Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Book is Born!

OFFICIAL COVER REVEAL:


RELEASED FROM THE DARKNESS 
by Gabrielle Arrowsmith

We are excited to reveal the cover for Released from the Darkness, the much anticipated sequel to Gabrielle Arrowsmith's Concealed in the Shadows. Check out this amazing young adult dystopian published by Clean Teen Publishing! Also, Concealed in the Shadows is FREE on Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. It's soon to be FREE on Amazon too! 



Two young seeks men are dead, and Sydney blames herself. The only way to get her sister back from the county’s clutches, while also preventing more death, was to offer her own life in exchange for Evvie’s freedom.



She expected a dreadful end, but nothing like the prison in which she wakes. Agonizing county life is redefined in Neo-Necropolis, new city of the dead, which lies beneath the earth. Worse than being allegedly deceased, is the false identity Sydney is forced to assume where Evvie, Sheridan’s captain, and Crewe never existed. 


Sydney alone knows the magnitude of the county’s evildoings inside, outside, and now below. At only eighteen, the responsibility to defend freedom falls solely on her tried and tested shoulders—a burden that requires desperate action when a catastrophic revelation upends the world as she knew it. 

The people Sydney cares for are more vulnerable than ever. Though she’s buried underground and monitored by county agents, she must escape this new captivity. Maybe it’s time to fight fire with fire. Sydney has proven her courage in facing their weapons, but can she trigger her own? 



Concealed In The Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
(YA Dystopian- Available Now) 
Get it today on Amazon!


Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033—her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister, who is her only family and entire world. She hopes they will be lawfully reunited, but is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape the captivity of Miles County so that they can be together.

Escaping will be difficult and dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that deliver shocks to those who dare to cross the electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all-seeing eyes of technology. Even if they were to survive the escape, disappearing into the forgotten forests and towns of the past seems an impossible task.

What Sydney doesn't know is that she is the particular interest of two opposing forces. With deceit, fear, and warfare surrounding her—can she trust the party that aims to help with her fight against the other? Can she open her heart to receive and return unexpected love? When her sister’s life becomes jeopardized, Sydney will have to weigh a new love against the only enduring love she has known. The cost could be deadly…

How will she choose?




About Gabrielle Arrowsmith:

GABRIELLE ARROWSMITH enjoyed writing her debut novel, Concealed in the Shadows, during a lovely Minnesota summer that she had off from her primary profession, teaching. Acting, playing and coaching soccer, reading, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends are among her other interests.

CTP Website: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/gabrielle-arrowsmith.html


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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love is in the air!

LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING…

It's the month of love and Clean Teen Publishing wants to celebrate this month with a LOVELY GIVEAWAY where you can win your choice of a Cheryl's Cookie and Pretzel gift or a $25 Amazon Gift Card! This month we will be celebrating the epic love stories from our Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing books, our book boyfriends and girlfriends—including an upcoming exclusive CTP book boyfriend quiz—and other romantic posts from our authors and maybe even a post or two from our very own Mr. Squirrel. 


Huh? I'm not sure what you mean Mr. Squirrel. Oh wait… You want a book girlfriends quiz? 


Well yeah, I mean obviously squirrels can have girlfriends… Well, at least it would make sense and all. We didn't leave the book girlfriend quiz out of this because we didn't think squirrels could have girlfriends. We didn't create a book girlfriend quiz because we just didn't think that guys would really want to fill out a questionnaire about their fictional book girlfriends. Are we wrong? Does the average guy… or squirrel… enjoy taking quizzes? 


Okay then! So now that we are clear that Clean Teen Publishing does not discriminate against squirrels, nor do we believe that squirrels can't have girlfriends, let's get to the good stuff! 

ENTER TO WIN THE CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING LOVELY GIVEAWAY! 


Enter to win one of the following prize packs:
 or 


1st Place: Winner's choice of either a 10pc. classic cookie and pretzel gift from Cheryl's or a $25 Amazon gift card (for those of you on a diet, allergic to chocolate or out of the country) and your choice of any Clean Teen or Crimson Tree Publishing digital book! 

2nd Place: Winner's choice of any CTP digital book and a complimentary bookmark. 

3rd Place: Winner's choice of any CTP digital book. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Cover Reveal!

Yea for Lauren!


OFFICIAL COVER REVEAL: THE WOUNDED 

by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

 We are pleased to release the official cover reveal for the third book in The Woodlands Series by Best Selling Author Lauren Nicolle Taylor. The Wounded is scheduled to release to the masses in less than two weeks. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak at the new cover. We'd love to hear your comments and thoughts on this cover as well as the series of covers so far.





The Woodlands Series by Lauren Nicolle Taylor


THE WOODLANDS by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing

           FREE BOOK:



Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen...

When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Rosa lives in The Woodlands, one of eight enclosed cities where the lone survivors of a devastating war have been gathered. In these circular cities everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair skinned, blue eyed and the laid back, ever-grinning, complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. That was before the bitter race war decimated most of the planet, leaving the Russian wilderness as the only scrap of land habitable for survivors. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.


