Children’s Books and YA (YA Romance)

The Girl With a Twirl by M. J. Moon

Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.

Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!
Kindle_Cover (1)Mabel has serious boy problems. The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching. Mabel sets out on a mission to win. But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term. Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?
Mabel´s luck is about to change…
It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.
Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.
But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?
Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.
An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl.
Mabel has a dilemma:
Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?
Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!

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About M.J. Moon

In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain.
When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.
Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.

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My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon
Children’s Picture Book – Gold Medal Winner of 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Awards, Children K-3, as well as an Illustrations Award – Also a Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner
ISBN 978-1-62857-288-9

unnamedHave you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and just a little bit of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official “judges” as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments?

This is the sixth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.

Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr. Seuss.” – GTMA Review
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“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is a delightful rhyming story about honesty, character, and creativity, with lots of jokes and hidden surprises in the illustrations and text. One day in art class a child creates an unfinished finger painting while thinking of a scene of his pet dog on the lawn. The unfinished, unsigned painting begins travels of its own on the way home with the child when a wind blows it into the Rainbow Connection Art Gallery where it is framed and hung with other paintings by mistake. Many complications multiply, and finally the unknown fingerpaint masterpiece is awarded first place! The child finally speaks up and tries to take credit for the misunderstood finger painting, no one will believe her/him. This typical reaction is accepted by both child and parents, and the upshot of the story is, a fingerpaint masterpiece by an unnamed artist hangs in the Museum Art Gallery with First Prize award ribbon pinned to it. “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is beautifully illustrated and delivered with style. Hidden throughout the illustration pages are images of the author’s other popular children’s books, a witty hello to fans of Ms. Cannon’s juvenile works. An audience of middle elementary students will appreciate “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” and benefit from its positive message for creative minds of all ages.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece Children’s Book – by Victoria Wagner Ross – San Diego eBooks Examiner. 4/19/14

Sherrill S. Cannon’s latest children’s book My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is done in rhyme as her previous books, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift. GTMA Review has called her, ‘a modern day Dr. Seuss.’ She is a former teacher who has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books along with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children.

All of her books have been part of a fundraiser for the CureJM Foundation for over a year – 50 percent of the price of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation. JM = Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. The site for that is found on her CureJM website.

Breaking news is that she is also in the process of creating the same kind of fundraiser for the non-profit group, helping to prevent bullying. My “Manners” books (The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man) fit right into that niche!! The new site announce today will be her new website against bullying.

This delightful book, ‘My Fingerpaint Masterpiece’ is very much a story with a message for young and old alike. A budding young artist sits in art class dipping her fingers into a bowl of paint and ‘drew on the paper my very best scene’. But as she walked home from school the wind took the paper from her. It flew away. The young artist had never finished it!! How could they know it was to be her very special scene? A week later she sees it at a store. It was found and displayed in an art gallery where it won first prize!

Finally, as everyone described what they saw in the painting, our young painter shouted: ‘It’s my painting that you all are raving about!’ They just ignored her and said: ‘You’re only a child telling stories, I fear.’ It is easy to dismiss a child or anyone that it is only a story? Are children not to be believed because they are young?

It is very difficult to believe, to have trust and faith in the human spirit. Is it we do not trust ourselves? Do we not believe? Perhaps mistrust and inability to believe in a gift from the colors of the universe are the mystery that we do not understand. Perhaps it is found in the heart?

Another beautifully written book it is a masterpiece in belief. With simple hopeful colors from the rainbow swirling throughout the book for KJ and her team of artists at Kalpart it brings the story alive visually.

As her new endeavor to help prevent bullying takes off this week, I had an opportunity to interview Sherrill Cannon and get her insight on writing books for children. Part Two will be the full interview with the award winning author, Sherrill S. Cannon. Her books can be found on the websites of amazon, Barnes and Noble and her website.

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Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher, mother of four and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! In less than five years, her books My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece and Santa’s Birthday Gift have received twenty-six 2011-14 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. Once a teacher, always a teacher…All of her books are now part of a fundraiser for the anti-bullying campaign at This site is and 50% of the cost of her books will go directly to the imbullyfree organization! Manner-Man is now the Superhero for the Bully Bear kids!! All of her books are also part of another fund-raising effort: for the CureJM Foundation, to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. Since many children with CureJM are also bullied, it is a win-win for both causes! Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, which have been produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far). She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 54 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

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PS – Hope your granddaughter enjoys!!!

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift
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 AKCOVER300 001 TO virtial bookcase 4-21-14They’re kids. Some are more or less immortal, some are human. They’ve got problems with school, bullies, family issues and attacks by giants. And when Asgard, the home of the gods, is threatened with utter destruction, it’s up to the children of Thor, Sif, Loki, Freya, Balder…along with some very extraordinary friends…to save it. THE AESIR KIDS tells the story of…

THRUD, the teenage daughter of Thor, who has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla…

FIRE, young master of flame, the son of the three mysterious Norns and perhaps the key to saving the Nine Worlds…

MAGNI AND MODI, Thrud’s younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble…

ULL, the greatest skier of the gods…except for, maybe…

SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing…

Then there’s TJALFI, the human boy who can run like the wind…

ROSKVA, Tjalfi’s sister, who can hear something happening many miles away…

FORSETI, the level-headed son of Balder, who’s as good with a bow as he is with a written test…

NOSS, the beloved daughter of the Goddess of Love…

HELA, the sensitive little girl who hates her destiny of growing up to be the Goddess of Death…

Along with other gods, godlings, light-elves, trolls, dwarfs and creatures, these young heroes must find a way to save the universe…and find the core of courage within themselves. THE AESIR KIDS is a fantasy novel based on many actual characters from Norse mythology. It’s the first published collaboration between author James Grant Goldin and his ten-year-old daughter, Charlotte Goldin

Reader reviews:

From a mother:

 “This is a great novel for boys and girls aged 9-14. It is a fantasy story based on Norse mythology. It has a unique plot that sets it apart from other similar books. Kids who like the Percy Jackson and/or the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy this book. Highly recommended by my 11 year-old son who is a voracious reader.”

