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Paula Stokes


Paula Stokes

Paula Stokes write stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She believes in second chances and happy endings, both in life and in books. Her writing has been translated into eleven different languages, which she believes is just about the coolest thing ever. In addition to being an author, she's also an RN, online instructor, and freelance editor at When she's not working, she's kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands.

Paula Stokes

Books by Paula Stokes

by Paula Stokes - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Embry Woods has secrets. Some are small, like her complicated past. Others are bigger, like her feelings for best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Holden. But the biggest secret she carries is about what they did at the abandoned Sea Cliff Inn and the resulting terrible fire. Embry helps a homeless man escape from the flames and is immediately hailed as a hero. Wracked with guilt, Embry thinks she can take one last secret to her grave. But then she receives an anonymous note and must respond to a series of threatening messages asking her to make impossible choices. Someone is playing a high-stakes game with her life. And their last move is murder.

by Paula Stokes - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Things get increasingly dangerous once Winter arrives in Seoul, South Korea. Winter attempts to infiltrate an international corporation to get close to her target, a nefarious businessman named Kyung. But keeping her last remaining loved ones out of the line of fire proves difficult, and when all seems to be lost, Winter must face one last devastating decision: is revenge worth sacrificing everything for? Or can she find a spark of hope in the darkness that threatens to engulf her?

by Paula Stokes - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Loss, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

After waking up from a coma, Genevieve Grace can’t remember the car crash that killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTuber turned teen music idol. Genevieve knows she was driving, but because of what's been reported in the media, everyone assumes the other driver, Brad Freeman, is guilty. As she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread --- what if she's the one at fault?

by Paula Stokes - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences. Whether it's bungee jumping or grinding up against celebrities at the hottest clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price. When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. When the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn't sure what to believe.
by Paula Stokes - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Maguire knows she’s bad luck. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash --- and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch. But then on her way out of her therapist’s office, she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star, who wants to help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away, but staying away may be harder than she thought.