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by Sebastian BendixWhat could be worse for a 16 year-old girl than waking up to find that your skin has transformed into a bizarre, calico patchwork? For Padget Beaumont, the answer is: a lot. Looking like a freak turns out to be the least of her problems when Padget is chased from high school into a nightmare dimension where science is superstition and the supernatural is real. There she finds herself caught between an arcane city full of vampires, demons and witches and a religious zealot intent on burning it al... more
by L.J. Hodgson
Just how far would you go for family?
Eleven year old twins Alfie and Rosie Tanner had always lived with their grandmother, believing her to be the only family they had. But, on a rare school trip to the local castle, they would discover that not only did they have a much bigger family than most, but one more powerful than any.
After the twins, along with their best friends Billy and Emma, are chased through the castle by the school bully Charlie Benson, they are guided to a dista... more
by Atri CruizerTwo stories. Different lives. Two loves. Consuming darkness. Dead or Alive Fifteen students needed shelter on one stormy night. They found it inside a lonely mansion and then, things started to change. A dark force was woken from its slumber. A chase began that will change their Lives. Or it might already have! The Last Dream Dreams turned to nightmares. Life turned to death. Family, friends, university and unlimited happiness. This is the life of twenty-one year old Erza Roux, until... more
by RA BlackEnter a gothic story of madness and cruelty, where the bonds of sibling loyalty are tested to the grave and beyond. High on the hill, Cavington Hall lurks like a beast surveying its territory. Spoken of in hushed whispers, it is home to Doctor Charles Cavington, last of a family cursed by genius and insanity in equal parts. It has now become home to twelve year old Apple. A run-away, she is forced into the doctor's service as payment for saving her brother's life. While Apple struggles t... more
by John Patrick KennedyA dangerous secret… Sixteen-year-old Kyra is odd. She can “mind-speak” with her adoptive father. She has no recollection of anything about her life before age ten. One leg is so badly damaged she has to walk with a brace. And all she wants in her junior year of high school is to be cool. Instead, she becomes a werewolf… Suddenly, a madman is hunting Kyra with plans to use her as his lab rat. A big grey werewolf is killing humans in her town. And worse, her adoptive father might be da... more
by Ramman KenounA group of friends get together and go for a much-needed weekend excursion. To start, the trip proceeds as planned. However, misfortune strikes and a series of bad events culminates in them ending up in an underground labyrinth of terror. In order to make their escape from the labyrinth, they must proceed from room to room, resolving a series of physical challenges and mental puzzles. However, there's one major catch. Each challenge has a time limit, and if the challenge is not resolved before t... more
by Kin Asdi; Victor Vergeer
John is an unassuming but talented high school sophomore who finds a strange object while walking in the woods one quiet Sunday morning. There, catching beams of sunlight shining through the trees is an alien object! The object is a Kinetic Assistant Disk, or KAD. It’s smooth, silver, and about the size of a hockey puck. And John soon learns that it can be dangerous, too!
Although barely able to understand where the disk came from and what it is capable of, John quickly realizes t... more
by Michelle B. Assor
EMBARK ON A coming-of-age journey, full of moon magic and wonder in this richly imaginative debut novel, Snaygill. Princes Ophis and Neddris barely escape death at birth. Fortunately they live and are destined to inherit the crown of Snaygill, a wondrous place that has never before seen the presence of mankind - and is instead inhabited by crafty snakes who display equal parts mischief and curiosity. As the two brothers set off on the often bumpy road toward adulthood, they abandon t... more
by Kyle R. Zeller
It’s been a difficult year for fifteen-year-old Garith Wynd. In the aftermath of his father’s sudden suicide, he’s moved with his family into a stuffy camper in the Virginian forests during the hottest month of the year.
About the only good thing to come from the move are Garith’s new friends, the inseparable Selena and Blaine. The three friends arrange a campout, but Garith is sidetracked when he comes face-to-face with a terrifying creature ripped from the page... more
by Emilie DeRitterSir Christopher of Calidore has had better days. He has no kingdom to defend, he is locked in a curse, and then he found himself swimming a moat and battling a wizard - all to rescue the most spoiled princess in Christendom. Now, he and his companion, a mysterious sorceress who was once advisor to his former liege, are escorting the opinionated princess home. Along the way, they are forced to battle evil and help those they find in need. With a little assistance from some strange friends dur... more
by H.B. BoltonSure, the glass castle floating over Evan’s head's a little unsettling, but that’s the least of his worries. With each step inside the Dungeon of Dreadful Dreams, he must battle against his own worst nightmares. One after the other, bull sharks and sea sirens come at him … he must remember they are only illusions pulled from his imagination by shadow-like hands. If only the vengeful dragon circling above were also an illusion and didn’t have his mind set on destroying the one person who can cont... more
by H.B. BoltonLife has returned to normal for fourteen-year-old Evan and his older sister, Claire. That is until Dunkle, a clever but stinky little imp, pays an unexpected visit to their school. He has come to take the siblings back to Sagaas, the mythical realm of the gods. Once again, a Relic from the ancient Mysticus Orb has fallen into the wrong hands. Only Evan and Claire, with their unique mystical abilities, can help find it. Through the power of the Trickster’s Totem, a coyote trickster has escaped.... more
by H.B. BoltonEvan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient g... more
by J. R. Young
(A novelette in verse.)
Somewhere between the twisted worlds of Tim Burton and the bouncing meters of Dr. Seuss, you'll find the upside-down town of Nottingswood.
Having cast out the majestic Guardian who was once their protector, Nottingswood built the Great Wall to block out the sun. Now, holed up in their houses, Nottingsfolk are content to let their town decay into a colorless wasteland.
Until one day...
A curious cry from the center of town catches the ... more
by Laurie Wetzel
Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unloveable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy's defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don't know. He makes her feel safe--a feeling she's never experienced except in her dreams.
When Maddy witnesses MJ disapp... more
by Madeline WynnMost sixteen-year olds aren't worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg should be. Typically, honors student May's biggest problems have revolved around her super-hot arch-rival, Jack. But when a school project takes them ghost-hunting in a local cemetery, she discovers that an ominous force roams in the darkness around her. And it follows her home. It claws its way into her life, burning messages into her wall and imprinting them onto her body. Even worse, she can't tell if it's... more