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Jeanette Andersen


I ran into your web page in a Goodreads group Good Reviewed. I have a YA book, easy read. I’d love to have reviewed and will return the favor.

Rachael Arsenault


Rachael Arsenault was born and raised on teeny tiny Prince Edward Island in Canada. She graduated from St. Thomas University in 2015, where she studied Sociology and Native Studies. In the 2011 Island Literary Awards, Rachael won first place for poetry and third place for short story, and in 2017 she won first place in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s Fog Lit Books for Young People Prize. She is a hippie at heart, an amateur photographer, and a pun master (much to the dismay of her friends).

Jean Baxter


The trouble with trust is once it’s broken, it changes who you are and who you will become–forever. Michael Jarrid’s the youngest of four brothers. His dad has hopes that finally one of his son’s will go to college and really make something of himself. Then Mike’s ex-girlfriend wrongly accuses him of fathering her child and manages to convince his parents to take her side. Mike is stunned as his trust is shattered. Lacey is a nurse with a young son. When Mike takes a spill on his motorcycle, she comes to his rescue. She offers a nonjudgmental, listening ear as he confides his dilemma. One thing leads to another. Neither of them means for it to happen, it just does… Bad decisions leave him with no plans for college, alienated from his parents, lost and alone. Will anything about his life be salvageable?

Jamey Boelhower


I’m an independent author with one book of fiction, two poetry books, and a collection from my blog: https://itisallconnected.wordpress.com/

Bio: I am a husband and father of six children. I have spent the past 20 years in education as a high school English teacher, coach, professional developer, and college instructor. My writing often reflects my own life experiences as well as my personal observations of the world around us.

Ellen Boyd


My books tend to have a mixture of drama, suspense, action, and humour revolving around family dynamics between fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, and brothers. It just seems to be part of my DNA. lol All of my stories are also clean reads. I love to write strong characters—male or female, young or old—each with an undeniably vulnerable side and hidden insecurities. I don’t believe a book can have suspense and action without at least some violence but it’s all in how that violence is described; I strive to write drama without ‘melo’; and my humour contains a lot of dry wit but it’s owned within the story in that one or more character usually rolls his/her eyes or the character doling out said wit acknowledges their atypical sense of humour quite readily. I sometimes write romance but it’s typically a subplot as opposed to a genre.

The first book of The Toby Garrison Chronicles, Pride Be Damned, is currently available for free on Smashwords and most other major online retailers!

Phil Bradley


Hiding in Third Person

Hiding in Third Person is a story within a story. A mental patient tells a wild story of two boys running from a killer. The boys take refuge at an abandoned military facility in the Central Jersey Pine Barrens. The patient’s story ends in a bloody showdown, and the disappearance of one of the boys.
Doctors do not take the man’s story seriously. One orderly is compelled to prove the story true, even though to do so will put him in harm’s way.

Bio: After retiring from the military, I became a high school teacher. The two main characters in the patient’s story are loosely based on several boys I have taught over the years.

Michelle Bryan



Bixby was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed the earth, turning most of the world’s population into blood-thirsty predators. The remaining survivors were the prey. Demoted to the bottom of the food chain.

Now, eight brutal years later, these survivors face another challenge-a new threat is turning the tide of war between humans and infected. The parasite is evolving, becoming smarter, stronger, and deadlier.
In a race against time, Bixby and her crew battle to stop the decimation of the human race at the hands of these new mutations.

They are the last strain of resistance.


Raymond Cain



He’s reckless, impulsive, and barely eighteen, but Flynn Arcturus is the best damn pilot on the ocean floor. In his short lifetime, he’s dealt with angry sea dragons and seductive mermaids, but nothing could have prepared him for the death of his parents.

Flynn’s parents aren’t the first to die under mysterious circumstances. Many residents of Seahaven, the domed underwater city where he lives, are getting killed by seemingly random acts of misfortune. When he investigates, he discovers an ancient threat, imprisoned for centuries, that once again endangers Seahaven.

Equipped with superb piloting skills and an extraordinary ship built by his genius brother, Flynn may be the only one who can save Seahaven. But when he discovers what he’s up against, he realizes he’s out of his depth.

Angela Cowan


‘To Kill A Mocking Dog’ is the first novel in a series of mysteries aimed at adults/young adults with a daft and slightly dark sense of humour. Marty Hollis, recently deceased, is faced with the chance to live again – only now he must travel back in time and save lives.
As if the saving lives thing wasn’t bad enough, he is given a partner; a talking dog from Glasgow, Scotland, named Weedgie.
And they don’t exactly get along…

Kristi Cramer


When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting stories with a bit of romance and a lot of action and suspense. Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history – from hotel housekeeper, car wash attendant, insurance underwriter, electronics assembly line worker, data entry tech, blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, local delivery driver, and truck driver/owner of her own trucking company – gives her a broad base from which to build characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest. She got married for the first time at 38, wisely skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma.

R.D. Crist


R.D. Crist is a psychotherapist who generates creativity via long walks and majestic views of nature. True inspiration to write, however, derives from personal hardships that have sparked a desire to help others manage life’s various struggles. Although R.D. Crist has only released one book, three have been written and several more begun, which span a variety of genres. The focus of these stories are intended to center on Crist’s favorite dynamics of a story – personal conflict, relationship development, inner growth, and social revelation. Each story is created with a greater purpose to stimulate a person to reflect on common challenges, be they personal, interactive, or in principle. Childhood influences include Ray Bradbury stories and character conflict movies like Twelve Angry Men. Socializing, listening to people’s stories, spending time with family, and relentlessly exercising (as if those last ten pounds cared) are some of Crist’s favorite ways to pass the day.

Katherine Dell


Katherine Dell is a young adult fiction author fascinated by the supernatural and the stories that surround them. When she’s not writing, she can be found in cold hockey arenas sipping coffee, working on her tan at little league games, or trying to keep her dog out of her many gardens. She lives with her husband, two boys, and fur babies, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Genre: Harmless is a YA, Paranormal, Thriller (Suggested for 14+)

Book Synopsis: In isolated Hazelton, BC, high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find closure after tragedy has torn her family apart. And an old spirit box offers her and her friends a chance to make their wishes come true. Rachel might be able to move on from the past—if she can learn to control the malevolent spirit who’s taken up residence in the enigmatic Mason Allen. But what began as a harmless game might be impossible to win.

