Ripley says: I think Erin and Olivia from Ghost Hand would totally get each other. It isn’t easy being different.
Soren says: Fire-related abilities are always cool.
Ripley says: A new twist on the Freaky Friday role switch. A twin stuck in her sister’s body.
Soren says: Get the entire trilogy box set for only $4.99.
Ripley says: I love the ethereal, winged, feel of this cover and the font is gorgeous.
Soren says: Excellent world-building. You won’t be disappointed.
Ripley says: Fantastic cover for a fantastic book.
Soren says: Excellent high fantasy for the YA crowd.
Ripley says: So excited to see one of my favorite steampunk authors writing YA sci-fi.
Soren says: The secret police are doing their job if they’re that secret.
Ripley says: I love how this YA book addresses complex social issues while still managing to entertain and delight.
Soren says: Orwell’s 1984 meets Stranger than Fiction.
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Ripley says: The snarky, internal dialogue in this book is a treat.
Soren says: Creepy cover that really sets the mood of the book.
Genre: Superhero Fantasy
Price: $2.99 ($1.99 on some venues)
Ripley says: I read Kensei when it first came out in a YA anthology and I loved it.
Soren says: If you enjoy humor, action, and superheroes this book is for you.
Ripley says: I love retellings. It’s always cool to see what the author keeps and what they weave anew.
Soren says: Well-done modern retelling of Phantom of the Opera with dancers.
Tax Season sucks! You obviously deserve books to compensate for that suckage. So, why not enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and subscribe to an excellent #YA discount e-book list at the same time?
RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST is a Young Adult Fiction e-book subscription list curated by YA author, Ripley Patton, and her YA son. We serve up quality CHEAP and FREE YA book deals to your inbox weekly.
Giveaway starts 4/15/2015. Winner will be announced in the May 2nd issue of Ripley’s Booklist.
TRUE CALLING by Siobhan Davis
Price: FREE starting April 13th
Ripley says: Rave reviews for this new sci-fi, dystopian, romance. And I love the cover.
Soren says: Sounds like Hunger Games in space. Awesome premise.
STICKS AND STONES by Shawn McGuire
Ripley says: I love how the series name alludes to the old childhood saying.
Soren says: A genie and an imaginary friend come to life. I have not seen that done before.
BEYOND THE EYES by Rebekkah Ford
Ripley says: Set in Astoria, Oregon, my personal neck of the woods.
Soren says: I could totally see that cover on an album. Really bad-ass.
Ripley says: That cover is electrifying and Skylar is a very sympathetic character.
Soren says: I love Greek mythology so this is right up my alley.
TWO OF MY PERSONAL FAVORITES:
Eight Anne books plus four bonus books.
Possibly my all-time favorite YA author and this is a great example of his work.
Some truly amazing facts about e-book list subscribers
BookBub, the mother of all e-book subscription lists, recently released the stats from a survey they conducted of their subscribers. And the results were both amazing and encouraging. Here’s what they learned about readers like you.
60% of you read a book a week.10% read a book a day.That’s so awesome.
You’re avid genre readers (including YA). Yay!
You like discounted and free books, but you aren’t afraid to pay full-price either.
You love to try new authors.You’re willing to take a risk to find a new gem.
You read the books you download. Of course, you do. That’s what books are for.
You’re loyal fans.Once you discover an author you like, you’re a repeat reader.
65% of you share the love and recommend books you’ve enjoyed to others.
One of the reasons my son, Soren, and I have been so excited about building Ripley’s Booklist is the chance to connect to readers like ourselves, people passionate about books as much as we are. I think we’ve found our tribe.
Now, go grab these wonderful books this week and Happy Reading.
WILD ONES by Leigh Goodison
Ripley says: This book is moving, realistic, and encapsulates the struggles of coming-of-age. Plus, horses!
Soren says: Handles the difficult topic of the foster care system with hope.
STONES AND FINGER BONES by Jessica Minyard
Ripley says: I love this cover, especially the runes and finger bones at the bottom.
Soren says: Well thought-out history is the key to good fantasy and this book has exactly that.
GOING DOWN IN FLAMES by Chris Cannon
Ripley says: Engaging writing that draws you right in.
Soren says: Dragon-shifters sound awesome. I wonder if she hoards gold.
Ripley says: This book is your next Faerie fix.
Soren says: The author is aware of faerie cliches but makes you love them all over again.
JUSTICE BURIED by Hilary Thompson
Ripley says: Love the concept of using the Zodiac to build the rules of the world.
Soren says: I really like books with strong world-building and this fits the bill.
EYES OF LIGHTENING by Erin Keyser Horn
Ripley says: With an author and main character from Illinois, for me this book is like going home again.
Soren says: Meeting girls is hard enough without the threat of certain death if they fall in love with you.
Ripley says: 172 Five-star reviews and a hunky angel. Who could ask for more?
Soren says: How’s a guy like me supposed to compete with these ripped, jean-wearing angels?
LINKS: AMAZON / B&N / iBOOKS / KOBO / GOOGLE PLAY
THE WHITE AURA by Felicia Tatum
Ripley says: Olivia Black from Ghost Hand and Olivia Whitehead from The White Aura need to meet.
Soren says: Cool cover, but don’t sniff that flower too hard.
LINKS: AMAZON / B&N / iBOOKS / KOBO / GOOGLE PLAY
HOW TO GET AINSLEY BISHOP TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU by T.M. Franklin
Ripley says: I love lists. I always have. And Oliver’s lists in this book will melt your heart.
Soren says: With a title that’s a complete sentence, you know it’s gonna be good.
HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER by Beth Barany
Ripley says: I want to be friends with Henrietta in real life.
