A Chance for Charity
by S.L. Baum
Available as: Kindle edition
Publication date: June 4, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance
First in The Immortal Ones series. From Amazon:
"If you live LONG enough... love (and danger) will find you.
A new family has just arrived in the isolated mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Welcome the Johnstons - Jason (a doctor), Rachel (a designer), and their niece Emily (a current High School Senior).
Emily has lived the life of a quiet loner in the past, trying to go unnoticed. But with Telluride being such a small and welcoming town, she finds a group of friends at school almost immediately. When Emily meets Link (another new transplant in town) her world turns upside down. She doesn't understand why she feels a magnetic pull toward him, or why she unknowingly lets her guard down around him. Link is just as confused by his own need to be with her.
Emily knows she is playing with fire. She should be doing whatever she can to keep herself isolated, to keep Link from getting too close. Danger has a way of finding Emily's family - that is what keeps them on the move. They arrive in a new town every few years - it is safer that way.
Because... Emily isn't really Emily... her real name is Charity - and Charity has an even bigger secret. Charity and her family are not like other people, they have "skills" that mere mortals cannot begin to comprehend.
Before long, Charity is struggling with the reality that her two lives are coming closer to each other with each passing day. Soon Link will find himself wrapped in a supernatural world that he never knew existed - and discover that mortals are not the only beings that walk this earth."
by Shauna Granger
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 234 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: May 1, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, urban fantasy
First in the Elemental series. From Amazon:
"Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.
Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it’s only a ploy to draw her out; she can’t let someone die because of her."
Girls to the Rescue: Young Marian's Adventures in Sherwood Forest
by Stephen Mooser & Bruce Lanksy
Available as: paperback, Kindle edition
Pages: 144 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: November 29, 2011
Suggested tags: middle grade, adventure
"The Sheriff of Nottingham learned the hard way: don't mess with Maid Marian! This Girls to the Rescue novel tells the exciting tale of thirteen-year-old Maid Marian and her first adventure with young Robin of Loxley (the future Robin Hood). The Sheriff of Nottingham has thrown Marian's father into the dungeon, and only Marian can save her father from the hangman's noose.
Marian proves herself the cleverest of heroes as she takes on a pack of hungry wolves, murderous thieves, and the Sheriff's loyal soldiers. She also solves a heart-wrenching mystery--the disappearance of her mother, missing for three years and presumed dead."
by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels
Available as: Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 350 (Kindle edition)
Publication date: October 14, 2011
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal
"NEVER, EVER lock eyes with a Night Marcher! Everyone in Hawaii has heard this warning, except for seventeen-year-old Emma Townsend that is. For most Hawaiians know that looking into the eyes of Night Marcher can strike a curse that will end in death or eternal servitude.
Even though her father, who is a paranormal investigator, solely raised Emma, she has little experience in the realm of the supernatural. When she is forced to move with her father to Hawaii, only months before her graduation, Emma finds that her world as she knows it, is shaken when she starts seeing the unexplainable: fire balls in the distance, beating drums in the middle of nowhere and strangers who vanish into thin air. Then one day when she has a run in with a procession of Night Marchers, ancient Hawaiian spirits wandering from their burial grounds to their locations of battles past, Emma has no choice but to believe that the unbelievable does exist.
Now Emma must go on the run with the help of a mysterious stranger, as they seek out how to free Emma from the curse of a Night Marcher, who will stop at nothing to get her soul."