Book 1 of the Harmless series.

C.I. DeMann

11v11: An Oral History of the Two Greatest High School Soccer Teams That Never Actually Existed At high schools on opposite sides of town, two groups of girls showed up for the first day of soccer practice, and everyone thought they knew how the season would go. West Sycamore’s team had always been pretty average. No one expected that to change. East Sycamore’s team was the best in the state, with a lineup full of All-Stars. Anything less than a state championship would have been a disappointment. But in sports, things rarely go according to plan. There were new arrivals. There were injuries. There were red cards and penalties and fights in the locker room. Boyfriends and girlfriends and deaths in the family. Add it all together and you get a season people are still talking about 10 years later. This is the story of that season, the greatest girls soccer season that never actually happened, told through interviews with the young women who didn’t actually live it.


Darcy Deming

Sage Stone – The Magic Between the Worlds

Cross the veil – Awaken your inner Shaman

“Off in the distance, something caught his attention, he started moving towards it, leaving his lifeless body on the ground behind him. Looking down at his bare, muddy feet, he became mesmerized. His left foot was stepping on lush green grass while his right foot was creating puffs of dust in a red sandy soil. It’s like I’m walking in two different worlds.”


Amariah Dixon

How the Magic Began ~ The Star, is about a boy named Riley living an ordinary life . . . until something extraordinary happens. One morning, just like any other, Riley wakes up, begins to get ready for school, looks in the mirror and . . . he sees the image of a star around his eye! Why has he been marked with this symbol and for what purpose? Everything begins to change soon after as he and his friend, Kelly, stumble upon a door in the forest which leads to a fantastical world, a world inhabited by very unusual beings.

Jes Drew


I am a self-published author of nine books and counting. There’s my YA superhero trilogy: The Time I Saved the Day, The Time I Saved a Damsel in Distress, and The Time I Saved the World. Then there’s my YA paranormal trilogy: Wolf Claw, Wolf Curse, and Wolf Cure. I also have an NA spy duology: The Bachelor Missions and In the Rogue. Finally, I have a new YA adventure series beginning with Castaways. I am a homeschool graduate and Captain America (Steve Rogers) is my muse. That is all.

J.S. Edge


If his sixteen years experience has taught Mikey Alston only one thing, it’s this: Life is too damn cruel to face alone… The ice took our car off the road. The tree wrecked it. Tate and I didn’t make it out unscathed. My parents didn’t make it out alive… I was eleven, and that’s the day my whole world was ripped away from me. My brother, David, was twenty-one. All the family I had left, I needed him. He didn’t need me. David sent me away. Packed me off far across the country from my hometown in Devon – from Tate and everything I’d ever known, to live with grandparents I’d never known. Six years is a long time. But now I’m back. (Not through choice. Not mine, anyway). And Tate’s still here. Only… he’s not the boy I left behind. He won’t speak to me. Won’t speak to anyone. The one upshot of my return to a life I no longer fit and he’s letting me down spectacularly. Well, Tate, here’s the thing: I’m not giving up on you. I’m not everybody else. You can’t shut me out. You need me – we need each other. And we will be friends again. Best friends. I’m decided. It’s decided.

Barbara Ehrentreu


My first novel If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor tells the story of Caroline Samuels who feels bad about her body and the girl who has bullied her since middle school, Jennifer Taylor, a girl who is an aspiring Olympic gymnast and the most popular girl in school. When both girls are paired for a math project they are forced to work together. Caroline both envies and hates Jennifer, but as she learns more about Jennifer she realizes Jennifer has a terrible secret. Adding to this Caroline has a crush on Jennifer’s boyfriend, Brad, the hot quarterback and she also wants to be a cheerleader and be popular. Does Caroline keep Jennifer’s secret?


My second book is After which came from my own life. When Lauren’s father calls her while having a heart attack her entire life changes in an instant. As his condition worsens she realizes who her friends are and finds that one friend in particular, Joey, is becoming more than a friend. The problem is Joey has a mean girlfriend named Amber.


Mikayla Elliot


Mikayla Elliot is an avid reader and writer of fantasy novels. She is a single parent to two beautiful children and their rambunctious corgi, Sheila, living in Atascocita, Texas. When Mikayla isn’t creating new worlds and adventures she spends her time working as a Planner in the energy industry, which has unveiled various landscapes in multiple states for site visits. Mikayla holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and feels the debt deep in her soul and pockets.


Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.

Rae Else


Rae Else is an Urban Fantasy author, most at home in the spaces between reality and the imaginary. When in the real world, she resides in London. Her Young Adult, Urban Fantasy book, Descendants is the first in The Arete Series and was published in April 2017.

Rae has previously published fiction with Fictuary magazine. She studied Classics at university and a lot of her stories draw on mythology and ancient worlds. In her twenties, Rae worked as a primary school teacher and now runs a dog walking business alongside her writing. She can usually be found sniffing out plots and characters with her trusty hounds! When not reading or writing, Rae also loves to scuba dive. She finds the big blue to be like a good book – a portal to a different world.

Cachline Etienne

Cachline Etienne was born in the Bahamas and is a huge poetry enthusiast. She is a student of the University of the Bahamas, majoring in psychology. During her spare time, Cachline prefers to read and paint. She also advocates for love and equal rights. Her first book Stories Untold consists of a series of poems she wrote during a rough patch in her life. After university Cachline plans to continue writing books throughout her career.

Phill Featherstone


Kerryl Shaw lives with her family on a hilltop farmstead, Paradise Farm. Her life is idyllic until a deadly virus spreads across the country and wipes out her family and community. Left on her own, she thinks it’s only a matter of time before she, too, succumbs to the plague and she decides to document her final days on earth in a diary. She knows no-one is left to read it so she imagines a reader and calls him Adam. As the empty days go by she becomes convinced that Adam is real. She starts to lose her grip on reality and the truth becomes blurred. Kerryl has survived a lethal disease; Paradise Girl tells of her struggle to survive the loneliness that follows.

