From House to Home

Looking for Christian young adult issue-driven fiction?  (Fyi, that’s the kind of stuff I write.)

Along with My Fault, this book by Patricia Bell is also on sale for 99 cents this week!  Grab it up now!  I’m going to pick myself up a copy and read it too.

41u4bqm4ualFor fifteen-year-old Karina Murberry, Life is about to change. When her drug dealing mother lands in jail, she finds herself sleeping on a park bench. What’s a girl to do? Just as she’s resolved herself to the idea of entering a group home full of bully’s and cockroaches, her principal discovers a mysterious emergency contact in her file. 
Without any discussion, she is shipped off to a small town away from everyone she’s ever known. And If learning she has an estranged Aunt and Grandmother wasn’t bad enough, Karina must now contend with an Uncle who is younger than her- and not so nice either. 
After overhearing a phone conversation between her aunt and grandmother, Karina suspects that her father, the guy her mother said left them stranded when she was two, could be in this very town. Armed with determination, sharp wit, and her new bestie, Amy, they begin an investigation. 
After all the lies her mother told her, Karina is on a quest to uncover the truth. Along the way, she uncovers long held secrets, experiences real friendships, and for the first time in her life realizes what it means to go from house to home.

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My Fault on Sale!

2DGuys, my quirky Christian rom-com with a very Shawn-from-Psych-like character is on sale for 99 cents for the next two weeks ONLY. 🙂

Excerpt:

After what felt like an entire month, and after whistling “Yankee Doodle Came to Town” thirty-three times, the door finally jerked open, and a nurse helped Grayson hobble in.

“Thanks. I can get it from here,” I piped up, jumping to grab the heavy door, giving Grayson my widest Joker-like grin. “Hi!”

He stopped short with a small gasp, as if I had really been Batman’s nemesis and leaped out at him. “Cleo.”

I still couldn’t read his expression. His face was always as still as murky lake water. He kept his feelings deep under the algae, so to speak.

“Yeah, it’s me. Disappointed?”

The nurse shuffled away, calling to a “Larhonda” to get someone named “Clifford” his meds. My mind flashed to the big red dog.

He glanced at me out of the corner of his eye and then focused on the speckled linoleum at his feet. “I… I thought I said you didn’t have to come anymore.”

I held the door with a foot and reached for his arm, pulling him hopping into the room. “Yeah, I’m a bad listener. Seriously. I forget stuff. So… I probably forgot.”

“Probably?” He cocked an eyebrow. After his last hobble, he ended up right in front of me, back slumped over the crutches, eyes lowered to mine.

My hands were around one of his arms and, even though they were probably softer than my athletic brother’s biceps – being an indoor student-type of guy and all – they still struck me as seriously masculine and solid. I gulped. “Yeah. Probably.” My voice dropped off, staring into his ginormous blue eyes.

Those eyes jumped back and forth between mine and he flushed slightly. Trying to twist backward, he moved his arm out from under my small hands. He tried to shut the door with his shoulder, and fumbled. Dropping a crutch, he wobbled, and I jumped into action.

As I chucked my arms around his waist, I planted my feet. “Woah, hold on!” I scrunched my eyes shut tight and buried my face in his chest, holding him up as well as my short frame possibly could. The guy was like six foot. We were probably going down. I held my breath.

But when I realized he wasn’t falling, and instead had steadied himself, and that we were standing wax-figure-still without making a sound, I slowly relaxed. Once again, I was slapped across the heart with the discovery that it had been absolutely ages since I had hugged such a sturdy male frame. Sure felt good.

So maybe I kind of didn’t let go right away.

 

Cassi is in a Coma – FREE Book

51-6kgew0ylMy friend, Krista Wagner, has a new issue-driven book for free!  If you like your YA to have a punch and come from a Christian worldview, this is the book for you.

FREE tonight and tomorrow!

A cross between If I Stay and Remember Me 

A Small Town Secrets Novel Standalone Series – (Book #3)

“You are not wanted” 

Cassi Walker has been Royal High School’s most-liked girl for the past four years, but a lot can happen in two days. Suddenly, she’s the school’s most-hated girl, but before she can figure out why, a ten-story fall off a water tower sends her into a coma. Soon, rumors start to fly that it was attempted suicide. Unfortunately, she has no memory of those final seconds before the harrowing event. Through a strange barrage of dreams, flashbacks, and an out-of-body journey, Cassi will attempt to expose the secrets and uncover the mysteries behind what happened to her. But will she be able to handle the truth? 

Dear Reader,
I dedicated this YA supernatural mystery thriller to those who have been betrayed in the worst kind of way. I wrote the novel when I saw a need to tell a story about someone who is liked by everyone at her school and then is suddenly treated like a pariah without any explanation. Unfortunately, this is an experience that many of us can relate to.

