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Scary Mary by Windvein/S.A. Hunter

The dead speak to her. She wishes they'd shut up.

Scary Mary is an online novel for teens about a high school girl who hears ghosts. Mary begins her junior year of high school without high expectations. As the resident school freak, she’d just like to be left alone, but Cy Asher, a new student, tries to befriend her. The budding friendship, though, dies when Mary discovers Cy’s house is . . .

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The Last Skull by Robert C. Rodgers

Teenagers. Super-heroes. Explosions. Time-travel.

After her mother died in a car accident, Sue Daysdale never expected to stumble upon the family secret—that the mild-mannered soccer mom who taught her how to dance, sing, and properly dress a wound was the Skull, one of the most legendary (and terrifying) super-heroes alive. Now, saddled with an unpaid mortgage, a drug-addicted guardian, and a basement full of . . .

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Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter

A sequel to Scary Mary

Mary’s back, and she has to help Vicky, her nemesis. While on a date, Vicky gets into car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get her out of her head. . . .

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Limp by CQ (Cy Quadland)

Limp is the story of a neglected boy who grows up thinking his life is restricted by social and physical limitations, but upon landing a job at a local college, everything changes. To the boy’s surprise, he is not who he thinks he is, and unimagined opportunities unfold. Unfortunately, not everyone admires his good fortune, and jealousy leads to shocking . . .

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7 Days in November by Grant Cravens

A novella about Ty, Furball, Bourbon, and their friends in Java, Missouri, and their very busy week before Thanksgiving. Bourbon risks losing his boyfriend over a bad choice at a party, Ty struggles against the tide of rumors at school, and Furball’s friends try to pull him out of his own potentially destructive slump. . . .

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tales of the hotel st crispian by Dan Leo and rhoda penmarq

The mysterious doings in the Hotel St Crispian. Crime, lust, gossip, fear, tedium and mystery. Lots of cocktails and cigarettes. With colored pictures. . . .

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Time and Tied by Gregory Taylor

Teenagers, time travel, and destiny.

Carrie thought she was a normal Canadian teenager. Then came the time machine, and she discovered that her life – past, present and future – would never be the same again. Can she handle being tied to a destiny? Which of her friends can she trust, given how some of them have their own agendas? Most importantly, how can she . . .

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Activated by EK Gonzales

In two regions where elements are controlled by programs, four young people must work together and save Pendi from an invasion by Selatan. Fire programmer Lan has given up on life. Heal programmer Beika has to prove her worth and her friendship. Futuretell Marceau must defend her new authority. Ice programmer Soji must seek his reason to live. They will . . .

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Overwatch by Taulsn

The story of a guy too dangerous to become a villain. The story of a girl who wants to rebel against her parents. The story of a girl who wants to find an old lover. The story of a healer who really can’t cut it. The story of a hero too dangerous to become one. Overwatch is a collection of . . .

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STALKING SHADOWS

Great sequel to “Scary Mary”

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 10, 2009: At 5 chapters, “Stalking Shadows” has the beginnings of a really good young adult novel about a teenager with a talent for talking to ghosts. It’s the sequel to “Scary Mary” and has the same cast of characters, with a few new ones added to stir the pot. It’s fun to read, with well-drawn characters, and a plot that’s ramping up nicely. Mary’s high school nemesis, Vicky, is in a coma and demanding Mary’s help to get out. Something is keeping Vicky in the coma, something Mary has never come [more . . .]

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TIME AND TIED

Interesting Time Travel, Weak Characters

By Billy Higgins Peery, author of A Bad Idea

May 20, 2015: Time travel stories are hard to get right. Often, they can get a bit overly technical. At other times, they can just devolve into a bundle of paradoxes.

Time and Tied has neither of these problems. All in all, the time travel device is pretty interesting—completely unlike anything else I’ve seen or read. I won’t give away the details, because you can read all that in the story. But if you’re looking for offbeat time travel, this series might be for [more . . .]

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