Young Adult Novels

S’nat Wars and Double Vision were co-written with my daughter Julie Kimbrell. 

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About S’nat Wars: Everything should’ve changed the day vampires and shapeshifters came out to the world six years ago, but it didn’t–at least not for Gabi Daniels. She still sleeps, eats, runs, and goes to school. And when she’s out in public, she still can’t tell if the people she passes on the street are humans or actually Supernaturals, a.k.a. S’nats. No one else can, either, which is the problem. If S’nats have actually populated the globe for eons without anyone knowing, what else might be lurking out there, ready to pounce? Then Gabi’s dad, a lawyer, defends a vampire accused of murdering a human. His high-profile win results in threats from S’nat haters. To keep Gabi safe, he hires WatchDogs, Inc., a personal protection agency with bodyguards that actually shapeshift into dogs. Fray Matsen, a Rottweiler, has his work cut out for him and not just because he finds Gabi a big distraction. Is the threat really human? Or could it be S’nats with an agenda of their own? 

About Double VisionNo wonder Keely Laine has a chip on her shoulder. Her mom is missing, her dad’s in prison, and she has special abilities most people don’t appreciate or understand. Further complicating her situation, she’s one of the so-called Granger gang, a group of misfit teens living in foster care…but not for long, at least in Keely’s case. In a matter of days, she’ll be eighteen and an adult according to state law. How will she ever manage on her own? Sawyer McCabe, one of the Lejeune High’s elite, has had his eye on Keely for a while. She’s got brains and beauty in his opinion, but even the support and advice of her Granger friends can’t get him over the moat and past the invisible dragon guarding her private castle. Will Sawyer be ready when opportunity suddenly knocks in a most unexpected way? More important, will Keely?

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About The Cinderella Swap: Serena Montgomery has a secret psychic gift: when she touches someone for the first time she sees a flash of color that reveals that person’s soul. That makes it really hard to ignore Dugan Donovan, a boy trying to thank her for rescuing his little sister from a bully. One discreet touch reveals he’s perfect for her. Unfortunately, her juvie judge mom is just as certain he isn’t. And though Serena wouldn’t mind a secret boyfriend, Dugan respects her mom too much to cooperate. It’s mutual need that finally brings them together. Will their “Cinderella Swap” remain strictly business?  (Winner EPIC 2011)

About Nightmare, Interrupted: Myki Swenson has issues. Three months ago, her parents were murdered. Now her big brother Ray has dropped out of college to be there for her, just one more thing to feel bad about. Though weekly visits to her shrink have helped a little, Myki thinks that her nightmare journal is helping the most. That’s because she has devised a “dream scheme” that means reworking each one to give them the happy ending she hopes she’ll one day have. In spite of Ray’s support, recovery is a solo journey until Myki meets Josh Quinn, the new delivery guy at the ice cream parlor where she works. He’s willing and eager to be not only an emotional ally, but much more. Does she dare risk loving and losing again? (Winner EPIC 2012)

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About Stormswept: When Jenny Jefferson agrees to help her sister open a B&B, she doesn’t know that Jase Edwards will be working there, too. Jenny and Jase have history–an angry encounter at her sister’s wedding four years ago. This time around their chemistry is as intense and supercharged as the lightning snaking down from the storm clouds overhead. Not even a mischievous house ghost can distract them from each other. But something far more sinister lurks in the shadows, and its eye is on Jenny. Can she and Jase unravel the mystery of the house’s tragic past before history repeats itself?

About Jaguar Moon: Livvie Merrick hates the psychic gifts that make her different and cause nothing but trouble in her life. That’s especially true when she has a vision that the school’s star quarterback will break his leg. Naturally Livvie warns him–a warning misconstrued as a curse when it comes true. That makes for a lonely senior year until Alex Sawyer moves to town. Livvie is quickly lost in his big blue eyes. And though it’s clear that Alex is as attracted to her, she knows the day will come when he finds out what a freak she really is. What neither of them knows is that Alex is different, too, and the psychic gifts Livvie despises may be exactly what she needs to save him.

