Weeping Willow (Part One)

Weeping Willow (Part One)

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

Chloe Dennis always felt awkward in her own skin. Being teased at school has always left her feeling alone.... Until, she dreamed of another world.... Until, she dreamed of a handsome stranger. Chloe is about to discover who she really is and what is worth fighting for. (YA Two-Part Novelette)Being teased at school, Chloe was awkward socially, finding it hard to relate to her peers. As an only child of a single mother, she had her share of loneliness. But when her mother buys a fixer upper on a large lot just outside of town, Chloe feels the she is on the cusp of change. Dreaming of another world and a handsome but alien stranger has her questioning who she really is, and what is real....Reviews:"It was easy to get into the storyline and the characters. A recommended short read!" - Nightly Reading Blog"I felt like I discovered a hidden treasure through my Nook. I absolutely loved Weeping Willow." Josie Epping, Josie's Haven Blog
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Scattered

Scattered

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

After surviving a traumatic event, Rebecca loses her memory of the night she was found wandering in the woods. When she returns home, she realizes that her life has changed forever and in order to regain normalcy, she needs to recover the memories she lost. Even if it costs her her life. (2015's YA Novelette)Rebecca Ardsley was a witness to a traumatic event that she cannot remember. All she knows is she was found wandering in the woods in the early morning hours, suffering from shock. She hasn’t seen her friends and family in months. When she is released from a recovery facility, she finds it hard to adapt and return to the friends she has known her whole life. Feeling like a stranger in a foreign land, Rebecca realizes the only way to settle what happened is to release the memories that are trapped in her own mind. Even at risk of her own life.
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Sangre Falls

Sangre Falls

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

Alexis Adeluna has a secret... She is a vampire. While exploring one of her favorite haunts, she finds a body and discovered a gift she never knew she had. She can see and hear the dead. Now, she can't rest until she finds the killer. (2011's YA Short Story)Alexis Adeluna is a vampire who is apart of a powerful coven that made its home in Sangre Falls. While exploring one of her favorite haunts, the local cemetery, she finds a body of a boy and discovered a gift she never knew she had. She can see and hear the dead. Now, the ghost of the murdered boy will not leave her side, because unless she finds his killer, he is doomed to roam the earth, never finding rest.Review:"It can be difficult for a reader to enjoy a short story, but Sandra Madera does an awesome job writing them." - Josie Epping, Josie's Haven Blog
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Overboard

Overboard

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

Brenna's summer vacation on a ship sailing to the Florida Keys turns deadly when her best friend goes missing... (2012's YA Novelette)Brenna Maren just graduated high school and is in desperate need of some fun and relaxation. When a group of her closest friends decide to spend their summer sailing to the Florida Keys, Brenna is all in... Until tragedy strikes. When she learns her best friend, Marissa, is lost at sea, she instantly suspects foul play. Now Brenna will do anything to find out who pushed Marissa overboard.Review:"[Overboard is] a mystery that keeps you guessing. It is wonderful to read stories from an author who's very versatile in her writing." - Josie Epping, Josie's Haven Blog
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Weeping Willow (Part Two)

Weeping Willow (Part Two)

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

Now that she knows her true identity, Willow has landed herself in a heap of trouble. Taken prisoner by Callan, King of the Dökkalfar, and jailed as an abomination to the Elven race, Willow struggles to gain her freedom in a world where she is hated. Time is running out for Willow. She must discover her true purpose, changing the fate of two kingdoms. (YA Two-Part Novelette)Now that Willow has met her twin soul and come to terms with who she really is, she is captured by King Callan, Ruler of the Dökkalfar. Jailed as an abomination to the Elven race due to her unnatural creation, Willow struggles to understand the dynamics of this new world and wonders who she can trust in order to gain her freedom once more. However, the prophecy of her kind is clear... She must put an end to the race wars, uniting two kingdoms, but only if she can survive the wrath of a powerful king.Reviews:"I loved the ending…very storybook, which made me smile. This was a very short read which gripped my interest and captivated my attention until the end!" - Nightly Reading Blog"I felt like I discovered a hidden treasure through my Nook. I absolutely loved Weeping Willow." - Josie Epping, Josie's Haven Blog
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The Collector

The Collector

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

Seeking fun and exploration, Kyleigh travels to Scotland on an invitation. However, unsettling dreams plague her on her stay at a castle on the Highlands, leading her to believe everything is not what it appears. (2014’s YA Novelette)Getting comfortable with her new-found independence, Kyleigh Blaire is a normal college girl, looking for adventure. So when her roommate, Isobel Keith, invites her to join her on a vacation to an old Scottish castle, she is excited. However, as soon as she arrives Kyleigh finds she is uneasy. With every step into the castle, she feels an unsettling familiarity. Kyleigh is aware that all is not right and begins to have weird dreams at night of walking through the halls as if being led by an unseen force. Will she allow herself to be guided in order to unlock the mystery?
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Shattered

Shattered

Sandra Madera

Young Adult / Fantasy / Gothic Horror

After a tragic accident, Miranda is devastated by the loss her twin sister. However, it isn’t long before she begins to wonder if her twins death was an accident at all. Now, she must find out who wanted her sister dead, because she is next. (2013's YA Novella)Identical twins, Miranda and Nastasia Moralez, couldn’t be more different. Being the head of the cheerleading team, Nastasia is the most popular girl in the school. Miranda is not, taking photographs in her spare time for the school paper. Life is normal until a tragic accident takes the life of one twin. Miranda quickly realizes that the car crash that took her sister’s life was no accident. It was planned. Now, Miranda has to find out who wanted her sister dead before she succumbs to the same fate.Reviews:"I liked [Sandra Madera's] writing style. The author used a lot of metaphor and imagery that I thought added depth to descriptions" - Emma Wolf, Emma Wolf Blog.“From the very first page I was taken into the story. With many twists and turns I was kept at the edge of my seat. The ending did catch me by surprise. This is a story I would enjoy reading over and over” - Josie Epping, Josie’s Haven Blog."I really enjoyed this short story by Sandra Madera. I thought it was really well written, well put together and had a great plot.... I highly recommend this fantastic short story to anyone who likes YA Mystery and Suspense!" - Megan McCooey, Turn the Page Book Blog.
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