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INTRINSICAL (Book 1 in the Yara Silva Trilogy)
Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts.

Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life.

However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her.

Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly. 
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INDELIBLE (Book 2 in the Yara Silva Trilogy)
Yara is beginning to understand just how much her life will change now that her Waker abilities have emerged. She has come to terms with the fact that seeing ghosts is part of her life, but she isn’t ready to let being a Waker dictate her choices. All she wants is a ghost-free senior year with her boyfriend, Brent, and her best friend, Cherie. But Yara soon discovers that there are more dark secrets in her school’s history than just the curse she broke. While an angry ghost makes Yara question everything she thought she knew about spirits, she and Brent learn that there are long reaching consequences to last year’s adventures. As new enemies emerge and old ghosts resurface, Yara finds herself in the center of another deadly mystery, and this time she has to contend with the living as well as the dead. 
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 INEVITABLE (Book 3 in the Yara Silva Trilogy)

Three years. So much has changed for Yara, yet much is still the same. 

Yara has spent the last three years in Brazil, diligently studying with Vovó to develop her Waker abilities and desperately searching for a cure for Brent. Though her powers—and her control over them—have grown, every possible cure for Brent fails. And they're running out of the only medicine that keeps him alive. 

When a letter from the American Wakers recalls Yara and Vovó to California, Yara has to weigh the fading chance of saving Brent against the dangers of placing them all within the grasp of an old enemy. Not only has his power grown, but the barrier between our world and the spirit world is becoming dangerously thin. As the threat to the Wakers increases, Yara doesn't know if she'll be strong enough to defeat him.

Her only hope is to put her trust in some unexpected allies and fully embrace her Waker heritage. If she fails, not only could Brent die, but the power of the Wakers could disappear forever. 
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It's been said, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. In the aftermath of an alien invasion, the old saying became literal. 

When the aliens attacked Earth, their bombs changed our atmosphere. Through DNA manipulation, humanity survived, but exist now as two distinct classes of people: the Valudis who heal and gain strength from every hurt, and the weaker Debilii, for whom the slightest injury can be fatal. The Debilii are servants for the Valudis, who in turn act as warriors and protectors. And ruling over them all are the alien Orions who decided they liked Earth enough to stay. 

Despite being born a Debilii, Lexie Hake bravely joined the resistance to free Earth from the Orions. When several run-ins with Bryant, a handsome Valudis, bring her secret activities to the aliens’ notice, the whole rebellion is put at risk. Lexie is forced to take a more active role in overthrowing the Orions. ‪She might be Earth’s last chance at freedom, and if she fails, the Orions’ ruthless reign may never end. Amazon | Goodreads

PIECES OF JADE (Pirate of Orea Book 1)
By Lani Woodland and Melonie Piper

Sentenced to death by the man she loves . . .

Jade has no control over her future. She is the Emmía, the girl whose magical blood keeps her kingdom’s cursed soil fertile and ensures the survival of her people. But her destiny is ruined when pirates take her magical medallion, the loss of which is treasonous, and the prince she loves is honor-bound to sentence her to death.

Forced to flee to the pirate she hates . . .

Jade escapes from prison, but her sister is captured and will die in her place unless Jade returns with the medallion still on the pirates’ ship. In disguise, she joins the pirate crew where she finds herself drawn to the first officer, William, and his claims of the crown’s hidden brutality in the kingdom. But when Jade learns the fate of every Emmía before her, she is finally forced to choose her own destiny: die a martyr or live a rebel.
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TAKEN BY CHANCE (Laguna Tides #1) 
By Erica Cameron and Lani Woodland

