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River finds he’s brought all his old problems along on the journey and in the middle of the ocean, there is no further place to run

Friday, August 27th, 2021


Antlands
The
Antlands Series Book 1
by
Genevieve Morrissey
Genre:
Science Fiction


It seemed like a
good idea… Genetically engineer a species of humanoid
workers—strong, tireless, minimally intelligent—to become
laborers for humans. What could possibly go wrong?

For a thousand
years, humans have had to fight for their survival against the mute,
feral “Ants,” created as workers but now gone rogue, scavenging
and slaughtering everything in their path.

The beleaguered
humans, in the meantime, have evolved two distinct cultures. The
disciplined, insular Foresters prioritize safety over personal
freedom in their woodland strongholds, while the more individualistic
Men embrace an urban lifestyle and are eager to reimplement the
technology of past ages. Nominally allies against the Ants, the two
groups deeply mistrust each other.

Deer, a despondent
Forester soldier, is one of his people’s foremost authorities on
Ants. He knows with perfect certainty that Ant-raiders never leave
survivors. So how, amid the carnage of a raided Man-village, is one
small girl still alive? She says her name is Anne; but who is she,
and what is her secret?

Deer takes Anne to
the forest to grow up, where years later, a horrifying revelation
about her may provide a means for Men and Forester to finally defeat
the Ants—but only if they can put aside their differences and work
together.

Full of
unforgettable characters, masterful dialog, and riveting
scenes, Antlands is ultimately a story of hope, healing,
and redemption.

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Annasland

The
Antlands Series Book 2

Gone…

Fleeing
the last Ant-War, Anna of Evergreen goes with a party of Foresters,
Men, and Ants to seek sanctuary on an island. None of them are ever
seen again.

Twenty
years later, the launch of the Muriel, the first
steel-hulled, powered ship built since ancient times, offers Anna’s
friends a chance to discover what happened to the lost colonists—if
they can persuade River, the Muriel’s designer, to lead
an expedition to find her. Exiled from the forest, estranged from his
family, and crippled by rage and guilt, River agrees to the plan. Not
only was Anna his first love, but the journey, he believes, will
provide an exciting new distraction from his pain.

It’s
the adventure of River’s life, but when the voyage proves longer
and more perilous than anyone anticipated, he finds he’s brought
all his old problems along with him on the journey—and in the
middle of the ocean, there is no further place for him to run. The
struggle to survive reveals River’s limitations, but also his
strengths, and with this new self-knowledge, River reassesses his
life. The Muriel may provide a whole new
life-purpose for him—but is he up to the challenge?

The
second book in the Antlands series, Annasland is
an adventure novel that explores themes of prejudice and hate, love,
loss and redemption in a post-apocalyptic setting.

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Genevieve
Morrissey is an avid student of British and American social history,
but through one of those strange little quirks of fate she spends
most of her days talking with scientists.

In Antlands,
she explores a future history of societies coping with the loss of
civilization, and their attempts to rebuild it.

Together
with coeditor Sarah Morrissey, Genevieve has previously published 
The
Complete Raffles: Annotated and Illustrated.

Genevieve
enjoys reading obscure books, travel, good cooking, and solitude.

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His instructions were more than to just befriend her…he was supposed to make her fall in love with him

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

 

The
Heartstone

 

Smoke
and Mirrors Book 2

 

by
Helene Opocensky

 

Genre:
Middle Grade, YA Fantasy

 

 

Corbin,
a powerful shapeshifting young mage, is just beginning to learn to
flex and harness his magical powers. When he hears that a young
witch, who doesn’t know that her strangeness is due to magic, has
run away for fear of being institutionalized for a second time, he
knows that he has to help his friends find her so that she can learn
to celebrate what makes her different rather than fear it.
 

 

What
he doesn’t know is that finding her will snowball him into a
position where he again feels obligated to his scheming former
mentor, Max Grobian. Nor does he know that Max will, once more, try
to manipulate him into betraying her daughter Lorelei, a girl Corbin
feels heart-bound to, yet fears to fully love.
 
 

 

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The
Trueheart

 

Smoke
and Mirrors Book 1

 

 

How
could Corbin possibly do what he was supposed to do?

 

After
Corbin’s mother died, Maxim Moritz Grobian took him, penniless
orphan that he was, under his wing and taught him the magic that was
their heritage. Corbin owed Max everything, and now Max had given him
a mission. Corbin was to bring Max’s estranged daughter to New York.
Lorelei was the only one, Max insisted, that could use the
Heartstone, a crystal of phenomenal power, to keep mages safe from
the Inquisitors that hunted them and allow mages to finally take
their rightful place in the world.

 

A
worthy goal, thought Corbin initially, but now that he had actually
met Lorelei all he really wanted to do was to run for the hills. Both
afraid of hurting her and endangering himself, he needed to stay away
from her, not befriend her to do Max’s bidding. Besides, his
instructions were more than to just befriend her. He was supposed to
make her fall in love with him.

 

There
was no way, absolutely no way he was going to do that – not after
what she had told him.
 
