Elixir Project by Kary Oberbrunner

EVERYTHING CAN BE HACKED, EVEN THE TRUTH.Will this fact set Sienna free or plunge her into an even bigger lie?Sienna Lewis lives in a world constantly threatened by a hacktivist group known as SWARM. After SWARM executes its deadliest attack yet, Sienna and her three college friends learn they have been chosen for the ELIXIR Project—a master plan designed to overthrow SWARM—and participation is mandatory.As she faces the deadly challenges of the Project, Sienna confronts layers of conspiracies that force her to question everyone she trusts and everything she believes about her friends, her parents’ untimely deaths, and herself—all while staying one step ahead of SWARM. In this fast-paced, near-future thriller, will love and loyalty have time to catch up with Sienna? Or will she crack under the pressure of a future already chosen for her?SAMPLE:“Strip search ’em,” barks the senior TSA officer to his junior. Then he lowers his voice. “After last week’s events, I’m not taking any chances.”The younger officer snaps up from his stool. “You heard him. You two, follow me!” he says, scowling at an attractive couple in their mid-twenties. Both look innocent enough. What set the agents off? I’m not sure if the junior officer’s abrupt tone is meant to impress his superior or intimidate those of us waiting in line. Judging by our expressions, I don’t think either strategy is working well for Mr. Mall Cop.“You can’t be serious,” the woman says. “I’m not going with you. And I’m definitely not getting naked.”Her travel companion jumps in. “We’re just tech professionals on our way to meet with a private client in London. Why the search?”They argue back and forth. Their growing resistance and escalating voices cause other officers to stop their check-in process. Pens freeze midway through verifying a long line of travelers anxious to get through security and one step closer to their anticipated destinations.The other officers place their paperwork down and shuffle closer to the couple. Easygoing chitchat among the passengers dissipates. Like a thin metal wire stretchedtaut, the patience in the room is dangerously close to snapping.“I think there’s going to be a problem here,” Nick whispers to me, Darren, and Chloe.“Yeah,” Chloe says. “This is starting to feel a little weird.”The senior officer towers directly over the couple in front of us. He looks crusty and weathered, like old leather left out in the afternoon sun too long. His eyes bug out slightly, but oddly they don’t blink. He’s close enough to smell—a musty odor, a mixture of cheap aftershave and wet dog. I read the lettering on his narrow tan name tag:Officer McNultey“Don’t give us that ‘tech professional’ spiel,” the irritable officer hisses. “We know exactly who you are. We can either discuss details here or privately back inour control room.”At the words control room, I catch a glimmer in his eye. Maybe even a wink?The woman’s eyebrows narrow. “I said, I’m not going anywhere with you.” Her speech drips of a strength that I envy. Her associate maintains his poise, too, but I’m nearenough to see his fingers twitch nervously. I’m sure he’s capable, but the officers outnumber him half a dozen to one.I want to look at my three friends instead. Maybe they know something I don’t? But that would require turning from McNultey, and I’m not sure that’s a goodidea.“We have passports and papers,” the young businessman says, reaching in his pocket.“Stop! And keep your hands where we can see them. We know you’re linked with a SWARM sleeper cell here in the States.”Time stumbles and spins as I process his accusation. SWARM? Here? Now? A bead of perspiration trickles slowly down McNultey’s face.“Did you say SWARM?” a deep voice growls directly behind me.Something hard smacks my back…

Author: Kary Oberbrunner

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
160 reviews

LIGHTMASTERS – Number 13 by MG Wells and MG WELLS

Orphaned after her parents’ tragic death, Jessica Wyrd feels uneasy living with her gassy grandparents. With few friends and constant teasing by her hardcore schoolmates, this Georgia girl feels like an outcast living in a small town in upstate NewYork.Anxious about being forgotten on her 13th birthday, Jessica is lured into the forest by a strange spiral light. She encounters three Lighmasters, who convince her that she has unique gifts. Intrigued, she’s transported to another dimension where she is tested for her courage and strength.Things change drastically when Jessica returns to earth. During school, her reality shifts and people start turning into reptilian monsters. The leader of the Lightmasters tells her she’s needed by the alliance to defeat an invisible alien beast, who feeds off fear.How can Jessica conquer her own fears and help rid the world of a wicked enemy who hates humans?M.G. is an award-winning artist and produced playwright best known for Into the Light, Practice Makes Perfect & SPOOKY!LightMasters: Number 13 is M.G.’s debut novel.

Author: MG Wells and MG WELLS

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
82 reviews

Town Secrets (The Book of Adam 1) by Scott Gelowitz

How is a small town linked to historical events like the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the story of Adam and Eve? Who built a system of tunnels underneath the town – and for what purpose? Why are all of the residents disappearing from towns nearby?