The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want, after all, they are considered super heroes by the general public. But not everyone see's them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.

THE WALL by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Book 2 in The Woodlands Series




Joseph, wake up, wake up, wake up.

She says it over and over. It’s her plea, her prayer, her mantra. But life doesn’t stop while he’s sleeping. Rosa’s been thrown into a new world, with new rules, and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. She’s also sure they didn’t rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts.

The Survivors must want something from them… but what?

The Wall finds Rosa eagerly entering a new life, yet struggling to keep the demons and ghosts of the past from dragging her backwards.

She’s left so many people behind and isn’t sure how to start over.

There’s freedom in the Survivors’ world, more than she’d ever dreamed of, but there’s also secrets. The darkest of which pulls Rosa headfirst into a trauma, forcing her to reevaluate her past and pushing her to make a choice that may destroy the tenuous, sewn-together family she’s built on the outside.

Will Rosa make the right choice… or will she lose everything she has fought so hard for?



THE WOUNDED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Book 3 in The Woodlands Series



You think you’re in control, that you have your hands on the reins. But I’m starting to think either someone else is driving or the reins are attached to nothing. Just flapping and snapping in the breeze. What could be simple, never is.

Rosa doesn’t want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. But now she must battle her way back to her family, her future, at the same time struggling to come to terms with her father’s past, his secrets and what he means to her now.

With her best friend Rash by her side she feels blessed and cursed. He is her saving grace but will Joseph accept him, and will he forgive her for leaving? More importantly will she manage to return to him? Rosa must pull these threads together. Hold herself in as she hacks her way back to The Wall with the aid of new companions but not the one person she’d planned on saving.

Finding her way back is only the beginning. The biggest changes, the shocking outcomes are waiting. Hovering over the town like a menacing vapour.

The Wounded have waited, nursed, and been dormant for too long and now they’re coming, dragging the ghosts of their lost ones behind them.

About Lauren Nicolle Taylor


Lauren Nicolle Taylor is a 33-year-old mother living in the tiny, lush town of Bridgewater on the other side of the world in Australia. She married her high school sweetheart and has three very boisterous and individual children. She earned a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences with Honours in Obstetrics and Gynecology and majored in Psychology while minoring in Contemporary Australian Writing.

After a disastrous attempt to build her dream house that left her family homeless, She found herself inexplicably drawn to the computer. She started writing, not really knowing where it may lead but ended up, eight weeks later, with the rough draft of The Woodlands.

In 2013, Lauren Nicolle Taylor accepted a publishing contract with Clean Teen Publishing. Her first published novel, The Woodlands, was released on August 30, 2013. Currently, Lauren has finished her manuscript for the second book in the series titled: The Wall, as well as partially completed the third book in the series which at this time is unnamed.


Where to find Lauren: Blog / Facebook / Twitter



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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Book is Born!

New Release in The Bionics Series by Alicia Michaels
(To celebrate, Titanium and Secrets is being reduced from $2.99 to $.99 for 2 Weeks Only!) 

New Adult Dystopian Romance 
(Mature Content)
Published through: Crimson Tree Publishing
(The Adult Imprint of Clean teen Publishing.)

The year is 4010.

Nuclear war and the wasteful nature of humans have all but destroyed the United States. A new government regime rules the day with strict laws, rationed food, and careful control. When those injured in the nuclear blasts that rocked many of the nations largest cities are offered another chance by the Restoration Project, how could they refuse?

Little do they know that the robotic additions to their body will paint targets on their backs once the government decides that they are dangerous. At the forefront of the resistance is a girl with a bionic eye, Blythe Sol, who wants nothing more than to be a normal girl. Blythe has yet to realize that normal will never exist again for her, or anyone else.

The Revolution has begun...


NEW RELEASE:

SPARK (Book 4 in The Bionics Series) by Alicia Michaels

Most nineteen year-old girls are thinking about college, stretching the wings of newfound adulthood, and boys. Well, I’ll probably never go to college and all my dreams of the future are gone. I’ve been an adult for much longer than I should have been and my girlhood was stolen the minute the North Koreans dropped their nukes over the United States. As for boys … well, that’s pretty much out of the question now, too. My love life is too messy to even talk about.

I have nothing.

Except, maybe, my cause, my mission, The Resistance. It is the hope I have to cling to, I am counting on it to pave the way to my future. As things heat up and the terrorist sect known as The Rejects make themselves known opponents of society in this war, the choice to be on the side of good is harder than ever. My friends are broken; Olivia is a shell of her former self and Jenica is barely hanging on. Dax and Gage … well, we’re not talking about my love life, remember? 

The Rejects, the government, President Drummond; they are pressing in on us from all sides and the weight is tremendous. Still, when given the choice to crumble or stand, I’d rather stand. Times are dark, but we are here, a rebellion, a whisper in the dark, a spark that lights the flames of change.



The Bionics (Book 1) 

FREE

(New Adult or YA Mature) 




Titanium (Book 2) 
$2.99  On Sale for $.99 Through February 5th! 
(New Adult or YA Mature) 


Secrets (Book 3) 

$2.99  On Sale for $.99 Through February 5th! 