From an 11-year-old girl:

“I really loved this book! It had plenty of adventure and action, and there were all sorts of characters. Anyone who likes Percy Jackson, Greek Mythology, or of course Thor/Avengers will like this book. I recommend it highly!”

From a reader who is a total mystery to me…

“It was awesome! The best book ever!! I couldn’t set it down. Every chance I could, I would read it. Once you start, you can’t stop.”

The Aesir Kids on Amazon UK

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Authors bios: I’m a writer-director of nonfiction television for channels such as Discovery, History and H2.   As a writer, I was often able to work from home, and so had extra time to play with my daughter Charlotte.  Among our games were made-up adventures set in the world of the Norse gods (thanks to old Thor comics!), and Charlotte would often make up new characters. When she was 8, she read my old copy of the D’Aulaires’ “Norse Gods and Giants,” and after that we began to adapt some of these games into a book format. We would go over plot points and characters, and while I did most of the typing, much of the story and several of the main characters are Charlotte’s – and she, of course, approved (or changed!) lines, plot points, etc.

“I am strong, and my flash is bright, And I will defend you and make things all right.” These are the magic words to call upon Manner-Man – a superhero who can help control bullies and teach children ways to be considerate of others.
Manner-Man arrives, shouting “To the Rescue”, helping children learn about sharing and warning about not ‘hitting with words.’ He teaches that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!” Meet the children who form the Manner-Man team and find out how to join! Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon’s earlier books – helping children learn how to cope with bullies and look within themselves for their inner superhero! This is the fifth rhyming children’s book by this award-winning author whose other bestselling books include Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.
Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won a dozen awards for her four previous rhyming books and is also the author of six published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr.Seuss” – GMTA Review. Publisher’s website:
Sherrill S Cannon, Award-Winning Author,
Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift
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 For thirteen-year old Peter Cooper nothing could ruin the start of summer and the thoughts of fun and adventure that lay ahead. Nothing, that is, until he finds himself on the menu of a centuries old madman hungering for his eternal soul.
    Raised by his aunt and uncle in their orphanage in the maritime village of Harmon, Peter grows up happy and dreaming of being a sailor. Yet after a brutal storm, Peter finds himself the target of evil machinations plotted by Bill Kyuper, the Pirate King. Long forgotten, the Pirate King returns every hundred years or so to partake in his “transfermashon,” as he calls it, a process that will rejuvenate him by absorbing the life-force of a strong, young lad.
            After his family’s house mysteriously burns down and blame is thrown at Peter, the young boy stows away on a ship and ends up on the man-made island of Pantagruel, where he’s abducted by the Pirate King and taken to his lair on Scorpion Cove. It’s there the young boy will have to fight for his life as the pirate and his minions seek to sacrifice him for Bill’s transformation. 
Author James DeAcutis left the telecommunications field to become a full-time writer. A fan of sci-fi and fantasy genres, he is also a prolific songwriter influenced by progressive, heavy metal and folk-rock. He lives in New York with his wife, a school teacher and their three children. This is his first novel.


New Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Combines Summer Fun With Space Travel,
Cosmic Shift

This follows a 13-year old boy’s summer fun turns violent when dimensional
renegades fleeing cosmic hunters burst through a hole in the sky, igniting
a chain reaction of unstable magic.

Bo Tanner and Mark Cooper are looking forward to a summer of fun.
Everything seems to be going well until the sky rips open and lets loose
all kinds of trouble. Before they know what hit them, the celestial tear
spews dimensional renegades, pursuing Hunters, and some weird guy into
Earth’s atmosphere. Everything is going crazy. There is no power, people
are changing, and then there’s the whole thing with the French fries.
Joining together with the space travelers, Bo and Mark, with a little help
from Bo’s sisters, go after the group of escaped criminals from another
world. Their only hope is to learn the secrets of the magic the skies have
unleashed. But does magic really exist, or is this some kind of wacky
dream? Can Bo save his little sister or will the world gone wild destroy
them all?

Cosmic Shift is available in print and e-book versions.

Book Information:
Cosmic Shift
Author: C.L. Roth
Publisher: C.L. Roth Publishing
ISBN: 978-0984661909
Published: November 2012
Pages: 248

About The Author:
C.L. Roth was born and raised in Kansas. She moved to IL in 1973 and is a
wife, mother, grandmother, and full time caregiver for her son, Joshua.
She is an artist, writer, and loves animals, in particular dogs.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact:

C.L. Roth


Olivia Brophie feels betrayed. She
hasn’t heard from her mom who’s serving in the army in Iraq. And for no reason,
her dad sent her to live with her crazy aunt and uncle in the middle of
nowhere—the Florida scrub. It seems boring till bears follow her to school,
coral snakes leave her gifts, and tree frogs start writing cryptic messages on
her bedroom window.
Olivia is fascinated by the giant insect walkingsticks that her uncle tenderly protects. He
turns out to be crazier than she thought with wild ideas about magnetic
currents, cosmic rays, and a mysterious device that controls the laws of the
universe. He doesn’t know the half of it.
 Guide Doggie: Learn How Guide Dogs Help The Blind In This Coloring Book
Genre: Children Non Fiction / Activity Book
This fun and unique coloring book is a great way to introduce children to the world of a guide dog. Help educate your child while they have fun with Guide Doggie! 
Meet Guide Doggie when he is a puppy, then follow him on his adventures during  guide dog training. Learn what a guide dog does during the day, including the chores he completes for his handlers in order to keep Guide Doggie ready to serve. 
Your child will learn how guide dogs help the blind live more independently, and how dogs can be heroes too! With narration of the book done by a guide dog each page is a fun an educational adventure for all ages. Your child can color the pages, making it an interactive as well as educational learning experience. Fill in the blank pages let your child get involved in telling the story, and fun bonus games including a word search, crossword puzzle and, word jumbles based on the story will help your child remember what they learned!
Author Bio:
Legally blind writer Daniel Saynuk has a special fondness for guide dogs. His own beloved guide dog helps him more easily live his life in his home town of Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel began writing stories while pursuing his Business Administration degree, and established his own company to bring this book to life. He is passionate about educating others about the valuable services guide dogs provide to the visually impaired. 


