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by Hayley NystromWhen a crispness cuts through painted skies With scents of leaf and hay... It means that fall is here! Fall is a magical time of year, filled with bursts of color, crackling fires, tricks, treats, and so much more. The Harvest Sprites adore this time of year, each for their own special reason. Carmine and Crunch can always be found admiring and playing in the beautiful leaves, while Blossom and Patches pick apples, pumpkins, and other yummy, ripe treats. There's so much to do, see a... more
by Sandra RheaWhen a motherless young girl named Willowmena stumbles over Merloo, a lost fairy with a broken wing, the two become unlikely companions in a barren land where friendship is virtually unknown. Accompanied by a magical rhinoceros with a flashing red eye, a mute prince, and relentlessly pursued by the Miner of the Dark Pass, the stalwart band of travelers embark on a heroic journey through the dusty Land of Bleak. Willowmena and her friends travel in search of the Mountains of Tune, each of them s... more
by R. Scott BoyerDeep in the rain forests of Guatemala, an ancient Mayan temple holds a mythical secret. The legendary Fountain of Youth lies within, but not all myths are fairy tales. The temple ruins have been seized by the Core, a sinister cult determined to unlock the mysteries of immortality. When their captured friends are spotted near the temple, Bobby and his cousin Jinx must journey into the dark heart of the jungle to save them. Harnessing their extraordinary abilities, the boys will undertake an epic... more
by Jennifer & Daniel FrazierAs Princess Rose celebrates her thirteenth birthday in the kingdom of Ametheria, a mysterious map appears. Little does the princess know, but this map will begin a quest that will take her across many wondrous lands and, along the way, encounter many magical creatures from mermaids to trolls to even a talking kitten (but no dragons; everyone knows dragons don't exist). With her loyal friend and stable boy, Joseph, and her prized horse, Wisher, Rose will find herself facing perilous dangers and c... more
by Maureen A. MillerFrom USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller, comes this young adult cosmic adventure. With a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth, Zon's challenges are galactic. Zon doesn't possess superpowers, though. If anything, he's a bit of a klutz. In Ziratakian folklore, the tale of the Temple of the Monarch has been passed down for generations. As legend has it, a series of miniature globes lead to the temple’s gate. Folklore…nothing more. Except, Zon knows of a ... more
by Marjory KaptanogluBook Three completes The Conjurer Fellstone Trilogy that began with Dreadmarrow Thief. Ash is missing and must be found. Confounding the matter, the Conjurer King Slayert launches an attack against the remaining free cities. Saving the world falls to our three heroes, who reunite to steal Slayert’s own crown, called the Kingshackle—a magical artifact that makes him invincible. But their success depends on Tessa winning the King’s Challenge, the ultimate test of her intelligence, valor, and he... more
by Artun BekarWilly, a very rational boy, is forced to grapple with his unpredictable emotions on an adventure with a classmate. On a journey through a nearby forbidden forest, he discovers nine primary emotions that put him in hazardous situations, then help him overcome them. Each emotion appears in the form of a colorful light. On his way to school, he meets his first emotion, Happi, and soon after Wonder drags him into the forest. He struggles with Panicky after getting scared by something following h... more
by P. G. Shriver
An unusual ally. A destined dream. Two superhuman teens hiding from the law… Godley, Texas. Fourteen-year-old Nathan isn’t sure how the girl in his dream knew to warn him. Burdened with righteous anger, and past events that put him in the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s ready to avenge the tragedies he’s left behind. But when a lost girl in the woods demands his help, he finds himself in another sticky situation— a dead body, a familiar face, and a secret th... more
by Gean PennyAn unusual appearance. A destined purpose. A supernatural boy dealing with dark demons... A Future Society, 2419. Eleven-year-old Moon Child isn't sure what happened to his father. Born an albino which keeps him from interacting with the other children, his life is lived in darkness. His only friends lurk there, in the dark, and so does his special secret. On his twelfth birthday, he's led by the light of the moon to meet his mentor, a person like him. His life takes on meaning and purpose, bo... more
by David L Heaney
In the winter of his life, Nathaniel, a fruit rat, is bored, angry and depressed. Even his longsuffering wife, Birgit is becoming impatient with his litany of complaints and ailments. Nathaniel has grown increasingly self-focused possessing little interest in his colorless world. Sometimes he wistfully recalls his adventures as a young rat in search of life’s meaning. But then again, he thinks that what seemed profound then, now feels banal and mundane. Life changes for Nathaniel when h... more
by J. Steven Lamperti
A little medieval fishing village that worships Poseidon, a young girl with a dark memory, a mysterious young nobleman who comes riding into town on a white stallion, what brings these three things together?
Llyr is unknown to the villagers of Chelle by the sea, and unknown to Annabelle. What does he want with her? Why is he coming into town from the Duke’s castle on the cliffs over the village?
The village is abuzz with the need to know. When the real reason Llyr is there, ... more
by Eric DeanRead four more stories of judicial horror from the award-winning author of Cryptic, Erik Dean. DUMMYRobert Holman failed to heed the warnings and an innocent night out turns into a nightmare. What punishment is fitting for this Dummy? He realizes too late that being sorry is not enough, and that there's no hiding from the vengeful hand of fate.EARLY RELEASEAn amendment to the US Constitution allows for grieving families to apply for Early Release for the prisoners who murdered their loved ones.... more
by Lois WickstromShirl is sure she's not from Earth. She's not like other people. She likes to spend her time working on a radio to talk to people in outer space. They answer. Her new friend is looking for her true home, too. They decide to make their home on Earth together.
by MICAH KOLDING
Kris the mermaid is truly "one of the guys" and an enthusiastic participant in all manner of board, card, and video games. But when the gang's club house falls down and they're forced outside, will she be able to keep up in an outdoor sport?
by MICAH KOLDING
When Destiny's ship finally comes in, it comes in the form of a pirate galleon with a set of gigantic squid tentacles.
Sixteen-year-old Destiny is too smart for her school, too ambitious for the suburbs, and too immature to know what to do about it. She finds her escape in an extradimensional ocean that exists between our own world and the realm of the Wyrd gods. This is the Wild Blue, a place where the Golden Age of Piracy never ended and the four pirate fleets are our only defensi... more
by Leilani Graceffa
Would you rebel knowing you are unwanted by a society that favours adept people?
In this short story, 19-year-old Avilia, hidden from a discriminatory society, holds the dream to experience life without her only setback; being deaf.
After a successful attempt at trying one of her twin cousins’ inventions to help her, she soon gets introduced to one of the twin’s boyfriend’s little brother. He is also hidden from society. They take a short, risky ... more