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Teens / Young Adult
Bell Andrews was living life as a normal teenager until one day she discovers she is of all things, a dragon. Her parents finally confess that she is a descendant of Beauty and the Beast. Suddenly, she is taken away from her home and school and placed in Paranormal Academy. There, she is thrust into the world of magic; surrounded by fairies, werewolves, and fairy tales. Although her roommate makes her feel less than welcome, Bell finds new friends in Red and Adriana. Soon she becomes the recipient of a death threat, and has a scary close encounter with a lethal serpent placed in her book bag. Now she and her friends are working together to unmask her enemy and stop them before they succeed in their deadly mission. Paranormal Academy by Bobbie Palmer ISBN-13: 978-0998615110 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $13.95 Discounted price $7.25 Product code: PA Comparable titles: How to Train Your Dragon, Dragons are People Too, Born at Midnight
For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to family only. Gathered within museum's walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella's glass slipper, Snow White's poisoned apple, the evil queen's magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty's enchanted spinning wheel... First Frost by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0692422083 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: FF Comparable titles: Witch Song, Daughter of Winter, Cinder
Teens / Young Adult
When Cinderella's glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love.
Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0692422090 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: GF Comparable titles: Winter, Cress, Fairest
Bianca Frost and her BFF Ming Lee return to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball with their boyfriends, Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. They were looking forward to a short vacation, especially Bianca, who is being bullied at school. She is looking forward to the day when she can finally graduate from high school. But all is not cute hair and fancy shoes as a mysterious count sets his sights on Bianca at the ball. When Count Jonathan Bleu kidnaps Bianca and Ming, the pair must do everything in their power to escape his clutches. Shattered Frost by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0692422106 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: SF Comparable titles: Stars Above, Heartless, Scarlet
Teens / Young Adult
Bianca Frost is back in Everafter for another spellbinding adventure! To defeat Baba Yaga she has to train with all four Fairy Queens; Titania, Mab, Eirwyn, and Blodeuwedd. The old crone is determined to steal Rose and David Frost's baby so that Baba Yaga can train her in the dark arts and destroy good magic once and for all. Bianca, Ming, Maggie, Terrance, and Prince Ferdinand have to use all of their wits and resources in order to defeat this powerful, evil witch. But at what cost? Ruby Frost by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0998615158 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price $9.00 Product code: RF Comparable titles: Ella Enchanted, Entwined, The Fairest Beauty This omnibus contains the first three stories (First Frost, Glass Frost, Shattered Frost) from the Frost Series. The Frost Series by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0692774175 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $25.95 Discounted price $12.50 Product code: TFS Mr. Nimbus arrives at James Town Middle School during the reign of the Davey brothers. These brothers have terrorized most of the students at the school, especially three students that Mr. Nimbus befriends. Unbeknown to the Davey brothers they are about to go on a magical journey where they will learn not only how it feels to be bullied, but how their behavior affects those around them and closest to them. Mr. Nimbus and The School Bullies by Leon Opio ISBN-13: 978-0692378816 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $12.00 Discounted price $6.50 Product code: MN&TSB Comparable titles: Confessions of a Former Bully, Seven Chances, John Drake, Bully Buster
Teens / Young Adult
Alan Rivers wakes up one morning and discovers all the adults in his neighborhood and worldwide are in a deep sleep, never to awaken. He and a group of friends struggle for survival in a world that has suddenly regressed. The struggle is compounded by nature, outsiders, and other kids within his community. Several months after the adults went to sleep, they discover it wasn't a one-time event. Around the age of 18, everyone becomes a sleeper. Believing it's the premature end of life, the struggle for control grows more violent. As the opposing faction takes over, Alan must choose between living under their control with no preparation for the future, or overthrowing a bully who has grown into a tyrant. After losing someone he'd grown to love, Alan is now faced with his own impending birthday when he will find out what a sleeper really is. Sleeping Sickness by Blue Cole ISBN-13: 978-0615853086 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $14.95 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: SS Comparable titles: Lord of the Flies, On the Road, Divergent
The Poppleham Ghosts is a Young Adult novel by UK author Steve Martin. Kevin Beeston is a 15-year-old on work assignment with his father's company. The company demolishes old buildings, replacing them with mass-produced buildings. In one of the buildings Kevin encounters a group of ghosts. He finds that these spirits are tied to the old buildings and once the building is destroyed, so are they. Kevin then begins a campaign to save the natural habitat of the ghosts.