Paradise Girl has just received a Chill With a Book Readers’ Award – http://www.chillwithabook.com/2018/02/paradise-girl-by-phill-featherstone.html

Kylen Gartland


Ameliora is a young gray wolf living in a close-knit pack. When a retelling of an ancient myth eerily resembles a horrible recurring nightmare, her world turns upside down as the events of her dreams begin leaking into the waking world. An age-old prophecy given by the spirits of peace and chaos resonates deeply in her soul, and she feels compelled to pursue its pull. As the mysteries slowly unravel, she begins to discover her true nature and must reevaluate who she is and more importantly, her role in the world.

An exciting animal adventure full of mystery and intrigue, The Messenger is a fast-paced coming-of-age tale for readers of all ages.

Margherita Gilley


Thomas Grove, the Dead Football is a tough sport and high school football is tougher than most people imagine: heat, soul-crushing gassers, exhaustion, and corruption are all part of everyday life at Wilson High in the fictional town of Altoona, Texas. The gridiron is where an unexpected struggle begins for Thomas Grove, a quarterback for the Wilson High School team. He and his friend Abel Martin just want and uneventful year, but they are caught in a scandal that threatens their survival on the high school football team. Despite the grueling trials, Thomas and Abel are determined to stay on the team. But someone has to be cut and Coach Bellicose knows exactly who that player should be: Abel Martin, the skinny pain-in-the-ass, Thomas Grove’s best friend. On August 22nd, during a particularly tough practice, Abel Martin collapses, relinquishing one of the coveted spots on the team. But Thomas knows what really happened on the field; it wasn’t just heat exhaustion. He retreats into his own world, dead to all, to figure out how to deal with the cataclysmic events that destroy Abel’s chances of playing football. How can Thomas get through the year without Abel? With the help of Ana, his girlfriend, and a small group of colorful friends, Thomas finds his voice and brings justice to Wilson High.

Kathryn Gossow


Kathryn Gossow has been writing and publishing short stories and flash fiction in a variety of genres since 2006. Her debut novel Cassandra was published by Odyssey Books in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather and the fortunes of the entire family hinge upon his forecasts. However, her own gift for prophecy remains frustratingly obscure. Attempts to help her family usually result in failure. After meeting with her new, genius neighbour Athena, Cassie thinks she has unlocked the secret of her powers. But as her visions grow more vivid, she learns that the cost of honing her gift may be her sanity. With her family breaking apart, the future hurtles towards Cassie faster than she can comprehend it.

Christine Grabowski


I’m the author of Dickensen Academy, a coming of age fantasy. It’s on the young side of YA. Dickensen Academy isn’t a typical boarding school. The faculty is hiding an unbelievable secret within their fine arts program. When Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend the high school, she yearns to escape her overbearing father yet remains reluctant to leave her mother and brother. Her doubts fade away when a vivid dream convinces her she belongs there. Away from home, Autumn discovers a unique school environment that awakens her creative potential, and her new friends become like a second family. However, as she uncovers more about the dark side of the school and struggles with its curriculum, she questions whether Dickensen Academy is truly where she belongs. When tragedy strikes, Autumn must learn to believe in her own power and stand up to her greatest fear or risk having her memories destroyed to protect the school’s secrets. Caught between secrets and dreams, can she find her true self?

Thomas Hautaniemi


My name is Thomas Hautaniemi. I am an Indie Author with plenty of big ideas and 2 books (so far). Frankie and the claws is a science fiction, young adult novel about a boy and his dog, Frankie. https://www.books2read.com/u/bzpOWn

The other is a digital picture book “The Planet Chomper.” https://www.books2read.com/u/me2M1l

Laura R. Hepworth


Christian, self-taught jeweller, and lover of gemstones, Laura Hepworth was born in Ireland where her parents served as missionaries for 13 years. She has an Associates of Fine Arts and is currently enrolled with the Gemological Institute of America working towards her Graduate Gemologist and Graduate of Pearls Diplomas. Laura is also a lover of fairy tales, a Tolkienite, Trekkie, word-nerd, collector of alphabets, and conlanger. Genres she writes include: Young Adult/New Adult: Steampunk, Fantasy, Dystopian, Alternative History, Science Fiction, and Retellings. “Miss Gemquist and the Pearl of Peking” is her debut novel.

L J Higgins


L J Higgins writes fiction with an intriguing twist. Stories that remind you to open your eyes, minds and hearts. Hailing from Queensland, Australia, she is a wife, and stay at home mother of two young children. Always intrigued by dystopian worlds, the advances in technology, and what those might mean for the future of the human race, L J Higgins enjoys creating stories that explore these ideas. She is also passionate about helping teens through some of the battles they face as they go through high school, and writes stories to empower them, while showing them how their choices can affect the lives of themselves and others.

C J Holt

Multi-generational saga about a group of friends, who discover and then build up the most unique planet in another part of the galaxy. Although based on hard science, the stories of this family explore the human condition: economics, politics, and social structures including gender and race issues. Come discover what they truly find.

Hannah Hopkins

Hannah Hopkins is an author, blogger and mother of two based in the United Kingdom. Her first novel, “The Split” was released in October 2017 and is the first of a five-part science fiction/fantasy adventure series. The second instalment entitled “The Secret Society” is due for release February 26th 2018.

Jacinta Jade


For fans of the Hunger Games (Stephanie Myer), A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J Maas), Graceling (Kristin Cashore), Divergent (Veronica Roth) and Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard).

“Gorgeous, fresh writing and a feisty heroine exploring a darkly magical world where nothing is as it first seems. Change of Chaos is perfect for YA fans who want to trek through a beautifully described world alongside a cast of compelling, fiercely likable characters. Jacinta Jade is a master of writing fast-paced, authentic action scenes.” (Michelle Hope, editor to top tier authors such as George R. R. Martin)


Change – and become who you were meant to be. The prophecy foretells that a warrior will rise to defeat one of Kaslon’s greatest threats. Young Siray is about to experience the most important moment of her life – the Change ceremony – where she will transform into her chosen animal form and take her place in Kaslonian hierarchy. It is all she has ever wanted – to live a normal life amongst her people. But when she is forced into the middle of an emerging war, she realises that sometimes, destiny is its own master. She has been chosen. And she will fight. But will she survive?

