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The Young Adult Variety Bundle – Curated by Nick Harlow

Most of us don’t want to read the same plot over and over. Sure, we have favorite books we’ll read again, but sometimes novels of a particular genre can feel too similar.

So while I love young adult books, I like books that aren’t formulaic.

While this is a mixed bag of plots and styles, all the books feature young people who have to grow up fast in order to face adversity, some of which is of the life-and-death variety. Survival comes in many forms, whether staying alive in a dystopian future or simply getting through high school. While the main characters are very different, they’re all people to root for. From non-stop action to pure sentimentality, the books will take you through a range of emotions.

Our bundle kicks off with an old fashioned adventure from the bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith. If you love Indiana Jones, The Adventures of Hawk will take you along for a wild ride through Egypt as our young hero tries to save his kidnapped father by solving a centuries old puzzle. Dean, of course, is a prolific author who has mentored dozens of writers (including me.)

One of the more timely books comes from the very creative Bob Jeschonek in the form of Unbullied, which follows a group of teenage victims who turn the tables in a very clever way. Revenge is also a dish served at the high school cafeteria.

A young adult bundle would not be complete without some science fiction and a touch of dystopia, so we have a few entries in that department. Heidi Tankersley’s The Mod Code explores the future of genetic engineering and does so with a strong heroine and a love triangle. Darcy Pattison’s Sleepers takes you into the mind of aliens from another planet who desperately need a new place to live. And Earth has location, location, location. And N.W. Harris’ series The Last Orphans gives us a chilling look at an apocalypse that wipes out all the adults and leaves children to fend for themselves.

Back in present day, Chrissy Wissler’s Swing Away takes you to the sports page… inside the mind of a female softball player who learns that life is not a hanging curveball over the middle of the plate, especially when you have a famous dad. For pure sentiment and emotion, you’ll love Space in the Heart from Rodney Walther, the story of a physically challenged girl and her widowed father, both seeking something similar. And the spiritual tale Two Weeks in Guyana from Laura Ware follows a teen who learns valuable life lessons on what he thinks is the vacation from hell.

Finally, some politics from yours truly. The Girl in the White House is basically Red Dawn meets Die Hard, with the President’s teenage daughter playing the part of Bruce Willis as she leads a group of kids against terrorists in an effort to save her father. (And one of the few books with “girl” in the title that features an actual girl.) The Ascendant takes us far into the future as a spunky teen takes on an elite government obsessed with control when discovers a past which has been hidden from society.

As you can see, it’s a bundle with a lot of variety, so enjoy! – Nick Harlow

The initial titles in the Young Adult Variety Bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

• Unbullied by Robert Jeschonek
• The Girl in the White House by Nick Harlow
• The Adventures of Hawk by Dean Wesley Smith
• Sleepers by Darcy Pattison

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular titles, plus SIX more!

• Space in the Heart by Rodney Walther
• The Ascendant by Nick Harlow
• The Harvest – The Last Orphans Series Book 2 by N.W. Harris
• Two Weeks in Guyana by Laura Ware
• The Mod Code by Heidi Tankersley
• Swing Away by Chrissy Wissler

Plus, as a bonus for StoryBundle newsletter subscribers, you get The Last Orphans – The Last Orphans Series Book 1 for free! Grab that before you start on the sequel, The Harvest – The Last Orphans Series Book 2 by N.W. Harris, part of the bundle itself.

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

• Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
• Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
• Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
• Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now!
• Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.


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Clean Teen Publishing is proud to announce that the second book in The Last Orphans Series by N.W. Harris is now available in audio book format! Get ready to experience this exciting young adult science fiction novel in a whole new way. Download your copy today!

Take a deep breath before you start The Last Orphans Series. This action adventure series filled with cinematic science fiction action, end of the world apocalyptic events, and heart pounding thrills will leave you enthralled from beginning to end. Fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Maze Runner by James Dasher will love this teen fiction series. With over 500 five-star reviews on Goodreads, this is definitely the series you should listen to next!

THE HARVEST by N.W. Harris (Book #2)

Released November 6, 2017

In the wake of the apocalypse, nobody is safe.

Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens.

Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize – a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane’s feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He’ll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance.

The Harvest is the second heart-pumping book in The Last Orphans Series by N.W. Harris.




THE LAST ORPHANS by N.W. Harris (Book #1)

Released October 3, 2017

One horrifying day will change the life of 16-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas – an out-of-his-league classmate – who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected – the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.

A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last moments, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.

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It’s Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4’s release day!

It’s release day!!! Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4 is now available as an ebook everywhere ebooks are sold–Thanks for reading!

Final Darkest Days

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Cover reveal: Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4

Here’s the new cover for Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4. Took over a year to write this book, so excited to see it published. 🙂 Release date is 5/22/17.

Final Darkest Days

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March is YA Book Month–The Harvest is 40% off !

March is Young Adult Novel Month–The Harvest, The Last Orphans Book 2 is currently on sale for $2.99 most places where ebooks are sold–Amazon, Ibooks, etc. 🙂


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Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4

We have a release date! My publisher says the ebook for Darkest Days, The Last Orphans Book 4 will be available on May 22, 2017. Preorder should be available soon. I’ll be posting the cover art and other updates as they come down the pipe. Thanks for hanging in there with me, I know this book has been a long time coming. 🙂

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The Last Orphans (The Last Orphans #1) by N.W. Harris

Great review here.

Tranquil Dreams

We’re changing the pace for a moment for a book and switching to a post-apocalyptic series.  I think it was think to change the pace a little from those cheesy and steamy stories.  Some had their merit but I wanted to go back and read some YA novels to just take a little break.  Digging through my Kindle books, I found this one called The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris.  This series, to date, as three novels.  Whether its ended or not, I don’t know because I haven’t done more research yet. Still, it looks promising.

The Last Orphans (The Last Orphans #1)
By: N.W. Harris

The Last Orphans

The Last Orphans is about the end of the world where all the adults has been murdered in one way or another. Left behind are the children who curiously are immune to whatever is going on.  We zoom in to sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker who…

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For the Love of Roses

I love roses! These are a few pictures from my garden. I had to fight rose rust and aphids this season, but I think I’ve won the battle. I had to defoliate due to the rust and have been manually killing aphids each day, so no chemicals were used.   

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Like Horror? Like Aliens?

Like Horror? Like Aliens? Have friends who do? The Last Orphans is #1 in the Horror and Aliens categories. If you enjoy The Last Orphans Series, please help this writer and share. Thanks to all my readers and sharers!

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Watercolor Class at CordeValle

I had some good fun in a watercolor class last weekend. Love to paint, though it’s hard to find time to do much of it these days wearing the hats of writer, dad, property manager, and Realtor. Prelude to my retirement I suppose. Some 30 odd years from now, I hope to make this a regular habit.

Lead by a local art teacher, the class was provided at Rosewood CordeValle, the home of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open in San Martin, California. We were there on a partners’ retreat for my wife’s firm, and this art tour and painting class was a pleasant diversion for the spouses. As usual, if you click on the image, you’ll be directed to the amazon page for my free YA apocalyptic science fiction E-book. If time finds you, I hope it might be your distraction of choice. 🙂


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