 

 

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Helene
Opocensky was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States as
a child.

 

After
college graduation, she worked for an insurance company for ten years
but, after filing a sex discrimination lawsuit against them, she was
hired by her law firm and encouraged to attend law school.

 

After
graduation, she worked for many years in the child support department
as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut.
 
 

 

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Bluebonnets in the Spring; Was it destiny that brought them together or will the secrets they harbor be their demise?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

 

Bluebonnets
in the Spring

 

Perfectly
Stated Series

 

by
Kristen Collins

 

Genre:
Western Paranormal Fantasy Romance

 

 

Clyde
is just a lonely widow cowboy living out his days in peace on his
ranch in Texas. Faith is a hybrid reaper on the run from a band of
fallen angels.

 

When
Faith stumbles onto his land one night injured, she unwittingly pulls
Clyde into a manhunt that could change his life forever.

 

Two
secrets and one fateful night could change everything for them. Was
it destiny that brought them together or will the secrets they harbor
be their demise?

 

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I’m
a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the great Lone
Star State. I was born in January of ‘89 and was able to grow up
during a great time. I honestly don’t consider myself a Millennial,
and really dislike that title. I’m a part-time secretary and a
full-time mother and wife, as well as a Lupus Warrior.

 

Having
Lupus means living my life indoors, and the sun is my arch-nemesis,
my personal kryptonite. I want to leave a legacy behind, something my
kids could one day look back on and say, “yeah my mom did that.”

 

Thanks
to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion for
writing paranormal romance books. Anything in the realm of fantasy
usually suits my novels and tends to be able to reach a large
audience in multiple genres. Most of my story ideas come to me in the
most unexpected times and places, such as my dreams. They will plague
me nonstop until I sit down and write it out.

 

I
like to explore new types of characters such as Sandmen and
Boogeymen, for example. I enjoy creating all the facets of their own
worlds, such as in A Sandman’s Forbidden Love.

 

God
has blessed me with success that I never imagined was possible, which
allows me the freedom to explore and create with intense focus in
paranormal fiction. Now, I know Shifters aren’t real but Angels are
another story. So Angels are also a part of my focus and research. I
will often sit on the computer doing extensive research on both
Sandmen and Angels, trying to learn as much as possible about them.

 

In
addition to fiction, I create Art Journals that are cross
generational from thirteen to ninety years young. My goal, with these
types of books, is to reach people who need that extra encouragement
and quiet reflective stillness that journaling can bring into their
lives.

 

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Lorelei was the only one that could use the Heartstone, a crystal of phenomenal power, to keep mages safe from the Inquisitors that hunted them

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021



The
Trueheart
Smoke
and Mirrors Book 1
by
Helene Opocensky
Genre:
Middle Grade, YA Fantasy


How
could Corbin possibly do what he was supposed to do?

After
Corbin’s mother died, Maxim Moritz Grobian took him, penniless
orphan that he was, under his wing and taught him the magic that was
their heritage. Corbin owed Max everything, and now Max had given him
a mission. Corbin was to bring Max’s estranged daughter to New York.
Lorelei was the only one, Max insisted, that could use the
Heartstone, a crystal of phenomenal power, to keep mages safe from
the Inquisitors that hunted them and allow mages to finally take
their rightful place in the world.
A
worthy goal, thought Corbin initially, but now that he had actually
met Lorelei all he really wanted to do was to run for the hills. Both
afraid of hurting her and endangering himself, he needed to stay away
from her, not befriend her to do Max’s bidding. Besides, his
instructions were more than to just befriend her. He was supposed to
make her fall in love with him.


There
was no way, absolutely no way he was going to do that – not after
what she had told him.


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Helene
Opocensky was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States as
a child.
After
college graduation, she worked for an insurance company for ten years
but, after filing a sex discrimination lawsuit against them, she was
hired by her law firm and encouraged to attend law school.
After
graduation, she worked for many years in the child support department
as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut.


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Destroying Angel; Will he succumb to the sins of the human world or will he overcome his mission without flaw?

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

 

Destroying
Angel: Azrael & the Battle of the 185,000

 

Children
of Chaos Series

 

by
Kristen Collins

 

Genre:
Middle Grade Supernatural, Christian Fiction

 

 

Every
angel has their first solo mission but none as infamous as the young
Azrael, the Creator’s Angel of Death. In his first solo mission he
will face the impossible both mentally and physically to prove his
worth.

 

Will
he succumb to the sins of the human world or will he overcome his
mission without flaw?

 

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I’m
a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the great Lone
Star State. I was born in January of ‘89 and was able to grow up
during a great time. I honestly don’t consider myself a Millennial,
and really dislike that title. I’m a part-time secretary and a
full-time mother and wife, as well as a Lupus Warrior.

 

Having
Lupus means living my life indoors, and the sun is my arch-nemesis,
my personal kryptonite. I want to leave a legacy behind, something my
kids could one day look back on and say, “yeah my mom did that.”

