New Books || July 30, 2015 || End of the World & Revenge


 

Taming Tigers

by Daisy White

Seventeen year old Talia is struggling to earn a living as a seamstress, surviving in the infamous Camps of war torn Arista. When her soldier fiancé Kellar suggests a bizarre route of escape — stowing away in the cross desert freight train to Leonore, Talia jumps at the chance.

In Leonore she can marry Kellar and expand her business — leaving the war behind… But a freak accident leaves her stranded and alone in the desert. Caught between the two countries, and forced to face her troubled past, Talia must choose between love and revenge, whilst playing the ultimate game of survival. Comforted by The Guardian and haunted by The Ghost, Talia begins a journey that will change her life forever…

‘A rich mix of evocative mysticism and gritty fantasy – Beautiful…’

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A Rayn Mirago Novel #1

Sojourn: The Wildlands

by B.D. Messick

Rayn Mirago’s seventeenth birthday is tomorrow, but there will be no party, no gifts, and no celebration. Like every other child in this world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and resources are at a premium, she must make her Sojourn across the former United States to prove her worth. The human race has nearly been wiped due to overpopulation, global warming, and our own ignorance and conceit. The coastal cities of the U.S. have been reclaimed by the ocean and the Midwest is now a vast desert wasteland known as the Deadlands. The remaining fifty thousand or so survivors in the old United States now live in one of five walled cities, called Enclaves where they eek out a meager existence.

Rayn’s Sojourn begins when she steps through the gates of the Vegas Enclave and into the vast wilderness between the old city and Deadlands, an area known as the Wildlands. She will face many struggles and dangers that will challenge her, make her doubt herself, and force her to realize that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

But first, she must overcome the burden of leaving her old life, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved behind.

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New Books || June 11, 2015 || Parties and Regrets

"Blackout" by Caroline CraneBlackout

The Revengers #4

by Caroline Crane

 What happens when a girl gets drunk and helpless at a party?

Kelsey Fritz finds out the hard way, thanks to football hero Evan Steffers. Kelsey’s friends rescue her from suicide, and then they themselves are in deadly trouble. Maddie, who used to date Evan, knew he was bad news. She got away from him once, but how can she save herself this time?

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New Books || June 4, 2015 || A witch out for revenge

"Curse of the Fairfield Witch" by Paul FerranteCurse of the Fairfield Witch

A T.J. Jackson Mystery #4

by Paul Ferrante

T.J. Jackson just wants to be a normal high school kid. Unfortunately, his paranormal ability — and the responsibility that goes with it — won’t let him. He and fellow ghost hunters Bortnicker and LouAnne have made a name for themselves as reality TV stars, but now the stakes are higher. A witch from the 1600s has returned to avenge her death, and the Junior Gonzo Ghost Chasers must stop her. It sounds like great TV, but this time adventure and fame aren’t what’s important. This time, the fate of T.J.’s home town hangs in the balance…and the clock is ticking.

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New Books || May 7, 2015 || Hurricanes, Magical Forests, and Epic Quests


"Until I'm Safe" by Jane GraceUntil I’m Safe

by Jane Grace

Does she stay and possibly get shot by her crazed father or run into the storm of the century, Hurricane Katrina?

Marguerite Aucoin has no choice but to run! Like the fiction heroine she writes about, a teen named Toots Gentry, Marguerite must be brave, despite the fact she’s lost both hearing aids and is virtually deaf.

Amand rescues Marguerite from the swirling bayou waters. At his home, she awakes but doesn’t speak, writing her name, Toots Gentry. With time, he learns her secrets, and discovers someone’s trying to kill her. But’s he’s fallen in love with Marguerite and is determined to protect her.

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"The Great Forest of Shee" by Patricia GilkersonThe Great Forest of Shee

by Patricia Gilkerson

 “Find Arizopal!”

With those words from his desperately ill father, fifteen year-old Griffin begins his journey to the Great Forest of Shee, a mystical place, and difficult to navigate.

The Great Forest is Faerie itself and during his quest, Griffin will meet many magical and sometimes fearsome dwellers there. Befriended by some, challenged by others, Griffin finds he is not the person he thought he was. But who is he?

