Featured Book: The Mind’s Eye by K.C. Finn

A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.

At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one of the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.

As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.

There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.

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Featured Book: Rookie Privateer (Privateer Tales Book 1) by Jamie McFarlane

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He’s stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James’ Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he’s known forever thinks he’s pretty great and now she’s leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.

Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn’t realize is that fate is about to change everything.

Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn’t easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.

He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.

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Featured Book: AEGIS RISING by S.S.Segran

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Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“RECOMMENDED. A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~

“THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~

“A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson” ~The Star~

“FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year.” ~Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorite Reviews~

“RIVETING! Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!” ~Honore Gbedze, SAGE Foundation~

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“As a fantasy fiction writer I have to admit that I am a harsher critic when it comes to novels in this genre. Books in this class I feel should be able to captivate the imagination and place you in a different realm. AEGIS RISING accomplishes that and a whole lot more. It is truly a classic in the making!” ~ Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump’ ~

“If you are looking for a fresh, engaging and unique YA read, this is IT! No vampires, no zombies, no dragons, no teenage love distractions; Only pure, action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, dash of sci-fi, AWESOME characters and an AMAZING plot! This is story-telling at its best. The pacing is great. It starts with a bang then slows down to build the plot and give depth to the characters, then picks up at a furious pace before slowing down slightly to develop two parallel threads and then rockets at break-neck speed to a double whammy climax, ending in a cliff-hanger! What can I say except, ’Give me book two NOW!” Jason A. Joseph

“I could easily see something like this being turned into a movie someday. Gems like this one will surprise and please you!” ~ K.S.Puckett

“This is an exceptional book that will easily fall within the same realm as other mega successful stories of teenage adventure. Would not be surprised to see this adapted into a blockbuster movie.” ~WL Johnson~

“Hold on to your seat and get ready for the ride of your life. The action scenes are incredible and epic, something I can definitely see on the big screen.” ~Amazon Reader~

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Featured Book: The Girl Who Remained Elusive(Part 1 of a YA Dystopian Serialized Novel) by Whitney Pagano

Some things you should know about me:
I’m seventeen. The world is gone to hell. I sleep in a cave with a couple dozen other people, hiding from a government corporation intent on keeping every single human being on the planet too doped up to be aware of their surroundings. As far as I know, we are are the only ones on this earth who still remain uncaptured and free from Isis’ claws.
Maybe we’ve just been lucky. Or maybe our success at sticking to the rule has been what’s kept us all alive this time. And here, in my world where human life has little to no value, and people roam the streets like half-dead unthinking corpses, there are many rules, but none more important than the Golden Rule:
REMAIN ELUSIVE.

Stay out of sight. Remain unseen. Because that’s the only way one has a chance to stay alive.

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Featured Book: Cerulean by Anna Kyss

What if everyone you loved disappeared?

Chey has lost everyone she cares about. Her mother. Her father. Her best friend. Her ancestors moved into their ocean refuge to protect themselves; instead, the waters have slowly taken her people, one-by-one.

When Chey feels the blues encroaching, she will do anything to save herself. Her attempts to survive lead to a forbidden encounter with a kind outsider, Jesse. The only problem? His existence shouldn’t be possible.

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Featured Book: Velvak’s Victory by Eddie de Jong

Survival of the fittest. Can a society living in the Stone Age defeat unwanted visitors from a technologically advanced world?

When Alec’s mom reports his math teacher for bullying, she has no idea what the consequences will be. Scared out of her mind, she decides to return to Bradapol to ask for help, knowing full well that this could lead to her execution.

Although Bradapol has never progressed past the Stone Age, they have learnt how to harness the natural elements through the Helper.

Alec’s name is changed to Velvak, and he befriends Lokjab, a young wolf. With that, an ancient prophesy is fulfilled. With the help of Edno, Velvak discovers his own natural gifts and talents, and has to learn how to survive on his own in this harsh world.

When the Security Council discovers that someone from another world is plundering Bradapol’s resources yet again, they decide to send Velvak to investigate. Trained warriors that were sent on previous occasions had simply disappeared. Does Velvak really stand a chance?

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Featured Book: Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London by Frank Tayell

“There are no outbreaks in the UK or Ireland.” That’s what the government broadcast before London was evacuated. Now the radio is silent, the government gone, the power has been cut, and the street outside Bill Wright’s window is filled with the undead. He is trapped. He is alone. He hopes for rescue, but when it doesn’t come he has to venture out into the undead wasteland in the hope of finding sanctuary. Instead he will discover something far more horrific than the living dead. This is the first volume of Bill’s journals. Book 2: Wasteland, and Book 3: Family, the last volume, are out now.

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This Corner of the Universe by Britt Ringel

NewCoverTCOTU_smallThe mission of BRS Anelace was supposed to be simple and uneventful…

When Anelace is sent to investigate the accidents plaguing mining operations in a remote star system, Captain Garrett Heskan and his officers soon suspect more than random mishaps are in play. As clues to the mystery unfold, the stakes quickly turn deadly in a cat-and-mouse game to expose the true threat while protecting the civilian miners in the system. Heskan’s first command could be his last, as Anelace is outnumbered and outgunned in her fight for survival.

