Compete

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621495

Category: Fiction

Page: 530

View: 7174

It's one thing to Qualify… But do you have what it takes to Compete? With Earth about to be destroyed by an extinction level asteroid, teenage nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl Gwen Lark, and a few of her friends and loved ones, barely Qualified for rescue onboard one of the thousands of ark-ships headed to the ancient colony planet Atlantis. Now faced with a year-long journey in space, life in a wondrously alien environment, and many tough life choices, Gwen must decide who or what she will become. Fleet Cadet or Civilian? Friend or lover? Average or extraordinary? Can she make new friends? Can she trust the old ones, such as Logan Sangre, her sexy high school crush and an Earth special operative? Time and time again, Gwen's uncanny ability to come up with the best answer in a crisis saves her life and others. And now, her unique Logos voice makes her an extremely valuable commodity to the Atlanteans -- so much so that her enigmatic commanding officer Aeson Kassiopei, who is also the Imperial Prince of Atlantis, has taken an increasingly personal interest in her. Before the end of the journey, Gwen must convince him that she has what it takes to compete in the deadly Games of the Atlantis Grail. It's becoming apparent -- the life of her family and all of Earth depends on it. COMPETE is the second book in The Atlantis Grail series.
Posted in Fiction

Qualify

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621487

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 3561

You have two options. You die, or you Qualify. The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver ships to offer humanity help. But there's a catch. They can only take a tiny percent of the Earth's population back to the colony planet Atlantis. And in order to be chosen, you must be a teen, you must be bright, talented, and athletic, and you must Qualify. Sixteen-year-old Gwenevere Lark is determined not only to Qualify but to rescue her entire family. Because there's a loophole. If you are good enough to Qualify, you are eligible to compete in the brutal games of the Atlantis Grail, which grants all winners the laurels, high tech luxuries, and full privileges of Atlantis Citizenship. And if you are in the Top Ten, then all your wildest wishes are granted… Such as curing your mother's cancer. There is only one problem. Gwen Lark is known as a klutz and a nerd. While she's a hotshot in classics, history, science, and languages, the closest she's come to sports is a backyard pool and a skateboard. This time she is in over her head, and in for a fight of her life, against impossible odds and world-class competition—including Logan Sangre, the most amazing guy in her school, the one she's been crushing on, and who doesn't seem to know she exists. Because every other teen on Earth has the same idea. You Qualify or you die. QUALIFY is Book One of The Atlantis Grail series. Keywords: free freebie Atlantis, apocalypse post apocalyptic fiction end of world days empire survival asteroid impact doomsday space opera exploration colony colonizing colonization invasion military action adventure rivals competition games contest family relationships coming of age romance slow burn young love siblings social virtues values teen self esteem respect reliance confidence empire galactic republic ancient aliens civilizations Greece Egypt mysteries dystopian
Posted in Fiction

Win

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621509

Category: Fiction

Page: 930

View: 4651

The Games are Forever! It's one thing to Qualify and Compete… Now she must Win. Gwen Lark, nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl, is among the lucky ones. She's one of several million teenage refugees to escape the extinction-level asteroid barreling towards Earth and reach the ancient colony planet of Atlantis. But Atlantis is a strange new world with higher gravity and a blazing white sun, where nothing is as expected. The new arrivals from Earth will now belong to the majority class of non-citizens who face a lifetime of hard work and limited rights. To make matters worse, Gwen's rare and powerful talent, her Logos voice, is viewed as a potential weapon to be exploited by the Imperator, as well as a threat to the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its uncompromising control over the people of Atlantis. A last-minute heartbreak prior to arrival turns to joy, when Gwen receives a declaration of love from an unexpected source. The Wedding date is set, but before she can be joined with her true love, she is forced to compete in the brutal and deadly Games of the Atlantis Grail to save herself, her family, friends, and everything she cares about. Once again, her intelligence, quick thinking skills, resilience, and creativity are challenged to the breaking point. The Games are monumental, intricate, lethal . . . and the Games are Forever. This time Gwen must fight and figure her way through the most difficult and sophisticated contest she has ever faced. Terrifying Ordeals and impossible Challenges, ruthless skilled Competitors, vicious secret assassins, and dubious teammates she must work with but cannot trust, are just the beginning. . . . Meanwhile, as the Games rage, the fate of two worlds is at stake as a new alien threat looms over Earth and Atlantis. But Gwen Lark has a secret weapon of her own. It's not her Logos voice and its untapped power to control orichalcum technology and perpetuate change. It is Gwen herself. WIN is the third book in The Atlantis Grail series.
Posted in Fiction