Along with Doug, a local eco-nerd genius, and Gnat, her videogame-obsessed little brother, Olivia
discovers a vast underworld city that holds the secrets of history as well as
the way to the future. With the forces of evil at her heels, she finds a brilliant pearl and must use its power to discover her
life’s ultimate destiny.



Tozier lives in the north Orlando, Florida area and has been selected as a 2011
Individual Artist Fellow for by the State of Florida. He graduated from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison Creative Writing and English program where he
served as Poetry Editor of The Madison





His first novel, Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, is a middle-grade fantasy
and the first of a series. The book won a silver medal in the 2012 Florida
Publishers Association President’s Awards. It is also being taught widely in
Florida schools. The author is currently partnering with Archbold Biological
Station in Lake Wales, FL in developing an integrated curriculum, blending
Language Arts standards with a Science curriculum.  Olivia
Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus
is a unique fantasy that features central
Florida natural history, in particular the Florida scrub.





Tozier’s poems have appeared widely in
journals such as Tampa Review, Post Road,
Saw Palm,
San Pedro River Review,
The Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Florida Review,
Poetry Review
, and The Wisconsin Review. He has a scientific note
published in The Florida Entomologist.





Christopher Tozier is also an active
blogger, featuring photography and writing based on life in a Florida scrub.













Danger lurks everywhere in eleven year old Reggie’s world—from the bully next door to the unwanted attentions of a creep at school. Raised by her mentally ill mother, Reggie is left to fend for herself. She escapes in daydreams, battling aliens with her alter ego, Tough Girl.
When Reggie’s mother disappears, her fantasy life spirals out of control and starts to invade reality. She is hunted by a creature of her own design, and even Tough Girl is not strong enough to stop him.

Will Reggie survive long enough for her mother to return, or will her dream world take over?

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I’m a bookworm and a writer, a nerd that’s seen every episode of Farscape and can’t wait for the next Dr. Who Season to begin.  I enjoy running and playing sports and am always hopeful the Baltimore Ravens will win a superbowl.  I love movies but don’t care about the Oscars.  I eat apples regularly but find apple juice bitter and don’t like it.  I’m a foodie and a beer snob.  I eat babies.  Okay, just baby carrots.  I studied acting, video production and creative writing.  I’ve had very few jobs that reflect any of those years of study.  I am Libby Heily, and it’s nice to meet you.


In the novel, ‘Angels & Warriors, The Awakening,’ author Dawn Tevy introduces you to characters that are funny, loving, and artfully scheming…Our heroin, Lady Tynae, finds herself in a precarious situation when she is hunted down by those she most trusts. In a single heartbeat her fairly simple life becomes incredibly complicated.Finding herself in a new world full of magic, dragons, and an old friend, Tynae soon discovers nothing in her life was ever as it appeared.The vivid scenes and descriptive dialogue will transport you to another place. This spectacular fantasy world is set in a time and land that has slowly faded into the haziness of legend and lore.Between discovering her new world and falling in love, Tynae must uncover what lies at her very core. She is accomplished with swords, an expert marksman, and she even knows how to bring a full grown man to his knees, but is she the ‘Chosen One’?

Angels & Warriors: The Awakening is available on Kindle and in paperback

Author bio:

Dawn has managed to utilize the difficulties in her life, including low self esteem and perceived loss of power, as a springboard for personal transformation.
In December of 2008, Dawn began writing Angels and Warriors just to pass the time. After writing 250 pages, she realized that this story had taken on a life of its own—and perhaps she was on to something. Her warm, positive personality can be seen in each page of this exciting novel. A part of her soul is etched in every character’s persona. As the story develops, the characters take on personality traits of their own—stirring our curious minds.
Dawn has a blog talk radio show, also entitled Angels and Warriors, ( where she encourages her fans to “join us as we explore our innermost selves and expose our deepest, darkest secrets. As we learn to celebrate life we will embrace change, take risks, and discover inner peace, genuine joy, true happiness, and unconditional love for ourselves as well as for others. She encourages everyone to “Live your passion and change the world.” She does interviews with other writers, looking at the story behind their story, the morals of the stories, if you will.
 Website for Angels and Warriors the book at


When on holiday in Switzerland, David and his twin sister Mary think nothing can go wrong. Pulled deep into the depths of a mountain pool by mysterious forces, they find themselves in a magical underwater realm with danger lurking and ready to strike. The kidnapping is just the beginning. Things can get a lot worse yet…
Author Bio:
Lee Pritchett was born in March 1986, on the Isle of Wight. At the age of twenty he wrote a children’s story based on a family member for a bit of fun called ‘The Tale of Hammy Telling and His Little Telling Tummy’. With this, the first children’s story he’d written in his adult life coming in the short list of the ‘Academy of Children’s Writers’ competition, he decided to study with them, with the aim of becoming a successful and respected writer of children’s literature. He now has three published collections of children’s stories, a published children’s novel and one published children’s joke book, all both written and illustrated by him.


Boochi Malloochi is convinced there’s treasure to be found somewhere in the sand, so when Mommy and Daddy take her to the beach, she arrives with bucket and shovel in hand.

When Boochi actually finds a buried chest, will she find treasure inside?

Attached, please find the jpeg for the cover art of the book.

Available for purchase at:,,

(The Adventures of Boochi Malloochi: The Hunt for Treasure)

Come Join the Adventure!


