Four Up-and-Coming Young Adult Authors Read from Their Books


One Signed, Paperback Copy of:

  • The Ghost In Me By Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
  • Retribution By Kelsey Miller
  • Kiwi in Cat City By Vickie Johnstone

One eBook Copy of:

  • Cloud Nine By Melissa Smith

Four Up-and-Coming Young Adult Authors Read from Their Books

Jon Reisfeld
Jon Reisfeld

Welcome to a special author reading experience, where you will be treated to not one, but four, Indie authors reading excerpts from their Young Adult books. Listen to the ones that intrigue you. Then, comment on their readings or ask the authors questions in the Comments section below.

Shaunda Kennedy Wenger, Vickie Johnstone, Kelsey Miller and Melissa Smith are four of dozens of “Indie” authors featured in The Last Way Station Mega Book Tour. The tour, named in honor of my novelette, The Last Way Station, introduces a new, tag-team approach to virtual book touring. Click here to enter our tour sweepstakes (Grand Prize: a Kindle Fire) and here to learn more about our featured authors.

Shaunda Kennedy Wenger, The Ghost in Me

Story Summary for The Ghost in Me:

Like any other fourteen-year-old, Myri Monaco has problems that she doesn’t know how to deal with: a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, a mother who’s dating her science teacher, and a “punishment” for a

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science-project-gone-wrong that lands her in the last place she wants to be—at auditions for the school play. But most girls don’t have what Myri has—a ghost named Wren who not only lives at home, but who is willing to “trade places” whenever she is needed. Although Myri is reluctant, at first, Wren’s offer becomes a quick-and-easy solution when her problems intensify. However, this experience in ghostly possession soon takes Myri’s life to new levels. How much will Myri lose to avoid the problems mounting around her? How much will Wren take to fulfill her own desires?

Vickie Johnstone, Kiwi in Cat City

Story Summary for Kiwi in Cat City:

For children aged 9+, teens and adults…

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One dark night, Amy cannot sleep, and she looks out of the window into the garden to see her cat, Kiwi, transfixed by the moon, which is glowing brightly like a cat’s claw. Waking her brother, James, Amy suggests they follow Kiwi to see where she goes… whether it involves a hunt for mice or something else. Little do they know that, with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to magically change them into kittens and lead them on the adventure of their lives to a land they never knew existed in their wildest dreams. In the blue-lit world of Cat City, the budding detectives help Inspector Furrball solve the mystery of the missing catizens and find out what happened to Madame Purrfect.

Kelsey Miller: Retribution

Story Summary for Retribution:

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Not all Vampires drink blood… as Faolan, the reluctant wolf-heir to the Lyall Family, and a vampire killer, knows all too well. But even he is not prepared for the two Changelings who attack him one day during his patrol. The two young Vampires make no move to seriously harm Faolan, and despite his confusion at their odd behavior, he manages to escape. Shortly thereafter, another mysterious Vampire attacks him. Yet, instead of killing Faolan, she coerces him into joining her in a quest to kill the elusive vampire, Hunter. But questions abound: Can Faolan trust her? And why can’t he maintain his wolf form whenever he fights this Vampire? Faolan will have to work quickly to discover her secrets in time to save them both…

Melissa Smith: Cloud Nine

Story Summary for Clooud Nine:

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What happens when you meet your guardian angel? What if you don’t believe you need one? And what if someone unknown to you wants you out-of-the-way?

Claire Grayson is a self-reliant seventeen year old girl on the verge of graduating high school. Both her parents work long hours, so Claire pretty much takes care of herself. She even earns her own spending and gas money by working part time tutoring other students. Her best friends are the bright spots that keep her laughing through the trials and heart aches of adolescent life. After a recent breakup, it takes her a while to come back to the ’land of the living.‘ Then, when she finally decides to move on, she meets Sterling Warde.

Sterling is a Guardian. He helps people in need and guides them to a better understanding of living. While wrapping up one assignment, Sterling catches a glimpse of Claire and is startled by his reaction to her. Puzzled, he follows her to discover the source of the spark. What made her reach out and touch his nerves and steal his breath? When he finally reveals himself to her, he frightens her and she doesn’t want him around. But with time and patience, he works to see her safe.

Others have romantic designs on Claire and Sterling and want them for themselves. Together, Sterling and Claire will dissuade them. Someone will fall. Someone will hurt. And others will…


6 responses to “Four Up-and-Coming Young Adult Authors Read from Their Books

  1. They all sound so wonderfull! A great group!

  2. You have put together a great group of writers. Look forward to reading their books.

  3. All these books sound very good.

  4. Thanks for having us on your blog!

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