THE GIRL AND THE GROVE
Flux Books, May 2018
A YA contemporary novel with a heavy splash of magic! More soon, for now, check out this post announcing it.
Teenager Leila's life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she's never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika.
And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.
But the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn’t working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park...
Flux Books, September 2017
An anthology about adoption! Announcement here.
Welcome Home is a collection that explores the emotional complexities of adoption, featuring new, multi-genre short stories from an array of authors.
Contributors include Adi Alsaid, Randy Ribay, Nic Stone, Dave Connis, Helene Dunbar, Libby Cudmore, Lauren Gibaldi, Matthew Quinn Martin, Mindy McGinnis, Sammy Nickalls, Shannon M. Parker, Karen Akins, Erica M. Chapman, Julie Eshbaugh, Shannon Gibney, Jenny Kaczorowski, Julie Leung, Sangu Mandanna, Lauren Morrill, Tameka Mullins, C.J. Redwine, William Ritter, Courtney C. Stevens, Kate Watson, Stephanie Scott, Natasha Sinel, and Tristina Wright!
Bloomsbury Spark, May 2017
"Smith has done it again with this exuberant tale full of magic, political intrigue, epic battles and endearing romance." - Kim Liggett, author of Blood & Salt
Fantasy fans will devour this book one sitting - get ready for your new obsession! - Valerie Tejada, author of Hollywood Witch Hunter
Eric Smith returns to the world of Inked in this adventurous new sequel.
No longer a sheltered farmboy, Caenum is caught in the crossfire of the rebellion he ignited. As the final battle with the Citadel approaches, he must choose his own destiny one last time… or let the Citadel choose it for him.
There's a sequel you guys! It's happening! Here's the announcement on the blog. And now the sequel is almost here!
Add it on Goodreads here!
Bloomsbury Spark, January 20th, 2015
"INKED is an action-packed read with a hero I could root for, magic I wanted to have, and a vivid fantasy world to back it all up. Smith's prose had me turning pages way past my bedtime." - Susan Dennard, author of Something Strange & Deadly.
"A fast-paced page-turner from Eric Smith filled with magic, mystery and mayhem." - Kristi Helvig, Author of
Tattoos once were an act of rebellion. Now they decide your destiny the moment the magical Ink settles under your skin.
And in a world where Ink controls your fate, Caenum can't escape soon enough. He is ready to run from his family, and his best friend Dreya, and the home he has known, just to have a chance at a choice.
But when he upsets the very Scribe scheduled to give him his Ink on his eighteenth birthday, he unwittingly sets in motion a series of events that sends the corrupt, magic-fearing government, The Citadel, after him and those he loves.
A high-octane fantasy adventure, perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being different… only to discover that fate is more than skin deep.
My first Young Adult novel, out with Bloomsbury's digital imprint, Bloomsbury Spark! You can order it now via Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), Google Play, iBooks, and Kobo. Add it on Goodreads!
It's also available as an Audiobook via Audible!
An Amazon 2013 Best Book of the Year (Humor)!
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