Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review

Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen.

The Sun God’s Heir Return: Rent

17th-century seagoing adventure. Romance and revenge.

After mortally wounding a nobleman’s son, a young French swordmaster is drugged and taken from Bordeaux aboard an English slave ship. As he gathers allies to return home he is joined by the fiery daughter of a Moroccan sheik whose sword skills rival his. Travel with them to Spain, and Morocco, through fire, pirates, and assassins to the conclusion of this award-winning epic adventure.

Rapier sharp pulse pounding action across the warp and weave of the seventeenth century. Sailing ships, pirates, and past lives contend in this first book of an award-winning trilogy.

Read The Sun God’s Heir: Return (Book One) and set sail into a time where love and life were precious and easily taken away. Where the distance to one’s enemies was measured by the length of a rapier’s blade.

Alexandre Dumas meets Horatio Hornblower and The Mummy in this sweeping, swashbuckling tale. ̶ Kirkus Reviews

The Sun God’s Heir: Return, is an epic story, taking you into a time where actions and words ripple from the past into the present and then invade the future. A truly remarkable story. ̶ Readers Favorite

In this epic fantasy, THE SUN GOD’S HEIR by Elliott Baker, readers are offered a unique and compelling story line. Baker’s vivid descriptions and well-drawn characters seem to shimmer with life. ̶ Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.


Meet Elliott Baker

Redemption (Bargain Book)

Amidst the thunderous roars of jet engines, Harry’s journey from an Air Force legend to a lone detective embodies the undying spirit of a hero.

Dive into a thrilling journey with Harry, a former Air Force hero. Witness a man’s battle against his inner demons, fueled by loss and heartbreak, as he embarks on a personal quest for redemption.

Experience the intensity of military action intertwined with profound human drama. Harry, once an esteemed pilot, faces his darkest hour after a life-altering near-death experience in combat leads to his medical discharge. Stripped of his wings and his military brotherhood, he plunges into a world of despair.

However, the tides of fate turn when Harry stumbles upon a baffling missing persons case. An unexpected alliance with Katie, a savvy computer expert, ignites a spark of hope. Together, they navigate a labyrinth of challenges, pushing Harry to confront his past and rediscover his purpose.

Will Harry rise from the ashes? Can he defeat his arch-enemy, Mar, in a nail-biting aerial showdown that will truly keep you on the edge of your seat.

Embark on this unforgettable adventure. Harry’s story is more than a tale of survival—it’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Find out why one reviewer stated; “Regardless of my former USAF time and current FAA aviation credentials, I would have voted this one of the best action-packed, people sensitive novels ever written!”

This is a must-read for anyone interested in the Air Force and what personal courage really means.


Meet Ed Benjamin

Ed Benjamin, United States Air Force retired, currently works part-time as a proposal writer helping companies obtain business with federal, state and local governments.
He also writes short stories and novellas; some of which he offers for sale via digital download. He has published a short real life travel adventure entitled, “This is Alaska,” and a novel, “Redemption,” featuring Harry Miles. His stories include “Melanie: A Tale of Wonder” and a short fiction cozyu mystery series entitled “Bulverde Beat” (which features Harry Miles – know as the Sherlock Holmes of the Texas hill country.
Ed also publishes gratitude journals, wedding planners, reissues of classic novels, and other publications via his two publishing ventures at Bulverde Books and Front Porch Press. These works are available exclusively on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing.

For more information, visit Ed’s website at http://EdBenjaminBooks.com

Ed’s Twitter (“X”) account is currently hacked and Elon Musk is not answering Ed’s frantic emails.

Ed and his spouse live in Bulverde, Texas – also known as the “front porch” of the Texas hill country.
For more information, visit Ed’s website at http://EdBenjaminBooks.com

Kronnus 13

One virus. Two outcomes. Fly or Die.

A fatal virus that kills children when they turn thirteen has swept the globe.
A distant planet holds the cure, but few children are selected to travel. Teenagers fly or die. Death or Kronnus 13.
Zak Connors is about to become a teenager and is selected to fly to Kronnus 13.
During his first night on ‘new Earth’, he has a vision of his mother who disappeared without a trace when he was five-years-old.
He then discovers he has special gifts and uses them to uncover the secrets of his mysterious new world – Kronnus 13.

The first book in the Teen/Young Adult trilogy packed with action, adventure, and superpowers.
Ideal for fans of The Maze Runner, Avatar, and Enders Game.


Meet James Sharkey

James Sharkey was born and lives in Fife, Scotland.
He published the second and third parts of the Kronnus 13 trilogy in July 2021.
He is also writes humorous children’s books. ​The 8th book in the Sergeant Smelly And Captain Chunder series is out now.

The Journalist

From master storyteller John Reid Young, this is the opening book in an adventure-filled and action-packed new series that’s perfect for fans of Nick Stone and Jack Reacher.

Meet John Reid Young

ohn Reid Young was born in London’s Welbeck Street in 1957. Although he has spent most of his life in the Canary Islands, home to his paternal ancestors since the middle of the 19th century, he was educated at private schools in England and Scotland. At university he read Law and Politics and completed his studies with a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies. After spending time in the UK and elsewhere he returned to the Canary Islands. A family man with a Spanish wife and two sons, he enjoys nothing more than swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, hiking in the mountains and gardening. He owns Tenerife Private Tours with which he finds great pleasure meeting people from all over the world. He has provided his voice to numerous recordings. He has translated numerous documents and publications. He has published several articles and keeps an historical blog, Travel Stories in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. His collections of short stories, and his first novel, a thriller, confirm his passion fo telling a goog story.

