Fiction for Young Adults

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Winter’s Curse

April L. Wood

Teen ice witch Winter Rose-Thorne barely escapes witch hunters before finding herself in danger once again, after a children’s broom flying contest goes terribly awry…
When High Priestess Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter Winter’s womb in a broom flying contest and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the Witch Hunters she fled from the far north, or her shady grandmother.

Given until Yule to reverse the outcome, the teen ice witch discovers her inner earth magic and finds solace with friends, including Turmeric of the Wormwood clan. Turmeric warms Winter’s frozen heart, but their love defies the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient bloodlines. Can they find a way around the Segregation Curse of Old to be together?

And with time running out as the Winter Solstice nears, will she be able to reverse the outcome of the broom flying contest? Or will she agree to her fate and remain barren?

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Spring in Summerland

April L. Wood

When a teen air witch named Spring visits her grandparents for some much needed breathing space from her smothering parents, she’s once again stifled, but this time by the troubled Spirit Witches of Elderberry Thicket who shadow her.

After a chance encounter at her grandparents’ Ostara celebration, romance blooms between Spring and Oak of the Wormwood clan. Love is in the air and Spring is filling up, unlike Oak who at times seems to be holding his breath. Why does the one person she wants around keep his distance?

Spring doesn’t want to meddle in the affairs of the dead, but as her ties grow closer to the witches of Springfield, her initial denial and reluctance transforms into a fierce determination to liberate their loved ones from the Valley of the Dead. As this Spiritist digs deeper to uncover the mystery of why the Spirit Witches aren’t crossing over, she’s ensnared into a web of dark family secrets that span the ages, threatening the innocent if exposed. Except, even angels cast shadows… is Spring protecting the right person?

Young love will blossom and old skeletons will be revealed. Can Spring Widow-Tears deliver the Spirit Witches to the Summerland? Or will she fail to meet her destiny as a Spiritist, sealing her own final fate?

 

Stolen Away   

Jennifer Carson

A collection of four romantic short stories that will whisk you away to fantastic worlds and into the arms of legends.

The Knight- Sarah works in a tavern at a Renaissance festival, but she doesn’t believe in fairy tales– until she’s in one.

A Light of Victory- Does love cross the borders of death? A story of eternal love based on the poem, The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes (1880-1958).

Gilded Tongues- How do you push into the future when your past is full of lies?

The Kelpie’s Song- What do you do when your heart belongs to an enchanted creature of the sea?

walking-forbookfrontWalking Into the Wild

Nancy Means Wright
Recommended for readers 10-14
Join three siblings on an unforgettable journey. March, 1782. Peace has not yet been signed with England, and the Foot siblings are walking up into the Republic of Vermont, driving a stubborn cow. Like other settlers, they’d fled when Tories and Indians raided their home, capturing their Pa, and shocking their mother into silence. Now they are determined to find not only their father, but for 16-year-old Rachel, an elusive fiancé whom her sister Deborah mistrusts. Though the journey is wild, often lonely, and filled with misadventure, there is fun and laughter, too, when the three meet up with exuberant characters like Ethan Allen and a winsome young cobbler named Remember Jones. Told by rebel Deborah, who has a secret she longs to reveal, but cannot, this is also the tale of a girl coming to terms with her conscience, her imperfections, and her budding sexuality. For all three, including Abel, the youngest, it is a search for love and family.

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