Friday, April 17, 2015

Linda S Prather and M.A. Comley Release Party - Beyond A Reasonable Doubt and Dubious Justice

You're invited to attend the release party of Beyond A Reasonable Doubt and Dubious Justice from New York Times bestselling authors Linda S Prather and M A Comley.

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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - Jenna James Legal Thrillers Book 1
by Linda S. Prather

Dubious Justice - Justice Series Book 11 by M.A. Comley




Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Author: Linda S. Prather

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Assistant DA, Jenna James took an oath to uphold the law, administer justice, deter crime and ensure the safety of the community. Her job isn’t easy, but it has always been black and white—criminals versus victims. Now she is the victim, and the very system she’s fought to uphold is suddenly corrupt, the lines between good and bad are blurred and her world has turned upside down. She’s always known that world existed—a world of power so immense that a single phone call can result in people disappearing or political offices being vacated, a world where doctors are available at a moment’s notice. She’s never been part of that world—never wanted to be.

The body count is rising, and unless she finds proof beyond a reasonable doubt against a corrupt former federal judge, and a notorious criminal defense attorney, it will continue to rise.


Author: Linda S. Prather

Author Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal

Website: Linda S. Prather
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Author Description:
Kentucky author living in Lexington, Kentucky. I have always had a penchant for things a little outside the norm. I saw my first "ghost" when I was five years old, and I've spent my entire life trying to understand that vision. Was it real? And if it was, why? I became a paranormal investigator and love old houses that go bump in the night. I can often be found in old cemeteries just hanging out.

I studied metaphysics, including areas of touch healing, dream analysis, meditation and self-hypnosis. The power of the mind has always fascinated me. When reading I love books that allow me to travel around the world without ever leaving home. As an author my greatest desire is to create stories and characters that readers and love and hate, laugh and cry with and spend hours in sheer entertainment.

The Jacody Ives Mysteries was my first attempt to combine my love of mystery with my love of all things paranormal. The Catherine Mans series continues and expands that combination, delving into the darker side of the power of the mind.

I have always loved reading and writing. And although perhaps not a great literary work, I loved and was inspired by Old Yeller. The characters in that book were real to me. When I started writing, it was my greatest desire to write characters that readers could love and hate, laugh and cry with.

Knowledge was another love. I wanted to learn about everything. I studied metaphysics; delving into touch healing, dream analysis, meditation, and hypnosis. I received my associate's degree in metaphysics in 1992 and continued from there to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I spent several years studying the effects of hypnosis on cancer and pain. I taught meditation, dream analysis and self-hypnosis through Eastern Kentucky University's Special Programs for four years. The power of the mind has always fascinated me. I've recently become a paranormal investigator, and love old houses that go bump in the night.


Dubious Justice

Justice Series Book 11


Author: M.A. Comley

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DS Lorne Warner and DI Katy Foster are called to the scene of an electrician's suspected suicide but quickly discover that they're dealing with a murder case instead.

Katy's family emergency forces her back home to be by her parent's side in Manchester, leaving Lorne as detective inspector, working alongside a new, and frustrating, partner.

When two more murders of tradesmen occur, the investigation throws suspicion on a couple who have recently renovated their home. However, the forensic team uncovers a lot more than anyone bargained for.


Author: M.A. Comley

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Twitter: @Melcom1
E-Mail: melanie.comley@wanadoo.fr
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Author Description:
New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when I turned my hobby into a career. I'm fortunate to be represented by a top New York agent.

I share my home with two crazy dogs that like nothing better than to drag their masterful leader (that's me) around the village.

I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice and the novella Blind Justice.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sharon Black - GOING AGAINST TYPE is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's New Authors, NEW releases and soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Sharon Black's novel GOING AGAINST TYPE.

Sharon Black is a Romance and Contemporary Romance author.






Romance

GOING AGAINST TYPE

Author: Sharon Black


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Some would say Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Regan has it all. Beautiful, smart, athletic, and a great job working as a journalist – in the almost exclusively male sports department. But Charlotte is not quite so sure as she seem.

