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The Dream Walker: Land of Mystica Series

When there are castles, servants, and kings, there is a little curious boy named Mortimer. The book launches into his story to pull the reader in through his eyes. He is the son of a servant. His mother is well liked and personable. When questions arise about the identity of his father, his mother never answers. No one knows who his father is.

Mortimer explores around the castle and finds small interesting tokens to collect such as interesting buttons, ribbons and other tiny objects. He keeps a small collection under his bed covered with mud and straw. After awhile he grows tired of finding similar items. He decides to carefully explore outside the castle.  He is aware he needs to be watchful of bad people that could prey upon the weak.  He decides to stop at the border where there is a small stream. He decides to take a swim where he observes a glistening black rock that he retrieves from the water.

Mortimer recalls a tale of the three white wizards and the dark wizards who battled over controlling power. The lead dark wizard casts a spell that goes awry where the wizards become trapped into their respective white and black rocks. Because the power of the land of Mystica is tied to their existence, a darkness emerges and people are not only at war with each other but also with wizards, elves and dwarfs.

Mortimer pondered this wondering if the rock he found could be tied to this story. He was doubtful. All he knew is that he wanted to keep the rock for his very own.

A girl named Miranda is having dreams. She feels the need to travel to Mystica to act upon them. She becomes a part of the battle siding with light to defeat darkness.

Read how the stories merge into a robust and eventful story. Author Michelle Murray developed this story around creating a land of dreams with well developed characters and magic.

This book is written in a fashion to appeal to readers young and old to enjoy.

Read the ample preview on Amazon and automatically get pulled into the story.

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A teenager with savant talents obsesses with solving a mystery

“A Whole Lot” is a Kindle scout winning debut novel of Bradley Wind. The main character in the story, Abel Velasco, is a teenage savant. He was raised in foster care until he was reunited to live with an abusive aunt and an older sister. Abel has the ability to see patterns and solve complex mathematical puzzles.

Abel ventures into an abandoned mansion and finds strangely numbered Bible. He wonders if there is a link between the Bible and the murders that occurred at the mansion. This sends him on a journey from suburban New Jersey to Berkeley, California and beyond.

Bradley Wind has demonstrated a great deal of research by choosing a unique case of the autism spectrum to create a character around. Reading Abel’s dialogue and thoughts will give the reader an introspective look into following the mental flow and logic of a gifted mind.

Wind was born and raised in Pennsylvania. A prolific visual artist whose work has exhibited in the 20th century wing of the Philadelphia Museum. He is currently a director of IT for a child-focused non-profit.

Read the ample three chapter preview on Amazon

Baltimore writer ranks in the top 100 Young Adult Books for “Outsiders”

Tammy Ferebee’s book “ Outsiders” has risen in the top 100 Kindle Young Adult Science Fiction category. Ferebee resides with her family in Baltimore, Maryland. She enjoys an active family life and is an avid reader. “Outsiders” is a young adult reader’s choice for its lively and diverse characters.

The main character Jaylen Hayes knows that she is different from all other seventeen-year-old girls. Possessing extraordinary intelligence, she is also uncannily powerful and inexplicably hated by wild animals. But it is not until she transfers to Trinity High that she learns the truth about who—and what—she really is.

Instinctively drawn to two new classmates—the intense and passionate Indigo, and the charismatic and breathtakingly gorgeous Michael—Jaylen soon learns the shocking secret of their shared heritage, and the bloodline that extends to the stars. However, all is not what it seems, and Jaylen soon finds her newfound security threatened when a trusted friend becomes a dangerous and vengeful enemy.

“Outsiders has character personas that tastefully voice complex and challenging social issues of today. Ferebee points out body image, people trying to change themselves, and many more topics.”  said Steve Owen, of Independent Publishing News. Fans also agree that her adding bits of LGBT were clever and something that took a lot of courage.

Outsiders contains teen slang and some sexual content.