There is a lot of mystery and thrill here. You will find a surprising story that uncovers many secrets through a barrage of flashbacks, dreams, and an out-of-body journey.

Enjoy!

~Krista

PICK UP FOR FREE here on Amazon!

NOTE: I have not read this book myself, but I’ve read a few other books of Krista’s, and, while she doesn’t mince words on serious issues teens face, she’s approaches them with a Christian worldview.  ❤

On Waves of Wanderlust

Liwen Ho_croppedThe last book, for now, that I’m going to share with you, is by an author friend, Liwen Ho, and it’s free today and tomorrow!

ON WAVES OF WANDERULST

After Macy Grant breaks up with a man who won’t commit, she escapes heartbreak with a weekend on the seas. The last person she expects to meet and fall for is entrepreneur Jake Olsen. A believer in love at first sight, he seems perfect for her in every way … then her ex-boyfriend shows up on the cruise ship with a ring.

This 10,000-word short story is perfect for your lunch break, workout, or while you wait in line at the mall. Read it today to get into the spirit of summer any time of the year!

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Fun New YA Titles – One for Free!

I have two more books I’m promoting today from authors with clean YA books! 

Both of these authors also have books published with Clean Reads, the publishing house I’ve been a part of for the last 2 1/2 years, so that makes them feel like family.  🙂

 

Krista Wagner is a personal friend and professor who has used Angel-:Lover and Lucent Sylph as part of her school curriculum (*loud squeal*)  She’s been an invaluable jewel to me, and is a fellow sister in Christ.

She also has a new teen suspense novel.  I haven’t read it yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

Cass is in a Coma Ebook_OfficialCASSI is in a Coma

is a cross between If I Stay and Remember Me

Cassi Walker has been Royal High School’s most-liked girl for the past four years, but a lot can happen in two days. Suddenly, she’s the school’s most-hated girl, but before she can figure out why, a ten-story fall off a water tower sends her into a coma. Soon, rumors start to fly that it was attempted suicide. Unfortunately, she has no memory of those final seconds before the harrowing event. Through a strange barrage of dreams, flashbacks, and an out-of-body journey, Cassi will attempt to expose the secrets and uncover the mysteries behind what happened to her. But will she be able to handle the truth?

Buy on Amazon here! 

Krista Wagner is a 70’s product best known for her spiritual suspense and fictional realism. In addition to being a recipient of the Reader’s Favorite 5-star seal, she has been praised by award-winning screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy for her writing skill and strong plotting. Wagner holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an English associate instructor with an indispensable faith in Christ.

 

Then I’ve got a FREE book for you:

Melody Delgado has put out a middle grade/teen book that will be free Friday through Sunday, June 15-17.  Don’t miss it!

Melody_Delgado (2)WHEN YOU WISH UPON A FAIRY is short story about a young girl in Ireland, named Shauna, who is orphaned after the potato famine and longs to be adopted by a new family. One day, during a summer trip, she meets a mysterious beauty named Daphne near a wishing well. Could Daphne be a fairy and will she be able to grant Shauna’s wish to leave the orphanage and have a home of her own?

Melody Delgado holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is also a public speaker and has addressed spiritual issues for women and topics pertaining to writers.

FREE Paperback and Ebook Copy of A Bottle of Glass Hearts!

Want a free paperback or ebook copy of A Bottle of Glass Hearts, releasing February 14, Valentines’ Day?

This giveaway goes until February 21st!  Enter now!

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From RJ Conte, weaver of deep, emotional fiction, comes a touching collection of short stories about love and unique relationships – including the bestselling Lucent Sylph!

GEM:
When Soleil is hired as caretaker to a young boy born with superhuman powers, it’s up to her hope and optimism to help him survive his dangerous destiny – stopping the core earthquake that will destroy the world.

HIS BOTTLES OF TEARS
Her daughter has left the faith, and her heart is dashed in pieces. Then Jesus shows her a room full of bottles in a dream – vessels filled with tears, carrying stories she will never forget.

And one of them is her own.

CURLS FOR RAE
Rae has the most beautiful hair in the world… and the saddest eyes. Every week she returns to Blaine’s hairdressing shop, saying hardly a word. As he transforms her into the beauty of his dreams, she cries in silence. His heart breaks for her secret sorrow, and he longs to discover the mystery behind her tears.

AINE, STARWARRIOR
For centuries, Aine and her magnificent kindred have protected the skies from vast, galaxy-sized threats. But her fiercest battle yet will determine the fate of thousands on the unsuspecting planets below. Will she have the creativity and fortitude to defeat this newest enemy?

LUCENT SYLPH
Lucas Thissel has something he fears: an alien species of palm-sized glass fairies called Lucent Sylphs. They came through a portal from a metaphysical dimension, and they indenture themselves as slaves to human beings. Too much neglect or unkindness, and they will cloud over and disintegrate. Too much love and their hearts are overcome and burst.

And one has attached herself to him.