The Poppleham Ghosts is more than a ghost story and is more concerned with the manner in which the modern world is increasingly sterile and mass-produced and leaves no place for the imagination (symbolized by the ghosts).This is a book that will appeal to Young Adults making the transition from childhood to adulthood and battling with the pressures and realities of todayâ€™s world. The Poppleham Ghosts by Steve Martin ISBN-13: 978-0615846286 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $9.99 Discounted price $5.75 Product code: TPG Comparable titles: Anyaâ€™s Ghost, Miss Peregrineâ€™s Home for Peculiar Children, The Graveyard Book
Teens / Young Adult
All her life Harmony Phillips has felt defective. Growing up in a paranormal community where magikal abilities come from the wavelengths of color, a color blind girl is worthless, and they haven t let her forget it. When a fit of outrage unlocks the color yellow to her eyes, Harmony passes out cold with shock over her eggs and accidentally glamours her nemesis Challen Parks into a cowardly golden retriever. As other colors unfold before her eyes, so do new abilities. Love and friendship get turned upside down as Harmony struggles to have faith in people, discovering they are not always as they seem. Color Blind by Penny Miller ISBN-13: 978-0692374696 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: CB Comparable titles: Winter Queen, The Shadow Children, Glimmerglass In her wildest dreams or worst nightmares, Harmony never imagined the twists and turns her life would take. Even with the grace of the Goddess upon her, loyal friends at her back, and Tesch by her side, she is never far from peril and is always at risk of being found by the Paranormal Council. She can't run far fast enough to escape them...or her destiny. From small town obscurity to the face of the Paranormal Revolution, her adventures span from coast to coast. She travels first with Madame Osza's The World of Delights and Dangers Carnival before being stolen by the notorious Sancrenath Laspadadas only to wind up as the inspiration and iconic album cover girl for the hot, new, music group Cosmic Rumors! Now, with the full spectrum of color magik at her fingers tips, Harmony faces the challenges of learning not only how, but when and where to use her Gaia given gifts. Harmony must find her purpose in the right of choice for her kind. Everyone deserves a voice and a choice on where or how they live or who they choose to love, including us! The Paranormal Council steals our choices and controls our lives with their secrecy, fears and lies. It's time to come out of the magikal closet. Color Full by Penny Miller ISBN-13: 978-0998615134 Retail price $15.00 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: CF Comparable titles: Shadow Fever, Natural Mage, Sea of Stars
In If I Were a T-Rex, a young boy imagines what it would be like to be a T-Rex and the amazing things he could do. This is a book that is sure to spark the imagination of children everywhere!
If I Were a T-Rex by Gary W. Truitt and Frank Dawson Jr. ISBN-13: 978-0998615165 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $9.99 Discounted price: $6.99 Product code: T-Rex Comparable titles: Big Sharkâ€“Little Shark, Rexy the Dinosaur and a New Bike, Iâ€™m a T-Rex!
Horror & Dark fantasy Jack Edwards is a high school student who enjoys films and film making. Never very daring or outspoken, he takes an interest a new student; an anti-social girl named Rebecca. Despite this, the two strike up a friendship and begin taking martial arts classes together until Rebecca suddenly stops seeing Jack. Curious, he ventures to her home and finds out she is a vampire, but only after some convincing. Thinking it may still be a trick, he accompanies her to visit Lawrence Jacoby, a man stricken with an incurable disease. Conflict breaks out as they tend to the man and Jack is seemingly killed. However, he awakens as a vampire and discovers firsthand how they are able to hide in plain sight. The dark journey into the world of the undead leads to the ultimate, heart-pounding, blood sport showdown. Conflict of Blood by Steven Gilby ISBN: 978-0998615141 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price: $15.00 Discounted price: $8.25 Product code: COB Comparable titles: Twilight, Vampires Rule, Tainted Blood (The Brookehaven Vampires) Darkness comes in many forms. It can be the evil that creeps up the stairs to find and drain you of the blood of life. The curse that is cast to destroy someone. The serial killer looking for his next victim. Creatures from the netherworld looking for new residents to join them. The dead seeking revenge against the living. Or it can be the sweet and docile housewife who is finally fed up with her husband's infidelities. Join the Night Gypsy and her fellow traveling companions for a Journey into Darkness. Night Gypsy: Journey into Darkness Various authors ISBN-13: 978-0615607146 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $12.99 Discounted price $7.25 Product code: JID Comparable titles: 51 Sleepless Nights: Thriller, suspense, mystery and horror short stories, Stephen King Night Shift, Fresh Fear
Horror & Dark fantasy Adam is a songwriter who decides a road trip may be just what he needs to recharge his creative juices, and take his mind off a recent breakup. He stops for the night in an idyllic southern town, but discovers it slowly changing around him. As tempers grow shorter, and the people stranger, he must decide who to trust. Only one other person seems resistant to the changes: Sonja, a beautiful local bar owner with a tragic past. Half a mile upriver, a strange new establishment sits outside of town. A haunted mine, home to numerous deaths over the years, complicates the situation. Adam and Sonja must decide which the bigger threat is, and battle the evil upriver. Evil Upriver by Blue Cole ISBN-13: 978-0998615103 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $14.95 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: EU Comparable titles: IT, Pines, Midnight