 

Thanks
to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion for
writing paranormal romance books. Anything in the realm of fantasy
usually suits my novels and tends to be able to reach a large
audience in multiple genres. Most of my story ideas come to me in the
most unexpected times and places, such as my dreams. They will plague
me nonstop until I sit down and write it out.

 

I
like to explore new types of characters such as Sandmen and
Boogeymen, for example. I enjoy creating all the facets of their own
worlds, such as in A Sandman’s Forbidden Love.

 

God
has blessed me with success that I never imagined was possible, which
allows me the freedom to explore and create with intense focus in
paranormal fiction. Now, I know Shifters aren’t real but Angels are
another story. So Angels are also a part of my focus and research. I
will often sit on the computer doing extensive research on both
Sandmen and Angels, trying to learn as much as possible about them.

 

In
addition to fiction, I create Art Journals that are cross
generational from thirteen to ninety years young. My goal, with these
types of books, is to reach people who need that extra encouragement
and quiet reflective stillness that journaling can bring into their
lives.

 

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Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn’t like rules, and it’s just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

 

Bad
Fairy Strikes Again

 

A
Bad Fairy Adventure Book 2

 

by
Elaine Kaye

 

Genre:
Middle Grade Fantasy

 

 

Thistle
Greenbud thought the nickname Bad Fairy was behind her, but she can’t
escape it. Someone is spreading a rumor about her that just isn’t
true and can ruin all of her hard work in getting into Advanced
School. What fairy would do such a thing? As if that’s not bad
enough, Thistle’s dad goes missing. Not a single fairy in Tinselville
has seen him. He’s vanished like pixie dust. Her mom is distraught,
and Thistle is worried. Where could he be? Thistle and the Flutters,
along with Dusty and Moss, are on both cases. Can they find out what
happened to her dad and solve the Bad Fairy rumor? Thistle hopes so!
 
 

 

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Bad
Fairy

 

A
Bad Fairy Adventure Book 1

 

 

Thistle
Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn’t like rules, and it’s
just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy
handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure
out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on
her.

 

Before
she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds
herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can
they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad
to worse?
 
 

 

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Elaine
Kaye is the author of A Bad Fairy Adventure series AND A
Gregory Green Adventure
series. She first created Gregory Green
after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the
story Pea Soup Disaster.

 

Kaye has worked as a
library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in
the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has
called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She
is a grandmother of three boys.

 

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Alphabet, Slow Poke),

 

three handmade bookmarks, plus a goodie bag and
worksheets.

 

For Rocky, the road to the truth involves eavesdropping, snooping, and listening to advice from his dead father who urges him on a risky journey

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

 

Swallowed
By a Secret

 

by
Risa Nyman

 

Genre:
Middle Grade Mystery

 

 

 

?
2020
Readers’ Favorite GOLD MEDAL winner for Children’s Mystery

?
2020
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards SILVER MEDAL for Pre-Teen – Mature
Issues

One
dead father. One lying mother. One giant secret.

12-year-old
Rocky’s father dies suddenly, and he learns the “his heart
stopped” story is bogus. Immediately after the funeral, his
mother sticks the For-Sale sign in the lawn and whisks them out of
town as if living there has become too dangerous. As his trust in his
one remaining parent unravels, Rocky is determined to crack the
secret about how his father really died.

For
Rocky, the road to the truth involves eavesdropping, snooping, and
listening to advice from his dead father who urges him on a risky
journey.

Will
Rocky have to rethink who was the father he thought he knew?
Sometimes it may be better to let a secret stay hidden.

 

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Born
in Boston with the accent to prove it, Risa lived within ten miles of
the city for decades until a recent move to the neighboring Ocean
State.

For
many years, Risa worked in a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization
dedicated to promoting active participation in our democracy, with a
special focus on voting and elections.

Risa’s
deep dive into creative writing started with finding three pennies in
a neat stack in a completely empty apartment that belonged to her
mother. It’s a long story.

When
not writing, Risa is reading, exercising or doing therapeutic ironing
(yes, there is such a thing.)

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Bake Believe; Something happens when Cat bakes. Something impossible

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

 

Bake
Believe

 

by
Cori Cooper

 

Genre:
Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy

 

 

Can
it be real? Or is it bake believe?
 

 

All
Cat Anderson wants out of life is a circle of friends to giggle with
and a few cute boys to flirt with. Her first day of eighth grade is
looking perfect—until a scheduling mishap places her in a culinary
arts class.

 

Food,
it turns out, is a very big deal. In her family there is a secret,
too big to stay hidden any longer. A secret too fantastic to be real.
Something happens when Cat bakes. Something impossible.

 

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Cori Cooper lives in
the magical Arizona Mountains, which she’s pretty convinced is the
setting for all the fairy tales.

 

Besides writing
stories, she adores hanging out with her family, playing board games,
hiking and baking, baking, baking. Like Cat’s family, she’s
positive Cinnamon Rolls fix everything.

 

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A fire is coming; it starts with a girl and a key

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

 

Clarissa

 

by
Giulietta M. Spudich

 

Genre:
Middle-Grade Fantasy

 

 

A
fire is coming. It starts with a girl and a key.
 

