Author: Tera Lynn Childs

Tera Lynn Childs is the award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever (June 28, 2011) and a new trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa, starting with Sweet Venom (October 4, 2011). She has also epublished two fun chick lit romances, Eye Candy and Straight Stalk. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

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Falling for the Girl Next Door

Falling for the Girl Next Door
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01MCXPL5A
  • Release: 2016-11-14
  • Author: Tera Lynn Childs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter...with the perfect boyfriend.

But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.

The Creative HeArts series is best enjoyed in order

Reading Order:

Book #1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru

Book#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back

Book #3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance

Book #4 - The Secret Life of A Dream

Book #5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door


Relentless - The Hero Agenda, #2

Relentless
  • Number: 9781492616610
  • Release: 2016-06-07
  • Authors: Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Revenge is easy, but justice is worth fighting for...

Kenna is tired of being lied to-and hunted by the very allies she once trusted. Unearthing the dark secrets of the superhero world has not only endangered her life, now her boyfriend faces execution for crimes he didn't commit and her mother is being held captive in a secret governmental prison.

Kenna is determined to stand up for what's right and save those she loves from unspeakable fates. It's time for the betrayal to end. It's time for the real criminals to face justice.

But the truth is even more terrifying than Kenna could imagine. A conspiracy threatens the fate of heroes, villains, and all of humanity. If Kenna's going to survive, she must draw on her deepest strength: her resilience. Because when Kenna's pushed to the limit, she doesn't break down. She fights back.


Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru - Creative HeArts

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B014CS5MNU
  • Release: 2015-09-14
  • Author: Tera Lynn Childs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.

Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin's NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it's all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.

Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.

But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it's not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It's the ten reasons she doesn't want to be without him.


Powerless - The Hero Agenda, #1

Powerless
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781492616573
  • Release: 2015-06-02
  • Authors: Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Kenna is tired of being "normal."

The only thing special about her is that she isn't special at all. Which is frustrating when you're constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna's smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it's hard not to feel inferior.

So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She's not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.

But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless...


Sweet Venom

Sweet Venom
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062001818
  • Release: 2011-09-06
  • Author: Tera Lynn Childs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
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Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it's also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful Gorgon maligned in myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.


Forgive My Fins

Forgive My Fins
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780061914652
  • Release: 06/01/2010
  • Author: Tera Lynn Childs
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
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Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it's not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you're a normal teenage girl, but when you're half human, half mermaid like Lily, there's no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily's mermaid identity is a secret that can't get out, since she's not just any mermaid - she's a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn't feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she's been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems - like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher - but it has that one major perk - Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren't really the casual dating type - when they "bond," it's for life.

When Lily's attempt to win Brody's love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.