(New Adult or YA Mature) 

About Alicia Michaels:

Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. The mother of two and wife to an Army sergeant loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.




Friday, January 17, 2014

Reluctant Guardian Giveaway!

Enter this giveaway for some very awesome prizes, the best being a free signed copy of Reluctant Guardian!!
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kill Your Darlings

I don't know if it's Lyme or old age, but I've become hyper-picky about the books I read. I have no patience for books that are not well written and/or not well edited.

I've mentioned before that the book mobile parks across the street from my house every two weeks, and I check out at least ten books each time I go. It's nice not to have to buy books all the time, and I read A LOT. I also have quite a few books on my Kindle account, but I don't have a kindle, so if I want to read them, I have to read them on my phone. I hate reading on my phone.

Anyhoo, in the past couple of months I have picked up quite a few YA books that I have put right back down after reading one chapter. I figure, if you can't hook me by then, you're sorry out of luck. Most of the time the premise is good, but the editing is not, and I get so frustrated with noticing mistakes that I can't keep reading. It makes me want to scream and throw the book across the room. (Unless I'm reading on my phone.)

The first and most noticeable mistakes I see are the adverbs. People, I know we love them, and we think they make the sentence so much better, but I promise, they don't. They are irritating unless used sparingly. When I read a book with super long sentences and tons of adverbs, I think, what the crap is wrong with this editor? This book was published and an editor had to have gone through it. They didn't cross those dang adverbs out? Why? Are they in too much of a hurry to really read the story? Don't they care? Don't they realize the book could be so much better? I can't be the only person to notice.

But, maybe I am. Maybe Lyme has totally corroded my brain. I supposed that is possible.

The reason I am writing this post is because I starting reading  The Woodlands, (click on title to find it on Amazon) by Lauren Nichole Taylor, and was sucked right in from the very beginning. I kept waiting to find something that would bother me. (old habits and all). Lauren's book caught and held my attention. I was pleasantly surprised (I know this makes me sound like a snob) to want to keep reading. I'm only part way through the second chapter, but I am loving it so far. Truly. It doesn't take me long to know if I'm going to like a book or not, and I'm going to like this one.

So kudos to great writing. Wonderful job, Lauren, and may more YA writers fall into the "great writing" category.

Hopefully, I'm one of them. :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Friday Sale!! Get your favorite books for practically nothing!!

CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING'S

2013 BLACK FRIDAY SALE & GIVEAWAY! 

Take advantage of this epic Black Friday sale hosted by Clean Teen Publishing! Nearly every book will be reduced to $.99 for ONE DAY ONLY on November 29, 2013. Take advantage of these sixteen young adult and new adult books that have been reduced to $.99 on Amazon. So grab your Kindle's or open up your Kindle Apps and get to shopping! 


Check out the titles below that are on sale and don't forget to enter the awesome SWAG Pack Giveaway at the bottom
Here is what you could win: 
(*U.S. only but International winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card in lieu of the prize.) 

Young Adult Adventure (YAe) 
"Harry Potter Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Awakener by Amanda Strong
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Fallen Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Concealed in the Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
Young Adult Dystopian (YA) 
"Divergent Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Double Star by Cindy Saunders
Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy (YA) 
"Need Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Finding ELE by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels 
Young Adult Dystopian/Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Mortal Instruments Fans Will Love This Series!"
Book 1: Project ELE is FREE
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis
Young Adult Romantic Fantasy (YA Mature) 
"Throne of Glass and Grave Mercy Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer
New Adult Contemporary Romance (Rated YA Mature) 
"Beautiful Disaster Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Redemption by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Twilight Fans Will Love This Book!"
Book 1 in the series: Night Marchers is FREE!
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Reluctant Guardian by Melissa J. Cunningham
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA Mature) 
"Hush, Hush Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Rising by Holly Kelly 
New Adult Paranormal Romance (Rated YA Mature) 
"Wake and Forgive My Fins Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99


River of Bones by Angela J. Townsend 
Young Adult Horror with a Romantic Twist (YAe) 
"The Forest of Hands and Teeth Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger
New Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Vampire Academy Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Wall by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Young Adult Dystopian Romance (YA Mature) 
Book 1 in the Series: The Woodlands is FREE!
"Hunger Games Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $4.99    Sale Price: $.99

Wonderstruck Anthology by Clean Teen Publishing
Young Adult Anthology 
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Titanium by Alicia Michaels
New Adult Dystopian Romance (Mature Content) 
Book 1 in the Series: The Bionics is FREE!
"Shatter Me Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Fall of Icarus by Jon Messenger
Adult Sci-Fi Series
Book 1 in the Brink of Distinction Series: Burden of Sisyphus is FREE!
"Enders Game Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Don't Forget To Enter The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a huge Clean Teen Publishing Swag Pack to include a Wonderstruck Tote Bag, Bookmarks, Decorative Bookmark, Keychain, Pen and CTP Authors Are My Rockstars Bracelets. Good Luck! 

Also, check out our Year Of Free Books Giveaway