Amber Garza


Amber Garza lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years. She writes young adult thrillers.

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The Summer We Fell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,380. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Adam Stewart is every girl’s fantasy – captain of the football team, smart, funny, hot. I’ve had a crush on him for years but he never noticed me. Until now. Dating Adam is a dream come true. I should be happy about it, but it’s hard because my best friend Cruz is acting strange. Almost like he’s jealous. But that can’t be. Can it?
Betray (Delaney's Gift Series #3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,760. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Delaney and Sam are safe and it seems like they will finally get their happily-ever-after. Until a prophecy from the past is uncovered, threatening their relationship and Sam's new powers. Now Sam is faced with a decision, and no matter what he chooses he will have to betray someone he loves. Meanwhile, the fate of all the Warriors hangs in the balance as the ultimate battle draws near.
Head Above Water
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,450. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Harper Elliott knows what it feels like to drown. The ocean has stolen way too much from her and her family. Even though she lives just miles from the beach she rarely ever steps foot on it, and never goes in the water. Until she meets Tag Williams. He makes her want to jump in with both feet. But if she does, can she trust Tag to keep her head above water?
Finding Me Again
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
I know most people don’t find the love of their life at sixteen. But I did. At least that’s what I thought when I fell in love with Tripp Bauer. That’s why it was so hard when we drifted apart after high school graduation. But I’ve never stopped loving him. On a trip back to our hometown, I run into Tripp and the spark between us is undeniable. Can we find our way together again?
Winning Me Over
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's a typical boring night at work when I first meet the mysterious and sexy Colt Lancaster. Minutes after he leaves, I'm robbed at gunpoint by a masked man. No matter how hard Colt tries to convince me that it was all just a coincidence, my gut tells me otherwise. Just when he's about to win me over a secret from his past is exposed.
Love Struck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Since I was little I've had a list of carefully constructed plans for my life. But when I meet sexy musician Ryker Collins I'm prepared to give it all up just to be with him. Until one single act makes me question his true feelings for me. Now I'm left to wonder if falling for him was a huge mistake. I just hope he can prove to me that it wasn't before it's too late for us.
Tripping Me Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I may not have special powers, but sometimes I think I’m invisible. No one in my high school seems to notice me at all. When they finally do it’s because the popular Tripp Bauer accidently smacks me in the face with a wad of paper. Talk about humiliating. Only now he keeps talking to me. At first it was to apologize, and I figured once I forgave him he’d go away. But he doesn’t, and now my fee
Shatter (Delaney's Gift #2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Delaney's world is shattered. She has been betrayed, imprisoned and stripped of her powers. Her heart is broken and she vows never to trust another boy. But when an unlikely hero comes to her rescue that promise is tested. Her heart is conflicted and she is faced with an impossible decision.
Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Delaney is not your typical teenager. She is one of ten Ekloge Warriors,born with the purpose of protecting her town. Only it’s a duty she wants to shed like a pair of dirty, worn-out shoes. However, a daring rescue alters Delaney's life forever, and things will never be the same again. **A very short teaser story which includes the first 3 chapters of Dazzle (Delaney's Gift #1)
Dazzle (Delaney's Gift #1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,540. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she’s expected to fulfill. However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That’s why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she’s always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own. Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.
Price: Free! Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
***This is a short teaser story which includes the first two chapters of PROWL*** Mackenzie Smith has been plagued with horrible nightmares since she was a small child. In them there is an evil voice, whispering deadly threats. Only now she is seventeen and the man from her dreams is making appearances while she is awake. Is it just a figment of her imagination or something more sinister?
Unveil:Prowl Trilogy #3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mackenzie is looking forward to her eighteenth birthday and upcoming high school graduation. Until an unwelcome visitor from her past appears, threatening her future plans. Will she ever be free? Armed with a new weapon and the boy she loves by her side, Mackenzie prepares to fight. She doesn’t realize that she is about to step into the ultimate battle between good and evil.
Entice: Prowl Trilogy #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,810. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Mackenzie returns home from the summer with her grandma, certain that Wesley is out of her life for good. Until the nightmares resurface, and strange things start to happen. Is Wesley back? When the danger escalates and threatens those closest to her, Mackenzie must fight to save them. Only this time the evil is more powerful, and Mackenzie is faced with an impossible decision.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
A missing girl. A young woman running from her shameful past. A person with a dark secret who will stop at nothing to keep it hidden. And the act of betrayal that binds them all together.
Prowl: Prowl Trilogy #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,210. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(2.67 from 3 reviews)
Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Smith is sent away to spend a boring summer at her grandma's. But then she meets Wesley. He tells her exactly what she wants to hear and has information about her past that no one else knows. Only Wesley isn't who he seems. By the time Mackenzie discovers his true identity it may be too late. She's in too deep and he won't let her go.

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  • Howl (Kane Wolves, 1) on May 30, 2012

    I really liked this book. First off, it was the first werewolf book I read where the main character was the werewolf and not a human in love with a werewolf. That alone intrigued me. I loved the relationship between Jaime and Sophie. The family dynamic was interesting. The novel was full of action and suspense and a juicy romance - all the makings of a great novel. I would have given it five stars except for some grammatical issues and the fact that I would have liked a bit more characterization with Sophie. But overall, it was a fun, quick read that I would totally recommend!”
  • Reign of Blood on July 06, 2012
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    I had the privilege of receiving a free copy of this book from the author and I’m so lucky I did! Reign of Blood is an urban fantasy set in Vegas. The end of the world came in the form of a virus that killed off all the humans. All that remains are wild vampires. The only humans left are April, her mom and brother. Then April’s brother and mom dissapear and April begins her quest to find them. I loved the way Purdy used words to set the mood for this book. It had a very dark feel to it. Her sensory details were right on and her descriptions transported me to April’s world. I’ve been to Vegas only once before but I loved how I could picture the casinos and the strip. April was a very likeable character. Sure, she was rough around the edges and really tough, but that only made me like her more. I love female characters who don’t need a guy to rescue them. However, the guy in this book is one I would love to be rescued by! Rye is a true hero. He is sweet, yet tough and very good looking. I love the romance between the two. Most of this book I read on the edge of my seat, scarcely able to breathe. So many fighting scenes, so much action and a lot of suspense! I loved this book. It sort of reminded me of Hollowland by Amanda Hocking which was a book I loved as well. I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone looking for an action packed read! Amber Garza, author of YA novel PROWL
  • Embrace - Kane Wolves, #2 on Sep. 20, 2012

    I liked Howl, so I was anxious to get my hands on this book. It didn't dissapoing. I really enjoyed it. It starts off where Howl left off with Daniel gone and Sophie leading her pack. Then Daniel gets a letter delivered from Sophie's brother stating that he can come back to the pack. That's when things start to get interesting. The chemistry between Sophie and Daniel was undeniable. I remember being on Team Jamie when I read Howl but Daniel really won me over in this installment. I thought it was a quick, enjoyable read. It really had me flipping the pages to see what would happen next.