Justice (Deck of Lies, #1)

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The Tower (Deck of Lies, #2)

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Death (Deck of Lies, #3)

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Judgment (Deck of Lies, #4)

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Hope's Rebellion

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hope's Rebellion

"Smart, sophisticated and engaging...a recommendable book and a must for dystopian lovers."
-Reading...Dreaming

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"It feels like there’s not a single extra word in this book.  Every word has a purpose...For the first 95% of the novel I couldn’t read fast enough.  For the last 5% I couldn’t read slow enough.  I’m sorry to say goodbye to three unforgettable protagonists."
-Parajunkee

"Hope's Rebellion has something about it, some spark, that makes a reader not want to put it down, not even when finished. What would you do if you lived in a world where you were taken away from your mother at the age of three, then sent to either be educated or to learn the trade of being a slave? What would you say to a world that picks who would get to give birth, who would work what job, and who would be part of the elite city guard? To a world where all is based on the color of your hair? This is the world Drexi, Rinna of the Gold, and Prelly live in."
-Marked by Books


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Praise for Justice

 "What could oh so easily have been just another fish out of water story full of trite and tired cliché is instead a well thought out and cleverly written page turner."
"Jade Varden is an excellent storyteller with a deft hand at flowing prose. The story is compelling and interesting."
-Twisted Sense


"This is a suspenseful, mystery book that has you gripping every lie as they multiply in the palm of your hands."
"This book felt real and I will recommend it to everyone I come across."
-Random Smiles


 "The perfect YA read."
"The story goes to a whole different place than what I expected."
-Kritters Ramblings


 "It was simply superb!"
-Reading 24/7


 "I would recommend this to everyone who likes to be shocked and intrigued."
- Books for YA!


 "Honesty, this might be the best book I’ve read so far."
"Very well written and captured my attention from the first page."
-Classy Me Books


 "It's a great read, filled with life-like, credible characters, and to be honest, I found it impossible to put down."
-Today in Shenaya


 "There are many great YA authors out there, but Varden's style stands out."
-The Eager Reader


“So much better than I expected”
“An exhilarating ride, and once I started the book, I just couldn't stop.”
-Theresa Crocker, Amazon

 “Oh wow! I LOVED this book!”
- havebookwillread "Kelly"




Praise for the Tower 

 "It's very well crafted and executed, sustaining a very tense chase, almost to the point of becoming a thriller!"
-Verdict Book Reviews


"I wanna cry you guys. It was so good!...I couldn't even predict anymore! I was left surprised, shocked, and blown away!"
"If I could describe this book in one word, it would be EXCITING."
- Little Book Star


"It's really an amazing book, with drama, mystery, friendship, self-discovery, redemption and one of my favorite characters."
- Ruty


"Did The Tower deliver? Absolutely! :) I stayed up reading with one eye it was that good!"
- Melanie Cusick-Jones, author


"Oh my gosh! Jade Varden HAS to be one of the best indie writers and yes guys she blew me away again with her second book in the Deck of Lies series!"
"Brace yourself for a whole lot more of twists and turns, secrets that I would never have guessed be unravelled and poor Rain, whose life has become even more complicated."
- Nourin, BookathonFreak



Praise for Death

"As soon as she uncovers the truth about one secret, a whole load more are uncovered!"
"Can Rain ever get to the bottom of the Von Shelton's secrets and lies?"
- Sarah, Amazon


"Everything gets more complicated in this book. I was hooked on to it and the story gets super better. More twists and revelations will come right at your face, and by the time you think you're going to bed, you'll be tempted to read one more page, then the next, and the next, until you finish the whole book."
- Leigh, Little Book Star 


"The first two books were full of twists and turns, but they had nothing on this book "
- Ariel Avalon, Amazon


"Everything gets more complicated in this book and Rain’s past and family tree becomes even more dysfunctional and twisted.....but I LOVED IT! It was like a story book version of ‘Desperate Housewives’ or a very tense soap drama filled with dirty family secrets."
- Nourin, Goodreads

Praise for Judgment 

"A great conclusion to the series, bringing everything together into a satisfying and memorable climax. Part courtroom drama, part YA the mysteries of the previous books, the key relationships and events are all delivered in Jade Varden's clear, crisp writing. This is a great YA series, one of the best I read in 2012 - definitely recommended."
- Melanie Cusick-Jones, author


"The writing lovingly holds your hand and leads you through the story."
- Ariel Avalon, Goodreads


"Like always with Varden's work, the writing flows effortlessly to create an interesting, intriguing and well developed plot that is easy for the audience to understand."
- Sienna, Lost to Books


"I have to say... I LOVED LOVED LOVED this entire series! BUT I love the ending best of all!! It is everything I could have asked for (had I known what to ask for) in an ending!!"
- Theresa Crocker, Amazon


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"I have read several mermaid books. This one is nothing like any of them. The rules have changed."




