Here we go again! Another school year is about to begin. After you get the kids ready for reading, writing and 'rithmetic, treat yourself to some new eBooks to keep you entertained through fall. Here are 21 discounted titles from Clean Indie Reads authors, all with a high school or college theme. Many genres: romance, sports, new adult, YA, coming of age, fantasy, paranormal. Priced FREE through 2.99. Sale ends September 8. Note: please check all prices before clicking the "BUY" button. Each individual author is responsible for ensuring the correct sale price for her book(s).
by Nadine Keels
Coming of Age, Romance
She awoke with a gasp, sitting up. God? Was that You?
A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.
But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.
A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine. 1.99 on Amazon
World of the Innocent
by Nadine Keels
Adult/New Adult contemporary fiction;may also be of interest to a Young Adult audience
“Are you ready to love this young man?”
Jhoi: she’s poetic. She’s guarded. And she couldn’t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas. Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans. But he’s so remarkably...strange.
Still, Marcas touches Jhoi’s soul. And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate friendship and becoming a steward of an era.
A tale of love, enduring belief, and the meaning of innocence—based on a true story. 99c on Amazon
The Fearful Heart
by Cherry Christensen
New Adult, Coming of Age
The heart must be protected at all costs... but will Cassidy be able to afford the price? Cassidy has distanced herself from childhood friend, Tristan. She’s moved on from their days of best friend-hood and is attending college. And dating one of the most eligible males on campus. Life couldn’t be better. Really. Tristan has devoted himself to Cassidy since they were children together. But no matter what he did, she’s never treated him like more than her best friend. He knows they can have something deeper. If only he can find the key to unlocking her fearful heart. 99c on Amazon
by Lara Ann
Teen & Young Adult, short story
Ash, devastated by the recent death of her mother, is finding it hard to cope.
Things begin to look up when she meets Bentley. He's been through a lot and together things seem to be improving.
Ash has a secret, it has the chance to make or break her.
She confides in Bentley, but has she made a huge mistake?
This short story can be read as a standalone. While this book contains no fantasy elements, it is a prequel to the contemporary fantasy series The Alora Chronicles. The first book in the series is Until I Sleep. 99c on Amazon
by Lara Ann
Clean fantasy romance story for fans of Keira Cass, Gail Carson Levine, Amanda Hocking and Maria V. Snyder
I’ve just met the perfect guy…pity he’s a figment of my imagination.
What happens when your dreams are better than reality?
Ash has been dreaming about Wyn, he’s different than anyone she’s ever met before. He’s been trying to convince her that he’s real and he needs her help.
It’s like something out of a fairytale, and we all know fairytales aren’t true…right? 99c on Amazon
by Lara Ann
Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
A modern day fairy tale. Although this is no Cinderella story. There is a prince and a magical world. But Ash is one girl who can take care of herself, and even manage to rescue her prince. She not only wants to be with her man, she wants to fight beside him. A sweet love story with a twist....
The selection Series meets The Mortal Instruments.
**Includes the bonus prequel story When I wake.**
by Marianne Sciucco
Teen & Young Adult, Coming of Age, Sports
Sometimes winning is everything.
Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin's determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She's got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She's swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone.
But when her desire to be just one of the girls collides with her desire to be the best Two Rivers has ever seen, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships to break a longstanding school record that comes with a $50,000 scholarship? 99c on Amazon
Whisper Bay: Oliver & Chloe, The Beginning
by Sybil Shae
Teen and Young Adult, Coming of Age
Meet Chloe Tyson and Oliver Pettigrew from Whisper Bay, a small community where everyone knows everyone or at least they think they do.
Oliver is a mysterious young man who has just returned home to Whisper Bay. No one really knows anything about him and really doesn’t seem to want to either. Except for Chloe, she needs to know all she can—her life as she knows it depends on it.
Can a socially awkward young man and a lonely young woman that has been deemed worthless by everyone who is supposed to love her, find hope—together? 99c on Amazon
by Franky Bow
“Follow your dreams, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Because that field’s not hiring.”
Molly Barda earned her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from a top-ten doctoral program. After a year of fruitless job-hunting, she finally landed a job at remote Mahina State University (“Where Your Future Begins Tomorrow!”), in rural Hawaii. Teaching resume-writing. In the Business School.
Molly longs for working air conditioning. She sits on a yoga ball because there is no budget for office furniture. Her dean, unwilling to lose paying customers, won’t let her report cheating students.
But Molly’s determined to bloom where she’s planted, enjoy the tropical beauty of her new home, and stay out of trouble until she gets tenure.
