have in ourselves, the belief others have in us, or the belief we have in them?…”– Liz Konkel, Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

“…A cleverly done and easy to read story. Readers of all ages will love this well-flowing, heartwarming book. C.C. Wyatt has created a world of vivid scenery and believable characters that jump off the pages….Through a clever and unpredictable plot, C.C…transforms a magical world into believable, everyday life.”– Ica Iova, Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

“Ferret is an engaging tale that had me hooked from the first page.” — Kitty Lutness, teacher, writer”

“…An intriguing read, packed full of mystery and suspense. The plot is interesting, somewhat unique and unpredictable, which I like in a book [and] it shows incredible imagination and creativity. It’s a page-turner and one that will enthrall any teenager or adult alike, especially those who like thrilling endings that leave you hanging, waiting for Volume 2. Great debut novel, I’m looking forward to the next installment.” – Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

“This is an intriguing story that teens will find absolutely captivating. Even though it is intended for a younger generation, this 77-year-old grandmother found it totally fascinating.” — Joanne Jordan, educator

“A journey full of mystery and suspense that piqued my curiosity to the end. A captivating read!” — Ladjamaya Green, actor

“Ferret…follows Pia’s quest for understanding that incorporates typical teenage issues along with the burden of her strange experiences. The writing is smooth with characters that are believable and a blend of realistic and fantastic action that keeps the story moving along, making you wonder what will happen next. I loved the story! The characters are well developed, the action flows well and the fantasy elements are intriguing – and the lead in to a next volume is perfect. This is a great story well worth reading, especially with the promise of more to come.” — Melinda Hills, Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

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ferret-author-c-c-wyattAbout the Author:
C.C. Wyatt is new to the young adult arena. Her debut novel, Ferret, has the right kind of ingredients that young readers and adults alike will hunger for more. She is a consultant, have a degree in business, but her role as a writer resonates who she is.

As to writing, she is meticulous when it comes to stringing words together which are specifically prescribed to entertain in a very unique way. Performing magic on paper is what she calls it. And oftentimes she finds a goldmine in movies, music, and of course books to help in performing such magic.

Unlike most authors, her joy of reading came later in life. When it did, it was as if she’d been placed under a spell to devour all kinds of books. And then the images started coming. But it wasn’t until the images started to go wild that she finally realized that her desire to read had evolved into something else. At first she didn’t know what to do with the fussy images; she just wanted them to go away so that she could get some sleep. But it didn’t take long to realize it was time to pick up a pen.

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