Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.
Grace Richardson is a young mortal woman whose only concerns are providing for her family, playing her violin, and spending as much time as possible with her brother, Leo. When Leo goes into service in the Fae’s world as a mercenary, she expects him to return with the honor that he deserves.
When Leo suddenly dies in an unspecified accident, not a word, medal, or penny comes down from the higher-ups. Suspecting foul play, Grace disguises herself as a Fae and sneaks into the Upper Realm to get some answers. She anticipates being in way over her head, but the Fae soldier who discovers her true identity only a day in? Not so much.
Now Grace is forced to drag Aiden along as she tries to work out exactly how and why her brother died. Along the way, she has no choice but to confront her prejudices against the Fae as she attempts to sort out the difference between the honest and the dishonest. Political conspiracies, demon realm escapades, and family secrets will all lead Grace to the answers she’s looking for… and some that she isn’t.
Join the adventure in Chasing Fae, Book 1 of the Chasing Fae Trilogy!
Targeted Age Group:: Young Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I came up with the idea for this story during one of the lowest points of my life. A friend who I had considered like a brother to me abandoned me without so much as a word. It was at a time where I was dealing with a lot of stress and grief due to bullying at school and complications in my parents’ divorce. I was heartbroken. After a while, I didn’t want to be angry or upset anymore, so I took that pain and pushed myself to create something beautiful from it.
One bite on her hand, and Mel has a million problems slipping through her fingers.
After a wild animal attack, Melanie Caldwell ends up sick and disoriented. She and her friends think she just needs to go to the doctor. Then she’s kidnapped on the day of the next full moon, and discovers in the worst way that monsters are real . . . and that she has become one of them.
All Melanie wanted was to get a boyfriend and graduate college. Now she has to somehow deal with agonizing monthly transformations, a secret organization stalking her, friends and enemies trying to discover her secret, and hunters looming on the horizon.
Targeted Age Group:: young adult, adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It started out as a Harry Potter fanfiction story with Remus Lupin as one of the main characters. Of course, I had to change a lot of it and take out Remus and Hogwarts—it now takes place at a college in Pennsylvania. I wanted to explore the idea of having a secret that you had to hide from everyone around you, for fear of being shunned and maybe even fear for your life. I've always been different, an outsider, bullied, and I've also got an incurable autoimmune disease, so I feel a sense of kinship to Remus. I wanted to write a story about having to live with an illness or curse, yet trying your best to overcome it or cure it.
All four books of The Modest Proposal Institute, An Old Path to a New Future, No More Empires, Rival Institutes, War of the Institutes, are here in one place.
The story starts as the Western World slowly collapses after the Recession of 2020/21 and disintegrates into petty states, ruled by quarrelsome warlords.
The Institute, which had been created in 2018 to stand apart from the coming collapse, is gradually drawn into the strife. It too is soon drifting into separate ‘institutes’ that become rivals and eventually opposing warring states.
The end of that war separates Earth’s surface dwellers from the small number of escapees who have headed out into space and under the oceans, leaving behind a series of barriers between themselves and those left behind that they hope will keep the flame of mankind’s progress alive.
At her mother’s death-bed Elisabeth learns that her mother’s illness is no accident and that her own life is in danger. Evil witches are plotting to take over the kingdom of Vendale. All alone, naive and untrained, Elisabeth’s determination is all she has to confront her mother’s murderers as she discovers love at the same time. While Richard’s behaviour sends distracting mixed messages, Elisabeth finds herself stuck in limbo: she is treated like a child but is forced to make adult decisions. Meanwhile, the witches’ plot spins a fateful web around her. Can Elisabeth succeed in the face of insurmountable odds?
The Modest Proposal Institute’s Founders are looking for a return to mankind’s past inventiveness, which they see being lost. Their belief is justified when their teenage pupils become men who use their programming skills to amass fortunes before heading out into space and down to the ocean floor. Books 1 – 3 are now 99 cents. Book 4 debuts June 4, 2020.
He lost his family…
…He’s got voices in his head.
And he’s more powerful than they ever imagined.
Fifteen-year-old apprentice Kyril is sick of being bullied. And after a tragic fire leaves him orphaned with out-of-control thoughts and powers, he can’t wait to escape constant taunting at the wizard academy. So when a dicey faction entices him with companionship, he ignores the grim warning signs.
Even as Kyril’s power grows within the group, he’s left out of the crew’s dangerous plans to derail the authorities. And when being accepted comes at the expense of making questionable choices, he fears his newfound friendships aren’t worth the deadly price.
Can Kyril master his new magic before his shady companions send him to his doom?
Mark of the Medallion is the spellbinding first novel in The Wizard Academies YA fantasy series. If you like sword and sorcery, enchanted adventures, and suspenseful coming-of-age stories, then you’ll love Mike Shelton’s action-packed tale.
To friends and family, Jane seemed like a normal teen… until one day she didn’t.
Jane Flynn – an average “Plain Jane” finds life taking a dramatic detour junior year of high school when she undergoes her first bipolar episode. This novel takes us on a wild ride through Jane’s descent into dark depression and rise into out-of-control mania, while juggling school, first love and a dark family secret.
The alien wars are unending. In 2187, Earth has the Katarga trapped on the moon, refusing to allow them to escape. The Piltrak and Jurale are pending threats, which forces Global Command to recruit 15-year-olds as soldiers. Dax, low-status and a non-conformist, never imagined she’d be a soldier, yet she was hand-picked by gruff Commander Viteri, taken from her parents, never to see them again. She doesn’t want to kill aliens, and suspects there’s more to the wars than keeping the aliens at bay. The problem is, can she survive long enough to find the truth?
School’s getting out for the summer, and Zach has finally worked up the courage to ask Katelyn to walk home with him—only to find the Feds parked in his driveway again. His unemployed accountant father is an outspoken critic of the recent default on the crushing national debt, which brings on most of their problems with the law. But his mother is the real complication when it comes to bringing potential girlfriends over to the house. She’s a fanatical prepper.
Though Zach can’t see the imminent danger, his parents whisk his family away to the Great Smoky Mountains in case the entire country crumbles into martial law. When the new regime’s drones circle like buzzards and the bombs start falling, someone has to be the resistance….