 

After
her mother’s death, Clarissa doesn’t know how to connect with her
distant father. Her only friend is an oak tree who she can tell her
deepest secrets. When she discovers a mysterious key that unleashes a
long-forgotten fire spirit, she must find her voice to protect those
she loves.
 

 

“A
delightful, fantastical tale of how oak trees and humans can be
friends.” -Dr. James Canton, author of “The Oak Papers”
 
 

 

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Giulietta
M. Spudich enjoys writing everything from children’s stories to
grown-up fiction and poems in between. She lives in Cambridge,
England where she moved from California in 2002. She is inspired by
cats, especially her late black cat, Smokey.

 

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Curses of Scale is a Pandora’s box of world-building elements, and Reeves shows great skill at parceling out the pieces of lore and mystery that today’s fantasy readers crave

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

 

The
Melody of Three

 

The
Evercharm Trilogy Book 1

 

by
S.D. Reeves

 

Genre:
Epic Fantasy

 

 

Sorcerer
Christaan De Rein’s return to Liverpool does not go well, starting
with the fact that his trusted apprentice, Higgins, dies on the way.
Then again, Higgins dies a lot. Of course, Rein doesn’t expect to be
welcomed with open arms after being banished for nine years, but a
cryptic summons from The Musician herself cannot go unanswered.
 

 

But
when Rein arrives all is in chaos. People with fairy blood are
turning up dead. The Forum Magicae is undone and the Curators
sieged.
 

 

And
in another world altogether, where Earth is just a legend, a girl
named Niena and a cursed lyre hold the key to saving both realms. Or
destroying them.
 

 

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Curses
of Scale

 

The
Evercharm Trilogy Prequel

 

 

Sixteen-year-old Niena
wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when
the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself
on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she
was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into
a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying
to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for
fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll save everyone she
holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she’s cursed instead to
become it.
 

 

Curses
of Scale
 is
the 
2018
First Place Winner
 of
Red City Review’s Young Adult Category, and an 
Official
Selection
 of
the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards. It also has the distinction of
being a finalist in the following awards:
 

 

Chanticleer’s
Ozma Fantasy Award

 

Readers’
Favorite General Fantasy

 

Wishing
Shelf Young Adult
 

 

“Curses
of Scale is a Pandora’s box of world-building elements, and Reeves
shows great skill at parceling out the pieces of lore and mystery
that today’s fantasy readers crave. Readers will be sure to enjoy
this crafty, utterly transportive novel.” ~Red City Review
 

 

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Stephen
Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides
in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero,
and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind
steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy
novels. And curse his wife’s cold feet.
 

 

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Three can play a game, but one of them ends up dead…

Monday, November 16th, 2020

 

Buried
Secrets

 

Craven
Falls Book 2

 

by
Donna M. Zadunajsky

 

Genre:
YA Mystery

 

 

My
name is Robyn Wilde, or at least that’s the name the state gave me
when I was five years old. I have no idea what my real name is or
where I came from, who my parents really are, and why they didn’t
want me.

 

But
I can tell you this:

 

I’m
fifteen and ran away from my foster parents’ house after finding a
file hidden away in their room with not only my name on it, but also
the name Crystal Rosmus. According to the file, she knows a lot about
me. How, I have no idea. But she lives in Craven Falls, Ohio, and I’m
on a bus right now to find her.”
 

 

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The
Dead Girl Under the Bleachers

 

Craven
Falls Book 1

 

 

Three
girls…

 

Three
dead bodies…

 

The
quiet town of Craven Falls is depleting in population. One by one…

 

Scarlet
Fitzgerald thought it would be fun to play a game on Laura Stevenson,
a nobody at Craven Falls High. But what happens when the game
unleashes buried secrets Scarlet doesn’t want anyone to know?
Secrets that could get someone killed, including herself.

 

Three
can play a game, but one of them ends up dead…

 

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Donna
M. Zadunajsky started out writing children’s books before she wrote
and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She
since has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME!
Book 1 in the series, which is about teen suicide and bullying.

 

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Sandra’s Book Club is LOOKING FOR SERIOUS READERS

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

 

 

Are you a reader that
likes free books? Do you show your love for books? Ever wonder how
many books you can read in a given time? Then join our book club!

 

Our book club is a group
of readers that read and review books by participating authors in our
program. The Reader Giveaway will be a race to see which reader can
read and review the most books from our selection.