He has to use his wits and call on new friends to figure out first, how to save his father, next, how to rescue his mother and a beautiful half-elf named Indigo. And finally, how will he keep the Great Forest itself from being destroyed?

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"Mira's Last" by Erin ElliottThe Sword of Lumina #3

Mira’s Last

by Erin Elliott

Galena has recovered the Sword of Lumina and now she has to race to find her brother, the leader of the elf army, to aide him in battle against Rau’s forces. Together, they push the enemy back until they find themselves facing Blackwell and every dark creature imaginable, including Rau himself.

Galena uses all the magic she possesses battling creatures never before seen until she finds herself face to face with the one who has ruled the elven nation for far too long. In a battle of light versus dark, Galena proves why she is Mira’s Last.

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New Books || April 23, 2015 || Secrets and Visions

Unhinged"

by Shelley R. Pickens

Being normal isn’t always a good thing, especially if it ends up killing you.

Aimee, the sixteen year old girl who can see your every memory with just one touch, is fresh out of the torture room after risking everything to capture a killer. Despite her instinct to avoid contact with others, she tries her best to find a new normal at school—perhaps even a boyfriend. But for those who are cursed, happiness and normality aren’t easy to obtain. A bizarre illness spreads like wildfire through the school and causes those around Aimee to lose their sanity before falling into a coma. Slowly, all the people she loves succumb to this strange disease.

Alone and terrified, she must use her curse to find a way to save her family and friends. As she delves deeper and deeper into their memories, she realizes David, a delusional person from her childhood, is the bigger threat that could destroy her. Despite the danger that surrounds her, she struggles to solve the puzzle before it’s too late to help those she cares for the most. But as David moves closer to eliminating her, one puzzle still remains. Will she be able to save herself?

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New Books || March 11, 2015 || Pirates, Soulmates & Thunderstorms

2015-03-11If you entered our big giveaway that recently ended, all winners have been contacted. (Be sure to check your spam!) Everyone has a week to respond to my emails, then I redraw. Keep checking the giveaway page to see if the prizes you entered to win have been claimed.

We’ve also got a brand new Melange Books Read & Review Panel – We send you a free book, you post a review, repeat! It’s just about that easy. Check out the details and sign up here.


"Hourglass" by Pauline C. HarrisHourglass

by Pauline C. Harris

Jude Sprocket has been a pirate her whole life. Taken in by a man who found her alone on a distant planet at the age of seven, all she has to remember of her past life is the loss of her hand – the vague memory of a race through the woods and a bloody aftermath.

Now, her father recently dead, seventeen-year old Jude has inherited his spaceship – Hourglass. Determined to get off Earth and continue her father’s legacy of piracy, she assembles a crew and takes to the stars.

But more than abandoned ships and hidden treasure await Jude in the vast void of space. She’s haunted by dreams of a distant land, children hiding in the shadows, and a little girl she somehow feels the need to find.

When Jude and her crew stumble across an uncharted planet, curiosity gets the better of them and they land, unaware of the dangers that wait. Suddenly, Jude’s worst nightmares are coming true. The monsters she feared in the dark, the children that haunt her mind, the little girl from her dreams – and the planet she was never meant to leave.

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"Bind Our Loving Souls" by April MarcomBind Our Loving Souls

by April Marcom

 An otherworldly man, an unexpected romance, and a deadly twist of fate will change Sarafina’s life forever…

There’s only one word to describe Sarafina’s life—ordinary—until a man from another world falls right out of the sky and changes everything, because it’s love at first sight.

Fresh out of high school, Sarafina has no idea what she wants to do with her life. So when she’s offered a well-paying job as a pianist in a grand manor, it seems like everything is finally falling into place.

But there’s a catch—it’s in Norway, and it’s for the seemingly dangerous family of this unworldly man called Enock. It’s crazy and completely out of character, but she makes the decision to leave her very ordinary life behind and chase an extraordinary love halfway around the world.

Unfortunately when she arrives, nothing is as it seems. And after uncovering the grisly fate of a human and alien who once fell in love, Sarafina is left to question everything. Ultimately she must decide: Does she walk away and live the rest of her life full of regret, or does she risk it all for an eternal love humans can only dream of finding?