In the blink of an eye, Detective Morgan Carbone s life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer, and charmer, David McAllister won't reveal where the bodies of several young women are located, and Morgan is determined to get answers from him. She gets much more from him when during an interrogation he sinks his teeth into her hand, causing her to bleed profusely. The bite leaves Morgan with flawless skin as her wound heals quickly and perfectly. It also leaves her with severe blood-lust as she has now turned into a werewolf, like her serial-killing nemesis. This drastic change in her life casts Morgan into an action-packed, dramatic journey as she is pressured (a deadly chip in the brain can do that) by a man to go across the country to kill a vampire that has supposedly killed his sister. Morgan must decide if she will fulfill her goal for him or let her heart fall for the deadly vampiress, who eerily reminds her of her first and only true love--a woman who got away. Morgan by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0615853062 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $11.95 Discounted price $6.75 Product code: M Comparable titles: Dracula Was a Woman: In Search of the Blood Countess of Transylvania, My Own Human, Everafter
Horror & Dark fantasy
This fairy tale with a twist begins in the naĂŻve, Romantic-style of Hans Christian Andersen, and ends with Lovecraftian madness, necromancy, and revenge. Siblings Henry and Althea are simple peasants whose lives are changed when they rescue an injured elf maiden named Birne from brutal captivity. Their selfless act polarizes the community. As lethal enemies and allies emerge to jeopardize the family's peace, Birne must prove her loyalty with deadly force. The Morning Tree by K.A. Masters ISBN-13: 978-0692666814 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $14.00 Discounted price $7.25 Product code: TMT Comparable titles: Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold, The Changeling, Daughter of the Forest
Crime / Mystery/ Thriller
Four people are being held captive in separate rooms. They each are responsible for the same crime and will endure their own private hell. While in these rooms they will re-live the acts that have brought them together. They will understand how it feels to scream for help and have no one come to their rescue. Even though the bible states, "Forgive us the wrongs that we have done, as we forgive the wrongs others have done to us", the revenge seeking protagonist in this story does not agree. As the day goes by and the night sets in, these unwilling guests will endure extreme pain and fear. By the end of their journey, they will all fully understand the meaning of 'vengeance is mine'. Vengeance is Mine by Leon Opio ISBN-13: 978-0615990149 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $12.00 Discounted price $6.50 Product code: VIM Comparable titles: Finders Keepers, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Revenge Since childhood, homicide detective Michael Bennett has been cursed with the ability to converse with the 'immediate dead'. This ability has given him access to the most important witness at every murder scene; the victim. Nicknamed The Reaper by his colleagues, and isolated by his gift, Bennett prefers to work alone. When Sandy Cooper becomes the newest in a long string of partners assigned to Bennett, she quickly realizes there's something very different about him. When doctors begin dying in brutal fashion, the unlikely partners must overcome not only their differences, but their pasts to stop a killer out for revenge. "Immediate Dead is a fast-paced story that will have readers looking forward to the next book from Blue Cole." Winston Skinner - Newnan Times-Herald Immediate Dead by Blue Cole ISBN-13: 978-0692415061 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $14.95 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: ID Comparable titles: Greywalker, Sense of Evil, Crime Seen
In The Laurel, the gods and the immortals interplay, and both will learn a valuable lesson about love and life, a lesson that will forever be told. Zeus, after bedding and impregnating the fair Titaness Leto, becomes father to twins: Apollo and Artemis. Unlike his other bastard children, Apollo and Artemis are made into gods, an event which will set the course for the rest of the story. Artemis has never forgotten the heartache that her mother suffered at the hands of her father Zeus, and as such, she wishes to lead a solitary life, away from men and love and relationships. Though she stands firm in her conviction, moments bubble up in her that are full of yearning. Apollo, who has never been seen without a smile on his face, is much more fanciful and wanting than Artemis. He wants love, and he wants it in a big way. Having loved and lost love, Apollo believes he has found it again with the beautiful nymph, Daphne. He quickly learns, however, that she has made a vow to celibacy. But that doesnâ€™t matter to Apollo; his love for her is so profound that he asks her to be his companion, to live with him just so that he can be near her. Apolloâ€™s lifelong wish is about to come true, but people on the fringes of his life have other plans. Those plans not only thwart what could be the love of a lifetime for Apollo, but it also will be the catalyst to which both gods and mortals will learn how much one should love, and how much one should consider the feelings of the one loved. The Laurel by Liz DeJesus ISBN-13: 978-0692607527 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $14.00 Discounted price $7.25 Product code: TL Comparable titles: The Lightning Thief, The Blood of Olympus, The Titanâ€™s Curse
Reminiscent of the story of The Imitation of Life but with a dark and edgy twist, Blinding Mirror will enthrall readers from the first page to it's jaw- dropping, shocking finale! Blinding Mirror has ranked as a number 1 download in Amazon's Kindle Store in the Contemporary Fiction category and a top 20 bestseller in Women's Fiction. Blinding Mirror also made the top 100 bestseller's list on Amazon's Kindle Store in Germany and United Kingdom.