 

Winners
to receive the following prizes:

 

1st
Runner – $100

 

2nd
Runner – $50

 

3rd
Runner – $20
 

 

*Prizes to be sent in
the form of an Amazon Gift Card or Pay Pal Cash
 
 

 

 

Giveaway is for book
club members ONLY

 

LOOKING FOR SERIOUS
READERS
 

 

Readers can join our book
club at:
https://sandrasbookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/read-review-program.html

 

For authors who want to
list their book in our club’s program, submit at:
https://sandrasbookclub.blogspot.com/2020/08/submit-your-book.html
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Dagger Book Tours

 

 

Having never found remains of his grandson, doubt of his demise lingers in Dorian’s heart; until one day, he finally makes a proclamation, searching for the orphaned Prince of Odsia

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

 

 

A
Peculiar Royal

 

by
Alonna Williams

 

Genre:
Middle Grade Fantasy

 

 

The time has come
for King Dorian Lockridge to find an heir for the country of Odsia;
after the murder of his son, daughter-in-law and grandson fifteen
years ago, he knew that sooner or later he’d need to find someone
worthy to take the throne…

 

Spending fifteen
years on the streets, doing whatever it took to make sure he and his
friends survived from day to day, hasn’t been easy for Tristan.

 

Having never found
remains of his grandson, doubt of his demise lingers in Dorian’s
heart; until one day, he finally makes a proclamation, searching for
the orphaned Prince of Odsia.

 

When Tristan
discovers the truth about himself, his whole world changes. How will
he adjust to royal living after such a difficult upbringing?
And who was behind the murder of his parents so long ago?”

 

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Alonna
Williams is a children’s book author and has been writing ever since
she was a little girl. It started with a short story and soon
progressed to novels. Alonna has worked on, and grew up with a Pirate
series entitled, Pirates of the Withering Coast, her favorite series
of all, as well as a mystery series, a Sci-Fi/Superhero series and
more! When she’s not writing you’ll most likely find her dancing,
whether it be, Tap, Ballet, Jazz or Lyrical, or watching a good
classic movie or cozying up to a Disney film!
 

 

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Dainty Damsels, 30 brand new pages by illustrator J.N. Sheats

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

 

 

Dainty
Damsels: Fairy Collection

 

by
J.N. Sheats
Genre:
Fantasy Coloring Book

 

It’s
Finally Here! The medium book of Fairy Damsels, 30 brand new pages by
illustrator J.N. Sheats. Complete with plenty of big eyed Damsel
cuties, fury playful friends, and tons of dynamic scenes ready for
your coloring talents. Grab your pens, pencils, or crayons and relax
with this enchanting collection.
 
 

 

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J.N.
Sheats is an artist turned author. Living in Maryland with six wild
cats, and her husband, J.N. spends her days designing book covers and
teasers for other authors. At night she is at the mercy of her
demanding characters, and their wild fantasies.

 

Dark
Paranormal Fantasy is her preferred genre of writing, but anything is
game. Maybe even a lovely romance novel or two in the near future.

 

When
not writing, designing, or drawing, J.N. spends her time doing a host
of other activities. Including: gardening, jewelry making, cooking,
and watching far too much television.

 

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Knucklehead Fred is a whimsical, rhyming story about a fun-loving, energetic boy named Fred

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

 

Knucklehead
Fred and the Principal’s Challenge

 

Knucklehead
Fred Series Book 2

 

by
Arias Williams

 

Genre:
Children’s Picture Book

 

Knucklehead
Fred is a whimsical, rhyming story about a fun-loving, energetic boy
named Fred.

After
struggling with behavior problems at school, Fred is presented with a
challenge by his school principal, Mr. Boronstine. He promises Fred
that if he can be a model student for one week, he will be presented
with a special surprise.
Will
Knucklehead Fred rise to the occasion and be the best he can be? Or
will he fail to control himself and miss out on a special treat?
Find
out in this second installment of this whimsical children’s book
about a mischievous little boy who walks to the beat of his own drum.
The
Principal’s Challenge
 is
the second in the 
Knucklehead
Fred
 series,
a collection of stories about the troublemaker you can’t help but
love.


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Knucklehead
Fred Series Book 1

Knucklehead
Fred is a whimsical, rhyming story about a fun-loving, energetic boy
named Fred.
His parents just can’t figure out how to make
him sit still and listen!
But when Fred finds himself in need
of a favor, Mom and Dad use it as a perfect opportunity to teach him
a thing or two about responsibility.

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Williams is a creative based in Los Angeles, CA.
He
is a father of two children, a husband, and currently teaches 7th
Grade in South Los Angeles.
When
he isn’t working on Knucklehead Fred, Arias can be found in his home
studio making beats, hanging with his family, or working to educate
the future of Los Angeles.

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Their mission is to bring an end to Hopkins’ campaign of terror

Monday, October 19th, 2020

 

 

A graduate of Exeter University, Wendy spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies before a change of career led her to writing children’s fiction. Currently residing in Abu Dhabi, she lives with her husband and beautiful Tonkinese cat.  
 
Wendy’s “”Shadows from the Past”” time-travel adventures, featuring 3 children and a rather special cat called Max, are aimed at the Middle Grade age group. This award-winning series also includes several shorter novellas that see Max the talking Tonkinese cat undertaking solo missions. Now working on the 18th book in the series, “”The Shadow of the Shifting Sands””, Wendy hopes that her love of history, myth and legend will rub off on her young readers as she takes them on a magical mystery tour through the past.