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"Speak of the Tiger" by Martha DeeringerSpeak of the Tiger

by Martha Deeringer

Justin MacArthur hopes to impress his ninth grade classmates with his outdoor skills on a long-anticipated school field trip to the famous YO Ranch in south Texas. Reserved and self-conscious at school, Justin’s expert horsemanship and knowledge of the outdoors—skills he learned from his father, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden—provide an opportunity to improve his status as a fringe member of the cool group. But a secretive Korean boy with a chip on his shoulder and a terrifying thunderstorm during a trail ride undermine Justin’s well-laid plans and change his life in ways he never imagined.

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New Books || January 28, 2015

Fire and Ice Releases - Jan 29, 2015

If you’re not following our parent company, Melange Books, or our Facebook page, you may have missed out on the fact that we’re having a HUGE giveaway right now!

Seriously you guys, it’s huge! And there are some great YA’s in the mix along with our adult fiction and romance novels.

The giveaway is going through February 28, 2015 so be sure to stop by and enter!

http://melange-books.com/2015NYGiveaway.html

And now, without further ado, here are the very first releases of 2015 from Fire and Ice Young Adult Books!


"Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets" by Jeffrey CookMina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets

by Jeffrey Cook

She’d never said, “I want to join the Secret Police when I grow up.”

Of course, Mina Cortez hadn’t known there were secret police. She just knew she’d rather be a ballerina than a florist. But in 2154, though the world has mostly recovered from the supervolcano, vocational education is still programmed based on aptitude testing. An implanted skill chip can give the recipient many things, but not longer legs. So Mina fully expected to end up inheriting her family’s flower shop and landscaping business someday.

Like three generations before her, she had the nose for it.

She didn’t expect one of her best friends to be kidnapped. She didn’t expect to be inducted into a covert organization by desperate authorities. She didn’t expect to have to be grateful for her other best friend’s ‘undead’ Chevy. She didn’t expect programmed spy information to come with the taste of aluminum on her tongue — or a burning sensation when she fought its impulses. She didn’t expect fights, car chases, family secrets, bureaucrats acting as espionage cheerleaders, electro-magnetic pulses, or the frequent scent of gun oil.

She definitely didn’t expect to still have to deliver flowers while figuring it all out.

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"Broken Dreams" by Nancy PennickBroken Dreams

by Nancy Pennick

Two friends…
Blood sisters till the end…
Until they’re not.

One cold night in a boarding school dorm, two fourteen-year-old girls make a blood sister pact. Friends forever. As young schoolgirls, they’re determined to find true love, learning the hits and misses along the way. As graduation nears, the girls have different outlooks for the future. Lucinda longs for adventure. Anna chooses city life and marriage. Finding their way back together, the girls head west for an experience of a lifetime until a handsome cowboy bursts into their lives, changing the course of their friendship forever.

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"Passing Notes" by D. G. DriverPassing Notes

by D. G. Driver

 Mark has finally gotten the attention of the girl of his dreams. Only, his lame attempts at romance through texts and emails seem to be turning her off. When he gets put in the back of the room in an over-full class at school, he begins to discover old notes giving advice about how to write a great love letter. At first he thinks he’s stumbled on some long-forgotten notes passed in class ages ago, but every time he reads them they seem directed specifically to him. They also appear at the perfect moment each time he needs more advice. It’s like someone is haunting him.

How do the notes keep appearing? Who’s writing them? Why?

And if Mark follows the ghostly writer’s advice, will he win Bethany’s love?

 

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New Books || November 20, 2014

2014-11-20


 

Nothing But Horses by Shannon KennedyShamrock Stable #3

Nothing But Horses

by Shannon Kennedy

If the going gets tough, wannabe cowboys exit stage left, according to Sierra McElroy.

Because her family owns the local riding stable, her old life was nothing but horses. Now, Sierra has a new car (new to her), a new puppy, a new school, a new coach, and a new basketball team.

However, she’s brought her same old patterns into this new life. She still doesn’t have any patience for stupid people who are a waste of time, space and oxygen.

