Angel Leya began writing as a child, but only within the past decade has become serious, about trying to perfect and share her craft, creating clean young adult fiction with a touch of magic and romance. Current books include Skye's Lure, a contemporary romance for lovers of the Little Mermaid, Raven, a short story about a winged siren, and Poetry in Composition, a collection of poems and photos to move the heart.

2017-11-17
Book Review: Fall Into Fantasy 2017, Editor @AndrewMFerrell
Fall Into Fantasy: 2017 Edition by Andrew M. Ferrell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fall Into Fantasy is a fun collection of short fantasy stories with a wide variety of subgenres for everyone to find something to like. Here … Continued...

2017-11-10
Featured Book: Calliope Jones and The Forests of Mist by @hayliemachadohanson
Check out this new book by fellow author Haylie Machado Hanson! We’re both authors of young adult fiction, and we share one other similarity – we both recently gave birth to children, and it delayed the launch of our books. … Continued...

2017-10-30
Book Review: The Cleanser by Kevin Hopson
The Cleanser by Kevin Hopson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In The Cleanser, Serell’s life is honest and happy, his work fulfilling and useful, and his bride-to-be everything he could ever want in a woman. But good things … Continued...

2017-10-26
Book Review: The Vengeance of Snails by @ChrysCymri
The Vengeance of Snails by Chrys Cymri My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Vengeance of Snails, Penny is at it again, navigating the inspiring, frustrating, and incredible world of Lloegyr. Her recent dismissal from a Lloegyr church … Continued...

2017-10-20
Book Review: The Cleanser by Kevin Hopson
The Cleanser by Kevin Hopson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In The Cleanser, Serell’s life is honest and happy, his work fulfilling and useful, and his bride-to-be everything he could ever want in a woman. But good things don’t last forever. Two … Continued...

2017-09-25
Review: PSS Chronicles Complete Set by @rippatton
The PSS Chronicles Complete Set by Ripley Patton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In the PSS Chronicles series, PSS (a condition manifesting as a ghostly portion the body) is a relatively new phenomenon in the world, the first … Continued...

2017-09-18
Book Review: November Rain by @AuthorSAT
November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In November Rain, book 1 of the Bad Bloods series, Serena is a bad blood, a person with a unique power–power that has put her and her … Continued The post Book Review: November Rain by @AuthorSAT...

2017-09-11
Book Review: Remnants by @MelleAmade
Remnants by Melle Amade My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Remnants, book 2 of the Shifter Chronicles, Shae’s a shifter in a world she’s only recently learned existed, and not only is she a dove, a race of … Continued The post Book Review: Remnants by @MelleAmade appeared...

2017-09-06
Book Review: Of Cinder and Madness by Nicole Zoltack
Of Cinder and Madness by Nicole Zoltack My rating: 3 of 5 stars Description Yes, Angelique is Ella’s (Eleonore’s) stepmother, but she’s not the bad guy. She just wanted to help the dark, troubled girl whose beauty was as captivating … Continued The post Book Review: Of Cinder and Madness...

2017-09-04
Book Review: Flirting with Death by @aliwinters_
Flirting with Death by Ali Winters My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Flirting with Death, Evander is a Reaper, and he’s good at what he does. That is, until one of his marks (a man despicable enough to … Continued The post Book Review: Flirting with Death by...

2017-08-30
Book Review: Get Your Book Selling by @monicaleonelle
Get Your Book Selling: Jumpstart Your Sales With a Simple Plan That Just Works by Monica Leonelle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Get Your Book Selling feels a bit like a companion book to Prosperous Creation: Make Art and … Continued The post Book Review: Get Your Book Selling...

2017-08-28
Book Review: A Moment for Tara by @SloanTamar
A Moment for Tara by Tamar Sloan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In A Moment for Tara, Tara is bound by duty to her pack. As the firstborn, she has plenty of responsibility but none of the power … Continued The post Book Review: A Moment for Tara...

2017-08-25
Book Review: The Wrath of the Revenant by @TerryMarchion
The Wrath of the Revenant by Terry Marchion My rating: 5 of 5 stars Book three takes the cake (so far)! AND as of today (8/25/2017), The Wrath of the Revenant is still free! So grab a copy now before … Continued The post Book Review: The Wrath of the...