Outsiders has a free book preview on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Outsiders-Tammy-Ferebee-ebook/dp/B0…

Pulp Fiction about Empowered Women

Vic: Fast!” (The Incredible Adventures of Vic Challenger Book 5), is the fifth installment in the series written by Jerry Gill. The story line takes place back in the 1920’s and features strong women lead characters. Vic, (short for Victoria), is the reincarnation of a 100,000 year old cavewoman, Nat-ul,  who vividly remembers her past life. Nat-ul is searching for her soul mate with whom she made a pact to love forever. She believes he is also reincarnated and she will one day find him.

Lin Li, is her strong side kick. They train for fighting and feats of strength to overcome survival during their worldwide travel adventures. Women power is demonstrated throughout the story line. In this series, they are visiting the Australian outback and get confronted by robbers while visiting Vic’s mother. They decide to track the robbers and face deadly situations on the way.

Most readers reviewing Gills series all agree that each book is its own story and can stand alone. The books can be read in any order and you can catch on and ride strong on the adventure.

There are tidbits of historical happenings combined with general knowledge that reinforce the self-reliance and independence of the women featured in the story.  They are history making during the time where the first women are allowed to vote. They live for adventure and to make things right where fixing the wrongs in the world seem impossible.

Read the ample preview on Amazon:

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Nook
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With the changes in the overburdened medical system in America, there are not enough nurses to take care of the growing demands of being chronically ill. The state of healthcare has declined in quality and the average nurse may not have experience or the patience.

Enter Dale, a young male nurse, who aimed his way up the ranks to be charge nurse. Dale leads the code blue calls. He has a mind of his own. He believes he gets a power charge from allowing a patient to die. He judges who deserves this fate. His mother, Isabel, nurtures his actions and is more than willing to kill to protect him.

One by one, patients die and it is justified by Dale’s reasoning. Dale is constantly plotting and aiming to improve his way of releasing patients to their death while not getting caught.

Family members assume that they can trust Dale to take care of their loved one in the ICU. Meanwhile, they have no idea what fate waits their chronically ill loved one once visiting hours are over.

Reading this book may change the way you perceive medical personnel.

At 160 pages, it offers an ample preview to get you hooked on the story.

Start reading it now on Amazon.

 

                                                                   

The Monsterjunkies: An American Family Odyssey

This beautiful graphic novel is the adaptation of the original novel “The Monsterjunkies”, written by YA authors Erik Daniel Shein and Theresa A. Gates. The adaptation was made by Jay Fotos Studios, and the result is absolutely amazing. Recently, “The Monsterjunkies: An American Family Odyssey” has received a Readers’ Favorite award in the gold category, and has been positively reviewed by Kirkus Reviews.

The Monsterjunkies are a family of cryptozoologists. They live in an impressive mansion in Foggy Point, Maine, which they use as a sanctuary for rare and endangered species. The two Monsterjunkie children, Crow and Indigo, go to school in town but find it very difficult to fit in. All the other teenagers think they are freaks and treat them very badly. While Indigo has a way of making herself liked by the others, Crow often feels alone and unwanted. He prefers to lock himself in his room, where he works on his monster figures, or spend time with the creatures around the mansion, who are his friends.

Eventually, Crow and Indigo manage to make some friends, but just as they think their lives are getting better, the lead bully in their school, Ruth, decides to torment them. If Ruth’s favorite activity is to upset Crow and Indigo, Ruth’s father favorite hobby is to ruin their parents, Talon and Pandora Monsterjunkie. The man is rich and powerful enough to run the Monsterjunkies out of town. What will the family do? Will they give up, or choose to stand up for themselves? They don’t even want to think about what would happen to the kind monsters around their mansion if Ruth and his father succeed.

“The Monsterjunkies: An American Family Odyssey” is a brilliant graphic novel that manages to send some very important messages: bullying is wrong, and when it happens teenagers have to find the power to stand up for themselves. Being different is not bad and shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of. Yes, it is very important to all of us to feel that we fit in society and that we are accepted, but that doesn’t mean we have to change everything about ourselves to achieve that.

This adaptation by Jay Fotos Studios is faithful to the original story, and the art is absolutely beautiful. The characters are well-drawn, and the colors are used in such a way to make the mysterious monsters stand out and jump from the panels. Even though it is a story with and about teenagers, “The Monsterjunkies” will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

You can find it here.

