Dangerous Boys (Volume 1)

Dangerous Boys, Volume 1: Five complete novellas by Downunder Young Adult Authors

Genre: YA, anthology, contemporary, paranormal

Word count: approx 110,000

WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Sara Hantz: If Megan messes up one more time her parents will pull her out of boarding school and she’ll never see Dan—the guy she’s been crushing on since forever—again. So when she accidentally crashes a friend’s car, she needs to pay for the repairs… somehow. Desperate, she decides to use her way of knowing stuff to sell psychic dating advice. How hard can it be? Plenty hard. Especially when Megan’s forced to tell the meanest girl in school that Dan is going to ask her out. Only trouble is, Dan can’t stand the girl, leaving Megan begging him for a favor. Megan is in big trouble. She risks losing all the money she’s made and losing the one boy who does dangerous things to her heart.


TANGENT (a Liminals prequel) by Maree Anderson: For two years, lone wolf Rixon has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to treat her like a younger sibling, because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? Then Lily is snatched, and Rix discovers she’s being used in covert experiments. He moves heaven and earth to find her, but Lily is merely bait for the real target: Rix. To keep Lily alive, Rix must use a dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life… and risk becoming the one thing he vowed he would never be again: a killer.


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG by Vanessa Barneveld: Molly can’t stand seeing her pal Alex go from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League, and Micromanaging Molly figures serious interference is called for. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.

Alex has two secrets. Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, hanging around hospitals definitely counts as wasted time. Alex plans to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally confess secret number two. He’s in love with Molly. Can he tell her before his time is up?


RAISING HELL by Robyn Grady: Insanity runs in the family. Then again, so does warlock blood.

Four years ago, when Brinley Stone’s mom committed suicide, Brin went to live with her aunt in Boston. Now she’s back in her hometown, finishing her all important senior year at Hellaway High. Brin is ready to confront the ghosts from her past. Discovering an overly-protective half human, half demon in the attic is something else again. But the warlock Ruarc Bae is so much more than ‘melt into a puddle’ gorgeous. Bae has an unpleasant job to do. It starts with casting light on the murky secrets that drove Brin’s mother mad.


DANGEROUS HONESTY by Ebony McKenna: High school junior Bianca is faking the best possible life in Florida, as long she remembers all the lies she’s told. But when she teams up with seriously cute über geek Malcolm–because physics homework isn’t going to write itself–her carefully crafted stories start wobbling like spinning plates on bamboo poles. Bianca is torn between protecting those she loves and unburdening her reality to someone she can trust. Honesty is the best policy, but the truth will put everyone she loves at risk.


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About the author

Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She writes contemporary young adult fiction, including: FALLING FOR THE WRONG GUY (Entangled Crush), IN THE BLOOD and WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP (Entangled Teen), and the award winning THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN. Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing, working, or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV.

Connect with Sara: www.sarahantz.com

Maree Anderson writes paranormal romance, fantasy, and young adult books. She lives in beautiful New Zealand, home of hobbits, elves, and kiwis—both the fruit and the two-legged flightless variety. When she’s not writing, Maree’s got her nose in a book… and debating whether to wrestle with the espresso machine or settle for a plunger coffee. Her debut novel for young adults, FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH, was optioned for TV, and currently has over two million reads on Wattpad. LIMINAL, the first full length book in the Liminals series, was one of iBooks “Best Books of August 2013”. She’s current working on the sequel to LIMINAL.

Connect with Maree: www.mareeanderson.com

Three-time Golden Heart® finalist Vanessa Barneveld lives in Australia. Her debut Young Adult novel, THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE (Bloomsbury Spark), won Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s National Readers’ Choice Award. Vanessa’s pastimes include baking, iPhonography, and traveling the world on a quest to find the world’s greatest fries.

Connect with Vanessa: www.vanessabarneveld.com

Robyn Grady has sold millions of books worldwide, and features regularly on bestsellers lists and at award ceremonies, including The National Readers Choice, The Booksellers Best and Australia’s prestigious Romantic Book of the Year. When she’s not tapping out her next story, she enjoys the challenge of raising three very different daughters as well as dreaming about shooting the breeze with Stephen King during a month-long Mediterranean cruise. Robyn knows that writing is the best job on the planet and she loves to hear from her readers!

You can keep up with news on her latest releases at www.robyngrady.com

Ebony McKenna loves reading and writing young adult romances. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed 4-book ONDINE series, about a teenage girl whose pet ferret, Shambles, starts talking with a Scottish accent. Her most recent novel is the alternate-history 1916-ish, where Australian exchange student Ingrid Calloway joins a war re-enactment and is sucked through time to the Battle of the Somme. Clearly she likes putting her heroines through the wringer! Now living in Melbourne, Australia, Ebony loves trivia nights, train sets and the Eurovision Song Contest. She is also a world-champion procrastinator, so you’ll easily find her mucking about at www.ebonymckenna.com.
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Downunder Young Adult Authors
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Jun 5, 2016
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Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
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