Cobweb Bride

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621541

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 4406

Many are called... She alone can save the world and become Death's bride. COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death's ultimatum to the world. What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them? In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary "pocket" of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill.... Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness... Her skin is cold as snow... Her eyes frozen... Her gaze, fiercely alive... While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war... A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father... Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court.... Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living... Look closer--through the cobweb filaments of her hair and along each strand shine stars... And one small village girl, Percy--an unwanted, ungainly middle daughter--is faced with the responsibility of granting her dying grandmother the desperate release she needs. As a result, Percy joins the crowds of other young women of the land in a desperate quest to Death's own mysterious holding in the deepest forests of the North... And everyone is trying to stop her. "... Nazarian writes clean and true prose ..." --Publishers Weekly "Fans of period fantasy and those who like stories that feel like fairy tales should appreciate this skillful novel by the twice Nebula Award-nominated author of Dreams of the Compass Rose and The Duke in His Castle." --Library Journal
Posted in Fiction

Cobweb Empire

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 160762155X

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

View: 604

In a world where no one can die, she alone can kill... COBWEB EMPIRE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Two) is the second book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death's ultimatum to the world. Now that she's Death's Champion, what will Percy do? In a world where all death and dying has ceased, and only one person can kill, everyone can only expect a miracle. But what if it's just the tip of the iceberg? Percy Ayren must make her way south, despite all odds, to the place where the death shadow of the Cobweb Bride calls her. With the help of her companions and the invincible black knight, Lord Beltain Chidair whose enigmatic presence disturbs her in a way she cannot explain, Percy must continue her quest, while the mortal world falls apart around them.... Meanwhile, the Marquis Vlau Fiomarre faces the truth of his impossible feelings for Claere Liguon, the Emperor's daughter. He had cruelly taken her life, and now he must serve her until his last dying breath -- it is no longer a matter of honor but secret passion. And now, the world itself is changing.... A new dark witch rises, and she will make your heart freeze with her beauty and power.... Empires clash, kings and emperors and gods vie for supremacy, the living and the dead are at war, while love stories play out in amazing directions, and new mind-blowing mysteries are born. Experience the stunning continuation of the epic story in Cobweb Empire.
Posted in Fiction

The Legacy Human (Singularity Series Book 1)

Author: Susan Kaye Quinn

Publisher: Susan Kaye Quinn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 6401

What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is. The Legacy Human explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human. Singularity Series Reading Order: Defiance (Prequel to The Legacy Human) The Legacy Human (Book 1) The Duality Bridge (Book 2) The Stories of Singularity Novella Box Set (Short Stories #1-4) The Illusory Prophet (Book 3) Awakening Novella (Short Story #5) KEYWORDS: Young adult dystopian, teen science fiction, cyberpunk, action and adventure, genetic engineering, post-apocalyptic, metaphysical and visionary
Posted in Fiction

Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 150

View: 6578

"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (Turned) The #1 Bestselling series! THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising 11 books, tells the story of 18 year old Caitlin Paine, who finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. Before her new romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing, into something she does not understand. A love between the races will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other...
Posted in