By The Seat of Her Pants
The Story:  When Betsy Butters, American teen, vacations in Paris, from her Swiss boarding school, Château Mont Blanc, she expects to fall in love with the city, but never, with intelligent and handsome French teen, Alex Petrov.
While Alex shows Betsy the city of Paris, they learn about their common likes and experiences, most teens their ages don’t share, and Betsy learns about the Petrov family’s loss in life and fortune.
Betsy returns to Château Mont Blanc’s winter campus, in Crans-Montana, and makes a connection between her school and the Petrov’s chalets, misappropriated during WWII. When she experiences a freak ski accident, Interpol’s Inspector Bernard questions if it wasn’t really intentional, and what Betsy has done to cause someone to wish her bodily harm.
Unflappable Betsy sets off a chain of events that puts her on a collision course with the thieves out to find the missing Petrov fortune. After more than seventy years of searching, will the treasure be recovered, and will Betsy’s detective work motivate someone to rid himself of her uncanny talents?
Inspector Bernard has no clue what curious Betsy may uncover next, and worries how he will protect her until the school year ends.
The book is available for purchase on
About the Author.  As a teenager in boarding schools in Switzerland and the US, Jenifer Rubloff learned from the people she met and the friends she made about different cultures, customs, religions and cuisines. When she sat in her school study halls, on many nights, she’d play ‘what if’ with her imagination about what could happen in her school with only a small tweak to reality. As an author of fiction, Rubloff twists reality to share her experiences and fascination with how people and events can be interconnected.


An “Ugly Betty” and a Popular Beauty wind up trading faces—and lives—and the situation is not what either one expected!
When 15-year-old Darcy Doane wakes up as Cybil Sheffield, she is thrilled. Cybil is everything Darcy has ever wanted to be. Pretty. Popular. Only… all the attention isn’t exactly what Darcy expected. Especially when her own brother, Joey, is crushing on her. Gross.
Cybil is shocked when she looks in the mirror and sees a face she totally doesn’t recognize.  She thought not always being the center of attention might be a good thing, but being invisible is hardly bearable. Even her boyfriend, Devon, looks right through her! How can she survive when the only people (except a family of strangers) who even know she’s alive are three dipsticks she can’t remember ever seeing before?With the school play and an A-List party coming up, Darcy and Cybil have a lot to work out. There’s a learning curve for both of them, especially after they are caught fighting at school and forced by the principal to help her at a Return-to-Work project for displaced women.
 Trouble is, how do they get their own lives back?
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  Ann Herrick grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University.  She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart.  Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-rottweiller-beagle mix.  While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Ann loves cats, walking and working in her back yard.  In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards
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Eighteen year old Kym dreamed of becoming a product designer while Ethan had long wanted to become a writer. They were good friends and life was simple back then, until they reached the stage where one discovers what love is and how awkward it is if that so-called “love” is geared towards your best friend.
Seven years have passed, and as far as Kym is concerned, Ethan is happily dating her best friend Michelle. They haven’t seen each other ever since the night Ethan asked her the question that haunted her dreams as she left Northridge. Now, fate decides to bring them together, bringing back bitter sweet memories as they visit the places that witnessed their evolution from childhood friends to awkward teens dealing with love, peer pressure and entering the real world. As the day draws to an end, the question remains, has Ethan already moved on or is he still waiting for Kym’s real answer to his question?
Please Stay is a young adult romance novel filled the awkwardness of young love, regrets and a surprise twist in the end.
Denise Kim Wy is an Industrial Designer who is also an aspiring New York Times Bestselling author. Her favorite authors include Stephen Chbosky, Jane Austen and John Green, though she prefers reading tearjerking novels. She is also a sucker for English period dramas and well designed furniture.
You can reach her through
TWITTER: @denisewy


On a museum visit, Benson and Anita meet a famous paleontologist showing off his newest fossil find – a missing link between dinosaurs and birds. But something doesn’t feel right. Then a Dude from the future sends them back in time to visit an ancient Chinese scientist, dig a huge sea monster out of a cliff, and outwit a fossil thief. Benson and Anita need to root out and expose a fraudulent fossil.
Link to Read More / Purchase: HERE
Barnas Monteith Bio:
Barnas Monteith is Chairman of the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair, Inc. — the oldest dedicated inquiry based science education non-profit in MA, and one of the oldest in the U.S.. As a young student, Barnas was one of the most successful science fair participants in MSSEF history and in US history, with four 1st place MSSEF wins, four 1st place Regional wins, two International (ISEF) 1st place Grand Awards, awards at the European Youth Science Exchange, Nynex Science & Technology Awards, the Edison Award, the Naval Science Research Award, and a number of other scholarships and special first prize awards. His projects focused on the study of dinosaur and bird evolution using fossilized egghsell microstructures and biochemistry. A graduate of Tufts University, Barnas spent nearly a decade doing paleontology expeditions throughout much of the major vertebrate fossil-bearing beds of North America. Throughout college and beyond, he did work at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparatize Zoology researching the Triassic vertebrates of Arizona, including possible Phytosaur nesting behaviors, and was one of the youngest researchers ever to present a Plenary lecture at the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology. Since that time, he has started several successful technology companies – most recently foraying into semiconductor R&D, specializing in the commercialization of synthetic diamond products, with a focus on IC planarization, as well as the renewable energy and high efficiency lighting markets.
Barnas serves on the MA Department of Education / DESE’s Math & Science Advisory Council, and was appointed by Governor Patrick to serve as a member of the inaugural Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, as Co-Chair of its Public Awareness subcommittee, which recently launched the statewide WOW STEM campaign. As a STEM activist, he has served on numerous school task forces, legislative working groups and out of sheer frustration, has even resorted to filing his own STEM legislation as a citizen. He has co-authored several patents pending, published a number of scientific articles in the areas of paleobiology and materials science and speaks regularly at STEM education and industry events and conferences throughout the world.