Recently split from her overbearing boyfriend, she escapes for weekends surfing in the Atlantic, and spends her free nights watching sports, roaring at the TV.

Derry Cullinane is a fashion writer, gossip columnist, and sophisticated man-about-town – The go-to guy for any woman seeking expert advice on what fabulous outfit to wear for any given occasion. He’s also tall, dark, good looking . . . and straight! So what’s the snag? He has a track record of dating glamorous, vain, and shallow women.

Charlie gets an opportunity to write a new column under the pen name Side Swipe, but soon is drawn into a war of words and wit with a rival paper’s columnist, The Squire, and their verbal fireworks get readers and editors talking. Yet neither Charlie nor Derry knows just who the opponent is…

When Charlotte and Derry meet at the Races, the attraction is instant. As their relationship develops, so much more proves at stake than protecting their alter egos. But a blunder puts Charlotte’s job in jeopardy just as Derry’s past makes front page, and Charlotte begins to doubt her feelings. When Side Swipe and The Squire are finally forced to reveal themselves, will they revert to type – or confound everyone’s expectations?

Excerpt from GOING AGAINST TYPE by Sharon Black

Helen clapped her hands delightedly.

‘Oh Charlotte! Derry Cullinane? Don’t tell me you don’t know his by-line. I thought all you journalists knew each other.’

Charlotte looked bemused.

‘How do you know him?’

‘Well, I always read his mid-week fashion feature. He’s a terrific writer...what?’

‘You read him, but you never read me?’

Helen smiled a little sheepishly.

‘Hey, nothing personal. Sport just doesn’t do it for me...’

‘Anyway, Fiona was obviously playing matchmaker,’ Charlotte continued, ‘but I’m not sure about him...’

Helen frowned.

‘What’s he like? His picture looks really hot! Oh God, please don’t tell me it’s airbrushed! Is he a troll? Oh wait, is he gay? He does write about fashion...’

Charlotte rolled her eyes.

‘That would make the matchmaking a bit pointless. No, he’s definitely not gay.’

‘So, what...three ex-wives? Does he still live with his mother?’

Charlotte bit her lip thoughtfully.

‘It’s nothing like that. We’re just very different. We have nothing in common.’

Helen nodded sagely.

‘No chemistry?’

‘Um well, no. I think there probably was.’

Helen started to laugh.

‘Charlotte, you’re blushing! Let me get this straight: this guy is gorgeous, available and you’ve got the hots for him.’

Charlotte shrugged.

‘It doesn’t matter. I don’t think I’m his type at all.’

‘So you turned him down?’ Helen looked disappointed.

‘He hasn’t even asked me out.’


Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary romance

Author's Blog: Sharon Black - Going Against Type
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Author Description: SHARON Black grew up in Dublin. She studied history and politics at University College Dublin and then did post-graduate in journalism at Dublin City University.

She has worked for national newspapers, including The Evening Herald and The Irish Examiner.

She had short stories published in U Magazine and won the 2010 Dromineer Literary Festival short story competition.

When she is not writing, she reads, walks and sees friends. She co-founded a local book club 14 years ago. She loves theatre, old Hollywood films, science fiction and good stand-up comedy. She lives in a Dublin coastal village, with her husband and their three children.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cricket Rohman - An Author Interview in the HBS Author's Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Author Cricket Rohman. She is the author of the School Days-Grimm Nights series.



Author Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance

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Author Description:
Once upon a time . . . Cricket Rohman lived in Estes Park, Colorado, where deer, elk, and bobcats wandered by her home on a daily basis.

Before heading down the mountain to attend college in Greeley, Colorado, Cricket took up playing the guitar and sang with her brilliant brother's folk group, The Sundowners, and later, Friendship Sloop. During these singing years she was bitten by the show-biz bug and appeared in a few TV pilots, numerous commercials, and theatrical voice-overs. And, best of all, the writing bug began to nibble.