BMB Johnson


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Esther T. Jones


A voracious reader, Esther T. Jones has been writing stories in her head since she was five. She currently resides in the United States, and enjoys gardening and music. At present, Jones is working on her second novel: Thorunn

Adventure! Treachery! Danger on the High Seas! After a pirate attack leaves Tedenbarr stranded in the Eastern Kingdom, he embarks on an arduous, harrowing journey home with only his wit, and will to survive many trials. For friendship, love, and country, Tedenbarr must succeed!

Peri June

Maggie Martin is plagued by nightmares. This hasn’t always been the case. She used to be your typical 17-year-old, worrying about boyfriends and college applications. Until, one night, when she wakes up to the sound of screaming and witnesses the unthinkable. Now she’s scrambling to put the pieces of her life back together, which is not as easy as everyone would like her to believe. Especially when she’s struggling just to BREATHE. Sam is intrigued by the quiet, new girl from the moment he lays eyes on her. Out of sheer boredom, he decides to include her in his circle of friends, then he’s surprised by how much he starts to care about her. Sam doesn’t understand why Maggie won’t let him get close to her…until he stumbles across her secret.



My name’s Kassandra but I go by Kass. I’m 20 years old and an absolute dog fanatic. I hope the journey that my thriller book can take you on is chilling and fast-paced.

Chris Keaton

Twin girls discover a mystical world contained within a crumbling mosaic, and they must restore it before an evil witch seizes its power, even if doing so could tear their family apart. Secrets. It all started while looking for secret passages. Chloe Tozier’s impulsive twin, Zoe, insisted that all old mansions had them. Grandma denied the existence of any here. Except for the boarded-up service elevator that she conveniently forgot to mention before the girls discovered it, the elevator that didn’t seem to go anywhere. They had been living in this private museum with their grandparents since the death of their parents during an archaeology trip to Egypt. Mysteries. Why have a museum in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas when what’s on display is nothing unusual? Sometimes packages arrived wrapped in plain brown paper that the girls never saw again. Grandpa disappeared overnight and they haven’t heard from him since. And before going to Egypt their parents had mentioned something about a mysterious mosaic. Maybe Zoe was right about family secrets. Maybe it was time to dig further.

Samuel Kigelman


I’m a Magna Cum Laude Walden college graduate, a Russian immigrant to the US in ’94, and a fiction writer. My book is about a high school teacher who is haunted by confusing, and at times frightening visions after moving with husband and teenage son to Boston, as result of winning a lottery. A surprise meeting with a strange man at a coffee shop raises questions in her head, which a boy in her English class seems to have answers for. As they get to know each other, can the boy have the answers for the woman, and vice versa?

Mark Kloss


WITHIN THE DARK DYSTOPIA THE SAVAGE GAME BEGINS Amid continuing betrayal and easy death in the dystopia that is now the City of London, the live TV show called Game Hunter pits human against zombie. Tremayne and Red are half-turned teenage zombies. He has the unwanted ability to drain and feed life, she has the careless bravery of the condemned. Together they are forced into the impossible task of saving their zombie cousins. Under the eyes of millions, they prepare to play the first of three shows against Game Hunter’s toughest killers until the siren sounds victory or death. The end result will determine much more than anyone can possibly know. This breathless trilogy truly turns zombie stories on their heads.

Chris J Knoblaugh

Tribute – When twelve-year-old Miguel’s gang member Papa makes promises to Santa Muerte, someone in Miguel’s family loses a soul. The last time, it was Miguel’s gentle aunt. This time, the target is Miguel’s brother, Juan. The trouble is Miguel won’t let Juan’s spirit go. The resulting paranormal possession attracts demons, doppelgangers, and an ancient soul slayer from the depths of Hell — all of whom must be vanquished if Miguel is to live.

Chris Knoblaugh has a B.A.in English Literature with High College Honors, a B.S. in Biology, and an M.A. in Teaching with Reading Specialization. Her novels and stories incorporate myths, cryptids, regional traditions, and historical settings. She teaches middle school language arts in San Jose, California. She enjoys writing for her students and for her tutoring business.

Chris’ stories and books appeal to tweens and adults who enjoy historical settings and regional cryptid tales.


Alice Kyeter


Fifteen-year-old Morgan is nothing more than an empty shell. She is surrounded by uncaring psychiatrists who’d rather be anywhere else but with her, and is bullied at school because of her wealth and status. She remains isolated from it all, never once giving a thought to friendship, or even love. This all changes when she meets a strange boy named Lucas. From his fickle, humorless jokes, to his cocky grin, to his pure, untainted eyes, Morgan can’t help but wonder if he’s just as unstable as she is, if not more. Over time, the two grow closer and eventually, they fall in love. But memories have a funny way of dragging you below the thin line of insanity. And in the end, they serve as a sentence Morgan could neither hide nor run from.

Alice Kyeter is an indie author who enjoys reading, writing, and weaving. When she isn’t studying for exams, she enjoys just sitting down and watching anime. Her blog, dedicated to medical students and writers alike, can be found here: https://alicekyeter.wordpress.com.

N.A. Le Brun

Between 1972 and 1993 the Global Sector Council forced single mothers to have abortions.When those babies were aborted, their souls were stolen and attached to lab made children. Those children, together with a group known as the Rebellion are now fighting back. Freya ‘Freddie’ Faith Raner takes us on a whirlwind adventure as she and her soul sister search for their soul mother, look to over throw the global government, and make friends, and enemies, along the way. A dystopian novel set in a parallel universe which split from our own timeline in the aftermath of the Second World War. Utopia isn’t all that it seems, in a world where religion has been abolished, LGBT people have rights the world over, and food, shelter, and education are taken as given.

Angel Leya


Have you ever had a dream you couldn’t shake? It got under you skin and followed you through the rest of your day. Maybe it returned the next night, or even years later. That’s the story of my writing career. Literature has always been an important part of my life, whether as a reader or a writer. I particularly love clean young adult stories with at least a touch (or more) of magic and romance, which also happens to be what I write. Between writing and chasing kids, I enjoy doing all things book. You can find out more at: www.AngeLeya.com

Charon Lloyd-Roberts

She is a self-hating anti social hermit. Who’s a sarcastic asshole who reads books, writes them and does art every now and then. Has the tendency to brag on about video games while playing them on Twitter.