Join in the roller coaster of a ride adventure with field mice: Rachel Jack and Uncle Olivier. Who whilst out exploring the village of Beauty Bank one winters day, become caught up in a snow storm. They take shelter in the village theatre and very soon an exciting and magical adventure unfolds. Hold on to your seats and enjoy this enchanting story.

The book is aimed at the (7+ age group) though parents have also enjoyed reading it along with their children, and some naughty parents are tempted to find out what happens next by turning the pages after their child has drifted off to dreamland.
“Lost in the Snow” is now available in book format.
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Priced at £6.99 + PP.  The story is classed as a crossover adventure (age 7+) and a great idea as a Christmas Gift.
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R. Beddard is the pen-name of Mike Beddard who finds inspiration for his Tales
from Beauty Bank series from the places and wildlife of Cheshire, England. Mike
was born in Chester on June 16th 1958 and raised in Northwich, where he still
enjoyed very early success as a writer – winning first prize in a secondary
school competition with his first-ever poem “The Winter Approach” –
but on leaving education, he chose a different career path, initially by
joining the staff of Warrington Museum and Art Gallery.
From there, he moved to Weaver Hall Museum, Northwich, which celebrates
Cheshire’s ancient salt-mining industry and later spent over 10 years producing
and developing educational materials for “Cheshire Libraries and Museums
Service” and local schools.
has a long-standing interest in the arts, literature and theatre, and for many
years served as the volunteer sound technician for a local amateur drama group,
whose tiny village theatre is the setting for his “Lost in the Snow”
story. Mike’s home is on the rural edge of Northwich, overlooking the Dane
Valley, Cheshire. He is currently working on further Tales from Beauty Bank.
in the Snow
Christmas Eve


Sometimes the magic lies within.
Fourteen-year-old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor. She spent the long days of chemotherapy listening to the song of a Carolina wren. One day he reveals himself as Songcatcher, a talking bird from the magical realm of Finian Jahndra—a land in danger of being consumed by a deadly canker that only she can truly understand.
Lee Ann is transported to Finian Jahndra where the animals call her by her real name—Leandra. She is restored to health and her flute transformed by what magic is left in the world. But as she searches for the source of the canker, the malignant forces take their toll, not only on the land, but on Leandra’s physical and mental well-being. With the help of her new bird friends and an arrogant human prince, Leandra must find a way to heal a land she has learned to love before it is too late.
Katy Huth Jones grew up in a family where creative juices overflowed and made puddles to splash in. She has published two children’s books (as Catherine Jones) and over 100 short stories, poems, and magazine articles in a variety of venues, including Highlights for ChildrenCricketCobblestoneBoy’s Quest, and anthologies such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword & Sorceress X and Mistletoe Madness. When not writing, Katy plays piccolo and flute in The Symphony of the Hills and teaches children the joys of writing, Shakespeare, and music. She lives with her husband Keith in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Their two sons, whom she homeschooled, have flown the nest and live creative lives of their own.
 Best of all, she is a cancer survivor.


…Teddy Visits the Dentist is about my very own teddy bear.  It describes his trip to the dental office for a routine checkup and cleaning- so your child knows what to expect the first time they go to the dental office, and every time after.  Teddy has a fun time seeing his Dental Hygienist.  She takes him for a ride in the chair, shows him the light, the vacuum and the tooth polisher, and explains what Teddy can do at home to take care of his teeth.
I am very proud to announce ‘Teddy Visits the Dentist’ earned an Honorable Mention at the 2012New York Book Festival!
When you educate children about their oral health at a young age, they understand the importance and routine of it.  Even when parents are still helping with flossing and brushing, reading this book to them will help children to comprehend what they will experience when they visit the dentist so there are no surprises.  Children like to be informed and treated with respect.  It is my hope that each child and parent gets this treatment every time they visit.
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Author Bio:
Elizabeth Mahadeo has worked in dental offices for over fifteen years as a Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant. Elizabeth loves treating children and believes you cannot underestimate the value of a good experience at the dental office for a child. ‘Teddy Visits the Dentist’ will be helpful for children and their parents making them more comfortable at their first visit and every visit after.
One of Elizabeth’s goals for ‘Teddy Visits the Dentist’, is to make it available to children everywhere. She would like to break through barriers and boundaries to healthcare. Every child deserves a healthy mouth, body and life.
This book is the first publication in a series of books dedicated to fun, cute, informative resources about procedures children routinely have done at the dental office. The next book in the series, ‘Teddy Gets a Filling’, is well under way and has an expected launch date of November 15, 2012.
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Life was complicated enough for Sivia before a guy with no legs came into her life.Her parents’ divorce did not wipe out their traditional family values. Dad is still way too self-centered, Mom is still resentful, Russ is still shoving food into his mouth and Sivia doesn’t need any more drama. But when the new student, obnoxious and legless Keeley, becomes her project partner, her life becomes even more complicated. Family friction, peer pressure and her overly controlling father are threats to her budding relationship–but prejudices she never knew she had and doesn’t want to acknowledge are the biggest hurdle of all.Hey, Nobody’s Perfect is a story about serious issues told with both sensitivity and humor.
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Author Bio:
Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist.
Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University.  She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart.  Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-rottweiller-beagle mix and six grand-kitties.  While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard.  In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards. She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her web site:
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Seventeen year old Carrie Smith knows
everything about baby boys, but nothing about grown men. Raised in an
orphanage, unloved and unwanted, her only joy is the care she gives to the
abandoned babies. When a letter arrives from a man in Dakota Territory who is
looking for a wife, Carrie must choose between her lonely life in the orphanage
or take a risk on an unknown man in a world about which she knows very little.
Summoning all of her courage, she travels to Big Stone City, Dakota Territory,
only to encounter heartbreak, deceit and betrayal. Bruised in body and spirit,
Carrie flees to a small prairie town. When a shy farmer, Christopher Bachman,
enters her life, Carrie must learn to trust again.  Faced with a shattering secret, she must find
a way to open her heart to forgiveness and love.
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Carol J. Larson is the author of teen
and young adult fiction.  Her books
include Big Stone Heart and The Secret Society of Sugar and Spice. Carol is
also a physician and an artist.  She
lives in Minnesota and South Dakota with her husband and
their dog, Lucy.
Author contact info:  e-mail
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Madi has one wish—to not see demons anymore. In her darkest hour, things are about to get worse—she’s about to get her wish.
Madi sees demons, the very embodiment of the vices that stalk humanity. Gift or curse, it has never done anything good for her—only shown her how ugly the world truly is.Her visions might have helped the night of Cassi’s accident—maybe she could have seen something, stopped it. But she ran—like always.Now, with Cassi clinging to life, Madi struggles to keep herself and Vision Records from falling apart. The demons, however, have plans of their own.
Vision is available in paperback and Kindle editions (  For more information, check out and on Facebook at