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Cricket's career path included the following jobs: audio/video producer, classroom teacher, school principal, and U of A, College of Education assistant professor.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the initial inspiration for my first novel, Kindergarten Baby, originated in my own kindergarten classroom. At first the story was going to be about a sweet kinder teacher . . . teaching. Well, one thing led to another, and there were days when plot details popped up that I didn't know I was capable of thinking. OMG! Where did that come from? I wondered. Some friends and family wondered, too."


SPOTLIGHT Questions and Answers with the Author

Let’s start with what’s next. Do you have another book on the horizon? Rumor has it that you are writing a novel about an off-beat, adventurous, female protagonist. Can you tell us the timeline for its release and give us a little tease?

I am so glad you asked. My latest novel, Saving Madeline, is not only on the horizon, it is currently with my editor. A tease? My pleasure. Here you go— A na├»ve, though spunky young woman heads to L.A. to escape from her miserable life within a dysfunctional Midwestern family and to begin an “acting” career, but the unexpected arrival of a blind roommate and a woman with Alzheimer’s complicates her career plans. A ruthless drug dealer complicates them further putting her wilderness survival skills to the test. We hope to get this book picked up by one of the five major publishers, so it may take a while. We’ll see. I’m not known for my patience.

You have a good following on twitter. Since you started before the social media buzz, what impact has social media relationships had on your current success? How did you build your following in your niche? How much has it changed your book launch process?

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love being able to connect with so many wonderful people, but it takes time and focus away from writing. Having only a little over two years’ experience using social media, I learn something new every day with regard to how it all works. My debut novel launched in 2013, since then I’ve been striving to make my Internet communications interesting, informative and fun for my friends, my followers, my connections, my readers.

You do book signings, interviews, speaking and personal appearances? When and where is the next place where your readers can see you? Where can they keep up with your personal contacts online?

I love all of the above. Visiting with readers in person—my favorite promotional (and learning) activity— makes all those solitary months living in the heads, hearts and emotions of my characters worthwhile. The energy and motivation I receive from current and future readers is amazing.

I’d be less than truthful, though, if I didn’t admit to a touch of nervousness at my first live TV interview on The Morning Blend in Tucson, especially when the hosts began to ask questions that were not on list I was given. Much of The Road Trip (Book 3 in the School Days-Grimm Nights Romantic Mystery Trilogy) takes place in Colorado. Several book signing/book talks are in the works for this summer and fall in and around Estes Park. We haven’t settled on the dates just yet. I usually create an Event on Facebook and Goodreads to announce signings and appearances. Believe it or not, my most successful signing took place in a parent/teacher supply store. So far, every teacher that comes in contact with the trilogy mentioned above “just has to have it.” The protagonist is an amazing teacher.

You have great covers. They carry a theme and your brand with them. How does your book cover creation process work? Do you hand over the basic theme or do you have more of a hands-on approach? Do you get your readers involved in its development?

I found a fantastic designer that loves the back and forth approach. We clicked immediately. I knew what I wanted as far as the content of each cover and shared that with the designer. She came up with several versions, I selected the one closest to my vision and we made modifications till we were both happy. I swear Jaycee (Sweet & Spicy Designs) can read my mind. I doubt that I will be allowed to maintain that level of control when it comes time to design Saving Madeline’s cover.

I like the idea of bundling a series of novels. You have put together a set of your novels called The School Days. What was the impact on your other sales? What was your main objective in bundling your novels?

My main objective was to offer readers another option, a great price, the entire trilogy in one click. So far I haven’t noticed any impact on the sales of any of my books. In all honesty, I’ve been so busy writing lately that I haven’t promoted the boxed set much. What I have noticed is that, other than a trickle, sales happen only when I promote. Where oh where is that book sales fairy godmother?

Between your book writing, marketing, family and all the other things that can get in your way, how do you manage your time? Do you have a set schedule or do your sort of play it by ear?

