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Initial post: 11 Jan 2011 22:46:59 GMT
Darkiss says:
Hi All

Placed a post on here looking for new authors to review on I got such a great response that I will be taking on some new reviewer to help me out.

One of my new reviewers is still in school so now I am looking for new fantasy/sci-fi/steampunk/urban fantasy authors who write for early teens. Don't restrict your suggestions to the genres I just listed. If it's a good book and the right age group then it will be considered.

Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

If you are an author and you suggest your own book please include an email address so that we can contact you if your book is reviewed.



Posted on 12 Jan 2011 08:59:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2011 09:00:47 GMT
The Magic Scales: Book One of the Denthan Series

Below is a review I wholehartedly agree with... However, as a monster lover, I would have given it 5 stars.

I have read 'The Magic Scales' by Sam Wilding as part of my ongoing project to investigate relatively unknown authors.

James Peck is a young boy whose father has disappeared and whose mother is, let's say, not the easiest person to live with. Speculation is rife amongst the inhabitants of the small Scottish village of Drumfintley as to what might have happened. As if that wasn't enough trouble, in his search for clues about his father, James comes across a speaking goldfish. Yes, pinch himself as he might, it is a goldfish and it talks. Before long, James, his best friend Craig and Bero, Craig's golden retriever, are caught up in adventures involving wizards, monsters and magical weapons. As with all good fantasy books, the stakes are high and time is running out fast.

Well, I very much doubt that Sam Wilding will be unknown for long. To turn a story revolving around a goldfish into a riveting read speaks of a talent above the ordinary. 'The Magic Scales' will have any monster loving eight year old glued to the pages. Well written, with plenty of funny moments, this book is a great example of the fantasy genre for older children. The only reason that it didn't get five stars from me is that I have never been a greatest fan of monsters. That I finished the book despite there being plenty, is in itself proof of how much I got caught up in the story.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2011 11:15:28 GMT
S. M. Dodd says:
My son aged 17 has just had a book published with Authorhouse it is called "The Golden Circle" by Christopher S Dodd. It is available from Authorhouse themselves or amazon and amazon kindle
email is
Mrs Dodd

(He has just finished writing the second book which will be out later in the year)

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 00:04:34 GMT
My daughter is 14 and has recently thoroughly enjoyed both Aprilynne Pike's Wings anSpells: A new kind of faerie tale (Laurel) and also Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series, Uglies (Uglies Quartet). (I've now got to hunt down the latest one called "Extras"!)

You could check my books out here. They're fantasy adventures for children aged 10+/early teens: Blood and Allegiance and Escape and Betrayal - The Second Book of Athlandia. You can contact me through my professional address

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2011 10:13:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jan 2011 10:20:22 GMT
S. M. Dodd says:
My son aged 17 has just had a book published with Authorhouse it is called "The Golden Circle" by Christopher S Dodd. It is available from Authorhouse themselves or amazon and amazon kindle
email is
Mrs Dodd

The book starts like this:

"When Bria, a young middle-class girl, is kidnapped from her home town in Vordona, further complications lead her to start a journey through the Sharkain World towards the Forbidden Realm - a place full of magic and powerful individuals.
As it becomes apparent that her entire life has been a lie, the Queen reveals a very dark secret about her past. Now, coming to terms with her new responsibilities in the world, she must make choices... choices that will lead to unimaginable sacrifice.

Death is around you... Betrayal is at fault!"

(He has just finished writing the second book which will be out later in the year)

Posted on 7 Mar 2011 10:08:10 GMT
Cormac Mac says:
Crime writer Sam Millar's young adult book Neenah: The Dark Journey is finally out for Kindle and at less than a quid! A great story for young and not so young.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2011 12:30:42 GMT

Can I suggest my debut novel? The Malachi Mysteries: Wellington's Story. So far has been very well received by young and old readers. As well as being an exciting adventure story set in central London the book also has maps, photos and biographies so it is educational too. Well worth a look. It's available on Amazon and other on-line book stores.

When a family from New Zealand embark on their holiday of a lifetime little do they realise what they are letting themselves in for. A traffic accident changes everything as the children, Rory & Sarah, are catapulted into another world full of famous figures from the past.

Meanwhile, the Malachis of London (the returned spirits of statues) are preparing for their annual contest but the unexpected arrival of the two children means they have to change their plans to help them return to their own dimension with The Duke of Wellington, as witness to the children's accident, becoming their guardian angel.

Will the children complete their quest in time or will they have to stay in the Malachi dimension forever?

Posted on 7 Mar 2011 20:29:22 GMT
Giventofly says:

Can I suggest my novel
Lords of the immoral land (The Corshan Trilogy)

You can contact me through

Posted on 8 Mar 2011 14:27:13 GMT
Chris Peek says:
The one I have come across recently which was really good is Ben Street. The whole family took to this, adults (well, we call ourselves that) included. Its a mystery with real pace and humour with supernatural thrown in. I would certainly think it's just right for your reviews.
Ben Street: Secret of the Lost Soul Pt. 1: A Ben Street Mystery Book One

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2011 14:38:44 GMT
S. M. Dodd says:
"The Golden Circle" by Christopher S Dodd in book form or on Kindle.
Contact email is -

Posted on 8 Mar 2011 14:43:20 GMT
If you're interested in reviewing 'historical' fantasy, try this Scottish epic:


That's how a Hollywood producer has described THE SCYTHIAN STONE series. Episode 1, THE BLACKGLOOM BOUNTY is now available in the UK Kindle format (or hardcover if you prefer) followed by episode 2, THE REGENTS OF RHUM.

Highly touted in the U.S. national media, this medieval fantasy series appeals to the whole spectrum of fantasy readers but particularly to those seeking an extended story arc, a bit of romance and more 'realism' in their fantasy fare. Try a free Kindle sample on your PC, iPhone or Kindle Reader.

