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Childhood Dream Comes True

22 Aug

“Kelly” and I have been close friends since the 5th grade. We met for the first time in the 1st grade, we were in Bluebirds together and, when that disbanded in our area, Brownies into Girl Scouts together.  We survived camping trips in the winter, road trips to D.C. and Boston.  It was at this point we started 7th grade in the very same class that the stories began.

We had special packets made up of stapled looseleaf paper.  We would write out great novels during 1st period, switch to read what the other wrote in 2nd period, switch back in 3rd and so on.  For an entire school year shared out silly stories with characters ripped right out of our tweenage experiences like General Hospital, V, 21 Jump Street, and WWF(now WWE) wrestlers.

Kelly has recently published her first novel and it is available at Amazon both is e-book format and paperback.  I could not be more proud of my friend.  So check out her debut novel, Remember Me?  by Kelly Janicello.

Free or $.99 eBooks of the Week

6 Jul

Sometimes we need to let loose and read a good book.  I realized that I should share cost-effective books with others.

For the kids:

Dog Aliens:  Raffle’s Name by Cherise Kelley
Target Age Group: Middle School

 Clem is a dog with a secret: he is an alien from outer space!

Abandoned in the mountains, Clem meets a she wolf and discovers his talent for manipulating the thoughts of others: wolves, other dog aliens like himself, and even humans. This talent comes in handy when he finds himself in a cage at the animal shelter, but Clem’s about to find out why he has this talent, and what he’s supposed to do with it. (In the process, he gets a new name: Raffle.)

A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker
Target Age Group: Middle School

Jenni Kershaw’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are magically transported to another world. Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to find their way home and discover who — and what — they really are.


For the Adults:

The Wolf Within by Cynthia Eden

FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

Sky Hunter by Chris Reher

Air Command pilot Nova Whiteside is assigned to a remote outpost to guard the construction of a new orbiter, Skyranch Twelve against rebel sabotage. The difference between the well-ordered Union air fields and this dusty garrison is made painfully clear when she runs afoul a brutal commander of ground troops.

When she is trapped behind enemy lines in a bloody uprising she meets Djari, a civilian whose trust in the governing Union is shattered by what he has witnessed.

Her assignment takes her from the midst of a bloody uprising to the elegant new space station where she hopes to train for her Hunter Class pilot grade. But not all runs according to protocol and she soon suspects that more than farming is being done up there. When she uncovers the treacherous and illicit schemes taking place, it seems that local riots are the least of their troubles.