Soren says: This book is written like a good D&D quest, one I’d definitely want to go on.
SURRENDER by Rhiannon Paille
Ripley says: Don’t miss this YA high fantasy featuring a strong female lead.
Soren says: Elves and awesome world-building. Exactly what I look for in high fantasy.
ONI THE LONELY by Jamie Brazil
Ripley says: Unique paranormal concept with a delightful sense of voice and humor.This book will entertain.
Soren says: I would work for the mining company plundering the depths of hell. I bet they have a good health plan
LINKS: AMAZON / B&N / KOBO / WINDTREE PRESS
THE INTERGALACTIC ADVENTURES OF QUEEN BEA by Jeanne Gransee Barker
Ripley says: Thrilled to see a YA sci-fi featuring a strong female lead. And I love that cover.
Soren says: I’m a total nerd, so I’m glad to see my brethren represented so well in this book.
THE DRUID’S DOORWAY by S.G. Daniels
Ripley says: Finally a great YA male lead character who is flawed rather than perfect.
Soren says: Some really quality illustrations in this book. I would love to own a poster of them.
Next month, I’m starting a new endeavor called RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST, and I wanted to invite all of you to get in on the ground floor.
As an independently published author, I’ve subscribed and submitted to countless e-book subscription lists. You know, those e-mails you find in your inbox full of free or cheap e-books you download but never actually read. As a reader and writer of young adult fiction, I’ve often wished there was a list exclusively for young adult literature. And as a picky reader, I’ve also wished someone was curating those lists, selecting books not just because an author paid them to, but because there was something about each book that they loved.
Many of you have seen and utilized the monthly book recommendations I put in my PSS Chronicles Newsletter. I am an avid reader and a very vocal book evangelist. When I fall for a book, I fall hard and want everyone else to experience the love of that book as well.
And so, with the help of my son Soren, a real, live young adult who is also passionate about books, we will be launching a YA only, weekly, curated, discount e-book subscription list to help both authors and readers find their niche.
WHAT MAKES RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST UNIQUE?
First, we’ll be focusing on our specialty, YA. We can’t do it all, but I know we can serve up quality selections for under $5 in the genre we love and know.
Second, we’re going to be picky. We’re not just going to take any book an author submits and pays for. RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST will ONLY feature books we ourselves would want to read, own, and spend our hard earned money on. And we’re going to tell you exactly why we selected the books we did.
Finally, we have big plans for the future. We want to cultivate our list into a vibrant YA reading and writing community. We hope to not only list books but to develop such features as Themed Lists (Example: YA books featuring autism), Monthly Reading Challenges, Book Clubs, Book Discussions, Guest Authors, Giveaways, and more. Getting in on it now allows you to be a part of exactly how RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST evolves and grows.
CALLING ALL YA READERS AND WRITERS
RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST will begin going out to subscribers the first week of April, but before that can happen we need readers and we need authors to submit their books. On the first count, because of the following I’ve built up around my series over the years through my website and social media, RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST already has a reach of close to 30,000 viewers. But we want to grow our list and blow that number out of the water.
So, if you are a reader of YA, you can sign up right here, right now.
If you’re an author, you can check out our AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS PAGE HERE for all the details.
And don’t forget to Meet the Curators of the list HERE.
Thank so much for your time, and Happy Reading.
By now, you’ve probably heard of “bundling” where groupings of books by different authors are sold together for one amazing price. Often, bundles are organized by a theme or genre, and they usually feature one or two very well known authors alongside some lesser known or indie authors.
Well, today, I’d like to present to you the incredibly awesome Legends and Dreams Book Bundle, featuring eight amazing books, all by fantastic female fantasy authors (and one token dude who can write too).
One great feature of this bundle is that YOU, the buyer, get to CHOOSE WHAT PRICE YOU’LL PAY for it, with an extremely low $3 minimum. For that amount, you get five books (a real steal) but at a second tier of $13, you’ll unlock THREE MORE and get all eight books. The full bundle of eight includes a book by best-selling author team, Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson, as well as the newly redesigned cover of GHOST HAND by Ripley Patton, the first book of the acclaimed YA paranormal thriller series, The PSS Chronicles.
If that isn’t enough incentive, another great aspect of this Bundle is that 10% of the profits goes to Stories for Students, a non-profit providing books for K-12 classrooms.
So, what are you waiting for? Go grab this bundle now, but don’t delay as this OFFER ENDS MARCH 3rd.
That Annual Day of Romance is upon us and my advice? Show yourself a little love by buying a bouquet of BOOKS! Well, technically, it’s called a Bundle, but I think “bouquet” works just as well. I know I’d much rather get books than flowers any day of the week, especially on Valentines.
So, here’s how it works. Right now, GHOST HAND, the first book of The PSS Chronicles, is selling in the Legends and Dreams book bundle on WeBundleIt HERE featuring 8 AMAZING books, including multiple-best-selling authors Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson!
And the way book Bundling works is pretty cool.
First, YOU get to set YOUR OWN PRICE for the Bundle (minimum of $3, but you can see that is a steal). If you pay under $13 you get 5 books, and if you pay over $13 you unlock three more books for a total of 8! That’s a lot of new authors to explore and enjoy.
Second, you get the NEW, REDESIGNED for 2015 cover of GHOST HAND.
Third, 10% of all proceeds GO TO THE CHARITY “Stories for Students” which focuses on providing free books for kids in K-12 classrooms.
So, why not give yourself some bookish love, support some great authors, and give to charity? I can’t think of a more romantic thing to do. Can you?
GO TO THE WE BUNDLE IT LINK