A single chance encounter can change your life…

Despite being the son of Hollywood’s hottest director, Dare Andrews has managed to steer clear of the paparazzi for seventeen years. But when his ​ex-​girlfriend sells a tell-all interview to the tabloids, he’s suddenly hounded by fans and reporters alike. Dare is getting cynical fast, so he’s unprepared to meet a glass-half-full girl like Chance. And unprepared for the consequences after he helps her save face. Pretending to be the new guy in her life was easy enough when she was being dumped by her boyfriend, but the lie backfires.
What started as a random act of chivalry becomes something deeper as Dare and Chance find themselves trapped in their charade. The problem is that the more Dare gets to know Chance, the less fake their relationship feels. But secrets they both keep threaten their future, and with new storm​s​ overhead, will Chance’s lessons in optimism be enough to help Dare find the silver lining?​ 

LOYALTY AND LIES (Laguna Tides #2)
By Erica Cameron and Lani Woodland

Sometimes you hit rock bottom and then discover a whole new level of suck. 

Moving to California last year was supposed to distance Axl Derringer from the drinking, drugs, and dangerous friends he left in Chicago after they landed him handcuffed to a hospital bed. It worked until Homecoming night when he broke his sobriety and blacked out. 
One month later, Axl’s girlfriend Gloria tells him she’s pregnant, that he’s the father, and that it happened on the one night he can’t remember. And it's all downhill from there: mandatory AA meetings, visits to his probation officer, and dealing with the stress of Gloria’s vicious rumors, plus a visit from his Chicago friends. To top it all off, he's forced into a project partnership with Gloria’s best friend Rory, a girl who kind of wants to kill him. 
A paternity suit, betrayals of trust, insurmountable loss—it’s basically the senior year from hell. After a while Axl starts to believe that not even proving that Gloria is lying will be enough to put his life back together again. But then hope appears from one of the last places he expects and he realizes he may finally be ready to trust someone with his heart.


Lily Madison has had a horrible year. Her parents died, she had to give up ballet, and her ex is pretending their break up never happened. Then one night her ex’s obsession with her escalates into a real threat. Luckily she receives a scholarship to a prestigious dance school in another state. She hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. Lily’s new life seems like a dream. She’s back in dance, making good friends, and enjoys her encounters with Liam, a sinfully handsome guitar player. But accidents keep happening around Lily and her ex won’t leave her alone. Lily starts to wonder if her new school was far enough away to escape the dangers of her old life.  *Some characters in this book also appear in Out of Bounds.

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THAT'S THE SPIRIT (The Pom Pom Periodicals Book 1)
By Lani Woodland and Melonie Piper
When Chelsea gets nervous, embarrassed, or upset, she usually laughs it off, literally. But it’s not a happy sound. No, it’s an insane cackle, like the evil villain in a B movie horror flick, and she can’t control it.
So when she drops Alicia, her archenemy who just stole her boyfriend, during their cheer routine at a school assembly, it’s bad. But laughing like a maniac while Alicia writhes in pain from the leg she just broke, that’s a disaster. Chelsea doesn’t think it’s funny, but her annoying coping mechanism pops up and the whole school thinks she dropped Alicia on purpose.
Chelsea is kicked off the cheer team for her unsportsmanlike conduct and shunned by her classmates. With a cheer scholarship off the table, her only chance to afford her dream college is through academics. She’s getting good grades, so that would be fine, except she’s been paired with Cody, Alicia’s twin brother, to work together on the most important project of her senior year. 
Cody isn’t happy to be forced to interact with Chelsea either. He has hated her since elementary school, for Chelsea’s treatment of Alicia. He plans to use the time with Chelsea to give her a little of the payback she deserves. The insults, pranks and sparks fly as the two find a way to get a passing grade without kissing . . . um, killing each other first!
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GIVE ME A C (The Pom Pom Periodicals Book 2)
By Lani Woodland And Melonie Piper
As if being dumped weren’t enough, Stacey has to go to summer school to stay on the cheer squad, thanks to a failing grade in chemistry. She isn’t looking forward to the class until she meets her cute TA. He seems completely different from all the other guys she’s dated in the past. Is he the right ingredient in her life, or will their chemistry blow up in her face?

