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Leap has a growing roster of award-winning authors, including the likes of New York Times bestselling author, Maria V. Snyder. Our teen fiction line, Surge, is geared to readers ages 14-19. Frolic, our tween line, is geared to readers ages 10-14. We are currently building a list for Shine, our Young Adult / New Adult fiction e-novella line set to launch in 2015, which was developed to meet the growing demand for digital offerings.

Our titles have earned nods from the Green Earth Books Award program, the Young Adult Library Services Association Popular Paperbacks program, and have received recommended reading status from authoritative review sources, such as, Kirkus Reviews, the Midwest Book Review, and CM Magazine.

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The Unmoving Sky
Pre-release—available May 16, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
There is nothing darker than the woods, until you meet your worst fear.
The Haunted Stepsister
Pre-release—available May 9, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,170. Language: English. Published by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Stepfamilies
Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father's recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.
Blues Bones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,670. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Voodoo!
Right Kind of Mistake: Book Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,890. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Sexy as hell Cam Erickson is impossible to resist, but Haylie's doubts keep her from jumping in with her whole heart.
Fright Before Christmas: 13 Tales of Holiday Horrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,860. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more! This Christmas, be careful what you wish for...
Right Kind of Mistake: Book One
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Heartbroken, Haylie is only looking for a few hours of pure bliss. But hockey hero Cam wants more than a hook-up. His goal? Ice-melting romance.
Never Been Texted
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,740. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
When Ashlee’s stepdad completely forgets her birthday she takes matters into her own hands to get the one thing she really wants: her own cell phone. But text messages start rolling in from a broken-hearted boy, and though Ashlee knows not all stories end happily, she’s determined to make hers the best it can be.
Racing Hearts: Book Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,630. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
With the big race weeks away, eighteen-year-old Jesse Copeland struggles to keep his head in the game and his hands off his smoking hot competition. But when Brooke reveals a secret that could destroy Jesse’s family, it sends him into a tailspin of self-doubt.
When Sparrows Fall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,810. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
When Susanna’s discovery of a strange nighttime visitor at her mysterious neighbor’s home leads to the unveiling of secrets, Susanna is forced to make a choice between her conscience and her Mennonite community.
Half-Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,490. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This novella follows Trisha in the days before her fifteenth birthday, as her long deceased identical twin makes appearances in mirrors to help prevent her similarly early demise.
Racing Hearts: Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Can two star-crossed lovers overcome a family feud as old as Ford vs. Chevy, or will the competition become too explosive for these racing hearts?
Skin of My Teeth: Volume 1 (Skinned: Book 3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A little healthy competition soon becomes all-out survival of the fittest as a group of teenaged monster-hunters are pitted against a pack of demons trading souls – for keeps. It’s all fun and games ’til somebody dies.
Stakeout
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,790. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012 by Leap Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
"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

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Beware the Little White Rabbit
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Curiosity often leads to trouble... Thirteen powerful voices in young adult fiction invite you to journey into startling new Wonderlands in this nod to the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless character, ALICE.
Spirited
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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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