“What a wonderful and great experience I have had reading "Blinding Mirror" a novel by a soon to be literary star Shelley Halima. It was like watching a soap on television, I couldn't wait to get to the next page! Continued success as you are truly a gifted and talented individual, I look forward to your future works.” E'lyse Murray, ELYSE GROUP 7 AGENT to the STARS Blinding Mirror by Shelley Halima ISBN-13: 9780615584669 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $13.00 Discounted price $7.25 Product code: BM Comparable titles: Queenie, Imitation of Life, Lucky It’s the mid-1950s in small-town Arkansas. While most children fear the imagined monster in their closet or under their bed, for five-year-old Anna Fay Kelly, her monster is quite real--her mother Flo. She wit- nessed her mother murder her father in a fit of rage–not in self-defense, as the jury believed when they found her not guilty of murder. Now every day, Anna and her elderly Aunt Ellie must bear the brunt of Flo’s unpredictable fury, malice, duplicity, and cruelty. Deceived by Flo’s beauty, wit and charm, no one listens to Anna’s cries for help. Flo tells them Anna is “bad” and “tells stories” and “a mother knows her own child, doesn’t she?” The abuse worsens when Flo remarries to a man whose psychopathy rivals her own. Finally, at age eleven, Anna knows what she must do to protect herself and her frail aunt from further harm. Aunt Ellie said, “Never tell”, but blood always tells… Blood Relatives by Patti L. Adams ISBN-13: 978-0692389348 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price $15.00 Discounted price $7.50 Product code: BR Comparable titles: Bastard out of Carolina, Sharp Objects, To Kill a Mockingbird
Steampunk / romance
Every captain dreams to find the haul worth more than his existence and Captain Henri is no exception. Far from land and her home, Lola gives the captain a run for his heart when he captures her from the sea. However, the beautiful siren soon discovers she can’t sing her way out of this one. When Matrick, a great sorcerer, learns about captain Henri's treasure, he craves the siren for his Midnight Carnival and his personal menagerie. Matrick must own the sea goddess by fair means or foul. With the aid of the demon seductress, Ink, captain Henri may be able to take the siren back from the evil grasp of Matrick. But, at what cost? Demons don’t work free. Ink is attracted to Lola more than she will admit and after one explosive night together Lola is hooked. Will Lola stay with Ink? Be confined by the evil sorcerer? Can captain Henri win his prize catch back and be able to show her what real smoldering hot love is? A Familiar Taste of Seduction by Elizabeth Kolodjiez and Juls Berghammer ISBN-13: 978-0692021552 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price: $13.00 - Discounted price $6.50 Product code: AFTOS Comparable titles: Lust Plague, Long Live the Queen (Immortal Empire), Wicked as They Come Keith, successful guitarist, long-time ladies’ man, is captivated by Lesli, sexy nerd and librarian. Two spirited, autonomous souls must then fit in one romance. Which is when everything goes to hell in a hand-basket. When Lesli storms out the door, because Keith can’t commit, he realizes and regrets the biggest mistake of his life. He then must figure out how to win back his woman – who isn’t the least bit inclined to give him a second chance. Black & Single Blues follows a man’s mind, heart and soul – through a world of mental and emotional – sometimes laughable - ups and downs as he tries to hold onto the best thing he’s ever had. Black & Single Blues by Dwight Hobbes ISBN13: 978-0692294345 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail Price $14.00 - Discounted price $7.25 Product code: B&SB Comparable titles: Waiting in Vain, Lookin’ For Luv, Men Cry in the Dark
In this sweeping historical saga that begins just before the Civil War, readers are introduced to young heroine, Josephine Cooper; more affectionately known as Josie. As the daughter of a plantation owner’s son and a former prostitute from New Orleans, Josie is caught between the worlds of freedom and slavery and black and white. She incurs her grandfather’s hatred and wrath and spares no opportunity to mistreat and physically abuse her. When his son is away from the plantation he takes the opportunity to punish Josie’s ill-fated run for freedom by branding her; nearly killing her in the process. Later, when Josie arrives in New York she finds even more adversaries awaiting her. Through it all Josie finds the courage to fight for her freedom and to find her voice.
Josie’s Prize Book 1 by Liz Reyes ISBN-13: 978-0692295441 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price: $15.00 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: JP1 Comparable titles: Ashes in the Wind, Runaway, And One Wore Gray
With the help of Captain Jamie Dumas, Josephine “Josie” Cooper escaped the horrors she endured at the Spanish Oaks Plantation. However, the physical and mental scars remain. As she struggles with her past and being separated from her family, she embarks on a new life in New York where she meets new friends as well as adversaries. Along the way, Josie faces challenges such as heartbreak, betrayal and coming face to face with a dark figure from her past who is dead set on seeking revenge. With fierce determination, Josie fights valiantly to live her life on her own terms and to claim the prize she deserves.
Josie’s Prize Book 2 by Liz Reyes ISBN-13: 978-0692367254 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price: $15.00 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: JP2 Comparable titles: The House Girl, The Last Runaway, Gone With the Wind
Just before the Spanish-American War, poor countess Maria-Jose is running from ruin in Spain. Her domineering mother negotiates her marriage to young and wealthy landowner, Manuel De Todo Los Santos. Two weeks into their marriage, Maria-Jose becomes a widow. With a ghost of a smile on her lips, she buries her husband. She decides to stay in the mountains of Puerto Rico where she starts to spin coffee into gold. Just as things are starting to settle down, a group of American soldiers arrives at her door. They tell her that the island is no longer Spanish, but an American territory. After Maria-Jose has an initial heated confrontation with the command- ing officer, Captain Robert Westing, they quickly fall in love and marry. Robert informs Maria-Jose he must wrap up some business in New York, whereupon he leaves and ceases contact with her. His sudden disappearance spurs her travel to New York City, where she discovers his secret. Like a spider, Maria-Jose starts to spin a web and traps him. When they finally meet again, a deadly confrontation ensues. In the end, Maria-Jose finds that spinning coffee into gold doesn't always make one rich. Heavenly Coffee by Liz Reyes ISBN-13: 978-0692543894 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail price: $15.00 Discounted price: $7.50 Product code: HC Comparable titles: The Lionâ€™s Lady, The Tempest Soul, Slightly Scandalous
Meet Our Authors Steven Gilby resides in the south of Texas in Ingleside. He's always been fascinated with the supernatural which inspired his forthcoming debut novel. Currently, he is taking courses to become a teacher for junior and high school students. Conflict of Blood, his grounded take on vampires and werewolves, was released February 2018.