 

 

 

 In his fifth solo mini-adventure, Max the talking Tonkinese cat, the feline hero of the SHADOWS FROM THE PAST series travels back in time to the mid-seventeenth century.
He doesn’t understand how this has happened until he recognises his surroundings and realises it isn’t the first time he’s been to this place. Why has he been brought to this tumbledown cottage in the middle of nowhere? All is about to be revealed…

 

 

 

In 17th century Essex, at a time when most people believed in witchcraft, the name Matthew Hopkins was enough to strike fear into the heart of many a woman who lived alone with only a pet cat for company… for Hopkins was the Witchfinder General.
The 15th book in the Shadows from the Past series takes the time-travelling foursome back to the year 1646. It isn’t Max’s first visit to the village of Mistley Thorn, but this time his friends Jemima, Joe and Charlie are by his side.

 

Their mission is to bring an end to Hopkins’ campaign of terror. Will they succeed, or might this prove to be their most dangerous challenge yet? “ 
 

 

 

 

Top Ten List:

 

1. I’m a “cataholic” or, more specifically, a “Tonkaholic”. I’m know I’m biased, but I think Tonkinese are the best cats in the world. Beautiful to look at, with jewel-like eyes of aquamarine, they have amazing personalities – super-intelligent, loving, sociable and talkative.

 

2. I have a passion for history and archaeology. I love delving into the past and am in my element when I get the chance to explore ancient ruins.

 

3. Books and reading are an essential part of my life. My Dad taught me to read before I even started school and I’ve never been without a book in my hands ever since. I often have two or more on the go at the same time.

 

4. I’m at my happiest by the sea, with the sound of waves lapping on the shore. I think it must come from being born under the astrological sign of the crab!

 

5. My favourite time of year is early summer when the weather is warm, but everything is still fresh and green.

 

6. I’m originally from the UK and was lucky to grow up in a beautiful village in the Cotswolds.

 

7. I have a phobia of snakes. Even seeing them on TV gives me the shivers.

 

8. One of my guilty pleasures is Sticky Toffee Pudding! I can never resist it when it’s on the menu. 

 

9. My husband teases me for being uber-competitive! I really enjoy taking part in quizzes.

 

10. As a former teacher of French and Latin, I obviously love languages. I speak several, some better than others, and never want to stop learning. I’m ashamed to say that my Arabic hasn’t yet progressed beyond the basic stages, though – it’s hard! 

 

 

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Torn between two worlds, which will she embrace?

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
A
Misplaced Child
The
Misplaced Children Book 1
by
Heather Michelle
Genre:
YA Fantasy 
 
Torn
between two worlds, which will she embrace?
Elodie
Harper is heir to the magical kingdom of Aluna. Trapped by an evil
wizard in an illusion; Elodie grows up caught between two worlds, one
of magic, and one of technology.
As
the facade of her mundane life of lies and fake smiles cracks, her
kingdom crumbles in the absence of its ruler. Join Elodie as she
navigates both lives not knowing which to embrace, and which to push
into the back of her mind and forget as a bad dream.
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with her cat Mister Bingley and a slew of unique roommates.
Growing up, Heather
Michelle spent more time living in her imagination than outside of
it. Small town life sandwiched between the redwood forests and
the Pacific ocean provided a rich scope for the imagination. Before
the age of twelve, Heather Michelle was not a reader, but a chance
encounter with a rented audiobook launched her into the vast world of
the printed word, and she never looked back.
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Eli must step into the midst of the battle between the wizards and warlocks and defy both sides

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
The
Reluctant Wizard
by
A.A. Warne
Genre:
Middle Grade Fantasy 
 
 

By
day, wizards rule the world. At night, warlocks seek to destroy it.
Now, one boy will challenge them both. 

Eli
never wanted to be a rebel. All he wants is an end to the famine and
war threatening his community. To save his mother and baby brother
from marauding warlocks, Eli is forced to make a heartbreaking
decision. He must travel to Terra Magicae, the mysterious land of the
wizards, to study magic. In exchange, the wizards will protect his
family, but this protection comes at a price: once Eli enters the
Grand Wizardry Academy, he may never come home. 
Full
of lush landscapes and magical marvels, Terra Magicae is more
wondrous than Eli ever imagined… and more dangerous. At first,
Eli’s struggles to fit in at the Academy seem ordinary. But the
more he questions the wizards, the more he suspects a sinister
purpose behind their bizarre rules and tests. For a dark secret lies
at the heart of this mystical land, one so terrible it threatens not
only the students at the Academy but the lives of everyone Eli
loves. 
To
save them all, Eli must step into the midst of the battle between the
wizards and warlocks and defy both sides. He must become the rebel he
was always meant to be.
 

 

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Located
at the bottom of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia; Amanda was
born an artist and grew up a painter before deciding to study
pottery.

 

But
it wasn’t until she found the art of the written word that her
universe expanded.

 

A
graduate of Western Sydney University in arts, Amanda now spends her
time wrestling three kids and writing full time.

 

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Applying the strict regimes of industrial systems to a creative mind can kill creativity, damper the enjoyment of your work, and knock you off balance

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

 

Deirdra has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions.

