Leftover Girl

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Family secrets, a power that defies science, and one girl’s fight for the truth…

Jes can’t remember anything before she was found at four, barefoot in the headlights of an old Ford. At fifteen, she has adjusted to moving without notice and never fitting in. Her adopted parents insist she hide the truth about that night, but Jes can’t get past how her real parents disappeared without a trace.

When Jes befriends a strange new student with an amazing power, she discovers he’s searching for a missing girl who might be her. Could she be this mystery girl and what will it mean for the family determined to protect her?

As Jes learns, truth comes at a cost. Will she give up love to find out?

Readers’ Favorite 2019 Finalist

“Loved this book. I’m not normally into science fiction but this book was hard to put down.” ~ Amazon Customer ★★★★★

“The book has a hint of romance, adventure and friendship and I loved it all through. Can’t wait to read the sequel.” ~ Amazon Customer ★★★★★

Books in this Series:

Leftover Girl
Secrets Return
Prison of Lies
Illusion of Truth
Fate of War


Meet C.C. Bolick

C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written a dozen books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles. Her serial, Legacy of Power, is a prequel to the other books.

Daze of Isolation: Diary of a Stuck at Home Mom

What happens when your kids’ schools close, and everyone on your motherhood support team is restricted to Zoom therapy? Krista Ehlers started a daily journal that gray day in March, 2020, when her kids were sent home from school for fourteen days that turned into over a year. Enjoy her family’s stories of smoke clouds and smoke alarms, adoption issues and special needs, an ambulance ride and a bike crash, road trips, and awkward new experiences. Mothers of adopted kids, foster kids, extra need kids, and all the kids will love this funny, cheeky memoir. Great gift for moms as they navigate Covid back-to-school routines and prepare for the holiday season.

Meet Krista Ehlers

Krista Ehlers is a retired IT specialist and web developer, former foster parent and now adoptive mom of two. She is an experienced trainer, speaker and comedian, with a passion to lighten the load of mothers with transparency and humor. Krista’s comedy appears mostly on social media, from which she coined the term “sit-down comedian.” Her husband, children, and a backyard squirrel bully named Chipper live with her in the Pacific Northwest, in a state of mostly happy chaos. Read her own stories shared in her book about the Covid-19 pandemic, Daze of Isolation, and on Instagram @reallykrista.

The Lost Sister

Sophie can read her foster parents’ minds. Her twin brother Jack can’t. Normally, they’d both be reading minds. Being together is all it takes to activate their powers. But the better they know someone, the less they can read, and Jack has had three years with the Westons. Sophie just arrived. Three years in the foster care system have taught Sophie that there’s nothing more dangerous than trust, even though Jack insists that the Westons deserve it. Sophie knows Jack must be blinded by the clean house, the warm food, and the Westons’ two-year-old daughter, who he calls his sister. But the more Sophie listens to their thoughts, the more she realizes the truth. It’s not that the Westons don’t deserve her trust. It’s that she doesn’t deserve theirs.

Meet Kaylie Night

Kaylie Night is a science teacher by day, fantasy writer by night. She loves exploring heartwarming “found family” themes in fiction, and she has a soft spot for adoption and foster care. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, playing board games, hiking, and kickboxing.

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir - ASIN B07414L8B6

Award-Winning Memoir 
2017 Readers’ Favorite

When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in creating a family. As time goes on, however, Charles becomes increasingly critical and controlling, and Diane begins to feel barraged and battered. When she is diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, Charles is initially there for her, but his attentiveness quickly vanishes and is replaced by withdrawal, anger, and unfathomable sadism. What Diane previously thought were just Charles’ controlling ways are replaced by clear pathologic narcissism and emotional abuse that turns venomous at the very hour of her greatest need. 

A memoir and a psychological love story that is at times tender and at times horrifying, Lost in the Reflecting Pool is a chronicle of one woman’s struggle to survive within—and ultimately break free of—a relationship with a man incapable of caring about anyone beyond himself.

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Two Dads and Three Girls

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One hundred percent made in China, Nick (Yu) grew up in an environment where being gay was not an option. The expectation from his parents and pressure from the society molded him into the “best student” and “best employee.” He made his family proud. But deep inside, he knew that something was missing, and he was different.

In this memoir, Nick (Yu) takes readers on his journey from growing up as a confused “straight” boy from China to today having a lovely husband and three girls through surrogacy. He invites readers to the experiences that he would rather have forgotten – from being sexually harassed by his desk-mate in middle school, through depression and a one-night stand in college, to losing a baby during pregnancy.

With ultimate honesty and absolute vulnerability, Nick shares the happiness and sadness on the journey to come out to himself, his parents and friends; learn about gay culture in America, cherish his Chinese heritage, find his first love, and create a family through surrogacy and the help of many amazing people.

Two Dads and Three Girls is a celebration of courage and love. It challenges each of us to dig deep into our soul to find what matters most to us, gain courage through the stories, and live our lives in truth.

This is a story of one man’s determination to be himself and achieve his goals, in both love and work, told with captivating honesty, vulnerability and humor. It’s also a story very much of our time, when the issues of immigration and gay marriage/family life still roil society. You won’t forget Two Dads and Three Girls.”  – Margaret Diehl