Blue Cole has been writing since he could grip a pencil. After almost 15 years of business ownership in and around Atlanta, Georgia he has returned to writing, at least part time. Some of his previous jobs include working as a pizza maker, performing drug and DNA tests, and selling children's clothes. He currently works for a state government. His literary style is a Frankenstein-ish mix of genres, combining Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Suspense, and even delving into satirical essays and historical fiction. His aim is to tell a good story, in any genre, at any length. Memorable characters in mind blowing concepts occupying believable settings characterize his work. He has been published in anthologies and magazines. Recent releases include a novella, Year of the Dog. His debut full-length novel, Sleeping Sickness was released in 2014, followed up by Immediate Dead in 2015. His next novel Evil Upriver was released in August 2017.
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing). Liz's current works published through Indie Gypsy include Morgan, The Frost Series and The Laurel.
Steve Martin attended Birmingham City University where he gained a degree in English. Since then, he has worked mainly in education, including 15 years teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Llandudno in North Wales with his wife and two sons. Steve has had six non-fiction children s books published with Buster Books, one of the leading British children's publishers. He has also had a range of other work published, including abridged classics for children and his adult novel Going Down, based on his experience of working in the prison system.
Liz Reyes was born and raised in New York City. She is a novelist and a children's book author. Liz was tricked into penning her first story when her oldest son, George, told her that she was the only mommy in his school who didn't write stories for her kids. Feeling terrible, she started writing and has been doing so ever since. The sweeping historical saga, Josie's Prize, Parts I and II, marked her publishing debut. She followed up Josie's Prize with another historical novel Heavenly Coffee (Cafe del Cielo). Her next novel, The Longfellow Affair will be released in Spring 2018.
Jacqui Stewart is a divorced single mom of a teenage daughter. She has a passion for reading and will get lost in a book. Her tastes vary from Paranormal, Young Adult to Suspense. With a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management, writing was a change that occurred later in her life plan. She currently works full time as an Instructional Developer after years of working in Customer Service in the Finance Industry. She chose to follow her dream and began writing her first book in 2013. To make it interesting, she plans to write various genres.
Meet Our Authors Bobbie Palmer is a Delaware writer who writes Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, and Murder Mysteries. She's been writing since elementary school and hasn't been able to stop. She spent 2 years as a Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo and is still encouraging writers of all ages to tell their story through a workbook for kids and workshops. When she's not busy writing and teaching, Bobbie is hanging out with her three nephews and making jewelry. Her novel Paranormal Academy was released Summer 2017.
Leon Opio is originally from Brooklyn, NY but has spent the last 12 years in Delaware where he resides with his loving and supportive wife Tabitha and their two daughters, Alexis 22, and Arlene 14. Leon began his writing journey five years ago and enjoys writing horror and suspense stories. He also writes young adult stories; especially those that tackle issues such as bullying and teen suicide. His first published book is entitled "Vengeance is Mine", a suspense/thriller that will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats. "Vengeance is Mine" was re-released through Indie Gypsy Spring 2014. The sequel is in the works.
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej is a novelist and a lover of gadgets, writing, mysteries, and an avid reader. Her paranormal erotica romance, The Midnight Carnival Series, is beginning with the book Familiar Taste of Seduction to be released by Indie Gypsy in October 2014. While taking the past year to build this erotic world with partner Julie Berghammer, Elizabeth as done lots of hands on research such as experiencing flight, sensory deprivation, and much more to really master the art of bringing her descriptions to life for the reader. With a Bachelor's degree in Fiction Writing from George Mason University and her on going learning of the art of writing, Elizabeth believes she can truly help others master their own art and love of writing. With the support of her family, friends, dog (Sherlock) and cat (Ahmeemotep) she is more than happy to give her readers exactly what they want in her books...sexy characters and obscene adventure.
Juls Berghammer began writing when she was 12 years old to friends from an old school. This began a love of writing that carried over into romances, erotica romance and non-fiction. She has been a member of Romance Writers of America, and served as a judge for the “Golden Medallion Contest” in the 80s. She was also a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of RWA serving as Treasurer from 1987-1989. Juls writes contemporary, urban fantasy, paranormal, and steampunk Erotica/BDSM romances under her given name as well as the pseudonym Synn Tryst. She is also a book reviewer for the website Madison Kink.com. Juls is a co-writer of the book The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide available in print and on Amazon Kindle. She has written numerous articles for the “Wisconsin Horseman’s News” (articles available upon request). Her short story Corridor of Delights may be found on author Nicole Ryan’s blog. “Familiar Taste of Seduction, A Midnight Carnival Novella” by Elizabeth Kolodziej and Juls was released in 2014.
Meet Our Authors
Dwight Hobbes, Minnesota's most widely published essayist, has written for Essence, Reader's Digest and Washington Post. He contributes to Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. In 2015, Black & Single Blues (Indie Gypsy) marked a lauded debut as a novelist and is serialized at One Nation News. The sequel, Keith & Lesli: Black & Single Blues II was published by Minnesota Spaokesman-Recorder as a series. His essay collection, How To Find Love Without Losing Your Mind (Kindle/Amazon.com) was published that March. Hobbes has written for San Diego-Union Tribune, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, Twin Cities Reader, Insight News, The Circle, Asian Pages, St. Paul Almanac and more. Hobbes' collection of controversial essays, Something I Said is published by Papyrus Press, Inc. He's made guest appearances on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television.