Relics (A Modern Magics Story, Book 1) by Maer Wilson

If you’re looking for a paranormal story with a twist, then “Relics” is the best choice you could ever make. Ghosts, angels, demons, detectives who can talk to the dead – this novel has everything it needs to become an all-time favorite. The best part is that the author, Maer Wilson, has used the myths and legends of these paranormal beings in a unique, compelling way. No matter how many fantasy novels you’ve read until now, the twists in “Relics” will take you by surprise. The world Maer Wilson has created is original, complex, and intriguing. It’s a whole universe waiting to be explored.

This is the story of Thulu and La Fi, husband and wife who own a detective agency that caters to the supernatural. Most of their clients are dead. La Fi, Fiona Bartlett by her real name, is a young woman who has always been able to see dead people. Until she was ten, she didn’t even realize the people she saw were actually dead because she couldn’t quite make the difference. When her parents die in a car accident and come to say “goodbye”, Fiona understands that she has a gift. She is a medium. Later, she meets Erik Thulukan, who is a finder, and they become good friends. Their friendship turns into love, they get married, and they start their own business.

Their lives get truly complicated when they take on a case which they thought would be simple. A ghost asks them to find a piece of jewelry which was stolen from her right after she was killed. The thief’s name is Jones, and from then on he is mentioned more and more often. Soon, La Fi and Thulu are looking for more relics and finally get to meet Jones, who is a daemon. But is he really the bad guy? A portal is about to be opened, and no one on Earth wants that to happen. La Fi and Thulu decide to help Jones keep the portal closed and fight against his greatest enemy, Gabriel.

“Relics” is a fast-paced, action-packed paranormal novel with lots of twists and turns and a mystery that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. When it comes to character development, author Maer Wilson is amazing. Readers will immediately relate to La Fi, and will love her sweet, caring husband, Thulu. Together, they make a great couple and the best detective team. The villain won’t disappoint either, as he is developed in such a way that he truly poses a serious threat to the main characters. Thus, readers will find themselves laughing and crying, wishing nothing bad happens to La Fi and Thulu.

Find “Relics”, the first book in the “Modern Magics” series on Amazon.

“The Temptation of Tara” (“Charmed in Paradise”, Book 2) by Sara McBride

Paranormal adventure, steamy romance, evil billionaires, and curvy witches – the story of Tara Mathers continues in the second book in the “Charmed in Paradise” series by paranormal romance author Sara McBride. “The Temptation of Tara” is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat book that will keep readers glued to the pages.

In the first book, Tara found a magic pendant that makes her irresistible to men. After a terrible break-up and a serious blow to her self-esteem and self-confidence, this pendant helps her get her life back on track. The best part? It also makes her irresistible to mega-sexy pro football star Troy Schell. Women would give anything to spend a couple of minutes with him, but he only has eyes for hot, curvaceous Tara. It’s no wonder she feels like she’s in paradise. There are moments when she can’t believe that a man like him would be interested in a woman like her, but all her worries and insecurities melt under his passionate kisses.

Tara’s perfect life is turned upside down when billionaire wizard Blake Richards decides he wants her magic. He’s got his eyes set on her pendant, and he will stop at nothing to get it. Now, Tara doesn’t only have to protect her magic gift, but she also has to protect herself, her friends, and the love of her life. Given that the magic pendant helped her overcome a dark period in her life, she’s not willing to let Blake Richards take it from her. She’s not the hurt, vulnerable woman she used to be when her ex-boyfriend dumped her. Now, Tara is a strong, determined woman who knows what she wants and how to get it.

“The Temptation of Tara” has everything a paranormal romance fan would expect from the genre: adventure, lots of steamy scenes, a feisty heroine, and a hot billionaire who only has eyes for her. The books in the “Charmed in Paradise” series should be read in order, as they are not standalones. They are only intended for adults age 18 and over. Book 3, “The Redemption of Tara”, has already been released on July 29th, 2015.

Find it on Amazon.

Portable, solar-powered ecocapsules mean you can live rent- and electric-bill free, globally

If you’ve just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped “Ecocapsule” that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, and figuratively, off the grid.