A shitlord who isn’t afraid to call out the reader/booktube community for their bullshit when it comes to attacking authors/publishers.


Vincent Loggia

My first novel, The Demon Sonatas, Book One, takes place in a reality where angels and demons live fairly normal lives here on earth. A power hungry demon impregnates a human and sires a Nephilim. Reputed to have special powers far in excess of a normal demon this child becomes the focus of a nationwide search by the angels, the demons, a special unit of the FBI and a secret society within the Vatican. Also interested is his uncle, a Catholic priest and professor who is aided in his quest by a demon princess./ Along the way the unlikely pair fall in love and risk all to save the child and to stay together.

I sincerely hope that anyone who reads my book enjoys themselves and I look forward to feedback both positive and negative.

Crystal Marcos


Award-winning Children’s and Young Adult author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE, and Novus: Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles. Bartholomew Buggins: A Zombie with Different Cravings is her first picture book.

A.C. Miller


My name is A.C. Miller and I’ve been a writer since as far back as I can remember. I started with short stories as a kid, then I hit that poetry phase in high school and now, I focus all my attention on my current unnamed YA Dystopian trilogy. The first book in the series (also, my debut novel), entitled “Nimbus” was released on Nov. 22nd, 2017, and my grandma told me I need to hurry up and get the second one out, or I’m not invited to dinner anymore.

Sarah R. Molder

I’m a first time author. Proud Hufflepuff. I love dogs, playing video games and watching a lot of movies and tv shows. I also have a YouTube channel, Timeknights. Which I make video of my favorite shows and games.

Summary of my book. At the start of the story, in the land of Avera, Princess Cassandra becomes Queen in a painful and heartbreaking moment. She loses both of her brothers on the battlefield and now was the Queen of Gardondra, home of the Dragons. Unknown to her, her brothers were alive and taken prisoner by their enemy, the Magi’s. A race of magic wielding creatures whose appearance changes if they harm another. Cataclysmic Ascension is a story about adventure and friendship and the hardships of war and the love you share for one another. If you love Dragons and castles, magic and swordfights, then this is the story for you.

Maverick Moses

Karma’s Children

Maverick Moses has been writing stories as far back as he can remember and specializes in young adult supernatural thrillers because of his own love of darkness and the creatures of the night. He is a believer in ghosts and spirits thanks to his own experiences with mysterious and otherworldly beings. Taking inspirations from both his own life and the lives of those around him, Maverick strives to create thrilling worlds and suspenseful stories that will pull your shivering body in and keep you guessing about what will happen next. From Maverick Moses, comes a suspenseful series, Karma’s Children, that will not only make your hair stand on end but keep you shaking for more. Feel like you’re living in the pages of this fourteen episode series, and follow along as you join three siblings on their thrilling journey to discover who and what they really are.

Karma’s Children is an episodic series where each episode is of chapter length and cover one big plot line. Each episode ends in an enticing cliffhanger and will lead into the next episode.

Ethan Nahté


Ethan Nahté has professionally worked in television, film and radio, not to mention he is a musician, journalist, photographer, and author. He has approximately 30 published stories & poems in anthologies by a variety of publishers. He has two published story collections: OF MONSTERS & MADMEN and THE UNDEAD ATE MY HEAD. He is the author of the novellas THE SAVAGE CAGED and WINGS OF MERCURY. In his spare time, when not out hiking in the mountains or on the lakes & rivers, he attempts to get an hour or two of sleep.

Danielle Novotny


The universe is larger than I ever could have imagined… For her whole life, Aliya Rathburn thought life only existed on Earth. But after nearly dying in a car crash, Aliya wakes up on Callais – a planet that she never knew existed. In order to save her life, Doctor Gydyon Givray had to reconstruct Aliya with materials that were strange and advanced to her, and Aliya finds out that she now has strength and speed beyond her wildest imagination. Determined to hide her new abilities, Aliya tries to fly under the radar when she’s sent to the Protective Forces, the galaxy’s military. As Aliya struggles to accept herself after these incredible yet unwanted changes, a sinister force emerges to threaten the galaxy’s peace. When lives are on the line, will Aliya face her inner demons or will the rising darkness win?

David Patneaude


David Patneaude began writing seriously (more or less) in the 1980s. His first novel, SOMEONE WAS WATCHING, was published in 1993. His books have been named to dozens of state young readers’ lists and honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library’s “One Book, Two Villages” program, and the Washington State Public Library. His most recently published novel was EPITAPH ROAD, a nominee for the 2013-2014 Nebraska Golden Sower Book Award. When he’s not in a coffee shop writing, or at a school or library or conference discussing writing, or on the trail thinking about writing, he’s home in Woodinville with his wife Judy, a junior high librarian. His twelfth book, FAST BACKWARD, is due out June 1, 2018.

Rich Paz

Enoch and the Stars Above

“I can´t take my eyes off the stars.” Enoch is no stranger to bullies; he is regularly targeted at school by Finley and his goons because of his quiet, observant nature. His two loyal friends, Dante and his sister, Danica, try their best to encourage Enoch to be sociable, go with them to parties-but he can never bring himself to go. Deep in his heart-he doesn´t feel he belongs anywhere. Then, one day he heads out to the quarry only to find a strange razor-toothed girl zeroing in on him. Before she can sink her teeth into him-she is subdued into a box-like object by an astronaut. “Your world is dying.” He introduces himself as Uriel, an ARC from Xibalba, armed with the news that the Earth-and humanity-is in jeopardy. Dark forces have sown their seeds across the galaxies, their greed increasing as they bend planets at their will, and now Earth is next on the agenda. “Enoch, this is all about you.” To keep themselves out of danger, Enoch, Uriel and Danica find themselves in places they are least expected to be in the hopes of finding a solution to this danger to humanity. The Earth depends on Enoch to help stop the sweeping darkness tracking their every step. Every decision can cost lives-and he must recruit every source he can to convince the galaxy that humankind is worth saving.