 

 

 

 

Chances are you’ve tried and failed with spreadsheets, agendas, day planners, and other mathematical and finite ways of measuring time. Applying the strict regimes of industrial systems to a creative mind can kill creativity, damper the enjoyment of your work, and knock you off balance.
In this workbook you will learn to balance, organize, and prioritize all you need to get done by living your life in creative cycles and seasons while maximizing your high and low energy times the way you were meant to.
 
Your creativity is a powerful force that can be harnessed, focused, controlled, commanded, and become a powerful ability as you masterfully channel your desire to create into the powerful motivating force it is meant to be.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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what appears at first to be a serial murder spree might just be the beginning of the end of the human race

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Series
Intro:
DragonMan is not
your typical Superman/Batman comic-style adventure. 
It is about the
adventures of Luke Starr, a superhero, yes, but he is so much more
than that.
These are all
stand-alone adventures, He and his sisters solve crimes and
mysteries. They run Starr investigations detective agency.
The audience for these books range from 7-16 years old, but can
still be enjoyed by people of all ages. 
The amazing story of
DragonMan was born at the dawn of the 21st Century, when the world,
about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four passenger
airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in Shanksville
Pennsylvania but into the American certainty that the horrors of the
outside world could not touch them at home.
It was into this world
that a new kind of superhero emerged, one for whom the lines between
good and evil are blurred. Is he friend? Or is he foe? No one knows
for sure. What they do know, however, is that as a friend there is no
one better.
The
Adventures of Luke Starr
DragonMan
Series Book 1
by
Ted Lazaris
Genre:
Middle-Grade Fantasy 
 
Recommended
for pre-teens all the way up to an adult, who want to forget about
work tomorrow and lose themselves in a great story.
The
amazing story of DragonMan was born at the dawn of the 21st Century,
when the world, about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four
passenger airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in
Shanksville Pennsylvania but into the American certainty that the
horrors of the outside world could not touch them at home.

It
was into this world that a new kind of superhero emerged, one for
whom the lines between good and evil are blurred. Is he friend? Or is
he foe? No one knows for sure. What they do know, however, is that as
a friend there is no one better.

 
The
Poseidon Encounter
DragonMan
Series Book 2
 
 In
Ted Lazaris’s first fantasy adventure novel, Dragonman, the
Adventures of Luke Starr, the reader was introduced to the likable
Luke and his seemingly normal way of life growing up in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. Luke was portrayed as a quiet, average kid plagued by all
the inherent problems of the typical American teen: dealing with a
crush on a girl he’s too shy to approach, pesky sisters constantly
poking their noses into his business, bullies at school and exams to
study for. But Luke, readers soon discovered, was burdened by a far
greater weight than any of his peers, as he struggled to come to
terms with his birthright as The Chosen One, savior of the distant
world of Spellville. Not only that but, like hapless Peter Parker
forced to juggle his complex life as Spider-Man while pursuing his
love interest and his not-always-easy career, Luke had to learn to
harness the enormous powers of Dragonman, his super alter-ego, a
persona that regrettably did not come with an instruction manual.

In
this second, action comic-like installment, Dragonman: The Poseidon
Encounter, Luke seems to have come to terms with his legacy and
appears well in control of his superpowers–which he will be called
upon to use this time around to save the world from an evil demon who
seeks to claim the souls of every human being on earth.
The
mood of impending danger is set from the very first page when author
Ted Lazaris takes off his gloves to delivering a knock-out of an
opening scene: Five-year-old Bobby Blakely, running downstairs on the
morning of his birthday, finds not the hoped-for brand new bicycle as
a gift, but rather an enormous blue whale that has somehow “washed
up” in the small lake on his parent’s isolated farm. While many
consider the whale’s appearance a hoax, others believe it to be a
sign of impending Biblical doom. And it is enough to rouse Luke’s
suspicions that worse is about to happen–which it does.

In
a pace that never flags, Poseidon Encounter unfolds in a complex
thread of differing tales, from an old-fashioned detective murder
mystery to a science fiction fantasy, all neatly stitched together by
an intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem. An imaginative writer, Lazaris blends
magic, mysticism, religion, and the fast-paced action of the comic
book world into a book that fans of the first Dragonman tale will
find hard to put down.

 

Face
of the Unknown
DragonMan Book 3
 
This
superhero fiction is all about the power of love and faith to
overcome the evil that lurks in the darkness, whether we know it or
not. The superhero fantasy asks the questions we’ve all asked at
one point or another, was life really created the way the bible says?
Or could it be that mankind as we know it is the remnant of a past
civilization which once lived on another planet – or even deep
below the surface of our own? This adventure tackles these questions
with a good sense of unbiased investigation, and at the same time,
opens our eyes to the powerful issue of ‘What If?’
One
hopes and prays they will survive the night, retaining dominion over
their own world. While the other will wage war in ways mankind can
scarcely imagine, in a gruesome fight to end all life on Earth. The
bloody heroic war to determine mankind’s fate, battles between man
and beast, journeys to other worlds, the power of the mind over evil
forces, and the triumph of love.

