Saturday, July 21, 2018

Girl Vs by Xela Culletto

Author: Xela Culletto

Narrator: Tonia Blake

Length: 7 hours 2 minutes

Publisher: Xela Culletto

Released: May 21, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult


Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed.

Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.



Xela is a working mother of three, living in the Utah. Currently in her ninth year of teaching secondary education, she decided that after talking to students about achieving their dreams, she would take her own advice and complete a lifelong goal of writing a novel. When not playing Legos with her sons, or sorting through the endless laundry, you’ll find her watching The Walking Dead, horseback riding, or working on her next book.

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Growing up, Tonia told stories at sleepovers and sang in competitive chorale groups. Storytelling and songs eventually gave way to the competing interests of science and veterinary medicine, but she continued to indulge a reading addiction so fierce it led to a recurrent and rather jaunty facial tic under one eye. Audiobooks to the rescue!
Her stethoscope now lives in her sock drawer, and she’s delighted to be telling stories once again, this time narrating audiobooks from her at-home studio in mid-coast Maine. When she’s not in her vocal booth, she enjoys spending time with her family, fur-babies, and on her yoga mat.

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Aegis League Series by S.S. Segran


Aegis
Rising
The
Aegis League Series Book 1
by
S.S. Segran
Genre:
Action-Adventure
Sci-Fantasy thriller

Aegis
League is a multi-award winning series about friendship,
courage and a quest to save humanity. MOVIE RIGHTS OPTIONED.



We
had our chance. Our days are now numbered.

Lifelong
friends Jag, Tegan, Aari, Mariah and Kody are cast into an adventure
of epic proportions when their small plane crashes in the remote
forests of northern Canada. They are rescued by a secretive tribe in
a hidden valley who possess astonishing abilities — and a
terrifying divination. 
The
group soon learns that not everyone in the peaceful village means
them well. But the worst is yet to come when they discover a larger,
more sinister force at work outside the valley. And it intends to
remake the world in its image.
Shocked
to learn that the fate of humanity now rests on their
shoulders, the teenagers struggle to accept their new roles.
Armed with powers entrusted to them by an ancient prophecy and the
resilience of their friendship, can the group survive the onslaught
of a ruthless enemy and put an end to its cataclysmic scheme?
If
you like epic adventure stories with endearing characters
in an immersive world then you will love the
Aegis League series!

Worlds
Collide. Heroes Arise.


 "Astonishingly
imaginative and thoughtful…” ~
Samuel
F. Pickering, inspiration for Academy Award-winning movie Dead Poets
Society~

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125,000 copies sold/downloaded & 1.8 million page-reads in
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Aegis
Incursion
The
Aegis League Series Book 2

Aegis
League is a multi-award winning series about friendship, courage and
a quest to save humanity. MOVIE RIGHTS OPTIONED.



The
first wave strikes. The assault on humanity begins.

A
mysterious plague destroys crops and leaves swaths of farmland around
the world in ruins. Panic and riots break out. Famine and rebellion
push nations to the brink of war.
With
the memories of their fateful summer suspiciously erased, straining
their relationships, Jag, Tegan, Kody, Aari and Mariah must
regain what’s lost to battle the forces of darkness advancing
across the lands.
Finding
themselves hunted by operatives from a clandestine organization
at every turn, can the group outmaneuver their pursuers and stop
the world from descending into chaos?
If
you like epic adventure stories with endearing characters
in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis
League series!

Worlds
Collide. Heroes Arise.


 "If
Daniel Silva and Rick Riordan had a love child, it would be the young
S.S.Segran. With the intensity of an adult spy thriller and the
relatable characters that teenagers enjoy, Aegis Incursion takes YA
Action, Adventure, and Fantasy to a new level." 
~
The OnlineBookClub.org ~

Over
125,000 copies sold/downloaded & 1.8 million page-reads in
Kindle Unlimited!









Aegis
Evolution
The
Aegis Series Book 3

For
fans of Maze Runner, Hunger Games and Percy Jackson comes an
award-winning story of friendship, courage and a battle for humanity.
MOVIE RIGHTS OPTIONED.



The
second wave is unleashed. The world is forced to its knees.