2017-08-14
Book Review: Returning by @ALKnorrBooks ‏
Returning: A Water Novella by A.L. Knorr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Returning, Mira is a mermaid, a siren, and it’s time to come home, out of the water, and find a mate. Instinct is her guide, … Continued The post Book Review: Returning by @ALKnorrBooks ‏...

2017-08-07
Review: Bluestone (Ammolite Adventures #1) by @Ammolite_CEJ
Bluestone by C.E. Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this story! Description In Bluestone, 14 year old Emily has powers, which thanks to the guidance of her godfather have both developed and remained hidden. But Emily is not … Continued The post Review: Bluestone (Ammolite Adventures #1) by...

2017-08-04
10 Free YA Urban Fantasy Books!
Do you love ya urban fantasy books? Then this list should be right up your alley. Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see all the goodies, and grab all the free books your heart desires. … Continued The post 10 Free YA Urban Fantasy Books!...

2017-07-28
12 Free YA Fantasy Books!
I’m back with 12 more ya fantasy books! These tend toward the high fantasy range, and the covers are gorgeous, not to mention some intriguing descriptions. I’ll be picking up several of these myself. (The to-be-read pile is getting nearly … Continued The post 12 Free YA Fantasy Books! appeared...

2017-07-26
Book Review: Outsider: Deliverance by @DigginsPete
Outsider: Deliverance by Peter Diggins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In Outsider: Deliverance, Duncan has been swept away from modern day Earth to a land of magic on a far off planet–and it’s a long way from home … Continued The post Book Review: Outsider: Deliverance by @DigginsPete...

2017-07-24
Book Review: Born of Water by @ALKnorrBooks
Born of Water by A.L. Knorr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Born of Water, Targa has a secret – her mom is a mermaid. And though the mermaid gene is supposed to pass from mother to daughter, … Continued The post Book Review: Born of Water by...

2017-07-19
Book Review: Guerrilla Publishing by @Creativindie
Guerrilla Publishing: Revolutionary Book Marketing Strategies by Derek Murphy My rating: 5 of 5 stars As an author, marketing is frustrating. I don’t have tons of money to throw at ads, and with all the information out there, you could … Continued The post Book Review: Guerrilla Publishing by @Creativindie...

2017-07-17
Book Review: Faris by @Ingrid_Seymour
Faris by Ingrid Seymour My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description All Faris wants is to become great in battle and fight for his country. But then his father arranges a marriage with the general’s daughter. Torn between duty, family … Continued The post Book Review: Faris by @Ingrid_Seymour appeared...

2017-07-14
YA Fantasy Book Title Name Game
Thanks to Derek Murphy for creating the word cloud that inspired this name game. What’s your YA Fantasy Book Title? Mine’s The King of Stars & Power. Comment with your title below, and don’t forget to share with your friends! The post YA Fantasy Book Title Name Game appeared first...

2017-07-12
Book Review: A Crime of Honor by Keegan Kozinski
A Crime of Honor by Keegan Kozinski My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In an asian-inspired country, High-Prince Surr must make the dangerous journey to the Inner Kingdom to assassinate Emperor Sarizen. The task is difficult, and could cost … Continued The post Book Review: A Crime of Honor...

2017-07-10
Book Review: Beyond the Gate: Stories from the World of The Dream Engine
Beyond the Gate: Stories from the World of The Dream Engine by Monica Leonelle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Never having read The Dream Engine, and having basically no experience with steampunk fiction, I had no idea what to … Continued The post Book Review: Beyond the Gate: Stories...

2017-07-07
7 Free YA Fantasy Books!
Hope your summer is going well! If you’re looking for a great new read, I’ve got 7 books to keep your darker side satisfied. These YA fantasy books are all free, and range from dark fantasy to dystopian. You’ll be … Continued The post 7 Free YA Fantasy Books! appeared...

2017-07-05
Book Review: The Midnight Society by @RhondaSermon
The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Midnight Society, Cate’s spent the last 5 years in witness protection, but it doesn’t prepare her for the magic she encounters when everyone at the … Continued The post Book Review: The Midnight Society by...

2017-07-03
Book Review: The Magician’s Test by Daphne James Huff
The Magician’s Test by Daphne James Huff My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In The Magician’s Test, Clara sees the future, but she hides her ability behind seances, convincing others their loved ones are delivering the messages she sees. … Continued The post Book Review: The Magician’s Test by...