When it comes to writing, I am a morning person. The coffee machine is set for 5:45. If I’m not already awake, the tantalizing aroma of the tasty drink wakes me. I throw on my sweats, pour that first mug of coffee, and head to my home office. Because I had written myself a note the night before, I knew my writing goal for the day. So I power up my macbook, sit down, and begin. On a typical day I work on my current project until about three o’clock fighting the temptation to check facebook and twitter, etc. all the while. And then there’s my dog, Charlie.

December through May I write from my Tucson condo; From June through November, I write in a log cabin nestled in the Colorado mountains. I get more writing done at the cabin; the nearest small town is an hour’s drive away.

What has been your experience in giving your books away free? Have you been involved in any other type of giveaways and how did that work out? What was your main goal in doing this? Did you run into any obstacles?

I have given paperback versions of my books to booksellers, my feedback readers, and a few readers that get everyone they know to purchase my one of my books (if only I had that kind of sales talent). I tried two giveaways on Goodreads and was happy with the number of readers that signed up for the giveaway. When I published my first full-length novel, Kindergarten Baby, I was able to get BookBub to list it (for free). Of course I didn’t make a dime, but it really launched my future sales as well as reviews.

Do you maintain a reader list? What are the methods you use to find your readers and create the list and the relationship? Do you use social media, forums, newsletters and/or support groups to build your list?

I hope you ask all of the authors you interview this question. I have a lot to learn in this area. I do maintain a list; a list that is in dire need of lengthening. I have high hopes that I will meet knew people through my recently created blog. I truly do love to talk with readers and I welcome any connection whether through any of the social media outlets or my email.

I like your blog. You do a great job keeping readers informed, marketing your books and you have some funny posts. What is your primary goal?

Thanks. I’m delighted that you like it. My blog is not a writer’s blog (so many writers have those). It is a blog for anyone looking for a quick, entertaining read and a glance at something interesting, colorful, or laughable. I should have called it the One-Minute Blog. Its real title is: Love, Laughter, and Life’s Little Mysteries. I don’t try to sell books on my blog, though the easy-to-use book links are there, should someone be so inclined. My goal is to have conversations with people all over the world, and maybe, just maybe, someday, they will like me enough to read one of my books.

This year’s Tucson Festival of Books was a great event, enjoyed by thousands. A Book festival is a unique selling situation. How did you prepare for the festival? Did it meet your goals? If you had to do something different next year, what would that be?

I love the Tucson Festival of Books! So proud to be part of it. Because I’ve participated in signings before, I had most of what I needed for this event. I just restocked books, business cards, and bookmarks. The only downside this year was my location. Being set up on the inside of a large booth, I missed much of the aisle traffic and, therefore, had fewer people to talk with. Before next year’s festival arrives I will have created a banner for my display table and an entertaining presentation/session to offer the festival coordinators. Stay tuned!



Author's Book List
The School Days - Grimm Nights Romantic Mystery Trilogy--Boxed Set
This Boxed Set includes: Kindergarten Baby (Book One), A Break in the Clouds (Book Two), and The Road Trip (Book 3).

A handsome college student involved in some tricky human research for his PhD gets into trouble in more ways than one. His inherent propensity to play detective, though helpful at times, seems to attract Murphy and his darned Law far too often.

A beautiful, talented teacher runs from her turbulent past only to find unexpected, looming danger in the present, but she never gives up the hope for success and her dream of finding true love. NEVER!

The 180-pound mastiff thinks he can solve the world’s problems. Sometimes, he does. He’s lovable, he’s loyal, and . . . he’s the teacher’s pet.

There are many sinister challenges, inquisitive and humorous students, scenic locations, and less-then-perfect (though good-looking) men through out the trilogy. And a ‘just right’ amount of Romance.


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The Road Trip - School Days-Grimm Nights Book 3
The Road Trip is an entertaining blend of mystery, romance, intrigue with a dash of Sherlock, a beautiful teacher, and an intuitive dog.

Lindsey and Jake had the perfect plan. They’d travel from Tucson to the Rocky Mountain National Park in their RV doing jobs they loved along the way. The best part? Their pets would be with them. It would be fun—a working vacation.