I always knew who my mother was. I always knew where I belonged. And I always knew I wanted to be on the water, like my dad.

…Until I was forced to go out into the water, anyway. Out there, you feel really lonely. But you’re never alone. There is more life and emotion under the waves than most humans will ever see, more than I could have ever imagined. Down there, it’s an entire world of rage and hate, love and hope. It’s a world of fear.

It’s a world of war.

Once, my mother told me she would sing me a song of the sea. But under the waves, the only music I ever heard was the sound of screams.



The things we leave behind in the waves have a way of washing back up to the shore...



I came back to the land because I thought it would be safe. I didn’t know the waves would keep calling me, even weeks after I decided to leave them for ever.

That’s the problem with the ocean. The things we leave behind in the waves have a way of washing back up to the shore. Everything I left in the water is still out there…and I can hear it calling for me, no matter how hard I try to block the sound of the waves.

There is death waiting for me in the deep. Even when I try my best to stay on the land, the ocean won’t stop trying to claim me as one of its own. I’m afraid that soon, it’s going to succeed.





Their friendship will test the fabric of tradition, duty and destiny...

 
There are only two seasons in Godenor: summer and winter. Weather brings the only surprises to a society where everything is planned, and everyone's status is determined at birth...by the color of their hair.

Rinna has the right hair, Drexi the wrong, and Prelly is almost too ordinary -- in every way but one. Small mistakes bring them together, creating ripples in a pond that knows nothing but serenity. If they reach their goals, they can't help but shatter the world they know.

Love of any kind, even the bond of friendship, isn't allowed in their world...but then, the heart can't always follow orders.




"Deck of Lies is a series full of secrets and mystery. Every word just caught more and more until you end up in a tangled web of truth you wish you didn't know."


Silverwood is an affluent California community filled with beautiful people who have ugly secrets. It's easy to be dazzled by the pretty smiles, the designer clothing, the fancy cars...but underneath all that polish and shine, the silver and gold are tarnished beyond repair. Every truth hides more deception.

 
 Deck of Lies: The Full Deck

The boxed set of edition of the Deck of Lies takes you even deeper into a life full of deceit, manipulation and money.

It all begins with a single lie that rips Rain Ramey away from her family. If everything about her old life was untrue, who is she going to be now? Rain's journey will take her into a world of madness, adultery, cover-ups...and court.

Get every single book in the Deck (Justice, The Tower, Death and Judgment), plus bonus material not available in the single-book editions.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saltwater Secrets Trilogy





Praise for Song of the Sea


"It's a tale of mermen, selkies, and adolescent youth trying to determine their place in this newly discovered strange world...Varden puts together this beautifully colorful and vividly imaginative world that immediately draws you in. I was entranced from the first chapter and enjoyed every twist and turn."
-Ann Livi Andrews


"I have read several mermaid books. This one is nothing like any of them. The rules have changed."
-Happy Tails and Tales


"Suspense and surprises, and tiny moments of joy that make this a fantastic fantasy adventure and one that will manage to warm and break your heart at the same time."
-Lost in a Good Book









Death and the Deep

I came back to the land because I thought it would be safe. I didn’t know the waves would keep calling me, even weeks after I decided to leave them for ever.

That’s the problem with the ocean. The things we leave behind in the waves have a way of washing back up to the shore. Everything I left in the water is still out there…and I can hear it calling for me, no matter how hard I try to block the sound of the waves.

There is death waiting for me in the deep. Even when I try my best to stay on the land, the ocean won’t stop trying to claim me as one of its own. I’m afraid that soon, it’s going to succeed.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Song of the Sea



Saltwater Secrets, Book 1: Song of the Sea


"What a fantastic story! WOW!"
       -Happy Tails and Tales

I always knew who my mother was. I always knew where I belonged. And I always knew I wanted to be on the water, like my dad.

…Until I was forced to go out into the water, anyway. Out there, you feel really lonely. But you’re never alone. There is more life and emotion under the waves than most humans will ever see, more than I could have ever imagined. Down there, it’s an entire world of rage and hate, love and hope. It’s a world of fear.

It’s a world of war.

Once, my mother told me she would sing me a song of the sea. But under the waves, the only music I ever heard was the sound of screams.


Death and the Deep

Saltwater Secrets, Book 2: Death and the Deep

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I came back to the land because I thought it would be safe. I didn’t know the waves would keep calling me, even weeks after I decided to leave them for ever.

That’s the problem with the ocean. The things we leave behind in the waves have a way of washing back up to the shore. Everything I left in the water is still out there…and I can hear it calling for me, no matter how hard I try to block the sound of the waves.

There is death waiting for me in the deep. Even when I try my best to stay on the land, the ocean won’t stop trying to claim me as one of its own. I’m afraid that soon, it’s going to succeed.