Watcher's Web

Return of the Aghyrians book 1

Author: Patty Jansen

Publisher: Patty Jansen

ISBN: 0987200909

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7457

She’s not your ordinary country girl, even though she might look like one. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of living beings and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her. Her name is Jessica, but most people call her ‘freak’. One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash in an alien world. An accident? The more she discovers about the world in which she has landed, the more she doubts it. She is a survivor from an ancient race that once travelled the stars. Her ancestors were powerful and dangerous, and it seems at least two people want her: the man who invades her mind, and the man who’s desperate to help her get back home. But Jessica grew up an Earth girl, and isn’t having any of this. She’ll pander to no one, thank you very much, even if her stubbornness enrages the tyrant race who hold the world in their grip. Will appeal to readers of Isobelle Carmody, and readers who have enjoyed Tamora Pierce and Elizabeth Moon. free, freebie, space opera, female protagonist, heroine,kick-ass, science fiction series, aliens, mystery, adventure, rainforest, telepathy, alien planet, scifi, sci fi
Posted in Fiction

Project ELE

Author: Rebecca Gober,Courtney Nuckels

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5532

Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Julia Jones - The Teenage Years

Book 1- Falling Apart - A book for teenage girls

Author: Katrina Kahler

Publisher: KC Global Enterprises Pty Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 61

View: 2415

"I stared in horror at what confronted me. The likeness was uncanny. It had the same long, brown hair and hazel eyes as my own, but the ghoulish grin was hideous. Numb with shock, I stood there, my mind reeling with confusion and panic. It took every last reserve of self-control, to contain the frightened screams that I felt bubbling inside. My mouth agape, I could not take my eyes from the ugly figure that had been shoved into the back of my locker..." This extract begins the story of "Julia Jones - The Teenage Years". Book One, 'Falling Apart' continues on from the suspenseful and best selling "Julia Jones' Diary" series but is even more gripping and exciting than ever before. Julia is now a typical teenage girl but has abruptly and unexpectedly been thrown into turmoil by the forced relocation of her family back to their old home in the city. She attempts to come to terms with her dilemma by reconnecting with her old friend, Millie Spencer and also the love of her life, Blake Jansen. However, on arrival at her old house, she soon learns that circumstances have changed dramatically during the time she was away and the days that follow seem to unravel in a series of escalating drama and events. Although Julia tries to maintain control, her life seems to snowball towards an all consuming disaster which she appears powerless to prevent. Julia finds that her choices surrounding love, friends, wild parties and rebellious teenage behavior tend to result in dire consequences and repercussions of the worst kind. What is the cause of Julia's misery and how does she deal with the challenges in her path? This is a book filled with unexpected plot twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next. For die-hard Julia Jones' fans as well as those who are new to the series, this book will not disappoint. Don't miss out on the suspenseful journey of Julia Jones, complete with romance, drama, friendship issues and much, much more. This fabulous book for teenage girls contains all the elements of an exciting story that girls of all ages will enjoy.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

UnEnchanted

Author: Chanda Hahn

Publisher: Chanda Hahn

ISBN: 1465939423

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

View: 458

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Atlantis Guard

Book 6 of the Atlantis Saga

Author: S.A. Beck

Publisher: Beck Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 3763

Book 6 in the thrilling 7-book Atlantis Saga The US government, the US military, and world-renowned scientists are all after one thing—the Atlantis gene, from the descendants of the lost island of Atlantis. Agent Isadore has competition. The Russians also want the Atlantis Allegiance. They seem to be searching for something more than the Atlantis gene that her boss had already injected into ordinary humans—to great success. Jaxon has secrets to protect, but a set of loose lips in the Atlantis Allegiance lands the team in a life-and-death gunfight in Timbuktu. More trouble comes their way in the form of twin assassins that even General Corbin and Agent Isadore fear. The Atlantis Guard is book 6 in the 7-book Atlantis Saga, about the girl with the Atlantis gene. Book 1: The Atlantis Girl Book 2: The Atlantis Allegiance Book 3: The Atlantis Gene Book 4: The Atlantis Secret Book 5: The Atlantis Origins Book 6: The Atlantis Guard Book 7: The Atlantis Ascent Keywords: young adult science fiction military experiments teen paranormal fantasy series YA action thriller fantasy teen Atlantis dark fantasy Ancient civilization Greek mythology fiction series
Posted in Fiction