Two
strains of a devastating pathogen infect population centers around
the globe. From mega-cities to remote villages, the descent into
chaos is swift as the disease spreads like wildfire.
When
Jag is injured from an accident, Tegan reluctantly assumes leadership
of the group as they are tasked with their most challenging mission
yet by the Elders of Dema-Ki.
But
things take a turn for the worse when one of them becomes infected
and hovers on the brink of death. The friends throw caution to the
wind and risk everything in their quest for a cure… one which, for
reasons unknown, has remained concealed for over two thousand years.
Can
Tegan and the League discover the remedy before a relentless enemy
locates and destroys it, sending millions of lives to their end?
If
you like gripping action-adventure stories in an
immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League
series!

Worlds
Collide. Heroes Arise.


 "Following
the tradition of the prior two books, readers are treated to chapter
after chapter of fascinating characters, exciting action and
apocalyptic consequences." ~
~
The US Review of Books ~

Over
125,000 copies sold/downloaded & 1.8 million page-reads in
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Excerpt Two:

Atsor!” a voice thundered.
Aari felt his blood run cold. Slowly, he and Mariah turned around to face a powerful beam of light. They raised their hands to shield their eyes, both moving instinctively to block the boulder behind them.
If he sees the ropes, we’re in trouble, Aari thought.
The guard lowered the flashlight; Aari could only see a silhouette as his eyes tried to adjust to the sudden shift in brightness.
Atah medaber ivrit?the man asked.
Ivrit . . . that means Hebrew. He’s asking if we speak Hebrew. Aari shuffled through the few words he knew in the language. “Loh, loh ivrit. Anglit. We speak English.”
The guard became disgruntled upon hearing that. In stilted English, he asked, “What you doing here?”
Aari swallowed. “Uh . . .”
Mariah suddenly rounded on him. “I told you!” she screeched. “I told you we shouldn’t have come up here!”
Aari nearly tripped over himself in his surprise. “What—”
No! Don’t even try! I told you, there’s no need for something overly romantic! A simple day trip to the Dead Sea’s a good enough date! But do you ever listen to me?”
It took a moment for Aari to catch on and when he did, it took everything he had to keep a straight face. “I was trying to do something nice for you!” he yelled back. He noticed that she’d slipped her hand to her back pocket where the radio was, just out of the guard’s view. “But you always have to go and make a big fuss about it, don’t you?”
A fuss? Look at where your harebrained idea just landed us. Thanks so much! What a fan-freakin’-tastic night! I’d rank this as the worst date of all time!”
Hey, hey!” the guard boomed. “Calm down!”
Mariah stormed past the guard, taking his attention with her. Aari quickly faced the boulder and deflected the light, rendering it and the ropes invisible. He backed up so he and Mariah stood together, forcing the guard to turn toward them, away from the big rock. From the corner of his eye, he saw that the white-haired man sported a gray shirt and black pants with a holster on his hip.
Definitely a park guard, he concluded. Old guy, but he sure doesn’t move like one.
My mother warned me about you,” Mariah hissed.
Aari stifled an eye-roll. Of course, pick the most clichéd of clichés.
What you doing here?” the guard demanded again. “Hours closed!”
This . . . this complete idiot thought that staying here after hours would be romantic,” Mariah snapped. “I told him no, we really shouldn’t, but he kept insisting. I am so, so sorry!”
Show ID.” The guard, though gruff, was obviously thrown off by the quarreling.
Aari, needing to keep the boulder in his line of sight to hide it, reached into his pocket and pulled out his passport, as did Mariah. The guard took the documents, then stopped. Aari could feel the man’s eyes on him.
Probably wondering why I keep looking past him, he thought.
The guard whirled around. “What you looking?”
Yep.
What you—” The man halted. He peered straight in the direction of the boulder. In his peripheral view, Aari could see the guard’s mounting perplexity, as if something was missing.
Nothing, sir,” Aari said. “I just don’t want to look at her, because she’s so bloody ungrateful when all I did was try to be more romantic like she wants me to!”
Don’t you dare!” Mariah screamed. “I am so done with you!”
Yeah? Well I’m done with you!”
Quiet!” the guard bellowed. “My God!”
Aari’s heart raced as he watched the man go through their passports, alternating his flashlight beam between the documents and their faces. Then he slipped the passports into his shirt pocket and motioned for the teenagers to walk ahead of him, back to the north side of the mesa.
Are we in trouble?” Mariah asked. “Please, it was an honest mistake! I’ll never date another moron!”
I send you down. Other guard will get you. Walk, please.”
Aari fell in step with Mariah, feeling very conscious of the guard behind them. Oh no, oh no, no, no. What are we gonna do? Where are they gonna take us?
What’s that?” the guard asked harshly. “Madam, back pocket. Is that radio?”
Every ounce of color drained from Aari’s face.
Is that radio?” the guard repeated.
Mariah cleared her throat. “Yes. But it’s not on.” She pulled it out, and as she did, Aari caught sight of her thumb on the dial, discreetly turning the radio off. “See?”
Where other one?”
Aari whipped around furiously. “She chucked it over the side of the mountain! She threw it away in one of her stupid fits!”
Mariah kicked dirt at him. “Don’t make me look insane!”
I don’t have to! You’re doing a damn fine job on your own!”
Enough!” the guard shouted, glaring at them both. “Okay, that’s it. You go down. Now. And you will not come here again.”












