Novels By Stacy A. Padula

Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person

padWhile Chris Dunkin’s parents travel freely for business, his older cousins Jordan and Taylor are left in charge. A parentless household provides the perfect venue for Jordan, a senior in high school, and Taylor, a junior in college, to throw parties that soon become infamous in Montgomery. After two years, Chris–donned “the life of the party” by his popular group of friends–begins high school with a responsibility to live up to his reputation. Deep down inside, however, he wants more than that.

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Montgomery Lake High #2: When Darkness Tries To Hide

Chris Dunkin believes that his former best friend, Jason Davids, is blazing a trail of destruction. After a tornado wreaks havoc on Montgomery, a twist of fate brings Chris and Jason back together as they try to save a classmate who is gravely injured from the storm. The tempest, however, brings more than wind and rain to Montgomery.

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Montgomery Lake High #3: Battle For Innocence

Padula Cover WebJordan Dunkin, a high school senior, and Taylor Dunkin, a junior in college, are left to care for their younger cousin Chris, while their aunt and uncle travel freely for business. A parentless household provides the perfect venue for Taylor’s infamous “ragers.” As Chris and his friends become exposed to the drugs and alcohol that blanket the parties, they are met with temptations beyond anything they’ve ever experienced. (The Battle for Innocence flashes back two years to when Chris and his friends were extremely impressionable in middle school.)

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The Forces Within


After being trapped inside his own body, unable to communicate with anyone but his own thoughts, Andy Rosetti finally wakes up from the coma that controlled his life for one month. But upon awakening, Andy finds himself and his friends in an unfamiliar setting: a mansion riddled with secrets and supernatural forces. As his friends fall prey to the entities encompassing them, Andy must figure out if the darkness lies within the mansion’s walls or within the people surrounding him.

The Aftermath

00001Can faith and reason co-exist? Every day, teenagers are faced with difficult situations that question their faith and moral compass. The Aftermath follows a group of students from Montgomery Lake High School, specifically Jason Davids and Jessie Robins. At age fifteen, Jason appears to have it all together: high grades, popular friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and every drug that promises enjoyment at his disposal. Despite this, there is a persistent emptiness inside his heart. After attempting to fill the void with achievements, relationships, and illicit substances, Jason finds himself drawn to Jessie, a quiet and rather plain girl whom he has never before noticed. He cannot understand the sudden attraction he feels nor the force that is drawing him toward her. How is it possible that she stands for everything he opposes yet possesses the one thing he has been searching for this entire time?