Patti L. Adams is originally from central Arkansas, but now makes her home in Memphis, Tennessee. Her upbringing and experiences in Arkansas set the scenes for her first novel, Blood Relatives, which she describes as a â€œsweet little story about horrible things.â€? She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Graduate School of Psychology, earning a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology. Working in the areas of mental health, social services, human resources, and bail bonding has given her unique perspectives and insights into human behaviors, so she loves to write about the lies people live. She is currently working on her second novel.
Penny Miller is a born and bred Oklahoman. She has a nursing degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College and is a Registered Nurse in addition to being an author. Penny wrote her first short story complete with illustrations when she was seven-years-old and has been writing ideas and bits of dialogue ever since. As a child, her mother regularly read to her classic faery tales. It was those stories that ignited her imagination and attraction to the magical and whimsical. With her three children Robert, Amy and Cheyenne, she carried on the tradition of introducing them to fantasy and other worlds through stories. Three years ago, she co-authored erotic romance e-books under the pseudonym Jp Archer. At that time her daughters asked her when she was going to write stories they could read. Penny went to her keyboard and dug in and her debut solo novel, Colorblind, was born. Most importantly, creating a story in the Young Adult/Paranormal genre is where she found her true voice as a writer. She hopes readers will become fans of her heroine Harmony Phillips and follow her story through the next phases; Color Full and Colorless.
K.A. Masters is a fantasy writer who specializes in twisted fairy tales and zombie-infested historic fiction. She attributes her passion for Greco-Roman mythology and Germanic folklore to her alma mater, Dickinson College. Her novel The Morning Tree was released in Summer 2016.
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Frank Dawson Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa, and some of his earliest memories were of drawing. Currently living in Felton, Delaware, his passion has become a profession. Having spent 20+ years in the petroleum service industry, he felt it was time for a change. Following his lifelong dream to become a published artist, he has done many projects over the last several years in the indie comic book industry, and has now expanded to fulfill his other dream of illustrating for children’s books. Frank believes it’s never too late to follow your dreams; work hard, maintain the desire to improve, and never give up. Frank along with Gary Truitt II will launch Indie Gypsy's books for children with their joint venture "If I Were a T-Rex" in 2018.
Gary W. Truitt II is the father of two wonderful sons who inspired him to start writing children's books. He has worked in the retail industry for over twenty years, and seven years ago he began writing. He initially wrote adult fiction which then turned to screenwriting. Gary still currently writes scripts in the hopes of making a name in Hollywood. However, writing for children became a passion and he’s constantly coming up with new ideas. Meeting Frank Dawson Jr. was a nothing short of a miracle. For a writer and an illustrator to just happen to work in the same grocery store, well it seemed life had its plans for everyone! It is Gary’s hope that everyone enjoys “If I Were a T-Rex” and he looks forward to bringing more T-Rex stories to young readers.
J. L. Jackola discovered her passion for writing in grade school when she wrote a short story that earned her a spot in a local writing workshop. She’s been creating fantasy worlds ever since. When she’s not weaving tales, she can be found logging miles in her running shoes, watching action movies with her family, or curling up with a good fantasy book. She resides in Delaware with her husband, three children, and a cat named Cutie Pie. Her debut novel, Ascension, will be released in early fall 2018.
Jenny Allen is the author of The Lilith Adams Series, which includes Blood Lily and Rose of Jericho. She also had several published poems and short stories in University journals while spending time as a reporter and photographer for the Chattanooga State College newspaper. Ms. Allen has studied forensic science, done extensive research in world cultures and myths, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Registered Nursing while working full time as an RN for Select Specialty Hospital. Her background as a published photographer and an award-winning artist help her visualize the scenes when writing, contributing to her unique style of vivid imagery. Currently, Ms. Allen is living in York, Pennsylvania with her son, Kaidan, and enjoys the love and support of her boyfriend Eric Deardorff and his amazing son, River. They are truly the lights of her life and continual wells of inspiration. Currently, Ms. Allen is working on the rough draft of book three in her series, The Lotus Tree. She hopes to continue her book series while pursuing her medical career. “More than anything I wanted to challenge the concept of reality and the supernatural while truly digging into the emotional grit of tragedy. Many times, I began writing with a clear goal in mind, but the characters swayed me in different directions. I’ve fallen in love with the ways they have developed and grown over the first two books and I look forward to discovering the surprises they have in store for me in the coming books.” Indie Gypsy will be reprinting her novel "Blood Lily" this winter.
