Journey to the Hopewell Star (Bargain Read)

★★★★★ 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 Adventures of Jupiter Dave

*A Short Novel/Novella for ages 12 to 99
*A fun, quick read
*A fantasy adventure with heart

Synopsis
It started out like any other day at Valley View Middle School. Dave Jupiter, simply known as Jupiter to his friends, was ditching class and trashing the halls with his partner in crime, Eddie Larone. But after the school custodian catches a glimpse of the havoc, this otherwise normal day takes a serious turn.

Dave is thrown into the school dumpster, but instead of hitting the trash at the bottom, he enters a mysterious portal and falls through endless darkness. When he finally lands on solid ground, Dave finds himself a prisoner of the Kingdom of the Centaurs, the place where all “bad” middle schoolers go and stay… forever.

Can Dave realize the error of his ways? Can he learn to be grateful for what he once had? And most importantly, can he escape the grip of the malevolent centaurs and return home for a second chance? Only time will tell. Until then, these ominous words echo through his mind:

“Welcome to the Kingdom of the Centaurs,
Where the bad middle schoolers go.
You were reckless, selfish and destructive,
Now you’ll pay for what you owe…”

Meet Tyler Wolfe

Tyler Wolfe is a writer, actor, and substitute teacher (for now). He lives in Altadena, CA with his wife, Elaine, and their dog, Bug. He loves hiking, biking, rapping, painting, gardening, eating burritos from the taco truck, golfing, lifting weights, body surfing, playing soccer, reading, writing, acting, watching TV, pickleballing, and hammock-napping.

Identity

Maria Brooks is just a plain orphan girl with a mysterious past. On the day of Maria’s sixteenth birthday, everything seems normal. From being required to do chores at the orphanage to being bullied by girls at school, nothing seems to be amiss. But when Maria goes swimming at the beach the next day, she discovers a secret about herself she didn’t even know: she’s a mermaid. As Maria explores her newfound ability to change from mermaid to human, she finds herself in the midst of an underwater war that contains the secret to her past. In the midst of all this, she finds new friendship, but with friendship comes trust, and with trust comes risk. Will she be able to stand strong as the tidal waves of doubt crash against her?

Meet Annabelle Batie

Hi, I’m Annabelle Batie, and I’m a homeschooled teen with a passion for good books. I wrote my first novel, “Identity”, with the hope that it would inspire other teenagers to follow their dreams. When I’m not writing, I love reading a good book, playing the piano, hanging out with my friends, and eating chocolate.

Echoes

“Echoes” invites readers on an intimate and powerful journey through the emotional landscape of a male teen’s life. Through a collection of poignant and evocative poems, this book delves into the heart and mind of a young protagonist as he navigates the challenges and triumphs of adolescence. Each poem in “Echoes” serves as a window into the male teen’s world, capturing moments of pain, dreams, addiction, friendship, and self-discovery. The verses resonate with authenticity, painting a vivid picture of his struggles against societal norms, his pursuit of personal growth, and his unwavering quest for identity. As readers turn the pages, they bear witness to the battles fought within and the strength that emerges from within the depths of vulnerability. The poems reflect the raw emotions that define the male teen experience, inviting readers to empathize, reflect, and connect with the universal themes of youth, resilience, and transformation. “Echoes” is a symphony of emotions that transcends age, inviting readers of all backgrounds to delve into the echoes of their own lives and emotions. With each poem, the male teen’s journey unfolds, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who embark on this captivating literary expedition.

Meet Aditya Jha

The Swish

“Properly interesting – a teen novel about creativity, confidence and upcycling clothes. About time!” – Dawn French Screw waiting for life to hand me a fairytale… I’m gonna earn it! Kat is broke. Bullied by ‘mean girls’, blanked by her cool boy crush, and trapped between her warring parents, she has one escape: to sew. From scraps and cast-offs, she creates gorgeous designs she models for her mates down their dingy backstreet. But when her parents can’t afford the heating bills, dare Kat sew her own gown for the Winter Wonderland Ball? Or will the haters rip her to shreds? The Swish is a funny, honest story of one girl’s attempt to transform herself through hard work, creative cheek and the flash of a needle. Turning rags to (kinda!) riches, can ‘alley Kat’ storm the catwalk – and rock the ball? Free to download from Friday the 28th of July until midnight on the 1st of August 2023!

Meet Tash Bell

With a career presenting for TV and writing for the national press (tashbell.org), Tash Bell relishes the chance to create buzz for an issue she cares about. Her previous writing has garnered acclaim (‘Impossible to read without laughing out loud’, Tony Parsons. ‘Cheeky, sassy and very readable’, Lorraine Kelly). Sustainable fashion is a hot topic for today’s media. But while celebs trips over themselves to appear ethical on the red carpet, Tash wants to inspire teenagers to do it for themselves. At a time when we’re all learning to do more with less, she hopes Kat’s funny, feel-good story will empower readers: work hard, and you can be your own label (whatever that looks like). Tash plans to put a healthy chunk of book revenue towards funding her fashion upcycling workshops for cash-pressed kids and young carers, and has already started work on the sequel. She wants The Swish to inspire teenagers take fashion back into their hands – where it belongs!