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About Operation Normal: Ally desperately wants “normal” for her half-sister Kayly, something she never had herself thanks to her liberated mom. First on her list of to-dos is contacting Kayly’s dad, who promised he’d stay out of Kayly’s life just as Ally’s own dad once did. When Kat leaves the country on assignment, Ally drops in on the guy to introduce him to his baby daughter. But Kayly’s dad doesn’t live there–her half brother, Zach, does. And his shocking offer to help Ally find “normal” is nothing compared to what happens next.

About Sidekicks: Mia Tagliaro was born with the ability to communicate with the dead, the reason her parents sent her to a weekend camp for kids with similar talents when she was just eight. With the help of seasoned clairvoyants, she learned that she wasn’t a freak at all. There were lots of other people just like her, in particular a boy camper her age named TC, who got vibes from the living and the dead.  By the end of their stay, Mia and TC had shared more than just secrets about their “sidekicks,” their nickname for psychic abilities. They shared a first kiss and a vow they’d never lose touch.  That was then. Now eighteen, Mia is quite comfortable in her skin and frequently passes along messages to the living from departed friends and family. She also helps the police with missing persons cases, loving the rush she gets when the lost are found. Though she hasn’t heard from her first crush, TC, for nearly a decade, Mia still thinks of him.  So it’s quite a shock when they run into each other at a school dance. Tall, athletic, and definitely gorgeous, TC, who calls himself Cooper now, seems just as amazing as she remembers. Then he tells her that his sidekicks deserted him years ago and actually uses the word freak when talking about them. Even worse, he lies when he says they can be friends again. Just when Mia is ready to give up on him, the ghost of Cooper’s dad begs her to try a little harder. But how can she reach a guy who not only thinks she’s a freak but deliberately keeps his distance?

 

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About Somewhere in the Middle – Though Everly Sayers makes every effort to be friendly to new student Roone Thorsen, he doesn’t actually acknowledge her until he needs help with physics. Tall and a little on the teddy-bear side physically speaking, Roone falls somewhere in the middle when it come to the guys in her senior class, words actually imprinted on the black cause bracelet he wears. Turns out they have more than seventh period study hall in common.  They’re both avoiding dating if for different reasons. Since the best way to deter wannabe suitors is to be involved in a real relationship, they decide to fake one even if it means they’ll have to show up at the Christmas dance as a couple. That night is an eye opener for Everly on several levels. First of all, Roone is quite a sight in his tux, which shows off his muscular frame instead of camouflaging it the way his boxy casual clothing does. Second, the kiss they share just for show somehow rocks her world. And third, with a flick of a finger, Roone mysteriously maneuvers a rogue chandelier that crashes to the crowded floor, saving a lot of dancers in the process. Or did he? Not quite believing her eyes, which suddenly have hearts in them, Everly is reluctant to admit that Roone is not only as far from somewhere in the middle as possible, he just might be out of this world.

 

 

 Wolf of My Heart Series

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About My Wolf: Andee Rivera has no idea what she’s getting into when she saves Jonah Killebrew from drowning in a chilly mountain lake. He’s badly injured–wild animal bites from the look of his wounds–and as a fledgling healer, she wants to help. But his bites are more than they seem, and all the herbs, potions and salves in the world may not be enough to save him.

About Wolf Run: Cassidy Norris has no choice but to believe in love at first sight when she meets Brody Anderson. But there’s more to Brody than meets the eye, and he tries to keep his distance from Cassidy. He’s in danger and doesn’t want her to be, too. When Cass is kidnapped in spite of all his efforts to keep her safe, Brody does the only thing he can do–resort to the supernatural to save her.

