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Down the Dead Road – FREE

Down the Dead Road
David J. Nix
5 star YA paranormal romance

Sixteen-year-old “Cowboy” knows he will die soon – just not when or how. Death is stalking him, making repeated attempts on his life. The boy is an easy target, having lived on the streets nearly all his life with no memory of his real name or origin, cared for by Emma, the homeless woman who found him as an abandoned toddler. Now a brutal street gang wants to kill him, unwittingly joining forces with Death. Fortunately, Cowboy has a powerful ally – a mysterious figure Emma calls The Highwayman – who appears intent on thwarting Death’s plan.


FREE YA title – Memory’s Wake!

Memory’s Wake
Selina Fenech
5 star YA (young adult) fantasy

Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.

She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.

FREE YA Christian Fiction!

Saving Sailor: A Novel
Renee Riva
4+ star contemporary fiction
Set in a simpler time, Saving Sailor is a heartwarming tale of how hearts can change and relationships can be restored with God’s help.

Moon White: Color Me Enchanted with Bonus Content
Melody Carlson
4 star  contemporary fiction
Tugged between fear and hope, Heather puts herself in unexpected danger that leads her to the lowest point of her life. There, however, she uncovers an unknown secret about her deceased mother and meets a compassionate stranger who leads her on a quest she never could have imagined.

FREE YA (young adult) Titles!

Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00 (McSwain & Beck)
4+ star mystery

Nether Bound (Nether Trilogy)
Bonnie Rae
5 star urban fantasy

Cheyenne, A Timeless Series Novel, Book One
Lisa Wiedmeier
4+ star contemporary fantasy/romance

Girl Unmoored – YA Award Winner – FREE

Girl Unmoored
Jennifer Gooch Hummer
5 star YA literary fiction

Middle school is purgatory for Apron Bramhall. Her mother is dead. Her best friend Rennie has fallen under the spell of the local Queen Bee. Margie (aka “M”), the Brazilian nurse who cared for her late parent, has literally moved in on her depressed Latin professor father, all the while trying to dispose of Apron’s beloved pet guinea pig. It’s a classic case of things can’t get worse, but they do quickly in this fast-paced bildungsroman set in 1980s coastal Maine. When Dad announces his plans to marry the devious M–a prospect that excites no one–the 7th-grader has to grow up quickly. But the ruckus she inadvertently causes at their hastily arranged church wedding propels her literally headlong into the lives of Mike and Chad, a gay couple who run a local flower shop and are coming to terms with their own struggles. The bittersweet story of their friendship and the young adolescent’s gradual understanding and acceptance of their doomed relationship is infused with love and punctuated with wry good humor. The rapid fire dialogue helps along an ambitious first novel… Apron may be adrift, but Hummer’s debut is on track. – Publishers Weekly

Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy just .99!

Reign of Blood
Alexia Purdy
4+ star YA urban fantasy/thriller

“Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I’m just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise…”

2 FREE YA titles and the Kindle Daily Deal!

Run (The Hunted)
Patti Larsen
4 star YA horror/adventure
****WINNER of the 2012 PEI BOOK AWARDS for FICTION****
Sixteen-year-old Reid thinks life is back to normal. His sister Lucy pulls herself together and cuts him free from a year of foster care. She promises to take care of him, that her new boss and her new life are what they both needed to start again. Until Reid is taken in the middle of the night, dumped in a wild stretch of forest far from home with no idea why he is there. Lost and afraid, he learns to run from the hunters who prowl the darkness, their only pleasure chasing down kids like him. And killing them.

Tree Shepherd’s Daughter (Faire Folk, Book 1) (Faire Folk Trilogy)
Gillian Summers
4+ star YA fantasy
When her mother dies, fifteen-year-old Keelie Heartwood is forced to leave her beloved California to live with her nomadic father at a renaissance festival in Colorado. After arriving, Keelie finds men in tights and women in trailer trash-tight bodices roaming half-drunk, calling each other lady and lord even after closing time! Playacting the Dark Ages is an L.A. girl’s worst nightmare. Keelie has a plan to ditch this medieval geekland ASAP, but while she plots, strange things start happening—eerie, yet familiar. When Keelie starts seeing fairies and communicating with trees, she uncovers a secret that links her to a community of elves. As Keelie tries to come to grips with her elfin roots, disaster strikes, and Keelie’s identity isn’t the only thing that’s threatened.

Ally Condie
4 star YA fantasy, KINDLE DAILY DEAL -2.99!
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

We Are Absolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories by Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces – FREE

We Are Absolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories by Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces
Students Scriber Lake High … (Author), Ingrid Ricks (Editor), Marjie Bowker (Editor)
5 stars

Imagine being asked to pull a gun on a stranger. Or having a gun shoved in your face by the man you call stepdad.

Envision feeling so depressed you cut yourself repeatedly or down a bottle of pills to make the pain go away. Consider what it takes to tell your parents that you are transgender, or what it feels like to have the dad you love addicted to meth.

We Are Absolutely Not Okay is a collection of true stories written by fourteen teenagers who have experienced life at its darkest but have made it through and are now picking up the pieces. By writing and sharing their stories, they are coping with their past and seizing their future. They are also reaching out to other teenagers—to let them know that they are not alone and that even if their life now is Absolutely Not Okay, they have the power within themselves to make it better.

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare is now only 99 cents!

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)
Cassandra Clare
4 star YA fantasy

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

FREE Books for the Kids!

Freebies from our Facebook pages for kids and teens, KotC Kids and KotC Teens!

If I had a Little Boat (A colorful rhyming picture book for children)
Calee M. Lee
5 stars, ages 2-6

Ode to Icky
Maranda Russell (Author), Nicolas Peruzzo (Illustrator)
4 stars, ages 3-9

The Quill Pen
Michelle Isenhoff
4+ star adventure for ages 9-12

A Gift Of Two Silver Pistols
Nan Coleman
5 star historical fiction for ages 9-12

The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny
Michael Mullin (Author), John Skewes (Illustrator)
4+ star fantasy for teens

Guess Who’s Dating a Werewolf? (Shadow Zone)
J.R. Black
5 star horror and humor for teens

Rock of Realm (Rock Kingdom Series)
Lea Schizas
5 star fantasy for teens

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