Bio: Author

 Galen Snowden graduated from CNU with a degree in English. He currently works as a technical writer in Newport News, VA.
Cathy Newcomb has a degree in English and has worked in the field of Public Relations. Currently she runs a daytime program for toddlers and a photography business. She lives in the great Midwest with her husband and two boys. When she is not writing, teaching or taking photos, she loves to kayak and hit the archery range.
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This is a book about a Wuzzle worm named Johnny.  He climbs higher than all the other worms, to become a butterfly that nobody had ever seen before.
Johnny the Phoenix is a book that will inspire your child to be the best that they can be, by showing them the value of hard work and persistence.  There is also an alphabet activity at the end of the book, where kids take play-doh or crayons and make their worms look like the ones in the book.

The others reassured themselves, saying “I’ve seen red butterflies” or

“My dad or mom is a red butterfly. There must be red apples up there.”

After a few more hours of climbing, the worms came upon the next set

of branches. Behold, there were red apples on them, just as their parents

had said. Everyone stopped and had a few bites.

Johnny, after taking just a few bites, said to his friends, “Okay, on to

the golden ones.”

Most of the worms there said, “Johnny, you’re crazy; there aren’t any

more apples up there; just look. We don’t see them; do you?”

Johnny answered honestly, “No, I don’t see them, but my mother said

they are there and I believe her.”

This moved a few of his friends to go a bit further, but as the sun

started to go down, they said, “Johnny, there is still enough time for us

to go back down and eat and make our cocoons. We still don’t see any

golden apples; do you?”

Again, Johnny answered honestly, “No, I don’t, but my mother said

that they are there and I believe her.”

His friends all told him he was crazy, but wished him luck and turned

back down the tree and ate red apples with the others who climbed



What a fun, colorful and motivating book that tells a story that will encourage anyone at any age!

Evelyn M. Johnson 

Read the author’s story:

My name is Scott A. Batten.  I live in the Shenandoah Valley with my wife and six year old daughter.  I was frustrated by the books available for reading to her.  I wrote Johnny the Phoenix in response to a lack of inspirational teaching books.  I believe that children should try their best to be the best.  I believe that books help form the thinking patterns and instill the ethics that will take them through life.


For hundreds of years tales of
dragons have been told and cherished.  What child hasn’t wished to have
his or her own dragon or to fight the great fire-breathers?
Triple Book-Award Winner Pegasus – A
Dragon’s Tale
is the delightful, heartwarming story of two young
bear cubs and the dragon they find that changes their lives forever.
It’s a sweet, precious story that
children of all ages will love, with adorable characters and a simple but
moving plot.  The main theme is the deep
friendship of the three characters, a friendship that transcends both time and
Pegasus is a
34-page large print paperback book, illustrated by Stephanie Zuppo.  Cost is $10 US and it contains 25 full-colour
illustrations.  It’s perfect for any
child from 3 to 103.  ISBN:
978-0-9822648-2-9.  It was published by
Nephthys Publications on July 25, 2011.  In
November, 2011, Pegasus
won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Category of Children’s
Interest.  In May, 2012, it was honoured
as a Finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction category of the
2012 International Book Awards and in June, 2012, it won the prestigious Gelett
Burgess Award in the Fables, Folklore & Fairytales category.
The book is available from the following
sites –
— and also available as an eBook
on Kindle and Nook for $2.99.
About the
Born in 1960, author Gina
LoBiondo grew up loving faerie tales.
She began writing stories of her own when she was 13 and continues to do
so today.  After 16 years of trying
unsuccessfully to break into the “traditional” publishing industry,
the opportunity arose for her to self-publish; she began Nephthys Publications
in November, 2008, as a way of doing just that.
Her first foray into this exciting business is Pegasus — A Dragon’s Tale with her
next book — her own retelling of the Cinderella story — expected sometime in
2012.  She is also planning a sequel to Pegasus
for 2012 or 2013. Check out her personal website at as well as
the illustrator’s site at


1909. Four years ago Christian died. Gideon was sent to Portugal – to be safe. Now, it is time to return home, to England – to face his family, Christian’s family, and the truth of Christian’s death. But Christian does not just haunt Gideon’s memories, he’s flesh and bone – and still 12 years old – a vampyr. And then, there is Zola, with her smile and strange words, whose guardian just may be the one responsible for Christian’s current existence. 

Links to purchase: 

at (use code W9BLQZDS for 2.00 discount on trade paperback) 

at Amazon (Kindle and trade paperback):


at Barnes and Noble (Nook):


also available for Sony, Kobe and to download through your iTunes account. 

Or, ask for it at your local independent bookstore.