Thirteen-year-old Adam McTaggart and his friends uncover these secrets – along with a little known history of the world – as they race to save their tiny town.

Will they find the Town Secret before someone much more dangerous does?

From Amazon.ca:
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!! Oct. 6 2014
By Cherie Frick
Format:Kindle Edition
Very entertaining. Good, clean reading for all ages. Pace is like a Dan
Brown book, I.e. lots of great suspense and adventure.

5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to visualize my hometown! Nov. 23 2014
By Pamela de Bruin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Throughout the story, i had mental images of Grayson. It was fun and a delightful adventure. Thank you for the journey.

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Oct. 4 2014
By Kimberly D Schaan
Format:Kindle Edition
Great read for kids and parents!

Note from the Author:

If you enjoy the story at all, please consider leaving a short review on Amazon. To a writer, these reviews are like tipping the staff at your favorite restaurant.

Regardless, I thank you for giving it a chance!

Scott Gelowitz.

Author: Scott Gelowitz

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
191 reviews

The Dragon Stone Trilogy: The Complete Box Set: Dragon Stones, Return of the Dragon Riders, Vosper’s Revenge by Kristian Alva

The bestselling Dragon Stone trilogy is now available in one complete set. This fantasy series has sold over 100,000 copies in the US and the UK! Discover this epic fantasy series by bestselling author Kristian Alva!This set includes:1. Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga2. Return of the Dragon Riders: Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga3. Vosper’s Revenge: Book Three of the Dragon Stone SagaPRAISE FOR THE DRAGON STONE SAGA”…Very adventurous and intriguing. I’m a bit jaded on dragons and fantasy, but this one gives it a new, original twist, and is worth picking up!” -The Book Ninja”Dragon Stones had me hooked from the first chapter. The ending was a great twist and cliffhanger, so I really can’t wait for the next book!” -Peace Loves Books”I thoroughly enjoyed this book right from the get-go all the way through to the end!” -Mommy Bookworm’s Thoughts”I enjoyed the Dragon Stone series. If you read and enjoyed the Inheritance series, you will enjoy this series as well”-The Rogue OneALSO BY KRISTIAN ALVACHRONICLES OF TALLIN TRILOGYBook 4: The Balborite CurseBook 5: Rise of the Blood MastersBook 6: Kathir’s RedemptionTHE SHADOW GRID TRILOGYBook 7: The Shadow Grid Returns (forthcoming)Book 8: The Fall of Miklagard (forthcoming)Book 9: Sisren’s Betrayal (forthcoming)

Author: Kristian Alva

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
198 reviews

The Day Human Prince by B. Kristin McMichael

Bestselling author B. Kristin McMichael brings you a tale of adventure in a world of vampire faeries. Find out why everyone is falling in love with Devin.”Any fantasy lover will enjoy the new mesh between vampires and faeries.” -★★★★★ InD’tale Magazine”For fans of Bella Forest and Twilight, filled with “night human” monsters and so much more.”- ★★★★★ Reviewer “These books are not your ordinary vampire books.” -★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer”The story line was fantastic and I fell in love with Devin.”- ★★★★★ Goodreads Reviewer——-Bound to a girl he barely knows, Devin needs to find a new purpose to his life, but there isn’t much time when you are just trying to stay alive.——-Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore- when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?Before he can even start to figure out his new life, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom his life is magically bound.Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life when her own brother tried to kill him. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the reclusive sidhe village, where they treat humans as pets or food. Only breaking the bond can free Devin to get back to finding his new purpose in life, but since someone has made it their goal to make sure Nessa never takes her dead brother’s throne, breaking the bond might be harder than either of them expect.——-THE DAY HUMAN PRINCE is the first in the completed Day Human Trilogy which is full of adventure, magic, and finding a new life after losing an old one. There are also four more trilogies in the night human world if you like this one.

Author: B. Kristin McMichael

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
87 reviews

Planet Urth (Book 1) (Planet Urth Series) by Jennifer Martucci and Christopher Martucci

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Jennifer and Christopher Martucci, coauthors of the hit series Arianna Rose and Dark Creations, would like to take you on an exciting new journey. They invite you to visit Planet Urth…
More than two hundred years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few humans survived and remained unaffected. Most changed dramatically and evolved into something else entirely. Irrevocable alterations caused by chemical warfare have created a new species. North America is in ruins and has been overtaken. Humanity has fallen at the hands of mutants known as Urthmen.
Seventeen year-old Avery is alive and unchanged. But she has not been immune to the harshness of the new world. She has lived on the run for much of her life, in terror.
After losing her father, Avery is the sole guardian of her eight-year-old sister, June. Avery is now charged with June’s safety as well as her own, a nearly impossible task.
Forced to hide deep in the forest and away from the cities overrun by Urthmen, Avery and her sister are constantly hunted. Danger awaits them at every turn. They fear they are the only human beings left, that they are the last of their kind.
But are they truly alone?
Find out in this raw and rousing first installment of the Planet Urth series.