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First Frost is the first book in the Frost series written by Liz DeJesus. Bianca Frost smiles as she listens to her mother read ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ to the children during Storytelling Hour in the Princess Room of the Museum for Magical and Rare Artifacts. Her mother, Rose, reads to the children three times per week, each time with a new story, much to the delight of the children and their parents. It had been ten years since Bianca’s father had mysteriously disappeared without a trace and she often thought about him. On returning home one night, after feeling something was terribly wrong, Bianca walks into the middle of a battle of magic between her mother and another woman, who then tries to kill Bianca. Realizing that magic is actually real, Bianca now sees the museum’s magical artifacts in a whole new scary light and is further horrified to learn what had really happened to her father. With the clock now ticking, Rose needs to teach her daughter to become a magical warrior in order to prevent their blood line from being eliminated completely in a war which began many generations ago. Liz DeJesus has produced an incredibly imaginative novel which was not at all what I expected. I felt sorry for Bianca in so many ways, especially in that she lost her father when she was so young. I pictured First Frost being a book about a cooler climate, but was pleasantly surprised by the story within which was fast-paced and introduces a girl who’d had her whole family lineage hidden from her. Liz DeJesus has created two very strong female roles – Bianca Frost and her mother, Rose – both of whom are able to protect themselves from harm on a whole new level. Each of the well-known (and not so well-known) fairy tales were so cleverly introduced, taking me back to my childhood years, although the revelations in First Frost most definitely painted them in a whole new light. I very much enjoyed reading the first book in the Frost series and would recommend this book to anybody who loves mystery, drama, and humor dished up with a huge dollop of magic on the side. Glass Frost is the second book in the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus. Bianca Frost is next in line to run the Museum for Magical and Rare Artefacts, which has been run by her family for many generations. When Terrance, the grandson of Magnus (aka the Big Bad Wolf), arrives at the museum from Everafter with a message that the Queen needs her help, Bianca heeds the call. Her parents reluctantly allow Bianca to go, on the condition that her best friend, Ming, is with her at all times. On discovering that one of Cinderella’s glass slippers has been stolen, Bianca and her loyal friends set out to discover who the thief is and to stop them from stealing the other, which is housed at her family’s museum. If the two slippers are united, it will cause much devastation. The chase takes them through many fairy tale landmarks such as an enchanted forest full of fairies as well as the home of the seven dwarves, before leading them through the portal to Earth and back again to Everafter. Bianca suffers injury, loss, and great sorrow, but she is determined to do everything she can to protect those she loves in both worlds, while trying to prevent the two glass slippers from being reunited. Liz DeJesus tells the most enchanting of all magical tales, encompassing some of the greatest fairy tales and blending them with dark magic, mystery and twisted realities which Bianca never knew existed until just a few months earlier. The characters in Glass Frost are so much fun and bring back many happy childhood memories. Facing your fear of the unknown and pushing yourself that extra mile to save those you love, regardless of the dangers faced, is a strong message in this second title. I look forward to reading the third book in the Frost Series to see what happens next. I recommend Glass Frost to young and old, who enjoy the magic of fairy tales with a twist, blended with humor, adventure, suspense, real life social issues, loss and sacrifice.
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Shattered Frost is the third book in the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus. With high school finally over, Bianca Frost and her best friend, Ming Lee, step through the portal to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball. During the ball, Bianca receives many threatening stares from Count Bleu, a descendant of the notorious murderer, Captain Bluebeard. That evening, Bianca and Ming are beaten unconscious and kidnapped by the count. Both women regain consciousness in Count Bleu’s basement. The many ghosts of Captain Bluebeard’s wives appear and start chanting, hoping to save Bianca and Ming. As a large hole appears in the floor, their kidnapper enters the basement, forcing the girls to jump into the hole, transporting them to Wonderland. A whole new adventure unfolds while Bianca and Ming try to find their way home. They find themselves captured once again after the Queen of Hearts imprisons them, determined that they are executed as soon as possible. With Terrance and Prince Ferdinand furiously seeking the women that own their hearts to bring them home, the men eventually find an alternate route into Wonderland, but are running against the clock in a land where people seem to know not only who the newcomers are, but where their fates lie. Liz DeJesus has written another timeless classic, which takes place inside both of Alice in Wonderland’s fairy tales – down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass. With all of these wonderful characters being magically linked in some way, the impossible always seems to make sense. Terrance’s secret surfaces create hope for all who are facing death in a land which is famous for sending people mad; if only Bianca and Ming would stop disappearing! The added story lines, which are not in the original fairy tales, are a clever delight in this fast-paced, action packed adventure which becomes more and more mysterious with each page. I thoroughly enjoyed Bianca and Ming’s new friends and the love and determination shown by Terrance and Prince Ferdinand, who will do anything to save them. I recommend Shattered Frost to ages 12 and over who enjoy romance, paranormal, action, adventure, drama, along with their favorite fairy tales on steroids.
The first words I read in Blood Relatives by Patti L. Adams were on the dedication page. It said: “To all my enemies…you know who you are. And so do I.” I knew right then that this book would be good. The story follows the life of a very intelligent little girl named Anna Fay Kelly from the ages of five to eleven. At the age of five, Anna witnesses her mother kill her father. When her mother is not convicted, Anna is stuck living with her abusive mother and her beloved elderly aunt. Just when Anna thinks things could not get any worse, her mother marries a man that is just as evil as she is. Blood Relatives is not a light read. This is a good story and it is meant for the reader to take their time reading it so they can fully understand what Anna is going through. I liked that Adams started the story off in a courtroom. This added to the seriousness of the story and was the beginning of Anna’s traumatic childhood. This is where the reader meets Anna and learns that she is not your normal 5-year-old little girl. I also liked that Adams explained Anna’s way of thinking. A child sees things and understands them differently from an adult. I absolutely hated the character of Anna’s mother, Flo. I hate it even more that she reminds me of some mothers I have met. The ending of the story was a surprise for me, but I thought it was perfect. The things that Anna endured in those six years were truly heartbreaking. This book may be fiction but the actual story has happened to many people. If you like to read drama then I highly recommend this book. An awesome story!
