Spotlight on Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Horror.
From March 20th to April 3rd, over 70 authors come together to give away hundreds of books. The YA Spring Fling is an opportunity for readers to find new books, new authors and take part in something very special. Here is a sneak peek of some of the books involved in the giveaway.
All are featured in the YA Spring Fling giveaway. Click here to win free books!
The Scourge by A.G. Henley
Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She's never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings' tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. And she's always known this day would come--the day she faces the Scourge alone.
The Universe Unbound Trilogy by Augusta Blythe
In WINTERBORNE, best friends Loie and Mia discover a world they never knew existed. In RAVENSTOKE, they learn to navigate their new paths. In THE YAWNING VOID, the stakes are raised even higher with innocent lives hanging in the balance and the girls in danger of losing everyone and everything they hold dear.
Dragon Blood 1: Pliethin by Avril Sabine
Amber's life is dramatically changed when she's forced to move to a small Queensland town. Dragons are no longer myths. She's caught up in their world of clans, ancient traditions and dangerous enemies.
The Witching Elm by CN Crawford
A young sorcerer named Toby escapes from a civil war in Maremount, an alternate version of Boston created after the Salem Witch Trials. In the form of a crow, he flies to a creaky old school in the center of downtown Boston. Along with his new friend Fiona, they discover magical secrets about the school as the civil war creeps from Maremount into Boston.
Bone Dry by Cady Vance
Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist...and a shaman. But when her cons lead to the death and disappearance of those around her, Holly races against the clock to save her mother's life, her town, and everything she's ever known.
Rosamund’s Heart by Cate Dean
When Rosamond convinces her friend Dan to explore a haunted castle, she expects them to find only a ghost or two. Instead they discover the missing prince, and stumble into the middle of a violent, desperate bid for the throne.
In order to save the injured Prince Jaren, and the boy she has loved since they first met, Rosamond must reach beyond her own violent past to find her courage.
And by choosing the path of courage, she may end up losing her heart.
The Edge of the Woods by Ceinwen Langley
A village surrounded by dangerous woods filled with fireflies and, so it's said, creatures. A girl trying to fight unfair laws to win a decent life for herself and her mother. A boy watching her from behind the trees.
Hegira by Ela Lond
Amanda believed she was alone in the world and afraid of never being able to escape her uncle's greedy clutches.. But then three men burst into the house, interrupting the wedding, and take her away. The intruders call themselves Elementals.
Sacrificed: The Last Oracle by Emily Wibberley
Fifteen-year-old Clio should have never been the Oracle. That power is passed from mother to eldest daughter, and Clio is the youngest of four sisters. But when her entire family is murdered by the king's adviser, Clio is left all alone and heir to a power she never wanted and doesn't understand...
Gifted by H.S. Stone
In a kingdom where the Gifteds are forced to fight to the death, Voima is fortunate that she is just a Regular. However, her brother, Vendd, isn’t so lucky. After he is captured, Voima, an outmatched Regular girl, must defeat the kingdom’s most dangerous Gifteds in order to save her brother from certain death.
Bound in Blue: Book One of the Sword Elements by Heather Hamilton-Senter
Rhi's ability to see magic as color places her at the center of a conflict between the ancient gods of Avalon. She must master this strange power and remake Excalibur - the Sword of Elements—but if she succeeds, Rhi will become more dangerous than any god. And gods don't like being challenged.
Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins
Laney Harris thinks there might be monsters in Fairy, Texas. She's right.
Hell is Coming (Watcher’s Series Book One) by NP Martin
A dark urban fantasy novel for lovers of strong female protagonists, loads of action and just a pinch of romance.
Of Introductions and Abductions: Monkey Queen Book One by Robert Dahlen
When Beth McGill, college student and geek girl, discovers that all around her is not what it seems, her life will be changed forever. She'll meet and team up with Michiko, the wisecracking teen hero known as the Monkey Queen, to rescue a mutual friend. It'll be a weekend they'll never forget...if they survive to see Monday morning.
White Hart by Sarah Dalton
Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.
The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.
In Mae's town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she's glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she'd have to follow.
Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She's out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.
Arcane by Sever Bronny
An Amazon bestseller in coming of age fantasy, Arcane is about three friends who endure a harrowing ordeal while apprenticing under a legendary warlock.
