In her senior year at Coleman High School, Jordyn Williams embarks on a crash course in the unforgiving world of adulthood. Juggling the hectic demands of school, sports, and work, Jordyn often finds herself at her wits’ end.
These challenges intensify as Jordyn befriends Tamera, a new schoolmate who finds herself the target of a ruthless bully. Bent on helping, Jordyn comes to Tamera’s aid and takes the younger girl under her wing. Her act of kindness and bravery radiates through the school. Seen as a beacon of trust, Jordyn quickly finds herself a confidant among her peers. Inundated by a bully, a callous principal, and an egocentric coach, Jordyn wages an uphill battle for those she holds dear.
Despite her committed diligence, Jordyn’s valiant efforts are ignored. In the face of overwhelming adversity, she must summon every ounce of courage and resilience to navigate the rocky path forward. And if the trials of adolescence weren’t enough, the merciless final exam delivers a shattering blow that will forever alter her life.
Meet K. L. Bedwell
Kevin was born in Ft. Myers, Florida, and now calls Pennsylvania home. He can be found on a mountain bike, shredding the trails when not working or writing. The woods are the best therapy. One of his biggest laughs in life is watching people cross the street as he walks his Rottweiler/English Mastiff rescue. He’s a hundred-and-forty-pound baby. Kevin’s works include Not In All My…, Hand of Retribution, and Jordyn.
In the aftermath of war, his kingdom knows him as the weaker prince, too sensitive to do what’s necessary. His family knows him as the second son, loved but not understood. Elven Prince Keliar has more important things to worry about than his reputation. He’d rather negotiate peace for his people, serve his too-serious brother, and ensure safety for his entire family. All three purposes call him to visit a faery court, and he’s prepared to put his diplomacy skills to the test. Finding the hidden court? No problem. Getting locked in a guest chamber? Well, that’s their right as hosts. Hiding the bruises from their ridiculous, twenty-mattresses-high bed? All in a day’s work. What he’s not prepared for is meeting a people whose convictions align with his own. A pretty faery guardian, a secretive servant, and an unexpected ally offer approval where Kel’s own people would have shown tolerance at best. What place will he find among these faeries who call him sensitive and mean it as a compliment? Readers who enjoy messages of faith mixed in with their fantasy will love this gender-swapped retelling of The Princess and the Pea. Grab your copy now!
Meet Lynn Renard
A fantasy writer on the east coast of the U.S., Lynn Renard has been telling stories since she learned to speak. She adores clean fairytale retellings and fluffy healthy fantasy romances, balancing this sometimes overly sweet diet with any sort of noblebright story that invites its readers to think and to polish themselves and the world around them into a kinder glow. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys crocheting, cross-stitching, and pottery-painting. Her vision is to inspire her readers with stories that embody hope and compassion.
Their saviors became tyrants. Their safe haven became a prison. And worst of all, most people don’t have a clue they should be fighting for their lives.
Meet Melanie Tays
Melanie Tays is an author of young adult, speculative fiction. She loves stories with twists you don’t see coming, intriguing questions, and satisfying answers. She spends her days imagining how the world could be different and then takes readers along for a surprising and exciting ride. Melanie lives in Arizona with her husband, Chris, and two brilliant daughters that keep life interesting.
A mysterious signal from deep space. Mischief and murder at a military base.
Earth’s leaders are given an ultimatum: deliver Sam Sanderson to Logom, a planet known to house a hostile AI civilization, or face interplanetary war.
When Sam receives a strange letter drafting her into the Great Alliance for Interplanetary Affairs as a matter of international security, she expects to get answers. But instead of receiving a warm welcome, she finds that most people under the surface are distant, cold, and have built walls of silence. While grappling with her unique power and the consequences of her actions, she learns that the organization she’s supposed to serve has a chilling past and guards a dark secret.
“You better wish upon the stars they don’t send you to the Dark Galaxy.”
A harrowing journey into the unknown. An uncertain future.
While Earth’s scientists scramble to defend their world and the planetary alliance from the AI threat, Sam is forced on a mission to the Dark Galaxy. A place where dangers lurk, tensions run high, and things are never what they seem.
But will the journey change her forever?
As Sam desperately navigates a maze of lies, dark secrets, and finds herself at the heart of a dangerous journey, she discovers that it will take much more than her courage and power to save humanity.