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Bestselling author S.S. Segran is a lover of books, dogs and all the
popcorn she can stuff her face with. Her genre-defying Aegis League
Series traverses the exciting worlds of action/adventure, sci-fi,
thriller and speculative fiction in the YA universe. Even as she
delves into her creative endeavors, she intends to support youths in
developing countries realize their potential through her non-profit
organization, AegisLeague.org.





When not devouring a novel or
writing one, Segran can be found drawing on paper and tablet, or
tumbling into a black hole of comic books and video games. She's an
ardent fan of horseback riding and parkour, and having enjoyed
jumping out of a perfectly fine plane at fifteen thousand feet --
perhaps skydiving.

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Searching by Cindy Cipriano blitz


Searching
Cindy Cipriano
(The Fading Series, #2)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 20th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
A fast-paced fantasy romance with rich characters and immersive storytelling,Searching is the second book in theFading series by award-winning author Cindy Cipriano.
To say Leath is traveling light is an understatement. She’s only bringing three things on her trip. One is a silver heart locket—a gift from her longtime best-friend-turned-boyfriend Victor Santana. Next is a wedding token in the shape of a J, from James Turner. And of course, she’s packing her pistol. That’s it. She knows that when she leaves Woodvine, even her own mother may not remember her in the shifted reality that will be left behind. Bringing anything else would be pointless. But she’s driven now, by something that eclipses everything else, something she just got back: her memories. And now that she remembers James—she won’t stop searching until she finds him.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SEARCHING!
One-liner for Searching?

How far would you search for The One?
More details?

Leath is packing light: just her two lockets (one from Victor, one from James) – and of course, her pistol. She knows that when she leaves Woodvine, even her own mother may not remember her in the shifted reality that will be left behind. But she’s driven by something that eclipses everything else: her recovered memories. Now that she remembers James—she won’t stop searching until she finds him.
Where did the idea come from for Searching?

Searching is the second book in The Fading Series. Searching takes up immediately where Fading left off, just as Leath puts her foot down inside Judaculla.
What genre is Searching?

Young adult.

But – the entire series crosses genres. It’s a paranormal, dystopian, young adult romance mash-up. Searching is also a crossover, appealing to young adults and up.
Who would enjoy reading Searching?

Fans of Fading who are waiting to find out if it’s Victor or James.
And, anyone who has ever been in love with two people at the same time.
Favorite lines from Searching:
  1. I wanted to touch him. So I did. (pg. 1)
  2. The first time I held hands with Victor Santana, it wasn’t romantic. Not at all. (pg. 3)
  3. Victor’s strong hand cradled mine, and he became my tether to reality. (pg. 3)
  4. His warm lips brushed against my ear as he whispered three little words. “I can wait.” (pg. 6)
  5. Name James Turner. Age 17. Parents Emancipated Minor. (pgs. 10-11)
  6. “I don’t usually get this close to a girl, unless I’m going to kiss her,” said the boy, giving me a playful grin. (pg. 23)
  7. When we were apart, it seemed as if all of eternity passed before I saw him again. (pg. 110)
  8. To one boy, I’d gladly give my heart. To the other, my life. (pg. 130)
  9. I wondered how long a person could live like this, so completely torn in half. (pg. 130)
  10. She could have any boy in the restaurant. Why was she falling all over mine? (pg. 147)
  11. But right now I had him. The boy of my dreams. (pg. 174)
  12. “I will never stop loving you,” he said. “Not even in death.” (pg. 268)
James is sort of a two-sides-to-one-coin kind of guy. Was it difficult writing his character?