After a difficult day Jake asked, “Tell me again why we are doing this?” “Because I love to help teachers and you, Sherlock, love to play detective.”

But the joy of solving simple school crimes took a shocking turn as the mysteries became life-threatening and personal. The bomb threat, the spiders, the blood, attempted murder . . . nothing made sense . . . to the humans, but what did the dog know?


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A Break in the Clouds - School Days-Grimm Nights Book 2
Lindsey Lark goes on tour—will she become an educational rock star or someone’s next victim?

Stepping away from her beloved career as a kindergarten teacher she embarks on an exciting adventure as an educational keynote speaker. As much as the opportunity thrills her, Lindsey finds it difficult to be separated from Jake, the love of her life, who stays behind to write a detective novel and care for their fun-loving pets.

But their lives are about to be turned upside down. When they receive bizarre notices about the death of her ex-husband, the mystery begins. Does foul play exist? Jake is determined to uncover clues but fact and fiction become blurred and twisted.

The list of threats and suspects constantly grows, and Lindsey and Jake find themselves in a race for some answers. Without them, will they live long enough to experience their happily ever after?

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS is an engaging blend of Lindsey the educator, sweet romance, fascinating students, infectious laughter, one lovable dog, good-looking men, and looming DANGER.


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Kindergarten Baby - School Days-Grimm Nights Book 1
This series has it all: Romance, Mystery, twists and turns, good guys and bad guys, children, dogs, looming danger, and one amazing young teacher.

Lindsey Lark, orphaned as a young child, often turned to fairy tales for comfort, joy, and survival. Now she’s all grown up and appears to live the perfect life; she’s pretty, she’s smart, and she’s the best kindergarten teacher in the southwest. The students, with all their hilarious classroom antics, keep her smiling—most of the time.

But this school year is different. A sudden emotional shock ignites an odd internal journey as Lindsey attempts to reclaim an inkling of happiness, confidence, and dignity. Fate leads her to a life and death situation at the Grand Canyon, a career-changing event in a barn in North Dakota, and, finally, an emotional rebirth in the Zuni Mountain wilderness.

Lindsey cherishes the companionship of her delightful dog, Wendell. The students’ heart wrenching traumas and their comical comments, combined with her desire to be a shining light in their lives, provide an escape from her problems … sometimes.

Though lies from many, infidelity from one, and secret intimidation from a mysterious stranger add new challenges to her life, she still dreams of and hopes for romance, love, family, and the happily ever after. Will any of her dreams come true?

Readers who love fairy tales, dogs—the four-legged and the two-legged variety—young children, school, and suspense … readers who love love … will want to read this book.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Gates of Atlantis Complete Collection - Six Full Length Children’s eBooks

The Gates of Atlantis Complete Collection - Six Full Length Children’s eBooks from a group of outstanding authors (A Great and Epic Middle Grade Series)



The Gates of Atlantis Complete Collection

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Centuries ago the great city of Atlantis had to be hidden from humans. Now magically buried in the depths of the ocean, it is the source of all magic. All is well in the magical world…until the leaders of Atlantis listen to the whims of a mad man.

A group of teens set out on their own unique quests to fight for the world they love. They face dangers they didn’t know existed. As they battle their way through mysterious tunnels and secrets of the ancient world, they find themselves in a race against time. One by one, the mad man will shut down the Gates of Atlantis and destroy the magic. Can these unlikely heroes stop him before it’s too late?

Book 1, Banshee at the Gate by Wendy Knight Half-human, half-banshee Seven loves her life with her awesome brother Haran and her dad while delivering souls safely to death…until Death comes calling for Haran.

Book 2, Guardians of the Gates by Laura D. Bastian Mermaid Talia wants to be a Guardian. Exander wants to leave Atlantis and explore the upper world. An accident at one of the gates gives them both their chance, but they also make a startling discovery—someone is destroying the gates.

