Leap Books

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Leap Books is a fresh voice in fiction for teens and tweens. Our books take you on a journey into the unknown, into love, into discovery, into new worlds. So read them, and LEAP...

Once in blue moon, a publisher comes along who does things in an innovative way. Leap Books opened their doors on the night of the blue moon, expecting something magical to happen. And it did. We launched our debut authors in the direction of their dreams. Now we invite you to take a Leap with us. You’ll be glad you did...

A member of the Children’s Book Council, Leap is committed to producing quality fiction for teens and tweens. Our Surge line for teens (ages 14-19) will feature paranormals, contemporaries, inspirationals, and mysteries. Our Frolic line for tweens (ages 10-14) will focus on the same categories, but we’ll be putting out lighter paranormals for this age group. We also plan to branch out with fantasy, historical, and multicultural titles.

Although we are open to most every genre, at present we are accepting submissions only from agents or from attendees at conferences where our editors speak. From time to time, we may put out a call for a specific genre via Twitter. Once we acquire a manuscript, each submission goes through a two-level process prior to approval by an editor. A committee composed of editors, educators, librarians, and booksellers who are familiar with the target audience read the manuscript. If they agree it has potential, it goes to a teen focus group for review. Only submissions that get a unanimous and enthusiastic thumbs-up from both panels will be considered by Leap editors for acceptance.

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Freaksville by Kitty Keswick
Check out our paranormal offerings by Kitty Keswick and Judith Graves. Judith's booktrailer, Under My Skin, can be viewed at . If you like eco-mysteries, Bonnie J. Doerr's booktrailer for Island Sting, about the endangered Key deer, can be seen at . And all three of these authors' books appear in this exciting trailer for the Class of 2k10: . Watch for sequels and new releases coming soon.

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012 by Leap Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In the second eco-mystery in this award-winning series, Kenzie, with the help of savvy Angelo and wheelchair-bound Anna, endangers her life to nab the poacher of endangered sea turtle eggs. "Full of suspense, action, and drama, Stakeout is one of the best mysteries I have ever read. The unexpected twists are just delightful!" ~Flamingnet Teen Book Reviews 2012 Green Earth Book Award finalist
Under My Skin
Price: Free! Words: 76,790. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012 by Leap Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
"Under My Skin is a roller-coaster romp through a supernatural world filled with scary beasties, otherworldly magic, and characters you’ll root for. Eryn is a tough but likable protagonist whose paranormal problems make a compelling story full of mystery, magic, action and romance. A fun and engaging read. A fun and engaging read. I’m looking forward to the sequel.” ~Rosemary Clement-Moore


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Leap Books summoned best-selling paranormal and dreadfully talented debut authors to conjure up Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night. Stories by Maria V. Snyder, Candace Havens, Shannon Delany, Dawn Dalton, Judith Graves, and more. Go ahead. Turn the page if you dare. Because after all, there's no rest for the wicked. All proceeds go to 826 National.

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