Forced to attend the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat, Professor Molly brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. When a serial harasser collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the event goes from dull to disastrous.
Now Molly has to fight to keep her best friend out of the worst kind of trouble — and herself off the unemployment line.
Julia the Secret Keeper
by Franky Brown
Everyone has a secret...and college junior Julia Fairfield knows them all. She is the one her family and friends tell all their secrets to. She never expected the shocking secret her mother asks her to keep, and she isn't sure if she can keep it a secret for long. Dealing with major changes in her life, the only one who understands her is Nick...the guy her best friend is in love with. She soon learns that on a rollercoaster ride through a world of hilarious secrets, love can take you by surprise. 99c on Amazon
by Crystal Walton
Coming of Age Romance, Clean College Romance, Musician Romance, Christian Fiction
If there's one thing she's learned to be good at, it's keeping walls around her heart. Until she sees herself through his eyes.
Twenty-one-year-old Emma Matthews lost the song inside her the same night she lost her dad. With an unfulfilled promise to make something of her life, the pressure of taking care of her mom, and an ultimatum threatening her junior year of college, maybe it's better that way. You can't hurt if you can't feel.
But when the reflection she sees in musician Riley Preston's eyes borders dangerously close to the one she's spent the last five years searching for, Emma wrestles to guard her heart from its fiercest desire.
Terrified of what she's experiencing, and even more afraid of what she might lose, Emma grapples for the courage to hold on to one dream without abandoning the promise of another. 99c on Amazon
The Last Great Wizard of Yden (Yden Series Book 1)
by Suzanne G. Rogers
Teen & Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Time Travel, Sword & Sorcery
Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension—if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies? Includes a bonus Yden short story, RAN! FREE on Amazon
Out of My League
(Madison Musicians Book 2)
by Jennifer McCoy Blaske
Romance, Contemporary, & Women's Fiction
College freshman Annie O'Connor gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she's hired to play keyboard alongside the amazing guitarist, Scott Stewart. He's the perfect guy and she's determined to get him to notice her as more than another musician.
In her quest to woo a guy who's clearly out of her league, she stumbles across an Internet article called "5 Ways to Make a Guy Go Crazy Over You." Maybe this is just the answer Annie is looking for.
However, Annie soon finds out that there are never easy solutions to life’s challenges, and that relationships — and people — are more complicated than she originally thought.
(U R Missing Book 2)
by Bridget Burnett
Contemporary Christian Romance
DUPLICITY. How do you keep two separate lives separate...
How do you tell the girl of your dreams that you’re the clown she’s in love with? When Andi told him goodbye last year, Oliver sadly put away the clown suit. He trudges his way through his daily routine, certain that he’s lost the love of his life. Meanwhile, Andrea’s homecoming isn’t as pleasant as she’d hoped. Unsettled about her future, she goes to college in Essex. When Oliver learns that she’s been seen at the rink, he brings back the clown, buying some time while hoping to connect with her outside the rink. When they do meet, things take an unexpected twist... Oliver continues leading a double life, while trying to convince Andi to take a chance on love.
(The Star Series Book 1)
by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Teen & Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Hadley Daniels is tired of feeling invisible.
After Hadley’s best friend moves away and she gets on the bad side of some girls at school, she goes to spend the summer with her grandparents in the Lake Michigan resort town of Grand Haven. Her next door neighbor is none other than teen TV star Simone Hendrickson, who is everything Hadley longs to be—pretty, popular, and famous—and she’s thrilled when Simone treats her like a friend.
Being popular is a lot harder than it looks.
It’s fun and flattering when Simone includes her in her circle, though Hadley is puzzled about why her new friend refuses to discuss her former Hollywood life. Caught up with Simone, Hadley finds herself ignoring her quiet, steadfast friend, Charlotte.
To make things even more complicated, along comes Nick Jenkins…
He’s sweet, good-looking, and Hadley can be herself around him without all the fake drama. However, the mean girls have other ideas and they fill Nick’s head with lies about Hadley, sending him running back to his ex-girlfriend and leaving Hadley heartbroken.
So when her parents decide to relocate to Grand Haven, Hadley hopes things will change when school starts…only to be disappointed once again.
Cliques. Back-stabbing. Love gone bad. Is this really what it’s like to live… Next Door To A Star? 99c on Amazon
Competing With The Star
(The Star Series Book 2)
by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Teen & Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Hadley Daniels's life seems perfect...
Before the beginning of sophomore year of high school, Hadley and her family move to a beautiful beach town, where she makes amazing new friends and lands the boyfriend of her dreams--Nick Jenkins. He's the kind of guy every girl swoons over, and it isn't long until Hadley discovers some are still swooning.