In order to take over Shamrock Stable someday, does Sierra need to learn to tolerate these people who make her crazy?

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The Doors by Alice J. BlackThe Doors

by Alice J. Black

Amanda Fox is a young girl pulled from the life she knows and dropped into Godfrey Hall, an old house with a secret on the South West coast of England where it never seems to stop raining.

When left alone in the house, she hears something in the dark confines of the dining room. It comes from the mosaic doors and she soon finds out the mosaic seems to move when she’s alone.

The mystery of the mosaic consumes Amanda’s life and with the help of others, she finally discovers the secret and finds a way to open them for the first time in over two hundred years.

 

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Mira's Hope by Erin ElliottThe Sword of Lumina #2

Mira’s Hope

by Erin Elliott

Could you face your greatest fears to save the ones you love?

Galena, finding herself restored to full health, heads out on the second part of her journey to recover the Sword of Lumina from a cave Mira designed to protect the famous blade.

Heading toward the Western woods, she discovers how to use her magical powers now that she has no restraints. Galena has to re-learn how to fight and live on a daily basis, using magic that she has had very little access to before now.

Together with Elenio and Tark, they meet new friends and visit new villages, until Tark decides to stay behind and train an army of elves for the upcoming war against Rau.

Will Galena be able to face the fears she didn’t know she had and retrieve the sword? Or will she die in the cave that was designed to be the greatest challenge for Mira’s only hope?

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New Books || October 9, 2014

The Como Chronicles #2

Twell

and the Rebellion

by Kate O’Leary

Twell’s life is complicated. Her world has been attacked for precious water resources, and loved ones have died. Thrown into the Army Of Powers, Twell is forced to continue training her telekinetic gifts for the looming war.

As if that wasn’t stressful enough, she’s in love with a boy who was not chosen for her, and her genetic match believes in obeying the Governing Body’s laws, and fighting for Twell, whether she likes it or not.

When Twell begins to question her rights, she manages to invoke a rebellion against the Governing Body she never could have imagined. Twell finds herself in more danger than ever, both from the enemy planet who want to destroy her world, and her own people, who will punish her for fighting for love and free will.

To save the ones she loves, Twell must choose what’s worth fighting for, despite the consequences.

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New Books || September 25, 2014

Today we bring you “A Door Just Opened,” a historical novel about one girls quest to  attend high school, one way or another.

We are also proud to bring a short story from Nancy Pennick’s “Waiting For Dusk” series. If you ever wondered what went through Drew’s mind when he first met Kate, here is your chance! “Taking Chances” is a FREE read!


A Door Just Opened

by Dorothy Stephens

Thirteen-year-old Anna’s passionate dream is to go to high school, the first girl from her tiny farm community back in 1910 to do so. She is determined not to stay at home like her older sister, Mary Ellen, helping their mother and waiting to marry a local farmer. But there is no money to send her to River Heights, seven miles away, and anyway, her mother needs her.

When sixteen-year-old Mary Ellen is sexually assaulted by a local boy, the situation gets worse. No one suspects Mary Ellen is pregnant until she gives birth to the illegitimate baby. The surprise birth threatens to ruin the family’s standing in the community and Mary Ellen’s reputation.

Anna wrestles with helping her parents and sister while still striving to make her burning desire to go to high school a reality. Meanwhile she becomes involved in solving the mystery of a missing ring, and in stopping another attack by the boy who assaulted her sister. But how will that help her realize her dream?

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Waiting For Dusk #1.5
A Short Story

Taking Chances

by Nancy Pennick

Hanging from the edge of a cliff wasn’t the way Andrew Martin planned to start his day. He took a chance setting up his tripod too close to the canyon’s edge and now there he was, praying someone would come to the rescue. Luckily his good friend finds him and they head off to El Tovar for lunch. Andrew isn’t done taking chances for the day. He hears about a new girl working at the restaurant. When he meets her, she’s all he can think about. It’s 1927 and the world has certain rules to follow. Does he dare break them to be with the girl of his dreams?

* Note: “Taking Chances” can be read before or after the rest of the “Waiting For Dusk” series.

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