Friday, November 22, 2013

Freebie Friday: Teen & Young Adult - Science Fiction & Fantasy (11)


Week eleven of Teen & Young Adult - Science Fiction & Fantasy freebies!

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Title: Dangerous

Author: Alycia Linwood

Series: Element Preservers #1

Ria is an 18-year-old girl who has just started going to the University of Magic, a special university for those who have one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. There she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Magic disease, which surged as a result of bad mixing of elements, turns people into cold-hearted killers, who have a strong desire to take someone's element as they do not have their own. Ria's best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria's beliefs are put to test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian.

Title: Dying to Forget

Author: Trish Marie Dawson

Series: The Station #1

"...With trembling fingers, I reach up and touch the hard and chiseled contours of his chest while Ryan's large and strong hands roam over my entire body, feeling and squeezing everything. I've never been touched like this before and my insides are starting to freak out.

"I want you, Piper," he murmurs into my neck.

My mouth drops open in surprise and even though my brain seems to be telling me to jump and run out of the room, I’m unable to move, stuck firmly to the same place on the mattress. With my nerves on high alert, I glance at the door repeatedly, sure that someone will come bursting through it at any second but the steady thumping of the music downstairs reminds me that no one can hear what is happening in this room. No one cares that Ryan Burke took me, of all people, into a bedroom. That realization hits me suddenly. Oh. My. God. What am I doing here?"

Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain.

Does Piper have what it takes to save a life - to be the nagging voice inside someone else’s head - or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo...forever?

Title: Surfer Girl

Author: Lynn Blackmar

College student Arena Schmidt never wanted to be a secret agent. She interferes in a priority mission and steals a coveted technology, but is caught and imprisoned. Threatened with permanent menial employment unless she joins the CIA, she surrenders herself to the life of spy.

Assigned to a geeky unit of CIA spies known as "The Misfits", she struggles to recover the technology. Each Misfit offers a unique perspective and unconventional methods, from martial arts master Nate to enigmatic analyst Sterling to bubbly, enthusiastic Lorna. Slowly the Misfits win her over with their charm and their loyalty.

Sinister organizations move against the CIA to capture more than just the technology, fragmenting the Misfits and shattering their resolve. Arena finds herself in the middle of gunfights and high-speed chases, on the run from the organization's treacherous double agent out to claim her and the technology for their own.

Title: Falling

Author: Amber Jaeger

Series: The Hemlock Bay #1

For sixteen-year-old Bixby, the last few years have been a misery of loss and rejection. Her mother’s death, her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s and her father’s despair and distance have robbed her of the family she once had. With only her brother Lincoln and her imaginary friends from the town she dreams of every night on her side, she struggles on.

But then Lincoln is killed in a suspicious car accident and Bixby is devastated to lose her best—and only—friend. Desperate to have him back, she accepts an offer from a stranger from her nightmares.

Jordan delivers on his promise and Bixby finds she must deliver on hers. The problem is she doesn’t know who—or what—Jordan really is or what exactly she promised in returned.

Each evening they spend together in her dreams brings them closer together and tears Bixby further from her own reality. What does Jordan really want and what is Bixby going to lose in return for the only thing she thought she wanted most in the world?

Look for the sequel, Winter’s Dream, due out soon.

Title: Dancing Days

Author: V.J. Chambers

Series: The Helicon Muses #1

If Hogwarts was more like Woodstock, and Voldemort was your childhood sweetheart turned abusive boyfriend... 

As long as Nora Sparrow can remember, Owen has protected her. He’s been there through years of miserable foster homes and snobby mean girls, always whispering to her that she doesn’t belong here. Telling her that this is the mundane world, and someday, he’ll get them back to Helicon, the world of the muses. The world where they belong.

But Nora’s fifteen years old, and she isn’t sure she quite believes it anymore. When he begs her to try another ritual to open the dimensions, she agrees mostly to humor him. Owen’s rituals never work.

But this one does, and Nora is flung into the whimsical, bohemian land of Helicon, where she’s expected to do nothing more than create and inspire. With the help of her new muse friends, Nora sets out to discover who is creating holes in the fabric of Helicon and draining away the muses’ energy.

Everything would be perfect, if only Owen’s protectiveness wasn’t starting to seem so...obsessive.

Hope you all enjoy this Freebie Friday offers!

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