A famous ex-girlfriend makes matters more complicated...
After some time dating, Hadley and Nick form a deep bond. But insecurity sets in when Hadley discovers her boyfriend once had a huge crush on her friend--who just happens to be the beautiful former teen TV star, Simone Hendrickson.
The past is the past--or so they say...
Hadley confronts Nick, who confesses about his history with Simone. Though he claims to only have eyes for Hadley now, it's hard to believe--especially when she's blindsided with the news that Nick and Simone kissed after school.
Now Hadley must determine who is telling the truth. Love, betrayal, friendship...who needs soap opera drama when you're busy competing with a star? 99c on Amazon
by Angela CarlingYoung Adult, Sweet Romance
For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she is Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her? 99c on Amazon / Apple / Barnes & Noble
by Angela Carling
Young Adult, Paranormal
Jennie Townsend is unlucky in love, so she is immediately suspicious when a mysterious new student named Nate tries to gain her friendship. But there is something special about Nate, and in spite of her best efforts Jennie finds her feelings for the boy growing deeper every day.
In fact, Nate is more special than Jennie can even imagine. He is a guardian angel, sent to protect Jennie during a most dangerous time in her life. To do so, he must first become close to her – but not too close. The rules for Protectors warn against physical contact and strictly forbid falling in love. But the more time Nate spends with Jennie, the harder the rules are to follow. Will Nate be able to save Jennie from a premature end, or will his own emotions – and Jennie's – get in the way of completing the task for which he was specifically chosen? FREE on Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Apple
Prepared: an Archaeological Mystery (The Great Thirst Archaeological Mystery Serial Book 1)
by Mary C. Findley
Small town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.
Talia's archaeologist aunt and uncle may have lost their last clue to artifact thieves. A government ultimatum might undo every lesson they have taught their students about keeping the Word safe. FREE on Amazon
by Ines Bautista-Yao
Teen & Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
When they have nothing better to do, college students Billie Santiago and Carlos Angeles enjoy imagining what their lives will be like five years into the future. It’s never serious—just a whole lot of teasing and poking fun at each other. Till blindingly handsome, PR professional Iñigo Antonio saunters into the university bookstore where Billie works. All of a sudden, she finds herself face to face with the physical manifestation of the very dream she tells Carlos about.
Captivated by Iñigo’s magnetic personality, Billie is lured into his dazzlingly glamorous world—much to Carlos’s frustration. But as Billie notices Iñigo might not be playing by the rules, Carlos begs her to stay away from him. When Billie doesn’t listen, she realizes too late that she is in over her head and it may take a miracle (or a boy who cares deeply about her) to get her out of it. 99c on Amazon
What Dreams May Come: In Dreams, book 1
by Beth M. Honeycutt
Teen & Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
He knows her darkest secrets, sees into her dreams. Math class will never be the same.
Reality is overrated. Or so Ellie Cross believes. She greatly prefers the dreams she shares with her lifelong BFF and secret crush, Gabe, to her real life. And okay, so yeah, lately Ellie’s noticed that Gabe’s kinda hot. Make that incredibly hot. But that doesn’t mean she’s crazy or anything. And so what if she happens to have an itsy-bitsy crush on her reality-challenged friend? Who’s it hurting, really? Even better, since he isn’t real, she can tell dream-guy-Gabe anything, without ever worrying that he’ll ditch her for someone cooler or embarrass her by blabbing her secrets.
But things are about to get complicated, because there’s a new guy in school—a guy with hauntingly familiar eyes. A guy who knows things about Ellie that he shouldn’t have any way of knowing… 2.99 on Amazon
Junior year has been tough on Thalía Reynari. A new high school, trying to fit in with new friends, schoolwork, family commitments.With everything going on in her life, Thalía could use a break, an adventure. So when Thalía meets Christopher Cooper, the most gorgeous guy in town, her life should change for the better, right?
Don’t bet on it.
Thalía and Christopher find themselves caught in the middle of a simmering feud that’s kept the two families apart for a decade. And no one is sure if young love will be enough to bridge this divide.
As they hide their relationship behind masks Thalía must decide if this new love is worth losing her parents’ approval.
First-time novelist Audrey Rich imbues Masquerading Our Love with the joy and pain of how teens live life today as they wrestle with love, friendship, and faith. Thalía, Christopher, and Rich’s entire cast of characters is so vibrant, so alive, that they’re sure to leap off the page—and into your heart.
Buy this stand alone novel now to lose yourself in a clean and wholesome, heartwarming story about young love determined to stay together...even when it’s forbidden. 99c on Amazon
We hope you enjoyed our Back to School eBook Sale!