Author bio: 

E. G. Gaddess lives in Norfolk, Virginia with her husband, daughter, two dogs and the cat that rules them all. She has always put pen to paper and let the story leak out; it’s finally time to share them with the world. She writes for her daughter – who is currently in high school – and her first, independently published book, was done at the instigation (nagging) of said daughter; there are no regrets. The pen name is an amalgamation of the names of her deceased grandparents; she wishes they could have seen the book in print. To learn more, visit her web page,, or her Facebook page,

NB: Candle Dark – a children’s historical fiction adventure story set in a Victorian mine that is being promoted as a free eBook from the 6th to the 8th July inclusive – Pacific Standard Time.
NB: First Wolf – a children’s quest adventure story is set in 8th century Northumbria that is being promoted as a free eBook on the 12th and 13th July – Pacific Standard Time.
Candle Dark
Book One – Ironbridge Gorge Series
Joshua was nearly eleven and he worked down the
Blists Hill coal pit in the Ironbridge Gorge and he hated it down there. He
hated working in the dark, he hated the rats and the stink of the tunnels, and
he especially hated it when the mine flooded and his boots got soaked and
rubbed his feet raw. Then the day that Mr. Bradley the horsekeeper gave him
another beating so bad he ached and ached all over, he made up his mind to run
away and find work on the Severn trows. But what would happen to poor Drummer,
left behind in the dark? What would happen to his mother, left to the mercy of
the evil Isaac Whitlock? And how could he sail to Bristol when his father had
been sent to work in the most dangerous part of the mine? Afraid of the river
gangs, and sick with worry about his dad, Joshua must decide whether to run for
his life, or to stay in Coalport and protect his family despite the terrible
(the sequel – River Dark – to be
published in September 2012)
First Wolf
Book One –
Wolf Series
It was Toland’s twelfth year of life when his    father hurled the wolf’s head at the mighty
Eorl Uhtred, bringing his childhood to a violent end. These were dangerous times, with people driven
from their settlements, tribal wars, and bands of robbers on the roads, but
Toland must keep his solemn promise to save the Lindisfarne Gospels from the
Vikings, protect his family, and find his father.  With his faithful hound Bodo, he sets off on his quest
through Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Surviving the first Viking attack of
Lindisfarne, his many adventures lead him to the mysterious hermit on Inner
Farne, Bamburgh fortress, the slave girl Kendra, the mystery of the stolen
jewels, a blood debt, and a terrible discovery at the White Church…..
 Candle Dark – 
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First Wolf – 
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 Author Bio:
I’m an author and
independent publisher of four children’s books: two historical fiction, one
fantasy, and one picture book.  My early
years were spent as a bank teller in Africa, then as teacher, owner of an art
and craft business, poet, creative writing tutor, actress and Third Order
Franciscan. I held the Office of Reader in the Church of England before
beginning my writing career.  I’m working
on sequels to my children’s books.  I
have taught poetry and other aspects of creative writing, been Deputy head of a
Shropshire primary school for nearly twenty years, and I’m a member of the
Society of Authors, the National Association of Writers in Schools, and W.I.

In The Goblin’s Revenge, the second book of the Adventures in Scossland series, Princess Haggis Ears and Prince Turnip nose have a baby – with a very strange head! The evil goblin from book one is back and up to no good and is determined to get hold of Princess Haggis Ears’ diamond tears. He gets more than he bargained for when he succeeds and ends up in a very sorry state. Find out what happens to the baby and the goblin’s beard in this enchanting fairy tale.

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Princess Haggis Ears is a charming, witty fairy tale set in Scossland, the fantasy land of Scotland. Suitable for children age 4 to 9 ish but adults will love it too. It has a glossary of Scottish words at the beginning. Snuggle up with your child and enjoy a lovely tale of love overcoming the odds. Princess Haggis Ears is born with two haggis where her ears should have been. She meets Prince Turnip Nose and they fall for each other despite the disadvantage of having something so strange on their face. A tale of love overcoming the odds, told in a way that children will love. Follow the adventures of Princess Haggis Ears in the other stories – The Goblin’s revenge, Fireless the Dragon, The Secret of the Deep, Dark Forest and The King and Queen of Woossland.

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The Magic Word is a book emphasizing good manners which can be read to toddlers, but is especially appropriate for kindergarteners because they are going to school and learning about making friends and developing good social skills.  It is a rhyming story of a little girl who is rude, selfish and demanding – and has few friends because of her lack of consideration for others. Her mother suggests she “think more of others and less about you”, and recommends Elisabeth use “Please” and “Thank You” frequently.  When Elisabeth goes to school the next day, she finds that it is important to “try to treat others the way you would like” and discovers that she has made many new friends.  It emphasizes the importance of good manners and the use of the “golden rule”. The Magic Word has won a 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, a 2011 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Winner, a 2011 Global eBook Finalist Award and has recently won a 2012 Reader Views Second Place Award . It is now ranking #1 on amazon in the children’s popularity category.

How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.” Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share. 

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Author Sherrill S. Cannon wrote three children’s books that garnered prestigious awards in 2011. In less than two years, this award-winning grandmother of nine had three books and five children’s plays published. Gimme-Jimmy is her fourth book. Her earlier book The Magic Word received a Readers Favorite Gold Medal, a NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award and a Global eBook Finalist Award; Santa’s Birthday Gift received a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award and a Readers Favorite Silver Medal; and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and a USA Best Books Finalist Award. These three award-winning titles are all available as eBooks, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is also available as an app. A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her wonderfully rhyming books along the way. Publisher’s website:

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Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.
Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?
When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.
Which of course, she does.Sales link:Buy for Kindle.

Meet the author:




I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I’m a married mom of four, and live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. I’m fond of Lindt’s sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather.  


When Logan Becker’s family embarks on a summer “house swapping” vacation in a beach town in Oregon, Logan is overjoyed. Similarly, Tricia Merrit, the daughter of the other family, is thrilled to be in the farm belt of Minnesota. 