Pegasi and Prefects (Scholars and Sorcery #1) by Eleanor Beresford
Charley's final year at boarding school is complicated by an unwanted Games Captainship, a runaway pegasus, and falling in love with another girl. What is a reluctant Senior Prefect to do?
Waterborn and Waterdreamer by Kimberley James
Charms fade… "You don’t have to choose. You can be both. The girl with the charm, the girl without. They both suit you."
Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.
Somewhere Only We Know by Cheyanne Young
Sadie Bradford’s life is one anxiety attack after another. All she wants is to escape life's realities for the summer and hang out with her best friend Aaron. But her grandmother has other plans: Sadie will get a job. Sadie will do volunteer work. Sadie will make new friends - friends without brain injuries that make them forget everything...friends that aren’t Aaron.
Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech
I don't know who I am. I don't know what I am. All I know is that I'm being hunted, and this world is not my own.
Visions by Kimberley Readnour
Heather Reiner isn't your typical teenager. With abilities reaching far beyond the norm, she's just beginning to discover her possibilities. Join Heather and discover her mystical encounters.
The In-Betweener and Forever Between by Ann Christy – YA Post-apocalyptic science fiction
Two years have passed since humanity was suddenly divided into three types: humans, deaders and the frightening in-betweeners. Emily's world has grown quiet and ordered, her day bounded by a morning killing deaders at her fence and nights alone in a warehouse office. She's begun to believe it will always be so. That all changes when one of the deaders at the gate isn't a deader at all...and he has a message.
The Death Chronicles by J.E. Taylor
Nick Ramsay's future dreams crumble when he starts seeing Reapers and his dead father shows up at his doorstep. Nick's true lineage comes to light. Every choice he makes away from his true path has dire consequences. Death, Fate, Reapers, and Leviathan all play a part in this epic horror series.
Ghost Camera by Dacey Coates
A small number of cameras have the ability to capture ghosts on film. This gift comes at a steep price; the ghosts are resentful and hungry, and the cameras offer them a rare chance to reach their favourite prey… humans.
Jenine doesn’t know any of this when she finds an abandoned Polaroid camera in a lighthouse. At first she assumes the ghostly shapes in the photos are a glitch or a prank – but then the spirits begin to hunt her down, and she’s forced into a deadly race to free herself from the camera’s curse.
Mary Hades: Beginnings Box Set (Books One, Two, Plus Novellas) by Sarah Dalton
From My Daylight Monsters, to Possess. This box set features two full-length novels, one novella and two short stories, all arranged conveniently for maximum enjoyment. Immerse yourself in the macabre world of Mary Hades, a YA horror series with a difference.
Q & A with the organiser – Sarah Dalton
How can readers enter the YA Spring Fling giveaway?
Head over to my website Sarahdaltonbooks.com and find the page for the YA Spring Fling (handy hint, it’s HERE). Once you’re there you can browse through the books on offer, or check out more information about the participating authors.
You should see plenty of links prompting you to enter the giveaway. Simply fill out the Google document telling us which books you’d like to win, the format you prefer, and whether you would also like to win paperbacks and swag. It’s that simple. Pick the books you want and sign off.
How will I know I’ve won?
There are so many books on offer that I’d be surprised if you didn’t win something! So you will be hearing from us. ☺
After April 3rd, I will collate all the entries and pass them on to the participating authors. They will then choose the winners at random and Email the winners to let them know the good news.
Will my Email or personal details be used outside the giveaway?
Absolutely not. We’re all against spam and promise not to use your Email for anything other than contacting you as a winner. If you joined up to the YA Spring Fling mailing list you will receive one Email telling you the giveaway is open, and another warning you it is about to close. That’s it!
Is the giveaway open internationally?
Yes! But there are some paperbacks on offer that are region specific. Not all of our authors are sending paperbacks and swag internationally, purely because it costs us so much money and we ain’t made of it. ;)
We will ask for your country of residence in the Google document. That’s so we can work out the winners for region specific paperbacks more easily. Everything else is open internationally.
I have a question, who can I contact?
Me! Send me a message on Facebook. My Email might be clogged by answering author queries, so Facebook might be the easiest method.
Who can I tell about the giveaway? And what can I do to help spread the word?
You can tell everyone and anyone who might like YA books. If you’d like to spread the word it would be awesome if you could follow or like some of the authors and share their posts about the giveaway. You can find a full list of the participating authors and their social media links here.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! MAY YOU WIN MANY BOOKS!