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Stacy AbramsVicki OriansCATCH ME WHEN I FALL/YA Paranormal Romance: “Being a Dreamcatcher isn’t as bad as you make it out to be, Daniel,” my partner, Marlene, said.
Greg FergusonPersistence of Shadows/Thriller: I see the man’s head before anything else, before his hunched shoulders or the two figures running in front.
Greg Ferguson A Hundred Frogs, Even/MG Contemporary: I would have given Mom a good-bye hug, but StepThad’s arm rested across her shoulder, like the two of them were glued together.
T.S. FergusonMillion Dollar Lunch / MG Contemporary: It was only the first day of food camp, and already Rome knew two things: one, there was such a thing as a mortal enemy, and two, it was going to be really tough to beat said enemy with a little sister at his side.
Greg FergusonSecrets In Translation/YA Contemporary: I could hardly wait -- no, you guessed it -- I could have waited forever, but my doom was not going to be postponed.
Stacy AbramsSUMMONED/YA supernatural suspense:I must be crazy working after school as a nurses' aide at a mental hospital where so many weird things happen.
Brett WrightTRULY AND FOREVER/Speculative YA: Of all the examination rooms in Dr. Jack's office, Room 3 was the one I hated most.
Brett WrightTAKING CHARGE/Contemporary: Brody Lang was getting laid, he just didn't know it yet.
Greg FergusonASHER LOCKE AND THE KNIGHTS OF ARCADIA / MG Fantasy Adventure: The straight razor made a whispery snikt as Asher freed the shiny edge from its metal handle.
T.S FergusonJamie Gilman KressWILD LIFE / Adult Urban Fantasy: Vegas seared the eyes of normal people.
T.S. FergusonHanna and the Horsemen/ YA Fantasy: The problem with having Death for a father is that he can be anywhere, at anytime.
T.S. FergusonLifeweaver - Epic Fantasy : Just once, Talyn wished he could be the guest of honor to something besides an aftermath.
T.S. FergusonALIEN PREP SCHOOL CONSPIRACY /YA science fiction: When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such a dumbass move.
T.S Ferguson ELUDING ILLUSIONS - Paranormal Romantic-Suspense: The clang of the grandfather clock rang out five times; the sixth strike sent a pang of fear through Emma's body.
Brett WrightKNIGHT FALL/adult science fiction: As a card caring scientist, I knew a lot of things: gravity sucked, sound didn’t travel through a vacuum, and chocolate really could make me feel better.
Greg FergusonAn Absence of Light / NA Sci-fi: The dead don’t blink.
T.S. FergusonINNER FLAME/YA Fantasy: Everything ends.
T.S. FergusonANOMALY/ YA Fantasy: I was born to stand out, but I always seem to fade into the background.
T.S. FergusonDragons Are People, Too/YA Urban Fantasy: Well, crap.
Greg Ferguson J5/YA Alternate History: Tacked to the wall in a wooden frame, a rustic little impostor amid much finer furnishings, our family portrait mocks us.
TS FergusonThe Silver Sphere/MG Fantasy: "What do you think it is?" Maya asked as she and her older sister Cecilia stood in a narrow alleyway between two shops, staring at a hovering silver sphere.
Peter SenftlebenSomebody That I Used To Know / YA Contemporary: I tear my gaze from the email's subject line to the sender's name, and adrenaline floods my veins, flushing out the numbness that sustained me these last few months.
T.S. FergusonThe Dragon's Pearl/YA Fantasy: Once upon a time, there was a girl named Misha who was neither kind nor beautiful, but very smart.
Greg FergusonCRASH DAYS / YA Literary Thriller: I believed in the healing power of parking garages.
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Brett WrightI Found You: YA ContemporaryThe motorcycle caught my eye first, but the rider took my breath away.
T.S. FergusonPirate Island/MG mystery: My best friend, Andy, strode into our summer writing class, his eyes widening in horror when he caught me airing out my pits, arms dangling to the sides gorilla style.
Greg FergusonOPERATION WITCHES/MG Contemporary: I knew Shannyn was going to lie before she opened her mouth.
PeterThe New Eden Chronicles: YA SF ThrillerTheresa’s a kicker--Mama and I struggle to keep her in the kitchen chair so the medics can find a vein and fill a vial with her blood.
Brett WrightBeyond the River/Literary Fiction: The narrow path led up and away from the rushing water to where the forest thwarted the sun and the river’s hiss diminished.
