From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of teen novels Count
Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, and Danger in Time, comes
the new YA adventure series, Summer at Paradise Ranch.
Four months shy of turning sixteen, Lexi Montoya was still trying to come
to terms with her parents’ divorce and her mom's marriage to a man she met
online, relocating to Maui, Hawaii.
Choosing to remain with her dad in Seattle, Lexi had planned to spend
her first summer since the divorce hanging out with her boyfriend, Matt, and her
best friend, Robin. But her dad had other plans, insisting she spend the summer
visiting her mom and stepdad at his ranch called Paradise Ranch in Wailuku, in
Lexi went there with an attitude. Then she meets a cute Hawaiian guy
named Mitsuo, is thrown into a love triangle, becomes friends with a teen girl named
April who lives on a ranch next door; rides her first horse--an Arabian mare
named Poppy--learns to hula dance and surf, and finds herself embroiled in a
dangerous rescue mission when Poppy and another horse named Casper are stolen
from her stepfather’s ranch.
By the time her tropical summer adventure comes to an end, Lexi hates to
leave Maui and say goodbye to Mitsuo. But can she stay when Matt is waiting for
her back at home to pick up where they left off? Or will he lose her to a
Summer at Paradise Ranch is a great coming of age adventure with young
romance and mystery in paradise. Now available in eBook, print, and audio.
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R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of young adult novels, including Out for Blood, Count Dracula's Teenage Daughter, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Danger in Time, And Christmas Wishes: Laura's Story. His novels can be found in print, eBook, and audio.
The author has also written a number of bestselling teen and young adult related nonfiction books as well, including Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution, Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes, and Children and Criminality.
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Other fun and learning children’s books by the bestselling author include ABC’s of Earth’s Creatures, A Kangaroo’s Pouch, Christmas and the Lost Elf, Greeley the Mean Goat, The Runaway Rabbit Named Robbie, Toby the Talking Tree, Willa’s Halloween Adventure, and titles from the popular A to Z Things series, all available in eBook, print, and audio.
This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep.
The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.
They are unaware of the house's dark history--fifty years ago, a jealous husband snapped, murdering his wife, her lover, and sixteen-year-old daughter before killing himself.
But when Peyton begins to have nightmares about the crime and is haunted by a ghostly girl named Caitlyn, she begins to investigate with the help of the caretaker's cute son, Bryant.
As the two delve into the supernatural mystery surrounding the house, they discover that the events that led to the tragedy of fifty years ago are somehow intertwined with the present. In other words, history is repeating itself and Peyton, Bryant, and their parents are being drawn into a disturbing case of jealousy, possession, revenge, and murder, while seemingly powerless to prevent the inevitable from taking place all over again.
Caitlyn is a sixteen-year-old ghost who has had to relive the nightmare of being murdered by her father for half a century. When Peyton and her family arrive at the house where Caitlyn’s spirit has remained trapped, she feels a connection to Peyton and knows instinctively that it will take the two of them together to not only free Caitlyn at long last, but to prevent her tragedy from becoming one that Peyton too must endure.
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!
"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review
Sixteen-year-old honor student Kula Lockhart is a junior at Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan. It is one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.
As the half human, half vampire daughter of Count Dracula, Kula has become a target of those who seek to destroy vampires, in spite of her vamp guardians, Ivan and Amelia, and Kula's own growing sense of self-preservation that she inherited from her father.
In her latest crisis, Kula is devastated when her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt, is left clinging to life after a car accident orchestrated by a vampire hunter. When things reach a point of no return, Kula turns Eriq into a vampire to keep him alive forever.
Eriq must adjust to his new life as a vampire, even as he tries to hold onto his humanity. His love for Kula is the one constant in his life as is the unwanted presence of Sebastian LeBlanc, a half-vampire who has the hots for Kula.
Then there is Gabryela Roswell, Kula's vamp half-sister, and the gorgeous vamp, Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan, both jockeying for power and romance at Transylvanica High.
In the meantime, a pair of teen vampires is targeting the elderly of Harbor Heights for their blood, going against the new order of bottled human blood and blood drives.
As a police investigation is underway, with humans and vamps on edge, Kula is given the shock of her life when her birth mother she believed was dead, shows up in Harbor Heights. But is it a blessing or curse?
Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Diaries, will love the latest chapter in this captivating series.
Bonus material includes an excerpt of book four in the Transylvanica High series, Count Dracula's Daughters: Sisters at War; a prequel novella of the series, Vampire Classmates; a short story of horror and suspense, Vandals, and an excerpt from the author's Hawaii adventure and romance novel, Summer at Paradise Ranch.
Look for other bestselling young adult novels by R. Barri Flowers, including Christmas Wishes: Laura's Story, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, and Danger in Time. All are available in audio, eBook, and print.