L.C. Perry

L.C. Perry is a young indie author and avid reader of Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Paranormal, Suspense and Action novels. Her love for reading started with Candy Apple books and blossomed with the book Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi. In the seventh grade, she discovered her passion for writing and started her first novel. Throughout middle school and high school, her main hobby was surrounded by books. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is listening to music, watching anime, eating sweets, hanging out with family/friends and daydreaming. She is now currently attending Emory University.

Erinn Price

Hi, I am a newish author writing a series. My series is multi-genre but follows a story line. So far I have completed 3 out of the planned 8 books. Every two books are in the same genre. 1&2 (Litrpg/YA/Science Fiction/Steampunk) 3&4 (Adventure/Relic Hunt/ AI/ YA/ genetic engineering/paranormal/ Science Fiction) 5&6 (Action /Super humans/YA/ Science Fiction/ AI) 7&8 (Space Adventure/YA/ Science Fiction / Alien/ AI)


Jennifer Quintenz


Originally from New Mexico (and still suffering from Hatch green chile withdrawal), Jenn is the author of the award-winning Daughters of Lilith paranormal thriller YA novels. Outside of writing books, Jenn has penned projects for TV (including MTV’s Teen Wolf), graphic novels (The Red Star, The Bond Of Saint Marcel), and film (most recently adapting Erica O’Rourke’s novel Dissonance for the big screen). Jenn currently lives in California with her husband and sons, and is realizing a life-long dream of growing actual real live avocados in her backyard. No guacamole yet–but she lives in hope.

The Daughters of Lilith Paranormal Thrillers
“Thrall” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 1)
“Incubus” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 2)
“Sacrifice” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 3)
“Guardian” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 4)
“Kin” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 5)

D J Reid


Shadowfest is a dark epic fantasy thriller set in an imagined ancient Celtic world. It’s suitable for adults both young and old. It’s Summer’s End in the Holy City, where nobody and nothing are quite what they seem. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator set out to hunt down a malevolent spirit. But darker forces are plotting to seize power. Morven the Mage’s quest for revenge nine years earlier will come back to haunt everyone. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest – the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? She’s about to find out.

William Renken

I grew up in Charleston, SC. My first job when I was 16 was working a movie theater, and it was an experience that changed my life. Thus, this is where my first novel comes from. Before Russell heads off to Southern California for college in the Fall, he must get through the summer of 1999 while working at a movie theater in Charleston, South Carolina, where it’s anything but just tearing tickets and shovelling popcorn. It’s a wild world of sex, drugs, and 35mm film that the charismatic and enigmatic Shaw is more than willing to provide to the soon-to-be freshman.

I refer to The Rumors of My Demise as a Cinematic Novel. That’s because this isn’t written like a traditional novel. That’s not the writer I am anymore. I wanted to explore writing in a style that was a hybrid of screenplay and prose.


JB Richards


“Miriamne the Magdala” tells the richly detailed story of an ancient Jewish family in crisis. When twelve-year-old Miriamne and her 13-year-old long-lost cousin Yeshua are unexpectedly reunited, sparks fly. But the grave illness of a parent causes turmoil and anxiety within the two related Houses, especially for Yeshua who recognizes that his earthly Mission is fast upon him and his miraculous powers are growing out of control. As the life-and-death situation escalates, he begins to question his allegiance to his Divine Father while Miriamne finds herself torn between her newfound love for Yeshua and her premonitions about his unimaginable fate.

A. Rose


In Sophie’s world, those born with one power are superior, those born with none are inferior, and she is the one destined to save them all. Sophie’s ability to have multiple powers makes her an anomaly, at the age of 23 she has six powers and has yet to master each one. At the order of her father, the Governor, those powers are kept secret in order to protect her from those who may want to exploit them. So when she meets Oliver, the Imitatore who possesses the gift of using her powers, her once peaceful world is shattered. Suddenly, Sophie is forced to face who she is, who she is destined to be, and learn who she is no longer able to trust. Oliver and Sophie are targets for The Society, a group of supernatural beings bent on destroying her world by eradicating humans and crowning a new queen. She must stop the evil group before they kill the Imitatore and force her to be the Queen of their new world.



M.L.Ruscsak is a fantasy author who started writing as a way to communicate after a traumatic medical emergency. The first book “The New reign” is a bit rough around the edges as it is designed to be. With grammar , spelling and proper word use getting better throughout the series leading to the ending which explains not only the story as a whole but the use of the miss- used words. As such there are two ways to read the series (A which is recommended) Read according to publication date. or (B) Read book two “The Fallen” Book three “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” then “The New Reign” but be warned the “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” won’t be out until around Easter 2018.

Evory Salieri


I relish to ruminate, with my impassive glance, the never-ending path of a creek, which gush in the most vivace music played by water and rocks. Music accompanied by the muttering of the leaves, under the direction of the shivering breeze, with the beat of the falling drops over the water film. Intense trained in the art of chill-ax and deep enthusiast of the roasted coffee scent, combined with the emanating petrichor of grass, I am an expert in burning the daylight or contemplating the sky in search for clouds’s patterns.

Book Description:
You know you have issues being a successful slave if:
– You started to hate your job?
– You want more time for yourself and less time for work? (8 to 10 hours per day working – sometimes more too)
– You want to work without fixed schedule constrains?
– You are sick of management, ass kissing and stupid methodologies that does nothing?
– You want to be your own boss?

This manifesto is a satire and need to be treated as is. However, you can change its sense by reading it between lines.


Alan Seeger and Bruno Carlos Santos


Bruno Carlos Santos is an author from Brazil. He is the author of several collections, including Restless Nights. This is his first novel. Alan Seeger is an author and editor from Arkansas, and the author of The Gatespace Trilogy, including Pinball, Replay and Tilt.