T.S. FergusonThe Legacy of the Eye/Sci-fi Romance: It might have been a symbolic gesture, but I was not budging.
T.S. FergusonWhere All the Missing Pieces Go/YA FantasyWaiting in front of Lord and Lady Crocket’s dining room, I could only think of one possible explanation for why I’d been summoned.
Stacy AbrahmsThe Return of the Mirage/YA MysteryI step up onto the concrete wall outside the Thrifty Inn and shade my eyes from the low sun, straining for a glimpse of the Speedway.
Greg FergusonThe Truth About Leaving/ YA Contemporary: The first time I met Dov, I was twirling in the foyer of Wilmette Academy.
T.S. FergusonMeditation/YA Thriller: I’m not sure what wakes me up first, the pounding in my head, or the cold concrete floor I’m lying on.
Greg FergusonDEATH BY HIGH HEELS/Mystery: Cops hate it when you vomit all over their crime scene – a mistake I had no desire to repeat.
T. S. FergusonHeart of Stone/YA Historical Supernatural: The carriage ride down from London has been brutal, but we dare not shift in our seats as long as Mama is watching.
Peter SenftlebenDRAGONEER/YA Fantasy:“Reyna, a princess does not spin about like some circus performer.”
T.S. FergusonTwelve Steps / YA Contemporary: There should be a support group for kids with perfect siblings.
T. S. FergusonBook Realm: The Keeper's Heartstone/MG Fantasy: Careful not to smudge the sparkling clean glass, I peer through the door of Read It & Weep.
Greg FergusonBLOODFRUIT/ YA Urban Fantasy: A no-kill order was unprecedented in Hell.
Greg FergusonEDGE OF LIFE/YA Contemporary Romance with Magical Realism: Leaning forward, I looked down.
Peter SenftlebenArrows/YA contemporary myth retelling: Karma didn’t see me the night I made her fall in love.
T.S. Ferguson According to Legends/MG Fantasy: In the quiet stillness of Imaginatia, a river waited.
TS FergusonMutiny/Space Opera: Mac's face burned from lying on hot sand.
Brett Wright, Bloomsbury Driven Commercial Fiction Stretching as he exited his car, Jimmy Rickliefs smiled; it was good to be home.
Brett WrightHeritage Blade Awakening/YA Urban Fantasy: Killing was one of those things that grew easier with time, that and tight rope walking.
TS FergusonThe Hwajaeng Gene/YA Sci-fi: The first thing I experience is light.
Stacy AbramsThe Gear'd Heart/NA SteamPunk: The clouds thickened as Keira picked her way down the muddy slope toward the grotto.
T.S. FergusonDragon's Treasure/ NA Fantasy: A bone-deep tremor snaked down Olivia’s back as she hurried along through the unfamiliar forest.
Greg FergusonNUMBERED/YA Horror:Our families were tight, but it was obvious Karen's mom was nervous having me in the house.
Greg FergusonRAINBOW TEARS/Upmarket Women's Fiction: I was 392 days old when my big brother died.
T.S. FergusonA Pretty Pirate Pickle/MG Contemporary: Only two things stand between me and the front end of my daddy's ship--two tall, loud things with bad jump shots.
T. S. FergusonThe Kingdom Legend: Beyond the Castle Walls/Middle Grade FantasyAgmund’s dark hair and eyes mimicked his father’s, but he wasn’t human.
brett Wright.Little Devils/ MG Fantasy.The second worst feeling in the world is realising you’ve just done something mammothly, brontosaurusly stupid.
Brett WrightSpeciation/YA light SyFy: Six — minutes I am late.
T.S. FergusonThe God of Many Faces/YA FantasyThe second time Miya was almost kidnapped (they made it all the way to the van), her mother sat her down on the bed and gave her the talk.
T.S FergusonLetters to Disappointment/Women's Fiction: I write to you from the belly of this Phony War; for that is what they are calling it now.
Brett Wright, Bloomsbury Sarita/Middle Grade Historical: “ELI DID WHAT?”
T.S. FergusonThe Princess Who Was Not/MG Fantasy“You are not my daughter.”
T.S. FergusonFutureShock/YA time travel: "They can take our freedom, but they can never take our French fries!"
T.S. FergusonOF STARSHINE AND ASHES/YA SciFi: She appeared in late afternoon, at the tree line where our mowed grass ended and the wild woods began.
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