 

The completely self-sustaining portable home contains a 9,744 watt-hour battery, a 750 watt wind turbine, and high-efficiency solar cells that can support you for about a year in pretty much any location in the world, provided there is some sunlight. (It probably wouldn’t work in a cave, for instance, should someone desire to live in one.)

The capsule also includes a rainwater collection and filtration system. Inside, there’s a kitchenette with running water, a flushable toilet, a shower, a bed, and work space. Nice Architects says the capsule, which is about 4.5 meters (14.7 feet) long and 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) wide, can comfortably fit two people.

The egg-home can be “easily transported” by trailer, according to the company, and can even charge the electric car that’s towing it.

 But beyond just nomadic living, the Ecocapsule has plenty of other potential applications, from providing shelter in disaster areas to doubling as scientific research stations.
 Nice Architects will unveil its prototype at the Pioneers festival in Vienna on May 28 before taking pre-orders at the end of 2015 for shipping in the first half of 2016. The company says the price will be released later this year, though there’s already a steep shipping cost. Sending the capsule from Slovakia to New York, for instance, will cost you €2,200 ($2,383) alone, and the capsule itself is likely to run to tens of thousands of dollars.
This interesting story has been sourced from : Quartz.com
Author Vito Veii has newly released a book that expounds upon the marvels of future technology called ” The Paradox of Tele-Awareness
You can find an ample sample to peruse on Amazon
Imagine going into the future where there are no limits. You are seeking to save your world and you run into aliens that are so beyond the advancement of technology they have no need for technology. In addition, these aliens could care less about the future of all other worlds. You seek out others to align with to get the aid you need. You travel in solar powered cars and you have the technology to take a simple gift and sprinkle a drop of water on it and it can grow into leaps and bounds. If you have imagined anything under the sun, you will enjoy the trip through this book and experience the boundless leaps and advancements of what we may have to look forward to in the next 25 years. The author provokes thought of  being able to travel in your own home  while living in it.  Imagine having your health diagnosis measured in one snapshot . Imagine the future of light moving beyond what we could ever conceive.
Take this enjoyable journey and read about the future possibilities through the eyes of some very unique characters.

 

“The Awakening of Tara” (“Charmed in Paradise”, Book 1) by Sara McBride

Are you a fan of steamy paranormal romance books that feature spunky, curvaceous heroines and sexy, ripped billionaires? Then, “The Awakening of Tara” is the book you’ve been looking for. The first in the “Charmed in Paradise” series, this novella will introduce you to a world of hot witches, gorgeous pro-athletes, and billionaire wizards. The funny characters, scorching romance, and unexpected twists and turns will keep you glued to the pages and leave you wanting more.

Tara is a big girl who thought her relationship with her fiancé was going great until he decided to leave her for a skinny little bitch. Tara has always been a confident woman, but now her self-esteem has been shredded. To make things worse, work is stressful and she doesn’t even have time to think about the breakup and decide what to do next. So, when her best friend suggests a vacation on the tropical paradise island of Barbados, Tara immediately accepts. She really needs to relax, figure out her life, and allow her wounds to heal. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans for her: a freak accident on a Caribbean beach leaves Tara with a magical gift that makes her irresistible to men. Of course, this is great because her gift rebuilds her self-esteem and throws her into the arms of a sexy mega millionaire pro-athlete. The bad news is that it also draws the attention of an evil billionaire wizard who likes to take what he wants without asking questions.

Now, Tara has to find a way to fight the evil wizard and protect her friends. One might say her life has become even more complicated than before, but at least now she knows what true love really feels like. She is determined to find a way out of this mess and get her happily-ever-after.

“The Awakening of Tara” is a steamy romance that is intended only for adults age 18 and over. Author Sara McBride is amazing when it comes to character development, so readers will immediately relate to the heroine, Tara. She is strong, confident, and she shows women that there is life after a breakup. Such terrible things only happen because there’s something better waiting for you in the future. Tara’s journey of self-discovery is thrilling and empowering, and her incredible adventures will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

“The Awakening of Tara” is scheduled for release on July 15th, 2015. The second book in the series, “The Temptation of Tara”, will be released on July 22nd, 2015, and the third book, “The Redemption of Tara”, on July 29th, 2015.

Pre-order the first book from Amazon.