Quoleena Sbrocca


Quoleena Sbrocca (pronounced Kwo-LEE-nuh Su-BROH-kuh) is the author of two alternate history/time travel novels, and a young adult futuristic/sci-fi series. She is currently working on the final book in the trilogy. She is a Denver native, lover of photography, training for her second-degree black belt in taekwondo, and dreams of one day owning a horse. She is afraid of heights, but if she were an animal, she would be an eagle. Luminescence, book one of her YA sci-fi series The Rayne Trilogy, is a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and earned a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review. Quoleena has loved creative writing since she was a child. In 3rd grade, she won a scholastic award for her illustrated short story called, “Little Girl Lost.” She wrote poetry and short stories during her guitar-playing college days in San Diego, all of which she keeps buried in a box of memories. Her favorite books to read tend to be in the days of horse-drawn carriages and noble courts. And she absolutely loves books set in worlds void of technology and unlike our own, with swords and magic and mystical creatures.

Lenita Sheridan

About Guardian of the Gauntlet

Guardian of the Gauntlet (Book I) is about two sister princesses, Camari and Mila, who meet Prince Denir. Denir has a special gauntlet which only works if one believes in a higher power. When the Prince uses this gauntlet to turn Camari invisible and he goes off to war, Camari is left in the predicament of being invisible. Camari must overcome obstacles, including outwitting two wicked villains in order to become visible again.

Lenita Sheridan grew up in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. With six and a half acres of woods as her playground, she had plenty of inspiration to write. Lenita Sheridan went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Guardian of the Gauntlet was her master’s thesis.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuardianoftheGauntletbooks

Twitter: @lenitasheridan

D.M. Shiro


Born in 1991, I have always found history fascinating. Growing up, the idea of “other worlds” and “paranormal creatures” have also gained my interest. Using both of these together, along with politics and psychology, I have created the first of a 4-book series named The Grate. The Grate is about life after WWIII, when the USA chooses to create a new capital. Inside of the Grate, life is far far from perfect, as they wage war on their own citizens, and even conducting scientific experimentation on the Mentally Ill. When the main character, Sarah, finds herself in the hospital after a terror attack, she recalls her moments leading to her stay. When she begins having paranormal encounters, she is taken to the Mental Hospital, Ward Seven. There she must work hard to break free. But how can she escape when those meant to protect her are now out to kill her?

I truly hope that this book will make people think about perspective, and how we can work together to create societal norms and help each other grow in compassion. Currently this book, which is the first of the series, is Edition 1, although I do know that another Edition will be required so that I may feel satisfied with it. I hope that you enjoy it also. (By the way, if you have the Kindle Unlimited, it is absolutely free to read for you)!

Jolene Skvarek


Jolene Skvarek, is an American Mangaka and YA author. She is currently illustrating The Timeless Zodiac. Jolene has worked for companies such as IDW, 215 Ink, and Fubar Press. Jolene is now adventuring out into the land of writing Ya Novels. Jolene’s first breakout YA novel “Eyes of the Galaxy” is now published worldwide.

Eyes of the Galaxy: Eight years ago, Earth and humanity was caught in the middle between two warring alien races. Only after one race was destroyed and the surface of the Earth with it did the war end. With the surface destroyed it drove humanity underground. At least, that’s what Tera Ward and the rest of the colonists were lead to believe. Plagued by strange dreams and visions Tera and her friends set out to find out the truth. As they begin to scratch the surface of the truth, they discover something far more sinister and evil than Tera and her friends ever imagined.

Rhonda Smiley


Asper – Milla’s mission to avenge her father’s murder becomes a harrowing quest to save two worlds from the tyrannical queen bent of ruling both. But when she unravels a web of secrets into a past she never knew—a past so unthinkable—Milla is left questioning everything. What is right or wrong, good or evil, and more importantly, what is she?

Rhonda Smiley graduated from Concordia University in her native Montreal Canada with a major in Film Production, and has written for many shows, including Ninja Turtles, Tarzan, Born Free, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, and Totally Spies! When not working in television, she’s tackling her own projects like her first novel Asper as well as her upcoming novel Monty and the Monster and graphic novel Blowback, both due out in 2019. She is always happy to hear from you via Goodreads or her website.

Elizabeth Stevens


Born in New Zealand to a Brit and an Australian, I am an emerging writer with a passion for all things storytelling. I love reading, writing, TV and movies, gaming, and spending time with family and friends. I am an avid fan of British comedy, superheroes, and SuperWhoLock. I have too many favourite books, but I fell in love with reading after Isobelle Carmody’s ‘Obernewtyn’. I am obsessed with all things mythological – my current focus being old-style Irish faeries. I write YA novels in a variety of genres – one day I hope to have published in every genre. I live in Adelaide with my long-suffering husband, delirious dog, mad cat, two guinea pigs, three chickens, and turtle.



Urban ninja and New York lover, I blended my top hobbies into Chaos (un)Controlled: reading, writing, and gaming. The novel follows teenage Rixa Storms as she stumbles across a library-in-the-sky-world; a welcome escape from her mother’s religious, controlling nature. But finds a murky truth below the polished surface of what seems like a paradise, and to emerge victorious, she’ll need to overcome her upbringing’s resulting emotional suppression to better control her power, or risk being consumed by her newfound abilities. I consider it a Contemporary Science Fantasy Young Adult novel. It was a bit difficult to categorize, haha. I’m also a graffiti-admirer and a Pokemon GO addict.


Cody Taylor

Former Master of The Storyteller’s Guild under the kindness and provision of Prince Rogier, Cody Taylor works at Bed Bath and Beyond and longs for the day when writing pays the bills instead. Striving to always keep things entertaining and never take anything too seriously, he spends his days giving people nicknames at work and his nights listening to whatever his next story has to say for itself. If he’s not writing, you can find Cody at his local church serving alongside his dear friend Joshua Grant. As for hobbies, he doesn’t do much; mostly goes for long drives and smokes cigars. Bears beets Battlestart Galactica!

Emily Uhlig


Sixteen-year-old Tawny Tamblyn lives in the cyberworld of the future. She attends online school, and goes to parties as a sim character far prettier than herself. One night, her mother announces she is sick. But no one gets sick anymore, not since the Evolutionary Committee began sterilizing those with genetic imperfections- imperfects. When her mother dies, Tawny’s father announces they’re leaving, in the middle of the night. Soon, they are deep in the Lost Woods, where they sleep on the ground and forage for food. After getting separated from her family Tawny is taken in by a group of “wild people.” Micah, a boy Tawny’s age teaches her how to live in the forest. Danger lurks everywhere. City “protectors” are being sent to patrol the area, looking for runaways. When the protectors close in on their group, Tawny learns the horrible truth about why they are there.