The Wizard Slayer

Magick turns men into gods. Men were not born to be gods.

When spells have the power to enslave minds, wizards reign unchecked. Against this sorcery, no mortal can stand. Yet there is one name all wizards fear…

Krael of Mog Muhtar.

He is a barbarian. And just as strong as his sword-arm is his unbreakable will. Magick has no effect on him. He knows no fear. But when corrupt nobles wish to exploit him, Krael finds himself trapped between two evils.

Sorcerers lie before him. A decadent king chases after him. And though Krael has allies, bewitchments can turn them against him at any moment.

Krael’s path has always been that of bloodshed, but more blood than ever must be spilled if he is to survive. If he fails, dark powers will go unchecked, and a tyranny of magick will be unleashed upon the world.

Robert E. Howard’s Conan meets Kentaro Miura’s Berserk in The Wizard Slayer!


Meet Franklin Roberts

When he is not writing, Franklin Roberts teaches martial arts in his hometown in Wisconsin. In addition to old sword and sorcery, weightlifting and heavy metal provide his writing inspirations.

Ned Bear and The Dirty Whisker Curse

In a world where magic is gone…

Ned is a grizzly bear trained for fighting wars. But he doesn’t want to fight anymore. He’d much rather live a life of exploration and leisure. So one day he ventures out beyond his village to the city of Wexlin.

The world is a wondrous place and he soon happens upon a group of pirates searching for a great treasure lost at sea. Maybe Ned can find fulfillment in joining them on their quest. It certainly sounds fun. The only problem is Ned is afraid of the ocean.

That’s actually the least of his worries. Many deadly trials and troubles await aboard the Ironwill, the pirates’ ship. As it turns out, maybe Ned isn’t quite done fighting. And what will he do when a method to restore the world’s magic is discovered?

Find out in Ned Bear and the Dirty Whisker Curse.

Featuring a main character who is a bear, this fantasy read is perfect for kids and adults who like animals. And don’t forget pirates. Follow Ned’s adventure as he strives to be the unwitting hero of the Land.


Meet A.B. Roveen

A.B. Roveen, a former social studies teacher, is a history nerd with a degree from CSUCI. He was born and raised on the coast of southern California where he spent the majority of his adult life. In 2020 he traded in burritos for BBQ, and moved with his family to Missouri. He currently lives there with his wife, their three kids and three dogs. He’s an avid baseball and soccer fan and hopes someday he’ll see the Angels win another World Series. Like other SoCal natives, he grew up with a fascination for film. He wrote and directed three short films before turning his passion for storytelling and world building into his debut novel.

The Penguin who saved a fish

Hi, I am Pip! And I saved a fish today. You don’t believe me! “Penguins eat fish, they don’t save fish” – is that what you think? Wait until you read through this fun and colorful book – I’m sure you will change your mind.

Meet Cove Books

The author, who refers to herself as “Just a mama who loves to write and draw”, is an animator turned full-time mom. She began her writing journey inspired by her child’s fascination with penguins. How long will this journey continue and where will it lead? Only time will tell :) For any information or feedback, she can be reached at clovebookskids@gmailcom

The Penguin who went to ANTARCTICA!: An Animal Rescue book for KIDS

Hi, I am Pip the Penguin, and this is the worst saddest day of my life…EVER! First Noah said goodbye forever, then I got lost, then there was the storm and I was hungry and there was no food….you can’t even imagine all the horrible things that happened to make this the saddest worst day ever! And all this fuss just for some silly place named Antarctica where Noah must go for his special vet work. What happened next? Did I become the super sad, horribly grumpy penguin forever, or did I escape this mess and become Pip, the amazing penguin once again? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. What are you waiting for? Start reading NOW and I’ll meet you inside the book. Okay :)

Meet Cove Books

She calls herself, ” Just a mama who loves to write and draw”. An animator by profession and after 15 years of studio work, a full-time mommy by choice, the writing journey of this mama started with her little one’s love and obsession with penguins. How long this journey will continue and where will it lead? – well, only the coming days will tell :)

Bad Luck Chuck: The Unfortunate Adventures of Chuck Avery

In the whimsical town of Crestwood, where peculiar occurrences are the norm, resides an extraordinary man named Chuck Avery. But don’t be fooled by his ordinary appearance – for Chuck possesses a gift like no other: the power of bad luck. In “Bad Luck Chuck: The Unfortunate Adventures of Chuck Avery,” embark on an exhilarating and laughter-filled journey alongside our endearing protagonist. From slipping on banana peels to turning sunny days into umbrella-flipping fiascos, misfortune seems to follow Chuck wherever he goes. But as he grapples with the comical chaos that ensues, he soon discovers that his supposed “curse” is a unique and enigmatic ability that he dubs “Bad Luck Chuck.” In the first chapter, “A Stroke of Misfortune,” delve into Chuck’s ordinary life turned extraordinary as he embraces his peculiar powers. With each turn of the page, you’ll be captivated by his antics and misadventures that leave Crestwood both bewildered and amused. But as Chuck embarks on a quest to uncover the origins of his quirky gift in Chapter 2, “The Curious Origins,” a hidden family secret is revealed. Join Chuck on a journey of self-discovery as he learns that his bloodline boasts a history of peculiar abilities, all tied to an extraordinary destiny.

Meet Sam Steed

Sam Steed is a renowned author known for his captivating storytelling and profound insights into the human experience. With a passion for crafting compelling narratives that touch the hearts and minds of readers, Sam has established himself as a master storyteller in various genres, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.