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About Wolf Way: Tehya Crane can’t begin to guess why Rhyan Knox braved a snowstorm to seek out Chief, her shaman grandfather. She can tell he’s already a shapeshifter, so doesn’t need help walking the Wolf Way, the usual reason teenage Quantauk boys come around. Then Rhyan confesses his dual nature was not his choice. Will Chief cure this lone wolf Tehya could so easily love? Or will she have to do it herself, revealing secret shamanistic powers she considers as much a curse as Rhyan’s shifting?

About Wolf Crazy: Zeke Sterling, the love of Skyler Walker’s life, went missing over a year ago, leaving her an emotional mess. Now he’s standing on her front porch with an earring and tats, still unaware that she adores him. If she dares believe his crazy story of abduction, teen gangs, and werewolves, will they both be wolf crazy?

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About His Wolf: Kidnapped at eighteen, secretly bitten and turned, Bronte Hannigan has lost over a year to a cruel Were and his wolf pack, members of a preter gang known as The Arm. Now that her Alpha’s crimes have finally caught up with him, she is determined to make a new life, the reason she’s braving a blizzard and an icy mountain road to get to Branson. Photographer and performer Erik Thorne lives alone in a cabin, surrounded by miles of Missouri woods. He’s at peace with his solitary world until a very special girl in a stolen truck literally crashes into it. Has fate in the form of Danu, a fiery goddess ancestor, sent Bronte’s truck careening into that ravine? Or is someone far more dangerous to blame–an evil Were who believes she knows too much about The Arm to live?

About Blood Wolf: Mattie Sheppard has an obsession–wolves. That’s why she’s spending the summer after high school graduation at Back to the Wild wolf sanctuary in the Colorado Rockies. While photographing and researching the animals she loves most, she meets Cam Halter, the moody hired hand who keeps to himself and just might be running from his past. Their first encounter isn’t pretty. Cam demands that Mattie destroy all photos taken of a magnificent white wolf she spotted in one of the compounds. Even more unbelievable, he actually expects her to promise him that she won’t mention the animal in the article she is writing for a local newspaper. Trying to get to the bottom of Cam’s crazy requests, Mattie gets only cryptic answers that leave her wondering why he is so afraid someone will see that beautiful white wolf. But that puzzle is nothing compared to the mystery of her growing feelings for him.

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About Wraith Wolf: While delivering meds in Hecate Woods, Wyoming, Anabeth Gray finds her favorite author and friend, Sam Ollson, on his kitchen floor. Naturally, she calls 911. Sam’s daughter promptly ships her dad to Laramie for his recuperation and asks Anabeth to pack up his house, clear indication she means for the move to be permanent. Anabeth agrees, but only because she loves Sam, who writes books featuring witches, werewolves, and ghosts. As she lovingly places Sam’s belongings in boxes, Anabeth begins to suspect that he just might be writing nonfiction instead of fiction. Her suspicions become reality when Logan Dalton, a friend of Sam’s, suddenly shows up. Way more than just another hottie with an attitude, Logan needs help of a supernatural nature, and with Sam out of the picture, Anabeth is the only person he can turn to.

About Shadow Wolf: Lily Vincent is on an Ozark Mountain road, heading toward her cousin’s house when she sees a guy in an arm cast trying to change a tire. Of course she stops to help. Cade No-Last-Name is not very friendly or forthcoming, something she blames on his uneasiness at being saved by a girl. Whatever, right? She’s certainly not looking for love even though he’s perfectly gorgeous and has amazing ice blue eyes. Her blurted suggestion that he buy her a coffee as thanks is as much a shock to her as it is to him. Cade’s mumbled excuse and hasty escape are all the answer she needs. They are nothing more than random travelers, briefly interacting on a cold winter night. Or not. Moonlight Ridge, Missouri, Lily’s new home, is a small town, and apparently Cade lives there, too. So seeing him with some guys at a local pub isn’t that weird until she walks up and congratulates him for getting his cast off. Cade’s answer? “Baby, you’ve got the wrong guy.” That gets a derisive laugh from his boisterous friends. Certain he’s really Cade, she has to wonder–Is he embarrassed, forgetful, or hiding the truth from his “friends”?