2017-06-28
Book Review: 5 Secrets of Story Structure by @KMWeiland
5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out by K.M. Weiland My rating: 5 of 5 stars 5 Secrets of Story Structure is like a distilled version of her book, Structuring Your Novel (see my review … Continued The post Book Review: 5 Secrets of...

2017-06-23
Dream: A Song for You
Ever now and again I have a dream so vivid, so affecting, that I have to write it down. I’ve decided to take some of these dreams and share them. Details will likely be altered by my waking mind, but … Continued The post Dream: A Song for You appeared...

2017-06-21
Book Review: Midnight Over Moores by @AMHJohnson
Midnight Over Moores by A.M.H. Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In Midnight Over Moores, Georgia peach Jenna is a long way from home at her all-girls boarding school in Maine. Transferring in the middle of high school … Continued The post Book Review: Midnight Over Moores by...

2017-06-19
Book Review: Unfathomable Chance by @Ktmunson
Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In Unfathomable Chance, Diana’s 23rd birthday seems like any other day–until a cat begins talking to her. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle of space’s political intrigue, … Continued The post Book Review: Unfathomable Chance by @Ktmunson...

2017-06-16
Book Review: A Faerie’s Curse by @AuthorRMorgan
A Faerie’s Curse by Rachel Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description To best describe A Faerie’s Curse, I think I’ll use the author’s own words: A witch’s curse. A world-ending prophecy. A daring rescue mission. Don’t miss the heart-pounding … Continued The post Book Review: A Faerie’s Curse...

2017-06-16
Bulk Up Your #SummerReadingList with These Deals
If you love book freebies, deals, and giveaways, you’ll love this list. It’s the perfect way to fill up your summer reading list with incredible stories. Instafreebie Summer Shorts 10 free young adult short stories for snack-sized reading. 99 Cent … Continued The post Bulk Up Your #SummerReadingList with These...

2017-06-14
Book Review: A Faerie’s Revenge by @AuthorRMorgan
A Faerie’s Revenge by Rachel Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In A Faerie’s Revenge, everything has fallen apart, and nothing is as Calla thought it was. Not her mom. Not the Guild. Not the man she was … Continued The post Book Review: A Faerie’s Revenge by...

2017-06-12
Book Review: A Faerie’s Secret by @AuthorRMorgan
A Faerie’s Secret by Rachel Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In A Faerie’s Secret, Calla’s always wanted to be a Guardian, but her mom always refused. Until one summer when a fae breaks into their house. Now … Continued The post Book Review: A Faerie’s Secret by...

2017-06-09
I Believe (in Unicorns & Mermaids) Giveaway
The hunt may be over, but my giveaway is not! If you love young adult fantasy literature (you know, the kind with mermaids and unicorns), then you’ve come to the right place. You have until June 10th to win these … Continued The post I Believe (in Unicorns & Mermaids)...

2017-05-31
Mermaid Books for Teens: 15 Gorgeous Covers (plus 1 more!)
Looking for more mermaid books for teens to add to your reading list? Here are 15 with incredible covers (in no particular order). If the stories are nearly as good, these should be excellent. Water So Deep by Nichole Giles I’ve … Continued The post Mermaid Books for Teens: 15...

2017-05-30
#62: Continue your Hunt!
(You should have just come from #61 – Lena Mae Hill.) How are you doing? You’re nearly halfway through the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt! via GIPHY I hope your busy FINGERS won’t be too tired to click on my giveaway. Check it out: (And … Continued The post #62: Continue...

2017-05-26
Reading: The Amazing Wolf Boy by @roxannesmolen
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably saw my review of The Amazing Wolf Boy by Roxanne Smolen. It’s a great young adult paranormal book. Here’s a reading of chapter 1 to give you a taste. … Continued The post Reading: The Amazing Wolf Boy by...

2017-05-25
Thank you for signing up to review my books!
Just fill out the form below and you’ll receive your free copy of Skye’s Lure, Banned, and Raven. You can download any or all of them. I hope you enjoy! The post Thank you for signing up to review my books! appeared first on Angel Leya, Author ....

2017-05-24
Be a Mermaid: Yearbook Photos to Inspire
A new trend in yearbook photos is making a splash. Teens living out their fantasies, showing their personality with custom photos that embody their dreams and hopes. It’s incredible. The dreams and fantasies range from one teen to the next, … Continued The post Be a Mermaid: Yearbook Photos to...

2017-05-19
The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt by AAYAA
You all are in for a treat! In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign … Continued The post The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt by...