Time’s running out, and there’s no turning back now…
From the award-winning author of Journey to the Hopewell Star comes the highly anticipated sequel that’s sure to be a thrilling ride!
Meet Hannah D. State
Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author and science fiction/fantasy writer. Her debut novel, Journey to the Hopewell Star, was named “A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020” by Atlantic Books Today and was a Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult Sci-Fi category in the 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree 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 takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen. Born in London, Ontario, Hannah and her husband moved to the East Coast in 2016.
even in exile, Emery isn’t free of the tyrannical clutches of the Council. She soon discovers that the Ash isn’t what anyone thought and the truth is more horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
Meet Melanie Tays
Melanie Tays is an author of young adult, speculative fiction. She loves stories with twists you don’t see coming, intriguing questions, and satisfying answers. She spends her days imagining how the world could be different and then takes readers along for a surprising and exciting ride. Melanie lives in Arizona with her husband, Chris, and two brilliant daughters who keep life interesting.
They came for ghosts, but found something much more evil. It’s the summer after graduation, and eighteen-year-old Will wants one last blast with his friends. When they convince him to sneak onto the grounds of an abandoned and (allegedly) haunted chemical plant, he thinks the worst they’ll find is a few rusty nails. But when the sun sets, something else emerges from the nearby cemetery. Corpses brought to life by the chemical spill that shut the plant down set out to consume the living, regenerating — and getting stronger — with each kill. Now, trapped within the thick woods surrounding the plant, Will and his friends must escape the living dead…or become part of them.
Meet Mary Hallberg
As a child, Mary Hallberg’s mother wanted her to read HEIDI and CADDIE WOODLAWN, so she grew up reading Goosebumps books under the covers. As soon as she was old enough for a Blockbuster card, she graduated to horror classics like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Evil Dead. Her parents still wonder where they went wrong in raising her. She lives in Mississippi.
*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.
★★★★★ 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.
Nine-year old Brobson Lutz didn’t want to go to summer camp. He only wanted to hang out with his best buddy Fischer. But then, that was why his parents had sent him to First Stone in the first place.
Because First Stone wasn’t any ordinary summer camp. It was a camp where they fixed broken boys. Bad boys. Boys who asked their best friend Fischer to be their Valentine.
Only sometimes the fixing felt more like breaking. Sometimes the saving felt like…the opposite.
Sometimes Brobson looked into the dark woods and wondered if they might not be better than First Stone…
…If their monsters might not be nicer…
Meet Jud Widing
Hey there! I’m a fully independent author based in Portland, Maine. For the last few years I’ve been doing almost all of my sales in-person at events in the Portland area, but I’m finally trying to break into the wild world of online sales. I write in a whole variety of genres. Not sure what else there is to say – I generally prefer to let my books do the talking for me!
In a post-apocalyptic world devastated by The Great Shift, humanity struggles to survive in the wake of a brutal new reality. The balance of power has shifted drastically, with women now relegated to the status of property, their existence reduced to a commodity to be bought and sold. It is within this sinister world that the notorious Carnival Diablo reigns, a traveling spectacle of terror and enslavement, ruled by the enigmatic and malevolent Ringmaster. Amidst the cruel confines of the Carnival Diablo, the dream of freedom torments Ava and her fellow sisters, until their paths cross with the paragons of Dollet, the last hope for a better world. But as they navigate the treacherous landscape of their confinement, Ava and her sisters must grapple with the ultimate question – can they truly break free from the clutches of their captor, or will the shadows of Carnival Diablo consume them whole? “The Crimson Cage” is an enthralling saga of fortitude and sacrifice, a tale that delves deep into the unyielding spirit of those who dare to defy their oppressors. Will Ava and her sisters summon the courage to shatter the shackles of their imprisonment, or will they succumb to the darkness that threatens to engulf them? Join them on an extraordinary journey as they fight for their right to be free, in a world where every step toward liberation comes with a price.
Meet P.V. Bousfield
P, a native of the dynamic North-East of England, found enjoyment in fantasy and post-apocalyptic worlds through gaming and movies. Born on the 3rd August, 1990, P’s narrative journey expanded when he met V in 2018. V, born and bred in North Yorkshire, was born on the 18th March, 1994, and grew up immersed in countryside adventures, fuelling her imagination. After joining P, they settled in his hometown of Stockton-on-Tees, where they now reside with their beloved dog, Hugo (or H).