Book 3, Secrets of the Mine by Juli Caldwell Adam believes in myths and magic. Clancy doesn’t. Two normal kids’ lives change when they embark on the adventure of a lifetime on the back of a sea kelpie…if only they can get away from the strange creatures that are determined to stop them.

Book 4, Magicians of the Deep by Jaclyn Weist A trip to Ireland changes Colin’s life when a bite from a mysterious fish awakens unlimited knowledge and dormant magical powers. He knows exactly how to save a magical world, but can he get there before it’s too late?

Book 5, Madness Behind the Throne by J.R. Simmons Phoibos, bullied and taunted by other kids, believes something is wrong with Atlantis. His charm with the nobility and skill as warrior as he grows make him believe nothing will stop his quest to purge Atlantis from everything he finds impure.

Book 6, Battle for Acropolis by Mikey Brooks Talon keeps getting in trouble. It’s not his fault things around him randomly burst into flame, but he’s not sticking around to find out what happens next. When foster sister Hattie encourages him to run, they make a break for it, only to find an unexpected destiny awaiting them in Atlantis. They just have to get there first. When they do, they find a lot of help. Characters from all the previous books appear to help fight Phoibos. These unlikely heroes risk it all to save the magic and fight for Atlantis.



Banshee at the Gate

The Gates of Atlantis


Author: Wendy Knight

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Thirteen-year-old half-breed banshee, Seven, likes her life. She leads souls safely to Death and she has the planet’s most awesome dad and little brother. But a cryptic message from Atlantis asking for her help changes all that. And then there’s Death, who has decided it’s time to take her brother’s soul. Now she’s racing across the world, trying to stay one step ahead of Death.

Unfortunately, getting to Atlantis from Ireland isn’t easy, and there are evil minions determined to keep her away every time she turns around. But fighting for their lives teaches Seven one very important lesson—she isn’t human, and she isn’t a banshee. She has to be both if she wants to save her brother and make it back home alive.


Author: Wendy Knight

Author Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy

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Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.


Guardians of the Gates

The Gates of Atlantis Book 2


Author: Laura D. Bastian

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Thirteen-year-old merman Exander wants to leave Atlantis to mingle with the humans and explore the world above. Talia, his best friend, wishes she was a guardian of a gate leading to the surface. She'd keep those nasty humans out of her beloved city of Atlantis. When Talia accidentally short circuits a gate, Exander is trapped on the wrong side, getting a crash course in navigating the human world. As Talia fights to help Exander come home, she learns someone is closing the other gates, and it’s destroying the magic of Atlantis. If they can’t convince the magical creatures of the world to save the gates, the destruction of Atlantis will only be the beginning.


Author: Laura D. Bastian

Author Genre: Young Adult Fantasy,Sci-fi

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Author Description:
Laura grew up in a small town in central Utah and now lives in another small town in northern Utah. She always loved stargazing and imagining life outside her own little world. Though they grew up only thirty miles apart, she didn't meet her husband until they went to college. A graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education, Laura has been using that training as she raises her children and writes make believe worlds. You can usually find her on her laptop either typing away, or on social media interacting with friends.


Secrets of the Mine

The Gates of Atlantis Book 3


Author: Juli Caldwell

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Adam Alfaro daydreams about magic, myths, and becoming famous for discovering the lost city of Atlantis. The only problem? He has to spend spring break in Africa while his mom works. To make it worse, everyone expects him to be friends with the annoying Clancy Pitt while he’s there. It’s dislike at first sight...until he realizes she might know a few secrets about Atlantis.

Then he meets Nef, a spirited sea kelpie who needs help rescuing naiads kidnapped and left to die in an ancient mine. Suddenly the strange creatures Adam dreamed of become all too real. And they’re after him. Can Adam, Clancy, and Nef fight their way through the maze of tunnels in the mine and reach the naiads before it's too late?


