Free Download: 2019 BHC Press Young Adult Digital Sampler

Our young adult and teen fiction 2019 sampler includes extended previews for both new and upcoming releases.

Whether you enjoy reading fantasy and sci-fi, horror and suspense, or a bit of historical fiction, our sampler has something for everyone.


Where to download:

NetGalley—Available through 8/31/19.

Also available as:


Read online at ISSUU

Free ebook at Barnes & Noble and KOBO


Extended previews include:


Hood Academy by Shelley Wilson

On-sale: 10/10/2019, Preorder Available

Advance Praise for Hood Academy

“A gothic page-turner.” — Kirkus Reviews

“…gripping and gruesome…gritty, fast-paced, and addictive…” —The San Francisco Book Review

“…will grab readers by the throat—and the pace doesn’t let up until the very last page! …a true delight!” —InDtale Magazine

“Wow! …by far the best Werewolf YA book I have ever read.” —LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program

About Hood AcademyNestled deep within the forest lies a mysterious school dedicated to wiping out the werewolf population. But where exactly do werewolves come from? And why are children not bitten by a werewolf turning?

Mia is about to discover the answers to these questions and more. When fifteen-year-old Mia’s father is murdered, it’s her estranged uncle that comes to the rescue—but what he offers her in return for his help could be worse than the life she’s leaving behind. Taken to Hood Academy, a unique school deep in the forest, she discovers friendships, love, the courage to stand on her own…and werewolves.

Is Mia destined to become one of the pack or will she be the hunter chosen to destroy them? This unique twist on the origins of werewolves and werewolf hunters will grab readers by the throat as they are drawn alongside Mia into a dark and mysterious world as she quests to discover her true identify.


The Path Keeper by N.J. Simmonds

Available Now

Praise for The Path Keeper

“[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…” —Kirkus Reviews

“…ambitious…crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.” —Foreword Reviews

“This is urban fantasy romance at its best. Fresh, beautiful, and moving, I couldn’t put it down.” —Anna Day, internationally acclaimed author of The Fandom

“Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted. …a solid edition to the YA fantasy genre.”  —Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger

About The Path KeeperElla hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies, magic…and angels.

The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?


Remeon’s Quest by J.W. Garrett

Available Now

Praise for Remeon’s Quest

“Garrett masterfully combines the genres of contemporary, sci-fi, and fantasy fiction into a captivating love story about life and death that’s literally out of this world. Pull up a chair, sit back, and be amazed.” —John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series

“I enjoy rooting for the underdog and in this story the most unlikely people become heroes and hope for the future. If you enjoy fantasy, science fiction and characters you wish to admire for their courage, wisdom and heart, this one is definitely for you.” —Bibiana Krall, NetGalley Reviewer

About Remeon’s QuestA young man struggling to forge his own path… A priestess forced to conceive an heir… A forbidden love…

Captured in a sweep of beings from Earth to aid planet Remeon’s dying society, Jack is plagued by deep ceded deception and mind control from those on the planet who seek to dictate the end of life choices of their citizens.

Sides are chosen as ancient magical powers thought to be long dead align to intervene in the fate of the two young lovers forcing a chain of events in motion that cannot be undone.

Truths will be destroyed. Myths will find life. Whose ultimate power will reign?


The Uncovering by Evan D. Heuker

Available Now

About The UncoveringA group of teenagers with ancient powers must battle against a race of lizards ravaging the galaxy in book one of this new young adult science fiction/fantasy series.

When war is rekindled on planet Rhybannon, sixteen-year-old Ezmer is forced from his home. Now he and his group of newly acquired friends are on the run, caught up in an age-old war with the Daigatons.

When they find eight magical necklaces that once belonged to great warriors who protected the universe, they soon discover that the necklaces are more than they appear.

Will this new team of heroes be able to use their newfound powers to end the war and save their universe?


Light of Darkness by Lonnie Davidson

On-sale: 10/17/2019, Preorder Available September

About Light of Darkness: Kyle Ross has been having the same dream on repeat, for a month now. A dream of war, between the light and the underworld. A dream of blood. A dream of death.