Reno Ursal


When Dorothy Dizon meets the mysterious Adrian Rosario and his alluring knowledge of Filipino history, her life takes an unchartered detour. Dorothy’s true calling is connected to the hidden history of the Philippines, but Adrian must keep her in the dark to keep her safe from enemies of his beloved secret society. Adrian doesn’t realize how much Dorothy affects his body and soul. And the more he underestimates her influence, the more vulnerable they become. Together, they experience an emotional journey that tests their beliefs, their choices ultimately affecting the people they love, leading to a new enlightenment for them both. Enlightenment, Book One of The Bathala Series explores the lost history of the Philippines through the first-person perspectives of Filipino characters who teeter dangerously between friendship and love.

Phillip Vega


Last Exit to Montauk is an inter-racial, coming-of-age romantic tale of young love, set on Long Island in the summer of the mid-80s. summertime on Long Island. As recent reviewers attested, the novel brings you back to your teenage years and first love memories. Phillip Vega’s debut novel, Last Exit to Montauk, is replete with milestones, tangled emotions, and adventures that are the embodiments of first love. Not just for the young, but for the young at heart.

Donna Wagner


My debut book is called Beyond and it is a Young adult realistic fantasy. It is the first in a trilogy. I am currently writing book 2.

Roze Wallin


Hiya! I’m an avid reader turned passionate multi-genre author! So far I’ve written in young adult, new adult, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, historical, sci-fi, and horror/thriller/suspense. I love writing with everything I’ve got, and adore connecting with readers and fellow book lovers.

Rachel Walter


I am a wife and mother first and a coffee-addicted, chuck-wearing, hockey-watching, snark-spewing author second. I primarily write Young Adult, but enjoy challenging myself in other genres, like Adult Contemporary.



Sam to the Ends of the Earth is the third book in The Sea Witch Series by Mike Ward, a wonderful meld of young adult fantasy and adventure. This is the story of a brave young girl, sixteen-year-old Jenny, who is upset by the sudden kidnapping of her best friend, Sam, by a powerful witch. She can’t find peace with Sam away and vows to do everything she can to rescue him. But where has the wicked witch taken him, and does she have what it takes to put up a good fight against one so powerful and merciless? As she begins her search, aided by Johnny, one of Sam’s closest friends, Jenny uncovers another deadly plan: the witch intends to destroy Cornwall. The challenges mount with each step she takes, and what complicates things even more is that Johnny is falling for her and she fears sharing the same feelings. Mike Ward is a good storyteller and he has created characters that are real and that readers can relate to easily. Jenny is tough and still so genuinely flawed, which is a great element in her character development arc. Ward weaves a lot of suspense into the story, getting readers interested in finding out what might happen between Johnny and Jenny. I enjoyed the role Johnny plays in the story; he comes in to complicate things and raise the emotional impact of the story. Sam to the Ends of the Earth is a rare gem and I loved it the way I loved Stephenie Meyer’s writing, but there is more realism in this one than in Meyer’s. It is a delightful read.

Rachel Watts


Survival by Rachel Watts

Ignorance is cheap. And then it costs you everything. Perth author Rachel Watts’ latest release delivers a devastating vision of a post-climate change world in which governments have collapsed and corporations rule with an iron fist. In this world two young women from different backgrounds find themselves unexpectedly aligned in their pursuit for the truth. The world has suffered economic collapse and multiple environmental crises. In a flooded city, Ava Murasaki is searching for her activist sister Sophia. Meanwhile, Valerie Newlin lives in the secure complex of the Scylla Corporation, the world’s only remaining multinational. There, she finds evidence of something horrifying in the Corporation medical research data. Set in a searingly real near-future, Survival is a story of what people will face for those they love. Survival is accompanied by four of Watts’ previously published dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Watts is an award-winning journalist and a writer of literary and speculative fiction. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication and teaches creative writing to adults and teenagers. Her short stories and non-fiction have been published by Westerly, Island, Kill Your Darlings, Tincture and more. Rachel Watts lives in Perth, Western Australia.

A.K. Williams


Parties are not Madeline’s thing.

Being social isn’t her thing. She’s a five-foot eight-inch industrial-strength loser. She’s invisible. She’s no one. She could drop dead in class and no one would notice.

So why does she accept an invitation — from someone she barely knows — to the party of the year?
It’s definitely not because Mark Alister is going. Popular, attractive, universally desired Mark Alister. A boy like that would never even look at a train wreck like her.

But . . . he does! He talks to her! They fall in love! And they live happily ever after. The end.

Yeah — not a chance. Maybe if she lived in a Disney movie. In reality, Madeline has walked straight into a trap — one which no amount of wishing on stars can save her from. Mark is going to make her face everything she’s been hiding from for the past seven years. And the truth about Madeline Parker could either fix her, and make her worthy of being loved . . . or it could kill her.

Or both.

Dove Winters


Ember of the Planet

The planet Otera has been struck a killing blow by the Pathfinder, an evil man set on ruling the world. But the planet has chosen a savior in eighteen-year-old Ember Oheada. Thrust into a world she doesn’t yet understand and separated from all those she loves, Ember must learn to wield the planet’s energy so when the final battle with the Pathfinder comes, she’ll be ready. However, she must first take a journey to discover who she is and what she must do to end the Pathfinder’s reign forever. Accompanied by the Pathfinder’s personal guard, Aaron, and meeting new friends along the way, Ember will travel to a distant land to seek out the answers to her questions and save the planet–if she can make it in time.

Bo Wu

“’Crabs talk?’ asked Benji. ‘Everything in nature speaks. Not everything in nature listens,’ said Octavius nodding Topside.” Benji Fisher has spent the first twelve years of his life growing up in a small fishing town Topside. He’s gotten used to the gang of dolphins who follow him on his surfboard and the voices he hears under the water; odd things that have, in their repetition, become part of normal everyday life. However, none of that prepares him for the recruitment speech he gets from an octopus named Octavius and three of the dolphins the night before his thirteenth birthday. What would you do if your ‘calling’ in life required you to take a leap/dive of faith? Would you take the plunge?