Author: Juli Caldwell

Author Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Author's Blog: Oh, How Novel
Twitter: @ImJuliCaldwell
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Author Description:
This is where I tell you about how amazing and interesting my life is. Sorry to disappoint you with my non-glamorous life, but I'm a normal person who loves to read and loves to write. I've written romance, YA paranormal, and mid-grade fantasy--who knows what I'll try next? I just listen to the voices in my head and let their stories out. I'm married to my favorite person, and together we're raising two hilarious daughters and a dog who dances gangnam style for treats. La vie est belle!


Magicians of the Deep

The Gates of Atlantis Book 4


Author: Jaclyn Weist

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Thirteen-year-old Colin knew nothing of the magic world until he is bitten by a mischievous pixie. He meets thirteen-year-old Alleya on a secret website devoted to magical creatures. Before he knows it, Colin finds himself thrust into a whole new world.

Alleya has been hidden away from the rest of Atlantis because she's half-mermaid, half-Atlantian. Her father tries to ease her boredom by getting her a computer and finally allowing her to go to school. She accidentally lets slip a dark secret—the gates to Atlantis are being shut and it's destroying magic. Alleya is exiled to Indiatlantis.

There, she learns mermaids are getting sick because of the lack of magic, and the tunnels are beginning to collapse. Together, Colin and Alleya must find a way to bring back the old magic and fight to save Atlantis.


Author: Jaclyn Weist

Author Genre: Young Adult

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Twitter: @JaclynWeist
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Author Description:
Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at BYU, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her to keep writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next.

She has published six books in a year, and her mind is still reeling from the awesomeness. Her books include The Princess and the Prom Queen; Magicians of the Deep; the Luck series--Stolen Luck, Twist of Luck, Best of Luck, and Just My Luck, a novella.


Madness Behind the Throne

The Gates of Atlantis


Author: J.R. Simmons

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Callidora is an Atlantian noblewoman and member of an elite guard whose purpose is to keep Atlantis pure...until her life is turned upside down by the birth of a son.

Phoibos, bullied and taunted by other kids, is sure of one thing: something is wrong with Atlantis. Impure, Atlantian-Human hybrids are ruining his city, and he'll stop at nothing to rectify that. Callidora is the only one who knows the truth of who her only son really is, and how dangerous he can be. Can anyone stop Phoibos before his need for purification brings Atlantis to the very brink of destruction?


Author: J.R. Simmons

Author Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Fiction

Author's Blog: J.R. Simmons - LIFE ON EASY STREET IS JUST A STATE OF MIND
Twitter: @jrsimmons_3
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Author Description:
JR Simmons lives in Northern Utah with his wife and 4 boys. He loves spending time with his family and coaching his kids in all of their different sports. He is an avid gamer and is very excited that his boys are picking up on his hobby. JR was recently introduced to triathlons and has since found that he loves the sport. Most nights he can be found either sitting down with a good game or hunched over his iPad writing.


Battle for Acropolis

The Gates of Atlantis Book 6


Author: Mikey Brooks

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Thirteen-year-old Talon is in trouble…again. He didn’t mean to burn down the school library. It just happened. Things like that always happen to Talon. His life is a mixture of the weird and bizarre. No one else he knows can shoot fire from their hands or cause an earthquake…but he can. Every night the same dream haunts Talon: the destruction of an underwater city. He hasn’t a clue what it means but he feels like fate is trying to warn him. It’s not until he runs away with his foster sister Hattie that he discovers his trouble-making powers and strange nightmare are connected. Together they are the key to saving magic…to saving Atlantis.


Author: Mikey Brooks

Author Genre: Children's, Middle Grade, Fantasy

Website: Welcome to Mikey's World!
Author's Blog: My Keys on Writing, Illustrating, & More
Twitter: @MIKEYBR00KS
E-Mail: insidemikeysworld@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you'll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is an award winning author of the middle-grade fantasy adventure series The Dream Keeper Chronicles. His other middle-grade books include: The Gates of Atlantis: Battle for Acropolis and The Stone of Valhalla. His picture books include the best-selling ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures, Trouble with Bernie, and Bean's Dragons. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works fulltime as a freelance illustrator, cover designer, and author. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to 'writing stories on the hearts of children' (emblazoners.com).
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