The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Spirit

ISBN: 9781607620839

Category: Self-Help

Page: 408

View: 2026

Daily bits of common sense, inspiration, and insight jump-start each day. Space is provided to record individual thoughts, comments, and daydreams.
Posted in Self-Help

Underground

Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier

Author: Suelette Dreyfus,Julian Assange

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 085786260X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7262

Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world’s biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.
Posted in Computers

Crush

Author: Lacey Weatherford

Publisher: Moonstruck Media

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 332

View: 9109

He's the bad boy partier with a really BIG secret. She's the talented girl with BIG dreams for the future. Neither of them wants a relationship . . . But sometimes Fate has a different plan.
Posted in

The Mind Readers

Author: Lori Brighton

Publisher: Lori Brighton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 236

View: 6611

Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers. But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life. This young adult book is best for ages 14 and over. Book 1: The Mind Readers Book 2: The Mind Thieves Book 3: The Mind Games
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Spark Rising

Author: Kate Corcino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990732808

Category:

Page: 380

View: 6504

All that's required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising. Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council's enforcers and spies. Strong girls-those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power-don't exist. Not according to the Council. Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market. Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council's dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He's leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within. The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.
Posted in

Mind Secrets

Perceivers #1

Author: Jane Killick

Publisher: Elly Books

ISBN: 1908340185

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 9228

Posted in Fiction

Dream Casters: Light

Author: Adrienne Woods

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing via PublishDrive

ISBN: 0994653670

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 417

View: 4655

Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da.....Seventeen year old Chastity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children's story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep. Fearing she had lost her mind, Chastity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage- she is a Dream Caster. Chastity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place, Revera – the world of Dreams. However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the Shadow Casters, and Chastity is caught square in the middle. She soon learns that there is no place for anyone containing both the light and the darkness within them, and the shocking truth that if anyone in Revera ever discovered her shadow self, Chastity would be thrown into the Oblivion – the world of Nightmares. Dreams are always more than they seem, and this time Chastity is going to discover just how different they can be.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Cobweb Forest

Author: Vera Nazarian

Publisher: Norilana Books

ISBN: 1607621568

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

View: 7751

The world is broken… A dark Goddess rises. A mortal maiden must stop her. COBWEB FOREST (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Three) is the third and final book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death’s ultimatum to the world. Percy Ayren, ordinary girl from the small village of Oarclaven, and now Death’s Champion, has delivered the Cobweb Bride to Lord Death—or so she thinks! But nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Percy and Beltain Chidair, the valiant and honorable Black Knight, discover that even more is at stake than anyone could have imagined, when ancient gods enter the fray. It is now a season of winter darkness. Gods rise and walk the earth in unrelieved desire, and the Longest Night is without end… Meanwhile, landmarks continue to disappear throughout the realm. The cruel Sovereign’s dead armies of the Trovadii clad in the colors of pomegranate and blood march north… As the mad Duke Hoarfrost continues to lay siege to the city of Letheburg, it is up to Claere Liguon, the Emperor’s dead daughter and the passionate Vlau Fiomarre who killed her, to take a stand against the enemy. But Percy still has a difficult task to do, the greatest task of all… For in the end the Cobweb Bride awaits, together with the final answer. At last all the occult mysteries are revealed in this stunning conclusion to the Cobweb Bride trilogy. Keywords: Epic fantasy historical romance Renaissance undead death zombies medieval knights chivalry royal emperor imperial court politics warfare swords battle minstrel snow girl old man winter jack frost witch witches gods goddesses god goddess Ancient Greek Hades Persephone Hecate crossroads underworld Lethe River Styx myth legend origin true love desire spiders cobwebs history Europe
Posted in Fiction