Definitely, but so worth it!

*sighs*

He’s drop-dead gorgeous and funny, but he hovers over dark territory. It was a challenge writing him because I wanted my readers to see what Leath sees in James. In Searching, fans will see just how deep James’s feelings for Leath go.
And Leath’s other love interest, Victor, was it hard to write him?

Not a bit.

*sighs again*

Victor is the definition of the perfect guy. He’s good-looking, funny, confident and charismatic. Not to mention he has an exceptionally beautiful heart.
Who is your favorite character in Searching?

Ever continues to be my favorite character. She’s the girl you love to hate. I think we’re all hoping that in the end, she’ll do the right thing. The problem is we lose a faith in her each time she opens her mouth. As I continue writing the series, I’m currently working on book three and James is fast becoming a close second to Ever as my favorite character. I think readers will enjoy watching James’s growth from Fading to Searching to where I am now in writing the series.
Who designed the cover of Searching?

The talented Marya Heidel. Isn’t it stunning?!
How many books are in the Searching series? There will be at least 4 books in the series.
How can readers keep up with you and the Fading series?

Anything and everything about The Fading Series can be found at Clean Teen Publishing or CindyCipriano.com.


Author Bio:
Cindy Cipriano lives in North Carolina with her husband, son and their 27 pets.
Not really.
Just three dogs who think they are children and three cats who think they are raccoons. It only seems as if they make 27. When Cindy isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and the avoidance of cooking.
Cindy's first novel, The Circle, Book One of The Sidhe won the 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Award for Pre-Teen Fiction - Fantasy. Other titles in the series include The Choice, Book Two of The Sidhe (2015) and The Lost, Book Three of The Sidhe (2017). This seven-book series is published by Odyssey Books.
Miller's Island Mysteries #1 The Case of the Toxic River (2017) is the first in her eleven-book science mystery series (Vulpine Press). #2 The Case of the Catalyst will release in 2018.
Look for Fading, the first in her young adult series, in April 2018. (Clean Teen Publishing). Fading is the tale of first loves and the consequence of dreaming up Mr. Right.

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Enticed & Seduced by Shelley Munro


Enticed & Seduced
Shelley Munro
Publication date: July 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Some days, getting out of bed is a mistake…
Kaya Ignatius loves her job, working as part of the Indefatigable crew. But this isn’t a normal morning. Gryffnn Drake, a hunky dragon shifter, has a problem with another clan and wants her to act as his betrothed. It’s a chance to smash a dry spell and help the man who has become a good friend. After all, what’s not to like about steamy sexual encounters?
But everything after that is downhill.
She’s slimed by a stinky plant, her brother arrives with bad news and dumps a huge, scary responsibility in her lap. Suddenly, her life is full of drama and nasty surprises.
Gryffnn has always lusted after Kaya, but she only saw his older brother. Now things have changed, and he has a plan to capture the sassy Kaya and woo her to his way of thinking. A move by an opposition clan forces him to escalate his romantic plan. Things proceed well until the past struts in to say hello and creates havoc with his love life and his dragon clan.
Never mind bed, Gryffnn and Kaya are too busy putting out dangerous fires and trying to stay alive to worry about the future…
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EXCERPT:
A servant tapped for entry. He approached Gryffnn. “The dragons from Dalcon have arrived,” he said instead of announcing dinner.
Damn and blast. This was typical Aideen, always doing the unexpected.
“I’ll meet them at the spaceport. Kaya and I will leave now.”
“Their ships have landed on the training field,” the servant said.
“What do you need us to do?” Ry asked.
“I need two guards on Ransom’s chamber. The visitors must not see him. I also need Hallam kept away from them. I don’t trust Aideen.”
“Mogens and I will take care of Hallam,” Camryn said. “Does he understand why he must avoid the Gwilym dragons?”
“Yes,” Gryffnn said tersely. “He understands, but can you reinforce that Lys is his sister and he mustn’t mention her either—to keep them both safe.”
“Nanu and I will watch over Ransom and free up your guard,” Ry said. “Anything else? Where are you housing them?”
“Decorum states I must have them here at the compound. I’ll decide on the exact arrangements once I see who has arrived. Kaya, with me.”
Gryffnn stalked from the communal room, his mind racing in a dozen directions at once. Kaya strode at his side and her silent solidarity shored up his fears. He refused to let Aideen and her clan get the better of him, and he’d protect his brother and their clan to his dying breath. His only regret—he and Kaya hadn’t cemented their bond yet.
“Aideen will scent we’re not mates,” he said.
Kaya winked. “Maybe not. She’ll take one whiff and avoid me.”
“I get a lungful now and then.” A burst of humor shot through him. “With luck the stench has transferred to me, and Aideen will keep her distance.”
Goddess, he wasn’t looking forward to this meeting.
“You’ve got this, Gryffnn,” Kaya said as they stalked outdoors and headed to the training field.
Gryffnn’s chest swelled, and he tugged Kaya to a halt.
“What?”
He hauled her into his arms and kissed her with all the desperation he’d felt when he’d thought Ransom wanted Kaya. He caught her gasp with his mouth and teased her lips with his tongue before he took the kiss deeper. Sweetness burst over him at Kaya’s acceptance of his rough and unrestrained ardor.
“Well,” a strident feminine voice declared. “A fine meeting to be sure. You’d rather dally with your doxy than greet us. With Ransom out of commission, I expected disarray, and I wasn’t wrong.”



Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author Shelley Munro lives in Auckland, the City of Sails, with her husband and a cheeky Jack Russell/mystery breed puppy.
Typical New Zealanders, Shelley and her husband left home for their big OE soon after they married (translation of New Zealand speak – big overseas experience). A twelve month long adventure lengthened to six years of roaming the world. Enduring memories include being almost sat on by a mountain gorilla in Rwanda, lazing on white sandy beaches in India, whale watching in Alaska, searching for leprechauns in Ireland, and dealing with ghosts in an English pub.
While travel is still a big attraction, these days Shelley is most likely found in front of her computer following another love – that of writing paranormal and contemporary stories of romance and adventure. Other interests include watching rugby (strictly for research purposes), cycling, baking bread and curling up with an enjoyable book.

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Reclaimed By The Pack by Dizzy Hooper


Reclaimed By The Pack
Dizzy Hooper
Publication date: July 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
When my father cast me out of our pack, I left everything and everyone I ever loved behind. Lucky for me, I was taken in by three red hot shifter males. They’ve made me their mate, and now I’m pregnant with their babies.
My mates see to my every need, pampering me and loving me. They make sure I never want for anything—especially in the bedroom. I should be blissfully happy.
So why can’t I shake the feeling that something is missing?
With our family ready to grow, it’s time to trust these males with my grief as well as my bliss. At their insistence, we journey back to my ancestral home to confront my father.
But his cruel new mate is more formidable of an enemy than I anticipated. She’s poisoned my father against me, and she’ll stop at nothing to cement her position at his side.
When she threatens everything I hold dear, I hit a breaking point. My mates and I didn’t come here for a fight, but we won’t hesitate to finish one.
With these protective males at my side and my family on the line, I make a desperate gamble to reclaim my history, my pack…and my life.
EXCERPT:

