Young Adult Historical Fiction Books

A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2 (Playing with Matches Book 0)

Praise for A Piece of Blue String: "Well written and engaging--enjoyed it!"

"A wonderful story of the youth in Germany during WW ll."

"A very moving historical story from a point of view that is rarely presented."

A companion short story to Playing with Matches.



Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy.



Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler's Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.

Attacked! (FREE YOUNG ADULT ACTION ADVENTURE) (Last Plane out of Paris Book 1)

Blending fact and fiction, this tale of adventure is set in 1940 and follows two men as they parachute into occupied France to rescue an aircraft designer, a man whose designs could decide the fate of the war.

Split into 6 parts, this account of one of the darkest times of World War 2 is a rip roaring tale that will have readers eagerly turning the pages right through to the exciting end.

In Part 1, Bill Edwards and Jim Willow have almost reached their destination when a Messerschmitt appears out of nowhere and blasts them out of the sky. Forced to walk to Nancy, they are shocked to find that things are not as they seem.

Why isn't anyone talking? Why is their plan doomed to fail? And, with the Germans closer than they had imagined, what propels Bill to travel deeper into France?

Escape from the Past: Game of Life: An Introduction

Overnight fifteen-year old Max is uprooted from the U.S. and finds himself struggling to adjust to life in Germany. Luckily he can escape reality and Michel, the bully in school, by playing computer games--most of the time. When Michel disappears under questionable circumstances, Max is too relieved to listen to his gut. He doesn't realize he's next in line...to disappear.

"Game of Life" is a short introduction to the ESCAPE FROM THE PAST trilogy, giving readers a glimpse of Max's life before he's sucked into the worst experience of his life, time-traveling to medieval Germany and surviving among blood-thirsty lords who stop at nothing to get Max's hide.

The Silent Invader

The Viking

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire)

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia-at any cost. Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family-and herself-Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans. Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be. In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Poison Dance (Midnight Thief)

James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin's Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out-if he'll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that's forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. Poison Dance is approximately 14,000 words long, or 54 printed pages. The paperback version of Poison Dance also includes two deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes articles from the author on writing James's character.

Australia Twice Traversed

Alpha Moon

A Silver Moon prequel/novella. First love. First kiss. First . . . werewolf bite? Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their father's farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by brothers Alaric and Ulric finally dissipates when a new family settles into town. Daciana's parents uproot her from London to begin a new life in Colchester. Here, she won't be whisked off to decorative parties and elegant balls; she'll have to put forth effort into back-breaking labor. But her thoughts of eloping from the quaint town subside when she meets Ulric. Together, it's as if they're exactly where they should be. During a late-night hunt for a wolf, Ulric and Daciana are attacked. Before their bodies can fully succumb to the wild animal inside, the town witch claims she holds the cure. Instead of healing their wounds, she places a curse on Ulric and Daciana, so they must live with who they truly are. In a town where secrets can't be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters they've become, even by those they love.

The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1: Volume 1

WHEN VIKTOR AND ROMULUS, two peasant boys, dig into their town's strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, fortune-teller dens, and moonlit forests full of monsters and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the dark experiments that their foe is creating in Staryi Castle? ** THE SILENT DEAL is an explosive mix of mystery, adventure, and magic, whose wide cast includes gypsies, gamblers, fire-jugglers, and thieves. The Card Game awaits... ** WINNER of 'Outstanding Fiction' at the 2013 California Writers Con.

Crown Phoenix: Night Watchman Express: Volume 1 (The Crown Phoenix Series)

An underground factory, a terrifying laboratory, and the eerie whistle of the Night Watchman Express... Miriam has only her guardians' son for company, and she and Simon dislike each other from the start. But they must find a way to trust each other, or they will end up on the sinister Night Watchman Express. Full of danger, suspense, betrayal, and a hint of romance, this steampunk adventure is for readers of all ages. "Alison DeLuca is a master storyteller who deserves much more recognition than she gets. I would not hesitate to recommend not only this book but also the entire series. This is Steampunk adventure at its best!"

Anya's Story: Anya Series, Book 1

Anya, a 17-year-old high school graduate, can't wait to marry her high school sweetheart and have a secure and stable life with him. Even when Russia is thrown into political turmoil and economic hardships, from food shortages and long grocery lines to exorbitant prices and late-night monetary reforms, Anya believes that love will persevere. Then, life takes an unexpected turn, and Anya has to face deceit, betrayal, and humiliation from the person closest to her.



As Anya struggles to regain control of her life, she finds herself in a small northern town on a Soviet submarine base where she is faced with the new challenges she could not have imagined. What happens in that town tests Anya's passion for life, her ability to love, and changes who she is in fundamental ways, as fundamental as the changes in Russia itself.



Anya's story, with its loves and tragedies, is played out against the background of the Gorbachev years and the collapse of communism. The disintegration of the old comfortable Soviet system is mirrored perfectly in Anya's own life as her sense of security is threatened, both by the precariousness of everyday existence in a crumbling state and by the shocks in her own love life.