Logan falls in love with the beach boy surfer of her dreams, but soon she discovers he’s Tricia’s boyfriend. Logan’s dreams are shattered. Meanwhile, there’s another boy who is attracted to Logan—the totally uncool Grant Duncan who is busy trying to launch a campaign to clean the local beaches. Can Logan come to realize that true love often reveals itself in unexpected ways?

“A wonderful story of a summer romance with interesting twists and turns…” Reviewed by Michelle Poulson-vick at Sharpwriter Reviews
“Ms. Voeller’s talent is superb, and I was impressed with her ability to write as if she were the actual teenager in the book. Sandcastles of Love is a light-hearted young adult romance that’s attention grabbing, well-written, and charming.” Reviewed by JB Leese, A Story Weaver

“Charming story of young love and summer romances. Perfect for a lazy day in the sun.” Judith Pittman

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Author Bio:

Sydell Voeller grew up in Washington State, but has lived in Oregon for over thirty years.  Throughout her twenty-year writing career, her published novels for teens and adults have reflected her love for the Pacific Northwest’s ocean beaches, inlets and waterways, evergreen forests, and mountains. Sydell resides in Oregon with her husband. They married in 1971 and have two sons.
Pet lovers, the Voellers have provided a home for several cats, a dog, gerbils, hamsters, and a turtle–but not all at the same time! A small rodent cemetery still occupies one corner of their backyard. She and her husband enjoy camping, reading, playing Scrabble, day trips to the Oregon coast, and spending time with their granddaughter and pampered feline.
When Sydell isn’t writing, she enjoys camping, walking, amateur astronomy, reading, and surfing the web. In 1987 after the publication of her first novel, she was named by the Washington County Mushaw Center, Woman of the Year in Communications.
Formerly a registered nurse, Sydell now teaches writing correspondence courses, sponsored by the Long Ridge Writer’s Institute (a home study course in writing short stories and articles) in West Redding, Connecticut.
Read Sydell’s author interview on the Avalon Books website:


Niahm (pronounced Neeve) Parker is
completely content with her life in her small town of Goshen. Her parents, who
travel frequently for their work, have raised a headstrong, independent teen.
While her peers can hardly wait for the opportunity to leave, Niahm plans to
stay forever.
When Shane Coleman and his nephew
Sam move into town, it’s the biggest event to happen in as long as anyone can
remember. It’s quite remarkable for anyone to move into Goshen rather than out, but when it’s discovered that Sam is
17, it requires some serious burning of the phone lines. All the teen girls are
thrilled to have a new boy—all except Niahm. Sam Coleman represents a threat to
her perfect way of life.
Sam is drawn to Niahm against his
will. He’d prefer to not be bound to this angry, stubborn, unlikeable girl.
Unfortunately, he has no choice. However, Sam didn’t plan on falling for Niahm. For Immortals, love is not only
forbidden, but dangerous for her. He finds himself in a fight not only for
Niahm’s heart, but to protect her from being harmed by those who seek to
destroy Sam and those like him.
Niahm finds herself attracted to the
tall, copper-headed boy, who becomes her friend and then her support when
tragedy strikes. Soon, she begins to realize that there may be more to Sam than
she ever suspected… much more. But what he truly is, she can’t begin to
Author Bio
Cindy C
Bennett is the bestselling young adult author of Geek Girl (a Sweetwater book), Heart
on a Chain
, Immortal Mine, Reluctance (a Noble YA book), and Beautiful Beast. She lives in Salt Lake
City, Utah with her high school sweetheart who also happens to be her husband.
She’s the proud mom of two sons and two daughters, as well as two
daughter-in-laws. When she’s not writing (or any of the many activities that go
hand-in-hand with that) you might find her on her Harley Davidson cruising the
canyons near her home. She happens to adore her readers, and is grateful to
them for reading her work and giving her the chance to do this thing that she
is so very passionate about. Yup, she’s living the dream!
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Mara’s Secret

Sequel to The Key
YA paranormal romantic suspense.
Dougal Lachlan was prepared to spend the rest of his days in prison, but he wakes up in an unexpected place and time with a new mission. Should he be thankful, or terrified?Mara Hess has been unable to speak for the last ten years. Her family believes she is dimwitted. But Mara knows something. A secret she is afraid to share.
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 Author’s Bio:

Felicia Rogers, born and raised in the southern part of the United States, is a Christian wife and mother. She is just your average, ordinary woman, with a side interest– writing. For eleven years, every waking moment of her life was consumed with changing diapers, wiping noses, and kissing scrapes. But now that her children have grown and she enjoys a modicum of freedom, in addition to taking care of hearth and home, she writes! She enjoys adding a flavor of realism and humor to her all too real romance stories. For what is love without a little laughter?



With high school finished for the summer, Nick looks forward to visiting his aunt and uncle in New Jersey. What awaits him is a heat wave like no other – and the last two Greywings on the planet. Nick has an innate ability to train horses but will he be able to translate his amazing skill to these teenage dragons?
The steaming soup of mid-summer heats up tempers and tests resolve as Nick vies with fellow trainers, Keith and Maxie, for mastery over their new charges.  The dragons, Nikita and Michael, typical teenagers themselves, have other ideas. 
Nick treads a torturous path through a minefield of competing demands: the expectations of his aunt and uncle, recalcitrant horses, the Academy’s female students and the egos of Nikita and Michael. One small mistake erupts into a conflagration that hurls everyone into a race against overwhelmingtime and the overwhelming forces of nature.

“My kids loved this, so I read it, and saw why. Ms. Nelson easily creates an enchanting world, and Dragon Academy is a delight of a magical adventure.”~~readin’ it, Amazon review
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Author Bio:
Diane Nelson is a lifelong equestrienne who has competed in dressage and distance riding. Her love affair with dragons began as a young child and continues unabated. She lives in Pennsylvania with her son, horses, cats, chickens and a family of friends and supporters who provide not just inspiration but absolute belief in her characters and stories.