2017-05-17
Book Review: The Faerie War by @AuthorRMorgan
The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Faerie War, Violet doesn’t remember a thing. She barely remembers her own name, but the markings on her wrist tell the reptiscillas she’s living among … Continued The post Book Review: The Faerie War by...

2017-05-15
Book Review: The Faerie Prince by @AuthorRMorgan
The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Faerie Prince, Graduation is closing in, and Violet can almost taste victory as top of the faerie guild class. But the last assignment pairs her with … Continued The post Book Review: The Faerie Prince...

2017-05-10
Book Review: Shadow of the Archworld by @monicaleonelle
Shadow of the Archworld by Monica Leonelle My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description The secrets between Brie and her brother Pilot no longer stand in the way, but Pilot’s close friend Rykken stands on the edge of a dangerous world, and no … Continued The post Book Review: Shadow...

2017-05-08
Book Review: Hunters of the Mortals by @monicaleonelle
Hunters of the Mortals by Monica Leonelle My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description Pilot’s brush with Kennedy, an alluring and dangerous supernatural, has left him wanting more answers, and more of the incredible way she makes him feel. But … Continued The post Book Review: Hunters of the Mortals...

2017-05-05
Skye’s Lure Reading
Silly me, I uploaded this to YouTube a while ago and never posted it on my blog. I’m about to remedy that. So, happy birthday to me, and I hope you all have an excellent weekend! The post Skye’s Lure Reading appeared first on Angel Leya, Author ....

2017-05-01
Book Review: The Last Trollid by @AuthorAliPotter
The Last Trollid by Alistair Potter My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In The Last Trollid, we join a group of individuals as they set out for the battlefield from one sector of the kingdom in the wake of … Continued The post Book Review: The Last Trollid by...

2017-04-28
Book Reading: The Phantom of Faerie Mountain by @finlayforever
A reading of chapter 1 from The Phantom of Faerie Mountain, book 1 of the Red King trilogy by EM McIntyre. Read my review here. Plus, book 2, The Secret of Berry Brae Circle recently released! Now is a perfect time … Continued The post Book Reading: The Phantom of...

2017-04-26
Book Review: Gazore! by @whallewell
Gazore! by William Hallewell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Description In Gazore!, Gremlins meets Build-A-Bear in this whimsical tale of two teens taking care of younger kids who both want to build creatures at the new store at the … Continued The post Book Review: Gazore! by @whallewell appeared...

2017-04-24
#Giveaway & Guest Post by @DanKoboldt
I’m so excited to let you know that Dan Koboldt, author of The Rogue Retrieval and Island Deception, is here for a guest post! He’s sharing a little author love, by discussing the importance of reviewers and by giving away … Continued The post #Giveaway & Guest Post by @DanKoboldt...

2017-04-19
Excerpt: The Purloined Pictograph by @TerryMarchion
If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably seen The Purloined Pictograph come up in my reviews (you can read the book’s review here). It’s actually the second in the series, the first being The Missing Yesterdays (and you … Continued The post Excerpt: The Purloined Pictograph by @TerryMarchion...

2017-04-17
Book Review: The Marriage of Gryphons by Chrys Cymri
The Marriage of Gryphons by Chrys Cymri My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book has just been released! Description In Book 3 of the Penny White series, The Marriage of Gryphons, Penny is at it again. Her longing for … Continued The post Book Review: The Marriage of Gryphons...

2017-04-16
The Easter Name Game
Here’s a little fun for your Easter. Comment with your name below, and don’t forget to share so your friends can play! I’m Hoppy the Pink Mud Puddle. ? The post The Easter Name Game appeared first on Angel Leya, Author ....

2017-04-14
Book Review: The Island Deception by @DanKoboldt
The Island Deception by Dan Koboldt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Island Deception, book 2 of the Gateways to Alissia series, Quinn’s back in the real world, with an incredible opportunity on the Vegas Strip he’s … Continued The post Book Review: The Island Deception by...

2017-04-12
Book Review: The Syndicate by @SeeSophiesWrite
The Syndicate by Sophie Davis My rating: 5 of 5 stars Holy freaking cow! Description In The Syndicate, Stassi is incredibly grateful for the life she lives with the Syndicate–a time travel artifact procurement company–but she still wonders about her … Continued The post Book Review: The Syndicate by @SeeSophiesWrite...