Erica, Stacey’s best friend, is having boy drama of her own. Her long time pen pal suggests meeting in person and is dropping hints that he might want their friendship to turn into something more. But Erica worries that meeting face to face might ruin the unique relationship they share. Is a possible romance worth the risk to the special friendship she’s treasured all these years? 

For these two friends, this will undoubtedly be a summer they'll never forget.
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OUT OF BOUNDS (The Pom Pom Periodicals Book 3) 
*Can be read as a standalone.

At the end of her junior year, Jackie Sawyer ended her lifelong friendship with Jordan when her unrequited crush on him became too painful. And thanks to the district’s school boundary changes, Jackie is getting a fresh start as a senior. She’s ready to make new friends, get her first boyfriend, and put Jordan behind her. Only there’s one problem: Jordan is at her new high school. How can she move on when she sees him every day? 

Jordan Knowles used to have it all. He was the starting quarterback with loads of money, Jackie for a best friend, and a gorgeous girlfriend, Anna. Then last year it all fell apart, and his family had to trade in their ritzy estate for a crappy apartment. The one bright spot of moving is the chance to go to a new school without Anna or Jackie. But on his first day, not only is he warming the bench, but he finds the two people he most wanted to avoid. Seeing Jackie reminds him that he really misses his best friend. More than he wants to admit. 
*Though part of a series and tied to Breaking Pointe, it can easily be read as a stand alone.
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Enchanted: Love Stories of the Paranormal (These stories previous appeared in Transcendent Tales of the Paranormal).
Three YA authors (Lani Woodland, Melonie Piper, and Evan Joseph) bring you four romantic, paranormal short stories. These stories originally appeared in Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal. 
-Jason and his arch enemy end up stranded on a Greek island with a siren who isn't exactly as legends described. 
-Scarlett meets the guy of her dreams. Literally. But there's more to him than she ever guessed. 
-Kira's Halloween takes a thrilling turn when she meets a mysterious stranger on horseback. 
*I co-wrote two of the short stories in this collection.

 TRANSCENDENT: Tales of the Paranormal (Out of Print)
Discover the secrets of a siren, fly with a hawk girl over the mountains of Montana, and flee supernatural party-crashers as the décor comes to life in this magical journey through paranormal stories.

Along the way, watch for ghosts in a haunted house, or ride through the moonlight with a stranger. Save a comatose boy who has lost his soul, and don’t forget to bring your garlic and wolfsbane—you never know when the shadows will snag you.
Transcendent includes eight stories of magic, love, death, and choice by some of the newest names in young adult fiction.
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Praise for the Yara Silva Trilogy ~

Reading Lani Woodland’s Intrinsical Series, plunged me into a Nancy Drew meets The Ghost Whisperer tale brimming with alarm and mystery.

Spectral fingers wriggled from the book, tickled my spine, and left a chill foreboding fog in their wake.
~ Colleen Houck (NYT Bestselling Author of Tiger's Curse)

The mystery is ingeniously delivered. It will keep you guessing from the first pages to the last. ~ Shelena Shorts (The Pace Series)

Once again, Lani Woodland takes you on an enthralling ride of mystery and intrigue with twists and turns that keep you reading until the last page. Ghosts, secret organizations, astral projection and life-or-death decisions, with just enough romance thrown in, pull you right in to the new challenges Yara and her friends face as they learn to accept and embrace the gifts they’ve been given to help those around them. ~ Kristie Cook (author of the award winning Soul Savers series)

Indelible's mystery and suspense will keep you turning pages, and the romance will leave you yearning for more. ~ Angela Corbett (Emblem of Eternity Trilogy)

A mystery thrill ride packed with humor, romance and intrigue. INDELIBLE is proof that Lani Woodland is here to stay! ~ Jamie Manning (Blood Prophecy trilogy)

Caution! You are about to enter the world of Yara, Wakers, and will never be able to put this book down! ~ Jennifer Murgia (Angel Star series)

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