Young Adult Books
A note from the author: I’m excited to announce that I have a new young adult novel, SADE’S SECRET. It’s under a pen name, Sparkle. Please help me spread the word. This is probably one of the most impactful books I’ve ever written. Its edgy and raw and will have readers, young and old, talking back to the book. It’s a book that both mothers and daughters can read.
About Sade’s Secret by Sparkle:
There’s nothing sweet about turning sixteen as three friends will soon find out.
Fifteen-year-old Sade Washington has been harboring a secret from her two best friends, Crystal Jackson and Dena Bradford. Her secret is threatened to be revealed when she discovers she’s pregnant. Once Sade’s secret is out, it causes a wedge between her and her mother Joyce. Distraught at her mother’s reactions, Sade toils with a love/hate relationship with her.
Joyce struggles with keeping peace in her household. The relationship between her daughter and live-in boyfriend, Calvin has her in an emotional turmoil. Joyce is determined to make their home a happy one by any means necessary.
Sade attempts to have a normal teen life, but as she turns sixteen, reality hits her head on. She must make choices that will not only affect her future, but that of her unborn child. Sade’s Secret takes the reader on an emotional ride as it deals with a strong subject matter and the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships.
Young Adult Series by Shelia M. Goss
THE LIP GLOSS CHRONICLES
Shelia M Goss writes in multiple genres. The Lip Gloss Chronicles is her popular YOUNG ADULT series.
The Diva’s Creed: All for one, one for all; never let the other fall.
Ever since they met in their elite private school, Britney, Jasmine, and Sierra have lived by these words, but now that they’re entering their freshman year in a public high school, their bond is about to be put to the ultimate test.
The daughters of wealthy Texas socialites, these girls are used to getting whatever they want, so it’s no surprise to them when the gorgeous DJ takes them under his wing. Drama soon comes their way in the form of Tanisha, a jealous older student who thinks DJ’s attention should be focused solely on her.
Even Tanisha’s threats can’t intimidate these girls as they form a united front against her. They’re tighter than ever—until a sticky situation complicates everything. Jasmine and Sierra both fall head over heels in love with DJ. Could this really mean the end of their friendship?
The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 1: The Ultimate Test is available now. To order your copy now, click here.
Publisher: Kensington Books/Urban Books
Imprint: Urban Renaissance
The divas are back. Jasmine, Britney and Sierra’s world is filled with drama at Plano High.
DJ Johnson has been spreading nasty rumors that threaten to ruin Jasmine’s reputation. Jasmine’s home life is in turmoil too. Her parents are in the midst of a divorce, and she’s taking it hard. As if all that weren’t bad enough, Jasmine soon finds herself involved in drama that makes the situations with DJ and her parents seem like child’s play.
PAPER THIN – The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 3 is the third book in the Lip Gloss Chronicles series. Please get a copy for a teen in your life.
Many on the threads complain about teens reading adult books, well there are options and The Lip Gloss Chronicles has enough drama to capture teens attention, yet they are clean reads with lessons in between the pages.
Teens Read Too has highlighted me on their book club website to help celebrate Paper Thin’s release day. Check out the interview when you get a chance at: http://trtbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/01/visit-with-shelia-m-goss.html
Review of Paper Thin:
Ms. Goss does a wonderful job with this book of showing young women as they really are. She allows them to be selfish and loving, impatient and supportive and mostly, realistic. The reader is allowed to see how young people act when their lives change and how they deal with the economic struggles that hit their families. One of the more poignant messages deals with weight and self-esteem issues. We also get to see the young ladies deal with the timely and disturbing problem of violence among girlfriends and boyfriends. Paper Thin is an entertaining and enlightening book geared towards young people, but I recommend it to all readers. It made this reader, who has lived a long time, think, feel and relate. ~Angelia Vernon Menchan, APOOO BookClub To read the entire review go to: http://www.apooobooks.com/paper-thin-shelia-goss/
When 15-year-old Porsha Swint overhears an argument between her parents, she learns some very painful news. The man she thought was her dad is only a substitute for her real father—Dion McNeil, a well known national sportscaster. Even Porsha’s BFFs, Tara Chance and Danielle Davis, can’t seem to console her. Porsha, once a straight-A student, begins slacking off in school.
Her parents realize their secrets have been revealed, and set out on a quest to make things right. In the meantime, the media has a field day with this information, since Dion McNeil was married to another woman during the time Porsha was conceived. Porsha meets her half-sister Jasmine McNeil, and tension between the two equates to World War III. Will things ever be the same for Porsha now that her world has been turned upside down?