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Posted on Sep 26, 2009 10:19:03 AM PDT
'Let me introduce to you...a character' - "Daughter of New York"

Although categorized in the suspense/thriller genre, in this book you will find inspiration, action, drama, romance, poetry, creativity, heart and faith. The main character is multi-faceted and delivers on many levels all the while not losing herself in the process. Told with a very visual take on the story, and written in present tense, you will feel you are right there alongside this new emerging character.

Synopsis: In this fast-paced thriller, NYC becomes the chessboard for an elaborate cat-and-mouse game. Arthur Torpeddo, mogul by day, stealthy crime boss at night, wields his strategies to capture the elusive Lauren, 'Sewer Rat'. But while he launches the largest sweep imaginable, Lauren awakens to her true purpose forcing this villain to contend with one that could dangerously oppose him.

Available in paperback, just lowered to $6.99
also available in the Kindle version .99
and at Mobipocket .99 & Smashwords .99 direct link - Daughter Of New York

Author's site -

Read the book - see the story.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2009 8:51:10 PM PDT
Hi there! I'm an author, and I wanted to humbly suggest my fantasy/adventure novel called The Other Side of the Gate. It's about a 14 year old boy who is mysteriously spirited away to a strange world where humans have been taken for generations, and he's determined to discover why.

If it sounds interesting enough, you can find out more about the book on my writer's blog listed below, along with the book's Amazon page.

The Other Side of the Gate

Posted on Sep 25, 2009 10:47:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 25, 2009 10:48:55 AM PDT
Jane Powell says:
You have totally similar tastes in books as me - I highly recommend a new series - The Brannon's Path Novels by Robyn M. Schow. She only has two out right now, but the third should be coming soon. They have humor, romance, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural! I love them! Witch Way?: A Brannon's Path Noveland Where the Wind Sings: A Brannon's Path Novel

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2009 3:45:52 PM PDT
E. Gray says:
The Boy Next Door and Jinx by Meg Cabot were good. Shiver is a great paranormal romance. If you like Sarah Dessen then check out Susan Colasanti. I liked When It Happens by here. And also Perfect Chemistry by Elkeles had a few friends crying with happy tears at the end.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2009 12:12:00 AM PDT
Try anything by Louis Duncan. She wrote I Know What You Did Last Summer (totally different from the movie) and DOZENS of other really great YA mystery/paranormal/romance books. My favorite is The Third Eye.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009 2:33:40 AM PDT
J. Oflynn says:
Try Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte(a classic all must read)
Kissed by an Angel by Elizebeth Chandler(Romance,Mysrery and Murder)
The mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare(Fantasy,Romance,Humour)
House of Night by P.C and Kristen Cast(fantasy,romance,humour)
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman(romance,politic,Discrimination)
All great books. Plus anything by L.J Smith Vampire Diaries, Night World, Dark Visions etc.
Iread a lot too.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 6:40:09 PM PDT
Alicen says:
Read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. AMAZING! Inkheart is good too, though a little more early-teen-ish.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 11:45:15 AM PDT
You should definitely check out Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue. Young female protagonist. Tense drama. Light romance. Deep philosophical underpinnings. Great action/adventure. And the science fiction is very light, perfect for fantasy readers and non-sci-fi fans.

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2009 8:55:49 AM PDT
booklover31* says:
You should read "Urban Falcon" a new young adult novel! I think it would appeal to your interest in humor and romance!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2009 7:09:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2009 7:14:06 AM PDT
2Bookworms says:
I love The House Of Night series by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

1. Marked
2. Betrayed
3. Chosen
4. Untamed
5. Hunted
6. Tempted (out 10/27/09)

I bet you would also like:

The "Dead Is" Series by Marlene Perez
1. Dead Is The New Black
2. Dead Is A State Of Mind
3. Dead Is So Last Year

Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls Books:
1. I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You
2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy
3. Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2009 1:26:28 PM PDT
I've read a handful of books on your list and what I recommend is the Bard Academy Series by Cara Lockwood. There are three books (so basically its a trilogy) and they're all amazing.
1.)Wuthering High
2.)The Scarlett Letterman
3.) Mobey Clique

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 12:54:01 PM PDT
Linda Murray says:
Where the Wind Sings: A Brannon's Path Novel

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 12:03:45 PM PDT
Try Baling

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 4:39:39 PM PDT
Kelly Abell says:
I too am a James Patterson fan. You've read some heavy books for a teen girl. If you like James Patterson you might like Kay Hooper. She does some really nice Paranormal FBI Thrillers. Catherine Coulter's FBI thrillers are great too.

If you like scary and ghosty stuff try Haunted Destiny.

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 3:54:56 PM PDT
Here are a few that are very fun and they absolutely stimulate the imagination. There is also a great deal of humor in these fantasy reads: 'Gift of the Ancient Grove', 'Beyond the Red Mountains', 'The Hidden Forest', 'Valley of the Raven', and 'You, Me, Naideen, and a Bee' (Oct Release)...over 2000 have been sold in just the Sacramento CA area with no real promotion. Schools have been picking them up for kids from 5th grade to 12th grade. They appeal to a wide range of readers. Even the adults are loving these YA Fantasy novels. Can't go wrong!

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 3:49:55 PM PDT
On a quest to reunite with her lost family, Molly Fyde ends up on the adventure of a life time- finding herself along the way. Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue You just can't go wrong with this one. LOVED Harry Potter, Ender's Game, The Lord of the Rings, and yes, Twilight, etc - and I LOVED this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2009 9:18:38 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2008 3:05:21 PM PDT
New young adult series....The book THE HOUSE WITH DIRT WALLS speaks to the journey of a young woman to over come very difficult issues in her life... she does overcome the issues and learns to continue to empower herself dispite the fact that the people in her life who created the issues are still very much present in her life.... it is the first in a series of books and soon to be TV drama geared towards empowering young women...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2008 4:31:25 PM PDT
Here are my suggestions. A few have already been made but they are AMAZING!

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (If you like the host you'll love it!)
Vampire Kisses Series by Ellen Schrieber
Balefire and Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan
Blue Blood Series by Melissa De la Cruz
House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Anything by LJ Smith
Peeps and So Yesterday by Scott Westerfield
Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
A Wrinkle in Time and the Entire series or anything else by Madeline L'Engle
The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini is pretty tops
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Jennifer Scales Series by Mary Janice Davidson

And I'm sure I'm forgetting alot....

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2008 8:22:30 PM PDT
Maureen Johnson is a really good YA author for girls.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2008 7:42:52 AM PDT
Ashley says:

Two-way street by Lauren Barnholdt (romance)
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (romance, a lot of Sarah Dessen lovers like this author too)
Private Series by Kate Brian (mystery, a bit of romance)
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (kind of like the Bridget Jones Diary)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2008 6:44:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2008 7:04:47 AM PDT
Can I recommend The Secret of the Sundance Caves ... a magical adventure tale, set in the Caribbean, of a young girl who goes on a quest to discover both a secret in the caves of Bekano on the mystical island of Eryne and truths about herself. Good stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2008 3:08:33 PM PDT
Boric says:
Lots of good recommendations here - I also recommend Melina Marchetta, (Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca) and Helen Lowe's Thornspell.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2008 12:52:50 PM PDT
Anything by L.J. Smith

-The Secret Circle series
-The Vampire Diaries series
-The Forbidden Game Series
-The Dark Visions series (my favorite).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2008 6:53:23 AM PDT
DMC says:
Check out Switcher by Diane Mayer Christiansen. It's a series book and very fun fantasy. Good girl book. (
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