The Blackgloom Bounty
The Regents of Rhum

Posted on 21 Mar 2011 07:16:08 GMT
I have three young adult titles available:

The Darkling Wind
Shadow Born
The Tinkerer's Daughter

I also have an urban fantasy for more mature audiences:
Karma Crossed

If you're interested in reviewing any of the above, please contact me at

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 11:47:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Mar 2011 11:48:54 GMT
HouseLover says:
I think my book Snofjell might be of interest. It was originally aimed at kids, but it seems to have universal appeal with a fair number of adults buying it for themselves! You can search inside on Amazon, it's available on Kindle and is also available from the major bookshops as well (Waterstones, WH Smith, Blackwells, Book Depository) A sequel is planned if this one continues to do well!
Synopsis: "When Harriet goes to visit her Norwegian grandparents in the winter of 1927, she and her friend Espen are unprepared for the magical adventure that awaits them. Harriet tells us her story as an old woman, as she looks back on an experience that she will never forget. When the very future of Norway lay in the hands of a ten year old girl and a nine year old boy..."
Hope you like it ;) Email address is

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 14:12:56 GMT
Paul Hilton says:
Hi, may I suggest Midfright Tales or Curses on Kindle. Midfright Tales contains ten dark tales which will keep your imagination working. Curses is a longer dark tale which will hold your interest to the very end. These books are well worth it and they don't cost the earth!Midfright Tales 1andCurses (A Midfright Story) My email is

Posted on 22 Mar 2011 18:54:01 GMT
Gibbs93 says:
Gotta suggest my own collection here.. Tumbling Talesnot actually a novel, but its an anthology of short stories/poems - some of the pieces I actually wrote during my teens (and then edited/improved later on, of course) and alot of the themes are along the lines of growing up, venturing out into the world, leaving childhood behind, and things like that. Its fantasy, lots of fairytale type structures and suchlike :)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2011 19:04:41 GMT
Dragonfire is not yet kindled, but it is available on Amazon. It's gone down well with the target age group and adults too. It's the first of a trilogy, all of which are out now and I'd love a review. If you'd like me to send you a free, copy my e mail is

Posted on 22 Mar 2011 22:30:53 GMT
B. Booth says:
The Mortal Instruments Series by CASSANDRA CLARE. It's urban fantasy; absolutely perfect for teenage girls. 13-16 would be the perfect age range I think. I'm 16 but I started reading them when I was 14. Mortal Instruments used to be a trilogy but she's releasing three more (4th released this April) and also they're being made into films :-) There's also a trilogy (yet to be completed, only the first book has been done so far) of the prequel to the mortal instruments series called the infernal devices trilogy. Mortal Instruments is better though. Can't go wrong.
MI Series: First Book= City of Bones.
ID (prequel) Series: First Book= Clockwork Angel.

Posted on 22 Mar 2011 23:51:05 GMT
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Posted on 23 Mar 2011 18:45:04 GMT
Excuse the selfless self-promotion, but my novel, Trapped on Draconica, is kinda aimed at the teenage market and I think younger teens will get as much enjoyment out of it as the older market (a lot of the content and humour is inspired by Naruto and books of that genre - and they are meant for younger readers). It's a mixture of fantasy and manga, with japanese style artwork to compliment the story, you can think of it as a mix between a comic/novel and it is an exciting read for anyone. Currently only available as a ebook, but a hard copy will be out later in the year.

You can check out the link below to it. If you want to know further info, please contact me on


Trapped on Draconica

Posted on 24 Mar 2011 12:55:52 GMT
J. D. Moy says:
I am a new author trying to kickstart a new career. My fantasy novel is called "The Dryad Project". It is the first in what I hope to be a trilogy. It is an adventure novel with plenty of action and suspense. Think J.R.R. Tolkien meets Tom Clancy. I specialize in character development and love to add a little humor to the mix. I am having a book signing in Bury St. Edmunds at the Waterstones on Butter Market St. on April 2. You can get it right here though at The Dryad Project. No matter your decision, thanks for doing this post. If reviewed you can reach me at

Posted on 25 Mar 2011 06:27:10 GMT
Hi! YA SciFi/Fantasy? Just the very thing:

Orc Quest: Prophecy Grog the Orc is a coward, and has been banished from the Bloodwolf Clan for failing the passage to adulthood. So begins his quest to find the last human on Garagol, who it is rumoured knows witchery and can give him back his courage.

The Knowledge of Time: Second Civilisation Earth 5036: When Gracie eavesdrops on her father's meetings with the Grammers, and learns of a library that travels through time, she must undertake a perilous journey predicted three thousand years before to save the knowledge of humanity from the Beasts.


In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 22:50:13 BDT
I am not the author, but I have just published The Dictator of Britannica for children aged 12-16.
It's a science-fantasy adventure, set in London and the south of England in the present time. There are underlying elements of magic and mystery within the story and it is the first in a series. One night when Danny is unable to sleep and during a freak thunderstorm, a stupendous lightning bolt flashes through his bedroom window, seeming to strike him, a postbox and a mirror all at once. When he has recovered from the shock, he goes to inspect the still-smoking mirror frame and sees his scared reflection in the glass. Only there is something not quite right about the boy in the mirror... Contact

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 14:24:32 BDT
The Twelve Quests - Book 1 - Bluebeard's Key - try this book. The first in a series of 12 which has had great reviews. My 11 year old loves the series

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 16:31:21 BDT
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Posted on 28 Mar 2011 19:58:55 BDT
J. M. Barlog says:

Minno is a humorous fantasy adventure of two 13-year-old girls on a quest to rescue one of the girl's parents in a strange land.
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