Author: Jennifer Martucci and Christopher Martucci

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
1144 reviews

The Treemakers: Book one in the YA Dystopian Scifi Epic (The Treemakers Trilogy – 1) by Christina L. Rozelle

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her. She can only dream of the adventure life must’ve been before their ancestors brought the apocalyptic devastation in the form of disastrous climate change.

In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for the post-apocalyptic survivors in Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.

Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for. To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.

With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Loved this book so much, from the very outset I knew this was a book for me that would immediately be all encompassing. For the few days that I was reading it I was totally invested in this dark world of terror and fear and it was all I could think about, for a long while I thought about the long suffering and selflessness of the main character Momma Joy, and how she pushed herself forward at every challenge. This dystopian setting had echoes of the misery of Orwell’s ‘1984’, it had the pace of action films such as ‘The Fifth Element’ or ‘Twelve Monkeys’, and I felt there was a little homage to ‘A town like Alice’… The Treemakers has the punch, detail, and depth of all of those combined. The realism was sublime, moments of realisation relating to Joy’s past really hit deep, made me smile, truly resonated within me, the darker moments too are just as hard-hitting, and make this book a dizzying rollercoaster of emotions.

I cannot recommend this book high enough, it is an energetic, carefully written adventure into a world that could be, a place that wouldn’t be out of step in our nightmares, and full of characters that you are willing them on to succeed with every page. An absolute triumph of a book, utterly entertaining, I wish there were more of them… and I get the feeling there will be in the future. Absolute brilliant read.”

“The Treemakers” is an impressive debut from Christina L. Rozelle. Set in a dystopian future and after a cataclysmic event, the story is centered on the symbolically named, Joy, who lives in a world that is anything but.

Joy is a central figure in the work force of “Bygonne”, which primarily consists of children. Working for a shadowy group, the children are slaves, charged with producing metallic trees in order to sustain oxygen for their world. In Bygonne, people figuratively and literally, struggle to breathe.

The children are, however, as much a commodity as the materials they produce. Devoid of caring adults, Joy becomes the mother figure, trying to sustain some humanity in a world that relinquished it some time ago. Spinning hope, love and magic through her stories, Joy attempts to make sense of a world full of dangerous secrets.

In Bygonne, however, hope, love, and magic can get you killed. So, too, can emancipation. Told from Joy’s first person narration, “The Treemakers” is part environmental-warning and bio-punk. I’d recommend this work for readers of Young Adult and dystopian narratives.

This was a compelling read and at times, I longed for more information and backstory, but I am sure all secrets will be revealed in good time. Roll on the sequel!”

Author: Christina L. Rozelle

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
249 reviews

Blast of the Dragon’s Fury: A Fun Dragon Epic Fantasy Book with Dragons (Andy Smithson 1) by L. R. W. Lee

Praise for Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury (Book One) “I LOVED it! Totally hooked and want to hear more. When’s the sequel coming out?” – Book Reviewer “As far as Andy Smithson knows, he is a more-or-less ordinary 10-year-old boy, neglected by his overachieving parents and annoyed by his pampered older sister. What he doesn’t know is that he is also the latest in a line of rulers of the land of Oomaldee and the one destined to save that kingdom from a curse put on it 500 years before Andy’s birth. Andy is magically pulled into Oomaldee while washing dishes one evening, and the adventure begins–an adventure that includes fire-breathing dragons, a lisping wizard, flying horses, people-eating giants, and many new and delightful friends. The story has plenty of exciting moments and a great deal of humor, from fart jokes and silly wordplay to more subtle humor that should appeal to adult readers. Delightful characters, exciting moments, and plenty of cool extras.” – SP Reviews “The humor is visible and the book has many clever touches. The characters are believable… in this multi-layered story. A well-thought-through plot and vivid characters and situations.” – Editor, A Woman’s Write “What a wonderful read, it grabbed me from the first lines, and lively writing and dialogue kept me there!” – Author, The Sword of DemelzaThe Andy Smithson allegorical, fantasy adventure series includes:Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, Book OneVenom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book Two – Now availableDisgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor, Book Three – Coming Fall 2014Yet unnamed books four to seven

Author: L. R. W. Lee

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
273 reviews