“Jessica…” Grady’s hand intertwining with mine brings me back to the here and now.
I blink, bringing my vision into focus. My cheeks are damp and my heart sore. I swab roughly at my eyes and shake my head. Colt is staring at me in concern, and Landen has shifted to look at me, too.
“I’m fine,” I lie.
Colt frowns. “Jess—”
“I’m fine. Just. Hormonal.” It’s my go-to excuse, and I hate that I have to keep using it.
I hate feeling like this.
These final few weeks of my pregnancy should be filled with happiness and excitement—and they are. But pangs of melancholy keep hitting me, stealing my joy and reminding me of all I’ve lost.
I feel like there’s a hole inside me I can’t remember how to fill. There’s something missing, and it doesn’t matter how many times I sweep this sense of absence under the rug.
It returns, again and again. Tonight it’s a scene in a movie, yesterday it was a picture in a freaking ad. Who knows what tomorrow’s crying jag will be.
Grady squeezes my hand, and my eyes sting.
He can see through my misdirections. He can tell that I’m hurting, and he only wants to help. Landen and Colt echo that same lost, helpless worry.
My ribs go tight as I glance between them.
I know that I should share my feelings with my mates, but the source of my unhappiness only makes it harder to confess.
We said it when we mated: our pasts are behind us. Our futures lie ahead.
I don’t want my history to be weighing me down. I don’t want them to ever for a moment think their love isn’t enough.
Their love is everything.
That they’re doubting it for the shortest fraction of a second is too much.
“Come here,” I say, pulling Grady closer.
Not for the first time, I curse my current lack of mobility. Grady doesn’t let me struggle, though. He shifts, helping me to sit up straighter. Leaning in, he cups my face and searches my gaze.
I shut my eyes and tug him down. When our lips meet, the kiss tastes like all the quiet secrets kept between us. His devotion and his concern mix and mingle with my desperate instinct to protect him from these pangs of loss.
If I can just get through these last few weeks, it’ll all be fine. Once we have these babies in our arms, none of my wistfulness will matter. We’ll be a family, a pack. What I’ve left behind won’t haunt me the way it does right now.
I swear to God, I’d never use sex as a distraction. But the parts of me that want to deflect and change the subject are in perfect agreement with the parts of me that go hot and needy at my alpha’s probing kiss.
Opening for him, I run my fingers through his hair, then down his neck and over the muscles of his chest. I keep going, lower and lower, until I’m teasing at the waistband of his jeans.
“Jessica…” The way he says my name is half lust and half warning.
I shake my head. “Come on, please…”
This isn’t out of character. I’ve been insatiable these past few weeks. Late pregnancy is a time for back aches and constant trips to the bathroom.

But it’s also a time for shifters and their mates to bond, and what better way than by making love?






Author Bio:
Dizzy Hooper is the pen name of an internationally published author who loves hot guys, cold drinks, and books that make you feel warm in all the right places. If you're looking for a short, sexy read with just that little something extra -- and a guaranteed happy ending, look no further.

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Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz Day 12





I am a children’s author, but up until a few years ago, I was a journalist and editor. Something rather unexpected sparked my new career as an author—a family trip to Egypt with my mother and two young nephews. We had a great time and I thought I’d write them a short story as a different kind of souvenir…. Well, one book and a planned book series later, I had changed careers. I have now published Book 3 (The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper) in my MG adventure series Chronicles of the Stone, with many awards for the first book, The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, and a few for Book 2, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, and one already for Book 3! I also teach online novel writing for aspiring authors and I find that very satisfying. Relaxation time finds me enjoying something creative or artistic, music, books, theatre or ballet. I love doing research for my book series. I love animals and have written two animal rescue stories. I have two adorable (naughty) little dogs called Chloe and Pumpkin, and a beautiful black cat called Bertie.






In this exciting Middle Grade adventure set in Egypt, a 5000-year-old mystery comes to life. A scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Only when the evil Dr. Faisal Khalid shows a particular interest in the cousins and their scarab, do the boys realise they are in terrible danger. Dr. Khalid wants the relic at all costs. Justin and Adam embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler. They are plunged into a whirlpool of hazardous and mysterious events when Dr. Khalid kidnaps them. They learn more about the ancient Seven Stones of Power and the mysterious Shemsu-Hor. They must translate the hieroglyphic clues on the underside of the scarab, as well as rescue the missing archaeologist James Kinnaird, and their friend, the Egyptologist Ebrahim Faza, before time runs out!





Snippet:

Dr. Khalid leaped into the shadowy chamber, dragging Adam. Then he tripped, pulling Adam down as he fell. They crashed into each other, landing in a heap. The flashlight rolled across the floor. The crystal walls caught and magnified the beam, setting the huge chamber ablaze with light. Aziz yanked Laila into the chamber and threw her face down onto the floor. Then he ran back to fetch the lamp he had left on the last stepping-stone. Adam looked up. Just inside the doors stood two colossal statues that seemed to be striding forward. They each had the body of a man and the head of an ibis, with glittering eyes and fierce, curved beaks. They held raised spears, as if ready to stab any intruder. Adam gasped. They were more terrifying than the ones in his dream. The lamplight shone on the carved faces and threw eerie shadows against the wall behind the figures, making them appear bigger than they were.











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