Hickville Confessions by Mary Karlik

Hickville Confessions by Mary KarlikA YA novel of 83,000 words, copyedited by Moonshell Books, Inc. in February 2015.

New town. New look. New beginning. High school junior Ryan Quinn has a past. She will do just about anything to keep it hidden, even if means joining the ultra-conservative, no fun allowed, Purity Club. But secrets are hard to keep in a small town and when the Purity Club girls discover the truth, they viciously attack Ryan.

Justin is the kind of guy who can make Ryan forget her vow to change. He’s the kind of guy she should avoid at all costs. But he knows her soul secrets. He understands her and it is torture when she is away from him. But as she deals with the outward scars on her face and the inward shame of her past and Justin’s home life continues to spiral out of control, their relationship becomes as convoluted as their home life. Will they find the courage to open their hearts to each other in spite of their family drama?

Little White Castles—Jodie Esch

Little White Castles by Jodie EschA young adult novella of 40,000 words, copyedited by Moonshell Books, Inc., in February 2014.

All Rachel wants is to unravel the mystery of her missing mother. Why did she disappear over a decade ago without saying goodbye? With the support of her friends Steph and Dylan, and the guidance of her Tarot cards, she must decide if the explanation lies in a faraway town.

A family emergency and her mother’s odd behavior threaten to disrupt her quest. But the Tarot and a new friend with psychic powers give her courage to find the answers that really matter.

Can the truth transcend Rachel’s fantasies?

Drawn by Cecilia Gray

Drawn—Cecilia Gray

A novella of 45,000 words, copyedited by Moonshell Books, October 2013.

Sasha has a secret—that she can make you spill your secret with nothing more than a question. Her strange gift makes her a burden to her foster family and a total freak of nature. Not that Sasha cares. Why should she when no one cares about her? Then the CIA knocks on her door. They want to give Sasha a new identity and drop her into a foreign country to infiltrate a ring of zealous graffiti terrorists. They want to give Sasha something to care about. To survive a world where no one is who they seem, Sasha needs to make people trust her. But when that trust blossoms into love, Sasha is forced to decide between duty and friendship, between her mind and her heart, and whether to tell the truth or keep her secrets.

A Lady of Resources by Shelley Adina

A Lady of Resources—Shelley Adina

A steampunk novel of 66,000 words, copyedited by Moonshell Books, September 2013.

You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family … or can you?

Now sixteen, the twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called “the Mopsies” in years … except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm. Upon her graduation from school, Lizzie is awarded an enormous honor—but can she pay the price? Is she ready to be separated from Maggie and become the woman she believes she was meant to be—or will old habits tempt her into defiance and plunge her into disaster? On a dare, Lizzie picks the wrong man’s pocket and nearly loses her life. But these frightening events bear unexpected fruit: The dream Lizzie holds closest to her heart comes true in a most unexpected way. But this dream, too, comes with a price. Lizzie must decide whether her true family is the one she was born to … or the one she chose that long-ago day when the Lady of Devices steamed into their lives …

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Little White Magic by Jodie Esch

Little White Magic—Jodie Esch

A young adult novel of 52,000 words, copyedited by Moonshell Books in August 2013.

Rachel and her best friend Steph are spending the summer as junior counselors working at a camp in Vermont. But Rachel’s on a mission. What’s a girl supposed to do when she needs a new boyfriend? Enlist the help of a tarot reader, trust the cards, and embrace the journey. Spiral into an adventure filled with startling revelations, where nothing is as it appears—and a mysterious, scarred young man’s  talents seem almost magical.