This is Book 1 of the This Corner of the Universe science fiction series. Get to know the crew of Anelace, as this ongoing series explores the careers and lives of this family of characters in the face of political turmoil, fallible leaders and emerging technologies.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a long-time reader of science fiction, and a former Air Force officer, writing military scifi was a natural place for me to start. I also wanted to write a scifi series with clear character story arc that begins and ends. This Corner of the Universe is Book 1 in Captain Garrett Heskan’s story.

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AEGIS RISING by S.S.Segran

Aegis-Rising-New-Kindle-Cover-for-LT#1 BESTSELLER – AMAZON KINDLE

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

“RECOMMENDED. A title like this is screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~

“THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~

“A MASTERPIECE. Hunger Games meets The Eye of God with a dash of Percy Jackson” ~The Star~

“FIVE STARS. Unique and compelling. Delivers on every level..perhaps the best sci-fi adventure I have read all year.” ~Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorite Reviews~

“RIVETING! Takes you on an intriguing ride through mysterious forests and mist-covered mountains to corporate boardrooms and global schemes. Prepare to be swept away on a breathtaking journey!” ~Honore Gbedze, SAGE Foundation~

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“As a fantasy fiction writer I have to admit that I am a harsher critic when it comes to novels in this genre. Books in this class I feel should be able to captivate the imagination and place you in a different realm. AEGIS RISING accomplishes that and a whole lot more. It is truly a classic in the making!” ~ Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump’ ~

“If you are looking for a fresh, engaging and unique YA read, this is IT! No vampires, no zombies, no dragons, no teenage love distractions; Only pure, action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, dash of sci-fi, AWESOME characters and an AMAZING plot! This is story-telling at its best. The pacing is great. It starts with a bang then slows down to build the plot and give depth to the characters, then picks up at a furious pace before slowing down slightly to develop two parallel threads and then rockets at break-neck speed to a double whammy climax, ending in a cliff-hanger! What can I say except, ’Give me book two NOW!” Jason A. Joseph

“I could easily see something like this being turned into a movie someday. Gems like this one will surprise and please you!” ~ K.S.Puckett

“This is an exceptional book that will easily fall within the same realm as other mega successful stories of teenage adventure. Would not be surprised to see this adapted into a blockbuster movie.” ~WL Johnson~

“Hold on to your seat and get ready for the ride of your life. The action scenes are incredible and epic, something I can definitely see on the big screen.” ~Amazon Reader~

Targeted Age Group:: 13 and above

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been a keen reader from a young age, however I definitely did not think I’d actually write a novel. I guess the first tell-tale sign was when I was seven or eight and I would try to write extension to the final chapters of books that I’d read because I did not want them to end

I guess the inspiration to write Aegis Rising began with the question, what kind of adventure would I like to be on if I found myself lost in a mysterious place with my four of my best friends. The when I was about twelve or thirteen, I came up with an idea for a story where five friends get washed up on the shore of an island after a freak storm separates them from their families while on a boating trip. The story did not get very far as it lacked the necessary ingredients to pass for something that would be read by people outside of your immediate family or two closest buddies! ! But it did establish a sort of groundwork for what evolved to become Aegis Rising three years later.

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Mindbender by Roxanne Smolen

mindbender-SmallTaralyn is a telepath tormented by her inability to fit in as a normal person. Hunted by the Association, which imprisons telepaths for the good of the public, she flees Earth. She finds resistance cells on Io, in the rings of Saturn, even in the heart of the Association on Mars. The dissidents speak of war but for opposing reasons. Ultimately, she uncovers the true enemy, but not even her fellow telepaths will believe her.

Targeted Age Group:: New Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been fascinated by telepathy and wanted to create a character whose mind knew no bounds. But the treatment of telepaths in the television show Babylon 5 made me rethink my romantic notions of being a know-it-all. I decided to combine the two.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
A science fiction writer is in a unique position of being a teacher as well as an entertainer. We can take current issues, transport them light years away, and shine a light on them in ways that contemporary writers cannot. It’s within the power of every science fiction writer to open eyes and create hope.
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Houses of Common by Derick William Dalton

HouseCommon_CVR-smallIn the 22nd century, pilgrims leave Earth for nearby planets that terraformers have crafted to meet their needs. Ranyk is a smart-mouthed alien, the best of the world-builders employed by the US government—and he always completes his assignments solo, pushing to the deep recesses of space for the good of colonists and to avoid his growing fame. Until he’s handed an on-planet assignment in Ireland, of all places, as an undercover international student of aquaponics. His real plan? To pull scientists and their families out of a country careening toward civil war—and off Earth, to a world of their own—before a martial law lockdown ends their groundbreaking discoveries. Risking his life is no novelty for Ranyk. He’s been battered by asteroids, nearly incinerated in volcanoes, and has out-piloted pirates. But political espionage on Earth is more dangerous than anything he’s encountered before, and he’s completely ill-equipped for such delicate matters. Now he must figure out who to trust and who to eliminate, or it will mean his freedom, the safety of forty thousand colonists, and the lives of his friends.

Targeted Age Group:: Adult, Young Adult

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love when action-packed books don’t gloss over the motives of the characters or the science behind the scenes. I like books that inspire me to do something heroic, and if there’s a rebellious flavor, all the better. Add to those desires a brain that was forced to study too long in graduate school, and I had to write down the ideas that flowed when I was supposed to be doing something else.
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