2017-04-10
Book Review: 2446-89: Stassi’s Diary by @SeeSophiesWrite
2446-89: Stassi’s Diary by Sophie Davis My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description 2446-89 is set in a dystopic future where orphan Stassi (2446-89 as designated by the state) has just turned 17 and is finally eligible for work. Not highly … Continued The post Book Review: 2446-89: Stassi’s Diary...

2017-04-05
Book Review: Shining Ones by @SannaHines1
Shining Ones: Legacy of the Sidhe by Sanna Hines My rating: 4 of 5 stars Description In the Shining Ones, one girl’s disappearance sends a group of people on a journey to save the secret Dannan world from being destroyed. … Continued The post Book Review: Shining Ones by @SannaHines1...

2017-04-03
Book Review: The Rising by @TroskeTitles
The Rising by Ryan Troske My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In The Rising, Ethan’s life is pretty normal until an accident one night nearly kills him – but also gives him incredible powers. With his powers taking over … Continued The post Book Review: The Rising by @TroskeTitles...

2017-04-01
10 Humorous Books for #AprilFools
In reading so many books, I’ve come across several that carry a sense of humor that stands out, even though they’re not classified as humor. So in the spirit of April Fool’s Day and all the fun and humor that’s sure … Continued The post 10 Humorous Books for #AprilFools...

2017-03-29
Book Review: Strange Magic with a story by @carrieinpa
Strange Magic, an Anthology Edited by Catherine Jordan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Strange Magic‘s eclectic collection of stories was certainly an entertaining read. Some stories I enjoyed more than others, as with any anthology, but overall they each … Continued The post Book Review: Strange Magic with a...

2017-03-27
Book Review: Shearwater by @Creativindie
Shearwater by D.S. Murphy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Shearwater, Clara’s just been uprooted from her home and friends in America, and forced to live with a Grandfather she didn’t know existed. Grieving the loss of her … Continued The post Book Review: Shearwater by @Creativindie appeared...

2017-03-25
Poem: The Door Unopened
I’m just going to put this out there, for what it’s worth. This poem is patterned after Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken, which you can read here. The Door Unopened by Angel Leya Two doors diverged in the yellowed … Continued The post Poem: The Door Unopened appeared first...

2017-03-22
Book Review: Island of Magic by @roxannesmolen
Island of Magic: The Adventures of the Power Girls #2 by R a P Smolen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Island of Magic is an excellent follow up to the first book. Description Emma and her friends have magic … Continued The post Book Review: Island of Magic by...

2017-03-20
Book Review: Keepers of Magic by @roxannesmolen
Keepers of Magic: The Adventures of the Power Girls #1 by R. A. P. Smolen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought Keepers of Magic was adorable. Description Emma and her friends got enveloped by fog, and the next morning … Continued The post Book Review: Keepers of Magic...

2017-03-15
Book Review: Instruments of the Angels by @monicaleonelle
Instruments of the Angels by Monica Leonelle My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved Instruments of the Angels! Description Brie has just moved to Honolulu, following her mother’s death. But a whole new world is at her fingertips, because … Continued The post Book Review: Instruments of the Angels...

2017-03-13
Book Review: Curse of the Sphinx by @RayeWagner
Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner My rating: 3 of 5 stars Description Curse of the Sphinx was an intriguing story. Hope has just lost her mom, and is feeling a little lost. Bearing the curse of the Sphinx … Continued The post Book Review: Curse of the Sphinx...

2017-03-11
This Dread Road: Meet Annemarie
If you’ve been following the This Dread Road posts, you’ll be excited about today’s offering! It’s the last in the series of posts, but the story doesn’t have to end here. Grab This Dread Road to continue the adventure. Today you … Continued The post This Dread Road: Meet Annemarie...

2017-03-08
Book Review: Children of Dreki: TYR by @NRTupper
Children of Dreki: TYR by N.R. Tupper My rating: 5 of 5 stars Description In Children of Dreki, Kai is captain of a rustbucket starship with a ragtag crew. They’re running one last transport in the hopes of making enough … Continued The post Book Review: Children of Dreki: TYR...

2017-03-06
Book Review: Ghost Hand by @rippatton
Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ghost Hand is amazing! If I could give it more stars, I would. Description Olivia has a ghost hand, a PSS condition that’s only cropped up within the past decade … Continued The post Book Review: Ghost Hand by...