The Book of Knowledge

Are you looking for an “UNDER”-ground adventure? Cob Brown has lived in an underground compound for all of his thirteen years. For almost 300 years, those in power have suppressed all but an elementary education. Every day seems the same: play games, play games, play games; until Cob discovers a hidden book that leads him to a treasure, a sophisticated computer! Cob’s basic beliefs contradict the new knowledge. He begins to question the status quo in his society. But is the risk of change worth losing his best friend or disobeying his parents? Challenging the entire compound’s knowledge and traditions creates enemies who want to silence him. Who can he trust with the treasured knowledge? Join Cob as he comes of age in this exciting and dangerous story, where past and future collide in an explosion of mystery, friendship, deceit, power, love, honor and wonderful possibilities.

Meet Terrance Patrick Buhr

Terrance was born and raised in Colorado. He love the mountains and the outdoors. After graduating from high school, he lived in Germany for two years, and later in life, spent two years living in Baghdad, Iraq. He now lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Lori. He has a degree in Land Management and Industrial Water Purification. He loves reading and gardening and is known as the guy who can fix anything. His greatest joy continues to be his children and grandchildren. As of this writing, he has been married for 40 years, and he and Lori have four children and 17 grandchildren.

A Fisherman’s Dream (The Aryan Series: Book 1)

Aryan is a young man living in the coastal village of Kornur, India. He dreams of becoming an artist one day, but his dream comes to an abrupt end when his father passes away when he is only sixteen, and since then he has been condemned to live the mundane life of a fisherman. But fate gives him a chance to achieve his dream and he moves to Mumbai in the hope of becoming a successful artist. The story then follows Aryan’s life in Mumbai as a struggling artist, the new things he learns and experiences, and his quest for self-discovery. During his struggle, he strives to master a new style of painting in order to stand out and succeed. He perfects his broken Hindi and explores human nature by observing himself and the people around him. He ponders on the nature of power, the desperate need for lies, the craze and importance of cricket in India, and the cultural differences between a small village and a big city, and he explores the relationship between God and human charity. This is a coming-of-age story about perseverance and survival.

Meet Arthinkal

Arthinkal is a pseudonym for Jordan John Anthony, who was born in Mumbai, India. A Fisherman’s Dream is his debut novel. He also maintains a website on which he posts essays on subjects that interest him. Connect with him on: https://arthinkal.com/ https://www.instagram.com/arthinkal_/

The Changeling Covenant: Complete Trilogy

The Changeling Covenant is a three book young adult fairy/ fantasy series. The books must be read in order starting with The Shadow of a Dream. If you enjoy fae characters, sarcastic banter, and family secrets, you’ll love Hope’s romantic adventure in Faerie. 1. The Shadow of a Dream: Hope, who has been ill her whole life, finds a mysterious protector in the new boy at school. The secrets he reveals lead her to question her identity as she is forced to make a dangerous journey in order to prevent her certain death. 2. The Weight of Dreams: Hope follows Declan’s lead into a realm of beauty and promise unlike anything she has ever imagined. What she doesn’t know, however, might not just hurt me, but lead them both to their deaths. 3. What Dreams May Come: Hope’s strength and commitment to her birthright will determine if her fairy tale ends with life and love . . . or devastation and death.

Meet Molly Lavenza

I love my home state of Ohio, where I live with my family and attend Kent State University. I couldn’t live without my cats, potato chips, and my boyfriend, whose dark curly hair and obsession with Converse sneakers was the inspiration for The Changeling Covenant hero, Declan.

Larkspur Academy: Complete Series

Larkspur Academy is a five book young adult paranormal mystery series featuring a smart teen heroine, powerful friendships, and sweet romance along with magical secrets. This bundle includes all five books, which must be read in order as each installment moves the story forward. Join Mina and her new friends as they discover the life-altering secrets hidden within the walls of Larkspur Academy. 1. Mirror: Mina must adjust to her new life at Larkspur Academy, but her mean cousin and frightening secrets make her wish she was back home. 2. Illusion: Sweet, popular Gavin comes to Mina’s rescue, but she wants to save herself. Can she deal with the knowledge she must save everyone? 3. Spiral: Mina no longer knows who to trust after a shocking revelation and a devastating confession. Which secret, she wonders, will be the one to cause her downfall? 4. Mirage: The summer semester class trip promises adventure as well as an escape from Larkspur’s walls, but the dangers of Moon Lake prove all too real. 5. Glow: Will Mina’s time at Larkspur Academy end in triumph or tragedy?

Meet Molly Lavenza

I love my home state of Ohio, where I live with my family and attend Kent State University. I couldn’t live without my cats, potato chips, and my boyfriend, whose dark curly hair and obsession with Converse sneakers was the inspiration for The Changeling Covenant hero, Declan.

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

Voted ‘Fiction Book of the Year’ by Corporate Live Wire!
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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

This time he is lost in a Mexican cave, near the Volcán de Colima, and finds himself amid a heart-racing thriller with a historical twist and an international scope that will keep you up at night.

This book is about travel, adventure, unexpected turns, ancient customs, intuitive decisions, pandemics, international business, and life as it happens!

So are you ready for a thought-provoking adventurous journey?

Then grab your copy of The Adventures of Mat Rufs, and hop on and join the ride!


Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.