 

Descendants
of Man
DragonMan
Book 4
 
 Why
did the Anunnaki come here? Did they create human hybrids? What is
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist?

Will
we survive what is yet to come? — Those who look for the truth,
already know — those that fail to search, are lost — but those with
an open mind will soon come to know…The Descendants Of Man.
Much
of the story information that was obtained to create this story is
believed to be true by many people around the world — Fact or
fiction — You decide.

 

Dragonman:
Descendants Of Man
from Ted Lazaris
on https://vimeo.com“>Vimeo

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Unfathomable
DragonMan Book 5 
 
un·fath·om·a·ble

 

1.incapable
of being fully explored or understood.



Synonyms:
inscrutable, incomprehensible, enigmatic, indecipherable,
impenetrable, obscure, esoteric, mysterious, mystifying, deep,
profound

 

“unfathomable
mysteries”

 

2.(of water or a
natural feature) impossible to measure the extent of.

 

 

To
most people, the definition above is just a word expressing similar
definitions and nothing more. But when a bizarre sequence of events
draws not only the United States but every world superpower on the
globe into the threat of World War III the word takes on a whole new
meaning. The President is Missing… And all the world can do at this
point is watch as the horror and mystery slowly begin to unravel,
revealing the UNFATHOMABLE.

 

 

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Experiment in
Terror
DragonMan Book 6 
 
Luke
Starr: Milwaukee boy. Crown Prince of Spellville, aka DragonMan

 

 


Ten
years ago, Luke discovered that he was the Chosen One of Spellville,
a magical alternate dimension. He used his abilities as DragonMan to
fight against the ruthless Unter. With the help of his
great-grandfather Alaba and the other wizards of Spellville, Luke
banished Unter into the inescapable Eon Vault. All was well.

 

Until
a Supernova lends Unter the power to break free…

 

Now,
the Evil One is back and stronger than ever.

 

 

Outraged
by his previous defeat, Unter will hit Luke where it hurts most.
Followers. Friends. Family. Kidnapping one of Luke’s sisters and
his girlfriend Jenny Anderson, Unter will take one hostage on Earth,
the other on Spellville. While the Dragon is distracted by his loved
ones in peril, the Evil One will begin to terraform both worlds for
his dying race.

 

 

Luke must make a
choice: the Earth or Spellville, his sister or the woman he loves…

 

 

A
cat-and-mouse game with no rewards, only consequences.

 

Our
young hero must quickly adapt to this experiment in terror or watch
his world be destroyed by a god-like being bent on revenge.

 

 

Time
is running out, Chosen One. Tick tock… Tick tock…

 

 
The Awakening
DragonMan Book 7 
 
In
the distant past, long before people populated the Earth, and before
animals roamed the planet, something terrifying and cunning made its
home in the vegetation covering the planet like a soft green blanket.
Lying in wait for millions of years this species continued to evolve.
Patiently crossing over and manipulating the genetic code of
different species. And now, this perfect omniscient being… born
from oblivion, has awakened and is ready to feed… God No Longer
Rules Supreme… IT’S COMING.
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The 13th Sign

DragonMan Book 8

 The
13th Sign is a chilling journey down a cosmic path, as ancient as
creation itself. And in the final confrontation with the past,
present, and future, The 13th Sign will ultimately determine if life
on Earth will go on, or perish… the future is now in the hands of
those who believe.
 

 
 

Fear No Evil

DragonMan Book 9

Dead
bodies have been turning up all over the place, and the public is
scared as hell. Eight murders in a span of six months, all committed
in the same brutal manner, and still, nobody has a clue as to who
this malicious killer is and the body count is rising.
Luke
Starr, a private detective working out of his Milwaukee office with
his two sisters, are busy with less sinister cases at the moment. He
doesn’t know it yet but he is the only one who can stop this
relentless psychopathic killer.

When
his girlfriend, Jenny Anderson, a reporter, gets too close to the
truth she finds herself in mortal danger.

She
quickly enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke Starr and Homicide
Detective John Logan to not only catch this psychopathic genius, who
is always one step ahead of everyone else but to keep her alive for
the biggest story of her career.

As
the clues unfold, Luke discovers not everything is-as-it-seems. And
what appears at first to be a serial murder spree might just be the
beginning of the end of the human race. Can Luke discover the truth
before it’s too late? Time is running out.

As,
author of the DragonMan Series I would like to share with you, my
lifelong struggle with dyslexia.

I
have always struggled with the problem. In school, it was always
terribly difficult for me to read what was right in front of me. And
reading, writing, and spelling still to this day remain difficult for
me. One thing I’ve learned despite having this learning disability, I
can accomplish my goals, if I don’t, get overwhelmed by the big
picture… I just take things one step at a time.
DragonMan:
Face Of The Unknown, authored by Ted Lazaris, who created DragonMan
and wrote the series of novels, has accomplished the amazing feat of
debuting at NUMBER #1 on AMAZON KINDLE, ahead of David Baldacci and
James Patterson novels.

 

 
 
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