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Color Blind by Penny Miller is the story of Harmony Phillips. Born color blind into a world where color tells what your "magik" abilities are and what race you are, she is an outcast. High school and love are tough for any teenager, but add in that you are the outcast because of something you can't help and life just gets even harder. With her best friend, Tesch, and her loving parents, Sarah and Charlie, by her side, Harmony begins to conquer everything life throws at her when she starts to see color. Her dreams are coming true, she is seeing color and gaining "magik" abilities, but what price must she pay? Will Harmony be in control of her destiny or has Gaia given her one she can't fathom? Color Blind by Penny Miller is an amazing and one of a kind book. Penny Miller perfectly captures what it's like to be an outcast teen in today's world while throwing in the paranormal world and making it all believable. The characters in Color Blind are realistic, even if they are shape shifters and other creatures of lore. The descriptions of the colors and changes that Harmony goes through as she gains color vision and powers put you right there with her, even making you feel as if you were Harmony. I have never read a book so unique, realistic, and believable and I sincerely hope that there is more to Harmony's story. Five stars isn't enough for Color Blind by Penny Miller; it needs about ten! Color Blind is difficult to put down and I don't think anybody would regret reading this amazing book.
In Immediate Dead by Blue Cole, Sandy Cooper, a rookie female homicide detective for the Atlanta PD, has plenty of obstacles to overcome without adding the quirks of her new partner to the list. Dubbed The Reaper by the other detectives in his precinct, Michael Bennett has an aloof demeanor and a strange working style that his cohorts either find intimidating or annoying. Thrown together as partners, they quickly discover their working styles complement each other perfectly, but it doesn't take long for things to get bumpy as they attempt to stop a revenge killer focused on medical personnel. Intrigued by her partner's strange behavior at murder scenes and his uncanny 90% clearance rate on cases, Sandy puts together pieces of a puzzle that lead her to an astonishing secret that could mean the end of Michael's career. When I read a thriller, I want the book to really intrigue me from the very start, and Immediate Dead by Blue Cole did exactly that. I was captivated from beginning to end. The story reveals one critical detail at the very beginning, but the author really makes the reader keep flipping those pages for all the other important reveals. I enjoyed the dynamics between the two main characters, particularly Sandy's "under reaction" to Michael's big secret, and I would definitely love to learn much more about the enigmatic Fred (Michael's friend) in future books. I need the answer to what Sandy "experienced" near the end, so I will definitely be looking for the next book in the series.
Other reviews/Blurbs Adults Fall Asleep; Kids Take Over Reviewer: Forrest W. Schultz - Southside Reviews There have been many stories in which chaotic conditions ensue after the sudden death or vanishing of large numbers of people. But I do not recall ever reading (or hearing of) a story like Blue Cole's recently published novel in which suddenly all adults go into a coma, and the children are left to fend for themselves. Cole presents interesting, exciting, and realistic portrayals of the childrens' struggle to survive, and their struggle to discover the meaning of the comas of their parents. The intensity of the latter struggle increases dramati- cally when they learn that each one of them will also become a "Sleeper" after becoming eighteen years old! I recommend putting this book on your good-read/must-read list! Blue Cole is the latest addition to the ever growing ranks of Coweta County's writers who have had books published in the twenty-first century. And Cole pays tribute to today's Coweta County by setting his story there. He is the second Coweta author to do so, the first being Tamala Callaway with her Super Natural series. Ghosts Help Ghost Whisperer! Reviewer: Forrest W. Schultz - Southside Reviews In the famous television series, the Ghost Whisperer helps the ghosts. The reverse situation occurs in Blue Cole's latest novel, where the ghost whisperer Michael Bennett is a homicide detective who, as soon as he arrives at the crime scene, talks to the ghost of the victim in order to get information to help him identify the murderer. He needs to do so quickly because the ghost only stays there for a short time, which is what is referred to in the book's title. In this story Bennett faces an especially tough challenge in attempting to identify the serial killer who is murdering Atlanta's doctors, while at the same time trying to deal with "baggage" from his past, and in attempting to get along with his new partner, a sharp attractive young woman named Sandy Cooper. The story is a good read just as a crime novel, and it is especially interesting because of the ghost whisperer feature. It is a worthy successor to his debut novel, Sleeping Sickness, published in 2014. Cole, who lives in Coweta County and belongs to the Coweta Writers Group, has joined in the book writing/publishing boom which is sweeping across the Southside and producing some of our nation's best new writers. Combating A Strange Malevolence Reviewer: Forrest W. Schultz - Southside Reviews Blue Cole's Evil Upriver is comparable in certain respects to Stephen King's It. In both stories a town is being attacked by an unknown nearby underground malevolence which has been there a very long time, but only attacks periodically. Evil Upriver, though, is unlike It in that the team of townspeople which forms to combat this evil consists of adults, not kids, as in It. Joining this team in Cole's story is Adam, a songwriter on a road trip who arrived in the town a few days ago. And, finally, there is another new arrival in this town -- Ricochet -whose complex mystery I will allow you, the reader, to discover for yourself: it is not only mysterious in itself but also with respect to the question as to why Cole included it in his story. This story, like his first two, is a good read created by a writer with a great imagination -- I recommend it as I did the first two.
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Published on Nov 6, 2017
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