Last night, the dream came to an end. Finally, his mind can be at ease and he can focus on what’s important in his life; school, girls and his upcoming birthday. That is until more ominous and vivid dreams plague him, and he is casted into the hidden world of darkness.

Now things are going crazy. A demonic messenger of war has appeared in the city, stirring up trouble. Kyle’s family secrets are being thrusted in his face, and he, like the world, may be more than what he seems.

Will Kyle be torn apart by the rising darkness or will he be able to find himself and save those he loves from the impending storm.


The Secret of Dinswood by Ellen Alexander

Available Now

Praise for The Secret of Dinswood:

“I loved this wonderful adventure! …just the kind of book I wish I had read more of when I was actually in my middle grade years.” — Avalinah’s Books

“This rollicking story for middle grades was full of excitement and suspense.” — Sandy McPherson, LibraryThing Early Reviewers

“A great fun read about making friends and adventure… Really enjoyable.” — Tara Keating, Bookish Dreams Blog

“This was such a fun book! I’ve always been a fan of books that take place at schools ever since reading Harry Potter as a child. I loved reading about all the adventures of every day life at Dinswood, and of course the hunt for the treasure left me on the edge of my seat. Each new clue had a new more dangerous adventure. I hope to read more about the gangs future years at Dinswood.” — Stephanie Friedman, NetGalley Reviewer

About The Secret of DinswoodDesperate to get away from a home where she no longer feels wanted, twelve-year-old Emma Higsby is elated when she wins a scholarship to the prestigious Dinswood Academy boarding school.

Emma quickly falls in love with the renovated castle nestled in the heart of the mountains. But when rumors surface that her new school is having financial problems and may have to close, she begins to search for a way to save her new home.

When she discovers a riddle of buried treasure left by the eccentric school’s founder, Lord Dinswood, she and her friends must use their courage and intelligence to solve each clue.

But someone else is searching for the treasure as well. Emma and her friends will have to race against time and discover the secret of Dinswood first!


Johnny Hunter by Richard L. DuMont

On-sale in Hardcover 11/26/19

Praise for Johnny Hunter:

“…a lovely story about a young Cheyenne boy and his life and friends on the reservation playing basketball and trying to fit in…I hope you enjoy it just as much as I have.” — Jane C., ReadNow Advance Review

“…quite enjoyable, and it brought to light some of the customs and beliefs of the Cheyenne people. Johnny was easily relatable and I quickly became invested in him and his story. The author’s writing style was easy to follow and flowed well.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

About Johnny Hunter: Johnny Hunter is a Cheyenne boy growing up on a Montana Reservation in the 1970s. An eighth grader at the local Catholic school, he dreams of winning a college basketball scholarship. But trouble begins when his grandfather, Gray Man, insists Johnny be raised with traditional tribal beliefs.

Now Johnny must find the best path in the modern world for himself and his family, without losing himself or his heritage in the process.


Guardians of the Dead by Shelley Wilson

On-sale in Hardcover 12/10/19

Praise for Guardians of the Dead:

“A wonderful paranormal adventure… Action packed and twistedly different.” —Tracey, Goodreads Reviewer

“Shelley Wilson moves us through a magical mystery tour of witches, faeries, oracles, necromancers and all sorts of mythical fairy folk! Once I had read the first couple of chapters, I was hooked, and rooting for our principle character Amber…” —Ritu Bhathal. Goodreads Reviewer

About Guardians of the DeadWhen sixteen-year-old Amber Noble’s dreams begin to weave into her reality, she turns to the mysterious Connor for help. His links to the supernatural world uncover a chilling truth about her hometown and a pact that must be re-paid with blood.

As her father alienates her, and the Guardians take her best friend, her true destiny unfolds, and she begins a quest that will see her past collide with her present.

Drawn deeper into the world of witchcraft and faeries, it is only at the end of her journey that she realises how much she could lose.


To learn more about other titles available from BHC Press, visit our website.


We offer ARCs at our website and through NetGalley. To request current ARCs, visit our website.



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